Wagons

2011 Ford Transit Connect: Dressed-Up For Family Duty
2011 Ford Transit Connect: Dressed-Up For Family Duty

So far, Ford has focused on commercial customers—electricians, plumbers, flower shops, and the like—for its Transit Connect. But there's a lot of potential in the Transit Connect's package for family use as well. For that, at the Los Angeles Auto Show this past week, Ford revealed a new...Read More»

TCC Best Car to Buy 2011
TCC's Best Car to Buy 2011 Nominees: Sedans and Wagons

Work trucks aside, the heart of the U.S. new-car market is for sedans, hatchbacks and wagons under $50,000. TheCarConnection's Best Car to Buy 2011 award will pick one vehicle from among the 40 new or significantly revised cars, crossovers, SUVs and minivans to hit the road this model year. And for...Read More»

2012 Ford Focus Five-Door
Sport Packages Amp Up 2012 Ford Focus

The 2012 Ford Focus might be one of the most eagerly awaited new small cars in a long while--particularly the 240-hp Focus ST--and Ford is upping the handling anticipation with the announcement of handling packages for the top two Focus trim lines. The automaker says both the Focus SE and the...Read More»

2011 Honda Odyssey Touring
First Drive: 2011 Honda Odyssey

Minivans are great for family duty, but their appliance-like ubiquity has come to be detested by certain types of parents. Of course, most of these people who reject simply reject minivans, and probably mutter something about how they wouldn't be caught dead in one, probably don't know that most...Read More»

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Cadillac ATS Confirmed As New Small-Car Family?

Last August, when Cadillac showed journalists its future lineup, it hadn't yet settled on a name for a new family of cars to slot in beneath the CTS in its lineup. According to a Tweet posted today by The Detroit News' Scott Burgess, GM has confirmed that the production version of the concept...Read More»

2011 Kia Sportage
Car Compare: 2010 Hyundai Tucson Vs. 2011 Kia Sportage

With the 2011 Sportage, Kia's placed its bets in all the right places. The Sportage has grown up into real-world dimensions, with more cargo space than ever. It's still among the smaller vehicles in its class but it fits adults better in all situations. And though it's a mechanical twin of the 2010...Read More»

2011 Nissan Rogue
2011 Nissan Rogue: Refreshed Appearance, Higher MPG

A sharpened exterior, interior upgrades, and improved fuel economy are just a few of the improvements Nissan has announced for a modestly revamped 2011 version of its Rogue compact crossover. The 2011 Nissan Rogue will be shown to the public for the first time at the 23rd Annual International Z Car...Read More»

2010 Ford Flex
Driven: 2010 Ford Flex EcoBoost

Among models that go out on the edge with respect to design, there are those that are obviously a little too forced, and others for which the whole package just feels cohesive and complete. The 2010 Ford Flex is one of the latter; its boxy look and bold details might just match to your practical...Read More»

2011 Ford Explorer
2011 Ford Explorer: New Niche Approach Fits The Times

In some respects, the Ford Explorer nameplate is one lost in a particular time, when reality shows were fresh and new, Brittany Spears was just not that innocent, and gasoline prices were reliably under two dollars a gallon. Ten years ago, Ford [NYSE:F] sold a dizzying 450,000 Explorer SUVs, and...Read More»

2010 Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen TDI
2011 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen Won't Join New Jetta Sedan Platform

Love the Jetta SportWagen, but no so enamored of the all-new 2011 Jetta Sedan? Well, you're in luck: straight from the 2011 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan first drive, our Executive Editor Marty Padgett has word from within VW that the SportWagen won't be joining the sedan on the new platform. Instead, it...Read More»

2010 Hyundai Tucson
Driven: 2010 Hyundai Tucson

From the inside, it’s quite possible to mistake the new 2010 Hyunda Tucson for a Lexus. That’s certainly what Hyundai would like to hear, and it’s true. Over the course of a week with the Tucson, I noticed that its interior elicits a lot more oohs and ahs—especially from those who don’t...Read More»

2010 Buick Enclave
Driven: 2010 Buick Enclave

Buick doesn't get its own version of the Chevy Tahoe/GMC Yukon family, but it does get the Enclave crossover--which almost fits the bill, if you're looking for something a little more family-friendly than a fifth wheel and any leg of the Triple Crown. The fact is, unless you tow very often, the...Read More»

2011 Hyundai Sonata
2011 Hyundai Sonata Turbo: 274 HP, $25K

The 2011 Hyundai Sonata is selling strongly out of the gate--but two new versions on the way later this year will give mid-size sedan shoppers a couple more reasons to reconsider the V-6-powered competition. Green-car fans can look forward to the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, which shows up at year's end...Read More»

2010 Ford Flex 4-door SEL FWD Angular Front Exterior View
2010 Ford Flex, Hyundai Tucson are IIHS Top Safety Picks

The latest crash-test ratings are in from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), and the insurance industry-funded research group has added a range of vehicles from Ford, Volkswagen, and Hyundai to its Top Safety Pick List. With these new results, we're updating our 2010 reviews for...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»

2010 Acura ZDX
2010 Acura ZDX Recalled For Potential Airbag Issue

Acura is recalling some 2010 Acura ZDX vehicles for a potential issue with the dashboard surface, which might prevent the passenger-side airbag from deploying properly. According to the automaker, some vehicles don't have the proper scoring on the underside of the dash that would allow the airbag...Read More»

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Already Discounted, HUMMER Models Go On Clearance

Attempts at selling HUMMER to a Chinese company have failed, so GM is officially shutting down the brand. That means putting all remaining 2,200 HUMMER models in national stock on sale, and winding down the franchises for 153 dealerships. To help clear the vehicles out, GM is offering up to $6,000...Read More»

2010 Honda Dog Friendly Element
Subaru Launches Dog Driving Days, To Teach Pets New Skills

In recent years, both Subaru and Honda have marketed special versions of their vehicles to pet owners, including "pet-friendly" accessories to make riding in cars safer for non-human species. Now, Subaru is taking the next step by offering driving lessons to dogs and other pets. The company plans a...Read More»

2011 Kia Sportage
2011 Kia Sportage Preview

With a premiere at the Geneva Motor Show behind it, the 2011 Kia Sportage is headed for U.S. dealers later this year. The Sportage bows today at the 2010 New York Auto Show, and Kia's released this photo in advance of the North American debut. Bearing some cues from the Kia Kue concept car, the...Read More»

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