2012

2012 Mitsubishi Lancer SE AWD: Driven
2012 Mitsubishi Lancer SE AWD: Driven

Subaru has, for years, pretty much owned the market for basic, mass-market small cars with all-wheel drive. Looking back, while other automakers have brought out crossovers, minivans, and larger sedans and wagons with all-wheel drive, mainstream AWD offerings that are genuine passenger cars (or...Read More»

2012 Hyundai Veloster: Six-Month Road Test
2012 Hyundai Veloster Six-Month Road Test: Video Update

We're a little more than halfway through our six-month road test of the 2012 Hyundai Veloster. So, what have we found? Great fuel economy and technology, and shortcomings with its visibility and rear seat, as you'll see here in our video road test. No doubt, the Veloster's styling can be somewhat...Read More»

2012 Hyundai Equus  -  Driven, August 2012
2012 Hyundai Equus Signature: Driven

For luxury vehicles, brand and brand image really matter. And it's definitely a limiting agent for the Hyundai Equus—a big, comfortable sedan that's appealing, if not a little confounding on its own. Get a luxury-car-owning friend or relative to wear a blindfold for a moment, then get them...Read More»

'Immigrant' commercial for the Fiat 500
Contest: Fiat Wants To Send You On A European Vacation!

A couple of weeks ago, we told you about Fiat's latest ad for the 500, parts of which were filmed along the coasts of Amalfi and Sorrento, Italy. While we generally like the commercial, we like the accompanying contest even better: Fiat is giving fans a shot at an Italian vacation, where one lucky...Read More»

2012 Hyundai Veloster: Six-Month Road Test
Six-Month Road Test Hyundai Veloster: How's It Handle A Road Trip?

For those of you who followed along with us on our great American road trip in the Six-Month Road Test Hyundai Veloster, we know you've been wondering: what's it like to drive the Veloster for more than 500 miles in one sitting? After spending nearly three weeks driving the Veloster across the...Read More»

2012 Hyundai Veloster: Six-Month Road Test
Six-Month Road Test Hyundai Veloster: Road-Trip Fuel Economy

Now that we are back from our great American road trip in the Six-Month Road Hyundai Veloster, it's time to crunch some numbers. How did the Veloster fare when it came to fuel economy? We've already noted that our fuel economy in the Veloster has improved since the engine's break-in period. We have...Read More»

2012 Hyundai Veloster: Six-Month Road Test
Six-Month Road Test Hyundai Veloster: Rest Stop Reactions

If you've been following our adventures with the Six-Month Road Test Hyundai Veloster on social media, then you have already seen some pictures from our great American road trip. Our road trip lasted approximately three weeks and we covered quite a few miles and crossed many state lines during that...Read More»

2012 Dodge Journey SXT  -  Driven, July 2012
2012 Dodge Journey SXT: Driven

There are so many good choices among family crossovers, all well-packaged and reasonably well-performing—some with third-row seating—but for the most part they’re all so darn appliance-like and anonymous that it’s not surprising they drag us toward a state of anhedonia...Read More»

2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee production-intent sports concept
2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee, 2009-10 Ram 1500 Under Investigation

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened investigations into two popular Chrysler vehicles: the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee and the 2009-10 Ram 1500. According to Detroit News, NHTSA has received two complaints of fires in the Grand Cherokee, which may have been caused by power...Read More»

2012 Chrysler 300 Luxury Series
2012 Chrysler 300 Video Road Test

Chrysler made a splash with the bold 300 full-size sedan back in 2005, but the competition has stepped up its game in this segment. Chrysler tells us it's ready for the new Hyundai Azera, Buick LaCrosse and Ford Taurus with its new 300 featuring new powertrains and a revised design. In our latest...Read More»

'Immigrant' commercial for the Fiat 500
Fiat's 'Immigrant' Campaign: Better Or Worse Than J-Lo?

Fiat has kicked Jennifer Lopez to the curb in a new marketing campaign designed to show off the growing Fiat 500 family. That in itself isn't so strange. For Fiat's accounting team, J-Lo was probably a very spicy meatball -- one that would've been expensive to keep onboard. And in fairness, J-Lo...Read More»

2012 Ford Focus
2012 Ford Focus Video Road Test

There's no question the compact car class is one of the competitive segments right now. With new entries such as the Dodge Dart and Hyundai Elantra. Ford recently launched an all-new Focus to compete against the stiff competition, but how does it stack up? That's the question we aim to answer in...Read More»

2012 Porsche Cayenne
2012 Porsche Cayenne, 2011-2012 Porsche Panamera Recalled

Porsche has issued a recall for turbocharged models of the 2012 Cayenne crossover and the 2011-2012 Panamera sedan. According to a bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a turbine wheel on those vehicles' turbochargers may have been improperly cast. As a result, it could...Read More»

2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI Six-Month Road Test
2012 VW Passat Six-Month Road Test: Do You Really Need An SUV?

A five-seat crossover vehicle sounds like the ideal solution to a family's needs, but won't a sedan do the same job nearly as well? Every time we get in the HGM Six-Month Road Test Passat, we end up at the same punctuation mark. Of course, the Passat begs the question--it's one of the biggest...Read More»

2012 Hyundai Veloster: Six-Month Road Test
Six-Month Road Test Hyundai Veloster: The Great American Road Trip

We've already put our Six-Month Road Test Hyundai Veloster through a battery of unusual tests, including the Fido test and our Cars and Coffee challenge. Now it's time for its greatest challenge of all: the great American road trip. This Thursday evening, I'll be setting off on a cross-country road...Read More»

2012 Ford Explorer
2012 Ford Explorer Video Road Test

Ford has reinvented its Explorer, making it more modern in an effort to keep up with today's families. But are the changes a good thing or bad thing? That's the question we went into with our latest video road test. With any SUV, utility is key. The Explorer's interior is spacious, and the seats...Read More»

2012 Hyundai Azera
2012 Hyundai Azera Video Road Test

The full-size sedan segment is heating up with new or heavily revised entries from most of the major automakers. With real design appeal, confident performance, and a true luxury-car ambiance, Hyundai's in the thick of things, as we explain in this video road test of the new 2012 Azera. Hyundai has...Read More»

2012 Toyota Prius V
2012 Toyota Prius V Video Road Test

Gas mileage is more important than ever these days, and the Toyota Prius just became the world's third best-selling car line. So it's fitting that we take the largest Prius and make it the subject of our latest video road test. The reason you buy a Prius is fuel efficiency, and the Prius V...Read More»

2012 Infiniti G25 Sedan
2013: Infiniti Ups EX, FX SUVs to 37--But Drops G25 Sedan

It's a move that's been expected for more than a year--now, for the 2013 model year, two of luxury brand Infiniti's crossover SUVs will get an engine upgrade. At the same time, the upscale division of Nissan will drop a slow-selling V-6 from its G sedan lineup. Infiniti says the new model year will...Read More»

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