2011

Saab Saga, Infiniti Gets Small, GM Recall: Car News Headlines
Saab Saga, Infiniti Gets Small, GM Recall: Car News Headlines

Volvo's S60 Performance Project hints at a possible PCP model, which is almost but not quite as unfortunately named as the Smart ED. [MotorAuthority] Saab says it's found a new sugar daddy, and announced three upcoming vehicles, but China's leaders have been pretty quiet on the whole topic...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Colorado
2011 Chevy Colorado, GMC Canyon, GM SUVs: Recall Alert

General Motors has announced the recall of 9,215 model year 2011 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon pickups to replace a potentially defective automatic transmission adjustment clip. The existing clip, produced in China, may not retain the shift cable in the correct and indicated position, leading...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Colorado
2011 GMC Canyon, Chevy Colorado, Big SUVs: Recall Watch

General Motors announced July 1st that it is recalling more than 10,000 2011 model year pickup trucks and SUVs worldwide in two separate campaigns. These include a total of 9,954 vehicles sold in the United States. The automaker says neither issue has resulted in any crashes. The larger of the two...Read More»

2011 Volkswagen Tiguan facelift rendering
June Car Sales: Big Three, Korea's Big Two Score Big

New-vehicle sales numbers for June are nearly complete, and for the Detroit-based automakers--and the Korean dynamic duo--it's almost all good news. With annualized sales coming in at about 12 million units, well below May's results, the sales month didn't finish as strongly as expected. However...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Cruze
Chevy's Cars Outsell Trucks For The First Time In 20 Years

In the second quarter of 2011, Chevrolet sold more cars than they did trucks, SUVs and crossovers, and that hasn’t happened since the summer of 1991. In April, May and June, cars accounted for an estimated 47 percent of Chevrolet’s sales; even more telling is that car sales are expected...Read More»

2011 Toyota Prius with PLUS Performance Package
Toyota Prius Plus Performance Package Is Positively Puzzling

Ask any Prius owner why they purchased their car, and the responses will likely include fuel economy, reduced emissions, cost savings and potentially even the car’s futuristic styling. We’d be willing to bet no one would respond with superior handling, crisp turn-in, straight line...Read More»

2011 Hyundai Sonata
Is The 2011 Hyundai Sonata Design Too Bold? #YouTellUs

The midsize sedan market isn't the most exciting class of vehicles. But Hyundai decided excitement is exactly what the midsize sedan market needed when designing the 2011 Sonata. Hyundai has put a very dramatically-styled midsize sedan into the marketplace, and so far consumers seem to love it. The...Read More»

2011 Hyundai Sonata First Drive
Is The 2011 Hyundai Sonata A Timeless Design? #YouTellUs

Hyundai has created a stand out entry in the midsize sedan market with the 2011 Sonata, but is it overdone? While the new Sonata looks terrific today, many wonder how its design will age over time. Hyundai calls the design "fluidic sculpture," which it says leads to a cohesive design language. We...Read More»

2011 Hyundai Sonata 2.0T
Will The 2011 Hyundai Sonata Age Gracefully? #YouTellUs

The new 2011 Sonata is selling faster than Hyundai can build it. With strong lines creating a bold design, there's no question it is a striking midsize sedan, but how will the Sonata age? Toyota has gone with the evolutionary model when it comes to styling the Camry. Over the years, the cars blend...Read More»

Clean Air Sticker
California Hybrid Drivers Lose Car-Pool Lane Privileges

Starting July 1st, solo drivers of hybrid cars in California will see their special pass to the car pool lane disappear. Since 2004, hybrid owners with a special permit were allowed entry into California’s High-Occupancy-Vehicle (HOV) lanes even when driving alone. The special yellow...Read More»

BMW prototype based on Vision EfficientDynamics concept
Mission Impossible 4, GM, Rolls-Royce, Gordon Murray: Todays' Car News

The first trailer for Mission Impossible 4 has hit the interwebz. It shows off the upcoming BMW i8 and new 6-Series Convertible. [MotorAuthority] California will no longer let hybrids drive in the High Occupancy Vehicle Lanes with only a single occupant. [GreenCarReports] Rolls-Royce is taking the...Read More»

2012 Ford Fusion Hybrid
Start Stop Technology Likely Coming To Your Next Car

Most of us who grew up driving four-cylinder, carbureted economy cars are familiar with start-stop technology. Thirty years ago, it wasn’t a selling point, but rather the byproduct of carbureted engines attempting to meet ever-stricter emission requirements. The result was a car likely to...Read More»

2009 BMW M3
BMW Mack Daddy: 2011 1M Coupe or 2011 M3? #YouTellUs

BMW now has two cars that are fighting for a similar piece of the pie. The 2011 BMW M3 is the heavyweight (literally), and with a loyal following and hallowed nameplate, it's the car to beat. The 2011 BMW 1M Coupe is the newcomer, it's lighter and has more torque when using the over-boost function...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Equinox LTZ
“Main Street in Motion” Puts the Public Behind the Wheel of GM's Latest

It's a surprisingly well-kept secret that major automakers sometimes invite prospective customers to test-drive their cars at staged events held in large parking lots around the country. The companies only send out invitations to these events to a limited number of people and it isn't exactly clear...Read More»

2011 Ford Focus 4-door Sedan S Side Exterior View
2011 Ford Focus

The 2011 Ford Focus is still available at some dealers, although a completely new version is being introduced for the 2012 model year. It's been trimmed down over its life cycle to a single powertrain and to only a sedan body, and it's essentially identical to versions we've tested from 2010 and...Read More»

2011 Kia Sorento SX
What's Your Favorite Minivan Substitute? #YouTellUs

Minivans aren't cool. Swagger Wagon or not, the people movers have soccer-mom street cred, and little else. Still, families need people movers with space and utility. We've given you some options in our picks for family-friendly vehicles without sliding side doors, but maybe you're thinking...Read More»

Nissan Leaf on track at Laguna Seca. Photo via MyNissanLeaf forum member nader.
2011 Nissan Leaf Proves It Can Tackle Laguna Seca: Video

On Sunday, June 26 the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca was home to Refuel 2011 - the third annual track day for electric cars and motorcycles. Open to anyone with an electric car, the event gave everyone from Tesla Roadster owners through to DIY converters the chance to push themselves and their cars to...Read More»

2011 Hennessey Venom GT
Gas Mileage, Summer Driving Tips, Top Gear USA: Today's Car News

Shopping for tires is becoming more difficult, even for automakers. [TheCarConnection] Both the White House and the Feds are pushing for a 56.2-mpg fuel economy standard by 2025. [GreenCarReports] Need the kid-friendly skinny before you hit the road? Here are ten summer driving tips for your family...Read More»

2011 Nissan GT-R
Who's Winning: Porsche 911 Turbo or Nissan GT-R? #YouTellUs

Today it's the clash of the titans, two competitors after one common goal: the fastest Nurburgring lap time. Who's winning? Both the Nissan GT-R and Porsche 911 Turbo are so fast, ludicrous speeds are attained within seconds. Fanboys will argue for days over which one is the better car. While the...Read More»

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