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Toyota, Lexus Big Winners In Intellichoice 2011 Best Overall Value Of The Year Awards
Toyota, Lexus Big Winners In Intellichoice 2011 Best Overall Value Of The Year Awards

Intellichoice, part of the Motor Trend Market Group, recently announced its 2011 Best Overall Value of the Year Awards. Toyota and its luxury brand Lexus dominate the list with 11 wins (seven for Toyota and four for Lexus) in 21 categories. Why is it important to look at overall value when shopping...Read More»

2011 BMW X5 M Sport Package
Four 2011 500-HP Luxury SUVs: Performance Comes With A Price

For the well-heeled families – or those who aspire to be – FamilyCarGuide presents a fierce foursome of 500-horsepower luxury SUVs capable of doing just about whatever you want. The only downsides are possibly two: stratospheric purchase price and low fuel economy. But if performance in...Read More»

2011 Lexus ES 350
Lexus, MINI Snag Top Spots In J.D. Power And Associates 2011 U.S. Customer Service Index Study

Luxury brand Lexus and mass-market brand MINI are the top winners in the J.D. Power and Associates' (JDPA) 2011 U.S. Customer Service Index (CSI) Study. The study looks at owner satisfaction for visits to dealers’ service departments for maintenance and repair work during the first three...Read More»

2011 Hyundai Sonata First Drive
Mid-Size Car Match-Up: 2011 Hyundai Sonata, Kia Optima, Ford Fusion

Consumers in the market for a great-looking mid-size sedan that’s highly fuel-efficient have a lot of good choices. Here at FamilyCarGuide, we’ve selected two redesigned 2011 sedans and one all-new last year for our mid-size car match-up: 2011 Hyundai Sonata, Kia Optima and Ford Fusion...Read More»

2011 Honda Odyssey Touring
Top 10 Things Never to Say to Your Dad When He is Driving

Driving requires a lot of concentration, especially with all the other distracted drivers on the road, increased traffic, and the tendency for some of us to wait until the last minute to get going where we need to be. Considering that some teens still ride with one or both parents for a lot of the...Read More»

2011 Nissan ESFLOW Concept
Twelve Hot Concept Cars: 2011 Geneva Motor Show

Enticing to look at, even better to ponder driving, these twelve concept cars from the 2011 Geneva Motor Show are more than enough to stave off the winter doldrums. A fun guess is when or if any of them will ever make it to production, or whether they’re tantalizing hints at what’s...Read More»

2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid
Five 2011 Affordable Mid-Size Family Sedans for Six-Footers

Tall drivers with families need a car that’s both roomy and comfortable. For many Americans, that also means looking for an affordable sedan, probably a mid-size. Keeping in mind the tall driver’s requirements for adequate headroom and legroom, here are five 2011 affordable mid-size...Read More»

2011 Ford Fiesta
Best 2011 Affordable Small Cars for Six Footers

Six-foot drivers looking for an affordable small car that is also comfortable enough to accommodate their needs for head room and leg room have several good choices in these 2011 – and one 2012 -- models. And, should your passengers also be on the tallish side, some of these picks are equally...Read More»

2011 Hyundai Elantra
Family Cars Rule: Kiplinger’s 2011 Best New Car Values - New Models

If you’re looking for a great value on a new family vehicle – and want a new model – Kiplinger has 11 suggestions that might make a good choice. The publication’s 2011 Best New Car Values: New Models includes eight foreign and three domestic picks in 11 different categories...Read More»

2010 Honda Civic GX natural-gas vehicle
2011 Greenest Vehicles List: A Baker’s Dozen of Diverse Cars

Think you know the greenest cars motoring down the road for 2011? You may be right in some of your picks, but a few others may surprise you. In its 14th annual environmental ratings, the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) list of 2011 Greenest Vehicles is a mixed bag of...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Cruze
The FCG List: 10 Cheap, Safe New Cars for Teens

Tired of being the family chauffeur to your teenage son or daughter? If they’re responsible and you think the time is right to get them their own car, there are some inexpensive and safe choices to consider. First of all, you want your teen’s ride to be safe. That’s why all the...Read More»

2011 Chrysler 300
Five More Hotly-Anticipated New 2011-2012 Cars

Looking ahead to spring and summer – maybe even fall – for some of the new cars debuting at this year’s winter auto shows? Continuing our two-part story on hotly-anticipated new cars, FamilyCarGuide takes a look at five more products from automakers that we can’t wait to sit...Read More»

2012 Audi A6 live photos. Photo by Joe Nuxoll.
Hotly Anticipated New Cars

While it’s still frigid in much of the U.S., the auto shows give consumers plenty to dream about. Here at FamilyCarGuide, we sifted through all the press reports and reviews on sister publications, TheCarConnection and MotorAuthority, to arrive at a listing of hotly-anticipated new cars. The...Read More»

2011 Kia Sorento SX
More Best-Selling Crossovers in 2010

Look around on America’s highways and byways and you’ll see them everywhere – crossovers of every make and model, from Spartan to luxury. In fact, crossovers (or CUVs) today bridge the gap from sedan to station wagon. Millions of American families have at least one CUV in the...Read More»

2011 Honda CR-V
Best Selling Crossovers in 2010

Think you know which models make up the list of the best-selling crossovers of 2010? While some may be a no-brainer, others may come as a bit of a surprise. Crossovers are car-like SUVs, also called CUVs – and the crossover segment is huge. If your favorite isn’t on the top 10 list...Read More»

Texting while driving, by Flickr user ericathompson
Driver Behavior That Drives You Crazy

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration, there were more than 208 million licensed drivers in 2008. The top eight states for licensed drivers are also among the worst for safe, sensible drivers’ peace of mind. These include California, Texas...Read More»

2011 BMW X1 SUV
Four New Small Family Crossovers To Watch

Gauging by the signs of the times, maybe good things really do come in small packages. Make that super-small packages, in the case of the smallest crossovers now in or coming soon to the U.S. market. Since family cars come in varying sizes, who’s to say that these small – or tiny, as...Read More»

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Good News: 7 Auto Trends And Headlines We Were Glad To See In 2010

It's the end of another year—in this case, a year when we've slogged through countless recall updates, worrisome issues like driver distraction in the spotlight, and confirmed the demise of several major automotive brands, hundreds of dealerships, and overall, some of the worst-ever economic...Read More»

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7 Worst Automotive Gifts

'Tis the season for holiday cheer, and all that. But for car-crazy people, it's also the season for a heap of seemingly useless automotive gifts, most of which will be stowed away until your next white elephant exchange or passed along to the novice driver in the family. Well-intentioned relatives...Read More»

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