Nissan Rogue investigated over sudden braking

13 Sep
2017 Nissan Rogue SportAn investigation into sudden, unnecessary emergency braking by Nissan's compact Rogue crossover will continue, NHTSA announced Tuesday, after an automotive safety advocacy group petitioned the agency to advise Nissan to conduct a recall campaign. According to the original defect petition submitted by the NHTSA Office of Defects Investigation in...

2017 Ford Explorer recalled for sharp seat edges

13 Sep
2017 Ford Explorer XLT Sport Appearance PackageFord is recalling nearly 335,000 model year 2017 Explorers equipped with power-adjustable seats due to sharp edges on the frames which can result in hand injuries. The company said it has received 31 reports of injuries from customers reaching between the seat and the center console and coming into contact with the sharp edge on the frame. The gap...

What is wrong with the 2020 Ford Explorer and Lincoln Aviator?

13 Sep
2020 Ford Explorer ST  -  First Drive  -  Portland OR, June 2019Deliveries of the redesigned 2020 Ford Explorer and Lincoln Aviator are being hampered by extensive quality control problems which have forced the company to divert thousands of vehicles to secondary facilities for inspection and repair. Ford's corporate office will not comment on the nature of the problems plaguing both cars, but insiders at the...

2020 Cadillac CT-4 luxury sedan revealed: Turbo-4 power, available Super Cruise

12 Sep
2020 Cadillac CT4Cadillac revealed its new 2020 CT4 sedan Thursday, detailing its replacement for the now-gone ATS and giving us an idea of what to expect from its premium compact offering going forward. Cadillac says the CT4 will capture buyers who never warmed up to the ATS with improved cabin materials and a more luxurious and tech-forward inteior. The sportier...

2020 Cadillac CT4 luxury sedan revealed: Turbo-4 power, available Super Cruise

12 Sep
2020 Cadillac CT4Cadillac revealed its new 2020 CT4 sedan Thursday, detailing its replacement for the now-gone ATS and giving us an idea of what to expect from its premium compact offering going forward. Cadillac says the CT4 will capture buyers who never warmed up to the ATS with improved cabin materials and a more luxurious and tech-forward inteior. The sportier...

Used cars offer big deals for car shoppers

11 Sep
2014 Honda PilotOver the past five years, new-car shoppers have driven transaction prices higher and higher by choosing higher-trim vehicles and robust option packages. The average transaction price for new cars is more than $37,000 in 2019, according to Kelley Blue Book. Now, those well-equipped vehicles are starting to trickle down to used-car lots, where they...

Automakers agree to install rear seat reminders to prevent heatstroke deaths in children

10 Sep
Rear seat reminder GMCA coalition of 20 automakers has promised to implement rear seat reminder technology no later than 2025 in order to combat child heatstroke deaths. In 2018, more than 50 children, mostly infants, died from heatstroke deaths after being left unattended in cars, which is the most annually since 1998. Since then, 837 children (roughly 40 per year...

GM embraces Google voice, maps

6 Sep
GM Google Assistant UIGeneral Motors announced Friday that it is moving toward a more connected in-car experience with the upcoming integration of Google Assistant and embedded Google applications, including navigation via Google Maps. With this announcement, GM joins automakers such as Volvo in expanding in-car connectivity. Perhaps more importantly, it signals an...

Survey: Tesla Model S preferred over the new Porsche Taycan

5 Sep
2020 Porsche Taycan live shotsThe 2020 Taycan may be the hottest new luxury electric vehicle, but Porsche has a long road ahead if it plans to dethrone the Tesla Model S in the eyes of the buying public. According to a consumer survey conducted by Autolist, Tesla still has the advantage when it comes to EV ownership (or even potential EV ownership). Of the 1,500 Americans...

Fiat discontinues 500 subcompact car in the U.S.

5 Sep
2019 Fiat 500Fiat has discontinued the subcompact 500 for the 2020 model year in the U.S., the company announced in a brief statement on Sunday. It marks the end of an exciting but ultimately disappointing return of the small three-door hatchback that reintroduced the Italian automaker to the U.S. market nearly a decade ago. The discontinuation applies to both...