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2017 Kia Optima Plug-In, Hybrid Photo Gallery

By Matt Schmitz on February 11, 2016


CARS.COM — The styling of the 2017 Kia Optima Plug-in should come as no shock; it looks a lot like the 2016 redesign of the regular Optima, and the same goes for the new hybrid version. Both cars are now… Read More

2017 Kia Optima Plug-In, Hybrid Photo Gallery

By Matt Schmitz on February 11, 2016

CARS.COM — The styling of the 2017 Kia Optima Plug-in should come as no shock; it looks a lot like the 2016 redesign of the regular Optima, and the same goes for the new hybrid version. Both cars are now… Read More

2016 Chicago Auto Show What You Missed: Day One

By Matt Schmitz on February 11, 2016

CARS.COM — On a day when gas prices reached $1.70 a gallon — a February low not seen in a dozen years — it should come as no surprise that automakers are putting SUVs and pickup trucks front and center.… Read More

Takata Airbag Recall: Volkswagen and Audi Recall 850,000 Cars

By Matt Schmitz on February 10, 2016

CARS.COM — Volkswagen Group today announced that it is recalling about 850,000 cars equipped with potentially defective airbag inflators manufactured by Japan's Takata Corp. This latest action is part of a considerable expansion in January of the massive ongoing recall… Read More

2016 Toyota Avalon Hybrid: Car Seat Check

By Jennifer Geiger on February 9, 2016

CARS.COM – Toyota's full-size Avalon was updated for 2016 with minor exterior styling tweaks and more standard equipment. For this Car Seat Check, we tested the Avalon Hybrid with leather seats. It offers the same amount of rear legroom as… Read More

Best Cars for a Netflix and Chill

By Matt Schmitz on February 8, 2016

CARS.COM — Back in the day, when a frisky fella wanted some alone time with his best girl, he'd just drive up to Blueberry Hill for some "necking" or "parking," in the parlance of the times. Nowadays, the youngsters call… Read More

Best of the 'Bowl: Cars.com's Favorite Super Bowl Ads

By Matt Schmitz on February 5, 2016

CARS.COM — Last Year's Super Bowl attracted an estimated 114 million viewers, which is why CBS, the game network this year, can charge advertisers a reported $5 million for the amount of time it takes to reheat your coffee in… Read More

Kevin Hart Escalates 'Helicopter Parenting' in Hyundai Super Bowl 50 Ad

By Matt Schmitz on February 4, 2016

CARS.COM — A dad's gotta do what a dad's gotta do — even when you're comedy superstar Kevin Hart. In the latest of Hyundai's flurry of Super Bowl 50 commercials, Hart demonstrates not only his dedication to overprotective fatherhood but… Read More

Recall Alert: 2008-2010 Honda Accord

By Matt Schmitz on February 4, 2016

CARS.COM Vehicles Affected: Approximately 340,000 model-year 2008-10 Honda Accord sedans The Problem: Manufacturing-process issues may allow moisture to enter the circuitry within the electric control unit of the supplemental restraint system, which over time could cause corrosion and eventual malfunction… Read More

Recall Alert: 2011-2016 Dodge Charger

By Matt Schmitz on February 3, 2016

CARS.COM Vehicles Affected: Approximately 440,000 model-year 2011-16 Dodge Charger sedans The Problem: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is conducting a voluntary recall to supply wheel chocks for the affected vehicles. Per instructions in the vehicle's owner's manual, the chocks are employed when… Read More

Hikers 'Bearly' Escape Jaws of Death in Hyundai Super Bowl Ad

By Matt Schmitz on February 2, 2016

CARS.COM — The Chicago Bears aren't playing in the Super Bowl this year, but there still will be bears during the commercials. In Hyundai's new 30-second Super Bowl 50 spot, "The Chase," a pair of hikers has a close encounter… Read More