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Sierra All Terrain Does it all for Serious Truck Enthusiasts

By Ann M. Job | May 29, 2015

Trucks aren't bare-bones workhorses anymore and GMC's new Sierra HD All Terrain pickup proves it -- with standard fancy chrome wheels, leather-trimmed seats with accent stitching, standard four-wheel drive and technology that reads text messages to you.

Spark Electric Car's Price Sparks a Sales Run

By Ann M. Job | May 26, 2015

It took a price cut to generate a run on Chevrolet's 2015 Spark EV, with savvy car buyers realizing the lower price and federal electric vehicle tax credit can make for a super deal.

New Chevy Camaro Goes on Diet to Become Leaner

By Tom Krisher | May 20, 2015

The new 2-Liter turbocharged four-banger puts out 275 horsepower, more than many V8s from years ago. And titanium and aluminum help cut 200 to 300 pounds of lard from the hefty 2015 Camaro.

Acura MDX Surpassing German SUVs in US Sales

By Ann M. Job | May 18, 2015

More Americans are choosing Acura's MDX mid-size, luxury sport utility vehicle this year than the competing crossover SUVs from BMW, Mercedes and Audi.

Lexus Flagship: A Car or a Haven?

May 11, 2015

It's misleading to call the 2015 Lexus LS 460 a car, or even a luxury sedan. The quiet interior, silky smooth ride and roomy, upscale environment of this flagship Lexus make it more of a haven from the stresses of the day than an automobile.

Navigator is Distinctive, Big Luxury Ride

May 8, 2015

For a distinctive, luxury sport utility ride on a large scale, buyers need only to look to the 2015 Lincoln Navigator.

Subaru Goes Rear-Wheel Drive with Sporty 2015 BRZ Coupe

May 4, 2015

Subaru's all-wheel drive passion aside, the automaker crafts a fun, rear-wheel drive, sport coupe. The 2015 Surbaru BRZ is surprisingly affordable, too, with a starting retail price of less than $26,500.

New Trax is an Affordable SUV

Apr 27, 2015

Budget-conscious buyers don't have to settle for a used sport utility vehicle or a small sedan any more. A nimble, five-seat SUV - the 2015 Chevrolet Trax - is a new, commendable alternative, with a low starting retail price of $20,995.

Tesla Boosts Range, Power and Price of Low-End Model S

By Tom Krisher | Apr 21, 2015

Electric car maker Tesla Motors is going after mainstream luxury car buyers by adding all-wheel-drive and more range and power to the base version of its only model.

2015 GMC Canyon Grows Larger and Better

Apr 14, 2015

The GMC Canyon pickup truck is sizable, powerful, capable and attractively styled for 2015, but it's still smaller than a full-size, half-ton truck.

Camry Hybrid: A Family Car Winner

Apr 13, 2015

The roomy, fuel-sipping Toyota Camry Hybrid family sedan gets better for 2015 with more appealing exterior styling, upgraded interior, improved ride and handling and quieter passenger cabin.

How Mercedes Became the Dominant Power in Formula 1

Mar 30, 2015

Mercedes dominated the 2014 Formula One season, they swept to a one-two finish in this year's season opener in Australia, and are expected to do so again at the Malaysian Grand Prix. How have they managed to leave the previous power teams in their wake?

Tesla Updating Model S to Improve Safety

Mar 27, 2015

Tesla Motors is updating its Model S electric car to help ease drivers' worries about running out of battery charge - and is hinting that in the future drivers can take their hands off the wheel altogether.

Stylish Nissan Murano Sets Itself Apart from Other SUVs

Mar 20, 2015

Nissan's stylish 2015 Murano mid-size, sport utility vehicle is getting lots of second and even third looks as consumers seek the next big thing in SUVs.

Toyota's 2015 Sienna Climbs to Best-Selling Van

By Ann M. Job | Mar 16, 2015

Toyota's Sienna, the best-selling family van in the country this year, has refreshed styling, stiffened vehicle structure, more safety equipment and new features for 2015.

Cadillac Enters Compact Sport Coupe Segment

By Ann M. Job | Mar 14, 2015

Cadillac's first compact two door, the 2015 ATS Coupe, is a stylish, rear- and all-wheel drive performer with nimble handling, standard rearview camera and a starting retail price that's less than $39,000.

Nissan's Z Sport Coupe Remains an Affordable Performer

By Ann M. Job | Mar 9, 2015

The Nissan Z sport coupe remains an affordable sports car. Today's Z car - now called the 370Z to reflect today's engine displacement - ranks as America's two-seater with the most power for the lowest starting retail price.

Volkswagen Passat Wins Car of the Year Award

Mar 5, 2015

The large family car Volkswagen Passat has been voted car of the year by European automotive editors at the Geneva International Motor Show.

Consumer Reports' Top Vehicle Picks by Category

Feb 27, 2015

Consumer Reports released its annual list of top auto brands and individual vehicles. The top picks in each of ten categories must score well in a road test and perform well in government and insurance industry crash tests.

Who Needs a Hybrid When There's a Diesel Jetta?

By Ann M. Job | Feb 24, 2015

For 2015, Volkswagen's best-selling vehicle, the Jetta compact sedan, builds on its fine road handling character and adds a nicer interior, freshened front and rear styling, new safety features and a more fuel thrifty diesel engine.

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