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Midsize SUVs Get Mixed Results in IIHS Crash Test


The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety just completed small overlap front crash testing on seven popular midsize SUVS. Three received good or acceptable ratings and four continue to struggle with the test. IIHS crash tests are rated on a scale

Midsize SUVs Get Mixed Results in IIHS Crash Test

By Kristin Varela  on May 12, 2015

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety just completed small overlap front crash testing on seven popular midsize SUVS. Three received good or acceptable ratings and four continue to struggle with the test. IIHS crash tests are rated on a scale

Recall Alert: 2006 Dodge Viper, Jeep Wrangler and Liberty

By Jen Burklow  on May 5, 2015

Vehicles Affected: Approximately 43,800 model-year 2006 Dodge Viper sports cars and Jeep Wrangler and Liberty SUVs manufactured from July 1, 2005, to July 31, 2006 The Problem: Springs within the clutch pedal position switch that prevent the vehicle from starting

Which Cars Fit Three Car Seats?

By Jennifer Newman  on April 27, 2015

UPDATED APRIL 27, 2015: Parents are often searching for the automotive holy grail: a car that's not a minivan and can fit three child-safety seats across the backseat. It's a short list. More Car Seat Checks In the more than

March's Fastest- and Slowest-Selling Cars

By David Thomas  on April 2, 2015

It was hard to find a trend in March's car sales when looking at total vehicles sold. Instead, scrutinizing the types of cars quickly snapped up might be a better gauge of what folks really want in their driveways. Related:

2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Versus 2015 Nissan Murano

By David Thomas  on March 23, 2015

The midsize SUV field is getting an overhaul this year with redesigns of the Ford Edge, Kia Sorento and Nissan Murano. We were impressed when testing the Nissan's futuristic-looking entry a few months ago, and when a Platinum-trim Murano arrived

Video: Would We Buy a Jeep Cherokee Again?

By Kelsey Mays  on March 20, 2015

The 2014 Jeep Cherokee spent a year with our editors, and the staff really liked the SUV's ride, cabin materials and the Uconnect touch-screen multimedia system. However, the Cherokee disappointed in many ways: Its unrefined transmission annoyed, fuel economy was

2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee: Car Seat Check

By Jennifer Newman  on March 19, 2015

Year after year, the Jeep Grand Cherokee continues to be one of the vehicles that can fit three child-safety seats across its backseat, and the model-year 2015 Grand Cherokee keeps the streak going. This five-seat midsize SUV is a great

What's the Least-Expensive Car to Insure?

By Jennifer Geiger  on March 17, 2015

The quirky little Smart ForTwo may have landed the top spot on Cars.com's Worst Cars of the 2000s list, but according to Insure.com, it’s one of the least-expensive cars to insure. The insurance information company looked at car insurance rates

Would We Buy a 2014 Jeep Cherokee Again?

By Joe Bruzek  on March 11, 2015

We racked up 18,409 miles in Cars.com's 2014 Jeep Cherokee during an eventful, yearlong test of the quirky SUV. Many of the frustrations with our four-cylinder, basic all-wheel-drive Limited model stemmed from its nine-speed automatic transmission, a highly technical unit

Used Luxury-Car Prices Fall Again in February

By Mike Hanley  on March 5, 2015

Sellers dropped the average asking prices on luxury cars in February, and it's led to prices that are now thousands of dollars lower than we saw at the beginning of the year. Related: More Used-Car News Buyers looking for a