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More Drivers Want High-Tech Safety Features

More Drivers Want High-Tech Safety Features

Advanced automotive safety systems, such as adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring, pedestrian detection and rearview cameras, are finding favor among an increasing number of ... read more »
Chrysler 200, Ford Explorer Under NHTSA Investigation

Chrysler 200, Ford Explorer Under NHTSA Investigation

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is investigating the 2011 Ford Explorer and 2011 Chrysler 200 for separate issues related to power steering loss and ... read more »
2013 Ford Taurus EcoBoosted to 32 MPG Highway

2013 Ford Taurus EcoBoosted to 32 MPG Highway

The 2013 Ford Taurus offers more than just refreshed exterior styling. Ford has added an optional 2.0-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder EcoBoost engine to the Taurus ... read more »
2013 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Estimated at 40 MPG

2013 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Estimated at 40 MPG

For 2013, Toyota is adding a hybrid version of its Avalon large sedan to the model lineup, and the automaker says in a statement it ... read more »
GM Recalls Chevrolet Cruze for Fire Risk

GM Recalls Chevrolet Cruze for Fire Risk

General Motors is recalling more than 400,000 Chevrolet Cruze cars that pose a risk of catching on fire. About 53,200 Cruzes from 2011 ... read more »
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How to Make Your Car Last 200,000 Miles -- and Beyond

Many car owners like to keep their vehicle until the wheels fall off, while others will hold onto their car until it needs costly repairs ... read more »
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2013 Chevrolet Malibu Priced More Than Nissan Altima, Hyundai Sonata

2013 Chevrolet Malibu Priced More Than Nissan Altima, Hyundai Sonata

The revamped 2013 Chevrolet Malibu will start at $22,390, plus a $760 destination charge, when it goes on sale this summer. This represents an ... read more »
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How to Make Your Car Last 200,000 Miles -- and Beyond

Last October, the odometer in Joe LoCicero’s 1990 Honda Accord rolled past the 1 million-mile mark. He’s a damage claims inspector who reportedly drives his ... read more »
Chrysler and Ford Decline in J.D. Power Initial Quality Study

Chrysler and Ford Decline in J.D. Power Initial Quality Study

If you’re shopping for a luxury car made by Lexus, Jaguar, Porsche or Cadillac, you may have some additional peace of mind, as those brands ... read more »
NHTSA Investigates More Toyota Models for Fire Hazard

NHTSA Investigates More Toyota Models for Fire Hazard

In February, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration began investigating Toyota Camry sedans and RAV4 crossovers from the 2007 model year after owner reports of ... read more »
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Used Car Prices Declining

If you’re shopping for a used car, there’s good news. Used car prices are beginning to drop after months of record high levels. Earlier this year ... read more »
Investigation into Jeep Fires Expanded

Investigation into Jeep Fires Expanded

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has expanded and upgraded its investigation into the cause of fuel tank fires in about 5.1 million Jeep ... read more »
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Infiniti Announces 2013 Lineup Changes

Infiniti Announces 2013 Lineup Changes

Infiniti recently announced that the entry-level G25 sedan would be dropped from its lineup for the 2013 model year. Infiniti says the move simplifies the ... read more »
Chrysler Group Expands Jeep Liberty Recall, Honda Recalls 2012 Civic

Chrysler Group Expands Jeep Liberty Recall, Honda Recalls 2012 Civic

Honda and Chrysler Group issued separate recalls this week for the 2012 Civic sedan and 2004 to 2007 Jeep Liberty SUVs. Chrysler Group expanded a ... read more »
2013 Volkswagen Beetle TDI Priced at $24,065

2013 Volkswagen Beetle TDI Priced at $24,065

Volkswagen announced pricing this week for the diesel-powered 2013 Beetle TDI, which will go on sale in August. Starting at $24,065 (including a $770 ... read more »
BMW 3-Series, Chevrolet Malibu Earn NHTSA's Top Safety Rating

BMW 3-Series, Chevrolet Malibu Earn NHTSA's Top Safety Rating

The 2012 BMW 3-Series sedan and 2013 Chevrolet Malibu and Malibu Eco received five-star overall safety ratings from the federal government’s National Highway Traffic Safety ... read more »
2013 Hyundai Accent Pricing Announced

2013 Hyundai Accent Pricing Announced

Hyundai has announced that the 2013 Accent will cost $14,545, plus a $775 delivery fee. It’s $2,000 more than the base 2012 Accent ... read more »
Hyundai Announces Veloster Turbo Pricing

Hyundai Announces Veloster Turbo Pricing

Hyundai announced pricing this week for the upcoming 2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo, which will start at $22,725, including destination, when it goes on sale ... read more »
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Kia Borrego Recalled for Breakable Pedals

Kia Borrego Recalled for Breakable Pedals

Kia is recalling almost 22,000 Borrego SUVs from the 2009 model year. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says these models have non-adjustable brake ... read more »
2013 Honda Fit EV Gets 118 Mpg-e Rating

2013 Honda Fit EV Gets 118 Mpg-e Rating

The Environmental Protection Agency has rated the fuel economy equivalency of the 2013 Honda Fit EV. The all-new electric car will get 132/105/118 ... read more »
Kia Rio Recalled For Airbag Issue

Kia Rio Recalled For Airbag Issue

Kia is recalling 2006 to 2008 Rio models to fix an issue with its airbag system. The National Highway Traffic Safety Association reports, “The front ... read more »
Fiat 500 Abarth Buyers Put on Wait List

Fiat 500 Abarth Buyers Put on Wait List

If you were considering buying a 2012 Fiat 500 Abarth, the high-performance version of FIAT’s small car, you’ll have to wait for more to be ... read more »
2013 Ford F-150 Unveiled

2013 Ford F-150 Unveiled

Ford released details today for the 2013 Ford F-150, which receives a restyled front end and MyFord Touch, among other features. The refreshed full-size pickup ... read more »
Falling Gas Prices Dragging Down Cost of Fuel-Efficient Cars

Falling Gas Prices Dragging Down Cost of Fuel-Efficient Cars

If you’ve been eying a used hybrid or fuel-efficient small car, now is the time to buy, while declining gas prices have consumers less concerned ... read more »
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