You didn’t win a TV. Philly car dealer’s ‘Money Carlo’ ad tricks consumers into thinking they win big prizes

A flyer from a Philadelphia car dealer has duped consumers this week into thinking they’ve won free TVs and tablets, only to go home with gift cards for coupons – and maybe a car.

More room — and fun — in the tiny Kia Rio | Scott Sturgis

The little baby Kia Rio5 received a much-needed redesign for 2018, and buyers still get a chance for a hatchback.

More room — and fun — in the tiny Kia Rio | Scott Sturgis

The little baby Kia Rio5 received a much-needed redesign for 2018, and buyers still get a chance for a hatchback.

Jeep Cherokee transmission settlement could be a clunker for consumers

Plaintiffs lawyers and consumer advocates now warn that a proposed settlement to the case would be a bad deal for certain Fiat Chrysler owners, who could potentially earn much more money by bringing individual claims.

Jeep Cherokee transmission settlement could be a clunker for consumers

Plaintiffs lawyers and consumer advocates now warn that a proposed settlement to the case would be a bad deal for certain Fiat Chrysler owners, who could potentially earn much more money by bringing individual claims.

Israeli inventor of car cameras says self-driving vehicles are future of artificial intelligence

The inventor who standardized cameras in cars talks about a future when we don't need streetlights.

Israeli inventor of car cameras says self-driving vehicles are future of artificial intelligence

The inventor who standardized cameras in cars talks about a future when we don't need streetlights.
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Battle of the econoboxes: 2019 Hyundai Accent deletes hatchback from the redesign | Scott Sturgis

Hatchbacks don't win love from American buyers, but they make the smallest of the small far more versatile.

2019 Subaru Crosstrek retains its composure

Most Subaru buyers are looking for safety, not flash, and the Crosstrek obliges. The car squeezes four more horsepower out of its 2.0-liter engine over the previous generation, and cargo capacity has grown as well. But some of the advanced safety systems require some adjustment.

Motormouth: If high octane gas doesn’t fix spark knock, what will?

Columnist Bob Weber answers all your car questions.

A midsize Volvo headed for the bargain bin — and worth a look | Scott Sturgis

The 2018 Volvo S60 has been around for a lot of years, but it still holds its own for acceleration, comfort, and especially for its sound system. And since dealers might be trying to unload them, here's a chance for price-conscious status seekers.

2018 Chevrolet Bolt EV: An everyday electric econobox | Scott Sturgis

The 2018 Chevrolet Bolt EV offers drivers more range than most previous electric cars — 238 miles — and a low base price of about $36,000. But the little hatchback that results may not be enough to bring more than the already committed to the electric fold.

Mostly affordable Tesla Model 3 is mostly a sweet ride | Scott Sturgis

With advances in battery technology at decreasing prices, the Tesla Model 3 aims to match gasoline-powered cars on price and everyday usefulness.

2018 Jeep Wrangler features no surprising changes — and that’s a good thing | Scott Sturgis

The Jeep Wrangler JL offers more technology and convenience than previous models, but don't think for a minute that the company has gone tinkering just for the fun of it. The inner Jeepness remains, and drivers just should prepare themselves for the ride.

Volkswagen is moving on from the Beetle. Here are some options to fill the void.

Volkswagen has announced that 2019 will be the Bug's final year. But forget the counterculture crying, the looking back to Nazi Germany, and the air-cooled lamenting — find other ways to go retro right now.

Toyota biggest hauler gets some updates, but is the Tundra still a lot to handle?

The Tundra has become popular among full-size truck buyers, and that probably has a lot to do with Toyota's reputation for quality. Other truck models offer hauling and towing capability — without all the extra strain.

Fiat, Skip Barber show drivers where rubber meets road — and what to do when it slips

An opportunity to try out a couple new Abarth models from Fiat comes with the added benefit of a taste of Skip Barber's One-Day Racing School. The lessons show the real limitations of modern technology, and last drivers a lifetime — for a price.

Stylish 2018 Nissan Murano disappoints on the curves | Scott Sturgis

The Murano accelerates smoothly and quickly to 60 mph in 7 seconds. But its handling leaves a lot to be desired, almost feeling a little unsteady. Still, it has a Consumer Reports recommended rating.

Q&A: What to do about noisy fan motor?

Columnist Bob Weber answers all your car questions.

AutoNation chief, after 2 decades, is turning over the keys

Jackson, 69, steered AutoNation through the economic crisis and shares have increased fourfold since he took over in 1999, though he will relinquish his role as CEO next year with auto sales waning across the industry.

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