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This undated photo provided by Toyota shows the 2020 RAV4 Hybrid, a compact SUV with an EPA-estimated 40 mpg in mixed driving. (Toyota Motor Sales USA via AP)

Hybrids lose edge but Edmunds picks 5 still worth buying

Jan. 29, 2020 6:00 AM EST

Buying a hybrid in 2020 doesn't have the same cutting-edge feel that it used to back in the early 2000s. Today, all the hype surrounds the latest electric cars. But do a little research and you'll find that hybrid vehicles are better than ever and provide impressive fuel economy with little to no compromise. As...

FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2019, file photo the company logo shines off the grille of an unsold 2020 Model X at a Tesla dealership in Littleton, Colo. Tesla will be able to sell and service its vehicles in the back yard of Detroit’s three automakers under a lawsuit settlement, a person briefed on the matter says. The settlement between the office of Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel and Tesla is likely to be announced Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, says the person who asked not to be identified because terms of the deal haven’t been made public. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

Michigan lifts barriers to Tesla sales, settling lawsuit

Jan. 22, 2020 12:39 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Michigan has cleared the way for Tesla to sell more electric vehicles in the state and get them serviced under a deal filed Wednesday that settles a lawsuit by the automaker. It won't be as simple as Tesla opening a dealership on a corner lot. But consumers at least won't have to leave...

FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2019, file photo the company logo shines off the grille of an unsold 2020 Model X at a Tesla dealership in Littleton, Colo. Tesla will be able to sell and service its vehicles in the back yard of Detroit’s three automakers under a lawsuit settlement, a person briefed on the matter says. The settlement between the office of Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel and Tesla is likely to be announced Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, says the person who asked not to be identified because terms of the deal haven’t been made public. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

Tesla can sell vehicles in Michigan under legal settlement

Jan. 21, 2020 5:33 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Tesla will be able to sell and service its vehicles in the backyard of Detroit’s three automakers under a lawsuit settlement, a person briefed on the matter says. The deal between the state of Michigan and Tesla is likely to be announced Wednesday, said the person, who asked not to be...

This undated photo provided by Porsche shows the 2020 Taycan. The Taycan is Porsche's first EV, and it's a multitalented one. You can use it just like a regular luxury sedan thanks to its four doors and two trunks, or you can drive it like a sports car and enjoy its rapid acceleration and hunkered-down handling. (Porsche Cars North America via AP)

Edmunds: Five noteworthy electric vehicles to buy in 2020

Jan. 15, 2020 6:00 AM EST

Your options for a new electric vehicle in 2020 are more diverse than ever. There will be an EV for nearly every vehicle type. But increased choice also makes it harder to choose. Edmunds has selected five top EVs that you'll want to consider. These vehicles have a range of at least 200 miles — which...

FILE - This undated file photo provided by NerdWallet shows Liz Weston, a columnist for personal finance website NerdWallet.com.  (NerdWallet via AP, File)

Liz Weston: When leasing a car is the more frugal option

Dec. 30, 2019 7:15 AM EST

If you need a car, the most frugal option is to buy one that’s 2 to 3 years old, pay cash and drive it until the wheels fall off. The least frugal option traditionally has been leasing, where you make monthly payments to drive a car but don’t own it. You’re paying for the vehicle during its...

FILE - In this Oct. 20, 2019, file photo a long row of unsold 2019 F-Pace sports-utility vheicles sits at a Jaguar dealership in Littleton, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

Edmunds: What are your options at the end of a car lease?

Dec. 25, 2019 6:01 AM EST

This year was a record year for lease returns, with an estimated 4 million people bringing back their vehicles to dealerships, according to Edmunds data. The trend is expected to continue in 2020 as leasing has grown in popularity. Consumers nearing the end of their lease term typically return the car to the...