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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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Tesla Model S Tops AAA's 2014 Green Car Guide

2013 Tesla Model S AAA’s Automotive Club of Southern California's Automotive Research Center revealed this week that the 2013 Tesla Model S earned top scores in its 2014 Green Car Guide. Behind the Tesla Model S, the 2012 Toyota RAV4 EV, 2014 Audi A7 TDI, 2013 Lexus GS Hybrid and 2013 Nissan Leaf round out the top five on the list. “The Tesla Model S is an incredible car,” says Steve Mazor, Automotive Research Center manager and chief engineer, in a statement ... 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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