Car Buying Tips, News, and Features

Do Super Bowl Car Commercials Affect Your Consideration?

Many people watch the Super Bowl just for the commercials, and automakers are some of the biggest spenders when it... Read More »

Liz Opsitnik Jan. 31, 2012

Mazda Recalls Tribute SUVs for Brake Problem

Mazda is recalling 52,390 Tribute SUVs from the 2001 and 2002 model years for a problem with their brakes. According to... Read More »

Liz Opsitnik Jan. 31, 2012

Jeep Liberty Investigated for Airbag Malfunction

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has expanded its investigation of Jeep Liberty SUVs for problems... Read More »

Katie LaBarre Jan. 30, 2012

BMW Announces Details for 2013 X6, 2012 Mini Roadster

Though its 2012 models are just starting to arrive on dealer lots, BMW announced more details last week about its... Read More »

Katie LaBarre Jan. 30, 2012

Increasing Number of Car Shoppers Buying American

More car shoppers are buying or are more strongly considering buying American brand cars, according to the 2012 J.D... Read More »

Colin Aylesworth Jan. 27, 2012

Diesel Engines Becoming Increasingly Popular in the U.S.

Vehicles equipped with diesel engines are becoming more popular as American consumers are looking for more... Read More »

Colin Aylesworth Jan. 27, 2012

Gap Between Consumer-Preferred Auto Brands Decreases

The Consumer Reports Brand Perception Survey reveals a new trend in how consumers view car brands. While the survey... Read More »

Rachel Smith Jan. 26, 2012

Safety Technology Takes Years to Trickle into Most Cars

Crash avoidance safety features, like lane departure warning systems, that are available in some luxury vehicles could... Read More »

Rachel Smith Jan. 26, 2012

Volvo S60 Lineup Expands, Earns Five Stars in NHTSA Crash Tests

The 2012 Volvo S60 may look a little more attractive to upscale midsize car shoppers , thanks to some new trim options... Read More »

Jim Sharifi Jan. 25, 2012

Chevrolet Volt May Get Greener with Renewable Energy

Earlier this week, we told you that the Chevrolet Volt didn’t pose a greater risk of fire than gas-powered cars. Now... Read More »

Jim Sharifi Jan. 25, 2012

2012 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Gets Lifetime Battery Warranty

Hyundai is covering the lithium-polymer battery pack in its 2012 Sonata Hybrid with a lifetime warranty. The automaker... Read More »

Liz Opsitnik Jan. 24, 2012

Mazda Bringing Diesel Engine to U.S.

Mazda is planning to bring its Skyactiv-D diesel engine to the U.S. in early 2013, but the automaker hasn’t said which... Read More »

Liz Opsitnik Jan. 24, 2012

Young Car Buyers Want Hybrids, Lots of Tech

According to a recent study by Deloitte, most car buyers between the ages of 19 and 31 prefer hybrids and cars with... Read More »

Katie LaBarre Jan. 23, 2012

NHTSA Concludes Chevrolet Volt Investigation

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has officially concluded its investigation of the Chevrolet Volt... Read More »

Katie LaBarre Jan. 23, 2012

GM Reclaims Global Sales Crown

General Motors sold more cars globally in 2011 than any other automaker, reclaiming the top sales title after losing it... Read More »

Colin Aylesworth Jan. 20, 2012

Best Car Deals for January

If you’re going car shopping this weekend, there are lots of car deals and incentives to help you save money on your... Read More »

Colin Aylesworth Jan. 20, 2012

Kia Recalls Optima and Rondo Models For Airbag Malfunction

Kia is recalling 145,755 Optima and Rondo vehicles in the U.S. The affected Optima vehicles are from the 2006 to 200... Read More »

Colin Aylesworth Jan. 20, 2012

Volkswagen Brings You to the Bark Side in its Newest Super Bowl Ad

Volkswagen had a hit on its hands last year. The automaker’s 2011 Super Bowl commercial , which features a pint-sized... Read More »

Jim Sharifi Jan. 19, 2012

New Unintended Acceleration Report Clears Toyota

It’s been almost a year since the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced that electronic defects were... Read More »

Jim Sharifi Jan. 19, 2012

U.S. Government's 2025 Fuel Standards Met with Mixed Reviews

In 2011, the Obama Administration released new fuel economy standards for automakers, which require that an automaker’s... Read More »

Rachel Smith Jan. 18, 2012

Average Age of Vehicles Reaches 10.8 Years

The average age of cars and trucks in the United States has reached a record high of 10.8 years, according to Polk , a... Read More »

Rachel Smith Jan. 18, 2012

BMW Recalls Mini Vehicles for Fire Risk

BMW of North America is recalling 88,911 Mini Cooper vehicles with turbocharged engines in the U.S. Affected vehicles... Read More »

Liz Opsitnik Jan. 17, 2012

Test Drive: 2012 Mini JCW Coupe

Every time I got out of the 2012 Mini John Cooper Works Coupe , I looked back in amazement. It wasn’t the Mini’s... Read More »

Jim Sharifi Jan. 14, 2012

Cadillac ATS Makes Debut in Detroit

The 2013 Cadillac ATS was unveiled Sunday at the Detroit Auto Show. The all-new Cadillac is a rear-wheel drive... Read More »

Colin Aylesworth Jan. 13, 2012

BMW to Introduce New M Performance Line

BMW announced Thursday that it will introduce an M Performance trim of many of its vehicles starting in spring 2012. In... Read More »

Colin Aylesworth Jan. 13, 2012

Ford Says New Lincoln MKZ will Redefine the Lincoln Brand

At the Detroit Auto Show this week, Ford revealed its concept for the new Lincoln MKZ , which is expected to hit the... Read More »

Rachel Smith Jan. 12, 2012

2012 Toyota Prius c to Hit Showrooms in March

The Toyota Prius is known worldwide for its outstanding fuel economy ratings, and in March, a new addition to the Prius... Read More »

Rachel Smith Jan. 12, 2012

2012 FIAT 500 Abarth to Start at $22,000

When the 2012 FIAT 500 went on sale in 2011, car reviewers thought the 500 was pretty fun to drive for a small car, but... Read More »

Rachel Smith Jan. 12, 2012

BMW ActiveHybrid 5 to Start at $61,845

BMW has announced pricing for the 2012 ActiveHybrid 5, which starts at $61,845, including destination charges. Based on... Read More »

Jim Sharifi Jan. 11, 2012

Ford Recalls Escape, Freestar and Mercury Monterey

Ford is recalling minivans and SUVs in the U.S. for issues that could cause power loss or a potential fire hazard. The... Read More »

Jim Sharifi Jan. 11, 2012

2013 Buick Encore Introduced in Detroit

After weeks of slowly revealing the 2013 Buick Encore on Facebook, Buick officially introduced its upcoming compact SUV... Read More »

Jim Sharifi Jan. 11, 2012

The 2012 Best Cars for the Money

It seems like every car site on the web is devoting everything they have to the 2012 Detroit Auto Show . And while... Read More »

Jamie Page Deaton Jan. 11, 2012

2012 Best Cars for the Money Winners

The 2012 U.S. News Best Cars for the Money Awards help you navigate a confusing automotive market by identifying cars... Read More »

Jan. 11, 2012

2012 Best Cars for the Money

Looking for a great car that’s also a great value? We can help. Read More »

Jamie Page Deaton Jan. 11, 2012

Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid Introduced at Detroit Auto Show

The 2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid debuted at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit Monday. Volkswagen... Read More »

Liz Opsitnik Jan. 10, 2012

2013 Dodge Dart Unveiled in Detroit

Chrysler Group introduced the new 2013 Dodge Dart Monday at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The... Read More »

Liz Opsitnik Jan. 10, 2012

Ford Debuts 2013 Fusion at Detroit Auto Show

The redesigned 2013 Ford Fusion was unveiled at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit Monday. New to... Read More »

Liz Opsitnik Jan. 10, 2012

North American Car and Truck of the Year Winners Announced

The 2012 Hyundai Elantra was named North American Car of the Year and the 2012 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque was named... Read More »

Katie LaBarre Jan. 9, 2012

Nissan Pathfinder Concept Unveiled

Though Nissan calls it a concept, the automaker has revealed what’s basically the production version of the 2013 Nissan... Read More »

Katie LaBarre Jan. 9, 2012

Test Drive: 2012 Hyundai Genesis

The 2012 Hyundai Genesis I tested over the holidays was difficult for me to give back. I was impressed with almost... Read More »

Liz Opsitnik Jan. 7, 2012

Mitsubishi i will be on Sale Nationally by Summer

The Mitsubishi i electric car will go on sale nationwide by this summer. The i, which is currently available for test... Read More »

Colin Aylesworth Jan. 6, 2012

Chevrolet Volt to Receive Safety Enhancements

General Motors announced Thursday that it will perform structural enhancements to the Chevrolet Volt to reduce the... Read More »

Colin Aylesworth Jan. 6, 2012

2012 Volkswagen Passat Earns Highest Government Safety Rating

The redesigned 2012 Volkswagen Passat earned the highest overall safety rating of five out of five stars in crash tests... Read More »

Rachel Smith Jan. 5, 2012

"Automobiles on Steroids": Cars Aren't as Efficient as They Could Be

According to MIT Professor of Applied Economics, Christopher Knittel, small cars and light trucks could have much... Read More »

Rachel Smith Jan. 5, 2012

Chevrolet Sonic Earns Five-Star Rating in Government Crash Tests

The 2012 Chevrolet Sonic just earned some bragging rights when it comes to safety. The National Highway Traffic Safety... Read More »

Jim Sharifi Jan. 4, 2012

Volvo XC60 Plug-in Hybrid Slated for Detroit Auto Show

Volvo is ready to pull the wraps off of its newest concept, the XC60 Plug-in Hybrid Concept, which will debut at the... Read More »

Jim Sharifi Jan. 4, 2012

Lincoln to Introduce Next Generation MKZ Concept at Detroit Auto Show

A Lincoln MKZ concept car will debut at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit next week, and will be a... Read More »

Liz Opsitnik Jan. 3, 2012

Honda, Suzuki, Jaguar and Fisker Issue Safety Recalls

Honda is recalling a total of nine 2012 Odyssey minivans for a loose suspension damper bolt nut. In a press release... Read More »

Liz Opsitnik Jan. 3, 2012

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