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Insurer: Braking Style ‘Highly Predictive’ Of Accident Risk
Insurer: Braking Style ‘Highly Predictive’ Of Accident Risk

Insurance companies gather a lot of information. Age, gender, the car you drive, your driving record, your zip code, and your credit rating (where it’s legal): It all influences insurance rates—and your relative risk, as insurers see it. Placing bets on our likelihood of an accident is...Read More»

2016 Scion iA  -  2015 NY Auto Show live photos (preview event)
Scion Lets You (Almost) Buy A Car At Home, Take Delivery At Dealership

The Scion niche small-car brand has long operated as a sort of laboratory for Toyota. And now it’s serving as a testbed for how the role of Toyota dealerships could change in the future—to be, perhaps, a little more like the controversial sales methods used by Tesla Motors. But prior to...Read More»

Infiniti QX30 Concept
2017 Infiniti QX30: With Rugged-Lux Style, Set To Woo Young Urbanites

Infiniti is rapidly and dramatically remaking itself, and the upcoming 2017 QX30, as previewed by the QX30 Concept shown this week at the Geneva Motor Show, will be one of the harbingers of this sea change. They’re important agents of youth, too, for a brand that’s taking better aim at...Read More»

2015 Nissan Sentra
2015 Nissan Sentra Improves IIHS Safety Ratings On Retest

What a difference one model year makes—especially if you’re considering the Nissan Sentra. While the 2014 model was strictly mid-pack in its occupant-safety ratings, the 2015 Nissan Sentra does significantly better. Even though the Sentra essentially continues into the 2015 model year...Read More»

2015 Buick Encore
2015 Buick Encore, Chevrolet Trax Earn Top Safety Ratings

Two of the smallest crossover utility vehicles on the market have been awarded a very good set of safety ratings. The 2015 Buick Encore and 2015 Chevrolet Trax have both earned ‘good’ scores in all categories of Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) testing—including the...Read More»

Scene from Mercedes’ ad for Super Bowl XLIX
Super Bowl XLIX Ad Lineup: Every Video We Can Get Our Hands On (And Then Some)

Everyone knows that the Super Bowl isn't just about football. The Super Bowl is an event -- a huge event -- and events are marketing opportunities. On this very special day, we're encouraged to consume, consume, consume: to drink more beer, to eat more pizza, or, if football isn't our thing, to...Read More»

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Study: Even First Accident Claim Raises Car Insurance Rates For Years

Afraid that making just one auto-insurance claim will raise your rates? That fear is entirely justified by the results of a new study—pointing to a premium rate hike of 41 percent, on average, after making just one $2,000 claim. That’s about $370 annually, on average, and a premium that...Read More»

Cadillac chief Johan de Nysschen checking out the competition
Cadillac's Johan de Nysschen Wants More High-Tech Boutiques (Like The Ones He Envisioned At Audi)

The new president of Cadillac, Johan de Nysschen, is putting his own stamp on General Motors' luxury brand. And in keeping with de Nysschen's unique style -- which often walks a line between arrogant and absurd -- he's turning a few heads. Last September, we learned that Cadillac was pulling up...Read More»

Teaser shots of 2016 Toyota Tacoma
New Trucks Aim At Detroit: 2016 Tacoma, Titan Teased for NAIAS

Beware, Chevy, Ford, GMC, and Ram truck fans: Both Nissan and Toyota have chosen the heart of the domestic auto industry—Detroit—for the world debut of completely new pickups. ALSO SEE: Five Vehicles That Cost Less To Own As Diesels The two models, to be introduced at the upcoming North...Read More»

2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350
2016 Shelby GT350: Top-Performance Ford Mustang Charges Out

The completely redesigned sixth-generation 2015 Ford Mustang just started reaching dealerships this past month. Yet Ford Motor Co. [NYSE: F] hasn’t wasted any time in maximizing the performance package of this pony car—with a completely new 2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350. READ: Out Of...Read More»

Screencap from NADA's 'Get the Facts: Price Competition' video
As Dealers Become Irrelevant, NADA Fights Back: "At Least We're Not Selling Furniture!"

What would a world without auto dealerships look like? A generation ago, the question would've seemed absurd, but today, we may be on the way to finding out. Tesla is upending the traditional auto sales model, showing off its cars in relaxed "galleries" and selling its vehicles online. Survey after...Read More»

Used car salesman
Do Car Salespeople Haggle Or Do They Negotiate? New Ads Hit A Nerve With Dealers [UPDATED]

UPDATED: See below Shopping is a curious thing. Some people find the process of browsing, committing, and spending therapeutic; to others, it's cruel and unusual punishment. The differences between those two personality types are even more pronounced when it comes to shopping for a new car. That's...Read More»

2014 Tesla Model S 'P85D' all-wheel-drive model
Tesla & Elon Musk Finally Unveil 'The D'

Last week, Tesla Motors' CEO Elon Musk sent out this curious tweet: About time to unveil the D and something else pic.twitter.com/qp23yi59i6 — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) October 2, 2014 The internet tittered like third-graders laughing at the word "tittered". Today, however, no one's laughing or...Read More»

Audi TT Sportback concept, 2014 Paris Auto Show
2014 Paris Auto Show Highlights

Audi TT Sportback The Audi TT has been a style icon since it was new—so, how would it look as a sedan? The Audi TT Sportback concept puts a four-seat, five-door spin on the TT coupe—and it just might give Audi something to pitch against the Mercedes CLA or even the BMW 4-Series Gran...Read More»

'In the Garage' tire safety infographic  -  NHTSA
Six Life-Saving Tips About Tires

Tires aren't just treads we replace once every few years. They help us maneuver safely and avoid accidents; and the grip and security they provide is not to be taken lightly. Each year, there are nearly 11,000 tire-related crashes, and nearly 200 people die each year from those crashes. And...Read More»

IIHS shows how it documents crash tests
Lights, Camera, Crash: Agency Shows How They Film Vehicle Tests

It's like making a movie. Vehicle crash tests are over in a fraction of a second. And while it's useful to study the aftermath of a crash—and to know from advanced crash-test dummies about the forces on occupants—what gives a greater depth of information and understanding about how well...Read More»

2014 Toyota Yaris
Toyota, Audi, Chevrolet: Best-Value Brands By Ownership Cost

Toyota sells the passenger cars with the lowest operating costs, on a brand basis, while Audi offers the best value among luxury cars; meanwhile Chevrolet tops all other truck brands for value-conscious shoppers. ALSO SEE: Idaho & Wyoming Join Texas & Utah In The 80 MPH Club These are all...Read More»

2015 Audi A3 Sedan
2015 Audi A3: Crash Results Show It's A Very Safe Small Sedan

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has released crash-test results for the new 2015 Audi A3, and the new compact luxury sedan takes one of the top positions among all vehicles tested—with the agency's Top Safety Pick Plus (TSP+) rating. As the IIHS points out, the A3 is the...Read More»

2014 Nissan Rogue
2014 Nissan Rogue Named A Top Safety Pick Plus—But Not Rogue Select

The redesigned 2014 Nissan Rogue crossover utility vehicle hasn't been on the market long; but it's already earned a top-tier score from one of the major U.S. safety organizations—in this case, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The 2014 Rogue managed the insurance-funded...Read More»

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