New Cars, Trucks, and SUVs to Avoid for 2019

Today’s cars and trucks perform better, pack more innovative features, are safer, and generally come off the assembly line built better than ever. It’s tough to wind up being stuck with a bona fide lemon these days, with more owners complaining about quirky infotainment systems than major mechanical failures.

Tariffs on 'Mexican Cars' Are Just Taxes on American Consumers

Mexico is arguably our most important trading partner for the automotive market, both for fully-assembled vehicles and, even more importantly, for parts to go into vehicles assembled in the U.S., writes Cox Automotive’s Jonathan Smoke in an editorial for The Hill.

Add-On Services Emerge as Car Dealers' Profit Generator

As dealers’ profit margins on new-car sales shrink, they are relying more on selling extended warranties, paint-protection plans, and other add-on services pushed by salespeople in the finance office, reports The Wall Street Journal.

Carmakers Sell More to Rental Fleets as Retail Slips

Automakers have been selling more vehicles to rental fleets in recent months to prop up volume. Deliveries to rental-car companies and other non-retail buyers accounted for more than a third of total sales last month for Ford Motor Co. and Nissan Motor Co., according to data from researcher Cox Automotive.

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