2012

Ford F-150, Mustang, Expedition & Lincoln Navigator Recalled
Ford F-150, Mustang, Expedition & Lincoln Navigator Recalled

Ford Motor Company has issued a recall for the F150, Mustang, and Expedition, as well as the Lincoln Navigator. Specifically, the recall affects the following models and model years: 2012 Ford Expedition 2011 - 12 Ford F-150 2012 - 13 Ford Mustang 2012 Lincoln Navigator According to a bulletin from...Read More»

2012 Honda Odyssey
2012 Honda Odyssey Video Road Test

The Honda Odyssey has always been a safe and comfortable minivan. For 2012 Honda gave its people mover a refresh with sharp new styling and a more fuel-efficient powertrain, but how does it stack up against the competition? While the front and rear of the Odyssey remain conservative, the side...Read More»

2012 BMW 3-Series
2012 BMW 3-Series Recalled For Head Restraint Flaw

BMW has announced a recall of 3-Series vehicles from the 2012 model year. At the center of that recall is a problem with the front-seat head restraints, which don't meet federal safety standards. In a nutshell, the government mandates that head restraints (or "headrests" as we often call them)...Read More»

2012 Volkswagen Jetta GLI
2012 Volkswagen Jetta GLI: Driven

If you want a new Jetta sedan, skip the thirsty, coarse five-cylinder base engine. Heck, we're even tempted to tell you to go ahead and skip what's long been our favorite, the turbo-diesel TDI. That's because for about the same price as the TDI you can have what feels like a much more sophisticated...Read More»

2012 Kia Sedona
Kia Sedona Minivan Won't Return For 2013; 2014 Replacement Likely

If you like what you've been seeing from Kia as of late—we sure do, given the brand's sportier, more youthful look and feel, thanks in part from the design direction of Peter Schreyer and his crew—you might think that there must be a fresher version of the Sedona minivan just around the...Read More»

2012 Scion iQ
Graduation Gift: 2012 Scion iQ Comes With PlayStation Vita

Got a graduate on your shopping list? Not sure what the kids are into these days? Well, one thing's for sure: they all love Sony's PlayStation Vita. The Vita is a new handheld gaming console. Its biggest selling point -- and what really differentiates it from Sony's previous portable models -- is...Read More»

2012 Hyundai Veloster
Six-Month Road Test Hyundai Veloster: Dual-Clutch Differences

The 2012 Hyundai Veloster, as we have it for our first Six-Month Road Test, includes a lot of standout technology for the money. Many of the Veloster's features, whether we're talking about mechanical underpinnings like the direct-injection engine, or its excellent connectivity and infotainment...Read More»

2012 Kia Rio EX
2012 Kia Rio Video Road Test

The Kia Rio has never been a stand-out competitor in the subcompact class, but Kia is looking to change all that. With aggressive new styling, the Rio has been upgraded into the big leagues for 2012. The Rio may be a Korean car, but the designers are European, and the overall design feels very...Read More»

2012 Hyundai Veloster: Six-Month Road Test
Six-Month Road Test Hyundai Veloster: Visibility Challenges

We have nearly 1,000 miles on our six-month road test Hyundai Veloster, and we've come to realize that the stylish exterior has come at the cost of visibility. With the Veloster, it's easy to take one look at this stylish hatchback and deem that Hyundai took the form over function route. That...Read More»

2012 Nissan Armada
2012 Nissan Titan Recalled Again, Along With 2012 Nissan Armada

For the second time in two days, Nissan has issued a recall of the 2012 Nissan Titan pickup. Joining it will be the 2012 Nissan Armada SUV. Yesterday's recall centered around a problem with the Titan's tire placards. Some vehicles were sold with labels that incorrectly listed the pickup's seating...Read More»

2012 Volkswagen Passat
2012 Volkswagen Passat: TheCarConnection's Six-Month Road Test

Our Six-Month Road Test fleet is growing. Just three weeks ago, our first-ever SMRT car, the 2012 Hyundai Veloster, took up light housekeeping at our Portland bureau. This week, the 2012 VW Passat TDI has descended on Atlanta HQ for an extended stay, and we have big plans for the big four-door...Read More»

2011 Nissan Titan
2012 Nissan Titan Recalled For Labeling Problem

Nissan North America has announced a recall of the 2012 Nissan Titan. The recall stems from improper labeling that could cause owners to overload the vehicle. According to a bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, some Nissan Titans were sold with tire placards that...Read More»

2012 BMW 3-Series sedan
Test A BMW 3-Series & Support The U.S. Olympic Team

If you're a fan of luxury cars and the Olympic Games, BMW has devised a way for you to enjoy both at the same time. According the MediaPost, BMW has planned over 300 test-drive events, where shoppers and sports fans alike can put the BMW 3-Series through its paces. For every test drive taken, BMW...Read More»

2012 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
Mitsubishi Gives You The Day Off With A 2012 Outlander Sport (Video)

Spring has sprung, and you're itching to hit the showrooms for some test drives. The only thing standing in your way is this stupid thing called "work". No problem: if play your cards right -- and if you live in the right county -- Mitsubishi will send over a temp to keep your cubicle warm, while...Read More»

2012 Hyundai Veloster: Six-Month Road Test
Six-Month Road Test Hyundai Veloster: The Cars And Coffee Challenge

One of the first tasks we wanted to accomplish during our six-month road test of the 2012 Hyundai Veloster was to see how other car enthusiasts would react to the little Korean hatchback. And what better place to go than Portland's weekly car gathering in Tigard known as Cars and Coffee. It took no...Read More»

2012 Toyota Highlander
GM Lab Explosion, Lexus Supercar, Lambda Recall: Today's Car News

Today at High Gear Media, Lotus posted a rant on Facebook and we learned the cause of the explosion in GM's battery laboratory. We spied the 2014 Maserati Quattroporte and GM recalled the Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse, and GMC Acadia. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car...Read More»

2012 Buick Enclave
2011-2012 Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse, GMC Acadia Recalled

General Motors has issued a recall for 2011 and 2012 models of the Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse, and GMC Acadia. However, the recall is limited to owners in northern states, since it's associated with problems with snow and ice buildup. According to a bulletin from the National Highway Traffic...Read More»

2012 Toyota Prius V
Study: Only About 1 In 3 Hybrid Owners Wants Another Hybrid

With gas prices hovering just under $4 a gallon and fuel-efficient cars selling as fast as Suzanne Collins novels, you'd think that demand for hybrids would be through the roof. And it is -- just not among people who already own hybrids. A new study from Polk Automotive says that when shopping for...Read More»

2012 Volkswagen Passat
2012 Volkswagen Passat & Routan Recalled

Volkswagen fans, we have good news and bad news. The bad news is that Volkswagen has issued a recall for two of its 2012 models -- the Passat and the Routan. The good news is that both recalls are fairly small, affecting less than 200 vehicles all together. The 2012 Passat recall is the bigger of...Read More»

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