2012

Six 2012 Mid-Size Crossovers Under $30,000
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»

2012 Honda CR-V
2012 Compact Crossovers: Five Under $25,000

As a follow-up to our earlier story Eleven 2012 Crossovers Under $25,000, here we take a closer look at the base models of five compact crossovers on that list. Of importance to families, three of the five are Top Safety Picks from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS): the 2012 Subaru...Read More»

2012 Chevrolet Sonic
Missing Brake Pads Prompt GM To Recall 2012 Chevy Sonic Models

If you’re one of the early buyers (or renters) of the 2012 Chevrolet Sonic and planning to head over a mountain pass for the holiday weekend, you might just want to get a quick brake inspection. GM is recalling 4,296 U.S.-market Chevy Sonic models—all assembled at the automaker’s...Read More»

2012 Chevrolet Sonic hatchback, road test, Catskill Mountains, Oct 2011
2012 Chevrolet Sonic: Recall Alert

General Motors is recalling certain 2012 model year Chevrolet Sonic subcompact cars over concerns that a front inner or outer brake pad may be missing. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) site lists the potential number of affected vehicles at 4,296. Affected...Read More»

2012 Honda Odyssey
2012 Honda Odyssey: Recall-Alert

Honda is recalling nine 2012 model year Odyssey minivans over concerns about an improperly fastened lower front suspension bolt. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) site indicates that the nine Odyssey minivans were built from October 31, 2011 through November 30...Read More»

2012 Toyota Camry XLE
2012 Toyota Camry Earns Consumer Reports ‘Recommended’ Status

In the mid-size family sedan category, it’s a high-stakes game with 18 models competing for dominance, including three hybrid versions of their gasoline-only counterparts. One of the perennial family car favorites, the Toyota Camry, has even more going for it with the redesigned 2012 Camry...Read More»

2012 Ford Fusion
Outgoing Ford Fusion Racks Up Record Sales

As midsize sedans go, the 2012 Ford Fusion tends to blend into the background of the automotive landscape. It’s not overly flashy, and it doesn’t star in any wacky internet promotions or even many prime-time ads. It’s getting up in years, too, having hit the U.S. market back in...Read More»

2012 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid
2012 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Priced From $25,850

Pricing for the mid-size 2012 Sonata Hybrid, just announced by Hyundai, begins at $25,850, excluding $760 destination charge. This is good news for consumers in the market for a stylish five-passenger sedan that's rated at 40 mpg highway fuel economy. And the starting price is just $55 higher than...Read More»

BMW laser headlights
Santa's Sleigh, Nissan Recall, Top Car Tech Of 2011: Car News Headlines

Today at High Gear Media, we review the 2012 Audi Q7 and Cadillac has announced a new option package for the 2012 CTS. Ford designs a new sleigh for Santa and Nissan issues recalls. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. Here are the top car-tech stories of 2011...Read More»

2012 Nissan Pathfinder
2011-2012 Nissan And Infiniti: Recall-Alert

Nissan is recalling four Nissan and two Infiniti models over concerns about a potential oil leak issue, which could lead to a crash. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) site lists the number of potential affected units at 14,718. The breakdown of the...Read More»

2012 Honda CR-V
Eleven 2012 Crossovers Under $25,000

Consumers in the market for an all-purpose family vehicle that looks good, gets great fuel economy and offers more than bare-bones features would do well to check out the following list of 2012 crossover SUVs, all of which carry a base price, including destination charge, of under $25,000. Note...Read More»

2012 Nissan Frontier
Recalled: Nissan Frontier, NV, Pathfinder, Xterra & Infiniti FX, M

Nissan North America has issued a wide-ranging recall for vehicles from its Nissan and Infiniti lineups. Some of those vehicles may experience severe oil leaks, which could ultimately result in a crash. Here's a rundown of the models affected by the recall: 2012 Nissan Frontier 2012 Nissan NV...Read More»

2012 Honda Fit Sport
First Chinese Car Goes On Sale In North America

For years, we've reported several Chinese automakers' intentions sell cars in North America. Producers like Brilliance, Chery and Geely made it clear they want a presence in the market. Even electric-car startup Coda looked like a lock for first Chinese car on sale here, until they stressed final...Read More»

Tesla Model S Alpha build
Tesla Model S Priced, Big Fuel Dropped, Top 2011 Car News: Car News Headlines

Today at High Gear Media, photos of the Lexus LF-Lc Hybrid concept have leaked out and Volkswagen is heading back to the Super Bowl. GM drops Big Fuel and we pull together the best car commercials of 2011. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. Here are the top car...Read More»

Jeep Arctic Yeti Dig
Win A Trip To The Winter X Games & A Shot At A 2012 Jeep Wrangler Arctic Edition

If you like extreme winter sports and extreme-weather vehicles, Jeep has launched a contest that could be just your speed. From now through January 19, Jeep is hosting a sweepstakes that could send you to the Winter X Games in Aspen, Colorado and give you a shot at winning a brand-new 2012 Jeep...Read More»

Fiat's latest ad for the U.S.-spec 500 Abarth
The 15 Best Car Commercials Of 2011

As highly as we might think of the Web, there's nothing quite as powerful as a television commercial. It takes millions of ad budget dollars and the perfect slot during the most widely watched show of the week. When it's done correctly, a great car commercial doesn't just capture eyeballs, it...Read More»

2012 Volkswagen Beetle
Signs Of Improvement: Volkswagen Signs Up For Super Bowl XLVI

Today's TV pundits spend a lot of time talking about the frailty of the U.S. economy, but that hasn't stopped consumers from visiting their local auto showrooms. Recently, we got word that car sales were on the rise, and now comes an equally promising harbinger: Volkswagen has purchased a spot...Read More»

2012 Toyota Prius
2012 Toyota Prius Liftback & 2012 RAV4: Pricing Announced

If you're looking to buy a new Toyota in the near future, listen up. The automaker has just announced 2012 pricing for two of its more popular models, the Prius Liftback and the RAV4. The Toyota Prius Liftback is, of course, the matriarch of the Prius family, which recently grew to include the...Read More»

2012 Cadillac SRX
Twenty-One 2012 Vehicles Earn NHTSA Five-Star Safety Ratings

In the all-important safety arena, getting high crash test marks from the two major safety rating organizations, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) counts a lot with consumers, especially family car buyers. Under the...Read More»

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