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Gas Has Been Cheap, Is Still Cheap, Should Continue to be Cheap

By Rick Popely on July 29, 2016


CARS.COM — Nearly 40 percent of gas stations in the U.S. are selling regular unleaded for less than $2 a gallon as cheap oil and an abundant supply continue to push pump prices lower. The national average for regular gas… Read More

Gas Has Been Cheap, Is Still Cheap, Should Continue to be Cheap

By Rick Popely on July 29, 2016

CARS.COM — Nearly 40 percent of gas stations in the U.S. are selling regular unleaded for less than $2 a gallon as cheap oil and an abundant supply continue to push pump prices lower. The national average for regular gas… Read More

2017 Hyundai Elantra Earns Top IIHS Award

By Matt Schmitz on July 26, 2016

CARS.COM — The redesigned Hyundai Elantra has stepped up its safety game significantly for the 2017 model year. Structural improvements and new safety features have earned the compact sedan a place among the most-crashworthy cars on the road as the… Read More

J.D. Power Study Reveals Dismal Recall Completion Rates

By Matt Schmitz on July 26, 2016

CARS.COM — As the lottery slogan goes, "You can't win if you don't play." Likewise, when it comes to automotive recalls, you can't be safe if you don't get the problem fixed. According to a new study by J.D. Power,… Read More

Ford Syncs Up Availability of Android Auto, Apple CarPlay Across 2017 Lineup

By Matt Schmitz on July 25, 2016

CARS.COM — As Ford continues a lineup-wide rollout of its latest-generation multimedia system, Sync 3, the automaker is also synchronizing the availability of Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Ford announced today that almost all 2017 models will be compatible with… Read More

Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz Still Selling Cars With Recalled Takata Airbag Inflators, Report Finds

By Kelsey Mays on July 22, 2016

CARS.COM — Mercedes-Benz and Ferrari join the list of automakers that have admitted they still use the most problematic Takata airbag inflators in new cars, according to a new U.S. Senate report. The report, issued July 20 by the Senate's… Read More

All-Time-High July Supply Lets 12-Year-Low Gas Prices Flow

By Rick Popely on July 22, 2016

CARS.COM — Temperatures are rising in many parts of the country but gas prices keep falling, a result of low oil prices and high inventories of crude oil and gasoline. The AAA Daily Fuel Gauge Report on Thursday said the… Read More

BMW's 2017 Diesel Models Delayed Amid Heightened Federal Scrutiny

By Matt Schmitz on July 20, 2016

CARS.COM — In the wake of Volkswagen's diesel-emissions scandal, other automakers are facing a more arduous process for getting their 2017 diesel models certified by federal regulators. BMW confirmed to Cars.com that the U.S. sale dates of its model-year 2017… Read More

AAA Reports Record Roadside Rescues Despite New Tech

By Matt Schmitz on July 19, 2016

CARS.COM — Vehicle technologies intended to make drivers' lives more convenient are inadvertently resulting in greater numbers of motorists stranded on the roadside, according to a just-released report by AAA. The travel-services giant said it came to the aid of… Read More

FCA Sales-Reporting Lawsuit Escalates to Federal Probe

By Matt Schmitz on July 18, 2016

CARS.COM — A lawsuit by a suburban-Chicago car dealership alleging that Fiat Chrysler Automobiles paid off dealers to help the automaker inflate its monthly sales numbers has now ballooned into a federal investigation. The Associated Press is reporting that both… Read More

As Summer Driving Peaks, Gas Drops to Lowest Prices Since 2004

By Rick Popely on July 15, 2016

CARS.COM — Gas prices continued to trend lower in the past week as refiners were able to meet high demand during the busy summer driving season and more stations began selling regular for less than $2. The AAA Daily Fuel… Read More