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Blake Griffin Auctioning Dunked-Over 2011 Kia Optima For Charity
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»

2011 Chevrolet Cruze (Courtesy: GM)
Recall: 2011 Chevy Cruze For Steering, Transmission Trouble

In a major recall of its successful new compact sedan, General Motors [NYSE:GM] says it will recall just about every 2011 Chevrolet Cruze built in North America thus far. The total number of vehicles involved exceeds 150,000, and covers all Cruzes built at GM's Lordstown, Ohio, assembly plant. Two...Read More»

2010 Cadillac STS 4-door Sedan V6 RWD w/1SA Angular Front Exterior View
Cadillac STS Dead; ATS Retooling Begins In July

One of the cars that sparked Cadillac's renaissance is headed to the history books. The Cadillac STS has ended production, according to the Lansing State Journal. The final four-door was built last week. The STS began its career at Cadillac as a trim line of the Seville. The Seville Touring Sedan...Read More»

2012 Kia Soul
Great Family Cars With Great Gas Mileage--For Under $25,000

With gas prices hovering in the mid- to high-$4-per-gallon territory in many parts of the country, consumers looking for more fuel-efficient cars for family members that don’t break the bank have some excellent choices. These eight fuel-sipping new cars all check in with a base price of less...Read More»

2012 Nissan Versa
2012 Nissan Versa Preview

The Versa sedan and hatchback models have been good choices for shoppers who want to spend used-car money and get a new car that also happens to have among the lowest ownership costs. And given that, it provides even more comfort and space than you might think; the Versa has been slightly bigger...Read More»

2011 Hyundai Sonata 2.0T
2011 Hyundai Sonata Turbo: Driven

Just a few years ago, the conventional wisdom with mid-size sedans was that, unless you counted yourself among frugally minded tightwads, you'd be much happier with the optional V-6 than with a standard four-cylinder engine. Then four-cylinder engines found a new benchmark for power last year, when...Read More»

2012 Kia Rio Hatchback
Five 2012 Green Family Cars from the New York Auto Show

Let’s face it. Even if you feel you need to trade in or downsize to a less expensive car, you still are loathe to give up what you’ve become accustomed to in the way of comfort, style, features and that all-important Bluetooth connectivity. At the 2011 New York Auto Show, five new model...Read More»

2012 Kia Rio Sedan
2012 Kia Rio: 2011 New York Auto Show

The 2012 Kia Rio makes its debut today at the 2011 New York Auto Show, in both four-door sedan and five-door hatchback form. The Rio and Rio5 are part of the wave of 40-mpg cars highlighting this year's show. In both body styles and both drivetrain configurations, the Rio will hit the new magic...Read More»

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2012 Subaru Impreza Preview

Subaru's made major inroads into new garages with vehicles like the latest Legacy, but can the new Impreza duplicate the same feat--even if it's up against the new 2012 Ford Focus and the 2011 Hyundai Elantra? Subaru thinks so, and it thinks its new four-door sedan and five-door hatchback will do...Read More»

2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8
2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8: 2011 New York Auto Show

With first driving impressions logged in the win column, the latest Chrysler 300 is doing all it can to earn a sedan smackdown with a new SRT8 edition coming for the 2012 model year. In SRT8 trim, the 300 drafts the big 6.4-liter HEMI V-8 already stuffed into the Dodge Challenger into service. With...Read More»

2012 Cadillac CTS Coupe
2012 Cadillac CTS Gets More Power, More Features

Cadillac’s CTS series gives domestic car shoppers an alternative to European sedans, coupes and station wagons. It’s snagged its share of awards over the years, making Cars and Driver’s 10 Best List and Automobile’s All-Stars list. It gets even better for the 2012 model...Read More»

2013 Chevrolet Malibu leaked
2013 Chevrolet Malibu: 2011 New York Auto Show Preview

GM's best-selling sedan gets a major refurbishing early next year in the form of the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu, which will be shown this week in New York after a global reveal in Shanghai. The new car will be the eighth new vehicle to wear the storied nameplate. This time around, the Malibu's a bit...Read More»

2012 Dodge Avenger R/T
2012 Dodge Avenger R/T: 2011 New York Auto Show

The Chrysler 200 has a hit Super Bowl commercial and Eminem at its back--but what does the nearly identical Dodge Avenger have, aside from its quasi-superhero name? For the 2012 model year, the Avenger gets the R/T trim level it's been promised since Chrysler refurbished it last fall, complete with...Read More»

2011 Suzuki Kizashi Sport
2011 Suzuki Kizashi Sport SLS: Driven

Sold under nearly any other major automotive brand, the 2011 Kizashi Sport would be a major sales success. So far for Suzuki, however, it hasn't; and we think that's a shame, as it's one of the best sport sedans for anyone on a tight budget. After a follow-up drive with the new 2011 Suzuki Kizashi...Read More»

2013 Chevrolet Malibu leaked
2013 Chevrolet Malibu Sneak Peek: 2011 New York Auto Show

To say the new Malibu is an important car for Chevrolet is to engage in a daring bit of understatement. The mid-size sedan segment is a lynchpin to success in our market, and the Malibu will face stiff competition from the likes of Ford, Toyota, Honda, Hyundai, and Kia. With a week until the full...Read More»

2011 Nissan Leaf
Kelley Blue Book’s Top 10 Green Cars For 2011

When editors of Kelley Blue Book prepared to select the “Top 10 Green Cars for 2011,” KBB’s annual listing of the most fuel-efficient cars, they sought to balance what buyers want in today’s cars – safety, creature comforts and driving enjoyment – with fuel...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Impala 4-door Sedan LT Retail Angular Rear Exterior View
2012 Chevrolet Impala Goes 21st Century: New Power, Folding Back Seat

For 2012, the Chevrolet Impala will finally throw the pushrod V-6s and ancient four-speed automatics to the wayside. Chevy's large sedan—and the Malibu's more anonymous big brother—gets an upgrade to GM's 3.6-liter DOHC engine and a six-speed automatic, plus a number of appearance and...Read More»

2011 Honda CR-V
Honda, Lexus Tops In Retained Value: New Edmunds Award

If you want to buy a vehicle that will hold its value over the next five years, a new award from Edmunds indicates that Honda and Lexus are the brands to consider. In its inaugural “Best Retained Value” award, Edmunds.com says Honda took top place in non-luxury brand and Lexus won for...Read More»

Woman forces man to buy Buick in Shanghai
Video: Shanghai Woman Forces Man To Buy Buick

Driving through a dealership, apparently threatening to steal, then run over, the man you're dating to convince him to buy you a new Buick Regal is daring. It also works, apparently. At least it does on this man, in a Shanghai Buick dealership. The drama unfolds, with English captions, as the young...Read More»

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