Federal Tax Credits For Plug-In Hybrids, Electric Cars: What You Need To Know


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If you want to get a special incentive for driving a hybrid, you're a few years too late; but a tax credit applies to nearly every electric car and plug-in hybrid on the market and it can, in some cases, effectively reduce your cost for such a model to that of an ordinary gasoline vehicle (or even less). The widely me...Read more

2015 Subaru Legacy, Outback Earn Best Possible IIHS Safety Rating


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The 2015 Subaru Legacy and 2015 Subaru Outback have earned the best possible set of safety ratings from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)—and the organization's 'Top Safety Pick+' status. Both models absolutely aced the IIHS battery of frontal and side crash tests—as well as roof strength a...Read more

Charger SRT Hellcat, Safest Cars, And A Surge In Prices: The Week In Reverse


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There's already a faster Hellcat in Chrysler's lineup, we lay out safest vehicles of 2014, and we have some good news and some bad news about vehicle pricing in general. It's all part of the Week in Reverse, here at The Car Connection. Perhaps the biggest product news of this past week came right from Detroit, where Ch...Read more

Despite Conflict, Gas Prices Are Stable And Trending Downward


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There's conflict in the Iraq and other oil-producing regions. At the same time, U.S. demand for crude oil is at record highs. That sounds like fuel for a run-up in gas prices. Yet they've been almost eerily stable; they're even falling somewhat in most places, and they've been on a downward trend for at least a month....Read more

One Of The Safest: 2015 Hyundai Sonata Earns Five-Star Rating


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The redesigned 2015 Hyundai Sonata has now secured a place in the top tier of affordable mid-size sedans for safety-conscious shoppers. It's been tested by the federal government, and in ratings recently released has earned an excellent five stars both overall and in frontal and side-impact categories. The Sonata's fe...Read more