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Mitsubishi i Electric Car Receives Four-Star Government Safety Rating

The all-electric 2012 Mitsubishi i earned a four-star overall safety rating from the federal government’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The subcompact car also received four out of five stars in front crash tests and rollover tests, and a lower three-star rating in side crash tests. NHTSA gives the 2013 i the same safety scores. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has not tested the Mitsubishi i yet. The 2012 Mitsubishi i has standard safety features that include six ... continue reading»

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BMW Announces 2013 3-Series Hybrid Pricing

BMW has announced that the 2013 BMW ActiveHybrid 3 will start at $49,300, excluding destination fees. It goes on sale this fall. It has the same twin turbo inline six-cylinder engine and electric motor as the ActiveHybrid 5, which make a combined 335 horsepower, as well as an eight-speed automatic transmission. Exterior differences from the gas-only 3-Series include hybrid badging on the C-pillars and trunk lid, and matte chrome exhaust tailpipes. Otherwise, the hybrid version is nearly the same ... continue reading»

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Mini Paceman Will Hit Dealerships Next Year

Mini confirmed this week that the Mini Paceman, which was first seen at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show as a concept, will retain the Paceman model name and will be produced next year. Mini says in a statement that the production version of the Paceman will be officially unveiled in the next few months and will go on sale in 2013. While official details, pricing information and specs have yet to be released, Mini says the Paceman is a three-door ... continue reading»

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Audi Q5 Recalled Because of Breakable Sunroof

Volkswagen Group of America, which includes the Audi brand, is recalling 13,172 2012 Audi Q5 SUVs because the front panel of the available two-panel glass panoramic sunroof may break in very cold weather. The rear glass sunroof panel is stationary, while the front panel slides open and tilts up. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says that if the sunroof shatters, the shards of glass could injure anyone in the SUV, as well as distract the driver, increasing the ... continue reading»

Tags: Safety, NHTSA, Audi Q5, Model News, Audi Recall

Best Fourth of July Car Deals

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Nothing goes with fireworks, cookouts and swimming pools better than saving money on a new car, truck or SUV. If you’re headed to the dealership this week to score a great Fourth of July car deal, manufacturers are offering extra cash incentives and discounts on top of their current new car deals. These are some of the July Fourth incentives and promotions you can take advantage of this week, with many good through July 9. Acura is promoting its ... continue reading»

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