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More cars experience exploding glass sunroofs than ever, study finds

Mercedes-Benz panorama sunroof in E-ClassGlass sunroofs have become an incredibly popular option in recent years for new-car buyers. However, an unusual side effect to their popularity is more prevalent than ever: cases of exploding glass sunroofs have skyrocketed in recent years. Consumer Reports cites National Highway Traffic and Safety Association data that shows 859 cases of…
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2017 Ford F-150 Raptor in Depth: More Off-Road Chops Than Most People Need, But, Yee-Haw, Is It Fun!

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The high-velocity, gravity-defying F-150 Raptor is a basically a cousin to a Trophy Truck—a hulking full-on competition pickup used in off-road races. The Raptor melds similarly menacing looks and dominating off-road performance without forfeiting day-to-day practicality. This 10Best Trucks and SUVs winner fits a 5.5-foot bed to an extended SuperCab or a slightly larger four-door SuperCrew. A rip-roaring twin-turbo V-6 belts out 450 horsepower and 510 lb-ft of torque; it’s mated to a paddle-shifted 10-speed automatic transmission. The standard all-wheel-drive system includes multiple driving modes, a lockable center differential, and an electronic locking rear differential. Specialized equipment includes a long-travel suspension, beefy racing shocks, oversized all-terrain tires, and protective skidplates. The Raptor’s capability is so great that it has no direct competition, so we’ve compared it with several other conventional pickups, most equipped with far less comprehensive off-road packages. The Raptor may be more truck than most people can ever fully utilize—but, damn, is it a lot of fun! READ MORE ››


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2017 Volkswagen Tiguan Limited: More of the same, only cheaper

2017 Volkswagen Tiguan LimitedAn all-new version of the Volkswagen Tiguan with seating for up to seven is in dealers now, but if you’ve got a hankering for the old model, VW has a value-laden option for you. The German automaker is releasing a low-price version called the 2017 Tiguan Limited available now from $ 22,860 including a mandatory $ 865 destination charge. That’s…
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