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Edmunds: Favorite first-car recommendations

This photo provided by Honda shows the 2021 Accord. The Accord receives a few updates for 2021, including revised styling. (James Halfacre/Courtesy of American Honda Motor Co. via AP)

Selecting the right car can be daunting for first-time buyers, with hundreds of vehicles to choose from

GM: New batteries cut electric car costs, increase range

In this Feb. 13, 2020 file photo a 2020 Chevrolet Bolt EV is displayed at the 2020 Pittsburgh International Auto Show in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

General Motors says a pending breakthrough in battery chemistry will cut the price of its electric vehicles so they equal those powered by gasoline within five years

Mazda No. 1 in Consumer Reports 2020 auto reliability survey

Standard driver assistance features include radar cruise control with stop and go, advanced smart city brake support with pedestrian detection, smart brake support with collision warning, lane departure warning with lane-keep assist and blind spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert. (Mazda/TNS)

Mazda beat traditional winners Lexus and Toyota to win top honors as the most dependable auto brand in Consumer Reports’ annual reliability survey

Motormouth: Why did windows roll down?

The Honda CRV is among those with a feature that rolls down the windows when you press the unlock button twice and and hold it down on the second time. (Dreamstime/TNS)

Questions and answers about cars.

The ultimate in sensible eco-friendly luxury: 2021 Ford F-150 Hybrid pickup

2021 Ford F-160 (Ford)

It's a very luxurious driving experience — so much so, you'd be excused for buying this over a luxury car.

Lordstown Motors electric pickup: It's real, but will that be enough?

Vice President Mike Pence congratulates the Lordstown Motors Corp. workers during the launch ceremony of the their fully electric Endurance pickup truck at the plant on June 25, 2020. (John Kuntz, cleveland.com)

Lordstown Motors is the only prospective EV pickup giving demo rides, and they claim to have sold out the first year of production for their Endurance pickup.

Is the country ready for a single-passenger electric vehicle?

The Solo, from Canadian designer and manufacturer ElectraMeccanica, is a single-passenger all-electric vehicle with a range of 100 miles and a top speed of 80 mph. (ElectraMeccanica)

There's a new kid on the zero-emissions vehicle block — and it has three wheels.

Motormouth: Don't worry about the tires

Motormouth: Don't worry about the tires. (Dreamstime/TNS)

Questions and answers about cars.

Mazda's CX-30: Crossover has puzzling name, but it's fun to drive

The 2020 Mazda CX-30. (Mazda/TNS)

Mazda's lineup of hatchbacks and crossover SUVs keeps growing, with the latest entry a subcompact crossover curiously called the CX-30.

Car tech that's guaranteed to freak you out

This image provided by General Motors, shows the display of a 2020 GMC Sierra HD feature called Transparent Trailer, one of the few pickup trucks that provides an image of the road behind a trailer. This optional feature uses augmented reality to project an image of the road on the front of a trailer, giving the illusion of a transparent trailer. (General Motors via AP)

Whether it’s a ghostly image that makes objects seemingly disappear or a spectral presence turning the steering wheel, modern cars are loaded with more tricks than a haunted house

Motormouth: Do I really need that oil change?

Oil change. (Dreamstime/TNS)

Questions and answers about cars.

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