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KickingTiresGenerally, gas prices spike leading into Memorial Day weekend, which signifies the start of summer road-trip season. This year, refinery issues in the Midwest are putting a bigger hurt on Minnesota and surrounding states than the rest of the country.........
KickingTiresFor the more jaded among us, the notion of road tripping with a spouse conjures echoes of shrill-voiced admonitions like, "You're driving too fast!" or "I told you to take the northbound exit!" A recent study conducted by love-and-relationship website.......
Tags: Memorial Day, Road Transportation, Ford, AAA, Transportation
KickingTiresSince our previous update a month ago, Cars.com???s long-term 2013 Subaru BRZ tester accumulated nearly 1,100 miles. The BRZ is rotated among our editors who use the BRZ as a daily driver for commuting, running errands and taking road trips......
KickingTiresLong known for its diesel powertrains, Volkswagen has ventured into alternative-fuel territory with its gas-electric 2013 Jetta Hybrid. How did the hybrid version of the sedan handle a road trip in terms of efficiency and comfort? I put more than......
Tags: Fuel-efficient Vehicles, Ford, Honda, Toyota, Prius
KickingTiresThere are many comfortable, capable SUVs in the midsize class and in some ways, the Kia Sorento is one of them. But change is afoot: Model-year 2013 is the Sorento's last year before a fully redesigned model goes on sale......
KickingTiresMy life is loud, but I like quiet. My children are vocal, and sometimes the only quiet I can achieve is if my children are strapped into their child-safety seats watching a movie or playing a game on the iPad.......
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KickingTiresDiesels and hybrids have drastically different powertrains, but they both help commuters improve their fuel economy compared with a traditional gas-powered car. The 2013 Volkswagen Passat TDI with a six-speed manual and the 2012 Honda Insight hybrid...
KickingTiresIt's a rite of passage for many families: driving your kid off to college. For our daughter, this meant a 1,500-mile trip from the Chicago suburbs to upstate New York. Assisting us on this trip was the 2012 Nissan Quest......
Tags: Nissan, Colleges and Universities, Vehicles, Target, Ford
KickingTiresIt was an ambitious roadmap for a summer vacation: Go from Chicago to the Twin Cities, across Minnesota and through Bismarck, N.D., down to Rapid City, S.D., to see Mount Rushmore and the Crazy Horse Memorial, and then over to......
Tags: SUVs and Crossovers, Animals
KickingTiresA lot has been said about the new Maps application on the iPhone 5 and the latest iPhone operating system. People say they've gotten lost or they can't find the location they're looking for and are just generally unhappy. The......
KickingTiresSUVs and vans are the only way to go when packing for a long trip full of gear, right? Think again. Some sedans have really large trunks, and the Ford Taurus' has room to spare. I put it to the......
Tags: Buick, Mercedes-Benz, Toyota, SUVs and Crossovers, Ford
KickingTiresThe maximum fuel range you see advertised on TV can be a myth. Technically, the claimed range is accurate if you squeeze every last drop of fuel from the tank and are able to achieve a sometimes optimistic highway mileage.......
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