Besides budget-friendly pricing and easier maneuverability and parking, one of the selling points of subcompact luxury SUVs is fuel economy. The all-new 2019 Lexus UX is one of the most fuel-efficient models in its class, and it's offered in gas-only UX 200 and hybrid UX 250h form. Related: 2019 Lexus UX 200 First Drive: Missing a Solid User Experience The UX 200 comes only with front-wheel drive and gets an EPA-estimated 29/37/33 mpg city/highway/combined, which is significantly better than some of its key competitors. The UX 250h is more efficient still; front-drive versions are EPA-rated 43/41/42 mpg, while all-wheel-drive models come in slightly lower at 41/38/39 mpg. EPA ratings are much more indicative of real-world gas mileage than they used to be, but we were still curious to see what type of mileage our test car, a UX 200 F Sport, would get on a round-trip from the Chicago suburb of Evanston, Ill., to Detroit. The results were a little surprising. On the trip to … [Read more...] about Real-World Gas Mileage for 2019 Lexus UX Not What U Might X-pect
Aston Martin's latest bonkers hypercar, dubbed Project "003" for now — the Valkyrie and Valkyrie AMR Pro were "001" and "002," respectively — is gearing up for its debut at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show in March.Related: More Auto Show Coverage According to Aston Martin Lagonda President and Group Chief Executive Andy Palmer, "It was always the intention for the Aston Martin Valkyrie to be a once-in-a lifetime project. However, it was also vital to us that [the] Valkyrie would create a legacy: a direct descendent that would also set new standards within its own area of the hypercar market, creating a bloodline of highly specialized, limited-production machines that can exist in parallel with Aston Martin's series-production models."not add that Aston Martin also expects to make a profit from the car, which is why the brand will be making 20 times as many examples as it did of the Valkyrie AMR Pro ... because that would be impolitic.brake horsepower (not British … [Read more...] about Aston Martin Promises ‘Practical’ Hypercar in Geneva-Bound 003
Vehicles Affected: Approximately 800 model-year 2018-19 Mercedes-AMG GLC63, GLC63 coupe and GLC63S SUVs The Problem: The frontal airbag may have a delayed deployment for certain unbelted front-seat passengers, increasing the risk of injury in the event of a crash. The Fix: Dealers will update the airbag control unit software parameters for free. What Owners Should Do: Mercedes-Benz began mailing interim letters to owners Feb. 8; a second letter will be mailed once remedy parts become available. Owners can call the automaker at 800-367-6372, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or visit its website to check their vehicle identification number and learn more. Need to Find a Dealer for Service? Go to Cars.com Service & Repair to find your local dealer. To check for other recalls, and to schedule a free recall repair at your local dealership, click here: Mercedes-AMG GLC63 More Recalls Cars.com's Editorial … [Read more...] about 2018-2019 Mercedes-AMG GLC63: Recall Alert
2019 Lexus UX; Cars.com photos by Christian Lantry Lexus has taken what works in its popular RX SUV and shrunk it to tiny proportions with the 2019 UX 200. The cute 'ute is new to the lineup and bigger than it looks, with adult-occupant-friendly levels of headroom and car-seat-friendly levels of rear legroom. How many car seats fit in the second row? Two Related: More Car Seat Checks Solid Latch, grade A: Two sets sit under flip-off plastic covers; they're easy to find and use. There are three top tether anchors on the seatback; they're clearly marked but buried in the carpet, so the forward-facing convertible lost a grade. Booster, grade A: After raising the head restraint, the booster fit well. The buckles are on short but stable stalks and should pop up enough for kids to grasp and use fairly easily. So-So Infant, grade B: The seat installed easily, and we only had to move the front seat forward a bit to make enough room for our 5-foot, 6-inch-tall front … [Read more...] about How Do Car Seats Fit in a 2019 Lexus UX?
Global stocks drifted lower on Tuesday as U.S.-China trade talks resumed and investors awaited commentary from the Federal Reserve later in the week. In Europe, the Stoxx Europe 600 was down 0.5% in morning trading. In Asia, Japan’s Nikkei ticked up 0.1%, Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index fell 0.4% and the Shanghai Stock Exchange was broadly flat. Futures... … [Read more...] about Global Stocks Slip as Trade Talks Resume