2013

2013 Nissan Pathfinder, 2013 Infiniti JX Investigated For Transmission Flaw
2013 Nissan Pathfinder, 2013 Infiniti JX Investigated For Transmission Flaw

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has launched a formal investigation into problems associated with the 2013 Nissan Pathfinder and 2013 Infiniti JX. According to the New York Times, those vehicles may suffer from a transmission flaw that could lead to an accident. NHTSA was tipped...Read More»

2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid
Ford To Lower 2013 C-Max Hybrid Fuel Economy Ratings, Compensate Drivers

For one of the first times in recent history, lowering the mileage numbers on a new vehicle might have a positive affect on how shoppers and owners feel about a vehicle. In this case, the vehicle we're talking about is the 2013 (and 2014) Ford C-Max Hybrid. Ford Motor Company plans to soon...Read More»

2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid
Ford C-Max, Fusion, Lincoln MKZ Hybrids Get More MPGs Via Software Update

Remember those AT&T commercials from the mid-1990s -- the ones that asked, "Have you ever sent someone a fax...from the beach?" They envisioned a future of instant gratification, and many of their predictions have come true. (Except no one sends faxes anymore. Thankfully.) But one thing those...Read More»

2013 Nissan Altima Coupe
Nissan Altima Coupe Discontinued For 2014, No Surprise

The 2013 Nissan Altima Coupe missed the update train when the Altima sedan pulled out of the station for the 2013 model year, and now it has been left behind entirely. Nissan announced its 2014 lineup today, and the Altima Coupe isn't included. While the death of the Altima Coupe might come as a...Read More»

2013 Toyota RAV4
2013 Toyota RAV4: What The 'Poor' Small Overlap Rating Means

In some kinds of frontal crashes, the 2013 Toyota RAV4 might not provide nearly the level of occupant protection as a Honda CR-V or Mitsubishi Outlander Sport. New Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) test results for the RAV4 suggest that although this crossover performs well in other...Read More»

'Body Paint' ad for the Fiat 500 Abarth Cabrio
Fiat 500 Abarth Cabrio Recreated By Nude Women, Because Everyone Is Out Of Ideas

If you don't keep tabs on the advertising world, we have some very cool news: Fiat has unveiled a new ad for the 500 Abarth Cabrio in which the car itself is represented by nude, body-painted, female models! Stop reading here, watch the video clip above, and enjoy your day. On the other hand, if...Read More»

2013 Hyundai Santa Fe
NHTSA Launches Investigation Of 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has launched an investigation of the 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe. According to a summary report posted to the agency's website, NHTSA has been contacted by two Santa Fe owners who say that the right-front axle shafts on their vehicles have failed. Why...Read More»

2013 Audi allroad
30 Days Of Audi Allroad: Gas Mileage Wrap-Up

Many of the vehicles you see reviews for here at The Car Connection have been tested by our editorial team for a week at a time—at least once, and in many cases several times. But we've done something different with the 2013 Audi Allroad—putting it through the paces for a full month. To...Read More»

2013 Nissan NV200
2013 Nissan NV200: First Drive

Small cargo vans might not be the first vehicle you consider when shopping new, but chances are you've gone for a ride in one already--or will soon. The NV200 is new to the U.S. market, but it's been on sale in 40 other countries for some time. If you're a world traveler, you've seen it before. The...Read More»

2013 Audi allroad
30 Days Of Audi Allroad: Five Things We Don't Like

As you spend more time with a car—as we have with the 2013 Audi Allroad in an extended test—you’re not only more likely to see some additional strengths (which we pointed out in this companion post on our five favorite features) but also see a few more of its flaws. And at the...Read More»

2013 Audi allroad
30 Days Of Audi Allroad: Five Favorite Features

One of the big advantages to testing a vehicle out for an extended period—as we're doing in our 30 Days with the Audi Allroad—is that it puts us in a different mindset. We not only get a little more time to put a car through its paces, but also to do more mundane, routine tasks like...Read More»

2013 Audi Allroad
Looking Back: 30 Days Of The 2013 Audi Allroad

We are nearing the end of our month with the 2013 Audi Allroad, and we now find ourselves reflecting on all the adventures we've had in the capable wagon. From finding out that the optional grocery hooks cost $36 a piece--and that's before the $294 cargo net--to taking a closer look at the...Read More»

2013 Audi Allroad
The Worst Accessories--And The Best: 30 Days Of The 2013 Audi Allroad

As we spend our month with the 2013 Audi Allroad, we've tried to think like an Allroad owners, act like an Allroad owners, and really get into how people would use the Allroad in their daily lives. From hauling cargo to taking the Allroad off the beaten path, we've done it all. Many Allroad owners...Read More»

2013 Audi Allroad
Storage And Versatility: 30 Days Of The 2013 Audi Allroad

As we enter our final week with the 2013 Audi Allroad, we took a moment to ask ourselves, what's one of the most defining characteristics of the Allroad? The answer that immediately came to mind is that the Allroad is a wagon. Wagons are useful vehicles with the storage and versatility of many...Read More»

2013 Audi Allroad
The Ultimate Build: 30 Days Of The 2013 Audi Allroad

We're now in the second half of our 30 days with the 2013 Audi Allroad, and we've covered a lot of ground already--we've taken the Allroad off-road, connected to the Internet while on the go, performed a gas-mileage run and worked out the cost of ownership. But what about the ultimate version? What...Read More»

2013 Audi allroad
30 Days Of Audi Allroad: What's It Really Cost To Own?

As you might have gathered through our extended coverage of the 2013 Audi Allroad, we're quite charmed by this rugged, luxurious wagon. It's sensibly sized, very versatile, perky performing, and surprisingly fuel-efficient. And it has us wondering: What if we actually owned this wagon, over the...Read More»

2013 Audi allroad
30 Days Of The Audi Allroad: The Competition

Among family-oriented luxury vehicles, the 2013 Audi Allroad isn't—at least yet—a common choice. Crossover models like the Ford Explorer or Acura MDX certainly are; but if you want just some of the ruggedness of those models, paired with an attitude mode along the lines of a sport...Read More»

2013 Audi allroad
30 Days Of The Audi Allroad: Ride And Handling

After spending a few weeks with a 2013 Audi Allroad, we've grown to appreciate how, from choppy, rutted unpaved access roads to nicely surfaced curving blacktop, this stocky wagon manages to handle surprisingly well, without punishing passengers or transmitting too much road noise into the cabin...Read More»

2013 Audi Allroad
The Trip So Far: 30 Days Of The 2013 Audi Allroad

As we hit the halfway point in our month with the 2013 Audi Allroad, we thought it would be a good time to grab some of our editors together on video for a discussion about our experience so far, and about the Allroad in general. Editorial director Marty Padgett gave us a breakdown on what the...Read More»

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