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Volkswagen Routan Back for 2011
Volkswagen Routan Back for 2011

Defying some predictions from the rumor mill, the Volkswagen Routan minivan is coming back for the 2011 model year. Since it shares running gear with the Chrysler Town & Country and Dodge Grand Caravan, the 2011 Routan gets similar updates, starting with the upgraded powertrain. This year, the...Read More»

2011 Ford F-150
Ford Recall Covers 2011 Edge, F-150 and MKX

Some versions of the 2011 Ford F-150, Lincoln MKX and Ford Edge are being recalled for a problem with body control modules. Those modules keep check on systems from oil pressure to air conditioning, and in this case, a common module is shared between the front- or all-wheel-drive crossovers and the...Read More»

2006 Honda CR-V EX SE
Recall Roundup: Kia Optima, Honda CR-V Investigated

Two popular family vehicles are being investigated for potential defects that could lead to safety recalls. The Detroit News reports that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is studying whether transmissions in the 2007 Kia Optima, and the electrical systems in the 2006 Honda...Read More»

2011 Chrysler Town & Country
2011 Chrysler Town & Country: First Drive

The usual flurry of new vehicles that comes each year is a confirmed blizzard at Chrysler. Everything's changing, mostly for the better. And though the most dramatic upheavals are taking place inside and outside the 2011 Dodge Charger and Durango, and the 2011 Chrysler 300 and 200 (nee Sebring)...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»

2012 Ford C-Max
2012 Ford C-Max: Preview and Photo Gallery

The 2012 Ford C-Max doesn't show up in Ford dealers until late next year, but this week High Gear Media is going for a test drive in the new seven-passenger MPV in France, as a family-friendly follow-up to the 2010 Paris Auto Show. Ford actually builds two vehicles dubbed C-Max in Europe, but only...Read More»

2011 Hyundai Sonata
2011 Hyundai Sonata: Steering Recall Affects 139,500 Cars

A problem with the steering system in the 2011 Hyundai Sonata has led to an official recall issued this morning by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Earlier this summer, the NHTSA announced it would investigate the Alabama-built four-door for steering failures. In a series...Read More»

2011 Ram Laramie Longhorn
2011 Ram Laramie Longhorn: Brooks Brothers, Meet Dunne

It's the most luxurious Chrysler truck ever built, it shares a name with steak we love, and it looks like it's taken a backstage tour through Gretchen Wilson's wardrobe racks. What exactly are we not supposed to love about the Ram Laramie Longhorn ambling down some unnamed dusty trail for 2011?...Read More»

2011 Ford Explorer
Ford Vs. Chrysler: Two Ways to Launch Cars Via Social Media

Unless you've been living under a boulder--or just don't have Facebook, same difference--you know Ford used social media to launch the new 2011 Explorer. Yup, Facebook. Today, Chrysler took the same route with not one, but four either new or refreshed models. In a huge shift in the industry...Read More»

Oprah and the G6
Updated - Oprah SORT OF Hugs GM, Doesn't Give Away Chevrolet Traverse?

UPDATE: Turns out that Oprah and GM did not end up giving away Chevrolet Traverses today. Instead GM gave a few super fans a road trip in the Traverse to the premier episode of the new season. The fans actually thought they were going to the hotel but instead they drove right on stage. It was...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»

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»

'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»

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 Dodge Avenger
Family Car Advice: Make Sure to Use the Correct Fuel

It may seem like a no-brainer, but with more cars switching over to turbo-powered engines (think Ford's EcoBoost engines), driver's need to pay more attention than ever to what fuel rating their car or truck requires. Generally speaking, there are several choices of octane--87, 89, 91, or 93...Read More»

2010 Chevrolet Malibu
Family Car Advice: How to Research Your Next New-Car Purchase

One piece of advice that every car buyer hears is to "do your research." But what, exactly, does that mean? Well, in this day and age, it means hitting the Internet. Here are three quick strategies to pursue while doing your online shopping. 1. Visit the large review sites: There are tons of Web...Read More»

2010 Honda Civic Sedan
Family Car Advice: Don't Talk Numbers With A Salesperson Too Early

A quick bit of advice for car buyers who are shopping this weekend: If you know what you can afford in terms of a monthly payment, don't disclose it to the salesperson too early in the sales process. If you do, the sales person will do whatever he or she can to make sure that's what you pay. He or...Read More»

2010 Toyota Venza
Top Five Baseball Stadiums to Visit

With baseball season in full swing and the summer driving season just around the corner, we thought that it would be a good time to take a look at five stadiums that are worth a look this season. Hop in the family car and take a look at these baseball palaces, as well as five cars to take, one for...Read More»

2011 Hyundai Sonata
News: Top IIHS Safety Picks For 2010 Have Been Released

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has released its top safety picks for 2010, and several family-oriented cars have made the list. The Institute performs four tests to determine how crash-worthy a given vehicle is. There are four ratings standards: Good, acceptable, marginal, and poor...Read More»

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