2015 Subaru Impreza: Car Seat Check


Subaru's compact car received some minor updates for 2015, including a much more modern and user-friendly multimedia system. Thankfully, Subaru left the Impreza's backseat alone. With the Impreza, small outside doesn't mean small inside. We tested the sedan version and it almost aced our Car Seat Check, as did the last version.

How many car seats fit in the second row? Two

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By Jennifer Geiger | March 3, 2015 | Comments (0)

Volkswagen Sport Coupe Concept GTE Photo Gallery (40 Photos)


Volkswagen unveiled a new concept at the 2015 Geneva International Motor Show, but this "coupe" has four doors. Like the Cross Coupe GTE concept that debuted at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, the Sport Coupe Concept GTE is a plug-in hybrid that shows off the brand's future design language and alternative-fuel technologies.

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Outside, the sedan is sleek with a swooping roofline, a strong character line running the length of the body and low overall height. Its strong face is accented by LED headlights and daytime running lights along with a linear aluminium grille that dips up "like the winglets of a modern jet airplane," VW said in a statement.

By Jennifer Geiger | March 2, 2015 | Comments (2)

2015 Audi S3 Review


"Audi's 2015 S3 spices up the A3 subcompact sedan with a healthy dose of performance, but I wanted more thrills and fewer frills for its nearly $50,000 as-tested price," said Cars.com reviewer Joe Bruzek.

2015 Audi S3 Expert Review

Cars.com photo by Evan Sears

By Jennifer Geiger | March 2, 2015 | Comments (8)

Recall Alert: 2008-2010 Hyundai Elantra, 2009-2010 Elantra Touring


Vehicles Affected: Approximately 205,000 model-year 2008-10 Hyundai Elantra sedans manufactured June 1, 2008, to April 30, 2010, and model-year 2009-10 Elantra Touring wagons manufactured Nov. 1, 2008, to April 30, 2010

The Problem: In these vehicles, the electronic power-steering control unit may mistakenly disable power-steering assist, requiring greater driver effort to steer at low speeds. This increases the risk of a crash.

The Fix: Dealers will inspect and update the electronic power steering control unit for free.

What Owners Should Do: The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners can call Hyundai at 855-671-3059 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration at 888-327-4236 for more information.

Need to Find a Dealer for Service? Go to Cars.com Service & Repair to find your local dealer.

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By Jennifer Geiger | March 2, 2015 | Comments (0)

2015 Nissan Sentra Named IIHS Top Safety Pick


Structural improvements were among the changes that helped the 2015 Nissan Sentra earn the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's Top Safety Pick award.

Related: 2015 Nissan Sentra: What’s Changed

Nissan modified the compact car's front structure, A-pillar and doorsill, allowing the Sentra to earn the top score of good in the small overlap frontal crash test, which replicates a car's front corner hitting a another vehicle or tree. The 2013-14 Sentra received the lowest score of poor in that crash test. The 2015 Sentra also has a longer side curtain airbag to better protect the driver's head in a crash.

In addition to the good score in the small overlap test, the 2015 Sentra also earned the top score in front moderate overlap, side-impact, roof-strength and head restraints and seats crash tests. To earn a Top Safety Pick award, a car must receive the top score of good in those four tests and a good or acceptable rating in the small overlap test.

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By Jennifer Newman | February 26, 2015 | Comments (3)

Recall Alert: 2015 Chrysler 200


Vehicles Affected: Approximately 22,000 model-year 2015 Chrysler 200 sedans equipped with the V-6 engine

The Problem: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said it is recalling the affected vehicles to resolve manufacturing issues that may prevent the vehicles from shifting into Park, increasing the risk of an accident. The automaker said five customers have reported being unable to shift the vehicle into Park, but FCA is unaware of any injuries or accidents related to this issue.

The Fix: Dealers will inspect and, if needed, replace the nine-speed automatic transmission for free.

What Owners Should Do: FCA has not yet provided an owner-notification schedule. In the meantime, the automaker says drivers should activate the vehicle's parking brake before shutting off its engine. Owners can call FCA at 800-853-1403 for more information.

Need to Find a Dealer for Service? Go to Cars.com Service & Repair to find your local dealer.

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By Jennifer Geiger | February 26, 2015 | Comments (0)

2015 Dodge Charger Review


"The redesigned 2015 Dodge Charger is a capable family sedan that looks better than previous Chargers and, with the addition of a 707-horsepower, supercharged V-8, it's a blast to drive on a racetrack," says Cars.com reviewer Bill Jackson.

2015 Dodge Charger Expert Review

Cars.com photo by Evan Sears

By Jennifer Geiger | February 25, 2015 | Comments (0)

2015 Chrysler 300S: Car Seat Check


Chrysler's stylish flagship got an update for 2015 that makes it stand out even more; according to the automaker, the 300's grille has been pumped up by 33 percent this year. Inside, the sedan will stand out for families because it's again one of a handful of sedans that can comfortably accommodate three child-safety seats.

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The backseat may be roomy, but parents will find it tough to install car seats in the sporty 300S model; its stiff leather seats made connecting to the Latch anchors difficult, and the model's heavily bolstered seat cushions impacted car-seat fit.

By Jennifer Geiger | February 24, 2015 | Comments (0)

Recall Alert: 2013-2015 Cadillac ATS


Vehicles Affected: Approximately 58,700 model-year 2013-15 Cadillac ATS sedans

The Problem: The ATS' power roof panel system will automatically close when the nonrecessed portion of the "slide" or "tilt" switch is pressed and the roof panel is open; because these switches are not fully recessed they can be activated with less force than required by federal rules. GM is unaware of any crashes, injuries or fatalities related to this issue.

The Fix: Dealers will replace the roof console accessory switch trim plate free of charge.

What Owners Should Do: GM has not released an owner notification schedule. Consumers can call 800-458-8006 for more information.

Need to Find a Dealer for Service? Go to Cars.com Service & Repair to find your local dealer.

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By Jen Burklow | February 24, 2015 | Comments (0)

2016 Audi A6 Video

Cars.com reviewer Kelsey Mays says Audi's midsize sedan looks great with its upright grille and full LED headlights, and is impressively peppy thanks to its TDI diesel engine. But how does our test A6 model's Sport Package affect ride and fuel economy? Watch the video for more.

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By Jennifer Geiger | February 24, 2015 | Comments (0)

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