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2013 Ford Escape Debuts At 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show
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»

2013 Cadillac XTS
2013 Cadillac XTS: New Luxury Sedan Debuts At 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show

With the debut of the 2013 Cadillac XTS large luxury sedan at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show, General Motors executives may now have one more product to compete against BMW. At least, that’s what GM President Mark Reuss has said in recent media interviews from the show floor. The XTS, though...Read More»

2012 Hyundai Azera
2012 Hyundai Azera: All-New, Large Family Sedan Bows At 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show

The Hyundai Azera was last redesigned for 2006, so the large family sedan was well due for a change. And Hyundai definitely delivers with the 2012 Azera just introduced at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show. For family car buyers requiring comfort, safety, plenty of passenger and cargo space, good...Read More»

2012 Nissan Rogue
2012 Nissan Rogue: Around View Monitor Makes Parallel Parking Easier

How often do drivers pass up a parking space because it looks a little too hard to get into? It isn’t only younger drivers that have a problem with parallel parking, either; sometimes we all just need a little help. Nissan has a solution: the Around View Monitor now available in the 2012...Read More»

2012 Audi A7 3.0T
2012 Large Family Cars With The Biggest Trunks

Fitting the family comfortably into the major means of transportation is one thing. Being able to stow items in the trunk or hatchback is another. The two needs are not mutually exclusive. Here we take a look at 2012 large family cars with the biggest trunks. 2012 Audi A7 With 24.5 cubic feet of...Read More»

2012 Chevrolet Suburban
Four Family Vehicles With The Longest Continuous Production

We don’t generally think about history when it comes to family vehicles. Maybe we should. Here we take a look at four family vehicles with the longest continuous production. Besides weathering the whims of the marketplace, myriad design changes, economic booms and busts, these family vehicles...Read More»

2012 Cadillac CTS
2012 Cadillac CTS: Recall Alert

General Motors is conducting a voluntary safety recall of certain 2012 Cadillac CTS vehicles for a potential brake issue. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) site lists the potential number of affected vehicles at 674. The vehicles involved in the campaign were...Read More»

2012 Dodge Charger SRT8
More 2012 Family Vehicles With Auto-Dry Brakes

In our second installment of 2012 family vehicles with the safety technology of auto-dry brakes, we look at a few makes and models from Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep that may be considered more affordable means of transportation. In the Chrysler Group, auto-dry brakes are known as Rain Brake Support...Read More»

2013 Cadillac XTS leaked
2013 Cadillac XTS: First Official Photo

Just one week before its world debut at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show, General Motors has revealed the first official photo of the 2013 Cadillac XTS luxury large sedan. As our sister publication MotorAuthority points out, this image of the production version looks leaner and shows more creases...Read More»

2012 Honda CR-V Concept
Redesigned 2012 Honda CR-V To Launch On Schedule

Good news for family buyers waiting for the new 2012 Honda CR-V small crossover SUV: Honda plans to launch the redesigned CR-V on schedule. This comes just a week after Honda warned that supply shortages caused by Thai floods could delay the debut of the popular crossover. As reported in Automotive...Read More»

2005 Toyota Camry XLE
2004-2006 Toyota And Lexus Vehicles: Recall Alert

Toyota is conducting a voluntary safety recall of certain 2004-2006 model year Toyota and Lexus vehicles over a potentially faulty crankshaft pulley which could result in steering problems. In a press release, Toyota said the safety recall involves approximately 283,000 Toyota and 137,000 Lexus...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Volt on test in Little Rock, Arkansas, July 2011
Looking For A Volt? More Now Available As GM Allows Dealers To Sell Demos

It’s no secret that Chevrolet Volt sales have been constrained due to availability. That, and the fact that dealers were eager to hold onto their single demonstrator Volt, if they had one, in order to bring traffic to the store. Now that General Motors has decided to allow dealers to sell...Read More»

2013 Ford Flex
2013 Ford Flex: New Nose, Now MyFord-Touched

Getting ahead of the media frenzy at next week’s 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show, Ford has smartly chosen to release photos and details of the 2013 Ford Flex crossover before the show opening. One guess why is the debut of the all-new 2013 Ford Escape small crossover that will grab much of the...Read More»

Gas pump
Avoid Identity Rip-Off At The Pump

You can’t be too careful these days, it seems. While identify theft is commonly considered to be the realm of thieves obtaining sensitive information by hacking computers or sifting through personal trash, the fact is that you can have your identity, and your finances, hijacked by crooks at...Read More»

MyFord Touch made simpler for 2013
Ford Upgrades MyFord Touch: New Version Simpler, Faster, Easier To Navigate

If you’re one of the many Ford buyers who purchased your vehicle with the MyFord Touch system, but then became disenchanted with it due to slowness, freezing, difficult navigation and other complaints, Ford listened and has made some major changes. The updated MyFord Touch debuts next week on...Read More»

2012 Cadillac SRX
2012 Family Cars With Auto-Dry Brakes

Safety isn’t something you should compromise on in a family car. What we don’t often think about, however, is how a car’s brakes perform in the rain. With auto-dry brakes, that concern is all but forgotten. What 2012 family cars have auto-dry brakes? We took a look and came up...Read More»

2009 Pontiac G8
2008-2009 Pontiac G8: Recall Alert

General Motors is voluntarily recalling all 2008-2009 Pontiac G8 models for a front passenger airbag issue. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) site lists the potential number of affected vehicles at 38,444. Documentation from General Motors indicates the...Read More»

2012 Chevrolet Equinox
Driving Safety: Dealing With The Return To Standard Time

For most of the country, the first Sunday in November marks the annual return to standard time from Daylight Saving Time. It’s the “fall back” portion of “spring forward, fall back” mantra we use to remind ourselves we’re going to be gaining an hour’s sleep...Read More»

2012 Mercedes-Benz C Class
Family Cars With Drowsy Alert Technology

In keeping with Drowsy Driving Prevention Week, November 6-12, we thought it fitting to follow up our story on one-third of drivers admitting to driving while half-asleep with a list of some of the family cars available today with drowsy alert technology. While different manufacturers call their...Read More»

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