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Sound Off: How much stuff is in your glove box?

How much stuff is in your glove box?...

March 26, 2015

News & Features: Toyota's Camry Hybrid goes upscale as family car

The roomy, fuel-sipping Toyota Camry Hybrid family sedan gets better for 2015 with more appealing exterior styling, upgraded interior, improved ride and handling and quieter passenger cabin.

By Ann M. Job March 26, 2015


News & Features: Zero ups its game as other electric motorcycles take off

This time last year, Zero Motorcycles could comfortably claim to be the world's leading electric-motorcycle maker. Then Harley-Davidson unveiled its electric LiveWire concept bike, and Polaris Industries acquired Brammo Motorcycles, positioning itself to match Harley.

By Charles Fleming March 25, 2015


News & Features: Lexus RC-F leaves subtle in the dust

You'll recognize the RC as a new-generation Lexus by its huge, blacked-out spindle grille. Everything else on the car, though, seems far outside Lexus' customary comfort zone.

By Terry Box March 24, 2015


Auto Briefs: Estimate: 2015 F-150 will hold value; financing hits new high

(Ford) 2015 F-150 value holds up Fighting back against critics of the switch to the use of aluminum for the bodies of the 2015 F-150 pickup (shown), Ford released third-party...

March 23, 2015


Moving Forward: Bellevue dealer opens plug-in depot; Tesla adds charge warning

Plug in at Bellevue dealer Bellevue Nissan (formerly Nissan of the Eastside at Bellevue) opened a new electric-vehicle charging depot for the Nissan Leaf last week, which coincided with the...

March 22, 2015


Autobiography: His 'Coug' has taken him through life's milestones

"I love my car because ... it was my first car, purchased in 1978 with tips I earned as a busboy at the Lake City Elks Club." - Frank Witmer, Federal Way

March 22, 2015


Car Talk: Life is too short to worry about how you shift

Dear Car Talk: I feel compelled to follow up on your column on downshifting through the gears when coming to a stop. You came out against it because you said...

By Ray Magliozzi March 22, 2015

News & Features: Local ways to spring clean your car

From colorful mats to Mariners merchandise, here are some Seattle-flavored options for putting some spring in your ride.

By Linda Hughes March 22, 2015


Auto Briefs: Hellcats prove too popular; Toyota signs on for Olympics

(Fiat Chrysler Automobiles) Too-popular Hellcats on hold Dodge has told its dealer network to stop taking orders for the 2015 Charger and Challenger SRT Hellcats, a pair of 707-horsepower throwbacks...

March 21, 2015


Auto Briefs: VW coupe chooses course based on driver's biometrics

(Volkswagen) Volkswagen Sport Coupe Concept GTE Volkswagen showed off new front-end styling in this hybrid at the recent Geneva auto show. Its headlights and taillights are designed to have a...

March 20, 2015


Car Talk: Car dies when it gets hot

Dear Car Talk: We live in the Southwest and have a 1992 Lincoln Town Car, which is much loved by my husband. The only problem is that it likes to...

By Ray Magliozzi March 20, 2015

News & Features: Blitz coming: Tuning in to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

When Google recently hosted a boot camp in Mountain View, Calif., for its Android operating system, there were some new faces in the room: auto manufacturers.

By Aaron M. Kessler and Brian X. Chen March 20, 2015


Moving Forward: BMW to debut Alpina coupe; Ford, Microsoft partner for Sync 3

(BMW) BMW to debut Alpina edition BMW will introduce the Alpina B6 Gran Coupe (shown) at the New York auto show next month. The coupe celebrates the 50th anniversary of...

March 20, 2015


Sound Off: Do you tip for car services such as oil changes and detailing?

Do you tip for car services such as oil changes and detailing?...

March 19, 2015

News & Features: For stylish Nissan Murano, third generation is the charm

Nissan's stylish 2015 Murano midsize, sport utility vehicle is getting lots of second and even third looks as consumers seek the next big thing in SUVs.

By Ann M. Job March 19, 2015


News & Features: Maker wants obese crash-test dummy to join the family

Plymouth-based Humanetics has introduced a new obese dummy to reflect Americans' growing size.

By Zlati Meyer March 18, 2015


News & Features: 2015 Navigator has plenty to keep Lincoln fans happy

The 2015 Lincoln Navigator AWD large SUV shows the brand hasn't forgotten the loyal customers who stuck with it through a nearly uninterrupted 30-year run.

By Mark Phelan March 17, 2015


Auto Briefs: U.S. News & World Report names top cars for families

(Kia) The best family cars, according to U.S. News U.S. News & World Report names top cars for families For its awards for the 2015 Best Cars for Families, U.S....

March 16, 2015


Car Talk: Dealer should unstick stuck brakes on car that has warranty

Dear Car Talk: I have a 2009 GMC Envoy with 53,000 easy miles. All recommended services have been done at the appropriate time/mileage. Twice recently, I have experienced what...

By Ray Magliozzi March 15, 2015


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