2010

2011 Greenest Vehicles List: A Baker’s Dozen of Diverse Cars
2011 Greenest Vehicles List: A Baker’s Dozen of Diverse Cars

Think you know the greenest cars motoring down the road for 2011? You may be right in some of your picks, but a few others may surprise you. In its 14th annual environmental ratings, the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) list of 2011 Greenest Vehicles is a mixed bag of...Read More»

2011 Ram Laramie Longhorn
Ram Getting Adventurer To Take On Raptor

You had to know something was up after the unveiling of the 2011 Ram 1500 Tradesman at the Chicago Auto Show. In an effort to appeal to first-time truck buyers who are cost-conscious but don’t want to give up performance, Ram will offer the value-priced HEMI-powered Ram 1500 regular-cab truck...Read More»

2009 Honda Fit
Honda Recalls 2009 - 2010 Fit, Over 693,000 Units Affected

Honda has recalled 693,497 units of its popular Honda Fit, all from the 2009 and 2010 models years. At issue are some potentially flawed engine springs. The four springs are part of the Fit's engine valvetrain. According to a press release from Honda, they "may bend or break over time, resulting in...Read More»

2010 Cadillac CTS
GM Recalls 11,147 Cadillac CTS Models For Potential Suspension & Steering Problem

General Motors has issued a recall for 2009 and 2010 models of the Cadillac CTS. At issue is a potential flaw in the cars' rear suspension, which could result in a loss of steering control. The issue centers around a wax coating placed on the jam nuts of the rear suspension toe links, which help...Read More»

Tradesman on Chicago Stage
2011 Chicago Auto Show: Ram 1500 Tradesman

Dodge's CEO Fred Diaz proclaimed in Chicago that, "2011 was the year of the Ram." Ram truck, that is. He says Ram understands "loud and proud" truck buyers and, perhaps, a little Italian too. According to Diaz, there's a "famiglia" of Ram trucks. To that end, he introduced a new Ram family member...Read More»

2011 Mercedes-Benz S Class 4-door Sedan 5.5L V8 RWD Front Exterior View
Mercedes-Benz No. 15 on Fortune's "100 Best Companies To Work For"

Luxury automaker Mercedes-Benz USA, headquartered in Montvale, New Jersey, is among the most-heralded companies in America, rising to number 15 spot on Fortune Magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For.” That Mercedes-Benz is on the list isn’t surprising. What is, though...Read More»

2010 Honda CR-V
Honda Recalls 2010 Accord, CR-V For Electrical Problem

American Honda Motor Company has issued a recall for the 2010 Accord and 2010 CR-V. At issue: a fault in a wiring harness, which could cause vehicles to stall. According to a bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the flaw lies in the engine wiring harness connector. If...Read More»

2010 Hyundai Genesis
2010 Hyundai Genesis Sedan: A Valet Baffler

Hyundai began its march up the automotive food chain a few years ago with the Azera four-door front-wheel-drive sedan. This was a car that baffled even some valet parking attendants that didn’t recognize it from the outside but sure appreciated its luxurious touches and enviable construction...Read More»

2009 Saturn Sky
Study: Top-Down In Some Convertibles Can Be Deafening

If you've ever been touring in a convertible, you know that while the open air can be thrilling, it also leaves you with a greater sense of vulnerability. But sunburns and frizzy hair are only part of it; the turbulence battering your ears all day, combined with road noise, could actually lead to...Read More»

2010 Ferrari 458 Italia
You Can Do Racetrack Laps in a Ferrari in Las Vegas

Even if Santa didn’t bring you a Ferrari 458 Italia, a Ferrari Scuderia or a Ferrari F430 for Christmas, you can still own one for five hours of driving around the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Okay, you don’t own them. It’s more like renting them for a total of 40 laps – 15...Read More»

The 2010 Toyota Prius
Drivers Complain More Than 40,000 Times About Defects in 2010

Big recalls from Toyota weren't solely responsible, but they were a factor in the huge increase in vehicle defects reported to the federal government this year. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) received more than 40,000 complaints for vehicle defects so far this year...Read More»

Duramax Vs. Powerstroke
Duramax Vs. Power Stroke: Which Side Are You On?

Many truck owners are big fans of diesel engines, but with each of the Detroit automakers using a different diesel, heavy-duty truck buyers have options. What side are you on: Duramax, or Power Stroke? Both Ford and GM have tuned and tweaked their offerings: Ford released the new in-house 6.7-liter...Read More»

2010 Honda Accord Crosstour 2WD 5dr EX Angular Front Exterior View
Honda Standing By Accord Crosstour

With Honda downsizing its current lineup, it’s natural to wonder if the slow-selling Accord Crosstour would be next on the chopping block. After all, the enlarged Accord has fallen short of Honda’s sales expectations. The Crosstour is currently assembled in Ohio, and was introduced to...Read More»

The 2010 Toyota Prius
The TCC List: The 7 Most Important Recalls Of the Decade

Safer driving starts with a driver's skills, but it also begins with the vehicle itself--one that's engineered and manufactured to operate in a predictable, reliable way. When the best-laid plans of car companies go awry, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gets involved. As part of...Read More»

ASI Ferrari 458 Italia
Today at High Gear Media: Big Recalls, Prius Plug-In Hybrid

If you recall the past decade, some of the most important car recalls have included fire, fire, and more fire. [TheCarConnection] You can add the 2010 Toyota Prius on the recall list service-action list once more, this time for cooling pump problems. [FamilyCarGuide] All that work on the Toyota...Read More»

Screencap from Need For Speed trailer
Video: Pagani Zonda, Lamborghini Murcielago Star In New 'Need For Speed' Commercial

As far as videogames go, EA does many things well -- The Sims, for example. Or Rock Band. Unfortunately, the company's racing title Need for Speed hasn't garnered the same buzz as its competitors, like Turn 10's Forza Motorsport and Polyphony Digital's Gran Turismo. (Though in fairness, half of the...Read More»

2010 Acura ZDX
InsWeb’s Most Expensive Cars To Insure

Last week, FamilyCarGuide brought you the least expensive 2010 cars to insure, courtesy of InsWeb data. The online insurance comparison provider compiled the list of most expensive cars to insure by comparing all car insurance quotes (covering 400 companies) requested by customers between January...Read More»

2010 Kia Sedona 4-door LWB EX Angular Front Exterior View
Family Cars Dominate InsWeb’s Least Expensive Cars To Insure

Sometimes you just get good news. In this case, it’s the fact that family cars dominate the list of least expensive cars to insure in 2010 – according to InsWeb, a leading online insurance comparison provider. To arrive at the list, InsWeb compared all car insurance quotes (covering 400...Read More»

2010 Ford Escape Hybrid
New Lincoln Crossover Coming, Based on Escape

Earlier this summer, Lincoln execs told High Gear Media about their plans to introduce seven new vehicles in the next four years. With existing products firmly in place--MKX, MKT, MKZ, MKS and Navigator--the brand's focus appears to be turning to the small-car segment. A report from Louisville's...Read More»

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