Auto Reviews

Three AWD compact SUVs offer significant features and affordable pricing

The 2014 Hyundai Tucson Limited AWD, the top of three trims, is not only fun to drive, our tester was loaded with standard equipment (only option was floor mats for $125) and had 5-Star side crash safety ratings (4-Star overall); MSRP was $27,700.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 00:11
VW eco award. Volkswagen Group recently received the World Environmental Center’s (WEC) 30th Anniversary Gold Medal award for its comprehensive commitment to environmental preservation and eco-mobility. Christian Klinger, a member of the board of directors of Volkswagen Group of America and a...
Sunday, June 1, 2014 - 00:11
Snoqualmie, Wash.—The Northwest Automotive Press Association (NWAPA) staged its 20th outing to determine the best performing outdoor vehicle, April 30-May 1. The 2014 Northwest Outdoor Activity Vehicle of the Year Competition featured 23 vehicles from 16 manufacturers. Affectionately known as...
Sunday, June 1, 2014 - 00:11
Anniversaries. There are plentiful anniversary celebrations this year in the automotive realm, including the Ford Mustang, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2014. When the 1964 model was released, Ford expected sales of 100,000 units annually. On the first day of sales, dealers took...
Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 00:11
As truck season approaches — when boat trailers get hooked up, fifth wheels are readied, loads from the lumber and garden stores get hauled home, and spring cleaning results in trips to the disposal stations — we tested two pickups that can manage all that and plenty more. There’s...
Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 00:11
Electric news. Sales of plug-in and battery electrics for the U.S. market in 2013 hit 96,702 units, up from 53,000 in 2012. Of those sales, just more than 46,000 were 100 percent EVs. Hybrid-electric sales in 2013 totaled 495,530. With a plethora of new electrics and plug-in hybrids on the market,...
Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 00:11
Unique drive system. Though it’s still a bit of a mystery as to how the system fully functions, nanoFLOWCELL AG and Bosch Engineering GmbH have joined forces to develop the nanoFLOWCELL drivetrain system that will power the 2014 QUANT e-Sportlimousine that was first shown at the Geneva...
Saturday, March 1, 2014 - 01:11
Fun-to-drive 2014 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring AWD offers usable features      The 2014 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring AWD we recently tested provided plenty of features we like, and it was a fun rig to drive. SUVs top the list of the vehicles we most like to drive, but full-size sedans,...
Saturday, March 1, 2014 - 01:11
Small but powerful. Nissan has created a revolutionary new engine that will be used in the Nissan ZEOD RC at LeMans in June. It will be the first entry at LeMans to complete a lap of the Circuit de la Sarthe under just electric power (one lap under electric power, then the new Nissan DIG-T R engine...
Saturday, February 1, 2014 - 01:11
More debuts. The 2014 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit in mid-January provided media and consumers with more than 50 global vehicle introductions, ranging from the Cadillac ATS Coupe to the BMW M3 and M4 series to the long-anticipated Lexus RC F. NAIAS offered debuts from...
Saturday, February 1, 2014 - 01:11
Our recently tested 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander SE S-AWC was appealing for several reasons, but the most-liked were the superb handling characteristics and excellent fuel economy. Mitsubishi had a good year in 2013 (up 7.7 percent over 2012), boosted much by its December sales that were up more than...
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