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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... Read More »

Brian McHugh and Eric C. Evarts Sep. 30, 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... Read More »

Joslyn Hatfield and Will Maley Sep. 30, 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... Read More »

Chris Tonn Sep. 29, 2016

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... Read More »

Cherise Threewitt Sep. 29, 2016

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... Read More »

Jaclyn Trop Sep. 29, 2016

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... Read More »

Eileen Falkenberg-Hull Sep. 29, 2016

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... Read More »

Matt Rand Sep. 28, 2016

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... Read More »

Chris Tonn Sep. 28, 2016

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... Read More »

Eric C. Evarts Sep. 28, 2016

8 Best Used Car Values

Hopefully more goes into used car buying than just a sticker price. Consumers should consider the existing warranty... Read More »

Jimmy Dinsmore Sep. 28, 2016

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... Read More »

Nicole Wakelin Sep. 28, 2016

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... Read More »

Jaclyn Trop Sep. 28, 2016

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... Read More »

Tully Corcoran Sep. 28, 2016

Celebrities That Drive Green Cars

Celebrities often drive cars that are focused on performance and luxury rather than being green. We see pictures of... Read More »

Nicole Wakelin Sep. 27, 2016

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? Read More »

Eileen Falkenberg-Hull Sep. 27, 2016

Why Are Manual Transmissions Disappearing?

Where are the manuals? That's the question more driving enthusiasts are asking as fewer and fewer automakers offer... Read More »

Eric C. Evarts Sep. 27, 2016

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... Read More »

Eileen Falkenberg-Hull Sep. 27, 2016

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 story... Read More »

Sarah Shelton Sep. 27, 2016

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... Read More »

Chris Tonn Sep. 27, 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... Read More »

George Kennedy Sep. 27, 2016

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... Read More »

Tully Corcoran Sep. 26, 2016

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... Read More »

Matt Rand Sep. 26, 2016

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... Read More »

Tully Corcoran Sep. 26, 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... Read More »

Jaclyn Trop Sep. 26, 2016

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... Read More »

Jimmy Dinsmore Sep. 26, 2016

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... Read More »

Jaclyn Trop Sep. 26, 2016

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... Read More »

Matt Rand Sep. 26, 2016

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 – sexy... Read More »

Carter MacLeod Sep. 26, 2016

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... Read More »

Eric C. Evarts Sep. 23, 2016

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... Read More »

Matt Rand Sep. 23, 2016

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... Read More »

Nancy Dunham Sep. 23, 2016

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... Read More »

John M. Vincent Sep. 23, 2016

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... Read More »

Nancy Dunham Sep. 23, 2016

Overlooked Electric Cars

These days it seems like talking about electric vehicles without mentioning Tesla is like talking about politics... Read More »

Sanjay Salomon Sep. 23, 2016

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... Read More »

Cherise Threewitt Sep. 22, 2016

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... Read More »

Nancy Dunham Sep. 22, 2016

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 near... Read More »

Cherise Threewitt Sep. 22, 2016

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... Read More »

Cherise Threewitt Sep. 22, 2016

Spider Causes Accident in Oregon

Let’s be honest. No one likes spiders. Read More »

Darian Somers Sep. 22, 2016

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... Read More »

Nancy Dunham Sep. 22, 2016

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... Read More »

Jaclyn Trop Sep. 22, 2016

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... Read More »

Nicole Wakelin Sep. 22, 2016

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... Read More »

Steven Loveday Sep. 21, 2016

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... Read More »

John M. Vincent Sep. 21, 2016

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. Read More »

Jaclyn Trop Sep. 21, 2016

8 Best Used Hatchbacks

Hatchbacks are like the Rodney Dangerfield of cars: Too often they get no respect. Read More »

Eric C. Evarts Sep. 21, 2016

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... Read More »

John M. Vincent Sep. 21, 2016

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 201... Read More »

John M. Vincent Sep. 21, 2016

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... Read More »

Cherise Threewitt Sep. 21, 2016

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... Read More »

Jaclyn Trop Sep. 21, 2016

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