SUV sales may be booming, but Americans still buy a lot of mid-size sedans, and the three we tested for Cars.com's 2018 Mid-Size Sedan Challenge are among the most popular — they're also all recently redesigned. We tested the 2018 Honda Accord 1.5T EX-L, 2019 Nissan Altima 2.5 SV and 2018 Toyota Camry XLE. Evaluating these family sedans were Car.com reviewers Aaron Bragman, Jennifer Geiger and Kelsey Mays. 2018 Mid-Size Sedan ChallengeResults | How We Tested | Photo Gallery | Video The Accord came out on top, scoring 729 points out of a possible 1,000. Bragman said the Accord was his favorite in large part due to its smoothness and refinement. "I really like the smoothness of the Accord," he said. "I mean, of all the cars here, it feels the most substantial to me, the most refined — almost like it's participating in a class above the mid-size category. It feels just a little bit more luxurious, a little bit quieter. Driving it around the streets of Chicago, it's just … [Read more...] about 2018 Mid-Size Sedan Challenge Video: It’s a Family-Car Affair
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This week’s top stories picked by our editors feature the best American muscle cars, tips to stay focused when driving, and a sneak peek of Ford’s Mach 1. Read these stories and more by clicking the links below. This up-for-sale Jag will have you driving like a Bond villain (Jalopnik) CarGurus wants you to know what car fits your commute (Grit Daily) Digital Trends rounds up a list of top American muscle cars (Digital Trends) Mach 1, originally part of the Mustang family, is back as an electric car (Autoblog) Hey Siri, how do I stay focused when driving? (CarGurus U.S.) We’ll be back next week with more content curated for our readers. … [Read more...] about Daily coverage of the world of cars. Top Headlines From Sept 1 – 7Post navigationFollow UsRecent PostsRecent CommentsCategories
Good morning! Welcome to The Morning Shift, your roundup of the auto news you crave, all in one place every weekday morning. Here are the important stories you need to know. 1st Gear: ‘Small Government’ Is Letting Other Countries Leap Ahead Republicans firmly control all three branches of the federal government, and a large portion of state governments as well. While the party itself has very few real ideological principles of any sort, one of its biggest remaining ideas is “small government,” where the federal government just sort of sits on its hands and waits for the individual states—bastions of efficient government and decency that they are—to come up with their own policies. This has led to a patchwork quilt of regulations when it comes to autonomous cars, if an individual state has any regulations about such things whatsoever. That patchwork quilt created by said dereliction is enabling other countries to absolutely leapfrog the United … [Read more...] about Our ‘Hands-Off’ Federal Government Is Killing American Autonomous Cars
The 2018 Buick Regal TourX is the long-roofed wagon version of the Regal sedan, which makes it the first Buick wagon since the ’96 Roadmaster. You can’t order it with wood paneling, but the TourX is a damn decent comeback of the classic American family car. It’s the American competitor to the the likes of the Audi A4 Allroad, the BMW 3 Series wagon, the Volvo V60 and the Subaru Outback, if you were wondering why the hell it exists. To everyone who thought they were clever by cracking geriatric jokes about the Buick Regal TourX or taking jabs at the badge, I have some news for you. The TourX is a certifiable step away from the hulking land yachts that your grandparents might have driven. It’s tight, polished and hits on all the wagony needs you could have. Everyone else just needs to catch up with that. (Full disclosure: I was invited on the Regal TourX first drive but had to cancel at the last minute due to illness. Buick then made sure that I could go pick one … [Read more...] about The 2018 Buick Regal TourX Is A Return Of The Classic American Family Car
With the holidays approaching, money can get tight. While you may decide to take on extra hours at work or start dog walking in your free time, there are other ways on how to get Christmas money fast. What’s one of the easiest ways to get holiday cash fast? Sell your stuff! This could include selling clothing, old smartphones, and especially larger items—such as selling your used car. Many Americans have an old or used vehicle that doesn’t fit their needs anymore, but don’t want to deal with the hassle of selling it. Campers, boats, trailers, and motorcycles are just a few of the items that you can sell to completely cover your holiday expenses—and then some. Cash for Cars has compiled a step-by-step list to help ease the process. How to Sell your Car The holidays are one of the best times to sell your used car to get Christmas money. Since lots of Americans gift cars to their children or spouses, it’s a perfect opportunity to sell. However, selling … [Read more...] about Need Christmas Money? Sell your Used Car!