2022 Honda Civic sedan and hatch earn Top Safety Pick+ honors

The redesigned 2022 Honda Civic compact sedan and hatchback earned the highest safety ranking from the IIHS, the insurance-industry funded announced on Thursday. Its Top Safety Pick+ award is not just the top honor awarded by the agency, it is also considered to be the most rigorous safety acknowledgement in the industry.  Both the four-door and five-door Civics earned the […]

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Ever Wondered What It Would Be Like To Drive On Square Wheels?

The wheel is often cited as one of humanity’s greatest ever inventions. But is it overrated? Of course not, but for the purpose of Garage54’s latest bout of workshop silliness, let’s briefly pretend it is, and that it needs reinventing. The YouTube channel has received numerous requests to try out a different wheel shape, and in this video, the team […]

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NHTSA probes 30 million more vehicles with Takata airbags

The largest automotive recall in history could get larger still, based on the NHTSA’s latest investigation into vehicles equipped with Takata airbags. The NHTSA is investigating the safety of an estimated 30 million vehicles from the 2001 to 2019 model years, according to an internal government document obtained by Reuters and published on Sunday.  The engineering analysis will look into […]

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The 2022 Subaru WRX's Base Infotainment System Is Pretty Bad

The 2022 Subaru WRX was revealed last week, and it certainly has people talking. While the jury’s out on its redesign, the specs are solid, however. It still has a manual transmission and symmetrical all-wheel drive. There are a few hiccups like the car’s top trim being CVT-only and now we’re finding out that the 11.6-inch touchscreen screen that was […]

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Specific EV Tyres Are Surprisingly Different From Off-The-Shelf

A single model of tyre can encompass many derivatives. We’re not just talking about size differences – as we’ve discussed before, bespoke OE versions of tyres can vary wildly compared to their off-the-shelf counterparts. And now, thanks to the rise of the electric vehicle, there are specific versions of existing boots built especially cars that eschew internal combustion. As explained […]

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2022 Mitsubishi Outlander shines with Top Safety Pick+ honor

The redesigned 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander crossover SUV earned a Top Safety Pick+ designation from the IIHS, the non-profit safety agency announced Tuesday. Like other automakers, Mitsubishi adjusted the standard LED reflector lights in the middle of the model year’s production to attain the industry’s highest safety honor for its three-row SUV. The award only applies to 2022 Outlanders made after […]

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