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Decoding MPG-e

2015 Fiat 500e If you’ve shopped for an electric vehicle or a plug-in hybrid, you’ve probably noticed something on the window sticker: an mpg-e rating. While we’re all familiar with mpg (how many miles a car gets per gallon of gasoline used), EVs never use gasoline and plug-in hybrids don’t always use it. That’s why the Environmental Protection Agency came up with mpg-e. It’s a way to compare the fuel economy of cars that don’t use ... continue reading»

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Best Midsize Car Deals in March

March is quickly coming to an end, which can actually be good news for car shoppers. The end of the month can be a great time to buy a new car, as dealers may be more willing to negotiate in order to make their sales goals. The crop of deals and incentives on midsize cars in March is another piece of good news for car shoppers. Good midsize car financing and cash back deals, plus enhanced negotiating power can save ... continue reading»

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Family Cars with the Best Value

Best Family Cars Our Best Cars for the Money awards highlight cars that are great to own and great long-term values. Our Best Cars for Families awards recognize the best family cars in 19 different classes. Of course, families need cars that are great values as well. Though pricing and long-term costs aren’t part of our Best Cars for Families award criteria, they also aren’t mutually exclusive. Here are the eight Best Cars for Families winners that are also Best Cars ... continue reading»

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The 2015 Best Cars for Families Awards

The 2015 Best Cars for Familes The 2015 Best Cars for Families are here! The awards recognize the cars, minivans and SUVs that offer families the safety, practicality and space they need, as well as the features, comfort and quality they want. The best family cars don’t feel like compromises. Instead, they keep everyone in the family safe, happy and comfortable mile after mile. [See the full list of the Best Family Cars] The Best Cars for Families awards cover 19 different automotive classes, so ... continue reading»

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Cars, Cats and Canines

how to use a dog ramp for a car With all the work we’re doing on our Best Cars for Families, we didn’t forget our four-legged family members. After all, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) reports that there are 70 million pet dogs in the U.S. and 74.1 million pet cats. To put that in perspective, according to the 2010 census, there are 74.2 million children in the United States. Clearly, we like owning pets, and AVMA reports that over half of all ... continue reading»

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