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Tuesday, April 23, 2019

NHTSA and FRA Launch Rail Crossing Safety Campaign

NHTSA and FRA Launch Rail Crossing Safety Campaign

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) today relaunched a $5.6 million public safety awareness campaign – Stop. Trains Can’t. – urging Americans to take greater care at highway-rail grade crossings. ... Continue reading

2019 Mazda3 Hatchback Premium Package AWD by David Colman

2019 Mazda3 Hatchback Premium Package AWD by David Colman

The fit and finish of the Mazda's cockpit exceed expectations for a vehicle in this modest price range. The pleasingly business like layout of the dash, as well as the premium choice of materials for seats and door panels conspire to make this hatchback feel more expensive than it actually is. We especially enjoyed our ... Continue reading

NHTSA Expands Airbag Probe To 12.3 Million FCA, Honda, Toyota, Hyundai, Kia, and Mitsubishi Vehicles

NHTSA Expands Airbag Probe To 12.3 Million FCA, Honda, Toyota, Hyundai, Kia, and Mitsubishi Vehicles

The NHTSA said today that it is expanding a probe into potentially defective air bags to 12.3 million vehicles. More than just Takata ... Continue reading

Just When You Thought It Was Safe To Listen To Music

Just When You Thought It Was Safe To Listen To Music

Spotify will integrate with Oracle Data Cloud to let marketers build custom audiences for car buyers for every stage of the buying cycle and across every car segment. ... Continue reading

2019 Kia Optima SX Review By John Heilig

2019 Kia Optima SX Review By John Heilig

REVIEWED MODEL: 2019 Kia Optima SX ENGINE: 2.0-liter turbocharged 4 TRANSMISSION: 6-speed automatic HORSEPOWER/TORQUE: 245 hp @ 6,000 rpm/260 lb.-ft. @ 1,350-4,000 rpm WHEELBASE: 110.4 in. ... Continue reading

Toyota-Kenworth JV Takes Zero-Emission Trucking Another Leap Forward

Toyota-Kenworth JV Takes Zero-Emission Trucking Another Leap Forward

Toyota, Kenworth, the Port of Los Angeles and the California Air Resources Board (CARB) today took the next great leap towards the future of zero-emission trucking, unveiling the first of Toyota and Kenworth’s jointly developed fuel cell electric heavy-duty trucks (FCET). The unveiling was before a crowd of media, go ... Continue reading

2019 Cadillac XT4 A Drivers Review by Thom Cannell - It's E15 Approved +VIDEO

2019 Cadillac XT4 A Drivers Review by Thom Cannell - It's E15 Approved +VIDEO

There are two variations of the new XT4, each built for a different audiences. They are the Luxury or Premium Luxury models, and the Sport. The Luxury edition, starting at $37,790 (which we didn’t test), is available in front wheel drive (FWD) and all wheel drive (AWD). AWD is a stand-alone $2,500 option that was fit ... Continue reading

2019 Chevrolet Tahoe 4WD Premier Review By John Heilig

2019 Chevrolet Tahoe 4WD Premier Review By John Heilig

The Chevy Tahoe is a large, luxurious SUV with the comfort of a large sedan and the utility of a major cargo carrier. ... Continue reading

2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback Review By John Heilig

2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback Review By John Heilig

REVIEWED MODEL: 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback ENGINE: 2.0-liter DOHC I-4 TRANSMISSION: CVT with paddles HORSEPOWER/TORQUE: 168 hp @ 6,600 rpm/151 lb.-ft. @ 4,400 rpm WHEELBASE: 103.9 in. ... Continue reading

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