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Five Cars That Lose Value Fast
Five Cars That Lose Value Fast

  Korean automakers Hyundai and Kia have made giant strides in recent years.  Some of their 2010 and 2011 cars are among the best they've ever made, and are rated near the top of TheCarConnection's lists for best family sedans and small crossovers. It's showing in their sales numbers--the...Read More»

2010 Mazda6
2011 Mazda6: Better Fuel Economy, New Details

Mazda has released the first official information about the 2011 Mazda6 sedan, and in addition to improved fuel economy the model gets a new look, including new materials inside and new details inside and out. While engine power hasn't changed for 2011—offerings remain either the 170-horsepower...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Cruze
First Drive: 2011 Chevrolet Cruze

After decades of low expectations for affordable compact sedans, the market for plain, stripped-down products is simply withering away. Shoppers might be happy with a small car, but with a new generation and more tech-savvy comes less of a willingness to skimp on everything else. And for some of...Read More»

2011 Volkswagen Jetta
2011 Volkswagen Jetta: First Drive

  The 2011 Volkswagen Jetta will be significantly updated when it shows up at dealers in October, and VW hopes it's more in tune with what American shoppers need in a compact sedan. We drove the Jetta last week in San Francisco, and we've just filed our full review--and like many other reviewers...Read More»

2011 BMW 535i (Euro spec)
2011 BMW 5-Series Earns Top Safety Pick

The 2011 BMW 5-Series sedan has earned a distinction the last-generation four-door never could--it's been named a Top Safety Pick. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has given the new 5er its best possible score, after performing its series of crash tests, tests that are more...Read More»

2011 Kia Optima
Configure The 2011 Kia Optima, Get Estimated Pricing

When we brought you the first images of the new 2011 Kia Optima from the New York Auto Show, it was clear that this sister car to the 2011 Hyundai Sonata was different--in a good way. For Kia especially, the new Optima is an impressive and attractive vehicle set to help move the brand up the ranks...Read More»

2011 Hyunda Elantra (Avante) unveiled in Korea
2011 Hyundai Elantra Unveiled In Korea

Hyundai has been on a roll of late, turning out the fantastic Genesis Sedan and Coupe, following up with the new 2011 Sonata, and today, unveiling the Avante, which will be known here in the U.S. as the 2011 Hyundai Elantra. The new Elantra wears a completely different look from its predecessor...Read More»

2011 Hyundai Equus
2011 Hyundai Equus: First Drive

If you're a car company that Hyundai has in its sights, it's a safe bet you're rather alarmed. Hyundai's on a roll. The Korean automaker has marched into new segments, and stolen share from the likes of Chrysler, Nissan and GM with vehicles like the Santa Fe crossover, the Tucson compact ute, and...Read More»

2010 Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart Sportback
2010 Mitsubishi Lancer Aces New Roof Test, Named Top Safety Pick

The 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart is quick, nimble, and fun to drive, as we reported last week in a comparison with the new 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX. That said, it might come as a bit of a surprise that the Lancer family has been called one of the best models on the market for passive safety. The...Read More»

2011 Volkswagen Jetta
2011 Volkswagen Jetta: First Drive Coverage

  We're done with today's first drive of the 2011 Volkswagen Jetta. And while the copy elves are toiling away at a full review, you can still get the basics on the new front-drive sedan coming from VW in the fall. The new Jetta, in case you haven't heard, is a thorough reworking of the current...Read More»

2011 Volkswagen Jetta infotainment system
Video: 2011 Volkswagen Jetta Joins the Infotainment Era

The 2011 Volkswagen Jetta is joining the infotainment era, bit by bit, with a newly available system that blends navigation and entertainment features into a single touchscreen-driven system. It's not as flexible as Ford's SYNC system, or the Kia UVO setup we tested this week in the 2011 Sportage...Read More»

2011 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan 4-door Auto S Wheel Cap
2011 Volkswagen Jetta: Live Photos

We're just back from our first drive of the 2011 Volkswagen Jetta. And before we get to the full review--how it handles, how it looks, how it feels and fulfills its mission--we have some eye candy for you. Shooting the Jetta wasn't so simple today. Leaving San Francisco in a grey shroud, I couldn't...Read More»

2011 Volkswagen Jetta
2011 Volkswagen Jetta: Live Drive

  We let you ride shotgun yesterday while we went for a first drive in the 2011 Kia Sportage. Tomorrow, High Gear Media is taking you along for another spin--this time in the 2011 Volkswagen Jetta. VW is prepping the Jetta for a fall launch. The pitch this time will be in returning the Jetta to...Read More»

2011 Volkswagen Jetta
Video of the Day: 2011 Volkswagen Jetta In Motion

Yesterday it was the 2011 Kia Sportage--and tomorrow, High Gear Media will be driving the 2011 Volkswagen Jetta in and around chilly San Francisco. The Jetta's being prepared for a fall launch, and VW promises it's a significantly better deal than before. The German engineering's still intact, but...Read More»

2011 Kia Optima
Kia Schools Us in Smart Style with 2011 Optima Interior

  The 2011 Kia Optima doesn't arrive in showrooms until the fall, but earlier this year the South Korean automaker blitzed the 2010 New York auto show with its upcoming four-door with a showy worldwide reveal, a press release with some details on the car's powertrains and features, and best of...Read More»

2010 Mitsubishi Ralliart Sportback
Rally-Car Rivalry: 2011 Subaru WRX vs 2010 Mitsubishi Ralliart

With an editorial staff, split across the country and even in Australia, we're often hard-pressed to do the sorts of comparison tests that are very helpful in sorting out rival models. But sometimes the stars align just right, as they recently did when I returned on a flight, fresh from driving the...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Volt pre-production test vehicle in water trough at GM Milford Proving Ground
2011 Chevrolet Volt Proves Safe In Deep-Water Test

Electric cars are the future. But electric cars are also require high-voltage, high-current batteries, and everyone knows water and electricity don't mix, right? Chevrolet wants to put your fears to rest, though, driving the new 2011 Chevrolet Volt repeatedly through a water trough to prove it's as...Read More»

2011 Hyundai Sonata 2.0T
2011 Hyundai Sonata Turbo: First Drive

The 2011 Hyundai Sonata is a hit, no doubt. Sales of the swoopy new four-door have more than doubled those of its more conservative ancestors, and the risk to omit all V-6 engines from the Sonata lineup doesn't look like anything but savvy marketing in an era of $3 gas and rising fuel-economy...Read More»

Bo Derek
By the Numbers: TCC's 6 Perfect 10s for Styling

What's it take to get a perfect 10? Back before she became a thinky conservative, Bo Derek laid it out the rules for us all. Actually it's just one rule: you don't have to be particularly talented or smart, just quintessentially, no-excuses gorgeous. Get it right, and you can even put noisemakers...Read More»

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