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Cars & Trucks

Behind the Wheel of the 2018 VW Golf

March 12, 2018. John Paul

The Golf is the car that started the “hot hatch” trend of fun-to-drive, peppy, great-handling hatchbacks. Based on AAA’s review, the latest version may be the best yet.

Ocean Cruises

A New Age in Cruising: High-Tech and Youth-Oriented Ships

February 17, 2018. Dana Hammond

Every year a new flotilla of cruise ships sets sail to decorate the world’s waterways, glowing at night like floating lanterns. But that’s just a hint of the magic at play, because the brightest treats lie within, where you’ll literally find whatever floats your boat. Here’s what’s new this year in the cruising world. Royal…

Theme Park Vacations

The Latest and Greatest Universal Orlando Resort Rides and Attractions

January 20, 2018. Vanessa Young

From The Wizarding World of Harry Potter to Minion dance parties, Universal Orlando rides immerse us in our favorite imaginative worlds.

Cars & Trucks

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.

Technology

Polaroid Cameras Snapping Back Into Fashion

December 18, 2017. Cassandra Raposo

Millennials are infamously known as the instant gratification generation. Could that be why Polaroid-type cameras have made a resurgence? In November 2012, Fujifilm released the Fujifilm Instax Mini 8, a funky, chunky camera with a vintage selling point: It prints photos instantly, much like a classic Polaroid camera. And, just as instantly, it was on…

Cars & Trucks

Unreliable Cars, Artificial Intelligence and a New CUV

December 18, 2017. Roberto Cruz

The Tesla Model X and Cadillac Escalade have tied as the most unreliable cars on the market, according to a new study by Consumer Reports. The 2017 reliability report found that Model X owners experienced a large number of issues with body paint, hardware and climate control systems. Escalade owners noted issues with power equipment,…

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Cars & Trucks

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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Cars & Trucks

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 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…

Cars & Trucks

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…