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Ford's new electric Mustang tops vehicle of year awards

Ford Motor Co.'s new electric Mustang Mach E is the North American Utility Vehicle of the Year, and the company's F-150 pickup won top truck honors. Read more


High Car Insurance Rates? Bad Credit May Be to Blame

If you can’t afford to pay all your bills right now, the last thing you need is overpriced car insurance. But that’s exactly what can happen if your credit dips… Read more


Ford Motor takes 2 of 3 vehicle of the year awards

Ford Motor Company's new electric Mustang Mach-E is the North American Utility Vehicle of the Year, and the company's F-150 pickup won truc… Read more


Start Saving By Cutting These Things You Won’t Even Miss From Your Budget

Saving money is about changing your lifestyle and doing it cold turkey is never sustainable. If you cut these expenses that you’re not like… Read more


2021 Mercedes-Benz E450 4Matic All-Terrain

Although its name is vaguely SUV-like, this is a station wagon, albeit with outdoors aspirations. A turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six and a 48-volt hybrid system supplants last year’s twin-turbo V-6. Returning 24 mpg, it has a refined, spirited and fun driving demeanor. Read more


2021 Acura TLX A-Spec

A welcome return to form for a brand that has been far too bland for far too long. All-new for 2021, the TLX is the best iteration of Acura’s midsize sedan since the 2004-2008 Acura TL. Its turbocharged four packs a significant performance punch. You’ll find the new TLX’s cabin to be a fairly rewarding place to pass the miles. $47,275 Read more


2021 Ford F-150 King Ranch Hybrid

Ford’s full-size pickup accounted for nearly 1% of all new vehicles sold in the U.S. last year. It’s easy to understand why. It’s quiet and comfortable, and features opulent interiors and first-class technology. Something new: a 3.5-liter PowerBoost Full Hybrid V-6 with an EPA rating of 24 mpg. $59,755 Read more

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50 car companies that no longer exist

Stacker compiled a list of 50 car companies that no longer exist from various historical sources, including car club websites and Hemmings … Read more


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The 25 cities with the highest car theft rates in the US

Despite sharp decreases in overall crime this year, car thefts rose dramatically in certain cities. Read more

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Buying out your lease is a bad value

False. Some experts will tell you not to buy your lease at the end of the term for a number of reasons. The price is often non-negotiable, the prices can be sometimes out of touch with the market, and none of your lease payments have counted toward this purchase. But here’s why you should reconsider. Read more

Wait until the end of year to maximize car’s value

True and false. The end of the year sales might be the best time for buying a new car, but the trade-in numbers favor a different time of year. Values tend to be higher in the first two quarters of the year, with larger drops in the final two quarters. Read more

New cars lose 20% of their value the moment they drive off the lot

True. “The first hit on the car is basically immediate,” said Richard Arca, director of vehicle valuations and analytics for Edmunds. Read more