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Running update to 2018 GMC Terrain, 2018 Chevy Equinox bolstered side-impact crash safety

2018 GMC Terrain Denali, 2017 Detroit auto showGeneral Motors made an uncommon running update to its popular 2018 GMC Terrain and 2018 Chevrolet Equinox crossovers to bolster side-impact crash safety last year. The update, which consumers won't be able to spot by looking at the crossovers' exteriors, was applied to 2018 GMC Terrains built after Nov. 28, 2017 and 2018 Chevrolet Equinox...

2018 Lexus ES

2018 Lexus ESThe 2018 Lexus ES mid-size sedan is smoother than honey on a sore throat and just as sweet. We give the ES a score of 7.2 out of 10 points, awarding it extra credits for its calm, refined demeanor, a luxurious interior, and a very good track record in safety. (Read more about how we rate cars.) Last year’s ES added several active-safety...

2018 Lexus LX

2018 Lexus LX 570The 2018 Lexus LX 570 is a full-size SUV grafted from a Toyota Land Cruiser. It'll patrol the world (many do) but it's more likely to patrol tony neighborhoods. The Lexus LX 570 exists because the Land Cruiser does. If that world-patrolling, UN-peacekeeping Toyota hadn’t built up decades of global goodwill, there’d be no reason to...

Fatal crash prompts Uber to shut down Arizona self-driving car trial

Uber self-driving carTwo months after one of its vehicles was involved in a fatal crash with a pedestrian, Uber said Wednesday that it will formally cease self-driving car testing and development in Arizona. Uber's announcement comes after Arizona Governor Doug Ducey suspended the ride-sharing company from testing self-driving cars in Arizona and it is a clear sign...

2018 Lexus LC

2018 Lexus LC500The first days of Lexus were filled with champagne glasses stacked on hoods and ball bearings running down doors. Forget that. Lexus is now in the game of big power and handling, outrageous looks and nothing boring. It earns a 7.4 on our overall scale, but it's deceptively low—for now. Crash data doesn't exist right now (and likely won't...

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