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Push-button Start may be Safer than Key Ignition Switches

2014 Cadillac CTS Ignition In the wake of General Motors' recall of nearly 2.6 million vehicles affected by faulty ignition switches, you may want to consider push-button start if you’re in the market for a new vehicle, as safety issues in key ignition switches are raising concerns. Bloomberg reports that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has received more than 18,000 key ignition complaints across many makes and models since the 1980s. According to Bloomberg, the peak of these complaints ... continue reading»

Tags: News, Safety, ignitions

Nissan Brings Live Video Stream to Your Rearview Mirror

Nissans Smart Rearview Mirror Ever wished you had eyes in the back of your head? That may soon become a reality, as automakers introduce new technology to improve visibility in upcoming vehicles. Nissan recently won an award for its Smart rearview mirror, which is the industry's first rearview mirror that can toggle back and forth between mirror and rearview camera settings. Rearview camera displays that are built in to the rearview mirror aren't new. The 2014 Honda CR-Z comes standard with a ... continue reading»

Tags: News, Car Tech, backup camera, rearview camera

Honda Entering Subcompact SUV Market with 2015 Honda HR-V

2015 Honda HR-V Honda announced last week at the New York International Auto Show that it is introducing a subcompact crossover called the HR-V, which is based on the redesigned 2015 Fit. According to a press release, the HR-V will be equipped with Honda's folding Magic Seat, "which allows for multiple seating configurations and the ability to fold the second row seat completely flat for added cargo space." The Magic Seat has been a favorite feature among reviewers in the Fit since ... continue reading»

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Electric Vehicle Buyers are Younger, Wealthier than Hybrid Buyers, Study Says

2014 Ford Focus Electric A recent study by market research firm Experian Automotive suggests that there are economic and social differences between electric vehicle (EV) and hybrid consumers. The study also found that the sale of electric vehicles is rapidly outpacing the sale of hybrids. Those who buy EVs are younger, wealthier and have slightly better credit than those who purchase hybrids (including plug-in hybrids), the study says. Experian Automotive found that roughly 21 percent of electric car buyers earned an average household income ... continue reading»

Tags: News, Hybrid vehicles, electric car prices, Electric Vehicles

Ford Mustang Turns 50: A History in Pictures

Ford Mustang 50th Anniversary This month, the Ford Mustang turns 50, and Ford is celebrating in a big way. In 1964, the original Mustang was unveiled atop the Empire State Building. Last week, as part of the New York International Auto Show, a 2015 Ford Mustang was assembled on the Empire State Building's 86th floor. As any Ford Mustang enthusiast can attest, the Mustang has done its fair share of maturing over the years. In our 50th Anniversary Ford Mustang slideshow, we take ... continue reading»

Tags: Features, Ford Mustang GT, Ford Mustang Boss 302, 2015 Ford Mustang

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