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  • Americans Slowly Buying More Fuel-Efficient Vehicles

     
    U.S. consumers are increasingly buying more fuel-efficient vehicles, but the pace of mileage improvements remains slow, according to a report issued by the Environmental Protection Agency. American vehicles averaged 21 mpg for the 2008 model year, which...
  • Car Technology Gets Cheaper

     
    The L.A. Auto Show drives home a developing theme: High-tech gadgets are becoming readily available in some of the market???s cheapest cars. For the latest in connectivity and multimedia systems, you don???t always have to fork over luxury-car bucks....
  • How Gas Could Hit $6 a Gallon

     
    The national average gas price eclipsed $3.90 last week, leaving March auto sales awash in high-mpg choices. With two new variants hitting dealerships, the Toyota Prius saw its best sales month in nearly 12 years of U.S. sales. Half of......
  • Cars.com Buzz Index: March 2012

     
    Welcome to the Buzz Index, where we rank the hottest cars that consumers search on Cars.com. These cars have seen the biggest increase in searches and dealer contacts since last month. Top cars in March were an eclectic bunch. Summerlike......
  • Hyundai and Kia Ready for Primetime

     
    Although 2009 has been beyond tumultuous for the automotive industry, a few automakers have actually made gains in this tough market. Subaru???s loyal following led to a big boost in sales when new versions of beloved models hit dealerships. Korean......
  • Cars.com News Briefs: April 11, 2012

     
    Here's what we have our eye on today: Used-car prices for compact and midsize cars may peak in the next few weeks, an analyst from the National Automobile Dealers Association told Automotive News. A shortage of late-model used cars, which......
  • Climate change: 'Mastery of Washington'

     
    by Mark Silva Both President Barack Obama and Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee are bound for Copenhagen next week, among the many U.S. representatives at an international conference that will conclude with an attempt at a framework for an.......
  • Consumers Avoid Brands with Sketchy Futures

     
    The results of J.D. Power and Associates 2009 Avoider Study are in, and it looks like Chrysler is the biggest loser. Unlike weight-loss reality shows, that???s not a good thing. The study looks at the reasons consumers give for avoiding......
  • Snow shutters D.C., Senate has 60 votes

     
    by Mark Silva and updated with president's statements. It's snowing so hard on Washington today that they are grounding all buses and surface trains. It's not going to stop anytime soon. There's already a foot of snow on the ground,......
  • White House: Health-care 95 pct finished

     
    by Mark Silva President Barack Obama wanted an overhaul of the nation's health-care system by the end of the old year. He didn't get that. But he's close -- very close, the way the White House wants to frame the......
  • Consumer Reports Digs Up True Cost of Mercedes' Diesel

     
    When it comes to vehicle costs, it???s all a balance, isn???t it? Consumer Reports discovered this firsthand when it brought a Mercedes-Benz GL350 diesel SUV to the dealer to fill up on AdBlue, the urea-based additive that keeps large turbo-diesel......