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2019 BMW 8 Series Coupe Preview

<b>Fast Facts:</b>• Iconic 8 Series returns to BMW’s lineup after 20-year absence<br>• All-new coupe developed in parallel with BMW M8 GTE race car<br>• BMW M850i xDrive …

BMW 8 Series

2018 U.S. Auto Insurance Study: Auto Insurance Customer Satisfaction Reaches Record High

Improved communications, and greater satisfaction with insurer/customer interactions, appear to be responsible for a recent rise in customer …

Health Care

J.D. Power to Release 2018 Initial Quality Study Findings June 20

On June 20, 2018, J.D. Power is scheduled to publicly release highlights and car quality ratings from its <i>2018 U.S. Initial Quality Study (IQS)</i>. …

General Motors

Ford Builds Faster, Track-Ready 2019 Mustang Shelby GT350

This week, Ford showed off its upgraded 2019 Mustang Shelby GT350 midsize sporty car that will reach showrooms early next year. Even Cobra sports car …

Sports Cars

Test Drive: 2018 Nissan Kicks

<b>Introduction</b><br>If it seems like there’s been a lot of activity in the small crossover SUV segment lately, you’re not imagining things. A number of …

Traffic Safety

2019 Audi Q8 Preview

<b>Fast Facts:</b><p>All-new flagship SUV coupe based on the Audi Q7<br>• 5-passenger seating capacity with up to 62 cu. ft. of cargo space<br>• Mild-hybrid drivetrain for …

Luxury SUV

PowerSteering: 2018 Nissan Leaf Review

Introduction<p>Electric vehicles are getting easier to own and drive. They can travel greater distances, there are more charging stations, and modern …

Electric Vehicles

2019 BMW X5 Preview

<b>Exterior Features</b><br>With no more than a glance, you can recognize the redesigned 2019 X5 for what it is: a BMW. Thank you, oversized kidney grilles with …

Touchscreens

PowerSteering: 2018 Toyota Sienna Review

<b>Introduction</b><br>Despite the prolific way that manufacturers are churning out crossover utility vehicles – some might say that the CUV market is …

PowerSteering: 2018 Hyundai Kona Review

<b>Introduction</b><br>Replacing cars as the vehicle of choice for many consumers, crossover SUVs are getting smaller and more affordable. The Small SUV segment …

Quilting

2019 Nissan Altima Edition One Promised with Perks in Mid-June

Nissan is building early interest in its redesigned Altima midsize sedan by introducing a limited-production 2019 Altima Edition One variant with …

Nissan Altima

Test Drive: 2019 Subaru Ascent

<b>Introduction</b><br>Since it discontinued the Tribeca midsize 3-row SUV after the 2014 model year, Subaru has lacked a larger vehicle into which it could …

4G LTE

PowerSteering: 2018 Ford Focus Review

<b>Introduction</b><br>Ford has announced that it is going to stop selling 4-door sedans in America. That means that the Fiesta, Fusion, and the Taurus will be …

Ford Motor Company

Rising Pedestrian Deaths Prompts IIHS to Suggest Changes in Streets, Vehicles

A total of 5,987 pedestrians were killed in motor vehicle crashes in 2016, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)—the highest …

PowerSteering: 2018 Subaru Outback Review

<b>Introduction</b><br>Subaru Outback owners have known for over 20 years that the concept of a station wagon with most of the abilities of a rugged SUV is an …

Subaru to Debut First Plug-in Hybrid 2019 Crosstrek Small SUV

Subaru, known for all-wheel-drive (AWD) utilities, revealed this week that it will launch its first plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV)—the 2019 …

PowerSteering: 2018 Jeep Wrangler Review

Introduction<br>A new Jeep Wrangler is on sale, redesigned for the first time in more than a decade. For the 2018 model year only, it overlaps with the …

Mercedes Premieres Super-Lux Maybach Vision Crossover in China

Mercedes-Benz this week premiered an elegant, audacious Mercedes-Maybach SUV concept tailored for the ultra-wealthy at “Auto China 2018” in Beijing, …

BMW Concept iX3 Pure-Electric SUV Debuts at Auto China 2018

BMW previewed its first pure-electric vehicle—the Concept iX3 SUV—at the Auto China 2018 show in Beijing this week. Defining its “Number One Next” …

Jaguar Commemorates 50 Years of the XJ with Special-Edition XJ50 Luxury Sedan

Premium car brand Jaguar this week took the wraps off a special-edition XJ50 luxury Sedan at Auto China 2018 to commemorate the model’s five decades …

High-Performance Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio SUV Bows in China

Alfa Romeo, a brand with a true Formula One racing heritage, debuted its first high-performance compact premium SUV, the Stelvio Quadrifoglio, at …

2019 Lexus ES Preview

Fast Facts:• Redesigned for 2019<br>• Shares a platform and powertrains with the Toyota Avalon<br>• Longer, lower, wider, and larger than ever on the inside<br>• ES 350 …

PowerSteering: 2018 Mazda CX-5 Review

<b>Introduction</b><br>Despite their ubiquity on the roads today, sport utility vehicles (SUVs)—compact ones in particular—continue their blistering rate of …

2018 U.S. Insurance Shopping Study: Auto Insurers Double Down on Ads and Digital Investment as Shopping Stagnates

Auto insurers are leaning on publicity and increased electronics-based convenience to woo customers in a highly competitive field. Levels of service …

2018 Fiat 500X Blue Sky Edition SUV Available this Spring

Fiat, which is part of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), this spring will offer a Blue Sky Edition appearance package to perk up sales of its 2018 …

2019 Chevrolet Suburban RST Performance Package Promises Better Handling, Braking

Full-size SUVs sell well when gas is cheap and people are employed. That describes the past few years in America, and when Americans want a full-size …

Safety Tips to Keep Pets Secure on a Road Trip

As summer approaches, families begin to plan camping trips, off-road adventures, and ocean or mountain getaways with children and/or pets in their …

Used-Vehicle Outlook: Supply of Large Luxury SUVs Rising

Consumers shopping for a late-model vehicle will still be able to find used cars and SUVs at reasonably stable prices as they continue to come …

7 Most Reliable Certified Pre-Owned SUVs

Body Style:• Certified Pre-Owned<br>Abstract: Based on the feedback provided by tens of thousands of verified new-vehicle owners, the 2015 model-year …

NHTSA Launches Distracted Driving Awareness Campaign

April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) National Highway Traffic Safety …