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Car Recalls: Everything You Need to Know

Executive Summary/Key Takeaways Most car recalls are issued by the automaker. Recalls are issued for safety problems and components that could fail prematurely. Car recall checks, to find out if your car has outstanding re...

Car Seat Safety: Tips for Keeping Kids Safe on the Road

If you’re a new parent, it can be overwhelming to figure out the nuances of traveling safely with your kids according to car seat guidelines. The rules, regulations, and common sense around child car seats can be confusing, but understanding them is key to ensuring your kids’ safety and operating within the law. Here’s what you...

GMC Sierra 1500 vs. Chevrolet Silverado 1500: Compare Trucks

The difference between the related Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 full-size pickup trucks can be as stark or as familiar as members of the same family: it depends on how you look at them. They share four engine options, three cab sizes, three bed lengths, a platform, and many of the same features. Brothers from t...

Toyota Sequoia vs. Chevy Tahoe: Compare Large SUVs

The full-size SUV accomplishes a singular feat unmatched by any other automotive segment. It can transport a hockey team’s starting line and their gear in relative comfort, as long as you’re wearing nose plugs. The large truck-based SUVs that seat up to nine passengers are known for their roomy utility as much as t...

Chevrolet Equinox vs. GMC Terrain: Compare Crossover SUVs

Although the 2024 Chevy Equinox and 2024 GMC Terrain are assembled in the same plant, share similar powertrains, and may even share the same floor space at the dealership, these two compact crossovers from General Motors have more than just daylight separating them. The two compact crossovers have mass appeal. They’re both tall-riding...

VW Tiguan vs. Toyota RAV4: Compare Crossover SUVs

Compact crossover SUVs serve so many buyers so well, thanks to their flexibility, economy, and affordable sticker prices. One of the bestselling vehicles of its kind, the 2024 Toyota RAV4 comes in a wide range of models, all of them winners. Redesigned last in 2019, the RAV4 specializes in choice, ranging from the rugged TRD Off-Road model to a...

Car Dog Safety: How to Travel with a Dog in a Car

Whether it’s a holiday trip to visit relatives, take a family vacation, or just out and about doing errands, taking pets along requires a little advance planning and adherence to a few safety guidelines to ensure a safe journey for all. These tips can provide not only peace of mind, but also make the trip with pets a more enjoyable.....

Ford Expedition vs. Chevy Suburban: Compare SUVs

The Chevrolet Suburban and Ford Expedition represent the two largest and bestselling full-size SUVs on the market. They promise to do it all, haul the family and friends, tow the toys, trudge over the river and through the woods to all of that. The spacious three-row SUVs range from utilitarian workhorses to luxury land barges...

Chevy Suburban vs. GMC Yukon XL: Compare SUVs

The Chevrolet Suburban and GMC Yukon XL are pure America. These full-size three-row SUV provide plenty of everything, including space, power, equipment, and options. The 2024 Chevrolet Tahoe and 2024 GMC Yukon are cousins that share their underpinnings, powertrains, features and most options. The chrome-laden GMC Yukon Denali meets its ma...

VW ID.7 won't reach the U.S. in 2025, date still TBD

Volkswagen announced Wednesday that it is delaying the U.S. and Canadian launch of the ID.7 electric hatchback due to what the automaker calls changing market dynamics. The ID.7 went on sale in Europe and 2023, and was originally scheduled to launch in North America in 2025. That's no longer the plan, although VW's brief announcement did not....

Dodge Hornet vs. Alfa Romeo Tonale: Compare Crossover SUVs

The related Dodge Hornet and Alfa Romeo Tonale share many things under the fabric of their small crossover suits, though their differences are more noteworthy. They both represent each brand’s first foray into electrification with plug-in hybrid powertrains, but for Dodge the Hornet represents how electric motors can power the perfo...

2025 Mazda CX-70

The new 2025 Mazda CX-70 midsize crossover joins the three-row CX-90 at the vanguard of Mazda’s march into the premium and luxury segment. What kind of vehicle is the 2025 Mazda CX-70? What does it compare to? New for 2025, the Mazda CX-70 two-row crossover SUV shares the same platform, dimensions, engine options, and features as the CX-90...

Kia Carnival vs. Honda Odyssey: Compare Minivans

Minivans haven’t given way entirely to SUVs, and the latest family movers offer almost all the goodness of a utility vehicle—and they do it with easier access and better comfort. They do it with an increasingly luxurious spin, too. With the 2024 Honda Odyssey and the 2024 Kia Carnival, drivers and passengers get a swole list of...

Preview: 2025 Honda Civic Hybrid taps 2 motors for nearly 50 mpg

The 2025 Honda Civic Hybrid will achieve an EPA combined fuel economy rating of nearly 50 mpg when it reaches U.S. showrooms in the coming months, Honda confirmed Tuesday. Honda previously said that the hybrid powertrain could catch 40% of Civic sales, and as such it will be available in both sedan and hatchback body styles. The two ava...

Chrysler Pacifica vs Toyota Sienna: Compare Minivans

Despite the unabated rise in popularity of SUVs, the minivan is the ultimate suburban utility vehicle. With seating for up to eight, cargo volume like a box van, incomparably easy sliding doors, and versatile seating arrangements, the minivan lacks only the powertrain options of SUVs. No longer. For years, if you wanted an all-wheel-drive...

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