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  • 2015 Dodge Charger: First Look

     
    Competes with: Ford Taurus, Hyundai Genesis, Chevrolet SS, Chevrolet Impala Looks like: Dodge Dart styling replaced retro-chic Powertrains: Standard 292 hp, 3.6-liter V-6, optional 370-hp, 5.7-liter Hemi V-8; eight-speed automatic; optional all-wheel...
  • It's Distracted Driving Awareness Month: Put the Phone Down

     
    April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month. This topic is particularly meaningful to my family this year, as someone close to us was involved in a distracted driving tragedy just weeks ago. While it always seems like something that happens to......
  • Nearly 25% of Car Crashes Linked to Gadget Use

     
    Texting, talking on a cellphone and other distractions caused by electronic gadgets cause up to 25% of car crashes, according to a report by the Governors Highway Safety Association, a nonprofit group working to improve traffic safety. Drivers are...
  • Study: Kids are Safer Driving with Grandma

     
    Children in grandparent-driven cars are half as likely to be injured during a crash compared with car accidents that occur with the child???s own parents, according to a recent study by the American Academy of Pediatrics. The study, published in......
  • 2012 Scion iQ Starts at $15,265

     
    When it goes on sale this October, the Scion iQ will not only be the smallest four-seater on the market, it will be one of the most affordable. Starting at $15,265 before $730 in destination charges, the iQ is one......
  • Most Drivers Still Use Cellphones, Know It's Wrong

     
    We all do plenty of things we know we shouldn't do. (Double scoop of ice cream? Soaking in the summer sun? Watching ???Jersey Shore????) Though self-indulgence is one thing, it's unlikely anyone would want to get into a car accident......
  • What's the Most Affordable Midsize Sedan?

     
    The midsize sedan is by far the most popular car segment in the U.S., with more than 2 million sold so far this year. So it???s no surprise that some of the best-selling vehicles in the country are midsize family......
  • Top 10 Best and Worst Chicagoland Driver's Ed Fleets

     
    In the Chicago Tribune's investigation of high school driver's ed fleets with Cars.com, some scored quite well, while others delivered embarrassing results in terms of safety. Below we break down the best and worst fleets. If you're not familiar with........
  • Cash for Clunkers Two Years Later

     
    It???s been just over two years since the federal government???s $3 billion Car Allowance Rebate System ??? better known as Cash for Clunkers ??? took 677,081 used cars off the road, spurring an equal number of new-car sales in a......
  • NHTSA Announces List of 2012 Vehicles to Be Tested

     
    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced the 2012 vehicles it will test, as it wraps up testing on its 2011 lineup. This year the government safety agency will test 74 vehicles from the 2012 model year: 42 passenger......
  • Airbags for Three-Rows Not Universal

     
    Andrew Friedman admits safety wasn't a top priority when he was shopping for a new car, even though it would carry his wife and three children. An attorney in the Washington, D.C. area, Friedman bought a 2011 Ford Explorer last......