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Headlight Safety Test Casts Shadow on Compact SUVs

By Matt Schmitz on July 12, 2016


CARS.COM — As the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety continues to shed new light on the performance of one of the most basic, yet vital, elements of car safety — headlights — automakers have their work cut out for them.… Read More

Headlight Safety Test Casts Shadow on Compact SUVs

By Matt Schmitz on July 12, 2016

CARS.COM — As the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety continues to shed new light on the performance of one of the most basic, yet vital, elements of car safety — headlights — automakers have their work cut out for them.… Read More

2016 BMW X1: Car Seat Check

By Matt Schmitz on June 16, 2016

CARS.COM — BMW's smallest SUV was redesigned for the 2016 model year and what the X1 lost in performance, it gained in utility. The five-passenger luxury subcompact ute lost its turbocharged six-cylinder engine but gained storage options and cargo space,… Read More

2016 BMW X1 Earns IIHS Top Rating

By Fred Meier on May 26, 2016

CARS.COM — The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety named the redesigned 2016 BMW X1 SUV a Top Safety Pick Plus, a significant improvement over the outgoing model's score. IIHS reports that the compact SUV's redesign boosted its performance to a top… Read More

LoJack Report Shows Smarter Thieves Targeting Pricier Cars

By Matt Schmitz on May 18, 2016

CARS.COM — The downside of being among the top-selling cars is that those models also tend to be among the most stolen. Then again, they're also the most recovered. The stolen-vehicle recovery experts at LoJack just released their seventh annual… Read More

NHTSA Extends BMW's Deadline for Takata Airbag Replacements

By Matt Schmitz on March 25, 2016

CARS.COM — Federal safety officials have granted BMW an additional five months to acquire replacement airbags needed to fix recalled vehicles equipped with potentially defective airbags manufactured by Japan's Takata Corp. BMW now has until Aug. 31 to find a… Read More

BMW Recalls 840,000 Vehicles for Takata Airbag Inflators

By Fred Meier on February 10, 2016

CARS.COM — BMW announced today that it is recalling about 840,000 vehicles for driver-side airbag inflators made by Takata Corp. that could rupture and send bits of shrapnel at the occupants of the vehicle, causing injury or death.  Related: 5… Read More

2016 BMW X1 Review

By Kelsey Mays on February 2, 2016

CARS.COM — The redesigned BMW X1 is astonishingly practical, but it's less of an ultimate driving machine than the automaker's faithful may care for. Find out more in my review.… Read More

AAA Issues Plea to Automakers: Spare the Spare

By Matt Schmitz on November 11, 2015

As automakers increasingly ditch the doughnut in favor of run-flat tires and emergency inflator kits, AAA is making a plea to spare the spare. The roadside-services provider says it has seen no decline the past five years in the more… Read More

2015 Los Angeles Auto Show: What to Expect

By Matt Schmitz on November 11, 2015

In a city where the streets are literally paved with celebrities, the rich-and-famous denizens with and without stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame love their luxury vehicles, performance cars and SUVs. In that regard, the 2015 Los Angeles Auto… Read More

2016 BMW X1 Photo Gallery

By Jennifer Geiger on June 4, 2015

BMW's tiny SUV is redesigned for 2016 with more interior room and a new powertrain. Outside, the new X1's styling is in line with its larger X5 sibling; it wears the brand's large, upright dual-kidney grille as well as standard… Read More