Aluminum F-150 Named IIHS Top Pick

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July 30, 2015
<p><em>Photo courtesy of GM.</em></p> GM's Colorado/Canyon Diesel Specs Revealed

General Motors has released performance data for the Duramax diesel engines available with the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon mid-size pickup that arrive for the 2016 model year.





<p><em>Photo courtesy of IIHS.</em></p> Aluminum F-150 Named IIHS Top Pick

Ford's 2015 F-150 crew cab model has been named a Top Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, while the extended cab model was rated as good by the group.





<p><em>A map displaying the "Best &amp; Worst Cities to be a Driver." Map courtesy of WalletHub.</em></p> New York City Ranked Worst for Drivers

Due to its poor traffic and road conditions ranking, New York took last place in financial website WalletHub’s ranking of the best and worst U.S. cities to be a driver. Texas took the top two spots (Lubbock and Corpus Christi) for the most driver-friendly cities.


<p><em>Photo courtesy of Rear View Safety.</em></p> Ford Transit Backup Camera System Released

Rear View Safety has released its Ford Third Brake Light backup camera system for the 2015 Transit van that comes with features designed to protect pedestrians as well as drivers.


Video: FCA Agrees to Record NHTSA Fine, Vehicle Buyback

The automaker reached an agreement with NHTSA relating to how the company conducted vehicle recalls, and will buy back almost 580,000 trucks.


Report Claims 38,887 Natural Gas Fueling Stations by 2025

The amount of global natural gas refueling stations is expected to grow from the current 23,001 to 38,887 by 2025, according to a report from Navigant Research.


<p><em>Photo via Wikipedia.</em></p> Average Age of Vehicles Reaches 11.5 Years

The average age of light-duty vehicles in U.S. roads has reached 11.5 years, which reached a high point since IHS Automotive began tracking the data, the analytics firm has announced.


Video Tip: Freeway Entering and Exiting

Here’s some advice from AAA on how to safely merge onto a freeway and how to exit.




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