Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto: Where Are They Now?

By Kelsey Mays on October 22, 2020

In the span of just a few model years, wireless integration of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto has gone from rare to widespread. Although most cars still require a conventional tethered USB connecti... Read More
Best Used Cars for Car Seats

By Jennifer Newman on September 21, 2020

Whether you’re starting your family or growing it, you likely know that raising a child can be expensive. According to the Department of Agriculture’s most recent data in 2015, a middle-class famil... Read More
2020-2021 Mini SE Countryman and BMW 3 Series, X3, X5: Recall Alert

By Patrick Masterson on September 4, 2020

Vehicles Affected: Approximately 700 model-year 2020 Mini SE Countryman plug-in hybrid hatchbacks, model-year 2020-21 BMW X3 PHEV SUVs and model-year 2021 BMW 330e PHEV sedans and X5 PHEV SUVs The ... Read More
Volvo and Hyundai Are Tops, Tesla Not Too Shabby in J.D. Power Tech Survey

By Kelsey Mays on August 19, 2020

A just-released study puts Volvo and Hyundai atop dozens of rival brands in advanced technologies for new vehicles. Volvo led all luxury brands in J.D. Power’s Tech Experience Index Study, an analy... Read More
Why Manual Transmissions Are Dying … and What’ll End Them for Good

By Joe Wiesenfelder on July 16, 2020

There used to be many good reasons for a new driver to learn a manual transmission: To start with, cars with stick shifts were cheaper, more efficient and quicker. The longstanding barrier has been... Read More
2020 Mini Cooper SE Hardtop: 5 Things We Like and 3 Things We Don’t

By Nick Kurczewski on July 13, 2020

The 2020 Mini Cooper SE Hardtop is an electric-powered coupe that capitalizes on the brand’s reputation for building small cars that are fun to drive and easy to park. If you’re a fan of the basic ... Read More
Mini Hardtop 2-Door: Which Should You Buy, 2020 or 2021?

By Rick Popely on June 25, 2020

Most significant changes: Six-speed manual transmission is available again; John Cooper Works GP model returns with 301 horsepower Price change: $1,000 less on Cooper, Cooper S and John Cooper Work... Read More 2020 American-Made Index: What About the Least American Cars?

By Kelsey Mays on June 23, 2020’s 2020 American-Made Index ranks vehicles built and bought in the U.S., as determined by a range of economic factors. Having named, at most, the 15 most American cars annually since the AM... Read More
Mini Countryman: Which Should You Buy, 2020 or 2021?

By Brian Normile on June 11, 2020

Most significant changes: Redesigned LED headlights and new Union Jack taillights; new optional digital instrument panel; Oxford Edition not currently available for 2021 Price change: $700 increase... Read More
10 Biggest News Stories of the Week: Tesla Pricing Cuts in Front of Audi Q7, Acura TLX

By Matt Schmitz on June 3, 2020

Our article on the Tesla price reductions took the No. 1 spot among our most popular stories of the week. Read More