Crossovers Designed for Off-Roading

About a year ago, we wrote about a few crossovers – utility vehicles designed primarily for paved roads – that have functional tweaks to enhance their off-road abilities. We’re still not sure if this is a short-lived trend or one that will persist as drivers demand more of a middle ground between basic crossovers and

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Gas vs Electric

The more the electric vehicle marketplace grows, the easier it gets to find exactly the type of EV you want. While the segment started out small with compact cars like the Nissan Leaf and Ford Focus Electric, you can now choose battery-powered mainstream and luxury SUVs, small and mid-size cars, and even a full-size pickup

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Hybrid Hatchbacks Used

Of all the technologies automakers have come up with to help drivers save on fuel costs, nothing works as well as a gas-electric hybrid powertrain. A conventional hybrid whose battery is charged solely through regenerative braking is a more affordable route to fuel savings than a plug-in hybrid or pure electric vehicle, which are more

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Unique Features in Vehicles

With so many unique features in vehicles these days, it can make your head spin. We’ve collected and sorted a few of them here in the hopes this article will help you prioritize what’s important to you. Driver Assistance Features With technology advancing as quickly as it is, it’s no surprise that car companies are

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January News Highlights

January was a big month for big SUVs, with automakers revealing redesigned or updated versions of some of their largest utility models. Jeep revealed the first-ever plug-in hybrid Grand Cherokee (the brand’s second plug-in model), Toyota has done a ground-up redesign of its Sequoia full-size SUV, and Ford is preparing to launch a high-performance Raptor

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Sub-Compacts Crossovers

The market for subcompact crossovers and SUVs has grown quickly in the last couple of years because, quite frankly, some automakers aren’t giving budget-oriented buyers many other choices. Subcompact sedans and hatchbacks are on their way out and being replaced by crossovers aimed at the same shoppers, only with higher prices. Small-SUV competition is so

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The Best Headlights for Nighttime Visibility and Crash Prevention

In 2016, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) added a headlight component to its extensive battery of vehicle safety tests, marking the first time any North American organization had evaluated headlight performance in new vehicles. This year, the IIHS combed through the five years of data it has compiled so far in its headlight

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Used PHEV Hatchback Buying Guide: Chevrolet Volt, Hyundai Ioniq, Toyota Prius Prime

The world’s automakers are putting a lot of money and engineering into electric vehicle (EV) technology, and if those efforts pay off, hundreds of new EVs will go on sale by the end of this decade. So if you’re thinking of buying an EV, you’ll have a lot more of them to choose from in

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