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Chevrolet Recalls 4,296 Sonic Models

Chevrolet Recalls 4,296 Sonic Models

The 2012 Chevrolet Sonic went on sale this fall, and just a few months after the Sonic’s arrival, it’s subject to a recall. The National ... read more »
2012 Toyota Camry Named Consumer Reports Recommended Buy

2012 Toyota Camry Named Consumer Reports Recommended Buy

Consumer Reports has named the 2012 Toyota Camry a CR Recommended Buy. According to USA Today, Consumer Reports tested the base four-cylinder Camry LE, the ... read more »
2013 Ford Fusion Will Offer Optional Lane Departure Warning System

2013 Ford Fusion Will Offer Optional Lane Departure Warning System

When Ford redesigns the Fusion for the 2013 model year, the affordable midsize sedan will get an optional lane departure warning system. “The technical tidbit ... read more »
Chrysler 300 Luxury Series Unveiled

Chrysler 300 Luxury Series Unveiled

We classify the Chrysler 300 as an affordable large car, but the 300’s new-for-2012 Luxury Series gives this large sedan a price tag and features ... read more »
2011 Auto Sales Could Reach Highest Total Since 2008

2011 Auto Sales Could Reach Highest Total Since 2008

Automotive sales have slumped over the past few years, but analysts at TrueCar and Edmunds predict that by the end of 2011, new car sales ... read more »
Top 12 Holiday Car Deals

Top 12 Holiday Car Deals

To help you zero in on the best new car deals, we’ve compiled the Top 12 Holiday Car Deals that run until the first few ... read more »
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In Pictures: Top 12 Holiday Car Deals

In Pictures: Top 12 Holiday Car Deals

A perennial favorite with car reviewers, the 2012 Buick Enclave features a plush interior and comfortable performance. Through Jan. 3, it also features $1,500 cash ... read more »
Top 12 Holiday Car Deals

Top 12 Holiday Car Deals

To help you zero in on the best new car deals, we’ve compiled the 12 best deals that run until the first few days of ... read more »
Buick Encore Slowly Revealed on Facebook

Buick Encore Slowly Revealed on Facebook

Buick is set to reveal its new compact SUV, the 2013 Buick Encore, at the Detroit Auto Show in January. However, consumers who want to ... read more »
Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid Coming to Detroit Auto Show

Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid Coming to Detroit Auto Show

Volkswagen will reportedly debut a hybrid Jetta at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January. The Volkswagen Jetta hybrid, which is expected ... read more »
2013 Lexus GS 350 Pricing Announced

2013 Lexus GS 350 Pricing Announced

Lexus unveiled its redesigned 2013 GS 350 sedan in August. Last week, Lexus announced pricing for the luxury large car, which will start at $46 ... read more »
2012 Hyundai Accent: Practical, but Mediocre

2012 Hyundai Accent: Practical, but Mediocre

Since its redesign for 2012, the Hyundai Accent has leapt from the bottom of the affordable small car class to the top 10. But after ... read more »
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Kia Sportage SX: A Luxury Compact SUV Alternative

Kia Sportage SX: A Luxury Compact SUV Alternative

I’ve tested a fair share of fancy SUVs, which makes it really easy to nitpick affordable SUVS that aren’t nearly as snazzy as their luxury ... read more »
Test Drive: 2012 Toyota Camry

Test Drive: 2012 Toyota Camry

After a week in the redesigned 2012 Toyota Camry, I could not get over how big this midsize sedan is. My test car was a ... read more »
Electric Jeep Grand Cherokee Headed to the Detroit Auto Show

Electric Jeep Grand Cherokee Headed to the Detroit Auto Show

An all-electric version of the Jeep Grand Cherokee is set to debut at the Detroit Auto Show in January 2012. The electric Grand Cherokee is ... read more »
2013 Mercedes E400 Hybrid set for Detroit Auto Show

2013 Mercedes E400 Hybrid set for Detroit Auto Show

There’s no reason luxury large cars can’t strive for good fuel economy. If you like the Mercedes E-Class, the fuel-efficient E350 Bluetec diesel initially hit ... read more »
GM Will Honor Certain Saab Warranties

GM Will Honor Certain Saab Warranties

When Saab announced that it was filing for bankruptcy this week, the automaker also stated that it wouldn’t be able to honor its vehicles’ warranties ... read more »
Nissan, Infiniti and GM Recall Models

Nissan, Infiniti and GM Recall Models

Nissan/Infiniti and GM are recalling about 23,500 vehicles. 2010 to 2011 Cadillac SRXGeneral Motors is recalling about 8,800 Cadillac SRX models from ... read more »
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Chevrolet to Offer Sport-tuned Sonic RS Model

Chevrolet to Offer Sport-tuned Sonic RS Model

Chevrolet will add a performance-oriented RS variant to its Sonic lineup for the 2013 model year. Chevrolet says that its primary goal is to give ... read more »
Honda Civic Refresh to Come Sooner Than Expected

Honda Civic Refresh to Come Sooner Than Expected

Honda executives have stated that the automaker is working on the Honda Civic’s first refresh already, in order to address reviewer criticism and jump start ... read more »
Saab Reaches End of the Line

Saab Reaches End of the Line

Saab Automobile filed for bankruptcy Monday, marking the end of more than 60 years of making vehicles. The Swedish automaker’s owners “turned the company's ... read more »
North American Car and Truck of the Year Finalists Announced

North American Car and Truck of the Year Finalists Announced

The Automotive Press Association has revealed the vehicles in the running for the 2012 North American Car of the Year and North American Truck of ... read more »
Nissan Pathfinder Concept Will Debut at Detroit Auto Show

Nissan Pathfinder Concept Will Debut at Detroit Auto Show

Nissan has announced that the concept for a redesigned Pathfinder SUV will make its debut in January at the North American International Auto Show in ... read more »
Three Cadillac Models Earn Five-Star Government Safety Ratings

Three Cadillac Models Earn Five-Star Government Safety Ratings

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced that the 2012 Cadillac SRX and the 2012 Cadillac CTS wagon and sedan have earned overall safety ... read more »
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Nissan and Infiniti Announce Potential Safety Hazards

Nissan and Infiniti Announce Potential Safety Hazards

If you own an Infiniti M45 or a Nissan Sentra, you may want to check if your car has been affected by a new safety ... read more »
Auto Safety Bill Changes Approved by Senate Commerce Committee

Auto Safety Bill Changes Approved by Senate Commerce Committee

The Senate Commerce Committee approved changes to an auto safety bill as part of a possible overhaul of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that ... read more »
2012 Honda CR-V Now on Sale

2012 Honda CR-V Now on Sale

The 2012 Honda CR-V, which underwent a redesign for the 2012 model year, went on sale at Honda dealerships nationwide Thursday. Honda says in a ... read more »
Nissan Juke, Ford F-Series Trucks Recalled

Nissan Juke, Ford F-Series Trucks Recalled

Nissan and Ford are recalling a total of 44,385 vehicles, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. 2011 Nissan Juke Nissan has red-flagged ... read more »
IIHS Recognizes 115 Top Safety Picks

IIHS Recognizes 115 Top Safety Picks

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has named 115 vehicles 2012 Top Safety Picks. The Institute says a record number of 38 SUVs, 69 cars ... read more »
Dodge Previews the 2013 Dart Interior

Dodge Previews the 2013 Dart Interior

Last week, we got our first glimpse of the 2013 Dodge Dart’s exterior design. Now, the peep show continues as Dodge revealed images of the ... read more »
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Ford Expects 100 MPGe from Focus Electric

Ford Expects 100 MPGe from Focus Electric

Just last month, Ford started accepting orders for the 2012 Focus Electric. Now, Ford says in a press release that it’s starting production of the ... read more »
NTSB Wants Nationwide Ban on Cell Phones While Driving

NTSB Wants Nationwide Ban on Cell Phones While Driving

The National Transportation Safety Board wants to ban drivers from using personal electronic devices behind the wheel. The NTSB voted unanimously today for the proposed ... read more »
Ford F-150 is Motor Trend Truck of the Year

Ford F-150 is Motor Trend Truck of the Year

Motor Trend magazine has named the 2012 Ford F-150 its 2012 Truck of the Year. The magazine says it was impressed with the F-150’s towing ... read more »
The 12 Deals of Christmas

The 12 Deals of Christmas

A perennial favorite with car reviewers, the 2012 Buick Enclave features a plush interior and comfortable performance. Through Jan. 2, it also features $1,500 cash ... read more »
2013 Honda Accord Coupe Concept to Debut Next Month in Detroit

2013 Honda Accord Coupe Concept to Debut Next Month in Detroit

Honda will show off its 2013 Accord Coupe concept in January at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Honda says in a press ... read more »
The 2012 Deals of Christmas

The 2012 Deals of Christmas

On the first day of Christmas, it would be terrible if your true love said to you, “This new car is nice, but you could ... read more »
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FIAT 500 Gets Federal Government Safety Scores

FIAT 500 Gets Federal Government Safety Scores

The federal government’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration just released the results of their crash tests of the 2012 FIAT 500.  The FIAT 500 ... read more »
Acura Announces Major Lineup Changes Ahead of Detroit Auto Show

Acura Announces Major Lineup Changes Ahead of Detroit Auto Show

As the North American International Auto Show in Detroit gets closer, automakers are releasing more details about what the public will see when the show ... read more »
Test Drive: 2012 Mercedes-Benz C250 Coupe

Test Drive: 2012 Mercedes-Benz C250 Coupe

Mercedes-Benz introduced the first coupe to its C-Class lineup this year, and there’s not much I dislike about this car. My test car, a 2012 ... read more »
Test Drive: 2012 Buick LaCrosse eAssist

Test Drive: 2012 Buick LaCrosse eAssist

I got my first chance to drive the 2012 Buick LaCrosse eAssist in October. After posting my initial impressions, a reader commented that he was ... read more »
2012 Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid Unveiled

2012 Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid Unveiled

Toyota introduced the final production model of the 2012 Prius Plug-in Hybrid this week in California at the Green Drive Expo. Information about the Prius ... read more »
Ford Recalls Fusion, Mercury Milan Sedans

Ford Recalls Fusion, Mercury Milan Sedans

Ford is recalling 128,616 Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan sedans from the 2010 and 2011 model years. Certain models equipped with 17-inch steel wheels ... read more »
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Buick Will Showcase a Smaller Crossover at the Detroit Auto Show

Buick Will Showcase a Smaller Crossover at the Detroit Auto Show

General Motors, the parent company of GMC, Chevrolet, Buick and Cadillac, has announced that it will introduce a new Buick compact crossover at the North ... read more »
New Toyota Camry Earns Five-Star Safety Rating

New Toyota Camry Earns Five-Star Safety Rating

Though it doesn’t earn a perfect score, the redesigned 2012 Toyota Camry received an overall crash safety rating of five out of five stars from ... read more »
Nissan Offers Leaf in More U.S. Markets

Nissan Offers Leaf in More U.S. Markets

The introduction of electric cars like the Nissan Leaf has certainly created a buzz in the marketplace. Edmunds reports that Nissan has delivered more than ... read more »
Chevrolet Volt Retains Five-Star Safety Rating

Chevrolet Volt Retains Five-Star Safety Rating

Earlier this week, we reported that General Motors would buy back Volts from car owners who fear that their hybrid car might catch fire. Despite ... read more »
2013 Dodge Dart Compact Car to Debut Next Month in Detroit

2013 Dodge Dart Compact Car to Debut Next Month in Detroit

Dodge is bringing back the classic Dart name in the form of a new Alfa Romeo-based compact car. The 2013 Dodge Dart “is the first ... read more »
Nissan, Honda, Toyota and Subaru Issue Recalls

Nissan, Honda, Toyota and Subaru Issue Recalls

Nissan, Honda, Toyota and Subaru have issued several recalls since Thursday. Here is a summary of the recalls: 2011 Nissan Rogue According to the National ... read more »
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GM Will Buy Back Chevrolet Volt

GM Will Buy Back Chevrolet Volt

If you own a Chevrolet Volt, and recent news from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that the Volt’s battery could catch on fire has ... read more »
Test Drive: 2012 Mercedes-Benz S550 4Matic

Test Drive: 2012 Mercedes-Benz S550 4Matic

Maybe it was the Black Friday madness, but the 2012 Mercedes-Benz S550 4Matic had me thinking about economics. I’ve spent roughly half my salary on ... read more »
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