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2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class gets a massive price hike
2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class gets a massive price hike

Once the least-expensive Mercedes-Benz available in the United States, the CLA coupe is getting a noteworthy price bump for 2020 thanks (at least in part) to the introduction of the new A-Class sedan. The 2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA250 will start at $37,645 (including a $995 destination charge)...Read More»

2020 Nissan Maxima
2020 Nissan Maxima adds active safety tech, starts at $35,100

Nissan's range-topping Maxima sedan is getting a few tech upgrades for the 2020 model year, along with a tiny bump in price. Starting at $35,100 ($255 more than 2019), including mandatory destination charges, the 2020 Maxima now comes standard with Nissan's active safety suite on all grades. This...Read More»

2020 Ford Explorer, 2019 Detroit auto show
Ford aiming to keep customers with new rewards program

Ford owners will soon have a new rewards program like those offered by airlines and grocery stores aimed at increasing loyalty and boosting service center visits. After announcing the rewards program last year without details, Ford went into detail at the National Auto Dealers Association meeting...Read More»

2018 Zotye T600
Chinese auto brand Zotye details its US-market push

Chinese automaker Zotye last week named its first U.S. dealerships as it prepares to launch in 2020, and it's not following in the tire tracks of other new brands by sticking to coastal areas to start. Automotive News reported from the National Automobile Dealers Association conference last week...Read More»

2019 Toyota Prius
All-wheel-drive 2019 Toyota Prius to cost $1,400 more than front-drive model

Extra traction won't break the bank when it comes to the new all-wheel-drive Toyota Prius that was unveiled at the 2018 LA Auto Show last week. CarsDirect reported Monday the 2019 Toyota Prius AWD-e will start at $27,300, which includes a $920 destination charge. In comparison to the standard...Read More»

2019 Volvo V60 R-Design
Crossover alternative: 2019 Volvo V60 station wagon to cost $39,895

The Volvo V60 station wagon costs $39,895 and is now available for order as a crossover SUV alternative. The V60's base trim level, Momentum, includes a host of high-end features $40,000. Buyers will receive a front-wheel-drive V60 with a 250-horsepower 2.0-liter turbo-4 engine, a suite of active...Read More»

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class
2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class to cost $54,695

The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class luxury crossover SUV will haul in its mid-size luxury goods with a starting price of $54,695, the brand announced Wednesday. The base price reflects a mandatory $995 destination fee, and the figure will plop buyers behind the wheel of a rear-wheel-drive GLE350. The...Read More»

2019 Nissan Rogue Sport
2019 Nissan Rogue Sport adds tech, costs $23,235

The 2019 Nissan Rogue Sport slides into the new model year with a modest price hike to cover its newly standard advanced smartphone compatibility. The crossover starts at $23,235, which includes a $995 destination fee. That price rises from $23,155 for a 2018.5 Rogue Sport, which included a $1,045...Read More»

2019 Nissan Rogue
2019 Nissan Rogue adds safety tech, costs $25,795

In the face of increased compact crossover SUV competition, the 2019 Nissan Rogue adds a few safety features but still costs the same as last year. A front-wheel drive Rogue S costs $25,795 including a mandatory $995 destination charge, and now includes a rear door alert system in addition to...Read More»

2019 Honda Insight
2019 Honda Insight hybrid sedan costs $23,725 to start

When it goes on sale later this month, the 2019 Honda Insight hybrid sedan will start at $23,725 the automaker announced Wednesday. That price is for a base Insight LX that includes 16-inch alloy wheels, a 5.0-inch display for audio, Bluetooth connectivity, LED headlights, cloth upholstery and a...Read More»

2018 Nissan Kicks
2018 Nissan Kicks costs $18,965 to start; Route 66 references still free

When it goes on sale later this spring, the 2018 Nissan Kicks S will cost $18,965, including destination, the automaker announced Tuesday. That's at least $1,000 less than small crossover competitors from Ford, Chevrolet, and Toyota. The Kicks is aimed at the heart of a growing inexpensive...Read More»

Auto loan
Congress likely to repeal consumer protection regulation for auto loans

An Obama-era regulation designed to prevent unnecessary interest-rate hikes on auto loans may be gone soon. On Tuesday, the Senate approved a resolution to repeal guidance issued by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in 2013 designed to keep lenders from disproportionately charging minorities...Read More»

2010 Lexus HS250h - door badge
With hybrid cars, automakers look to blend their pitches (and prices) to sell more

Robert O’Hair and his wife Darnelle had a few must-have features on their new-car shopping list. “Hybrid powertrain” was nowhere to be found. In that, the O’Hairs aren’t alone. The pair had just purchased a farm in rural Colorado, almost an hour northeast of Denver...Read More»

Jay Leno with his 2017 Ford GT
Leno: Listen to experts before buying a car

Retired late-night funnyman-slash-noted car guy Jay Leno has a piece of advice for anyone in the market for a new (or new to you) car: Be careful whose advice you listen to. Leno, whose famed garage is the setting for his eponymous show “Jay Leno’s Garage,” spoke with CNBC about...Read More»

Hurricane Harvey Floodwaters
The Hurricane Harvey and Irma car sales boom is already over

The sheer number of cars destroyed by hurricanes Harvey and Irma in 2017—by some estimates totaling north of half a million vehicles—resulted a boom for both new and used car sales. That's hardly unexpected. The disaster-driven sales are already virtually non-existent, however, having...Read More»

Prototype from Uber’s fully autonomous ride-sharing fleet
Uber to sell its leasing business

Uber is ready to sell off its two-year-old Xchange leasing program, according to multiple reports. Earlier in 2017, Uber announced it was planning on ending the program due to heavy losses. While the company had previously estimated losses averaging nearly $500 per car, new revelations place that...Read More»

Motor Authority Best Car To Buy 2018
2018 Kia Stinger sport sedan costs $32,800 to start; your move, big guys

Kia's first salvo into sport sedan territory will start at thousands less than its likely competitors. The 2018 Kia Stinger will cost $32,800, including destination, at its base trim level and will run up to $52,300 for a Kia Stinger GT2 equipped with all-wheel drive, the automaker announced...Read More»

2018 Kia Stinger
2018 Kia Stinger sport sedan will cost $32,795 to start; V-6 starts at $40K

When it goes on sale in December, the 2018 Kia Stinger will cost $32,795 to start, including destination, the automaker announced Tuesday. That's for a base model powered by a turbo-4 that makes 255 horsepower. Models equipped with a twin-turbocharged 3.3-liter V-6 making 365 hp will start at...Read More»

2018 Hyundai Sonata Sport 2.0T
2018 Hyundai Sonata priced from $22,935

When it hits showrooms this summer, the 2018 Hyundai Sonata will list from $22,935 all the way up to $33,335 once it's loaded to the gills. At the bottom end, that's a modest $150 increase from last year—but the range-topping Sonata Limited runs an impressive $1,800 less with every option...Read More»

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