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2013 Volkswagen CC Priced at $30,250

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 new CC will ... read more »
Subaru Earns Top Spot in Consumer Reports Automaker Report Cards

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 head of the class. The ... read more »
Nissan Recalls Vehicles for Potential Fuel Leak

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 tightened properly. “As a result ... read more »
Backup Cameras to be Standard on 2014 Vehicles

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 and small ... read more »
Americans Holding onto New Cars Longer

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 to a new ... read more »
Goodyear Announces Tire Recall

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 tread could separate from the ... read more »
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Best Midsize Car Deals for February

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 compiled a list ... read more »
Things to Consider if Gas Prices Continue to Increase

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 high as $4.60 ... read more »
Honda Recalls Honda Pilot and Acura MDX Models

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. The National Highway Traffic ... read more »
NHTSA Updates Child Seat Standards to Accommodate Older, Heavier Kids

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 better evaluate child safety seats for older children. NHTSA’s ... read more »
Will Heated Seats Burn Your Backside?

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 the ... read more »
Honda Odyssey Recalled for Defective Liftgate Struts

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 Odyssey minivans for defective power liftgate struts ... read more »
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2013 Fiat 500L Announced Before Geneva Motor Show

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, more details ... read more »
Researchers Name New Cars with the Most Toxic Interior Materials

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 you’re actually breathing ... read more »
BMW Announces New Engine and Pricing for 2013 X3

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 the model’s fuel ... read more »
Government Proposes Guidelines to Limit Distracted Driving

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 connected has never been higher ... read more »
Number of Teen Driver Fatalities Increased in First Half of 2011

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 in the first half of 2011 compared ... read more »
Government Investigates Fires in Chevrolet Trailblazers, Subaru Recalls 2012 Legacy and Outback

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 for a potential fire hazard. According to ... read more »
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Lexus Tops Dependability Study

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 new study, vehicles ... read more »
Hyundai Raises Prices on Upcoming Azera, Genesis Coupe

Hyundai Raises Prices on Upcoming Azera, Genesis Coupe

Hyundai rolled out pricing information for two redesigned models Tuesday. The automaker announced in a press release that the 2012 Hyundai Azera would go on ... read more »
2012 Vehicles with Lowest Insurance Costs

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 to Insure.com’s ranking of the ... read more »
GMC Reveals 2013 Acadia at Chicago Auto Show

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 materials and new safety technology. The ... read more »
Kia to Enter Full-Size Luxury Market with Flagship Sedan

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 drive sedan. The Kia KH will be ... read more »
Toyota Vehicles Investigated for Fire Risk, Nissan Recalls Versas for Faulty Shifters

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 crossovers from the 2007 model year after owner reports ... read more »
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Mercedes-Benz Previews New, Safer Seatbelts

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 Pre-Safe crash avoidance system and will protect ... read more »
Redesigned 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander to Debut in Geneva

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 month. Although the model making its Geneva debut ... read more »
Summer Gas Prices Could Reach $4 a Gallon

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 prices rise much higher ... read more »
Hyundai Introduces Elantra Coupe and GT Hatchback at Chicago Auto Show

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 available this year as ... read more »
$18,950 Toyota Prius c Gets 53 mpg EPA Rating

$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 at $18,950 before ... read more »
Mitsubishi i Tops Greenest Vehicle List

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 affordable small car earns a new honor, as ... read more »
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2013 Buick Regal to get Standard eAssist

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. News Best Cars ... read more »
Used Car Prices on the Rise

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 to ... read more »
Mazda Announces Pricing for 2013 CX-5

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 »
Best Car Ads of Super Bowl 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 means Chrysler’s two minute-long ... read more »
Hyundai Can't Keep Up With U.S. Demand

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. for some of its ... read more »
Volkswagen Will Reveal Beetle TDI at Chicago Auto Show

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 the base gasoline-powered 2 ... read more »
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Will Your Car Get Stolen?

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 occurrence, and in many cases ... read more »
Auto Sales Climb, But Automakers Continue to Advertise Strong Incentives

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 that the economy is improving ... read more »
2013 Toyota Land Cruiser Comes Fully Loaded

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 means that every ... read more »
2012 Chrysler 300 Earns NHTSA's Highest Safety Rating

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 government’s National Highway Traffic Safety ... read more »
EPA Rates 2012 BMW 328i at 36 MPG Highway

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 four-cylinder engine in an effort to improve ... read more »
Car Buyers Want Good Fuel Economy

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. “The study finds that gas ... read more »
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2012 Best Cars for Families

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 keep track of, not ... read more »
Cars That Won't Embarrass Your Teen

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 you talk and ... read more »
2012 Best Cars for Families Winners

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, space, family-friendly features, and positive reviews from ... read more »
Best Cars for Families 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 highlighting cars, minivans and SUVs ... read more »