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Holiday Travelers Receive an Early Gift: Cheap Gas

If you’re planning on packing up your car for holiday travel, there’s good news; gas prices are at their lowest point of the year. Last week, the AAA said that a gallon of gas averaged about $3.25 nationwide, and they also reported that prices will continue to drop as we approach the New Year. Gas prices fell below $3 in Missouri, which have the lowest prices in the country, while Hawaii has the most expensive gas at ... continue reading»

Tags: News, Gas Prices, holiday travel

Best December Midsize Car Deals

If you’re looking to save money this holiday season, there are excellent purchase and lease deals on popular affordable midsize cars. With the holidays right around the corner, you can find attractive no-interest financing from automakers like Nissan, Honda, Chevrolet and Hyundai. There are also appealing lease deals with low monthly payments. If you’re looking to lease a car, Nissan has a great deal on its redesigned 2013 Altima. You can get the 2.5 Altima S sedan ... continue reading»

Tags: Features, Deals, Affordable Midsize Cars

Ford Recalls 2013 Fusion for Second Time in a Week

Faulty headlights are the latest setback for the redesigned 2013 Ford Fusion. Ford is recalling about 19,000 Fusions for the issue, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. This is the second recall in the span of a week for the Fusion, after Ford announced it would recall 2013 model-year Escapes and Fusions for potential engine fires. In the latest Fusion recall, NHSTA says the low-beam headlights may become hazy over a period of time, which can decrease ... continue reading»

Tags: Ford, Model News, Ford recall, 2013 Ford Fusion

2014 SUVs Take Center Stage at LA Auto Show

Although various small and midsize cars made a splash at last week’s 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show, several SUVs were also unveiled to the world. A completely redesigned 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander debuted last week, and it abandons a similar front fascia as the Lancer’s in favor of what Kicking Tires calls a “more rounded front end.” For the 2014 model year, Mitsubishi says in a statement the Outlander loses 200 pounds and will have an Eco mode that ... continue reading»

Tags: Kia Sorento, Mitsubishi Outlander, Subaru Forester, Model News, LA Auto Show

Auto Thieves Hate the Toyota Prius

Worried about your car being stolen? Buy a Toyota Prius. The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) released a report last week that found that the Prius has a much lower theft rate than other vehicles. Only one in 606 Prius hybrids from the 2008 to 2010 model years was reported stolen, according to the NICB. Comparatively, of all 2008 to 2010 model-year vehicles reported stolen, the average was one in 78. “As it turns out, the most popular hybrid on ... continue reading»

Tags: Toyota Prius, Model News, Vehicle Theft, National Insurance Crime Bureau

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