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2012 Acura TSX: For A Few Dollars More
2012 Acura TSX: For A Few Dollars More

Quiet confidence. It's one of the many traits that impressed when we tested the 2011 Acura TSX sedan and counterpart 2011 Acura TSX Sport Wagon. It also helped that Acura designers dialed down the controversial grille to Dull Roar. For 2012, the mug doesn't shrink further and neither does the...Read More»

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Love FamilyCarGuide? Check Us Out On Flipboard Via Your iPad

Attention fans of FamilyCarGuide: Do you obsess over the latest minivan ratings? What about national Brake Safety Awareness Week? Or are you just taking your time in making a smart vehicle choice? We know you are constantly checking your iPad for the latest news and reviews on the redesigned site...Read More»

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6 Tips For A Perfectly Pet-Friendly Vacation

Normally, the staff at High Gear Media write in the "royal we", but occasionally we offer suggestions from a very personal perspective. This is one of those times. A couple of months ago, as summer arrived, I put together a checklist of things to consider before taking a vacation with your pets. Of...Read More»

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Best Family Cars for First-Time Dads

So you're going to be a first-time dad. Mazel tov! To say your life will change is a monumental understatement, and it extends beyond kid-friendly furniture and converting your home office into a nursery. There's the matter of what's parked in your driveway. You don't get to put a sidecar on your...Read More»

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Is The Hatchback Suddenly Popular Again? #YouTellUs

When people think of family vehicles thoughts seem to turn to minivans and crossovers, but what about the hatchback? These versatile vehicles have more cargo room than sedans with similar fuel economy. With gas prices rising is seems consumers are starting to realize the benefits of hatchbacks...Read More»

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Which 3-Row Crossover Is Best: 2011 Dodge Durango Vs. 2011 Ford Explorer #YouTellUs

Today it's the clash of the three-row CUV titans, the 2011 Dodge Durango versus the 2011 Ford Explorer. Both of these family-friendly vehicles offer lots of space and technology, but only one can win. When looking at the numbers, the new Ford Explorer has the Dodge Durango beat in nearly all...Read More»

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Red Light Cameras: Increased Safety Or Just Increased Revenue? #YouTellUs

Are red-light cameras really installed with the intent of encouraging safe driving? Some say yes, while others feel the electronic boxes are merely installed in an attempt to generate revenue. A recent study performed by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) found that two-thirds of the...Read More»

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Is The 2011 Hyundai Sonata Design Too Bold? #YouTellUs

The midsize sedan market isn't the most exciting class of vehicles. But Hyundai decided excitement is exactly what the midsize sedan market needed when designing the 2011 Sonata. Hyundai has put a very dramatically-styled midsize sedan into the marketplace, and so far consumers seem to love it. The...Read More»

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What's Your Favorite Minivan Substitute? #YouTellUs

Minivans aren't cool. Swagger Wagon or not, the people movers have soccer-mom street cred, and little else. Still, families need people movers with space and utility. We've given you some options in our picks for family-friendly vehicles without sliding side doors, but maybe you're thinking...Read More»

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Ford Makes Driving Safer With Bolder Fonts

When it comes to maker safer vehicles, most of us ponder the big things. We like to see driving aids, such as Electronic Stability Control and ant-lock brakes. We count the number of airbags a car has, and put an emphasis on things like crash testing to improve accident survivability. Ford’s...Read More»

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2011 Dodge, Jeep, Chrysler Vehicles Recalled For Steering Issue

Chrysler is recalling over 11,000 vehicles, from more than ten model lines, for a suspected safety flaw related to the steering. According to documents filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), some vehicles may have been assembled with an incorrectly installed...Read More»

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Welcome To The New FamilyCarGuide!

We're very proud to show off our newest creation at High Gear Media, the new face of Family Car Guide. We think the latest version of the site makes it easy for readers to research their next vehicle, to keep up on the latest family-car news, and to get new car reviews created just for families...Read More»

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Latest Safety Stats: New SUVs Are Safer Than Sedans

Is your family safer and more secure in a sedan or an SUV? For years, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has advised that the safest vehicle choice is a vehicle that's moderately heavy yet low—like a medium to large sedan. But based on the latest findings from the IIHS, that...Read More»

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Ford's 2012 C-Max Product Lineup Loses A Minivan

If you fell in love with compact C-Max minivan and were counting down the days until you could buy one from your local Ford dealer, we’ve got good news and bad news. First the bad news: Ford has killed plans to sell the three-row, seven-passenger C-Max in the United States, citing an...Read More»

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New Comments For FamilyCarGuide

FamilyCarGuide is christening a new comments system today, to make it easier for you to discuss it with other readers. We at High Gear Media looked around at ways to improve our own comments, and scanned the competition for the latest, greatest features. We think we've brought you all of the best...Read More»

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2011 Chevrolet Volt: Top Safety Ratings From Both U.S. Agencies

General Motors' [NYSE: GM] breakthrough Chevrolet Volt might be one of your safest family-car choices as well as one of the cleanest, greenest choices. The 2011 Volt has achieved an Overall Rating of five stars—including five stars for side impact and five stars for rollover—in the...Read More»

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2001 - 2003 Prius Hybrids Recalled By Toyota

Toyota has announced a voluntary safety recall of 2001 to 2003 Prius models worldwide, including some 52,000 in the United States. At issue are the electric power steering pinion shaft attachment nuts, which can loosen over time if the steering wheel is repeatedly and forcefully turned to the...Read More»

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Jeep Wrangler Airbag Issue Prompts NHTSA Investigation

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is following up on 29 consumer complaints relating to airbag issues on 2007 and 2008 model year Jeep Wranglers. Affected by the investigation are: 2007 – 2008 Jeep Wrangler 4x2 two-door models 2007 – 2008 Jeep Wrangler 4x4 two-door...Read More»

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NHTSA Investigates Nissan Altima Brake System

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is looking into reports that master cylinder assemblies on some 2007 and 2008 Altima models may leak brake fluid, prompting a dashboard warning light and an eventual reduction in braking ability. The investigation stems from 20 consumer complaints...Read More»

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