Redesigned 2015 Kia Sedona Previewed in Shadowy Shots

2015 Kia Sedona Over the last two weeks, Kia released two dark photos of what it says depict the next-generation, 2015 Kia Sedona. In its first statement from last week, Kia announced that the Sedona will seat up to eight people. The statement issued yesterday gives a bit more information. Kia explains that the redesigned 2015 Sedona "rides on an all-new chassis powered by a 3.3-liter gasoline direct injected (GDI) V6 engine and offers a host of innovative technology and safety features ... continue reading»

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Cadillac, Buick Customers Happiest with Dealer Service, Study Says

Cadillac ELR Buick owners are the most satisfied with maintenance and repair services at the dealership, according to a study recently released by J.D. Power and Associates. Volkswagen earned the second highest customer satisfaction rating among mainstream auto brands, followed by GMC and MINI, which tied for third place. Among luxury brands, Cadillac came out on top, dethroning Lexus, which had been top-ranked for the last five years. Audi and Lexus came in second and third place for 2014, respectively. Roughly ... continue reading»

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Test Drivers Impressed with Revamped 2015 Honda Fit

2015 Honda Fit The 2015 Honda Fit is set to hit the market this month with an all-new design after a brief production hiatus for the 2014 model year. This third-generation Fit features a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine that puts out 130 horsepower, which is 13 more than what the 2013 model makes. A six-speed manual transmission is standard (the previous model has five speeds) and an optional continuously variable transmission (CVT) replaces the 2013 Fit's five-speed automatic. The EPA rates the ... continue reading»

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Chevrolet, GMC SUVs Top IIHS Crash Test

2014 Chevrolet Equinox crash test The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has recently been putting midsize SUVs through their paces and two General Motors vehicles have emerged as clear winners. Of nine SUVs to take the IIHS small overlap front crash test, only the 2014 Chevrolet Equinox and its counterpart, the 2014 GMC Terrain, earned the institute's highest rating of Good. For this particular front crash test, the 2014 Toyota Highlander earned an Acceptable rating, while the Jeep Grand Cherokee, Toyota 4Runner and Ford ... continue reading»

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NHTSA: Backup Cameras Must Be Standard by 2018

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) declared Monday that there must be "rear visibility technology in all new vehicles under 10,000 pounds by May 2018." NHTSA's ruling includes requirements for the camera's field of view as well as durability, responsiveness and size of the displayed image. According to NHTSA, "This new rule enhances the safety of these vehicles by significantly reducing the risk of fatalities and serious injuries caused by backover accidents." The agency reports that ... continue reading»

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