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  • Mileage Rules Bump Car Costs, Savings at the Pump

     
    A Nov. 16 proposal by the Obama administration proposed doubling Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards to 54.5 mpg by 2025, up from 27.3 mpg today and 35.5 mpg by 2016. The standards are expected to be finalized by next......
  • Why the Chevrolet Cruze Beat the Ford Focus

     
    Philip Couts doesn't normally buy compact cars. The 53-year-old mechanical engineer downsized from his usual midsizer last August to Chevrolet's latest commuter car, the Cruze, to help save gas on his 22-mile commute between two Chicago suburbs. Except...
  • Acura ILX to Be Built in Indiana

     
    Acura???s recently announced entry-level luxury sedan, the Acura ILX, will be built in America, the company said. The move marks the fifth vehicle from Acura ??? joining the MDX, RDX, ZDX and TL ??? that will be built in North......
  • Top 10 Best-Selling Cars of 2011

     
    It was a year of rebuilding in the automotive industry in more ways than one. Overall, automakers were overcoming a disastrous U.S. economy, and a tsunami in March dealt Japanese automakers a tremendous blow to production of popular cars. Those......
  • Reader Review of the Week: 2012 Toyota Highlander Hybrid

     
    "Family of Four" from Los Angeles was in search of the perfect family vehicle ??? something that was easily maneuverable, versatile and fuel efficient. The family settled on the 2012 Toyota Highlander Hybrid for its comfortable, quiet ride and superb........
  • Nissan CEO Talks New Cars, Sales Expectations

     
    By any account, Nissan had a good year. Despite challenges in Asia and weakening consumer confidence in debt-ridden Europe, the Japanese automaker outpaced analysts' expectations for profits over the first half of its fiscal year, which ended last...
  • Cars.com News Briefs: Feb. 22, 2012

     
    Here's what we have our eye on today: As prospects in the European car market continue to look grim ??? 2012 is expected to be another down year ??? there's word that GM and French carmaker Peugeot are looking into......
  • Honda Urban SUV Concept at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show

     
    Looks like: Honda is getting ready to enter the subcompact SUV segment Defining characteristics: Aggressive styling for a Honda Ridiculous features: Light-pipe head- and taillamps Chances of being mass-produced: Confirmed ??? launches in Japan later...
  • American-Made Index: The Role of Exports

     
    The American-Made Index uses sales as a stand-in for the number of assembly-line employees and suppliers. Those assembly-line workers are the largest single chunk of direct employment by an automaker in the U.S. The Michigan-based Center for Automotive...
  • Honda Vezel: First Look

     
    Competes with: Nissan Juke, Subaru XV Crosstrek Looks like: A sleeker, larger version of the Honda Fit Drivetrain: Gasoline engine with continuously variable automatic transmission; front- or all-wheel drive (details TBA); turbo and possible hybrid...
  • American-Made Index: Fewer Cars Overall?

     
    Cars.com's American-Made Index measures cars built and bought here, with high domestic-parts content as measured by Congress' 1992 American Automobile Labeling Act. But with each passing year, the number of qualifying models dwindles, and at some point...
  • Study: Most Americans Would Exchange Personal Info for Personalized Cars

     
    A new study suggests the majority of Americans would be willing to divulge personal information, including their own fingerprints, if it personalized their car ??? and nearly two in three would ride in a self-driving car. San Jose, Calif.-based Cisco........