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Get Used: Used Cars under $20,000

2012 Prius When it comes to car shopping, $20,000 can go a long way, especially if you’re considering a used car. Buying used means that someone else has taken the initial hit on depreciation, and while it’s not typically the case, USA Today reports that some used cars that were bought in May 2013 have actually appreciated in value, including the 2012 Chevrolet Malibu, Subaru Forester and 2009 Kia Sorento. [Read: Best Used Car Sales July 2014] Our used ... continue reading»

Tags: Analysis, Used Cars, Used Car Prices, Pricing

Midsize Cars with the Biggest Trunks

2014 Hyundai Sonata Though SUVs generally have more cargo space than cars, you have a lot of options if you’re shopping for a midsize car with enough room to haul your family’s gear. With the summer road trip season upon us, here are five affordable midsize cars with trunks big enough for all your luggage and vacation souvenirs. 2014 Hyundai Sonata The 2014 Sonata has the biggest trunk of non-hybrid cars in the affordable midsize car class at 16.4 cubic ... continue reading»

Tags: Analysis, Affordable Midsize Cars, trunk space

2014 Honda CR-V and 2014 Ford Escape: Which Should You Buy?

Small SUVs and crossovers are some of the most popular vehicles on the market. So far in 2014, Americans have bought 386,627 crossovers and small SUVs. A full 66 percent of those sales have come from just two models: the Honda CR-V and the Ford Escape. It’s clear that small SUV buyers have found a lot to like in the Honda CR-V and Ford Escape, but which one is right for you? Let’s find out. [See full ... continue reading»

Tags: Tips and Advice, Analysis, Ford Escape, Honda CR V

Honda Civic vs. Hyundai Elantra: Which Should You Buy?

The Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla are two of the most popular small cars on the market. However, other models are starting to make waves in the small car class. Cars like the Hyundai Elantra compete directly with perennial class leaders on price and features and small car buyers are starting to take notice. According to Automotive News, Honda sold 336,180 Civics in 2013, which is an increase of 6 percent over 2012. Hyundai sold 247,912 Elantras -- an ... continue reading»

Tags: Analysis, Honda Civic, Hyundai Elantra, Small Cars, Car Comparisons

Upsides and Downsides of Driving Diesel

2014 Mercedes E-Class Diesel There’s a good chance that you don’t know anyone who drives a diesel vehicle. At the end of 2012, an analysis performed by R.L. Polk & Company for Diesel Technology Forum showed that less than 3 percent of registered passenger vehicles in the U.S. were diesel. However, the number of diesel vehicles on the road could increase in the near future. “Some analysts predict diesel sales will reach 10 percent of the U.S. market by 2020 ... continue reading»

Tags: Analysis, Alternative Fuels, Stats and Studies, Fuel Economy, diesel

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