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Cars of Summer: Wedding Bells for the Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid

For most people, summer is driving season – day trips, road trips, drives to the beach, festivals, fairs, visiting friends and commuting in the bright sunshine. This summer, U.S. News is putting the cars we test through their summer paces and giving you tips and advice for making the most of your summer driving. In this installment, the Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid heads to a West Virginia farm for a down-home wedding. Since the Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid is not a vehicle ... continue reading»

Tags: Test Drives, Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid, Cars of Summer, Fuel Economy

Cars of Summer: It's Like Being in an Airplane

For most people, summer is driving season – day trips, road trips, drives to the beach, festivals, fairs, visiting friends and commuting in the bright sunshine. This summer, U.S. News is putting the cars we test through their summer paces and giving you tips and advice for making the most of your summer driving. In this installment, the 2011 GMC Terrain heads to Lewes Beach, Del. to relax by the seaside. When Ranya, one of my friends who traveled to ... continue reading»

Tags: Test Drives, GMC Terrain, Cars of Summer

Obama Announces 54.5 mpg Fuel Economy Guidelines for 2025

By model-year 2025, fuel economy across each automaker’s fleet of vehicles will need to average 54.5 miles per gallon for cars and light-duty trucks, The White House Office of the Press Secretary reports. President Obama was joined by representatives from Ford, GM, Chrysler, BMW, Honda, Hyundai, Jaguar/Land Rover, Kia, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Toyota, Volvo, the United Auto Workers (UAW) and the State of California, when making his announcement today. “This agreement on fuel standards represents the single ... continue reading»

Tags: News, Fuel Economy, 2025 fuel economy regulations, cafe fuel economy, government fuel economy standards

Cars of Summer: Saving Gas in the Kia Optima Hybrid

For most people, summer is driving season-- day trips, road trips, drives to the beach, festivals, fairs, visiting friends and commuting in the bright sunshine. This summer, U.S. News is putting the cars we test through their summer paces and giving you tips and advice for making the most of your summer driving. In this installment, the Kia Optima Hybrid fights high summer gas prices while commuting. Gas prices rise in the summer, and it seems like the media ... continue reading»

Tags: Test Drives, Green Cars, Gas Prices, Cars of Summer, 2011 Kia Optima Hybrid

Car Shoppers Could Pay More if U.S. Defaults

If the United States government can’t reach an agreement on whether or not to raise the debt ceiling, and ultimately defaults, consumers will pay more for an auto loan or lease. “A default almost certainly could cause many types of interest rates to rise, thus making it costlier for businesses and consumers to borrow money for everything from building factories to buying homes,” the Los Angeles Times reports. This includes car loans and leases for both new and used ... continue reading»

Tags: Analysis, interest rates, auto loan rates, auto lease, car loan, auto financing, u s debt ceiling, u s default

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