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2023 Nissan Leaf sprouts a new look and pared down lineup

Tue, 04/12/2022 - 16:45
The 2023 Nissan Leaf blooms into another model year, with a freshened face but a model line pared down to just two trims from five last year, Nissan announced Tuesday in advance of the New York International Auto Show. The changes are mostly cosmetic, with a blacked-out front fascia instead of the chrome wings of its predecessor. Nissan...
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Test drive: 2022 Ford Maverick right sizes the pickup truck

Tue, 04/12/2022 - 13:00
To this day I still remember riding in the back of my buddy’s dad’s red 1980’s Ford Ranger with the red interior. Even as a kid those back seats were small with little to no leg room. Compact pickup trucks used to dot America’s roadways, but they mostly disappeared from showrooms over the last few decades. With the arrival...
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2022 Jeep Wagoneer vs. 2022 Chevrolet Tahoe: Compare SUVs

Mon, 04/11/2022 - 13:00
It took much longer than it should’ve but Jeep has finally entered the battle of the behemoths, and the off-road brand went big with the Wagoneer. The 2022 Jeep Wagoneer and 2022 Chevrolet Tahoe strike right at the heart of the full-size SUV market with large footprints, hulking exteriors, and cavernous interiors fit for a large family. With...
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2023 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross

Sun, 04/10/2022 - 12:00
What kind of vehicle is the 2023 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross? What does it compare to? The Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is a small crossover with more interior space than many subcompact rivals. It vies for sales with other entry-level crossovers such as the Kia Seltos, Hyundai Kona, and Nissan Rogue Sport. Is the 2023 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross a good...
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What's New for 2022: Volvo

Fri, 04/08/2022 - 16:30
The biggest news for Volvo in the 2022 model year can't be considered news given the brand's long-lasting reputation for safety. The Swedish brand backed by a Chinese multinational earned 13 IIHS Top Safety Pick+ awards, which many consider to be the most rigorous safety recognition bestowed in the U.S. Every model tested earned the designation...
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2022 Top Safety Pick awards: Volvo, Genesis ace IIHS tests

Fri, 04/08/2022 - 05:01
For the 2022 model year, more automakers built their cars to better withstand and avoid crashes, according to the latest ratings announced Thursday by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. A total of 69 models earned a 2022 Top Safety Pick+ designation, which is considered the most rigorous independent safety rating in the automotive...
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What's New for 2022: Chevrolet

Thu, 04/07/2022 - 16:00
Chevy sits at a crossroad for the 2022 model year. One avenue stretches into the future with an electric 2024 Silverado and an electric Equinox compact crossover. The other spans into the past to honor performance icons such as the Chevrolet Corvette and Camaro, as well as killing off what was once new with the discontinuation of its most...
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Test drive: 2022 Subaru WRX matures into a righteous punk

Wed, 04/06/2022 - 14:47
The last time I drove the Subaru WRX, in 2017, I complained that it was too loud and I was too old. Something has changed. And it’s not me getting younger. In my week of driving it around town and on the highway, the redesigned 2022 Subaru WRX was never too loud, too stiff, or too cranky, even when I was. It was a pleasure to drive, which is...
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GM, Honda partner to make "millions" of affordable electric SUVs by 2027

Tue, 04/05/2022 - 15:54
GM and Honda have deepened their partnership to develop electric vehicle, with "millions" of affordable crossover SUVs to go on sale as early as 2027, the automakers said in a joint press conference on Tuesday. "By working together, we’ll put people all over the world into EVs faster than either company could achieve on its own,” GM...
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2022 Kia Stinger vs 2022 Genesis G70: Compare Cars

Tue, 04/05/2022 - 12:00
Two of the more compelling sedans performing under the radar this year continue to be the Kia Stinger and Genesis G70. The related rear-wheel-drive cars offer unassuming but impressive performance at a relative value, and with a warranty and standard feature set that’s far better than other premium or entry-level luxury vehicles. Crafted by...
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Redesigned 2023 Honda HR-V kicks off brand's SUV overhaul

Mon, 04/04/2022 - 14:00
Honda revealed the latest design of the 2023 HR-V subcompact crossover SUV on Monday. The smallest crossover in Honda's lineup presages the forthcoming redesigns of the 2023 Pilot and 2023 CR-V, which are Honda's bestselling SUVs. Details were scant, with Honda revealing only what the second-generation HR-V will look like when it launches this...
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GM recalls 680,000 Chevy Equinox, GMC Terrain SUVs for faulty windshield wipers

Mon, 04/04/2022 - 13:58
General Motors is recalling the 2014-2015 Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain compact crossovers for windshield wipers that inadvertently stop wiping, the NHTSA disclosed Monday. The ball joints in the front wiper modules can corrode and wear down to the point where the ball joint separates from the socket during operation, rendering the wiper arm...
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2022 Genesis G70

Mon, 04/04/2022 - 12:00
What kind of car is the 2022 Genesis G70? What does it compare to? The 2022 Genesis G70 sedan seats five. It wears a luxury badge and cops to it with luxury features and lots of technology. It’s a legitimate rival for the Mercedes C-Class and BMW 3-Series, more so than dated competition like the Lexus IS and Cadillac CT4. Is the 2022 Genesis...
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2022 Kia Stinger

Mon, 04/04/2022 - 12:00
What kind of vehicle is the 2022 Kia Stinger? What does it compare to? The 2022 Kia Stinger is a five-door hatchback refreshed for 2022 to seat five in more comfort and with the latest tech. Is the 2022 Kia Stinger a good car? The Stinger is part of a rare and dying breed of rear-wheel-drive based sedans, but it makes an excellent case for their...
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2022 Jeep Cherokee

Sat, 04/02/2022 - 12:00
What kind of vehicle is the 2022 Jeep Cherokee? What does it compare to? The Jeep Cherokee is a five-seat compact crossover easily overshadowed in Jeep’s supersized SUV lineup, which now features the 2022 Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer full-size SUVs, as well as a three-row variant of the Grand Cherokee SUV. The Cherokee tries to keep the...
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2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS

Fri, 04/01/2022 - 15:00
What kind of car is the 2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS? What does it compare to? Mercedes swings big with the EQS electric vehicle that’s billed as the eventual successor to the ultra-posh S-Class sedan, with a fully electric powertrain and a futuristic interior. Rivals at this level of electric luxury (and price) are few, and include the Lucid Air...
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Test drive: 2022 Nissan Frontier aims for traditionalists

Thu, 03/31/2022 - 15:15
My mother, or anyone in my family, will tell you I’m a bit resistant to embracing change. It’s hard. The latest Nissan Frontier is designed for people like me. With a TCC Rating of 5.6 out of 10, the 2022 Nissan Frontier outranks every direct mid-size pickup truck competitor on paper thanks to a fresh design and great dimensions...
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Test drive: 2022 Toyota Corolla Cross treads familiar territory

Wed, 03/30/2022 - 15:13
The 2022 Toyota Corolla Cross seems familiar, like a new winter jacket that somehow smells like Grandpa. Toyota’s latest model doesn’t do anything new, but it welcomes buyers coming from Toyota sedans or downsizing from larger vehicles with a warm but uninspired greeting. More like a smaller RAV4 than an upsized Corolla hatch, the...
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2023 Ford F-150 Rattler presents a more accessible off-road truck

Tue, 03/29/2022 - 15:48
Ford introduced a new Rattler package for the 2023 Ford F-150 pickup truck that bridges the gap between the base XL truck and the FX4 off-road variant, the company announced Tuesday. By adding yet another package option to America's bestselling vehicle, Ford simplifies the most configurable vehicle on the market with a bundle of popular features...
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GMC recalls 740,000 Terrain SUVs for excessive headlight glare

Mon, 03/28/2022 - 15:24
The lights are too bright on 2010-2017 GMC Terrain SUVs, according to a decision made by the NHTSA earlier this month. After nearly three years of assessing GM's request to be exempted from an expensive recall, the NHTSA determined the headlight design was faulty and needs to be remedied. The low-beam headlights have a housing that can refract a...
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