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2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid's 47-Mile Range Bests Rivals

2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid's 47-Mile Range Bests Rivals

By Fred Meier on September 11, 2017

CARS.COM — Honda has announced that its plug-in hybrid Clarity mid-size sedan has achieved an EPA-rated range of 47 miles on a charge before the engine kicks in to operate as a regula... Read More
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2017 Kia Optima: Our View

2017 Kia Optima: Our View

By Bill Jackson on August 6, 2017

Editor's note: This review was written in November 2015 about the 2016 Kia Optima, but little else of substance has changed. To see what's new for 2017, click here, or check out a side-b... Read More
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Kia Upgrades Optima Headlights for Top Safety Pick Plus

Kia Upgrades Optima Headlights for Top Safety Pick Plus

By Fred Meier on June 1, 2017

CARS.COM — Kia has earned a midyear safety rating upgrade for the 2017 Optima thanks to better available LED projector headlights for higher-trim models built starting in April. The mid-si... Read More
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10 Cars for Graduates and Young Professionals

10 Cars for Graduates and Young Professionals

By Brian Wong on May 30, 2017

CARS.COM — It's graduation season at colleges around America, and young people with bright eyes are ready to put aside their caps and gowns and start putting those degrees to use. Soun... Read More
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2017 Kia Optima Plug-in Hybrid: Real-World Fuel Economy

2017 Kia Optima Plug-in Hybrid: Real-World Fuel Economy

By Fred Meier on May 10, 2017

CARS.COM — Plug-in hybrids are growing up, at least on paper. Some newer models appear to be able to put a real dent in your gasoline habit as well as offer enough utility to be a fam... Read More
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Which 2017 Cars Have Android Auto?

Which 2017 Cars Have Android Auto?

By Rick Popely on May 2, 2017

CARS.COM — Forget about fuel economy, acceleration times or reliability. What many new-car shoppers want to know is if they'll be able to integrate their smartphone with a car's mu... Read More
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Which 2017 Cars Have Apple CarPlay?

Which 2017 Cars Have Apple CarPlay?

By Rick Popely on May 2, 2017

CARS.COM — Forget about fuel economy, acceleration times or reliability. What many new-car shoppers want to know is if they'll be able to integrate their smartphone with a car's mu... Read More
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Keep Your Teen Driver Safe With These Cars

Keep Your Teen Driver Safe With These Cars

By Matt Schmitz on April 12, 2017

CARS.COM — Traffic fatalities in the U.S. are up an alarming 10 percent — the biggest jump in decades — and teens are 1.6 times more likely to be involved in a deadly cras... Read More
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2011-2014 Kia Optima, 2012-2014 Sorento and 2011-2013 Sportage: Recall Alert

2011-2014 Kia Optima, 2012-2014 Sorento and 2011-2013 Sportage: Recall Alert

By Matt Schmitz on April 7, 2017

CARS.COM Vehicles Affected: Approximately 618,000 model-year 2011-14 Kia Optima sedans, model-year 2012-14 Sorento SUVs and model-year 2011-2013 Sportage SUVs The Problem: Machining erro... Read More
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Which 2017 Cars Have Hands-Free Liftgates?

Which 2017 Cars Have Hands-Free Liftgates?

By Rick Popely on November 11, 2016

CARS.COM — A hands-free liftgate is a useful tool for those times when you don't have a hand to spare. Simply wave your foot below the rear bumper or, on models with a proximity key, a... Read More