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Ford vs. Chevrolet: Battle of the Brands

For some people, the Ford versus Chevy rivalry is so important, and their loyalty to one brand over the other is so... Read More »

James MacPherson Nov. 1, 2018

The Cheapest V8 Cars on the Market

For anyone who loves the unmistakable sound of a V8 engine, recent years have not been kind. Fewer and fewer vehicles... Read More »

James MacPherson Nov. 1, 2018

Cheapest SUVs With a DVD Player

For reasons adults cannot fully comprehend, children enjoy watching the same video time after time. They are mesmerized... Read More »

James MacPherson Oct. 29, 2018

2018 Ford Explorer vs. 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee: Head to Head

It can be argued that Jeep , with its Willys Wagon, gave us a preview of the modern SUV segment more than 70 years ago... Read More »

James MacPherson Oct. 17, 2018

Toyota vs. Honda: Battle of the Brands

For buyers who favor import nameplates, the purchase decision often comes down to this: Will it be a Toyota or Honda... Read More »

James MacPherson Oct. 17, 2018

11 Best Cars for Towing

No matter how small or large the vehicle, inevitably some owners will want to transport something that won’t fit... Read More »

James MacPherson Oct. 16, 2018

Cheapest Crew Cab Pickup Trucks

There are many reasons pickup trucks are popular. They are rugged, can haul or tow just about anything a business or... Read More »

James MacPherson Oct. 12, 2018

Top 16 SUVs Under $25K

The sport utility vehicles that preceded today’s SUVs started trickling out of factories after World War II. These... Read More »

James MacPherson Sep. 26, 2018

19 Most (and Least) Reliable Small Luxury SUVs of 2018

Beyond the power assists, advanced technology, refined drivetrains, and sumptuous interiors, features each of the... Read More »

James MacPherson Sep. 25, 2018

20 Most (and Least) Reliable Used Pickup Trucks

Truck makers have made great progress over the years. With few exceptions, today’s pickups perform better, are more... Read More »

James MacPherson Aug. 30, 2018

America’s Most (and Least) Reliable SUVs in 2018

We want our SUVs to be reliable. These are, after all, the vehicles we trust for family transport. Businesses have also... Read More »

James MacPherson Aug. 30, 2018

11 Safest Small Cars in 2018

Small cars have a lot going for them. They are easy to maneuver in traffic and park. Many are fun to drive, thanks to... Read More »

James MacPherson Aug. 30, 2018

The Best Full-Size Sedan in 2018

Full-size cars were once the mainstay of the auto industry. Today, however, they are facing significant competition... Read More »

James MacPherson Aug. 29, 2018

7 Best Labor Day Truck Deals

Over the last two decades, pickups have expanded beyond commercial applications and become the vehicle of choice for... Read More »

James MacPherson Aug. 14, 2018

25 Fastest Sedans

In recent years, automakers have been upping the ante when it comes to fast sedans. They now offer models that deliver... Read More »

James MacPherson Jul. 24, 2018

20 Quietest Cars

Minimizing noise, vibration, and harshness, often referred to as NVH, has been a long-standing goal of automakers. A... Read More »

James MacPherson Jul. 24, 2018

Tire Speed Rating: Our Guide

When it is time for new tires, there are many factors to consider, such as the size, cost, the season in which the tire... Read More »

James MacPherson Jul. 3, 2018

18 Best Midsize SUVs of 2018: Photos and Details

Sport utility vehicles have accounted for nearly half of all new vehicle sales so far this year, with the midsize SUV... Read More »

James MacPherson Jun. 19, 2018

10 Best 4th of July SUV Deals

This is the time of year that highlights your need for a new SUV. There are, of course, summer road trips, with that... Read More »

James MacPherson Jun. 18, 2018

11 Best 10-Year-Old Cars

Not too long ago, the average 10-year-old car would probably have been ready for the scrap heap. Today, these vehicles... Read More »

James MacPherson Jun. 4, 2018

10 Easy Cars to Maintain and Repair

Just as there are differences among cars and trucks when they are judged by their performance, comfort, and safety... Read More »

James MacPherson May. 24, 2018

What to Look for When Shopping Summer Tires

For most people, the arrival of summer dictates a change in wardrobe, with warmer clothing moved to the bottom drawer... Read More »

James MacPherson May. 16, 2018

How Long Will Your New Tires Last?

Few people enjoy shopping for tires. The process is often time consuming and, since good tires are not cheap, costly... Read More »

James MacPherson Apr. 19, 2018

25 Mistakes People Make When Selling a Car

If you own a vehicle, chances are you will eventually have to sell it. Regardless of your reasons for parting with it... Read More »

James MacPherson Apr. 18, 2018

The Best 2-Row Midsize SUVs for Families in 2018

In recent years, the SUV has become the family vehicle of choice. Its cargo and passenger versatility is hard to beat... Read More »

James MacPherson Apr. 13, 2018

2019 Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe: What You Need to Know

It could be argued that the 2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT 4-Door Coupe is as much about style as it is substance. This new... Read More »

James MacPherson Mar. 21, 2018

2018 Audi Q5 vs. 2018 Lexus RX: Head to Head

At first glance, this might seem an unlikely comparison. After all, the redesigned Audi Q5 is a compact luxury SUV... Read More »

James MacPherson Mar. 15, 2018

2018 Chevrolet Silverado vs. 2018 Ram 1500: Head to Head

Today’s pickup trucks appeal to a wider range of buyers than ever before. Thanks to four-door crew cabs that can seat... Read More »

James MacPherson Mar. 13, 2018

Best Subcompact Cars for the Money in 2018

Subcompacts have wide appeal. These small and generally inexpensive cars are ideal for customers ranging from recent... Read More »

James MacPherson Feb. 21, 2018

All-New 2019 Ram 1500: What You Need to Know

In recent years, the demand for full-size pickups from domestic automakers has grown substantially. Among the top... Read More »

James MacPherson Jan. 31, 2018

How Often Should You Rotate Your Tires ... and Why It's Necessary

Today’s tires have become so trouble-free that many drivers ignore them completely, skipping critical inspections and... Read More »

James MacPherson Jan. 25, 2018

6 Best Large SUVs of 2017: Details and Photos

Granted, 2018 model year vehicles have arrived. However, many dealers still have 2017 models in stock, including a wide... Read More »

James MacPherson Jan. 24, 2018

11 Best Used BMW Models

For auto enthusiasts on a budget, some great cars that were out of reach when new have become affordable with the... Read More »

James MacPherson Jan. 22, 2018

9 Best Small Cars: Photos and Details

SUVs may be popular these days, but small cars have a lot going for them. They are easy to maneuver on crowded streets... Read More »

James MacPherson Jan. 3, 2018

All-New 2019 Infiniti QX50: What You Need to Know

Infiniti has completely redesigned its luxury compact SUV, the QX50, for 2019. Slated to arrive during the second... Read More »

James MacPherson Dec. 27, 2017

2018 Hyundai Sonata vs. 2018 Honda Accord: Head to Head

Here are two midsize sedans that are highly ranked by U.S. News. Each is nicely equipped and each boasts a starting... Read More »

James MacPherson Dec. 20, 2017

2019 Audi A7: What You Need to Know

Slated to arrive next year, the redesigned 2019 Audi A7 is already creating buzz among auto enthusiasts. And why not... Read More »

James MacPherson Nov. 29, 2017

Audi vs. Lexus: Battle of the Brands

Audi and Lexus produce some highly desirable luxury sedans, sports cars, and SUVs. Their vehicles are nicely designed... Read More »

James MacPherson Nov. 20, 2017

2018 BMW 3 Series vs. 2018 Infiniti Q50: Head to Head

BMW is often credited with being first to offer a contemporary sports sedan when it introduced its 1600-2 in 1966... Read More »

James MacPherson Nov. 14, 2017

2018 Audi Q7 vs. 2018 Volvo XC90: Head to Head

Buyers in the market for a luxury midsize SUV have many choices. U.S. News counts no fewer than 22 models vying for... Read More »

James MacPherson Oct. 30, 2017

10 Alternatives to the 2018 Chevy Tahoe

For decades, Chevrolet has offered a full-size SUV that was smaller than its very large and very capable Suburban . For... Read More »

James MacPherson Oct. 23, 2017

2018 Audi Q5 vs. 2018 Volvo XC60: Head to Head

Our comparison considers the relative merits of two luxury compact SUVs from two highly regarded European... Read More »

James MacPherson Oct. 20, 2017

2018 Ford Fusion vs. 2018 Ford Taurus: Head to Head

There is no hiding the fact that sedan sales are declining as buyers flock to sport utility vehicles. Nonetheless... Read More »

James MacPherson Oct. 20, 2017

2018 Audi A7 vs. 2018 Audi A6: Sibling Rivalry

The 2018 Audi A6 and 2018 Audi A7 have a lot in common. Their designs are similar, though one is a formal sedan while... Read More »

James MacPherson Oct. 17, 2017

2018 Porsche Cayenne vs. 2018 Porsche Macan: Worth the Upgrade?

The Porsche nameplate is generally associated with high-performance sports cars. However, most Porsche customers today... Read More »

James MacPherson Oct. 2, 2017

Used Cars Under $3,000: What to Expect

With the average price of a new car expected to reach $35,000 this year, it may seem unlikely that you can buy a car or... Read More »

James MacPherson Sep. 18, 2017

10 Alternatives to the 2017 Nissan Altima

When it comes to automobiles, there are buyers who like to stick with what they know. They buy the same make, and often... Read More »

James MacPherson Aug. 31, 2017

All-New 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack: What You Need to Know

The regular Golf SportWagen is back for 2017, but with it comes the all-new, performance-oriented Golf Alltrack... Read More »

James MacPherson Aug. 25, 2017

The Fastest 6-Cylinder Cars in 2017

10 Speedy Six-Cylinder Cars From a Variety of Price Ranges Read More »

James MacPherson Aug. 14, 2017

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