Safety

2017 Lexus CT 200h: Car Seat Check

By Matt Schmitz on Thu Feb 23 06:30:15 GMT-06:00 2017


CARS.COM — Change for Lexus' CT 200h hybrid hatchback over the years has been mostly incremental, and from 2016 to 2017, nigh nonexistent. It's still a pretty cute, five-seat four-door with a gas-electric powertrain EPA-rated at 43/40/42 mpg city/highway/combined. Families… Read More

2017 Lexus CT 200h: Car Seat Check

By Matt Schmitz on Thu Feb 23 06:30:15 GMT-06:00 2017

CARS.COM — Change for Lexus' CT 200h hybrid hatchback over the years has been mostly incremental, and from 2016 to 2017, nigh nonexistent. It's still a pretty cute, five-seat four-door with a gas-electric powertrain EPA-rated at 43/40/42 mpg city/highway/combined. Families… Read More

IIHS Awards 2017 Buick Lacrosse Top Safety Pick

By Fred Meier on Wed Feb 22 06:30:10 GMT-06:00 2017

CARS.COM — The redesigned 2017 Buick LaCrosse full-size sedan has earned a Top Safety Pick rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The new LaCrosse got the top rating of good in all areas of IIHS crashworthiness testing, as well… Read More

How to Protect Your Car From Rust in Winter

By Matt Schmitz on Wed Feb 22 06:00:15 GMT-06:00 2017

CARS.COM — We're about a month away from the official end of winter, but even after the weather warms up, your car could continue to feel the snowy season's sting. Travel-services provider AAA this week released survey results showing that… Read More

2017 Subaru Impreza Earns High Marks in IIHS Crash Test

By Kelsey Mays on Tue Feb 21 13:54:42 GMT-06:00 2017

CARS.COM — With top ratings in all crash tests plus strong performance scores for its headlights and crash-avoidance technology, the redesigned 2017 Subaru Impreza earned a Top Safety Pick Plus from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The Impreza's sedan and… Read More

2017 Toyota Corolla iM: Car Seat Check

By Jennifer Newman on Tue Feb 21 06:30:35 GMT-06:00 2017

CARS.COM — For 2017, Scion's compact hatchback is now the Toyota Corolla iM. This hatchback is notable for its wallet-friendly EPA-estimated fuel economy of 28/36/31 mpg city/highway/combined, but its small backseat is not what we'd call family-friendly, at least for rear-facing… Read More

For National Love Your Pet Day, Think Car Safety

By Courtney Messenbaugh on Mon Feb 20 14:56:54 GMT-06:00 2017

CARS.COM — Here at Cars.com, it's no secret that we love cars - but we also love our pets. And since today is National Love Your Pet Day, we thought we'd do you a solid and round up some of… Read More

Recall Alert: 2014-2017 Dodge Charger, Chrysler 300

By Matt Schmitz on Mon Feb 20 09:51:41 GMT-06:00 2017

CARS.COM Vehicles Affected: Approximately 69,000 model-year 2014-17 Dodge Charger and Chrysler 300 sedans, all equipped with all-wheel drive The Problem: The front driveshaft bolts may loosen and allow the front driveshaft to disconnect, potentially causing a loss of motive power… Read More

Recall Alert: 2009-2013 Suzuki Grand Vitara

By Patrick Masterson on Mon Feb 20 09:49:05 GMT-06:00 2017

CARS.COM Vehicles Affected: Approximately 800 model-year 2009-13 Suzuki Grand Vitara SUVs equipped with manual transmissions The Problem: The gear shift rear shaft on these vehicles may break, preventing the gears from being able to be changed and increasing the risk… Read More

Recall Alert: 1,100 2017 Mercedes-Benz Sedans, Wagons and SUVs

By Patrick Masterson on Fri Feb 17 14:02:13 GMT-06:00 2017

CARS.COM Vehicles Affected: Approximately 1,100 model-year 2017 Mercedes-Benz CLA250, CLA250 4Matic, E400 coupe, E400 4Matic coupe, E550 coupe, E400 cabriolet, E550 cabriolet, E300 and E300 4Matic luxury sedans; E400 luxury wagons; and GLA250 and GLA250 4Matic luxury compact SUVs The… Read More

Recall Alert: 2014 BMW X1

By Patrick Masterson on Fri Feb 17 13:54:27 GMT-06:00 2017

CARS.COM Vehicles Affected: Approximately 1,200 model-year 2014 BMW X1 sDrive28i, xDrive28i and xDrive35i SUVs The Problem: The battery-positive cables may develop high resistance in the connections to the fuse box, resulting in loss of the cable's electrical connection. This may… Read More