Cars / SUVs

  • Best Cars of 2015

      

    Every April, Consumer Reports makes a special effort during car buying season to give advice for new and used buyers in their annual auto issue. This year, the overall most reliable brand for new...

  • Hot new option in the car market: Mini-SUVs

      

    Love the high ride and safety of an SUV, but don't like the huge size or terrible fuel economy? Two American automakers have a great new alternative.

  • How to find the best auto repair shops

      

    When the chips are down and you need a car repair, where's the best place to get it done?Back in 1987, I bought an Acura Integra. When it needed service, a friend who also had an Integra...

  • The Clark Smart Steps for Buying a New Car

      

    If you're in the market for a new car, here are my tips for making a smart purchase. Here's how to buy a new car First, go to your credit union, online bank or traditional bank and prequalify...

  • Deals on new and used cars

      

    You can find a deal on a new or used car! With the average cost of cars right around $32,000, is it possible to buy one for less? You betcha! Car buyers keep pushing the price of cars up and...

  • How to find a good mechanic

      

    Women are generally quoted higher on car repairs than men, according to a new study out of Northwestern University.It seems old habits die hard. There may have been a time in the past when men...

  • Ford to pay customers over inflated fuel economy stats

      

    Ford 2013 C-Max hybrid crossover owners will receive monetary compensation for the difference between advertised fuel economy numbers and the real fuel economy numbers. In addition, Ford has...

  • Used cars are a deal again

      

    After some unprecedented market conditions, buying a used car instead of a new one is again becoming the Clark Smart move it always used to be. Almost three years ago, for the first time in 26...

  • Rent your car for extra cash

      

    Do you have a spare vehicle sitting around collecting dust? Try renting it out.Kiplinger  magazine reports there are several websites that can help you get started as a 1-personal rental...

  • The safest vehicles for families

      

    Parents: Between an SUV, a sedan and a minivan, which vehicle will keep your family the safest, and why? Clark explains.

  • Hybrid cars booming thanks to shorter payback time

      

    It is so exciting to see America on the mend. Are we healthy yet? No. But the sickness is ending. Real estate markets are roaring back to life. And in all likelihood, we should never see a...

  • Compact SUVs sales continue growing

      

    Americans continue migrating to compact SUVs, a new category of automobile here in the United States that is growing like wildfire. Compact SUVs are made on the same platform as a compact car or...

  • Gas prices climb on fears about Iran

      

    CLARKONOMICS: Gas prices are $3.70 a gallon (national average) and climbing. What's that going to mean as you look down the road a few months?Here we are with the highest prices we've ever had at...

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  • Bigger vehicles with better fuel economy are coming

      

    Up to this point, if you wanted to get great fuel economy, you had to drive something small. But that was then, this is now. Several new vehicles are coming to market that won't ask you to trade...