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Tesla Model S Tops AAA's 2014 Green Car Guide

2013 Tesla Model S AAA’s Automotive Club of Southern California's Automotive Research Center revealed this week that the 2013 Tesla Model S earned top scores in its 2014 Green Car Guide. Behind the Tesla Model S, the 2012 Toyota RAV4 EV, 2014 Audi A7 TDI, 2013 Lexus GS Hybrid and 2013 Nissan Leaf round out the top five on the list. “The Tesla Model S is an incredible car,” says Steve Mazor, Automotive Research Center manager and chief engineer, in a statement ... continue reading»

Tags: News, Tesla Model S, Hybrids, electric cars, Fuel Economy

Car Deals Include Lower Interest Rates, Longer Financing

2014 Elantra Sedan If you want a new car, but worry that high monthly payments won’t fit your budget, now may be the right time to explore your options. “Credit conditions are making it easier to buy or lease a new car,” says Jessica Caldwell, senior analyst at Edmunds.com. “Shoppers are opting for longer terms at lower interest rates. In other words, they’re able to afford more expensive cars by keeping their monthly payments at or near what they’re ... continue reading»

Tags: News, Financing, car deals, Leasing

2015 Subaru BRZ Gets $100 Price Increase

2015 Subaru BRZ Subaru announced yesterday that the 2015 BRZ will start at $25,695, which is a price increase of $100 over the 2014 model. Subaru says its affordable sports car has a retuned the suspension that produces "a more enjoyable driving experience." Subaru also says that the 2015 BRZ features larger exhaust tips and a dash panel with a carbon fiber-like appearance. The automaker also announced that it is producing a limited production model BRZ called Series.Blue for 2015, which ... continue reading»

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Hybrid Fuel Economy Comes up Short in Consumer Reports' Testing, Diesels Impress

2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee The fuel economy of a couple hybrid vehicles didn’t hit the mark in testing by Consumer Reports, but some diesel models fared much better. The magazine tested the Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid, and it earned a combined 28 mpg overall, which is short of the EPA-estimated 31 mpg city/highway combined. Consumer Reports found that the non-hybrid base XV Crosstrek earned 26 mpg overall in its tests, and points out in a statement that due to the higher price ... continue reading»

Tags: BMW 3 Series, Honda Accord Hybrid, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Model News, Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid

Memorial Day Car Sales 2014

2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Memorial Day weekend means automakers and dealers are promoting holiday discounts and incentives, so it’s a good time to get a great deal on a new vehicle. If you’re in the market for a new vehicle this holiday weekend, you should check out these Memorial Day car deals before you go to the dealership. Many offers are good in addition to current incentives like interest-free financing, lease deals and cash back incentives. There are also offers for members ... continue reading»

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