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This year’s batch is dominated by SUVs.
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Automakers hope to improve fuel economy and safety while decreasing vehicle-upkeep costs.
Dedication to innovation dominates the 2017 lineup and beyond.
Car-top carriers adapt to a broader variety of stowed items than ever before; bike racks provide more stability.
Weight reduction and new engines are a common theme.
Industry observers say the average value of incentives should hit a record in 2016.
Most vehicles earn top ratings, so changes are needed.
Consumers Digest’s staff found that it’s now quite easy to find a UTV that’s specialized for any type of job or riding that you want to do.
Manufacturers unveil new subcompact SUVs and long-range EVs, while safety advocates focus on automatic safety systems.
The use of aluminum and carbon fiber ups repair costs.
Automakers are committed to weight reduction.
More-powerful small amps have streaming capability.
Manufacturers are producing more variations of existing models, and safety technology has been added.
Refreshed models include new engines and interiors.
The latest concept vehicles focus on hybrid powertrains.
More features make the cars comparable with larger ones.
New automobile-financing options drive up the cost of loans. New federal guidelines could lead to additional costs for consumers.
Experts expect higher prices in 2015.
Fuel efficiency and safety features are front and center.
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Safety and performance features that are associated with automobiles and motorcycles now exist on the most expensive scooters.
Nearly every manufacturer now makes an automobile remote-start system that can be controlled by a smartphone.
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More vehicles are being equipped with automated safety technology, but a self-driving vehicle still is years away.
We look at nine midyear models that promise better fuel economy without sacrificing performance.
Not all of the ways insurers charge policyholders are legal.
Can you trust the fuel-economy number that's on the sticker of a new vehicle that you're considering for purchase? Unfortunately, no.
Dozens of facets of today's vehicles deserve scrutiny.
Vehicles are getting smaller, so automakers are getting creative to produce more interior space.
The most fuel-efficient vehicles increase cost of ownership.
Haven’t thought about buying a certified preowned vehicle? Think again.
Labels designed to provide a better comparison of how much fuel and energy vehicles consume tend to oversimplify the differences.
Mainstream electric cars have hit the road, but price, range and a lack of recharging stations relegate them to a select market.
V8 engines are being packed under the hoods of increasingly fewer cars, and new small-engine technology comes at a higher cost.
Computerized diagnostics create obstacles for consumers.
A system to prevent unintended acceleration is coming. Emerging now: safety systems that are designed to prevent collisions.
Motor oil brands that claim to do more than deliver basic protection for your engine are sliding down a slippery slope.
The government is pouring billions of dollars into promoting ethanol, but evidence is mounting that it actually damages the environment and fouls up your engines.
Automakers might rise from their slump in 6 months, which would close the door on generous incentives and remarkable deals.
Longer car warranties might not translate into a better deal.