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Land Rover Defender Concept Confirmed

Land Rover Defender Concept Confirmed

Off-road enthusiasts may remember the Land Rover Defender 90 for its rugged, utilitarian design and go-anywhere capability. Now, Land Rover is reintroducing the Defender name ... read more »
Audi to Debut New S Models at Frankfurt Auto Show

Audi to Debut New S Models at Frankfurt Auto Show

Audi’s sedan lineup has seen some big changes for the 2012 model year. We’ve already test driven the redesigned A6 and the new A7, but ... read more »
2012 Acura TSX Special Edition to Hit Dealerships Late September

2012 Acura TSX Special Edition to Hit Dealerships Late September

Acura is selling a special edition of its entry-level TSX sedan in conjunction with the brand’s 25th anniversary. The TSX Special Edition will be a ... read more »
Mini Paceman Gets Green Light for Production

Mini Paceman Gets Green Light for Production

The three-door Mini Paceman crossover coupe has been confirmed for production. The Mini Paceman concept was introduced at the Detroit auto show earlier this year ... read more »
2012 Lexus Models' Pricing and Details Announced

2012 Lexus Models' Pricing and Details Announced

Lexus announced the prices of its 2012 lineup last week. According to a Toyota press release, more than half of the models’ prices will stay ... read more »
2011 Jaguar XJL: How Much Would You Pay for Luxury?

2011 Jaguar XJL: How Much Would You Pay for Luxury?

Super luxury cars aren’t necessarily associated with value, but during my week with the 2011 Jaguar XJL, I thought that Jaguar offers a lot of ... read more »
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Decision Fatigue and the Car Buyer

Decision Fatigue and the Car Buyer

You may have seen the August 17 article from The New York Times on decision fatigue (it’s been one of the ten most emailed articles ... read more »
Kia Announces Pricing for 2012 Soul

Kia Announces Pricing for 2012 Soul

Kia recently revealed pricing for the 2012 Soul, which received a mid-cycle refresh. The base 2012 Kia Soul with a manual transmission will start at ... read more »
Our Take: 2012 Volkswagen Beetle

Our Take: 2012 Volkswagen Beetle

This week, editors Katie, Rachel and Liz spent a few hours driving the redesigned 2012 Volkswagen Beetle at a VW press event. Here’s our take ... read more »
Cadillac Escalade Tops HLDI Most-Stolen Vehicles List

Cadillac Escalade Tops HLDI Most-Stolen Vehicles List

The rich and famous helped popularize the Cadillac Escalade in the late 1990s and early 2000s, and since then, you hear less about the Escalade ... read more »
Audi to debut A8 Hybrid at Frankfurt Auto Show

Audi to debut A8 Hybrid at Frankfurt Auto Show

Super luxury cars aren’t immune from environmental concerns and rising fuel costs. Mercedes-Benz offers the S-Class Hybrid, while the BMW 7-Series Hybrid uses its electric ... read more »
Hyundai Veloster to start at $17,300

Hyundai Veloster to start at $17,300

The wait is over if you’ve been wondering how much the upcoming Hyundai Veloster will cost you. On Tuesday, Hyundai Motor America President and CEO ... read more »
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2012 Porsche 911 Revealed

2012 Porsche 911 Revealed

The 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera is set to debut at the Frankfurt auto show in September, however, Porsche revealed preliminary specs and photos of the ... read more »
Toyota Debuts Redesigned 2012 Camry

Toyota Debuts Redesigned 2012 Camry

Toyota unveiled its redesigned 2012 Camry and Camry Hybrid today in Los Angeles. The 2012 Toyota Camry receives an exterior and interior overhaul. It has ... read more »
Mazda Axes RX-8

Mazda Axes RX-8

Mazda’s rotary-powered RX-8 sports car has reached the end of its life span. The Japanese automaker has ended production of the affordable sports car due ... read more »
U.S. News Best Cars for Families Award Winners Announced

U.S. News Best Cars for Families Award Winners Announced

If you checked out our home page this morning, then you probably saw that we’ve announced the first annual U.S. News Best Cars for ... read more »
2013 Infiniti JX Concept Introduced

2013 Infiniti JX Concept Introduced

Though the luxury midsize SUV shown at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance last week is technically a concept, Infiniti says this Infiniti JX is pretty ... read more »
Ram Ends Production of Dakota

Ram Ends Production of Dakota

The Ram truck brand has announced that the production of its smallest offering, the Ram Dakota, will end this week, reports Left Lane News. Though ... read more »
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How to Get a Great Deal on a Family Car

How to Get a Great Deal on a Family Car

Finding the right family car is a stressful process, but it isn’t impossible with thorough research. In Get the Best Deal on a Family Car ... read more »
Four Keys to Keeping Kids Safe in Cars

Four Keys to Keeping Kids Safe in Cars

Buying a car with top safety scores, high-tech safety features and using child safety seats properly seems like it’s enough to keep kids safe in ... read more »
Cars of Summer: The A5 Cabriolet Hits the Beach

Cars of Summer: The A5 Cabriolet Hits the Beach

For most people, summer is driving season -- day trips, road trips, drives to the beach, festivals, fairs, visiting friends and commuting in the bright sunshine ... read more »
Lexus Unveils Redesigned GS 350

Lexus Unveils Redesigned GS 350

Lexus showed off its new GS 350 sedan Thursday at Pebble Beach in California. The completely redesigned GS will hit dealerships in early 2012 as ... read more »
2011 Best Cars for Families Winners

2011 Best Cars for Families Winners

Take a look at the vehicles that earned 2011 Best Cars for Families Awards for being safe, affordable and ideal daily drivers for families of ... read more »
Will Your Family Fit?

Will Your Family Fit?

Just because a large SUV has nine seats, it doesn’t mean your family will fit. It may not have enough LATCH connectors for car seats ... read more »
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Florida is Most Dangerous State for Pedestrians

Florida is Most Dangerous State for Pedestrians

According to Transportation for America, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving U.S. transportation, four areas in Florida are ranked in the top 10 most ... read more »
BMW M5 Gets a Diesel Engine

BMW M5 Gets a Diesel Engine

The BMW M5 will reportedly get a high-powered diesel engine. “BMW will introduce a new high-performance diesel-powered 5-Series model next spring that will expand the ... read more »
Get the Best Deal on a Family Car

Get the Best Deal on a Family Car

As stressful as finding the right car for your family can be, it’s nothing compared with figuring out how to pay for it. There’s no ... read more »
Cadillac Converj Concept Becomes ELR

Cadillac Converj Concept Becomes ELR

If you keep tabs on the concept cars automakers release, you may be familiar with the Cadillac Converj prototype, which General Motors unveiled at the ... read more »
Chevrolet Aims for 50 MPG with Upcoming Cruze Diesel

Chevrolet Aims for 50 MPG with Upcoming Cruze Diesel

Last month, we told you that a diesel version of the Chevrolet Cruze has been announced for the U.S., and although the oil-burning affordable ... read more »
2011 Best Cars for Families

2011 Best Cars for Families

For many people, a family car is the car you have to buy, not the car you actually want. But family cars are also the ... read more »
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Jaguar C-X16 Set to Debut at Frankfurt Motor Show

Jaguar C-X16 Set to Debut at Frankfurt Motor Show

Jaguar announced Tuesday that it will unveil the C-X16 sports coupe at the Frankfurt Motor Show on Sept. 13. The C-X16 concept was designed by ... read more »
Car Shopping, Simplified: The U.S. News Best Price Program

Car Shopping, Simplified: The U.S. News Best Price Program

Time and money are both valuable assets, and if you’re in the market for a new car, there’s a good chance that you want to ... read more »
Best Cars for Turning Over the Keys

Best Cars for Turning Over the Keys

If you have a pre-teen who will get a license in a few years or one who is driving now, you may be in the ... read more »
Chrysler Group Decreases Prices on Several Models for 2012

Chrysler Group Decreases Prices on Several Models for 2012

If you’re shopping for a Jeep, Dodge or Chrysler vehicle, you may want to wait for the 2012 versions to go on sale because Chrysler ... read more »
Hyundai to Fix Newer Sonatas for Steering Problem

Hyundai to Fix Newer Sonatas for Steering Problem

Hyundai USA announced on its Twitter page Monday that it will fix newer Sonata sedans for a problem with their steering. “Good news for Sonata ... read more »
In Pictures: Will Your Family Fit?

In Pictures: Will Your Family Fit?

If you need a small car, the Hyundai Elantra has two sets of rear LATCH anchors and has one of the roomiest back seats in ... read more »
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Used Luxury Cars are Closing in on New Car Prices

Used Luxury Cars are Closing in on New Car Prices

Luxury car buyers are facing such high used-car prices that more are making the jump to buying new, reports Bloomberg. In some cases, it’s actually ... read more »
Hyundai Axes Equus' iPad Owner's Manual

Hyundai Axes Equus' iPad Owner's Manual

Hyundai has announced that it will no longer include an iPad-loaded interactive owner’s manual with its flagship sedan, the Hyundai Equus. Instead, the 2012 Equus’ ... read more »
2011 Subaru WRX: Performance and a Great Personality

2011 Subaru WRX: Performance and a Great Personality

Recently, I test drove the 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX hatchback, which checks off many boxes on the “things I want in a car” list. The ... read more »
Test Drive: Lexus CT 200h Lacks Pizzazz

Test Drive: Lexus CT 200h Lacks Pizzazz

When Honda introduced the CR-Z, a sporty hybrid that starts at about $20,000, test drivers called it an oxymoron because hypothetically, a hybrid can’t ... read more »
GM Recalls Impala, LaCrosse Cars in North America

GM Recalls Impala, LaCrosse Cars in North America

General Motors is recalling more than 14,000 cars in the U.S. and Canada for power steering and electronic stability control problems. The National ... read more »
Chrysler Launches No Payments for 90 Days Incentive

Chrysler Launches No Payments for 90 Days Incentive

Chrysler Group introduced a new incentive program Wednesday to help it sell more vehicles. The automaker, whose brands include Dodge, Jeep, Chrysler and Ram, is ... read more »
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To DVD or Not to DVD

To DVD or Not to DVD

That is a good question. DVD systems cost about $1,300 or more in most minivans and SUVs, making them an expensive, but appealing option ... read more »
Ford Focus Electric Adds Optional Solar Panels

Ford Focus Electric Adds Optional Solar Panels

If you’re interested in all-electric vehicles like the Nissan Leaf and Ford Focus Electric, it’s likely that you’re apprehensive about the purchase. Electric vehicle range ... read more »
One in Four Can't Afford Vehicle Repairs

One in Four Can't Afford Vehicle Repairs

According to AAA, more than half of American drivers are keeping their vehicles for the long haul. That’s a smart move because repairs, monthly payments ... read more »
Subaru XV Crossover to Debut at Frankfurt Auto Show

Subaru XV Crossover to Debut at Frankfurt Auto Show

Last week, we mentioned that Mazda would debut a new compact SUV at the Frankfurt Auto Show, and now Subaru appears to be following suit ... read more »
Toyota Raises Prices on 2012 Yaris, Tundra, Sequoia and Sienna

Toyota Raises Prices on 2012 Yaris, Tundra, Sequoia and Sienna

The 2012 Toyota Yaris is set to enter production this month, and next year’s model will carry a base price that’s $960 more than the ... read more »
Most Fun-to-Drive Family Cars

Most Fun-to-Drive Family Cars

Let’s face it: Family cars aren’t the most fun-to-drive vehicles on the market. But just because you decided to expand your clan, it doesn’t mean ... read more »
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Best Cars for Stylish Families

Best Cars for Stylish Families

Having a family doesn’t condemn you to driving a frumpy minivan. In fact, there are plenty of vehicles on the market that are both stylish ... read more »
Diesel Volkswagen Jetta, Jetta SportWagen Investigated for Fuel Leak

Diesel Volkswagen Jetta, Jetta SportWagen Investigated for Fuel Leak

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is investigating 2011 Volkswagen Jetta TDI and Jetta SportWagen TDI diesel vehicles for a possible fuel line leak. NHTSA ... read more »
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