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What It’s Like to Drive the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander

January 15, 2018. Roberto Cruz

Our honest review of the compact sport-utility vehicle is worth a read if you’re shopping for a new car.

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Behind the Wheel of the Mercedes-Benz E400

January 15, 2018. John Paul

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz E400 coupe is one of only a few luxury coupes today. A coupe, by definition, has just two doors and because of that can be a bit of a compromise. The E400 Coupe is built from the slightly larger Mercedes-Benz E four-door platform, retaining the same characteristics – although in this case it seats just…

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What Difference Does a Drivetrain Make?

January 15, 2018. Roberto Cruz

Four-wheel drive. All-wheel drive. What does it all mean? Is either one worth the money? Here’s a brief explanation of what each type of drivetrain can do with a good set of tires. Front-Wheel Drive Most sedans have front-wheel drive because it’s cheaper to design and build. In this system, engine power is transferred to…

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Driving the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited

January 14, 2018. John Paul

If you are shopping for a mid-sized, three-row SUV, the Santa Fe is certainly one to consider.

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Predicting 2018’s Most Important Car Technology

December 18, 2017. Roberto Cruz

Will 2018 bring a robot uprising led by artificially intelligent driverless cars bent on world domination? Probably not. But technology is changing cars faster than ever before. Look into a crystal ball with us as we explore technologies that could have the biggest impact on cars and trucks in 2018. Smartphone Integration Mobile apps like…

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Reviews of the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan and and 2018 BMW 530e

December 18, 2017. John Paul

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan $31,775 (Price as tested) | 4 cylinder, 184 hp | 21/27 mpg The all-new Tiguan has grown over the years to become one of the largest sport-utility vehicles in the segment. It comes in several trim levels and with front- or all-wheel drive. To put it in perspective, it’s 10 inches longer than…

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2017 Lexus CT200h Review

November 28, 2017. AAA Staff

Unlike many hybrid cars which began life as a gasoline-only model, the Lexus CT 200h was designed only as a hybrid. Introduced for the 2012 model year, the five-door hatchback has a sporty look with plenty of power and handling to place it squarely in the fun-to-drive category. The Lexus Hybrid Drive system makes a…

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Financial Services Q&A: Monthly Car Payments

November 01, 2017. AAA Staff

How much money should I spend on monthly car payments? This really depends on how much money you make and how much discretionary income you’re willing to put toward a vehicle. The general rule of thumb is to spend 10 to 15 percent of your income after taxes, but if you cut down on the…

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Shop for Tires With Confidence

November 01, 2017. Roberto Cruz

When shopping for tires, some drivers will pick the cheapest set available. Others will choose the ones made by the brand with the best reputation. It’s less likely that a vehicle owner will spend hours on research to find the best set to suit his or her vehicle needs. The good news is you don’t…

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Test Drive: 2017 Kia Optima Hybrid

July 27, 2017. AAA Staff

For 2017, the Kia Optima offers a model for just about every taste. It’s available as a gas model, a hybrid and a plug-in hybrid, each with a variety of trim levels to suit any desire, from sporty to luxurious. After receiving refreshed styling for 2016, the gas-only 2017 Kia Optima comes with three engines…