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Test Car: 2014 Hyundai Sonata Limited

2014 Sonata Limited Our test 2014 Hyundai Sonata features a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that generates 190 horsepower. A six speed automatic transmission is standard, and the EPA reports that our 2014 Sonata Limited gets an estimated 24/35 mpg city/highway. The 2014 Hyundai Sonata starts at $21,450 and comes standard with features that include Bluetooth, a USB port and satellite radio. Our test Hyundai Sonata Limited has a sticker price of $30,850, including destination fees, and adds features like ... continue reading»

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Car Deals Include Lower Interest Rates, Longer Financing

2014 Elantra Sedan If you want a new car, but worry that high monthly payments won’t fit your budget, now may be the right time to explore your options. “Credit conditions are making it easier to buy or lease a new car,” says Jessica Caldwell, senior analyst at Edmunds.com. “Shoppers are opting for longer terms at lower interest rates. In other words, they’re able to afford more expensive cars by keeping their monthly payments at or near what they’re ... continue reading»

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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

Redesigned 2015 Subaru WRX Receives IIHS Top Safety Pick Award

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety announced that the redesigned 2015 Subaru WRX and WRX STI earned its Top Safety Pick award. Previous generations of the WRX have never been tested by the IIHS, and although it shares some similarities with the 2014 Subaru Impreza, the IIHS reports that “there are sufficient differences for the vehicles to be rated separately.” The 2015 WRX earned the IIHS’ top rating of “good” in small and moderate overlap front crash tests, as well ... continue reading»

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Redesigned 2015 Subaru Outback Unveiled at New York Auto Show

Subaru Outback Subaru has officially pulled the wraps off the all-new 2015 Outback at the New York International Auto Show. The automaker says in a press release that the redesigned Outback “offers the roomiest interior, most capable chassis and highest fuel-efficiency in the model’s 20-year history.” The base 2015 Outback 2.5i comes with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 175 horsepower, while the highest Outback 3.6R Limited features a 256-horsepower six-cylinder engine. For 2015, Subaru has phased out ... continue reading»

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