Four imports – 2016 Honda Civic, Hyundai Sonata, Lexus RX, and Nissan Altima – scored Top Safety Pick+ honors in the latest round of IIHS crash tests.
Lexus RX News
- Matthew Askari
- Mar 9, 2015
A few cars, for one reason or another, make traffic almost tolerable. Take a look at six that just might make your weekly commute a little more pleasant.
- Autoblog Staff
- Feb 13, 2015
Nine models ended up clocking zero deaths. None. Nada. Last time the IIHS conducted this study 2008 there were no vehicles that had zero deaths.
Ah, aluminum. The lightweight, strong material has long held a following within the premium ranks, but as Ford prepares to launch an aluminum F-150, the material is gaining acceptance among more mainstream automakers. Toyota is one such brand, with a new report indicating that the Japanese giant will add aluminum bits and bobs to some of its upcoming vehicles.
Toyota has announced a recall of roughly 20,000 vehicles covering the 2014 Avalon, Camry, Highlander (pictured) and Sienna, as well as the 2015 Lexus RX luxury crossover. The affected vehicles are all powered the 2GR-FE engine, which in layman's terms, is Toyota's well-regarded 3.5-liter V6.
In case you're thinking, "But Lexus already has a seven-seat crossover in the GX 460," that's actually a proper SUV – the body-on-frame kind with the massive footprint and floaty handling. A report in Automotive News says that Lexus is trying to figure out how to produce a true crossover with space for seven humans, with the options narrowed down to growing the RX (pictured) or sorting out a brand new model.