2011

Americans Will Buy Hatchbacks After All: Who Knew?
Americans Will Buy Hatchbacks After All: Who Knew?

For years, the accepted wisdom in the American automotive industry was this: American consumers don’t want hatchbacks. Hatchbacks, we were led to believe, were ugly box-on-box designs synonymous with low-end buyers. Real Americans bought SUVs and crossovers, even though crossovers were...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ
Manufacturers Agree To Standardized Towing Tests For Trucks

Ask any truck fan who has the highest towing capacity, and you’re likely to get an answer that falls along brand affiliation lines. Ford guys will tell you that it’s the F-Series trucks you want, while Chevy guys will tell you that nothing out-performs their Duramax Diesel. Ram fans...Read More»

2011 Audi A8 L
Distracted Driving, Audi U.S. Production Plans, Aston Martin IPO: Car News Headlines

A new study finds most drivers are distracted up to 50 percent of the time. [TheCarConnection] Audi plans to build cars in the U.S. for the first time ever. [MotorAuthority] British cab drivers are competing on social media for best gas mileage. [GreenCarReports] Which crossover: 2011 Dodge Durango...Read More»

2011 Dodge Durango
Which Crossover: 2011 Dodge Durango or 2011 Ford Explorer? #YouTellUs

Both the 2011 Dodge Durango and the 2011 Ford Explorer were redone for 2011 to match consumer lifestyles, but has one given up too much or did the other retain more than it needed? Is towing capability a must-have feature on your next crossover? What about technology? These are two main...Read More»

2011 Ford Explorer
Which 3-Row Crossover Is Best: 2011 Dodge Durango Vs. 2011 Ford Explorer #YouTellUs

Today it's the clash of the three-row CUV titans, the 2011 Dodge Durango versus the 2011 Ford Explorer. Both of these family-friendly vehicles offer lots of space and technology, but only one can win. When looking at the numbers, the new Ford Explorer has the Dodge Durango beat in nearly all...Read More»

2011 Dodge Durango Citadel Black & Tan
Which Crossover Is Better: 2011 Dodge Durango or 2011 Ford Explorer? #YouTellUs

With the 2011 Dodge Durango spending the last week in the TCC garage, we can't think of a better #YouTellUs question than pitting the new three-row CUV from Dodge against the completely redesigned 2011 Ford Explorer. Both the Durango and Explorer were aging, and not gracefully, but now each...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Volt
2011 Chevrolet Volt Plug-In Hybrid Hatchback: Quick Drive

It's received accolades as the North American Car of the Year, Motor Trend Car of the Year, and it still doesn't fit the definition of what a "car" should be. The 2011 Chevrolet Volt front-wheel-drive hatchback is both an electric, or plug-in, car and a gas-powered car. Sounds like a personality...Read More»

Mopar accessories for 2011 Chrysler 300
Chrysler Concedes Limo Market To Lincoln

For decades, limousines and livery cars were either Lincoln Town Cars or Mercury Grand Marquis sedans. Sure, Cadillac made an attempt to hold their place in the market, but their full-size front wheel drive sedans found few buyers. Chrysler even tossed their hat into the ring with the previous...Read More»

2011 Saab 9-4X
Saab's 9-4X Hits Dealers, But Are There Customers?

Saab’s 9-4X crossover is built by General Motors in Ramos Arizpe, Mexico, so production hasn’t been affected by Saab’s assembly line shutdown in Sweden. The heavily-anticipated new model, built on the same platform as the Cadillac SRX, will be in dealer showrooms later this month...Read More»

Allyn Rachel in an ad for the 2011 Toyota Venza
2011 Toyota Venza Ad Warns Of Takeover By The Facebook Generation

The new ad campaign for the 2011 Toyota Venza is chilling: a bleak, emotionless picture of post-apocalyptic America, full of Facebook and MacBooks. And Thunderdomes, too, we assume. The clip features comedienne Allyn Rachel in what may be her first serious role to date. Sitting before a white...Read More»

2011 Subaru WRX STI
Which is The Best Hot Hatchback? #YouTellUs

All-wheel drive or front-wheel drive? Six-speed manual or dual-clutch? These are merely some of the choices that enthusiasts now have when it comes to choosing a hot hatchback. But which is the best hot hatch? Ford is bringing the Focus ST and Fiesta ST to the U.S. next year. Volkswagen is bringing...Read More»

2011 Honda Odyssey Touring
Which Minivan Gets The Best Gas Mileage?

Families with a need to transport seven or eight passengers also want to save as much money as possible on fuel. But which of the current crop of 2011 minivans gets the best gas mileage? It all depends on how you cut the numbers, but according to the EPA, the minivans with the best city fuel...Read More»

2011 Cadillac CTS Sedan
GM Offers One Year’s Free Car Insurance to Buyers In Washington and Oregon

Anyone on the fence about buying a new vehicle certainly has many items to consider, auto insurance being one of them. General Motors is now offering consumers in Washington and Oregon a free year’s worth of car insurance – if they buy a new 2010, 2011 or 2012 GM product between now and...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ
GM's Pickup Inventory Approaches Troubling Levels

When General Motors planned production of pickup trucks for 2011, the automaker counted on a strong economic recovery to drive pickup sales to pre-recession levels. Given that pickups have higher margins than cars, that seemed like the best way to increase profits and drive up stock prices. The...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Cruze
Buy A GM Vehicle, Get Free Car Insurance

If you live in the states of Washington or Oregon and are shopping for a new Chevrolet, Buick, GMC or Cadillac, we’ve got some good news for you. Through September 6, residents of those states who buy a new 2010, 2011 or 2012 GM product will get one year of auto insurance coverage at no...Read More»

2012 Scion tC RS 7.0
What Cars Are Generation Y Consumers Buying?

Generation Y consumers are critical to automakers, since the 18- to 27-year-old demographic helps to set trends and advance technology. The latest Buick model hay have an onboard hard drive and iPod integration, but that’s only because the technology was developed for other GM models more...Read More»

2011 Saab 9-4X
2011 Saab 9-4X Earns IIHS Top Safety Pick

When it comes to family safety, top crash test scores and a Top Safety Pick designation from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) mean a lot. The 2011 Saab 9-4X, a mid-size luxury crossover SUV just earned Top Safety Pick status. In a July 5th announcement, the IIHS noted that the Saab...Read More»

2011 BMW X3
2011 BMW X3 Recall: Steering At Issue

BMW has announced a voluntary safety recall of certain 2011 model year X3 SUVs. Approximately 50 units are affected, and all were built between April 27, 2011 and June 8, 2011. Due to a supplier calibration error, the control module for the electric power steering may malfunction, resulting in a...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ
General Motors To Retool Pickup Plants Beginning In 2012

General Motors will begin retooling full-size pickup assembly lines next year, at least according to GM’s head of U.S. sales, Don Johnson. That seems to back up a statement made in January by GM North America president Mark Reuss, who said that the company was accelerating the development of...Read More»

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