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Car Confessions

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8 Apps to Road-Trip Like a Boss

Just about all you need is a smartphone, and you're ready for whatever happens out there.

Ford Pro Trailer Backup Assist

The 2016 Ford F-150 gets this fabulous thing. I tried it.

Ford Adds EV App to Smartwatches

Own an EV or hybrid—or want to? Soon you'll be able to keep tabs on it from your smartwatch, you early adopter.

Subaru Backs Dog Crate Crash Tests

Dog-friendly carmaker and Center for Pet Safety want to make your car a safer place for your pet.

What Is MPGe, Anyway?

What do the high MPGe numbers claimed for electric vehicles really mean out on the road?

2016 Hyundai Sonata Plug-In Hybrid

Hyundai has a habit of exceeding expectations, and the 93-MPGe Sonata PHEV is no exception.

Protect Kids from Hot-Car Tragedy

Take the time to think about heatstroke danger in cars. Yes, it can happen to you.

6 Ways to Take Charge of Recalls

Don't be in the 30 percent who ignore car recalls. A guide to staying on top of an essential issue.