all-wheel drive

30 Days Of Audi Allroad: The Past, Present, And Future Of Quattro AWD
30 Days Of Audi Allroad: The Past, Present, And Future Of Quattro AWD

To a certain kind of automotive enthusiast, Audi Quattro is one thing first and foremost: a rally-bred, high-performance four-wheel-drive performance car from the 1980s—and a performance icon to this day. But to the rest of us—and especially here in the U.S.—quattro [note the...Read More»

2013 Ford Escape
Nine New Car Features You Don't Really Need

Pricing, financing, warranties, insurance--it's one hurdle after another to make it through the car shopping experience without paying a dime more than you must. Sometimes, it's not the dealer or the bank that costs you extra money. It's you. By ordering optional features that don't add much to the...Read More»

2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek
2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek Preview

In one light, the new 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek is little more than a lightly tweaked Impreza compact hatchback. But looked at another way, the new XV Crosstrek is the feisty little Japanese carmaker doing what it does best: taking advantage of its all-wheel drive and U.S. drivers' desire for...Read More»

2012 Subaru Impreza
2012 Subaru Impreza Pricing A Nice Surprise: Same As Last Year

With an all-new design, new engine and transmission, it would be fair to expect that the 2012 Subaru Impreza compact would sport a price increase. So it’s a pleasant surprise that the automaker has kept the pricing the same as last year. First, the goodies: The 2012 Impreza features a total...Read More»

2012 Subaru Impreza
Subaru Holds The Line On Pricing For 2012 Impreza Compacts

With gas prices soaring then falling back, and the stock market plummeting and then trying to recover, it's nice to have some financial stability in the news. Subaru has calmly chosen to keep the price of its new 2012 Impreza compact line the same as last year's models. That's despite a complete...Read More»

2012 Lincoln MKT
Lincoln Drops Price on 2012 MKT Crossover, Simplifies Ordering

Focusing on its fuel-efficient leaders seems to be Lincoln’s strategy—made all the more evident by its latest announcement to drop the price on the upper-level trim of the 2012 MKT luxury family crossover and simplifying ordering by dropping two-thirds of the combinations. It’s no...Read More»

2012 Hyundai Genesis
All-Wheel Drive Hyundai Genesis? Not Until Next-Gen 2014

Striving to be a luxury automaker for its top-end models – and doing rather well at it, we might say – it looks like Korean automaker Hyundai won’t be offering an all-wheel drive version of the Genesis luxury sedan until the next generation model. According to a report in Car and...Read More»

2012 Subaru Impreza
Subaru Introduces The World's Worst Weatherman

Subaru has just announced a new marketing campaign highlighting the fact that with a Subaru the weather doesn't matter. The humorous video spots make use of the world's worst weatherman. The new marketing campaign is being launched across multiple social media networks including both Facebook and...Read More»

2011 Cadillac CTS Sedan
All-Wheel Drive Gaining Traction In More Than Just Luxury Vehicles

Given a choice between a front-wheel-drive (FWD) vehicle and one that has all-wheel drive (AWD) -- depending on the buyer and the vehicle -- consumers seem increasingly likely to select AWD. That’s according to a report in the Detroit Free Press highlighting the importance of AWD to several...Read More»

Screencap from Dodge 'Snowpocalypse' commercial
Ha! Dodge Laughs In The Face Of The Snowpocalypse

If you've been in Tahiti the past few months, consider yourself lucky, because those of us in North America have been subjected to a nonstop barrage of winter storms, snowpocalypses, snowtastrophes, and snowmageddons. No one has been spared -- not even Katie Couric. Almost worse than the snow and...Read More»

2011 Volvo S60
Family Car Guide's Best Winter-Weather Sedans, Part Two

Slogging through the slush and snow this winter is one thing if you’re outside with snowboots and the right outerwear. It’s another if you’re driving the family sedan and it’s not adequately equipped to deal with the snow, ice, sleet and dangerous driving conditions. In this...Read More»

2010 Honda Dog Friendly Element
Subaru Launches Dog Driving Days, To Teach Pets New Skills

In recent years, both Subaru and Honda have marketed special versions of their vehicles to pet owners, including "pet-friendly" accessories to make riding in cars safer for non-human species. Now, Subaru is taking the next step by offering driving lessons to dogs and other pets. The company plans a...Read More»

Toyota FT-CH Compact Hybrid Concept
Scion Rules Out Hybrids, Considering All-Wheel Drive

After a bright start eight years ago Scion’s sales have tanked and unless action is taken things are likely to get worse. Most of the blame has been directed towards Scion’s limited lineup, although a weak car market was also a factor in the equation. Scion bosses are considering...Read More»

2010 Acura TL SH-AWD
Driven: 2010 Acura TL SH-AWD

For 2010, the Acura TL is once again offered with a manual gearbox. But you're probably going to have to special-order it, or at least do some calling and searching to even find one. Why? Because even among luxury sport sedans, the number of people opting for a manual transmission is very...Read More»

2008 Subaru WRX STI police car, Itasca, Illinois
Illinois Subaru Parade Gets Guinness World Record

When we hear "Subaru", we're more likely to think of world rallies than world records. But last Saturday, Subaru of America set a new Guinness World Record for the largest parade of Subaru cars in the world: 339 of them, to be precise. The Guinness organization even sent an official adjudicator...Read More»

2010 Subaru Legacy 3.6R
SI-Drive Loved But Underappreciated…And Gone From The 2010 Subaru Legacy

In the more upscale models of the outgoing Subaru Legacy, there was a controller that bore a strong resemblance to the one used for BMW's iDrive. For 2010, it's gone. That elegant controller, for a feature called SI-Drive, looked like it was meant for navigation functions, while in reality it...Read More»

2010 Subaru Legacy
First Drive: 2010 Subaru Legacy

At nearly every media brief on new models, for years now, your editors at TheCarConnection.com have become accustomed to asking the weight question. Automakers have had to increase safety features, add standard equipment, and meet higher standards of refinement. And something has to give. So...Read More»

2009 BMW 7-Series
BMW 7-Series Gets All-Wheel Drive For 2010

It's hard to believe, but BMW still doesn't offer all-wheel drive on its 7-Series flagship sedan. That oversight is set to be fixed for the 2010 model year, however, and we'll likely see the first examples shortly after the 2010 BMW 7-Series makes its debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September...Read More»

2010 Subaru Legacy
2010 Subaru Legacy Gets Best-In-Class Fuel Economy

The 2009 Subaru Legacy remains one of TheCarConnection.com's favorite all-weather sedans, despite a few issues that keep its overall review rating to 7.4 out of 10. Depending if it's equipped with the base flat-four, the more exciting turbocharged four, or the smooth flat-six, it can take on a wide...Read More»

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