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Car Buying Tips, News, and Features - 2012/March

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... Read More »

Colin Aylesworth Mar. 30, 2012

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 in... Read More »

Colin Aylesworth Mar. 30, 2012

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... Read More »

Rachel Smith Mar. 29, 2012

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... Read More »

Rachel Smith Mar. 29, 2012

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... Read More »

Ajan Brown Mar. 28, 2012

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... Read More »

Jim Sharifi Mar. 28, 2012

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... Read More »

Jim Sharifi Mar. 28, 2012

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... Read More »

Liz Opsitnik Mar. 27, 2012

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 »

Liz Opsitnik Mar. 27, 2012

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... Read More »

Rachel Smith Mar. 26, 2012

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... Read More »

Rachel Smith Mar. 26, 2012

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... Read More »

Rachel Smith Mar. 26, 2012

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... Read More »

Katie LaBarre Mar. 23, 2012

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... Read More »

Katie LaBarre Mar. 23, 2012

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... Read More »

Katie LaBarre Mar. 22, 2012

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. Read More »

Rachel Smith Mar. 22, 2012

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... Read More »

Jim Sharifi Mar. 21, 2012

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... Read More »

Liz Opsitnik Mar. 20, 2012

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... Read More »

Liz Opsitnik Mar. 20, 2012

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... Read More »

Katie LaBarre Mar. 19, 2012

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... Read More »

Katie LaBarre Mar. 19, 2012

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... Read More »

Colin Aylesworth Mar. 16, 2012

Subaru Forester Recalled For Faulty Seatbelt

Subaru is recalling certain 2009-2012 Forester models for a faulty rear middle seatbelt. The recall affects... Read More »

Colin Aylesworth Mar. 16, 2012

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... Read More »

Rachel Smith Mar. 15, 2012

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... Read More »

Rachel Smith Mar. 15, 2012

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... Read More »

Rachel Smith Mar. 15, 2012

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... Read More »

Jim Sharifi Mar. 14, 2012

2012 Buick Regal Recalled for Faulty Parking Lights

General Motors is recalling certain 2012 Buick Regal sedans for faulty parking lights. The problem affects 3,63... Read More »

Jim Sharifi Mar. 14, 2012

NHTSA Investigating Ford Taurus for Stuck Throttle

The federal government’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened an investigation into Ford Taurus... Read More »

Liz Opsitnik Mar. 13, 2012

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... Read More »

Liz Opsitnik Mar. 13, 2012

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... Read More »

Katie LaBarre Mar. 12, 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... Read More »

Katie LaBarre Mar. 12, 2012

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... Read More »

Jamie Page Deaton Mar. 12, 2012

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... Read More »

Colin Aylesworth Mar. 9, 2012

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... Read More »

Rachel Smith Mar. 8, 2012

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... Read More »

Rachel Smith Mar. 8, 2012

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... Read More »

Rachel Smith Mar. 8, 2012

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... Read More »

Jim Sharifi Mar. 7, 2012

Porsche Unveils 2013 Boxster

Porsche rolled out a lighter, more powerful 2013 Boxster at the Geneva Motor Show this week, which also promises better... Read More »

Jim Sharifi Mar. 7, 2012

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... Read More »

Jim Sharifi Mar. 7, 2012

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... Read More »

Liz Opsitnik Mar. 6, 2012

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... Read More »

Liz Opsitnik Mar. 6, 2012

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... Read More »

Katie LaBarre Mar. 5, 2012

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... Read More »

Katie LaBarre Mar. 5, 2012

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... Read More »

Colin Aylesworth Mar. 2, 2012

Nissan Leaf Now Available Nationwide

The 2012 Nissan Leaf became available to customers nationwide Thursday, after previously being available in only 2... Read More »

Colin Aylesworth Mar. 2, 2012

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... Read More »

Rachel Smith Mar. 1, 2012

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... Read More »

Rachel Smith Mar. 1, 2012

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