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Consumer Reports Advises Skipping the 2022 Toyota 4Runner for More American SUVs
The 2022 Toyota 4Runner fell short on buyer satisfaction, but American-made rivals like the Chevrolet Blazer and Ford Edge make up for what the 4Runner lacks.
May 12, 2022
Lotus Joins the Luxury SUV Race
Lotus was one of the few car brands still avoiding the SUV trend, until now. How will its 2024 Eletre stack up against the competition?
May 11, 2022
How Is Hyundai Beating the Auto Sales Slump?
Despite slow sales, South Korea’s largest automaker boosted its profits by 19%. What gave the company its edge?
May 08, 2022
Ford and GM Follow Tesla's Price Hike
New cars are getting more expensive across the board, and domestic heritage brands like Ford and GM are no exception. What’s causing the high prices?
May 06, 2022
The New Dodge Hornet Will Have a Luxurious Italian Cousin
The European model of the new Alfa Romeo Tonale SUV gives consumers a glimpse of what to expect from the 2023 Dodge Hornet.
May 05, 2022
Dodge Announced a New Compact SUV
The long-awaited Dodge Hornet compact SUV is finally in the works, with a hybrid variant available as well.
May 04, 2022
What Is the ElectraMeccanica SOLO?
What is the ElectraMeccanica SOLO? It’s a single-seat three-wheeler EV that’s built for city driving.
May 03, 2022
Which Cars Are You Most Likely To Overpay For?
Car dealerships are charging high rates for particular car brands like Jeeps, due to supply chain issues.
May 02, 2022
Hyundai and Kia Dominated JD Power’s ‘Top Small SUVs in Quality’ Ratings
In the most recent JD Power study both Kia and Hyundai took the top three spots for their quality.
May 02, 2022
A Sneak Peek At the 2023 Hyundai Palisade
While the 2023 Hyundai Palisade will not have many fundamental changes it definitely got a facelift with its exterior and interior design.
Apr 30, 2022
We Just Got Some Sneak Peeks At the 2023 Range Rover
The 2023 Range Rover Sport has evolved from its previous generation not just in terms of designs but in its PHEV and BEV options.
Apr 25, 2022
What Does Kia Have Cooked Up for the 2023 Telluride?
The new 2023 Kia Telluride comes with a suite of updated features including updated technology and improved off-roading capabilities.
Apr 23, 2022
The Lucid Air Grand Touring Performance Can do 0-60 in 2.6 Seconds With 446 Miles of Range on a Charge
The Lucid Air Grand Touring could be a Tesla challenger with its 1,050 horsepower and 446 mile range. What else does this EV have to offer?
Apr 22, 2022
Self-Driving VW Electric Bus Is On Its Way
The ID.Buzz won’t just be all-electric. By 2025, it will be a fully autonomous taxi as well, at least in Hamburg, Germany.
Apr 22, 2022
If You’re Paying Top Dollar You Might as Well Be Paying For a New Car
Due to the semiconductor shortage and high demand, there has been a price hike on used cars with some new cars proving to be less expensive.
Apr 21, 2022
Smart Unveils a New Car—But Not For Americans
Smart has unveiled the Smart #1, and Americans might actually want it. Too bad it’s only available in China and Europe.
Apr 20, 2022
Everyone Has a Different Opinion on How Long the Chip Shortage Will Last
The chip shortage is still wreaking havoc on the auto industry. When will the madness end? It depends on who you ask.
Apr 20, 2022
Sub-$20,000 New Cars are a Dying Breed
New vehicles under $20,000 are a dying breed, and we can thank automakers’ focus on profits for that.
Apr 15, 2022
The 2022 Nissan Rogue Sport and Sentra Just Made It into Consumer Reports’ 'Best Of' List
Two of Nissan’s more affordable models were honored by Consumer Reports. What made them a cut above the rest of their under-$25,000 price range?
Apr 15, 2022
Get Excited America: Morgan is Giving Us a Zippy 3-Wheeler of Our Own
The English motor company Morgan is sending something exciting across the pond. The U.S. will get access to the Super 3, a compact 3-wheeler great for zooming along the countryside.
Apr 14, 2022
Vietnam Has Announced An EV For the US Market
Vietnamese car manufacturer VinFast will be bringing two crossover EVs to the U.S. the VF8 and the VF9.
Apr 12, 2022
This Affordable, Track-Only Car Has Buyers Excited
Race cars are about as thrilling a drive as you can get, and this one is no exception—meet the Radical SR10. Though this is a track-only car, there is a lot to enjoy about this affordable speed-demon.
Apr 04, 2022
A Leaked Photo Shows a Glimpse of Ferrari’s New SUV
Ferrari seems to be trading a spot on the track for a spot in suburbia. Though they’ll continue making speedy supercars, they’re also trying their hand at SUVs with their new car, the Purosangue.
Mar 31, 2022
The 7 Best New Cars You Can Afford in 2022
Buying a new car is a fraught experience, especially today. If you’re looking for something safe, comfortable, affordable, and maybe even fun to drive, here are seven options.
Mar 29, 2022
The 2022 VW Golf R Is Not Your Typical Hatchback
The Volkswagen Golf R has a few key features, including a manual transmission option, that set it apart from both the Golf and its competitors.
Mar 24, 2022
How Much Does It Cost to Reserve a Lucid Air?
The Lucid Air has three trim levels available for reserve, it costs between $300-1,000 depending on which trim you choose. But supply chain issues may affect delivery.
Mar 22, 2022
This 3-wheel Car Might Actually Be a Good Investment
The classic T Rex offers motorcycle thrills in the body of a car. It is good for racing lovers and recreational driving enthusiasts.
Mar 21, 2022
Here Are the Cheapest New Cars of 2022
While there is a lot of inflation in the automotive industry right now, there still are some pretty decent affordable new cars you can purchase.
Mar 19, 2022
Kia Sorento vs. Telluride: One Dominates the Other
Comparing the Kia Sorento vs. the Telluride is not easy. Both SUVs occupy a similar space in Kia’s lineup; however, the Telluride appears to have the advantage in all major categories.
Mar 17, 2022
Does the Land Rover Defender Have a Challenger in the New Ineos Grenadier?
The Ineos Grenadier came to be after Land Rover discontinued their Defender. The Grenadier will continue bringing the off-roading experience some Land Rover owners crave.
Mar 16, 2022
All Questions on New Cars
What is considered a new car for a loan?
What would be considered a new car for a car loan? I found this great car for sale that someone else owned for a little while but never drove!
Dec 16, 2021
Should I get a car loan?
I just graduated from college with about $10,000 in student loan debt. All the jobs I’ve applied to will require me to have a car to get to work. I have a few grand saved up to get a car and am thinking about taking out a loan to cover the rest. Is that a bad idea, though? Should I get a car loan or should I pay cash for a used car?
Nov 09, 2021
How do I get gap insurance for my car?
I just bought a new car. Initially, I thought gap insurance was unnecessary, but after nearly being side swiped the day I drove it home, I began to regret my decision. How can I add gap insurance to my auto policy?
Feb 23, 2022
Can I get car insurance before I buy a car?
I'm currently saving up for a new Toyota, but I likely won't be able to buy it for another month or so. Even so, I want to be as prepared as I can be for its arrival. Is there any way I could get car insurance before I buy the car, so that I have it ready for when I do get the Toyota?
Aug 10, 2021
Do car dealers raise the price of the vehicle when they offer 0% financing?
Do car dealers raise the price of the vehicle when they offer 0% financing? I've heard that 0% financing is great for buyers. However, I've also heard that dealers raise the price of the vehicle to offset the loss in income.
Jul 01, 2021
How is a cosigner responsible for a car loan?
My representative at the bank told me that I'd need a cosigner to get approved for my car loan. What does a cosigner do? Are they responsible for the loan itself?
Oct 28, 2021
How do I register a new car in Arizona?
I recently purchased a brand new car and it was delivered to my house yesterday. I know it is not ready to hit the roads yet and I was curious how to register a new car in Arizona?
Oct 22, 2021
Can I transfer my car loan from an older car to a new one?
I'm trying to buy a new car, but I still have a loan out on my old one. Is there any way to transfer the remaining balance to the new car?
Oct 26, 2021
How is MSRP calculated?
What factors go into calculating MSRP? I see it all the time in stores and car dealerships and want to know what really goes into it.
Sep 10, 2021
Can I back out of a car loan if I didn't make the down payment?
Since I haven't taken possession of the car nor have I made a down payment, can I back out of the loan? I bought a car from a dealer with the stipulation that I have to put down 20% to get approval for the loan. I've also signed a future purchase contract.
Feb 28, 2022
How long should I wait to get car insurance after buying a car?
I'm going to be buying a new Acura MDX. Do I need to wait a specific amount of time before getting insurance on it?
Oct 19, 2021
How soon do you have to insure a new car?
I purchased a new car last week. I haven't added it to my insurance policy yet. How long do I have to insure it?
Oct 19, 2021
How long does it take to set up car insurance?
My wife and I decided to buy a new car tomorrow. What is the quickest way to set up a new car insurance policy?
Oct 22, 2021
How much cargo space does a Mazda 3 hatchback have?
I’m ordering a 2022 Mazda 3 hatchback and I want to make sure that there’s a lot of space in the back. How much cargo space does a Mazda 3 hatchback have?
Feb 16, 2022
Can you only finance up to 120% of a car's value?
Can you only finance up to 120% of your car's value? I want to get some extra money when I finance my car so I can do upgrades. I'm not exactly sure how much I'll need, but it will probably be around 20% to 25% of the car's value.
Jul 01, 2021
What’s the miles per gallon on a 2022 Honda Civic?
I am a longtime Honda enthusiast and am looking to upgrade my Civic to the 2022 model. I love how good Hondas are on gas and just want to make sure the 2022 Civic is the same. What’s the miles per gallon for the 2022 Honda Civic?
Mar 31, 2022
How do I remove a cosigner from a loan with Ally?
I have a car loan with online lender Ally. I want to remove my cosigner from the loan. Can I do this without meeting a representative in person?
Oct 29, 2021
What is the best way for me to get insurance for my new car?
How do I go about getting insurance on my new car? I am trading in my 2010 Toyota RAV4 for a 2021, which I’m picking up from the dealer on Friday.
Oct 14, 2021
How can buying a car affect buying a house?
My wife and I are preparing to buy a house. One of our cars broke down. I want to buy a new one, but she's worried it might damage our chances of getting the house we want. How does buying a car affect buying a house?
Nov 15, 2021
How do I insure a new car?
I bought a car! How do I insure my new car? Is there anything to it?
Mar 07, 2022
How do you get car insurance for a new car?
I’ve only ever had used cars, and now I’m looking to buy a new car in the next couple of weeks. I’ve been wondering about the insurance process—is there any difference with new cars? How should I get insurance for my new car?
Dec 28, 2021
How long do you have to add a new car to your insurance?
I’m getting a new car. How long do I have to add it to my insurance?
Nov 11, 2021
How do you get an insurance quote for a new car?
How can I get an insurance quote for my new car? I just bought a Honda Civic and I'm worried that my current insurance plan will be too expensive with an extra car.
Oct 18, 2021
What do I need to get a car loan?
Every car I’ve ever owned has been used and bought with cash. However, I’m getting ready to retire soon and want to treat myself to my first new car. The whole process of buying a new car is foreign to me, though. How do you get a car loan?
Dec 09, 2021
How much time do I have to insure my new car?
I purchased a new car yesterday. I already have car insurance, so the dealership let me drive it off the lot. However, my new car isn't on my insurance yet. How long do I have before I have to insure it?
Nov 16, 2021
How do you make a big red bow for a car?
I just bought my partner a new car for her birthday. Can you tell me how I can make a big red bow for a car?
Mar 25, 2022
How long does it take for my new car to be active on the insurance policy?
When should I call to add my new car to the insurance policy? Does it take long to activate? I want to make sure my car is covered, but I don't have a lot of time before I pick the car up to deal with insurance. How long will it take for my car to be active on my policy?
Oct 25, 2021
How do you transfer car insurance to a new car?
I just bought a new car, how do I transfer my insurance to this new vehicle?
Oct 28, 2021
How do I write a bid letter for a car?
I’ve done all my research, visited different dealerships, and gone over my notes. I think I’ve found my dream car, but now what? How do I write a bid letter for a car?
Mar 23, 2022
What would my payment be on a car loan?
I recently got a new job and have been thinking about purchasing my first car. The new job pays better, but I won’t be able to buy the car upfront and will need to take out a car loan. I want to make sure I can budget appropriately, so what would my monthly payment be on a car loan?
Nov 18, 2021