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11 Most Reliable Small SUVs in 2017

The last thing you want after you shell out an average of about $35,000 for a new car is to have problems with it... Read More »

Eric C. Evarts Sep. 26, 2017

2018 Ford Escape vs. 2018 Chevy Equinox: Head to Head

Ford versus Chevy. The oldest rivalry in the automotive world is still alive and as relevant today as ever. Today... Read More »

Eric C. Evarts Sep. 22, 2017

8 Alternatives to the 2017 Dodge Charger

It’s hard to give up on a good thing, especially if you love your car’s classic design and few manufacturers are... Read More »

Eric C. Evarts Sep. 5, 2017

11 Best Used Convertibles Under $10K

For most people, convertibles are sunny-day cars. That means it’s not worth spending new-car money on one, and it makes... Read More »

Eric C. Evarts Aug. 22, 2017

Lexus vs. Mercedes: Battle of the Brands in 2017

Lexus and Mercedes-Benz are two of the most popular luxury car brands. Mercedes is known as the granddaddy of all... Read More »

Eric C. Evarts Aug. 16, 2017

How Does the Lemon Law Work for Cars?

A Step-by-Step Guide to Protecting Yourself From Lemons Read More »

Eric C. Evarts Jul. 26, 2017

2018 Audi Lineup Changes

Audi has released its annual list of model updates for 2018, with improvements to most of its sedan lineup, including... Read More »

Eric C. Evarts Jul. 21, 2017

The Best Systems to Monitor Your Teen's Driving

Turning kids loose in the car on public roads worries parents more than drug addiction or unwanted pregnancy, according... Read More »

Eric C. Evarts Jul. 6, 2017

AWD Cars With the Best Fuel Economy in 2017

As more drivers have discovered the advantages of all-wheel-drive traction, having power to all four wheels has become... Read More »

Eric C. Evarts Jun. 29, 2017

What Is the Best Age and Mileage for a Used Car?

Buyers have a lot to think about when deciding on a used car. It can be tempting to just go buy the cheapest thing you... Read More »

Eric C. Evarts May. 2, 2017

Best 8-Passenger SUVs in 2017

Whether you’re carpooling or traveling with extended family, sometimes the difference between needing two cars or one... Read More »

Eric C. Evarts Apr. 24, 2017

6 Reasons to Buy a New Car Now

If you’ve been thinking about a new car but haven’t felt ready to take the plunge, don’t put it off any longer, because... Read More »

Eric C. Evarts Apr. 20, 2017

Great 2017 Vehicles That Seat Three Car Seats Across

Most families with more than a couple of young kids at home face a dilemma when car shopping: Which offspring will you... Read More »

Eric C. Evarts Apr. 13, 2017

2017 New York Auto Show: 10 Biggest Luxury Debuts

Cities full of investment bankers prove to be lucrative markets for luxury cars, even if they’re known more for their... Read More »

Eric C. Evarts Apr. 13, 2017

Certified Pre-Owned Chevy Buying Guide

Looking to save money on your next car, but still want a warranty and all the fringe benefits of buying a new car at a... Read More »

Eric C. Evarts Apr. 12, 2017

All-New 2018 Volvo XC60: What You Need to Know

It’s not often that a 10-year old design remains one of the most popular vehicles in its class, or the most popular... Read More »

Eric C. Evarts Mar. 29, 2017

8 Sedans That Make Commuting a Blast in 2017

If you’re like most employees, you spend almost a third of your life at work and another third asleep. Sometimes it can... Read More »

Eric C. Evarts Mar. 28, 2017

Should I Buy a Turbocharged Car?

Lately, it seems that turbocharged engines have become all the rage as automakers chase increasingly stringent fuel... Read More »

Eric C. Evarts Mar. 16, 2017

2017 BMW X5 vs. 2017 Lexus RX: Head to Head

The BMW X5 and the Lexus RX are both luxury midsize SUVs , although they couldn’t be more different. The X5 is one of... Read More »

Eric C. Evarts Mar. 16, 2017

What Is Ford MyKey?

Ford’s MyKey system is like a babysitter in your car. It’s designed to help any teenage drivers stay safe by following... Read More »

Eric C. Evarts Mar. 15, 2017

FWD vs. RWD: Which Is Best For You?

Front-wheel drive (FWD) versus rear-wheel drive (RWD) may be the most contentious automotive debate... Read More »

Eric C. Evarts Mar. 14, 2017

9 Best 2017 SUVs and Crossovers

SUVs and crossovers didn’t get to be the go-to family vehicles in America for nothing. Crossovers and modern SUVs offer... Read More »

Eric C. Evarts Mar. 14, 2017

2017 BMW X3: Best Luxury Compact SUV for Families

Just because you have a family and need a vehicle with space for everybody doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice luxury... Read More »

Eric C. Evarts Mar. 7, 2017

2017 Toyota Tacoma vs. 2017 Chevrolet Colorado: Head to Head

As big pickups keep getting bigger, smaller pickups have become all the rage, with new and redesigned models out from... Read More »

Eric C. Evarts Mar. 1, 2017

Today's High-Tech Car Safety Features and What They Do

Lots of ordinary cars that you can buy today have all the hallmarks of a self-driving car: They can steer, accelerate... Read More »

Eric C. Evarts Feb. 17, 2017

2017 Fiat 124 Spider: Best Sports Car for the Money

The Best Sports Car for the Money in 2017 is the Fiat 124 Spider , which replaces the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata for the... Read More »

Eric C. Evarts Feb. 7, 2017

2018 Kia Stinger: What You Need to Know

The Stinger is a sporty large hatchback in the mold of the Audi A7 or the Tesla Model S (though the non-electric... Read More »

Eric C. Evarts Feb. 2, 2017

What Is a Crossover SUV?

Crossover SUVs are the new minivans. Meant for families, they range from small and sporty to spacious trucks and offer... Read More »

Eric C. Evarts Jan. 31, 2017

All-New 2018 GMC Terrain: What You Need to Know

GMC gave its best-selling Terrain SUV a full redesign for 2018. Ostensibly a small SUV, the Terrain had been more of a... Read More »

Eric C. Evarts Jan. 26, 2017

Used Tesla Model S Buying Guide

When Tesla rolled out its new-from-the-ground-up Model S in 2012, it put the world on notice. Here was not just a new... Read More »

Eric C. Evarts Jan. 20, 2017

What Is a VIN Number?

If you go to register or insure a car, someone is bound to ask you for its VIN. Short for Vehicle Identification... Read More »

Eric C. Evarts Dec. 19, 2016

Used Car Dealership: 8 Warning Signs You're at a Bad One

Used car dealers have a well-earned reputation for shadiness, with their plaid jackets, high-pressure sales tactics... Read More »

Eric C. Evarts Dec. 13, 2016

10 Things to Look For When Buying a Used Car

Buying a used car can be like skating on thin ice. You never know what pitfalls you’re likely to encounter. The water... Read More »

Eric C. Evarts Dec. 12, 2016

2018 Lexus LC 500: Latest Pictures and Facts

With its new LC 500 coupe, Lexus is going upscale. They’re gunning to compete with the likes of Aston Martin more than... Read More »

Eric C. Evarts Dec. 5, 2016

2017 Volkswagen Jetta vs. 2017 Passat: Worth It to Upgrade?

The compact Jetta and the midsized Passat are Volkswagen’s two sedan mainstays. Both are on the big side for their... Read More »

Eric C. Evarts Nov. 23, 2016

15 Most Groundbreaking Cars of All Time

Cars have always been fashion statements, as well as tools. Several have been more influential than others, however... Read More »

Eric C. Evarts Nov. 15, 2016

What to Do If You Lose Your Car Keys

Losing your car keys in 2016 can be an expensive proposition. With the widespread adoption of keyless ignition and... Read More »

Eric C. Evarts Nov. 8, 2016

The Most Reliable 2016 SUVs on the Market

You can buy the coolest, craziest car on the market and show it off to all your friends. If it isn’t reliable, though... Read More »

Eric C. Evarts Nov. 1, 2016

12 Bad Moves That Jack Up Your Car Insurance

No matter how much you pay for car insurance, it’s one of the few products you buy that you don’t really want to use... Read More »

Eric C. Evarts Oct. 25, 2016

The 10 Most Expensive Vehicles to Insure

The list of most expensive cars to insure is littered with high-performance sedans and sports cars – some known as... Read More »

Eric C. Evarts Oct. 19, 2016

Top 10 Least Expensive Vehicles to Insure

Insurance premiums can be a significant factor in determining the cost of ownership of your car. Beyond car payments... Read More »

Eric C. Evarts Oct. 18, 2016

Used Ford Explorer Buying Guide

The Ford Explorer is the vehicle that arguably started the SUV craze. Until it came along, SUVs were only for serious... Read More »

Eric C. Evarts Oct. 14, 2016

We Rank the Best Compact Cars of 2016

Compact cars aren’t what they used to be – thank heaven! They’ve grown up to be as big as many of the midsize sedans of... Read More »

Eric C. Evarts Oct. 11, 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

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

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

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

New Cars for 2017

Improvements in automotive technology move at a fast pace, with new innovative car features being introduced all the... Read More »

Eric C. Evarts Sep. 15, 2016

Eight Incredibly Luxurious Sedans Fit for Sultans

Imagine that you just received your invitation to the Oscars. Now it’s time to decide how you want to travel to the... Read More »

Eric C. Evarts Sep. 14, 2016

Best CPO Programs of 2016

Driving home in a new car can be one of life’s great pleasures—as long as you don’t look too closely at the average... Read More »

Eric C. Evarts Sep. 12, 2016

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