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January 3, 2018
December new-vehicle sales ended 2017 on a weaker note, although SUVs and pickups continued to gain traction. Total retail and fleet deliveries fell 2 points from headier results in 2016.
December 26, 2017
Consumer demand for light trucks—especially SUVs—continued to climb in December despite sluggish new-vehicle sales, which may dip 2% from a year ago when adjusted for one less selling day.
December 25, 2017
During the past week, Ford Motor Company (Ford) recalled 361,523 Ford Ranger light pickup trucks from the 2004-2006 model years to implement a final repair of the passenger’s frontal air bag inflator.
December 20, 2017
A defective brake pedal stopper pad is responsible for the recall of 390,467 Hyundai Elantra and 134,366 Kia Forte vehicles. Smaller recalls, for other issues, have been announced by Ford, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Toyota, and Volkswagen.
December 13, 2017
During the past week, more than 280,000 light passenger vehicles were recalled by various automobile manufacturers. The biggest recall comes from Ford Motor Company (Ford), which is recalling 177,264 F-150 pickup trucks and Explorer SUVs.
December 11, 2017
During 2017, a new vehicle ownership model took root that blends aspects of leasing with aspects of renting, aiming to bring simplicity to your life.
December 8, 2017
Reflecting tougher standards introduced this year, only 15 new-vehicle models qualify for the coveted “Top Safety Pick+” (TSP+) award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).
December 4, 2017
In November, new-vehicle sales were surprisingly healthy as Thanksgiving weekend deals and higher incentives helped dealers clear out 2017 models to make way for 2018 model-year inventory.
December 4, 2017
During the past week, various automobile manufacturers recalled a total of just under 100,000 light passenger vehicles. The largest recalls affect BMW i3 vehicles from the 2014-2018 model years, and Toyota Prius plug-in hybrid vehicles from the 2012-2015 model years.
December 1, 2017
This year, automakers brought a wide range of new car, truck, and SUV models to the Los Angeles Auto Show, and you can see the most important debuts in this gallery.
November 29, 2017
Press previews for the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show, dubbed “Automobility LA,” kicks off the 2018 auto show season this week with early-bird introductions of concepts and models that debut in 2018 and 2019.
November 29, 2017
Thanksgiving weekend deals and demand for SUVs and pickups revitalized U.S. auto sales in November. However, new-vehicle sales this month may still slip a fraction from last year’s November totals.
November 29, 2017
During the past week, Honda recalled 806,936 Honda Odyssey vans from the 2011-2017 model years because of potential problems in securing the second-row outboard seats.
November 22, 2017
During the past week, recalls of light passenger vehicles, dating back to the 2011 model year, were announced by various automakers. The largest recall involves 83,555 Mitsubishi Mirage vehicles from the 2014 through 2018 model years.
November 16, 2017
As the Digital Age has an increasing influence on retail shopping, a new J.D. Power study shows that when it comes to the car-buying experience, the personal touch still matters.
November 14, 2017
Submitting auto loan applications by computer can increase overall customer satisfaction with the vehicle-buying experience. Learn more insights from the J.D. Power 2017 U.S. Consumer Financing Satisfaction Study.
November 13, 2017
During the past week, Mercedes-Benz USA issued several recalls of light passenger vehicles from the 2015 through 2018 model years. The recalls affect a total of 5,726 vehicles.
November 7, 2017
During the past week, various automakers issued recalls of light passenger vehicles, from the 2006-2011 and 2015-2018 model years. The largest recalls come from BMW of North America (BMW), affecting a total of 1,433,336 vehicles.
November 1, 2017
Redesigned for 2016, the Lexus RX gained a greater sense of style and sophistication, while at the same time benefiting from improvements to the driving dynamics. Find out what our expert thinks in our exclusive PowerSteering review...
November 1, 2017
October U.S. auto sales were surprisingly sturdy, with impetus from buyers in hurricane-hit regions replacing destroyed or damaged vehicles.


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Lexus revealed a glimpse of its limited-edition RC F Sport Coupe Black Line Special Edition variant before the compact premium sporty coupe bows at this month’s 2018 New York Auto Show.
One of the three most popular compact cars in the United States in 2017, the Nissan Sentra has been sold in America for more than 35 years.
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The Nissan Rogue compact SUV, which debuted as a 2008 model and was refreshed in 2017, remains Nissan’s best-selling model, thanks to a healthy standard equipment list and a competitive price.
This week, Ford revealed details for its 2019 Mustang GT California Special midsize sporty car that pumps up power, handling, and audio enjoyment.
During the past week, various manufacturers recalled more than 167,000 light passenger vehicles. The largest recall comes from Hyundai, and affects 154,753 Sonata sedans from the 2011 model year.
Nissan’s fourth-generation Pathfinder, a stalwart in the segment, was slightly revised for the 2017 model year with refreshed styling, more technology, safety features, and a bump in towing power.
Europe’s annual gathering of automakers in Geneva, Switzerland, showed a clear focus on performance, exclusivity, and electric drivetrains. On the pages that follow, we provide highlights of the show’s debuts.