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BMW Introduces ActiveHybrid 5

BMW announced Thursday it will sell a hybrid version of its 5-Series. The 2012 ActiveHybrid 5 is based on the gas-only... Read More »

Liz Opsitnik Sep. 30, 2011

GM Unveils New Center Airbag

General Motors announced Thursday that it will put the automotive industry’s first front center airbag in some of its... Read More »

Liz Opsitnik Sep. 30, 2011

Lower Death Rates in Crashes Involving Cars and SUVs

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety announced that occupants in minivans and cars are less likely to die in an... Read More »

Rachel Smith Sep. 29, 2011

Obama Administration Delays CAFE Standards

The Obama Administration will not meet its September deadline for releasing its 2025 Corporate Average Fuel Economy... Read More »

Rachel Smith Sep. 29, 2011

FIAT Supports Cancer Research with 500 Pink Ribbon Edition

Chrysler announced its partnership with the Breast Cancer Research Foundation Tuesday by introducing the... Read More »

Jim Sharifi Sep. 28, 2011

2013 Subaru XV Headed for the US

The compact SUV segment has certainly been heating up. Last month, we told you that new models like the Mazda CX-5 and... Read More »

Jim Sharifi Sep. 28, 2011

In Pictures: September's Worst Car Deals

The 2012 VW Beetle is selling for an average price that's above MSRP this month, making it a bad deal. Read More »

Sep. 27, 2011

September's Worst Car Deals

As much as we all like a new car, we like a great deal even more. There’s nothing worse than driving off the dealer lot... Read More »

Jamie Page Deaton Sep. 27, 2011

2012 Kia Rio Hatchback Receives Price Drop

The 2012 Kia Rio five-door hatchback will start at less than $14,000, Kia announced Monday. The affordable small car... Read More »

Liz Opsitnik Sep. 27, 2011

Toyota Venza Gets Two New Trims for 2012

Toyota announced last week that it would add two new trims to the Toyota Venza lineup for 2012. Until now, the Toyota... Read More »

Katie LaBarre Sep. 26, 2011

Subaru to Add New Turbo and Hybrid Vehicles to its Lineup

Subaru will build several new vehicles in the next few years. The automaker said its goal is to increase fuel economy... Read More »

Liz Opsitnik Sep. 23, 2011

BMW Recalls 2011 3-Series Models

BMW is recalling the 328i xDrive and the 335i xDrive trims from the 2011 model year for front driveshaft attachment... Read More »

Rachel Smith Sep. 22, 2011

BMW Discontinues ActiveHybrid X6

There are few SUVs like the BMW X6 on the market, and one of its variants, the ActiveHybrid X6, won’t be available in... Read More »

Rachel Smith Sep. 22, 2011

BMW 6-Series to get Optional AWD Grip

Last week, we mentioned that Jaguar plans to bring all-wheel drive versions of the XJ and XF to market in the next... Read More »

Jim Sharifi Sep. 21, 2011

Acura Reveals Pricing for 2012 TSX Lineup

Acura recently announced prices for its 2012 TSX sedan and wagon lineup. Compared with the 2011 TSX models, buyers will... Read More »

Liz Opsitnik Sep. 20, 2011

Jeep Liberty SUVs Investigated for Loss of Control

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration ’s Office of Defects Investigation is investigating about 200,000... Read More »

Liz Opsitnik Sep. 20, 2011

Toyota Announces Pricing for 2012 Prius Lineup

Toyota announced prices for its 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-in and Prius v hybrids last week. The base Prius Plug-in hybrid... Read More »

Katie LaBarre Sep. 19, 2011

Ford Minivans Investigated for Safety Issues

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced last week that it is investigating the Ford Freestar and... Read More »

Katie LaBarre Sep. 19, 2011

Jaguar Will Add All-Wheel Drive Option to XF and XJ

If you love Jaguar cars but will never buy one because you live in a state with brutal winters, you’re in luck. Jaguar... Read More »

Liz Opsitnik Sep. 16, 2011

Goodbye, Ford Crown Victoria

The last Ford Crown Victoria was built this week, which ends the car’s more than 30-year production run. The Ford Crown... Read More »

Liz Opsitnik Sep. 16, 2011

Coda: First Chinese Electric Car to Hit U.S. Market

The Coda sedan will be the first Chinese-made electric car to be sold in the United States. So far, the automotive... Read More »

Rachel Smith Sep. 15, 2011

Kia Recalls 10,631 Sorento Models

Kia is recalling Sorento models from the 2007 to 2008 model years because the front passenger airbag could be turned... Read More »

Rachel Smith Sep. 15, 2011

2012 Chevrolet Sonic Earns Top Safety Pick Award

The 2012 Chevrolet Sonic is an all-new model that replaces the Chevrolet Aveo . The Sonic hasn’t gone on sale yet, but... Read More »

Rachel Smith Sep. 15, 2011

Mazda Reveals the 2013 CX-5

It’s no secret that the 2013 Mazda CX-5 would debut this week at the Frankfurt Motor Show, and now Mazda has released... Read More »

Jim Sharifi Sep. 14, 2011

2013 Lexus GS 450h Introduced at Frankfurt Auto Show

We’ve known for a while that the redesigned 2013 Lexus GS is headed for dealer lots in early 2012, and now Lexus has... Read More »

Jim Sharifi Sep. 14, 2011

Volkswagen Recalls Jetta Sedans for Tailpipes that Can Burn People

Volkswagen is voluntarily recalling 33,799 Jetta sedans from the 2011 and 2012 model years for exhaust tips that stick... Read More »

Liz Opsitnik Sep. 13, 2011

The Best Cars for College Students

It’s that time of year again. Time to pull out a fall jacket, drink pumpkin-spice lattes and check out the 2012 U.S... Read More »

Jamie Page Deaton Sep. 13, 2011

The Right Car for Your School

Not all colleges let students have a car on campus, but if you’re busy with classes, jobs, internships, or volunteer... Read More »

Jamie Page Deaton Sep. 12, 2011

The Right Car for Your Major

When you’re picking a college major, you look for a subject that interests you and will (hopefully) help you find a job... Read More »

Jamie Page Deaton Sep. 12, 2011

The Right Car for College and Beyond

When you’re in college, you have leeway. You can show up to class in a t-shirt and flip flops. If you make a bad... Read More »

Jamie Page Deaton Sep. 12, 2011

Subaru Recalls Cars for Windshield Wiper Problems

Subaru reported last week that it will recall about 195,000 Subaru Legacy sedans and Subaru Outback wagons from model... Read More »

Katie LaBarre Sep. 12, 2011

Mitsubishi Raises Price for Electric Car

Though the Mitsubishi i hasn’t hit dealerships yet, Mitsubishi is already increasing its price . Back in April, the... Read More »

Katie LaBarre Sep. 12, 2011

Test Drive: 2011 BMW X3

The BMW X3 is pricey, even for a compact SUV. Normally, I’d say that paying a bit extra for the BMW badge is worth it... Read More »

Jamie Page Deaton Sep. 12, 2011

Chrysler 200 Convertible Test Drive

The 2011 Chrysler 200 Convertible I recently tested was a pleasant surprise. Because the 200 is the successor to the... Read More »

Jamie Page Deaton Sep. 10, 2011

2012 Volkswagen Passat and Audi A6 Earn IIHS Top Safety Pick Status

The 2012 Volkswagen Passat and 2012 Audi A6 are the newest recipients of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s... Read More »

Liz Opsitnik Sep. 9, 2011

2012 Toyota Tacoma Priced at $16,875

Toyota has released pricing data for the 2012 Toyota Tacoma , which will start at $16,875 for Regular Cab 4x2 models... Read More »

Rachel Smith Sep. 8, 2011

2012 Buick Verano Pricing Released

Buick has started to transform its lineup from one that was viewed as stodgy and frumpy to one that some auto... Read More »

Rachel Smith Sep. 8, 2011

Honda Recalls 2006 CR-V and 2011 CR-Z

If you own a Honda CR-V or CR-Z , Honda’s two most recent recalls may affect you. Honda is voluntarily recalling a... Read More »

Jim Sharifi Sep. 7, 2011

Hyundai Reveals i30 Before Frankfurt Debut

The new Hyundai i30 is set to debut next week at the Frankfurt Motor Show. However, Hyundai released photos of its new... Read More »

Jim Sharifi Sep. 7, 2011

Jaguar C-X16 Revealed

A few weeks back, we mentioned that the Jaguar C-X16 would debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show. However, Jaguar released... Read More »

Jim Sharifi Sep. 7, 2011

2012 Toyota Camry Will Go on Sale Sooner than Expected

Toyota unveiled its redesigned 2012 Camry two weeks ago, but with sales of the 2011 Toyota Camry down 7.4 percent so... Read More »

Liz Opsitnik Sep. 6, 2011

Cars of Summer: The Infiniti G37 Convertible Takes a Scenic Mountain Drive

For most people, summer is driving season -- day trips, road trips, drives to the beach, festivals, fairs, visiting... Read More »

Liz Opsitnik Sep. 3, 2011

How Do Drivers In Your City Stack Up?

Yesterday, the Allstate Insurance Company released a list ranking America’s largest 200 cities by how safe their... Read More »

Katie LaBarre Sep. 2, 2011

Lincoln Promises Seven New or Refreshed Models by 2014

Though Lincoln ’s sales have recently been lagging behind other luxury automakers, parent company Ford hopes that an... Read More »

Katie LaBarre Sep. 2, 2011

Ford Evos to Influence Ford Lineup

If you looked at the Evos, you wouldn’t guess that this wide, Aston Martin -influenced vehicle is from an American... Read More »

Rachel Smith Sep. 1, 2011

Refreshed 2012 Honda Pilot Debuts

Honda gave the 2012 Pilot a slight refresh, and the automotive press says that while changes on the outside were... Read More »

Rachel Smith Sep. 1, 2011

BMW Issues Two Recalls: X5 and 3-Series

BMW is recalling 243,120 X5 SUV s and 3-series models for unrelated issues. Read More »

Rachel Smith Sep. 1, 2011

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