2011

Hungry For Sales, Mitsubishi Expands AWD Lancer Offerings
Hungry For Sales, Mitsubishi Expands AWD Lancer Offerings

In 2011, buying an all-wheel-drive Mitsubishi Lancer required you to purchase either the high-performance 2011 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution or its slightly detuned stable mate, the 2011 Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart. Both are fine cars, but their high-strung turbocharged engines and stiff suspensions...Read More»

Nissan's City of St. Petersburg cargo ship for transporting Leaf electric cars
Nissan GT-R, 2012 Ford Harley-Davidson F-150: Today's Car News

Ford has unveiled the 2012 Harley-Davidson F-150 pickup truck, now with more snakeskin. [TheCarConnection] Nissan builds a cooler cargo ship than Toyota. [AllCarsElectric] A dealership refuses to sell Nissan GT-R to eBay Motors auction winner. [MotorAuthority] Will Mazda's next-generation Sky-D...Read More»

Toyota 'Auto-Biography' with videos from Xtranormal
Animate Your Own Toyota Story Using Xtranormal

You've heard of Xtranormal -- or at least you've seen the video that a Best Buy employee created with it, lampooning mindless iPhone fanboys. Xtranormal provides a quick and easy way to animate stories with cute, 3D cartoon characters, and now, Toyota is using the service to help Facebook fans...Read More»

California's New Whale Tail Plate. Image: California Coastal Commission
New CA License Plate Saves Whales, Angers Original Artist

Another week, another license plate controversy. California has offered drivers a whale-themed license plate since 1997, when a Wyland-designed plate went on sale. The artist, famous for his marine-themed artwork, loaned his whale-tail image to the state for use on a plate funding coastal...Read More»

2012 Volkswagen Passat
U.S. To Have Greater Voice In VW Product Development, New SUV Planned

It’s no secret auto giant Volkswagen is still a small fish in the all-important U.S. market, but the automaker is determined to alleviate the issue, going so far as to develop distinct models aimed squarely at American customers. Volkswagen’s sales tally for the U.S. in 2010 topped just...Read More»

MINI manual transmission discount
MINI Tries To Save Stick-Shifts With $500 Discount

Once upon a time, mastering a stick-shift was a teenage rite of passage. Today, though, it's tougher to find rides with manual transmissions, and the allure of the stick seems to be fading. MINI wants to change that by offering customers a discount on select manual models through the month of...Read More»

2011 Dodge Durango
2011 Dodge Durango Grabs 'Top Safety Pick' Award From IIHS

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has completed crash testing on the 2011 Dodge Durango, and the mid-size SUV has walked away with Top Safety Pick honors. In individual tests, the newly redesigned Durango scored a “good” rating in frontal crash, rear crash, side-impact and roof...Read More»

2011 Ford Explorer
July 2011 Car Sales: It's The Economy, Stupid

Car sales reports are rolling in today from auto manufacturers, even as the nation's leaders struggle with a compromise to keep America's economy from falling into default. As expected, sales aren't quite up to the levels seen earlier this year, which is fueling concerns that the economy that had...Read More»

2011 Volkswagen GTI 4-door HB DSG PZEV Side Exterior View
Best Family Cars for First-Time Dads

So you're going to be a first-time dad. Mazel tov! To say your life will change is a monumental understatement, and it extends beyond kid-friendly furniture and converting your home office into a nursery. There's the matter of what's parked in your driveway. You don't get to put a sidecar on your...Read More»

2011 Ford Mustang GT 5.0
What Is Your Favorite High-Horsepower, Low-Dollar Car? #YouTellUs

While we know the world is blowing up with BMW i news, we didn't want people to forget about good old V-8s. From the Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro to the Dodge Challenger and Chevrolet Corvette, there is no shortage of options when shopping for a high-horsepower, low-dollar car. The horsepower...Read More»

2001 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 coupe
Tell Us What Your Favorite Chevrolet Is #YouTellUs

Chevrolet is about to turn 100 old. In that 100 years the brand has touched many lives and has acquired many loyal fans. From the Camaro to the Chevelle, the Bow Tie has offered some sweet rides. While some will argue the 2011 Corvette ZR1 is the lord of all Chevys, others could argue the 1912...Read More»

100 Years of Chevrolet
A 28-MPG Ford Explorer, Hyundai Azera, Chevy Turns 100: Car News Headlines

The 2012 Ford Explorer's Ecoboost four-cylinder earns a class-leading 28-mpg EPA highway rating. [TheCarConnection] As it turns out, car buyers want better fuel economy without paying for it. Sound familiar? [GreenCarReports] Chevrolet is turning 100 and wants you to vote for your favorite Chevy of...Read More»

2011 Ford Explorer
Ford Explorer With 2.0-Liter EcoBoost Scores 28 MPG Fuel Economy

The 2011 Ford Explorer is now the most fuel-efficient seven-seat SUV on the market thanks to the addition of its four-cylinder EcoBoost engine option, which enables the big SUV to return an EPA rated fuel economy of 20/28 mpg city/highway. This means the Explorer is now 12 percent more fuel...Read More»

2009 Ford Escape Hybrid
DOT's LaHood Proud To Say He Drives A Ford Escape Hybrid

Secretary of Transportation (and former congressman) Ray LaHood doesn’t want to just be known as the man who launched a campaign against distracted driving. In a recent meeting with Volkswagen employees in Virginia, LaHood fielded questions on what type of car he drove, and his answers will...Read More»

2012 Hyundai Azera (Grandeur)
2012 Hyundai Azera To Debut At 2011 L.A. Auto Show

The Hyundai Azera represents a significant vehicle for the Korean automaker. In the U.S. market, it was Hyundai’s first foray into the luxury segment, and it was the first Hyundai sedan to break the $30,000 price barrier. As such, it paved the way for other luxury sedans, such as...Read More»

2011 Dodge Journey
2011 Dodge Journey A Sales Success... In Europe, As A Fiat

The 2011 Dodge Journey crossover hasn’t been the sales success in the U.S. that the automaker had hoped for. Despite an all-new-for 2011 interior that’s among the best in Chrysler’s lineup, the Journey has sold only 27,105 units through June. That’s just a five-percent...Read More»

2011 Hyundai Equus
J.D. Power APEAL Study: Porsche's On Top, But Hyundai Wins Big

J.D. Power’s Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) study looks at how gratifying a new vehicle is to own and drive, based upon owners surveyed three months after purchase or lease of a new vehicle. The study looks at over 80 specific attributes of each new vehicle, and the data...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Cruze
2012 Honda Pilot, Chevy Diesel Cruze, Leaf Charging: Car News Headlines

Honda is giving the 2012 Pilot a refresh with a new grille and upgraded interior. [TheCarConnection] Dodge is set to offer a supercharger on the 2012 Charger and Challenger SRT8. [MotorAuthority] The 2011 Porsche Sport Drive is getting butts in seats. [SocialCarNews] Nissan dealers are offering...Read More»

2012 Nissan Versa Sedan
Which One's The Small-Car Champ: Accent, Fiesta, Fit, Sonic, Versa, or Yaris? #YouTellUs

As gas prices continue to fluctuate, consumers are now considering subcompact cars more than ever. But what do you look for when buying a subcompact car? Is driving fun a main factor when considering which subcompact you want in your garage? Or are price and safety ratings your main concern? What...Read More»

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