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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»

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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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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»

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Audi Unveils A3 TDI Sportback at NY Auto Show

Audi A3 TDI Sportback Audi announced on Wednesday that it is bringing the diesel-powered A3 TDI Sportback stateside following "an outpouring of enthusiasts’ support." The diesel-powered A3 hatchback joins the recently-redesigned A3 sedan, as well as the hybrid A3 e-tron Sportback, a convertible variant and a high-performance S3 sedan, which will all "be introduced over the next 18 months," says Audi. The A3 TDI Sportback has a 150-horsepower, 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbodiesel engine and a six-speed dual-clutch transmission. Audi has not said whether or ... continue reading»

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2015 Chevrolet Trax Compact Crossover Coming to Dealers Early Next Year

2015 Chevrolet Trax Chevrolet unveiled the 2015 Trax Tuesday at the New York International Auto Show. General Motors Senior Vice President Alan Batey says in a press release that the small SUV segment "is expected to grow more than 80 percent by 2016." The Trax slots below the Equinox in Chevrolet's SUV lineup. The Chevrolet Trax is part of the growing class of subcompact crossover SUVs, which includes vehicles like the Mini Cooper Countryman, Nissan Juke and upcoming Jeep Renegade, as well ... continue reading»

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