Traffic scorecard: The worst places to drive in the U.S. in 2016

Traffic scorecard: The worst places to drive in the U.S. in 2016

You think driving in Los Angeles or New York is bad …? Well, it is, according the Global Traffic Scorecard, a study by INRIX Inc., a company that provides transportation analytics and connected-car services. “At the global city level, Los Angeles tops the list of the world’s most gridlocked cities, with drivers spending 104 peak […]

The Car Show | DFW edition

The Car Show | DFW edition

This month, something different. The Car Show | A monthly collection of eye-popping photos comes to you from the DFW Auto Show. We launched the monthly slideshow with press release images that you might not see otherwise, because they grabbed our attention and we thought you might like to see them, too. But this time […]

Taking night vision and automatic braking to the next level?

Taking night vision and automatic braking to the next level?

Nyctovehophobia. It’s night driving fear – nycto-veho-phobia. The word is a mash-up – a combination of other actual words, nyctophobia and vehophobia – but the situations that cause it are real. And at least one car company thinks it has a new technological wrinkle to cure it. “We know some drivers find hitting the road […]

Why you shouldn’t dread the paperwork for your car purchase

Why you shouldn’t dread the paperwork for your car purchase

Paperwork. It’s almost certainly the part of car shopping that people dread most. But it has to be done correctly to ensure nothing goes wrong after you’ve driven away your new vehicle. “If there are things you don’t understand, ask questions,” says the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). “You’re signing a contract, and this […]

New vs. used, manual vs. automatic … and the evolving Batmobile

New vs. used, manual vs. automatic … and the evolving Batmobile

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Most Americans still ‘afraid’ of self-driving vehicles, survey says

Nissan tests the ultimate hands-free device.

Americans aren’t sold yet on self-driving vehicles. But experience with the technologies involved may help ease drivers’ fears. Those are two major takeaways from results of a survey on autonomous vehicle technology involving 1,012 randomly selected adults conducted by AAA in January. “Three out of four U.S. drivers report feeling ‘afraid’ to ride in a […]

Get a good look under the hood at Dallas, other auto shows

The Aston Martin DB11 will be featured in Dallas.

Imagine a new-car showroom jammed with shiny vehicles and eager shoppers. That’s pretty much what you get this weekend at the DFW Auto Show in the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, TX, but on a grand scale. The DFW event holds a special spot on the calendar between Chicago and New York auto […]

What to negotiate for the best deal on your next vehicle purchase

What to negotiate for the best deal on your next vehicle purchase

Knowledge is power. And it might be worth money when you negotiate the purchase of your next vehicle. Which means that knowing what to negotiate could be your surest road to a satisfying outcome on your vehicle purchase and financing. With the average cost of a new vehicle around $33,000 and the average used model […]

These are the 30 best used cars to buy – Consumer Reports

The Buick Verano (2012) was one of nine luxury used cars named.

Used cars are the way to go for most American buyers. Around 40 million a year, in fact, considerably more than twice the number of new cars sold each year. But picking out a good used vehicle is never easy if you want to buy one that’s reliable, affordable and equipped with up-to-date electronic and […]

Mainstream used vehicles that are as dependable as luxury brands

The Prius is one of seven Toyotas on the J.D. Power list of category winners.

You would expect Lexus and Porsche owners to be satisfied with the dependability of their vehicles – and Mercedes-Benz, BMW and Jaguar owners. They are paying a lot of money for the privilege of not worrying about whether their cars will run. But one of the facts that jumps out of the latest vehicle dependability […]