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Acura Announces TSX Sport Wagon
Acura Announces TSX Sport Wagon

A couple of months ago, we mentioned that Honda was looking to bring an upscale wagon to American showrooms. Today, it's been made official: in one of the briefest press releases we've received in recent weeks, Honda has announced that an Acura TSX sport wagon will arrive in the U.S. in the fall of...Read More»

2010 Subaru Outback
Driven: 2010 Subaru Outback

In Portland and Seattle, or throughout the coastal or mountain backcountry of the Pacific Northwest, you won't have to look long to find a Subaru Outback. They're every which way you look, in the driveways of everyone from windsurfers to skiers to antiquing empty nesters. And if there's an official...Read More»

2010 Volkswagen Polo
First Drive: 2010 Volkswagen Polo

Is it 1973 all over again? Volkswagen is amping up for a fuel-economy battle with Honda and Ford, right here in America, with a new hatchback. Only this time, some of the names have changed, and so have the rules. Come 2011 or so, it's the VW Polo readying for a fight with the Honda Fit and Ford...Read More»

2010 Volkswagen Golf TDI
2010 Volkswagen Golf / TDI: First Drive

Follow us on Twitter: @highgearmedia @carconnection @therealma @greencarreports and join our Facebook fan page Now that you've read all about the 2010 Volkswagen GTI, we've turned our attention to the next steps down the performance ladder at VW. Don't judge just yet: with the 2010 VW Golf and Golf...Read More»

2010 Volkswagen GTI
2010 Volkswagen GTI: First Drive

Follow us on Twitter: @highgearmedia @carconnection @therealma @greencarreports and join our Facebook fan page There's a Volkswagen trio headed your way today from TheCarConnection.com--with the latest 2010 VW GTI, 2010 Golf, and a special drive of the subcompact that's coming to America soon, the...Read More»

2010 Honda Fit Sport
Strong Yen Could Push Honda Fit Production To U.S.

Few subjects are as snooze-inducing as macroeconomics, especially when talking about transnational manufacturing decisions, but oddly enough, the lively little Honda Fit has the ability to breathe life into the topic. A report breaking today reveals the strong yen against the relatively weak dollar...Read More»

2010 Toyota Venza
Bluetooth, iPod Connectivity Expanded In 2010 Toyota Venza

The Venza carries into its second model year with no significant changes. That's the short story, however some people might find the Venza's entertainment system considerably more functional; tech-savvy shoppers will be quick to verify that an USB auxiliary port and iPod connectivity are newly...Read More»

2010 Honda Dog Friendly Element
2010 Honda Element Lives Up To Its Pet Pawtential

Thanks to its easy-clean cargo floor and tall, versatile layout, the Honda Element has been a longtime favorite for dog owners. Yet the number of official pet-friendly accessories for the Element, along with most other popular dog-haulers, has been surprisingly limited, leaving families to search...Read More»

2010 Honda Accord Crosstour
2010 Honda Accord Crosstour Interior Revealed

Despite a storm of negative comments upon the reveal of the 2010 Honda Accord Crosstour's awkward exterior, Honda has decided to stick with Facebook, today unveiling the car's interior on the popular social networking site. The Accord Crosstour is itself a member of a rapidly burgeoning segment of...Read More»

2009 Saturn VUE Hybrid
Saturn Production Halted, Remaining Cars Sold Off Within 4 Months

Last week the sudden breakdown of a planned supply agreement between Penske and Renault/Nissan led to Penske's cancellation of its purchase of the Saturn brand from General Motors. That, in turn, led to GM's immediate start of winding down the brand. Now a time frame for the brand's departure has...Read More»

2010 Kia Soul
2010 North American Car Of The Year Short List Revealed

It's that time of year again: time to decide the North American Car and Truck of the Year (NACOTY). This time around, our own Executive Editor Marty Padgett is one of the jurors, and we're bringing you the insider's perspective on the process, as well as looking to hear what you have to say on...Read More»

2010 Nissan Versa
2010 Nissan Versa: A Top Safety Pick For Around $10,000

The 2010 Nissan Versa has been named an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Top Safety Pick. The Versa’s scores aren’t quite perfect though. It earned a rating of just ‘acceptable’ in the head/neck injury category, with a ‘good’ score in the rest of the subcategories. Also in...Read More»

2009 Volvo V70 Plug-in Hybrid Demonstrator
Volvo To Sell Diesel-Electric Plug-in Hybrids By 2012

Technology has always been at the core of the automobile, and as tehcnology steps forward, so too does the automotive powetrain--from the realm of pure combustion to electrical power. Today, Volvo announced another step down that road with its intent to have a production diesel-electric plug-in...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»

2010 Lexus RX 350
Driven: 2010 Lexus RX 350

The RX was one of the first crossovers and arguably the first luxury crossover when it was introduced for 1998. Since then it’s become the long-time bestseller for the brand, and it’s easy to see why. The 2010 Lexus RX 350 is nearly as practical as a minivan and more fuel-efficient than an...Read More»

2010 Hyundai Elantra
2010 Hyundai Elantra Lineup Saves Gas And Goes Blue

Hyundai has made a very smart choice on its Elantra sedan for 2010: improved its fuel economy. And at the center of the improvement is a new frugal base model, the Elantra Blue. Through some relatively simple engineering enhancements—such as a smart alternator, lower-friction components, and...Read More»

2011 Volkswagen Polo Three-door
GTI, Cabrio Models Could Spice Up 2011 VW Polo Lineup

Volkswagen is reportedly working on both convertible and high-performance versions of its subcompact Polo. Be forewarned, the chance is relatively small that these models would come to the U.S.; but if they did they'd considerably increase excitement at the affordable end of its lineup. According...Read More»

Mazda Premacy Hydrogen RE Hybrid
Driven: Mazda Premacy Hydrogen RE Hybrid

Mazda hasn’t ignored the possibility of a hydrogen economy, but it’s taken a quite different path than other automakers with its hydrogen test vehicles, like the Premacy Hydrogen RE Hybrid. Instead of using costly fuel cells, it’s focused its hydrogen efforts around a rotary internal...Read More»

2010 BMW 5-Series Gran Turismo
First Drive: 2010 BMW 5-Series Gran Turismo

This week, we've been focused laser-like on the 2009 Frankfurt Auto Show. Focused, precisely, on the moment we could leave the un-air-conditioned halls and Frankfurt's grey dinge for the Portuguese coast and a tour of Lisbon behind the wheel of the 2010 BMW 5-Series Gran Turismo. We're just back...Read More»

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