Redesigned 2015 Nissan Murano Tops Affordable Midsize SUV Rankings

2015 Nissan Murano The redesigned 2015 Nissan Murano currently ranks first among affordable midsize SUVs, an improvement over the 2014 model, which finished the year in sixth place. Auto writers are impressed with the Murano’s first-rate materials and serene ride, and they appreciate the new Murano’s improved ergonomics and rear-seat comfort. [See the Best Affordable Midsize SUVs] Largely unchanged mechanically, the 2015 Murano retains the outgoing model’s confident handling, sufficient power and comfortable ride, test drivers report. For 2015, Nissan ... continue reading»

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Small Trucks Hope to Make it Big

2015 GMC Canyon Redesigned and refreshed small trucks are hitting the market again, with the Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon and Toyota Tacoma as the three newest trucks in the segment. Automakers want shoppers to know these aren’t the small pickup trucks you may think you know from many years ago. They’re trying to erase the negative memories owners may have with older small trucks, including a harsh ride, cheap cabin materials, a tiny back seat and a lack of tech features ... continue reading»

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Used Car Prices are Falling; Should You Buy Now?

New car sales in 2014 were strong, and the trend is expected to continue in 2015. That’s bad news for new car shoppers, because new car prices tend to rise along with new car sales. For used car shoppers, however, strong new car sales are good news. Most people who buy a new car trade in their old one. Those trade-ins widen the supply of used cars. A bigger supply of used cars means lower prices. In fact, industry ... continue reading»

Like That Rental Car? Don't Buy It

Every once in a while, you go on vacation and end up really liking the car you rent. It’s quiet, drives great, has plenty of room for all your stuff and you associate it with fun and relaxation. You decide to buy the same car when you get home. After all, you just had an extended test drive. What better way to make a smart buying choice? There are a lot of other ways to make a smart buying ... continue reading»

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Hyundai Reveals All-New 2016 Sonata Plug-in and Redesigned 2016 Sonata Hybrid

Hyundai unveiled the all-new 2016 Sonata Plug-in Hybrid and the redesigned 2016 Sonata Hybrid yesterday at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The Sonata Hybrid’s redesign follows in the footsteps of the non-hybrid Sonata, which was fully redesigned for the 2015 model year. The Sonata Hybrid is powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and an electric motor, and a six-speed automatic transmission is standard. In a press release, Hyundai says that the Sonata Hybrid is ... continue reading»

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