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2011 Honda Fit: Stability Control, USB, Cruise Now Included

2011 Honda Fit: Stability Control, USB, Cruise Now Included

Honda has announced details and pricing for its 2011 Fit. Most noteworthy is that electronic stability control—called Vehicle Stability Assist, or VSA, by Honda—is now included across the model line. It helps address the safety equipment gap that's existed between some of the smallest... read more

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U.S.-spec 2011 Fiat 500 Sport

Will Cars Like Junior and Fiat 500 Be the New Upscale for Echo Generation?

With the buzz around the introduction to the U.S. of the 2011 Fiat 500, I figured there had to be something about this tiny car that appeals to a growing segment of the... read more October 4, 2010 by  2


 
IIHS tests Mercedes-Benz E-Class vs Smart Fortwo

Are Larger, Heavier Cars Safer Than Smaller, Lighter Ones?

Small cars are now offering some of the same safety equipment as larger cars: electronic stability control, side-curtain airbags, anti-lock brakes, and active headrests are... read more September 13, 2010 by  0


 
2011 Smart Fortwo

Smart Sales Sputter, But Upcoming Products Will Broaden Appeal

Smart's newness in the U.S. is wearing off, and demand for its only U.S. model, the Fortwo two-seater is, falling. According to Automotive News, the Smart brand will likely... read more August 31, 2010 by  1


 
2011 Chevrolet Cruze (Courtesy: GM)

GM Asks Chevy Dealerships To Stock Hondas, Toyotas

General Motors officials have put out a request to the automaker's 3,000 Chevrolet dealerships, asking them to have Toyota and Honda vehicles on hand—not just for... read more August 31, 2010 by  2


 
2010 Chevrolet Spark

2013 Chevrolet Spark: A Few More Details Emerge

General Motors has been very tight-lipped so far regarding details of the production-spec 2013 Chevrolet Spark minicompact. Now, it looks like GM's Service and Parts... read more August 18, 2010 by  4


 
2010 Toyota Yaris

Will Currency Issues Mean More Small Cars Made In America?

In the midst of an economy that isn’t recovering as quickly as we’d like, there might be some good news: more vehicles that are made in America. Now, a strong Euro has... read more August 10, 2010 by  0


 
Abarth Fiat 500C

Fiat Dealer Network Starting To Take Form

You might have heard that Chrysler plans to soon sell the stylish, city-savvy Fiat 500 minicar in the U.S., but beyond that intent plans have been sketchy at best as to where... read more August 10, 2010 by  0


 
2011 Chevrolet Cruze

With 2011 Chevrolet Cruze, GM Begins Its Reboot Of Chevy Small Cars

For the third time in less than three decades, GM is renaming its mainstream small-car line. And while the Cruze might be assembled in the same place as its predecessor, the... read more August 2, 2010 by  7


 
2010 Toyota Yaris

As Automakers Move Focus To Smaller Cars, Entry Segment Lags

With the landslide of all-new small cars being introduced this year and over the next several model years—including the 2011 Ford Fiesta, 2011 Mazda2, and 2012 Fiat... read more July 29, 2010 by  0


 
2011 Ford Fiesta

Americans Downsizing At Rapid Rate

The United States has long been a bastion of the large car. Even in Europe, where many of the world's large sedans and SUVs hail from, economic and government pressures have... read more July 12, 2010 by  11


 
Empty dealership

Auto-Industry Recovery: Not Quite Yet, Analysts Say

Analysts at the market-research firm AutoPacific report that though there are many indications that the recession is ending—or over—there might not be any strong... read more May 4, 2010 by  0


 
2011 Chevrolet Cruze

2011 Chevrolet Cruze Makes The Global Safety Honor Roll

Small-car safety especially has come a long way. And while, by driving a smaller, lighter vehicle you'll still be at a disadvantage in certain situations, some of today's... read more April 23, 2010 by  0


 
2010 Kia Forte

2010 Kia Forte Retested, Named An IIHS Top Safety Pick

The 2010 Kia Forte is one of our best-rated small cars here at TheCarConnection.com, and it just earned another accolade: Top Safety Pick. The Insurance Institute for Highway... read more April 20, 2010 by  0


 
2011 Chevrolet Cruze preview

Preview Drive: 2011 Chevrolet Cruze

Just a quick preview first drive of the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze was enough to confirm that GM’s biggest challenge won’t be meeting or exceeding the competition, but sweeping... read more April 18, 2010 by  2


 
2010 Suzuki SX4 Sportback

Driven: 2010 Suzuki SX4 Sportback

It's quite easy to find a small car that makes sense on paper—one that's cheap, fuel-efficient, fits in a small footprint, and maneuvers easily—but it's relatively hard... read more March 15, 2010 by  1


 
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