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Study: Mileage Improvements Save Nation a Month's Worth of Gas

2 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Kicking Tires

Since October 2007, Michael Sivak and Brandon Schoettle of the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute have been tracking the month-to-month progress of the fuel economy for new vehicles sold in the U.S. In that time, this overall "window sticker"...

Stop Halloween Car Thieves in Their Tricks: Treat Yourself to These Tips

19 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Kicking Tires

Halloween is Friday, and among all those candy-collecting ghosts, goblins and ghouls, there will be much scarier trick-or-treaters on the prowl for a certain type of goodie that won't fit in a pillowcase — your car. According to the Des...

2015 Ford Fusion: Car Seat Check

20 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Kicking Tires

There's a lot to like about the Ford Fusion, from its turbocharged four-cylinder engine to its distinctive looks. However, after installing child-safety seats in the 2015 Fusion equipped with optional inflatable rear seat belts, I can't say that I like...

Takata: Airbag Fix Will Take Months

22 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Kicking Tires

Drivers affected by the giant Takata airbag recall could be waiting months for replacement parts. The Detroit News is reporting that in August, the airbag supplier told the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that it's produced 132,000 replacement air bag...

2016 Ford Explorer to Debut at 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show

22 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Kicking Tires

Ford announced this week that a redesigned Explorer will bow next month at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show in advance of the popular SUV's 25th anniversary. The 2016 version of the SUV will make its debut Nov. 19, during...

2015 Subaru Outback Real-World Cargo Space

23 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Kicking Tires

Subaru's redesigned 2015 Outback is less quirky than before thanks to its streamlined exterior and classed-up interior, though that doesn't make it any less versatile than the Outback we know and love. In fact, a slightly longer wheelbase and overall...

Detroit Electric Reveals First Production Image of SP:01

Remember Detroit Electric? The startup company, which is resurrecting a brand last seen in 1939, announced plans more than a year ago to build a new electric car by August 2013. The first car — the all-electric SP:01, based on...

Follow These Tips To Avoid Drowsy Driving

Have you ever driven home late at night, only to realize that you don't actually recall the details of the drive? I have, and as a result vowed years ago to rearrange my travel schedule to avoid driving myself home...

Recall Alert: 2007-2008 Ford Edge, Lincoln MKX

Vehicles Affected: Nearly 205,000 model-year 2007-08 Ford Edge crossovers and Lincoln MKX luxury crossovers manufactured between June 15, 2006, and Sept. 22, 2008, at Ford's Oakville Assembly Plant in Ontario, Canada, and registered in Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky,...

2015 Acura TLX Review

"The 2015 Acura TLX surpasses the TSX and TL it replaces in every way, but it doesn't take Acura anywhere it hasn't been before," said Cars.com reviewer Joe Bruzek. Check out Bruzek's review for more. 2015 Acura TLX Expert Review...

Recall Alert: 2010-2014 Ram 2500, 3500, 4500, 5500

Vehicles Affected: Nearly 315,000 model-year 2010-14 Ram 2500, 3500, 4500 and 5500 pickup trucks manufactured between March 27, 2009, and Sept. 5, 2013 The Problem: The electrical connectors of the diesel fuel heater may overheat, which could cause the fuel...

Recall Alert: 2014 Dodge Durango, Jeep Grand Cherokee

Vehicles Affected: More than 132,000 model-year 2014 Dodge Durango and Jeep Grand Cherokee SUVs manufactured between Oct. 3, 2013, and April 11, 2014 The Problem: Due to an issue with the software for the steering column control module, the electronic...

Used-Car Prices Down More Than $1,100 From Start of Year

Late-model used-car prices continued their steady decline in October, reaching a new low for the year. Average listing prices for 2011 to 2013 models stood at $22,071, which is 1.3 percent ($283) less than September. Prices are down 5 percent...

2014 Mini Cooper S Versus 2015 Volkswagen GTI

In our recent $30,000 Cheap Speed Challenge the Volkswagen GTI bested a field of eight contenders to take the win. However, the redesigned Mini Cooper was not part of that test. Things don't always work out the way you want,...

2015 Dodge Charger: First Drive

By William Jackson Dodge shoots for a broad market with its redesigned Charger, aiming to be a practical family sedan that, if so desired, can have 707 horsepower under the hood. In doing so, Dodge has the unenviable job of...

2015 Subaru Outback Video

"The Subaru Outback has been redesigned and updated for the 2015 model year; it's got new exterior styling, some interior refinement, a new drivetrain and improved fuel economy," said Cars.com reviewer Bill Jackson. "But has Subaru done enough to appease...

Chevrolet Promises More Efficient Volt

We know the 2016 Chevrolet Volt will debut in January at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, but other details are slim. Today, Chevrolet released a bit more news concerning the updated version of its gas-electric plug-in car....

With Flu Season Nearing, Keep Germs at Bay in Car

As parents, many of us are still congratulating ourselves for surviving the start of the school year and its never-ending homework. But there's a new battleground on the horizon, and it's one that could easily affect everyone in your family:...

2015 Honda Accord: Car Seat Check

Beyond some safety and convenience features being made more widely available in the lineup, the affordable and reliably comfortable Honda Accord has scarcely changed for the 2015 model year. By and large, that's a good thing, at least where it...

Recall Alert: 2007-2009 Mitsubishi Outlander

Vehicles Affected: More than 37,000 model-year 2007-09 Mitsubishi Outlander crossovers manufactured between Dec. 15, 2006, and Oct. 31, 2007, and between April 16, 2008, and Aug. 22, 2009 The Problem: The brake light switch may malfunction, causing the brake lights...

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