2013

2013 Honda Accord: First Drive
2013 Honda Accord: First Drive

If there's been some kind of communique planning out the obsolescence of V-6 engines in mid-size sedans, Honda must have missed the memo. With the Hyundai Sonata and Kia Optima already two years into an all-four-cylinder engine lineup, and for 2013 the Chevrolet Malibu and Ford Fusion both...Read More»

2013 Scion FR-S
2013 Scion FR-S, Subaru BRZ: Safe And Exciting Sports Car Picks

The first U.S. crash-test results are in for the new 2013 Subaru BRZ and Scion FR-S sports cars, and they may be a bit surprising to some—surprisingly good, that is. Both models are shaping up to be safety all-stars, and two of the best-rated sports cars for those who value safety. They...Read More»

2013 Ford Escape
2013 Ford Escape, 2013 Acura ILX Earn IIHS Top Safety Pick Status

The all-new 2013 Ford Escape has already been in the news this week, along with several times earlier this summer, for safety-related recalls. But this time there's good news for those who are concerned about the new Escape's safety: It's earned top 'good' scores in all of the Insurance Institute...Read More»

2013 Ford F-150 Lariat
Best & Worst Sellers, Ford Escape Recall, Police Car Of The Future: Car News Headlines

Today at The Car Connection, we bring you the best and worst of August’s new vehicle sales, tell you about (another) recall for the new Ford Escape and speculate on what the police car of the future may look like. Here’s Thursday’s car news that’s fit to print, as covered by...Read More»

2013 Ford Escape
2013 Ford Escape In Another Recall For Fire Risk

Ford Motor Co. [NYSE: F] has issued yet another recall affecting the 2013 Ford Escape—this one also due to fire concerns. The latest recall covers 6,146 U.S. vehicles, as well as about 1,300 vehicles sold in Canada, all with the new 1.6-liter EcoBoost turbocharged four-cylinder engine. All...Read More»

2013 Honda Accord sedan
August Car Sales, Honda Accord and VW Golf: Car News Headlines

Today at The Car Connection, we bring you some good news about car sales in the United States, tell you about Honda’s new Accord V-6 that sips gas like a four-cylinder and cover why Audi is heading south of the border for its new North American plant. Here’s Wednesday’s edition of...Read More»

2013 Honda Accord sedan
2013 Honda Accord: At 34 MPG, Would You Rather Have A V-6?

V-6 engines aren't exactly headed for extinction yet, but they're becoming increasingly rare in today's market—especially if you're shopping for a mid-size sedan like the 2013 Honda Accord. A couple of years ago, when Hyundai went to an all four-cylinder-engine lineup for its mid-size (or...Read More»

Michelle Obama at a soundcheck before the 2012 Democratic National Convention
DNC Vs. GOP, Chrysler 300, Saab Keeps Its Name: Car News Headlines

Today at The Car Connection, we bring you the Democratic Party spin on the state of the U.S. auto industry, tell you about a new Chrysler 300 model, show you spy video of the new Mercedes-Benz C-Class and show you how Mazda is working with teen drivers to combat distracted driving. Here’s...Read More»

2013 Volvo S60 T5 AWD
2013 Volvo S60 T5 AWD Video Road Test

The luxury sports sedan market is led by BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Lexus. But Volvo's a contender, especially with the S60, its mid-size sporty sedan. For its third year on the market Volvo has updated the powertrain lineup for the S60 to better take on the competition. In our latest video road test...Read More»

2013 Dodge Dart test drive, Austin, Texas, April 2012
Dodge Dart Slow Off The Mark, But Chevy Volt Sales Surge

Here are two news items you might not have expected: sales of Chrysler's highly anticipated Dodge Dart have been shockingly slow out of the starting gate, but the oft-maligned Chevrolet Volt is on track for its best month yet. Of course, we're not saying that the Dart and the Volt are competitors...Read More»

2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport
2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport: First Drive and Video Road Test

If you're looking around with a puzzled expression, missing the Hyundai Veracruz crossover something fierce, you're not alone. But you are very, very close to it. The Veracruz made so few friends in its brief stay on the U.S. market, it probably pleased fewer shoppers than it irked--like those...Read More»

2013 Infiniti JX35
2013 Infiniti JX35: Recall Alert

Nissan is conducting a voluntary safety recall of certain 2013 Infiniti JX35 luxury crossovers over a fuel system problem that could cause inaccurate fuel gauge readings. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) site lists the number of potentially affected vehicles at...Read More»

2013 Ford Taurus Limited
Ford Taurus, Explorer, Lincoln MKS Get Five-Star Crash Ratings

The 2013 Ford Taurus large family sedan, Ford Explorer crossover and Lincoln MKS large luxury sedan have each earned a five-star overall crash rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA’s) New Car Assessment Program (NCAP). The rigorous NCAP testing combines...Read More»

2013 Dodge Dart
2013 Dodge Dart Video Road Test

Many would say that Dodge hasn't been competitive in the compact car segment since the Neon stopped production. Now it's back with the 2013 Dart, and looking to take on the new competition such as the Chevy Cruze, Ford Focus, and other compacts with a renewed attitude. But does this new compact...Read More»

2013 Chevrolet Sonic RS
2013 Chevrolet Sonic RS Priced From $20,995

Earlier this year Chevrolet revealed the 2013 Sonic RS at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show. Today it priced the Sonic RS from $20,995 including destination with a manual transmission and $22,280 with an automatic transmission. The Sonic RS features a new RS-specific grille along with new front and rear...Read More»

2013 Scion FR-S
2013 Scion FR-S Video Road Test

Toyota wants to bring back some excitement in the form of the Scion FR-S. Is it everything we've hoped for, or was all the hype for nothing? We take a drive and find out if the FR-S is the real deal in our latest video road test. We'll forgive you if you confuse the FR-S it for its twin, the Subaru...Read More»

2013 Lexus LS 460 F Sport
2013 Lexus LS First Drive and Video Road Test

With the 2013 Lexus LS, Toyota's luxury brand has something to solve. The perennial dogfight between BMW and Mercedes-Benz at the very top of their model ranges all but blots out most other competitors. Even Audi's A8 has difficulty gaining breathing room between the S-Class and the 7-Series;...Read More»

2013 Dodge Durango
2013 Dodge Durango Recalled For Airbag Problem

Chrysler is conducting a voluntary safety recall of certain 2013 model year seven-passenger Durango SUVs over concerns that some side airbags may fail to function properly. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) site lists the number of vehicle potentially involved...Read More»

2013 Jaguar XF
2013 Jaguar XF Preview

Jaguar’s XF sedans started a clean break, design-wise, from the brand’s more ornate, traditional ‘saloon’ past, and while they've been wildly successful over the past several years, it would be fair to say that its all-V-8 lineup has been a limiting factor—especially...Read More»

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