In the wake of headline-dominating recalls from General Motors and Takata, and more than a little public pressure, America's largest car retailer vowed to fix every recalled used car on its lots. Now, AutoNation has reneged on its promise.
This is the fourth consecutive year automakers have exceeded government standards, even as consumers flock to less-efficient SUVs. Their exceptional performance may lie in a combination of technology, and the way regulations are written.
During our recent first drive, we were impressed by the Pacifica Hybrid's ability to function as a good electric vehicle, with enough electric power that it didn't kick on its gasoline engine at the drop of a hat.