2013

Chevrolet Volt Takes Top Honors In Owner-Satisfaction Survey
Chevrolet Volt Takes Top Honors In Owner-Satisfaction Survey

Consumer Reports has released its annual Owner-Satisfaction survey, and for the second year in a row, top honors went to the Chevrolet Volt. The findings are based on responses to the Consumer Reports Annual Auto Survey, which polls car owners across the U.S. The data was fielded by the Consumer...Read More»

2013 Honda Civic
2013 Honda Civic, Karma Production, Mazda6 Diesel: Today's Car News

Honda is releasing a heavily-revised version of its best-selling Civic compact, in response to criticism of its 2012 update. The new Civic models feature more content, revised styling (on sedan versions) and a cabin that is both quieter and more refined than that of the current version. Fisker has...Read More»

2013 Honda Civic
2013 Honda Civic: More Value, Less Noise, And Much More Appeal

Earlier this month we gave you a first glimpse of a significantly refreshed 2013 Honda Civic. Now at the Los Angeles Auto Show Honda has pulled the wraps entirely off the new Civic just as it begins reaching dealerships—this week—and there are some surprises that, from first glance...Read More»

2013 Hyundai Santa Fe (three-row)  -  2012 Los Angeles Auto Show
2013 Hyundai Santa Fe: LA Auto Show Live Shots

Bigger is better, right? If that’s what you think, especially regarding sensible family vehicles, Hyundai may have saved the best of its all-new 2013 Santa Fe lineup for last. At the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show, Hyundai officially pulled the wraps off the three-row versions of the new Santa Fe...Read More»

2013 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 10th Anniversary Edition
2013 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 10th Anniversary Edition Debuts

If you're a Jeep fan, you probably know all about the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon. The special edition Wrangler is named for one of the world's most celebrated, brutal, off-road courses, and it lives up to that name with a combination of ruggedness and style. The 10th anniversary Rubicon is available in...Read More»

2013 Chrysler Town & Country S
2013 Chrysler Town & Country S Preview: 2013 LA Auto Show

Chrysler is expanding the S family of models with a Town & Country version, which will make its debut this week at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show. With a clean, distinctive look, the S trim gives the people mover a more modern design with small styling adjustments. The exterior of the Town...Read More»

2013 Ford Focus
2013 Ford Focus: Five Stars, And One Of The Safest Compact Cars

The 2013 Ford Focus has earned an excellent five-star score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)—which, when factored together with its Top Safety Pick designation from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), ranks it soundly in the top tier for U.S...Read More»

2013 Chevrolet Volt
2013 Chevrolet Volt Video Road Test

Is the Chevy Volt the electric car of the future, or just another stop-gap hybrid along the way to pure EVs? We take a look in our video road test. How does the Volt work? Chevrolet calls the Volt an extended-range electric car. That's because it actually gets its power at the wheels from a 16.5...Read More»

2013 Ford Fusion
Win A 2013 Ford Fusion Or 2013 Ford Escape In The Winter Vehicle Giveaway

Like it or not, shopping season is upon us. Before Thursday's tables have even been cleared, many bargain-hunters will leave the comfort of their homes and line up for Thanksgiving Day sales at malls and big-box stores across the country. But if you're looking for a truly special gift, and you're...Read More»

2013 Honda Crosstour
2013 Honda Crosstour Preview

Honda previewed updates to the Crosstour Crossover back at the 2012 New York Auto Show in April, and now the updates have become official. With better fuel efficiency, more power, and tweaked styling Honda is hoping to nab a larger piece of the crossover market. Up front Honda has tweaked the...Read More»

2013 Jeep Patriot Freedom Edition
2013 Jeep Patriot Freedom Edition Gives To Military Charities

Chrysler has debuted a new, special edition of its Jeep Patriot SUV: the 2013 Jeep Patriot Freedom edition. The announcement came yesterday, while many Americans were observing Veterans Day. The timing isn't coincidental: like the Jeep Wrangler Freedom edition, the Patriot Freedom is billed as "a...Read More»

2013 Ford Mustang
2013 Ford Mustang Video Road Test

The Ford Mustang is one of the classic muscle cars, and it's the longest-running one, too. It seems like there's a Mustang for everyone, from a fuel-efficient V-6 version, to the V-8 GT and track-ready Boss 302--all the way up to the beastly Shelby GT500. In our video road test we show you one of...Read More»

2013 Honda Accord Sport
2013 Honda Accord Video Road Test

The Honda Accord sedan has been one of the best-selling cars in America for decades. But it's fallen behind the Nissan Altima and Ford Fusion--so Honda's hitting back this year with new powertrains, new styling, and new technology. The question--is it enough to elbow those great new sedans aside?...Read More»

2013 Honda Civic
2013 Honda Civic: First Photos, New Accord-Influenced Look

In advance of its debut at the Los Angeles Auto Showlater this month, Honda has released a couple of photos that give a first glimpse of the changes to be made to the Civic compact sedan lineup for 2013. These initial pictures—only a couple of exterior shots—show that the new Civic...Read More»

Pandora audio streaming  -  in 2012 Hyundai Veloster
2012 Hyundai Veloster Six-Month Road Test: Pandora Audio Streaming

Over the time we've had our High Gear Media long-term Hyundai Veloster test car, we've enjoyed a whole suite of entertainment services that aren't typically wrapped into a vehicle that has a bottom-line sticker of just $22,645. One of them is the capability to stream Pandora Internet Radio from an...Read More»

2013 Ford Escape
2013 Ford Escape Video Road Test

The Ford Escape is new for 2013, and this time, it's no carryover crossover SUV. It's more like a sporty hatchback with great handling and turbo power. But is that what you need? We take a look in our latest video road test. Take one look at the new Escape and you'd hardly recognize it. Gone is the...Read More»

2012 Honda CR-V
2013 Honda CR-V Video Road Test

If you like your crossover to have lots of space and great gas mileage no matter which version you buy, the Honda CR-V might be for you. But what about if you want a crossover that is fun to drive? We take a look at the 2013 Honda CR-V and see how it stacks up against the new competition in our...Read More»

2013 Toyota Avalon
2013 Toyota Avalon: First Drive

Youthful readers: This is your father's Avalon. There's nothing shameful or denigrating about this declaration. If you're old enough to be shopping for an Avalon, you might recall that Olds once advertised its products as “not your father's Oldsmobile.” After going after the grandpas...Read More»

2013 BMW X1
2013 BMW X1 Video First Drive

When it finally lands on U.S. shores this winter, the BMW X1 will have maneuvered itself into a tight parking spot--wedged narrowly between the most feature-rich mass-market crossovers, and BMW's own more practical, more expensive X3 ute. The X1's been on sale for a few years around the world, but...Read More»

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