Autos Behind the Wheel with Phil Lebeau

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  • The automaker, facing numerous complaints and a class-action lawsuit, is lowering the mileage estimate for its C-Max hybrid crossover vehicle.

  • A 2013 Ford Focus

    In a sign of its growing strength in China, Ford said that demand there for the Focus helped make the model the world's top-selling car in the first quarter.

  • Americans are making their old cars and trucks run longer. A study by Polk finds the average age for vehicles in America has climbed to an all-time high of 11.4 years.

  • Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid.

    Think you can guess the cheapest car to drive? Hint: It clocks in at 7 cents per mile. The most expensive costs 36 cents per mile. Check out the answers from GasBuddy.com.

  • BMW i3 detail

    One look at the BMW i3 and you'll know this is not your typical BMW.

  • In the last two years the luxury car brand Porsche has doubled its sales to woman in the U.S., with the percentage of Porsche sales to females growing to 15 percent.

  • In a rare move, Consumer Reports has rated a large sedan from a U.S. automaker as the best in its category - the first time in more than 20 years a domestic model has been rated the best sedan.

  • GM CEO Dan Akerson

    GM should post big numbers later this year, thanks largely to a wave of new models hitting U.S. showrooms. But that's only part of the storyline.

  • The move means it will add a total of 3,000 white collar jobs this year, with most of them located at the Dearborn headquarters.

  • Ford's F150 pickup.

    The Street consensus is for the automaker to earn $0.37 share on revenue of $35.24 billion, but analysts are already whispering to expect more in Wednesday's earnings reports.

  • A Chrysler Jeep sign is seen in front of a dealership in Hollywood, Florida.

    Four years after the auto industry bottomed out with GM and Chrysler going bankrupt, those automakers and the industry as a whole is roaring again.

  • Tesla Model S

    Tesla's shares, which soared to a new all-time high earlier this week, were thrown into reverse Tuesday in the biggest one-day drop the stock has seen since January 2012.

  • The race to be No. 1 in China has become a proxy for the battle the companies are waging to be the global leader in auto sales.

  • A fundamental and dramatic shift is happening when it comes to our addiction to gasoline. The amount consumed at the pump is dropping. Here's why.

  • Some states are more patriotic than others when it comes to buying cars and trucks from domestic automakers. Here's a look at how they stack up.

  • A Ford F-150 pickup parked on the lot at the Serramonte Ford dealership in Colma, California.

    Sales came in at a pace that was much stronger than many analysts were expecting and could hit the rate of 16 million vehicles.

  • Ford is rolling out a new version of its popular F-Series truck. The Ford F-150 Tremor is a regular cab pickup with a short wheel base and Ecoboost engine.

  • Ford F-150

    The country's top-selling vehicle, the Ford F-150, has a new title: "Most American." The Cars.com American-Made Index ranks the F-150 in the top spot, replacing the Toyota Camry.

  • Tesla Model S

    Tesla Motors will offer drivers on some routes the option to swap in a new battery rather than wait for a recharge.

  • A new study shows drivers who use hands free cell phones to talk or send messages while on the road are more distracted than those not using a cell phone behind the wheel.