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2013 Ford Fusion Recalled For Headlamp Flaw
2013 Ford Fusion Recalled For Headlamp Flaw

The 2013 Ford Fusion mid-size sedan is part of a new recall to replace faulty headlights. This is the second Fusion recall in less than a week’s time. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) site puts the number of 2013 Ford Fusion sedans potentially affected in...Read More»

2013 Honda Civic sedan range live photos, 2012 L.A. Auto Show
2013 Honda Civic Video Preview

After only one year on the market the Honda Civic has been significantly redesigned. Will the changes for the 2013 model year be enough to satisfy car writers--when car buyers already seemed to be pleased well enough? We'll see. For now, Honda has completely redesigned the front structure of the...Read More»

2014 Kia Forte sedan, launched at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show
2014 Kia Forte Video Preview

The Kia Forte is new for 2014, with revamped powertrains and new infotainment technology, as well as updated styling. But are these changes enough to convince Ford Focus and Honda Civic drivers to take a look at this compact sedan? There are two powertrains offered in the new Forte: a more powerful...Read More»

MyFord Touch system in the 2014 Ford Fiesta - image: Ford Motor Company
2014 Ford Fiesta Gets The MyFord Touch Infotainment System

In the old days, buying a base model generally meant compromising on the features you really wanted, since automakers really offered the “good stuff” in gateway vehicles. Take Ford’s popular Fiesta, for example: it offers stripped-down Sync and navigation systems, but buyers...Read More»

2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class
2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS550: Recall Alert

Mercedes-Benz is conducting a voluntary safety recall of a small number of 2012 model year CLS550 and CLS550 4MATIC luxury sedans to fix a defective hood latch. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website lists the number of vehicles potentially affected at just...Read More»

2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI Six-Month Road Test
2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI Video Road Test

We've waved goodbye to The Car Connection's first Six-Month Road Test vehicle. But before we let our 2012 VW Passat TDI rejoin its home fleet, one final road trip was in order--and so was a video road test. The Passat's been an excellent long-distance road trip companion, netting us almost 46 mpg...Read More»

2013 Volkswagen Passat
2012 VW Passat Six-Month Road Test: What's Changed For 2013

While we're wrapping up our Six-Month Road Test of our 2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI, we've already revised and updated our review for the 2013 model year. Not much has changed for the Passat this model year, and with a slew of new family sedans hitting the market, there's some significance to the...Read More»

2013 Ford Fusion
2013 Ford Fusion Video Road Test

The 2013 Ford Fusion is one of the best-looking new cars of the year--but it's more than just a pretty face. It's one of our favorite family sedans, and one of the top-rated vehicles at The Car Connection, too. The first Fusion was a handsome, but maybe less distinctive-looking car, that earned a...Read More»

2013 Cadillac ATS
2013 Cadillac ATS Video Road Test

The BMW 3-Series may be the yardstick by which all sports sedans are judged today, but there's a new tape measure in town--the 2013 Cadillac ATS. Now that we've logged more than a thousand miles in all the different flavors of ATS four-doors--six-cylinders and fours, rear-drivers and...Read More»

2013 Volkswagen Passat
2012 VW Passat Six-Month Road Test: A Bigger Back Seat Than A...

After spending the past half-year with our 2012 VW Passat during its Six-Month Road Test, we're pretty familiar with its vast talents. Chief among them: a huge back seat, one that's easily the biggest we've seen in a mid-size sedan, one that's made even more useful by tall, wide rear doors...Read More»

2013 Ford Fusion
2013 Ford Fusion and Fusion Hybrid: First Drive

In 2011, it was the minivan segment that reinvented itself. In 2012, crossovers and SUVs witnessed big turnover and a slew of new products. Now in the 2013 model year, the family sedan is witness to at least four new models, almost every one a better vehicle than the mega-seller than preceded it...Read More»

2013 Volkswagen Passat
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»

2013 Dodge Dart
2013 Dodge Dart Video Road Test

Many would say that Dodge hasn't been competitive in the compact car segment since the Neon stopped production. Now it's back with the 2013 Dart, and looking to take on the new competition such as the Chevy Cruze, Ford Focus, and other compacts with a renewed attitude. But does this new compact...Read More»

2013 Lexus LS 460 F Sport
2013 Lexus LS First Drive and Video Road Test

With the 2013 Lexus LS, Toyota's luxury brand has something to solve. The perennial dogfight between BMW and Mercedes-Benz at the very top of their model ranges all but blots out most other competitors. Even Audi's A8 has difficulty gaining breathing room between the S-Class and the 7-Series;...Read More»

2013 Audi A4
2013 Audi A4: First Drive and Video Road Test

The A4 is Audi's powerhouse--not just because of its 333-horsepower S4 edition, but even more so, because of what it brings to the brand. Almost 50 percent of Audi's U.S. sales are its "B-segment" cars, including the A4, the S4, previous Avants and the new Allroad wagon. Case in point: over the...Read More»

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 $36,800 (including $875 destination charges). The big news is two-fold. First, the pricing is $175 less than that of the...Read More»

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 Hyundai Azera, Buick LaCrosse and Ford Taurus with its new 300 featuring new powertrains and a revised design. In our latest...Read More»

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 all-new Focus to compete against the stiff competition, but how does it stack up? That's the question we aim to answer in...Read More»

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 Road Test Passat, we end up at the same punctuation mark. Of course, the Passat begs the question--it's one of the biggest...Read More»

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