2013

Nissan Pathfinder, Infiniti JX Recalled For Faulty Brake Part
Nissan Pathfinder, Infiniti JX Recalled For Faulty Brake Part

Nissan is conducting a safety recall of certain 2013 model year Nissan Pathfinder and Infiniti JX SUVs due to a potentially defective brake part that may fail and make it harder to stop the vehicles. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website puts the number of...Read More»

2013 Infiniti JX Three-Month Road Test
2013 Infiniti JX / QX60 Gas Mileage: Three-Month Road Test

As we wrap up our Three-Month Road Test of the 2013 Infiniti JX, it's time to take a look back over the pages of fuel logs, and to report on the gas mileage we earned over its extended stay. First, some background. The JX is rated by the EPA at 18 miles per gallon city, 23 mpg highway, or 20 mpg...Read More»

2013 Lexus ES 350
For The First Time Ever, Toyota Brings Lexus Production To The U.S.

Yesterday, our colleagues at Motor Authority predicted that today's press event with Toyota president Akio Toyoda would include an announcement that the company is moving production of some Lexus vehicles to the U.S. Move over, Walter Mercado, because it appears that our team was right. At a press...Read More»

2013 Infiniti JX 35 Three-Month Road Test
2013 Infiniti JX / QX60 Three-Month Road Test: The JX Gets Social

Time's up with our extended-stay 2013 Infiniti JX. But as we sign off on our stint behind the wheel of the seven-passenger, V-6-powered luxury crossover, we're taking a look back via social media. From the past year of Infiniti JX coverage, you already know the basics. The 265-hp JX is a new...Read More»

2013 Infiniti JX Six-Month Road Test
Infiniti JX / QX60 Six-Month Road Test: Our Own Personal Assistant

A personal assistant may sound like a luxury afforded only to one-name celebrities and self-styled Trumps in the making. But the Web can do almost anything a good handler can do--even the "personal" part, in the case of Infiniti Personal Assistant. A concierge-styled service, Infiniti Personal...Read More»

2013 Fiat 500c Abarth
Fiat 500 Abarth Gets Automatic Transmission To Woo Female Shoppers

The launch of the Fiat 500 didn't go as smoothly as some had hoped. First, Chrysler dealers had to build special showrooms for the new model, since CEO Sergio Marchionne didn't want Fiats sold alongside other Chrysler brands. That slowed the rollout process. Then came the ads, featuring spokesmodel...Read More»

2013 Hyundai Elantra sedan
Hyundai Elantra Recalled For Airbag Problem

In an action from the major electrical-problem recall announced this week by the automaker, Hyundai is also recalling certain 2011 through 2013 Elantra compact cars for a problem with airbags. An official safety recall notice posted on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)...Read More»

2013 Ford Explorer
Lincoln MKS, Ford Explorer, Taurus Recalled For Fuel Tank Issue

Ford is conducting a voluntary safety recall of a small number of 2013 Explorer SUVs, 2012 Taurus and Lincoln MKS sedans over concerns their fuel tanks may leak and pose a fire risk. An official safety recall notice posted on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website puts...Read More»

2013 Ford Fusion
Ford Tops General Motors, Toyota In Loyalty; Hybrids Gain Traction

Ford Motor Company may not be as big as General Motors, Toyota, or Volkswagen, but when it comes to the loyalty of American customers, Ford has the competition beat. According to Experian Automotive, Ford dominated the showrooms in both corporate and brand loyalty during the last three months of...Read More»

2013 Cadillac SRX
Cadillac SRX, Buick LaCrosse Recalled For Transmission Issue

General Motors is recalling certain 2013 model year Cadillac SRX crossovers and Buick LaCrosse sedans to fix a software glitch that could cause the transmission to shift unexpectedly from manual to automatic mode. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website puts...Read More»

2013 Dodge Challenger
2013 Dodge Challenger Recalled For Fire Risk

Chrysler is calling owners of about 2,500 2013 Dodge Challengers and warning them not to drive their vehicles and contact their dealer because of a wiring harness short circuit that could cause a fire. Only 2013 Challengers equipped with a V-6 engine that were built over an eight-week period ending...Read More»

2013 Nissan Altima
Nissan Recalls 2013 Altima, Pathfinder, Leaf, Sentra, Infiniti JX35 For Airbag Problem

Nissan is recalling five of its 2013 models for faulty sensors that may permanently turn off the front seat passenger airbag. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website lists the recalled vehicles as the 2013 Nissan Altima mid-size sedan, the Pathfinder SUV, the...Read More»

2013 Nissan Sentra
2013 Nissan Sentra Recalled For Fuel Tank Defect

Nissan is conducting a voluntary safety recall of a small number of 2013 Sentra compact cars because they may have fuel tank assemblies that were not properly sealed. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website puts the number of vehicles potentially affected at...Read More»

2013 Ford Escape
Ford Recalls 2013 Focus, C-Max, Escape For Faulty Child Safety Lock

Ford is conducting a voluntary safety recall of 5,675 2013 model year Ford Focus sedans, C-Max hybrids and Escape SUVs in the U.S. due to faulty child safety door locks. Another 859 vehicles are involved in Canada. This marks the first recall for the new Ford C-Max. Affected vehicles were...Read More»

2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo  -  Driven
2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo: Driven

Ever since our first drive of the standard Hyundai Veloster, we'd been pining for the Veloster Turbo. In fact, after hatching plans to make the Veloster one of our inaugural long-term test cars (there are plenty of Six Month Road Test Veloster exploits to catch up on), we kept second-guessing...Read More»

2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid
2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid Video Road Test

When it comes to freedom of choice, the Jetta has it, from a turbocharged four cylinder, to an inline-five cylinder, to a hybrid. But which Jetta's right for you? And does it live up to the premium German hype while beating competitors such as the Ford Focus, Honda Civic, and Hyundai Elantra?...Read More»

2013 Volvo XC60
Volvo XC60, Honda Civic, Lincoln MKZ, Mazda6: Top Safety Pick Plus

The 2013 Volvo XC60, Honda Civic, Lincoln MKZ, and Mazda 6 are all among the latest group of new vehicles to get the top nod from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) this week. All four managed to earn top 'good' ratings in frontal, side, and rear impact tests, as well as in the roof...Read More»

2013 Honda Civic EX-L
2013 Honda Civic: First Compact To Earn 'Top Safety Pick+'

If you're shopping for a small, economical car and care about safety, we have a new winner: the 2013 Honda Civic. The 2013 Honda Civic (both in Coupe and Sedan form) has become the first compact car to earn the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Top Safety Pick Plus (TSP+)...Read More»

'Diesel fuel only' caution on Audi Q7 TDI
Catch-22: If Diesel Sales Boom, Will Their Cost Advantage Bust?

To a very small, select group of enthusiasts, diesel cars or utility vehicles have a lot of allure, with their strong, fuel-efficient engines and, for the most part, a great reputation for long-haul durability. Yet for the rest of us who don’t delight in ‘b5’ biodiesel pumps or...Read More»

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