2013

2013 Nissan Altima 3.5 SL: Driven
2013 Nissan Altima 3.5 SL: Driven

The last-generation (2007-2012) Nissan Altima, in V-6 form, was surprisingly sporty and satisfying to drive. But it tended to feel a bit too athletic—in the form of a very firm ride, and a little more cabin noise and harshness than most buyers probably wanted. In its latest version, which was...Read More»

2013 Ford Fusion Energi
2013 Ford Fusion Energi Earns NHTSA Five-Star Safety Rating

The mid-size 2013 Ford Fusion lineup boasts an additional entry in the top safety ratings arena as the 2013 Ford Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid earns a five-star safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The 2013 Ford Fusion and the 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid have...Read More»

2013 Honda Accord V6 Touring  -  Driven
2013 Honda Accord V6 Touring: Driven

The Honda Accord is now in its ninth generation, and as we reported in our First Drive of the 2013 Honda Accord last year, the 2013 Accord makes some noticeable leaps forward—and for the most part, it's a better all-purpose sedan than ever, and a return to form in some respects the driver...Read More»

2013 Subaru Outback
2013 Subaru Outback, Legacy Recalled For Steering Flaw

Subaru is recalling certain 2013 model year Outback wagons and Legacy sedans for a potential steering flaw that could cause loss of steering control. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website puts the number of vehicles potentially affected by the recall at...Read More»

30 Days Of The 2013 Ram 1500
3,663* Things To Carry, Tow, Or Haul: 30 Days of 2013 Ram 1500

When you're used to driving every carlike crossover and coupelike SUV under the sun in a six-month span, a full-size truck can be a welcome relief. And a huge switch. We're making that switch this month with our 30 Days of the 2013 Ram 1500, and we're asking lots of questions. Some that come to...Read More»

2013 Dodge Dart SXT Special Edition
Special Edition Packages Aimed To Stoke 2013 Dodge Dart Sales

It's no secret that the Dodge Dart isn't selling as well as Chrysler Group had hoped, for various reasons. So in an effort to boost sales (and value), a trio of special-edition models has been announced. President and CEO of Dodge Tim Kuniskis said that they've been paying attention to how...Read More»

2013 Ram 1500
Ram 1500 Vs. Ram HD: When Do You Need Heavy Duty?

If you haven't shopped for a full-size truck in a few years, it's possible you've missed that there's a war going on. With each redesign, these light-duty pickups—like the Ford F-150, the Chevy Silverado 1500, the GMC Sierra 1500, and even the 2013 Ram 1500 SLT that we're driving now for 30...Read More»

2013 Ram 1500 configurator
Ultimate Ram For The Road: 30 Days Of 2013 Ram 1500

We're still getting up to speed with the 2013 Ram 1500 we'll be driving for most of May, and while we get familiar, we also wonder how we would have built our own personal truck if we'd stopped into a dealer and started picking and choosing for a variety of duties. What would it have it were the...Read More»

30 Days of 2013 Ram 1500
30 Days Of 2013 Ram 1500: The Best Things In Life Are Free--At Least On Craigslist

Money can't buy everything, it's true. Want proof? Buy a pickup truck. You might become every moving friend's best friend overnight, but you can also get lots of free stuff, just by keeping an open eye. And maybe an open mind. To do so, you'll have to be a frequent follower of the bottom-feeding...Read More»

30 Days of 2013 Ram 1500
The Ride So Far: 30 Days Of Ram 1500

You know by now that The Car Connection is spending this month in the sturdy embrace of the 2013 Ram 1500. As we round up on week one, we're already finding some favorite features of the revamped pickup truck, with a quibble or two reinforced from our first drives last year. When we drove the 2013...Read More»

Leonard Nimoy & Zachary Quinto in a commercial for the Audi S7
5 Cameos That Could've Made Audi's Spock Vs. Spock Commercial More Awesome

No doubt about it: Audi's new commercial starring Leonard Nimoy and Zachary Quinto is 31 flavors of awesome. Dubbed "The Challenge", the clip manages to work in numerous Trekkie gags while hyping the Audi S7. We even get a glimpse of Shelley, the autonomous Audi TT designed by Stanford University's...Read More»

30 Days of the 2013 Ram 1500
30 Days Of The 2013 Ram 1500

With all the high-performance roadsters we take for joyrides, and all the supersedans we cruise, It's easy to forget how good today's full-size pickup trucks have become. We're not going to forget this month, because for the next 30 days, The Car Connection is going in-depth with the 2013 Ram 1500...Read More»

2013 Mercedes-Benz GL Class
2013 Mercedes-Benz GL Class SUV Recalled For Seat Belt Anchor Bolt Issue

Mercedes-Benz is conducting a voluntary safety recall of certain 2013 model year GL Class full-size SUVs for second-row seat belt anchor bolts that may have been improperly torqued during assembly. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website puts the number of...Read More»

2013 BMW X1 Powder Ride Edition  -  Driven, April 2013
2013 BMW X1 Powder Ride Edition: Driven

Americans have shown over and over again that they don't want sport wagons. Yet in what seems a bit at times like splitting hairs sometimes, they do want utility vehicles en masse—including ones that, as of late, are increasingly lower and more carlike. The 2014 BMW X1 is a great example...Read More»

2013 Honda Civic
2013 Honda Civic Video Road Test

The Honda Civic was new for 2012, but it took a mulligan. The interior wasn't up to par, and neither was handling. This year there's been a quick turnaround on some big fixes--and we think they put the Civic back at the top of its game, as we show you in this video road test. When the Civic was new...Read More»

2013 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo R-Line
2013 VW Beetle R-Line Priced; New Engine For Turbo, Jetta GLI

Volkswagen says its new Beetle Turbo R-Line will be priced from $30,135 when it goes on sale later this month. The new version of the Beetle replaces the top trim line of the current car in the midyear change. It's fitted with 19-inch wheels, new front and rear fascias, LED daytime running lights...Read More»

2013 Nissan Altima
2013 Nissan Altima Recalled For Spare Tire Defect

Nissan is recalling certain 2013 Altima mid-size sedans because the spare tires may have been “significantly” over- or under- inflated. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website puts the number of vehicles potentially affected by the recall at...Read More»

2013 Infiniti JX Three-Month Road Test
2013 Infiniti JX / QX60 Video Road Test

Now that spring is here, we're saying goodbye to our Three-Month Road Test luxury crossover, the 2013 Infiniti JX. We've sent it home, but not before a full video road test--and a last long road trip. The JX has been a terrific vehicle for long road trips, both planned and unplanned. It's nuanced...Read More»

2013 Volkswagen Passat Wolfsburg Edition
Volkswagen Passat Wolfsburg Edition Returns For 2013

The Volkswagen Passat Wolfsburg Edition has come and gone throughout the years, but it's always been a value-oriented package that adds popular features to a lower-trim model. For 2013 VW is bringing the model back to showrooms to sit between the base S and the mid-level SE trims. The Wolfsburg...Read More»

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