Lincoln has always made sophisticated looking vehicles, and with the 2014 MKX there is no difference. This boldly designed crossover is a perfect ride to take the family or friends on a road trip. Even if you aren’t into road trips it is stil…
Remember when Toyota's quintessential family vehicle, the Sienna, was called a minivan?
New-car shoppers can save big money by choosing a model that’s most affordable to own in terms of depreciation, fuel costs and other factors
Guys, forget the Ferrari if you’re looking to meet women. Instead choose a big black Ford pickup truck. That’s according to a survey of which vehicles make their drivers seem most attractive to the opposite sex that was recently conducted by …
Q: We’ve got a beautiful old Mustang we drive only about 3,000 miles a year, usually for a couple of long trips. The tires have only 30,000 miles on them, but they’re nine or 10 years old. Is that a problem?
Impala – a single word that spins memories for five generations of Chevrolet owners enters its 10th generation on America’s roads.
Webb Hyundai of Highland was recently recognized for achieving the highest customer service satisfaction index rating for the fourth quarter of 2013 in the company’s Central Region that stretches from Northwest Indiana through Illinois and in…
Infiniti is known for their outstanding luxury and comfort, and they didn’t change a thing when they started thinking up the 2014 QX50. The QX50 has four different model choices, from the standard to the Journey AWD. Infiniti has combined com…
To deliver bouquets in and around Washington, D.C., Karin's Florist has two big vans, two small ones and a boxy little wagon that's clinging to life.
Car shopping is a numbers game, but few motorists know what a vehicle’s specifications really mean
Though automakers continue to produce a plethora of higher-performance models across virtually their entire model lines, car buyers are nonetheless becoming increasingly willing to pay higher prices for models that deliver more mpg instead of mph.
Q: We’ve been trying to impress on our son the importance of being much less sloppy when he’s jumpstarting his friends’ cars. He’s not especially detail oriented, and we’ve told him it’s possible to injure himself or someone else badly if he …
The sportiest car in Toyota's Scion family, the 2014 FR-S, is a fun-to-drive, four-cylinder, rear-wheel drive coupe that looks more expensive than its $25,455 starting price tag.
Designed as the “Ultimate Family Adventure Vehicle” and boasting the highest EPA-rated fuel economy any eight-passenger family SUV, the award-winning Honda Pilot is back for 2014 and goes on sale today with a manufacturer’s suggested retail p…
Bring the whole family along, wherever you may be going. Chevrolet says that the Traverse is a mid-size SUV that brings drivers all of the amenities you could want in a vehicle, and some you wouldn’t expect. With seating for up to 8 and class…
Many of the area’s vehicle dealerships are members of the Northwest Indiana Auto Trade Association, an organization of approximately 25 dealer members and 20 associate members, committed to charity throughout our region.
No wonder it seems like traffic is getting worse. According to an analysis conducted by Experian Automotive in Schaumburg, IL, the number of cars and light duty trucks on the road increased to 247.9 million at midyear 2013, which is the highe…
Choosing a model that can run farther on a tank of gas – or one that can avoid the pump altogether – can help save cash and the environment.
Q: We’re looking at the 2014 Jeep Cherokee, and we’re enthusiastic about it, but we’re afraid that all the bad press about the redesign will spoil its resale value in five or six years. What do you think?
Kia once stood in the shadows while other auto manufacturers brought exciting vehicle designs to market.
Local automotive repair service centers report an increase in business due to pothole ravaged roads and frigid weather-related issues.
DETROIT (AP) — General Motors is recalling almost 780,000 older-model compact cars in North America because a faulty ignition switch can shut off the engines without warning and cause crashes.
Subaru’s 2014 Forester is designed with features important to drivers, from fuel efficiency to cargo space and everything in between. It is perfect for all seasons with the all-wheel drive for the winter, and the available cargo space for the…
The 2014 Kia Forte sedan is a stylish and roomier-than-expected four-door car that's longer and wider than its predecessor and offers features not usually found in affordable cars in the segment.
Here’s yet another one of cartoon character George Jetson’s gadgets come to life: the flying car. While it won’t fold up into a briefcase once the driver has arrived at his or her destination, the recently unveiled SkyRunner can nonetheless t…
Turbocharged, supercharged, diesel and electric powerplants dominate the list of ‘best new-car engines’ for 2014.
Q: It seems to me that there’s an exorbitant amount of attention given to compact SUVs compared to sedans and other types of vehicles that appear, when I’m driving around town, to be a lot more popular. So tell me. What percentage of vehicles…
Over 30 world automakers bring nearly 1000 vehicles for display at this year’s Chicago Auto Show.
Toyota Motor Corp. on Thursday became the first company to land a naming rights deal at the revamped Daytona International Speedway.
Just hearing the name of the Nissan Juke, I think speed and agility. When designing the 2014 Juke, that is exactly what Nissan had in mind also. The Juke comes in three different model choices: the Juke S, Juke SV, and the Juke SL—the only di…
The auto industry has had a great year, continuing to rebound from the financial crisis.
The 2014 Chicago Auto Show: If you go
Vehicle interiors have taken on new prominence over the last few years.
Compact and subcompact cars were once the bottom of the automotive food chain, but these days that has all changed.
One of the best ways to judge the health of the economy is to track housing starts. As a general rule of thumb, strong growth in housing starts means strong pickup truck sales.
Chevrolet made an impressive double play in Detroit last month, winning both the North American Car and Truck Awards with the 2014 Corvette and Silverado.
Some of the most fun vehicles to look for at the Chicago Auto Show are concept cars.
One sure way to tell the automobile industry is making a comeback is by the amount of high performance cars making debuts on the auto show circuit.
In these days of fluctuating fuel prices and tightening government fuel economy and emissions requirements, some of the most interesting technological developments revolve around the internal combustion engine.
Hybrid vehicles continue to gain popularity.
As we approach the Ford Mustang's 50th anniversary, it is firmly entrenched in American culture.
Currently the fastest growing segment in the industry is the crossover, so named since they take the attributes of sport utility vehicles, which began as truck-based products with a separate frame, and merge them to a car platform.
Midsize cars continue to be one of the largest segments in the market comprising 33 percent of all vehicles sold in the U.S. in 2013. Some of the newest entries will be on display at the Chicago Auto Show.
DETROIT | Women now buy nearly half the new cars in the U.S., a sharp increase compared with a generation ago, and the auto industry is trying to demonstrate that it's keeping up with the times when it showcases the latest models to the public.
DETROIT | A race-worthy Corvette, a sumptuous Mercedes C-Class and other glitzy new models caught the eye at last month's North American International Auto Show, but larger trends in the auto industry were also on display.
For the first time since its late 2010 introduction, Hyundai's flagship Equus luxury sedan is subtly restyled for a more premium appearance and adds more safety equipment, more amenities and a retuned suspension for improved ride.
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