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2011 Kia Sportage: First Drive Coverage

2011 Kia Sportage: First Drive Coverage

It's been a busy week here in San Francisco. Today, High Gear Media hit the streets with the 2011 Volkswagen Jetta--but earlier this week, we sampled the new crossover from South Korea, the 2011 Kia Sportage. The Sportage is closely related to the Hyundai Tucson, but parked side by side, it's... read more

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2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Driven: 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee

There's a clash of titans set for the end of this year, when the 2011 Ford Explorer makes its public debut after an endless teaser campaign on Facebook. Yes, that campaign... read more June 28, 2010 by 


 
2011 Jaguar XJ

2011 Jaguar XJ: TheCarConnection's Live Drive

The 2011 Jaguar XJ arrives at dealers in a few weeks--but today High Gear Media will be behind the wheel to drive the new luxury sedan, live from Hollywood. The basics on the... read more April 29, 2010 by 


 
2011 Chevrolet Cruze preview

Preview Drive: 2011 Chevrolet Cruze

Just a quick preview first drive of the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze was enough to confirm that GM’s biggest challenge won’t be meeting or exceeding the competition, but sweeping... read more April 18, 2010 by  2


 
2011 Ford Mustang GT

First Drive: 2011 Ford Mustang GT

Let's cut to the chase: The new 2011 Mustang GT is about as badass as you can get in a normal production car. In this case, one with a bargain bottom-line price tag as low as... read more March 28, 2010 by  1


 
2011 Mustang V6

First Drive: 2011 Ford Mustang V-6

Starting at less than $23,000, the new 2011 Ford Mustang V-6 is, surprisingly, one of the best bang-for-the-buck performance coupes. We're surprised here, because the Mustang... read more March 28, 2010 by  1


 
2011 Toyota Sienna Limited

First Drive: 2011 Toyota Sienna

Minivans may represent an ever-thinning presence in the auto market. But like the ever-thinning hair of most minivan drivers, Toyota is holding on to the precious sales it... read more December 17, 2009 by 


 
2010 Tesla Roadster Sport

You Too Can Test-Drive a Very, Very Fast 2010 Tesla Roadster Sport!

We write a lot about Tesla, certainly more than their share of the sports car market, given that they're just coming up on 1,000 cars delivered. But the 2009 Tesla Roadster... read more December 9, 2009 by  7


 
2010 Mitsubishi Outlander GT

Driven: 2010 Mitsubishi Outlander GT

In the three years since the second-generation Mitsubishi Outlander first went on sale, Mitsubishi has gone through a sort of identity crisis here in the U.S. market. While... read more November 19, 2009 by  1


 
2010 Volkswagen Golf TDI

2010 Volkswagen Golf / TDI: First Drive

Follow us on Twitter: @highgearmedia @carconnection @therealma @greencarreports and join our Facebook fan page Now that you've read all about the 2010 Volkswagen GTI, we've... read more October 26, 2009 by 


 
2010 Volkswagen GTI

2010 Volkswagen GTI: First Drive

Follow us on Twitter: @highgearmedia @carconnection @therealma @greencarreports and join our Facebook fan page There's a Volkswagen trio headed your way today from... read more October 26, 2009 by 


 
2010 Suzuki Kizashi

First Drive: 2010 Suzuki Kizashi

Typically, when a manufacturer brings competing models out on a drive event for a vehicle—especially one that involves track time, such as what TheCarConnection.com... read more October 15, 2009 by  2


 
2011 Kia Sorento

First Drive: 2011 Kia Sorento

What is it?: A new crossover aimed between the Honda CR-V and Honda Pilot, among others The basics: A smoothly rounded shape, V-6 power and available all-wheel drive On sale... read more September 25, 2009 by  19


 
2010 BMW 5-Series Gran Turismo

First Drive: 2010 BMW 5-Series Gran Turismo

This week, we've been focused laser-like on the 2009 Frankfurt Auto Show. Focused, precisely, on the moment we could leave the un-air-conditioned halls and Frankfurt's grey... read more September 17, 2009 by  10


 
2010 Audi R8 V-10

2010 Audi R8 V-10: MotorAuthority's First Drive

If you've ever been lucky enough to race at Sonoma's Infineon Raceway, you know its pitfalls. Runoffs? Who needs runoffs? Add in some devastating switchbacks and long, loping... read more September 2, 2009 by 


 
2010 BMW X6 M

First Drive: 2010 BMW X6 M

  The 2010 BMW X6 M is hitting the streets, and our cohorts at Motor Authority are among the first to drive the performance-tuned version of BMW's "Sport-Activity Vehicle"... read more July 7, 2009 by 


 
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