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News & Features: Motor Trend to bring new energy to Seattle auto show

This year the Seattle International Auto Show will have a new look and feel, and will include expanded space for luxury vehicles, areas dedicated to kids and a highway-themed carpet for easy navigation between the displays.

By Jeff Layton October 4, 2015


Auto Briefs: Car artist Cleworth comes to LeMay; top sellers for September

Car artist comes to LeMay Artist Harold Cleworth is known as the "painter laureate of the car," and a selection of his pieces will show at LeMay — America's Car...

October 4, 2015


Autobiography: After 43 years in storage, his Bel Air is almost good as new

"I love my car because ... it's a real survivor with a documented history, unique and different." -- Jay Smith, Snohomish

October 4, 2015


Moving Forward: Can you guess which one of these will win Car of the Year?

(General Motors) Car of the Year contenders More than 50 automotive journalists from the U.S. and Canada have chosen finalists for the 2016 North American Car and Truck/Utility of the...

October 4, 2015


Car Talk: Why does car appear to run cold?

Dear Car Talk: I've been driving cars for far longer than I'd like to admit, and I've never had this happen: I drove a few miles to the market in...

By Ray Magliozzi October 4, 2015

Moving Forward: Tesla Model X arrives; Ford Super Duty will have aluminum body

(Marcio Jose Sanchez / The Associated Press) Tesla unveils Model X Tesla CEO Elon Musk (shown) recently unveiled the automaker's Model X sport utility vehicle, the only fully electric crossover...

October 3, 2015


Auto Briefs: VW adds consumer site; vote on local car for Seattle auto show

(Michael Probst / The Associated Press) New VW site offers updates to answer emissions questions The website is a new resource created by Volkswagen to help customers get timely...

October 2, 2015


Auto Briefs: Toyota crossover a step closer to production

(Toyota) Toyota C-HR This hybrid compact crossover, which first appeared at the 2015 Paris auto show, was updated for the recent Frankfurt Motor Show. The vehicle has a more angular...

October 2, 2015


Car Talk: Car alarm likely culprit of late-night beeping

Dear Car Talk: If you could help us figure this out, we'd appreciate it so much. During the summer, we love to sleep with the windows open for fresh air...

By Ray Magliozzi October 2, 2015

News & Features: Meet Turd Bird and RubySubaruby: Readers share car names

Today is National Name Your Car Day. These readers have been calling their ride something special for a while and share the stories behind the names.

NWautos staff October 2, 2015


Sound Off: What's your favorite part of an auto show?

What's your favorite part of an auto show?...

October 1, 2015

News & Features: Kia's Sorento becomes more refined, even luxurious

Kia's 2016 top-level Sorento SX-Luxury model is so robust in its looks, pleasing in its ride and stocked with features that it feels like a luxury SUV.

By Ann M. Job October 1, 2015


News & Features: Luxury brands add sports-car spirit to new SUVs

Starting at $221,600, the Bentayga exemplifies the trend for makers of high-priced vehicles to get into the SUV segment.

By David McHugh September 30, 2015


Auto Briefs: Enter your classic car for Seattle Auto Show spot; a red myth

Make your car a star at the Seattle Auto Show There will be hundreds of new cars at the Seattle International Auto Show Oct. 8-11, but LeMay — America's Car...

September 27, 2015


Moving Forward: Ford adds smartwatch apps; Janis Joplin car nears auction

(Ford) Ford adds smartwatch apps Ford's new apps for its electric and plug-in hybrid cars allow smartwatch users to check their car's battery charge level, determine driving range before a...

September 27, 2015


News & Features: Simple maintenance you can do to ready your car for winter

October is Fall Car Care Month, so it's the perfect time to prepare for winter by reviewing a maintenance checklist recommended by the nonprofit Car Care Council.

By Jeff Layton September 27, 2015


Autobiography: This quiet 1941 Chevy is the best of the bunch

"I love my car because ... it's a pleasure to drive because it runs so quietly." - David Gowan, Portland

September 27, 2015


Car Talk: When Check Engine light is flashing, your car means business

Dear Car Talk: I have a 2002 Lexus ES 300. The mechanic says that I have three cylinders misfiring in "bank 1." I don't know what to do. He...

By Ray Magliozzi September 27, 2015

Auto Briefs: Enter Peugeot Quartz through scissor doors

(The Associated Press) Peugeot Quartz Peugeot combines the body of an SUV with the cabin of a sedan for this concept on display at the Frankfurt Motor Show, which ends...

September 25, 2015


Auto Briefs: Four local car events to keep your weekend humming

(Linda Hughes / NWautos) Weekend is filled with car shows The first weekend of fall brings a flurry of local auto events. Beater Brunch: Project and finished cars are part...

September 25, 2015



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