2010

Car Compare: 2010 Hyundai Tucson Vs. 2011 Kia Sportage
Car Compare: 2010 Hyundai Tucson Vs. 2011 Kia Sportage

With the 2011 Sportage, Kia's placed its bets in all the right places. The Sportage has grown up into real-world dimensions, with more cargo space than ever. It's still among the smaller vehicles in its class but it fits adults better in all situations. And though it's a mechanical twin of the 2010...Read More»

Screencap from Volkswagen's 'Shoot the Gap' ad
Video: Volkswagen Pulls 'Shoot The Gap' Ad After Complaints Go Viral

A couple of weeks ago, Volkswagen launched a new campaign to promote its "Autobahn for All" summer sales event. One of the ads for that campaign featured a conservative-looking couple out for a test drive, talking to the salesman about nice, normal things, when all of a sudden, the wife began...Read More»

2010 Ford Edge 4-door Sport FWD Angular Front Exterior View
Six SUVs You Can Practically Steal This Month

  It sounds so 1999, but the SUV is showing signs of life. By some measures, SUVs are the fastest-selling category of new car this summer. If you're counting by days' worth of inventory, utes like the Audi Q7 are among the vehicles in shortest supply in dealer lots as automakers ramp up for the...Read More»

2010 GMC Canyon 2WD Crew Cab 126.0" SLE1 Angular Front Exterior View
2010 GMC Canyon Versus 2010 Nissan Frontier

These two compact pickup trucks each have various pros and cons. The Nissan Frontier has always been a respectable contestant in the market since it was introduced over a decade ago. While the GMC Canyon has a stylish exterior and tends to appeal to drivers who want a truck that is tight and...Read More»

2010 Cadillac CTS Sport Wagon
Best Vehicles For A Family Road Trip

Road trips are fun and choosing the right vehicle could make all the difference to your ultimate driving experience. A family road trip requires a car to be safe, reliable, economical, and also capable of handling any road in its path. These top five 2010 vehicles are the ideal solution to all...Read More»

2010 Cadillac STS 4-door Sedan V6 RWD w/1SA Angular Front Exterior View
2010 Cadillac STS Review

The 2010 Cadillac STS keeps in tune with the same classic look as previous models. It's a large luxurious car that makes a permanent impression when it is seen on the road. The large chrome grille with the Cadillac crest at the front gives the vehicle a look that says the car means business.  A...Read More»

2010 Ford Flex
Driven: 2010 Ford Flex EcoBoost

Among models that go out on the edge with respect to design, there are those that are obviously a little too forced, and others for which the whole package just feels cohesive and complete. The 2010 Ford Flex is one of the latter; its boxy look and bold details might just match to your practical...Read More»

2010 Kia Soul 5dr Wagon Auto + Side Exterior View
Smart Car Shopping: Great Car Deals This Week

This week, the automotive landscape is tilted in favor of the buyer who comes prepared.  The across-the-board discounts we saw all spring have faded, in favor of targeted discounts on particular cars.  You'll no longer find everything at your local Ford or Chevrolet dealership on sale -- but if...Read More»

2010 Kia Soul
How To Prepare Your Car for College

Sending a child off to college sometimes means turning over one of the family vehicles as well. The car may not need a meal plan or $500 worth of books, but whether it's a new 2010 Kia Soul or something a little more used, it's going to take some planning to make sure its trip to college is a...Read More»

2010 Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG
Report: 2010 Mercedes S-Class, Audi, VW Are Tops In Desirability

For the fifth time in the last six years, the Mercedes-Benz S-Class was named the most desirable model in the entire industry. That’s according to the annual Total Quality Index (TQI) report compiled by the market-research firm Strategic Vision. The 2010 Volkswagen Golf, GTI, and Tiguan are all...Read More»

2009 Kia Soulster Concept
Kia Unlikely To Build Soul Variants

Back at the 2009 Detroit Auto Show Kia rolled out an oddly styled pickup concept based on its then new Soul compact. The move was intended as means to drum up excitement for the regular Kia Soul hatchback that went on sale that same year but the concept, called the Soul’ster, though never meant...Read More»

Carefree (and careless) Dodge Ram driver on the highway
Tip: How NOT To Drive Your Truck At 80 MPH

The freeway is like a box of 80-mph chocolates wrapped in sheetmetal: you never know what you're going to get. Today, we get a Dodge Ram 1500 driver cruising down the highway with his foot covering the driver's side mirror, his arm hanging out the window, and clearly very few cares in the world. He...Read More»

Limited-edition Kia Soul 'Ignition'
Contest: Kia Sets The Hamsters Aside, Wants To See How You Roll

Kia scored a big hit last year with its hamster-themed marketing for the youth-oriented Soul -- a hit so big that the Korean automaker chose to bring it back for another round this summer. But now, Kia is putting that campaign aside for a minute, and it's turning the camera on you. Yes, Kia is...Read More»

Chimp from the 2010 Dodge Tent Event commercial
Today In Advertising: PETA Persuades Dodge To Ditch The Fireworks Chimp

By now, you've probably seen the ad for the Dodge Tent Event: a stream of current Dodge models, all dressed out in black, zipping through a sales lot full of tents, banners, and those wacky inflatable tube people you often see at dealerships. Michael C. Hall (of Six Feet Under and now Dexter fame)...Read More»

2010 Jaguar XK Coupe
2010-2011 Jaguar XK, XF To Be Recalled For Stalling Issue

More than 5,000 late-model Jaguar vehicles are being recalled for an issue that might cause the 5.0-liter V-8 engine to stall with little or no warning. In certain Jaguar XK Coupes or Convertibles from the 2010 or 2011 model years, or in 2010 Jaguar XF models, the fuel pump and fuel pump relay may...Read More»

Chrysler-badged Lancia
Chrysler Future Heavily Tied With Italian Brand Lancia

Chrysler’s lineup, both in North America and Europe, is in for a major shakeup over the next couple of years now that the expanding Fiat Group and its demanding CEO, Sergio Marchionne, are pulling all the strings. We’ve already seen hints of some of the plans with the unveiling of the...Read More»

2011 Toyota Camry 4-door Sedan V6 Auto XLE (Natl) Instrument Cluster
5 Worst Car Slogans: Sarah Palin 'Refudiates' The Truth

In the grand scheme of automotive things, Sarah Palin really plays a tiny, microscopic role. Which is probably a good thing, because if she had a bigger role and influence, every car would have a gun rack. However, Mrs. Palin’s creative use (or abuse) of the English language recently, in a manner...Read More»

2010 GMC Acadia
Report: GM Going Green With A/C

Remember R-12 refrigerant, better known as "Freon?" Remember how, about 20 years ago, the auto industry begin switching to R-134A refrigerant, because it was less harmful to the environment, unlike R-12, which contained chloroflourocarbons (CFCs), which contribute to the greenhouse effect and...Read More»

2010 Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart Sportback
2010 Mitsubishi Lancer Aces New Roof Test, Named Top Safety Pick

The 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart is quick, nimble, and fun to drive, as we reported last week in a comparison with the new 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX. That said, it might come as a bit of a surprise that the Lancer family has been called one of the best models on the market for passive safety. The...Read More»

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