2019 Toyota Avalon Hybrid — smooth, pretty, but not fun like its Jersey Shore namesake

The 2019 Toyota Avalon Hybrid gets better with its latest redesign — smooth and getting smoother, luxurious, comfortable, but not quite fun. Still, there's an awful lot to like, especially the improved performance and economy.

After second recall, Toyota Prius electrical system is still overheating

Some are raising questions about the adequacy of Toyota’s attempts over the last five years to stop overheating in the Prius electrical system, and why the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration hasn’t taken stronger regulatory action.

After second recall, Toyota Prius electrical system is still overheating

Some are raising questions about the adequacy of Toyota’s attempts over the last five years to stop overheating in the Prius electrical system, and why the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration hasn’t taken stronger regulatory action.

Fiat Chrysler merger speculation heats up … but what’s new?

Merger speculation is to Fiat Chrysler Automobiles as cold is to winter or, to keep with the automotive analogies, publicity is to Tesla.

Fiat Chrysler merger speculation heats up … but what’s new?

Merger speculation is to Fiat Chrysler Automobiles as cold is to winter or, to keep with the automotive analogies, publicity is to Tesla.

Motormouth: Should you take a cordless air compressor along for the ride?

Columnist Bob Weber answers all your car questions.

Motormouth: Should you take a cordless air compressor along for the ride?

Columnist Bob Weber answers all your car questions.
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BMW M5 sedan is the Bryce Harper of cars — awesome but expensive

The Dodge Challenger Hellcat Redeye may get all the racing attention, but the 2019 BMW M5 quietly offers even better performance. Quietly, but expensively.

What to see at the New York International Auto Show

Another auto show, another major absence. As in Detroit, BMW Group is skipping the New York International Auto Show as well.

Empty seats at Bristol expose NASCAR attendance challenges

Empty seats at Bristol expose NASCAR attendance challenges.

Motormouth: Loosening lug nuts has become flat-out impossible

Columnist Bob Weber answers all your car questions.

A heavenly week in a Dodge Challenger Hellcat

The 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody offers a crazy 717 horsepower, but that's not as much as the SRT Hellcat Redeye, which produces 797. Its crazy acceleration comes while evoking all the best memories of 1970s muscle cars, improved with today's technology.

Tesla’s production, deliveries fall in the 1st quarter

Tesla's assembly lines slowed and deliveries fell during a rocky start to the new year that is likely to magnify nagging doubts about the company's ability to post sustained profits.

Nissan’s Ghosn arrested again in financial misconduct case

Nissan's former chairman, Carlos Ghosn, was arrested for a fourth time by Tokyo prosecutors investigating him for alleged financial misconduct while leading the Japanese automaker.

Ford hopes revamped Escape can recapture lost SUV buyers

Ford is hoping to regain a dominant position in the compact SUV segment when it rolls out a revamped version of the Escape in the fall.

Duke Energy to Invest $76 Million in Electric Car Chargers

Duke Energy Corp. plans to spend $76 million to add 2,500 charging stations for electric vehicles in North Carolina at a time when drivers can have a hard time finding a place to recharge as the industry expands.

China to Continue With Tariff Suspension on U.S. Autos, Parts

China will continue to suspend retaliatory tariffs on U.S. autos and car parts from April 1.

Jeep sends a Gladiator into battle against pickups

Americans bought 524,000 small, starter pickup trucks last year-about 1,400 a day-but not one of them had removable doors.

Takata air bags claim another life after Arizona crash

Another person has died from shrapnel hurled by a faulty Takata air bag inflator

Honda Insight gives fuel efficiency a Civics lesson

The Honda Insight is based off the Civic platform for 2019. While it offers better fuel economy, the engine noise and driver comfort leave a lot to be desired.

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