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2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE Earns Top Safety Pick+

The midsize luxury SUV moved up a notch from Top Safety Pick status after earning a good rating in the passenger-side small overlap front test and benefiting from improvements to its top-line headlights.

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Hyundai Lowers Price of 2018 Sonata PHEV

Hyundai has reduced the price of its base 2018 Sonata Plug-In Hybrid by $1,350 to $34,135, including a $885 delivery fee, and increased the model's all-electric and overall driving range while upgrading the interior of the midsize sedan, the automaker has announced.

Ford Recalls Stripped Chassis for Front-Wheel Defect

Ford Motor Co. is recalling an estimated 162 2018 Ford stripped chassis vehicles with 22.5-inch wheels and a 22,000-, 24,000- or 26,000-pound gross vehicle weight rating because the front-wheel studs were improperly heat treated.

2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

The plug-in electric hybrid version of the 2018 Outlander has the potential to provide big gas savings. Its 20-mile electric range makes it an ideal vehicle for fleets operating short city routes.

Ford's 2018 F-150 Diesel

Ford has added a turbodiesel engine to its 2018 F-150 lineup to provide half-ton pickup buyers greater towing capability (up to 11,400 pounds). The high-torque (440 lb.-ft.) pickup also provides excellent fuel efficiency (30 mpg on the highway for the rear-wheel model).

Chevrolet Malibu Recalled for Air Bag Deployment

General Motors is recalling an estimated 66 2016 to 2018 Chevrolet Malibu vehicles because a Passenger Presence System (PPS) may have been installed during servicing but incorrectly calibrated to the vehicle’s seat type.

Ram Trucks, Dodge Journey Recalled for Rear Visibility

FCA is recalling its 2018 Ram 1500, 2500, 3500 and Dodge Journey because the rear-view camera may experience a loss of image display.

Ford Edge, Lincoln MKZ Recalled for Torque Converters

Ford Motor Company is recalling approximately 25 2017 to 2018 Ford Edge and 2017 Lincoln MKZ vehicles with 2.0-liter gas engines and six-speed automatic transmissions because the torque converter weld studs may be inadequately welded.

Ford Recalls Three 2018 Models for Fuel Pumps

Ford Motor Company is recalling an estimated 5,645 2018 Ford Expedition, F-150, and Lincoln Navigator vehicles equipped with 3.5L GTDI V-6 engines because the welds in their high pressure fuel pump assemblies may crack and lead to an oil or fuel leak.

Accent, Rio Get Good IIHS Safety Ratings

The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS) has given two redesigned subcompact cars, the 2018 Kia Rio and Hyundai Accent, a good rating after they were put through its rigorous driver-side small overlap front crash test.