Vehicle Spotlight

2014 Honda Accord Plug-in Hybrid

Accord's Latest is Most Fuel Efficient

By Ann M. Job | Jul 25
The 2014 Honda Accord Plug-in Hybrid sedan doesn't amaze and daze with its mainstream looks, nice cloth seats and pleasant ride. Its "wow" factor is, simply, how few times a driver may need to stop at a gasoline station in a year.

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Auto News

An auto worker inspects finished SUVs coming off the assembly line at the General Motors auto plant in Arlington, Texas.

GM Profit 2Q Falls 85 Pct. on Recall Costs

Jul 24
Recall expenses chopped $1.5 billion from General Motors' bottom line in the second quarter, as it added up the costs of repairs for nearly 30 million cars and set aside funds to compensate victims of small-car crashes.

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Auto Shows

2014 Fiat 500

Porsche is Top Brand in New Car Quality Survey

By Dee-Ann Durbin | Jun 23
The race to fill vehicles with the latest technology is hurting quality. Buyers reported more problems in their new cars and trucks this year than last year, according to rankings released Wednesday by the consulting firm J.D. Power.

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Going Green

A shopper checks out a Kia Optima at a Kia car dealership in Elmhurst, Ill.

Web Sites Can Take Some Hassle Out of Car-Buying

By Dee-Ann Durbin | Jun 29
Want to take some of the stress and mystery out of the car-buying process? Get on the Internet. Auto Web sites - once filled mostly with reviews and advice - are getting more sophisticated.

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