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NHTSA Concludes Chevrolet Volt Investigation

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has officially concluded its investigation of the Chevrolet Volt... Read More »

Katie LaBarre Jan. 23, 2012

North American Car and Truck of the Year Winners Announced

The 2012 Hyundai Elantra was named North American Car of the Year and the 2012 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque was named... Read More »

Katie LaBarre Jan. 9, 2012

Nissan Pathfinder Concept Unveiled

Though Nissan calls it a concept, the automaker has revealed what’s basically the production version of the 2013 Nissan... Read More »

Katie LaBarre Jan. 9, 2012

Nissan Pathfinder Concept Will Debut at Detroit Auto Show

Nissan has announced that the concept for a redesigned Pathfinder SUV will make its debut in January at the North... Read More »

Katie LaBarre Dec. 19, 2011

Three Cadillac Models Earn Five-Star Government Safety Ratings

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced that the 2012 Cadillac SRX and the 2012 Cadillac CTS... Read More »

Katie LaBarre Dec. 19, 2011

Nissan and Infiniti Announce Potential Safety Hazards

If you own an Infiniti M45 or a Nissan Sentra , you may want to check if your car has been affected by a new safety... Read More »

Katie LaBarre Dec. 19, 2011

FIAT 500 Gets Federal Government Safety Scores

The federal government’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration just released the results of their crash tests... Read More »

Katie LaBarre Dec. 12, 2011

Acura Announces Major Lineup Changes Ahead of Detroit Auto Show

As the North American International Auto Show in Detroit gets closer, automakers are releasing more details about what... Read More »

Katie LaBarre Dec. 12, 2011

Buick Will Showcase a Smaller Crossover at the Detroit Auto Show

General Motors, the parent company of GMC , Chevrolet , Buick and Cadillac , has announced that it will introduce a new... Read More »

Katie LaBarre Dec. 8, 2011

New Toyota Camry Earns Five-Star Safety Rating

Though it doesn’t earn a perfect score, the redesigned 2012 Toyota Camry received an overall crash safety rating of... Read More »

Katie LaBarre Dec. 8, 2011

Volvo Increases Horsepower in Three Models

Earlier this month, we reported that Volvo was giving power upgrades to the C30 , C70 and S40 models with a... Read More »

Katie LaBarre Nov. 28, 2011

Maybach Brand Will be Discontinued

Though most of us will never be able to afford an exotic car , many of these brands’ technological advancements... Read More »

Katie LaBarre Nov. 28, 2011

Nissan, General Motors and Lotus Announce Recalls

If you own a Nissan 370Z , Infiniti G37 Coupe , Chevrolet Express , GMC Savana or Lotus Elise , you may need to head... Read More »

Katie LaBarre Nov. 21, 2011

Mitsubishi i is America's Most Fuel-Efficient Car

The Mitsubishi i electric car is now the most fuel-efficient car sold in the United States, according to the EPA and... Read More »

Katie LaBarre Nov. 21, 2011

2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe Revisions Announced

While many automakers are making their big announcements to coincide with model debuts at this week’s Los Angeles Auto... Read More »

Katie LaBarre Nov. 14, 2011

2012 Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG Revealed

Though the 2012 Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG is still set to make its official debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show later this... Read More »

Katie LaBarre Nov. 14, 2011

Test Drive: 2012 Honda Pilot Touring

Last week, I tested a 2012 Honda Pilot Touring in and around Washington, D.C. I didn’t get a chance to utilize all of... Read More »

Katie LaBarre Nov. 12, 2011

Jaguar XJ Gains Two Performance Packages

Jaguar has announced two new packages to enhance the performance of its flagship XJ sedan for 2012. The Speed Pack is... Read More »

Katie LaBarre Nov. 10, 2011

Chevrolet Adds Dealer Demos to Volt Inventory

Chevrolet has announced that in order to meet its ambitious goal of selling 10,000 Chevy Volt plug-in hybrids in 2011... Read More »

Katie LaBarre Nov. 10, 2011

Updates for 2013 Nissan GT-R Announced

The Nissan GT-R has long been known for offering the performance of an exotic sports car at a significantly lower price... Read More »

Katie LaBarre Nov. 7, 2011

Pontiac G8s Recalled for Airbag Problems

General Motors announced last week that it would recall more than 38,000 Pontiac G8 sedans for problems with faulty... Read More »

Katie LaBarre Nov. 7, 2011

Ford Announces MyFord Touch Upgrades

Since the MyFord Touch and MyLincoln Touch interface systems debuted on some 2011 models like the Ford Edge , the Ford... Read More »

Katie LaBarre Nov. 7, 2011

BMW Recalls 32,000 Vehicles for Possible Fire Hazard

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced today that BMW is recalling more than 32,000 vehicles that... Read More »

Katie LaBarre Oct. 31, 2011

FIAT 500 Abarth to Debut at L.A. Auto Show

Though reviewers say the FIAT 500 is a great downtown runabout, a few have noted that its 101-horsepower engine isn’t... Read More »

Katie LaBarre Oct. 31, 2011

Test Drive: 2012 Chevrolet Avalanche LTZ

I recently drove the 2011 Chevrolet Avalanche to a press event in Monticello, N.Y. along with my colleague, Rachel... Read More »

Katie LaBarre Oct. 30, 2011

Test Drive: 2012 BMW X5 35d

When I learned that my test 2012 BMW X5 SUV had a diesel engine, my heart sank. I had been looking forward to the X... Read More »

Katie LaBarre Oct. 29, 2011

Women More Likely to Get Hurt in Car Accidents

According to a report by the American Journal of Public Health , women who wear seatbelts are more likely to be injured... Read More »

Katie LaBarre Oct. 28, 2011

Fisker Karma Gets Lower-than-Expected EPA Fuel Economy Rating

When the Fisker Karma concept debuted, it was billed as a luxury plug-in hybrid electric vehicle with the performance... Read More »

Katie LaBarre Oct. 24, 2011

Good October Sales May Mean Better Future Car Prices

Though official U.S. October car sales numbers won’t be available until the beginning of November, analysts are... Read More »

Katie LaBarre Oct. 24, 2011

Test Drive: Cadillac SRX

Three members of the U.S. News Best Cars team drove the 2012 Cadillac SRX Premium with optional navigation and DVD... Read More »

Liz Opsitnik, Rachel Smith and Katie LaBarre Oct. 7, 2011

Ford Super Duty Trucks to Offer Natural Gas Fuel Option

According to AAA , the price of gas remains about 71 cents higher than at this time last year, which hurts anyone who... Read More »

Katie LaBarre Oct. 3, 2011

2012 GMC Terrain Gets Collision Alert System

Many car companies are beginning to offer optional radar-based collision warning systems, which are handy features, but... Read More »

Katie LaBarre Oct. 3, 2011

Toyota Venza Gets Two New Trims for 2012

Toyota announced last week that it would add two new trims to the Toyota Venza lineup for 2012. Until now, the Toyota... Read More »

Katie LaBarre Sep. 26, 2011

Toyota Announces Pricing for 2012 Prius Lineup

Toyota announced prices for its 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-in and Prius v hybrids last week. The base Prius Plug-in hybrid... Read More »

Katie LaBarre Sep. 19, 2011

Ford Minivans Investigated for Safety Issues

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced last week that it is investigating the Ford Freestar and... Read More »

Katie LaBarre Sep. 19, 2011

Subaru Recalls Cars for Windshield Wiper Problems

Subaru reported last week that it will recall about 195,000 Subaru Legacy sedans and Subaru Outback wagons from model... Read More »

Katie LaBarre Sep. 12, 2011

Mitsubishi Raises Price for Electric Car

Though the Mitsubishi i hasn’t hit dealerships yet, Mitsubishi is already increasing its price . Back in April, the... Read More »

Katie LaBarre Sep. 12, 2011

How Do Drivers In Your City Stack Up?

Yesterday, the Allstate Insurance Company released a list ranking America’s largest 200 cities by how safe their... Read More »

Katie LaBarre Sep. 2, 2011

Lincoln Promises Seven New or Refreshed Models by 2014

Though Lincoln ’s sales have recently been lagging behind other luxury automakers, parent company Ford hopes that an... Read More »

Katie LaBarre Sep. 2, 2011

2012 Lexus Models' Pricing and Details Announced

Lexus announced the prices of its 2012 lineup last week. According to a Toyota press release , more than half of the... Read More »

Katie LaBarre Aug. 29, 2011

Our Take: 2012 Volkswagen Beetle

This week, editors Katie, Rachel and Liz spent a few hours driving the redesigned 2012 Volkswagen Beetle at a VW press... Read More »

Liz Opsitnik, Rachel Smith and Katie LaBarre Aug. 25, 2011

2013 Infiniti JX Concept Introduced

Though the luxury midsize SUV shown at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance last week is technically a concept... Read More »

Katie LaBarre Aug. 22, 2011

Ram Ends Production of Dakota

The Ram truck brand has announced that the production of its smallest offering, the Ram Dakota , will end this week... Read More »

Katie LaBarre Aug. 22, 2011

Will Your Family Fit?

Just because a large SUV has nine seats, it doesn’t mean your family will fit. It may not have enough LATCH connectors... Read More »

Katie LaBarre Aug. 19, 2011

In Pictures: Will Your Family Fit?

If you need a small car, the Hyundai Elantra has two sets of rear LATCH anchors and has one of the roomiest back seats... Read More »

Katie LaBarre Aug. 16, 2011

Used Luxury Cars are Closing in on New Car Prices

Luxury car buyers are facing such high used-car prices that more are making the jump to buying new, reports Bloomberg... Read More »

Katie LaBarre Aug. 15, 2011

Hyundai Axes Equus' iPad Owner's Manual

Hyundai has announced that it will no longer include an iPad-loaded interactive owner’s manual with its flagship sedan... Read More »

Katie LaBarre Aug. 15, 2011

Most Fun-to-Drive Family Cars

Let’s face it: Family cars aren’t the most fun-to-drive vehicles on the market. But just because you decided to expand... Read More »

Katie LaBarre Aug. 10, 2011

In Pictures: Most Fun-to-Drive Family Cars

To many of us, the day we have to trade in our sports cars for something family-friendly is a sad day. That Mazda MX-... Read More »

Katie LaBarre Aug. 9, 2011

Most Fun-to-Drive Family Cars

To many of us, the day we have to trade in our sports cars for something family-friendly is a sad day. That Mazda MX-... Read More »

Katie LaBarre Aug. 9, 2011

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