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Survey: Hyundai, Subaru, Lexus Score High With Dealers
Survey: Hyundai, Subaru, Lexus Score High With Dealers

Each year, thousands of consumers answer surveys about cars and the people who sell them. Those studies -- like the ones we recently mentioned about brand loyalty and the shopping habits of men and women -- can tell us a lot about buyers, but for an insider's look at the auto industry, you need to...Read More»

Lamborghini Gallardo on fire at 2012 Portland Auto Show. Photo credit Lary Coppola.
2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Leaked, 2013 Mazda6 Spied, Lamborghini Fire: Today's Car News

Today at High Gear Media, Murilee Martin reveals his new guilty pleasure while a new study says some people don't care what kind of car they drive. Kansas is considering a new type of tax for electric car owners and there's a new solution for distracted driving. All this and more in today's car...Read More»

Toyota TS030 HYBRID Le Mans prototype
Super Bowl Commercials, Toyota TS030 Hybrid, NASCAR Fusion: Car News Headlines

Today at High Gear Media, Ford unveiled the 2013 Fusion Sprint Cup race car and Toyota revealed the TS030 Hybrid Le Mans prototype. BMW's M division wants its own sports car and muscle car wars are in full swing. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. The Super...Read More»

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Do You Really Care What Car You Drive?

Once upon a time, consumers were fiercely brand-loyal. Many of our parents and grandparents drove Fords or Chevys or Plymouths, and that's all they drove. But as we've seen over the past few years, brand loyalty is becoming a thing of the past -- a fact that's confirmed by new study from Consumer...Read More»

Volkswagen Super Bowl XLV Ad
Super Bowl Should Be A Bonanza For Automakers (Except Kia)

The Super Bowl is one of the biggest advertising events in America, so we'd expect America's biggest advertisers -- namely, the auto industry -- to be front and center during the game. As we've discussed before, spending upwards of $3 million for 30 seconds of advertising is a risky venture, but a...Read More»

2012 Toyota Prius C launch, Detroit Auto Show
2012 Toyota Prius C: 50-MPG Small Hybrid, $19K

Toyota used the occasion of the 2012 Detroit Auto Show to introduce the fourth member of the Prius family: the 2012 Prius C hybrid hatchback. Key attributes of the new small Prius hybrid that may make it a compelling commuter car, or second or third family car, are its 50-mpg combined fuel economy...Read More»

2012 Toyota Prius
Toyota, Lexus Offer Returning Troops A 'Welcome Home' Deal

Thousands of military personnel have recently returned from overseas deployments, and to mark the occasion, Toyota and Lexus are offering America's men and women in uniform special financing on new vehicles for the next several weeks. Cash-back rebates are included in the deal, too. On the Toyota...Read More»

2012 Buick Verano
IIHS Announces More Top Safety Picks

While the news may have gotten lost in the holiday lull, there are a total of 18 newly-announced winners of Top Safety Pick status from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Our previous story covered the high number of family vehicles in the full list of 115 vehicles earning Top...Read More»

2012 Toyota Yaris SE  -  First Drive
2012 Toyota Yaris SE: First Drive

Toyota has the small-car market pretty well covered. In addition to the 2012 Toyota Yaris, there are the Scion xB and iQ models, which share in many places the same showroom and the same sales lot. And that's before even considering the only somewhat larger Matrix (and Corolla), as well as the...Read More»

2013 Toyota Land Cruiser (European model pictured)
2013 Toyota Land Cruiser Gets New Styling, More Features

The Toyota Land Cruiser hasn’t exactly been flying out of showrooms, which is not surprising since the vehicle’s starting price is more than $70k. However, after skipping the 2012 model year Toyota has sweetened its big SUV for 2013, changing up the styling just a bit and adding more...Read More»

2012 Toyota Camry XLE
Family Car Sales 2011: And The Winner Is…

The perennial one-two family sedan sales leaders used to be the Toyota Camry and the Honda Accord, and not always in that order. But as of 2011, things have changed a bit in the top-selling family sedan lineup. Here are the family sedans that finished the year in the top six sales positions...Read More»

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Analysts Predict A Booming Auto Market In 2012 (Except In Europe)

The dust is still settling from 2011, but early figures indicate that the U.S auto market recorded significant growth over 2010. Analysts at Polk Research say that upward trend will continue across much of the globe in 2012 -- though alas, not everywhere. THE WINNERS China: Though some have...Read More»

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Chrysler, Ford, Toyota Score 100% On LGBT Workplace Equality (Updated)

UPDATED: One of our contacts at GM wrote in with a couple of important clarifications. See the note below. The Human Rights Campaign is America's largest advocacy group for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender rights, and for ten years, the organization has been ranking companies on their...Read More»

2012 Toyota Camry XLE
2012 Toyota Camry Earns Consumer Reports ‘Recommended’ Status

In the mid-size family sedan category, it’s a high-stakes game with 18 models competing for dominance, including three hybrid versions of their gasoline-only counterparts. One of the perennial family car favorites, the Toyota Camry, has even more going for it with the redesigned 2012 Camry...Read More»

2013 Buick Encore Teaser
2013 Prius C, 2013 Buick Encore Teased, Ethanol Subsidies: Today's Car News

Today at High Gear Media, the Prius Cup is heading to the race track and the Prius C is on sale in Japan. Toyota honors the GT 86's ancestors and the Dodge Caliber is dead. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection Buick has released another piece of the 2013 Encore...Read More»

2012 Toyota Prius
2012 Toyota Prius Liftback & 2012 RAV4: Pricing Announced

If you're looking to buy a new Toyota in the near future, listen up. The automaker has just announced 2012 pricing for two of its more popular models, the Prius Liftback and the RAV4. The Toyota Prius Liftback is, of course, the matriarch of the Prius family, which recently grew to include the...Read More»

2012 Toyota Camry XLE
Family Vehicles Dominate IIHS 2012 Top Safety Pick Awards

With the record number of 115 vehicles winning 2012 Top Safety Pick status from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), there’s good news for consumers and families looking for the safest vehicles to buy. Among the list of winners, all but seven can arguably be classified as family...Read More»

2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid
Safety Counts: IIHS Names 115 Top Vehicle Picks For 2012

Not too long ago, safety ratings were details that only the most meticulous (and safety-minded) new-car shoppers paid attention to. But today, shoppers expect top safety as a given; frankly, it’s the price of entry for a family vehicle. And for 2012, those new priorities are showing: There...Read More»

2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid, production model
Toyota 'Shareathon' Offers Shoppers Up To $1,000 Cash: Video

If you're planning to buy or lease a new Toyota before January 3, 2012, listen up, because Toyota is offering you the chance to nab up to $1,000 through its annual "Shareathon" promotion. Shareathon is part of Toyota's year-end sales event, better known as Toyotathon. Here's how the promo works: 1...Read More»

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