Cars

Chevy, GMC and Toyota Earn Top Ratings in Crash Test

Apr 12
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety looked at nine 2014 models, but only three of them got good crash ratings. The Chevrolet Equinox, GMC Terrain and Toyota Highlander earned the top safety picks.

Smart Cars Being Tipped Over in San Francisco

Apr 11
Several smart cars have been tipped over in San Francisco. Police say the pranks will be investigated as acts of felony vandalism.

GM to Invest $449M in 2 Detroit-Area Factories

By Tom Krisher | Apr 10
General Motors plans to invest $449 million in two Detroit-area factories to build the next-generation Chevrolet Volt hybrid electric car and two unspecified new vehicles.

Car Rental Companies Ramp Up Exotic Offerings

By Michelle Rindels | Apr 9
In the past few years, some of the biggest car rental companies have added the finest cars money can buy to their fleets. Alongside the practical Toyotas and Fords are Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Bentleys, Aston Martins and Teslas, to name a few.

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain drives prior to the start of the Formula One Grand Prix at the Formula One Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir, Bahrain.

Hamilton Edges Rosberg to Win Bahrain GP

By Chris Lines | Apr 7
Lewis Hamilton edged Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg after an intense race-long duel to take victory by just one second at the Bahrain Grand Prix on Sunday.

Evenflo Recalls 1.3 Million Child Seat Buckles

Apr 7
Evenflo Company Inc. is voluntarily recalling more than 1.3 million child safety seat buckles due to the risk children could not be removed quickly in an emergency.

2014 Toyota 4Runner

4Runner Keeps Rugged Charm

By Ann M. Job | Apr 4
Thirty years after its U.S. debut as a utilitarian, four-wheel drive truck with a fiberglass cover on the back, the Toyota 4Runner remains a different kind of family sport utility vehicle.

General Motors CEO Mary Barra testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington.

Senators Accuse GM of Covering Up Defective Switch

By Marcy Gordon, Tom Krisher | Apr 3
Members of a Senate subcommittee accused General Motors of trying to cover up problems with an ignition switch that is now tied to 13 deaths, and pressed CEO Mary Barra to commit to punishing anyone involved.

Mitsubishi Motors Buys Ford Philippine Auto Plant

Apr 2
Japanese automaker Mitsubishi Motors Corp. said Monday it is buying Ford’s shuttered plant in the Philippines to grow in market where car ownership is on the rise.

Calling themselves "GM Recall Survivors," families of victims of a General Motors safety defect in small cars hold photos of their loved ones as they gather on the lawn on Capitol Hill in Washington during a news conference.

Congress Demands Answers on Delay in GM Recall

By Dee-Ann Durbin, Tom Krisher | Apr 1
Members of a House subcommittee demanded answers from new GM CEO Mary Barra about why the automaker used the switch in small cars such as the Chevrolet Cobalt and Saturn Ion even though it knew the part didn’t meet GM’s own specifications.