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Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class

Luxury Car Market Hits Six-Year High

Almost 400,000 new luxury vehicles were sold during the first quarter of 2013. This is the highest sales volume of luxury vehicles since 2007 ... read more »
2014 Corvette Stingray Pricing Undercuts Porsche Cayman, Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

2014 Corvette Stingray Pricing Undercuts Porsche Cayman, Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray coupe, which goes on sale in the third quarter of this year, will have a starting price of $51,995 ... read more »
2013 Infiniti M

Infiniti M Named IIHS Top Safety Pick

The 2013 Infiniti M sedan, which includes the M37 and M56 models, has been named a Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway ... read more »
2014 Chevrolet Spark EV

Chevrolet Spark EV Earns Better MPGe Rating than Honda Fit EV, Fiat 500e and Mitsubishi i-MiEV

The 2014 Chevrolet Spark EV has earned a 119 mpg-equivalent combined city/highway fuel economy rating from the EPA, Chevrolet says in a statement. The ... read more »
NHTSA Releases New Guidelines to Combat Distracted Driving

NHTSA Releases New Guidelines to Combat Distracted Driving

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released voluntary guidelines Tuesday to help automakers minimize the risk of distracted driving. The new guidelines are designed to ... read more »
Ford Profits and Transaction Prices Rise in Q1

Ford Profits and Transaction Prices Rise in Q1

Ford will report its first quarter earnings tomorrow and analysts are expecting strong profits. While that's good news for Ford, many consumers can expect ... read more »
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Cell Phone Use While Driving Could Cost You

Cell Phone Use While Driving Could Cost You

Depending on the state you’re driving in, you could pay up to a $10,000 fine and spend a year in prison if caught using ... read more »
2014 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel

Chevy Cruze Diesel Hits 46 MPG Highway

Chevrolet announced yesterday that the upcoming diesel-powered 2014 Chevrolet Cruze achieves an EPA-estimated 46 mpg highway with a six-speed automatic transmission, and has a range ... read more »
Ford Introduces 'Video Snacks' to Ford Owners to Help Them Learn New Features

Ford Introduces 'Video Snacks' to Ford Owners to Help Them Learn New Features

Does complex in-car technology make your head spin? Ford Motor Company thinks they have found a way for you to master the features in their ... read more »
Auto repair shop

Car Ownership Costs Increase to More Than $9,100 Annually

Owning and maintaining a car costs more today than it did in 1950. When AAA put out its first ‘Your Driving Costs’ report 63 years ... read more »
2013 Ford Mustang, Mustang convertible

Lower Gas Prices Coming this Summer

With the temperatures warming and sunlight lasting longer, the summer driving season is seemingly upon us. Unlike last year, however, gas prices are expected to ... read more »
Car Shoppers Prefer Outgoing Model Deals Over Redesigns

Car Shoppers Prefer Outgoing Model Deals Over Redesigns

According to an online survey that autotrader.com released last week, 79 percent of car shoppers would rather get a good deal than wait for ... read more »
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BMW i3, BMW, i3 Concept Coupe

i3 Prototype Showcases BMW's Future

Last year, the BMW i3 Concept Coupe was introduced at the Los Angeles Auto Show. BMW i is a new subdivision of BMW that will ... read more »
Toyota recall, Toyota Corolla

3 Million Honda, Mazda, Nissan and Toyota Models Recalled Worldwide

Faulty airbag inflation mechanisms have prompted four major automakers to issue a worldwide recall of approximately 1 million vehicles in the United States and about ... read more »
Dodge, Challenger, Chrysler Recall

Chrysler Recalls 215k Vehicles

Chrysler Group has issued six different recalls across its four major brands, Chrysler, Dodge, Ram and Jeep, for various issues. The total number of vehicles ... read more »
Honda Crosstour rearview camera

Lawmakers, Advocates Push to Make Back Up Cameras Standard

If some lawmakers and safety advocates have their way, your next new car may have a standard rearview camera. The Detroit News reports that Peter ... read more »
Car Repair Cost Increases By Region

Auto Repair Costs are on the Rise

Your car is getting more expensive to fix, at least according to the 2013 CarMD Vehicle Health Index. The study found that for the first ... read more »
Silverado and Sierra Pricing Revealed

Silverado and Sierra Pricing Revealed

General Motors last week revealed pricing data and some engine and towing specifications for the redesigned 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 1500 full-size pickups ... read more »
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Better Fuel Economy Could Mean Worse Tires

A study released by J.D. Power and Associates last Thursday shows that car buyers are not happy with the run-flat and low-rolling resistance tires automakers ... read more »
Tesla Motors, Inc.

Will New Tesla Finance Incentive Electrify Sales?

Tesla introduced this week what it calls a “revolutionary automotive financing product that provides the best elements of ownership and leasing to Model S customers ... read more »
2005 to 2009 Subaru Outback and Legacy Recalled

2005 to 2009 Subaru Outback and Legacy Recalled

Subaru is recalling roughly 200,000 Legacy and Outback models because the brake lines could be susceptible to corrosion. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration ... read more »
Big Auto Sales Mean Small Discounts in March

Big Auto Sales Mean Small Discounts in March

March auto sales numbers are trickling in with good news for most automakers, but bad news for consumers hoping to get a deal on a ... read more »
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Hybrid SUV Competition Heats Up with Debut of 2014 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid

Last Wednesday at the New York International Auto Show (NYIAS), Nissan announced their first hybrid SUV, the 2014 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid. Nissan said the seven-passenger ... read more »