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U.S. states & counties with the worst speeding problem

When lockdown orders went into effect across the country, car traffic declined significantly.  But researchs hows that even though there were fewer cars on the road during this time, speeding and reckless driving increased. Read more

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How Ford plans to safely reopen US plants

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Mitsubishi Mirage ES — $15,135

For Mitsubishi, it's small world, at least when it comes to the Mirage. It's a mere 148.8 inches long — has a turning radius of just 15.1 feet and is powered by a three-cylinder engine that returns big fuel economy numbers: 36 mpg with the standard five-speed manual transmission, 39 mpg with the CVT transmission, a $1,200 option. Nevertheless, while the Mirage is frugal and efficient, its overall performance might disappoint you. Read more

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Chevrolet Spark LS — $14,395

Not only Chevrolet's least-expensive car, it's the least-expensive new car you can buy. Diminutive in size, the Spark is more than four feet shorter and nearly a foot narrower than a Chevrolet Malibu. What it lacks in size, it makes up for in features, including a seven-inch color infotainment touchscreen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and two USB ports. It's a perfect city car, where its peppy low speed performance is a plus, but reaching 60 mph takes patience and planning. A five-speed manual transmission is standard; a CVT transmission is an $1,100 option. Read more

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Hyundai Accent SE — $16,250

More than its identical cousin the Kia Rio, the Hyundai Accent isn't very exciting to drive, but proves to be an acceptable value. Its wardrobe is conservative but remarkably handsome. A six-speed manual transmission is standard; a CVT automatic transmission is an $1,100 option. But it's not as much fun to drive as a Honda Fit, and its standard content is OK, but somewhat beneath the Rio, with a smaller five-inch color infotainment touchscreen, and USB and auxiliary jacks. Read more

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Chevrolet Sonic LS — $17,595

The Sonic punches above its weight, delivering a quiet comfortable ride with responsive handling. A turbocharged four is mated to a standard six-speed automatic transmission that provides enough punch to keep you amused. The Sonic's design may have been around awhile, but it comes with a seven-inch color touchscreen with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth, 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot, keyless entry, and power door locks, but not power windows. A funky five-door hatch is also offered, starting at $20,295. Read more

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Honda Fit LX — $17,145

The Fit has never been a glamour queen; it's a pocket-sized, athletic workhorse with astonishing space efficiency. The Fit's exceptional practicality is its sex appeal. Despite being more than 30 inches shorter than a Honda Accord, it has room for five and 16.6 cubic feet of cargo space. A six-speed manual is standard; a CVT automatic is an $800 option. But finding your perfect Fit might cost you more. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto aren't offered on the LX, while driver-assistance items come on the pricier EX or EX-L. Read more

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Keeping eyes on the road: Technology aims at distracted driving

Distracted driving puts not only drivers at risk but also passengers, cyclists and pedestrians. In 2018, it led to the deaths of 2,841 peop… Read more

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Five standout sedans worth considering amid SUV mania

SUVs are among the most popular vehicles on the road today, and their sales growth has come at the expense of the traditional four-door sed… Read more