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More Best-Selling Crossovers in 2010
More Best-Selling Crossovers in 2010

Look around on America’s highways and byways and you’ll see them everywhere – crossovers of every make and model, from Spartan to luxury. In fact, crossovers (or CUVs) today bridge the gap from sedan to station wagon. Millions of American families have at least one CUV in the...Read More»

2011 Ford F-150 XLT
Polk: Ford Is Number One In 2010 Owner Loyalty, Kia Most Improved

Ford has won yet another accolade: This past year, its buyers are more loyal than those of any other automaker. Overall, 61.8 percent of Ford owners in the market for a new vehicle traded their vehicle for another vehicle from Ford Motor Company. The Ford brand itself was nearly as high, at 60.1...Read More»

2011 Kia Sorento
2011 Kia Sorento SX AWD: Major League

When Kia redid its Sorento crossover SUV for the 2011 selling season, it took a rather long-in-the-tooth machine and gave it current currency: a swoopy and attractive body, excellent road manners, a luxurious interior and all the accoutrements anyone would want at a fraction of what the competition...Read More»

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee
2010 Sales Stats Are In: A Look At The Winners & The Losers

If you're old enough to read this, you're old enough to remember 2009's slumping auto market. Economists and auto analysts predicted that the U.S. would see a rebound in 2010, but now that the year has drawn to a close, inquiring minds want to know: were the pundits right? Let's take a look. The...Read More»

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Good News: 7 Auto Trends And Headlines We Were Glad To See In 2010

It's the end of another year—in this case, a year when we've slogged through countless recall updates, worrisome issues like driver distraction in the spotlight, and confirmed the demise of several major automotive brands, hundreds of dealerships, and overall, some of the worst-ever economic...Read More»

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Auto Sales Finishing 2010 Strong, But Recovery Will Be Slow In 2011

While the U.S. auto market outlook can hardly be called bullish, sales this past month are pointing to some growth, and some further steps toward a rebound, in 2011. And that rebound still looks quite far away. AutoPacific is anticipating 12.4 million next year, and J.D. Power predicts that U.S...Read More»

2011 Kia Sorento SX
SX Appeal: 2011 Kia Sorento SX Review

Until recently, Kia and sister company Hyundai had a problem: their vehicles offered great value and strong quality, but their dorky looks and design quirks made them easy to ignore. Boy how things have changed. Approaching the Sorento, you first notice the work of former Audi designer Peter...Read More»

2010 Chevrolet Aveo
7 Worst Cars To Gift Anyone, For Any Reason

We are finally at the season of giving once again. A time to reflect on the things we wish we had, then again, it can also be a time for thinking about the things you are thankful you don't have. Funny thing about gifts, most are given with good intentions. Sadly, not all gifts can be a blessing...Read More»

2010 Cadillac SRX
J.D. Power: Fewer Shoppers Avoiding Domestics For Reliability

For Chevrolet, Ford, Kia, and Hyundai, among several other domestic and Korean brands, it looks like perceptions are finally catching up with reality. According to J.D. Power and Associates' 2010 Avoider Study, which focuses on the reasons why shoppers fail to consider—or avoid—a...Read More»

2011 Kia Sorento
2011 Kia Sorento Recalled For Potential Brake Issue

Kia is recalling nearly 7,700 vehicles, all 2011 Kia Sorento models, for a potential issue with the rear brakes. According the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), based on a notice from Kia, rear brake calipers that might not have been properly machined. The affected vehicles...Read More»

Kia storefront on eBay
Kia Gets A Sleek New Storefront On eBay

Remember when auction sites were the hot new thing? When eBay was groundbreaking? When authors around the globe made a pretty penny selling books and pamphlets and CD-ROMs (remember those?) showing you and your grandmother how to make a fortune selling your posessions online? Yeah, it's a distant...Read More»

2011 Kia Forte 5-Door
2011 Kia Forte: Five Doors, Six Gears, 37 MPG

Kia made one very large leap near the front of the crowded small-car class with its Forte family—introduced last year first as a sedan, then as an especially stylish Forte Koup two-door. Now, for 2011, the Forte is back with a couple of very significant changes. The first is a third, all-new...Read More»

2011 Kia Forte Hatchback
Cheap Cars With Big Value: 2011 Kia Forte Five-Door Hatchback

Concluding a week-long series of cheap cars with big value, today’s segment is on the all-new 2011 Kia Forte Five-Door Hatchback. To recap the criteria for consideration: the base price of the car must be less than $20,000 and the car must offer more than expected for the price. 2011 Kia...Read More»

2009 Kia Borrego LX
Hyundai-Kia Shares G20 Spotlight

While world leaders at the G20 summit are discussing the value of Chinese currency and other wide-ranging global banking issues, somewhere in Seoul, South Korea, there will be a contingent of “auto repair supporter teams” to ensure that the transportation needs of the heads of state are...Read More»

2011 Kia Sedona
2011 Kia Sedona: First Look

Minivans are big news for the 2011 model year, with every family wagon offered for sale in America undergoing a transformation. While the Sienna, Odyssey and Chrysler's minivans get more comprehensive renovations, the 2011 Kia Sedona hasn't been left out of the sprucing-up party. The Sedona brings...Read More»

Limited-edition Kia Soul 'Ignition'
Kia Thinks Outside the Box

Quick, what comes to mind when you hear the name, “Kia?” Is it a particular vehicle? Is it an image of a brand? If you’re a baby boomer, you may still regard the Korean brand, corporate sibling of Hyundai (which owns 34 percent of Kia, and the two brands share vehicle platforms...Read More»

2010 Porsche Boxster Spyder
Consumer Reports: GM Improves, Japanese Lead in Reliability

According to its latest survey of more than 1.3 million vehicles owned by readers, Consumer Reports says Toyota and Honda still build the most reliable cars sold in the U.S. The publication notes that General Motors has made big improvements in quality, so much so that its vehicles now rank ahead...Read More»

2009 Mitsubishi Lancer
Insurance Losses Point To Risky Drivers More Than Vehicle Safety

By most indications, a late-model used Mitsubishi Lancer is a good, safe choice. It's earned four and five stars from the federal government in recent model years, and while some of the model line has lacked electronic stability control, it's one of the better-handling small cars—which should...Read More»

2010 Hyundai Tucson
Captivating 2011 Crossovers, Part Two

In part one of Captivating 2011 Crossovers, we covered two from Honda (CR-V and Accord Crosstour), and one each from Ford (the Edge) and MINI (the all-new Countryman, arriving in January 2011). Here, again in no particular order, are a few more too-cute-and-more 2011 crossovers to check out. Note...Read More»

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