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Mercedes-Benz M-Class Recalled for Possible Sticking Gas Pedal

Mercedes-Benz is recalling about 8,675 M-Class SUVs from model years 2012 and 2013 due to an all-season floor mat that may not fit properly. In some cases, this could cause the gas pedal to stick and could make the SUV accelerate unintentionally. Mercedes-Benz hasn’t said whether any injuries have been reported. According to documents filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the problem was identified in a Mercedes-Benz facility by an employee. These floor mats are a ... continue reading»

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Buick Reveals 2013 Verano Turbo Pricing

Buick announced Wednesday that the 2013 Buick Verano Turbo will start at $29,990, including destination, when it hits dealerships this fall. The Verano Turbo features a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that produces 250-horsepower, according to a Buick press release. Power is routed through either a six-speed automatic transmission or a no-charge six-speed manual. Buick says the Verano Turbo “will offer more power and better fuel efficiency than the competition.” When equipped with a six-speed manual, the Verano Turbo ... continue reading»

Tags: Buick Verano, Buick, Upscale Small Cars, Model News

Honda Releases Images of Redesigned 2013 Accord

Honda unveiled photos of its redesigned 2013 Accord sedan and coupe, which are slated to go on sale this fall. In Wednesday’s news release, the automaker says the Accord “delivers an even more spacious and luxurious passenger cabin wrapped in an upscale, sophisticated exterior designed to stand the test of time.” Honda says the Accord sedan and coupe have a new grille, and that their shorter length will make them easier to park and help them deliver sportier performance ... continue reading»

Tags: Redesigns, Honda Accord, Affordable Midsize Cars, Model News, 2013 Honda Accord

EPA Rates 2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid at 47 MPG

Ford announced official fuel economy ratings for the 2013 C-Max Hybrid Tuesday, noting that the new hybrid car uses less fuel than the 2012 Toyota Prius v. With an EPA rating of 47/47 mpg city/highway, the automaker says in a press release that C-Max Hybrid beats the Prius V’s fuel economy “by up to 7 mpg.” The EPA rates the 2012 Prius v at 44/40 mpg city/highway, but has yet to post the C-Max Hybrid ... continue reading»

Tags: Ford C MAX, Model News, Fuel Economy, Toyota Prius v

2013 Ram 1500, SRT Viper to Have Built-in Cellular Connection

Chrysler Group is offering a new infotainment feature in its 2013 Ram 1500 and 2013 SRT Viper models that essentially offers wireless hotspot access by using a cellular connection that’s built into the vehicle.  The system, called Uconnect Access, utilizes a cellular connection provided by Sprint and voice recognition software, which allows drivers to send a text message, make a phone call or use the navigation system without taking their hands off the wheel. In a press release, Sprint ... continue reading»

Tags: Car Tech, Model News, Ram 1500, SRT Viper

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