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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

October Car Sales Can Point to November's Best Car Deals

October car sales were strong, with automakers selling 12 percent more cars than they did in October of 2012. Though auto sales were good overall, some models saw sales well above the sales numbers of other cars, trucks and SUVs. According to The Wall Street Journal, the three top sellers in October new car, SUV and truck sales were pickup trucks. The Ford F-Series sold the most units of any car, truck or SUV in October, followed by the Chevrolet ... continue reading»

Tags: Tips and Advice, Analysis

Studies Say Car Buyers Want to Stay Connected

In-car technology Two new studies by Cisco and J.D. Power and Associates show what car buyers want from their next vehicle. J.D. Power and Associates’ 2013 U.S. Automotive Emerging Technologies Study received responses from 16,758 vehicle owners, which show that car owners are interested in applications for phone pairing, wireless internet, better voice recognition and other features that would improve vehicle infotainment systems. Of those listed above, J.D. Power and Associates noticed that vehicle owners tended to ... continue reading»

Tags: Analysis, in car technology

Diesels Save Fuel, But Do they Save Money?

85 percent of Jetta Sportwagen sales ar Diesel-powered cars have a reputation for being loud, smelly and slow, but they also get very good highway fuel economy. However, just because diesels save fuel doesn't mean they always save their owners money. According to the Diesel Technology Forum, a non-profit that raises awareness of diesel engines,  diesel car registrations increased 24.3 percent between 2010 and 2012, even though car registrations overall only increased 2.75 percent during that time. USA Today writes, "Every time we've ... continue reading»

Tags: Tips and Advice, Analysis, Green Cars, Diesel engines, diesel fuel, alternative fuel

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