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  • The Top 10 Best-Selling Cars of 2013

     
    Even as 2013 cars sales stalled a bit in December, new-car sales overall still landed around 15.6 million units for the year. That's up 8 percent over 2012, and it marks the best sales since 2007. If 2014 sees similar......
  • Chevrolet Helps Drivers Pull Fast One With Corvette Data Recorder, 4G Wireless

     
    Whether your need for speed manifests itself on the track or online, GM is offering two new ways to get a quick fix. This past weekend at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the automaker announced a first-of-its-kind performance......
  • Backup-Camera Mandate Moves Forward

     
    Industry-wide backup cameras, which have been stuck in neutral since 2007, may yet become reality. In a move that could signal a law sometime before January 2015, the U.S. Department of Transportation sent rules that require backup cameras in new......
  • Toyota, Kia Make News at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show

     
    The "car of the future" is now just a year away, according to Toyota. The automaker unveiled its hydrogen fuel-cell electric vehicle at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week. Toyota says the FCV concept will be......
  • Audi Unveils Next TT Interior at CES

     
    At this week's 2014 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Audi showed the interior of the next TT sports car. You're looking at what the German automaker tweeted on Tuesday. Toyota, Kia Make News at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show......
  • What Drives Gen Y? New Study Sheds Light

     
    New findings from New York-based Deloitte LLC debunk a notion held in recent years that young people don't want to drive anymore. Generation Y ??? born from 1977 to 1994 ??? are more than 80 million strong, said Craig Griffi,......
  • February Brings Changes to Latch Guidelines

     
    The Latch system ??? Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children ??? was introduced as a safe and easy way to install child-safety seats correctly. Turns out, however, using a seat belt to secure your child's safety seat is ultimately safer......
  • AAA Wants to Protect Personal Data With Connected-Car Bill of Rights

     
    As we usher in the age of the "connected car," consumers must be increasingly aware of the tradeoff between modern safety and convenience and the potential for the information they share to be exploited. To help foster accountability on the......
  • $40,000 3-Row SUV Challenge: What the Judges Said

     
    Here are our judges for this Challenge: Joe Bruzek, Road Test Editor, Cars.com Jennifer Geiger, Assistant Managing Editor, Cars.com Kelsey Mays, Consumer Affairs Editor, Cars.com Chris Woodyard, L.A. Bureau Chief, USA Today Brian Robinson, Producer,...
  • Are Backless Booster Seats Safe Enough?

     
    For most young kids and their parents, graduating to a booster seat is a highly anticipated event. No more fighting with the maddening clips, clasps and buckles of a five-point harness every time the child gets in or out of......
  • Consumer Groups Sue Government Over Backup Camera Delay

     
    Consumers Union ??? the lobbying group for Consumer Reports ??? joined the Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, Kids and Cars Inc. and two parents in filing a lawsuit Wednesday against the Department of Transportation for "unreasonable delay" on a......