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Drunk Driving Enforcement to Increase for New Year's Holiday

Drunk Driving Enforcement to Increase for New Year's Holiday

With many people planning on celebrating the dawn of 2014 tonight, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is reminding drivers to stay sober – and ... read more »
Acura TLX Set to Replace TSX, TL

Acura TLX Set to Replace TSX, TL

Acura announced this week that it is putting the TSX sedan and wagon out to pasture and is replacing the TL sedan with the TLX ... read more »
2014 Acura MDX IIHS test

Honda Receives Most Awards in New IIHS Safety Ratings

Honda and its luxury brand, Acura, took home the most 2014 Top Safety Pick Plus awards of any automaker from the Insurance Institute for Highway ... read more »
Record Number of Americans Expected to Travel for Holidays

Record Number of Americans Expected to Travel for Holidays

It’s tough to get 30 percent of the U.S. population to agree on anything, but there is something 30 percent of Americans will all ... read more »
2015 BMW M3 and M4 Show Faces Ahead of Detroit Auto Show

2015 BMW M3 and M4 Show Faces Ahead of Detroit Auto Show

BMW unveiled its 2015 M3 sedan and M4 coupe this week in advance of their official debut at the 2014 North American International Auto Show ... read more »
Honda Ridgeline

New Honda Ridgeline in the Works

The Honda Ridgeline is getting a complete overhaul and will go on sale “in less than two years,” Honda announced this week. The automaker ... read more »
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2014 Infiniti Q50 Earns Five-Star Safety Rating

2014 Infiniti Q50 Earns Five-Star Safety Rating

November sales for Infiniti, Nissan's luxury  brand, were up 10.5 percent compared to a year ago, and now the company has another reason ... read more »
2014 Acura RLX

December's Best Car Deals and Incentives

If you’re hoping to score a good end-of-the-year car deal, you’re in luck. As 2013 draws to a close, carmakers and dealers are offering good ... read more »
2015 Ford Mustang Gallops into the Future

2015 Ford Mustang Gallops into the Future

Ford unveiled the fully-redesigned 2015 Mustang today, marking the 50th model year of the iconic pony car. Ford Executive Vice President of Global Marketing and ... read more »
November New Car Sales Are Strong

November New Car Sales Are Strong

New car sales in November were extremely strong, with a 16.4 million vehicle sales rate, which is a 7.2 percent increase over the ... read more »
Black Friday Car Deals

Black Friday Car Deals

Looking for 2014 Black Friday deals? Check out Black Friday Finance and Cash Back Deals, and Black Friday Lease Deals. Forget cutting your Thanksgiving dinner ... read more »
Future Vehicles and Technology on Display at LA Auto Show

Future Vehicles and Technology on Display at LA Auto Show

The Los Angeles Auto Show started this week, and automotive journalists had the chance to see some new production vehicles, as well as some concept ... read more »
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2015 Kia K900

Kia Ventures Further into Luxury Territory with 2015 K900

The 2015 Kia K900, which debuted Wednesday at the Los Angeles Auto Show, will be Kia’s first flagship sedan when it goes on sale in ... read more »
Government to Investigate Tesla Fires

Government to Investigate Tesla Fires

The rollout of any new product is likely to hit some bumps in the road. For Tesla, the maker of the Tesla Model S electric ... read more »
2015 Chevrolet Colorado

2015 Chevrolet Colorado Teased Ahead of LA Auto Show Reveal

Chevrolet will introduce a new 2015 Colorado midsize pickup truck next week at the Los Angeles Auto Show. This past week, the automaker released a ... read more »
2010 Jeep Wrangler

Lower Used Car Prices Mean Savings for Buyers

There’s good news for used car shoppers. After years of high prices, used car prices are now the lowest they’ve been in four years, according ... read more »
Kia to Bring All-Electric Soul EV to US in 2014

Kia to Bring All-Electric Soul EV to US in 2014

Fans of electric cars are about to have one more model to choose from. Kia announced yesterday that it is bringing an electric Kia Soul ... read more »
2014 Motor Trend Car of the Year

Cadillac CTS Named Motor Trend Car of the Year

Cadillac's redesigned 2014 CTS has been named 2014 Car of the Year by Motor Trend magazine. This is the second time the CTS has ... read more »
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2014 Cadillac CTS

November's Best Car Deals and Incentives

The 2013 model year is coming to a close, so if you’re planning to buy a new vehicle this November, you have even more car ... read more »
October Car Sales Can Point to November's Best Car Deals

October Car Sales Can Point to November's Best Car Deals

October car sales were strong, with automakers selling 12 percent more cars than they did in October of 2012. Though auto sales were good overall ... read more »
Honda Odyssey

Honda Recalls 344,000 Odyssey Minivans for Brake Issues

Honda is recalling 344,000 Odysseys from the 2007 and 2008 model years because of a problem with the stability control system (which Honda calls ... read more »
Defying Government Shutdown, October Auto Sales are Strong

Defying Government Shutdown, October Auto Sales are Strong

A 16-day government shutdown did not deter consumers from buying cars, as automakers are posting sales gains for the month of October. Kelley Blue Book ... read more »
halloween

Halloween is Busiest Holiday for Car Thieves

It turns out there's more to fear on Halloween than the usual ghosts and goblins. According to the National Insurance Crime Bureau, 2,328 ... read more »
2014 Ford Fiesta

2014 Ford Fiesta Gets Top Highway Fuel Economy Among Gas-Powered Cars

The 2014 Ford Fiesta has been given a 45 mpg highway rating by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, which is the highest highway rating ... read more »
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Surprises in Latest Consumer Reports Ratings

Surprises in Latest Consumer Reports Ratings

The conventional wisdom is, if you want a safe, reliable car, you buy from a Japanese car maker. According to the latest Consumer Reports reliability ... read more »
2014 BMW 2-Series Replaces 1-Series, Hits Dealers Early Next Year

2014 BMW 2-Series Replaces 1-Series, Hits Dealers Early Next Year

BMW unveiled the all-new 2-Series coupe last week, showcasing the car that is set to replace the 1-Series. The automaker details the new model in ... read more »
2013 Nissan Leaf 2014 Nissan Leaf

Eight States to Begin Major EV Push

It may soon be a lot easier and cheaper to buy and own an electric vehicle. Eight governors signed a cooperative agreement Thursday to boost ... read more »
Porsche bike

Car Accessories: Do you Splurge on Extras for your Ride?

We all know people who absolutely love their vehicle. Maybe they’re die-hard loyalists to the brand or they just worship their ride. When you buy ... read more »
2014 Infiniti Q50

Consumer Reports Slams 2014 Infiniti Q50 and Lexus IS 250

Two of the newest upscale midsize cars on the market fall short in Consumer Reports’ tests. The new 2014 Infiniti Q50 and the redesigned 2014 ... read more »
Used Car Prices Starting to Come Down

Used Car Prices Starting to Come Down

Used car shoppers who have experienced sticker shock over used car prices in the past few years can relax a little. Used car prices are ... read more »
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2013 Toyota Camry 2014 Toyota Camry

Spiders Force Toyota to Recall More Than 800,000 Cars

Toyota announced on Thursday that it will recall about 803,000 U.S. cars due to a potential short-circuit hazard. Model year 2012-2013 Camry, Camry ... read more »
2015 Ford Mustang

Next-Gen Mustang to be Revealed in December

It may be the holiday gift Mustang enthusiasts are waiting for: Reuters is reporting that Ford will unwrap the next-generation, 2015 Mustang at some point ... read more »
2015 bi-fuel Chevrolet Impala

GM Exploring Mass-Market Appeal of New Fuels with 2015 Chevrolet Impala

A 2015 Chevrolet Impala that can run on either compressed natural gas (CNG) or gasoline will hit your local Chevrolet dealer this coming summer, General ... read more »
2014 BMW 4-Series Converible

2014 BMW 4-Series Convertible Priced From $49,675

Our top-ranked upscale midsize car is about to lose its top, as a convertible version of the 2014 BMW 4-Series will hit showroom floors in ... read more »
Is Easier Credit on New Cars Good for You?

Is Easier Credit on New Cars Good for You?

The great recession and the tightening of lending standards that followed put a new car out of reach for many consumers. However, now lending standards ... read more »
2014 Dodge Durango

Ron Burgundy Pitches Dodge Durango, Chases Dancers

Could Ron Burgundy sell you a Dodge Durango? We’ll soon find out, thanks to an ad campaign that features Will Ferrell in his classic “Anchorman” ... read more »
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2014 Motor Trend SUV of the Year

Motor Trend Names Subaru Forester SUV of the Year

The redesigned 2014 Subaru Forester has earned Motor Trend's 2014 SUV of the Year Award. The publication says, "The new Forester provides a comfortable ... read more »
2014 Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid

Toyota Drops Price of Prius Plug-in to Less Than $30,000

Faced with slow sales and falling gas prices, Toyota announced Wednesday that it is dropping the base price of the 2014 Toyota Prius Plug-in hybrid ... read more »
government shutdown

Three Ways the Government Shutdown May Impact Car Shoppers

With the government shutdown well into week two -- and with no end in sight -- car shoppers may want to start thinking about how furloughed feds ... read more »
2015 Cadillac Escalade Unveiled

2015 Cadillac Escalade Unveiled

Last night, Cadillac unveiled the all-new 2015 Cadillac Escalade. The 2015 model marks the fourth generation of the luxury large SUV that’s known for its ... read more »
gas prices

Gas Prices Fall 23 Cents in Last Month

If you filled up your gas tank in the past few weeks, you likely noticed that it isn't costing as much. According to the ... read more »
2014 Toyota Corolla

2014 Corolla Latest Toyota to Earn Low Rating in Difficult New Crash Test

The 2014 Toyota Corolla has earned a “Marginal” rating in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s (IIHS) small overlap front crash test, bringing to four ... read more »
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Chevrolet Silverado Black Ops

A Truck for Doomsday Preppers

The world is a pretty scary place right now. We’re faced with extreme weather events and our government is shut down. Wouldn’t it be nice ... read more »
2013 Cadillac ATS

Short List for 2014 North American Car and Truck/Utility of the Year Announced

With the Detroit Auto Show just a few months away, jurors for the 2014 North American Car and Truck/Utility of the Year (NACTOY) awards ... read more »
Slow September Car Sales Could Be Good News for Consumers

Slow September Car Sales Could Be Good News for Consumers

September car sales were less than last year’s sales, but that doesn’t mean that consumers are buying fewer cars. Most analysts say the drop in ... read more »
Toyota Sienna

Toyota Recalls 615,000 Sienna Minivans

Toyota is recalling approximately 615,000 Sienna minivans in the United States to fix an issue with the gearshift selector that could allow the vehicle ... read more »
IIHS Adds Tests of Crash Prevention Systems

IIHS Adds Tests of Crash Prevention Systems

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is adding an evaluation of automatic crash prevention systems to its criteria for a Top Safety Pick+ award. In ... read more »
2013 GMC Acadia rearview camera

Backup Camera Recommendation Causes Uproar Among Consumer Groups

For five years, safety advocates have been asking the federal government to make backup cameras mandatory on new vehicles. These safety groups were expecting a ... read more »
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2014 BMW M3 Testing at Nuerburgring

2014 BMW M3 and M4 Get Twin-Turbo Power

BMW has released more information on its upcoming 2014 M3 sedan and M4 coupe, which will debut in January at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show ... read more »
2014 Honda Accord Hybrid Pricing and Shipping Date Announced

2014 Honda Accord Hybrid Pricing and Shipping Date Announced

Honda announced that its Honda Accord Hybrid will start shipping this Halloween, with a starting price of $29,155 (plus a $790 destination charge). In ... read more »
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