News - High Gear

2018 Kia Stinger GT2 AWD V6 review update: tilting at benchmarks

2018 Kia Stinger GT2 AWD V6The Kia showroom of today isn't the Kia showroom of ten, or even five, years ago. The 2018 Stinger? It's proof that Kia no longer is happy with being an economy-car benchmark. Now it's aimed its sights at the big luxury brands and their sport-sedan standard-bearers. The 2018 Stinger is a five-door hatchback that looks like a sedan, and acts like a...

2019 Volvo XC40 T5 AWD R-Design review update: cheeky and fun, but not without foibles

2019 Volvo XC40 T5 AWD R-DesignVolvo has spent the past two years checking off a lot of tasks: big SUV, mid-size SUV, sedan, wagon. Now it's time for its maiden voyage into the small crossover SUV world, and with the 2019 XC40, Volvo takes on accomplished vehicles already on the road: the BMW X1, the Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class, and the Audi A3. With the XC40, Volvo may not be...

2019 GMC Acadia

2019 GMC AcadiaThe 2019 GMC Acadia seats up to seven passengers and is a solid, straight-shooting crossover SUV with families in mind. Though not a standout, the 2019 Acadia lineup is very good at a wide range of SUV activities, and as such, we’ve rated it at 6.0 out of 10. (Read more about how we rate cars.) Those familiar with the previous generation...

NHTSA regulator: self-driving vehicles shouldn't be regulated... yet

Waymo Jaguar I-PaceA top auto safety official at the NHTSA has claimed that it’s too early to regulate self-driving vehicles, such as the ones being tested by Uber, Waymo, and more. According to Automotive News, NHTSA deputy administrator Heidi King said in an interview on Thursday: “At this point the technology is so nascent I don’t think it is...

Ford Fusion goes crossover, Maserati Levante GTS, Fisker's electric batteries: What's New @ The Car Connection

Uber ATG techUber rethinks autonomous efforts in Pittsburgh in wake of fatal Arizona crash Uber informed nearly 100 autonomous vehicle operators in Pittsburgh on Wednesday that their jobs will be terminated as the company moves to rethink its self-driving strategy in the wake of the fatal Tempe, Arizona, crash earlier this year that killed a pedestrian...