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2020 Nissan Rogue Sport

2020 Nissan Rogue SportThe 2020 Nissan Rogue Sport is a handsome, value-oriented crossover SUV equipped with an unusual amount of features designed to keep. While not sporty as its name would imply, its combination of features, value, and style warrant a rating of 5.2 out of 10 overall. (Read more about how we rate cars.) That rating will change once the 2020 Rogue...

2020 Jaguar XE

2020 Jaguar XEThe 2020 Jaguar XE has put on new blinders. The pursuits for diesel economy and supercharged V-6 performance always were at the fringes of its talents. For 2020, they’re out of sight, out of mind. With the 2020 XE, Jaguar focuses on turbo-4 engines, smartly tuned ride and handling, an excellent warranty and maintenance plan, and a slightly...

Even a light drizzle increases the risk of a fatal car crash

Magna Powertrain three-motor Model S setupIt doesn't take much rainfall to increase the risk of a deadly car crash. A study published in the April issue of the American Meteorological Society Bulletin revealed that rain, snow, and ice increase the risk of a deadly crash by 34 percent on average. It's the light rain that drivers should consider more often, though. Even when the rain is...

Toyota Yaris hatchback, Sienna minivan recalled over airbags that may not deploy

2017 Toyota YarisAccording to documents released by the NHTSA Thursday, Toyota will recall about 43,000 Yaris models to replace defective sensors that may prevent the cars' side-impact airbags from activating in a crash. Separately, the automaker will recall 240 Sienna minivans to address a welding flaw that also may prevent the vans' airbags from going off. The...

Mileage tax proposal, Hyundai design chief interviewed, Tesla Model Y production: What's New @ The Car Connection

Winter driving - stuck car - AAA Foundation for Traffic SafetyMinnesota considers new tax based on mileage driven Minnesota will mull a different way to tax drivers in the state rather than a potential increase to the gas tax: a mileage tax. 2020 Toyota Sienna Nightshade is a minivan in a tuxedo The 2020 Toyota Sienna SE Nightshade is all dressed up for a night out on the town...with the kids. Ford pumps...