2014

2013-2014 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid, 2009-2011 Tiguan Recalled For Powertrain & Electrical Flaws
2013-2014 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid, 2009-2011 Tiguan Recalled For Powertrain & Electrical Flaws

Volkswagen has issued unrelated recalls for the 2013-2014 Jetta Hybrid and the 2009-2011 Tiguan. The former suffers from a problem with its gearbox, which could cause the Jetta to stall in traffic. The latter has a problem with one of its fuses that could cause the Tiguan's exterior lights to go...Read More»

2014 Toyota Tacoma
2013-2014 Toyota Tacoma Pickup Recalled For Engine Flaw

Toyota has issued a recall for select 2013 and 2014 models of its popular Tacoma pickup. According to a bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, some of those vehicles may suffer from an engine flaw that could cause the Tacoma to stall in traffic -- or worse. The problem...Read More»

2014 Honda Civic
2014 Honda Civic Gets The Hint, Makes Smartphones Central To The Driving Experience (Video)

There's a three-way battle underway, with each party vying for control of your dashboard. The first contenders are companies like Garmin and TomTom -- device-makers that built their reputations on simple, effective, portable tools for navigation. These folks are clearly on the losing end of the...Read More»

2014 Lincoln MKZ
2013-2014 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid Recalled For Transmission Flaw

Hot on the heels of yesterday's twin recalls of the 2013 Ford Escape, Ford Motor Company has issued a new recall for 2013 and 2014 models of the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid. According to Detroit News, the sedan suffers from a problem with its transmission, which could allow the vehicle to roll after being...Read More»

2014 Maserati Ghibli
Italian Safety Stallion: Maserati Ghibli Aces IIHS Tests

The 2014 Ghibli is the first Maserati ever to be run through one of the major U.S. crash-test systems. And now in its first set of tests—from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)—it's been named a Top Safety Pick. It's unusual for a couple of reasons. One of them is that...Read More»

2014 MINI Cooper S
2014 MINI Cooper Preview

The 2014 MINI Cooper, the third generation of BMW’s modern take on the classic Issigonis design, has been revealed today ahead of its Los Angeles Auto Show debut on Wednesday and market launch in March 2014. Only this three-door 'Hardtop' variant is new for the 2014 model year. Other...Read More»

2014 Chevrolet Malibu
2013-2014 Chevrolet Malibu Recalled For A/C Software & Electrical Problems

General Motors has issued two recalls for the Chevrolet Malibu -- one for the 2013 model, another for the 2014 model. Together, the unrelated actions affect over 60,000 vehicles in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. 2014 CHEVROLET MALIBU The recall of the 2014 Chevrolet Malibu stems from a problem with...Read More»

2014 Subaru Forester 2.0 XT
Subaru Forester: The Car Connection's Best Car To Buy 2014

The Car Connection's Best Car to Buy for this year is the 2014 Subaru Forester. The Forester earned a TCC Rating (our composite that factors in Styling, Performance, Comfort, Safety, and Features) of 8.4 out of 10—making it one of our top-rated all-new or redesigned vehicles that didn't...Read More»

2014 Mazda Mazda3 s Grand Touring  -  First Drive
2014 Mazda 3: First Drive

If you enjoy driving, yet need a practical, economical small car, you'd be foolish not to include the 2014 Mazda 3on your shortlist. After spending time with several versions of the new 3, in Atlanta and Portland, we can't help but gush about its beautiful shape, its eye-catching sheetmetal, the...Read More»

2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee
2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Recalled For Electrical & Software Flaws

Chrysler is recalling 2014 models of the Jeep Grand Cherokee -- specifically, those vehicles manufactured between January 8, 2013 and August 20, 2013. The recall stems from unrelated problems with the Grand Cherokee's software and electrical wiring. Combined, the two flaws could wreak havoc on the...Read More»

2014 Jeep Patriot Latitude
2014 Jeep Patriot Latitude: Does It Drive Better Without the CVT?

The answer, in a word, is 'yes.' Yes, the 2014 Jeep Patriot does drive better with the new six-speed automatic transmission than it ever did with the continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) that it's been saddled with ever since its launch for 2007. Yes, the Patriot drives better than it...Read More»

2014 Volvo XC90
2014 Volvo XC90: After All These Years, Still A Top Safety Achiever

As of 2014, the Volvo XC90 crossover has been on the market for a dozen years; and its structure hasn't seen any extensive reengineering during that time. Yet the 2014 Volvo XC90 managed a top-tier performance in the tough new Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) small overlap frontal...Read More»

2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250
30 Days of the Mercedes CLA: It's A Wrap

It's the end of an era--well, not so much as the end of our 30 Days with the 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250. We're calling it a wrap today, after spending October with the first front-drive Mercedes-Benz sold in America. Over the past month, we've driven the CLA thousands of miles to find out if the...Read More»

2014 Chevrolet Camaro SS
2013-2014 Chevrolet Camaro Recalled For Missing Airbag Labels

General Motors has issued a recall for 2013 and 2014 models of the Chevrolet Camaro -- specifically, the Camaro Coupe. The recall affects 18,941 vehicles manufactured between June 9, 2013 and September 6, 2013. If you own one of those vehicles, though, there's no reason to panic. Unlike other...Read More»

2014 Jeep Cherokee
Jeep Cherokee, Washington Redskins: Should Both Names Be Retired?

Since the 1960s, university students have vigorously debated the politics of identity: what does it "mean" to be a woman? Is there an "authentic" African American experience? Which parts of LGBT culture have been "appropriated" by the hegemony? Scare quotes have proliferated. Critics dismiss such...Read More»

2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250
30 Days of the Mercedes CLA: Gas Mileage

We're at the end of our 30 days of seat time with the 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250, and before we wrap things up tomorrow, it's time to report on the gas mileage we accrued over the past few weeks. We measured the CLA's fuel economy over a total of 1,774 miles, topping it off and checking tire...Read More»

2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG
30 Days of the Mercedes CLA: Fresh Eyes

We're winding up our 30 days of seat time with the 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 this week. While we wrap up our month-long driving experience, I've asked High Gear Media's trio of senior editors to kick in their thoughts on how the CLA fits its many missions--from a mainstream price point, from a...Read More»

2014 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid
2014 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid: Pricing Undercuts Toyota Highlander Hybrid

Nissan has put a price on its all-new 2014 Pathfinder Hybrid. And while the Pathfinder Hybrid likely won’t quite match the Toyota Highlander Hybrid for fuel efficiency, Nissan has smartly priced this model below that rival. The 2014 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid starts at $35,970, for the...Read More»

2014 BMW 2-Series Coupe
2014 BMW 2-Series Coupe: Official Details, Pricing, Pictures

What replaces BMW’s entry-level Coupe and Convertible, the 1-Series? That would be the all-new 2014 2-Series; and BMW has all at once confirmed some key information and details about it, released plenty of pictures, and even set the basics around pricing—all for a vehicle that...Read More»

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