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Kicking Tires: January, 2012

Posted at 04:26 PM ET, 01/11/2012

Lexus LF-LC Concept: Photo Gallery

Lexus' LF-LC hybrid supercar concept turned heads in Detroit with its dramatic styling and fluid, sculpted lines. More 2012 Detroit Auto Show Coverage From its imposing aluminum mesh grille, to its floating glass roof and 3-D effect taillights, LF-LC is.

By Cars.com  |  04:26 PM ET, 01/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:49 PM ET, 01/11/2012

2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe: Photo Gallery

Hyundai's performance-oriented Genesis Coupe hasn't been a strong seller for the Korean automaker, especially compared to rivals Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro. But change is in store for 2013. More 2012 Detroit Auto Show Coverage Hyundai giving the Genesis Coupe.

By Cars.com  |  03:49 PM ET, 01/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:17 PM ET, 01/11/2012

2013 Chevrolet Sonic RS: Photo Gallery

Chevrolet wants its Sonic to be considered among the sportier subcompacts, like the Ford Fiesta and Mazda3, and the new RS trim will go a long way toward solidifying that thinking. More 2012 Detroit Auto Show Coverage The Sonic RS...

By Cars.com  |  03:17 PM ET, 01/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:47 PM ET, 01/11/2012

2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo: Photo Gallery

Hyundai's new-for-2012 hot hatch gets some attitude for 2013 with a new turbo engine and more aggressive styling cues. More 2012 Detroit Auto Show Coverage Though it was pretty fun to drive with the regular 1.6-liter four-cylinder, the new 201-horsepower,.

By Cars.com  |  02:47 PM ET, 01/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:58 PM ET, 01/11/2012

2013 Bentley Continental GT, GTC V-8: Photo Gallery

Early this year, Bentley will introduce two new, more "affordable," Continental trims, featuring the first V-8 powertrain for the nameplate since 2003. More 2012 Detroit Auto Show Coverage The new 500-horsepower, twin-turbocharged V-8, is said to be 40% more fuel.

By Cars.com  |  01:58 PM ET, 01/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:46 PM ET, 01/11/2012

Nissan Pathfinder Concept: Photo Gallery

The Nissan Pathfinder was one of the few remaining midsized body-on-frame SUVs left in the class, but now the model will convert to a more driver-friendly, car-based platform when it hits dealerships this fall. More 2012 Detroit Auto Show Coverage...

By Cars.com  |  12:46 PM ET, 01/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:09 PM ET, 01/11/2012

40 MPG Cars Surged in 2011

If given a choice, the vast majority of car buyers will excitedly opt for terrific fuel economy rather than simply tolerating decent fuel economy. In the past year, a handful of new non-hybrid cars hit dealer lots capable of getting...

By Cars.com  |  12:09 PM ET, 01/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:05 AM ET, 01/11/2012

Some Britax Convertible Car Seats Are Missing Parts

Child-safety seat manufacturer Britax announced on its website recently that some of its convertible car seats were manufactured with screws or nuts that were improperly inserted, causing them to become detached from the base joint connector. The affected car seats.

By Cars.com  |  11:05 AM ET, 01/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:05 AM ET, 01/11/2012

Recall Alert: 2001-02 Ford Escapes

Ford is recalling 244,530 model-year 2001-02 Ford Escapes over a potential brake fluid leak that could cause a car fire, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. On vehicles manufactured from Oct. 22, 1999, through July 19, 2002, the.

By Cars.com  |  11:05 AM ET, 01/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:49 AM ET, 01/11/2012

Recall Alert: 2004-05 Ford Freestar, Mercury Monterey

Ford is recalling 205,896 Ford Freestar and Mercury Monterey minivans from the 2004-05 model years because the torque converter output shaft may fail, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. If the shaft fails, the driver may experience a.

By Cars.com  |  10:49 AM ET, 01/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:08 AM ET, 01/11/2012

Toyota NS4 Plug-In-Hybrid Concept: Photo Gallery

Toyota's styling has started to look stale against some of its competitors, including Chevrolet, Mazda and Ford. More 2012 Detroit Auto Show Coverage The brand wants to change that by infusing its next-generation cars with a new, sportier look. The...

By Cars.com  |  09:08 AM ET, 01/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:52 AM ET, 01/11/2012

2012 Porsche 911 Cabriolet: Photo Gallery

The redesigned 2012 Porsche 911 Cabriolet goes on sale this spring and the 2012 Detroit Auto Show was our first chance to see the model in the flesh. More 2012 Detroit Auto Show Coverage The new model is now composed...

By Cars.com  |  08:52 AM ET, 01/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:16 AM ET, 01/11/2012

Lincoln MKZ Concept: Photo Gallery

Lincoln thinks a fresh new design direction is just what the brand needs to stay relevant in the luxury-car segment; many of the cues Lincoln is thinking of using are represented on on this thinly veiled concept version of the...

By Cars.com  |  08:16 AM ET, 01/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:46 AM ET, 01/11/2012

Acura NSX Concept: Photo Gallery

The Acura NSX concept shown here will eventually spawn a real-life variant in three years' time, according to the automaker. More 2012 Detroit Auto Show Coverage When it finally goes on sale, expect it to feature the all-wheel drive hybrid...

By Cars.com  |  07:46 AM ET, 01/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:09 AM ET, 01/11/2012

2012 Detroit Auto Show, Day 2: What You Missed

Day two of the 2012 Detroit auto show proved to be just as exciting as the first. We learned about future design directions from Lincoln and Honda via the Lincoln MKZ concept and Honda Accord Coupe concept, and we also...

By Cars.com  |  07:09 AM ET, 01/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:39 PM ET, 01/10/2012

Cars.com Names Volkswagen Passat Best of 2012

Cars.com's team of experts has named the Volkswagen Passat as the "Best of 2012." Although the competition was fierce, the redesigned Passat marks the next step in Volkswagen's U.S. product revolution. "By delivering a level of value that families demand.

By Cars.com  |  07:39 PM ET, 01/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:14 PM ET, 01/10/2012

New GMC Acadia Coming to 2012 Chicago Auto Show

We don't know much about it, but expect a new GMC Acadia to arrive at the 2012 Chicago Auto Show in early February, according to GMC spokesman Joe LaMuraglia. When we pressed LaMuraglia to divulge more, all he said was...

By Cars.com  |  05:14 PM ET, 01/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:35 PM ET, 01/10/2012

Acura ILX Concept: Photo Gallery

By the middle of this year, Acura will add a seventh model to its lineup, the compact ILX sedan. More 2012 Detroit Auto Show Coverage Shown at the auto show in concept form, the ILX will have an entry price...

By Cars.com  |  04:35 PM ET, 01/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:33 PM ET, 01/10/2012

2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe: Up Close

As face-lifts go, the 2013 Hyundai Genesis coupe's is more substantial than most. The result is a fresh look for Hyundai's rear-wheel-drive sports car that works well with the rest of the design, which is largely unchanged. More 2012 Detroit...

By Cars.com  |  04:33 PM ET, 01/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:31 PM ET, 01/10/2012

2013 Acura RDX: Photo Gallery

Acura pulled a page from the Lexus RX's book when redesigning the Acura RDX. It elongated the model and ditched the four-cylinder powertrain, opting instead for a V-6 motor. More 2012 Detroit Auto Show Coverage Even with the V-6 engine,...

By Cars.com  |  04:31 PM ET, 01/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:58 PM ET, 01/10/2012

Honda Accord Coupe Concept: Photo Gallery

On the surface of things, the Honda Accord Coupe Concept looks like a mild refresh of the current-generation model. More 2012 Detroit Auto Show Coverage However, a second look reveals subtle new arches, creases and curves that give the Accord...

By Cars.com  |  03:58 PM ET, 01/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:56 PM ET, 01/10/2012

2013 Scion FR-S: Photo Gallery

During the last couple of years, we’ve seen a ton of concept versions of Scion’s new sporty car, the 2013 FR-S. Finally, the production model was unveiled in Detroit. More 2012 Detroit Auto Show Coverage Scion’s new-for-2013 FR-S promises to...

By Cars.com  |  03:56 PM ET, 01/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:42 PM ET, 01/10/2012

2013 Buick Encore: Photo Gallery

First Buick got a compact sedan, in the guise of the Verano, and now the brand is expected to a get this tiny crossover by next year. More 2012 Detroit Auto Show Coverage The 2013 Buick Encore will be powered...

By Cars.com  |  03:42 PM ET, 01/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:24 PM ET, 01/10/2012

Honda Accord Coupe Concept: Up Close

The Accord concept doesn’t look significantly different from the current Accord until you give it a second glance, where details like rounded curves and flowing design replace a fairly bland profile. New arching lines over the rear fender, along with.

By Cars.com  |  03:24 PM ET, 01/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:49 PM ET, 01/10/2012

2013 Honda Accord Sedan Shrinks, Gets Plug-in Hybrid Model

Hot on the heels of Honda’s debut of the Accord Coupe Concept at the 2012 Detroit auto show was Accord sedan news. Honda plans to add a gas/electric plug-in hybrid version of its best-selling car to the lineup for model-year...

By Cars.com  |  02:49 PM ET, 01/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:34 PM ET, 01/10/2012

2012 Mini Roadster: Up Close

The new Mini Cooper Roadster represents the automaker's best take yet on top-down motoring. By ditching the tiny backseat of the Mini Cooper convertible, the Roadster embraces the fact that convertibles aren't the most practical of cars and turns that.

By Cars.com  |  02:34 PM ET, 01/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:59 PM ET, 01/10/2012

2013 Buick Encore: Up Close

Buick designers did a deft job melding cute-ute with premium quality, and the Encore’s tidy proportions look good. There’s a lot of visual clutter, though. The faux vents under the headlights look bizarre and serve no functional purpose. Ditto for...

By Cars.com  |  01:59 PM ET, 01/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:10 PM ET, 01/10/2012

2013 Scion FR-S: Up Close

Scion’s FR-S sports car has a chance to be the next big hit in affordable performance with its promise of nimble handling combined with a driver-oriented cockpit and Jenny-Craig-like weight management. Like many sports cars, a big tachometer rather than.

By Cars.com  |  01:10 PM ET, 01/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:24 PM ET, 01/10/2012

Hyundai Elantra Electric Concept at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show

Looks like: The gas-only Elantra, with a big helping of EV stickers Defining characteristics: All-electric drivetrain, 124-mile range, 27-kilowatt-hour lithium-polymer battery pack, 90 mph top speed Ridiculous features: In the past, maybe the electric drivetrain, but no more Chance of.

By Cars.com  |  12:24 PM ET, 01/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:21 PM ET, 01/10/2012

2013 Toyota Prius c: Photo Gallery

This new itty-bitty Toyota Prius — dubbed the Prius c — is part of a comprehensive strategy to make the nameplate the bestselling for the brand in the U.S. by 2020, usurping the Camry moniker. More 2012 Detroit Auto Show...

By Cars.com  |  12:21 PM ET, 01/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:48 AM ET, 01/10/2012

2013 Toyota Prius c: Up Close

In the proverbial flesh, the 2013 Toyota Prius c looks quite good. It's the least awkward design of the Prius family, in my opinion — and much less dorky than the Nissan Leaf. More 2012 Detroit Auto Show Coverage The...

By Cars.com  |  11:48 AM ET, 01/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:46 AM ET, 01/10/2012

Honda Accord Coupe Concept at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show

Looks like: A more voluptuous Accord coupe Defining characteristics: Not silver, more curves instead of hard edges Ridiculous features: 20-inch wheels, rear exhaust exiting through bumper Chance of being mass-produced: Sure thing; the new Accord goes on sale this fall.

By Cars.com  |  11:46 AM ET, 01/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:41 AM ET, 01/10/2012

2013 BMW 3 Series: Photo Gallery

The first time we had a glimpse at the 2013 BMW 3 Series was way back in October, but this is the first time the model has shown up at a major auto show. More 2012 Detroit Auto Show Coverage...

By Cars.com  |  10:41 AM ET, 01/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:27 AM ET, 01/10/2012

2012 Mini Cooper Roadster: Photo Gallery

The 2012 Mini Cooper Roadster is the soft-top convertible version of the upcoming Mini Cooper Coupe. More 2012 Detroit Auto Show Coverage As the Roadster name suggests, this model is strictly a two-seat convertible. Unlike the power-operated top on the.

By Cars.com  |  10:27 AM ET, 01/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:24 AM ET, 01/10/2012

Toyota NS4 Plug-In-Hybrid Concept at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show

Looks like: An Alpha Romeo Defining characteristics: Swan-wing doors, dearth of buttons, ambitious goals Ridiculous features: Attempts to solve everything but world peace Chance of being mass-produced: Something here might appear by 2015 More from the 2012 Detroit Auto Show.

By Cars.com  |  10:24 AM ET, 01/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:11 AM ET, 01/10/2012

2013 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class: Photo Gallery

Mercedes-Benz's long and lean hardtop convertible gets updated styling, a lightweight aluminum body, and a more potent, but fuel-efficient engine for 2013. More 2012 Detroit Auto Show Coverage Under the hood is a new 429-horsepower, 4.6-liter V-8. It's got 516.

By Cars.com  |  10:11 AM ET, 01/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:49 AM ET, 01/10/2012

2013 Chevrolet Sonic RS: Up Close

Amid other hot GM products — namely two shapely Chevrolet concepts and the Cadillac ATS — sat the Sonic RS. The sportier RS should augment the Sonic, a subcompact that's fared well since it went on sale in August 2011,...

By Cars.com  |  09:49 AM ET, 01/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:19 AM ET, 01/10/2012

2013 Toyota Prius c at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show

Competes with: Honda Insight, Hyundai Accent, Volkswagen Golf TDI Looks like: A city car to beat all city cars Drivetrain: 73-horsepower, 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine and 60-hp electric motor; 144-volt nickel-metal-hydride battery; continuously variable automatic transmission; front-wheel drive.

By Cars.com  |  09:19 AM ET, 01/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:05 AM ET, 01/10/2012

2013 Toyota Prius c at the Detroit Auto Show

Competes with: Honda Insight, Hyundai Accent, Volkswagen Golf TDI Looks like: A city car to beat all city cars Drivetrain: 73-horsepower, 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine and 60-hp electric motor; 144-volt nickel-metal-hydride battery; continuously variable automatic transmission; front-wheel drive.

By Cars.com  |  09:05 AM ET, 01/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:04 AM ET, 01/10/2012

Lexus LF-LC Concept: Up Close

The LF-LC is a look at the future of Lexus design channeled through a four-seat sports car concept. The car is still very much a concept but looks like a finished product with great attention to detail; some concepts are...

By Cars.com  |  09:04 AM ET, 01/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:29 AM ET, 01/10/2012

2013 Acura RDX Prototype: Up Close

The 2013 Acura RDX at the auto show was called a prototype, but in Honda parlance that means it's essentially done. (Most of its concepts are almost done.) For a complete redesign, it doesn't deliver much change. More 2012 Detroit...

By Cars.com  |  08:29 AM ET, 01/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:01 AM ET, 01/10/2012

2013 Audi RS 5: Photo Gallery

The 2013 Audi RS 5 will be the most powerful A5 in the lineup when it goes on sale in the summer of 2012. More 2012 Detroit Auto Show Coverage It’s naturally aspirated V-8 forks out a whopping 450-horsepower, netting...

By Cars.com  |  08:01 AM ET, 01/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:09 AM ET, 01/10/2012

2012 Detroit Auto Show, Day 1: What You Missed

The first day of the 2012 Detroit auto show was every bit the whirlwind adventure we expected. From heavy hitters like the redesigned Ford Fusion and Acura RDX, to totally new compact entries like the Acura ILX, Dodge Dart and...

By Cars.com  |  07:09 AM ET, 01/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:19 AM ET, 01/10/2012

2013 Mercedes SL-Class: Up Close

There are three important milestones for judging a new car design: The first is when you see it in person for the first time. The second is when you see it out on the street and in motion. The third...

By Cars.com  |  06:19 AM ET, 01/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:05 AM ET, 01/10/2012

2013 Buick Encore at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show

Competes with: Volkswagen Tiguan, Mazda CX-5, Ford Escape Looks like: Buick’s version of the deceased Saturn Vue Drivetrain: 140-horsepower, 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder with six-speed automatic; front- or all-wheel drive Hits dealerships: Early 2013 Buick's baby crossover is here, and "baby".

By Cars.com  |  06:05 AM ET, 01/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:06 AM ET, 01/10/2012

Lincoln MKZ Concept at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show

Looks like: Lincoln's getting closer to finding a winning design theme Defining characteristics: Split-wing grille, panoramic glass roof, LED instruments, push-button transmission Ridiculous features: Seat perforations made to look like champagne bubbles Chance of being mass-produced: The redesigned MKZ sedan.

By Cars.com  |  12:06 AM ET, 01/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:50 PM ET, 01/09/2012

2012 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet: Up Close

The all-new 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet nails the trifecta of convertible design by looking good with the top up or down and maintaining its coupe counterpart’s sleekness. Like the 2012 911 Carrera coupe we saw at the 2011 L.A....

By Cars.com  |  11:50 PM ET, 01/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:49 PM ET, 01/09/2012

2013 Audi Allroad: Up Close

The return of Audi's Allroad nameplate — to the A4 line as opposed to the A6 — simultaneously marks the end of the A4 Avant wagon in the U.S. Wagon fans shouldn't be in complete despair, though, because the Allroad...

By Cars.com  |  09:49 PM ET, 01/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:29 PM ET, 01/09/2012

2013 Audi RS 5: Up Close

As high-performance sports cars go, the RS 5's styling is pretty restrained, with only a few cues hinting at the 450-horsepower V-8 under the hood. One of those cues is the grille; it looks like Audi designers drew inspiration from...

By Cars.com  |  09:29 PM ET, 01/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:36 PM ET, 01/09/2012

Chrysler Mocks Up Possible Town and Country Replacement

In a group interview yesterday at the Detroit auto show, Chrysler and Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne said that a Chrysler 700c on the show floor represents a design study of what the next-generation Chrysler Town & Country minivan might look...

By Cars.com  |  05:36 PM ET, 01/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:15 PM ET, 01/09/2012

Acura NSX Concept at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show

Looks like: A supercar is finally back on Acura’s drawing board Defining characteristics: Staff photographer Ian Merritt summed it up best: “Drooooool.” Ridiculous features: A hybrid, mid-engine exotic car? Chance of being mass-produced: It will happen, but not for about.

By Cars.com  |  05:15 PM ET, 01/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:50 PM ET, 01/09/2012

Acura ILX Concept at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show

Looks like: Acura isn't giving up on the “shield” grille Defining characteristics: A Civic-based Acura featuring the brand's first hybrid option Ridiculous features: Its Civic foundation could prove to be a credibility issue Chance of being mass-produced: 100% In its.

By Cars.com  |  04:50 PM ET, 01/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:30 PM ET, 01/09/2012

2013 Acura RDX at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show

Competes with: Infiniti EX35, Land Rover LR2, Volvo XC60 Looks like: A sleeker, more wagon-like RDX with a longer hood and more raked windshield Drivetrain: 273-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6; six-speed automatic Hits dealerships: Spring 2012 The RDX grows up for model-year.

By Cars.com  |  04:30 PM ET, 01/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:14 PM ET, 01/09/2012

2012 BMW 3 Series: Up Close

Of all BMW's cars, the 3 Series is the one that somehow escaped being hit by the Chris Bangle ugly stick, so I didn't go to the redesigned compact sedan's North American debut looking for sweet relief, as I have...

By Cars.com  |  04:14 PM ET, 01/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:59 PM ET, 01/09/2012

Audi Q3 Coming to U.S. in 2013

Audi will bring its compact Q3 crossover to the U.S. in the 2013 calendar year. The Q3 is smaller than the luxury brand's Q5, with significantly less cargo room. More 2012 Detroit Auto Show Coverage Audi showed a customized version...

By Cars.com  |  03:59 PM ET, 01/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:36 PM ET, 01/09/2012

2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid: Photo Gallery

Volkswagen is expanding Jetta's powertrain lineup for 2013. Previously available as diesel and gasoline models, a gas/electric hybrid will join the compact's squad for 2013. It's the first Volkswagen sedan to get a hybrid powertrain; the Touareg SUV got one.

By Cars.com  |  03:36 PM ET, 01/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:33 PM ET, 01/09/2012

2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show

Competes with: Scion FR-S, Subaru BRZ, Ford Mustang Looks like: In-your-face styling complemented by more aggressive performance tuning Drivetrain: 274-horsepower, twin-turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder or 348-hp, 3.8-liter V-6; eight-speed automatic transmission or six-speed manual transmission Hits dealerships: Early spring 2012 The.

By Cars.com  |  03:33 PM ET, 01/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 01/09/2012

2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo: First Look

Competes with: Honda Civic Si, Mini Cooper S, Volkswagen GTI Looks like: A Veloster with an attitude: new matte gray exterior paint; larger grille; dual exhaust pipes; 18-inch alloy and chrome wheels; and unique fog lights, ground effects, rear fascia.

By Cars.com  |  03:30 PM ET, 01/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:14 PM ET, 01/09/2012

2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid: Up Close

While the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid's styling leaves no question that it's not a regular Sonata, Volkswagen's new Jetta Hybrid could easily be mistaken for the regular Jetta. Or the TDI for that matter. More 2012 Detroit Auto Show Coverage Subtle...

By Cars.com  |  03:14 PM ET, 01/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:34 PM ET, 01/09/2012

2013 Ford Fusion: Photo Gallery

The midsized sedan market has always been one of the most competitive segments in the United States and Ford just racketed up expectations with its 2013 Fusion. More 2012 Detroit Auto Show Coverage The Fusion features luxury-like styling, a unique...

By Cars.com  |  02:34 PM ET, 01/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:25 PM ET, 01/09/2012

2013 Ford Fusion: Up Close

Last year, Ford design chief J Mays said he thought headlights on cars were getting out of hand. They're functional elements; there's no reason they need to be huge, Mays (no relation to me) said. More 2012 Detroit Auto Show...

By Cars.com  |  02:25 PM ET, 01/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:09 PM ET, 01/09/2012

Lexus LF-LC Concept at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show

Looks like: A worthy desktop photo for any computer Defining characteristics: Glass roof, hybrid powertrain, four seats Ridiculous features: Puckered metal-mouth grille Chance of being mass-produced: Some design aspects could see production The Lexus LF-LC Concept peeks into the future.

By Cars.com  |  02:09 PM ET, 01/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:36 PM ET, 01/09/2012

2013 Lexus LX 570 at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show

Competes with: Land Rover Range Rover, Mercedes-Benz GL-Class, Cadillac Escalade Looks like: Lexus borrowed just the right amount of GS sedan styling Drivetrain: 383-hp, 5.7-liter V-8; six-speed-automatic transmission Hits dealerships: February (tentatively) Sometimes we cringe when an automaker shares styling.

By Cars.com  |  01:36 PM ET, 01/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:36 PM ET, 01/09/2012

2013 Cadillac ATS: Photo Gallery

Cadillac’s metamorphosis into a sporty luxury carmaker entered a new chapter today, with the introduction of the 2013 Cadillac ATS. More 2012 Detroit Auto Show Coverage The compact sedan has the BMW 3-Series squarely in its cross hairs, with its...

By Cars.com  |  01:36 PM ET, 01/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:59 PM ET, 01/09/2012

2013 Audi A4 Allroad at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show

Competes with: Volvo XC70, BMW 3 Series Sports Wagon Looks like: A more rugged Audi wagon returns to U.S. roads Drivetrain: 211-hp, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder; eight-speed automatic transmission; all-wheel drive Hits dealerships: May/June 2012 European automakers, more or less, are.

By Cars.com  |  12:59 PM ET, 01/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:10 PM ET, 01/09/2012

2013 Subaru BRZ: Up Close

Subaru's long-awaited BRZ sports car made an appearance at the 2012 Detroit auto show, and despite its small exterior size, there's room inside for taller folks — as long as they steer clear of the rear seats. More 2012 Detroit...

By Cars.com  |  12:10 PM ET, 01/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 01/09/2012

2013 Dodge Dart: Photo Gallery

Dodge has come out with guns slinging as it tries to claw back to relevancy in the compact-car category with its 2013 Dart. More 2012 Detroit Auto Show Coverage The Dart is one of the largest offerings in the segment...

By Cars.com  |  11:30 AM ET, 01/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:27 AM ET, 01/09/2012

Chevy Tru 140S Concept at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show

Looks like: Chevy thought the last Mitsubishi Eclipse was a good design Defining characteristics: Style and substance with a low sticker price Ridiculous features: Cross-flag emblems usually reserved for most prestigious Chevy models Chance of being mass-produced: Unlikely Chevy’s Tru.

By Cars.com  |  11:27 AM ET, 01/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:26 AM ET, 01/09/2012

Volkswagen E-Bugster at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show

Looks like: Some led-sled enthusiasts got their hands on a Volkswagen Beetle Defining characteristics: Chopped roofline, all-electric drivetrain Ridiculous features: Huge rear roof pillars Chance of being mass-produced: Count on the electric drivetrain making it to a production car Volkswagen.

By Cars.com  |  11:26 AM ET, 01/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:25 AM ET, 01/09/2012

2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show

Competes with: Honda Civic Hybrid, Toyota Prius Looks like: This Jetta's headlights have been bedazzled Drivetrain: 150-hp, turbocharged 1.4-liter four-cylinder gas engine and a 27-hp electric motor with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission; front-wheel drive Hits dealerships: Late 2012 A.

By Cars.com  |  11:25 AM ET, 01/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:25 AM ET, 01/09/2012

Chevrolet Code 130R Concept at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show

Looks like: A Cruze and Camaro lovechild Defining characteristics: Form and function on the cheap Ridiculous features: Gaudy gold matte wheels Chance of being mass-produced: Unlikely If you’re under 30, Chevy wants to hear from you. According to U.S. census.

By Cars.com  |  11:25 AM ET, 01/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:34 AM ET, 01/09/2012

2013 Mazda CX-5 Trim to Get 35 MPG Highway

The Mazda Tribute’s compact SUV replacement, the new-for-2013 CX-5, gets best-in-class fuel economy, according to Mazda. The CX-5 is the second product in Mazda’s lineup (after the 2013 Mazda3) to use the automaker’s SkyAtiv engine platform — the company’s new.

By Cars.com  |  10:34 AM ET, 01/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:04 AM ET, 01/09/2012

2013 Dodge Dart to Start at $15,995, 40 MPG Trim Available

Dodge not only unveiled its new compact car, the Dart, today in Detroit, it also enlightened us on the starting price, $15,995 (not including the destination charge). More 2012 Detroit Auto Show Coverage This is a competitive price against segment...

By Cars.com  |  10:04 AM ET, 01/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:46 AM ET, 01/09/2012

Nissan Pathfinder Concept at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show

Looks like: The Pathfinder will succumb to the crossover movement after all Defining characteristics: Car-based unibody architecture, seating for seven in three rows, V-6 power Ridiculous features: None to speak of; it's ready to be built Chance of being mass-produced:.

By Cars.com  |  08:46 AM ET, 01/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 01/09/2012

Nissan e-NV200 Concept at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show

Looks like: A Leaf-themed bread toaster Defining characteristics: Leaf charging door in nose, glass roof panels, Leaf-like range Ridiculous features: Two-tone, body-colored wheels Chance of being mass-produced: Nissan calls this a preview of a “near-future production version” Nissan’s e-NV200 is.

By Cars.com  |  08:45 AM ET, 01/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:24 AM ET, 01/09/2012

2013 Cadillac ATS: Up Close

Cadillac had fighting words backing up the ATS, a car that GM North America president Mark Reuss said will challenge German supremacy in the sport-sedan segment. Touting the brand's latest small sedan, Reuss said the ATS is "the most mass-efficient...

By Cars.com  |  08:24 AM ET, 01/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:06 AM ET, 01/09/2012

2013 Ford Fusion, Fusion Hybrid, Fusion Energi at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show

Competes with: Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, Chevrolet Malibu Looks like: Ford's Evos Concept bore fruit ... right away Drivetrain: 170-hp, 2.5-liter four-cylinder, 179-hp, turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder or 237-hp, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder with six-speed manual (1.

By Cars.com  |  12:06 AM ET, 01/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:05 PM ET, 01/08/2012

2013 Cadillac ATS at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show

Competes with: BMW 3 Series, Audi A4, Acura TSX Looks like: A sleeker CTS, except maybe in back Drivetrain: 200-horsepower, 2.5-liter four-cylinder; 270-hp, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder; 318-hp, 3.6-liter V-6; six-speed automatic or manual transmission; rear- or all-wheel drive Hits dealerships:.

By Cars.com  |  06:05 PM ET, 01/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:51 PM ET, 01/08/2012

2013 Dodge Dart at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show

Competes with: Chevrolet Cruze, Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla Looks like: At long last, Dodge makes amends for the Caliber Drivetrain: 160-hp, 2.0-liter four-cylinder, 160-hp, turbocharged 1.4-liter four-cylinder or 184-hp, 2.4-liter four-cylinder with six-speed manual, six-speed automatic (2.

By Cars.com  |  05:51 PM ET, 01/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:04 PM ET, 01/07/2012

Most-Watched Video Reviews of the Week

The Cadillac SRX is nipping at the heels of the CTS series for best-selling Cadillac of the year. The SRX’s appeal comes from its good exterior looks and composed ride. Some issues remain, though, including so-so brakes and some interior...

By Cars.com  |  01:04 PM ET, 01/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:24 PM ET, 01/06/2012

Diesel Jeep Grand Cherokee Coming Next Year

Chrysler announced that not only was it hiring a third shift of workers to build more of its popularly redesigned Jeep Grand Cherokee in Detroit, but that it would also add a diesel version of the SUV to the lineup...

By Cars.com  |  05:24 PM ET, 01/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 01/06/2012

2013 Toyota Land Cruiser: First Look

Competes with: Audi Q7, Infiniti QX56 and Land Rover Range Rover Looks like: Same old Land Cruiser, albeit slightly more polished-looking Drivetrain: 381-horsepower, 5.7-liter V-8 engine and six-speed automatic transmission Hits dealerships: early February After skipping model-year 2012, Toyota is.

By Cars.com  |  03:00 PM ET, 01/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:34 AM ET, 01/06/2012

Recall Alert: 2012 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

Mitsubishi is recalling 21 model-year 2012 Outlander Sport compact SUVs for faulty turn-signal levers, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The affected vehicles were built from Nov. 9 through Dec. 16. In some vehicles, the turn-signal lever’s auto-cancel.

By Cars.com  |  10:34 AM ET, 01/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:04 AM ET, 01/06/2012

Cars.com Family Reviews the 2012 Volvo S60

Volvo’s 2012 S60 proves that safety-minded cars don’t have to be boring, according to Cars.com Family contributor Courtney Messenbaugh. With its low roofline and curvy, compact body, the S60 is a good-looking midsize sedan. Its sporty styling continues on the.

By Cars.com  |  09:04 AM ET, 01/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:09 AM ET, 01/06/2012

2012 Detroit Auto Show: What To Expect, Eve-of-Show Edition

Well this is it, folks. It's a new year, and now it's almost time for the most important trade event in the auto industry: the 2012 Detroit auto show. Now that we're so close to the show, we have a...

By Cars.com  |  07:09 AM ET, 01/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:44 PM ET, 01/05/2012

2013 Lexus LX 570 Gets Refreshed

For model-year 2013, Lexus’ largest SUV gets updated. The LX 570 last saw a redesign for the 2008 model year. It shared its platform and powertrain with the Toyota Land Cruiser. There’s no word yet on an updated Land Cruiser,...

By Cars.com  |  05:44 PM ET, 01/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:49 PM ET, 01/05/2012

2013 Lexus LX Gets Refreshed

For model-year 2013, Lexus’ largest SUV gets updated and shortens its name. The previous-generation version, the LX 570, last saw a redesign for the 2008 model year. It shared its platform and powertrain with the Toyota Land Cruiser. There’s no...

By Cars.com  |  02:49 PM ET, 01/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:16 PM ET, 01/05/2012

Reader Review of the Week: 2012 Dodge Durango

“Durango Magnet,” from El Paso, Ill., just turned in his relatively new Chevrolet Tahoe for a brand-new 2012 Dodge Durango. As this reader's username would suggest, Durango Magnet was drawn to the SUV's luxurious cabin, ride and its relatively affordable.

By Cars.com  |  02:16 PM ET, 01/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:14 PM ET, 01/05/2012

GM Makes Changes to Chevy Volt Battery

In an effort to reduce the risk of electrical fire after a severe accident, Chevrolet has issued what it calls a customer satisfaction initiative on the Volt. General Motors is voluntarily recalling nearly 8,000 Volts to re-engineer the battery coolant.

By Cars.com  |  02:14 PM ET, 01/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:39 PM ET, 01/05/2012

GM Recalls Chevy Volts to Add Safety Enhancement

In an effort to reduce the risk of electrical fire after a severe accident, Chevrolet is voluntarily recalling nearly 8,000 Volts to re-engineer the battery coolant system. GM is also making structural enhancements to the vehicle to protect the battery.

By Cars.com  |  12:39 PM ET, 01/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:05 PM ET, 01/05/2012

GM Remains Top Automaker in 2011

Most automakers reported positive sales results for the 2011 calendar year yesterday. Reports have the total number hovering around 13 million new cars sold. Optimism abounds for 2012. GM remained the top automaker, seeing sales grow 13.7% over 2010, but.

By Cars.com  |  12:05 PM ET, 01/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:09 AM ET, 01/05/2012

Cars.com Reviews the 2012 Volkswagen Beetle

After skipping model-year 2011, Volkswagen’s iconic bug is back for 2012. Along with shedding the “new” moniker in its name, Beetle also lost its girly image. It traded its bud vase and curves for edgier styling and more power, including...

By Cars.com  |  11:09 AM ET, 01/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 01/05/2012

2012 Chevrolet Sonic: Car Seat Check

With its aggressive looks, the 2012 Chevrolet Sonic certainly grabs attention in a way the forgettable Aveo, which the Sonic replaces, never did. While this all-new subcompact may not scream family car — it probably doesn't even whisper it —...

By Cars.com  |  08:45 AM ET, 01/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:41 AM ET, 01/05/2012

Volvo XC60 Plug-In Concept at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show

Looks like: A regular XC60 Drivetrain: 280-horsepower, 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and an electric motor powered by a lithium-ion battery pack Defining characteristics: Driver chooses between pure electric and gas/electric modes Chances of being mass-produced: Volvo says the technology will hit.

By Cars.com  |  07:41 AM ET, 01/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:09 AM ET, 01/05/2012

Nissan Announces 2012 Cube Pricing

Like us, maybe you’ve heard rumors about the Nissan Cube’s demise. Fear not, the automaker’s funky box on wheels returns for its fourth model year. A new limited-edition package is the biggest news for Cube’s lineup, which also sees a...

By Cars.com  |  07:09 AM ET, 01/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:59 PM ET, 01/04/2012

Top 10 Best-Selling Cars: December 2011

The holidays sent car shoppers back to family cars, SUVs and pickup trucks as most major automakers outpaced analysts' expectations to finish the year. The top 10 sellers for the month include five pickups and SUVs and five cars, which...

By Cars.com  |  04:59 PM ET, 01/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:30 PM ET, 01/04/2012

Top 10 Best-selling Cars: December 2011

The holidays sent car shoppers back to family cars, SUVs and pickup trucks as most major automakers outpaced analysts' expectations to finish the year. The top 10 sellers for the month include five pickups and SUVs and five cars, which...

By Cars.com  |  04:30 PM ET, 01/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:29 PM ET, 01/04/2012

Top 10 Best-Selling Cars of 2011

It was a year of rebuilding in the automotive industry in more ways than one. Overall, automakers were overcoming a disastrous U.S. economy, and a tsunami in March dealt Japanese automakers a tremendous blow to production of popular cars. Those...

By Cars.com  |  04:29 PM ET, 01/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:04 PM ET, 01/04/2012

Honda Sued Over Fuel-Economy Claims

The automaker known for its high-mileage vehicles is being sued for not delivering advertised fuel-economy figures. Honda is being taken to California small-claims court by an owner of a 2006 Civic Hybrid, according to USA Today. Former corporate attorney Heather.

By Cars.com  |  02:04 PM ET, 01/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 01/04/2012

Lexus LF-LC Pictures Galore

We still don’t know much about Lexus' newest concept, the LF-LC, but we now have a full spread of photos to gawk over. The latest side profile shot of the four-seat hybrid screams Ferrari California to us. It looks interesting...

By Cars.com  |  01:00 PM ET, 01/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:24 PM ET, 01/04/2012

End of Ethanol Subsidies Could Increase Gas Prices Marginally

Congress' decision to end its 30-year-old ethanol subsidy could boost gas prices as early as next week, according to USA Today. That's because virtually all retail gasoline sold in the U.S. contains at least 10% corn ethanol. The end of...

By Cars.com  |  12:24 PM ET, 01/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:49 AM ET, 01/04/2012

Nissan Teases Pathfinder Concept With Video Snippets

With less than a week left before the 2012 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Nissan is releasing video snippets of the vehicle it will debut there: the Pathfinder Concept. The thinly veiled concept will morph into the production...

By Cars.com  |  10:49 AM ET, 01/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:19 AM ET, 01/04/2012

Make Your Voice Heard on the New Fuel-Economy Standards

The new 55-mpg fleetwide corporate average fuel economy target set for 2025 goes under public scrutiny later this month. Several public hearings are being held on the proposed rule before it goes into effect, according to PickupTrucks.com. The new fuel-economy.

By Cars.com  |  07:19 AM ET, 01/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:05 PM ET, 01/03/2012

2012 Dodge Journey: Car Seat Check

The 2012 Dodge Journey could be an ideal minivan alternative. This crossover comes with up to three rows of seats and the storage solutions and family-hauling abilities of the stereotypical mom-mobile. For our Car Seat Check, we tested the three-row..

By Cars.com  |  03:05 PM ET, 01/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:44 PM ET, 01/03/2012

Bentley Contemplates SUV Model

Ultra-luxury carmaker Bentley is in the final stages of deciding whether or not it will build an SUV model, company CEO Wolfgang Durheimer told Bloomberg BusinessWeek. The final decision will come within the first three months of the year. If...

By Cars.com  |  02:44 PM ET, 01/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:14 PM ET, 01/03/2012

Buick Continues 2013 Encore Reveal on Facebook

More details are emerging about Buick’s newest vehicle, the 2013 Encore SUV. We first saw an initial teaser shot in mid-December. Recently, the automaker revealed a third quadrant of the masked Encore image that’s posted on its Facebook page. The...

By Cars.com  |  02:14 PM ET, 01/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:29 PM ET, 01/03/2012

Recall Alert: 2011-12 Suzuki Equator

Suzuki is recalling 73 2011 and 2012 Equator pickups due to faulty engine bolts, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Only one 2012 model is affected; the rest are 2011 models, Suzuki says. In the affected vehicles, the...

By Cars.com  |  12:29 PM ET, 01/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:39 AM ET, 01/03/2012

Recall Alert: 2012 Honda Odyssey

Honda issued a recall of just nine Odyssey minivans to address a faulty nut, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. On certain 2012 Odysseys manufactured from Oct. 31 through Nov. 30, the retention nut for the front right...

By Cars.com  |  11:39 AM ET, 01/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:05 AM ET, 01/03/2012

Recall Alert: 2012 Jaguar XF

Jaguar is recalling 51 model-year 2012 XF sedans to fix an incorrect certification label, according to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration. The label lists the wrong gross vehicle weight rating. Exceeding the rating could lead to a loss of.

By Cars.com  |  11:05 AM ET, 01/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:04 AM ET, 01/03/2012

Recall Alert: 2012 Chevrolet Sonic

GM is recalling 4,296 2012 Chevrolet Sonics because they may be missing a brake pad, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. In the affected vehicles, which were built between June 2 and Nov. 21, 2011, the front-brake inner...

By Cars.com  |  11:04 AM ET, 01/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:04 AM ET, 01/03/2012

PickupTrucks.com Tests the 2012 Ford Transit Connect Electric

Ford plans on selling an electric version of its Focus compact car, but the automaker’s first gas-free offering is the Transit Connect Electric. Based on the van that was launched in the U.S. for 2010, the Transit Connect Electric trades...

By Cars.com  |  07:04 AM ET, 01/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:19 AM ET, 01/02/2012

2012 Cadillac Escalade Gets Security Enhancements

One of the most stolen vehicles in the U.S. just got tougher to boost. For 2012, Cadillac is adding new security features that make the Escalade harder to steal, especially for thieves trying to push or tow the automaker’s large...

By Cars.com  |  07:19 AM ET, 01/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:05 AM ET, 01/02/2012

Mopar to Show off Dodge Charger Redline, Chrysler 200 Super S in Detroit

At the 2012 Detroit auto show, Mopar will unveil new performance accessory packages for the Dodge Charger and Chrysler 200. The 2012 Dodge Charger Redline gets a high-performance Hemi crate engine that produces 590 horsepower — 220 more hp than...

By Cars.com  |  12:05 AM ET, 01/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:09 AM ET, 01/01/2012

Most-Read Car Reviews of the Week

As Buick continues its renaissance with fresh, new models, the brand has decided to take a stab at the entry-level compact luxury market with the 2012 Verano. There are only a few models in this segment — including the Acura...

By Cars.com  |  09:09 AM ET, 01/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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