2012

2012 Honda Pilot, Rolex 24, MINI Cooper Diesels: Car News Headlines
2012 Honda Pilot, Rolex 24, MINI Cooper Diesels: Car News Headlines

Today at High Gear Media, we've reviewed the 2012 Honda Pilot, and learned MINI is considering bringing diesels to the U.S. Tesla's teasing the Model X electric crossover and Lamborghini has ruled out turbocharging, for now. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection...Read More»

2012 Hyundai Elantra
Gas Mileage Tops List Of Vehicle Purchase Reasons

For the first time in several years, gas mileage tops the list of most influential reasons why consumers purchased their vehicle, surpassing reliability. That’s according to data from the just-released J.D. Power and Associates 2012 Avoider Study. The 2012 Avoider Study, now in its ninth...Read More»

2012 MINI Cooper Roadster
2012 MINI Cooper Roadster Priced From $24,350

The MINI Roadster is poised to become the most fun you can have in a front-wheel drive, two-seat convertible, in part because it's the only one in the U.S. that we can think of off the top of our heads. Unique market position aside, the Roadster's entry pricing is attractive, starting at just...Read More»

2012 BMW X5
2012 BMW X5 xDrive35i: Recall Alert

BMW is conducting a voluntary safety recall of certain 2012 model-year X5 xDrive35i SUVs over concerns about a potential flaw in the automatic transmission’s parking lock. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHSTA) site lists the number of potential affected units...Read More»

Flat tire, by Flickr user Lissalou66
Don’t Be Caught Unprepared If You Have A Flat Tire

Chances are that most Americans grew up riding in and later driving the family car that came equipped with a spare tire. But as we reported earlier, the spare tire may be soon disappearing from the family sedan, courtesy, in large part, to the increasingly stringent government fuel economy...Read More»

Jeep's "production-ready" 2012 Grand Cherokee concept
Jeep Announces Name My Ride Contest

Jeep unveiled a blacked-out Concept Grand Cherokee at the Houston Auto Show yesterday. While the vehicle looks terrific, the more interesting news is the "Name My Ride" contest that goes along with the vehicle. In an effort to build excitement around the concept which it intends to build. Jeep is...Read More»

Lamborghini Gallardo on fire at 2012 Portland Auto Show. Photo credit Lary Coppola.
2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Leaked, 2013 Mazda6 Spied, Lamborghini Fire: Today's Car News

Today at High Gear Media, Murilee Martin reveals his new guilty pleasure while a new study says some people don't care what kind of car they drive. Kansas is considering a new type of tax for electric car owners and there's a new solution for distracted driving. All this and more in today's car...Read More»

Toyota TS030 HYBRID Le Mans prototype
Super Bowl Commercials, Toyota TS030 Hybrid, NASCAR Fusion: Car News Headlines

Today at High Gear Media, Ford unveiled the 2013 Fusion Sprint Cup race car and Toyota revealed the TS030 Hybrid Le Mans prototype. BMW's M division wants its own sports car and muscle car wars are in full swing. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. The Super...Read More»

2012 Ford Explorer-Ginger Ale
Family Car Guide Tips For Long Winter Road Trips With The Kids

Whether your proposed winter road trip is to visit relatives or go on a weekend getaway, if you’re bringing your children along, it’s better to be prepared than trying to deal on the fly with tantrums, spills, arguments, boredom and bellyaching. Here are some FamilyCarGuide tips on...Read More»

2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 first drive
2012 Lexus RX 350 Reviewed, 2012 Camaro ZL1 Driven: Today's Car News

Today at High Gear Media, Nissan showed how the Leaf handles winter weather while Honda delivered the first Fit EV. We drove the 2012 Camaro ZL1 and Saab Cars North America is being liquidated. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. The Supreme Court has deemed it...Read More»

2011 Kia Sportage SX
2012 Kia Sportage, 2013 Shelby GT500 Prototype, Volt Fires: Car News Headlines

Today at High Gear Media, a 2013 Shelby GT500 prototype hit the auction block and a Ferrari F430 was crashed during a test drive. Boulder, Colorado loves hybrids, and car dealers are looking for low-mileage used cars. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. We...Read More»

Chevy Game Time app
Win A Chevy During The Super Bowl Using The Chevy Game Time App

Need a new ride? You could schlep to a showroom, schmooze with a salesperson, cozy up to a credit officer, and pay for it yourself, but wouldn't it be nicer to snag one from the comfort of your own living room? For free? While watching the Super Bowl? It's all possible using the Chevy Game Time...Read More»

GM's Windows of Opportunity project.
Interactive Windows: A Possibility For Future Family Vehicles?

No, it’s not a laptop computer, but new interactive window technology that General Motors is exploring with the help of researchers and students at Israel’s Bezalel Academy of Art and Design. The “windows” in question are those in the rear of family vehicles. The idea is an...Read More»

2011 Saab 9-5
LGBT License Plates, Saab, SOPA Effects MegaUpload Founder: Car News Headlines

Today at High Gear Media, companies are still interested in saving Saab, and Nissan sold a lot of Leafs. LGBT equality license plates are coming to some states, and we drive the 2012 Fisker Karma. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. SOPA may have stumbled, but...Read More»

2012 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque 5-dr
Best Rearview Cameras: Which 2012 Family Vehicles Have Them?

A growing number of family vehicles of all kinds have rear view cameras. Consumers in the market for one of these safety and convenience technologies have a lot to choose from. But which rearview cameras are the best and which 2012 family vehicles have them? Here we take a look at a few of what we...Read More»

U.S.-spec 2012 Fiat 500c
Can A Fiat 500 Station Wagon Save Fiat In The U.S.?

No doubt about it: sales of the Fiat 500 have been disappointing. But Fiat's marketing chief, Olivier Francois, says that there's a new Fiat heading to America, which could shake things up: a Fiat 500-based station wagon. Chrysler/Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne blames the 500's weak sales figures in...Read More»

2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8
2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8, Dodge Charger SRT8: Recall Alert

Chrysler is conducting a voluntary safety recall of certain 2012 model year Chrysler 300 SRT8 and Dodge Charger SRT8 sedans over concerns about a potential defect involving the tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS). A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) site lists...Read More»

2012 Toyota Prius C launch, Detroit Auto Show
2012 Toyota Prius C: 50-MPG Small Hybrid, $19K

Toyota used the occasion of the 2012 Detroit Auto Show to introduce the fourth member of the Prius family: the 2012 Prius C hybrid hatchback. Key attributes of the new small Prius hybrid that may make it a compelling commuter car, or second or third family car, are its 50-mpg combined fuel economy...Read More»

2011 GMC Acadia Denali
Refreshed GMC Acadia Confirmed For 2012 Chicago Auto Show

Back in February we reported General Motors may axe the Acadia from the GMC lineup. It seems the Acadia will get at least one refresh before that may or may not happen. Manager of GMC Communications Joel LaMuraglia confirmed on Twitter the refreshed seven-seater will make make its debut at the...Read More»

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