2012

2012 BMW 3-Series Video Preview
2012 BMW 3-Series Video Preview

The 2012 BMW 3-Series is already making the rounds with reviewers and will soon be landing in driveways near you, so why not get up to speed on its key features with a quick two-minute video? Once you're done there, of course, you can head over to our quick review of the new 3-Series for more...Read More»

Honda Accord Coupe Concept  -  2012 Detroit Auto Show
2013 Honda Accord Coupe Concept: Video Walkaround

Honda has given the world a preview of the next-generation Accord midsize sedan with the 2013 Accord Coupe Concept, revealed earlier this week at the Detroit Auto Show. This thinly veiled concept car is nearly production ready. Take away the concept car wheels, though a similar design may make...Read More»

2012 Dodge Avenger R/T
Dodge Avenger May Be On The Chopping Block

Much of the news coming from Chrysler this week has been about the death of the Dodge Caliber and its replacement by the 2013 Dodge Dart. (If you missed our take on the Dart's six strengths, you can read it here.) Now comes word that another Dodge model may soon get the axe: the Dodge Avenger. The...Read More»

2012 Toyota Prius
Toyota, Lexus Offer Returning Troops A 'Welcome Home' Deal

Thousands of military personnel have recently returned from overseas deployments, and to mark the occasion, Toyota and Lexus are offering America's men and women in uniform special financing on new vehicles for the next several weeks. Cash-back rebates are included in the deal, too. On the Toyota...Read More»

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2012 Mazda Mazdaspeed3: Quick Drive

The 2012 Mazdaspeed3 hatchback continues to uphold Mazda's reputation as the builder of cars that drivers want and need to own. A plain-wrapper five-door front-wheel-drive hatch, the Speed3 only gives away the promise of incredible fun behind the wheel when one sees the extended rear spoiler and...Read More»

Chrysler's DriveUconnect website for Uconnect owners
Chrysler Launches New Uconnect User Guide Website

Smartphone connectivity, navigation systems, Pandora and Stitcher and a multitude of other high-tech devices and applications may be all the rage, but they do require a certain amount of education and, well, common sense when used in a vehicle. As families search for ways to become smarter about...Read More»

North American Car of the Year
Hyundai Elantra, Range Rover Evoque Are NA Car, Truck Of The Year

The winners of the 2012 North American Car and Truck of the Year awards have been announced, as the auto industry kicks off the new year at the annual Detroit auto show. For this year's awards, the winners are the 2012 Hyundai Elantra for car of the year and the 2012 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque...Read More»

2012 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
2012 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport: Recall Alert

Mitsubishi is recalling certain 2012 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport compact crossover SUVs over concerns about a defective turn signal. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) site lists the potential number of affected units at 21. Affected vehicles were manufactured...Read More»

2012 Buick Verano
IIHS Announces More Top Safety Picks

While the news may have gotten lost in the holiday lull, there are a total of 18 newly-announced winners of Top Safety Pick status from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Our previous story covered the high number of family vehicles in the full list of 115 vehicles earning Top...Read More»

2012 Toyota Yaris SE  -  First Drive
2012 Toyota Yaris SE: First Drive

Toyota has the small-car market pretty well covered. In addition to the 2012 Toyota Yaris, there are the Scion xB and iQ models, which share in many places the same showroom and the same sales lot. And that's before even considering the only somewhat larger Matrix (and Corolla), as well as the...Read More»

2012 Bentley Continental GTC
2013 Toyota Land Cruiser, Detroit Auto Show, Simraceway: Today's Car News

Today at High Gear Media, we review the 2012 Bentley Continental GT and Simraceway racing simulator. Jeep announces a diesel engine for the Grand Cherokee and we preview the 2012 Detroit Auto Show. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. BMW won the luxury car sales...Read More»

2012 BMW 6-Series Coupe
BMW Bumps Mercedes, Lexus To Become America's Top Luxury Brand

For a full decade, Lexus has been parked at the top of the U.S. luxury car heap, but no more. Sales stats released this week have put a different brand in the top spot, and that brand is BMW. The Wall Street Journal reports that BMW and rival automaker Mercedes-Benz both delayed sharing sales...Read More»

2012 Toyota Camry XLE
Family Car Sales 2011: And The Winner Is…

The perennial one-two family sedan sales leaders used to be the Toyota Camry and the Honda Accord, and not always in that order. But as of 2011, things have changed a bit in the top-selling family sedan lineup. Here are the family sedans that finished the year in the top six sales positions...Read More»

2013 Dodge Dart Compact Sedan
Ford F-Series, Dodge Dart Fuel Economy, Porsche Cayenne: Car News Headlines

Today at High Gear Media, we reviewed a racing school while MIT said cars need to go on a diet to get better fuel economy. The Dodge Dart is projected to get impressive fuel-economy and Murilee Martin reveals another guilty pleasure. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car...Read More»

2012 Chevrolet Sonic
2012 Chevrolet Sonic Earns NHTSA Five-Star Safety Rating

Just a week after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) listed a recall for the 2012 Chevrolet Sonic over concerns about a missing front brake pad, the safety agency says the Sonic has earned a five-star overall safety rating. The testing, under the revised New Car Assessment...Read More»

2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8
A Strong December Closes Out 2011 Car Sales

As automakers are reporting December 2011 sales, a recovery that began early last year seems to be growing more steady, and stronger. Each of the Big Three automakers--Ford (NYSE:F), General Motors (NYSE: GM) and Chrysler--reported sales increases for the month and for the year, as retail vehicle...Read More»

2012 Mazda CX-9
2012 Chevy Sonic Recalled, LGBT Workplaces, 2012 Mazda CX-9: Car News Headlines

Today at High Gear Media, we review the 2012 Mazda CX-9 and Mercedes-Benz sells its two millionth SUV. The IIHS announces its findings regarding the Chevy Volt battery pack and there were fewer recalls in 2011. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. General Motors...Read More»

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2012 Mazda Mazda3: Quick Drive

Car manufacturers can rant all they want about this or that new technology, but until you've had an opportunity to truly try it for yourself, how do you know what's true? Mazda has been telling us all about its new Skyactiv technology it developed with revised ideas about designing and tuning both...Read More»

2012 Dodge Durango
Six 2012 Mid-Size Crossovers Under $30,000

When it comes to transporting the family, tending to various lifestyle wants and needs, not every household can make do with a sedan as an all-purpose vehicle, especially if it’s a family consisting of five or more members. Looking at the number of alternate transportation choices available...Read More»

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