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Family Car Compare: 2010 Ford Taurus Vs. 2010 Chevrolet Impala
Family Car Compare: 2010 Ford Taurus Vs. 2010 Chevrolet Impala

  Welcome to another edition of family car compare, where we stack up two competing models and see how they compare to each other, using the models' ratings from our parent site, The Car Connection. Today, we're pairing the 2010 Ford Taurus and 2010 Chevrolet Impala. At first glance, the two might...Read More»

2010 Kia Forte
Family Car Advice: Beware The Bikers

Maybe I am more aware of these kind of things because I just bought a bicycle myself, but motorists need to be aware of bicyclists, especially in urban and suburban areas. For a variety of reasons--a down economy, "green" image concerns, and exercise--more people are riding bikes both as part of...Read More»

2010 Mazda Mazda5
Top Five: Ways To De-Stress On A Road Trip

In honor of today's post about parents using music to relax on road trips, I'd like to present my own top five ways to relax and de-stress when spending a lot of time behind the wheel. Without further ado: 1. Music: I agree with those who need music to relax while spending hours on the highway. I...Read More»

2010 Lexus HS 250h
Recall Alert: Lexus Recalls All HS 250h Hybrids

Lexus is voluntarily recalling all 17,000 of the 2010 Lexus HS 250h hybrids it has sold, due to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) testing that showed excessive fuel leakage after a rear-end collision. The company has also halted sales until the problem can be remedied. The test...Read More»

2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid
Report: Hyundai Planning Dedicated Hybrid

Hyundai already has a Sonata Hybrid on the way, and now reports are surfacing that the company is planning a dedicated hybrid model that will have its own platform. The target date for this dedicated hybrid is 2012, with a plug-in model to follow for 2013. Powertrain details are sketchy, but it...Read More»

2010 Chevrolet Malibu
Survey: Parents Need Music To Make Long Trips Easier

Used-car retailer Carmax recently commissioned a study asking parents what they could not live without on a long family road trip, and the top answer was music. The poll asked 500 parents of children aged 3 to 15 what they could not live without on a long trip, and 46 percent said they needed tunes...Read More»

2011 Honda Accord Sedan
Honda Unveils Updated 2011 Accord

Honda last redesigned its Accord mid-size coupe and sedan in 2008, so it's not surprising that the company is giving the Accord a mid-cycle refresh. The changes are mostly minor, but they're newsworthy nonetheless. The exterior and interior both receive styling tweaks, to go along with a new SE...Read More»

2011 Hyundai Equus
Hyundai Equus and Genesis To Get 5.0-liter Tau V-8

Hyundai has already announced that the Equus sedan will be coming to our shores, and now the company is saying that it will be available with a bigger version of the corporate Tau V-8, which will displace 5.0 liters and make 429 horsepower. Oh yeah, and the Genesis sedan will get the larger V-8 as...Read More»

2012 Hyundai Wagon spy shots
Is A Hyundai Sonata Wagon In The Works?

Hyundai's 2011 Sonata sedan has been an unqualified success so far. With a turbo version and a hybrid version on the way, Hyundai may be looking to strengthen its position in the mid-size marketplace even further. Adding a wagon to the lineup would be one way to do that, and Hyundai appears to be...Read More»

2011 Subaru Impreza WRX
Subaru Announces Prices For 2011 Impreza

Last week, Subaru announced the pricing details for its 2011 Impreza. Starting at $17,495, the Impreza has several trim levels: 2.5i, 2.5i  Premium, Impreza Outback Sport, Impreza WRX, and WRX STI. The 2.5i starts at $17,495, with five-door versions at $17,995. Stepping up to the Premium brings...Read More»

2010 Volvo C30
Recall Alert: Volvo C30, S40, and V50

Volvo has issued a small recall today concerning its C30, S40N, and V50 models. An improperly tightened gearshift lever stud assembly is the reason, and the recall affects 536 2010 and 2011 models that have 6-speed manual transmissions. If the assembly comes loose, it may not be possible for the...Read More»

Tesla Model S Sedan
Tesla Outlines Safety Goals For Model S

Tesla is moving forward with its Model S sedan, and it has set some strong goals for the car when it comes to safety. The company has set a lofty goal for the Model S to achieve. Tesla wants the car to earn the federal government's five-star safety rating. Five-star ratings aren't easy to achieve...Read More»

2011 Volkswagen Jetta
2011 Volkswagen Jetta Details Revealed

For those who have Teutonic tastes in family cars, Volkswagen has just unveiled its new 2011 Jetta. We already previewed the new Jetta, but now the official numbers have been released. The new car grows 3.5 inches, to 182.7 inches in overall length. Taller passengers will appreciated the gain in...Read More»

'How Drunk Am I?' iPhone app
Are Arguing Kids in the Car More Dangerous Than Drunk Drivers?

Could fights between your brood be causing you to be more likely to have an accident? An article on British car Web site Whatcar is citing a report by the Transport Research Laboratory for insurance company Direct Line that suggests arguing children can be such a distraction for drivers, that it's...Read More»

2011 Volkswagen Jetta
New 2011 Volkswagen Jetta Unveiled

The official U.S. unveiling happens tomorrow, but we've got an advance look at the next Volkswagen Jetta, thanks to AutoExpress.  The 2011 Volkswagen Jetta won't be based on the Golf hatchback--it's moving to its own platform. Taking a few design cues from the NCC Concept that Volkswagen showed in...Read More»

2010 Infiniti G37 Sedan
Family Car Advice: Use Your Mirrors

I've been on the road this past week, and while out on the highways and byways, I've noticed something about driver behavior. It's not exactly a revelation, but it bears repeating: Too many people don't check their mirrors when driving. Over the past few days, I've seen several drivers carelessly...Read More»

2010  Volkswagen Jetta
Volkswagen Launches Teaser Web Site For Upcoming Jetta

Volkswagen has joined the social-media bandwagon. The company has set up a Web site on which it will unveil its next Jetta on June 15. The site doesn't show a ton of information. As of now, the site simply shows a car that's under wraps, a countdown clock, the date and time of the unveil, and a...Read More»

2010 Ford Taurus SHO
Ford to Include Google Maps With Sync

As if in-car navigation systems haven't hurt the makers of printed maps enough, here comes another news item that might make cartographers everywhere nervous. Ford is about to release a new application for its Sync multimedia system that might make the printed map less necessary than ever. Drivers...Read More»

2010 Cadillac CTS Wagon 5dr Wagon 3.6L Premium RWD Angular Front Exterior View
What Are Your Favorite Sedans-Turned-Wagons?

Already popular on the other side of the Atlantic, sport wagons have been gaining attention here on U.S. soil in recent years. With attractive styling and agressive performance and handling, the wagon can shed its traditional "family vacation" image and begin to attract enthusiasts. But, why bother...Read More»

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