2015 Cadillac Escalade, 2016 Chevy Malibu, 2016 Jaguar XF: What’s

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2015 Cadillac Escalade Video Road Test

For a while in the late Nineties, if you wanted a big, blingy SUV, there was just one ride to roll in: the Lincoln Navigator. Then Cadillac came along and crashed the party with the Escalade.

2016 Chevy Malibu Hybrid To Take Volt’s Powertrain To The Masses

Next year, with the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid, GM will have a comfortable mid-size sedan capable of achieving at least 45 miles per gallon—without any need to plug-in.

2015 Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon Miss Five-Star Safety Ratings

GM’s new mid-size pickups, the 2015 GMC Canyon and 2015 Chevrolet Colorado, offer more available safety features than rival models like the Toyota Tacoma and Nissan Frontier.

2016 Jaguar XF

2016 Jaguar XF

From Motor Authority:

2016 Jaguar XF Previewed Ahead Of New York

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2014’s Safest Cars, More GM Recalls, 2016 Chevy Camaro: What’s New

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The Safest Cars Of 2014

If you’re reading this, chances are the next time you shop for a new vehicle, safety is going to be one of your top priorities. Once you’re aware of the potentially life-saving differences between a three-star rating and a five-star rating, or the range from ‘poor’ to ‘good’ (these all correspond to forces, or likelihoods of injury), it’s tough to settle for anything but the best.

More GM Recalls: Buick Encore; Cadillac ATS; Chevrolet Aveo, Impala, Spark; Pontiac G3; Saturn VUE

General Motors has issued yet another round of safety recalls affecting cars both new and old. The five recalls summarized in a statement from the automaker include 310,189 Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Pontiac, and Saturn vehicles from model years 2002 to 2015.

Breathe Easy: Feds Say There’s No Subprime Bubble In Auto Loans

Car sales are booming,

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2016 Ford F-150 Adds Fuss-Free Auto-Steering For Trailer Backup

If you’ve ever had to back a vehicle and trailer up into a tight space like a driveway, loading dock, or boat launch, you know that it really isn’t as easy as it looks.

The trouble, of course, is that you don’t always turn the steering wheel the same direction to get your intended outcome, in terms of which direction the trailer goes. That can result in plenty of course correction—and moving forward again at times to get back on track if you start to jackknife.

ALSO SEE: 2015 Jeep Renegade Video Road Test

Now Ford Motor Company [NYSE: F] has revealed a new feature, called Pro Trailer Backup Assist, that makes its debut in the 2016 Ford F-150 and could not just make the task easier but help you save face when family, friends, or coworkers are watching your trailer-reversing prowess (or lack thereof).

With the new feature, you simply rotate the knob

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The 10 Most-Stolen Vehicles In America

Everybody loves a “top ten” list. At work, at home, in the dentist’s office, we happily tumble into slideshows of the world’s Top Ten Vacation Spots, America’s Top Ten Entrepreneurs, or for the meta-minded, David Letterman’s Top Ten Top Ten Lists.

ALSO SEE: Report: Jeep Cherokee, Infiniti Q50, Cadillac Escalade Are The Most Hackable Cars In America

But some top ten lists aren’t so lovable — like, say, the world’s Top Ten Murder Hotspots, or the Top Ten Deadliest Diseases. Also in that number: the National Insurance Crime Bureau’s Top Ten Most-Stolen Vehicles.

The NICB is a nonprofit aligned with insurance companies and law enforcement agencies, and its mission is to fight car theft and auto insurance fraud. Every year around this time, the NICB publishes its lists of vehicles that car thieves covet, and this year is no exception.

The bad news is, based on auto theft records from 2014, it

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And The Most-Stolen Vehicle In America Is…

Summertime is busy season for car thieves. From July 4 through the end of August, baddies shift into high gear, nabbing vehicles left at home during long summer vacations and those parked in dodgy locations by unsuspecting road-trippers.

So it’s appropriate that the Highway Loss Data Institute has just released its annual top-ten lists of most- and least-stolen vehicles in the U.S. The HLDI based its findings on claims filed with insurance agencies — which is only natural, since the HLDI is an offshoot of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, which is funded by America’s auto insurers.

The good news this year is that theft rates have continued to fall. HLDI credits the drop largely to ignition immobilizers, which prevent the hotwiring of automobiles and have been adopted by most automakers. In fact, immobilizers came standard on 89 percent of 2012 model-year vehicles. 

The bad news is that crooks haven’t completely given up, and

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Tesla, Hyundai, Cadillac, Are The Most-Loved Vehicles In America

How do you feel about your car? Your toaster? Your television?

No, how do you REALLY feel about them? Do they satisfy you? Meet your needs? Turn you on? Could you quantify those feelings — perhaps on a scale of 0 to 1,000?

That’s essentially what market research firm Strategic Vision asks consumers to do on a regular basis. The company claims that forcing customers and clients to quantify their love (or hate) for a brand “increases validity of the measurement and our understanding by 42 percent on average”.

DON’T MISS: The United States Of Used Cars

Statistics and marketing-speak: pure poetry.

Strategic Vision recently used its quantitative approach to qualitative brand affinity on the wonderful world of automobiles, hoping to identify the most-loved cars in America. In doing so, it created a little something it’s dubbed the “Most Loved Index™”. (Seriously: “™”.) 

Unfortunately, though Strategic Vision is great at tossing out marketing buzzwords and

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2015 Cadillac Escalade, Shanghai Auto Show, Audi Plans Q6: What’s

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2015 Cadillac Escalade Review

The 2015 Cadillac Escalade takes both the Cadillac brand and the Escalade nameplate into new territory, with a more refined, higher-tech, and more comfortable cabin and driving experience than ever before. Embodying the spirit of tasteful excess, the Escalade is unique in the marketplace for its capabilities.

Shanghai Auto Show Trades Scantily Clad ‘Booth Babes’ For Modesty Modern Dance

Back in January, rumors emerged about the folks in charge of the Shanghai Auto Show and their efforts to retool the event. Though officials themselves wouldn’t comment, those in the know said that bigwigs wanted to return the show to its “original spirit of showcasing auto technology and products”.

2005 Chrysler Crossfire May Be Investigated For Loose Detached Back Windows

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has launched an investigation of the 2005 Chrysler Crossfire convertible. According to an agency bulletin, the rear windows on those vehicles

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2017 Cadillac Escalade, 2017 Genesis G80, 2017 Porsche Panamera: What’s New

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2017 Cadillac Escalade Review

The big hoss of Cadillac’s lineup, the Escalade is more than just a high class version of the workaday—albeit increasingly luxurious on its own—Chevrolet Suburban. Redesigned for the 2015 model year, the Escalade moves into 2017 with a handful of updates to its already impressive suite of technology.

New Genesis G80 priced from $42,350

Hyundai’s new Genesis brand has announced that its G80 four-door sedan, which will rival the BMW 5-Series, is set to list from $42,350 when it goes on sale soon.

From the Toyota Prius to the Ford Mustang: The cheapest and most expensive cars to maintain

When you’re shopping for a new car, it’s easy to fixate on sticker prices. But as we all know, buying a car involves more than just paying for it: if you’re financing, there’s interest to consider, and of course everyone has to shell out for registration and

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2015 Cadillac Escalade Video Road Test

For a while in the late Nineties, if you wanted a big, blingy SUV, there was just one ride to roll in: the Lincoln Navigator. Then Cadillac came along and crashed the party with the Escalade. 

This year, there’s a brand-new Escalade and it’s more impressive than ever–but is it enough to take on the likes of the Range Rover and Mercedes-Benz GL-Class?

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Bold, big, and of course, truly American, the Escalade wears its sharp-edged sheetmetal with pride. The roofline and sills have Armani creases, and the Escalade’s also added gorgeous stacked LED headlights and huge LED taillights. Slab sides and heavy strips of chrome aren’t everyone’s taste, but we claim ‘em as a guilty pleasure.

The cabin hits new heights in the Escalade. There’s cut-and-sewn upholstery leather and suede everywhere, even a stunning low-gloss wood to match the high-quality finishes. If you’ve been in

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Report: Jeep Cherokee, Infiniti Q50, Cadillac Escalade Are The Most Hackable Cars In America

For the past couple of months, the auto world has been obsessed with hackers — and with good reason.

Like their drivers, cars now belong to vast online networks. Those networks provide plenty of benefits like navigation tools and infotainment, but they also provide opportunities for hackers to wreak havoc.

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Forensic consultants PTC/LWG have analyzed network security features in late-model vehicles and come up with a short list of the most-vulnerable — and least-vulnerable — cars on the road. They also provide some handy tips to help drivers avoid being targets.

WHAT’S OLD IS NEW AGAIN

In some ways, the subject of network security seems very last century. It was a huge topic of conversation in the 1980s, as computers became ubiquitous in schools and movies from Weird Science to War Games featured teenage protagonists who could turn the world upside down with a few keystrokes.

Then,

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