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2012 Kia Rio: 2011 New York Auto Show
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»

2011 Volkswagen Jetta
Recall Alert: 2011 Volkswagen Jetta

Honk much? If you're driving one of the new 2011 Volkswagen Jettas already built and sold in America, you might be sounding the warning horn more than you'd like. The German automaker's American sales arm says it's recalling some 71,043 2011 Jettas for a problem with the anti-theft system. The...Read More»

Tiny Darth Vader uses the force on a 2012 Volkswagen Passat
Video: VW Gears Up For Super Bowl XLV With Tiny Vader, Beetle Stampede

The season is upon us: giant rental flat-screen TVs, cheap beer, and every snack under the sun. The Super Bowl is coming. And so are its ads. We won't spoil the fun for you, but the first of the two ads below features a Darth Vader so small, Rick Moranis must feel like Andre the Giant. It's also so...Read More»

2012 Ford Focus
2012 Ford Focus: First Drive

While it's easy to find a good, sensibly-sized and relatively fuel-efficient small car, it's really hard to find much personality. At the same time, you could argue, Americans haven't seemed to want much charm behind the wheel. The first-generation Focus, for instance, came in a wide range of body...Read More»

2011 Chrysler 300
2011 Chrysler 300: Better Equipped, Better Value

The refreshed 2011 Chrysler 300 sedans might not look that much different from their predecessors on the outside, but inside you'll see a difference. In addition to a new base engine and extensively upgraded appointments for what's essentially an all-new cabin, the Chrysler 300 is set to wow with...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Cruze (Courtesy: GM)
2011 Chevrolet Cruze: Five-Star Scores Confirm It's A Safety Leader

A full range of U.S. crash-test results for the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze are now officially available, and just as GM had anticipated, this new compact sedan gets top scores in each test—including, now, an excellent five-star overall rating from the federal government. Actually, the 2011...Read More»

2011 Suzuki Kizashi Sport
2011 Suzuki Kizashi Gets Impressive Front And Side Safety Ratings

The 2011 Suzuki Kizashi now has one positive: good front and side crash-test results. The Kizashi is already one of our top sedan picks if you happen to be on a very tight budget and don't quite need a mid-size to large sedan as large as the Honda Accord or Hyundai Sonata. The Car Connection has...Read More»

2011 Hyundai Elantra
2011 Hyundai Elantra: First Drive

Hyundai has been making much more than baby steps forward with every vehicle they redesign. As of late, they've felt like flying leaps. Such is the case with the mid-size Sonata, which was redesigned this past year. And now, it's also true for the compact Elantra sedan, too. And in case you haven't...Read More»

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