Memorial Day is fast approaching and that means millions of Americans will be hitting the road for a family trip. The roads will be crowded and you should expect lines at gas stations. A car bred for long-haul driving, with bladder-bursting range, can give a distinct advantage, especially on cross-country journeys. To aid travelers, we have compiled a list of the best road-trip friendly cars that can go the distance.
Chrysler has partnered with clothing maker Carhartt to produce the 200 S Special Edition. For $28,870, this well-dressed sedan includes a 283-hp V6 engine, black 18-inch aluminum wheels, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, "premium" leather seats, and a Boston Acoustics sound system.
The U.S. Census Bureau reports that nearly 600,000 Americans have "megacommutes" that have them working more than 50 miles from home or traveling more than 90 minutes each way. As a megacommuter myself, I can relate. Having given this much thought through the years, I have compiled a list of the best cars for megacommutes currently on sale.
If you're still thinking that the latest new cars are all about styling, features, horsepower, and fuel mileage, think again.
Following annual tradition, we present the 2013 American Top Picks—the best choices for the car buyer who wants to buy from an American brand.
While car brand reputation can be a strong influence on purchase decisions, such perceptions can be misleading. The reality is, every brand offers models that perform across a spectrum, with some are clearly better than others.
With a current crop of luxury models that are quiet, comfortable, fuel efficient, and among the most reliable, Lexus has earned the best overall score in Consumer Reports 2013 Car Brand Report Cards.
Joining key competitors, Chrysler will soon add integrated Internet radio capability to its Uconnect infotainment systems.
Consumer Reports recently unveiled its latest predicted reliability results, from the 2012 Annual Auto Survey, which found Japanese brands claimed the top seven spots in our rankings. However, it's not all bad for the domestic brands and within some vehicle segments there are standouts.
As Garmin has long demonstrated, car navigation evolves continuously, with each year bringing new innovations to make it easier, and sometimes more entertaining, to get from Point A to Point B. Now, the company proves the evolutionary maxim again with its latest built-in navigator for Chrysler and Dodge models.
Chrysler is recalling a small number of 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town & Country minivans equipped with powered rear liftgate doors. About 471 of the minivans have faulty sensors that may not prevent the door from closing on a finger or other appendage says the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Chrysler is recalling nearly 120,000 2011-2012 Dodge Charger and Chrysler 300 sedans in the U.S. The vehicles have electronic stability control (ESC) and anti-lock brake systems (ABS) which may overheat and cause loss of control, warns the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Shoppers have many choices when it comes to buying a car. Once the research begins, it is clear that each automaker has their winners and losers. However, some manufacturers are consistently at the top of the list for reliability and road-test scores. Our automaker report cards highlight how the companies compare, as detailed in the video.
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