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Complete List Of 2021 IIHS Safety Award Winners +VIDEO

Complete List Of 2021 IIHS Safety Award Winners +VIDEO

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is recognizing 49 models for providing the highest level of safety — more than double the number that earned the Top Safety Pick+ award last year. Another 41 vehicles earn Top Safety Pick (without the plus), bringing the total number of 2021 award winners to 90, compared wit ... Continue reading

Vehicle Dependability Ratings At All-Time High, J.D. Power Finds

Vehicle Dependability Ratings At All-Time High, J.D. Power Finds

Vehicle dependability is at an all-time high, with the overall level of problems cited by owners declining 10% from a year ago, according to the J.D. Power 2021 U.S. Vehicle Dependability Study‚Ą† (VDS), released today. “The study results validate what we have known for some time,” said Dave Sargent, vice president ... Continue reading

Strategic Vision’s 2021 List of Most Loved Vehicles in America

Strategic Vision’s 2021 List of Most Loved Vehicles in America

Why are customers returning to the new vehicle market and making purchases during a global pandemic when typical driving needs of the work commute and taking kids to school are significantly reduced? “It is because many customers love their vehicles and the experience they have while driving them,” states Strategic ... Continue reading

2021 Fuel Economy Guide (EPA)

2021 Fuel Economy Guide (EPA)

The U.S. Department of Energy and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency have released the 2021 Fuel Economy Guide. The Guide provides detailed fuel economy estimates for model year 2021 light-duty vehicles, along with estimated annual fuel costs and other information for prospective car buyers. ... Continue reading

2020 Consumer Reports Auto Reliability Survey Mazda Tops List Of Reliable Cars SUV's And Pickups

2020 Consumer Reports Auto Reliability Survey Mazda Tops List Of Reliable Cars SUV's And Pickups

Mazda, Buick and Honda are among the brands that made gains in the latest Annual Auto Reliability Survey from Consumer Reports (CR), the mission-driven nonprofit organization committed to creating a fairer, safer, and more transparent marketplace for consumers. But Ford and Lincoln struggled with the introduction of ne ... Continue reading

In Reverse - Auto Manufacturer News for 2001

In Reverse - Auto Manufacturer News for 2001

Manufacturer Info For 2001 ... Continue reading

Watchout Carvana, Vroom, Cars.com, CarGuru, Etc; CarMax America's Largest Used Car Retailer Enters Online Used Car Home Delivery Fray

Watchout Carvana, Vroom, Cars.com, CarGuru, Etc; CarMax America's Largest Used Car Retailer Enters Online Used Car Home Delivery Fray

CarMax customers have the option to buy a car online and receive delivery through contactless curbside pickup, available nationwide, or home delivery, available to most customers. ... Continue reading

Oh My! Things Must Be VERY BAD For Forbes, They Take A Low Road And Move Into Click-bait Publishing With "37 New Cars To Avoid".

Oh My! Things Must Be VERY BAD For Forbes, They Take A Low Road And Move Into Click-bait Publishing With "37 New Cars To Avoid".

My oh my what help is there for the reat of us when the popul;ar and well funded Forbes Magazine resorts to Click-bait to eeek revenue out of the pits of the web. Forbes list of 37 cars to stay away from. ... Continue reading

Analog Devices Introduces Automotive Industry’s First Wireless Battery Management System for Electric Vehicles

Analog Devices Introduces Automotive Industry’s First Wireless Battery Management System for Electric Vehicles

This is the first wireless battery management system available for production electric vehicles, and it will debut on General Motors’ production vehicles powered by Ultium batteries. ... Continue reading

The Auto Channel, Automotive Content Channel- A Million Pages Archived By Single Topics (1993-Present)

The Auto Channel, Automotive Content Channel- A Million Pages Archived By Single Topics (1993-Present)

The Auto Channel Automotive Content Library and Archive — Find a 23 year old archive of millions of articles: news, video, opinion, how-to's, reviews, database info for every pinpointed topic, all in one place all free all here on The Auto Channel. ... Continue reading

Some New Vehicle Technologies Risk Failing While Others Become “Must Have,” J.D. Power Finds

Some New Vehicle Technologies Risk Failing While Others Become “Must Have,” J.D. Power Finds

Volvo Ranks Highest Overall for Tech Innovation; Hyundai Ranks Highest among Mass Market Brands 19 August 2020 New-vehicle buyers are being offered an increasing number of advanced technology features, some of which are hits while others are currently missing the mark. The J.D. Power 2020 U.S. Tech Experience Index (TX ... Continue reading

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