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2019 Toyota Highlander Hybrid review: Is the Hybrid worth the extra money?

Looking for the most fuel-efficient three-row crossover with all-wheel drive? Chances are you’ve zeroed in on the Toyota Highlander Hybrid. Not much has changed for the 2019 Highlander Hybrid except the market. Automakers are rolling out more fuel-efficient crossovers by the day, it seems, with...

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    9 reasons why your car won't start

    You skipped that second cup of coffee. You are running late. To make matters worse, your car won't start. Why? What can you do? No-starts fall into two basic categories: 1. The engine will not crank or cranks slowly 2. The engine cranks, but does not run No or low cranks Dead battery A dead battery...

  • How to get your car unstuck from snow

    How to get your car unstuck from snow

    You know the sound as soon as you hear it — that whirring, whining sound of tires spinning in snow. How do you get your car unstuck? First, stop spinning your wheels. You are just digging yourself deeper. Fetch the shovel you keep in the trunk. Dig your car out as much as possible, paying special...

  • AWD, 4WD and winter tires: What's the difference, and which is best?

    AWD, 4WD and winter tires: What's the difference, and which is best?

    Your choices are rear-wheel drive, front-wheel drive, all-wheel drive and four-wheel drive. The only thing these layouts have in common is the word "drive." Which type of driveline layout is best for winter driving? Rear-wheel drive Although it is making a comeback, particularly with muscle cars,...

  • Ready for winter? Your car should be

    Ready for winter? Your car should be

    It's time. The following steps can prep your car for winter, whether you're ready or not. Under the hood Windshield washer fluid: Keep the reservoir full using the premixed blue stuff or mix your own from concentrate. Power steering: Groaning noises or a rough feeling when you turn the wheel mean...

  • Auto show no-show? As brands pull out, auto show producers ramp up the experience

    Auto show no-show? As brands pull out, auto show producers ramp up the experience

    At first glance, this year's edition of the North American International Auto Show might look like any other from the past: gleaming vehicles, bright lights and flashy displays trying to lure spectators to their offerings. But after traversing Cobo Center's massive exhibition space and ticking...

  • In the crossover war on cars, an unlikely victor emerges: the station wagon

    In the crossover war on cars, an unlikely victor emerges: the station wagon

    Stately, plump SUVs are running roughshod over the auto industry, crushing sedans, compacts and anything else that doesn't approximate a 5,000-pound turtle. And yet amid the carnage, the earnest, doughty station wagon has emerged unscathed. In fact, it's picking up speed thanks to a crowd of new...

  • VW, Ford form alliance on pickups, explore deal on electrics

    VW, Ford form alliance on pickups, explore deal on electrics

    Volkswagen and Ford say they're forming a global alliance in which they will develop commercial vans and medium-sized pickups together while exploring broader cooperation on future battery-powered and autonomous vehicles. Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess and Ford CEO Jim Hackett said in a statement...

  • 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 is most powerful Mustang ever

    2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 is most powerful Mustang ever

    The fastest Mustang gets faster. The 2020 fastback Shelby GT500 gets a supercharged 5.2-liter V8 engine with a whopping 700 horsepower. The most powerful street-legal Ford ever built can go from zero to 60 miles per hour in around 3.5 seconds, with a quarter-mile time below 11 seconds, according...

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