The class of 2018

(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

Automakers are busy rolling out their new cars and trucks. Many of them are on display at the Seattle International Auto Show at the Centurylink Field Exhibition Center.

The class of 2018 has sleek styling and delivers better gas mileage. Most new models also come with sophisticated safety features, including safety collision and lane departure warning systems.

“Many of these vehicles will actually stop if something comes in front of them and you haven't braked in time. Others will actually bring you back into the lane if you drift out,” said Jack Gillis, author of “The Car Book.”

The selection of alternative fuel vehicles continues to grow. There will be 37 electric and plug-in electric vehicles available this coming year.

“It's an amazing number. Electrics are the way of the future,” Gillis said.

At the same time, larger size SUVs are making a comeback. They’re very popular with families. Gillis said the stability of fuel prices makes them an affordable choice for many.

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