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Nissan Rogue Named Top Safety Pick+

People looking for a compact SUV with top safety ratings have yet another option to choose from. The 2014 Nissan Rogue has been named a Top Safety Pick+ by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The Rogue, which is all-new for 2014, earned the award by scoring “Good,” the highest score possible, in the institute’s five tests. It also earned the award for receiving a “Basic” rating for front crash prevention for its optional forward collision warning system. “Nissan ... continue reading»

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The 2014 Best Cars for Families Awards

Let’s compare buying a family car to buying a fun little convertible. If you’re shopping for a convertible, all you have to think about is if you like it and if you can afford it. For a family car, liking and affording the car are important, but you also need to consider safety, reliability and if the car has the space and features your family needs. Buying a family car won’t make most people’s heart race ... continue reading»

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Flat February Car Sales Could Mean Good Deals for Shoppers Who Act Fast

The artic chill that some automakers felt in their January sales continued into February for some brands, but that could be good news for car shoppers.  February auto sales were better overall than sales in January, but flat compared to February 2013. According to The Wall Street Journal, new car sales were down 5.3 percent, but SUV and crossover sales were up 9.1 percent compared to February 2013. General Motors reports that its sales were down 1 percent ... continue reading»

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General Motors Expands Ignition Switch Recall

General Motors is expanding a recall of some of its small cars. The recall is due to a problem with the ignition switch in the affected models. The 2005 to 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt and Pontiac G5 were included in the earlier recall. Now, the 2003 to 2007 Saturn Ion, as well as the 2006 to 2007 Chevrolet HHR, Pontiac Solstice and Saturn Sky are being recalled. The number of recalled vehicles tops 1.3 million. According to GM, “This expanded ... continue reading»

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Full-Size SUVs Bet on Fuel Saving Tech

It used to be that large SUVs were all about capability. They were the vehicles buyers chose because they needed V8 power, beefy towing abilities and room for up to nine people. Times have changed. Upcoming large SUVs are focusing on getting better fuel economy. Ahead of the Dallas-Fort Worth auto show, Ford announced that the refreshed 2015 Ford Expedition will eschew the old model’s V8 engine in favor of one of the company’s EcoBoost V6 engines. According ... continue reading»

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