The latest Sportage is absolutely worthy of consideration, and while fuel economy remains unimpressive, everything else about this Kia is improved for the better. Find out what else we learned about the all-new Sportage crossover SUV...
Top-Rated Family Cars in the 2016 Initial Quality Study
In this 2016 Family Cars buyer's guide, we highlight the top-rated models in the 2016 U.S. IQS, those vehicles earning a Power Circle Rating of 4 or 5 out of a possible 5 for initial quality during the first 90 days of ownership.
Non-Premium Brands, Led by Kia, Outperform in 2016 Initial Quality Study
Not only does new-vehicle initial quality improve by 6 percentage points this year, but for the first time in a decade, non-premium brands, led by Kia, outperform premium nameplates, according to the J.D. Power 2016 U.S. Initial Quality StudySM (IQS).
Recall Roundup: Toyota Motor Recalls Prius, Lexus CT Hybrids over Air Bag Inflator Concerns
During the past week, several automakers issued recalls of light vehicles, including model years as far back as 2001. The largest recall comes from Toyota Motor Corp., involving 482,002 Toyota and Lexus vehicles.
IIHS Critical of Passenger-Side Crash Protection in Some Vehicles
Some vehicles that have received a "Good" overall rating in the tough small overlap front crash test performed by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) may not provide the same level of safety for front-seat passengers as they do for drivers.
The heavy-duty version of the Silverado, Chevrolet's full-size pickup truck, comes in 2500HD or 3500HD capacities. For 2016, Chevy has introduced technological upgrades to the integrated cruise control, powertrain grade braking, and diesel exhaust braking.
Volkswagen Submits Settlement for U.S. Diesel Owners; Sets Aside Clean Air Funds
Germany's Volkswagen AG recently presented settlement agreements in U.S. District Court in San Francisco that will fund buybacks and early lease terminations, apply approved fixes, and provide cash payments to owners of some 475,000 VWand Audi vehicles in the United States equipped with 2.0-liter diesel engines.
To usher in its next-generation midsize van that raises the bar on exterior and interior design and will challenge competitors, Chrysler's successor to the outgoing Town & Country bears a new name: Pacifica.
Preliminary data released recently by the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reveal that motor traffic deaths rose by 7.7% in 2015, compared with 2014 (35,200 deaths vs. 32,675).