2013

2012 Hyundai Veloster Six-Month Road Test: Pandora Audio Streaming
2012 Hyundai Veloster Six-Month Road Test: Pandora Audio Streaming

Over the time we've had our High Gear Media long-term Hyundai Veloster test car, we've enjoyed a whole suite of entertainment services that aren't typically wrapped into a vehicle that has a bottom-line sticker of just $22,645. One of them is the capability to stream Pandora Internet Radio from an...Read More»

2013 Ford Escape
2013 Ford Escape Video Road Test

The Ford Escape is new for 2013, and this time, it's no carryover crossover SUV. It's more like a sporty hatchback with great handling and turbo power. But is that what you need? We take a look in our latest video road test. Take one look at the new Escape and you'd hardly recognize it. Gone is the...Read More»

2012 Honda CR-V
2013 Honda CR-V Video Road Test

If you like your crossover to have lots of space and great gas mileage no matter which version you buy, the Honda CR-V might be for you. But what about if you want a crossover that is fun to drive? We take a look at the 2013 Honda CR-V and see how it stacks up against the new competition in our...Read More»

2013 Toyota Avalon
2013 Toyota Avalon: First Drive

Youthful readers: This is your father's Avalon. There's nothing shameful or denigrating about this declaration. If you're old enough to be shopping for an Avalon, you might recall that Olds once advertised its products as “not your father's Oldsmobile.” After going after the grandpas...Read More»

2013 BMW X1
2013 BMW X1 Video First Drive

When it finally lands on U.S. shores this winter, the BMW X1 will have maneuvered itself into a tight parking spot--wedged narrowly between the most feature-rich mass-market crossovers, and BMW's own more practical, more expensive X3 ute. The X1's been on sale for a few years around the world, but...Read More»

2013 Nissan Sentra SL  -  First Drive, October 2012
2013 Nissan Sentra: First Drive

Nissan's all-new 2013 Sentra has at least one trait in common with the 2012 model it replaces: It simply doesn't leave a very strong impression with you. The outgoing model is a reasonably good compact sedan, and it's sold well; it's just been hard to argue that it provides any particular quality...Read More»

Chevrolet Sonic Dusk concept
Chevrolet Sonic Dusk: Coming Soon To A Showroom Near You

If you're looking for a symbol of the "new", leaner, meaner General Motors -- the company that emerged from bankruptcy in 2009 -- you could find one in the Chevrolet Sonic subcompact. It's well-made, it's affordable, it's fuel-efficient, it's packed with high-tech and safety features, and the Sonic...Read More»

2013 Volkswagen Passat
2012 VW Passat Six-Month Road Test: What's Changed For 2013

While we're wrapping up our Six-Month Road Test of our 2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI, we've already revised and updated our review for the 2013 model year. Not much has changed for the Passat this model year, and with a slew of new family sedans hitting the market, there's some significance to the...Read More»

2013 Chevrolet Volt
2013 Chevrolet Volt Gets Software Update To Avoid Stalling

Like it or not, car tech is changing. And as that technology changes, so does the way that we maintain and service our vehicles. As proof, look no further than a problem currently affecting the 2013 Chevrolet Volt. According to the Detroit News, General Motors has begun contacting owners of the...Read More»

2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid, Los Angeles, August 2012
2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid Video Road Test

Watch out, Toyota Prius--the 2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid is your first real competition. And in many ways, it's the hybrid hatchback we'd prefer to drive every day. Built in Michigan--not sourced locally from California, or even Japan--the C-Max is a tall hatchback that eventually will come in two...Read More»

2013 Ford Fusion
2013 Ford Fusion Video Road Test

The 2013 Ford Fusion is one of the best-looking new cars of the year--but it's more than just a pretty face. It's one of our favorite family sedans, and one of the top-rated vehicles at The Car Connection, too. The first Fusion was a handsome, but maybe less distinctive-looking car, that earned a...Read More»

2013 Cadillac ATS
2013 Cadillac ATS Video Road Test

The BMW 3-Series may be the yardstick by which all sports sedans are judged today, but there's a new tape measure in town--the 2013 Cadillac ATS. Now that we've logged more than a thousand miles in all the different flavors of ATS four-doors--six-cylinders and fours, rear-drivers and...Read More»

2013 Nissan Altima
2013 Nissan Altima Video Road Test

The Nissan Altima is the not only the best-selling car in Nissan's lineup, but it's also the second best-selling family sedan in the U.S. For 2013 it has a new design, revamped powertrains, and a new infotainment system. Will all these upgrades help the Nissan move the Altima to the number-one...Read More»

2013 Nissan Altima
2012-2013 Nissan Altima Recall Issued For Suspension Woes

Nissan is conducting a safety recall of certain 2012 and 2013 model year Altima sedans for a problem with loose suspension bolts that could result in a loss of vehicle control. A notice posted on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website puts the number of vehicles...Read More»

2013 Ford Fiesta
2011-2013 Ford Fiesta Recall Issued For Side Airbag Problem

Ford is conducting a voluntary safety recall of certain 2011 through 2013 model year Fiesta subcompact cars to fix a problem with the side airbag. A notice posted on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website indicates that an estimated 154,604 Fiestas in the United States...Read More»

2013 Jeep Patriot
2011-2012 Jeep Patriot Models Investigated For Stalling Issue

Late-model Jeep Patriot compact crossovers may have an issue with stalling, and federal safety officials are looking into a series of complaints. Earlier this week, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration opened a Defect Investigation on Jeep Patriot utility vehicles from the 2011 and...Read More»

2013 Subaru BRZ and 2013 Scion FR-S
2013 Subaru BRZ Or 2013 Scion FR-S: What’s The Difference?

For enthusiasts looking for a fun-to-drive, capable, and track-worthy sports car, there are a couple of new, very exciting possibilities on the market this year. And whether you’ve just seen your first 2013 Subaru BRZ or 2013 Scion FR-S on the street and merely want to know more, or you...Read More»

2013 Nissan Pathfinder  -  First Drive  -  10/2012
2013 Nissan Pathfinder: First Drive

Have you reshuffled your priorities in a family vehicle over the past few years? Most busy parents have, and those who might have opted for a full-fledged SUV a few years ago probably aren't quite as smitten over the idea of a musclebound off-road truck. Meanwhile, rakish, crossover utility...Read More»

2013 Lexus ES 350
2013 Lexus ES, GS Flunk Emergency Trunk Release Tests

The 2013 Lexus ES and GS luxury sedans may have a defective emergency interior trunk release that could be a trap risk for trunk occupants, according to Consumer Reports. The flaw was discovered by accident by Jake Fisher, one of the publication’s testers, during an evaluation of the two...Read More»

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