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The latest automotive news, market and consumer analysis, and buyer intelligence data from the new and used car search engine Autolist.com.
Black Friday and Cyber Monday are known for their deals on everything from flat-screen TVs to the latest Lego set, but a recent study by Autolist.com found consumers aren’t as excited about buying a new or used vehicle during this time.
Despite months of bad news for Tesla, resale values for the EV brand’s Model S and Model X are stronger than all of their gas-powered rivals, an Autolist.com study has found.
text Review: 2019 Lexus ES
Fri, 02 Nov 2018 15:00:00 GMT
The ES is Lexus’ bread-and-butter sedan and its seventh-generation brings with it a healthy dose of new styling hutzpah, if not the handling to match. The good news is this 2019 model still carries with it all of the other strengths that have made the ES so popular.
text What Does GT Stand For in Cars?
Tue, 30 Oct 2018 20:25:00 GMT
Grand Touring comes from the Italian phrase "Gran Turismo," a car concept born in Italy in the early 20th century. Find out what it means for today's cars and see some examples.
text What is a Rebuilt Title?
Sat, 27 Oct 2018 22:42:00 GMT
A rebuilt title means you'll need to dig into the history of the car to ensure it's something worth considering. Find out the details of a rebuilt title and what to watch out for.
text Review: 2019 BMW X5
Fri, 26 Oct 2018 15:00:00 GMT
BMW’s fourth-generation X5 luxury crossover debuts for 2019 as one of the most well-rounded midsize models in its segment. And yes, it can actually go off-road.
Here’s something scary about Halloween: It’s the deadliest night for pedestrians throughout the entire year. A recent study by Autolist.com looks into how that danger affects consumers’ habits on Halloween night.
text What are Paddle Shifters?
Mon, 22 Oct 2018 18:45:00 GMT
What are Paddle Shifters and why would someone buy them? Find out their origins how to use Paddle Shifters.
text Review: 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 15:00:00 GMT
Chevy released an all-new generation of its venerable Silverado full-size truck for 2019. But are a wide engine lineup (turbo four, diesel and a trio of V8s), a bold new look and excellent road manners enough to beat rivals from Ford and Ram?
text AWD vs 4WD - What's the Difference?
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 21:22:00 GMT
One important option when choosing a new vehicle revolves around traction control, however the terms AWD and 4WD are often confused. We explain the differences.
text What is Flex Fuel?
Tue, 16 Oct 2018 22:13:00 GMT
What does flex fuel mean when shopping for a car? If you're looking for a more environmentally-friendly vehicle in your next car purchase, then flex fuel is a term to watch for.
When buying a used car it's important to know its history. We take a look at two major used car reports, Carfax and AutoCheck, to help you understand the differences.
Here are some of the top questions to ask a dealer or owner before you purchase a used car.
text Review: 2019 Volvo XC40
Fri, 05 Oct 2018 15:00:00 GMT
Volvo’s first-ever XC40 small crossover brings a healthy dose of style and everyday liveability to a segment that needs it. But do numb handling, a wonky nav system and a bedeviling shifter keep it from the top of the luxury compact segment?
Using cell phones while driving is the most annoying habit of other drivers, according to a study by Autolist.com. But what bad driving habit do they admit to doing themselves?
text How Do I Look Up Car Safety Ratings?
Mon, 01 Oct 2018 16:45:00 GMT
Car safety ratings provide a window into how safe a vehicle keeps its passengers during crash situations. Find out why NHTSA and IIHS safety data matters.
text Review: 2019 Subaru Forester
Thu, 27 Sep 2018 22:00:00 GMT
Subaru’s 2019 Forester promises more room, refinement, power and capabilities than its predecessor -- and most of its competitors. But is that enough to put it on top?
text Moonroof vs Sunroof - What's the Difference?
Wed, 26 Sep 2018 22:32:00 GMT
Wonder what the difference is between a sunroof vs. moonroof? A sunroof was originally a solid top and a moonroof was a tinted glass panel, but both let light and air into a vehicle. Learn how they've evolved.
A vast majority of car shoppers -- 89 percent -- have noticed higher gas prices in the last six months, and half say the increases have affected their driving behavior. But at what point do consumers change vehicles?
A recent study by Autolist.com found that while 65 percent of car shoppers believed vehicle emissions and fuel economy impacted global warming, only 35 percent of consumers said it affected the vehicle they bought.
text Review: 2018 Range Rover Velar
Tue, 04 Sep 2018 19:00:00 GMT
The Range Rover Velar packs a styling punch that few vehicles on the road today can match. With crisp handling and a practical interior, it’s also proof that beauty is more than skin deep.
text Review: 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe
Mon, 27 Aug 2018 19:00:00 GMT
Hyundai gave the Sante Fe crossover a thorough makeover for 2019, adding to it impeccable exterior style, impressive standard safety features and a useful interior. But does a middling powertrain hold it back?
A recent study by Autolist.com found that fewer than a third of consumers agree with the Trump administration’s proposal to roll back fuel efficiency standards and to revoke California’s ability to set its own emissions.
Tariffs on foreign-sourced vehicles or parts would push new car shoppers into buying used vehicles instead, according to the latest poll by Autolist.com. Others would buy a cheaper new vehicle or delay their purchase altogether.
After years of eyeing the lucrative U.S. market, Chinese automakers may finally be getting close to their dream of selling vehicles in America. But they’ll face daunting challenges with consumers, a recent Autolist poll found.
Autolist’s latest survey found that consumers overwhelmingly favor a nationwide law requiring dealers to disclose a vehicle’s recall status, plus other insights into consumers’ outlook on recalled vehicles.
text Review: 2018 Buick Regal TourX
Fri, 06 Jul 2018 21:00:00 GMT
Buick’s first-ever Regal TourX station wagon carves out a nice little niche for itself, thanks to a well-rounded mix of on-road dynamics, exterior styling and interior space. Just be prepared to pay for it.
text Review: 2018 Lexus LS500
Mon, 02 Jul 2018 17:00:00 GMT
Lexus LS 500 was redesigned from the rubber up for 2018, bringing with it aggressive new styling and improved dynamics. But its turbo V6 (good) and infotainment system (bad) end up stealing the show.
text Review: 2019 Jeep Compass
Tue, 26 Jun 2018 17:00:00 GMT
Jeep’s Compass looks good in pictures and promises a refined interior, but a woeful transmission, a short list of standard features and high price tag spoiled the party.
Genesis, Kia and Hyundai take top honors for J.D. Power’s annual Initial Quality Study; Porsche’s 911 is the top-ranked model.
While sales of sedans have dropped every year since 2014, the segment may get some relief in the form of higher interest rates and higher gas prices, according to a recent study by Autolist.
text Review: 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback
Fri, 15 Jun 2018 17:00:00 GMT
Toyota’s Corolla Hatchback has the looks, the comfort and the value to put it at the top of the hot hatch pack. If only its performance had more heat.
text Review: 2019 Acura RDX
Wed, 13 Jun 2018 21:00:00 GMT
Acura redesigned its RDX for 2019 from the ground up, propelling an already good luxury crossover into greatness, backed by value.
text Review: 2018 BMW X3
Fri, 08 Jun 2018 21:00:00 GMT
BMW’s third-generation X3 handles better than most of its rivals and piles on excellent interior refinement too. But all this comes at a cost -- literally.
A majority of consumers don’t see self-driving vehicles as safer than those driven by humans and don’t think they should be tested on public roads, according to a recent Autolist study. The fatality in March involving an autonomous Uber didn’t change many people’s minds.
Despite months of headlines and political rhetoric about U.S. manufacturing moving abroad, car shoppers in the U.S. are largely unfazed by what country their vehicles are built in -- good news for the growing number of Chinese-built vehicles coming here.
text Review: 2019 Hyundai Veloster
Mon, 21 May 2018 23:30:00 GMT
Hyundai’s Veloster three-door hatchback was redesigned for 2019 and packs a wallop: value, performance and practicality all wrapped up in handsome styling…if you get the Turbo.
text Review: 2018 Audi Q5
Fri, 11 May 2018 17:30:00 GMT
The Q5 is the most popular thing Audi sells, and a test drive of the 2018 model reveals why: it does everything well. Almost.
text Review: 2018 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack
Mon, 07 May 2018 18:00:00 GMT
Volkswagen’s Alltrack wagon makes a compelling case for skipping the SUV/crossover craze altogether in favor of something equally useful but way more fun to drive. Just make sure you’re OK with its smaller size.
text Review: 2018 Buick Enclave
Thu, 03 May 2018 16:00:00 GMT
Buick’s Enclave got a handsome redesign for 2018, and beneath that attractive shell is a spacious, comfy family crossover. But a lack of value and safety tech holds it back.
A vast majority of car shoppers have no idea that automakers and retailers are beginning to offer subscription plans as an alternative to leasing or buying cars, according to an Autolist survey that looked at the implications of this new ownership model.
text Review: 2018 Ford Expedition
Mon, 30 Apr 2018 16:00:00 GMT
Ford redesigned its big daddy SUV for 2018, giving it a fresh new look, new aluminum body panels and a host of luxury upgrades. It has a luxury price tag to match.
We recently spent a day with three wildly different, new BMW models: the first-ever X2 crossover, the 600-horsepower M5 sedan and the all-electric (kinda) i3s with a range extender. Here's what we thought of each.
text Review: 2019 Toyota Avalon
Mon, 23 Apr 2018 18:00:00 GMT
Toyota’s redesigned 2019 Avalon aims to bring more sportiness to the game, but it’s the hybrid model that steals the show.
text Review: 2018 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid
Fri, 20 Apr 2018 15:00:00 GMT
Acura’s often-overlooked RLX Sport Hybrid has always had power and efficiency, but a meaningful update for 2018 makes it worth considering.
A recent survey by Autolist found that consumers trusted Tesla more than any other automotive or tech company to bring to market a self-driving car. Waymo, Lyft and Uber all had low levels of trust; Toyota had the highest level of trust among legacy automakers.
text Review: 2019 Volkswagen Jetta
Fri, 13 Apr 2018 21:00:00 GMT
Volkswagen’s redesigned 2019 Jetta brings value, a bit of style and a welcomed dash of Euro refinement to a compact car segment that can use all three.
text Review: 2018 Chrysler Pacifica
Fri, 13 Apr 2018 18:30:00 GMT
Chrysler’s Pacifica minivan promises family-friendly amenities and practicality, clever Stow ‘n Go seats and plenty of safety. But does that mean it’s the best in class?
text Review: 2018 Toyota C-HR
Mon, 09 Apr 2018 18:00:00 GMT
Toyota’s bite-sized C-HR crossover promises excellent safety, value and quality...if you’re OK with the aggressive styling and lack of all-wheel drive.
We took Cadillac’s Super Cruise hands-free, adaptive cruise control system on a road trip to see what it can and cannot do.
text Review: 2018 Cadillac CT6
Wed, 04 Apr 2018 17:45:00 GMT
Cadillac’s CT6 full-size sedan offers the size and handling of more expensive rivals, but can it match their panache?
text Review: 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan
Mon, 02 Apr 2018 19:00:00 GMT
Volkswagen’s Tiguan brings a rare dose of European refinement to the crowded crossover segment. Plus it has plenty of interior space. But is that enough to make up for other big shortcomings?
text 2018 New York Auto Show: Hits and Misses
Fri, 30 Mar 2018 21:30:00 GMT
Highlights and lowlights from the 2018 New York show, including the Audi RS5, Toyota RAV4, Subaru Forester and VW Tanoak.
Hyundai’s Kona all-electric, small crossover will have an estimated 250-mile range when it hits the market at the end of this year, beating Chevy Bolt’s 238-mile figure.
Subaru’s redesigned Forester debuts at the 2018 New York Auto Show with new standard safety gear, refreshed styling inside and out and a more powerful engine.
Volkswagen is considering a midsize pickup truck called the Tanoak that would compete against the Toyota Tacoma, Honda Ridgeline, Chevy Colorado and upcoming Ford Ranger.
Nissan’s sixth-generation Altima adds first-time options like all-wheel-drive and a sophisticated turbocharged engine in an effort to keep shoppers from defecting to crossovers.
Toyota’s fifth-generation RAV4 compact crossover dials up the ruggedness and safety features for 2019 in an effort to stand out from a crowded field and maintain its sales crown.
Lincoln will launch an all-new Aviator three-row crossover in 2019 that will feature an optional twin-turbocharged, plug-in hybrid model.
Cadillac’s first-ever XT4 is a compact, luxury crossover with a new turbocharged engine. It will serve as the brand’s entry-level model when it goes on sale this fall.
text Review: 2018 Hyundai Kona
Mon, 26 Mar 2018 13:00:00 GMT
Hyundai’s first-ever Kona small crossover jumps into a crowded field with a savvy mix of value, practicality and unique styling. Just make sure you choose the right engine.
text Buyers Guide: How to Buy a New or Used Car
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 23:00:00 GMT
A thorough but easy step-by-step guide that walks you through the process of buying your next new or used vehicle.
text Review: 2018 Toyota Prius Prime
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 20:00:00 GMT
Toyota’s Prius Prime is the plug-in version of its popular hybrid. But with limited electric-only range, seating for only four people and strong competition from rivals, the Prime isn’t so prime.
Toyota’s compact Corolla Hatchback gets sleek new styling and more power and safety features for the 2019 model year.
text Review: 2018 Audi A5 Sportback
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 17:00:00 GMT
Audi’s A5 Sportback is a four-door coupe that mixes crossover practicality with sports car sex appeal that’s hard to beat.
The latest Autolist survey found that while long transaction times are the key pain point for consumers when buying a vehicle, a majority of shoppers prefer to do most - but not all - of the process online.
Autolist.com's study showed that the most popular vehicle for millennials is the Honda Civic.
text Review: 2018 Chevy Traverse
Thu, 15 Mar 2018 18:00:00 GMT
Chevy’s largest crossover is one of the best-looking models in its segment and has plenty of room for the entire family and their gear. But a basic interior and a lack of advanced safety tech keep it from the top of the heap.
The latest survey by Autolist shows the federal tax credit for electric vehicles is widely popular among consumers, even those who aren’t in the market for an EV.
text Review: 2018 Honda Accord
Fri, 09 Mar 2018 17:00:00 GMT
A recent road test shows that Honda’s redesigned 2018 Accord has vaulted to the top of the midsize sedan segment thanks to surprising refinement, a great driving experience and plenty of standard safety features included in HondaSensing.
text Jaguar announces pricing on I-Pace EV
Tue, 06 Mar 2018 17:30:00 GMT
Jaguar’s first-ever I-Pace electric crossover will start at $70,495 when it goes on sale later this year. The best part: that’s before any tax incentives or credits.
Mercedes-AMG's first-ever GT 4-Door Coupe packs a V8 with as much as 630 horsepower and a 3.1-second 0-60 mph time; a mild hybrid model with a turbocharged six-cylinder engine will also be offered.
Range Rover announced a new two-door SV Coupe at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show that will sit atop its lineup thanks to its $295,000 asking price.
Toyota’s Supra is back! A concept racing version of Toyota’s popular sports car debuted at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show, previewing the return of the Supra in 2019.
Lexus introduced a new entry-level model at the Geneva Show called the UX, an all-new, bite-sized crossover due at the end of this year.
Bentley is getting into the hybrid game with its first-ever Bentayga Plug-in Hybrid SUV, a move that will spread to other Bentley models soon.
text Review: 2018 Lexus LC500
Fri, 02 Mar 2018 17:45:00 GMT
The first-ever Lexus LC 500 and its 471-horsepower V8 is a worthy competitor to rival sports cars from Europe. And it has the looks to boot.
text Review: 2018 Honda CR-V
Mon, 26 Feb 2018 18:00:00 GMT
The CR-V compact crossover is Honda’s most popular model, offering all-wheel-drive, a new turbocharged engine and the HondaSensing safety tech. But is it the most well-rounded competitor in the segment?
text Review: 2018 Chevy Bolt
Thu, 22 Feb 2018 17:00:00 GMT
Chevy’s excellent all-electric Bolt hatchback has a 238-mile range and an EPA rating of 119 MPGe, making the small EV one of the biggest players in the electric car space.
text Review: 2018 Volvo XC60
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 17:00:00 GMT
Volvo’s XC60 isn’t just a pretty face, it’s one of the most well-rounded luxury crossovers on the market.
text Review: 2018 Subaru Crosstrek
Thu, 15 Feb 2018 18:00:00 GMT
Subaru’s redesigned Crosstrek hatchback adds a new level of style and refinement to one of the brand’s most popular and rugged models. But could it use more power?
The latest survey by Autolist finds that Tesla Model 3 delivery dates and build quality matters to car shoppers, while the EV automaker’s profitability doesn’t.
Toyota is tweaking its TRD Pro lineup of off-road-oriented models for 2019, including the 4Runner, Tacoma and Tundra.
Hyundai’s Sonata Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid models get a makeover for 2018.
VW’s new Arteon replaces the CC as the brand’s luxury four-door model and brings with it sleek new styling, 268 horsepower and plenty of luxury touches.
An Autolist survey of over 1,277 car shoppers in December found that 75% of shoppers think that Tesla is a profitable company.
Des Moines was ranked #3 to start the new year in Autolist.com’s Iowa Affordability Rankings study. Take a closer look at how the data played out in the complete study.
The end-of-the-year rankings for Alabama have been calculated and Birmingham is the most affordable city to buy a used vehicle in the state. Take a closer look at the other used car price trends and rankings for Birmingham, Alabama for 2017.
text Editorial Staff
Mon, 01 Jan 2018 17:00:00 GMT
Information regarding all of Autolist's staff writers and contributors.
Volkswagen's diesel cheating scandal released the same amount of pollution as an additional 437 million cars on U.S. roads each year, according to an Autolist analysis. That's nearly double the amount of NOx emissions coming from the existing 256 million cars on the road.
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