car buying

Do Discontinued Cars Make Used-Car Bargains?

By Kelsey Mays on July 30, 2015


If you're shopping for a used car, discontinued models could offer extra savings. A  handful of cars are canceled each year due to slow sales, regulatory hurdles or other complications. Two years ago, we predicted the casualties correctly in six… Read More

Do Discontinued Cars Make Used-Car Bargains?

By Kelsey Mays on July 30, 2015

If you're shopping for a used car, discontinued models could offer extra savings. A  handful of cars are canceled each year due to slow sales, regulatory hurdles or other complications. Two years ago, we predicted the casualties correctly in six… Read More

Average Age of Cars on Road Reaches Record High

By Matt Schmitz on July 29, 2015

You've likely heard some variation on the age-defying axiom, "40 is the new 30." Well when it comes to cars, it's 11.5. According to a report released today by industry-info provider IHS Automotive, the average age of a car or… Read More

Which Old Cars Have the Best Crash-Test Scores?

By Kelsey Mays on July 27, 2015

If you want an affordable used car, the safest choices aren't necessarily out of the question. Related: Driver, Passenger May Not Get Same Crash Protection Cars.com analyzed Insurance Institute for Highway Safety crash-test results for hundreds of models to find… Read More

2016 Honda Accord Gets New Look, Apple and Android Friendly

By David Thomas on July 24, 2015

One of the country's most popular cars just got a reboot. Honda has upgraded the Accord sedan and coupe for the 2016 model year, going on sale in August, with new front and rear styling, and new technology including Android… Read More

What's Your Daily Commute Must-Have? Here Are Ours

By Matt Schmitz on July 24, 2015

Seventy-seven percent of commuters get to and from work each day by driving their own car, according to a recent survey commissioned by the Citi Thank You Premiere card. The study concluded that Americans' commutes were getting longer and costlier,… Read More

Buick Brings Back 24-Hour Test Drives

By Kelsey Mays on July 23, 2015

Remember last decade when GM offered overnight test drives? It wasn't the only automaker to do it; Ford and Volkswagen reportedly did, too. Now GM has unearthed the 24-hour test drive for its Buick division, which allows you to spend… Read More

Nissan Leaf, BMW 5 Series Among Best Used-Car Deals This Year

By Mike Hanley on July 22, 2015

Buying a late-model used car is usually a good financial decision. You get a nearly new car while someone else gets the initial depreciation hit, which is steep in the first few years of a car's life. Through the first… Read More

2016 Nissan Rogue: What's Changed

By Rick Popely on July 22, 2015

Most significant changes: Foot-activated power liftgate, additional Nissan Connect telematics services and Siri Eyes Free now standard on  SL trim. Price change: TBA On sale: Fall Which should you buy, 2015 or 2016? 2015 Nissan's Rogue is riding the popularity… Read More

2016 Mazda CX-3 Starts at $20,840

By Jennifer Geiger on July 21, 2015

Update: This story was updated July 21 with the CX-3's full line-up pricing, which is listed below. 2015 is shaping up to be a big year for a new class of very small vehicles: the subcompact SUV. One of the… Read More

First-Time Buyers: What You Need to Know About Car Insurance

By Kelsey Mays on July 14, 2015

As you gear up to go car shopping, don't forget about insurance. What do you need to know? Related: More #FirstTimeBuyers Advice Make getting insurance part of the car-shopping process. Shop insurance rates before you shop for your car, because… Read More