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The Best Full-Size SUVs of 2016

The Best Full-Size SUVs of 2016

Sometimes the only vehicle that can satisfy your needs is a large SUV. Full-sized, body-on-frame SUVs are the only vehicles that can truly seat seven ... read more »
Best Subcompact SUVs of 2016

Best Subcompact SUVs of 2016

A new class of SUVs has emerged in the past few years: subcompact SUVs. These vehicles offer the agility and fuel economy numbers you expect ... read more »
Safest Minivans on the Market in 2016

Safest Minivans on the Market in 2016

While more and more drivers choose SUVs, savvy shoppers know that nothing beats a traditional minivan when it comes to utility and cargo room. As ... read more »
Honda Pilot vs. Ford Escape

Honda Pilot vs. Ford Escape

The 2016 Honda Pilot and 2017 Ford Escape are high-performing, yet very different crossover SUVs. The Pilot is a midsize, 3-row option that is ranked ... read more »
Volvo XC90 vs. Acura MDX

Volvo XC90 vs. Acura MDX

Tied for eighth place in our rankings of luxury midsize SUVs, the 2016 Volvo XC90 and 2016 Acura MDX offer family-friendly rides known for their ... read more »
Toyota Sienna vs. Kia Sedona

Toyota Sienna vs. Kia Sedona

A minivan’s roominess, cargo options, and sliding doors make them more family-friendly than many large SUVs. Many also get better fuel economy and are easier ... read more »
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2016 Lincoln MKC

9 Luxury Cars and SUVs You Should Buy Now

There’s no doubt that buying a luxury vehicle will put a bigger dent in your bank account than opting for a more affordable brand. However ... read more »
8 Mistakes That Affect Your Trade In Value

8 Mistakes That Affect Your Trade In Value

You’ve done all of your research and decided what options, what color, and what dealer to buy from. Now, what do you do with the ... read more »
What Crash Test Ratings Really Say

What Crash Test Ratings Really Say

No matter how your car performs on the road or what its other capabilities are, its ultimate job comes down to safety: How does it ... read more »
8 Best Used Car Values

8 Best Used Car Values

Hopefully more goes into used car buying than just a sticker price. Consumers should consider the existing warranty, the vehicle history and the overall value ... read more »
Must-Have Car Features for New Parents

Must-Have Car Features for New Parents

A child brings all sorts of changes to a new parent’s life, including their car. Say goodbye to that two-seater sports cars and hello to ... read more »
What Is a CVT Transmission?

What Is a CVT Transmission?

Your transmission’s job is to send a message from your car’s engine to its wheels, transferring power based on the gear ratio. But one type ... read more »
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How to Sell Your Car to a Dealership

How to Sell Your Car to a Dealership

Selling your car to a dealership can be an intimidating experience. Compared to car dealerships, who buy and sell cars by the truckload, the average ... read more »
Celebrities That Drive Green Cars

Celebrities That Drive Green Cars

Celebrities often drive cars that are focused on performance and luxury rather than being green. We see pictures of them behind the wheels of huge ... read more »
Car Insurance

8 Things You Need to Know About Car Insurance

Buying car insurance raises a lot of questions. What do you need? How much? What does it all the jargon mean?Buying insurance coverage isn’t ... read more »
Why Are Manual Transmissions Disappearing?

Why Are Manual Transmissions Disappearing?

Where are the manuals? That's the question more driving enthusiasts are asking as fewer and fewer automakers offer three pedals.Manual transmissions used to ... read more »
10 Common Car Seat Mistakes

10 Common Car Seat Mistakes

Parents and guardians often make mistakes in their attempts to keep children safe in the car. But even the smallest misuse of a child safety ... read more »
Cool Cars for the Family

Cool Cars for the Family

Well now you’ve gone and done it. You've had a kid – maybe even two or more. Your gym time has been replaced by ... read more »
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Best Cars Under $20,000

Best Cars Under $20,000

Inexpensive cars don’t have to be cheap. Indeed, today’s budget-friendly cars have many more features and better build quality than even luxury cars from a ... read more »
What Is the Best Acura of 2016?

What Is the Best Acura of 2016?

Acura is a great bargain in the luxury marketplace, with multiple vehicles earning finalists positions or outright winning their respective categories. Acura’s portfolio of three ... read more »
How to Buy a Used Car From a Private Seller

How to Buy a Used Car From a Private Seller

Buying a used car from an individual seller – rather than a dealership – carries a certain amount of risk. But it’s also an excellent ... read more »
Get a Great Deal on These Slow-Selling Cars and SUVs

Get a Great Deal on These Slow-Selling Cars and SUVs

Just because a vehicle has engaging performance, a top-notch interior, and critical acclaim doesn't mean it's always going to be a top seller ... read more »
How to Buy a Used Car From a Dealership

How to Buy a Used Car From a Dealership

Online marketplaces like Craigslist and eBay can lead to great deals on a used car, but they come with some risk. While some consumers might ... read more »
The Best Jeep SUVs of 2016

The Best Jeep SUVs of 2016

Jeep started its life as a general purpose (or GP) vehicle built for the U.S. military during World War II. Detroit-based automaker Willys-Overland Motors ... read more »
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Your Guide to the Audi R8

Your Guide to the Audi R8

The 2017 Audi R8 is a supercar in every sense of the word. The R8 – a bold German-engineered street-legal race car with sharp and ... read more »
The Best Dodge Cars and SUVs

The Best Dodge Cars and SUVs

The Dodge brand was founded in 1901 by Horace Elgin Dodge and John Francis Dodge – the famous Detroit-based Dodge brothers. The company began as ... read more »
Best Cars for Teens

Best Cars for Teens

Summer is a dangerous time for teenage drivers. When not in school, teens spend more time behind the wheel, and they’re often with friends. If ... read more »
Dodge Challenger vs. Dodge Charger

Dodge Challenger vs. Dodge Charger

We've all been there. You're at the dealer and you've got two cars in front of you. One is a sports coupe ... read more »
2016 Infiniti QX60 vs. 2016 Lexus RX 350

2016 Infiniti QX60 vs. 2016 Lexus RX 350

The Infiniti QX60 and the Lexus RX 350 are two mainstays among popular midsize luxury SUVs. That doesn't mean that they appeal to the ... read more »
7 Affordable Used SUVs With Three Rows

7 Affordable Used SUVs With Three Rows

Whether you’re shuttling the kids and their friends to soccer practice or heading out on a weekend trip with a crowd, a three-row SUV can ... read more »
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13 Soon-to-Be Classic Cars

13 Soon-to-Be Classic Cars

Today’s odd, sporty, or slow-selling car may well be tomorrow’s collectible. Consider some of these still-affordable new and new-ish cars that you can invest in ... read more »
How Do They Come Up With Used Car Prices?

How Do They Come Up With Used Car Prices?

Pricing is one of the great mysteries of the used car world. How are they set? What’s the difference in the terms you hear – ... read more »
Which Used Chevrolet Tahoe Should I Buy?

Which Used Chevrolet Tahoe Should I Buy?

The Chevrolet Tahoe is akin to the brainy high school football hero who gets the job done right while barely breaking a sweat.Now in ... read more »
Overlooked Electric Cars

Overlooked Electric Cars

These days it seems like talking about electric vehicles without mentioning Tesla is like talking about politics without mentioning Donald Trump.While Tesla certainly deserves ... read more »
2016 Honda Accord vs. 2016 Chevy Malibu: Head to Head

2016 Honda Accord vs. 2016 Chevy Malibu: Head to Head

The 2016 Honda Accord and 2016 Chevrolet Malibu are front-wheel drive midsize sedans with seating for five passengers. The Accord is also available as a ... read more »
Which Used Jeep Should I Buy?

Which Used Jeep Should I Buy?

It’s difficult to believe Jeep was once a scrappy military vehicle. One look at #MyJeepStory, the social media campaign launched to celebrate the brand’s 75th ... read more »
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Cars That Let You Work Anywhere

Cars That Let You Work Anywhere

For some lucky folks, going for a drive is the best way to get away from it all. For others who are required to be ... read more »
Head to Head: Nissan Altima vs. Toyota Camry

Head to Head: Nissan Altima vs. Toyota Camry

The 2016 Nissan Altima and the 2016 Toyota Camry are competitors in the midsize sedan segment. The Toyota Camry is a longtime favorite of buyers in this class. It’s currently tied ... read more »
Spider Causes Accident in Oregon

Spider Causes Accident in Oregon

Let’s be honest. No one likes spiders.Apparently, one Oregon driver really doesn’t like them.On Wednesday, a woman was driving her car down a ... read more »
2016 Toyota 4Runner vs. 2016 Toyota Highlander

2016 Toyota 4Runner vs. 2016 Toyota Highlander

The 2016 Toyota 4Runner and the 2016 Toyota Highlander are midsize SUV siblings with little in common except their iconic brand name.The Highlander has the power, technology, and versatility to ... read more »
The Most Fun to Drive Cars: 8 Sedans That Make Commuting a Blast

The Most Fun to Drive Cars: 8 Sedans That Make Commuting a Blast

What makes a car fun to drive? Some people say it’s big horsepower. Others say nimble handling is key. A few might even argue that ... read more »
Your Guide to the Best Nissan Vehicles

Your Guide to the Best Nissan Vehicles

Nissan is a multinational car company based in Japan and is part of the Nissan-Renault Alliance. They sell a full line of cars in the ... read more »
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SUVs vs. Crossovers: What's the Difference?

SUVs vs. Crossovers: What's the Difference?

These days it seems that many people don’t know the difference between a traditional sport utility vehicle (SUV) and a crossover. It’s not just average ... read more »
8 Smartphone Apps That Car Owners Need

8 Smartphone Apps That Car Owners Need

Smartphones pack a lot of power into the palm of our hands. For drivers, they’ve replaced paper maps, mileage logs, music players, and more. Carmakers ... read more »
Head to Head: 2016 Kia Optima vs. 2016 Hyundai Sonata

Head to Head: 2016 Kia Optima vs. 2016 Hyundai Sonata

Midsize sedans are stepping up their game, and two from Korean automaker Hyundai are no exception.The 2016 Hyundai Sonata earned the top spot in ... read more »
8 Best Used Hatchbacks

8 Best Used Hatchbacks

Hatchbacks are like the Rodney Dangerfield of cars: Too often they get no respect.They can be the perfect cars, not just for people starting ... read more »
2017 Honda Civic Hatchback Revealed

2017 Honda Civic Hatchback Revealed

Honda Civic enthusiasts have been waiting years for a hatchback to return to our shores, but the wait is nearly over, as the aggressively styled 2017 ... read more »
Head to Head: Ford Explorer vs. GMC Acadia

Head to Head: Ford Explorer vs. GMC Acadia

The Ford Explorer helped create the modern SUV market when it was introduced in 1991. Now, 25 years later, the 2016 Explorer has grown up, getting bigger ... read more »
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2016 Hyundai Sonata vs. 2016 Honda Accord: Head to Head

2016 Hyundai Sonata vs. 2016 Honda Accord: Head to Head

The 2016 Hyundai Sonata and 2016 Honda Accord are two of the most affordable and reliable midsize sedans on the market. (The Honda Accord is also available as a ... read more »
Head to Head: 2016 Tesla Model X vs. 2016 Porsche Cayenne Hybrid

Head to Head: 2016 Tesla Model X vs. 2016 Porsche Cayenne Hybrid

It’s no secret that the 2016 Tesla Model X and 2016 Porsche Cayenne Hybrid represent a cutting-edge, environmentally friendly breed of luxury. The all-electric Model ... read more »
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