2012

2012 Dodge Journey SXT: Driven
2012 Dodge Journey SXT: Driven

There are so many good choices among family crossovers, all well-packaged and reasonably well-performing—some with third-row seating—but for the most part they’re all so darn appliance-like and anonymous that it’s not surprising they drag us toward a state of anhedonia...Read More»

2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee production-intent sports concept
2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee, 2009-10 Ram 1500 Under Investigation

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened investigations into two popular Chrysler vehicles: the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee and the 2009-10 Ram 1500. According to Detroit News, NHTSA has received two complaints of fires in the Grand Cherokee, which may have been caused by power...Read More»

2012 Honda CR-V
2012 Honda CR-V, 2013 Acura ILX Recalled For Door Latch Problem

Honda is conducting a voluntary safety recall of certain 2012 model year CR-V compact crossovers and 2013 model year Acura ILX small luxury sedans to fix faulty door locks. A notice in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) site lists the number of potentially affected vehicles...Read More»

2012 Chrysler 300 Luxury Series
2012 Chrysler 300 Video Road Test

Chrysler made a splash with the bold 300 full-size sedan back in 2005, but the competition has stepped up its game in this segment. Chrysler tells us it's ready for the new Hyundai Azera, Buick LaCrosse and Ford Taurus with its new 300 featuring new powertrains and a revised design. In our latest...Read More»

2012 Nissan Juke
2012 Nissan Juke Recalled For Rear Seat Latch Issue

Nissan is recalling certain 2012 model year Juke small crossover vehicles due to problems with the rear seatback. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) site lists the number of vehicles potentially affected at 11,076. Affected vehicles were manufactured at the...Read More»

'Immigrant' commercial for the Fiat 500
Fiat's 'Immigrant' Campaign: Better Or Worse Than J-Lo?

Fiat has kicked Jennifer Lopez to the curb in a new marketing campaign designed to show off the growing Fiat 500 family. That in itself isn't so strange. For Fiat's accounting team, J-Lo was probably a very spicy meatball -- one that would've been expensive to keep onboard. And in fairness, J-Lo...Read More»

2012 Ford Focus
2012 Ford Focus Video Road Test

There's no question the compact car class is one of the competitive segments right now. With new entries such as the Dodge Dart and Hyundai Elantra. Ford recently launched an all-new Focus to compete against the stiff competition, but how does it stack up? That's the question we aim to answer in...Read More»

2012 Porsche Cayenne
2012 Porsche Cayenne, 2011-2012 Porsche Panamera Recalled

Porsche has issued a recall for turbocharged models of the 2012 Cayenne crossover and the 2011-2012 Panamera sedan. According to a bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a turbine wheel on those vehicles' turbochargers may have been improperly cast. As a result, it could...Read More»

Peyton Manning - behind-the-scenes of Buick Verano TV ad
NFL Quarterback Peyton Manning Touts Buick Verano In TV Ads

It’s a different kind of rivalry for two superstar NFL athletes: claiming screen time in TV ads for two of the Big Three Detroit automakers. Just a day after the cameo appearance by the New England Patriots’ Tom Brady in the 2013 Dodge Dart commercial during the MLB All-Star Game...Read More»

2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI Six-Month Road Test
2012 VW Passat Six-Month Road Test: Do You Really Need An SUV?

A five-seat crossover vehicle sounds like the ideal solution to a family's needs, but won't a sedan do the same job nearly as well? Every time we get in the HGM Six-Month Road Test Passat, we end up at the same punctuation mark. Of course, the Passat begs the question--it's one of the biggest...Read More»

2012 Hyundai Veloster: Six-Month Road Test
Six-Month Road Test Hyundai Veloster: The Great American Road Trip

We've already put our Six-Month Road Test Hyundai Veloster through a battery of unusual tests, including the Fido test and our Cars and Coffee challenge. Now it's time for its greatest challenge of all: the great American road trip. This Thursday evening, I'll be setting off on a cross-country road...Read More»

2012 Audi Q5
2012 Audi Q5 Recall Alert

Audi is recalling certain 2012 model year Q5 compact luxury SUVs because of concerns that the sunroof glass panels could break in extreme temperature conditions. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) site lists the number of potentially affected vehicles at 13,172...Read More»

2012 Cadillac CTS Touring Edition
2012 Cadillac CTS Tops List Of 10 Best American Cars: Total Car Score

As the nation prepares to celebrate Independence Day, July 4, the editors at Total Car Score mark the occasion with a list of the 10 Best American Cars. Beyond just a patriotic gesture, the ranking serves to showcase the strength and quality of the domestic auto industry. At the top of the list is...Read More»

2012 Chevrolet Cruze
GM Recalls 2011-2012 Chevrolet Cruze For Engine Fire Risk: UPDATED

General Motors is recalling certain 2011 and 2012 Chevrolet Cruze compact sedans over concerns that liquids trapped in the engine compartment could cause a fire. The voluntary recall covers 413,418 Chevy Cruze sedans from those model years with manual and automatic transmissions that were built in...Read More»

2012 Ford Explorer
2012 Ford Explorer Video Road Test

Ford has reinvented its Explorer, making it more modern in an effort to keep up with today's families. But are the changes a good thing or bad thing? That's the question we went into with our latest video road test. With any SUV, utility is key. The Explorer's interior is spacious, and the seats...Read More»

2012 Hyundai Azera
2012 Hyundai Azera Video Road Test

The full-size sedan segment is heating up with new or heavily revised entries from most of the major automakers. With real design appeal, confident performance, and a true luxury-car ambiance, Hyundai's in the thick of things, as we explain in this video road test of the new 2012 Azera. Hyundai has...Read More»

2012 Honda Civic sedan
2012 Honda Civic: Recall Alert

Honda is conducting a voluntary safety recall of certain 2012 Civic compact cars over concerns about potentially faulty driveshafts. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) site lists the potential number of affected vehicles at 50,190. Documentation from Honda (PDF)...Read More»

2012 Toyota Prius V
2012 Toyota Prius V Video Road Test

Gas mileage is more important than ever these days, and the Toyota Prius just became the world's third best-selling car line. So it's fitting that we take the largest Prius and make it the subject of our latest video road test. The reason you buy a Prius is fuel efficiency, and the Prius V...Read More»

2012 Infiniti G25 Sedan
2013: Infiniti Ups EX, FX SUVs to 37--But Drops G25 Sedan

It's a move that's been expected for more than a year--now, for the 2013 model year, two of luxury brand Infiniti's crossover SUVs will get an engine upgrade. At the same time, the upscale division of Nissan will drop a slow-selling V-6 from its G sedan lineup. Infiniti says the new model year will...Read More»

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