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2013 Acura TL Pricing Announced

Acura announced last week that the 2013 Acura TL, the brand’s midsize sedan, starts at $35,905, not including an $895 destination fee. The most expensive trim of the TL lineup, equipped with all-wheel drive, a manual transmission and Technology Package, starts at $43,185. The 2013 Acura TL isn’t much different from last year’s model, except for a $200 price increase on each trim. Though the TL’s manual transmission continues to be available only on ... continue reading»

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IIHS Announces Four New Top Safety Picks

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety announced Thursday that the 2013 Ford Escape, Acura ILX, Subaru BRZ and Scion FR-S earned the organization’s Top Safety Pick accolade. The Escape was completely redesigned for 2013, while the latter three are all-new 2013 models. In order to be named a Top Safety Pick, a vehicle must achieve a top score of “good” in all of the organization’s tests, including front, side and rear crash tests, as well as a rollover ... continue reading»

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Redesigned 2013 Honda Accord Offers Updated Engines and More Features

Specifics on the redesigned 2013 Honda Accord have trickled out slowly, but Wednesday, Honda released detailed features and powertrain information for its midsize car. The Accord sedan goes on sale Sept. 19, while the coupe hits dealerships Oct. 15. In a statement, Honda says the redesigned Accord offers four-cylinder and V6 engines, as well as two hybrid powertrains that will debut next year. The base Accord comes with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine making 185 horsepower, which is more than ... continue reading»

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Ford Recalls 2013 Escape for Potential Engine Coolant Leak

Ford is recalling 6,146 Escape SUVs from the 2013 model year. The recall applies to models with 1.6-liter four-cylinder engines that could have an engine coolant leak. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says that if the coolant leaks and evaporates on the engine when it is hot, a fire could start. In addition, Ford has issued two other recalls for the 2013 Escape. In July, Ford recalled 8,266 Escape models for a problem with the proximity ... continue reading»

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Redesigned 2014 Volkswagen Golf Revealed

Volkswagen released the first images of the redesigned 2014 Golf Tuesday. The automaker says in a press release that the upcoming affordable small car has a more spacious interior than the current Golf, as well as a longer and wider body. Despite its larger size, Volkswagen says the redesigned Golf is 220 pounds lighter than the car it replaces, noting a few areas where engineers were able to reduce the Golf’s weight. “The air conditioning unit is, for example ... continue reading»

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