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Lose Your Car Keys? Just Pull Out Your Smartphone

Lose Your Car Keys? Just Pull Out Your Smartphone

Misplace your car keys? Hyundai may have a solution that puts an end to this problem. Earlier this month, near its European headquarters in Frankfurt ... read more »
2014 Mazda6 Price Undercuts Rivals

2014 Mazda6 Price Undercuts Rivals

Mazda has released an approximate price of its fully redesigned 2014 Mazda6. According to Mazda’s website, the midsize sedan will start at about $21,000 ... read more »
Toyota Prius Named Consumer Reports Best Car Value

Toyota Prius Named Consumer Reports Best Car Value

Want the most bang for your buck in your next new car? Then you should probably buy a Toyota Prius. Consumer Reports says that with ... read more »
2013 Toyota RAV4 Priced Higher than Honda CR-V

2013 Toyota RAV4 Priced Higher than Honda CR-V

Toyota has announced pricing on the redesigned 2013 RAV4, which will go on sale shortly after the new year. The base RAV4 LE will start ... read more »
Holiday Travelers Receive an Early Gift: Cheap Gas

Holiday Travelers Receive an Early Gift: Cheap Gas

If you’re planning on packing up your car for holiday travel, there’s good news; gas prices are at their lowest point of the year. Last ... read more »
Colorado, Canyon and Veloster Recalled

Colorado, Canyon and Veloster Recalled

While most people are recalling fond holiday memories, car companies are recalling cars and trucks. General Motors is recalling about 118,800 Chevrolet Colorado and ... read more »
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18 Affordable Midsize Sedans Undergo New IIHS Frontal Tests

18 Affordable Midsize Sedans Undergo New IIHS Frontal Tests

In August, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety released a new front-impact crash test for midsize luxury and near-luxury cars. The safety organization has tested ... read more »
NHTSA Fines Toyota a Record $17.35 Million

NHTSA Fines Toyota a Record $17.35 Million

In June, Toyota recalled the 2010 Lexus RX 350 and 450h SUVs because the floor mat could get caught under the accelerator pedal and cause ... read more »
Infiniti to Take Its Cues from the Past

Infiniti to Take Its Cues from the Past

If you're a big fan of the Infiniti G, JX, M, FX or EX, prepare yourself for a change. Infiniti announced that starting with ... read more »
Best December Midsize Car Deals

Best December Midsize Car Deals

If you’re looking to save money this holiday season, there are excellent purchase and lease deals on popular affordable midsize cars. With the holidays right ... read more »
Buy Now, Save Big

Buy Now, Save Big

It used be that waiting until the end of the year to buy a car made it easier to get a great deal. However, analysts ... read more »
Buy Now, Save Big

Buy Now, Save Big

It used be that waiting until the end of the year to buy a car made it easier to get a great deal. However, analysts ... read more »
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2014 Silverado and Sierra 1500 Revealed

2014 Silverado and Sierra 1500 Revealed

General Motors unveiled its fully redesigned 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 on Thursday. The two trucks are mechanically similar, with the same ... read more »
10 Best Cars to Give and Get

10 Best Cars to Give and Get

A luxurious interior and an improved powertrain make the Mercedes-Benz E-Class a top choice among luxury sedans. read more »
About 807,000 Honda and Acura Models Could Roll Away

About 807,000 Honda and Acura Models Could Roll Away

Honda is recalling about 807,000 Honda Odyssey, Honda Pilot and Acura MDX models with automatic transmissions because they could roll away when the key ... read more »
North American Car and Truck of the Year Finalists Announced

North American Car and Truck of the Year Finalists Announced

Finalists for the North American Car and Truck of the Year awards have been announced. For North American Car of the Year, the finalists are ... read more »
Do New Cars Save Lives?

Do New Cars Save Lives?

A new study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration indicates that our highways are safer than they’ve been in decades. NHTSA says in a ... read more »
Deep Discounts Make it Cheaper to Pick Up a New Truck

Deep Discounts Make it Cheaper to Pick Up a New Truck

If you've been meaning to buy a new car or truck from General Motors, your procrastination may pay off – big time. The Wall ... read more »
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Ford Recalls 2013 Fusion for Second Time in a Week

Ford Recalls 2013 Fusion for Second Time in a Week

Faulty headlights are the latest setback for the redesigned 2013 Ford Fusion. Ford is recalling about 19,000 Fusions for the issue, according to the ... read more »
13 Best Cars for the Apocalypse

13 Best Cars for the Apocalypse

December 21, 2012 is thought by some to signify the end of the world because that's the date when the Mayan calendar stops. No ... read more »
Ford Hybrids Don't Live Up to MPG Claims in Consumer Reports Testing

Ford Hybrids Don't Live Up to MPG Claims in Consumer Reports Testing

Excellent fuel economy is the main reason most people buy a hybrid. Now, Consumer Reports says that the 2013 Ford C-Max and Ford Fusion Hybrid don ... read more »
The 12 Deals of Christmas

The 12 Deals of Christmas

December is one of the best times of the year to buy a car. Not only do car makers roll out year-end promotions and specials ... read more »
13 Best Cars for the Mayan Apocalypse

13 Best Cars for the Mayan Apocalypse

December 21, 2012 is thought by some to signify the end of the world because that's the date when the Mayan calendar stops. No ... read more »
Goodbye BMW 3-Series Coupe, Hello BMW 4-Series

Goodbye BMW 3-Series Coupe, Hello BMW 4-Series

If you’ve been waiting for BMW to unveil the new 3-Series coupe to complete the redesigned 3-Series lineup, your wait was in vain. BMW announced ... read more »
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2013 Ford Escape, Fusion Recalled for Engine Fires

2013 Ford Escape, Fusion Recalled for Engine Fires

The risk of engine fires has prompted Ford to recall 2013 Escape and Fusion models equipped with its 1.6-liter EcoBoost engine. Escape and Fusion ... read more »
Lincoln Brand Relaunches with Malice Toward None, High-End Gifts for All MKZ Buyers

Lincoln Brand Relaunches with Malice Toward None, High-End Gifts for All MKZ Buyers

It's a storied American automotive brand, but in recent years, Lincoln, the luxury arm of the Ford Motor Company, has struggled. In an effort ... read more »
2014 SUVs Take Center Stage at LA Auto Show

2014 SUVs Take Center Stage at LA Auto Show

Although various small and midsize cars made a splash at last week’s 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show, several SUVs were also unveiled to the world ... read more »
Betting Big on Small Cars

Betting Big on Small Cars

This week at the Los Angeles Auto Show, several automakers rolled out new or updated small cars, a segment that has gained tremendous popularity over ... read more »
2013 Toyota RAV4 Gets Practical Updates

2013 Toyota RAV4 Gets Practical Updates

Toyota’s redesigned 2013 RAV4 SUV goes on sale early next year, following the release of redesigned or all-new affordable compact SUVs from Honda, Ford and ... read more »
Audi and Mazda Get Diesel

Audi and Mazda Get Diesel

A number of electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles are set to debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show, but some automakers are also previewing diesel ... read more »
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LA Auto Show Press Preview Kicks Off Tomorrow

LA Auto Show Press Preview Kicks Off Tomorrow

The Los Angeles Auto Show press preview days start tomorrow, so expect the new car debuts to start coming out faster than the 2014 Nissan ... read more »
Auto Thieves Hate the Toyota Prius

Auto Thieves Hate the Toyota Prius

Worried about your car being stolen? Buy a Toyota Prius. The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) released a report last week that found that the ... read more »
Hitting the Road for Thanksgiving? Don't Surf and Drive

Hitting the Road for Thanksgiving? Don't Surf and Drive

If you’re driving over the holiday, put your smartphone down, as a new survey indicates that mobile web use is contributing to distracted driving more ... read more »
EV Owners are Smarter and Richer Than the Rest of Us

EV Owners are Smarter and Richer Than the Rest of Us

Want to look smarter and richer? Buy an electric vehicle. A new survey says that electric car owners tend to be wealthier and better-educated than ... read more »
2013 Toyota RAV4 Teased Ahead of L.A. Auto Show

2013 Toyota RAV4 Teased Ahead of L.A. Auto Show

Toyota announced it will unveil the redesigned 2013 Toyota RAV4 at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show next Wednesday. Only a teaser image has been ... read more »
Thanksgiving Car Deals

Thanksgiving Car Deals

Thanksgiving is quickly becoming a prologue to the holiday shopping season. Stores start putting up greenery and Santas as soon as they take down bats ... read more »
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Chevy Spark EV Amped for LA Debut

Chevy Spark EV Amped for LA Debut

An all-electric version of the new Chevrolet Spark will debut later this month at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Chevrolet announced the debut in a ... read more »
Toyota Issues Its Second Largest Recall This Year

Toyota Issues Its Second Largest Recall This Year

In October, Toyota recalled 2.5 million vehicles in the United States, affecting 12 models ranging from one of its smallest, the Scion xD, to ... read more »
Ford Transit Connect Wagon Promises 30 MPG Rating

Ford Transit Connect Wagon Promises 30 MPG Rating

Ford introduced the 2014 Transit Connect Wagon Tuesday, saying in a press release that it expects “to break the 30 mpg-plus highway barrier with the ... read more »
5 Car Deals to be Thankful For

5 Car Deals to be Thankful For

Thanksgiving is a time to gather with friends and family, reflect on our blessings and go off our diets. While indulging in a pants-busting meal ... read more »
Drowsy Driving Plagues Young Drivers

Drowsy Driving Plagues Young Drivers

A new AAA study finds that drivers age 16 to 24 are more likely to doze off while driving than older drivers. According to the ... read more »
Nearly 745,000 Grand Cherokee, Liberty SUVs Recalled for Defective Airbags

Nearly 745,000 Grand Cherokee, Liberty SUVs Recalled for Defective Airbags

Last Week, Chrysler Group announced that it will recall about 745,000 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Liberty SUVs because of faulty airbags. The recall applies ... read more »
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Hurricane Sandy Drives Used Car Prices Up

Hurricane Sandy’s trail of destruction hasn’t left used car shoppers unscathed. The National Automobile Dealers Association reports that used cars that are up to eight-years ... read more »
Toyota Issues First Scion iQ Recall

Toyota Issues First Scion iQ Recall

Toyota is voluntarily recalling 11,200 Scion iQ models because the electrical wires connected to the airbags and seat belt pretensioner could become damaged. If ... read more »
Best Car Deals for Plowing Through Snow

Best Car Deals for Plowing Through Snow

With temperatures falling and a Nor'Easter taking aim at the east coast, now is a good time to find a good purchase or lease ... read more »
So Long, Suzuki

So Long, Suzuki

Suzuki Motor Corp. announced that it is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, and as part of its restructuring, will no longer sell cars in ... read more »
Hyundai, Kia to Reimburse Owners for Inaccurate MPG Estimates

Hyundai, Kia to Reimburse Owners for Inaccurate MPG Estimates

After an investigation by the Environmental Protection Agency about overstated fuel economy ratings, Hyundai and Kia will change the labels on about 900,000 cars ... read more »
Redesigned Subaru Forester Shows Its Face Ahead of LA Debut

Redesigned Subaru Forester Shows Its Face Ahead of LA Debut

Subaru revealed the redesigned 2014 Forester ahead of its debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show later this month. While full details and pricing information ... read more »
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Is Your Car's Interior a Bacteria Breeding Ground?

Is Your Car's Interior a Bacteria Breeding Ground?

Ford partnered with researchers at the University of Michigan to analyze bacteria-breeding hotspots in company- and employee-owned Ford vehicles. After evaluating their samples, the researchers ... read more »
Ford Plunges and Toyota Soars in Consumer Reports' Reliability Survey

Ford Plunges and Toyota Soars in Consumer Reports' Reliability Survey

Toyota is selling the most reliable cars on the market – at least according to Consumer Reports' 2012 Annual Auto Reliability Survey, which saw Scion ... read more »
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