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China to temporarily cut on tariffs for US-made cars

Ford Mustang in ChinaChina confirmed it will cut tariffs on American-built cars as part of a ceasefire temporary agreement in the ongoing trade war between the two countries. The country's Ministry of Finance said Friday that the temporary reductions will take effect on Jan. 1, 2019. China will slice the tariff from its current level of 40 percent to the 15 percent it...

2019 Nissan Murano first drive review: Steady as she goes

2019 Nissan MuranoWay back in 2003, Nissan brought out the first Murano, a nimble car-based crossover that banked on style as much as it did substance. It was different from most SUVs because it was car-based and avoided the trucklike ride of its body-on-frame competitors while still retaining a commanding view from the driver’s seat. It was what most...

Toyota Tacoma recalled for brake fluid leak; Land Cruiser and Lexus LX 570 for seatbelt sensor error

2019 Toyota TacomaToyota on Thursday issued two new recalls for its pickup truck and its largest SUVs. The recalls affect the Toyota Tacoma pickup truck, and the Toyota Land Cruiser and its Lexus LX 570 twin. The recalls are separate from one another; the Tacoma recall involves leaking brake fluid, while the Land Cruiser and LX 570 recall surrounds seatbelt sensor...

2019 Audi Q5

2019 Audi Q5We’re constantly reminded how wrong we are, and it only took 20 years and thousands of luxury crossovers on the road to do it. Luxury compact crossovers like the 2019 Audi Q5 are automotive smartphones now: they do it all, store it all, and are seemingly everywhere. Sedans are cool like pagers. The 2019 Q5 gets a 7.0 on our overall scale...

2019 Nissan Rogue Sport

2019 Nissan Rogue SportThe 2019 Nissan Rogue Sport compact crossover doesn’t waste time. Among small SUVs, the Rogue Sport filled the hole left by the outgoing Juke and replaced outgoing personality (and quirks) with brute-force practicality. The Rogue Sport’s low price of less than $24,000 in base trims is proof enough. Although its price is comparatively...