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Which 2016 Compact SUVs Have the Highest MPG Ratings?

By Brian Wong on July 20, 2016


CARS.COM — The best compact SUVs are able to fill many roles. They offer good utility and cargo room in a smaller footprint than a traditional SUV, which makes them easier to park and to navigate on narrow city streets.… Read More

Which 2016 Compact SUVs Have the Highest MPG Ratings?

By Brian Wong on July 20, 2016

CARS.COM — The best compact SUVs are able to fill many roles. They offer good utility and cargo room in a smaller footprint than a traditional SUV, which makes them easier to park and to navigate on narrow city streets.… Read More

What's the Best Compact SUV of 2016?

By Patrick Olsen on July 13, 2016

CARS.COM — Compact SUVs continue to be a best-selling segment, and why not? They carry plenty of people, cargo, pets, whatever you need. Because they're so popular, Cars.com is now testing this category every year. The 2016 Compact SUV Challenge… Read More

The 2016 Compact SUV Challenge: Multimedia Winners and Losers

By Joe Bruzek on July 13, 2016

CARS.COM — The multimedia systems tested in the Cars.com 2016 Compact SUV Challenge ranged from bare-bones basic to top-of-the-line touch-screens with smartphone integration, multiple USB ports and near-seamless usability. Each SUV offers multiple systems but these were graded on the… Read More

Headlight Safety Test Casts Shadow on Compact SUVs

By Matt Schmitz on July 12, 2016

CARS.COM — As the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety continues to shed new light on the performance of one of the most basic, yet vital, elements of car safety — headlights — automakers have their work cut out for them.… Read More

IIHS Finds Front Passenger Gets Less Crash Protection, May Add New Test

By Fred Meier on June 23, 2016

CARS.COM — A new study confirms what was suspected in earlier research reported by Cars.com: The person riding "shotgun" may not be as well protected as the driver in a front-corner crash. The disparity is stark enough that the Insurance… Read More

Recall Alert: 8,000 Toyota Hybrids, Minivans, Pickup Trucks, Sedans, SUVs, Wagons

By Tom Torbjornsen on June 13, 2016

CARS.COM Vehicles Affected: Approximately 8,000 model-year 2005-11 Toyota 4Runner, Highlander and Sequoia SUVs and Sienna minivans; 2005-10 Avalon sedans and Tundra pickup trucks; 2006-08 Camry Solara sedans; 2006-11 RAV4 SUVs and Tacoma pickups; 2007-10 FJ Cruiser SUVs; 2009-10 Venza wagons;… Read More

Top 10 Best-Selling Cars: May 2016

By Kelsey Mays on June 1, 2016

CARS.COM — What goes up must come down. After months of steady gains, new-car sales in May fell 6.4 percent with the top seven automakers reporting. If that holds true for the rest of the industry, it would represent the… Read More

Top 10 Best-Selling Cars: April 2016

By Kelsey Mays on May 3, 2016

CARS.COM — Modest growth was the theme in April as car shoppers sent new-car sales up 3.5 percent with the largest seven automakers reporting. Sales of sedans, coupes and hatchbacks continued to flounder as core SUV segments climbed. And minivan… Read More

How Japan's Earthquakes Could Disrupt U.S. New-Car Availability

By Kelsey Mays on April 18, 2016

CARS.COM — Recent earthquakes in southern Japan have killed dozens and left more than 1,000 injured; they've also hampered automotive production in the country. Toyota says it will conduct "at least a partial suspension" of operations at a number of… Read More

2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Video

By Bill Jackson on April 15, 2016

CARS.COM — Toyota has revised its compact RAV4 SUV for 2016, with the highlights being a new, sportier SE version as well as a hybrid version. All models get sleeker, more angular styling and beefed-up sound insulation. Watch the video… Read More