2013

2013 Nissan Sentra: First Drive
2013 Nissan Sentra: First Drive

Nissan's all-new 2013 Sentra has at least one trait in common with the 2012 model it replaces: It simply doesn't leave a very strong impression with you. The outgoing model is a reasonably good compact sedan, and it's sold well; it's just been hard to argue that it provides any particular quality...Read More»

Chevrolet Sonic Dusk concept
Chevrolet Sonic Dusk: Coming Soon To A Showroom Near You

If you're looking for a symbol of the "new", leaner, meaner General Motors -- the company that emerged from bankruptcy in 2009 -- you could find one in the Chevrolet Sonic subcompact. It's well-made, it's affordable, it's fuel-efficient, it's packed with high-tech and safety features, and the Sonic...Read More»

2013 Volkswagen Passat
2012 VW Passat Six-Month Road Test: What's Changed For 2013

While we're wrapping up our Six-Month Road Test of our 2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI, we've already revised and updated our review for the 2013 model year. Not much has changed for the Passat this model year, and with a slew of new family sedans hitting the market, there's some significance to the...Read More»

2013 Chevrolet Volt
2013 Chevrolet Volt Gets Software Update To Avoid Stalling

Like it or not, car tech is changing. And as that technology changes, so does the way that we maintain and service our vehicles. As proof, look no further than a problem currently affecting the 2013 Chevrolet Volt. According to the Detroit News, General Motors has begun contacting owners of the...Read More»

2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid, Los Angeles, August 2012
2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid Video Road Test

Watch out, Toyota Prius--the 2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid is your first real competition. And in many ways, it's the hybrid hatchback we'd prefer to drive every day. Built in Michigan--not sourced locally from California, or even Japan--the C-Max is a tall hatchback that eventually will come in two...Read More»

2013 Ford Fusion
2013 Ford Fusion Video Road Test

The 2013 Ford Fusion is one of the best-looking new cars of the year--but it's more than just a pretty face. It's one of our favorite family sedans, and one of the top-rated vehicles at The Car Connection, too. The first Fusion was a handsome, but maybe less distinctive-looking car, that earned a...Read More»

2013 Cadillac ATS
2013 Cadillac ATS Video Road Test

The BMW 3-Series may be the yardstick by which all sports sedans are judged today, but there's a new tape measure in town--the 2013 Cadillac ATS. Now that we've logged more than a thousand miles in all the different flavors of ATS four-doors--six-cylinders and fours, rear-drivers and...Read More»

2013 Nissan Altima
2013 Nissan Altima Video Road Test

The Nissan Altima is the not only the best-selling car in Nissan's lineup, but it's also the second best-selling family sedan in the U.S. For 2013 it has a new design, revamped powertrains, and a new infotainment system. Will all these upgrades help the Nissan move the Altima to the number-one...Read More»

2013 Jeep Patriot
2011-2012 Jeep Patriot Models Investigated For Stalling Issue

Late-model Jeep Patriot compact crossovers may have an issue with stalling, and federal safety officials are looking into a series of complaints. Earlier this week, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration opened a Defect Investigation on Jeep Patriot utility vehicles from the 2011 and...Read More»

2013 Subaru BRZ and 2013 Scion FR-S
2013 Subaru BRZ Or 2013 Scion FR-S: What’s The Difference?

For enthusiasts looking for a fun-to-drive, capable, and track-worthy sports car, there are a couple of new, very exciting possibilities on the market this year. And whether you’ve just seen your first 2013 Subaru BRZ or 2013 Scion FR-S on the street and merely want to know more, or you...Read More»

2013 Nissan Pathfinder  -  First Drive  -  10/2012
2013 Nissan Pathfinder: First Drive

Have you reshuffled your priorities in a family vehicle over the past few years? Most busy parents have, and those who might have opted for a full-fledged SUV a few years ago probably aren't quite as smitten over the idea of a musclebound off-road truck. Meanwhile, rakish, crossover utility...Read More»

BringGo app, in 2013 Chevrolet Spark
2013 Chevrolet Spark: Is A Smartphone App The Future Of Navigation?

The new 2013 Chevrolet Spark minicar is already one of the lowest-priced models for sale in the U.S. market; and late this year it's going to delight a lot of no-frills shoppers—in being the lowest-priced new car to offer a fully functioning in-dash touch-screen navigation system. In the...Read More»

Corporate and brand loyalty, Q2 of 2012, cropped (from infographic via Experian Automotive)
Toyota Owners Are Most Loyal, But Chevy Sonic Is Top Model

How much do you love your car? Enough to buy another of the same make when it's time to upgrade? Or at least enough to buy another from the same automaker? If you drive a vehicle from the Toyota family -- including Scion and Lexus -- chances are pretty good that your answer to that third question...Read More»

2013 Acura ZDX
2013 Acura ZDX: A Few Changes, Identity Crisis Still Intact

A minor refresh plus a reconfigured feature set are headed to the 2013 Acura ZDX. And then it's history. The slow-selling ZDX, which was never missing beauty and aesthetic charm but always missing a clear purpose, as we saw it, has been whittled down to a single configuration, and Acura announced...Read More»

2013 Nissan Leaf Spy Shots
2013 Nissan Leaf: Future Cars

While the Nissan Leaf electric car hasn't sold as well as hoped, the company is doubling down on its most advanced model. These photos show a prototype for a new, less expensive model of the 2013 Nissan Leaf being tested in Arizona yesterday. The company will start assembling Leaf electric cars in...Read More»

Still from 'Road', an ad for the 2013 Ram 1500
A Tale Of Two Ads For the 2013 Ram 1500: Video

Chrysler has unveiled a new series of ads for the 2013 Ram 1500 pickup. Ordinarily, that wouldn't be such big news, but this is only the second national campaign for the Ram since 2009, when Chrysler spun off the Ram into its own line. What's also interesting is the fact that Chrysler has created...Read More»

2013 Ford Fusion
2013 Ford Fusion and Fusion Hybrid: First Drive

In 2011, it was the minivan segment that reinvented itself. In 2012, crossovers and SUVs witnessed big turnover and a slew of new products. Now in the 2013 model year, the family sedan is witness to at least four new models, almost every one a better vehicle than the mega-seller than preceded it...Read More»

2013 Ford Fusion
Which 2013 Ford Fusion To Buy: 1.6-Liter EcoBoost Or Hybrid?

Picking powertrains used to be simple: straight-six or V-8? But consider the all-new 2013 Ford Fusion mid-size sedan that reaches dealers this fall: It comes with a base 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, or you can pick from a choice of two different smaller, turbocharged EcoBoost fours, in 1.6- and...Read More»

2013 Buick Encore
2013 Buick Encore: Pricing And Features Revealed

The wait is finally over, as the Encore to the three-row Buick Enclave is almost ready for young families everywhere. Revealed back at the Detroit Auto Show, the baby Buick crossover has been priced from $24,950. That price includes standard features like ten airbags, cornering brake control...Read More»

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