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Karen L. Allanach

2019 Ford Fusion vs. 2019 Chevrolet Malibu: Head to Head

Manufacturers are adept at turning out well-rounded midsize cars that combine spaciousness, fuel economy, cargo space... Read More »

Nate Parsons and Karen L. Allanach Jan. 2, 2019

2017 Jeep Cherokee vs. 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Jeep’s American history dates to World War II , when the U.S. Army called for automakers to design a utility vehicle to... Read More »

Karen L. Allanach Oct. 22, 2018

2018 Audi Q7 vs. 2018 BMW X5: Head to Head

If you are in the market for a luxury midsize SUV , there are several well-rounded vehicles to choose from, including... Read More »

Karen L. Allanach Feb. 28, 2018

2018 Acura RDX vs. 2018 Acura MDX: Head to Head

If you are searching for a bargain in a luxury SUV, Acura , Honda’s luxury brand, is worth a look. Acura offers... Read More »

Karen L. Allanach Feb. 27, 2018

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

Could a car be all things to all people? Maybe not, but the 2018 Ford Focus and 2018 Ford Fusion offer such a wide... Read More »

Karen L. Allanach Feb. 27, 2018

All-New 2019 Kia Forte: What You Need to Know

The Kia Forte is a reliable compact car that keeps improving with every generation. The all-new 2019 model debuted at... Read More »

Karen L. Allanach Feb. 5, 2018

10 Best Midsize Sedans: Photos and Details

Family cars have come a long way since the days when back-seat passengers would dread sitting on the middle-seat hump... Read More »

Karen L. Allanach Jan. 4, 2018

7 Best Luxury SUVs of 2017

The luxury SUV market is very competitive. Many automakers turn out excellent vehicles, but only seven stand out enough... Read More »

Karen L. Allanach Dec. 18, 2017

11 Cheapest 3-Row SUVs of 2017

For bargain hunters who want the lowest price for an SUV but don’t want to give up passenger space, we’ve got your... Read More »

Karen L. Allanach Nov. 27, 2017

10 Alternatives to the Audi TT

If you are shopping for a luxury sports car, the 2018 Audi TT is an attractive choice. It has a low starting price... Read More »

Karen L. Allanach Nov. 14, 2017

2018 Toyota Camry vs. 2018 Toyota Corolla: Worth the Upgrade?

Japanese automaker Toyota has a loyal following for good reason. The brand has a solid reputation for producing... Read More »

Karen L. Allanach Nov. 13, 2017

2018 Ford Escape vs. 2018 GMC Terrain: Head to Head

If you are in the market for a compact SUV , there are many strong contenders to choose from. The compact SUV is a nice... Read More »

Karen L. Allanach Nov. 2, 2017

10 Alternatives to the 2018 Audi A3

The 2018 Audi A3 is a fine luxury small car. Shoppers looking for a comfortable commuter car may have the A3 high on... Read More »

Karen L. Allanach Oct. 27, 2017

Acura vs. Infiniti: Head to Head

If you are in the market for a new luxury vehicle, Acura and Infiniti are two popular brands to compare. Both luxury... Read More »

Karen L. Allanach Oct. 24, 2017

A Cheap Lease Payment Doesn't Always Save You Money

If you want to lease a car for the lowest possible monthly payment but fail to consider the total cost of the lease... Read More »

Karen L. Allanach Oct. 16, 2017

10 Alternatives to the 2017 Nissan Sentra

Do you own a Nissan Sentra or know someone who does? The Sentra debuted more than 30 years ago and has enjoyed much... Read More »

Karen L. Allanach Oct. 4, 2017

9 Best Large SUVs: Photos and Details

If you are eyeing a new, large SUV, you likely want optimal passenger and cargo space, and maybe one that can tow a... Read More »

Karen L. Allanach Sep. 28, 2017

The Best 3-Row SUVs Around $30K in 2017

You really can have it all in an SUV – optimal passenger and cargo space, safety features, quality performance, and... Read More »

Karen L. Allanach Sep. 25, 2017

9 Alternatives to the 2017 Ford Fusion

Attention 2017 Ford Fusion owners: The midsize car market is competitive, and that’s good news for you. Like most cars... Read More »

Karen L. Allanach Aug. 31, 2017

Safest 2017 Small SUVs on the Market

Safety is not in the eye of the beholder. It is in the advanced technological systems most new cars are equipped with... Read More »

Karen L. Allanach Aug. 23, 2017

The Safest Minivans on the Market in 2017

The modern minivan experience is a lot like being in a family room on wheels. The interior offers spacious and... Read More »

Karen L. Allanach Aug. 23, 2017

2017 Honda Accord vs. 2017 Chevrolet Malibu: Head to Head

The Honda Accord and Chevrolet Malibu are two of the most reliable midsize cars on the road today. The Accord has been... Read More »

Karen L. Allanach Aug. 2, 2017

13 Best Japanese Luxury Cars of 2017

Lexus , Acura , and Infiniti make up the top Japanese luxury car brands. These upscale cousins of automakers Toyota... Read More »

Karen L. Allanach Jun. 27, 2017

The Best New Cars for Less Than $20,000 in 2017

Buying a car is an expensive endeavor. However, it doesn’t have to be as expensive as you might think. To prove that to... Read More »

Brian McHugh and Karen L. Allanach Jun. 20, 2017

7 Affordable Family Cars

Raising a family is no simple thing. Budgeting, with a capital B, can affect every decision from what brand of cereal... Read More »

Karen L. Allanach Jun. 16, 2017

10 Smallest Cars on the Market in 2017

People have long had a fascination with small things. We like our mini marshmallows, teacup dogs, and iPad Minis. In... Read More »

Karen L. Allanach Jun. 12, 2017

2017 Fiat 124 Spider Abarth: Everything You Need to Know

The top-trim of the Fiat 124 Spider bears the name of legendary automaker Carlos (Karl) Abarth. Read More »

Karen L. Allanach May. 26, 2017

10 Best Luxury Sedans for Under $40,000 in 2017

Money may not buy happiness, but $40,000 can get a lot to love in the luxury sedan market. That budget can purchase an... Read More »

Karen L. Allanach May. 26, 2017

2017 Audi Q5 vs. 2017 BMW X3: Head to Head

Shopping for a luxury compact SUV is a fine place to be. The luxury SUV market offers the highest standards of comfort... Read More »

Karen L. Allanach May. 23, 2017

The Best Compact SUVs for Families in 2017

Once you read this article, you may start seeing compact SUVs everywhere. That’s because the compact SUV is one of the... Read More »

Karen L. Allanach May. 17, 2017

Best 2017 3-Row SUVs for Families

Family vehicles have come a long way from the wood-sided station wagon where kids used to ride “in the way back” area... Read More »

Karen L. Allanach May. 17, 2017

2017 Ford Fusion vs. 2017 Chevrolet Malibu

The American heavyweight brands deliver their best contenders in a midsize car match: the 2017 Chevrolet Malibu vs. the... Read More »

Karen L. Allanach May. 16, 2017

10 Best Convertibles in 2017: Photos and Details

Turn up the radio, slide on the sunglasses, and put the top down. It’s convertible season. No matter what you call it... Read More »

Karen L. Allanach May. 15, 2017

9 Most Reliable Luxury Cars in 2017

When shopping for a luxury car, you want it all. The finest quality fabrics, a comfortable cabin, the latest... Read More »

Karen L. Allanach May. 9, 2017

Best SUVs Under $25,000

Great news for buyers seeking a used SUV on a budget. Automakers have done a good job of building a variety of reliable... Read More »

Karen L. Allanach May. 8, 2017

Best Luxury Car Deals This May

No need to window shop for these luxury vehicles. With these great finance deals, you can head right into the dealer... Read More »

Karen L. Allanach May. 3, 2017

Best New Cars Under $15,000 in 2017

With a $15,000 budget, it may take some detective work to find a new car that delivers everything on your list. Explore... Read More »

Karen L. Allanach Apr. 27, 2017

Best 2017 Cars for Tall People

Height is a funny thing. As children, tall kids take their place in the back row for school pictures, and are coaxed... Read More »

Karen L. Allanach Apr. 26, 2017

2017 Honda HR-V vs. 2017 Honda CR-V: Head to Head

If you are in the market for a sport utility vehicle, a good place to start is with Honda, U.S. News & World Report’s... Read More »

Karen L. Allanach Apr. 25, 2017

Lexus vs. BMW: Battle of the Brands in 2017

Lexus and BMW have different brand personalities, but a common goal – to dominate the luxury car and SUV market. German... Read More »

T. Arthur Corcoran and Karen L. Allanach Apr. 20, 2017

Audi vs. BMW: Battle of the Brands in 2017

Competition between the German automakers is good for consumers. Rivalry fuels the quest for perfection, which BMW and... Read More »

Karen L. Allanach Apr. 19, 2017

Best 2017 3-Row SUVs Around $30,000

Finding a SUV that fits a larger family, while on a budget, may seem like locating a needle in a haystack. Many SUVs... Read More »

Karen L. Allanach Apr. 18, 2017

2017 Hyundai Elantra vs. 2017 Honda Civic: Head to Head

The Honda Civic and Hyundai Elantra are fuel-efficient sedans with high safety ratings, strong performance, and a... Read More »

Karen L. Allanach and Jaclyn Trop Apr. 17, 2017

Fastest Used Cars Under $5,000

If buying a used car on a budget doesn’t sound exciting, don’t despair! Used cars can still pack a punch with... Read More »

Karen L. Allanach Mar. 27, 2017

Best Subcompact Cars for the Money in 2017

Big things can be found in subcompact cars . Comfortable, well-appointed interiors, good fuel economy, tech features... Read More »

Karen L. Allanach Mar. 21, 2017

Best Hybrid Cars for the Money in 2017

Spend less time in the car showroom and more time enjoying spring weather in a new hybrid car. U.S. News & World Report... Read More »

Karen L. Allanach Mar. 21, 2017

The Most and Least Reliable SUVs of 2017

Car enthusiasts will debate opinions on the best cars, trucks, and SUVs until the sun goes down, but what everyone can... Read More »

Karen L. Allanach Mar. 13, 2017

Best Looking SUVs on the Market in 2017

Hey good looking, I’m talking to you. You know that car, SUV, or truck you stare at when sitting in traffic? Maybe... Read More »

Karen L. Allanach Mar. 10, 2017

2017 Toyota Highlander Hybrid: Best Hybrid SUV for Families

The U.S. News & World Report Best Cars for Families awards recognize vehicles that have the best combination of... Read More »

Karen L. Allanach Mar. 7, 2017

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