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A-, B-, C-Class: Mercedes Bets Big On Small Cars In America
A-, B-, C-Class: Mercedes Bets Big On Small Cars In America

Is America ready, really ready this time, for a small Mercedes-Benz? Or, many of them? From the old 190E to today's C-Class, Mercedes' luck with its smallest cars has been mixed. The C-Class is a core product in the lineup, and has been a mainstay for more than a decade, but the C-Class hatchback...Read More»

2012 Chrysler 200 sedan
2012 Chrysler 200: Driven

Most mid-size sedans have, for decades, typically offered a base four-cylinder or an available V-6. And not too long ago, on a number of mid-size sedans, the conventional wisdom—at least among car critics—for many of the models was that you should step up to the V-6. They often brought...Read More»

2012 Audi A6
2012 Audi A6 Earns Top Safety Pick

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has just named the redesigned 2012 Audi A6 large luxury sedan a Top Safety Pick. The A6 earned its status as a result of good performance in all four of the IIHS’s safety evaluations (front, side, rollover and rear crash tests). In the...Read More»

2012 Buick Verano
2012 Buick Verano Priced From $23,470

Buick has high hopes for their Acura TSX and Lexus IS 250-fighting Verano compact sedan. It’s Buick’s first new compact car since the demise of the Skylark in the 1990s, and it’s the best chance the automaker has at luring a younger demographic to the brand. Based on the same...Read More»

2011 Nissan Teana sedan
Nissan To Build Mid-Size Teana Sedan In Tennessee For Export Only?

Japanese carmakers have a problem: Their home-market currency is worth a lot, and that makes vehicle exports from Japan increasingly expensive in other currencies. Like most countries, Japan is desperate to avoid hollowing out its manufacturing industries by exporting assembly to other countries...Read More»

2012 Volkswagen Passat
2012 Family Sedans Under $20,000

Looking for a way to maximize your purchasing power and still come away with a comfortable, stylish family sedan--one that knows how to get out of its own way on the road, one that saves a few bucks on fuel, and costs less than $20,000? We’ve checked out the new 2012 models and found several...Read More»

The 2012 Nissan Maxima. Image: Nissan
2012 Nissan Maxima Priced From $31,750: Same As Last Year

In the scheme of things, the announcement from Nissan that the 2012 Maxima would not have a price increase could be easily overlooked. It shouldn’t be, since families looking to stretch their dollars may find the fact that the automaker held the line on its flagship sedan rather reassuring...Read More»

The 2012 Nissan Maxima. Image: Nissan
2012 Nissan Maxima Priced The Same As Last Year

If you were looking for big changes in price or content for Nissan’s flagship sedan, prepare to be disappointed. For the 2012 Nissan Maxima, pricing begins at $31,750 (excluding destination charge) for the Maxima 3.5 S and tops out at $34,450 (also less destination charge) for the Maxima 3.5...Read More»

2012 Toyota Camry XLE
2012 Toyota Camry Aiming For Top Safety Marks

Toyota’s mid-size five-passenger Camry has been the best-selling car in America for nine consecutive years. With the redesigned 2012 Camry due in showrooms in October, the Japanese automaker is looking to bolster its family-favorite status by securing top safety marks. In order to do so, the...Read More»

2012 Toyota Camry XLE
2012 Toyota Camry: Most American Car?

With all the news about the “reinvented” 2012 Toyota Camry that the automaker just introduced with great fanfare, one item that may resonate for many consumers is a statement by several Toyota officials that Camry is the “most American made.” In the global reveal of the...Read More»

2012 Toyota Camry
2012 Toyota Camry: Aiming For Five-Star Safety With Ten Airbags

As we reported earlier in the week in our first drive of the 2012 Camry, Toyota is serious about earning its reputation for dependability and safety back in the redesigned version of this best-selling sedan. And it has room for improvement with respect to safety. Aside from the blemishes it has to...Read More»

2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid
2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid: 43 MPG Tops Fusion Hybrid, Sonata Hybrid

In the mid-size family sedan segment, competition is intense. To be a sales success, products have to deliver on multiple fronts: safety, features, convenience, passenger and cargo space, technology and fuel economy. For 2012, the redesigned Toyota Camry Hybrid has upped the ante by achieving a...Read More»

2012 Toyota Camry SE
2012 Toyota Camry: Why It Keeps The V-6 As Others Move To Turbos

If you've read up on the details of the all-new 2012 Toyota Camry, including our First Drive observations, you might be left wondering: Why did Toyota decide to stick with a V-6, when rivals like the Hyundai Sonata, Kia Optima, and upcoming 2013 Chevrolet Malibu are moving to lineups that have...Read More»

2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid
2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid: 43 MPG Beats Ford Fusion Hybrid

In the case of the Toyota Camry Hybrid, what a difference a year makes. The new 2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid LE will achieve EPA fuel economy ratings of 43 mpg city, 39 highway. That's 12 mpg (39 percent) higher in the city and 4 mpg (11 percent) higher on the highway than last year—for a...Read More»

2012 Buick Verano
2012 Buick Verano: The Sounds Of Silence

Think about the concept for a moment: A family car that promises – and delivers – the sounds of silence. Now think about the typical stresses and noise that go along with everyday family life. Wouldn't it be nice to get in a family car that gives you that precious quiet time? The...Read More»

2012 Toyota Camry XLE
2012 Toyota Camry: First Drive

Practical, value-minded American families used to be wild about the Toyota Camry. But a few model years ago, word started to spread among shoppers—and review sources—that the outgoing Camry felt cut-rate inside compared to the competition, and it was no longer the refinement or...Read More»

2012 Ford Taurus
2012 Family Cars With Blind-Spot Monitors

With safety technology such an important family car consideration, finding the right vehicle that meets all your requirements and offers advanced safety features that aren’t cost-prohibitive is often a difficult task. One safety technology that’s probably worth the cost is the...Read More»

No spare tire
Demise Of Spare Tires: Update On A Growing Trend By Automakers To Ditch Them

Now that the next-generation of tough fuel economy standards has been approved, mandating 54.5 mpg by 2025, the scramble by automakers to eke out every last pound of weight from cars will begin in earnest. That very likely includes a move, already underway, to forego full-size spare tires in many...Read More»

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Kia Working On Rear-Drive Sedan, Electric Vehicles: Report

Although Kia is owned by Hyundai, the two companies operate as nearly separate entities. Sure, there’s platform sharing and Kia even builds the Hyundai Santa Fe in West Point, GA for Hyundai. Still, the product lines between the two automakers remain (mostly) distinct. If Car and Driver is...Read More»

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