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Chrysler Releases Images of the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Chrysler Releases Images of the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee

The launch of the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee--the first Chrysler vehicle to be launched since the company went through bankruptcy in 2009--is soon approaching, and Chrysler has released some pictures and video of the updated SUV. We already know most of the details, including the fact that the 2011...Read More»

2010 Lexus LS 600h L
Recall Alert: Lexus Vehicles Recalled For Steering Problem

Toyota's recall woes continue, this time with a steering-related issue that affects 4,500 vehicles sold in Japan and 7,000 sold in other parts of the world, including 3,800 vehicles sold here. The problem centers around the computer that controls the speed-sensitive steering system. Some drivers...Read More»

2010 Subaru Legacy 3.6R
Recall Alert: 2010 Subaru Legacy and Outback

Subaru has recalled 2010 Subaru Outback and Legacy models due to a faulty transmission cooling hose in the continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT). According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), the hose could crack or split, leading to a leak. If the...Read More»

2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid
Web Site Offers 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid For Half-Price

Want a 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid at a 2011 Ford Fiesta price? Well, on Thursday, you could buy a 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid for under $15,000. That's right. A Web site is claiming to have two 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrids for sale for the price of $14,337. The sale will take place on Thursday, May 20, at...Read More»

2010 Mazda Mazda6
Update: Mazda Dealer That Overcharged Mentally-Disabled Woman Loses Franchise

We've already brought you the tale of Madeline Leonard, the mentally-disabled woman who was overcharged by a Canadian Mazda dealership for a 2010 Mazda 6, when in fact she hadn't even intended on buying a new car. Well, now Mazda of Canada is severing ties with the dealership, Mazda of Orangeville...Read More»

2010 Ford Fusion
Report: Fords Are Least Expensive Cars to Repair

The National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration has just released a report studying the costs of repairs after a collision, and Ford comes out on top as the manufacturer whose cars are the least expensive to repair. According to Motor Trend, the study shows that Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury...Read More»

2011 Ford Fiesta
2011 Ford Fiesta EPA Mileage Officially Certified

The numbers are out on the 2011 Ford Fiesta, as the EPA has finalized the fuel-economy numbers for Ford's new subcompact. When mated to Ford's new "PowerShift" six-speed automatic transmission, the 120-horsepower four-cylinder is EPA-rated at 29 mpg city and 40 mpg highway. When matched to the...Read More»

2010 Dodge Challenger SRT8
Recall Alert: Chrysler Recalls 40,000 Vehicles

Chrysler announced today that it is recalling 40,000 vehicles due to an ignition problem. Affected vehicles include the 2010 Chrysler 300, 2010 Dodge Challenger, 2010 Dodge Charger, 2010 Dodge Ram, 2010 Jeep Grand Cherokee and 2010 Jeep Commander. A wireless ignition node that is used to start the...Read More»

2010 Honda Civic Sedan
Family Car Advice: Don't Talk Numbers With A Salesperson Too Early

A quick bit of advice for car buyers who are shopping this weekend: If you know what you can afford in terms of a monthly payment, don't disclose it to the salesperson too early in the sales process. If you do, the sales person will do whatever he or she can to make sure that's what you pay. He or...Read More»

2010 Toyota Venza
Top Five Baseball Stadiums to Visit

With baseball season in full swing and the summer driving season just around the corner, we thought that it would be a good time to take a look at five stadiums that are worth a look this season. Hop in the family car and take a look at these baseball palaces, as well as five cars to take, one for...Read More»

2010 Honda Accord Sedan
Family Car Compare: 2010 Honda Accord Versus 2010 Toyota Camry

Accord or Camry? Among family car buyers, the debate rages eternal. With the help of our parent site, The Car Connection, we'll attempt to shed a little light on the subject. The Accord and Camry are the heavy-weights of the mid-size segment, and the two continually fight it out for the top sales...Read More»

2011 Hyundai Sonata
News: Top IIHS Safety Picks For 2010 Have Been Released

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has released its top safety picks for 2010, and several family-oriented cars have made the list. The Institute performs four tests to determine how crash-worthy a given vehicle is. There are four ratings standards: Good, acceptable, marginal, and poor...Read More»

2011 Ford C-Max
Ford Will Build Hybrid Version of the C-Max

We've known that Ford's C-Max people-mover will go on sale here by the end of 2011, and now we're hearing that it will be available with both conventional and plug-in hybrids by 2013. Now here's the catch: So far, this announcement only covers Europe. That doesn't mean the hybrid versions won't...Read More»

2010 Mazda Mazda6
Canadian Dealership Overcharges Mentally-Disabled Woman for Used Car

Have you heard the one about the woman who went to the dealership for new tires and came out with a new car? No, it's not a joke, at least not in the case of Madeline Leonard. Leonard took her 2004 Mazda 3 in for new tires at Mazda of Orangeville in Ontario. She walked out with a 2010 Mazda 6, for...Read More»

2011 Buick Regal
Top Five Upcoming Family Cars

2010 is going to be a busy year for new cars, crossovers, SUVs, and trucks, as the industry continues to recover from a horrific 2009. Here's a look at five new or redesigned models that might appeal to modern families. This list is presented in no particular order. 1. 2011 Buick Regal: This new...Read More»

2010 Mazda Mazda6
Family Car Advice: Know What You're Buying

A sad story out of Canada reminds us that paying attention to fine print and fast talk is extremely important when buying a car. Jalopnik has all the sordid details, but the short story is that a mentally-disabled woman in Canada was tricked into buying a car when she went in for routine service...Read More»

2010 Lexus GX 460
Update: 'Don't Buy' Label Lifted From 2010 Lexus GX 460

We've reported before on the 2010 Lexus GX 460 and its recall woes. After it performed poorly in tests by Consumer Reports magazine, the mag slapped it's "don't buy" label on the GX because its antiskid system was slow to kick in under lift-throttle cornering conditions, which meant the risk of...Read More»

2011 Buick Regal
News: All 2011 Buick Regals Will Be Flex-Fuel Capable

Here's an interesting bit of news about Buick's upcoming Regal sedan: All versions of the 2011 Buick Regal will have flex-fuel capability, starting in the fall. For now, the early models available to consumers will have a naturally-aspirated 2.4-liter four-cylinder. In August, a 2.0-liter...Read More»

2010 Mazda Mazda6
Pirelli Working on "Smart" Tire

Could smarter tires translate into safer family cars--and potentially reduce ownership costs? Tiremaker Pirelli is working with Schrader Electronics on its Cyber Tire project (previously Pirelli was working with Brembo and Magnet-Marelli), which is a project aimed at creating a production-ready...Read More»

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