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Lexus Helps Keep an Eye on Teen Drivers

While I don't yet have a teen driver in my home, I'm only a short year away from sympathizing with those of you who do. I can only imagine the slight discomfort (OK, who are we kidding, night-sweat-inducing panic) that...

Recall Alert: 26,000 Audi and Volkswagen Vehicles

Vehicles Affected: About 26,000 model-year 2011-12 Audi S4, S5 and Q7 vehicles; model-year 2012 Audi A6 and Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid vehicles; and model-year 2012-13 Audi A7 sedans. The Problem: In the affected vehicles, the fuel-injection system could experience a leak....

Video: Inside Cars.com's Best of 2015 Awards

Cars.com's editors spend hundreds of hours each year driving new and redesigned cars; which are the best? Reviewer Kelsey Mays highlights the winners of Cars.com's Best of 2015 and Lifestyle awards. Check out the video for more.

PickupTruck.com's 2015 Annual Physical

For its second Annual Physical, sibling site PickupTrucks.com gathered six V-6 pickup trucks and put them through a battery of acceleration, braking, hill climb and fuel-economy tests. Click below to check out their vitals. 2015 Annual Physical Cars.com photo by...

2015 Chevrolet Colorado: Car Seat Check

The 2015 Chevrolet Colorado is having a good year. It was recently named Cars.com's Best Pickup Truck of 2015. This midsize pickup truck is built on an all-new platform and has a redesigned exterior and interior. The Colorado comes in...

What You Need to Know About the 2015 BMW i3

BMW takes a giant leap into the electric-vehicle game with this little city car. Here's a quick reference guide: Snapshot Starting price: $43,350, including a destination fee Competes with: Chevrolet Volt, Nissan Leaf, Kia Soul EV On sale: Now What...

Stay Safe on the Road With NHTSA's Winter Driving Tips

New York, Boston and well, basically all of the Northeast, are hunkering down as the first blizzard of 2015 pounds the area. Related: Get Winter-Ready for the Road With more than 6,000 flights canceled and Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New...

Where's the Cheapest Place to Insure Your Car?

Car-insurance rates depend on a litany of factors: driving record and claim history, gender, age, marital status and more. Then there's the elephant in the room — location, location, location. That alone can multiply your rates by nearly eightfold, according...

2016 Mercedes-AMG GT S Starts at $130,825

Mercedes-Benz has announced pricing for the all-new 2016 Mercedes-AMG GT S coupe, set to arrive in showrooms in April. The more powerful GT S version of the coupe will start at $130,825 including destination; Mercedes has not yet announced pricing...

Recall Alert: 2014-15 Toyota Prius V

Vehicles Affected: Approximately 5,000 model-year 2014-2015 Toyota Prius V hybrids manufactured Nov. 7, 2013, through Jan. 7, 2015 The Problem: In these vehicles, the occupant classification system may not have been calibrated correctly. As a result, the passenger air bag...

2015 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport Video

Cars.com reviewer David Thomas says shoppers looking for a well-rounded family car should look no further than the Hyundai Santa Fe Sport. In fact, Cars.com just named Hyundai's crossover the Best New Car for Small Families. Check out the video...

Recall Alert: 2014 Kia Forte

Vehicles Affected: Approximately 87,000 model-year 2014 Kia Forte vehicles manufactured from Dec. 5, 2012, through April 17, 2014 The Problem: In these vehicles, the cooling fan resistor may overheat and melt; this could cause a fire. Several consumer reports of...

Nine Things About the Jeep Cherokee's Nine-Speed Transmission

One of the most ambitious features of the Jeep Cherokee's rebirth in 2014 was its standard and highly technical nine-speed automatic transmission from ZF Friedrichshafen AG. In fact, one of the reasons Cars.com purchased the redesigned Cherokee as a long-term...

What You Need to Know About the 2016 Kia Sorento

Kia has redesigned its midsize crossover in hopes of swaying more families to the brand. Here are some vitals: Snapshot Starting price: $25,795, including a destination fee Competes with: Ford Explorer, Honda Pilot, Nissan Pathfinder On sale: Now What We...

NHTSA Spotlight Could Hasten Spread of Auto-Braking Systems

Forward collision warning systems are now available on cars as affordable as the Ford Focus and Mazda3, but a new spotlight from the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration could hasten their spread. On Thursday, NHTSA announced plans to add more...

Partnership Aims to Create EV Charging 'Corridors'

In a bid to try to mitigate range anxiety as a reason for consumer avoidance of electric vehicles, BMW and Volkswagen have announced that they're teaming up with EV charging station network provider ChargePoint to create new charging "corridors" along...

2015 Jeep Renegade Video

Cars.com reviewer Mike Hanley says Jeep's tiny new SUV is both on-road friendly and off-road capable. Hanley likes the Renegade's rugged styling but isn’t impressed with all of its interior materials. Check out the video for more. Watch on YouTube

2015 Jeep Renegade Starts at $18,990

When Jeep's rugged new subcompact crossover goes on sale in March, it'll start at $18,990, including a destination charge. The 2015 Jeep Renegade joins a growing group of tiny 'utes, including the Chevrolet Trax, Fiat 500X and Honda HR-V. Related:...

2015 Jeep Renegade Review

"Jeep purists might smirk, thinking the Renegade has a fitting name, but this subcompact SUV is no Benedict Arnold: It delivers big-time off-road performance in Trailhawk form without sacrificing on-road driving refinement," says Cars.com reviewer Mike Hanley. 2015 Jeep Renegade...

GM Issues Stop Sale on Three 2015 Three-Row Crossovers

A pending tire recall has prompted GM to issue a stop-sale mandate to dealers for three model-year 2015 SUVs. Approximately 6,000 versions of the Chevrolet Traverse, GMC Acadia and Buick Enclaves are affected. The vehicles use Goodyear tires that could...

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