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  • Car Critic: Hyundai and Subaru SUVs growing in popularity and size

    Subarus and Hyundais are popular in Utah, but things change when a sixth person wants to come along. Fox 13 Car Critic Brian Champagne Shows how both car companies are dealing with the demand for more seats by rolling out their biggest models ever: the Subaru Ascent and the Hyundai Palisade.

  • Car Critic: The Specialty Equipment Market Association show

    Welcome to SEMA week in Las Vegas, where stock is a start. Fox 13’s Car Critic Brian Champagne shows us the latest ideas from the Specialty Equipment Market Association show.    

  • Cache Sheriff: Man arrested after fleeing police in stolen vehicle and on foot

    RICHMOND, Utah — A man was arrested Saturday after stealing a vehicle and leading police on a chase across Cache Valley, police say. Beau Nopens, 35, was arrested on suspicion of several offenses ranging from driving on a revoked license to felony vehicle theft. Just after 5 a.m., a Wellsville man reported his truck stolen after he left it running in front of his home. A deputy spotted the truck shortly after and pursued the vehicle northbound on rural highways […]

  • Car Critic: The slightly bigger (but still small) Fiat 500X

    If you like small European cars, you’re in the minority. Mini sales are down, the Volkswagen Beetle is dead, and the Fiat 500 is next. Fox 13 Car Critic Brian Champagne sees if being slightly bigger can help another Fiat survive — the 500X.

  • One dead in Salt Lake City house fire

    SALT LAKE CITY – A person was found dead inside a home that caught fire in Salt Lake City early Saturday morning. The fire broke out around 8:00 a.m. at 1330 South and 1100 East, according to the Salt Lake City Fire Department. Investigators found accelerants inside the home, as well as a grenade. The identity of the victim was not immediately released. Police say it appeared he died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

  • Northern Utah Electric Football League revives old take on gridiron game

    LOGAN, Utah — If you have played Madden NFL 20, you know just how realistic the video game can be. It’s a far cry from the days when the hottest football game featured plastic football players on a vibrating metal football field. A group called the Northern Utah Electric Football League is trying to bring back the game that thrilled youngsters in the 50s and 60s.

  • Car Critic: This new minivan does it all

    If you have a big family or you like just driving around with a lot of friends at once, would you prefer to have a minivan or SUV? Fox 13 Car Critic Brian Champagne has some things for you to think about before you make your choice. Before you call shotgun in the Chrysler Pacifica, consider this: if you go for the 2nd row, you can watch movies, play games, work on your math skills, and play more games. You […]

  • Car Critic: The big, advanced Toyota Sequoia

    Fox 13 Car Critic Brian Champagne gives us a look at some new car show unveilings while testing out a big new SUV…that’s really not that new. Dips are a real pain unless you`re in a Sequoia like the one Toyota loaned us. It does quite well over them. The TRD Sport package gives you 20-inch wheels and a setup more for street than dirt. The Sequoia beeps if you leave your lane, and is supposed to detect pedestrians, though […]

  • Car Critic: Small cars that pack a big punch

    Small cars used to be the cheap ones, and if you wanted any special features, you had to drive something big. Fox 13 Car Critic Brian Champagne explains how that`s changing with some big features in small packages, like the Mazda 3 and the Toyota Corolla.

  • Car Critic: New trucks shown off at Texas State Fair

    The Texas State Fair is open to the public this weekend, which is a big deal — if you’re into trucks. Fox 13 Car Critic Brian Champagne shows you how the latest from the fair… and an aquatic surprise at the end.

  • Car Critic: Boring, stylish or over-the-top… Where is the line when it comes to car design?

      What’s the ugliest car you know? And if it’s that ugly, how did they sell so many of them? Fox 13 Car Critic Brian Champagne checks out some old and new models to see if beauty is truly in the eye of the buyer. A Lexus UX 250 Hybrid is great for general purposes of getting around northern Utah — they call it a modern urban explorer, and its smaller size and radar back that up. At some point, […]

  • Car Critic: The 2019 International Motor Show in Frankfurt, Germany

    SALT LAKE CITY — When you take this new Dutch-engineered vehicle to the lake, you don’t have to stop at the edge of the water. Fox 13 Car Critic Brian Champagne takes us to the 2019 International Motor Show in Frankfurt, Germany, where they show off everything from electric cars built for racing to cars with outside airbags and more.

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