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Mazda CX-9 30,000-Mile Update: Running on Empty Mazda CX-9 30,000-Mile Update: Running on Empty
- WHAT WE LIKE: Torque. The CX-9’s 2.5-liter inline-four delivers all of its 310 lb-ft from as low as 2000 rpm, and the six-speed automatic is perfectly programmed to take advantage of this turbocharged, small-displacement engine. As a result, the big CX-9 never gets caught in the wrong gear, making...
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Fast Facts: The 47,000-Plus-Mile U.S. Interstate System Fast Facts: The 47,000-Plus-Mile U.S. Interstate System
- The interstate highway system was officially born on June 29, 1956, when President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the Federal-Aid Highway Act. Eisenhower’s interest in the concept was piqued during his tour of the German autobahn system in World War II, when he was Supreme Commander of the Allied...
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New Graphic Details Three Decades of The Honda Civic Si New Graphic Details Three Decades of The Honda Civic Si
The Civic is the quintessential Honda, seen by many today as a reliable and affordable means of transportation. The Civic Si was greeted the same way when it debuted in 1986 on the heels of the CRX Si a year earlier. Since then, the car has seen its fair share of revisions and upgrades, but despite...
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New Stats Show Traffic Deaths Continue Their Stubborn Climb New Stats Show Traffic Deaths Continue Their Stubborn Climb
- Even as more new cars are equipped with crash-avoidance systems and advanced safety technology, traffic deaths on U.S. roads are rising at a pace not seen since the 1960s. The number of Americans killed in traffic crashes increased 5.6 percent to 37,461 in 2016, according to figures released Friday...
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Should This Safety System Be Turned Off While Driving? Should This Safety System Be Turned Off While Driving?
Like about half of all drivers, I turned off an important, though irritating, safety feature in my car this weekend. The incessant beeping of the lane-departure warning system routinely woke up my sleeping family as I drove home from a downtown event on Sunday. The shrill, fast series of beeps emanating...
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Cheaper by the Diesel: 2018 Chevrolet Equinox Diesel Priced at $31,435, Nears 40 MPG Cheaper by the Diesel: 2018 Chevrolet Equinox Diesel Priced at $31,435, Nears 40 MPG
- While America enjoys more varieties of crossovers and SUVs than there are Sears washing machines, just six currently offer a diesel engine. Come this fall, it’ll be eight, when Chevrolet and GMC dealers stock the only brand-new diesel utes with a base price below $35,000. - When ordered with the...
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Getting to Know Jack, the Autonomous Audi That’s Lobbying Congress for Action Getting to Know Jack, the Autonomous Audi That’s Lobbying Congress for Action
- We were headed south on Interstate 395 leaving Washington, D.C., when Kaushik Raghu, principal engineer of Audi’s autonomous driving program, pressed a button on the steering wheel to engage one of the most sophisticated self-driving systems being tested today. A band of turquoise-colored lights...
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Despite Dangers, Speed Limits Keep Rising Despite Dangers, Speed Limits Keep Rising
Are you willing to risk safety to save 6.5 minutes of travel time? Speed limits on highways across this great country range between 55 and 85 miles per hour, depending on the size, location, and congestion of the highway. Lower limits are typically reserved for winding two-lane country highways while...
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Lamborghini Delivers New Huracán To Italian Police Lamborghini Delivers New Huracán To Italian Police
Somehow, the Italian police have gotten their hands on a brand new, Lamborghini Huracán to use as a police car, and for the first time in my life, I’d seriously like to be a cop. Normally, being a cop in Italy is 90% low-key and 10% life threatening (when you’re seeing to Mafia-related activities),...
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2018 Chevy Equinox Employs New Aerodynamic Tools 2018 Chevy Equinox Employs New Aerodynamic Tools
Aerodynamics are, in a word, important. They are, counter intuitively, very important in things like trucks and SUVs. Trucks and SUVs are potentially so bad to begin with aerodynamically speaking, that by tweaking them here and there, many beneficial gains can be made. The sad, baseline fact to...
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