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Tesla Motors Reveals All-Wheel Drive Model S, Autopilot System

Tesla Model S Tesla Motors announced yesterday that it will build an all-wheel drive version of the Model S electric car. The automaker is also rolling out an Autopilot system that gives the Model S new driver assistance features. All-wheel drive is available on all three trim levels of the Model S, including the 60, 85 and performance-oriented P85. According to Tesla's website, the “Dual Motor All Wheel Drive system,” which bears a "D" designation, adds $4,000 to the price of ... continue reading»

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Best 2014 Labor Day Car Sales

2014 Ford Mustang With Labor Day fast approaching, automakers are offering lots of new car purchase deals, which include zero percent financing deals for five to six years through the holiday weekend. There are a number of cash back deals available as well. Here are some of the best 2014 Labor Day car sales. Chevrolet is offering zero percent financing for six years on most 2014 models in dealer stock through Sept. 2. This includes the Silverado 1500, Cruze, Malibu, Traverse, Impala and ... continue reading»

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Ford Escape Tops Most Stolen SUV and Crossover List

2013 Escape Some SUVs and crossovers are more likely to get stolen than others, at least according to a new report by the National Insurance Crime Bureau. Of 2011-13 model year vehicles, the Ford Escape topped NICB’s list of most stolen SUVs, with 1,421 vehicles stolen between Jan. 1, 2010 and Dec. 31, 2013. The Escape is followed by the Ford Edge, Explorer, Jeep Grand Cherokee and Kia Sorento, which round out the top five. Of the 21,711 SUVs ... continue reading»

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June's Best Finance, Cash Back and Lease Deals

2014 Chrysler 200 The summer car buying season is in full swing, and automakers have rolled out a lot of good deals to help you save money on a new vehicle. As new 2015 models start to arrive on dealer lots, you’ll see bigger incentives on some outgoing 2014 vehicles as dealers try to clear their inventory, especially if the vehicle is redesigned for 2015. Look for incentives like interest-free financing, low interest rates, thousands in cash back incentives and low monthly ... continue reading»

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Ford Unveils Lightweight Concept Car to Improve Fuel Economy

Ford Lightweight Concept Car Ford has introduced a lightweight concept model of its midsize Fusion sedan, which the company says supports its efforts toward achieving better fuel economy on future models. Ford says its Lightweight Concept car uses “advanced materials,” which trim almost 25 percent off the 2013 Fusion's weight, making its weight similar to that of the subcompact Ford Fiesta. According to Ford, the company's mixed-material research examines incorporating ultra-high-strength steel, carbon fiber, aluminum alloys and other composite materials to reduce ... continue reading»

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