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Lexus, Porsche Tie for Top Spot in 2017 JD Power Dependability Study

J.D. Power released its 2017 Vehicle Dependability Study this week and the results aren’t all that surprising: Lexus and Porsche tied for the top spot, with Hyundai accomplishing the most significant year-over-year gain. The study is updated annually and represents an important measuring stick for long-term quality. This year’s analysis looked at 2014 model-year vehicles … Continue reading Lexus, Porsche Tie for Top Spot in 2017 JD Power Dependability Study

Chevy Cruze Shows Diesel Engines Aren’t Dead Yet

Partly because there’s more energy available from a gallon of diesel fuel than from the same amount of conventional gasoline, there is a clear efficiency benefit for diesel-powered vehicles. When it comes to keeping the air clear, however, diesel engines have had their issues: It turns out that even some of the so-called “clean” diesels … Continue reading Chevy Cruze Shows Diesel Engines Aren’t Dead Yet

Refreshed 2018 Ford Mustang Drops Cover

A noteworthy refresh for America’s best-selling sports car. The 2018 Ford Mustang dropped cover and the changes include revised front and rear fascias, a new transmission and interior updates. Just three years after the redesigned 2015 model rolled out, the Mustang refresh aims to keep this handsome pony car ahead of the competition. Ford waited … Continue reading Refreshed 2018 Ford Mustang Drops Cover

2017 NACTOY Winners: Chevrolet Bolt, Chrysler Pacifica and Honda Ridgeline

Jurors for the North American Car of the Year (NACTOY) commission chose the Chevrolet Bolt, Chrysler Pacifica and Honda Ridgeline as its 2017 award winners. Each model beat two other category finalists in claiming this year’s awards, which were announced just ahead of the start of the 2017 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. … Continue reading 2017 NACTOY Winners: Chevrolet Bolt, Chrysler Pacifica and Honda Ridgeline