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U.S. News and World Report has announced its choices for best family vehicles of 2020. Here’s the rundown of the list and our thoughts on the winners and their chief rivals in each category. Some of the categories appear to be shoe-ins and others maybe not so much.

See the U.S. News rankings here: https://cars.usnews.com/cars-trucks/best-cars-for-families

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We’ve all been there as parents, passengers, or road trip drivers. The dreaded “I don’t feel too good..” from the back seat. Car sickness is something that can be dealt with fairly easily. A little preparedness, some knowledge, and a good idea of what causes it and can be done about it are key. Here’s what you need to know, plus some pro tips to get you through it.

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Kristin and Aaron play a game of Truths and Lies with a couple of humdingers. Kristin has the Charger Hellcat Widebody in her corner, hitting Aaron with questions about it that he can’t Google for answers. Aaron returns with a 500X with some zingers that befuddle. Whose got answers? Lets find out.

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This is Aaron’s third year at the Rocky Mountain Redline Ice Drive event in Colorado. In snowy Winter Park, he got to put six vehicles to the test in snow and ice. Running through the elements, each vehicle was put to work with and without safety systems and with and without a winter-astute driver (meaning Aaron driving the right way and then not) to see how all-wheel drive, snow tires, and safety technologies keep these vehicles upright.

The vehicles in question were all from the 2020 model year, starting with the Acura RDX, the Dodge Charger GT, the Fiat 500X, the Honda CR-V, the Nissan Altima AWD, and the Nissan Rogue Sport. Normal, everyday vehicles thrown into the cruel elements to see how they handled them. Here’s the results.

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Kristin and I talk about the Chicago Auto Show, what we saw, and why auto shows are awesome for consumers. Looking to buy a car? Wondering what the latest technologies are? Wondering who’s making what kind of vehicle now? Love old cars and weird one-off museum pieces? All of that and more are at the auto show!

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A “set and forget” car is one that doesn’t require anything but seat and mirror adjustment the first time you get in. From there, everything is, by default, probably perfect. These are the most user-friendly and simplest of vehicles and are what those who aren’t necessarily automotive nutjobs (like we are) would probably prefer. We talk about pickup trucks, minivans, SUVs, and more that all fit this definition to us. Watch this episode of Drive Mode and see what we mean!

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Those with non-debilitating mobility issues, such as knee or hip problems, back problems, etc., need something different. While entry and exit and interior comfort are important to everyone, those with some mobility inhibitors are especially interested in vehicles that can accommodate them without modification. Here’s our list of favorites that meet this criteria.

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