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Tests show high risk of injury; here's how other midsize SUVs fared

Tests show high risk of injury; here's how other midsize SUVs fared.

Dude really did a number on that street

Dude really did a number on that street.

Consumer Reports' advocacy arm speaks out

Consumer group lobbies Tesla to fix fatal flaws in Autopilot.

Average rates climbed 33% between 2010 and 2016

There are a lot more costs to consider than just the monthly payment of a new car. Here are the top five most expensive new cars to insure in America for 2018.

Tech features have made trailering a breeze, even if you’re a noob

Tech features have made trailering a breeze, even if you're a noob

The program is only available in Nashville and Philadelphia for now

The program is only available in Nashville and Philadelphia for now

We don't get it in the U.S. ... yet

We don't get it in the U.S. ... yet.

Autoblog's Car Finder tool helps you find cars for your musical lifestyle

Autoblog's Car Finder tool helps you find cars for your musical lifestyle

Also, driving in Europe, Tesla talk and the spending of money

On this week's Autoblog Podcast, Editor-in-Chief Greg Migliore is joined by Green Editor John Beltz Snyder and Consumer Editor Jeremy Korzeniewski. We talk about the possible rebirth of the Dodge Viper and Jaguar XK, as well as the recent goings-on at Tesla. Then we share some of our experiences driving in Europe. We also discuss the cars we've been driving, and help spend another listener's hard-earned dough in this week's "Spend My Money" segment.

Where dogs and cats should ride, and how they should be restrained

Where dogs and cats should ride, and how they should be restrained.

Over-the-air update fixed ABS software issue

Over-the-air update fixed ABS software issue

Everyone, please, secure your loads — this was his second close call

Everyone, please, secure your loads — this his second close call.

Here's today's episode of "What's That Sound?"

Here's today's episode of "What's That Sound?"

The $700 plate can display messages or used to track cars

After years in development, California is finally rolling out its digital license plate pilot program. Drivers can purchase and install plate that uses the same E Ink screen technology as an Amazon Kindle or various wearables. The new digital display was developed by Reviver Auto and replaces a traditional stamped plate. It's available for both consumer and commercial vehicles, though at a considerable cost.

Musk thanks Consumer Reports 'for excellent critical feedback'

Tesla is making good on its promise to improve the Model 3's braking through a firmware upgrade. Elon Musk has confirmed that a fix for the EV's inconsistent brake performance started reaching cars on May 25th. The update should reduce the braking distance by about 20 feet for "repeated heavy braking events," according to the exec. That's no doubt meant to help reviewers like those at Consumer Reports (whose less-than-flattering review prompted the update), but something tells us that drivers wo

Do it right for the ultimate shine

Waxing your car is vital to the protection of paint, but how do we do it properly to get the best bang for our time?

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