Chrysler Adds 84-Month Financing, As Other Automakers Tread Carefully


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As the price of vehicles pushes upward and household income stagnates, it’s not all that surprising that new-car shoppers are increasingly looking not to traditional 60-month loans, or 72-month ones, but to the longest 84-month loans. According to Experian Automotive, this year the length of the average automoti...Read more

2016 Jaguar F-Type: Electric Power Steering Is Better, Says Chief Engineer


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Jaguar last week at the Los Angeles Auto Show revealed that all-wheel drive is the future of V-8-powered Type R models of its F-Type sports car, while a manual transmission will be offered on the V-6 variants. Both of those pieces of news are likely to boost the appeal of Jag’s hot-selling sports-car. But there&...Read more

2015 Ford Transit Connect Wagon Earns Five-Star Safety Rating


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The federal government has crash-tested the 2015 Ford Transit Connect Wagon, and the news is good—with this seven-passenger model achieving top five-star results. It’s especially noteworthy as in its last-generation version, the Ford Transit Connect was strictly a commercial vehicle. But with the latest ve...Read more

L.A. Auto Show Roundup: Smaller Crossovers, Hydrogen Redux


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At the Los Angeles Auto Show this past week, the luxury and performance cars that seemed to steal some of the early attention at press previews proved to be a distraction from two real market trends that elbowed their way into the spotlight: Subcompact crossovers are becoming a major market segment; and new-generation...Read more

2015 Ford F-150: Top Full-Size Truck Gas Mileage—Not Counting Diesel


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Ford has at last released official EPA fuel economy ratings for its radically redesigned 2015 Ford F-150 pickups, which begin arriving at dealerships this month. The F-150 now has the highest fuel economy ratings—by a smidge—of any full-size gasoline-powered pickup on the U.S. market. When equipped with th...Read more