Buying Guides

2011 Dodge Avenger Preview
2011 Dodge Avenger Preview

It might look like the Charger's little brother--in a way, it is--but the 2011 Dodge Avenger is seeking an identity all its own this time around. Going after the mid-size sedan segment with an aggressive style and fun-to-drive appeal, Dodge is pitching the new Avenger as something beyond your...Read More»

2011 Dodge Grand Caravan
2011 Dodge Grand Caravan Preview

As Dodge continues to work its way through its updated 2011 lineup, we're beginning to see a trend in the new styling of the now truck-free brand, and it relies heavily on the split-crosshair grille. The 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan, unveiled this morning, is no different--though it is different from...Read More»

2010 Volvo S40
Best Family Luxury Small Sedans: Volvo S40

In our continuing coverage of the best family luxury small sedans we take an in-depth look at the 2011 Volvo S40. Redesigned in 2008, the 2011 Volvo S40 five-passenger entry-level luxury small sedan receives simplifications in trim, engines, and options, while most everything else continues...Read More»

2011 Ford Fiesta
Family Car Guide: Five Hot Hatchbacks You Can Afford

Consumers love a good deal, especially when it comes to affordable transportation. Sometimes we get lucky and automakers fall all over each other to provide a plethora of stylish and well-performing hatchbacks we’d love to buy – if they were affordable. The good news is: they are...Read More»

2011 Dodge Journey
2011 Dodge Journey Preview

Going up against the likes of the Honda CR-V, Ford Escape, Subaru Forester and Toyota RAV4 isn't an easy task. That's why Dodge has significantly upgraded the Journey for the 2011 model year, from powertrain to infotainment and most areas between. The biggest mechanical change to the new Journey is...Read More»

2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe
Best 2011 Sporty Cars Under $25,000 - Part Two

In part one of Best 2011 Sporty Cars Under $25,000 we looked at affordable cars that provide the maximum in driving performance, style, and excitement. But we’re only half-done. Here’s the rest of the list of reasonably-priced sporty cars you might want to consider as your next daily...Read More»

2009 MINI Cooper
Best 2011 Sporty Cars Under $25,000 - Part One

If you can’t afford a high-performance sports car – or don’t want to lay out all the bucks – but still want a daily driver that affords maximum sporty driving dynamics, don’t fret. There are a number of sporty cars available for the 2011 model year that are not only...Read More»

2010 Hyundai Tucson
Captivating 2011 Crossovers, Part Two

In part one of Captivating 2011 Crossovers, we covered two from Honda (CR-V and Accord Crosstour), and one each from Ford (the Edge) and MINI (the all-new Countryman, arriving in January 2011). Here, again in no particular order, are a few more too-cute-and-more 2011 crossovers to check out. Note...Read More»

2010 Honda CR-V
Captivating 2011 Crossovers, Part 1

Back in 1995 when Toyota introduced the RAV4 as a 1996 model, there wasn’t such a word as “crossover.” Then, the Honda CR-V and Subaru Outback came out and met with consumer interest. Over the years, more and more automakers joined the fray with entries that were more car-like...Read More»

2010 Cadillac CTS Sport Wagon
The Family Car Guide: 2011 Luxury Wagons, Part Two

Continuing our two-part series on the 2011 luxury wagons, here we’ll look at the wagon offerings from Cadillac, Mercedes-Benz, and Volvo. Since they’re luxury makes, they naturally come with a wide variety and number of standard and optional features. Cadillac CTS Sport Wagon –...Read More»

2010 Audi A4 Avant
The Family Car Guide: 2011 Luxury Wagons, Part One

The field of luxury wagons this fall is more than a little exciting – if you’re looking for a family car that combines the attributes of an SUV with the easy-handling of a car, plus a good deal of luxe features, mostly standard, some optional. In fact, even consumers who’ve long...Read More»

2011 Ford F-150 XLT
2011 Ford F-150 Buyer's Guide: Which Truck Is For Me?

2011 Ford F-150 V-6: First Drive 2011 Ford F-150 5.0 and 6.2: First Drive 2011 Ford F-150 EcoBoost: First Drive 2010 Ford F-150 full review When the 2011 Ford F-150 begins to arrive in showrooms this fall, it will mark the most extensive overhaul of the big pickup's powertrains in almost 62 years...Read More»

2011 Chrysler 200
2011 Chrysler 200: A Sebring Follow-Up for Families

The news that Chrysler plans to introduce its replacement for the mid-size Sebring sedan – and call it the 2011 Chrysler 200 – should come as no surprise to watchers of the company. But even though the automaker bills the 200 as all-new, it isn’t an all-new platform or reflective...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Cruze (Courtesy: GM)
2011 Chevrolet Cruze Configurator Live, Full Pricing Revealed

We're just five days away from the launch of the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze to retail buyers at GM's Lordstown plant, and today those looking to be among the first in line can get a feel for what sort of options and pricing they can expect thanks to the new configuration tool on Chevrolet's site...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Cruze (Courtesy: GM)
2011 Chevrolet Cruze Packs 36 mpg Into $16,995

Hybrids (and a few diesels) are the gold standard in fuel efficiency these days, but there's still a lot that can be done with a small but punchy four-cylinder engine paired with the occasional turbocharger, and the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze hopes to put a point on that. EPA figures revealed today put...Read More»

2011 Ford Edge - first drive in and around Nashville
Ford Uses Assembly Line WiFi To Load SYNC Software On MyFord Touch Vehicles

Chances are you already know all about Ford's SYNC and MyFord/MyLincoln Touch software. But did you know Ford is using the on-board WiFi to load the software on the cars while they're rolling down the Oakville assembly line? The 2011 Ford Edge is the first vehicle to get the high-tech build...Read More»

2011 Ford Fiesta IIHS crash tests
2011 Ford Fiesta Nabs IIHS Top Safety Pick

The 2011 Ford Fiesta is the first minicar to earn the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's (IIHS) Top Safety Pick award since the addition of rollover roof strength testing. Announced today, the rating should help alleviate safety concerns, warranted or not, Americans may have with small cars...Read More»

2011 Nissan Murano
2011 Nissan Murano Preview

With Ford's 2011 Edge making the first-drive rounds, it's no surprise Nissan has let loose the first images and details on the 2011 Murano, though it won't be on sale until mid-October. The new Murano gets a mild facelift and some new features for the 2011 model year, though we'll have to wait...Read More»

2010 Subaru Legacy
Recall Alert: Subaru Recalls Nearly 74,000 Vehicles

Subaru has announced a recall of 73,698 2010 Outback and Legacy models due to a potential problem with the steering column. Wiring located in the steering column electrical roll connector could develop stress cracks and break, potentially causing certain electrical components to be unable to...Read More»

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