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Upsides and Downsides of Driving Diesel

2014 Mercedes E-Class Diesel There’s a good chance that you don’t know anyone who drives a diesel vehicle. At the end of 2012, an analysis performed by R.L. Polk & Company for Diesel Technology Forum showed that less than 3 percent of registered passenger vehicles in the U.S. were diesel. However, the number of diesel vehicles on the road could increase in the near future. “Some analysts predict diesel sales will reach 10 percent of the U.S. market by 2020 ... continue reading»

Tags: Analysis, Alternative Fuels, Stats and Studies, Fuel Economy, diesel

Redesigned 2015 Subaru WRX Receives IIHS Top Safety Pick Award

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety announced that the redesigned 2015 Subaru WRX and WRX STI earned its Top Safety Pick award. Previous generations of the WRX have never been tested by the IIHS, and although it shares some similarities with the 2014 Subaru Impreza, the IIHS reports that “there are sufficient differences for the vehicles to be rated separately.” The 2015 WRX earned the IIHS’ top rating of “good” in small and moderate overlap front crash tests, as well ... continue reading»

Tags: Crash Tests, Model News, IIHS Top Safety Pick, Subaru WRX

Redesigned 2015 Subaru Outback Unveiled at New York Auto Show

Subaru Outback Subaru has officially pulled the wraps off the all-new 2015 Outback at the New York International Auto Show. The automaker says in a press release that the redesigned Outback “offers the roomiest interior, most capable chassis and highest fuel-efficiency in the model’s 20-year history.” The base 2015 Outback 2.5i comes with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 175 horsepower, while the highest Outback 3.6R Limited features a 256-horsepower six-cylinder engine. For 2015, Subaru has phased out ... continue reading»

Tags: Redesigns, Subaru Outback, Model News, New York Auto Show

2015 Chevrolet Cruze Gets Updated Styling, More Tech Features

2015 Chevy Cruze Chevrolet has officially announced that an updated 2015 Chevrolet Cruze will debut at the New York International Auto Show. The automaker says the refreshed Cruze will feature updated exterior styling and new tech features when compared with the 2014 model. “We’ve simply made a great, versatile car even better,” Steve Majoros, Chevrolet director of passenger car and crossover marketing, says in a statement. “Chevrolet continues to design, build and sell the most compelling small cars in its history and ... continue reading»

Tags: Refreshes, Chevrolet Cruze, Model News, New York Auto Show

2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Convertible Promises at Least 625 HP

Chevy Corvette Z06 Convertible It’s no secret that the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray has been a sales success. Now, Chevrolet has given us our first look at the newest model in the Corvette lineup, as the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Convertible gets ready to debut at the New York International Auto Show. In a press release, Chevrolet says that it has never produced a convertible as powerful as the new Corvette Z06 model. “The Z06 Convertible is a world-class supercar in every sense ... continue reading»

Tags: Model News, New York Auto Show, 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06

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