GM & Lyft plan fleet of autonomous, electric Chevrolet Bolt taxis
GM & Lyft plan fleet of autonomous, electric Chevrolet Bolt taxis

In January, General Motors announced a $500 million partnership with ride-sharing service Lyft. Many wondered what the pairing might do for both companies and when it would begin bearing fruit.  

FBI & NHTSA say car hacking is real, offer tips to keep you safe
FBI & NHTSA say car hacking is real, offer tips to keep you safe

Worried about your car being hacked? The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration are, too, and they've published some handy tips to keep you and your ride safe.

The worst cities in the world for rush hour traffic
The worst cities in the world for rush hour traffic

Planet Earth's commuters waste an average of 100 hours each year sitting in their cars during crunch times -- and that's just during the evening rush.

The best SUVs for tall drivers
The best SUVs for tall drivers

Not all vehicles with the same shape and exterior measurements are created equally.

The lowest-rated cars of 2015
The lowest-rated cars of 2015

Some cars do extremely well in our evaluation process. Inevitably, there are the cars (including trucks, SUVs and minivans) that fare poorly in our ratings.

The best performance cars of 2015
The best performance cars of 2015

Lurid acceleration, perfect balance, intuitive handling, pine-tar levels of grip--performance means different things to different drivers.

The safest vehicles of 2015
The safest vehicles of 2015

Safety is no longer a back-burner priority for new-car shoppers. Across most types of vehicle shoppers, it's one of the top concerns.

2015 New York Auto Show
2015 New York Auto Show

New York City might seem one of the most car-hostile environments on the planet, but it really isn't. Take the city's annual auto show as irrefutable proof of the opposite.

Interactive map shows how America gets to work
Interactive map shows how America gets to work

If you read the news each day, you might be under the impression that few people drive to work alone. But you'd be wrong.

Six vehicles with the most eye-catching lighting
Six vehicles with the most eye-catching lighting

Thanks to the additional packaging freedom of LEDs, we're seeing some far more attractive, original, and eye-catching lighting in vehicles—both inside and outside.

Safe set: Nine late-model used vehicles with lowest fatality rate
Safe set: Nine late-model used vehicles with lowest fatality rate

The chances of dying in a car crash, if you're behind the wheel of a newer vehicle, have dropped dramatically over the past several years.

What the top automotive stories of 2014 mean for you in 2015
What the top automotive stories of 2014 mean for you in 2015

What will the major auto changes in 2014 mean for 2015?

Advocacy group says fuel economy is U.S.'s No. 1 criteria when shopping for new car
Advocacy group says fuel economy is U.S.'s No. 1 criteria when shopping for new car

When you're looking for a new car, there are lots of factors to consider: how the car looks, how comfortable the ride is, its high-tech amenities, the number of cup-holders. But according to a new study from the American Chemistry Council, the thing at the top of most shopper's must-have list is good fuel-economy.

Rapid charging electric-car batteries: Less damaging than we thought?
Rapid charging electric-car batteries: Less damaging than we thought?

DC fast charging makes electric cars considerably more practical, allowing drivers to recharge a car's battery to 80 percent of capacity in half an hour or less.

2015 Subaru Legacy: The Car Connection's Best Car to Buy 2015
2015 Subaru Legacy: The Car Connection's Best Car to Buy 2015

The 2015 Subaru Legacy is feature-packed, polished, secure, and spacious. It's outgrown its niche appeal, while dollar for dollar, it's an irresistible value in today's new-car market.

2015 North American Car and Truck/SUV of the Year: Short list announced
2015 North American Car and Truck/SUV of the Year: Short list announced

Judges for the North American Car and Truck of the Year have released their list of finalists for the upcoming 2015 awards.

Advocacy group says fuel economy is U.S.'s No. 1 criteria when shopping for new car
Advocacy group says fuel economy is U.S.'s No. 1 criteria when shopping for new car

When you're looking for a new car, there are lots of factors to consider: how the car looks, how comfortable the ride is, its high-tech amenities, the number of cup-holders. But according to a new study from the American Chemistry Council, the thing at the top of most shopper's must-have list is good fuel-economy.

Rapid charging electric-car batteries: Less damaging than we thought?
Rapid charging electric-car batteries: Less damaging than we thought?

DC fast charging makes electric cars considerably more practical, allowing drivers to recharge a car's battery to 80 percent of capacity in half an hour or less.

2015 Subaru Legacy: The Car Connection's Best Car to Buy 2015
2015 Subaru Legacy: The Car Connection's Best Car to Buy 2015

The 2015 Subaru Legacy is feature-packed, polished, secure, and spacious. It's outgrown its niche appeal, while dollar for dollar, it's an irresistible value in today's new-car market.

2015 North American Car and Truck/SUV of the Year: Short list announced
2015 North American Car and Truck/SUV of the Year: Short list announced

Judges for the North American Car and Truck of the Year have released their list of finalists for the upcoming 2015 awards.

Gov't agency pushes to lower blood alcohol limits for drivers To 0.05
Gov't agency pushes to lower blood alcohol limits for drivers To 0.05

Traffic fatalities have been on the decline for several decades, but despite such improvements, alcohol has remained a contributing factor in roughly one-third of roadway deaths.

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J.D. Power offers proof voice-recognition systems are the worst things in our cars
J.D. Power offers proof voice-recognition systems are the worst things in our cars

J.D. Power's Kristin Kolodge told a group of conference-goers that voice-recognition software is the most troublesome technology found on cars today.

And the most-stolen vehicle in America is . . .
And the most-stolen vehicle in America is . . .

The National Insurance Crime Bureau has just released its list of most-stolen vehicles for 2013. All of those in the top ten are big-selling, mass-market models.

Towing with your crossover SUV: The basics
Towing with your crossover SUV: The basics

Most of today's car-like crossover utility vehicles can handle a fair amount of towing -- whether it's jet skis, a small boat, or a small moving trailer.

2015 Hyundai Genesis: Five-star scores, safest car on market?
2015 Hyundai Genesis: Five-star scores, safest car on market?

The federal government has crash-tested the 2015 Hyundai Genesis Sedan and released a full set of NCAP ratings—and the Genesis Sedan has a flush of five-star ratings.

Do you still have to "break in" a new car?
Do you still have to "break in" a new car?

As recently as a decade ago, manufacturers recommended new drivers follow certain driving patterns to "break in" a new car. The old lessons don't quite hold true today, though.

Traveling in Canada? Don't park with your windows down
Traveling in Canada? Don't park with your windows down

Vaguely written laws sometimes remain on the books for years, and can be enforced, if an officer feels so inclined.

Your next vehicle is more likely to have a CVT -- here's why
Your next vehicle is more likely to have a CVT -- here's why

Like it or not, nearly every new vehicle has an automatic transmission of some sort. What might not be so apparent to new-car shoppers is that the portion of vehicles with automatic transmissions -- or at least automatics as you know them -- is falling.

How to kill your car
How to kill your car

As vehicles have become more reliable, it's become less a chore to maintain them. But that doesn't mean they're invulnerable to neglect or operator error.

Half of U.S. drivers don't recognize tire-pressure warning light
Half of U.S. drivers don't recognize tire-pressure warning light

Driving with properly inflated tires makes cars safer and more efficient, and tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) are designed to help alert drivers to underinflated tires.

The 16 plug-in electric cars you can buy (or can't) for 2014
The 16 plug-in electric cars you can buy (or can't) for 2014

Here's our rundown of all the plug-in electric cars you can buy today, both battery electric and plug-in hybrids.

April 18th, 4:38 PM CDT
Ford Transit Skyliner concept is New York Auto Show's party
Ford Transit Skyliner concept is New York Auto Show's party

The 2015 Ford Transit has yet to go on sale, but one of jobs this full-size van will be tasked with handling is passenger transportation.

April 15th, 9:47 AM CDT
The most unusual car features of all time
The most unusual car features of all time

Through the years, Mercedes has paired innovative and/or unusual features come with highly curious names like Airscarf and Magic Sky Control.  The automaker isn't alone, though.

April 8th, 10:03 AM CDT
The 10 best and worst countries for drivers
The 10 best and worst countries for drivers

In Namibia, you're 53 percent more likely to die in automobile collision than from cancer. And in Qatar, you're more than five times as likely to die in a car accident than from a stroke. You've been warned.

April 3rd, 3:57 PM CDT
So, you got a ticket. How will that affect your insurance rate?
So, you got a ticket. How will that affect your insurance rate?

How will a moving violation affect your car insurance rates? That depends entirely on what you've been ticketed for.

April 1st, 9:38 AM CDT
2014 Subaru Forester: Six reasons it's among the safest crossovers
2014 Subaru Forester: Six reasons it's among the safest crossovers

What makes the Forester one of the safest vehicles on the road? It's a combination of serious occupant-protection measures and smart structural engineering.

March 27th, 11:30 AM CDT

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