Edmunds Drive-Thru: March 3, 2017

Edmunds Drive-Thru: March 3, 2017 Every week the Edmunds Drive-Thru serves up the best car reviews, long-term vehicle updates, and industry insights from Edmunds and around the web. Edmunds Latest Car ReviewsThe latest expert car reviews from the Edmunds editors, designed to help you find your perfect car.The 2017 Nissan Titan XD fills the gap between typical light-duty and heavy-duty trucks. For 2017, the range expands to include a regular-cab version with an 8-foot bed, while the volume-selling crew cab can be dressed up with new Texas Edition and Chrome package options.The 2017 Mini Countryman’s compelling blend of sportiness and character aims to shake up the staid subcompact crossover segment. The all-new 2017 Land Rovery Discovery has a friendlier appearance yet retains its all-terrain capabilities.With style, performance and drama, the 2017 Maserati Ghibli is the Italian take on the traditional midsize luxury sedan. Car NewsOur editors zero in on topics that car shoppers care about and write news stories that help them make smart buying choices. We also provide insights on industry events and shifts that affect shoppers.Ford says its new driverless electric concept van could launch a fleet of drones to deliver packages right to your door. Look for it in your neighborhood around 2021. Here is our list of the safest 2017 SUVs for your family, saving you tons of research time.� Research, Tips & AdviceOur research articles, written by editors who really know their way around the car-shopping process, help you with every aspect of finding and buying the car, truck or SUV that’s perfect for you. Here are this week’s picks, bringing you great tips for less fuss — and maybe even some fun — in car shopping. Does it make sense to buy the car you’ve been leasing? Some tips for making that decision. Edmunds UpdatesEdmunds is a unique company that’s always doing something innovative and interesting. Our company culture consistently wins accolades, too. Here’s the latest on Edmunds as an organization, including our analysts’ industry insights.New vehicles sat on dealer lots an average of 74 days in February, the longest "days to turn" period since 2009, according to Edmunds’ monthly sales analysis. Edmunds in the NewsEdmunds is an authority on everything automotive, so some of the biggest names in the news business often call on us to offer helpful tips for car shoppers and share insights on emerging trends. Here are just a few of the latest examples:Honda Clarity Experiences Oscars Bump (MediaPost) GM, Nissan Beating U.S. Sales Estimates Tempers Inventory Angst (Bloomberg) Buyers and Dealers Squeezed By a Lack of Older Used Cars (Forbes) Auto News From Around the WebThere’s a lot going on in the car business, so it pays to stay on top of things. Here are just a few of the top stories that caught our eye this week:Waze is coming to your car’s dashboard soon, and it will likely give Google plenty of data about your driving habits. (Wired) Takata pleads guilty to fraud charges for a coverup over its airbags. Meanwhile, a lawsuit alleges that five carmakers knew of Takata airbags’ deadly defects but went on using them because they were cheaper. (Washington Post)SUVs are outselling sedans in the U.S. Here’s why they’re so popular and how they’re debunking old SUV assumptions. (Consumer Reports)Where are ’60s American cars and "greaser" culture revered? It’s Sweden, home to what’s reputed to be the world’s biggest annual gathering and slow parade of vintage American cars. A fun photo essay. (National Geographic)

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