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Edmunds: Toyota RAV4 Prime vs. Hyundai Tucson Plug-in

Nov. 30, 2022 06:45 AM EST

Since its debut for the 2021 model year, the Toyota RAV4 Prime has served as a benchmark for what a small SUV with a plug-in hybrid powertrain can be. It’s efficient, fast and nearly as practical as a regular RAV4. But now SUV shoppers have another choice to consider: the Hyundai Tucson PHEV. It...

Edmunds: How to mitigate rising auto loan interest rates

Nov. 23, 2022 07:22 AM EST

The Federal Reserve issued its latest interest rate hike in early November. It marks the sixth increase this year and has pushed new auto loan finance rates to their highest since 2019. Rates for used cars have also hit their highest since 2010. This will affect car shoppers this holiday season and...

F1 champion, activist Vettel bids farewell after final race

Nov. 20, 2022 11:11 AM EST

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Ahead of his final race in Formula One, Sebastian Vettel lined up for the national anthem wearing a T-shirt with a picture of Earth, a nod to his environmental activism. Then eight jets flew overhead trailing colorful smoke. It was a moment...

Classic cars being auctioned after collector's death

Nov. 20, 2022 03:11 AM EST

SEFFNER, Fla. (AP) — Growing up as the son of a West Tampa body shop worker, Leroy Gonzalez was envious of people who drove nice cars. “He had little, and they seemed to have everything,” said Richard Gonzalez, his son. “So, my dad told himself that he’d buy nice cars when...

Toyota shows new Prius hybrid with more power, range, style

Nov. 16, 2022 22:52 PM EST

TOKYO (AP) — The new Toyota gas-electric Prius hybrid not only comes with more power, acceleration and driving range. It’s also more stylish, scrapping the rather stodgy angular body for a sleekly futuristic look. Simon Humphries, senior general manager of Global Toyota design...

Edmunds: Cadillac CT4-Blackwing vs BMW M3 sport sedan battle

Nov. 16, 2022 08:00 AM EST

The best luxury sport sedans have historically come from European automakers. But there’s one U.S. brand that isn’t ready to fully cede control: Cadillac. Its recently launched CT4-V Blackwing has a host of upgrades over the regular CT4 small sedan, including a muscular engine, sharper...

Kentucky couple claims $2M lottery prize

Nov. 11, 2022 08:52 AM EST

SYMSONIA, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky couple claimed a $2 million lottery prize this week. Rickie Melton’s winning ticket matched the five white ball numbers but not the Powerball number to win the game’s second prize of $1 million, according to the Kentucky Lottery. Because he added...

Edmunds: Best EVs with the longest driving range

Nov. 09, 2022 15:06 PM EST

Driving range is one of the most important factors for most shoppers in the market for an electric vehicle. The term “range anxiety” has been synonymous with EVs for most of their existence, but that shouldn’t be the case anymore. Many EVs can now drive about 300 miles or well north of that....

Voters approve 'millionaire tax,' licenses for undocumented

Nov. 09, 2022 13:51 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts voters have approved an amendment to the state constitution that will increase taxes on those earning more than $1 million a year, and they've opted to let immigrants who are in the country illegally get driver's licenses. The “millionaire tax”...

California voters reject tax on rich for more electric cars

Nov. 09, 2022 03:18 AM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s wealthiest residents won’t see a tax increase after voters rejected a measure Tuesday that would have boosted rates on incomes above $2 million to help put more electric cars on the roads. Proposition 30′s defeat marks a win for...