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2013 Chevrolet Malibu Eco, 2012 Hyundai Azera Earn Top Safety Ratings
2013 Chevrolet Malibu Eco, 2012 Hyundai Azera Earn Top Safety Ratings

The 2013 Chevrolet Malibu Eco, and the 2012 Hyundai Azera—both recently redesigned family-size sedans—have earned top crash-test ratings across the board from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Also taking into consideration their standard safety equipment, they've been...Read More»

2012 Hyundai Elantra
2012 Hyundai Elantra Investigated After Airbag Slices Driver's Ear

The highly popular 2012 Hyundai Elantra is at the center of an investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. According to NHTSA's website, an Elantra driver suffered a severe laceration to the ear after the vehicle's side-curtain air bags deployed. NHTSA's investigation...Read More»

2012 Hyundai Veloster: Six-Month Road Test
Six Month Road Test Hyundai Veloster: A Real-World 40 MPG?

As the odometer on our 2012 Hyundai Veloster has been nearing the 1,500-mile mark, we've noticed the gas mileage getting better, especially the last tank or so—an indication that the engine is broken-in. Yes, the dealership might not have informed you of this, but vehicles don't get their...Read More»

2013 Hyundai Sonata
2013 Hyundai Sonata Loses Manual Gearbox, Gains Features

Full details are out for the 2013 Hyundai Sonata, and while it's offering improved equipment for the new model year, the manual gearbox has been been thrown out of the mix completely. The Sonata is only the latest in a trend that we've been seeing now for many years. Mid-size sedans used to offer...Read More»

2012 Nissan Rogue
Buying A Car, College Grad? Don’t Forget The Rebates

You’ve worked hard to get your college degree. If you’re not swamped in student loan debt and are considering buying a car to help you navigate your new place in the world, there’s some help available. The good news is that most major automakers offer some form of college graduate...Read More»

2012 Hyundai Veloster
Six-Month Road Test Hyundai Veloster: Dual-Clutch Differences

The 2012 Hyundai Veloster, as we have it for our first Six-Month Road Test, includes a lot of standout technology for the money. Many of the Veloster's features, whether we're talking about mechanical underpinnings like the direct-injection engine, or its excellent connectivity and infotainment...Read More»

2012 Hyundai Veloster: Six-Month Road Test
Six-Month Road Test Hyundai Veloster: Visibility Challenges

We have nearly 1,000 miles on our six-month road test Hyundai Veloster, and we've come to realize that the stylish exterior has come at the cost of visibility. With the Veloster, it's easy to take one look at this stylish hatchback and deem that Hyundai took the form over function route. That...Read More»

2012 Hyundai Azera
Are These The Best Car Interiors For 2012?

When you spend so much time inside a car, driving to and from work, school and assorted family or other errands, you definitely know what works well for you, as well as what begins to irk you after a while. When a car’s interior has that perfect balance of form and function, and everything...Read More»

2012 Hyundai Veloster: Six-Month Road Test
Six-Month Road Test Hyundai Veloster: The Cars And Coffee Challenge

One of the first tasks we wanted to accomplish during our six-month road test of the 2012 Hyundai Veloster was to see how other car enthusiasts would react to the little Korean hatchback. And what better place to go than Portland's weekly car gathering in Tigard known as Cars and Coffee. It took no...Read More»

2012 Hyundai Veloster: Six-Month Road Test
Six-Month Road Test Hyundai Veloster: The First Cut Is The Deepest

It's something every new car owner hates: the first scratch. Whether it be on the paint, wheels, glass, or interior, it doesn't matter. The moment your new baby is no longer perfect. Unfortunately, it took less than one week for our new long-term 2012 Hyundai Veloster to acquire its first scar...Read More»

2013 Hyundai Santa Fe
2013 Hyundai Santa Fe: Walkaround Video

Hyundai knows that midsize crossover buyers want the widest possible range of space, content and configuration options. Rather than trying to build a “one-size-fits-all” replacement for its popular Santa Fe, Hyundai will take the midsize crossover in two different directions for the...Read More»

2012 Hyundai Veloster: Six-Month Road Test
2012 Hyundai Veloster: TheCarConnection's Six-Month Road Test

Truth be told, we already like the 2012 Hyundai Veloster—so much that when our High Gear Media editorial team decided to start doing long-term vehicle tests, the Veloster was one of our first choices. Why? Well, first there are all the reasons we point to in our full review of the...Read More»

2013 Hyundai Santa Fe
2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Preview: 2012 New York Auto Show

Whether your family requires five- or up to seven-passenger seating, and you’re looking at new crossovers, the all-new 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe models just revealed at the 2012 New York Auto Show have you covered. Yes, we said models, plural, since Hyundai is introducing two new Santa Fe models...Read More»

2013 Hyundai Santa Fe
2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Live Photos: 2012 New York Auto Show

Hyundai’s popular Santa Fe crossover is getting to be as stale as a day-old bagel, and its current lines haven’t been graced by the company’s “fluidic sculpture” styling. It’s still a valid choice in a five-passenger crossover, but it’s somewhat overdue for...Read More»

2012 Hyundai Sonata
2014 Hyundai Sonata, Sonata Hybrid Redesigns Confirmed

The current-generation Hyundai Sonata debuted in the US only two years ago, though the South Korean carmaker intends to follow up with redesigned gas and hybrid sedans for 2014. As Automotive News reports, Hyundai Chief Executive Kim Choon-ho revealed the company’s plans to Reuters, along...Read More»

2012 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen
Volkswagen, Hyundai, Ford Ace Total Value Survey; Detroit Posts Gains

Every year the Strategic Vision marketing firm surveys thousands of American drivers, asking them to rank their rides on hundreds of criteria like fuel economy, technological innovation, warranty, and expected resale value. This year's findings offer good news for hybrid and electric car...Read More»

2012 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid
2011-2012 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid: Recall Alert

Hyundai is recalling certain 2011-2012 model year Sonata Hybrid sedans for potentially faulty center rear seatbelts. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration site lists the number of potential affected vehicles as 14,728 but indicates that only about 1,633 Sonata Hybrids...Read More»

2012 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid
2011-2012 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Recalled For Seat Belt Flaw; Hyundai Balks

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced a recall of 2011 and 2012 models of the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid. But this recall is a little different from the ones we typically post, because Hyundai is petitioning the NHTSA to cancel it -- or rather, to amend the recall so that...Read More»

2012 Chevrolet Sonic, New York City launch event, October 2011
Kelley Blue Book Highlights Fuel-Sipper Cars With 5-Year Ownership Costs Under $30,000

With gasoline prices on the rise and summer travel months right around the corner, families looking to save money on new vehicle purchases over the long run have some excellent choices. Kelley Blue Book (KBB) highlights some of the most fuel-efficient small cars with a total cost of ownership (TCO)...Read More»

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