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2015 Volkswagen Eos Final Edition Means the End of the Road

5 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Kicking Tires

Remember when Volkswagen introduced the 2010 New Beetle Final Edition? It signaled the passing of a car that spent an eternal 13 model years going from spring chicken to throwback turkey. Well, the Final Edition is back, and it heralds...

Video: Auto Show Stars Head to Dealers

11 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Kicking Tires

Another auto show season is on the horizon with the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show coming in November. But many of the cars we saw throughout last season's auto shows are just going on sale now — or still later...

2014 Nissan Juke Review

11 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Kicking Tires

"Even its high-performance RS version can't redeem the 2014 Nissan Juke from being an odd duck, and problems with refinement and crash tests make this mallard sink more than swim," said Cars.com reviewer Kelsey Mays. Check out Mays' review for...

It Pays to Be Gray: Senior Driver Discounts

12 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Kicking Tires

Everyone wants to reduce their auto insurance premiums, right? Well, in 34 states and the District of Columbia getting older can be the ticket to cheaper car insurance. All you have to do is pass an approved driving class that...

Five Things Families Should Look for in SUVs

16 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Kicking Tires

The family-hauler has shifted forms over the years, from old station wagons to today's apparent favorite, the SUV. And what's not to like? Today's SUVs can handle everything from child-safety seats to long-legged teens, not to mention family road trips...

2015 Kia Sportage: What's Changed

17 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Kicking Tires

Most significant changes: Navigation, power folding mirrors and push-button start standard on turbocharged SX models Price change: Base prices are up $150 on LX and EX models, up $1,200 on SX On sale: Since mid-August Which you should buy, 2014...

Cadillac to Debut ATS-V at November's L.A. Auto Show

The L.A. Times reports that Cadillac will debut a high-performance version of its compact ATS sedan at November's 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show, with a go-fast ATS coupe to follow. Dubbed the ATS-V, the car will reportedly get the twin-turbo...

Recall Alert: 2014 Buick Regal, Cadillac XTS, Chevrolet Camaro and Impala

Vehicles Affected: More than 100 model-year 2014 Buick Regal sedans and Cadillac XTS cars, and Chevrolet Camaro sports cars and Impala sedans The Problem: Improperly torqued fasteners may cause the steering intermediate shaft and steering gear, or lower control arm...

2015 Hyundai Genesis Video

If the notion itself of a luxury car from Hyundai weren't jaw-dropping enough back in 2009 when it debuted, the Genesis also went on to win Cars.com's inaugural "Best Of …" award for Car of the Year that year. Will...

Recall Alert: 2011-2013 Buick Regal, 2013 Chevrolet Malibu

Vehicles Affected: More than 120,000 model-year 2011-13 Buick Regal and 2013 Malibu sedans The Problem: The vehicles are equipped with two turn signal bulbs in each front turn signal; if one of the two bulbs burns out in either fron...

2016 Volvo XC90: First Look

Competes with: Acura MDX, BMW X5, Infiniti QX60 Looks like: Sleeker elements meet the same upright profile Drivetrain: 320-hp, supercharged and turbocharged four-cylinder or 400-hp (est.), supercharged and turbocharged four-cylinder with plug-in electric motor; available all-wheel drive Hits dealerships: Early...

Honda Fit Handles Wedding Shower Haul With Aplomb

My fiance and I have one car between the both of us; really, zero, because mine is more of a toy for the drag strip than anything practical, so we looked to the Cars.com test fleet for a cargo-friendly ride...

Deferred Payments: Read the Fine Print

Until someone downs that last Labor-Day brat, Fiat Chrysler Automobile's Summer Clearance event will allow you to finance a new Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram or Fiat without car payments for the first 90 days. Chevrolet's Labor Day sale has a...

Why My $177,000 SUV's Brakes Squeal, and Why It's Not OK

I just finished a week in a $177,000 2014 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S, the German sports-car maker's top-of-the-line, super-fast twin-turbo V-8-powered SUV. It's a remarkable machine — sleek, ridiculously quick, crazy expensive and possessed of one quality that drove everybody...

Volkswagen Prices First Electric Car; 2015 e-Golf Will Cost $36,265

Volkswagen today announced pricing for the all-new 2015 e-Golf as the electric hatchback prepares to "charge" into dealerships in the fall. VW's first fully electric, zero-emissions vehicle starts at $36,265, including an $820 destination charge, for the SEL Premium model....

2015 Jaguar F-Type Coupe Review

"The 2015 Jaguar F-Type is an exhilarating sports car, but our experience with two early models raises concerns about its build quality," said Cars.com reviewer Kelsey Mays. Check out Mays' review for more. 2015 Jaguar F-Type Expert Review Cars.com photo...

2015 Volkswagen Jetta Starts at $17,035

Volkswagen's refreshed 2015 Jetta starts at $17,035 (all prices include destination). That's up $520 over the 2014 model; the 2015 should be in dealerships by the end of September. The starting price gets you a 2.0-liter four-cylinder base model with...

Recall Alert: 2014 Ford Transit Connect

Vehicles Affected: Nearly 370 model-year 2014 Ford Transit Connect vans manufactured between March 1, 2014, and May 15, 2014 The Problem: The affected vehicles may have a brake reservoir cap that does not have the required text advising owners which...

Poll: What's the Worst Driving Behavior?

About a month ago, Cars.com's editorial team riled up readers by sharing some of the behaviors exhibited by other drivers that make us want to blow a gasket. It was a therapeutic opportunity to blow off some of the steam...

Labor Day Weekend Could See Spike in Highway Travel

As Labor Day celebrates the contributions of the American worker, it seems appropriate that this year's holiday will represent a milestone in the nation's slow-but-sure economic recovery. AAA is forecasting that just less than 35 million people will trek more...

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