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The Keepers: 10 Cars People Hold Onto for 10 Years or More

What makes a car a keeper? For one thing, it has to be reliable. Any vehicle giving owners headaches in the first few years usually

10 Ways the 2017 Dodge Challenger GT Is a Family-Friendly Muscle Car

The 2017 Dodge Challenger GT could finally end that ongoing fiery debate between you and that special someone in your life. You know, the mature

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

Best and worst family cars 2017

Many people who once would have chosen a traditional ‘family car’ are now buying SUVs and MPVsinstead. However, that doesn’t mean the family car market

Getaway Vehicles: The Best Cars for Summer Road Trips

When summer arrives, you will start to scrutinize your car or SUV for its road-trip capabilities. Vehicles that lack cargo space or have a rough

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

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 of the Most Technologically Advanced Vehicles on the Road

How many of you remember the digital read-outs from the 1980s and early 1990s? You know, the ones from all those bad car commercials, where pixelated

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

10 Most Ticketed Cars on US Roads

Everyone knows a red Ferrari convertible attracts attention from the highway patrol. Pricey speed demons have a certain disadvantage when it comes to moving violations,

20 Longest Lasting Cars on the Road in 2017

How long is “forever” for a car or truck? It wasn’t long ago that a vehicle hitting 150,000 miles was considered a true warrior. However, standards keep getting higher.

Hyundai or Kia? Why Korean Automakers are the Surprising Choice You Need to Make

It’s astonishing how Korean automakers have become synonymous with quality over the years. In 2016, Kia reigned as king of initial quality according to J.D. Power, beating

Toyota Prius Prime: 10 Things to Know About the First Sensible Plug-in

Everyone who drives an electric vehicle immediately notices two things: the acceleration and the fuel economy. Driving an EV means instant power from a stoplight, and

10 Cars That Will Basically Never Die

When it comes to crowning the most reliable car you can buy, agreeing on how to define “reliable” is incredibly important. Do you only count

10 Most Reliable Cars and SUVs on the Road Today

When buying a new car, you should have a good idea what it will cost you in the long run. That means considering fuel, maintenance,

2017 Prius Prime review

THE GOOD: The Toyota Prius Prime’s plug-in hybrid power train is more flexible and efficient than the standard model. It boasts 25 miles of electric range

10 Best-Selling Electric Vehicles of All Time

Electric vehicles are only getting started. This Chevrolet Bolt EV everyone’s been fogging the windows over just went on sale in December 2016. Meanwhile, Tesla is still

2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric and Hybrid First Drive: Reaching past the Prius rainbow

Hyundai’s Ioniq initiative is more than just a green flare rising up from the sea of increasingly electrified automotive options. The decision to introduce a

Consumer Reports’ Surprising 10 Best Automobiles of 2017

While the classic buff books (Car and Driver, Road & Track, Automobile, etc.) are full of McLarens, Porsches, and Ferraris in any given issue, when

The 2017 Chevy Volt Is the Hybrid That Will Finally Win You Over

You’re looking at one of the most important models in GM history. When the Volt concept debuted at the 2007 Detroit Auto Show, it was

The Electric Vehicles America Needed but Never Got

While electric vehicles are gaining momentum in the U.S., there’s still a long way to go. In December 2016, the segment’s peak month to date,

2017 Honda Accord Hybrid: Honda’s Great Green Leap Forward

Currently, a few factors are working to transform the auto market faster than ever before. The most notable is the growing acceptance of hybrids. No

10 Cars With the Most NHTSA Safety Complaints Since 2005

Sometimes, car news gets all too predictable. When Consumer Reports comes out with the list of its most reliable cars, you know you’re going to see

2017 Kia Niro is the Kind of Hybrid We Can All Agree On

In high school, I went to a small, local technical school for automotive sciences and technology. Classes were in a garage adjacent to the main

BMW’s Life-Saving System That We Can’t Get in the US – First Drive Review

We recently drove a 2016 BMW X5 in mid-coastal California, as perfect a spot to drive one as there is anywhere on earth. Well into

10 Electric Cars That Will Shake Up the Market in 2017

The electric vehicle market definitely needs a shakeup in 2017. While models by Tesla and plug-in hybrids by BMW and Porsche have captured the interest

10 Cars You Should Not Bring on a Road Trip

America is built for road trips. You can travel thousands of scenic miles without having to change currency, worry about gas stations, or run into

The Prius Plus Four Is Toyota’s Big Green Middle Finger to the Haters

Here’s the Toyota Prius paradox: Everything you’ve ever heard about it is true. It’s a green car landmark, but it’s also a threat to our

10 Great Cars People Are Avoiding for Some Strange Reason

Some car segments hit the skids in 2016, and it’s easy to see why. There were hybrids that fought cheap gas and lost. On other