Recall Alert: 2015 Cadillac Escalade, Escalade ESV

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Vehicles Affected: More than 1,000 model-year 2015 Cadillac Escalade and Escalade ESV luxury SUVs

The Problem: The passenger-side instrument panel top cover may have been manufactured using an incorrect spacer fabric, causing a reduction of adhesion between the spacer fabric and the vinyl show surface. This could cause inconsistent passenger airbag deployment, increasing the risk of an injury in a crash necessitating airbags.

The Fix: Cadillac manufacturer GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the instrument panel top cover for free. The automaker has not yet announced a notification schedule.

What Owners Should Do: Owners can call GM at 800-458-8006, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or go to www.safercar.gov for more info.

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

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By Matt Schmitz | November 21, 2014 | Comments (0)

2016 Mazda CX-3 Video

Mazda is throwing its hat into the growing new subcompact SUV class with its new CX-3, on display at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show. The new cute 'ute slots below the CX-5 in the automaker's lineup, and Cars.com reviewer Kelsey Mays says it wears much of the larger SUV's styling outside.

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Inside, Mays says drivers will miss a covered center console for storage but that the interior impresses with soft-touch materials and plenty of tech features.

Check out the video for more.

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By Jennifer Geiger | November 21, 2014 | Comments (0)

2015 BMW X5 M and X6 M Photo Gallery (49 Photos)

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Dial M for motorsports. BMW is introducing the race-ready variants of its X5 sport activity vehicle and X6 sport activity coupe this week at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show, on track for a spring 2015 release. Consistent with their performance purposes, the X5 M and X6 M rock aggressive-looking racing cues such as enlarged scoops, 21-inch wheels, unique tiers, rear diffusers, quad tailpipes and monochrome blue or gray metallic paint.

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Both the M and M boast sweet interior flourishes, too. Sporty cues in the cabin include a unique steering wheel, paddle shifters and gauges, Merino leather seats with contrast stitching and M badging, a simulated Alcantara headliner, a Nappa-covered dash and plenty of aluminum trim. The X5 M starts at $99,650 and the X6 M at $103,050, including destination.

Check out the gallery below; Cars.com photos by Evan Sears.

By Matt Schmitz | November 21, 2014 | Comments (0)

2016 Fiat 500X Photo Gallery (29 Photos)

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Fiat is expanding its tiny lineup of cars with an SUV that may be the biggest Fiat yet, but is still pretty compact. The 2016 500X, debuting at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show, is based on the new Jeep Renegade subcompact SUV but wears distinctive Fiat-branded styling.

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Where the Renegade looks rugged, Fiat's version strikes a more whimsical look. Two wide, slatlike grille openings divided by the Fiat logo are front and center, flanked by perky, wide-eyed headlights.

Check out the gallery below; Cars.com photos by Evan Sears.

By Jennifer Geiger | November 21, 2014 | Comments (0)

2016 Honda HR-V Video

Honda's newest tiny crossover may be based on the automaker's Fit subcompact hatchback, but Cars.com reviewer Kelsey Mays says it wears none of the smaller car's styling and instead looks almost Acura-like outside.

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Inside, Mays wasn't impressed by the HR-V's touch-sensitive controls, but was surprised by the amount of room the subcompact SUV offers. Check out the video for more.

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By Jennifer Geiger | November 21, 2014 | Comments (0)

2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport Photo Gallery (29 Photos)

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Land Rover's newest SUV marks the debut of a new family of Discovery-branded vehicles, and the 2016 Discovery Sport should be a crowd-pleaser, borrowing some of its sleek and stylish good looks from its popular Evoque sibling. The Discovery Sport's clean-looking front end with two-bar grille and wraparound headlights, however, tie it to the larger Land Rover family. It's making its debut at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show.

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Inside, there's standard seating for five passengers, but Land Rover calls the setup a "5+2" configuration with an optional two-seat third row in the cargo area. All models come standard with leather — lower trim levels get partial leather seats and higher trims get the full Windsor leather treatment, including a stitched leather dashboard and door panels.

Check out the gallery below; Cars.com photos by Evan Sears.

By Jennifer Geiger | November 21, 2014 | Comments (1)

2016 Volvo XC90 Photo Gallery (33 Photos)

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Save for the instantly identifiable diagonal crosspiece logo that is Volvo's trademark, the 2016 XC90 three-row crossover injects some new flare into the Swedish automaker's familiar design. Updated cues include a waterfall grille with vertical bars, T-shaped daytime running lights Volvo likens to Thor's hammer and slightly ridic 22-inch wheels.

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Also departing from garden-variety Volvo style, the seven-seat cabin has a horizontal, stacked dashboard. Other interior features include a crystal shifter, a leather-covered dash and a Bowers & Wilkins premium stereo with an air-ventilated subwoofer.

Check out the gallery below; Cars.com photos by Evan Sears.

By Matt Schmitz | November 21, 2014 | Comments (0)

Nissan Prices 2015 Murano SUV

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The third-generation 2015 Nissan Murano has made quite a splash, slated to arrive in showrooms early next month with its show-car styling and high-tech, luxurious interior. And now, Nissan has announced pricing for its premium SUV: The new model will start at $30,445, including the destination fee. That price is for the front-wheel-drive Murano S model; four trim levels will be offered overall, each with an all-wheel-drive option.

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The S all-wheel drive starts at $32,045, with just one package offered, a navigation system. The SV comes in at $33,505 for the front-wheel-drive model or $35,105 for the all-wheel-drive version. Only one package will be offered here as well, a Premium Package. Stepping up from there will be the leather-lined Murano SL for $37,835 with front-wheel drive and $39,435 for all-wheel drive. The top of the line is the Murano Platinum, starting at $39,885 for front-wheel drive and $41,485 for all-wheel drive. The SL and Platinum models also offer a Tech Package, with items such as NissanConnect, navigation, Around View monitor, Intelligent Key with push-button start, an 11-speaker Bose premium audio system and more. Available safety systems include blind spot warning, forward collision alert with emergency autonomous braking and rear cross-traffic alert.

Pricing for the various packages has not yet been provided by Nissan. The new Murano goes on sale Dec. 5 at Nissan dealerships nationwide.

Cars.com photo by Evan Sears

By Aaron Bragman | November 20, 2014 | Comments (0)

2016 Volvo XC90: Up Close

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The 2016 Volvo XC90 is one of Volvo's first steps in reviving the Swedish brand in the U.S., which has seen declining sales during the past 10 years. Volvo's new XC90 — debuting at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show — could very well change how the general public views Volvo vehicles given the luxurious experience inside the all-new seven-passenger SUV.

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The seven-passenger XC90 is littered with high-quality materials that would look right at home inside a Mercedes-Benz S-Class, combined with technology including a massive touch-screen that wouldn't look out of place in a concept car — think Tesla-Model-S-touch-screen big.

By Joe Bruzek | November 20, 2014 | Comments (1)

2016 Kia Sorento Photo Gallery (46 Photos)

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Kia's redesigned three-row crossover grows in size, gets fresh interior styling and a new turbocharged four-cylinder engine for 2016. The new Sorento debuted at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show.

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Outside, the Sorento adopts a new, clean look thanks to a larger wraparound grille, upswept headlights and quad-pattern fog lights. Inside, there's a new control panel layout and cargo room grows by about 20 percent.

Check out the gallery below; Cars.com photos by Evan Sears. 

By Jennifer Geiger | November 20, 2014 | Comments (0)

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