| Apr 26, 2011
| 2:53 PM
Let's face it: If you're smitten by Mercedes' GL-Class full-size SUV, the recent run-up in prices at the pump probably rates somewhere between insignificant and unimportant in your car search. With seating for seven, the GL-Class is a big SUV -- and it...
| May 31, 2011
| 4:50 PM
Used-car prices are going up, and gas prices remain high.
That makes new small cars with good mileage even more attractive to car shoppers. However, low starting prices under $15,000 don't really translate to the transaction price most buyers face when...
| Jun 26, 2011
Who would take a road trip when gasoline is hovering near $4 a gallon? Well, you might, especially if you're taking the family.
Sometimes it's cheaper to drive. "Driving makes sense if you have three people traveling, heavy baggage or fragile sporting...
| Jan 13, 2011
Wagons are typically a practical purchase — an investment often dictated by a change in life circumstance. In other words, babies.
As a whole, wagons represent a settling down, a resignation of youth, a reluctant embrace of responsibility as the...
| Feb 3, 2011
Volkswagen recently put on sale the second generation of its mid-size sport utility vehicle, the 2011 Touareg. Sitting at the top of the Touareg line is the $61,385 Hybrid, a vehicle that is eminently capable and well-executed.
Yet, with a single...
| Apr 2, 2012
| 7:43 AM
Campaigning for office, President Barack Obama promised to do something about high gas prices, but now he is denying he can do much about what Americans pay to drive. He is too modest.
In September 2008, Steven Chu said to The Wall Street Journal:...
| Apr 6, 2012
| 6:13 AM
Imagine that next week the price of a gallon of gasoline in Maryland went up a nickel or so. This shouldn't be too difficult a stretch the way gasoline prices have been rising in recent months. It may go up two cents or six, or it may stay about the same....
| Jan 5, 2012
Big Benz looked like the sort of blitzkrieg coupe that ought to be locked in the city pound.
After all, in these ponderously PC times, how do you justify a 4,800-pound, two-door Mercedes-Benz — a $166,000 turbocharged coupe with 563 horsepower?...
| Jan 18, 2012
| 6:54 PM
The recipe for Subaru's compact Impreza is getting a rewrite for 2012.
Previously, it was like a bag of trail mix that skimped on the M&Ms. The Impreza was a hearty, go-anywhere offering that was long on nutrition but short on a key ingredient to sweeten...
| Jan 19, 2012
If you're not ready to buy a more fuel-efficient car, you can still save money in a number of ways in whatever vehicle you drive. Cars.com provides the tips and dispels the myths.
Revive the classics
The biggest fuel savings comes not from hybrid...
| Mar 2, 2011
Shopping for a compact car is typically an exercise for your left brain. This hemisphere of your mind where logic resides delights in how rational and economical cars in this segment can be.
Meanwhile, the more visually oriented right side of your...