10 Comments on Kia Optima Hybrid: Extended Drive Time
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Kia Optima Hybrid: Extended Drive Time

Many miles and smiles with Kia’s Optima Hybrid sedan. Hybrid sales peaked in 2013 and have fallen steadily since. Low…

 2 Comments on Highlights of the 2017 WAPA Rally!
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Highlights of the 2017 WAPA Rally!

Drive time in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay for the WAPA Rally. Once each year, members of the Washington…

 8 Comments on Crossing Over With the
2018 Hyundai Santa Fe
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Crossing Over With the
2018 Hyundai Santa Fe

Revised Feb. 10, 2018, to reflect latest safety rating. Hyundai’s largest SUV in Ultimate form. Hyundai is just a few…

 2 Comments on Used Car Shopping Caution: Odometer Fraud
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Used Car Shopping Caution: Odometer Fraud

Odometer fraud can cost you dearly. Consumers looking to buy a used car understand the importance of checking it thoroughly,…

 2 Comments on Winter Driving School the Michelin and Tire Rack Way
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Winter Driving School the Michelin and Tire Rack Way

On the campus of the University of Notre Dame. Think “winter driving school” and you might imagine yourself navigating switchbacks…

 5 Comments on Hybrid Finesse: 2017 Hyundai Ioniq
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Hybrid Finesse: 2017 Hyundai Ioniq

Hyundai’s Ioniq line of electrified vehicles is here. The Prius has long been synonymous with “hybrid” ever since Toyota launched…

 4 Comments on Crossing Over With the Infiniti QX30
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Crossing Over With the Infiniti QX30

Infiniti takes on the bottom end of the luxury market. America’s insatiable appetite for crossovers hasn’t been lost on manufacturers,…

 1 Comment on How to Recover Your Stolen Vehicle
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How to Recover Your Stolen Vehicle

Quick action on your part may help you get your vehicle back. You step outside of your home and immediately…

 5 Comments on Lexus Hotness: 2018 LC500!
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Lexus Hotness: 2018 LC500!

Lexus’s six-figure sports car. Lexus says it doesn’t offer a sports car, but don’t for the moment believe it. Marketed…

 1 Comment on Bantam Conveyance: 2017 Fiat 500
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Bantam Conveyance: 2017 Fiat 500

Behind the wheel of Fiat’s tiniest model. City cars are the smallest models you can purchase in North America, typically…

 3 Comments on Second-Generation Kia Cadenza Impresses
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Second-Generation Kia Cadenza Impresses

Large sedan owners should take notice. Mercury Grand Marquis and Ford Crown Victoria owners take note: your replacement vehicle is…

 3 Comments on Used Cars: Where the Bargains Are
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Used Cars: Where the Bargains Are

Bargains on used cars are available if you know where to look. The average price of a new car is…

 11 Comments on All-New Kia Rio Delivers Value and Amenities
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All-New Kia Rio Delivers Value and Amenities

Fourth-generation Kia Rio rolls out. Demand for small cars is down, but don’t tell that to Kia Motors. The Korean…

 6 Comments on Compact Delight: 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT
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Compact Delight: 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT

Hyundai breathes fresh life into its little sport hatchback. —Updated Dec. 10, 2017, to reflect this model’s safety score.— Automakers…

 1 Comment on 5 Fuel Savings Tips for Savvy Drivers
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5 Fuel Savings Tips for Savvy Drivers

Saving money at the pump. High fuel prices can drain your wallet, making it difficult for you to make ends…

 16 Comments on On the Road With the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan
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On the Road With the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan

Updated on Oct. 26, 2017, to reflect this model’s IIHS safety rating. Quality time with the all-new Volkswagen Tiguan. Those…

 2 Comments on Is the 2018 Volvo V90 the World’s Most Glamorous Wagon?
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Is the 2018 Volvo V90 the World’s Most Glamorous Wagon?

After a 20-year hiatus, the Volvo V90 returns. Station wagons dominated the American scene from the 1950s to 1970s, serving…

 2 Comments on Maximum Fun With a Mini Countryman
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Maximum Fun With a Mini Countryman

The Mini Countryman offers an interesting twist on the small SUV frame. Think “Mini” and words such as tiny, small,…

 6 Comments on Stylish Mazda CX-5 All New for 2017
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Stylish Mazda CX-5 All New for 2017

Mazda packs in a little zoom-zoom for some fun-fun. Compact SUVs dominate the market with some models jockeying for best-seller…

2013 Toyota Tacoma XRunner.
 1 Comment on How to Maximize the Resale Value for Your Used Car
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How to Maximize the Resale Value for Your Used Car

Used car marketing and how to get more for your vehicle. You own a car and want to sell it,…

 8 Comments on One Week With the 2017 Jeep New Compass
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One Week With the 2017 Jeep New Compass

Jeep strengthens the model line with an all-new compact SUV. Updated October 17, 2017, to include IIHS rating. The fast-growing…

 3 Comments on Highlights of the 2018 Volvo Product Reveal
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Highlights of the 2018 Volvo Product Reveal

Updated Sept. 5, 2017, to reflect specification changes. Rejuvenated Volvo gains marketshare. Volvo Cars continue to transition away from old…

 3 Comments on Land Rover Discovery Redux, HSE Luxury Style
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Land Rover Discovery Redux, HSE Luxury Style

A Land Rover Discovery with a supercharged gas engine. The hits keep coming. Or at least the weekly model or…

 2 Comments on Greenlighted: Volkswagen I.D. Buzz Concept Microbus
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Greenlighted: Volkswagen I.D. Buzz Concept Microbus

VW’s beloved bus is coming back. One of the most iconic vans in automotive history is the Volkswagen Bus or…

 6 Comments on 8 Steps to Buying a Used Car
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8 Steps to Buying a Used Car

How to drive a deal on your next used car. Buying a used car has its advantages as the steepest…

 11 Comments on Behind the Wheel: 2018 Volkswagen Atlas
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Behind the Wheel: 2018 Volkswagen Atlas

Made-in-Tennessee SUV offers a longer bumper-to-bumper warranty. An atlas may describe a collection of maps, but in Greek mythology, he…

 2 Comments on Charleston Charmed: 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT
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Charleston Charmed: 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT

Hyundai rhymes with Sunday. —Updated Dec. 10, 2017, to reflect this model’s safety score.— Most car designs are getting slammed…

 11 Comments on First Drive: 2018 Hyundai Sonata
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First Drive: 2018 Hyundai Sonata

Behind the wheel of Hyundai’s updated Sonata midsize sedan. Updated Jan. 11, 2018, to reflect latest crash testing score. Demand…

 1 Comment on 7 Signs of Transmission Troubles
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7 Signs of Transmission Troubles

Transmission replacement can damage your budget. Car trouble can cost you dearly, especially if you ignore problems or put off…

 4 Comments on Some Like it Hot: 2017 Infiniti Q60 Red Sport 400
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Some Like it Hot: 2017 Infiniti Q60 Red Sport 400

Red Sport hotness in Iridium Blue guise. How do you like your Infiniti? Well, if you’re in the market for…