2013

2013 Chevrolet Spark: Is A Smartphone App The Future Of Navigation?
2013 Chevrolet Spark: Is A Smartphone App The Future Of Navigation?

The new 2013 Chevrolet Spark minicar is already one of the lowest-priced models for sale in the U.S. market; and late this year it's going to delight a lot of no-frills shoppers—in being the lowest-priced new car to offer a fully functioning in-dash touch-screen navigation system. In the...Read More»

2013 Nissan Pathfinder
2013 Nissan Pathfinder: All-New, But Priced Below Previous Model

When it goes on sale later this month, the fourth-generation 2013 Nissan Pathfinder three-row, seven-passenger crossover will be priced from $29,085, including an $825 destination charge. Six versions of the Pathfinder are available, including the base Pathfinder S, SV, SL, SL Premium, Platinum and...Read More»

Corporate and brand loyalty, Q2 of 2012, cropped (from infographic via Experian Automotive)
Toyota Owners Are Most Loyal, But Chevy Sonic Is Top Model

How much do you love your car? Enough to buy another of the same make when it's time to upgrade? Or at least enough to buy another from the same automaker? If you drive a vehicle from the Toyota family -- including Scion and Lexus -- chances are pretty good that your answer to that third question...Read More»

2013 Acura ZDX
2013 Acura ZDX: A Few Changes, Identity Crisis Still Intact

A minor refresh plus a reconfigured feature set are headed to the 2013 Acura ZDX. And then it's history. The slow-selling ZDX, which was never missing beauty and aesthetic charm but always missing a clear purpose, as we saw it, has been whittled down to a single configuration, and Acura announced...Read More»

2013 Nissan Leaf Spy Shots
2013 Nissan Leaf: Future Cars

While the Nissan Leaf electric car hasn't sold as well as hoped, the company is doubling down on its most advanced model. These photos show a prototype for a new, less expensive model of the 2013 Nissan Leaf being tested in Arizona yesterday. The company will start assembling Leaf electric cars in...Read More»

Still from 'Road', an ad for the 2013 Ram 1500
A Tale Of Two Ads For the 2013 Ram 1500: Video

Chrysler has unveiled a new series of ads for the 2013 Ram 1500 pickup. Ordinarily, that wouldn't be such big news, but this is only the second national campaign for the Ram since 2009, when Chrysler spun off the Ram into its own line. What's also interesting is the fact that Chrysler has created...Read More»

2013 Nissan Sentra
2013 Nissan Sentra Priced From $16,770

When it goes on sale October 16, the least expensive 2013 Nissan Sentra compact sedan will be priced from $16,770, including $780 destination charge. The 2013 Sentra S, equipped with a manual transmission, is $440 less the base 2012 Sentra with a manual transmission. Powering the redesigned Sentra...Read More»

2013 Ford Fusion
2013 Ford Fusion and Fusion Hybrid: First Drive

In 2011, it was the minivan segment that reinvented itself. In 2012, crossovers and SUVs witnessed big turnover and a slew of new products. Now in the 2013 model year, the family sedan is witness to at least four new models, almost every one a better vehicle than the mega-seller than preceded it...Read More»

2013 Ford Fusion
Which 2013 Ford Fusion To Buy: 1.6-Liter EcoBoost Or Hybrid?

Picking powertrains used to be simple: straight-six or V-8? But consider the all-new 2013 Ford Fusion mid-size sedan that reaches dealers this fall: It comes with a base 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, or you can pick from a choice of two different smaller, turbocharged EcoBoost fours, in 1.6- and...Read More»

2013 Chevrolet Sonic
2013 Chevrolet Sonic: Recall Alert

General Motors is conducting a safety recall of certain 2013 model year Chevrolet Sonic subcompact cars due to problems with the turn signal lamp. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) site lists the number of vehicles potentially affected at 4,716. Affected...Read More»

2013 Buick Encore
2013 Buick Encore: Pricing And Features Revealed

The wait is finally over, as the Encore to the three-row Buick Enclave is almost ready for young families everywhere. Revealed back at the Detroit Auto Show, the baby Buick crossover has been priced from $24,950. That price includes standard features like ten airbags, cornering brake control...Read More»

2013 Hyundai Elantra sedan
2012 Hyundai Elantra Probe Widens To 2011, 2013 Models

Earlier this year, we told you that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration had launched an investigation of the 2012 Hyundai Elantra. According to the Detroit Free Press, that probe has now been expanded to include 2011 and 2013 models, too. NHTSA's initial investigation began when an...Read More»

2013 Mazda CX-9
2013 Mazda CX-9 Gets Design Update, Active-Safety Features

With its CX-9, Mazda proved that spacious family vehicles can actually be exciting to look at, as well as exciting to drive. Now, well ahead of an official introduction in October at the the 2012 Australian International Motor Show in Sydney, it's given us a first look and preview of a...Read More»

2013 Volvo XC60
2013 Volvo S60, XC60 Recalled For Airbag Defect

Volvo Cars of North America is conducting a voluntary safety recall of a small number of 2013 model year S60 sport sedans and XC60 crossovers for an airbag defect. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) site lists the number of affected vehicles as nine. The problem...Read More»

2013 GMC Acadia SLT
2013 GMC Acadia: Professional-Grade Luxury Gets A Price Tag

General Motors has just released pricing details on the 2013 GMC Acadia three-row crossover and the upscale 2013 Acadia Denali. The 2013 GMC Acadia in front-wheel drive (FWD) configuration carries a starting price of $34,875, which includes an $825 destination charge. The Acadia Denali FWD starts...Read More»

2013 Buick Enclave
2013 Buick Enclave Priced From $39,270

The popular, three-row SUV known as the Buick Enclave received a makeover for the 2013 model year -- and so did its pricing. The Enclave now starts at $39,270, which is a bit higher than the 2012 model's current sticker price of $36,500. Of course, as Bengt Halvorson points out in his review of the...Read More»

2013 Dodge Dart SXT
Back To School: The Car Connection Picks Eight For Your Teen

While you may be out new-car shopping for yourself this coming weekend, it's just as likely you'll be looking for something to give to your teen driver. It's a fact of modern life for many families: to get to all the day's duties--everything between work and school--sometimes, you need a second, or...Read More»

2013 Honda Accord Sport
2013 Honda Accord: Attention To G-Forces Yields A Better CVT

Honda says that it's turning to continuously variable automatic transmissions (CVTs) for its all-new 2013 Accord for one very important reason: gas mileage. Just as Nissan has proven with its lineup of mostly CVT-equipped passenger cars and crossovers, these transmissions typically do better at the...Read More»

Welcome to Texas
New Honda Accord, Texas' 85-MPH Speed Limit: Car News Headlines

Today at The Car Connection, we tell you that Texas is now the fastest state in the country, look at why average fuel economy rose in August and explain how a Google executive's purchase of a unique Ferrari will benefit Italian earthquake victims. As we head into a new week, here is the Monday...Read More»

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