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 0 Comment on Understanding The Difference Between Primary Restraint Systems and Secondary Restraint Systems in Vehicle Safety
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Understanding The Difference Between Primary Restraint Systems and Secondary Restraint Systems in Vehicle Safety

Restraint systems and what they represent. When it comes to car safety, you need to know a few key things….

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 2 Comments on What are the Differences Between OEM Glass and Aftermarket Glass?
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What are the Differences Between OEM Glass and Aftermarket Glass?

My friends and I were driving around the city one day when we suddenly heard something crack. We thought another…

Mazda Large Gasoline Engine PHEV
 1 Comment on Mazda and Sustainable Zoom Zoom 2030
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Mazda and Sustainable Zoom Zoom 2030

Mazda outlines its plans for an electric future with Zoom Zoom. Earlier this month, we learned that Mazda will drop…

 8 Comments on The Value-Oriented 2021 Subaru Legacy
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The Value-Oriented 2021 Subaru Legacy

The Subaru Legacy combines an available turbo Boxer engine with all-wheel drive for incomparable value. Among midsize sedans, the Subaru…

 1 Comment on New Duck-Billed Post Office Trucks Has Some People Quacking
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New Duck-Billed Post Office Trucks Has Some People Quacking

New USPS trucks are designed for functionality, not handsome looks. The United States Postal Service may be struggling to stay…

 4 Comments on Toyota Avalon: Premium Value Sedan
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Toyota Avalon: Premium Value Sedan

Twenty-five years of Avalon history brings with it an all-new fifth-generation model. The sedan market may be shrinking, but Toyota…

 1 Comment on 4 Common Car Recall Misconceptions
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4 Common Car Recall Misconceptions

Tens of millions of cars are recalled each year, representing problems that may occur after a car has been sold….

 3 Comments on All-New 2020 Subaru Legacy Steps Up
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All-New 2020 Subaru Legacy Steps Up

Three decades after rolling out the first Legacy, an all-new model launches this midsize sedan’s fourth decade. This month, the…

 7 Comments on New and Improved! 2019 Infiniti QX50
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New and Improved! 2019 Infiniti QX50

Whatever became of the Infiniti QX50, Nissan’s luxury brand’s sporty, compact SUV? After a 10-year run under various naming conventions,…

 22 Comments on Highlights of a 2019 Toyota C-HR
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Highlights of a 2019 Toyota C-HR

The C-HR brings it to the small crossover segment, but in a different way. We like crossovers and are buying…

 12 Comments on Compact, Luxury SUV: 2019 Volvo XC40
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Compact, Luxury SUV: 2019 Volvo XC40

The 2019 XC40 makes it three SUVs for Volvo. Volvo Cars makes a name for itself as it overhauls its…

 3 Comments on Book Review: Preston Tucker
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Book Review: Preston Tucker

…and His Battle to Build the Car of Tomorrow. Preston Tucker may not be a name familiar to people outside…

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 3 Comments on Premium Hybrid Hatchback: 2017 Lexus CT 200h
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Premium Hybrid Hatchback: 2017 Lexus CT 200h

An entry-level hybrid with a fun-to-drive F Sport option. Sitting lower and coming in slightly shorter than the Toyota Prius,…

2017 Hyundai Santa Fe
 3 Comments on Road Test: 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe
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Road Test: 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe

Among midsize SUVs, the Hyundai Santa Fe stands tall. No, it doesn’t sit higher than the competition, rather it possesses…

2016 Honda Pilot
 26 Comments on Driven: The Third-Generation Honda Pilot
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Driven: The Third-Generation Honda Pilot

The third-generation Honda Pilot takes a bow. Amongst three-row, midsize crossover utility vehicles, the Honda Pilot has made a name…

 5 Comments on TriPrius: 2016 Toyota Prius
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TriPrius: 2016 Toyota Prius

This week, one of my fleet vehicles is none other than a 2016 Toyota Prius Four. Unlike the other vehicles…

 5 Comments on Driven: 2016 Subaru Forester
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Driven: 2016 Subaru Forester

Corrected MPG on Dec. 29, 2018. Should Subaru still be considered a niche car manufacturer? In some ways, it still…

 1 Comment on Make it Five: Volvo V60 T5 AWD Cross Country
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Make it Five: Volvo V60 T5 AWD Cross Country

Wagons have not sold well in the United States, but that isn’t stopping Swedish automaker Volvo from introducing a variant…

 0 Comment on On Sale Now: 2016 Acura ILX
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On Sale Now: 2016 Acura ILX

New 2016 model year vehicles are beginning to trickle out and the Acura ILX is among them. This entry-level premium…

 2 Comments on Executive Sedan: 2015 Volvo S60 T6 Drive-E
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Executive Sedan: 2015 Volvo S60 T6 Drive-E

Volvo is still alive and kicking, one of the smaller premium brands left in the world. The Swedish automaker is…

 2 Comments on Safety on the Road: Winter Driving Precautions
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Safety on the Road: Winter Driving Precautions

Taking to the road when winter driving conditions are present can be dangerous, but not entirely unavoidable. Slush, ice and…

 3 Comments on IIHS Small Car Ratings: Only the Mini Cooper Countryman Shines
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IIHS Small Car Ratings: Only the Mini Cooper Countryman Shines

IIHS awards the Chevrolet Volt with its Top Safety Pick+ rating. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) regularly conducts…

 1 Comment on Ford to Share Inflatable Safety Belt Love
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Ford to Share Inflatable Safety Belt Love

Innovative seat belts provide enhanced crash protection. Nearly five years have passed since Auto Trends first shared news about Ford’s…

 2 Comments on IIHS Top Safety Pick+ — The Current Qualifiers
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IIHS Top Safety Pick+ — The Current Qualifiers

— This list is current as of May 7, 2014 — Crash test performance is important to consumers, providing a…

 0 Comment on Cloud-Based Safety Systems and Your Car
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Cloud-Based Safety Systems and Your Car

At some point in the not too distant future, your car may be controlled by the cloud. No, not the…

 9 Comments on 2014 Audi A6: Surprised by Four
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2014 Audi A6: Surprised by Four

Midsize luxury sedan packs in the amenities. I may have to rethink my long-held position against placing four-cylinder engines in…

 1 Comment on GM Ignition Switch Flaw: Testing Mary Barra
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GM Ignition Switch Flaw: Testing Mary Barra

Now two months into her tenure, GM CEO Mary Barra finds herself in the midst of a publicity storm that…

 4 Comments on 5 Tips for Driving at Night
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5 Tips for Driving at Night

It is no secret that driving at night is more difficult for several reasons, and with Daylight Savings Time ending…

 0 Comment on The Rise of Automotive Safety Features
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The Rise of Automotive Safety Features

Automotive collision avoidance systems designed to increase safety, reduce damages, and lower the number of fatalities have successfully accomplished that…

 1 Comment on Solving the Distracted Driving Problem
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Solving the Distracted Driving Problem

Texting, changing the radio station, putting on makeup are all fairly simple tasks. When practiced behind the wheel, they become…