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Is ‘Sporty SUV’ an Oxymoron? – Jaguar I-Pace/BMW X4

January 05, 2019. Alan Rider

Sport-utility vehicles used to project a rugged vibe. Now, new models that put the ‘sport’ in ‘sport-utility’ have become a thing.

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Put the Brakes on Distracted Driving

June 21, 2018. John Galvin

Summer is finally here in the Northeast, and many of us will be jumping in the car and taking road trips near and far. During this time, you’re bound to experience more drivers on the road than any other time of year. If you’re like me, you’re also noticing the increasing number of drivers who…

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BMW X3 Combines Luxury, Sport and Utility

June 15, 2018. John Paul

The redesigned BMW X3 has grown in just about every dimension: It’s slightly longer, wider and taller than previous models. There are two versions: one with a turbocharged four-cylinder engine and one with a turbocharged six-cylinder engine. Both models are only available with all-wheel drive. My road test was in the X3 M40i. The interior…

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Distracted Drivers Make Everyone’s Commutes Slower

May 14, 2018. AAA Staff

The next time you’re a few minutes late for work, you could blame it on distracted drivers. After all, the excuse is backed by science. Distracted drivers can slow down commutes by as much as 10 percent, according to David Strayer, a cognitive neuroscientist at the University of Utah. His research for the AAA Foundation…

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Behind the Wheel of the 2018 Ford Fusion Energi

April 16, 2018. John Paul

The Ford Fusion is a comfortable, great-looking car that should be at the top of your green car list. Check out our review.

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AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety Celebrates 70 Years of Safe Driving

March 28, 2018. Sarah Hopkins

In celebration of its 70th anniversary, the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety is highlighting its four most important research priorities on a new website.

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Better Drivers Save Lives on the Road

January 15, 2018. John Galvin

At AAA, we focus a lot of our efforts on saving lives. Not many organizations can say that. We’re proud of the work we do. Not only do we rescue people from the side of the road in sometimes precarious situations, but we advocate for safer roads and driver safety. We lobby for legislative changes,…

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Test Drive: 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata

November 01, 2017. AAA Staff

It’s not about the destination, but the journey when you’re traveling in the 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata. Rather than getting somewhere fast (though the MX-5 is quick), driving this car is more about the experience of actually driving – the pure joy of being in control of your life and enjoying the twists and turns of…

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Test Drive: 2017 Volkswagen Passat

June 01, 2017. AAA Staff

In a crowded midsize sedan market, the Volkswagen Passat is a standout for its German engineering at an affordable price point. Starting at just $22,440, the sedan – built in Chattanooga, Tenn. – is loaded with advanced technology, including many driver assistance systems that are often found in more expensive models. And its base engine is fun…

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Test Drive: 2017 Subaru Outback

February 08, 2017. AAA Staff

The latest Subaru Outback keeps getting better and more luxurious with a new Touring version. The Outback, which is available in both four- and six-cylinder versions, features more safety equipment, including standard reverse automatic braking and high beam assist. All versions now use a continuously variable automatic transmission. Our test drive was in the Limited…