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2015 Mini Hardtop 4-Door: Car Seat Check

By Jennifer Newman on July 30, 2015


This Mini is surprisingly mighty when it comes to child-safety seats. The Mini Hardtop 4-Door is a new offering for 2015 that's roughly 6 inches longer than the Hardtop 2-Door. That additional length means there's extra space in the Hardtop 4-Door's… Read More

2015 Mini Hardtop 4-Door: Car Seat Check

By Jennifer Newman on July 30, 2015

This Mini is surprisingly mighty when it comes to child-safety seats. The Mini Hardtop 4-Door is a new offering for 2015 that's roughly 6 inches longer than the Hardtop 2-Door. That additional length means there's extra space in the Hardtop 4-Door's… Read More

Recall Alert: 2014-2015 Mini Cooper Hardtop Two Door, 2015 John Cooper Works Two Door

By Jennifer Geiger on July 29, 2015

Vehicles Affected: Approximately 30,400 model-year 2014-15 Mini Cooper Hardtop Two Door models and S models as well as model-year 2015 John Cooper Works Two Door models The Problem: According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the affected vehicles do… Read More

With Car Colors, Men and Women Don't See Eye to Eye

By Matt Schmitz on July 9, 2015

They say love is blind. Justice is blind. Heck, contrary to popular belief even hindsight could benefit from a little Lasik surgery. But when it comes to car colors, women and men see things differently. That's according to a new… Read More

Mini Clubman Makes a Super-Sized Return

By Joe Bruzek on June 25, 2015

Competes with: Volkswagen Golf SportWagen Looks like: With all six doors open, a flying grasshopper Drivetrain: 134-hp, turbocharged 1.5-liter three-cylinder; 189-hp, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder; six-speed manual transmission standard, optional six-speed automatic on the 1.5-liter and optional eight-speed automatic on the… Read More

Fiat 500L, Kia Soul Make Fun Family Car Short List

By By Carrie Kim on June 16, 2015

It seems like yesterday that my husband and I leased a 2012 Volkswagen Jetta to accommodate our new family, but recently the lease came up and I was ready for a new car. Now that our daughter is entering preschool,… Read More

2015 Chrysler Town & Country Review

By Joe Bruzek on June 15, 2015

The 2015 Chrysler Town & Country minivan surprises with a barrage of family-friendly value, though it's slipping in other important areas. Find out more info in my review.… Read More

2015 Chrysler Town & Country: Car Seat Check

By Jennifer Newman on May 21, 2015

When it comes to minivans, the Chrysler Town & Country is at the top of many families' shopping list. In 2014, the Town & Country ranked No. 1 in minivan sales with 138,040 sold, according to Automotive News. For the 2015… Read More

Looking for a Family-Hauler? Get Ready to Compromise

By Jennifer Newman on April 22, 2015

Life is full of compromises — even more so if yours is filled with three or four kids. With two kids, many cars — even the sportier ones — can work for a family, but add that third child and… Read More

Recall Alert: 2005-2008 Mini Cooper

By Jennifer Geiger on April 20, 2015

Vehicles Affected: Approximately 92,000 model-year 2005-06 Mini Cooper and Cooper S cars manufactured Jan. 5, 2005, to Nov. 28, 2006, and model-year 2005-08 Cooper convertible and Cooper S convertible models manufactured Jan. 5, 2005, to July 31, 2008. The Problem:… Read More

Recall Alert: 2009-2010 Volkswagen Routan

By Jennifer Geiger on April 17, 2015

Vehicles Affected: Approximately 20,600 model-year 2009 Routan minivans manufactured from June 25, 2008, to June 10, 2009, and model-year 2010 Routans manufactured from Oct. 1, 2009, to Aug. 11, 2010. The Problem: According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration,… Read More