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Honda Odyssey and Pilot Recalled for Missing Airbag Rivets

Honda is voluntarily recalling Honda Odyssey minivans and Honda Pilot crossover SUVs because some models may lack rivets that hold the driver airbag’s plastic cover in place. In a statement, Honda says that the recall includes about 748,000 vehicles. Pilot models included in the recall are from the 2009 to 2013 model years, while Odyssey models are from the 2011 to 2013 model years. Honda says it is not aware of injuries or accidents, but missing rivets could ... continue reading»

Tags: NHTSA, Honda Odyssey, Honda Pilot, Model News, Honda recall

Honda Accord Plug-in Hybrid Earns Higher MPGe Rating than Fusion Energi, Prius Plug-in and Volt

Honda has announced pricing on the 2014 Accord Plug-in Hybrid, which is on sale now in California and New York. Starting at $40,570 (including a $790 destination charge), the Accord Plug-in Hybrid is more expensive than competitors like the 2013 Chevrolet Volt and Ford Fusion Energi, which start at $39,995 and $39,495, respectively, after destination fees. The Accord Plug-in Hybrid is also more expensive than the Toyota Prius Plug-in, which starts at $32,760. Despite a higher ... continue reading»

Tags: Prices, Hybrid Cars, Model News, Fuel Economy, Honda Accord Plug in Hybrid

2014 GM Trucks Make Auto Show Debut, Chevy Launches Silverado Microsite

The redesigned 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickup trucks were on display at the Detroit Auto Show last week. The last time the trucks were significantly updated was for the 2007 model year.  General Motors has also launched a 2014 Silverado online configurator, so you can build the truck you want before it goes on sale later this year. "Hitch up the hay wagon, the battle for pickup bragging rights is about to resume as new versions of the ... continue reading»

Tags: Model News, Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra

2014 Acura RLX Priced Under $49,000

Acura revealed pricing and feature details about its new flagship sedan, the 2014 Acura RLX, at the Detroit Auto Show this week. The new luxury large sedan, which replaces the RL, will start at $48,450 when it hits dealerships in March. In a press release, Acura says the RLX features an all-new V6 engine with direct injection that produces 310 horsepower. The base RLX is front-wheel drive, and Acura predicts that it will achieve EPA fuel economy ratings of ... continue reading»

Tags: Acura RL, Model News, Detroit Auto Show, Acura RLX

Detroit Auto Show Small-Car Recap

In many ways, the Corvette Stingray and Cadillac ELR claimed the limelight at the Detroit Auto Show with their fancy powertrains and extreme performance. Though many small cars don’t push the envelope like the Stingray and ELR, some important compact cars had their debuts at the North American International Auto Show. 2014 Nissan Versa Note When Nissan redesigned the Versa for the 2012 model year, only the sedan received updates. Now the automaker is tackling the hatchback model. In ... continue reading»

Tags: News, Nissan Versa, Toyota Corolla, Affordable Small Cars, Upscale Small Cars, Small Cars, Dodge Dart, 2013 Detroit Auto Show

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