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U.S. News Best Cars for Families Award Winners Announced

If you checked out our home page this morning, then you probably saw that we’ve announced the first annual U.S. News Best Cars for Families awards. The awards, which cover the 2011 model year, aim to help families make smart car buying decisions by highlighting cars, SUVs and vans with the best combination of safety, reliability, comfort, space and value. To say that all of us here at U.S. News Cars are excited about these awards would ... continue reading»

Tags: Rankings, Awards, Best Cars for Families

2013 Infiniti JX Concept Introduced

Though the luxury midsize SUV shown at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance last week is technically a concept, Infiniti says this Infiniti JX is pretty close to the production version that will be introduced to American buyers for the 2013 model year. According to a press release, Infiniti says that the JX will hit showrooms in spring 2012 as a 2013 model. The JX will offer a V6 engine and a choice between front- and all-wheel drive, as well ... continue reading»

Tags: Infiniti, Luxury Midsize SUVs, Model News, Infiniti JX

Ram Ends Production of Dakota

The Ram truck brand has announced that the production of its smallest offering, the Ram Dakota, will end this week, reports Left Lane News. Though a replacement is planned, it won’t see production in the near future, so as many as 150 workers at Chrysler’s Warren Truck Plant in Michigan may be laid off. Sales of the Ram Dakota dropped from a peak of 177,000 in 2000 to just 13,000 last year, according to Autoblog. Though ... continue reading»

Tags: Dodge Dakota, Model News

How to Get a Great Deal on a Family Car

Finding the right family car is a stressful process, but it isn’t impossible with thorough research. In Get the Best Deal on a Family Car, we take you through the car buying process, and provide you with negotiating tools and various tips and tricks that will help you get the vehicle you want at a price that fits your budget. continue reading»

Tags: Features, Car Shopping, Deals, Family Cars, Best Cars for Families

Four Keys to Keeping Kids Safe in Cars

Buying a car with top safety scores, high-tech safety features and using child safety seats properly seems like it’s enough to keep kids safe in the car, but a key ingredient is missing: an involved parent or guardian. Janette Fennell, president of Kids and Cars, says that 70 percent of the time, loved ones are responsible for non-traffic incidents like rollovers and heat stroke, and most of these accidents happen at home. We give Four Keys to Keeping Kids ... continue reading»

Tags: Features, Safety, Family Cars, Best Cars for Families

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