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2012 Volkswagen Passat Six-Month Road Test: 45.9 Miles Per Gallon, And Less

2012 Volkswagen Passat Six-Month Road Test: 45.9 Miles Per Gallon, And Less

Our Six-Month Road Test of the 2012 VW Passat has passed the halfway mark, and with 6500 miles on its odometer, the turbodiesel sedan has been getting a workout on the interstates that run up the East Coast--mostly, I-85, with some I-65 and I-81 sprinkled in for good measure. One of the reasons we... read more

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2013 Lincoln MKZ

2013 Lincoln MKZ Priced From $36,800

Just a day after Lincoln released a configurator and estimated pricing on the 2013 Lincoln MKZ mid-size luxury sedan, prices are now official: the starting base price is... read more July 24, 2012 by  0

2012 Chrysler 300 Luxury Series

2012 Chrysler 300 Video Road Test

Chrysler made a splash with the bold 300 full-size sedan back in 2005, but the competition has stepped up its game in this segment. Chrysler tells us it's ready for the new... read more July 20, 2012 by  2

2012 Ford Focus

2012 Ford Focus Video Road Test

There's no question the compact car class is one of the competitive segments right now. With new entries such as the Dodge Dart and Hyundai Elantra. Ford recently launched an... read more July 18, 2012 by  1

2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI Six-Month Road Test

2012 VW Passat Six-Month Road Test: Do You Really Need An SUV?

A five-seat crossover vehicle sounds like the ideal solution to a family's needs, but won't a sedan do the same job nearly as well? Every time we get in the HGM Six-Month... read more July 4, 2012 by  4

2013 Toyota Avalon

2013 Toyota Avalon Gets More Green, Adds Hybrid Model

In recent years, Toyota's said it will build a hybrid version of every one of its vehicles by 2020. Count one more down: the Avalon sedan is going hybrid for the 2013 model... read more June 25, 2012 by  0

2013 Buick Verano T

2013 Buick Verano T: It Stands For Turbo, But It's Silent

Turbocharged fours are the new V-6s, at least among compact and mid-size sedans. For the 2013 model year, the Buick Verano jumps on the forced-induction bandwagon, but it... read more June 11, 2012 by  0

2012 Infiniti G25 Sedan

2013: Infiniti Ups EX, FX SUVs to 37--But Drops G25 Sedan

It's a move that's been expected for more than a year--now, for the 2013 model year, two of luxury brand Infiniti's crossover SUVs will get an engine upgrade. At the same... read more June 11, 2012 by  1

2013 Hyundai Accent

2013 Hyundai Accent Gets $2000 Price Increase, More Standard Features

The 2013 Hyundai Accent is showing up early at dealers for the new model year, wearing a new base price that's significantly higher than in its launch year. The 2013 Accent's... read more June 8, 2012 by  0

2013 Hyundai Elantra Coupe

2013 Hyundai Elantra: Five Stars For Safety, But Will 40 MPG Get An Asterisk?

The Hyundai Elantra's been an unqualified success since it arrived, brand-new, in the 2011 model year. Backed by strong sales and positive reviews, it took home the 2012... read more June 1, 2012 by  4

2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI Six-Month Road Test

2012 VW Passat Six-Month Road Test: Wash, Wax, And 40.5 MPG

It's been nearly a month since we took delivery of our Six-Month Road Test sedan, the 2012 VW Passat TDI. In that time, it's rarely sat in Park for more than a day or two in... read more May 30, 2012 by  10

2013 Nissan Altima 2.5SL

2013 Nissan Altima: First Drive

It's been twenty years since Nissan decided the old Stanza nameplate had had enough, and brought out the Altima as its new standard-bearer in the mid-size family-sedan... read more May 25, 2012 by  1

2012 Volkswagen Passat Six-Month Road Test, Durham, North Carolina

2012 Volkswagen Passat Six-Month Road Test: A First Look At Quality

Our Six-Month Road Test of the 2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI rolls on, and as it approaches a full thousand miles and a fully broken-in powertrain, we've taken a closer look at... read more May 14, 2012 by  3

2012 Ford Focus

2012's Best Small Cars For Less Than $20,000

If you're shopping for a new car, it's likely to be smaller than the vehicle it will replace. SUVs are still popular, no doubt--but high gas prices and new entries like the... read more May 9, 2012 by  0

2012 Volkswagen Passat

2012 Volkswagen Passat: TheCarConnection's Six-Month Road Test

Our Six-Month Road Test fleet is growing. Just three weeks ago, our first-ever SMRT car, the 2012 Hyundai Veloster, took up light housekeeping at our Portland bureau. This... read more April 24, 2012 by  1

2013 Nissan Altima

2013 Nissan Altima: Walkaround Video

When the final tally was counted for 2011, the Toyota Camry still held on to the title of best-selling passenger car. In a surprising second place? Not the perennial... read more April 9, 2012 by  0


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