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The 2024 Acura TLX doesn’t look very different from its predecessor, but Acura has nonetheless introduced a load of meaningful changes to its midsize sedan entrant. On the whole, the lineup is far more streamlined. The front-wheel-drive-only TLX Technology is now the entry point to the lineup, priced at $46,195 MSRP with destination included. It now features 19-inch wheels, and inside buyers will find an ELS sound system, ambient lighting, and leather seats.
The Chrysler 300 is soon to be no more. The brand’s big, retro inspired sedan has enjoyed moderate success over the past two decades, but all good things come to end. Of course, this isn’t the first time the 300 has been discontinued, and it may not be the last time we see the 300 moniker either.
The brightness of your vehicle’s interior lights usually doesn’t cross your mind until something goes missing in the cabin’s depths or you need to buckle a squirming baby into her car seat at night. Most vehicles come with standard, inexpensive bulbs to light the passenger compartment; they do the job, but little more. Having experienced both of the aforementioned circumstances over the last few months, I decided to spend the time and money to upgrade my vehicle’s incandescent interior lights to LED bulbs.
In an interview with Autocar this month, Audi board member and CTO Oliver Hoffmann said that more “function on demand” features will be coming to Audi models over the next few years. In other words, Audi is leaning into subscription models while others, like BMW, are bowing out after customer backlash.
In this brave new world of electrification, we’ve become accustomed to ridiculously powerful EVs. Manufacturers like Telsa, Lucid, and Lotus all have vehicles for sale that make over 1,000 hp. What we’re not so used to seeing are massively power electric vehicles coming from more mainstream brands, like Hyundai.
Mini makes sweeping changes to the Countryman, its biggest little car ever, for 2024. The lineup has been entirely revamped, and the base Countryman is now the S All4 model. In fact, all Countryman models now feature Mini’s All4 all-wheel drive system as standard. The S All4 model replaces the Countryman Cooper as the entry point to the lineup, which was previously front-driven as standard. Because the new baseline is now an S model, Mini has bumped power up to 241 hp from the car’s 2.0-liter turbocharged engine. Last year, the Countryman S All4 made 181 horses. It’s also worth noting this huge boost in power only benefits US buyers. The rest of the planet will have to make do with 218 horsepower.
When it was time to replace the budget off-brand all-terrain tires on my 2008 Ford F-150, I decided to go with a set of BFGoodrich T/A KO2 s. It’s a decision I should have made years ago, but I found a deal on a set of budget tires and regretted it as soon as I pulled out of the shop. They were squishy, loud and the shop had challenges balancing them.
Before the all-new Countryman arrives, Mini is giving the model a special edition send-off. The brand is no stranger to one-off creations, and the new Untamed Edition gives some added style and presence to either the 2024 Mini Cooper S Countryman or the 2024 Mini Cooper Countryman SE.
The dilemma over whether your trusty truck needs a tonneau cover has plagued truck owners for years, sparking heated debates among the automotive aficionados and leaving many a pickup owner pondering the pros and cons. So, does your truck really need a tonneau cover, or is it just another overhyped and needless accessory in the world of vehicular extravagance? Let's delve into the reasons behind using them and not.
As Thanksgiving approaches, families across the United States are preparing to get together. However, a recent study conducted by Nextbase has unveiled a sobering statistic - Thanksgiving ranks second on the list of holidays with the most fatal drunk driving crashes, shedding light on a concerning trend during this otherwise festive season.
At the recently held Los Angeles auto show, Genesis introduced the brand’s latest model, the GV80 Coupe. Touted as more than just a re-body of the existing GV80 SUV, the manufacturer invited us to a round table discussion with Genesis Motors North America Senior Chief Designer John Krsteski to talk about the new vehicle.
The 2023 Nissan Ariya is all about choice. Besides being the all-electric SUV option within the brand’s lineup, there are no fewer than eight trims available in the United States (six in Canada). These cover two battery sizes, two driveline choices, and three power level outputs.
The NHTSA has announced an investigation into eight Hyundai and eight Kia recalls issued between 2016 and 2023. The recalls cover the antilock braking system (ABS) module or Hydraulic Electronic Control Units (HECU) built by South Korean parts supplier Mando. The reason for the investigation, per the report, is “varying defect descriptions and differing remedy descriptions for the same or similar equipment supplied by Mando.”
The Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) is a crucial safety feature in modern vehicles. It’s designed to alert drivers when the pressure in their vehicle’s tires falls below the recommended PSI. When the TPMS light comes on, it's essential to take quick action to ensure the safety of you, your passengers, and the other drivers on the road. Correct tire pressure also helps to maintain fuel efficiency and prolong tire life. Understanding the importance of the TPMS light and knowing how to respond when it illuminates is key to being a responsible and safe, responsible vehicle owner.
The automotive industry is witnessing a significant upturn in customer satisfaction, thanks to the aftermath of the pandemic fading into history. The latest findings from the J.D. Power 2023 U.S. Sales Satisfaction Index (SSI) Study reveal that a surge in new-vehicle inventory and stable pricing has led to a notable boost in customer satisfaction for 2023. This marks a positive shift from the previous year, with overall customer satisfaction with the vehicle purchase process increasing to 793 on a 1,000-point scale, up from 786 in the previous year.
248,999 Honda and Acura models have been flagged for connecting rod bearing issues, according to a recall issued by the NHTSA on November 8th. The recall covers the Acura TLX (2015-2020), MDX (2016-2020), Honda Pilot (2016 and 2018-2019), Ridgeline (2017 and 2019), and the Honda Odyssey (2018-2019). The common thread here is the V6 engine used by these models.
Cadillac has officially announce today that the brand's next electric vehicle will be the Optiq. Details are very scarce, as in all we don't know much more than just the name, but the manufacturer does claim it will be the entry point within Cadillac's electric vehicle lineup.
Hyundai has never been a brand afraid to dramatically restyle vehicles, so the grand departure in exterior aesthetics for the 2024 Santa Fe shouldn’t surprising. What is surprising is the direction the manufacturer went in. Swoopy and/or angular profiles have been the norm in recent years, yet the Santa Fe is bursting on the scene featuring a very boxy shape.
The Subaru Forester is a vehicle that has never strayed far from a formula, and the new sixth-generation SUV is no exception. A perennial high-volume seller for Subaru in both Canada and the United States, we understand why the manufacturer is reluctant to overly alter the vehicle.
LG Electronics is set to enter the U.S. electric vehicle (EV) charger market in 2024, introducing its first line of AC and DC powered EV charging stations. Nicolas Min, Senior Vice President of LG Business Solutions USA, announced that the lineup will feature Level 2 and Level 3 EV chargers. This move aims to support the electrification of America by enabling businesses, municipalities, and other public spaces to independently own and operate charging stations.
Although Hyundai’s high-performance N division isn’t all that old, today it enters a new chapter – electrification. With the 2025 Ioniq 5 N, the brand’s hopes are “for performance enthusiasts to satisfy their driving passion on the road and track.”, just with an EV instead. Hyundai is quick to point out the new vehicle needs to achieve the three N performance pillars of ‘Corner Rascal,’ ‘Racetrack Capability’ and ‘Everyday Sportscar’.
Genesis has finally unveiled the official North American production version of the new 2025 GV80 Coupe as well as the refreshed 2025 GV80. Like many other luxury brands, the GV80 will continue to be a traditional three-row SUV while the GV80 Coupe will complement it as a two-row SUV with sleeker styling.
Subaru Starlink is an integrated in-vehicle technology system designed to enhance the safety, connectivity, and entertainment experience for drivers and passengers of Subaru vehicles. This system, exclusive to Subaru, offers a range of features that integrate advanced technology into the driving experience, differentiating it from offerings by other automakers. The following sections provide an in-depth overview of Subaru Starlink's main features, along with insights into why it might be a desirable option for car shoppers.
Vehicles with tall front ends pose a significant danger to pedestrians, according to new research conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The study reveals that while taller vehicles like pickups, SUVs, and vans with hood heights exceeding 40 inches are 45 percent more likely to be involved in fatal pedestrian crashes, even medium-height vehicles with blunt profiles can be deadly. The findings underscore the need for automakers to consider the design of their vehicles to enhance pedestrian safety.
The nature of owning and/or operating a vehicle comes with the inherent likelihood that at some point the amount of air in one’s tires will need to be adjusted. This can be up or down; certain weather and climates or circumstances may dictate the need to remove or add air. Luckily, this is a relatively easy process done with simple, inexpensive tools.
In a recent evaluation conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), four popular large pickup trucks—namely the Ram 1500, Ford F-150, Toyota Tundra, and Chevrolet Silverado—have showcased strong side crash protection capabilities. However, a notable discrepancy emerges when it comes to safeguarding passengers in the back seat.
The automotive industry is undergoing a significant transformation as electric vehicles (EVs) gain traction in the market. While electric cars promise a more sustainable and environmentally friendly future, a recent study by J.D. Power highlights that owners of internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles still report higher satisfaction levels with their car buying experience compared to their EV counterparts. This insight comes from the J.D. Power 2023 U.S. Sales Satisfaction Index (SSI) Study, shedding light on the challenges faced by EV buyers and the evolving landscape of customer satisfaction in the automotive industry.
In a rapidly evolving automotive landscape, customer satisfaction plays a pivotal role in determining an automaker's success. The J.D. Power 2023 U.S. Sales Satisfaction Index (SSI) Study has recently unveiled the top 10 mainstream automakers that excel in providing exceptional customer satisfaction. These brands have managed to stand out in a competitive market, with Buick leading the pack for the second consecutive year.