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2013 Volkswagen CC Priced at $30,250

We got our first look at the refreshed 2013 Volkswagen CC at the LA Auto Show. Now, Volkswagen has announced that the... Read More »

Jim Sharifi Feb. 29, 2012

Subaru Earns Top Spot in Consumer Reports Automaker Report Cards

Report cards were released for 13 automakers Tuesday, and of those tested, Consumer Reports says that Subaru is at the... Read More »

Jim Sharifi Feb. 29, 2012

Nissan Recalls Vehicles for Potential Fuel Leak

Nissan is recalling 79,275 vehicles for a problem with their fuel pressure sensors. These sensors may not have been... Read More »

Liz Opsitnik Feb. 28, 2012

Backup Cameras to be Standard on 2014 Vehicles

If you drive a big SUV , you know that it can be difficult to see behind you. SUVs generally have thick rear pillars... Read More »

Liz Opsitnik Feb. 28, 2012

Americans Holding onto New Cars Longer

Drivers in the U.S. are keeping new cars for nearly six years, which is the longest time period since 2006, according... Read More »

Katie LaBarre Feb. 27, 2012

Goodyear Announces Tire Recall

Goodyear is recalling about 41,000 tires that could wear out early. According to the Detroit Free Press , the tire’s... Read More »

Katie LaBarre Feb. 27, 2012

Best Midsize Car Deals for February

If you’re heading to the dealership this weekend and are looking to get a good deal on a new midsize car, we’ve... Read More »

Colin Aylesworth Feb. 24, 2012

Things to Consider if Gas Prices Continue to Increase

Earlier this month, we told you about the prospects of gasoline reaching $4 a gallon this summer , and perhaps even as... Read More »

Colin Aylesworth Feb. 24, 2012

Honda Recalls Honda Pilot and Acura MDX Models

Honda Motor Co. is recalling Honda Pilot and Acura MDX SUVs from the 2012 model year for a potential fuel-tank leak... Read More »

Rachel Smith Feb. 23, 2012

NHTSA Updates Child Seat Standards to Accommodate Older, Heavier Kids

The federal government’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration developed a new 10-year-old child test dummy to... Read More »

Rachel Smith Feb. 23, 2012

Will Heated Seats Burn Your Backside?

Yesterday, we told you how that new car smell could be harmful to your health. Now, it appears that a new menace is on... Read More »

Jim Sharifi Feb. 22, 2012

Honda Odyssey Recalled for Defective Liftgate Struts

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that Honda is recalling nearly 46,000 2008 and 2009 Honda... Read More »

Jim Sharifi Feb. 22, 2012

2013 Fiat 500L Announced Before Geneva Motor Show

Last month, we told you that a five-door version of the Fiat 500 was slated for the Geneva Motor Show next month. Now... Read More »

Jim Sharifi Feb. 22, 2012

Researchers Name New Cars with the Most Toxic Interior Materials

That new car smell can be appealing. You can even buy air fresheners in a new car scent. But researchers say that... Read More »

Liz Opsitnik Feb. 21, 2012

BMW Announces New Engine and Pricing for 2013 X3

The BMW X3 xDrive28i sport utility vehicle is getting a new engine for the 2013 model year that BMW says will increase... Read More »

Colin Aylesworth Feb. 17, 2012

Government Proposes Guidelines to Limit Distracted Driving

With the myriad of technologies available to us these days, the temptation to use them at all times and remain... Read More »

Colin Aylesworth Feb. 17, 2012

Number of Teen Driver Fatalities Increased in First Half of 2011

A study released by the Governors Highway Safety Association found that the number of teen driver fatalities increased... Read More »

Rachel Smith Feb. 16, 2012

Government Investigates Fires in Chevrolet Trailblazers, Subaru Recalls 2012 Legacy and Outback

The federal government has opened an investigation into Chevrolet Trailblazer SUVs from the 2006 and 2007 model years... Read More »

Rachel Smith Feb. 16, 2012

Lexus Tops Dependability Study

If you like to drive your car, truck or SUV until the wheels fall off, dependability is important, and according to a... Read More »

Jim Sharifi Feb. 15, 2012

2012 Vehicles with Lowest Insurance Costs

If you’re shopping for a vehicle with cheap insurance rates, buy a minivan – specifically a Toyota Sienna . According... Read More »

Liz Opsitnik Feb. 14, 2012

GMC Reveals 2013 Acadia at Chicago Auto Show

The 2013 GMC Acadia was unveiled at the Chicago Auto Show last week, sporting a refreshed exterior, upgraded interior... Read More »

Liz Opsitnik Feb. 14, 2012

Kia to Enter Full-Size Luxury Market with Flagship Sedan

Kia has released sketches of its upcoming full-size luxury car, giving consumers a peek at its upcoming rear-wheel... Read More »

Katie LaBarre Feb. 13, 2012

Toyota Vehicles Investigated for Fire Risk, Nissan Recalls Versas for Faulty Shifters

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is opening an investigation into Toyota Camry sedans and RAV4... Read More »

Katie LaBarre Feb. 13, 2012

Mercedes-Benz Previews New, Safer Seatbelts

Mercedes-Benz is developing a new type of active seatbelt buckle, which the automaker says will connect with its... Read More »

Katie LaBarre Feb. 10, 2012

Redesigned 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander to Debut in Geneva

Mitsubishi announced yesterday that it will reveal its next-generation 2013 Outlander at the Geneva Auto Show next... Read More »

Katie LaBarre Feb. 10, 2012

Summer Gas Prices Could Reach $4 a Gallon

Analysts fear that gas prices could reach at least $4 per gallon this summer. Those living in large cities could see... Read More »

Rachel Smith Feb. 9, 2012

Hyundai Introduces Elantra Coupe and GT Hatchback at Chicago Auto Show

Coupe and GT hatchback models of the popular Hyundai Elantra debuted at the Chicago Auto Show this week, and will be... Read More »

Rachel Smith Feb. 9, 2012

$18,950 Toyota Prius c Gets 53 mpg EPA Rating

Toyota announced this week that one of its latest additions to the Prius family , the 2012 Toyota Prius c , will start... Read More »

Rachel Smith Feb. 9, 2012

Mitsubishi i Tops Greenest Vehicle List

It’s been a few months since the Mitsubishi i became America’s most fuel-efficient car . Now, Mitsubishi’s electric... Read More »

Jim Sharifi Feb. 8, 2012

2013 Buick Regal to get Standard eAssist

The 2012 Buick Regal is a smart buy. The Regal outperformed a number of other upscale midsize cars , earning both U.S... Read More »

Jim Sharifi Feb. 8, 2012

Used Car Prices on the Rise

If you’re in the market for a used car , don’t expect to get a fantastic deal. Used car prices are up and will continue... Read More »

Liz Opsitnik Feb. 7, 2012

Mazda Announces Pricing for 2013 CX-5

The new 2013 Mazda CX-5 will have a base price of $20,695 when it goes on sale this month. The Touring model will start... Read More »

Liz Opsitnik Feb. 7, 2012

Best Car Ads of Super Bowl 2012

Advertisers paid an average of $3.5 million for a 30-second spot during Super Bowl 2012, according to ESPN.com . That... Read More »

Katie LaBarre Feb. 6, 2012

Hyundai Can't Keep Up With U.S. Demand

A Hyundai representative reported Friday that the automaker won’t be able to keep up with consumer demand in the U.S... Read More »

Katie LaBarre Feb. 6, 2012

Volkswagen Will Reveal Beetle TDI at Chicago Auto Show

Volkswagen will unveil the 2013 Beetle TDI Clean Diesel next week at the Chicago Auto Show. The diesel model will join... Read More »

Colin Aylesworth Feb. 3, 2012

Will Your Car Get Stolen?

Nobody ever wants to walk outside and find that their vehicle is suddenly missing. Unfortunately, car theft is a daily... Read More »

Colin Aylesworth Feb. 3, 2012

Auto Sales Climb, But Automakers Continue to Advertise Strong Incentives

Automakers are selling a lot more cars than they have in years. That is certainly encouraging news because it shows... Read More »

Rachel Smith Feb. 2, 2012

2013 Toyota Land Cruiser Comes Fully Loaded

The 2013 Toyota Land Cruiser will debut at the Chicago Auto Show this month, and it won’t come with any options. That... Read More »

Rachel Smith Feb. 2, 2012

2012 Chrysler 300 Earns NHTSA's Highest Safety Rating

The 2012 Chrysler 300 has earned a five-star overall crash test rating, which is the highest possible, from the federal... Read More »

Rachel Smith Feb. 2, 2012

EPA Rates 2012 BMW 328i at 36 MPG Highway

The 2011 BMW 328i sedan features a six-cylinder engine, but for 2012, BMW swapped in a smaller, turbocharged... Read More »

Jim Sharifi Feb. 1, 2012

Car Buyers Want Good Fuel Economy

According to the J.D. Power and Associates 2012 Avoider Study, gas mileage is more important to consumers than ever... Read More »

Jim Sharifi Feb. 1, 2012

2012 Best Cars for Families

If you’re a parent, you have a lot on your mind. You’ve got your kids’ activities, doctor appointments and homework to... Read More »

Jamie Page Deaton Feb. 1, 2012

Cars That Won't Embarrass Your Teen

If you’re parenting a teen, you know that pretty much everything you do is an embarrassment: the way you dress, the way... Read More »

Jamie Page Deaton Feb. 1, 2012

2012 Best Cars for Families Winners

The 2012 U.S. News Best Cars for Families Awards highlight cars with the best combination of reliability, safety... Read More »

Jamie Page Deaton Feb. 1, 2012

2012 Best Cars for Families

The 2012 U.S. News Best Cars for Families Awards help busy parents navigate the confusing new car market by... Read More »

Jame Page Deaton Feb. 1, 2012

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