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2014 Land Rover Range Rover Gains Supercharged V6

Many automakers are swapping out V6 and V8 engines for smaller, turbo- or supercharged engines because they tend to get better gas mileage without much of a sacrifice in power. Land Rover is joining this trend with the 2014 Land Rover Range Rover. When it goes on sale this summer, the base 2014 Range Rover will have a supercharged V6 engine in place of the current 375-horsepower V8. One of the main differences between the outgoing 5.0-liter, V8 engine ... continue reading»

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J.D. Power: Vehicle Dependability Improving

The 2013 J.D. Power & Associates Vehicle Dependability Study shows vehicle dependability is improving, with owners reporting the lowest number of vehicle problems since the study launched 24 years ago.  To determine which brands and vehicles are most dependable, J.D. Power calculates the number of vehicle problems reported by more than 37,000 consumers who own vehicles that were all-new or significantly redesigned for the 2010 model year. Compared with the results of the 2012 VDS, dependability has improved ... continue reading»

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What to Expect at the Chicago Auto Show

The Chicago Auto Show opened for the media Thursday, and the press gets the first peak at all-new or redesigned models like the Chevrolet Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel, 2014 Toyota Tundra and Kia Forte hatchback. Edmunds.com says that while automakers won’t have many big reveals at the Chicago Auto Show, it’s still an important event because consumers who attend the Chicago Show are often prepared to buy a new car. Chevrolet Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel When the ... continue reading»

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Automakers Hype Super Bowl Ads, but are Ads Worth the Investment?

Automakers will spend up to $4 million for a 30-second commercial during the 2013 Super Bowl, according to The Detroit Bureau. There’s no doubt that these commercials are entertaining, but are they worth the investment? The International Business Times says 163 million people watched at least part of last year’s Super Bowl, which means ads earn automakers a lot of attention. That doesn’t include the millions of hits their YouTube videos get. Still, Forbes says the commercials ... continue reading»

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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»

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