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  • 2014 Toyota Highlander: Bigger yet smaller, sadly

    2014 Toyota Highlander: Bigger yet smaller, sadly
    Maybe the Muppets weren't such a good idea. Toyota has enlisted the help of Jim Henson's finest to sell its all-new Highlander SUV. This would be a hoot except for one awkward fact: This thing holds Muppets a lot better than actual people. The new...
  • Family cars that fit 3 car seats

    Family cars that fit 3 car seats
    Parents are often searching for the automotive holy grail: a car that's not a minivan and can fit three child-safety seats across the backseat. It's a short list. In the more than three years that Cars.com editors have been installing car seats into...
  • Crossovers, trucks outsell cars, indicating a healthy economy

    Crossovers, trucks outsell cars, indicating a healthy economy
    Trucks continue to outsell cars, and that could be a good sign. So far this year, cars account for 47.4 percent of U.S. sales, according to data from WardsAuto. Analyst Haig Stoddard forecasts light trucks will outsell cars for the foreseeable future....
  • Fiat's 500L falls flat while Kia's Soul soars

    Fiat's 500L falls flat while Kia's Soul soars
    Kia's redesigned Soul and Fiat's all-new 500L are the latest models in the quirky "toaster" class of sub-compact cars. Picture a square box riding on a car platform. The general idea is combine the comfort and efficiency of a small car with the...
  • Fisker Karma may relaunch in 2015

    Fisker Karma may relaunch in 2015
    A plan for Fisker Automotive Inc. is solidifying that would put the company's gas-electric hybrid Karma luxury automobile back on the road in mid-2015, according to its newly appointed interim president. The hope is that the newly launched car, backed...
  • Five ways Tesla Motors pushes technology change in auto industry

    Five ways Tesla Motors pushes technology change in auto industry
    Although Tesla Motors sold fewer than 23,000 cars last year, an almost immeasurable amount of the 15.6 million vehicles Americans purchased last year, the electric car company is pushing technological change throughout the auto industry, according to...
  • As many as 303 deaths linked to faulty ignition switches in recalled GM cars

    As many as 303 deaths linked to faulty ignition switches in recalled GM cars
    As many as 303 deaths could have been caused by a defect that recently prompted General Motors to recall 1.6 million cars, according to a new report commissioned by an independent consumer watchdog group. GM has acknowledged only 12 deaths linked to...
  • New York Auto Show: new Hyundai Sonata targets Accord, Camry

    New York Auto Show: new Hyundai Sonata targets Accord, Camry
    Hyundai launched the first shot in the coming battle for the family sedan market by introducing a new generation Sonata at the New York International Auto Show on Wednesday. The South Korean automaker launched the current Sonata five years ago as a...
  • Fire damages Grandma Sally's in Naperville

    Fire damages Grandma Sally's in Naperville
    An early morning fire today caused an estimated $400,000 in damage to Grandma Sally's restaurant in Naperville, but authorities say it does not appear suspicious. An alarm went off in the building in the 400 block of East Ogden Avenue at about 2:15 a.m....
  • Tesla plans to raise almost $2 billion to build battery factory

    Tesla Motors Inc. wants to raise almost $2 billion to help fund a giant battery factory in the Southwestern U.S. to supply its electric vehicles. The Palo Alto automaker said Wednesday that it plans to build a "gigafactory" that would slash the cost...
  • Porsche's success looms over Maserati sales push

    Porsche's success looms over Maserati sales push
    MILAN (Reuters) - As Fiat Chrysler moves to reinvent its small Maserati brand as a serious rival to the world's luxury car makers, the pressure to succeed is all the greater for the startling success of Germany's Porsche. The German sportscar maker has...