2016 Jeep Renegade Crash-Tested, To Mixed Safety Results


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The Jeep Renegade is already into its second model year; yet it hasn't been given a full set of U.S. crash-test ratings until now. And the results, while mostly good, could definitely be better. The federal government has just released full NCAP safety ratings for the 2016 Jeep Renegade—and it completes a safety ...Read more

Five Reasons: Why Did Scion Fail?


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Has Toyota’s youth-oriented sub-brand, Scion, failed, or merely timed out in its mission? Jim Lentz, Toyota’s CEO for North America, announced yesterday in a video statement that the brand will be phased out after the 2016 model year, with all products but the tC coupe reappearing with a Toyota badge (and, ...Read more

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan: Preview Drive


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The 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan is nearly 18 months away from its on-sale date in the U.S. Yet up north near the Arctic Circle, in Arvidsjaur, Sweden, this past week, we got just enough of a tease to know that this one’s going to be different. In addition to becoming, for the U.S. market, an entire size larger than th...Read more

Honda Pilot Vs. Nissan Pathfinder: Compare Cars


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Want to know the shape of today’s three-row family wagons, good for the largest families? Go no further than the Honda Pilot and Nissan Pathfinder; they’re two of the latest crop of space-efficient, capable family crossover vehicles that offer just the right mix of flexible seating space, sprawl-out comfort...Read more

Chevrolet Colorado Vs. Toyota Tacoma: Compare Cars


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If you want a pickup that’s more manageable and maneuverable—and perhaps more fuel-efficient—than a full-size truck, the market is gradually coming back to life. And the recently redesigned Chevrolet Colorado and Toyota Tacoma are both examples of this trend. With these two models—as well as the...Read more