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Captivating 2011 Crossovers, Part Two
Captivating 2011 Crossovers, Part Two

In part one of Captivating 2011 Crossovers, we covered two from Honda (CR-V and Accord Crosstour), and one each from Ford (the Edge) and MINI (the all-new Countryman, arriving in January 2011). Here, again in no particular order, are a few more too-cute-and-more 2011 crossovers to check out. Note...Read More»

2011 Kia Sorento SX
The TCC List: Five Value-Rich Mid-Size SUVs

The leaves are starting to turn, and soon, the weather will turn with them. In some places, it will turn downright nasty. Remember those three foot snow drifts last winter? Remember the car you couldn't get out of them? If you live on the East Coast, or in parts of the mountain west, you do. And if...Read More»

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Why Don't In-Car Voice Controls Work Better?

If you have one of the newer smartphones, like an iPhone or anything running Android, chances are you have an app (or several) that takes advantage of voice-recognition capabilities. These new apps, for the most part, are amazingly good, getting quite accurate results even when whispering, or...Read More»

2010 Kia Soul
Kia Recalls Soul, Sorento For Fire Hazard

Kia is recalling certain Soul and Sorento vehicles from the 2010 and 2011 model years. According to a release from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the vehicles have fault in their lighting system that could result in a fire. The issue centers around wiring harnesses supplied by...Read More»

2010 Acura MDX
Consumers Win With New Government Crash Test Standards

Consumers Win With New Government Crash Test StandardsThe gold standard that consumers use when looking to buy the safest cars on the market just got better. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced a new rating system that includes tougher crash tests and a single overall...Read More»

Smart Car Shopping: Great Car Deals For July 2010

Even though new-car sales were off in June, are car shoppers any closer to getting a really good deal this July? First, some disappointing news from TheCarConnection's car-pricing partners over at TrueCar. According to their analysis, the discount war Toyota kicked off in the spring has simmered...Read More»

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee
2011 Grand Cherokee A Top Safety Pick; Crosstour 'Disappointing'

Depending on which utility vehicle you choose, you might be getting vastly different degrees of roof protection in the event of a rollover. That's the surprising result of that a new round of tests from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) serves to highlight. First, the good news: In...Read More»

2010 Subaru Legacy 3.6R
March Auto Sales Out Like A Lion: We Pick Winners And Losers

March sales might have gone in like a lamb for Toyota (NYSE:TM), but thanks to some strong incentives it went out like a lion, finishing the month with very good sales numbers—topping 186,000 nationwide—though the automaker's incentives went from less than $1,600 per vehicle in March of last...Read More»

Screencap from an ad for the 2011 Kia Sorento
A Great Ad For Good Friday: Kia's New Clip For The 2011 Sorento

The problem with most car commercials is that they try to do too much. They have narrators rattling off features, bullet points touting even more features, the requisite "Do not attempt. Professional driver on a closed course" pasted at the bottom of the screen, and catchy-but-distracting indie...Read More»

2011 Kia Sorento SX
2010 New York Auto Show: 2011 Kia Sorento SX

Kia's Sorento crossover--while a clean and attractive design--doesn't exactly deliver the aggressive image some buyers are looking for, or at least it didn't until now. Shown this morning at the 2010 New York Auto Show, the 2011 Kia Sorento SX puts a new face on the CUV. Flared headlamps...Read More»

2011 Kia Sorento ES Preview: Less Power, Some Surprises

2011 Kia Sorento ES: Four-Cylinder Astonishment? Kia is full of surprises and I'm not talking about whimsical sock monkeys.  For instance, the old Sorento‘s lumbering truck-like body-on-frame configuration is toast.  The 2011 version has a car-like unibody similar to its Hyundai corporate...Read More»

2011 Kia Sorento
Video: Kia Sued Over Song Used In Creepy Super Bowl Ad

Louis Vuitton isn't the only company up in arms about recent Super Bowl ads. Drive-In Music Company is in a tizzy, too, hurling lawsuits at Kia Motor Company, CBS, the NFL, and anyone else within arm's reach. At issue: the backing track used in Kia's Super Bowl commercial for the 2010 Kia Sorento...Read More»

2011 Kia Sorento
Superbowl Ads: Kia Spot Stars 2011 Sorento & Nickelodeon's 'Muno'

Kia had a bang-up year in 2009: sales grew a whopping 9.8%, while most other automakers were floundering in the red. Now, Kia is hoping to capitalize on that forward momentum with its first ever Superbowl ad, featuring "Muno" from Nickelodeon's Yo Gabba Gabba TV show on a cross-country road trip in...Read More»

2011 Kia Sorento
The 2011 Kia Sorento 7-Seat Crossover SUV Is A Budget Family Hauler

As the first Kia built in the United States at a very pricey new North American plant, the 2011 Kia Sorento had to be pretty darn impressive to make all that expense worthwhile. Unlike the last version it had to be the right size to fit your average super-sized American and it had to have...Read More»

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Kia UVO: In-Car Twitter, Facebook…And 180-MPH TV Viewing

If the first full week of 2010 is any indication, this is looking to be the year when the competition really heats up over in-car connectivity features. With Ford's recent announcement regarding its new iPhone-like MyFord Touch system, including USB-based in-car Wi-fi and an accelerated...Read More»

2011 Kia Sorento
Microsoft-Powered 'Your Voice' To Debut On 2011 Kia Sorento

Kia is no longer taking second stage with respect to in-car technology. This week it's showing a new voice-control system for communication and audio that sounds every bit as full-featured as industry-leading systems such as Ford's Sync. At the time of its launch a few years ago, Ford was the only...Read More»

2011 Kia Sorento
First U.S.-Built Kia Rolls Off The Line In Georgia

Kia’s first US-built vehicle, a 2011 Sorento SUV, has rolled off the production line at the automaker’s newly built plant in Georgia. The all-white SUV is the first of an expected 300,000 vehicles to be built at the plant annually, and is set to go on sale in January. As for the actual...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Cruze and pre-production 2011 Chevrolet Volt
Cruze At L.A. Auto Show, Sonata Gets Direct-Injection Power: Today’s Car News

While General Motors’ financial strife may be putting many of its development plans on the back burner for now, the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze is right on track. While the stylish four-door isn’t set to go on sale until late next year, GM has confirmed today that it will be making its U.S...Read More»

2011 Kia Sorento
First Drive: 2011 Kia Sorento

What is it?: A new crossover aimed between the Honda CR-V and Honda Pilot, among others The basics: A smoothly rounded shape, V-6 power and available all-wheel drive On sale: January 2010 Price: $20,000 base (est.) Earlier this week, TheCarConnection was among the first dozen journalists to drive...Read More»

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