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Winter Tire Performance Can Vary Vastly Depending on Rubber Compound

Monday  02:30,   16 december 2019

It's astonishing how much a tire's rubber compound can contribute to cold-weather performance. >>>

2020 Toyota Highlander Priced on the High End of the Three-Row SUV Market

Sunday  21:05,   15 december 2019

It starts $2770 higher than its predecessor and a few thousand dollars more than competitors from Chevy, Honda, and Mazda. The redesigned 2020 Toyota Highlander three-row SUV has a starting price of $35,720 for the base L model; the top hybrid AWD... >>>

Watch This Supercharged F-150 Rip a Nine-Second Quarter-Mile

Sunday  04:35,   15 december 2019

Who says trucks can't lay down supercar acceleration numbers? The result of all these upgrades is a wildly quick 9.23-second quarter-mile with a trap speed of 146 mph. The High Tech Corvette YouTube channel was on the scene to capture the whole... >>>

Watching 17-Year-Old Dirt Get Pressure-Washed Off This Old Dodge Is Therapeutic

Sunday  02:25,   15 december 2019

Car cleaning videos are some of the most satisfying videos on the internet. What follows is 25 straight minutes of relaxing, pressure-washing B-roll. All of the exterior body panels, as well as the bumpers, glass, wheels, tires, and even the engine... >>>

Your Favorite Car Magazine Was an Answer on Jeopardy

Saturday  20:08,   14 december 2019

We'll take Car and Driver for $800, Alex. The December 13 episode of Jeopardy featured the above question, proving beyond a doubt that the show's researchers make good choices in reading.And in viewing, apparently: The quote about "vague... >>>

The Ducati Memorabilia program brings ex-MotoGP engine parts to your living room

Saturday  17:35,   14 december 2019

Want an ex-Cal Crutchlow crankshaft for your bookshelf or an ex-Dovizioso piston for your parlor?Each component in the Ducati Memorabilia collection gets its own number which conveniently also makes it unusable in a motorcycle, so don't get any... >>>

This Volvo Designer Makes Star Wars Lightsabers in His Spare Time

Saturday  15:23,   14 december 2019

He builds the custom pieces by hand and sells them for up to $5000 each. There are millions of Star Wars fans around the world, but while many can do a fair impression of Yoda, far fewer can build his lightsaber. T. Jon Mayer is one of the few. By... >>>

The 2020 Audi A6 Allroad gets US pricing and availability

Saturday  03:25,   14 december 2019

Audi's tall wagon is back in the US market after a long hiatus and it's looking good.Now, if you happened to forget the particulars of the forthcoming 2020 Audi A6 Allroad , don't worry because we're going to do a refresher. To start, this... >>>

The Mercedes-Benz EQC EV won't go on sale in the US until 2021

Saturday  03:25,   14 december 2019

Mercedes is claiming that the pushback is due to massive interest in the vehicle in Europe.Specifically, Mercedes is delaying the US release of the EQC by a year -- pushing it back to 2021-- because of massive interest in the vehicle from European... >>>

Subaru Forester, Ascent included in engine-related recall expansion

Saturday  01:50,   14 december 2019

PCV valves remain the culprit.The previous recall, filed back in October, included 205,000 Crosstrek and Impreza models from the 2017 and 2018 model years. The latest filing on Dec. 2 with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration adds... >>>

Why the Audi Q8 got the RS treatment but the Q7 didn't

Saturday  01:15,   14 december 2019

Why the Audi Q8 got the RS treatment but the Q7 didn't"We chose the Q8 to become an RS because, in our core markets, customer demands focus on the very design-oriented SUV-coupe body style," Audi spokeswoman Susanne Mellinghoff told us. She... >>>

Honda self-driving technology coming next year, report says

Saturday  00:30,   14 december 2019

The report says the technology will be a Level 3 system for Japan and let drivers keep their eyes off the road.According to a report from Nikkei Asian Review on Friday, Honda plans to launch a Level 3 self-driving system with the Legend sedan next... >>>

Another Takata airbag recall takes shape, could affect 100 million inflators

Friday  23:45,   13 december 2019

Without evidence that another potential issue won't cause problems, NHTSA could demand yet another recall.Bloomberg reported on Thursday that the clock is ticking for the supplier that absorbed bankrupt Takata, TK Services, nee Key Safety... >>>

General Motors dishes out $1.5 billion for next Chevy Colorado, GMC Canyon

Friday  23:26,   13 december 2019

$1 billion is reserved for the Wentzville, Missouri, plant that will build the next-gen models.The automaker specifically said it is not sharing any details about the next pickup trucks at this time, so no news on that front. However, the investment >>>

Kia Is Getting a New Logo

Friday  23:05,   13 december 2019

Trademark applications tipped us off to the new logo, which was also recently featured on the Imagine concept car. Korean automaker Kia has applied for a new logo design, pictured above, in an application filed with the Korean trademark office.The... >>>