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Small car megatest

For all the hoo-ha about booming sales of SUVs, the so-called ‘small car’ segment remains the market’s most popular, still accounting for almost 20 per

Most Problematic Car Brands to Avoid, According to J.D. Power & Associates

Every year, J.D. Power & Associates releases its Initial Quality Study, and the 2017 edition proves what car buyers already know. The old adage, “They

20 Affordable Cars a Trump Tax Would Make Expensive

To back up anti-trade rhetoric and an “America first” slogan, President Donald Trump threatened automakers with a border tax on any vehicle assembled in Mexico. The idea

Head’s Up! These Cars Come Cheap But They’re Worth Much More

Is there any good deals left on the U.S. auto market these days? With an average new car price topping $30,000, you could argue every

The Best 3-Row SUVs for You and Your Family

It’s easy to see a driver going down the street in an empty SUV and shake our heads. It just seems wasteful. But there’s a

10 Most Trouble-Prone Car Brands of 2017, According to J.D. Power & Associates

Every year, J.D. Power & Associates releases its Initial Quality Study, and the 2017 edition proves what car buyers already know. The old adage, “They

Coming soon: new cars for 2017 – Don’t buy a new car until you’ve read

There’s a whole raft of interesting cars going on sale later this year, so before you sign on the dotted line at your local dealer,

$30k Family Car mega test

While the car industry seems intent on reinventing and cross-pollinating shapes, sizes and themes to create a different family vehicle, equally families who buy and

10 Future Classics to Buy Right Now

A funny thing happens on the way to adulthood: The cars of our youth transform seemingly overnight from late-model beaters to classics. To qualify for classic car

Nissan X-Trail ST v Mazda CX-5 Maxx comparison

You’re looking at two of the most popular and recognisable SUVs on the market, the just-launched second-generation Mazda CX-5 and the newly updated Series II Nissan X-Trail.

New Mazda CX-5 & Ford Kuga vs Skoda Kodiaq Comparison

Mazda’s spacious and upmarket new CX-5 aims to reclaim the large SUV crown – but first it has to beat our reigning champ, the Skoda

5 things you need to know about the 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF

Mazda isn’t going to build a coupe version of its iconic MX-5 Miata roadster, so please stop asking. What it will do is try to

Fastest 40: The Speediest Cars From Every Brand Sold Stateside

Have you ever wondered what the fastest model of vehicle is from each brand? We did, and we assumed you were curious, too, or you

Mazda Old v New: 2017 Mazda 3 SP25 Astina v 1980 323 De-Luxe

The opportunity to dig deep into motoring history and to experience it first hand can be as frightening as it’s possibly enlightening. In the case

2018 Hyundai Elantra GT First Drive: 5 things you need to know

Compact hatchbacks like the 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT have never really caught on in America, but it has little to do with their merits. Easy

2017 Hyundai i30 range review

The Hyundai i30 small hatchback is one of Australia’s highest-selling vehicles, making the brand-new third-generation version launched in April a highly significant car. Put mildly, this rival to

Caution! These 10 Cars Score Low in Important Safety Categories

If you are involved in a collision, passengers in sport utility vehicles (SUVs) and trucks tend to be better off than those in a subcompact car.

The 25 Best-Selling Cars of All Time

There are hundreds of different car models sold by dozens of automotive manufacturers each and every year. So when a single model strikes a chord

Best small automatic cars 2017 (and the ones to avoid)

There are lots of great small cars on sale, but if you want one with an automatic gearbox, then your choice is rather more limited.

10 Inexpensive Japanese Project Cars for Gearheads

In the past, we’ve covered a few inexpensive DIY ideas geared toward anyone looking to get into wrenching, and this time around it’s time for the

25 Used Cars Under $20K With Consumer Reports Approval

If you want to know why people trust the Consumer Reports auto team so much, just take a minute exploring how the nonprofit agency works. Unlike

2017 Toyota Kluger GX FWD v Mazda CX-9 Sport FWD Comparison

So, you need a seven-seat SUV, but you don’t care if it’s FWD rather than AWD, and you don’t have access to a bottomless pit of

25 Snapshots of the Mazda Miata Through History

The basic concept of the Mazda MX-5 Miata sounds simple. Make a lightweight, two-seat convertible sports car that is fun to drive, and make it affordable

Abarth 124 Spider review: Frivolous fun… if you can afford one

What happens when you take a Japanese roadster and give it an Italian heart? You get the Fiat 124 Spider. Dress that car up in some

10 Reasons Why We Buy Japanese Instead of American Cars

It’s hard to remember now, but a generation ago, Japanese cars transformed from being a cheap, laughable alternative to full-size American cars to the preferred daily drivers for millions

10 Cars That Should Have Failed but They Didn’t

Trying to predict how a new car is going to sell can be difficult. Companies spend millions of dollars on development, and some cars are

10 Cars That Are the Top Ticket Magnets in America

Though it might seem counterintuitive, the best way to avoid tickets is to drive a loud sports car. At least that’s what a survey of

Toyota Yaris v Mazda 2 comparison

Light cars are a strange category in Australia. While sales are on the nose, buyers still flock to this segment in the hunt for a

10 Vehicles With Perfect Safety Records on US Roads

Every few years, we get reports on the cars and trucks that proved deadliest for drivers on U.S. roads. Running down the list can be

2017 Kia Soul Turbo review

THE GOOD: The additional 40 ponies makes the 2017 Kia Soul Turbo Exclaim feel much more responsive around town and off the line. The Turbo is