Most panelists reluctantly agree that faster data transfer within the vehicle ultimately will be driven by insatiable customer demands for more convenience items, entertainment and connectivity, not powertrain requirements....More
Small, lightweight vehicles are more vulnerable in collisions with larger, heavier cars and trucks, and the safety agency says it is taking that into account in structuring its fuel-economy requirements....More
Americans are slow to embrace the fuel-saving technology because of perceived noise, vibration and harshness issues and the fact that systems originally designed for Europe shut down the air conditioner during stops....More
For the 23rd year in a row, top powertrain engineers from around the world gathered to celebrate the winners of the Wards 10 Best Engines competition. Trophies were awarded at a ceremony in Detroit during the North American International Auto Show.
We call out vehicles with problematic fit-and-finish, materials, ergonomics or unfortunate design choices. Each of these items resulted in points deducted as WardsAuto editors selected the 2016 Wards 10 Best Interiors.