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Spare Tires Soon To Disappear From Family Sedans? Maybe, If Trend Continues
Spare Tires Soon To Disappear From Family Sedans? Maybe, If Trend Continues

If thoughts of changing that flat tire on the family car in the pouring rain or dangerously close to the side of the road are the stuff of bad dreams, the fact that some automakers are ditching spare tires in some models may give you pause. The trend, it seems, is spreading. While so-called...Read More»

2012 Chevrolet Sonic Z-Spec accessories
2012 Chevy Sonic Subcompact To Start At $14,495

Chevrolet has announced pricing for the 2012 Sonic, which replaces the discontinued Chevrolet Aveo. Sonic sedan models will start at $14,495 including destination charge, which makes Chevy’s subcompact sedan $500 more expensive than a comparable Ford Fiesta sedan. If hatchbacks are your...Read More»

2010 Saab 9-5
2011 Saab 9-5: Top Safety Pick, Class-Leading Roof Rating

The 2011 Saab 9-5 might be relatively rare on U.S. highways, as it's been plagued by production issues related to Saab's financial difficulties and change of ownership. But it went on sale months ago—and now it's been thoroughly crash-tested by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety...Read More»

2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid
Next Ford Fusion Hybrid Could Get 47-48 MPG

Consumers looking forward to the next all-new Ford Fusion Hybrid for a family sedan replacement, get ready for some (hopefully) very good news. Ford Motor Company is clearly on a roll, planning to hedge its bets by offering consumers more fuel-efficient hybrids, five new electrified vehicles by...Read More»

2012 Volvo S60 R-Design
Recall Alert: 2012 Volvo S60

On June 3, 2011, Volvo issued a recall on upwards of 448 of its 2012 S60. Volvo issued this recall due to an issue in the vehicle’s fuel delivery system. The recall documentation states that 2012 S60s manufactured from January 2011 to January 28, 2011 are affected. The issue is that Volvo...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Equinox LTZ
Latest Safety Stats: New SUVs Are Safer Than Sedans

Is your family safer and more secure in a sedan or an SUV? For years, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has advised that the safest vehicle choice is a vehicle that's moderately heavy yet low—like a medium to large sedan. But based on the latest findings from the IIHS, that...Read More»

Dr. Dre promoting the Powered By Dr. Dre sound system for the new 2012 Chrysler 300
2012 Chrysler 300S Gets A Famous Driver In New Ad--Dr. Dre

Motown and the Motor City take a flyover to L.A. in Chrysler’s new commercial for the 2012 Chrysler 300S--featuring Dr. Dre cruising around the City of Angels in the luxury sedan that's “Imported from Detroit.” In this "Good Things" spot, the background music is a Dre...Read More»

2010 Mazda Mazda6
New Mazda 6 Sedan Coming--Just Not From Michigan

Mazda has built mid-size sedans at their Flat Rock, Michigan, plant since 1987. In 1992, the plant became a joint venture between Ford and Mazda called AutoAlliance International, but the relationship between the automakers has since fallen on hard times. Rumors about Mazda selling their stake in...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Cruze
Four For 40: Family Sedans With 40-MPG Fuel Economy

As Americans make the switch to smaller, more fuel-efficient cars, some of the best-selling sedans on the planet are getting a good boost--in gas mileage, and in sales. Compact-car favorites like the Ford Focus and Honda Civic are selling better than ever, and they're joined at the top of the sales...Read More»

2007 Nissan Altima
2007 - 2008 Nissan Altima In Airbag Safety Probe

The 2007-2008 Nissan Altima sedan is the subject of a safety probe at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The federal agency is investigating whether a braking problem can lead to a loss of all braking ability in the popular family sedan. The NHTSA is studying some 440,000...Read More»

2012 Volkswagen Passat
2012 Volkswagen Passat Priced Under $20,000

Volkswagen's released pricing for the 2012 Passat, which we gave a rating of 7.7. out of 10 just this week as the first drive embargoes disappeared. The new Passat carries a base price of $19,995, a fairly astonishing number when you consider the 2010 Passat stickered nearly $7,000 higher. The...Read More»

2012 Hyundai Genesis Sedan R-Spec
2012 Hyundai Genesis Lineup Gets A Pricetag

When Hyundai first launched their Genesis sedan in the U.S. in 2008, a lot of critics scoffed. Common wisdom said that Hyundai built economy cars, and that no one would take a luxury sedan from the Korean manufacturer seriously. Fast-forward just three years, and it’s clear that Hyundai can...Read More»

First 2011 Chevrolet Volt built on production tooling at Detroit Hamtramck plant, March 31, 2010
2014 Chevy Impala Moving to Detroit; GM Adding 2500 Jobs

In the early 20th century, the old Dodge Main plant there built cars for the competition. In the 1980s, a new factory on the same land became the home of Cadillac production. Today, General Motors (NYSE:GM) says its Hamtramck plant will be the home of the next-generation Chevrolet Impala full-size...Read More»

2012 Volkswagen Passat
2012 Volkswagen Passat: German Enough, Or A Case Of Bless Their Hearts?

Volkswagen has new neighbors at its new manufacturing facility in Chattanooga, Tennessee. And in the usual Southern style, it's gently calling out the flaws it sees in the Alabama-built Hyundai Sonata and the Georgia-made Kia Optima, leaving out only the usual "bless their hearts" punctuation...Read More»

2012 Ford Focus
Top 10 Road Trip Cars Of 2011

Summer is right around the corner and, if you’re like a majority of Americans, you’re thinking about taking some sort of road trip. Maybe it’s to the seashore for a long weekend or a rental cabin for an extended time away. Trip destinations are personal choices, just as the cars...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Cruze
Chevy Cruze Gets Better Fuel Economy For 2012

At first glance, there’s no apparent difference between automatic-transmission-equipped 2011 Chevy Cruze models and their 2012 Chevy Cruze counterparts, yet the new model manages to get an additional two miles per gallon in highway fuel economy, according to a new report. Unlike the 2012...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Impala LTZ
Report: Chevy's 2012 Impala Packs 302 Horsepower

It’s no secret that the 2012 Chevrolet Impala will be getting GM’s updated 3.6-liter V-6 engine and a six-speed automatic transmission. What we didn’t know until General Motors Insider broke the story was how much horsepower that 3.6-liter engine would yield. According to the 2012...Read More»

2003 Audi RS6
Recall Alert: 2003 Audi RS6

Audi has issued a recall on its 450-horsepower, V-8 powered 2003 Audi RS6. The recall affects up to 5,992 vehicles. Audi issued the recall due to a faulty fuel tank. The recall documentation states that the plastic material in the fuel tank rollover valve combined with the bending stress from the...Read More»

Blake Griffen Slam Dunk Over Kia Optima
Blake Griffin Auctioning Dunked-Over 2011 Kia Optima For Charity

Remember the 2011 Kia Optima that NBA star Blake Griffin successfully completed a slam dunk over--well, the hood at least--back in February? If not, you can catch our previous post on it, including a video of the feat, by clicking here. Well, the Los Angeles Clippers forward has now donated the...Read More»

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