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Cars of Summer: The Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG Goes to the Beach

For most people, summer is driving season-- day trips, road trips, drives to the beach, festivals, fairs, visiting friends and commuting in the bright sunshine. This summer, U.S. News is putting the cars we test through their summer paces and giving you tips and advice for making the most of your summer driving. In this installment, the Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG heads to the Jersey shore. A while back, we mentioned that the Mercedes-Benz GLK 350 had a bold, commanding ... continue reading»

Tags: Test Drives, Mercedes Benz CLS Class, Mercedes Benz CLS63 AMG, Cars of Summer

How Does Your Car's Range Affect the Length of Your Road Trip?

If you’ve ever been on a trip that takes a few fill-ups to complete, you know that stopping for gas provides a nice break but burns through precious time. Depending on your car’s gas mileage and fuel tank size, it can stockpile fuel the way a camel conserves water or be the grumpy old man who needs a bathroom break at every rest stop. The more you pull off the interstate to accommodate your car’s small bladder ... continue reading»

Tags: Analysis, Cars of Summer, Road Trips

Cars of Summer: The Ford Explorer Goes Antiquing

For most people, summer means day trips, road trips, drives to the beach, festivals, fairs, visiting friends and commuting in the bright sunshine. This summer, U.S. News is putting the cars we test through their summer paces and giving you tips and advice for making the most of your summer driving. In this installment, the new 2011 Ford Explorer goes looking for old finds in the antique shops of New Hampshire. The 2011 Ford Explorer has all the ingredients ... continue reading»

Tags: Test Drives, Ford Explorer, Cars of Summer

Cars of Summer: The Ford F-150 King Ranch Goes to Camp

For most people, summer is driving season-- day trips, road trips, drives to the beach, festivals, fairs, visiting friends and commuting in the bright sunshine. This summer, U.S. News is putting the cars we test through their summer paces and giving you tips and advice for making the most of your summer driving. In this installment, the Ford F-150 heads to the ultimate summer destination: camp. The Ford F-150 King Ranch is a beautiful truck inside and out. But ... continue reading»

Tags: Test Drives, Ford F 150, Cars of Summer

Fuel Economy and the Audi A7

Recently, I went into detail about the Audi A7’s strengths as a Car of Summer. I was impressed by the A7’s tech features, comfortable interior and class-leading cargo space. But since summer generally means road trips, I think it’s important to mention fuel economy. My trip in the A7 was 499 miles long. On the way, the A7 saw congested city streets and highways that were crowded with weekend drivers. Still, the Audi managed 24 mpg in ... continue reading»

Tags: Analysis, Audi A7, Cars of Summer

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