Safety

Mercedes, Infiniti Owners Ready for Autonomous Cars; Ram, Jeep Owners Not So Much

By Matt Schmitz on August 31, 2016


CARS.COM — Those who have had autonomous driving features marketed to them by automakers are most likely to find driverless cars appealing. Meanwhile, owners who are exhilarated by the driving experience — or for whatever reason just prefer driving —… Read More

Mercedes, Infiniti Owners Ready for Autonomous Cars; Ram, Jeep Owners Not So Much

By Matt Schmitz on August 31, 2016

CARS.COM — Those who have had autonomous driving features marketed to them by automakers are most likely to find driverless cars appealing. Meanwhile, owners who are exhilarated by the driving experience — or for whatever reason just prefer driving —… Read More

2017 Audi A3 e-tron Costs More, Offers More

By Matt Schmitz on August 30, 2016

CARS.COM — For about a thousand bucks more, buyers of the 2017 Audi A3 Sportback e-tron will get a host of newly standard and optional safety, convenience and tech features. The luxury plug-in electric hatchback now starts at $39,850, including… Read More

2016 Chrysler 200: Car Seat Check

By Jennifer Geiger on August 30, 2016

CARS.COM — After its redesign for 2015, Chrysler's midsize sedan carries over nearly unchanged for 2016. The 200 has seating for five; we had no trouble accommodating two car seats, though we ran into some fit issues with our high-back… Read More

Motorist Death Toll Rises as Labor Day Approaches

By Matt Schmitz on August 29, 2016

CARS.COM — It's a tragic irony that the national holiday honoring American workers' contribution to the prosperity of the country is also among the deadliest as a result of a strong economy. According to the National Safety Council, an estimated… Read More

How to Travel Safely With Your Dog

By Kaitlin Schuler on August 26, 2016

CARS.COM — What kind of life would it be if we couldn't take our furry, four-legged friends with us on vacation? As someone with two dogs, I can tell you my pre-pup travels were not nearly as entertaining - and… Read More

2017 Honda Ridgeline: Car Seat Check

By Jennifer Newman on August 25, 2016

CARS.COM — Pickup trucks can be great family haulers and the redesigned 2017 Honda Ridgeline is no exception. Its crew-cab design easily swallowed three child-safety seats across the backseat and it has three sets of lower Latch anchors across that… Read More

Recall Alert: 2013-2015 Ford Taurus and Flex, and Lincoln MKS, MKT

By Tom Torbjornsen on August 24, 2016

CARS.COM Vehicles Affected: Approximately 78,000 model-year 2013-15 Ford Taurus, Ford Flex, Lincoln MKS and Lincoln MKT sedans equipped with turbocharged 3.5-liter engines, and model-year 2013-15 Ford Police Interceptor sedans, all engines The Problem: The fuel pump control module could fail,… Read More

Recall Alert: 2015-2016 Ford Transit

By Tom Torbjornsen on August 24, 2016

CARS.COM Vehicles Affected: Approximately 2,000 model-year 2015-16 Ford Transit vans equipped with 3.2-liter diesel engines The Problem: The fuel injection pump could malfunction, which may cause the engine to not start or stall without warning while driving and without the… Read More

Recall Alert: 2017 Ford Escape

By Tom Torbjornsen on August 24, 2016

CARS.COM Vehicles Affected: Approximately 23,000 model-year 2017 Ford Escape SUVs The Problem: The power window system configuration may exceed the regulatory requirement for closing force, increasing the risk of injury. Ford is not aware of any accidents or injuries associated… Read More

Chevrolet Adds Teen Driver Safety System to Nine More 2017 Models

By Fred Meier on August 24, 2016

CARS.COM —  Chevrolet is expanding the availability of its Teen Driver safety and monitoring system. It debuted in the redesigned-for-2016 Malibu midsize sedan and will be available in nine more models for 2017. That's good news for parents of teens. In… Read More