2011 Honda CR-Z

2006 Honda CR-V And 2011 Honda CR-Z Recalled
2006 Honda CR-V And 2011 Honda CR-Z Recalled

Honda has issued two very different recalls for two very different vehicles: the 2006 Honda CR-V and the 2011 Honda CR-Z. Combined, the two recalls affect nearly 86,000 vehicles on U.S. roadways. The 2006 CR-V's problems center around the power window master switch. Due to a design flaw, the...Read More»

2006 Honda CR-V
2006 Honda CR-V, 2011 Honda CR-Z: Recall Alert

Honda is conducting two separate voluntary recalls of nearly 86,000 vehicles, set to begin in late September. The recalls involve 80,111 2006 Honda CR-V vehicles and 5,626 2011 Honda CR-Zs. In the larger of the two recalls, the issue is the power window master switch in certain 2006 Honda CR-V...Read More»

2011 Land Rover Range Rover
Increased Driving And Texting Penalties: Deterrent Or Nanny State?

It could soon be more expensive to drive and text in California, as the state Senate just voted to raise financial penalties for talking or texting on hand-held phones while driving. Lawmakers voted to raise the base fine from $20 to $50 for a first offense. Fines for subsequent violations were...Read More»

2011 Honda Insight
Japanese Car Makers And Dealers: Between A Rock And A Hard Place

The supply of vehicles from Japan—and those assembled in the U.S. with parts from there—is being negatively affected by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami. The result is Japanese automobile manufacturers and their U. S. dealers wondering, “Why advertise if you don’t have...Read More»

2012 Kia Soul
Great Family Cars With Great Gas Mileage--For Under $25,000

With gas prices hovering in the mid- to high-$4-per-gallon territory in many parts of the country, consumers looking for more fuel-efficient cars for family members that don’t break the bank have some excellent choices. These eight fuel-sipping new cars all check in with a base price of less...Read More»

2011 Hyundai Elantra
The Most Fuel-Efficient Cars Include Lincolns and Lexuses?

There are green car lists, high fuel economy lists, and then there’s TrueCar’s annual Top 10 Most Fuel-Efficient Cars” list, which rates all new vehicles on sale in the new model year by gas mileage. The list is valuable in comparing fuel costs for highly fuel-efficient cars at...Read More»

2011 Toyota Prius
Japanese Earthquake Halts Production Of Some Small Cars, Popular Hybrids For U.S. Market

While the world watches unfolding events surrounding rescue and recovery operations in Japan following the 9.0 magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami March 11, we here at Family Car Guide encourage everyone to donate to the Japanese disaster relief efforts by the American Red Cross via the...Read More»

2012 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque
New Cars, New Car Names For 2012

Who doesn’t like surprises? Especially when those unexpected arrivals are totally new vehicles offering tantalizing improvements in performance, luxury, styling, comfort, convenience, and all the rest. While there are a lot of potential new vehicles on the horizon, some have yet to be...Read More»

2011 Toyota Prius
Most Searched Hybrid Vehicles On Kelly Blue Book

Kelly Blue Book (KBB.com) recorded over 30 million pricing reports last month on both new and used cars, trucks, and SUVs. With so many searches, it soon becomes apparent which vehicles have captured the interest of the majority of car buyers. It’s particularly useful when KBB breaks their...Read More»

Audi R8 V10
SCN's Top Stories Of 2010: Kevin Rose And Audi's R8 V10, Subaru's Mediocrity, And Lexus

This has been a banner year for social media. As 2010 draws to a close, we take a look back on some of the more memorable moments. Ford has revealed the new 2011 Explorer to the world via social media, while other car companies have just started venturing into the deep waters of viral marketing...Read More»

2010 Volkswagen GTI 4-door HB DSG PZEV Audio System
Best Car Ad Songs of 2010: Do They Really Rock?

Any experience worth remembering isn’t just one-faceted, it’s got layers. It has relevance, it has color, and it has character. Think of any great meal you had, and it was the ambiance as well as the avocado aioli. Think of any great movie you saw, and it was the acting, directing and...Read More»

2011 Mazda3
2011 Honda CR-Z, Kia Soul, Mazda3: Not Quite Five-Star Safety

As part of the latest round of crash-test results released by the federal government last week, two small-car models—the 2011 Kia Soul and 2011 Mazda3—earned a four-star rating overall, while the new Honda CR-Z hybrid received a three-star score. In the new federal frontal barrier test...Read More»

TCC Best Car to Buy 2011
TCC's Best Car to Buy 2011: Green Cars

Whatever your color of politics might be, red or blue, there's little doubt you've been teased by the notion of green cars. Environmentally concerned drivers want the same thing as security hawks: to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels. Though they get to the same place from different starting...Read More»

2011 Honda CR-Z 3dr CVT EX w/Navi Side Exterior View
The EPA's Top 10 Fuel-Efficient Cars (And Some for the Family)

Sometimes, you need to replace the family car. Saving money on gas is certainly one consideration that comes into play. There's more advice available to you now, as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released its list of the most fuel-efficient cars. It's always a good idea to save money...Read More»

Honda CR-Z Mugen concept
2011 Honda CR-Z Sport Hybrids at SEMA

Talk about getting some high-profile visibility for the all-new 2011 Honda CR-Z sport hybrid. Honda chose the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show in Las Vegas (Nov. 2-5) to debut 12 modified CR-Z coupes. As the industry’s first available sport hybrid, the CR-Z is an interesting...Read More»

Nissan Fuga Hybrid
Nissan Launches New Fuga Hybrid Sedan in Japan

Nissan is introducing a new hybrid sedan for sale in Japan. The Nissan Fuga Hybrid is a full-size luxury sedan, not a mid-size, mid-price like the Nissan Altima Hybrid. The Fuga Hybrid goes on sale in Japan in November 2010, and is due to arrive arrive in North America in 2011 as a 2012 model...Read More»

2009 MINI Cooper
Best 2011 Sporty Cars Under $25,000 - Part One

If you can’t afford a high-performance sports car – or don’t want to lay out all the bucks – but still want a daily driver that affords maximum sporty driving dynamics, don’t fret. There are a number of sporty cars available for the 2011 model year that are not only...Read More»

U.S.-spec 2011 Fiat 500 Sport
Will Cars Like Junior and Fiat 500 Be the New Upscale for Echo Generation?

With the buzz around the introduction to the U.S. of the 2011 Fiat 500, I figured there had to be something about this tiny car that appeals to a growing segment of the population. I mean, we’ve already got some pretty cool small cars zipping around and doing quite well sales-wise, including...Read More»

2010 Volvo S80
The TCC List: The Best Seats in the House

Few factors can make a great car even better--or kill the performance thrill entirely--like car seats. In the 260-plus cars we review each year here at High Gear Media, most just pass across our backsides without much positive or negative impression. But a few seats stand out in our minds as some...Read More»

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