2011

A 28-MPG Ford Explorer, Hyundai Azera, Chevy Turns 100: Car News Headlines
A 28-MPG Ford Explorer, Hyundai Azera, Chevy Turns 100: Car News Headlines

The 2012 Ford Explorer's Ecoboost four-cylinder earns a class-leading 28-mpg EPA highway rating. [TheCarConnection] As it turns out, car buyers want better fuel economy without paying for it. Sound familiar? [GreenCarReports] Chevrolet is turning 100 and wants you to vote for your favorite Chevy of...Read More»

2011 Scion tC 2-door HB Man (Natl) Steering Wheel
2011 Scion tC: Is Scion Curbing Your Enthusiasm?

Toyota's Gen Y arm, Scion, has been a bit of a mystery to me, but not because of the product. The xB, xD and tC in their first generation were really on the mark when it came to hitting their target market. Marketing-wise there were no TV ads: it was heavily Web-oriented, with Scion reps appearing...Read More»

2011 Ford Explorer
Ford Explorer With 2.0-Liter EcoBoost Scores 28 MPG Fuel Economy

The 2011 Ford Explorer is now the most fuel-efficient seven-seat SUV on the market thanks to the addition of its four-cylinder EcoBoost engine option, which enables the big SUV to return an EPA rated fuel economy of 20/28 mpg city/highway. This means the Explorer is now 12 percent more fuel...Read More»

2009 Ford Escape Hybrid
DOT's LaHood Proud To Say He Drives A Ford Escape Hybrid

Secretary of Transportation (and former congressman) Ray LaHood doesn’t want to just be known as the man who launched a campaign against distracted driving. In a recent meeting with Volkswagen employees in Virginia, LaHood fielded questions on what type of car he drove, and his answers will...Read More»

2011 Hyundai Equus
Family Vehicles With APEAL: J.D. Power Study

The results of the J.D. Power and Associates 2011 U.S. Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) study are out and family vehicles make up the bulk of the list. The APEAL study takes a look at how “gratifying” a new vehicle is to own and drive and is based on owner comments...Read More»

2012 Hyundai Azera (Grandeur)
2012 Hyundai Azera To Debut At 2011 L.A. Auto Show

The Hyundai Azera represents a significant vehicle for the Korean automaker. In the U.S. market, it was Hyundai’s first foray into the luxury segment, and it was the first Hyundai sedan to break the $30,000 price barrier. As such, it paved the way for other luxury sedans, such as...Read More»

2011 Dodge Journey
2011 Dodge Journey A Sales Success... In Europe, As A Fiat

The 2011 Dodge Journey crossover hasn’t been the sales success in the U.S. that the automaker had hoped for. Despite an all-new-for 2011 interior that’s among the best in Chrysler’s lineup, the Journey has sold only 27,105 units through June. That’s just a five-percent...Read More»

2011 Hyundai Equus
J.D. Power APEAL Study: Porsche's On Top, But Hyundai Wins Big

J.D. Power’s Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) study looks at how gratifying a new vehicle is to own and drive, based upon owners surveyed three months after purchase or lease of a new vehicle. The study looks at over 80 specific attributes of each new vehicle, and the data...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Tahoe
Family Car Advice: The Best SUVs For Towing

Families that tow and haul need the right vehicle for the weekend, and some of the full-size SUVs on sale now could be just the right solution. Aside from the usual full-size pickup trucks, some of the best vehicles for towing are these family-oriented SUVs: Chevrolet Tahoe With seating for up to...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Cruze
2012 Honda Pilot, Chevy Diesel Cruze, Leaf Charging: Car News Headlines

Honda is giving the 2012 Pilot a refresh with a new grille and upgraded interior. [TheCarConnection] Dodge is set to offer a supercharger on the 2012 Charger and Challenger SRT8. [MotorAuthority] The 2011 Porsche Sport Drive is getting butts in seats. [SocialCarNews] Nissan dealers are offering...Read More»

2012 Nissan Versa Sedan
Which One's The Small-Car Champ: Accent, Fiesta, Fit, Sonic, Versa, or Yaris? #YouTellUs

As gas prices continue to fluctuate, consumers are now considering subcompact cars more than ever. But what do you look for when buying a subcompact car? Is driving fun a main factor when considering which subcompact you want in your garage? Or are price and safety ratings your main concern? What...Read More»

2012 Ford Fiesta customization pack
Which Is Best: Fit, Fiesta, Accent, Versa, Yaris, Sonic? #YouTellUs

The small-car wars are heating up, and all the major players are readying the troops. Interestingly enough, automakers are taking different approaches when it comes to the subcompact segment. While Ford is taking the fun to drive route, while still tackling good gas mileage, Nissan has taken the...Read More»

2011 Nissan Leaf
2011 Nissan Leaf Earns Five-Star Crash Safety Rating

Safety ratings are important considerations for any family car purchase, so it’s welcome news that the five-passenger 2011 Nissan Leaf has now earned a five-star safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). While Nissan touts the Leaf’s five-star status...Read More»

2012 Honda Pilot
2012 Honda Pilot Gets Refreshed

Honda’s mid-size Pilot SUV has been a hit for the automaker in terms of both sales and image. It’s drawn buyers into Honda showrooms who likely wouldn’t have come in to drive the CR-V (too small) or the Ridgeline (too oddly styled). Now that it’s due for a refresh, the 2012...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Cruze
2013 Chevy Cruze Diesel Confirmed

Diesel fans who’ve long been clamoring for a domestic automaker to offer a diesel will finally get what they’ve been asking for: a 2013 Chevrolet Cruze sedan with a diesel engine option. After months of speculation about a Chevy Cruze diesel, General Motors CEO Dan Akerson confirmed the...Read More»

2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster
Video: 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster Just Too Beautiful

It's rare that a super sports car needs any additional promotion or hype. There are the auto shows, the spy shots, the slow reveal over months and media outlets covering the official unveiling. You get all the specs, you get the video and audio, the marketing department declaring it's either the...Read More»

2011 Porsche Sport Drive
2011 Porsche Sport Drive: Getting Butts In Seats

Porsche has stated in no uncertain terms that it wants to grow its sales volume. Porsche feels it has a perception issue -- it thinks consumers view its cars as expensive and impractical. Like other automakers, it realizes that one of the best ways to help change peoples minds is to get butts in...Read More»

2012 Ford Fusion Hybrid
Ford Touts Reliability Of Fusion Hybrid, Escape Hybrid

Here’s an interesting fact that may just help you win a trivia challenge someday: your odds of experiencing an issue with a battery cell in a Ford hybrid are 8.5 million to 1. Those are the same odds as being struck by lightning – twice. Ford wants consumers to know that its hybrid...Read More»

2011 Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid
2011 VW Touareg: Home Away From Home

The run-up in fuel prices the world over threatens to make drivers turn to Chevy Volts and Nissan Leafs (or should it be "Leaves"?) just to be able to make the mortgage payments. However, there are still large, boxy, all-wheel-driven, gasoline- and diesel-fired behemoths that tempt drivers to part...Read More»

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