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2011 BMW X3 Revealed
2011 BMW X3 Revealed

Cruise any upscale suburban shopping mall and you'll likely notice a lot of luxury crossover SUVs prowling the parking lot. The Lexus RX may be the undisputed sales king, but its spot isn't going unchallenged. The Acura MDX and updated Cadillac SRX are fighting to wrest the crown away, and now it's...Read More»

2011 Ford Edge Sport
Ford To Use Mustang Engine In The 2011 Ford Edge Sport

Ford is breaking out the big guns for the 2011 Edge Sport, by adding one of the engines from the company's Mustang pony-car. Don't get too excited, enthusiasts, because it's not the new 5.0-liter V-8, but rather the 3.7-liter V-6, that's going in the Sport version of the refreshed Edge. That's...Read More»

2011 Ford Fiesta
Ford Says Fiesta Deliveries Will Be Delayed Two Weeks

Ford's Fiesta has been a much-awaited car ever since the company announced that an American version of the subcompact would launch this summer.  Now, some Fiesta buyers will have to wait a little longer to take delivery of their cars, thanks to storm-damaged railroad tracks in Mexico. Thanks to...Read More»

2011 Ford Explorer Leaked?
2011 Ford Explorer To Be Unveiled July 26 in New York City

After a summer of teaser shots and Facebook pages, Ford is finally unveiling the 2011 Explorer to the public in one of the most demanding places on Earth--midtown Manhattan. The next-generation Explorer will be introduced by Ford president and CEO Alan Mulally and Ford TV pitchman Mike Rowe--he of...Read More»

2011 Ford Edge
Ford Will Give Drivers The Choice To Block Some Sync Features For 2011

Manufacturers continue to add newer, more high-tech features to automobiles, and while many of these systems, such as Ford's Sync, have voice-activation to cut down on driver distraction, there's still a chance that all the features that these systems offer could cause drivers to be distracted. Car...Read More»

2011 Ford Explorer Facebook teasers
Want To Win A 2011 Ford Explorer? Sign Up On Facebook

Ford has shown a knack for using social media over the past year or two, starting with the Fiesta Movement that precluded that car's launch. Now, Ford is using Facebook to not only show off the upcoming 2011 Ford Explorer, but to actually give one away. The premise is simple--if Ford gets 30,000...Read More»

2011 Nissan Quest
2011 Nissan Quest Will Debut In LA, Images Released

Toyota and Honda are both launching updated versions of their minivans and now Nissan is following through, with the 2011 Quest. Details are limited at this point, but it appears the Quest will remain front-wheel drive, and it won't change radically under the skin. It should continue to share its...Read More»

2010 Chevrolet Malibu
Rental Car Companies Disclose Personal Data to Government

If you rent a car from Hertz, Avis, Budget, or Advantage, you might want to avoid running any red lights. If you do, and you get caught on camera, your credit card will get charged. The rental companies give your data to a company called American Traffic Solutions. This company runs red-light...Read More»

2010 Subaru Legacy
Recall Alert: Subaru Recalls Nearly 74,000 Vehicles

Subaru has announced a recall of 73,698 2010 Outback and Legacy models due to a potential problem with the steering column. Wiring located in the steering column electrical roll connector could develop stress cracks and break, potentially causing certain electrical components to be unable to...Read More»

2010 Lexus LS 460 L
Report: Lexus Knew About Engine Problems In 2007

Last week, Lexus announced a recall of several models due to problems with engine stalling. Today, reports have surfaced that indicate the company may have known about the problem three years ago. A Chicago Tribune article cites a Reuters piece that claims that Toyota received a report from the...Read More»

2011 Ford Mustang GT 5.0
Top Five Places For A Fast Family Vacation

Here at Family Car Guide, we don't encourage speeding, but we know there are leadfoots out there among our readership, some of whom might be going on road trips this weekend. To those brave souls, we present five states that might be a little more friendly, thanks to our parent site, The Car...Read More»

2010 Lexus LS 460 L
Recall Alert: Lexus LS 460

UPDATE NUMBER 2--Toyota has announced the recall of 138,000 GS, LS, and IS models sold in the U.S. with the 4.6-liter V-8, 5.0-liter V-8, or 3.5-liter V-6. The affected models are model-year 2006, 2007, and 2008. A formal notice will be filed the week of July 5, and Toyota will replace the valve...Read More»

2010 Toyota Camry
Report: Deaths Of Children In Parked Cars Are Rising In 2010

People have long been aware of the dangers of leaving pets locked in cars on hot summer days, but it seems that people are forgetting that young children are just as vulnerable. Twenty-eight children have already died of hyperthermia (the medical term for over-heating) this year, according to one...Read More»

2011 Hyundai Sonata
Video: 2011 Hyundai Sonata Owner Experiences Strange Steering Issue

At least one owner of Hyundai's hot-selling Sonata sedan has a beef with the car's steering. This owner posted a YouTube video of her 2011 Hyundai Sonata pulling to the left after the steering wheel went off center and stayed there, even after the engine was turned off and restarted. She was able...Read More»

2012 Range Rover Evoque
2012 Range Rover Evoque Unveiled

We previewed it yesterday, and now it's here: The Land Rover Range Rover LRX. Wait, scratch that last part--the new crossover is being dubbed the Range Rover Evoque. The Range Rover Evoque crossover was introduced today at a party marking Range Rover's 40th anniversary. Stylistically, this compact...Read More»

Land Rover compact crossover preview sketch
Land Rover Set To Show Off LRX Crossover Tomorrow

While basketball fans may be looking forward to Thursday as the start of free agency, luxury crossover buyers will also have something to look forward to: The unveiling of the Land Rover Ranger Rover LRX crossover. It may not keep the LRX name, and it probably won't keep the 2.0-liter biodiesel...Read More»

2008 Saab 9-4X BioPower Concept
Saab Says It Will Build 9-4X Crossover

Saab may be leaving General Motors' umbrella and joining forces with sports-car maker Spyker, but that doesn't mean it won't go forward with plans to build the Saab 9-4X crossover. The company confirmed this in a release today, although details remain sparse at this point. It does appear that the...Read More»

2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid at 2010 New York Auto Show
Will You Be Able To Buy A 2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid For $20K?

Hyundai is projecting a base price of around $25,000 for its upcoming Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, which launches this fall, but thanks to tax credits, a buyer might be able to pick one up for even less. A federal tax credit on purchases of hybrids that has been in place since 2006 can help buyers save...Read More»

Ford's Curve Control system
Ford Introduces Technology To Guard Against Crashes On Curvy Roads

Ford is introducing a new safety technology that the company says will reduces accidents that occur when drivers take corners too fast while behind the wheel of trucks, SUVs, and crossovers. Dubbed "Curve Control," the technology will reduce engine torque and apply the brakes to slow vehicle speed...Read More»

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