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2015 Kia Sedona Real-World Cargo Space

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The minivan segment hasn't received much love in recent years; image-conscious consumers who'd rather buy SUVs mean many minivans in the segment haven't been redesigned in some time. That hasn't stopped Kia from reviving its Sedona for 2015, now with...

Nissan Gives Texting the Finger (Well, the Thumb)

Nissan is urging drivers to give other motorists the finger this month, well, actually the thumb. The automaker is encouraging people to join its #redthumb movement and pledge not to text and drive. Related: Cars.com Undercover: Texting While Driving Rampant...

Number of IIHS Top Safety Picks Spike for 2015

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety released its list of 2015 Top Safety Pick and Top Safety Pick+ vehicles, and the total number increased from 39 to 71. This is a significant change considering the agency's criteria have become more...

2015 Mercedes-Benz M-Class: Car Seat Check

A midsize SUV, the Mercedes-Benz M-Class transports smaller families in style. For 2015, this five-seater is available with a V-6 engine (ML350), a turbo-diesel four-cylinder (ML250 Bluetec) and a twin-turbo V-6 (ML400). For our test, we had the ML400 at...

2015 Audi A8 L TDI: Real-World Fuel Economy

Big luxury cars are great. If you haven't actually had the chance to drive one, go try that 5-year-old Mercedes-Benz S-Class in the dealership's used-car section the next time you're there to buy a new Camry. But big luxury cars...

Top 10 Photo Galleries of 2014

There's really no way to cover cars without photos of them. You can write all you want about style, but each reader is going to take a look at the pictures and make up his or her own mind on...

FCA, BMW Expand Takata Airbag Recalls

Two more automakers have expanded their Takata airbag recalls. BMW and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles announced major expansions to their campaigns, which affect cars with faulty airbag inflators that could rupture when they deploy and send shrapnel into occupants. Inflators have...

Why Jeep Replaced Our 2014 Cherokee's Engine

Jeep replaced the engine in our 2014 Cherokee. Here's why. It seemed simple enough. Drop off Cars.com's long-term Cherokee at our local dealership to diagnosis an occasional drivability issue and get the oil changed. Our Cherokee had thrown a tantrum...

Recall Alert: 2015 Acura TLX

Vehicles Affected: Approximately 9,000 model-year 2015 two-wheel-drive Acura TLX sedans equipped with the V-6 and manufactured July 14 through Nov. 12, 2014; all-wheel-drive vehicles manufactured between Aug. 26 and Nov. 10, 2014, are also affected. The Problem: Problems with the...

Recall Alert: 2015 Toyota Sienna

Vehicles Affected: Approximately 25,000 model-year 2015 Toyota Sienna minivans manufactured Sept. 2 through Nov. 14, 2014 The Problem: If the curtain-side airbags deploy, the second-row overhead assist handles may detach, possibly injuring the minivan's occupants. Toyota is not aware of...

Five Features to Look for in a Minivan

Chances are, if you're shopping for a minivan, you're in full-fledged family mode and need a comfortable, roomy vehicle to haul multiple kids and all their stuff. Sure, minivans have a lot of things in common — like those oh-so-practical...

2015 Chrysler 300: First Drive

Austin is weird. In fact, the city hangs its hat on that distinction. A small patch of donkey blue wedged in a sea of elephant red, the liberal city prides itself on its odd-man-out political status and singular strangeness. I...

2016 Cadillac CTS-V: First Look

Competes with: BMW M5, Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG, Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Looks like: A meaner, wider CTS with lots of extra aero bits Drivetrain: 640-horsepower, supercharged 6.2-liter V-8, eight-speed automatic transmission, rear-wheel drive Hits dealerships: TBD Related: More 2015 Detroit...

Traffic Deaths Down 3.1 Percent in 2013

Fatalities from traffic accidents decreased 3.1 percent from 2012 to 2013, according to a traffic fatality report issued today by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. In total, 32,719 Americans died in traffic accidents in 2013. That's down from 2012's...

Cadillac Debuts Video Rearview Mirror in 2016 CT6

Cadillac announced Thursday that the 2016 CT6, its forthcoming flagship car that signals a brand-wide nameplate change, will offer streaming video of what's behind you in the center rearview mirror. The video overlays the mirror, but drivers can switch back...

2015 Mazda MX-5 Miata Review

"The 2015 Mazda MX-5 Miata offers superior handling, an easy-to-use convertible top and loads of driving fun, but it needs its imminent 2016 redesign to keep pace with a growing, competitive market," says Cars.com reviewer Bill Jackson. 2015 Mazda MX-5...

What Does This Button Do?

At first glance this button doesn't look like anything special. It's obviously a side-view mirror control of some sort, but pressing it doesn't automatically reveal the button's multicontrol function. What looks like a simple retracting mirror button activates a different...

Don't Be Swayed By Cheap Premium Gas

With gas prices at a five-year low and regular unleaded gasoline selling for less than $2 a gallon in some areas, it might be tempting to treat your car's engine to a tankful of premium gas — even though it's...

Santa Tracker: OnStar Keeps Tabs on the Big Guy

He's sees you when you're sleeping, he knows when your awake, but the spying can go both ways. For the sixth year in a row, OnStar will again be able to help customers keep tabs on Santa this Christmas. Related:...

Ford Expands Airbag Recall

In November, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration urged automakers to expand a recall of Takata-manufactured airbags, and Ford has announced it's doing just that. Following Honda and Mazda, Ford has decided to expand its Takata airbag recall nationwide. The...

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