2014

30 Days of the Mercedes CLA: Going Mobile With Apps
30 Days of the Mercedes CLA: Going Mobile With Apps

We're winding up our 30 days of seat time with the 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 this week. As we drill through another few hundred miles on our $36,320 CLA 250, we're deciding which of its infotainment and connectivity features are must-haves--and which ones we'd control/alt/delete. All of the CLA's...Read More»

30 Days of the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250
30 Days of the Mercedes CLA: Turbo Fours And Dual Clutches

We're winding up our 30 days of seat time with the 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 this week, and as we put another few hundred miles on our $36,320 Cirrus White CLA 250, we're narrowing down the best and worst of its drivetrain. Before we ever drove the CLA 250, its performance numbers set up a loaded...Read More»

2013 Nissan Pathfinder
2013-14 Nissan Pathfinder, 2013 Infiniti JX35, 2014 Infiniti QX60 Recalled For Brake Issue

Nissan has issued a recall for the Nissan Pathfinder, the Infiniti JX35, and the Infiniti QX60. The recall stems from a flaw in the antilock brake system software -- a flaw that could result in an accident. According to a bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the recall...Read More»

2014 Infiniti Q50
2014 Infiniti Q50's New Ad Campaign: Will It Quiet Consumer Reports' Bad Review?

Earlier today, we told you that Consumer Reports refused to recommend the 2014 Infiniti Q50. (Reviewers used the word "dull". Ouch.) As it turns out, however, Infiniti launched a "ground-breaking" ad campaign for the Q50 this morning -- the same morning that the Consumer Reports story broke. A...Read More»

2014 Lexus IS 250 F Sport
Ouch: Consumer Reports Can't Recommend 2014 Lexus IS 250, Infiniti Q50

Critics of Consumer Reports often argue that the magazine is predisposed to rank foreign cars -- specifically those from Japanese automakers -- higher than their competitors from Detroit. If you count yourself in that number, take note, because Consumer Reports has judged two major Japanese models...Read More»

30 Days of the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250
30 Days of the Mercedes CLA: Mega Photo Gallery

We're down to our final ten days with the 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250, as we spend this month sorting out whether it's a true luxury car, how it's changed on its way to the U.S., and how we'd order one. So far, we've spent more than 2,500 miles in it, lapping the East Coast from I-95 to I-85 and...Read More»

2012, 2013, and 2014 Toyota Prius
2014 Toyota Avalon & Prius Pricing Announced

If you're in the market for a new Toyota, listen up, because the automaker has just announced pricing for 2014 models of two popular sedans: the Avalon and the Prius. On the whole, prices for the Avalon will remain flat, with two significant exceptions. The base model XLE will edge up $350...Read More»

2014 Dodge SRT Viper
Contest: Name The Next Dodge SRT Viper Color, Win A Trip To Daytona

If you've got a passion for performance cars and a knack for names, listen up: from now until next Thursday, October 24, Chrysler invites you to name the color of the 2014 Dodge SRT Viper. You don't have to pick the color itself -- Chrysler's already taken care of that. It's the mid-range blue you...Read More»

2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG leaked photos
30 Days of the Mercedes CLA: What Is A Luxury Car Anymore, Anyway?

We're speeding through a month of seat time in the 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250, over more than 2000 miles in a $36,320 Cirrus White example with Sahara beige MB-Tex upholstery and an infotainment system that connects us with Facebook feeds and Yelp reviews, right from the driver's seat. That spray...Read More»

2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
GM Raises Prices On 2014 Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra

If you're looking for a sweet deal on a new pickup truck from Chevrolet or GMC, the pickings just got a bit slimmer. According to AutoNews, GM has raised prices on 2014 models of the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra. In a memo to dealers, GM announced that it was bumping up prices on all versions...Read More»

Chevrolet Spark & Sonic models add Apple's voice-activated Siri software to MyLink
2014 Chevrolet Camaro, Cruze, Equinox, Malibu, SS, Volt Get Siri Eyes Free

A lifetime ago, in June of 2012, Apple announced something of real interest for tech fans: "Eyes Free", which brought the Siri digital assistant to automobiles via a special button on steering wheels. Eyes Free has been slowly rolling out to vehicles from a wide range of automakers. In February, it...Read More»

2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250
30 Days of the Mercedes CLA: How Does Its Quality Measure Up?

October is halfway through, and so is the month we're spending with the 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250, just as it goes on sale in the U.S. The $36,320 CLA 250 in our driveway has racked up nearly 2000 miles so far, as we try to figure out what it does best--and today, whether its initial quality...Read More»

2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG leaked photos
30 Days of the Mercedes CLA: How To Buy One For $31,000--Or More

This month, we're getting a deeper dive with one of the bigger new-car stories of the year. We're spending 30 days with the 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250, just as it goes on sale in the U.S. One of the reasons it's a big story? It's a Mercedes-Benz at a $29,900 base price (not including a $925...Read More»

2014 Chevrolet Malibu
2014 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid Dropped, Replaced By...Malibu

Chevy's mild-hybrid version of the 2014 Malibu has been quietly canceled. Confusingly, while last year's 2013 Chevrolet Malibu Eco was the first of a new-generation Malibu and included eAssist, the GM [NYSE: GM] mild-hybrid system, the 2014 Chevrolet Malibu lineup won't include it now at all. Why?...Read More»

2014 Hyundai Sonata
2014 Hyundai Sonata Gets Facelift, Steering Modes, Updated Navigation

With its more daring design and turbocharged engines, the current generation of the Hyundai Sonata broke through from anonymity the instant it was introduced for the 2010 model year. Not only did it become one of our top picks among mid-size sedans; it also helped give Hyundai a more distinctive...Read More»

2014 Honda Accord Hybrid EX-L
2014 Honda Accord Hybrid Driven: At 50 MPG And $30k, Does It Add Up?

Is the 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid a more compelling vehicle this time around? You might not be aware that this is Honda’s second try at an Accord Hybrid; but as we drove the 2014 Accord Hybrid earlier this month we couldn't help but look back at what didn't work last time—and how...Read More»

2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250
30 Days of the Mercedes CLA: Vs. The Competition

The 2014 Mercedes CLA 250 is the latest arrival in TCC's garage, and for the next 30 days we'll be studying what you get for your $30,000 entry price. To do that, we'll first put the CLA 250 in some better context. There are remarkably few direct competitors to the CLA, and in part, that's on...Read More»

2014 Toyota Corolla LE Eco
2014 Toyota Corolla: 'Marginal' In Critical Frontal Crash Test

The all-new 2014 Toyota Corolla manages to transcend its econo-car roots to some degree—giving us a number of reasons (like a better feature set and much-improved interior) to put it back on compact-car shopping lists. But safety might not be one of those reasons. The Corolla earned a...Read More»

2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG leaked photos
30 Days of the Mercedes CLA: Road Test Revisited

Our October is booked, as far as drive time is concerned: This month, we're putting ourselves into the 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 just as it goes on sale, spending 30 days with it to bring you more details, driving impressions, and information on the new compact four-door. We've just updated our...Read More»

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