Memorial Day gas prices highest of the year

(May 30, 2015) WASHINGTON — AAA reports that the national average price for regular unleaded gasoline reached its highest price of the year on Memorial Day ($2.74) after rising for 39 of 41 days. Drivers are paying three cents more than one week ago, eight cents more than two-weeks ago and 21 cents more than one month ago to refuel their vehicles.

Autotrader picks 10 Best Cars for college graduates

(May 29, 2015) ATLANTA — For many, graduating college is a milestone like no other — it represents a new chapter, a proud accomplishment and, fortunately or unfortunately, financial independence. Luckily for graduates who are in the market for a new car to suit their post-college lifestyle, Autotrader's expert editors say now is a great time to make a purchase, as dealerships are flush with affordable models that are fun, fuel-efficient and thoughtfully designed.

Honda issues statement on recall of 350,000 more vehicles for airbag fix

By American Honda

(May 29, 2015) Honda will add approximately 350,000 vehicles to its recalls of Takata airbag inflators in the United States following a recently announced defect determination by Takata. However, most of the vehicles deemed at risk in Takata's defect determination report were already subject to previous voluntary actions taken by Honda, including a national Safety Improvement Campaign (SIC) for driver front airbag inflators and a passenger front airbag inflator recall that was focused on regions with specific environmental conditions.

New-car sales to reach 17.3 million SAAR in May, Kelley predicts

(May 28, 2015) IRVINE, Calif. — New-vehicle sales are expected to decline 1 percent year-over-year to a total of 1.59 million units in May 2015, resulting in an estimated 17.3 million seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR), according to Kelley Blue Book

"May sales will reach the highest total year-to-date, and could remain the highest until December of this year," said Alec Gutierrez, senior analyst for Kelley Blue Book.

TrueCar sees Memorial Day demand spike as site traffic surges

(May 26, 2015) SANTA MONICA, Calif. — TrueCar, Inc. reports that its nearly 11,000 certified franchise and independent dealers across the U.S. were expected to see record levels of activity during the Memorial Day weekend, based on consumers visiting and prospecting across all TrueCar sites.

2015 Honda CR-V wins Compact SUV Challenge

(May 26, 2015) CHICAGO — has named the 2015 Honda CR-V the winner of its annual Compact SUV Challenge. The Challenge pitted seven of the most popular compact SUVs against each other in a series of expert and consumer testing to determine which was the overall best-in-class.

Seat belt reminder chime annoyingly effective

(May 25, 2015) DETROIT — So you’re running late to get the kids to soccer practice. You properly buckle them in the second row of your Chevrolet Traverse, jump into the driver seat, turn the ignition and pull away. Then you hear it. That unmistakable bing-bing-bing chime reminding YOU to buckle up.
Last week marked Michigan’s 15th year as a state where failure to wear a safety belt is reason enough alone to be pulled over by law enforcement.

Gas is cheaper, but are savings 'rolling' away with under inflated tires?

(May 21, 2015) WASHINGTON — More than 33 million Americans will hit the road this Memorial Day weekend to kick-off the summer driving season; but many will be wasting gas and putting themselves at risk with poorly maintained, under inflated tires.

Analysis finds shift-by-wire will be widely adopted by 2020

(May 21, 2015) LONDON — Passenger car original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) have traditionally embraced the latest technologies for enhancing driving dynamics, safety and convenience. This trend will continue, with shift-by-wire technology likely to be adopted in premium segment cars globally and across volume segments in mature markets such as North America, Germany and Japan by 2020.

Although the technology is currently expensive, commoditization will bring down the cost of these systems and make it ready for the mass market.

Ford F-150 top-selling vehicle for members of U.S. military

(May 21, 2015) The Ford F-150 is the top-selling vehicle for members of the United States military — across all branches — according to an analysis of former and active-duty military personnel using United Services Automobile Association’s car buying service. This is the latest in a series of achievements for the toughest, smartest, most capable and efficient F-150 ever.