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News & Features: Acura's RDX crossover has V-6 power

Now in its third year since a complete redesign, the 2015 Acura RDX compact crossover continues as an upscale family hauler that's not much more expensive than some non-premium competitors.

By G. Chambers Williams III January 27, 2015


Auto Briefs: Toyota leads global sales — by a hair; share lottery dreams

(Toyota) Toyota leads 2014 global sales Toyota narrowly edged out Volkswagen to capture the global auto sales crown for the third consecutive year in 2014. General Motors was third. Toyota...

January 26, 2015


Car Talk: Always use your turn signal, and here's why

Dear Car Talk: My husband insists that he does not have to use turn signals if he is in a designated turn lane. I disagree, and we argue about...

By Ray Magliozzi January 25, 2015

Moving Forward: Green magazine: 3 best cars; Mustang heads to China

(BMW) A trio of green-car winners The Green Car Journal's Green Car of the Year Award has morphed into three categories this year. Here are the winners for 2015, announced...

January 25, 2015


News & Features: 4 months, 3 motorcyclists, 1 trip from Seattle to S. America

This winter, three local motorcycle riders have been on the trip of a lifetime. Their journey: four months riding from Seattle to South America.

By Jeff Layton January 25, 2015


Autobiography: His '55 Studebaker has called Edmonds home for decades

Owner: Greg Lange, Edmonds Occupation: Teacher/entrepreneur Car's make and model: 1955 Studebaker President (aka The Prez) "I love my car because ... in my quest last summer to find...

January 25, 2015


Auto Briefs: Harley plans 75 years at Sturgis Rally; Fiat to invest $55.5 B

A Harley-Davidson employee removes a brick from the Milwaukee headquarters parking area using a 2015 Harley-Davidson Street 750. Bricks from the building will help create a plaza in Sturgis, S.D....

January 24, 2015


Auto Briefs: Buick hints at future with Avenir concept

(The Associated Press) Buick Avenir A global team of Buick designers helped create the Avenir, which means future in French. The luxury sedan debuted at the Detroit auto show, which...

January 23, 2015


Car Talk: Van's uneven brake wear due to 'underdesigned' brakes

Dear Car Talk: I have a 2010 Chrysler Town and Country minivan with four-wheel disc brakes. It has 25,000 miles on it. It is not driven much and is babied...

By Ray Magliozzi January 23, 2015

Moving Forward: Nightfall comes to GMC Canyon; Porsche Spyder is car of year

(General Motors) GMC Canyon has black option GMC introduced a stylized, blacked-out edition of its midsize truck, the Canyon Nightfall Edition, at the Detroit auto show. It will be available...

January 23, 2015


News & Features: Allure of low monthly payments pushes up leasing rates

Jimmy Zaid says he is always looking for a deal. As he stood in the lobby of a Houston-area Infiniti dealership on the last day of December, he took satisfaction at the one he had just secured on his new sport sedan.

By Aaron M. Kessler January 22, 2015


Sound Off: What do you keep on hand to jump-start your vehicle?

What do you keep on hand to jump-start your vehicle?...

January 22, 2015

News & Features: Toyota's lowest-priced car gets spruced up

Toyota's lowest-priced car, the Yaris, is restyled inside and out for 2015, has an improved ride and adds new standard features — all for a starting retail price of less than $16,000.

By Ann M. Job January 22, 2015


News & Features: Better mileage just the start of good things in restyled CR-V

Honda has made changes and improvements to the popular CR-V compact crossover for the 2015 model year.

By Emma Jayne Williams January 21, 2015


News & Features: Subaru BRZ doesn't shy from curves ahead

Nothing in the auto industry feels younger than the Subaru Breeze, which is entering its third year of production.

By Terry Box January 20, 2015


Moving Forward: Detroit show: New vehicles and in-car help for older autos

(Mercedes-Benz) New at Detroit auto show Here are some upcoming autos and services, as announced last week at the ongoing Detroit auto show. Alfa Romeo: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is finalizing...

January 19, 2015


Auto Briefs: Nissan, NASA partner; share your lottery car fantasy

(Nissan) Nissan partners with NASA Nissan and NASA have announced a five-year partnership to develop self-driving vehicles. They plan to begin testing the vehicles later this year at NASA Ames...

January 18, 2015


Autobiography: Seahawks Beast Mode ride is a Challenger in green

"I love my car because ... it's a Seahawks Beast Mode-themed car." — Michael Nanpei, Seattle

January 18, 2015


News & Features: Boat and RV lovers: Tips to help you tow like a pro

The upcoming Seattle Boat Show and Seattle RV Show are bound to stir up folks new to towing. Don't be intimidated; be prepared. With some knowledge and practice, towing a boat or camper behind you can open up your world. Here are a few things to consider.

By Tom Voelk January 18, 2015


Car Talk: What to do with a car whose back seat has seen a lot

Dear Car Talk: My nephew lives in Spain. Last Friday night, his girlfriend went into labor, so they jumped into their 12-year-old Citroen Xsara and headed down from their...

By Ray Magliozzi January 18, 2015


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