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2012 Subaru Impreza, Legacy, Outback: Recall Alert
2012 Subaru Impreza, Legacy, Outback: Recall Alert

Subaru is recalling certain 2012 model year Impreza sedans and wagons, and Legacy and Outback vehicles over concerns about a possible brake problem. A notice in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) site lists the number of potential affected units at 31,959. Documentation from...Read More»

2001 Honda Accord Sedan
Honda Expands Recall Of 2001-2003 Honda And Acura Vehicles

Honda is widening its already-announced recall of certain 2001-2003 model year Honda and Acura vehicles over airbag fixes. The automaker says, in a statement, that the issue is that the affected driver’s airbag inflators “may deploy with too much pressure, which can cause the inflator...Read More»

2012 Toyota Sienna
2011-2012 Toyota Sienna: Recall Alert

Toyota is recalling certain 2011-2012 model year Toyota Sienna minivans because of an incorrect tire and load information placard. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) site lists the potential number of affected vehicles at 210,000. Documentation from Toyota to...Read More»

2013 Ford Escape
Ford Issues ‘Escape Routes’ Challenge: Unique Road-Trip Competition

Reaching its target audience of young buyers is something Ford knows a thing or two about. And its latest foray using social media to jazz up interest in the all-new 2013 Ford Escape compact crossover is designed to attract “dynamic, fun-loving” individuals who want to compete in a...Read More»

TRW dual contour airbag
TRW Developing Next-Generation Adaptive Airbags For Front Passengers

When it comes to protecting the family, there’s nothing more important when driving or riding in the car than making sure seatbelts are securely fastened. We more or less take for granted the driver and passenger airbags installed in the vehicle – until we need them. Not all occupants...Read More»

2012 Toyota Highlander Hybrid
2012 Family Vehicles: The Most People, The Most Mileage

Large families of seven or eight looking for a vehicle that can carry them all and also get the best mileage have quite a few choices among 2012 product offerings. Here we take a look at seven- or eight-passenger SUVs, crossovers and minivans that carry the most people and get the most mileage. Of...Read More»

2012 Ford Focus Sedan and Hatchback
2012 Ford Focus, Toyota Prius Win Best Car To Buy Awards

Family car buyers looking for an attractive, fuel-efficient and comfortable vehicle have three clear winners from the three vehicles just named Best Car To Buy from TheCarConnection and GreenCarReports: the 2012 Ford Focus, and the 2012 Toyota Prius V wagon and 2012 Prius Plug-In Hybrid...Read More»

2012 Dodge Charger SRT8
2012 Family Cars With The Best Navigation Systems

Getting around with the family in tow isn’t always the easiest task to accomplish. Opting for a navigation system can be an expensive proposition, and they’re not all the simplest to decipher. Display screen size and icons differ, how the systems work varies from one manufacturer to...Read More»

2013 Lincoln MKT
2013 Lincoln MKT: Full-Size Luxury Crossover Gets A Refresh

With its recent debut at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show, the 2013 Lincoln MKT full-size luxury crossover may not look all that different, but there are actually quite a few changes inside and out. As hinted in TheCarConnection coverage of the 2013 MKT, the automaker is undoubtedly counting on this...Read More»

2012 Dodge Journey
2012 Dodge Journey: Recall Alert

Chrysler is conducting a voluntary safety recall of certain 2012 Dodge Journey mid-size crossover vehicles that may have contaminated brake fluid. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) lists the number of potential affected units at 340, which also includes a small...Read More»

2011 Lincoln MKZ
Car-Shopping Tips For Black Friday Deals

If you’re planning to put on your walking shoes and fight the crowds for deals at the mall this Black Friday, you might want to switch up and do something entirely different: shop for a car instead. No, it’s not lunacy. At least, that’s what some of the industry experts have to...Read More»

2013 Chevrolet Malibu Eco
2013 Chevrolet Malibu Eco Priced From $25,995

Family car buyers looking to save a little money in a spacious, comfortable mid-size sedan, both upfront in the purchase price and down the way at the gas pump may find the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu Eco just the ticket. The base price for the 2013 Chevy Malibu Eco is $25,995, which includes destination...Read More»

Winter Testing Volvo C30
Family Car Guide Advice: Be Safe During Holiday Road Trips

It’s getting to be that time of the year again, the season to gather the family and head over to grandma’s house for Thanksgiving dinner or to spend some time with relatives or friends over the Christmas holidays. But if you are planning any kind of extended road trip, it’s wise...Read More»

2013 Lincoln MKS
2013 Lincoln MKS: Facelifted Full-Size Luxury Sedan Bows At 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show

Anyone expecting a major overhaul of the Lincoln MKS for 2013 will likely be disappointed, but Lincoln has made some major changes in the 2013 MKS that should continue to attract buyers. As MotorAuthority reports, although the company is in the process of reinventing the Lincoln brand, we...Read More»

2013 Volkswagen CC
2013 Volkswagen CC: Mid-Size Luxury Sedan Debuts At 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show

Now that the 2013 Volkswagen CC mid-size luxury sedan has officially made its debut at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show, we’re pleased to note that the actual four-door coupe looks even better up close and personal. MotorAuthority was all over the scene at the show, and the live photos from the...Read More»

2013 Mazda CX-5 compact crossover revealed at Los Angeles Auto Show, Nov 2011
2013 Mazda CX-5: Compact Crossover Makes North American Debut At 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show

With its North American debut at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show, the stylish new 2013 Mazda CX-5 compact crossover may just be what Mazda needs to compete against the all-new 2013 Ford Escape. The CX-5 is the long-overdue replacement for the Mazda Tribute. While our sister publication...Read More»

2013 Infiniti JX
2013 Infiniti JX: All-New Seven-Seat, Three-Row Luxury Crossover

Families looking for another alternative in a seven-seat, three-row luxury crossover have a new contender to consider: the 2013 Infiniti JX, which just debuted at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show. But what is it about this all-new entry in the competitive luxury crossover segment that family buyers...Read More»

2012 Honda CR-V live reveal at Los Angeles Auto Show, Nov 2011
2012 Honda CR-V: Redesigned Compact Crossover Bows At The 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show

Fans and prospective family buyers of the Honda CR-V compact crossover won’t be disappointed with the redesigned 2012 CR-V just unveiled at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show. What the 2012 Honda CR-V continues to offer is what family car buyers appreciate most: versatility, spaciousness...Read More»

2013 Ford Escape
2013 Ford Escape Debuts At 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show

For Ford, the all-new 2013 Escape compact crossover is ready to take on the perennial best-selling small CUV in the segment, the Honda CR-V, itself sporting a fresh redesign for 2012. This isn’t just a mild makeover for the Escape, mind you, but a new-from-the-ground-up redesign, as our...Read More»

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