Switch from autonomous driving to manual control opens window of risk
On the road towards fully autonomous vehicles, there will be a period of transition where people will be required to retake control from autonomous systems at certain times, as is currently the case with Tesla's Autopilot. Researchers at Stanford University have been looking specifically at this handover period and found that the transition from autonomous driving to manual control requires some adjustment by the human involved, which could open the window to accidents.
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16 hours ago
Toyota unveils advanced engines for 2017 and beyond
Toyota has unveiled new engines based on its Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA), to be used in both standard gasoline and hybrid vehicles. The company says that the recently-developed, more efficient engines will begin rolling out in 2017.
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yesterday
Nissan Debuts Automated Towing System | EV Meme
Nissan has introduced Intelligent Vehicle towing (IVT), a fully automated vehicle towing system to be used at its Oppama Plant in Japan. The IVT system uses a Nissan LEAF modified with the company’s prototype autonomous driving system and the newly-developed IVT. It will tow trailers and vehicles around the plant to designated loading and unloading points.
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yesterday
The 20 Best Family Cars To Buy Lightly Used
The depreciation that comes as soon as you drive a new car off the lot can be staggering. To avoid this, many savvy shoppers buy gently used vehicles – cars and trucks that are about a year old. Often sold as dealer demos, these autos can be a very good deal for shoppers.
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yesterday
#GrandmasOrBust: Holiday Road Tripping in a 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Minivan
For the holidays, my family wanted to visit grandma so we needed a great road trip vehicle to make that happen. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles loaned us one of their new 2017 Pacifica minivans and #GrandmasOrBust was born.
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yesterday
2016 Dodge Durango : Review
The 2016 Dodge Durango has a lot going for it, not the least of which is its very eye-grabbing look when compared to other family movers on the market. We were also surprised at how muscular the V6 powerplant feels in the real world, despite what some automotive journalists have said to the contrary. In many ways, the Dodge Durango stands alone in the large family crossover arena. It retains its SUV heritage in its stance and appearance, but takes on the now-expected unibody crossover underpinnings to improve ride and handling as well as economy.
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8 days ago
How self-parking car technology works: the first step to autonomous vehicles
Cars can now virtually park themselves. Having spent time in several of today's semi-automated self-parking cars, it's become clear that the idea is becoming mainstream, but the technology behind it is not commonly understood. Here's a rundown on how it works.
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9 days ago
2016 Volkswagen Golf Sportwagen is Smartly Updated, But No Diesel
There’s a lot to love about the 2016 VW Golf Sportwagen, including excellent cargo space, an upscale passenger experience, and a responsive turbocharged engine. Great value in terms of purchase price for what you’re getting is also found in the Sportwagen. What’s missing is the excellent diesel option we enjoyed pre-dieselgate.
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10 days ago
Review: 2016 Chevrolet Camaro SS packs plenty of muscle
The 2016 Chevrolet Camaro SS model comes with a muscular V8 that is very similar to that powering the Corvette, but which is surprisingly fuel efficient in the Camaro. Add in some excellent design work for the new Camaro's look and a fresh new interior and you have a serious contender in the pony car field.
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14 days ago
Jaguar I-Pace Unveiled as Jag's First Battery-Electric Vehicle | EV Meme
Jaguar unveiled a new production concept, the I-Pace, a battery-electric sport utility vehicle slated for production as a 2018 model. The BEV will have a four-second 0-60 mph time, a range of over 500 kilometers (311 miles), and a 90kWh battery with rapid-charge capability.
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23 days ago
What American needs? Volkwagen's Passat GT concept
Unveiled at Automobility LA, Volkswagen's Passat GT concept brings together blacked trim elements, a lower stance, and a muscular V6 to propose a more aggressive-looking sports sedan for the North American market.
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24 days ago
Shot of nitrous propels Hyundai Ioniq hybrid to land speed record at Bonneville
Setting the bar in the new production-based hybrid category approved by the Federation Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA), Hyundai took a 2017 Ioniq hybrid prototype to the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, injected some nitrous oxide, and let 'er rip. The result is an FIA-approved production-based hybrid land speed record of 157.825 mph (253.995 km/h) and a peak exit speed of 160.7 mph (258.6 km/h).
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5 weeks ago
Review: 2016 Lincoln MKX Offers Reliability and Convenience
The 2016 Lincoln MKX has been totally redesigned from its first-generation predecessor. Based on the popular Ford Edge crossover, the Lincoln MKX adds luxury and Lincoln style to the package. A new exterior, a larger footprint and a roomier interior are highlights for the new model, while the focus on sportiness and luxury is enhanced.
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5 weeks ago
Review: 2016 Ford Explorer Great for Families, With Upscale Interior
The 2016 Ford Explorer still sets the benchmark for classic looks with a modern flair and fuel-efficient options in a true SUV format. New updates for this model year include some exterior changes, upgrades for the infotainment system, and a new trim level and engine option.
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5 weeks ago
5 Fuel Pressure Tests for the DIY Mechanic
When there are fuel delivery issues in a vehicle, or when these issues are potentially the cause of a problem such as hesitation or misfire, then testing the fuel pressure is usually recommended. There are several types of fuel pressure tests that can be done. Assuming that the fuel pump is operational (can be heard "whining" up to pressure), then tests will on the common fuel rail for fuel injected vehicles.
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5 weeks ago
2016 Toyota Prius still defines fuel efficient driving
Now in its sixteenth year as a model, the Toyota Prius is still the definition of hybrid car efficiency. For the 2016 model year, Toyota took the car that is a household name for “hybrid” and redesigned it to refine its consumer appeal beyond just fuel economy.
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5 weeks ago
VW's largest vehicle targets active America
Volkswagen has unveiled a new seven-passenger sport utility for the North American market. The 2018 Atlas will be the largest vehicle made by VW in North America and aims squarely at the high-profit large SUV segment, but with a V-dub twist.
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5 weeks ago
Review: 2016 BMW X5 xDrive40e is big, efficient, and impressive behind its kidney grille
Yes, it's an SUV with a plug. No, it's not a Tesla killer. Yes, it has a goofy shift lever. We spent a week in the BMW X5 sport utility in its plug-in hybrid format, and were suitably impressed by its high-tech nonchalance and drag strip-sized tires.
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6 weeks ago
4x4 vs AWD: a comprehensive look at traction technology - CarNewsCafe.com
Both four-wheel drive and all-wheel drive are drivetrain systems that operate all four wheels of the vehicle to enhance traction in various low-traction situations such as inclement weather, off-pavement, and the like. If you’ve ever wanted to know how these systems work, read on.
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6 weeks ago
Review: 2016 Chevrolet Cruze – Excellent Mileage With an Upscale Interior
The 2016 Chevrolet Cruze is an all-new offering for this model year. Completely revamped, the Cruze is now much sexier and far more sophisticated than its previous generations have ever been. High points to the new design are a compelling exterior, a smart and roomy interior, and a decidedly top-notch value proposition.
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6 weeks ago
Review: The Fun 2016 BMW X1 Offers Affordable Luxury
The 2016 BMW X1 is completely new for this model year. The new X1 is based, surprisingly, on the BMW MINI Cooper rather than the previous-generation’s 3 Series roots. This has meant that the X1 gains a lighter feel, better performance and more spacious use of its interior versus the previous generation. All good improvements for this compact crossover.
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6 weeks ago
Review: 2016 Jeep Renegade Trailhawk is as trail-ready as its name implies
As the most trail-capable of the Renegade models, the 2016 Jeep Renegade Trailhawk contains the fun styling and well-wrought interior of its siblings, but adds offroad goodies like beefier tires and a better suspension.
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6 weeks ago
The 10 States Where Subarus Are Most Popular
Subaru is one of the smaller manufacturers that doesn’t produce a full line of vehicles (cars, trucks and SUVs). Nevertheless, it is very popular in many regions. Nationally, Subaru makes up about 1.6 percent of the overall automotive market, but in some regions, the little carmaker comprises a much larger chunk of car sales than its small size might justify. In states like Vermont, for example, Subaru is over 11 percent of the state’s overall automotive sales. We set out to find out why it is that Subaru is so popular in some areas and not as much in others.
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7 weeks ago
Review: 2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Outperforms the Competition
Toyota gave a refresh to the 2016 RAV4 lineup of crossovers. One surprise addition is the RAV4 Hybrid, which leaps ahead of the pack with its high fuel economy and relatively few trade-offs to achieve that. This is a surprisingly good hybrid from the company frequently associated with hybrid powertrains.
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7 weeks ago
2017 Subaru Outback - iSeeCars.com
The Subaru Outback is well-known as a vehicle and has a solid fan base of buyers. Subaru's smart marketing strategies have held this car in high esteem, and its reputation for reliability and go-anywhere capability are set in cement. For the 2017 model year, the Outback sees only a few upgrades, including a new top-shelf Touring trim level.
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7 weeks ago
2016 Chevrolet Camaro is Surprisingly Fuel Efficient and Muscular
Sports cars are fun. That is the most obvious statement ever made, but with the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro, fun doesn’t have to mean inefficient. The Camaro is a surprise for its refinement, fuel efficiency, and maintenance of the fun factor that this pony car has long been known for.
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7 weeks ago
Review: 2016 Nissan Versa Is Roomy and Economical
The 2016 Nissan Versa and Versa Note have been best-sellers in the subcompact entry-level market for quite a while. With sales split more or less evenly between the sedan and hatchback models (Sedan and Note respectively), this little car seems to be popular.
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7 weeks ago
2016 Lexus GS 200t : Review
This year, Lexus has introduced a new 200t model to the GS lineup of sedans. This model features the new 2.0-liter turbocharged engine that was also debuted in other Lexus models this year. In the NX and IS 200t models, we noted some issues with this engine’s output – specifically turbo lag – and also find that here, though less pronounced. We are impressed with the interior quality and drive dynamics of the GS 200t, though; the latter being an unusual trait for a Lexus sedan.
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7 weeks ago
Which States Have the Most American Car Brands On the Road?
Ever wonder who buys more American cars than anyone else? We did and we crunched some numbers to find out.
The question of “who is most American” is often asked, especially when national elections are underway. Although debate over which car brand is “more American” than another can be endless, the question of which domestic brands (Chrysler, Ford, General Motors, etc.) are purchased most often in each state is something that can be easily quantified. We looked at over 2 million used car sales between September 2015 and August 2016 state-by-state and extracted the percentage of those that were of domestic make.
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8 weeks ago
BMW Motorrad's futuristic motorcycle concept keeps the rider in control
The BMW Group celebrates its centenary this year and is showcasing several concepts that look forward to the company's next 100 years. Following in the tire treads of the BMW Vision Next 100, Rolls Royce Vision Next 100 and Mini Vision Next 100, the company has unveiled its latest vision of the motoring future in Los Angeles. The BMW Motorrad Vision Next 100 is a concept motorcycle that keeps the rider in control in an autonomous world.
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8 weeks ago
Top 10 States With the Safest Cars
Looking at our extensive database of used car data, iSeeCars noticed that there are some areas in the United States that tend towards safer vehicles than do others. Counting vehicles sold between September of 2015 and August of 2016 with model years of 2011 or newer and noting which received National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) crash test ratings of 5 stars, we noticed a trend.
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9 weeks ago
Review: Galaxy Zega battle tanks establishes new family battleground
Last year, Anki released Overdrive, a customizable, modular track on which to race its smartphone-controlled cars against AI opponents. Shanghai-based SmartX has taken that idea, swapped out the cars for tanks and the AI for human players, while adding some virtual firepower, to enable combat on a configurable battlefield in competitions ranging from survival to capture the flag. New Atlas rolled up to the front line to see if war is hell or if it can be a helluva fun time.
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9 weeks ago
2016 Lexus NX 300h is eye-catching and efficient
The NX series of compact crossovers entered the market last year as a promising new take on the segment. That’s paid off as this passenger-oriented crossover has won hearts and with the hybrid option, it’s become the most fuel-efficient in the class as well.
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9 weeks ago
Nissan re-invents the Micra for Paris, adding smart tech and efficiency
Nissan unveiled the fifth generation of the Micra subcompact, which is aimed directly at the European market. The Micra Gen5 is lower, wider, and longer to give more interior space and sees a host of upmarket driver-assist technologies as well.
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9 weeks ago
2016 BMW 750i : Review
The BMW 7-Series has long been a benchmark in the luxury executive sedan segment. These exclusive cars are normally the purview of the powerful and of high-end luxury limousine services. Often both. For 2016, BMW made some big upgrades to this flagship sedan in order to modernize it. The biggest of those upgrades is the making of the long wheelbase option a standard feature of the 7-Series, giving the back seats more legroom than most lounge chairs.
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10 weeks ago
2016 Lexus IS 200t Is Turbocharged Style - Guys Gab
The new look of Lexus is polarizing, to say the least. Some people love the bold, almost busy look of the new Lexus sedans and crossovers, others are put off by the huge grille work and abundance of body lines. Yet comparatively speaking, the 2016 Lexus IS 200t has more style than many of the brand’s sedans.
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10 weeks ago
Review: 2016 BMW 750i combines power and elegance in a plush package
Attention on the BMW's flagship 7 Series this year has largely been on the plug-in hybrid iPerformance models – and for good reason. They are as innovative as they are beautiful. Yet the bread-and-butter for the big executive class sedan from BMW is in the gasoline-powered models. We spent a week in the 2016 BMW 750i to assess the many changes and luxuriate in opulence. The desire to summon a driver named Jeeves was palpable.
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11 weeks ago
MINI John Cooper Works Clubman pumps up engine power, all-wheel drive
Mini has released specifications and information on the new John Cooper Works Clubman model, which combines the 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine available in the Mini Cooper and Clubman with JCW goodies plus a unique all-wheel drive system.
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11 weeks ago
2016 Toyota RAV4 is Well-Rounded and Solid
The RAV4 is the original compact crossover and has remained popular since its introduction over a decade ago. For 2016, Toyota has added a few styling tweaks and a new trim level. The 2016 RAV4 is otherwise the same as the well-loved new-generation for the crossover introduced in 2013.
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11 weeks ago
Top 10 Used Luxury Car Sales by States Surprises
After analyzing over 15 million used car sales from January to August of this year, we found some surprises in the luxury car sales numbers presented. When expressed as a percentage of overall used car sales in each state, there are some interesting numbers found in some parts of the country.
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11 weeks ago
Turn Signals Stopped Working
Nothing is more frustrating than a random electrical problem that is keeping you from enjoying a drive. Especially with an older vehicle you're keeping just for those nice Sunday afternoons or occasional "fun commute" days. The trouble is, the longer a vehicle sits (no matter its age) without use, the more likely it is to have corrosion issues and electrical connection problems. One of the more common is failed turn signals and brake lights. Let's assume the brake lights are working, but the turn signals (and emergency flashers) are not.
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12 weeks ago
2016 Dodge Journey - iSeeCars.com
The 2016 Dodge Journey is a bit of a holdover from a simpler time. Fitting somewhere between the Durango SUV and the now-defunct small SUVs Dodge used to produce, the Journey is half minivan, half crossover with a dash of station wagon. This might sound like a Frankenstein of a vehicle, but it's got a lot going for it.
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september 2016
2016 Lincoln MKX - iSeeCars.com
The 2016 Lincoln MKX has been totally redesigned from its first-generation predecessor. Based on the popular Ford Edge crossover, the Lincoln MKX adds luxury and Lincoln style to the package. A new exterior, a larger footprint, and a roomier interior are highlights for the new model. Yet the focus on sportiness and luxury is not lost and is, in fact, enhanced for this new year.
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september 2016
2016 Mazda Mazda3 - iSeeCars.com
The 2016 model year brings slight changes to the Mazda 3, most of which are fine tuning its market position rather than making real changes to this stellar little car. Available in either sedan or hatchback ("wagon") form, the Mazda3 is a truly great compact.
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september 2016
BMW saves first plug-in hybrid compact luxury SUV for China
Continuing the trend of tailoring vehicles for the Chinese market, BMW has unveiled what it touts as the first plug-in hybrid in the compact luxury SUV segment at the Chengdu Motor Show. Destined for Chinese showrooms only, the X1 xDrive25Le iPerformance features a gasoline engine up front and electric motors at the rear, working in tandem or individually to propel the vehicle.
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september 2016
2016 Jeep Renegade - Making Up for Past Mistakes
Previous Jeep attempts at creating a car-like sport utility (crossover) have been hit-and-miss. Mostly miss. Now, with the ruggedly fun little Renegade, they’ve finally hit the mark. This is unmistakably a Jeep, but the fun factor and practicality as a CUV are all there too.
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august 2016
2016 BMW X5 xDrive40e - a Lesson in Plug-in SUVs Done Right
Sport utility vehicles have often been the personification of fuel-chugging excess. That’s been changing as the American family turns more and more to crossovers and SUVs as their vehicle of choice and manufacturers respond with more efficient options in those categories. Enter the BMW X5 xDrive40e, a plug-in hybrid with up to 56 mpge in one of the most beautiful luxury SUV packages you can drive.
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august 2016
Finding a Coolant Leak
Coolant leaks can be obvious or they can be a headache to locate. When coolant is leaking from the radiator or a split hose, it's likely easy to note where it's coming from and make a fix. When it's dribbling from some random point in the engine compartment or only occasionally steaming from an unspecified location to condense and drip from the hood.. not so much. Here are a few pointers to help find a coolant leak that's doing a good job of hiding itself.
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august 2016
Citroen unveils CXperience Concept ahead of Paris Motor Show
The Paris Motor Show opens its doors in about a month and in the lead up we can expect to see previews of some tantalizing concept cars and new models. One of the first to surface is Citroën's forward-looking CXperience Concept.
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august 2016
The 2016 Volkswagen Beetle Dune Is A Four-Wheeled Beach Party - Guys Gab
The New Beetle from Volkswagen is part modern fun, part nostalgia, and all kinds of cool. When the modern Bug was introduced about two decades ago, it firmly fell into the “women love this thing” category. It wasn’t until 2011 that the VW Beetle took on a more muscular, robust appearance. That great look has been further enhanced with the Dune model, released this year. We got a week in this special edition and spent a week in the powerful R-Line earlier this spring as well. Apples and Oranges there.
Read more at http://www.guysgab.com/the-2016-volkswagen-beetle-dune-is-a-four-wheeled-beach-party/#OH0AmEWtX3uIvsXc.99
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august 2016
Nissan Adventure Drive : 2017 First Drive of Armada, Pathfinder & Titan
Nissan recently invited us to take an adventure drive featuring their new releases for 2017, which the company is calling “The Year of the Truck.” For two days in beautiful Carmel, California and surrounds, we drove the 2017 Armada, 2017 Titan XD (gasoline), and the 2017 Pathfinder. Because Nissan asked us to keep our opinions to ourselves for a while, we’ve had to resist the urge to share with you, until now.
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august 2016
Adoption of Tesla's electric truck will be driven by regulation
It’s expected that the commercial trucking industry will begin to transform in the same way that the passenger automotive industry has. Fuel efficiency has become a new priority and electrification is now the go-to plan for achieving higher MPGs in heavy trucking. In much the same way that regulations pushed trucking towards lower pollution at the expense of efficiency in the 1970s, today’s trucking paradigm is seeing a push for more efficiency. At what expense?
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august 2016
First drive: 2017 Nissan Titan XD gasoline – faster, lighter, but less torque
Nissan just released the Titan XD in its gasoline format to the public and we got a chance to go hands-on with this huge pickup truck. After driving it both on and off the road, we found that it has qualities its diesel stablemate is missing.
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august 2016
2016 Range Rover Sport : Review
The Range Rover Sport is a big sport utility vehicle that has almost everything to offer, no matter the buyer’s taste. It’s a luxury SUV that competes at a level of elegance that fits in the upper echelon of the market. It’s also very capable as a daily driver with plenty of comfort, convenience, and ergonomics in both appointments and driver convenience options. Finally, it’s not only fun and maneuverable around town (whether in everyday or sport driving), but it’s also a powerful off-road machine whose chops in the dirt and mud are unassailable.
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august 2016
2016 Infiniti Q50 - iSeeCars.com
The 2016 Infiniti Q50 has been refreshed for the new model year, adding three new engines, better chassis tuning, and more. The Q50 is a five-passenger midsize luxury sedan available in six trim levels, each denoting the engine choice. New this year is a turbocharged four-cylinder option, an updated V6, and a Red Sport 400 model made specifically for sports driving enthusiasts.
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august 2016
2016 BMW 7 Series - iSeeCars.com
It's hard to argue with the ageless elegance of the BMW 7 Series. Executive sedans are the pinnacle of big car design before entering into the exclusive, hand-made world of ultra-lux special order saloons. For decades, BMW has been one of the top options in the executive luxury sedan arena. With the newly-redesigned 7 Series, they still are.
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august 2016
2016 Infiniti Qx50 - iSeeCars.com
The QX50 is a five-seat premium-level compact crossover with seating for five. There is one trim level and several package options for the CUV. Most of the updates are centered on the longer wheelbase of the QX50, which gains more than four inches in stretch. Other updates are relatively minor, including now-standard LED daytime running lights, a sunroof, and heated front seating.
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august 2016
First drive: 2017 Nissan Pathfinder brings on the brawn
We recently went to California to check out the 2017 Pathfinder, and gave it a quick spin. The real surprise, though, was in the new design for this SUV turned crossover and who wanted those changes. In Nissan's "Year of the Truck" campaign, its most recognizable CUV plays a surprising part.
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august 2016
Nissan electrifies Rio roads with BladeGlider prototype
Three years after the original concept was shown in Tokyo, Nissan has unveiled a working prototype of its wedge-shaped Bladeglider concept in Brazil. The BladeGlider is an electric-powered three-seater which, though Nissan doesn't admit it, is an almost direct result of the company's collaboration on the DeltaWing race car in 2013. The legal battles that followed the first unveiling of the BladeGlider and the company's plans to produce it appeared to put the idea on hold. Until now.
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august 2016
First-drive: 2017 Nissan Armada makes a big impression
Our first drive of the 2017 Armada took place out in the produce belt of California, where amidst the smoke of wildfires and the scenic beauty of farm fields, we put this three-row SUV through its paces on and off the road.
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august 2016
Solving the Tesla Semi truck conundrum: here's what it might take
With the release of Tesla’s updated vision for the future, CEO Elon Musk included plenty of information that was both intriguing and light on details. From that, we will try to make a guess as to what Tesla’s plans are in reference to trucks and shed light on the many obstacles that the company will need to overcome before making its plans a reality.
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august 2016
2017 Kia Sportage Offers Pizzazz in An Upscale Package
Fully redesigned for 2017, the Sportage offers great style, lots of interior space, and sporty handling. What it lacks in fuel economy it makes up for in pizzazz.
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july 2016
Automotive Electricity Basics - a Rundown
One area that many do-it-yourself mechanics are often weak in is with electrical issues. A basic understanding of electricity and electrical systems, as they apply to automotive, is an important first step towards learning to diagnose and fix electric problems in a car.
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july 2016
Automotive Aluminum Recycling Rate Over 90%, says study
According to a study from the Worcester Polytechnic Institute's Center for Resource Recovery and Recycling, shows that from "grave to gate" the automotive industry recycles about 90 percent of its aluminum.
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july 2016
2016 Chevrolet Camaro : Review
With a new design for 2016, the Chevrolet Camaro is a hot-looking chunk of Detroit metal. A lot has changed in the world of American muscle, but a few things remain constants. Performance is one of those things. While today’s muscle cars might not always have the massive amount of engine displacement their predecessors did, they definitely have the power and finesse to outrun most of those old-generation machines. The 2016 Camaro is a beautiful mixture of nostalgia and modern power.
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july 2016
Review: 2016 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible is hot summer fun
Just about everything during the summer is better topless. That includes the redesigned Camaro with its convertible option. Add in the surprisingly potent mid-range engine and transmission choice and this car is good times on four wheels.
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july 2016
2017 Hyundai Elantra is classy and naturally fuel efficient
The Elantra was completely redesigned for 2017 and it really improved. This new-generation Elantra isn’t as eye-grabbing to look at, but it’s got a lot more of what buyers in the compact segment really want. It’s a more grown-up, contemporary, and well-rounded sedan than it was before.
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july 2016
Review: The smoother, sleeker 2016 Infiniti QX60 luxury crossover
The 2016 QX60 lived in our driveway for a week and proved itself to be a solid set of wheels, but there are some drawbacks as well. Here's a look at the good and the bad of this long-lived luxury crossover.
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july 2016
Ford explores making plastics from tequila waste
Ford has teamed with tequila producer Jose Cuervo to create car parts out of bioplastics made from the byproduct of tequila making. Researchers are testing the durability and heat resistance of the resulting plastics as a sustainable way to make car parts.
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july 2016
Mitsubishi's dual-screen experience provides a virtual test drive
Mitsubishi has launched Mirage G4 Night Drive, a dual-screen interactive test drive for its new 2017 Mirage G4. The experience meshes a smartphone and a desktop or notebook computer to highlight the car's features in a virtual test drive you can do from home.
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july 2016
Review: The Baja Bug-inspired 2016 Volkswagen Beetle Dune
After a lot of teasing, Volkswagen has finally rolled the Beetle Dune into showrooms. We spent a week with one the vehicles that harkens back to the Baja Bugs of the 1960s and 1970s, and although this modern rendition isn't built to tackle the open desert, sand dunes and beaches like the vehicles that inspired it, we found the Beetle Dune to hold a lot of appeal nonetheless.
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july 2016
1965 Dodge Dart GT gets RimBlades for a parade finish
Adding something that gives a classic motor car a bit more bling without tarnishing its original styling makes for a special day, as Gizmag's Aaron Turpen recently found out. After outfitting a a 1965 Dodge Dart GT with new wheels, he added RimBlades to them and showed everything off in a local parade.
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july 2016
2016 Infiniti QX80 : Review
In automotive market time, the 2016 Infiniti QX80 is an old design, but it’s one that wears its age very well. A few updates were made for this new model year, including some exterior changes. A few small tweaks to the interior also update this new QX. Outside of small details, in essence, the 2016 QX80 is as it’s always been; Big, bold, and muscular. The QX80 is still a top contender in the luxury sport utility market and competes well against others in its price range, such as the Lexus LX, Mercedes-Benz GL, and the Land Rover LWB.
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july 2016
Review: 2016 Lexus GX 460 blends Land Cruiser capability with Lexus luxury
The luxury sport utility market is small, and the exclusive club of offroad-ready vehicles in it consists of only a handful of models. Of those, Lexus offers three strong contenders, including the well-established GX 460. After a week in this SUV, we learned the good and the bad.
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july 2016
2016 Chevrolet Camaro - iSeeCars.com
The long-lived and much-loved Chevrolet Camaro has been redesigned for the 2016 model year, and to good effect. The new 2016 Camaro is more muscular in appearance, handles better on the road, has a segment-topping interior, and is (gasp) very fuel efficient.
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july 2016
2016 Lexus RX 350 - iSeeCars.com
The 2016 Lexus RX 350 has been completely redesigned from its previous renditions. The new design is polarizing, to say the least, but takes a bold step into the radical that marks the Lexus brand apart from its parent, Toyota. The new RX also gains some girth and length, which translates to more interior space for passengers.
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july 2016
2016 Chevrolet Cruze - iSeeCars.com
The 2016 Chevrolet Cruze is an all-new offering for this model year. Completely revamped, the Cruze is now much sexier and far more sophisticated than its previous generations have ever been. High points to the new design are a compelling exterior, a smart and roomy interior, and a decidedly top-notch value proposition. We drove the 2016 Cruze both at a Chevrolet-hosted event earlier this year, in which several trim levels were sampled, and as a week-long loan from the manufacturer. In all, more than 500 miles were put on the car and we enjoyed every one of them.
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july 2016
2016 Toyota Highlander - iSeeCars.com
The 2016 Toyota Highlander is a benchmark for the midsize three-row crossover segment. Its contemporary exterior look and highly ergonomic, family-friendly interior set the tone for the segment as a whole. Although there are strong contenders in this market, the 2016 Highlander remains a top pick thanks to its excellent qualities and its segment-best hybrid option. Not much has changed for the 2016 model year, with the excellent 2014 year redesign and 2015 updates carrying forward. A highlighted update this year is the standard towing package for all V6 models.
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2016 Infiniti Qx60 - iSeeCars.com
The 2016 Infiniti QX60 is a three-row, seven-seat luxury crossover that has been updated this year with a few exterior changes, some sound dampening inside, updated chassis changes, and a new Personal Assistant service from Infiniti. All of which add up to a better crossover that continues to compete well in the luxury segment.
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july 2016
AC Performance Testing
The most basic of air conditioning system tests is the AC performance test. This is fairly easy to do and anyone can conduct this test, with or without certification, in most areas. It does not require breaching the AC system or any complex tools beyond a thermometer.
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july 2016
Air Conditioning 101 - The Basics of AC Systems
For most automotive do-it-yourselfers, there are three things on their vehicle that they find daunting to deal with: transmissions, electrical, and air conditioning. The AC (or A/C) system is simple, but highly technical. In most areas of the country, those working on these systems require special certification and tools and fines for working on one without that certification are steep.
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