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Top Headlines From January 7-12 Top Headlines From January 7-12
News from CES, your new driving buddy Alexa and how one automaker wants to connect to your brain to improve your driving are just a few of the stories that caught the attention of our editors this week. Click on the links below to check out the full articles.   You will be able to talk to Alexa in...
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Nissan’s New Crossover Kicks Aside All-Wheel Drive Nissan’s New Crossover Kicks Aside All-Wheel Drive
Rarely does a new vehicle debut with less power and capability than the model it’s replacing. Yet the Nissan Kicks compact crossover is hitting the market without all wheel drive and with less horsepower than its predecessor, the Juke. AWD has become a staple of crossovers from almost all automakers....
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Will the Toyota Avalon Make Big Sedans Cool Again? Will the Toyota Avalon Make Big Sedans Cool Again?
If you’ve never driven a Toyota Avalon, I’d highly recommend you do so next time you’re in the market for a sedan. The Avalon isn’t especially fast and it won’t carve the corners like sport sedans do. The Avalon, though, is a comfortable cruiser that feels more planted and solid than a Camry while...
Will the Toyota Avalon Make Big Sedans Cool Again? »
Kia Optima Offers Infiniti-Level Style Kia Optima Offers Infiniti-Level Style
Thanksgiving weekend in Southern California. More specifically, a car rental parking lot at LAX. To my left was a dark gray 2017 Kia Optima, a 178-horsepower 4-door midsize sedan with knockout good looks and impressive highway fuel economy. On the right was a blue 2017 Toyota Camry, promising plenty...
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Our Most Popular Halloween Costume of 2017:The Frankencar! Our Most Popular Halloween Costume of 2017:The Frankencar!
What do the two pickup trucks, two coupes, sedan, and SUV in the picture above have in common? They’re the top 6 most searched used cars on CarGurus so far this year. Can you guess those 6 models? Ford F-150 Ford Mustang Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Jeep Wrangler Chevrolet Camaro Honda Accord Did your...
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Facebook Marketplace Finally Updating Car Search Tool Facebook Marketplace Finally Updating Car Search Tool
- Since launching about a year ago, Facebook Marketplace has grown to become a viable alternative to classified-ad stalwart Craigslist for car buying and selling (we’ve detailed the two platforms’ relative strengths and weaknesses in the past). But for those of us who are habitually shopping for...
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New Cars Losing Ground on Reliability New Cars Losing Ground on Reliability
New technology that makes cars easier to drive, more fuel efficient, and better connected could also be the reasons why new cars are less reliable than they’ve been in the past. It wasn’t that long ago when a car buyer could take home a sedan with a 5-speed manual transmission, a CD player, a steering...
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Hyundai’s New Shopping Program Aims to Save Hours at Dealership, Offers Three-Day Returns Hyundai’s New Shopping Program Aims to Save Hours at Dealership, Offers Three-Day Returns
- Most people don’t want to sit around a car dealership all day. That’s become a well-worn, recurring pitch of many car-selling websites and mobile apps, but mainstream automakers such as Hyundai have been taking note, too. In introducing the new Shopper Assurance program, Hyundai North America...
Hyundai’s New Shopping Program Aims to Save Hours at Dealership, Offers Three-Day Returns »
You Can Now Subscribe to Porsche, But Should You? You Can Now Subscribe to Porsche, But Should You?
If you can’t afford a Porsche, you probably can’t afford Porsche’s new subscription program, either. The idea behind Porsche Passport, which launches in Atlanta next month, is to provide subscribers with any model of Porsche they wish at any time they wish. It’s a compelling idea, but the privilege won’t...
You Can Now Subscribe to Porsche, But Should You? »
Has Hyundai Built the First True 3 Series Killer? Has Hyundai Built the First True 3 Series Killer?
Everyone wants a piece of the BMW 3 Series. The legendary car has been in the U.S. since the 1970s, but reached its pinnacle in the 1990s, which has propelled the car all way into the 21st century with little competition to worry about. Notice that I didn’t say with little competition. I said, “little...
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