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Safety Counts: IIHS Names 115 Top Vehicle Picks For 2012
Safety Counts: IIHS Names 115 Top Vehicle Picks For 2012

Not too long ago, safety ratings were details that only the most meticulous (and safety-minded) new-car shoppers paid attention to. But today, shoppers expect top safety as a given; frankly, it’s the price of entry for a family vehicle. And for 2012, those new priorities are showing: There...Read More»

2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid, production model
Toyota 'Shareathon' Offers Shoppers Up To $1,000 Cash: Video

If you're planning to buy or lease a new Toyota before January 3, 2012, listen up, because Toyota is offering you the chance to nab up to $1,000 through its annual "Shareathon" promotion. Shareathon is part of Toyota's year-end sales event, better known as Toyotathon. Here's how the promo works: 1...Read More»

2012 Fisker Karma EcoSport
2012 Fisker Karma Driven, 2013 BMW 6-Series Gran Coupe: Car News Headlines

Today at High Gear Media, we drive the new 2012 Fisker Karma and review the 2012 Toyota Prius V. BMW reveals the 2013 6-Series Gran Coupe and Acura is bringing two concepts to the Detroit Auto Show. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. In our review of the 2012...Read More»

2011 Toyota Corolla
2010-2011 Toyota Corolla, 2011-12 Toyota Sienna Subject To Two Recalls

Toyota has issued two recalls for the 2010-2011 Corolla and the 2011-12 Sienna. Both vehicles appear to suffer from problems with the A-pillar trim panel (at the front of the vehicle's interior), which could cause additional problems during a crash. The Sienna also has some problems with its stated...Read More»

2011 Toyota Corolla
2010-2011 Toyota Corolla, 2011 Toyota Sienna: Recall Alert

Southeast Toyota is recalling certain 2010-2011 model year Corolla compact cars and 2011 Toyota Sienna minivans for a damaged A-pillar trim panel retention clip. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) site lists the number of potential affected units at 518. Affected...Read More»

2012 Toyota Sienna
2011-2012 Toyota Sienna: Recall Alert

Toyota is recalling certain 2011-2012 model year Toyota Sienna minivans because of an incorrect tire and load information placard. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) site lists the potential number of affected vehicles at 210,000. Documentation from Toyota to...Read More»

2012 Toyota Aqua hybrid (2012 Toyota Prius C)
Subaru Sales Paused, November Car Sales, 2012 Toyota Prius C: Car News Headlines

Today at High Gear Media, Subaru halts sales of some models and we have live photos of the 2012 Toyota Prius C. Mercedes and Ducati are changing their partnership and Top Gear likes the Fisker Karma. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. Sales of the 2012 Impreza...Read More»

2012 Toyota Highlander
New Toyota & Lexus Pricing: 2012 Corolla Goes Up, 2012 Venza Down

If you're planning to buy a new Toyota or Lexus in the near future, pay attention. The automaker just announced pricing on a range of vehicles, and several popular models -- including the 2012 Toyota Corolla, Highlander, and Tundra -- are due for a price increase. Others, like the 2012 Matrix, will...Read More»

2012 Toyota Highlander Hybrid
2012 Family Vehicles: The Most People, The Most Mileage

Large families of seven or eight looking for a vehicle that can carry them all and also get the best mileage have quite a few choices among 2012 product offerings. Here we take a look at seven- or eight-passenger SUVs, crossovers and minivans that carry the most people and get the most mileage. Of...Read More»

2012 Toyota Prius C, as shown at 2011 Tokyo Motor Show
2012 Toyota Prius C: Higher MPG, Lower Price, And Sportier

Well in advance of its debut at the Tokyo Motor Show next month, and its North American premiere at the Detroit auto show in January, Toyota has released official pictures and some further information regarding its upcoming 2012 Prius C, which promises a smaller footprint and even better gas...Read More»

2005 Toyota Camry XLE
2004-2006 Toyota And Lexus Vehicles: Recall Alert

Toyota is conducting a voluntary safety recall of certain 2004-2006 model year Toyota and Lexus vehicles over a potentially faulty crankshaft pulley which could result in steering problems. In a press release, Toyota said the safety recall involves approximately 283,000 Toyota and 137,000 Lexus...Read More»

The 2012 Ram Special Service pickup. Image: Chrysler Group LLC
2012 Toyota FJ, 2013 Nissan GT-R, Ram Police Truck: Today's Car News

Today at High Gear Media, we review the 2012 Toyota FJ Cruiser while the 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe becomes the world's worst kept-secret. GM lets dealerships sell Volt demonstrators, and Ram makes a police pickup truck. All this and more in today's car new, right here on The Car Connection. We...Read More»

2005 Toyota Camry XLE
Toyota Recalls 420,200 Toyota & Lexus Models From 2004-2006

Toyota has issued a voluntary recall for a range of Toyota and Lexus vehicles from the 2004, 2005, and 2006 models years. According to a press release, the recall centers around a faulty crankshaft pulley, which could cause problems with the vehicles' power steering. The flaw affects crankshafts on...Read More»

2009 Toyota Camry
Toyota Camry Most Stolen Vehicle In 2009: NHTSA Report

When you think of the type of cars most likely to get stolen, a family car like the Toyota Camry doesn’t usually come to mind. But the fact is that the Camry has been at or near the top of most-stolen vehicles for quite some time and is again for 2009, according to a new report from the...Read More»

2009 Toyota Camry
Toyota Camry, Audi S8: Top Targets For Car Theft

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has released new data on U.S. car theft, and the statistics aren't especially surprising. According to the report, more Toyota Camrys were stolen than any other vehicle in America, but performance models like the Audi S8 actually had the highest...Read More»

2011 Saab 9-5
Saab Saved, BMW Recall, Range Rover Plug-In Diesel Hybrid: Car News Headlines

Today at High Gear Media, the Chinese finally saved Saab while Sebastian Vettel wins the Formula 1 Indian Grand Prix. We drive the 2012 Toyota Camry and spot a Range Rover Plug-In Diesel Hybrid prototype. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. Saab has been saved...Read More»

Toyota Suspends U.S. Production Due To Floods In Thailand

The floods ravaging Thailand have been back-page news in much of the U.S., but as the water continues to rise, it may finally saturate the headlines. The latest news is that Toyota plans to shut down production at U.S. facilities this weekend due to a shortage of parts from Thai suppliers. The...Read More»

2013 Lexus GS 350 F Sport
2012 Ford Flex, 2013 Lexus GS F-Sport Debuts, Aptera: Car News Headlines

Today at High Gear Media we review the 2012 Ford Flex while Nissan details the Juke-R's engine. The Diesel Coalition says diesel demand will rise and Toyota is losing the number one automaker spot. All this and more in today's car new, right here on The Car Connection. We review the 2012 Ford Flex...Read More»

2012 Toyota Camry XLE
2012 Cars And Crossovers Sized Right For Small Families

When you have a small family consisting of Mom and Dad, one or two kids, maybe a dog, you may not want or need a big sport utility or a minivan. Often, a small or mid-size sedan or crossover will suit your needs nicely. Here we take a look at six the 2012 cars and crossover SUVs that seem to add up...Read More»

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