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Kelley Blue Book names best family cars of 2018

(December 15, 2017) IRVINE, Calif. — After extensive testing and evaluation, with emphasis on safety ratings, overall value, versatility, amenities, comfort, drivability and technology, Kelley Blue Book's expert editors name their recommendations for the Best Family Cars of 2018.

"The biggest news this year might be the mass proliferation of safety, assist and entertainment technologies across these mainstream people-movers," said Jason Allan, managing editor for Kelley Blue Book.

AAA: Record-breaking 107 million Americans to travel for holidays

(December 14, 2017) ORLANDO, Fla. —  ‘Tis the season to traditionally spend with family and friends and this year Americans are traveling in record numbers. AAA forecasts 107.3 million Americans will take to planes, trains, automobiles and other modes of transportation during the year-end holiday period from Saturday, Dec. 23 through Monday, Jan. 1.

Aggressive driving habits costing drivers up to $477 a year

(December 14, 2017) BOSTON — Being fiscally responsible and filling up at the most competitively priced gas station is a no-brainer, but when it comes to truly saving money on fuel, it starts the moment the key hits the ignition. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, aggressive driving like speeding, rapid acceleration and braking is the quickest way to waste gas and can lower gas mileage by as much as 40 percent.

Jaguar introduces limited production Jaguar F-Type 400 Sport

By Paul Borden

(December 12, 2017) A recent study out of a university in the Netherlands proclaims that there is no such thing as love at first sight. What people often call love at first sight really is just a strong physical attraction, more like lust at first sight.

Kelley lists10 Best New-Car Deals for December

(December 12, 2017) IRVINE, Calif. — End-of-year deals bring big savings to shoppers still searching for 2017 models. The expert editors at Kelley Blue Book have compiled a list of their top 10 lease, financing and cash back deals for new models available through December, with all having been named current or former Best Buy Award winners.

"Our Best Buy Awards are the most coveted of our annual accolades, and every vehicle on this month's list of standout deals is a current or former Best Buy winner," said Jason Allan, managing editor for Kelley Blue Book's

AAA finds premium gas not always worth the price

(December 12, 2017) ORLANDO, Fla. — According to new research from AAA, premium gasoline offers some benefit to select vehicles, but is becoming increasingly expensive for drivers. In recent years, the price gap between premium and regular-grade gasoline has risen from a historically steady 10 percent to 25 percent or more per gallon.

After 10 years Volvo XC90 remains favorite of celebrity chef Nick Nairn

(December 11, 2017) Volvo Car UK is celebrating a decade-long partnership with Scottish restaurateur and celebrity chef Nick Nairn, as he shares his experiences on how the premium manufacturer’s XC90 benefits both his business and family life.

Having taken delivery of his first XC90 in 2007, Nairn has said goodbye to his sports and saloon cars in favor of Volvo’s luxury seven-seat SUV because it rolls performance, space and style into one car, capable of tackling any challenge.

Comparing the 2018 Nissan Leaf with the original 2011 model

(December 8, 2017) A new comparison of the 2018 Nissan Leaf SL to the 2011 Nissan Leaf SL shows substantial gains in performance, cargo space, and power, with no change in price between the two models after adjusting for inflation. Using specs and data provided by Nissan and the EPA, the 2018 Nissan Leaf beats the 2011 version in a number of ways. mines its data to come up with 2017 car shopping list

(December 8, 2017) CHICAGO — Millions of consumers spend time on each month to shop, research and validate automotive purchase decisions. Today, the company debuted its 2017 Year in Review list, which was compiled by mining and analyzing the site's deep well of real-time behavioral data to determine how consumer car-shopping patterns are affected by current events, pop culture news and other key moments in time from the past year.

GasBuddy reveals gas station convenience store rankings by state

(December 7, 2017) BOSTON — Many people prefer nice versus naughty especially when it comes to customer service during the holiday season. That is why GasBuddy, the only smartphone app connecting more than 70 million drivers with their Perfect Pit Stop, reveals the gas station convenience store brands with the highest ratings for customer service, putting them on the “nice list” when it comes to assisting consumers and creating a pleasant experience for guests.