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  • 2013 Kia Sorento: Road Trip Report

     
    There are many comfortable, capable SUVs in the midsize class and in some ways, the Kia Sorento is one of them. But change is afoot: Model-year 2013 is the Sorento's last year before a fully redesigned model goes on sale......
  • 2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid: Impressive Mileage, Irritating Brakes

     
    Long known for its diesel powertrains, Volkswagen has ventured into alternative-fuel territory with its gas-electric 2013 Jetta Hybrid. How did the hybrid version of the sedan handle a road trip in terms of efficiency and comfort? I put more than......
  • Study: Romance, Road Trips Go Hand in Hand

     
    For the more jaded among us, the notion of road tripping with a spouse conjures echoes of shrill-voiced admonitions like, "You're driving too fast!" or "I told you to take the northbound exit!" A recent study conducted by love-and-relationship website.......
  • Minnesota, Midwest Gas Prices Spike Before Memorial Day

     
    Generally, gas prices spike leading into Memorial Day weekend, which signifies the start of summer road-trip season. This year, refinery issues in the Midwest are putting a bigger hurt on Minnesota and surrounding states than the rest of the country.........
  • Tracking the Fuel Economy of Cars.com's 2013 Subaru BRZ

     
    Since our previous update a month ago, Cars.com???s long-term 2013 Subaru BRZ tester accumulated nearly 1,100 miles. The BRZ is rotated among our editors who use the BRZ as a daily driver for commuting, running errands and taking road trips......
  • Volkswagen Passat Sets Guinness Record for U.S. Mileage

     
    If you go on a road trip with Wayne Gerdes, be sure to hit the restroom before you leave. He won't be stopping off for gas a lot ??? and he has a world record to prove it. Gerdes (pictured,......
  • Two (Hundred) If By Sea: Crossing Lake Michigan on a Car Ferry

     
    The Memorial Day holiday marks the official start of summer for many people, kicking off a season full of road trips for family vacations in far-off destinations. I recently took a bit of a driving tour myself, from the Cars.com......
  • 2014 Honda CR-V: All-Wheel-Drive Real-World Mileage

     
    Gas prices may have fallen a bit recently, but fuel economy is still a top concern for car shoppers. Have automakers caught up on the gas-mileage front? I observed 31.5 mpg on the trip computer over some 230 highway miles......
  • Drive-In Diners Motor into 21st Century

     
    As baby boomers, my husband and I have fond childhood memories of family road trips that included stops at drive-in diners that dotted the nation's byways in the '50s and '60s. So we were delighted to discover Red's Root Beer......
  • 2013 Lexus GX 460: Real-World Mileage

     
    It's the end of summer, and that means another trip to take my daughter back to school. This time out, we made the college run in a 2013 Lexus GX 460. Overall, it provided a capable, if crowded, ride, but......
  • 2013 Honda Civic Versus 2014 Kia Forte

     
    Our long-term Honda Civic is getting much more use this summer as competitors flow into our test fleet. While a few may have grumbled about us pitting the redesigned 2013 Civic against the outgoing and outdated 2013 Toyota Corolla, they......