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Toyota Recalls More Than One Million Vehicles

Toyota has announced a voluntary recall of a little more than one million vehicles. The recall covers two separate issues: one for malfunctioning air bags in the 2003 and 2004 Toyota Corolla and Matrix and the other for a problem with the windshield wipers on the 2006 through 2012 Lexus IS. The recall impacts 752,000 Corolla and Matrix models from the 2003 and 2004 model years, as well as the Pontiac Vibe, a mechanic twin of the Matrix. General ... continue reading»

GMC Dominates Study's List of Safest Vehicles

If you drive a GMC, a new study indicates that you might be behind the wheel of one of the safest vehicles on the market. The automaker took four of the five top spots in Insure.com's list of best and worst vehicles for preventing passenger injuries, and the data shows that bigger vehicles may be the safest choice in a collision. “The laws of physics are always in play in crashes,” says Russ Rader, spokesperson for the Insurance ... continue reading»

Tags: Safety, Stats and Studies, GMC Sierra 1500, GMC Sierra 2500, GMC Yukon, Porsche Cayenne, GMC Terrain, Model News

Automakers Hype Super Bowl Ads, but are Ads Worth the Investment?

Automakers will spend up to $4 million for a 30-second commercial during the 2013 Super Bowl, according to The Detroit Bureau. There’s no doubt that these commercials are entertaining, but are they worth the investment? The International Business Times says 163 million people watched at least part of last year’s Super Bowl, which means ads earn automakers a lot of attention. That doesn’t include the millions of hits their YouTube videos get. Still, Forbes says the commercials ... continue reading»

Tags: News, Super Bowl, Super Bowl car commercials

2013 Dodge Dart to Receive More Powerful Engine

Chrysler Group will soon begin producing a new 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine option for the 2013 Dodge Dart. In turn, Chrysler Group is scaling back production of the Dart’s 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine because of slow sales, the Detroit Free Press reports. The 2.4-liter engine produces 184 horsepower and 174 pound-feet of torque, which is 24 more horsepower than the 1.4-liter turbocharged engine. The new engine will come standard on the 2013 Dart GT model, which ... continue reading»

Tags: Model News, 2013 Dodge Dart

Boss 302 Not in 2014 Mustang Lineup

If you’ve been thinking a new Ford Mustang Boss 302 might look good in your garage, you'll want to act sooner rather than later. This year is the last model year for the Boss. Autoweek reported this in November 2012, citing the 2014 dealer order guides. The Boss 302 is a more performance-oriented version of the Mustang GT, with a 444-horsepower variant of that car’s 5.0-liter V8 and a retuned suspension. It is available with a ... continue reading»

Tags: Ford Mustang, Model News, Ford Mustang Boss 302

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