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We play the radio, listen to CDs or enjoy audio books. Many of us talk on our cell phones and, if our observations over the years are any indication, some motorists apply their makeup, shave and even catch up on their reading while stuck in traffic.
The redesigned 2015 Ford F-150 leverages aluminum to minimize weight and boost its fuel economy, but without sacrificing utility.
Kia’s Soul gets a makeover for 2014 that adds both style and substance to this already endearing compact hatchback
The laws of physics dictate that, all else being equal, a larger and heavier vehicle will always fare better in a crash than will a smaller and lighter one. For years, automotive engineers have been fairly successful at rewriting the rules by taking out bulk from cars to save fuel economy wh…
A leading classic car insurer looks into its crystal ball to predict which of today’s new vehicles could become valued collectibles down the road
Picking a car that pollutes less can also minimize the cost of a fill-up.
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
Car shopping is a numbers game, but few motorists know what a vehicle’s specifications really mean
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.
Turbocharged, supercharged, diesel and electric powerplants dominate the list of ‘best new-car engines’ for 2014.
Don’t expect to see much in the way of discounts on what are thus far the most popular models of the year
Though most are priced higher than comparable gas-only models, several hybrid cars can prove to be more cost effective over a typical ownership period
Depreciation is typically one of a motorist’s largest ownership expenses and it pays off down the road to choose a model that’s predicted to have the highest resale value in its class.
The 2014 Jeep Cherokee is a stylish and comfortable five-passenger crossover SUV, with solid on- and off-road capabilities and a long list of high-tech options
Two new pickups coming later this year should to appeal to truck buyers who don’t necessarily need a bulkier full-size model
A growing number of cars and crossovers offer sophisticated accident avoidance technology to help prevent collisions; a new rating system grades their performance
The redesigned Cadillac CTS sedan is ready to compete with some of the finest midsize luxury sedans in the world
If you haven’t shopped for a new car in several years, you may not be prepared for what you’ll find on dealers’ showrooms. Here’s how vehicles have changed over the last decade
Those hitting the road to visit friends or family need to take the proper precautions to ensure their vehicles are up to the task
Far too many parents are becoming neglectful when it comes to properly securing infants and children before hitting the road
Meet the freshman class of cars and trucks that are newly arriving for the 2014 model year
Here’s one more thing astute owners of minivans, SUVs and crossovers might want to worry about when they park their vehicles: their third-row seats.
Front or rear drive? Four-wheel or all-wheel drive? Here’s how to choose a car or truck that’s built to tackle the toughest winter conditions
While diesel-powered autos remain far more popular in other parts of the world, they’re finally beginning catching on here in the U.S., fueled by several new models debuting for 2014 from automakers including Chevrolet, Jeep, Ram, Mazda, Audi and BMW.
State Car Costs, Compared: The difference from one state to another can average more than $2,000 annually
While a recent CNBC.com report cites Hawaii, Alaska, Connecticut, New York and New Jersey as having the highest costs of living in the nation, those states are not even in the top 10 when it comes to car ownership expenses.
There’s no such thing as a “stripped down” new car any more. Even some of the smallest and least expensive rides on the road come equipped with a modicum of features including air conditioning, an audio system and power windows and locks. What’s more, top-shelf items like a heated steering w…
A consumer may take months to winnow down his or her car-buying choices to a reasonably few models, having read reviews, researched prices, and perhaps even attending a regional auto show to “kick the tires,” only to make a final buying decision based upon a too-hasty test drive with a chatt…
If you’re looking to move where the drivers are more cautious than the norm, better consider a small town. That’s the conclusion one could glean from this year’s rankings of the nation’s safest driving cities as compiled by the Allstate Insurance Company in Northbrook, Ill.
The compact Toyota RAV4 crossover SUV received a full redesign last year with fresh styling and myriad mechanical improvements, but perhaps the biggest news in a segment that’s already crammed with worthy models was the addition of a conventional lift-up tailgate instead of the side-hinged r…
Back in the 1960’s and into the 1970’s, the full-size Chevrolet Impala was the King of the Road, an unashamedly large and powerful sedan favored by American families that was perennially the automaker’s top seller. Recent years were not kind to this iconic sedan, however, with the Impala lan…
Trucks Top The List Of Most-Stolen Vehicles: While big pickups are the most popular models among thieves, some worthy rides all but escape their notice
Car thieves are thinking big these days.
They may not be for everyone, but everyone will be talking about a hot American sports car and an outrageously equipped luxury sedan this fall.
A recent survey identified a dozen models from the last decade most motorists would be embarrassed to own.
Buying a collectible car can be one of the most enjoyable ways to invest one’s excess income, but the secret is to choose one more for love than money.
You might want to consider beefing up your vehicle security system if you live in California, where eight cities in the Golden State made the annual top 10 “Hot List” of metropolitan areas registering the highest vehicle theft rates, as compiled by the National Insurance Crime Bureau in Des …
Small SUVs and crossovers combine a sporty demeanor with a practical nature and are enjoying wide appeal. Here’s a look at some of the top values in the segment.
Top Used Cars For Teen Drivers: Here’s a look at 10 safe and sane choices for young motorists that won’t bust a family’s budget
While most parents are all too glad to vacate the role of permanent chauffeur once their teenage kids get their drivers licenses, it can be challenging to find an affordable used car that’s safe, reliable and economical and won’t suffer sky-high insurance rates. While the kids may prefer a r…
Next time you’re sitting in traffic be thankful you weren’t caught in any of these all-time tie-ups.
Only two models out of 13 tested passed the latest ‘small overlap crash’ test.
New-car leasing, once largely limited to businesses and wealthy luxury-car buyers, has gained wider market acceptance in recent years and is now at record high rates. According to Experian Automotive in Schaumburg, Ill., leasing now accounts for 27.5 percent of all new-vehicle transactions, …
A fresh assortment of both full-size and compact vans offers a wider range of choices to small businesses and recreational vehicle buyers.
The redesigned 2014 Subaru Forester crossover SUV is roomy, comfortable and a solid overall performer.
Cadillac re-enters the large luxury-car market for 2013 with the elegant and thoroughly modern XTS sedan.
Pickup trucks aren’t just for hauling any more. Today’s top models are posh and plush, for those seeking what’s essentially a luxury vehicle with heavy-duty capabilities.
Motorists are expected to finally catch a break this summer with modestly cheaper fuel costs, though prices will still vary greatly from one region to another.
Automakers are slaving attention on their cars’ and trucks’ passenger compartments like never before.
New pickups from Chevrolet, GMC and Toyota are coming this year to help meet a renewed demand for full-size trucks.
The nimble new Scion FR-S sports coupe combines style and grace in a budget-minded package.
Just as human life expectancy has risen dramatically in recent decades, our cars are lasting for many tens of thousands of miles more than they used to. Where the typical car lasted for only 6.75 years in 1930, today the average auto is still running strong after a record-high 10.8 years, ac…
Don’t blame the phone or fast food, it seems we’re our own worst enemies when it comes to inattentive driving.
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