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2013 Cadillac ATS Will Offer A New Turbocharged Four-Cylinder Engine
2013 Cadillac ATS Will Offer A New Turbocharged Four-Cylinder Engine

General Motors has a lot riding on the success of the all-new 2013 Cadillac ATS compact luxury sedan that will officially debut at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show in just a few weeks. Now we learn that the ATS will also be available with a new turbocharged four-cylinder engine that’s a real...Read More»

2013 Buick Encore Teaser
2013 Buick Encore Teased

With just a few short weeks remaining before the 2012 Detroit Auto Show press days begin, January 9 and 10, Buick sends out this teaser photo of its all-new 2013 Encore five-passenger compact crossover making its world debut there. As our sister publication TheCarConnection notes, this new small...Read More»

2012 Toyota Camry XLE
Family Vehicles Dominate IIHS 2012 Top Safety Pick Awards

With the record number of 115 vehicles winning 2012 Top Safety Pick status from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), there’s good news for consumers and families looking for the safest vehicles to buy. Among the list of winners, all but seven can arguably be classified as family...Read More»

Texting while driving
NTSB Wants Driver Cell Phones, Texting Banned

With all the recent emphasis on driver distraction and the dangers of hand-held cell phones and texting by drivers behind the wheel, the recommendation Tuesday by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) to ban all handheld cell phones and text messaging devices by drivers by shouldn’t...Read More»

2012 Audi A6
2012 Audi A6: Recall-Alert

Volkswagen, the parent company of Audi, is recalling certain 2012 Audi A6 luxury sedans for a defect in the head-curtain airbag. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) site lists the number of affected vehicles at 317. Affected vehicles were manufactured from April...Read More»

Beer
Holiday Crackdown On Drunk Driving In Force Dec. 16-Jan. 1

With the holidays so much on everyone’s mind for the next couple of weeks, it’s time for a reminder that having a bit too much cheer or too much beer before getting behind the wheel could land you in a much worse spot: jail. U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, kicking off the...Read More»

2012 Jeep Patriot
2012 Compact SUVs: Three Under $20,000

Need or want a small SUV to ferry the family around and accommodate other lifestyle requirements, but don’t want to pay upwards of $20,000? In 2012 Family Vehicles: 20 Under $20,000 we identified three compact five-passenger SUVs that fit the bill: the 2012 Jeep Patriot Sport FWD, the 2012...Read More»

MyFord Touch made simpler for 2013
Ford Beta Tests Upgraded MyFord Touch With Employees

It’s no surprise that customers have been somewhat disenchanted with the complexity, slowness and other complaints about the MyFord Touch system. Ford listened and, as we reported previously, is doing something about it, releasing an upgraded MyFord Touch on the upcoming all-new 2013 Ford...Read More»

Car thief
Holidays Are Big For Car Thieves: Watch Out This Season

With Christmas right around the corner, and New Year’s Eve and Day quickly following, it’s a good time to be extra vigilant about car thieves on the prowl. Data from the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) for vehicle theft in 2010 shows the following 11 holidays provided thieves...Read More»

2011 Ford Fusion Sport
2010-2011 Ford Fusion, Mercury Milan: Recall Alert

Ford is conducting a voluntary safety recall on certain 2010-2011 Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan sedans for a possible wheel defect that may result in wheels falling off. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) site puts the number of potential affected units at...Read More»

Texting while driving, by Flickr user ericathompson
Uphill Battle To Stop Texting While Driving

While 35 states currently ban texting by all drivers while driving, more than four of five young drivers admit to reading a text message while driving. That’s according to a survey conducted by the Ad Council, which just launched a national public service campaign of TV, radio, billboards...Read More»

2012 Chrysler 200
2012 Family Vehicles: 20 Under $20,000

With the end of the year in sight, families that are in urgent need of a new vehicle, but don’t want to spend more than $20,000, have a number of choices available. True, the ones that meet that price-point are the base models, and most come equipped with a manual transmission, but there can...Read More»

2013 Dodge Dart Compact Sedan
2013 Dodge Dart: New Sedan, Old Name To Debut At Detroit Auto Show

Digging deep into its past, back to the year 1960, in fact, Chrysler Group has resurrected the name of the Dart as its moniker for the new 2013 compact sedan that will debut at the Detroit Auto Show on January 9, 2012. Though the Dodge Dart, which came out for the 1960 model year, endured for 16...Read More»

Older driver
Older Driver Safety Awareness Week: December 5-9

The facts are clear and they’re quite startling. Dubbed the “silver tsunami” by the American Automobile Association (AAA), the first wave of Baby Boomers is turning 65 this year and, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, the senior population segment will increase over 75 percent...Read More»

Anne Proffit photo
What To Do With The 2012 Infiniti FX50S AWD?

The 2012 Infiniti FX50S AWD has something for everyone: it has sports car capabilities wrapped around an SUV's clothing, feels just as comfortable going off-road as it does hurtling through upscale shopping mall parking lots and allows the technoid in the family to enjoy every possible gadget one...Read More»

2013 Cadillac ATS teaser
2013 Cadillac ATS: All-New Compact Luxury Sedan Coming Next Summer

The centerpiece of the Cadillac display at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show next month will be the 2013 Cadillac ATS, an all-new compact luxury sedan that General Motors hopes will compete against the likes of the BMW 3-Series, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class and the Audi A4. If this seems like a lofty goal...Read More»

Cars-N-Kids Car Seat Monitor
Monitor Alerts Parents If Kids Wiggle Out Of Car Seats

Concerned about whether or not your child is safely remaining in his or her car seat while you are on the road? Even though car seat monitors are not currently mandated by the Federal government, or installed as standard equipment in car seats or vehicles, two engineers have developed an...Read More»

2011 Nissan Rogue
2011 Nissan Rogue: Recall Alert

Nissan is conducting a safety recall on certain 2011 Nissan Rogue compact crossover SUVs because the circuit board on some electric power steering (EPS) control units may have been incorrectly installed. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) site lists the number of...Read More»

2011 Toyota Corolla
2010-2011 Toyota Corolla, 2011 Toyota Sienna: Recall Alert

Southeast Toyota is recalling certain 2010-2011 model year Corolla compact cars and 2011 Toyota Sienna minivans for a damaged A-pillar trim panel retention clip. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) site lists the number of potential affected units at 518. Affected...Read More»

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