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Redesigned 2017 Kia Sportage Revealed

Late last week, Kia released photos of the completely redesigned 2017 Sportage. According to Kia, the new Sportage "features a bold, progressive design" that evokes ... read more »
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Where You Should Buy Your Next Used Car

While buying a used car saves you money over buying new, buying used also presents its own unique set of challenges. There are just so ... read more »
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The Safest Way to Travel with Your Pet

Best car ranking lists aside, there’s no one perfect car for everyone.  The right car for you depends on your needs, wants and budget ... read more »
2015 Nissan Rogue vs. 2015 Mazda CX-5: Which Should You Buy?

2015 Nissan Rogue vs. 2015 Mazda CX-5: Which Should You Buy?

The 2015 Nissan Rogue has become a hot seller in the United States over the past year, and the 2015 Mazda CX-5 remains near the ... read more »
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Used Luxury Compact SUVs That Are Cheap to Own

The total cost of owning a car goes far beyond the sticker price. Taxes, fuel, depreciation, insurance, financing, maintenance and repair costs can stretch your ... read more »
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Best Lease Deals Under $200 This August

We've rounded up a list of 10 great new car lease offers with payments under $200 per month. Every car on this list also ... read more »
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2016 Chevrolet Camaro

Redesigned 2016 Chevrolet Camaro Priced Higher than Mustang

If you've been anxiously waiting to find out how much you'll have to pay for the redesigned 2016 Chevy Camaro, the wait is ... read more »
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Get the Most Out of a Used Car Test Drive

Used car shoppers have a lot of company these days. Used vehicle sales topped the 42-million mark last year and, according to the most recent ... read more »
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Car Maintenance That Can Make You Money

We all know that regular car maintenance will keep your car running well, but it also keeps your car’s resale value high, which means more ... read more »
2016 Mazda6

2016 Ford Fusion vs. 2016 Mazda6: Which Should You Buy?

The Ford Fusion and Mazda6 are always competitive in our affordable midsize car rankings, and the 2016 model year is continuing the trend. Both the ... read more »
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10 Best SUV Lease Deals this August

Small SUVs have been exploding in popularity thanks to their high seating position, cargo versatility and car-like handling, according to news publications such as Bloomberg ... read more »
2016 Hyundai Tucson

Redesigned 2016 Hyundai Tucson Priced Lower than CR-V, Escape, Rogue

As compact SUVs continue to gain in popularity with consumers, automakers have been working to keep their products fresh. Keeping in step with the rest ... read more »
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Buying a Car with Bad Credit: What to Expect and What to Avoid

Even as July numbers show the auto industry is on track for near-record sales volume of 17.5 million vehicles this year, according to Kelley ... read more »
2015 Kia Soul

Hatchbacks with the Most Cargo Space

Hatchbacks offer the maneuverability and fuel economy of a small sedan while providing considerably more cargo space. In the large pool of hatchbacks on the ... read more »
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Understanding J.D. Power Reliability Ratings for Car Buying

Regardless of warranty, new and used car buyers want their vehicles to be dependable. That’s why reliability ratings from J.D. Power and Associates are ... read more »
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8 Hot Muscle Car Deals this August

Sales of muscle cars have increased by more than 35 percent over the past nine years, according to Experian Automotive. While big American V8s with ... read more »
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When is it Time to Break Up with Your Car?

Say what you want about Americans’ love affair with the automobile, but a difficult breakup with a car, SUV or truck can lead to something ... read more »
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New Car Safety Ratings Explained

No one ever plans to be in a car accident, but if one happens, we want to be safe. In fact, a 2012 survey by ... read more »
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2016 Mazda CX-3

2016 Honda HR-V vs. 2016 Mazda CX-3: Which Should You Buy?

The Honda HR-V and Mazda CX-3 are all-new for 2016, and they currently occupy the top two spots in our affordable subcompact SUV rankings. Both ... read more »
Ford Mustang

2015 Ford Mustang vs 2015 Chevrolet Camaro: Which Should You Buy?

Muscle cars are the stuff straight-line speed dreams are made of, and when it comes to muscle cars, the Ford Mustang and Chevy Camaro are ... read more »