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August, 2018

  • 16 August

    2019 Acura RDX Earns Top Safety Pick Plus Rating

    The IIHS has named the 2019 Acura RDX a Top Safety Pick Plus after putting it through its full battery of testing. In order to get the Top Safety Pick Plus rating, a vehicle must fulfill the following requirements: earn Good ratings on roof strength, side impact, head restraints, moderate front ...

  • 15 August

    Jeep Wrangler Pickup Spied on the Rubicon Trail Off-Road Testing

    We’ve praised the JL Jeep Wrangler for its off-road capability and surprisingly good on-road performance, which is one reason why the idea of a midsize truck based on that same platform has us really excited. Now, there’s even more to get excited about as a prototype for the JL Wrangler-based pickup, rumored to ...

  • 14 August

    2019 Chevrolet Tahoe, Suburban Premier Plus Special Editions Get 6.2L V-8 Power

    In a world where it’s becoming increasingly common for automakers to use turbocharged six-cylinders, we appreciate Chevrolet continuing to offer the Tahoe and Suburban with a 5.3-liter V-8. That said, we’re also quick to admit the 6.2-liter is a more desirable engine. In the Tahoe RST Performance Edition, for example, it gets ...

  • 13 August

    Electric BMW 3 Series Silently Spied Testing with a Tesla Model 3

    A few years ago, in a somewhat controversial move, BMW added a plug-in hybrid to the 3 Series lineup. Using a 2.0-liter turbo and an electric motor, the 330e makes 248 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque. With the 7.6-kWh battery fully charged, the hybrid 3 Series can travel up to 14 miles ...

  • 12 August

    Six Favorites from the August Period Correct Pitstop

    In an age where you’re just a phone call away from wholesale ordering uninspired, tacky branded apparel, the clothiers over at Period Correct offer an ever-expanding line of thoughtfully designed and authentic automotive wearables, leather goods, and decorative pieces. They also host a mean Cars and Coffee-style “Pitstop” the first ...

  • 11 August

    2018 Mazda CX-5 Diesel EPA-Rated Up to 28/31 MPG

    Despite promising a diesel variant of the CX-5 crossover for the U.S. market way back in late 2016, Mazda hasn’t had much to say about the oil-burning engine option in the time since. Though we don’t know when it goes on sale, we at least know how efficient the diesel ...

  • 10 August

    1979 International Harvester Scout II Restomod is One Cool Cruiser

    Vintage Blazers, Broncos, and Jeeps are super cool, but if you want to stand apart from the crowd—a 1979 International Harvester Scout II restomod might do the trick. Especially if you have a wad of cash handy—like $299,000 for starters. Velocity Restorations of Pensacola, Florida is showing off its latest ...

  • 9 August

    Ford Celebrates the 10-Millionth Mustang

    FLAT ROCK, Michigan — Three P-51 Mustangs strafed Ford’s sprawling factory here southwest of its Dearborn headquarters as the 10-millionth Mustang car rolled off onto the parking lot. Jim Farley, president of Ford Motor Company’s global markets had just explained how the Ford Mustang always has been named after the ...

  • 8 August

    Musk Wants to Take Tesla Private

    CEO Elon Musk wants to take electric vehicle-maker Tesla private, with “funding secured” at $420 per share according to his Tuesday morning tweet, which caused the NASDAQ exchange to temporarily halt trading in the company. “Am considering taking Tesla private at $420. Funding secured,” reads Musk’s tweet. As his critics ...

  • 7 August

    2019 Mazda CX-9 Will Be Android Auto and Apple CarPlay Friendly

    When Mazda announced that Apple CarPlay and Android Auto were coming to the 2018 Mazda6, we wondered when we might see the features roll out to other products in the lineup. Now, we know the 2019 Mazda CX-9 will be next to receive the popular smartphone-mirroring capabilities when it goes on ...