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The 2014 Best Cars for the Money

This morning, we released our 2014 Best Cars for the Money awards. The awards are one of our favorite projects here at U.S. News Best Cars. Most automotive awards recognize cars based on how much of a total package they offer. Other awards recognize cars that are great values. Our Best Cars for the Money awards are the only automotive awards that do both. The awards cover 21 different automotive categories, including cars, trucks, minivans and SUVs. They truly ... continue reading»

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Winter Weather Freezes New Car Sales

After a strong 2013, new car sales were mixed in the first month of 2014. Automotive News reports that in January, “Automakers and dealers sold 1,011,187 light vehicles for the month. The seasonally adjusted annual selling rate was 15.2 million, virtually unchanged from last January, but down slightly from December's 15.4 million SAAR.” Most analysts agree that abnormally cold weather and high snowfall kept car shoppers away from dealerships. Jessica Caldwell, senior an analyst at ... continue reading»

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New Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Spells Few Changes for Consumers

Chrysler is a storied American automotive brand. Chrysler Group LLC is the corporate entity that owns the Chrysler, Dodge, Ram, FIAT, SRT, Mopar and Jeep brands. Earlier this month, Italian automaker FIAT gained sole ownership of Chrysler Group. Now Chrysler is undergoing more changes. Forbes reports, “On Wednesday, Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne announced the formation of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, or FCA for short. The new company will be initially be based in London, not Milan, Italy, the long-time home of ... continue reading»

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7 Steps to Shopping at an Auto Show

It’s auto show season, and while that means breathless updates on new concepts and model debuts on enthusiast blogs and social media, the average car shopper probably isn’t paying much attention. It can seem like car shows are more for gearheads than everyday car shoppers, so it’s easy to bypass the auto show in your community. However, for people in the market for a new car, auto shows offer a great opportunity to explore, compare and shop ... continue reading»

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News from Day One of the North American International Auto Show

The 2014 North American International Auto Show in Detroit opened to the press yesterday. Here's a roundup of the major news from day one. Chevrolet Takes North American Car and Truck of the Year Awards The North American Car and Truck of the Year awards are two of the most highly respected and sought-after awards in the automotive industry. This year, the jury of automotive journalists gave the awards to two models from Chevrolet. The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray ... continue reading»

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