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GMC, Lincoln, Mercedes-Benz Ace Vehicle Satisfaction Awards

Each year, marketing firms conduct countless studies to help guide car-buyers' decisions. They study vehicle reliability, the quality of the dealership experience, even how well consumers navigate automakers' websites. But what about the cars that people like? Reliability and quality aside, what... read more

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Average emissions from light-duty vehicles, 1998-2013 (via the Union of Concerned Scientists)

Hyundai-Kia, Honda, Toyota Are America's Greenest Automakers, But All Are Improving

A new study of America's top eight automakers finds Asian brands to be the greenest of the bunch, while Detroit brands earn the lowest marks. However, all eight companies... read more May 28, 2014 by 

Angry Driver with Road Rage

Drivers Hate Texters, Love Classic Rock, And Other Findings From Expedia's Road Rage Report

Memorial Day weekend marks the start of the summer driving season, and to get you in the mood, Expedia has published its annual Road Rage Report. Some of the findings may... read more May 21, 2014 by 

BMW's 'Don't Text and Drive' ad

Another Study Confirms That Parents Use Cell Phones While Driving

We tend to think that adults are smarter than children. Over the years, they may have become less inquisitive and more hesitant, but still, all that life experience ought to... read more May 1, 2014 by 

Vin Diesel

Women Say Men With Hot Cars Are Arrogant & Compensating For Something

If you're a guy -- especially a single guy -- your hot rod may be the center of your world. On weekends, you tell friends you're busy, just so you can stay home to buff and... read more April 29, 2014 by 

2014 Nissan Leaf

Study: Electric Car Shoppers Younger & Wealthier Than Hybrid Shoppers

At first glance, you might think that hybrid and electric car shoppers would be cut from the same cloth, demographically speaking. But a new study from Experian Automotive... read more April 23, 2014 by 

2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

Ford F-150, Chevrolet Corvette Tie For "Most American-Made" Vehicle

When buying a new car, we know that many shoppers want an "American" vehicle. (Though for others, it's not such a big deal.) The problem is, we live in an era of... read more April 17, 2014 by 

Traffic Jam

Study: Long Commutes Are Just As Stressful As Low Pay

Decades ago, cruise ship company Cunard began advertising with a now-famous tag line: "Getting there is half the fun". It was catchy, but also grimly ironic, since Cunard was... read more April 15, 2014 by 

J.D. Power 2014 Social Media Benchmark Study

J.D. Power: Toyota, Ford, Chevy Rule Social Networks; Fiat, Mini, Chrysler, Not So Much

We often think of social media as the playground of the young: the tweens, the teens, and the Millennials, with a few Gen Xers thrown in for gravitas. But while those... read more April 11, 2014 by 

Department of Transportation vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) program

Study: Connected Cars Eagerly Anticipated, Slightly Feared

Connected cars, like autonomous cars, are coming. In fact, connected cars will likely arrive first, because the underlying vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) technology is simpler... read more April 10, 2014 by 

KidsandCars preventing backovers

Study: Rearview Cameras Better At Detecting Objects Than Parking Sensors

In 2008, the U.S. Congress passed the Cameron Gulbransen Kids Transportation Safety Act (PDF), which, among other things, required that all new cars sold in the U.S. come... read more March 18, 2014 by 

Countries with the highest and lowest auto fatality rates (via UMTRI)

The 10 Best & Worst Countries For Drivers

There are lots ways to die. There are also lots of people on Planet Earth tracking when and how people die. Two of those people -- Michael Sivak and Brandon Schoettle -- have... read more February 21, 2014 by 

Car decorated with hearts (photo by Flickr user sashafatcat)

Tesla, Hyundai, Cadillac, Are The Most-Loved Vehicles In America

How do you feel about your car? Your toaster? Your television? No, how do you REALLY feel about them? Do they satisfy you? Meet your needs? Turn you on? Could you quantify... read more February 18, 2014 by 

J.D. Power 2014 U.S. Vehicle Dependability Study

J.D. Power: Vehicle Dependability Drops For The First Time In Over 15 Years

America's auto industry has been on a roll recently, boasting stronger sales, better-built cars, and higher approval ratings from customers. That makes J.D. Power's latest... read more February 13, 2014 by 

2014 Toyota Yaris

Toyota, Ford, Honda, Chevy Make Big Impression On U.S. Drivers, But Tesla, Subaru Are Closing In

If you're a fan of European auto brands, we have some bad news: by and large, your car companies are being left in the dust by their American and Asian competitors. At least... read more February 5, 2014 by 

2009 Ford F-150

Survey: Women Prefer Men In Black Ford Pickups, Men Prefer Women In Red BMW Sports Cars

There are a lot of things to consider when buying a new car: What kind of fuel economy does it earn? What safety features does it offer? Will I need to call tech support just... read more January 29, 2014 by 


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