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Review update: 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E evolves an icon

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-EAs soon as I parked the Rapid Red Mustang Mach-E at my son’s soccer game, my 7-year-old daughter pointed to a black V-6 Mustang convertible in the parking lot and exclaimed, “Dad! It’s the same type of car we’re driving!” Even a 7-year old knows the Mach-E is a Ford Mustang, and it’s exciting to her regardless...

2022 Lincoln Nautilus

2022 Lincoln NautilusWhat kind of car is the 2022 Lincoln Nautilus? What does it compare to? The 2022 Nautilus crossover SUV goes for quiet luxury, with a knockout interior and top-flight tech features in its five-seat cabin. The mid-size utility vehicle rivals vehicles like the Cadillac XT5, Audi Q5, and Lexus RX. Is the 2022 Lincoln Nautilus a good car? With last...

IIHS raises Top Safety Pick bar with tougher side crash test

2021 Mazda CX-5 in IIHS side-crash testThe last time the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety updated its side impact crash test GM just rolled out the gas-guzzling Hummer H2 and Lincoln ended production of the Blackwood pickup truck after one ignominious year. A lot has changed when it comes to safety since 2003, but one thing that hasn’t changed is Americans’...

Volvo expands recall of older sedans and wagons for airbag issue

2009 Volvo S60 2.5TVolvo will be recalling 194,546 more vehicles as part of a growing airbag recall affecting its older sedans and wagons, the NHTSA disclosed on Monday. Two weeks ago, Volvo announced the recall of 259,383 older sedans for an exploding airbag risk. The issue is similar to the Takata airbag recall that has roiled the automotive industry and affected...

2022 Hyundai Venue

2022 Hyundai VenueWhat kind of car is the 2022 Hyundai Venue? What does it compare to? Hyundai might have the 2022 Venue categorized as an SUV, but it’s a boxy five-passenger hatchback to us—and it’s the best way to think of this model, which has no all-wheel drive on its options list. Available in SE, SEL, and Limited models, it compares most...
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