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30 Days Of The 2013 Ram 1500: Gas Mileage, Little Rock
30 Days Of The 2013 Ram 1500: Gas Mileage, Little Rock

Pickups and gas mileage aren't exactly known for their good relationship. That's all the more reason every mile per gallon counts with trucks--a 1 mpg gain for a 15 mpg truck is equivalent in gas savings to about 3 mpg in a 50 mpg hybrid. We've been keeping a sharp eye on the mileage of our 2013...Read More»

Uconnect
Uconnect, What It Does (Better): 30 Days Of The 2013 Ram 1500

If you're familiar with any recent Chrysler products, you've probably seen or experienced Uconnect already. If not, you're in for a treat. Visually pleasing, simple and straightforward to use, but still capable and powerful, the Uconnect infotainment system in our 30-day test vehicle is among the...Read More»

2013 Ram 1500, towing configuration
30 Days Of The 2013 Ram 1500: Build & Configure, Towing Edition

Earlier this week, we took a look at what might go into a great all-purpose version of the 2013 Ram 1500. Then we took our example off-roading. Now we bring you the mightiest towing configuration of the Ram 1500. Now, if you're going to be towing a large RV trailer, livestock, or other very large...Read More»

2013 Ram 1500 Off Road: 30 Days Of Ram
30 Days Of The 2013 Ram 1500: Off-Roading At Superlift ORV Park

One of the truest tests of any 4x4 pickup truck is its ability to safely navigate rough terrain. What better place to test a truck's abilities than at one of America's top off-road parks, Superlift ORV Park in Hot Springs, Arkansas. After making its way from Atlanta to Little Rock, the hardest...Read More»

Our 'workhorse' configured 2013 Ram 1500.
30 Days Of 2013 Ram 1500: Build & Configure, Workhorse Edition

With an amazing array of cab, bed, drive, and engine options, picking a new pickup can be tough--which features do you really need, and which can you do without, or which do you want to avoid altogether? Fortunately, we've spent enough time with the Ram this month to have a good idea of what works...Read More»

The Car Connection's Used Car Finds
The Car Connection's Best Used Car Finds For May 25, 2013

As we head into the holiday you might be planning on finding a sweet deal on a new ride. Or perhaps your teenager just received their license and it's time to find them a safe yet practical vehicle. Whatever your need, The Car Connection is here to help. With thousands of vehicle review and...Read More»

The Car Connection's Used Car Finds
The Car Connection's Best Used Car Finds For May 18, 2013

It's the weekend and perhaps you are preparing to head out to test-drive some used vehicles. Or maybe your neighbor needs some help purchasing a vehicle for their teenager. No matter what your story, The Car Connection is here to help. We have over three million used-car listings and thousands of...Read More»

2011 Acura MDX
Best Used Luxury Car 2013: The Car Connection's Picks

Luxury cars offer a little more—of what matters to nearly everyone but the most dedicated misers. Whether it's the reputation of the brand and the image it carries; the cabin comforts and interfaces; the innovations behind the wheel; the more refined driving experience; or the extra assurance...Read More»

2011 Ford Mustang GT 5.0
Best Used Convertible 2013: The Car Connection's Picks

If you've ever owned and enjoyed a convertible—or even just rented one—understand that open-top models are about more than just feeling the wind in your hair. They're also about the freedom you show and feel, in driving a vehicle that might not hit all the marks for practicality. Not...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»

The Car Connection's Used Car Finds
The Car Connection's Best Used Car Finds For May 10, 2013

It's the weekend, and maybe your plans include going and looking at used cars for you or your loved one. Or perhaps you are just helping out a friend with some car advice as they begin their search. No matter your reason for looking at used cars, The Car Connection is here to help with tons of...Read More»

2011 Hyundai Elantra
Best Used Sedan 2013: The Car Connection's Picks

With so many nameplates and so many millions sold each year, the four-door sedan is one of the pillars of the car industry. As with trucks and utility vehicles, sedans make up such a big chunk of total car sales, it's simple--and maybe overwhelming, too--to find one that suits your taste and your...Read More»

2011 Honda Odyssey EX
Best Used Family Car 2013: The Car Connection's Picks

Family cars are a nebulous idea--what's perfect for our crew (a turbodiesel manual wagon of imported extraction) might not be ideal for yours (uh, minivan?). Shopping for a family car--whether it's a crossover or SUV, sedan or hatchback, minivan or green machine--doesn't have to be that difficult...Read More»

2011 Acura TSX Sport Wagon
Best Used Wagon 2013: The Car Connection's Picks

Let’s face it; Americans are biased against wagons. Whether it’s due to the associations that the Baby Boomer generation has with bloated, motion-sickness-inducing land yachts with names like Country Squire or Vista Cruiser, or to the idea that wagons represent parenting in some quaint...Read More»

2011 Honda Odyssey EX
Best Used Minivan 2013: The Car Connection's Picks

Minivans are the family haulers of this generation. Invented in the 1980s and marketed first by Chrysler, they replaced traditional station wagons--at least, until sport-utility vehicles came along and spoiled all the fun. Over the years since the first 1984 Chrysler minivans, newcomers like the...Read More»

2011 Audi A3
Best Used Diesel 2013: The Car Connection's Picks

Diesel vehicles have always had their fans; but in recent years, new-generation clean-diesel models have elevated the technology above that crowd. For the most part, the overbearing diesel clatter is gone; so is the exhaust soot and odor. And diesels simply make a good sense for Americans, who...Read More»

2011 Ford Fusion Hybrid
Best Used Hybrid 2013: The Car Connection's Picks

Hybrid vehicles hardly existed a decade ago, but now they're a constant part of the car landscape--if not a large part of it just yet. Now that there's a growing number of hybrid car nameplates, the used hybrid market is expanding, too. And that's making better gas mileage available to more buyers...Read More»

2011 Audi A3 4-door HB S tronic 2.0T FrontTrak Premium Angular Front Exterior View
Best Used Hatchback 2013: The Car Connection's Picks

Hatchbacks may be the workhorses of Europe, but here in the U.S., they're only now regaining in popularity, after decades dominated by SUVs. You probably have plenty of questions when considering a new hatchback, especially since today's models aren't just economy cars--not when you include...Read More»

2011 Ford F-150 Lariat  -  Driven, July 2011
Best Used Truck 2013: The Car Connection's Picks

Pickup trucks are the mainstays of the U.S. auto industry. New trucks are regularly among the biggest crowd pleasers and the best sellers. Ford's F-150 has been America's best-selling vehicle for 36 years. Those new trucks don't leave anything to worry over: they're right off the assembly line...Read More»

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