With the 2017 Honda Ridgeline, there is once again a pickup truck for those who want something to haul people over mulch – rather than the other way around. The Honda Ridgeline first went on sale in 2005 with the intent of proving a car-based pickup could provide enough of the versatility of traditional trucks, … Continue reading First Drive: 2017 Honda Ridgeline Neatly Balances Car And Truck Attributes
Back in the mid-1970s, as gas prices soared past 50 cents per gallon, the auto industry saw a major shift to smaller, more fuel-efficient cars, and that included plenty of small hatchbacks. The change was led by Japanese brands, which launched entries such as the Honda Civic and Accord, Toyota Corolla and Datsun B210 – … Continue reading The Compact Hatch Comes Back
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety puts three iconic muscle cars to the test. America’s trio of muscle cars — Ford Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro and Dodge Challenger — are prized for their styling and performance. However, when it comes to crash testing and safety ratings, all three have missed the top mark as established by … Continue reading Muscle Car Safety Ratings: Camaro Outperforms Mustang, Challenger
A few decades ago, owning a vehicle that boasted 400 horsepower from the factory was the stuff of legend, and even cherished muscle machines like the mid-1980s Ford Mustang GT and Chevrolet Camaro only offered about half as many ponies. Today, almost every new-car dealership boasts a model offering horsepower of 400 or more. Technology … Continue reading 5 Used Cars with 400 Horsepower
Smash! You never saw it coming — a driver runs a red light, slams into the side of your vehicle, leaving behind a trail of twisted metal, broken glass and thousands of dollars in damage. Air bags saved the day for you and the other driver, but your car is a wreck. Depending on where … Continue reading When is Your Car a Total Loss?
In April of this year, combined sales for the three best-selling vehicles in the country—all full-size pickups—exceeded 160,000 units. Only three brands in the entire industry had more sales for the month, and among those trailing the top three trucks were big names like Honda, Nissan, Jeep and Hyundai. That, obviously, is the kind of … Continue reading Pickup Roundup: Chevy, Ram Show New Special Editions