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New Data Shows Sharp Rise in Traffic Deaths in 2015

The number of traffic deaths has increased sharply from 2014. AxleGeeks takes a closer look at the data.

The 10 Most Affordable Luxury Cars

AxleGeeks, a transportation research site, ranked the most affordable luxury cars. To be included the cars needed to be a 2016 model year.

Honda, Ford and Audi Vehicles Are Just a Few Companies Affected by the Largest Recalls of 2016

Experts at AxleGeeks used data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to determine the biggest auto recalls of 2016 so far.

The 10 Most Fuel-Efficient SUVs

AxleGeeks, a transportation research site, ranked the most fuel-efficient SUVs. To be included the SUVs needed to be gas-powered and a 2016 model year.

Ford F-150 and Chevy Corvette Among Longest Produced American Cars

AxleGeeks identified the 10 car models made by American brands with the longest production histories.

Ford and Ram Among the Best Truck Brands of 2016

AxleGeeks, used horsepower, torque, towing and payload capacities and combined gas mileage averages to find the six best truck brands.

States With the Most Dangerous Drivers

Using data from the Health Indicators Warehouse and the CDC, HealthGrove found the 25 states with the most dangerous drivers.

The Best Cars for Dog Owners

By considering dog-friendly amenities in 2016 vehicles, AxleGeeks identified the cars best suited for those with canine companions.

The Best Cars for Summer Family Road Trips

By considering fuel efficiency, spaciousness, and suitability for family travel, AxleGeeks identified the 10 best cars for summer roadtrips.

Electric Cars With the Most Range

Using data from Edmunds, AxleGeeks identified the electric cars that travel farthest on one battery charge.

Convertibles with Advanced Safety Features

AxleGeeks found 10 new convertibles from 2016 that have advanced safety features. No rankings here — these convertibles are all winners.

The Best SUV Brands

Using data from Edmunds, AxleGeeks created a measure that considered everything from horsepower to fuel efficiency to identify the top SUV brands.

Best Cars for Soccer Moms

AxleGeeks used Graphiq Smart Ratings and data from to determine the 14 best new cars for soccer moms — excluding the practical but far from sexy minivan.

The Fastest Cars You Can Buy

The 65 miles per hour speed limit on most of America’s freeways doesn’t keep us from fantasizing about cars capable of traveling three times that speed. The astronomical price tags attached to them aren’t having much of an effect, either. AxleGee...

The Most Fuel Efficient Cars

Fuel efficiency has become increasingly important to today’s car buyers. Not only does it help save money on gas, but it also reduces one’s carbon footprint. Many car companies have adopted fuel economy as a central strategy for their business, eve...

Cost of Car Insurance In Every State

Every car insurance company claims they can save you money on your monthly rate, but there are more forces at work here than your flawless (or not so flawless) driving record or credit score. Even the state where you live can impact your annual car ins...

Most Loved Cars

AxleGeeks read Edmunds user reviews of the highest rated cars since 2010, and synthesized these reviews to pull out the features and characteristics car owners liked most about their vehicles. Only base models and cars with at least 30 user reviews were considered.

Cost Of a Car In The Year You Were Born

AxleGeeks used data from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis to calculate the average price of a car in every year since 1967 and then determined how much the same car would cost in 2016 dollars using the national consumer price index. We also included the price differential from year to year, which varied considerably.

Cars With the Most Recalls

An authority on cars, AxleGeeks compiled data from the NHTSA to identify the cars with the most recalls.

Older sports cars to romp around the track at Sonoma Raceway.

Springtime is when the Alfas and Healeys and Porsches that have been dormant all winter, covered with tarps in a dark garage, start stretching their muscles, getting air in their tires and, in general, wake up for the new season of racing. This weekend (April 2 and 3, 2016), the Classic Sports Racing Group (CSRG)

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