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Gas prices level off; smallest increase in eight weeks

(April 23, 2019) With only a penny increase on the week, the national gas price average saw the smallest one-week jump since mid-February. For the last eight weeks, weekly jumps ranged anywhere between a nickel and a nearly a quarter.

“On the week, 30 states saw pump price increases or decreases of three cents or less which helped keep the national average relatively steady, but motorists shouldn’t get their hopes up just yet,” said Jeanette Casselano, AAA spokesperson.

Autotrader lists its top certified pre-owned deals for April

(April 22, 2019) ATLANTA — With extra money in the pockets of car shoppers from tax refunds, April typically kicks off one of the strongest selling months of the season. Many Americans are eager to use their refunds toward a vehicle they have been eyeing. Looking to get the most bang for their buck, consumers should look at a certified pre-owned vehicle.

2019 Lexus LX 570 — Old world luxury

By Jim Prueter

(April 22, 2019) The gargantuan LX 570 is Lexus’ flagship SUV, having been sold for more than two decades. The complete underpinnings of the LX 570 are essentially Toyota’s iconic Land Cruiser, extensively upgraded with sumptuous and gorgeous appointments both inside and out.

AAA says it's time to bring U.S. headlight standards out of dark ages

(April 19, 2019) ORLANDO, Fla. — Driving at night carries the highest fatality rate for both drivers and pedestrians but could be made safer by headlight technology already on the roads in Europe and Canada. New research from AAA found that European vehicles equipped with adaptive driving beam headlights (ADB) increase roadway lighting by as much as 86 percent when compared to U.S. low beam headlights.

Study reveals Americans spending more time at gas stations

(April 18, 2019) BOSTON — GasBuddy has released its quarterly study examining foot traffic in the $654 billion fuel and convenience retailing industry across the United States. This analysis examined more than 20.3 million consumer visits between January 1 - March 31, 2019. The report separates fuel and convenience brands into four segments based on their number of locations.

Dodge Challenger wins ‘Car of Texas’ at TAWA spring event

(April 18, 2019) DENTON, Texas — A Dodge muscle car won the top award at the 2019 Texas Auto Roundup. After 44 journalist members of the Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA) evaluated 29 vehicles April 14-16, the 2019 Dodge Challenger was crowned the overall Car of Texas. 

“Driving enthusiasts in Texas love horsepower, and the Challenger’s classic muscular lines and monumental power won over our voters,” said Michael Marrs, president of TAWA and co-host of the In Wheel Time radio show in Houston.

Honda wins best overall brand in Kelley Blue Book's Image Awards

(April 17, 2019) IRVINE, Calif. — Automotive brands are among the most recognizable and most valued brands in the world. There are few products more ubiquitous in our day-to-day lives than the automobile and capturing the hearts and minds of car shoppers could mean more sales in the long run. Recognizing automakers' outstanding achievements in creating and maintaining brand attributes that earn the attention and enthusiasm of new-car buyers, Kelley Blue Book today announces the 2019 Brand Image Award winners, based on annual new-car buyer perception data.

National gas price average jumps 10 cents in a week

(April 16, 2019) Pump prices on the West Coast increased as much as 20 cents this past week, driving the national average up nearly 10 cents to $2.83 on the week. As stocks tighten out West due to unplanned and planned maintenance, California’s average jumped to $4.00, the most expensive state average this week and a price point not seen in the Golden State since July 2014.

Majority of people say they would use EV for commuting, city driving

(April 13, 2019) WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J. — As the popularity and availability of electric vehicles (EV) continues to grow in the U.S., consumers are zeroing in on how they want to use an EV. Sixty-three percent of consumers said the best way to use an EV is for commuting or city driving, according to a new survey MINI USA recently commissioned from market research and business intelligence firm Engine International, Inc.

GasBuddy says best day to buy gas is Monday

(April 11, 2019) BOSTON — Americans have been getting hit hard at the pump with average gasoline prices in the U.S. up 50 cents per gallon since January. With many metro areas across the nation seeing the largest seasonal rise in prices since 2012, GasBuddy today released a new study that found the best and worst days of the week to buy gas to maximize savings and avoid the lines during the busy summer travel season.