Sedans

Driven: 2010 Acura TSX V6
Driven: 2010 Acura TSX V6

Full confession: When I first heard Acura was putting a big, 3.5-liter V-6 into its TSX sport sedan, my response involved a shoulder shrug. That's because the TSX didn't really need it; as we've said in previous drives, with the standard rev-happy 201-hp, 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine (especially...Read More»

2007 Nissan Sentra 4-door Sedan Manual SE-R Spec V Angular Front Exterior View
Great Advice: Why You Should Choose a Nissan Sentra

I recently helped a friend buy a used car. Her 2000 VW Beetle was accumulating too many miles for her to feel comfortable commuting from the East Bay to San Francisco four days a week. She needed reliable transportation, nothing extravagant, and it had to be affordable. Her situation is similar to...Read More»

2011 Infiniti M37
2011 Infiniti M56 - M37: A Luxury Performer Families Can Love

Don’t you just love it when automakers come out with their “all-new” models? I mean, it’s like Christmas Eve and you’re gazing upon all the brightly-wrapped presents under the tree. That’s if you care about the latest and greatest in automotive products. Some...Read More»

2011 Hyundai Sonata
Driven: 2011 Hyundai Sonata

Not too long ago, the Sonata was strictly a follower. Toyota and Honda would introduce a change, or a new feature, and Hyundai would follow. But with the latest 2011 Sonata, Hyundai follows no more—it's actually sprinted out to the front in many respects. In straight-line acceleration and...Read More»

2011 Chrysler 200
2011 Chrysler 200: A Sebring Follow-Up for Families

The news that Chrysler plans to introduce its replacement for the mid-size Sebring sedan – and call it the 2011 Chrysler 200 – should come as no surprise to watchers of the company. But even though the automaker bills the 200 as all-new, it isn’t an all-new platform or reflective...Read More»

2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe
Video: 2011 Cadillac CTS-V Builds Brand, Waltzes Over Wagner

I'm not a huge fan of classical music, but believe it or not, this slave to punk rock music has seen and sat through a few operas -- and liked them. I even saw a Wagnerian opera that didn't make me fall asleep. You know why? It was big, loud, over the top and an aural delight. It had the automotive...Read More»

2011 Hyundai Equus (Korean-market vehicle)
2011 Hyundai Equus: New Player in Luxury Sedan Field

Coming soon – in November, to be specific – the 2011 Hyundai Equus rear-wheel drive luxury sedan is the Korean automaker’s latest example of never-quit pursuit of excellence and gutsy determination. After all, Hyundai is hoping to take on the likes of stalwart and longtime luxury...Read More»

2011 Honda Accord Sedan
In Defense of Strippers Everywhere

Look, we don't know what you do with your spare time. That's your business. If you want to stuff dollars somewhere besides your own bank account, that's your business too. But we love strippers. Strippers have such a bad name, we feel the need to rise to their defense. They aren't just out there...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Cruze (Courtesy: GM)
2011 Chevrolet Cruze Configurator Live, Full Pricing Revealed

We're just five days away from the launch of the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze to retail buyers at GM's Lordstown plant, and today those looking to be among the first in line can get a feel for what sort of options and pricing they can expect thanks to the new configuration tool on Chevrolet's site...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Cruze (Courtesy: GM)
2011 Chevrolet Cruze Packs 36 mpg Into $16,995

Hybrids (and a few diesels) are the gold standard in fuel efficiency these days, but there's still a lot that can be done with a small but punchy four-cylinder engine paired with the occasional turbocharger, and the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze hopes to put a point on that. EPA figures revealed today put...Read More»

2011 Nissan Maxima
2011 Nissan Maxima, Sentra Priced From $30,810 And $15,520

Pricing can be a dicey game as carmakers work to stay competitive while still making money on increasingly high-content models. For 2011, Nissan appears to be playing both ends of the spectrum with the Maxima and Sentra, which start at $30,810 and $15,520 respectively. The Sentra offers a solid...Read More»

2011 Volkswagen Phaeton
Flagship Volkswagen Phaeton Coming Back To The U.S.

Top Volkswagen officials in Europe have confirmed that the next-generation version of the Phaeton large luxury sedan will return to the U.S. Although a facelifted version of the current Phaeton will be released in Europe and China, the next-generation Phaeton is still at least two years away...Read More»

2010 Hyundai Azera 4-door Sedan Limited Angular Front Exterior View
Five Cars That Lose Value Fast

  Korean automakers Hyundai and Kia have made giant strides in recent years.  Some of their 2010 and 2011 cars are among the best they've ever made, and are rated near the top of TheCarConnection's lists for best family sedans and small crossovers. It's showing in their sales numbers--the...Read More»

2010 Mazda6
2011 Mazda6: Better Fuel Economy, New Details

Mazda has released the first official information about the 2011 Mazda6 sedan, and in addition to improved fuel economy the model gets a new look, including new materials inside and new details inside and out. While engine power hasn't changed for 2011—offerings remain either the 170-horsepower...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Cruze
First Drive: 2011 Chevrolet Cruze

After decades of low expectations for affordable compact sedans, the market for plain, stripped-down products is simply withering away. Shoppers might be happy with a small car, but with a new generation and more tech-savvy comes less of a willingness to skimp on everything else. And for some of...Read More»

2011 Volkswagen Jetta
2011 Volkswagen Jetta: First Drive

  The 2011 Volkswagen Jetta will be significantly updated when it shows up at dealers in October, and VW hopes it's more in tune with what American shoppers need in a compact sedan. We drove the Jetta last week in San Francisco, and we've just filed our full review--and like many other reviewers...Read More»

2011 BMW 535i (Euro spec)
2011 BMW 5-Series Earns Top Safety Pick

The 2011 BMW 5-Series sedan has earned a distinction the last-generation four-door never could--it's been named a Top Safety Pick. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has given the new 5er its best possible score, after performing its series of crash tests, tests that are more...Read More»

2011 Kia Optima
Configure The 2011 Kia Optima, Get Estimated Pricing

When we brought you the first images of the new 2011 Kia Optima from the New York Auto Show, it was clear that this sister car to the 2011 Hyundai Sonata was different--in a good way. For Kia especially, the new Optima is an impressive and attractive vehicle set to help move the brand up the ranks...Read More»

2011 Hyunda Elantra (Avante) unveiled in Korea
2011 Hyundai Elantra Unveiled In Korea

Hyundai has been on a roll of late, turning out the fantastic Genesis Sedan and Coupe, following up with the new 2011 Sonata, and today, unveiling the Avante, which will be known here in the U.S. as the 2011 Hyundai Elantra. The new Elantra wears a completely different look from its predecessor...Read More»

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