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Best Family Cars For Road Trips: Total Car Score
Best Family Cars For Road Trips: Total Car Score

If getting on the road with the family is in your plans, maybe for spring break or a summer vacation, and you’re in the market for a new vehicle to meet the household needs, a ranking of the best new family cars for road trips might just come in handy. Total Car Score, a car comparison site...Read More»

Gas prices in California [photo: Charlene Birkeland]
How Americans Are Coping With Rising Gas Prices: Survey

With gas prices on a meteoric rise, it’s not surprising that Americans are forced to come up with ways to deal with this incremental pain in the wallet. Bringing the point home, a new survey from CouponCabin.com shows just how far we’re feeling the pinch. One-third of U.S. adults say...Read More»

2012 Chevrolet Sonic, New York City launch event, October 2011
Kelley Blue Book Highlights Fuel-Sipper Cars With 5-Year Ownership Costs Under $30,000

With gasoline prices on the rise and summer travel months right around the corner, families looking to save money on new vehicle purchases over the long run have some excellent choices. Kelley Blue Book (KBB) highlights some of the most fuel-efficient small cars with a total cost of ownership (TCO)...Read More»

2004 Infiniti M45
2003-2004 Infiniti M45: Recall Alert

Nissan is recalling certain 2003-2004 Infiniti M45 large luxury sedans over concerns about a circuit board defect leading to inaccurate fuel gauge readings. A notice in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration site (NHTSA) lists the number of potential affected units as 8,120. Affected...Read More»

2012 Buick Regal GS
2012 Buick Regal: Recall Alert

General Motors is recalling certain 2012 model year Buick Regal sedans over concerns about faulty parking lights. A notice in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration site (NHTSA) lists the number of potential affected units as 3,633. Affected vehicles, Buick Regal sedans equipped with...Read More»

2012 Dodge Journey
2012 Dodge Journey Family Crossover: Free Third-Row Seating Through March

Families in search of a comfortable, roomy and safe seven-passenger crossover have another reason to look at the 2012 Dodge Journey. Billed as the most affordable seven-passenger vehicle in America, the Dodge Journey mid-size crossover is available for a limited time with a no-charge third row. The...Read More»

2013 Hyundai Santa Fe (ix45) teaser
2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Crossover: Teaser Images Prior To New York Auto Show Debut

While spy shots of prototypes in late January gave us a cloaked impression of the 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe, now the Korean automaker has released two teaser photos of the redesigned crossover in advance of its official debut at the 2012 New York Auto Show next month. The automaker also confirmed that...Read More»

2013 Buick Enclave teaser
2013 Buick Enclave: A Teaser Photo That’s Just That

Consumers may be somewhat used to teaser photos released by automakers in advance of major auto show debuts of new products, but the latest in this nebulous array of “sneak peeks,” that of the 2013 Buick Enclave, is anything but revealing. And that’s probably the point. With the...Read More»

2013 Chevrolet Malibu Eco
2013 Chevrolet Malibu Eco: All-New Mid-Size Family Sedan On Sale Now

Months ahead of redesigns from some competitors, Chevrolet is gearing up to promote the first of its all-new 2013 Malibu mid-size sedan models, the Malibu Eco, on sale now at dealerships nationwide. A four-week TV blitz begins Monday with the first ads appearing during the NCAA basketball...Read More»

2013 Lexus RX 350
2013 Lexus RX Luxury Crossover Preview

Among the product introductions making news at the Geneva Motor Show, the full reveal of the redesigned 2013 Lexus RX luxury crossover line includes the RX 350, RX 450h, and a new model, the RX 450h F-Sport. Our sister publication MotorAuthority has the straight scoop direct from the show floor in...Read More»

2012 Nissan Versa Sedan
2012 Nissan Versa Sedan Earns Top Safety Pick

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has just named the all-new 2012 Nissan Versa sedan a Top Safety Pick. Completely redesigned for 2012, the Versa sedan won the top ratings across the board in the Institute’s safety evaluations, which include front, side, rollover and rear crash...Read More»

2009 Toyota Camry
2009 Toyota Camry, 2009-2011 Venza: Recall Alert: UPDATED

Toyota is conducting a voluntary safety recall campaign on certain 2009 model year Toyota Camry mid-size sedans and certain 2009 to 2011 model year Toyota Venza mid-size crossovers to replace the stop-lamp switch. The recall involves approximately 70,500 Camry and 116,000 Venza vehicles. According...Read More»

2005 Jeep Liberty Renegade
2004-2005 Jeep Liberty: Recall Alert

Chrysler is conducting a voluntary safety recall campaign of certain 2004-2005 model year Jeep Liberty SUVs over concerns about corrosion that could lead to loss of vehicle control. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration site (NHTSA) lists the number of potential affected...Read More»

Interactive brochure for the 2012 Subaru Impreza
Dynamic Interactive 2012 Brochures – From Subaru, Of Course

The latest in what has been a flurry of news from Subaru is the launch of its dynamic interactive brochures for the 2012 product lineup. More than just a static collection of pages, these brochures are fun, informative, and can be shared with friends using social media. What else would you expect...Read More»

RelayRides demo
Eager To Make Some Cash? Rent Out Your Car Through RelayRides

The economy may be on the upswing, but what family doesn’t need a little extra cash to cover necessities right now? One answer may be right in your garage or driveway, in the form of an extra or unused vehicle. You may be able to earn a tidy sum renting it out through a peer-to-peer...Read More»

Texting while driving, by Flickr user ericathompson
States With All Driver Texting Ban: 35 Down, 15 To Go

Come this Thursday, March 8, Pennsylvania will be the latest state with an all-driver texting ban that goes into effect. The tally so far: 35 states, plus Washington, D.C., Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands all have laws prohibiting drivers from texting behind the wheel. That leaves 15 states still...Read More»

2012 Volkswagen Passat
Kelley Blue Book’s 10 Best Family Cars Of 2012 – And How We Rate Them

Here at FamilyCarGuide, we’re always keen on annual lists of the best family cars, something we know a fair deal about. So, it is with interest that we compare Kelley Blue Book’s recently announced 10 Best Family Cars of 2012 with rankings from our sister publication TheCarConnection...Read More»

Distracted driving
Have Your Say On Distracted Driving At Three Upcoming NHTSA Public Hearings

Before any ruling goes into effect on the complex and emotional issue of distracted driving, the public still has time to provide comments. This comes in the form of three public hearings that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) will hold in mid-March. On February 24, 2012...Read More»

2012 Nissan Quest
2011-2012 Nissan Quest: Recall Alert

Nissan is recalling certain 2011-2012 model year Nissan Quest minivans over concerns about fuel pump software programming that could lead to engine stall. A notice in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) site lists the number of potential affected units at 23,531. Affected...Read More»

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