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Depreciation Still Matters Even as Vehicles Improve

Depreciation Still Matters Even as Vehicles Improve

The threat of depreciation has always been one of the great killers of the buzz around new vehicles for practical minded buyers and the improving quality, reliability and durability really has not changed the equation much. Vehicle depreciation also is critical in the...
Kia Futuron: An EV Design the Jetsons Would Love

Kia Futuron: An EV Design the Jetsons Would Love

The Kia Futuron has the sort of name you might have expected to see on a concept car at the 1964 New York World’s Fair. And with the automaker suggesting it was designed “in the best traditions of UFO and flying saucer design,” Futuron easily could have...
Six Midsize Cars Get IIHS Top Rating for Crash Prevention

Six Midsize Cars Get IIHS Top Rating for Crash Prevention

Halloween is just two days away, meaning America’s streets will be flooded with pedestrians at what is, potentially, the worst time of the day to see them. Even worse, they are usually the toughest pedestrians to see and react to for a driver: children. The holiday...
FCA Recalling 160K Ram Pickups for Potential Fire Issue

FCA Recalling 160K Ram Pickups for Potential Fire Issue

Fiat Chrysler issued a recall for about 160,000 diesel-powered Ram pickups due to a problem with coolant leaks that could catch fire. The action for Ram 1500 models from the 2014 through 2019 model years. The vehicles are primarily in the U.S. and Canada. According to...
Subaru Recalls More than 450K Imprezas, Crosstrek

Subaru Recalls More than 450K Imprezas, Crosstrek

Subaru of America is recalling more than 450,000 late-model Imprezas and Crosstreks in two separate actions. The recalls cover as many as 466,205 vehicles, according to Subaru in a statement to the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration. The first recall...
U.S. Traffic Deaths Drop 2.4% in 2018

U.S. Traffic Deaths Drop 2.4% in 2018

Despite the fact that Americans are driving more than ever, U.S. traffic fatalities fell 2.4% last year to 36,560; however, pedestrian deaths were at their highest point in nearly 30 years. Traffic deaths were down for the second straight year, according to the...
First Look: 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport

First Look: 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport

Long the laggard in the booming U.S. sport-utility vehicle market, Volkswagen is playing a fast game of catch-up, one quickly paying off as it defies this year’s downturn in the American automotive market. The German manufacturer rolled out its latest entry during a...
NHTSA Investigating Problems With Tesla Battery Update

NHTSA Investigating Problems With Tesla Battery Update

Tesla Inc. is facing charges that it should have issued a recall of 2,000 vehicles after a software upgrade reduced the driving range of the vehicles and made them more susceptible to non-crash fires. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Friday it...