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2020 Hyundai Palisade vs. 2020 Kia Telluride: Compare SUVs

2020 Kia TellurideTwo of the most anticipated SUVs this year have more in common than being named after ritzy 1-percenter outposts in Colorado and California. The 2020 Kia Telluride and 2020 Hyundai Palisade three-row SUVs are mechanically related in many ways, share similar interior features, powertrains, seating for up to eight, and offer good value. There are...

Review update: 2020 Nissan Versa is bigger and better than before

2020 Nissan Versa First DriveIn a market overrun by over-sized and over-priced cars, the redesigned 2020 Nissan Versa is relief. The small sedan demonstrates you can still get a reasonably equipped car at a reasonable price. The entry-level Nissan Versa grows from its basic budget car past with more everything. It’s lower, wider, longer, more powerful, sharper to look...

Ford recalls new Ranger pickups for fire risk

2019 Ford RangerFord is recalling its brand-new midsize Ranger pickup for a potential fire hazard, the company announced Monday. The risk stems from the climate control system's blower motor, which may have been built without enough clearance between its base plate (which is conductive) and an electrical terminal. The two can make contact, resulting in a short...

A more affordable Porsche Taycan drops, Tesla Pickup still on track, and the GTI's plaid seats headline The Car Connection news

Plaid seats in the Volkswagen GTIHow the Volkswagen GTI got those plaid seats and golf-ball shifter VW designer Gunhil Liljequist discusses how the Golf GTI's plaid seats and golf-ball shifter came to be. More than 366,000 Subaru Foresters recalled for faulty front airbag sensors A front-seat sensor may fail to detect an occupant and may not deploy an airbag if the SUV is...

More than 366,000 Subaru Foresters recalled for faulty front airbag sensors

2018 Subaru ForesterSubaru will recall certain Forester crossover SUVs equipped with heated front seats, the company announced this month. A loose electrical connection can cause a malfunction in the occupant detection system (ODS), which detects the relative size of a front-seat passenger. If the ODS doesn't detect a passenger, then the passenger airbag is...