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2013 Hyundai Accent Pricing Announced

Hyundai has announced that the 2013 Accent will cost $14,545, plus a $775 delivery fee. It’s $2,000 more than the base 2012 Accent, in addition to its main competitors, but the 2013 Accent sedan receives standard features like air conditioning and a USB audio input jack. The base 2013 Hyundai Accent sedan also comes standard with satellite radio, a six-speaker audio system, heated side mirrors and remote keyless entry. A power sunroof is now available on the ... continue reading»

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Hyundai Announces Veloster Turbo Pricing

Hyundai announced pricing this week for the upcoming 2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo, which will start at $22,725, including destination, when it goes on sale this summer. The Veloster Turbo’s starting price is significantly more than that of the base 2013 Veloster, which starts at $17,450. However, it undercuts several of its key competitors, including the $23,995 2012 Volkswagen GTI, the $23,800 Mini Cooper S and the $24,495 2013 Ford Focus ST. Powering the Veloster ... continue reading»

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Kia Borrego Recalled for Breakable Pedals

Kia is recalling almost 22,000 Borrego SUVs from the 2009 model year. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says these models have non-adjustable brake pedals that could snap. Borregos with non-adjustable “pedal mounts may have a fiberglass composition that allows them to break off in a collision where the impact has not immobilized the vehicle, which would then allow the vehicle to roll,” says NHTSA. If the pedal snaps, the driver may need to use the parking brake to ... continue reading»

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2013 Honda Fit EV Gets 118 Mpg-e Rating

The Environmental Protection Agency has rated the fuel economy equivalency of the 2013 Honda Fit EV. The all-new electric car will get 132/105/118 mpg-e city/highway/combined, making it the most efficient small electric car in its class. Mpg-e (miles per gallon-equivalent) is how fuel economy is calculated for electric cars. Since electric cars use no gas, their energy consumption is displayed as a comparison to a conventional gas-powered car. In real-world driving, the Fit EV can travel ... continue reading»

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Kia Rio Recalled For Airbag Issue

Kia is recalling 2006 to 2008 Rio models to fix an issue with its airbag system. The National Highway Traffic Safety Association reports, “The front passenger seat occupant sensor mat can experience fatigue cracking.” If the sensor mat cracks, the Rio’s occupant classification system (OCS) will not function properly. Autoblog writes that “it may not be able to detect whether a child is in the seat, nor will it be able to adjust the airbag deployment settings so as ... continue reading»

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