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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

Recall Alert: 2013-2016 Fiat 500e

By Jennifer Newman on May 27, 2016

CARS.COM Vehicles Affected: Approximately 17,000 model-year 2013-16 Fiat 500e battery-electric hatchbacks manufactured from March 22, 2012, to Jan. 29, 2016 The Problem: The power inverter module may experience spikes in voltage, causing the propulsion system to shut down, which can… Read More

Recall Alert: 2012-2016 Fiat 500

By Tom Torbjornsen on May 19, 2016

CARS.COM Vehicles Affected: Approximately 39,000 model-year 2012-16 Fiat 500 hatchbacks with manual transmissions; vehicles equipped with turbocharged engines are not affected. The Problem: An investigation determined that certain vehicles are subject to clutch travel that may exceed design parameters. Over… Read More

2015-2016 Chrysler, Fiat, Jeep, Ram Transmission Issue

By Tom Torbjornsen on May 18, 2016

The problem: Affected vehicles may exhibit rough shift patterns and poor shift quality while driving. This is due to a software glitch in the automatic transmission control module. Vehicles affected by this service bulletin: 2015 Jeep Renegade 2016 Jeep Renegade… Read More

Top 10 Worst Movie Cars

By Matt Schmitz on May 2, 2016

CARS.COM — Awesome movie cars are easy to come by. The DeLorean from "Back to the Future." Ecto-1 from "Ghostbusters." Steve McQueen's '68 'Stang from "Bullitt." Let's face it: Any jerk stepping off the Greyhound from Jerkville R.F.D. can cobble… Read More

2015 Jeep Renegade, 2016 Fiat 500X Brake Issue

By Tom Torbjornsen on January 13, 2016

CARS.COM — Vehicles affected by service bulletin: 2015 Jeep Renegade 2016 Fiat 500X The problem: Drivers may note the front brakes squealing when applying them at low speeds combined with light steering. This is due to excessive sealant on the… Read More

2016 Fiat 500X Video

By Bill Jackson on December 15, 2015

CARS.COM — The subcompact SUV class may be the hottest new segment on the market today — and the Fiat 500X may just be the hottest entry in that market. The 2016 Fiat 500X offers all the versatility of an… Read More

Prediction: 10 Cars We Think Won't See 2017

By Jennifer Geiger on December 7, 2015

CARS.COM -- It's the end of another year of automotive ups and downs -- and the end of the line for a handful of unloved vehicles. Which cars won't make it another model year? We've got a few guesses, and… Read More

FCA, Disney Join Forces on 'Star Wars' Cross-Promotion

By Matt Schmitz on December 3, 2015

CARS.COM — A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, the coolest vehicles went by names like X-Wing, TIE Fighter and the Millennium Falcon (aka "the ship that made the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs"). In… Read More

What's the Best Subcompact SUV?

By Patrick Olsen on November 30, 2015

The subcompact SUV category is nearly a brand-new car segment. More than half of the entries have been on sale for less than a year. We discovered while testing this group that it's really a collection of compromises. While they… Read More