IIHS minivan crash tests result in mixed ratings

A trio of minivans earned mixed ratings in recent crash tests by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, although two models earned the institute's Top Safety Pick award.

Auto briefs: Virtual test drives, plastic pollution, Remodel Lives

A move toward "virtual validation" of driving systems, participation in a G7 summit on ocean pollution, and a neighborhood revitalization initiative were among the items promoted by automakers recently.

Toyota Avalon gets a full makeover for 2019

For its fifth generation, Avalon received an all-encompassing makeover by Toyota's U.S.-based design, engineering, and manufacturing entities.

Hyundai Kona enters subcompact crossover field with impressive handling, style

Subcompact crossover vehicles didn't exist until a few years ago, but these days they're rapidly replacing tiny sedans and hatchbacks as the most popular entry-level vehicles in America. Now Hyundai is jumping into the fray with the Kona, a small...

Study: Teens aware of driving risks, but still frequently take them

A significant number of teen drivers admitted that they had engaged in unsafe driving behaviors despite being aware of the risks, according to a wide-ranging survey by the Texas A&M Transportation Institute.

Speeding prevalence drops with Boston speed limit reduction, IIHS finds

Drivers were less likely to drive at excessive speeds after the speed limit was lowered for Boston streets, according to an analysis by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

EIA: People tend to keep their vehicles longer

Older vehicles were becoming more common as people opted to hold onto their current vehicle instead of buying a new one, according to the latest National Household Travel Survey.

Auto briefs: Bye bye Beetle, fuel cell truck, train station jewelry

The end of an iconic vehicle model, the introduction of a commercial fuel cell truck, and jewelry made from the pieces of a historic building were among the items promoted by automakers recently.

Versatile Honda Pilot works as both a family vehicle and off-roader

2019 Honda Pilot Elite

Despite being on the market for just three years, the new-generation Honda Pilot is already getting a significant refresh for 2019.


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