Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 3:44 pm
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

Green Car Journal recognized the Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid, the Honda HR-V and the Volvo XC90 with its prestigious Green Car Awards.

Monday, January 11, 2016 3:11 pm
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

The Volvo XC90 sport utility vehicle has received the prestigious 2016 North American Truck/Utility of the Year.

Tuesday, December 01, 2015 2:59 pm
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

Defying the laws of physics, a Range Rover was driven recently across a bridge made from paper.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 6:05 am
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

General Motors has launched its own car-sharing program in the Big Apple called “Let’s Drive NYC.”

Saturday, April 25, 2015 7:00 am
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

Car buyers are trading in their hybrids and electric cars for more gas-guzzling vehicles at a faster pace than ever before.

Saturday, November 09, 2013 6:05 am
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

Want a new, customizable car? Check out car customization trends at the SEMA Show.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 10:27 am
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

Driving an SUV or pickup may keep you safer in a car crash, but the damage caused could equal higher insurance rates.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 12:40 pm
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

Toyota recently corrected the electronic stability control problem in its Lexus GX 460 SUV that drew a “Do Not Buy” rating from Consumer Reports. The defect had previously made the SUV vulnerable to roll over in Consumer Reports tests. What’s interesting about this fix is that it shows off one of the strengths of the

Saturday, June 19, 2010 9:25 am
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

Writing about the new Ford Explorer got me wondering about how I became so shamefully biased toward hatchbacks and station wagons over SUVs. Part of it, I’m sure, is that one side of my family, including my mom, is Swedish. Euros are completely head-over-heals in love with hatchback cars and station wagons. In Europe, “estates,”

Saturday, June 12, 2010 9:25 am
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

The upcoming 2011 Ford Explorer, far from being the traditional SUV it appears to be, is actually leading a double life. It’s public face is a flagship American SUV, posturing about off-roading, mountain biking and kayaking in ads. But truth be told, it would rather be driving sedately down a nice suburban road somewhere, loaded

Tags: Ford, SUV
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