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2020 Mini Hardtop, Cooper, Cooper S: Recall Alert

By Patrick Masterson on September 13, 2019

Vehicles Affected: Approximately 700 model-year 2020 Mini Hardtop, Cooper and Cooper S hatchbacks The Problem: The rear side trim panels may have been assembled without a crash pad, increasing the ... Read More
Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto: Where Are They Now?

By Kelsey Mays on August 5, 2019

Since their mid-decade launch, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto have required a physical USB connection in almost all cases. But new in-car multimedia systems are beginning to offer wireless integrat... Read More
Mini Reboots Electric Cooper With 2020 Cooper SE

By Jennifer Geiger on July 9, 2019

Electric cuteness took over the 2018 New York International Auto Show in the form of the Mini Electric Concept, and today the automaker unveiled the production version: the 2020 Mini Cooper SE. Bas... Read More
Which 2019 Cars Have Fewest Problems in First 3 Months?

By Kelsey Mays on June 19, 2019

Over the past decade, leading vehicle-reliability studies have centered on dashboard displays and associated features like nearby controls, voice recognition systems and Bluetooth pairing, as such ... Read More
Which Cars Have Self-Driving Features for 2019?

By Kelsey Mays on May 22, 2019

Want to buy a self-driving car? Bad news: Despite prototype test fleets in many cities and widespread reports of their imminence, driverless vessels that putter from home to destination while you s... Read More
Color Us Surprised! Our 8 Favorite Automotive Easter Eggs

April 19, 2019

As automotive journalists, we pride ourselves on knowing the ins and outs of each new car on the market. From small coupes to gigantic three-row SUVs, we push every button, climb into every seat an... Read More
Which Dealerships Do It Right? Car Brands Ranked for Customer Service

By Kelsey Mays on March 14, 2019

The gift baskets are piling up at Buick and Porsche dealerships. Both brands earned top scores on their respective lists — Porsche among 12 luxury brands and Buick among 19 non-luxury ones — in a n... Read More
What's the Most Reliable 2016 Model?

By Kelsey Mays on February 13, 2019

Carving corners need not cut into your budget, at least when it comes to repairs. For the second year in a row, the Porsche 911 is the most dependable 3-year-old vehicle, according to J.D. Power... Read More
2019 Baltimore Auto Show: Chevy Blazer Tops 5 Things You Can't Miss

February 7, 2019

Native Baltimoreans can easily pick each other out of a crowd by the way they pronounce their city’s name — it kind of sounds like “Bawlmer.” A relatively small but vivacious city... Read More
2008 Geneva Motor Show: 2009 Mini John Cooper Works

By Mike Hanley on November 6, 2018

Competes with: Mazdaspeed3, Volkswagen GTI Looks like: A Mini on a mission Drivetrain: 207-hp, turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder with six-speed manual; front-wheel drive Hits dealerships: ... Read More