Volkswagen, Audi Top Other Brands In 2014 Total Value Index


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For new vehicle shoppers, Volkswagen and Audi offer the highest value in the industry. So says one of the leading annual metrics that assess vehicle value. Those brands, along with Hyundai and Kia, finished at the top, in a newly formulated Total Value Index (TVI) study, from the firm Strategic Vision, that combines i...Read more

Highway Guardrail Design Change Saved $2—At What Cost To Safety?


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Is a design change to the ends of guardrails along many of our nation's roadways—a design change that saved two dollars for each installation—to blame for at least five fatalities and 14 injuries? That's part of what lawsuits are now alleging, in light of what happened in several accidents in which vehicle...Read more

Mitsubishi Recalling Many 2008-2011 Models For Stalling Issue


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Mitsubishi has recalled nearly 166,000 vehicles in the U.S.—including the Lancer, Lancer Evolution, Lancer Sportback, Outlander, and Outlander Sport—due to an issue with premature wear and early failure of the drive-belt system. In vehicles with Mitsubishi's '4B1' 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, wear in th...Read more

2016 Volvo XC90: Tablet-Like Sensus Is The Future Of Infotainment


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Is it any surprise that we're all very visual when it comes to staying in touch in our vehicles? What most drivers are accustomed to seeing, almost constantly, are tiled, list-style interfaces on phones and tablets. And so it makes a whole lot of sense that Volvo is going with what drivers know: a capacitive, tablet-l...Read more

2016 Audi TT: The Wizardry That Gives It A Sports-Car Soundtrack


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If you're not hearing some inspiring sounds from the driver's seat, it can feel like something is sorely missing from the entire driving experience. And that's perhaps most critical with otherwise spirited sports cars. Unfortunately it's too often the case with today's performance models. The sounds of modern, direct-...Read more