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Subaru’s New Canine Cast Ready For Prime-Time In ‘Dog Tested. Dog Approved’ Campaign
Subaru’s New Canine Cast Ready For Prime-Time In ‘Dog Tested. Dog Approved’ Campaign

What do you have planned for Super Bowl Sunday? Besides noshing and rooting for your favorite team, that is? While the players take to the field, Subaru owners and their four-legged canines will take to the streets to celebrate the second annual Subaru Game Day Dog Walk. In fact, the Game Day Dog...Read More»

Women, Power & Money
Women’s Influence In Car Buying Evolving: Study

Automotive marketers have known for some time that women exert a powerful influence over what cars will be purchased for family as well as personal use. But a new study reveals that today’s female consumers have greatly expanded their role to the point where 54 percent of them now feel a...Read More»

Booster seat with good fit - IIHS
Parents Carpooling Kids Often Skip Booster Seats: Study

While the necessity of protecting young children riding in vehicles by using a child safety restraint is widely known and most parents of young children use them when transporting the youngster(s) in their own car, it’s quite a different story when children are in a car with another driver...Read More»

2002 Mazda Tribute SUV DX
2001-2002 Mazda Tribute: Recall Alert

Mazda is recalling certain 2001-2002 model year Tribute compact SUVs equipped with an anti-lock brake system (ABS) over concerns that a leaking brake master cylinder reservoir cap could cause a fire. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) site lists the number of...Read More»

2012 Hyundai Elantra
Gas Mileage Tops List Of Vehicle Purchase Reasons

For the first time in several years, gas mileage tops the list of most influential reasons why consumers purchased their vehicle, surpassing reliability. That’s according to data from the just-released J.D. Power and Associates 2012 Avoider Study. The 2012 Avoider Study, now in its ninth...Read More»

Britax Chaperone Infant Car Seat - E9L692J
Britax Recalling Chaperone Infant Car Seats

Parents, take note. If you own a Britax Chaperone Infant Car Seat, it may be involved in a safety recall. Car seat maker Britax is conducting a safety recall of 14,220 Chaperone Infant Car Seats sold in the U.S. over concerns about a defect in the harness adjuster. Britax Child Safety, Inc...Read More»

Teen Driver - Ed Cunicelli, courtesy The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
New Studies Look At Teen Drivers And Passengers: The Other Form Of Distracted Driving

Talking on cell phones and texting may be the most widely-known examples of teen distracted driving, but two new studies just released warn of the dangers that multiple passengers pose to teen drivers. The pair of studies, from The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and State Farm teen...Read More»

2012 BMW X5
2012 BMW X5 xDrive35i: Recall Alert

BMW is conducting a voluntary safety recall of certain 2012 model-year X5 xDrive35i SUVs over concerns about a potential flaw in the automatic transmission’s parking lock. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHSTA) site lists the number of potential affected units...Read More»

Flat tire, by Flickr user Lissalou66
Don’t Be Caught Unprepared If You Have A Flat Tire

Chances are that most Americans grew up riding in and later driving the family car that came equipped with a spare tire. But as we reported earlier, the spare tire may be soon disappearing from the family sedan, courtesy, in large part, to the increasingly stringent government fuel economy...Read More»

2012 Ford Explorer-Ginger Ale
Family Car Guide Tips For Long Winter Road Trips With The Kids

Whether your proposed winter road trip is to visit relatives or go on a weekend getaway, if you’re bringing your children along, it’s better to be prepared than trying to deal on the fly with tantrums, spills, arguments, boredom and bellyaching. Here are some FamilyCarGuide tips on...Read More»

GM's Windows of Opportunity project.
Interactive Windows: A Possibility For Future Family Vehicles?

No, it’s not a laptop computer, but new interactive window technology that General Motors is exploring with the help of researchers and students at Israel’s Bezalel Academy of Art and Design. The “windows” in question are those in the rear of family vehicles. The idea is an...Read More»

2008 Kia Optima LX
2006-2008 Kia Optima, 2007-2008 Rondo: Recall Alert

Kia is recalling certain 2006-2008 Optima mid-size sedans and 2007-2008 Rondo wagons over concerns about a potential airbag defect. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) site lists the number of potential affected units at 145,755. Documentation from Kia breaks out...Read More»

Texting while driving, by Flickr user ericathompson
Distracted Driving And Teen Driver Safety: AAA’s Big Push In 2012

With all the attention distracted driving has been getting in recent months, it should come as no surprise that the AAA is prioritizing its legislative efforts this year to focus on that issue and a related one involving teen driver safety. In fact, the AAA says their legislative agenda for 2012...Read More»

1936 Used Car Lot Quincy MA
Cars Getting Long In The Tooth: Average Age Is 11 Years

If it seems like there are a lot of old Fords, Chevys, Hondas and Toyotas on the roads today, the fact is that there are. The average age of American vehicles is now 11 years old, according to new research from R. L. Polk. Polk also says that this figure, which is actually 10.8 years, is an...Read More»

2012 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque 5-dr
Best Rearview Cameras: Which 2012 Family Vehicles Have Them?

A growing number of family vehicles of all kinds have rear view cameras. Consumers in the market for one of these safety and convenience technologies have a lot to choose from. But which rearview cameras are the best and which 2012 family vehicles have them? Here we take a look at a few of what we...Read More»

2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8
2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8, Dodge Charger SRT8: Recall Alert

Chrysler is conducting a voluntary safety recall of certain 2012 model year Chrysler 300 SRT8 and Dodge Charger SRT8 sedans over concerns about a potential defect involving the tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS). A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) site lists...Read More»

U.S. lawmakers to get tougher on teen drivers
New Study Looks At How High-Functioning Autistic Teens Approach Driving

A new study finds that two-thirds of American teens of driving age, 15- to 18-years old, with a high-functioning autism spectrum disorder (HFASD) currently drive or are planning to drive. The research also revealed that these teens have common characteristics. The study, the first of its kind...Read More»

2012 Toyota Prius C launch, Detroit Auto Show
2012 Toyota Prius C: 50-MPG Small Hybrid, $19K

Toyota used the occasion of the 2012 Detroit Auto Show to introduce the fourth member of the Prius family: the 2012 Prius C hybrid hatchback. Key attributes of the new small Prius hybrid that may make it a compelling commuter car, or second or third family car, are its 50-mpg combined fuel economy...Read More»

2013 Acura ILX Concept, Detroit Auto Show, Jan 2012
2013 Acura ILX Concept, 2013 RDX Crossover Concept: 2012 Detroit Auto Show

Honda’s luxury brand, Acura, generated quite a bit of interest with several concept vehicles unveiled at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show. Two of them fit nicely in the luxury family vehicle consideration list as one is a sedan and the other is a crossover. 2013 Acura ILX Concept With the reveal of...Read More»

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