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Chevrolet Reveals Updated Traverse Ahead of New York Auto Show

Chevrolet Reveals Updated Traverse Ahead of New York Auto Show

A refreshed 2013 Chevrolet Traverse was revealed ahead of its debut next week at the New York Auto Show. The eight-passenger Traverse receives exterior and ... read more »
BMW X1 to Make US Debut at New York Auto Show

BMW X1 to Make US Debut at New York Auto Show

An all-new entry level BMW SUV will make its U.S. debut next week at the New York Auto Show. Called the X1, BMW says ... read more »
Will the Fiat 500 Abarth Boost FIAT Sales?

Will the Fiat 500 Abarth Boost FIAT Sales?

When the 2012 Fiat 500 went on sale last year, Chrysler Group predicted that the Italian mini car would be an instant hit. But Chrysler ... read more »
2013 Ford Explorer Gains Sport Model

2013 Ford Explorer Gains Sport Model

Ford is adding the 2013 Explorer Sport to the Explorer lineup later this year, and has designed the new model for shoppers who want an ... read more »
New EPA Fuel Economy Labels Starting to Hit Dealerships

New EPA Fuel Economy Labels Starting to Hit Dealerships

The federal government debuted redesigned fuel economy window stickers last May in an effort to increase awareness about how much car shoppers spend on fuel ... read more »
Teenage Girls Twice as Likely to Use Cell Phones Behind the Wheel

Teenage Girls Twice as Likely to Use Cell Phones Behind the Wheel

A new in-car video study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety finds that teenage girls are twice as likely to use electronic devices behind ... read more »
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Toyota Teases New Sedan Ahead of New York Auto Show

Toyota Teases New Sedan Ahead of New York Auto Show

Toyota announced Tuesday that it would unveil an all-new sedan at the New York International Auto Show next week. So far, the automaker has only ... read more »
Best Compact SUV Deals in March

Best Compact SUV Deals in March

March is almost over, and many car shoppers will be at dealerships this weekend looking for a great deal on a new or used vehicle ... read more »
BMW Recalls 367,000 Cars in the US, 1.3 Million Worldwide

BMW Recalls 367,000 Cars in the US, 1.3 Million Worldwide

BMW is recalling 367,000 5-Series and 6-Series cars in the U.S. and a total of 1.3 million worldwide for a problem with ... read more »
Consumer Reports Rates Three Updated Small Cars Highly

Consumer Reports Rates Three Updated Small Cars Highly

The 2012 Kia Rio, Chevrolet Sonic and Hyundai Accent receive high ratings in road tests from Consumer Reports because they show “improvements in performance, equipment ... read more »
2013 Scion FR-S Priced at $24,200

2013 Scion FR-S Priced at $24,200

Scion announced in a press release that the 2013 Scion FR-S, which is the fifth addition to the Scion lineup, will go on sale this ... read more »
GM to Replace Chevrolet Volt Charging Cord

GM to Replace Chevrolet Volt Charging Cord

GM is replacing all 120-volt charging cords in Chevrolet Volts that have been sold so far. The new cord and plug will be more heat-resistant ... read more »
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2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK Details Revealed

2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK Details Revealed

The 2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class will be unveiled at the New York Auto Show next month, but Mercedes-Benz has released some details about the refreshed SUV ... read more »
Subaru to Premier New Model at New York Auto Show

Subaru to Premier New Model at New York Auto Show

The 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek will make its American debut at the New York Auto Show next month. The Crosstrek will be a crossover-type vehicle ... read more »
Revamped Hyundai Models Coming in 2013 and 2014

Revamped Hyundai Models Coming in 2013 and 2014

The Hyundai Sonata will be updated for 2014, and a redesigned Hyundai Genesis sedan will debut in 2013, Hyundai CEO Kim Choong-ho told Reuters Wednesday ... read more »
Hyundai, Volvo Recalls Affect Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, Volvo S60 and XC60

Hyundai, Volvo Recalls Affect Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, Volvo S60 and XC60

Hyundai and Volvo have issued two separate recalls that could affect a total of 17,470 vehicles. The Hyundai recall applies to Hyundai Sonata Hybrid ... read more »
2013 Honda Crosstour Concept Slated for New York Auto Show

2013 Honda Crosstour Concept Slated for New York Auto Show

The 2012 Honda Crosstour certainly stands out from the rest of the Honda lineup. However, in this case, unique looks don’t necessarily add up to ... read more »
Volkswagen to Bring Electric Golf to US

Volkswagen to Bring Electric Golf to US

Volkswagen will bring an electric version of its Golf small car, called the E-Golf, to U.S. dealerships as a 2014 model. The automaker will ... read more »
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2013 Mazda CX-5 Named IIHS Top Safety Pick

2013 Mazda CX-5 Named IIHS Top Safety Pick

The 2013 Mazda CX-5, which is an all-new compact crossover vehicle, recently earned top safety scores from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Because of ... read more »
Buick Revamps Lease Deals to Lure Customers

Buick Revamps Lease Deals to Lure Customers

Buick rolled out a new auto lease program on its entire lineup last week. Buick’s new two-year lease deals include free maintenance, as well as ... read more »
Mercedes-Benz Cancels R-Class For 2013

Mercedes-Benz Cancels R-Class For 2013

The Mercedes-Benz U.S. lineup for 2013 won’t include the slow-selling R-Class crossover, according to Yahoo’s Motoramic blog. The automaker hasn’t announced the R-Class cancellation ... read more »
2013 Subaru Models Get Advanced Safety Technology

2013 Subaru Models Get Advanced Safety Technology

The Subaru Legacy and Subaru Outback will get optional high-tech safety features for model year 2013 that were previously found only in more upscale auto ... read more »
2013 GMC Terrain Will Get New V6 Engine, Denali Trim

2013 GMC Terrain Will Get New V6 Engine, Denali Trim

GMC released details about the upcoming 2013 Terrain in a press release Wednesday, including a new V6 engine and premium Denali trim. The new 3 ... read more »
Subaru Forester Recalled For Faulty Seatbelt

Subaru Forester Recalled For Faulty Seatbelt

Subaru is recalling certain 2009-2012 Forester models for a faulty rear middle seatbelt. The recall affects approximately 275,000 Foresters manufactured from Nov. 26, 2007 ... read more »
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Lexus, Mini Service Centers Rank Highest for Customer Satisfaction

Lexus, Mini Service Centers Rank Highest for Customer Satisfaction

According to a recent study, Lexus and Mini rank highest among auto brands for having the best customer service at their dealership service centers.   ... read more »
Nissan Recalls 8,120 Infiniti M45 Sedans

Nissan Recalls 8,120 Infiniti M45 Sedans

If you own an Infiniti M45 sedan from the 2003 or 2004 model year, Nissan may recall your vehicle for a circuit board failure. The ... read more »
2012 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Named IIHS Top Safety Pick

2012 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Named IIHS Top Safety Pick

If you’re shopping for a safe crossover SUV, the 2012 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport should be on your list because the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety ... read more »
2013 Subaru BRZ Available for Order with Limited Supply

2013 Subaru BRZ Available for Order with Limited Supply

If you’ve been waiting with bated breath for the 2013 Subaru BRZ to hit dealer lots, buying Subaru’s new affordable sports car may be more ... read more »
2012 Buick Regal Recalled for Faulty Parking Lights

2012 Buick Regal Recalled for Faulty Parking Lights

General Motors is recalling certain 2012 Buick Regal sedans for faulty parking lights. The problem affects 3,633 Regals, which are equipped with high-intensity discharge ... read more »
NHTSA Investigating Ford Taurus for Stuck Throttle

NHTSA Investigating Ford Taurus for Stuck Throttle

The federal government’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened an investigation into Ford Taurus cars from the 2005 and 2006 model years for complaints ... read more »
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Small Cars Earn Top Safety Ratings

Small Cars Earn Top Safety Ratings

The 2012 Honda Civic and Hyundai Elantra earned the highest overall safety rating of five stars from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. In addition ... read more »
2013 Ford Super Duty Details Unveiled

2013 Ford Super Duty Details Unveiled

Last week, Ford announced that its 2013 Super Duty heavy-duty trucks will offer a new trim level: the Super Duty Platinum. According to a press ... read more »
Mazda CX-7 to be Discontinued After 2012

Mazda CX-7 to be Discontinued After 2012

With the introduction of the 2013 Mazda CX-5 this spring, Mazda is discontinuing its other small SUVs, the CX-7 and the Tribute. The new CX-5 ... read more »
Best Cars for Families 2013

2013 Best Cars for Families

The 2013 U.S. News Best Cars for Families awards highlight the cars, vans and SUVs that offer the best combination of quality, space and ... read more »
Chevrolet Unveils Full 2013 Malibu Lineup

Chevrolet Unveils Full 2013 Malibu Lineup

Chevrolet introduced the full lineup of the redesigned 2013 Malibu Thursday, highlighting the model’s new powertrains and technology. Chevrolet says in a press release that ... read more »
2012 Ford Focus Electric Earns 110 MPGe Rating

2012 Ford Focus Electric Earns 110 MPGe Rating

The 2012 Ford Focus Electric has received an EPA fuel economy rating of 110/99/105 mpg-e (miles per gallon-equivalent) city/highway/combined, Ford says ... read more »
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Chrysler Group Recalls 209,724 Jeep Liberty Models

Chrysler Group Recalls 209,724 Jeep Liberty Models

Chrysler Group is recalling nearly 210,000 Jeep Liberty SUVs from the 2004 and 2005 model years that were sold or are currently registered in ... read more »
Toyota Recalls More Than a Half Million Vehicles

Toyota Recalls More Than a Half Million Vehicles

Toyota has issued a voluntary recall on Camry, Venza and Tacoma models. In all, the recall impacts about 681,500 models. Affected Toyota Camry models ... read more »
Best March Car Deals on Small Cars

Best March Car Deals on Small Cars

In February, automakers sold a lot more vehicles than analysts expected them to, an increase that was largely driven by small car sales. Edmunds predicted ... read more »
2013 Fiat 500L Debuts in Geneva

2013 Fiat 500L Debuts in Geneva

Recently, we told you that the 2013 Fiat 500L was set to debut at the Geneva Motor Show. Now that the automotive press has had ... read more »
Porsche Unveils 2013 Boxster

Porsche Unveils 2013 Boxster

Porsche rolled out a lighter, more powerful 2013 Boxster at the Geneva Motor Show this week, which also promises better fuel economy than the outgoing ... read more »
2013 Lexus RX and RX Hybrid Revealed

2013 Lexus RX and RX Hybrid Revealed

Lexus pulled the wraps off the refreshed 2013 Lexus RX SUV Tuesday at the Geneva Motor Show. The new RX 350 and RX 450h hybrid ... read more »
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Chrysler Group CPO Program Will Include Vehicles from Other Automakers

Chrysler Group CPO Program Will Include Vehicles from Other Automakers

Automaker certified pre-owned (CPO) programs generally only include vehicles made by that manufacturer. Chrysler Group is trying a different approach. Through a new CPO program ... read more »
GM Temporarily Halts Volt Production for Five Weeks

GM Temporarily Halts Volt Production for Five Weeks

General Motors is suspending production of its extended-range electric Chevrolet Volt for five weeks. The production suspension is needed to keep current Volt inventory levels ... read more »
GM Will Offer Alternative Fuel HD Pickup Trucks

GM Will Offer Alternative Fuel HD Pickup Trucks

Next month, Chevrolet and GMC dealers will begin taking orders for 2013 Silverado 2500 HD and Sierra 2500 HD pickup trucks equipped with a new ... read more »
Volvo Recalls 17,000 Cars for Wiring Problems

Volvo Recalls 17,000 Cars for Wiring Problems

Volvo is recalling sedans and wagons from the 2012 model year for possible electrical problems. The recall applies to four models, including 2012 Volvo S60 ... read more »
2013 Buick Enclave to be Unveiled at New York Auto Show

2013 Buick Enclave to be Unveiled at New York Auto Show

Buick will reveal an updated version of its Enclave crossover SUV next month at the New York International Auto Show. While Buick has been fairly ... read more »
Nissan Leaf Now Available Nationwide

Nissan Leaf Now Available Nationwide

The 2012 Nissan Leaf became available to customers nationwide Thursday, after previously being available in only 29 states and the District of Columbia. Nissan says ... read more »
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2013 Acura RDX Gets New Engine, Goes on Sale this Spring

2013 Acura RDX Gets New Engine, Goes on Sale this Spring

If you are considering buying the Acura RDX crossover SUV, consider waiting until the all-new 2013 model hits the market this spring because it will ... read more »
Mini Countryman Gains John Cooper Works Model

Mini Countryman Gains John Cooper Works Model

When the Mini Countryman crossover went on sale in 2011, it was only available in base Cooper, Cooper S and Cooper S with ALL4 models ... read more »
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