February 2018

McLaren 570S Spider ready in red for Valentine's Day

(February 14, 2018) This one-of-a-kind McLaren 570S Spider, commissioned in honor of Saint Valentine by an incurable romantic, will take to the road on the saint’s special day, today — Feb. 14. Hand-assembled in Woking, England, the two-seat 570S Spider brings supercar attributes such as carbon fiber construction, a mid-mounted V8 engine and extreme performance to the luxury sports convertible market.

Study finds driving drowsy crashes 8 times higher than federal estimates

(February 13, 2018) WASHINGTON, D.C. — The most in-depth drowsy driving research ever conducted in the U.S. using footage of everyday drivers found that the percentage of crashes involving drowsiness is nearly eight times higher than federal estimates indicate, according to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.

Pump prices cheaper week-over-week for first time this year

(February 13, 2018) At $2.58, the national gas price average has decreased for the first time week-over-week this year, according to statistics compiled by AAA. Monday's price is 3 cent less than last week, 6 cents more than a month ago and 30 cents more than a year ago. Motorists can find gas for $2.50 or less at 53 percent of gas stations across the country.

Volvo touts its pet safety features

(February 9, 2018) ROCKLEIGH, N.J. —  Volvo Car USA is partnering with The Petfinder Foundation at the 2018 Chicago Auto Show to raise awareness of pet safety in cars and prevent the euthanasia of adoptable pets. Pet adoptions will take place tonight at the Charity Preview Gala, and Saturday when the show opens to the public.

Kelley names Hyundai, Acura top brands in Cost to Own study

(February 8, 2018) IRVINE, Calif. — Negotiating a good price on a new car can save hundreds or even thousands of dollars, but shoppers can save even more simply by choosing the right car to begin with. Purchase price is just one of the costs associated with vehicle ownership, and when the continuing costs of fuel, financing, insurance and depreciation are considered, saving a few bucks up front can cost more when all is said and done.

50 contestants take on truck obstacle course in new History series

(February 8, 2018) NEW YORK — It's truck versus terrain, as 50 truck owners from across the United States compete in grueling challenges that test their ingenuity and driving ability in History Channel's new 10-episode nonfiction competition series, "Truck Night in America" premiering tonight at 10 p.m. ET.  With the assistance of four experts, owners will compete for the chance to drive the toughest, most arduous truck obstacle course ever built, and drive away with $10,000 prize.

Rolls-Royce Phantom named 'Best Supernatural Driving Experience' by GQ

(February 6, 2018) The Rolls-Royce Phantom has been praised for offering the "Best Supernatural Driving Experience" in the GQ Car Awards, which were announced yesterday.

An independent panel of judges at British GQ recognized the other-worldly experience of traveling in New Phantom, which is the most silent motor car in the world and cossets occupants with its peerless magic carpet ride.

Gas prices continue to go up in all regions

(February 6, 2018) The national gas price average has increased for the sixth consecutive week, landing today’s national average at $2.61. That is 18 cents more expensive since prices started the upward trend in late-December and 3 cents more than last Monday.

“Every motorist in the country is paying more at the pump year-over-year. At 18 cents, Utah is seeing the smallest increase and California is feeling the biggest increase at 52 cents compared to the same time last year,” said AAA's Jeanette Casselano.

Lexus, Kia, Jeep score most attention on Super Bowl LII

(February 5, 2018) SANTA MONICA, Calif. — A rock star speeding backward in time, an action sequence from a new superhero movie and a high-speed dinosaur chase: automakers that aligned vehicles with spectacle, celebrity and pop culture during Super Bowl LII succeeded in attracting the most shopper attention on Edmunds.

Man wins Hyundai Tucson at Washington show after engine dies on old car

(February 5, 2018) WASHINGTON, D.C. — If you just had a complete engine failure in your old car, what could be better than winning a brand new one? Russell West and his family just found out, as he won a 2018 Hyundai Tucson SEL Plus AWD at The Washington Auto Show.