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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.
Used vehicle prices remain high, so it pays to shop around for the best deal. But how far are you willing to drive to find a bargain?
Tougher licensing standards and better education are being encouraged to help reverse a troubling trend
Some of the sportiest rides on the road may warrant a ‘buy and hold’ investment strategy
The redesigned Ram 1500 pickup comes in a wide variety of models, including a leather-clad version that’s especially ‘home on the range’
It’s finally spring! Here are 10 ways to roll your federal income tax refund into a cool used coupe or convertible for warm weather weekend excursions.
The Chevrolet Corvette turns 60 years old and celebrates with an all-new version of ‘America’s sports car’ this fall.
No accidents equal lower rates, right? Not always. Find out why insurance rates aren’t solely determined by driving record.
If you think America is going to the dogs you’re probably right as an estimated 46.3 million U.S. households count at least one canine as a member of the family, according to the American Pet Products Association in Greenwich, Conn. What’s more, a recent survey conducted by Kelley Blue Book …
Ford’s Atlas concept shows how future half-ton pickups can be both economical and purposeful.
Save gas and help protect the environment by choosing any of the models deemed as being the most eco-friendly for 2013.
Several midsize models with the highest scores in recent crash tests, including one that some luxury cars failed
Some policies will pay to replace damaged parts with original equipment, while others specify lower-cost components from other makers. Does it matter?
Fordís Fusion stands out in a crowded field of midsize cars, though not entirely for the right reasons
Most automakers recalled at least one vehicle last year for safety-related defects, yet new-car sales remain strong
Chevrolet’s smallest car isn’t bad for the money, provided one has modest expectations
Older motorists should take advantage of ësmart featuresí that can make driving safer and more comfortable.
Midsize sedans have come a long way. Now they offer lively performance and an array of the latest technology
Midsize cars remain the heart and soul of automakers’ lineups, and the selection of four-door family-minded models has never been richer, which can make for some tough choices. Not only do today’s midsize sedans offer top-notch performance and impressive fuel economy, many offer an array of …
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