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Honda's HR-V Makes a Case for Subcompact SUVs

By David Thomas on June 2, 2015


May sales were mostly good for automakers — very good in some cases and record setting for others. Americans are back to buying new cars and at a near-record pace. One new segment that car companies are betting on to… Read More

Honda's HR-V Makes a Case for Subcompact SUVs

By David Thomas on June 2, 2015

May sales were mostly good for automakers — very good in some cases and record setting for others. Americans are back to buying new cars and at a near-record pace. One new segment that car companies are betting on to… Read More

Recall Alert: 2015 Buick Encore, Chevrolet Trax

By Jennifer Geiger on March 30, 2015

Vehicles Affected: Approximately 2,200 model-year 2015 Chevrolet Trax and Buick Encore vehicles; only Encore crossovers manufactured from Nov. 27, 2014, to Feb. 24, 2015, and Trax crossovers manufactured from Nov. 18, 2014, to Feb. 17, 2015, are affected.   The… Read More

These City-Friendly Cars Also Pull Family Duty

By Kristin Varela on March 24, 2015

2015 Kia Soul The Soul started out as one of those love it or hate it designs, but it has won us, and other urban families, over with its blend of functional cargo space, ease of maneuverability in tight spaces,… Read More

2015 Buick Encore Review

By Bill Jackson on March 23, 2015

After test-driving the 2015 Buick Encore, I found it succeeds by having excellent visibility and a convenient and trendy size, but it's a let down by missing the kind of standout luxury features its sticker price suggests it should have.… Read More

2015 Buick Encore Is a Winter Surprise

By Joe Bruzek on February 20, 2015

Buick's tiny Encore is no stranger to exceeding expectations, most notably ride comfort and interior quality for a $25,000 small SUV. The subcompact SUV can easily add winter drivability to its list of accomplishments. After a storm dumped around 19… Read More

2015 Buick Encore, Chevrolet Trax Named IIHS Top Safety Picks

By Jennifer Newman on February 10, 2015

Improvements to its structure have helped the 2015 Buick Encore, a subcompact crossover, earn a Top Safety Pick award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The Encore's lower-priced twin, the 2015 Chevrolet Trax, also received the Top Safety Pick… Read More

Recall Alert: 124,000 GM Cars, Crossovers

By Matt Schmitz on August 15, 2014

Vehicles Affected: More than 124,000 GM vehicles, including model-year 2013-14 Buick Encore crossovers and Cadillac ATS cars; 2014 Cadillac CTS and ELR cars; 2014 Chevrolet Caprice and SS cars; and 2014-15 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickup trucks The Problem:… Read More

Top 10 Urban Cars

By Kelsey Mays on August 11, 2014

From squeezing between a Dumpster and a wall to holding your breath as a bus hard aports past your bumper, cities can be an automotive minefield. And cars are often the casualties. Need proof? Look no further than auto insurance… Read More

Recall Alert: 2013 Cadillac ATS, Buick Encore

By Matt Schmitz on August 7, 2014

Vehicles Affected: More than 48,000 model-year 2013 Cadillac ATS four-door sedans and Buick Encore crossovers The Problem: The front outboard lap belt pretensioner cables will retract upon deployment to pull in seat belt webbing, but may not lock, allowing the… Read More

Recall Alert: 3,000 2011-14 GM Compact Cars, Crossovers

By Matt Schmitz on June 29, 2014

Vehicles Affected: Nearly 3,000 GM compact cars and crossovers, including model-year 2011-14 Chevrolet Cruzes and 2012-14 Sonics, as well as 2013-14 Chevrolet Trax and Buick Encore crossovers, and Buick Verano sedans The Problem: Insulation on the engine block heater power… Read More