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All-Wheel Drive Gaining Traction In More Than Just Luxury Vehicles

All-Wheel Drive Gaining Traction In More Than Just Luxury Vehicles

Given a choice between a front-wheel-drive (FWD) vehicle and one that has all-wheel drive (AWD) -- depending on the buyer and the vehicle -- consumers seem increasingly likely to select AWD. That’s according to a report in the Detroit Free Press highlighting the importance of AWD to several... read more

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2012 BMW X1 X1 xDrive28i

BMW Says No X1 For U.S. Until End Of 2012

BMW aficionados waiting for the X1 luxury compact crossover to arrive here will have to wait a year longer. That’s according to a report in Automotive News quoting Jim... read more May 3, 2011 by 


 
2011 BMW 3-Series Coupe

Searching For The Worst Stretch Of Road In America

Bedeviled by potholes the size of trashcans that somehow just haven’t been repaired along your daily drive? Who among us hasn’t cringed after hitting that dip or... read more May 2, 2011 by 


 
2012 Kia Soul

Great Family Cars With Great Gas Mileage--For Under $25,000

With gas prices hovering in the mid- to high-$4-per-gallon territory in many parts of the country, consumers looking for more fuel-efficient cars for family members that... read more May 2, 2011 by  2


 
2012 Ford Focus Electric

Study Finds Car Buyers More Interested In Gas Savings Than Green

While it may be a blow to those seeking to flood the highways with hybrid and electric vehicles, the view from the street is that fuel-cost savings is more of an inducement... read more April 30, 2011 by 


 
Mercedes-Benz Driving Academy Los Angeles

Mercedes Targets L.A. For First U.S. Teen Driving School

In October of this year, teens residing in Los Angeles will have the opportunity to take driver’s training at the Mercedes-Benz Driving Academy – the... read more April 29, 2011 by 


 
Traffic Jam

What's Bad (And What's Good) About $5-Per-Gallon Gas Prices

It’s no joke that Americans are feeling pain at the pump, with gasoline prices inching up to the $5 per gallon mark in some parts of the country. Pollsters, pundits and... read more April 28, 2011 by  2


 
2009 Chrysler Sebring 2-door Convertible Touring Door Controls

Report: Chrysler To Announce Repayment Of Government Loans

Sources close to Chrysler report that the automaker is close to announcing a refinancing package that would eradicate $6.6 billion in loans provided by the U.S. and Canadian... read more April 27, 2011 by 


 
2012 Mazda MAZDA5

Third Row Seats: The 6 Smallest, Easiest-Parking Vehicles With Them

If you require seating for six or seven, you'll probably need a third row. But at the moment that you realize you need more than five seating positions, your entire range of... read more April 26, 2011 by 


 
2011 Nissan Cube

Video: How Nissan Checks Japanese-Made Cars For Radiation

The ongoing crisis in Japan has some consumers wondering if it’s still safe to purchase vehicles built in Japan. Nissan wants you to know the answer is a resounding... read more April 26, 2011 by 


 
2011 Toyota Tundra Angular Front Exterior View

Recall Alert: 2011 Toyota Tundra Pickup

Toyota is announcing a voluntary safety recall for certain 2011 Tundra pickups, based on a rear driveshaft production lot number. At issue is a slip yoke that may have been... read more April 26, 2011 by 


 
Saab logo

Deal To Save Saab Needs GM's Approval

Production of Saab automobiles has been stopped for over two weeks, as the struggling automaker scrambles for operating capital to pay supplier--and GM could once again hold... read more April 26, 2011 by  6


 
2011 Chevrolet Volt during IIHS crash testing

2011 Nissan Leaf, Chevrolet Volt Are IIHS Top Safety Picks

It’s a milestone. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), in its first-ever U.S. crash tests of mainstream electric cars, has awarded Top Safety Pick... read more April 26, 2011 by 


 
2012 Mitsubishi Eclipse SE

Mitsubishi Ends Eclipse Production With 2012 Eclipse SE

The 2012 Mitsubishi Eclipse SE will mark the end of a nameplate that first hit the U.S, market some twenty-one years ago. The Mitsubishi Eclipse began production in 1989, as... read more April 25, 2011 by  4


 
2012 Kia Rio Hatchback

Five 2012 Green Family Cars from the New York Auto Show

Let’s face it. Even if you feel you need to trade in or downsize to a less expensive car, you still are loathe to give up what you’ve become accustomed to in the... read more April 25, 2011 by  2


 
2012 Hyundai Accent

Hyundai VP Says Its Upcoming Products Will Target Families

Lots of news nuggets get tossed about at the big U.S. auto shows, and the word from Hyundai product planning VP this week at the 2011 New York Auto Show is that the Korean... read more April 22, 2011 by 


 
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