In honor of Earth Day, despreporno.info announced its pick for Eco-Friendly Car of the Year as part of its annual Best of Awards program. The 2019 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid won for its long range, comfortable size and reasonable price. Not only is the Honda Clarity great for the environment, it also provides lower cost-per-mile commuting and a $7,500 federal tax credit for the cost-conscious car shopper.
The 2019 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid beat other 2019 eco-friendly competitors including the Read Find out>
The McLaren 720S has added a new title to its trophy cabinet, having been named World Performance Car 2019 by the World Car Awards jurors. The 720S has been extensively praised for its blend of extreme performance, crafted luxury and unparalleled driver involvement and this accolade joins a long list of awards for the car, which has won universal acclaim across the globe including in the UK Ė McLaren Automotiveís home market - and North America, where the World Car Awards were announced.
SummaryChrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain 2013-2016 Dodge Dart vehicles equipped with 6-speed automatic transmissions. The shifter cable bushing may fail allowing the shift cable to detach from the transmission.
RemedyChrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the transmission side shifter cable bushing, Read Find out>
Faulty and potentially deadly airbags are again the focus of an expanded investigation by U.S. safety regulators. This time, though, they are not made by Takata, but a different manufacturer and instead of exploding, they may not deploy at all.
The National Highway Traffic Administration says the expanded probe involves airbags installed in 12.3 million vehicles made from Fiat Chrysler, Honda, Hyundai, Kia, and Mitsubishi vehicles from the 2010-2019 model years. According to NHTSA documents, Read Find out>
CarMD, a leading provider of automotive diagnostic data and business solutions, released its 2019 CarMD Vehicle Health Index report. This annual VHI report provides an overview of information related to check engine-related car repairs, costs and trends. Top 5 Reasons for Check Engine LightBelow youíll find the rankings according to CarMDís findings along with average cost of repairs. The one you donít want is the pricey problem of Read Find out>
Every day, someone says to me something like ďI read on the Internet that this car had this problem, and this car had that problem, etcĒ. After all, if it is on the Internet, it must be true, right? Not so fast. I can go online and find bad things about every vehicle ever made.
Remember too, the happy owners donít typically post things online, because they are happy. When you look for problems with a particular car, you get a very skewed viewÖonly the bad stuff, which may be a small Read Find out>
Cars continue to slide in SUV-crazy America. Mid-sized cars fell almost 25,000 sales in the first three months of 2019 versus that same time in 2018.
In the top ten best-sellers for 2019, only Honda Accord and Kia Optima showed increases, while the Toyota Camry, the best-seller for 15 straight years, fell 10%. Camry still holds a nice lead after the first quarter of 2019.
Here are your sales leaders so far: Toyota Camry: 81,684Honda Accord: 64,411Nissan Altima: 51,480Ford Fusion: Read Find out>
A diesel engine is finally coming to Mazdaís U.S. lineup and it will make its long-awaited debut with the 2019 Mazda CX-5 Signature AWD.
Mazda made the announcement during the 2019 New York Auto Show. Even better, pre-sales for the CX-5 equipped with the Skyactiv-D 2.2-liter diesel are underway which means you can order one now at a CarProUSA Certified Mazda Dealer.
In his speech, Chairman and CEO of Mazda North American, Masahiro Moro shared updates on Mazdaís journey to Japanese Read Find out>
Thereís no better place to get real-world driving experience of a bunch of new vehicles in one place than at the annual Texas Auto Roundup. The event brings together Texas Auto Writers Association journalists and dozens of new model year vehicles that are evaluated over the course of two days. This year, some of the redesigned or first-ever vehicles that got our attention include the 2020 Kia Telluride, 2020 Toyota Corolla, and 2019 Nissan Leaf PLUS. Weíll also toss in the noteworthy 2019 Read Find out>
A Dodge muscle car won the top award at the 2019 Texas Auto Roundup. After 44 journalist members of the Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA) evaluated 29 vehicles April 14-16, the 2019 Dodge Challenger was crowned the overall Car of Texas. Our Executive Producer, Amy Plemons, was on hand to experience driving all the vehicles brought by automakers. Despreporno Executive Producer Amy Plemons behind the wheel of the 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF. Dodge Challenger Receives Top HonorsďDriving enthusiasts Read Find out>
Iíll be honest with you here. Iím not a soccer mom, Iím not a nanny ferrying around school kids, and Iím not even an Uber/Lyft driver doing airport pickups. But that didnít prevent me from getting behind the wheel of a minivan recently, and specifically the 2019 Chrysler Pacifica. Surprisingly, as it turns out, you donít have to be any of those things to like the Pacifica. (It would appear actor Jamie Foxx is a fan, too, as the ďVoiceĒ of the Pacifica in a new ad campaign.)
Meet Kiaís new flagship SUV the 2020 Kia Telluride. As Kia tells it, the Telluride is the first of its vehicles to be specifically built for Americans. It clearly came to make its presence known, too, with its big, bold and boxy design.
We took it for a brief first drive at the 2019 Texas Auto Roundup, but I am excited to report that Iíll have one of this Georgia-bult SUVs for a full week for a review coming up soon.
For now, suffice it to say my first impressions of this 3-row SUV are Read Find out>
When youíre getting in and out of different vehicles a lot, as comes with being an automotive journalist, it can take a lot to wow you. But the following vehicles at this yearís 2019 Texas Auto Roundup did just that from the moment we stepped inside their stylish, comfortable and impressive confines.
Here is our list of the top 11 interiors out of 29 vehicles judged by members of the Texas Auto Writers Association. (For a list of overall winning vehicles by category click here.)
The cabin air filter, a feature found on most late-model vehicles, cleans the air that comes into the interior through the heating, ventilation and air conditioning system. It catches dust, pollen and other airborne material that can make riding in a car unpleasant, particularly if you have allergies or other respiratory problems.
When To Replace Your Air FilterRecommendations on when it should be replaced vary by manufacturer ó some say every 12,000 or 15,000 miles, others longer ó and how Read Find out>
Many thanks to all who played our recent Facebook contest to win a nice pack of Meguiarís car care products. Two weeks ago we had people guessing the final price of a classic 1970 Mustang at Mecum Auctions. Last week, we had you guessing at the gavel price of a Buick Grand National at Barrett-Jackson. Read Find out>
Entry-level Mustang buyers looking for more performance are now in luck. Ford is introducing a new 2.3L EcoBoost High Performance Package for the base engine model.
2020 Mustang EcoBoost High Performance PackageBasically, if you check the box, the High Performance Package gets you a Ford Performance-tuned version of the 2.3-liter EcoBoost inline engine borrowed from the Ford Focus RS. Itís good for a projected 330-horsepower and 350 lb.-ft. of torque, numbers that Ford says make it the most Read Find out>
With all the automakers reporting sales after the end of March, I can now accurately give you the 25 top-selling models in America across the board.
With the auto industry down 3% so far this year, there are not a lot of these vehicles that are up from Q1 2018, but as Iíve been telling you on the air, watch out for Ram Trucks. They are up 15% from a year ago, and for the first time in recent memory, Ram is outselling Silverado.
Barrett-Jackson was once again the hub of the collector car hobby during the 17th Annual Palm Beach Auction, April 11-13, 2019. In a press release, Barrett-Jackson reports that in total, 632 vehicles sold for over $30.18 million with a 98.9 percent sell-through-rate, while 258 pieces of automobilia brought in nearly $500,000, and $550,000 was raised through the sale of three charity vehicles, bringing the total auction sales to more than $31.2 million.
America continued its love affair with SUVs in the first quarter of 2019. Overall, SUV sales are up 26,000 units in the first three months of 2019, which is significant considering the red-hot SUV sales of 2018.
Your leader so far is Nissan Rogue, even though sales of it versus a year ago are down almost 20%. Chevy Equinox is not far behind, neither is the Honda CR-V and both of those are seeing sales increases this year. Bottom line, Rogue needs to be very careful if it plans to hold that Read Find out>
The Chrysler Pacifica is winning awards left and right this month. It was just named Family Car of Texas by journalist members of the Texas Auto Writers Association, and also recently took home honors from Good Housekeeping.
The magazine, in partnership with Car and Driver, named the Chrysler Pacifica a 2019 Best New Car award winner in the Minivan category. Last year, the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid took home the 2018 Best New Car in the Hybrid category.