JD Power’s latest Vehicle Dependability Study had it all, surprising us with Buick’s second place position while reaffirming Lexus’ dominant reliability.
Lexus tops JD Power Vehicle Dependability Study again, Buick bests Toyota originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 25 Feb 2015 12:31:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
Xcar wants to know whether all-wheel drive is really the best choice when the road gets slippery in a test of it against front- and rear-wheel-drive vehicles in a trio of challenges.
The weather might be nasty, but Jalopnik is showing that the snow and ice can still be tons of fun too in the right vehicle. It took a quartet of performance cars to the Consumer Reports test track to go sliding around the slippery circuit.
Jalopnik and Consumer Reports see who can pull off the best snow drift originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 19 Feb 2015 20:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
Subaru is on roll in 2015, producing the 15 millionth Boxer engine this month, and the 14 millionth Symmetrical all-wheel-drive system last month.
The West Coast labor dispute between the dockworkers union and port owners is continuing to affect Japanese automakers with factories in the United States. Subaru, Honda, Toyota and Nissan are all airlifting some parts into the country to avoid shortages.
West Coast labor dispute hampers Japanese automakers’ US plants originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 18 Feb 2015 13:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
A Subaru dealer in California is being sued by Subaru of America in US District Court, for allegedly falsifying 224 customer satisfaction surveys last year. The scheme wasn’t hard to discover because all of the questionnaires were submitted from the IP address of a showroom owned by the same business.
Subaru suing CA dealership for alleged false customer surveys originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 13 Feb 2015 18:29:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
Japanese tuner Jun Auto has placed a 2.4-liter V8 based on two engines from a Kawasaki Ninja ZX-12R motorcycle into the engine bay of a Subaru BRZ. The mill makes 362 horsepower and revs past 10,000 rpm to sound absolutely wonderful.
Subaru BRZ with 362-hp, 2.4-liter V8 is the best thing you’ll hear today originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 11 Feb 2015 17:02:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
If you like the Scion FR-S but aren’t a fan of its aggressively styled front end, you’d apparently be in good company in Japan, where Toyota is offering this re-snouted 86 Style Cb edition.
Toyota updates 86 in Japan with this weird special edition originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 11 Feb 2015 12:45:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
A labor dispute between a West Coast dockworkers union and management is forcing Honda and Subaru to fly in parts to their US factories to avoid production delays. It costs about $60 million more per month to bring the components in by air rather than by ship.
Honda, Subaru airlifting parts to bypass port labor diputes originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 06 Feb 2015 17:01:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
We discuss the merits of the new snow tires we’ve fitted to the long-term 2015 Subaru WRX, on both dry and slippery roads.