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Kicking Tires: November, 2012

Posted at 03:51 PM ET, 11/28/2012

2014 Acura RLX at the 2012 L.A. Auto Show

Competes with: Lexus LS, Hyundai Equus, Infiniti M, Lincoln MKS, Jaguar XF Looks like: The return of a big luxury sedan for Acura Drivetrain: 310-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 with direct injection and a six-speed automatic transmission Hits dealerships: Spring 2013 Acura.

By Cars.com  |  03:51 PM ET, 11/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:14 PM ET, 11/28/2012

2013 Porsche Cayman at the 2012 L.A. Auto Show

Competes with: Audi TT, BMW Z4, Lotus Evora Looks like: The new Boxster's hardtop sibling has arrived Drivetrain: 275-hp, 2.7-liter flat-six-cylinder or 325-hp, 3.4-liter flat-six-cylinder with six-speed manual or seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission; rear-wheel drive Hits dealerships: Spring 2013 MSRP:.

By Cars.com  |  03:14 PM ET, 11/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:46 PM ET, 11/28/2012

2014 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series: Photo Gallery

Allegations of performance-enhancing drug use aren't good if you're Lance Armstrong, but for the 2014 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series—called "the SLS on steroids"—it's a compliment. The racecar-inspired coupe, which debuted at the 2012 L.A. Auto Show, boasts a 6.

By Cars.com  |  02:46 PM ET, 11/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:37 PM ET, 11/28/2012

2013 Toyota RAV4: Up Close

Recent Toyota redesigns have proven a hodgepodge of styling, leading to a mixed identity. The fourth-generation RAV4 is no exception. It's more interesting than post-refresh Highlander, but the stacked materials — a plastic-backed faux upper grille, real lower grilles and.

By Cars.com  |  02:37 PM ET, 11/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:53 PM ET, 11/28/2012

2013 Mercedes-Benz GL63 AMG at the 2012 L.A. Auto Show

Competes with: Infiniti QX56, Lexus LX 570 and Cadillac Escalade Looks like: A supersized GLK-Class with a CL-Class nose Drivetrain: 550-hp, twin-turbocharged 5.5-liter V-8 with a seven-speed automatic transmission Hits dealerships: First quarter 2013 The growing second generation of the.

By Cars.com  |  01:53 PM ET, 11/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:52 PM ET, 11/28/2012

2013 Toyota RAV4 at the 2012 L.A. Auto Show

Competes with: Honda CR-V, Ford Escape, Hyundai Tucson Looks like: RAV4 loses its rear-mounted spare tire and gets more athletic styling Drivetrain: 176-hp, 2.5 liter four-cylinder and a new six-speed automatic; the V-6 has been discontinued Hits dealerships: Early next.

By Cars.com  |  01:52 PM ET, 11/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:42 PM ET, 11/28/2012

BMW i3 Concept Coupe at the 2012 L.A. Auto Show

Looks like: We now have a better idea of the production i3's appearance Defining characteristics: All-electric drivetrain, carbon fiber and aluminum construction, minimalist interior Ridiculous features: Oklahoma State University color scheme Chances of being mass-produced: Not out of the question;.

By Cars.com  |  01:42 PM ET, 11/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:36 PM ET, 11/28/2012

2013 Volkswagen Beetle R-Line at the L.A. Auto Show

Competes with: Mini Cooper S, Fiat 500 Turbo Looks like: Beetle joins the sporty R-Line club Drivetrain: 200-hp, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder Hits dealerships: Early next year Volkswagen customers who want racecar styling without the high-speed performance will have another option.

By Cars.com  |  01:36 PM ET, 11/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:48 PM ET, 11/28/2012

2013 Hyundai Santa Fe at the 2012 L.A. Auto Show

Competes with: Toyota Highlander, Nissan Pathfinder, Ford Explorer Looks like: We'll be explaining the difference between a Santa Fe and Santa Fe Sport again Drivetrain: 290-hp, 3.3-liter V-6 engine; front or all-wheel drive; six-speed automatic transmission Hits dealerships: January 2013.

By Cars.com  |  12:48 PM ET, 11/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:40 PM ET, 11/28/2012

Hyundai Veloster C3 Roll Top Concept at the 2012 L.A. Auto Show

Looks like: A hipster-ized Veloster Defining characteristics: Teal wheels and canvas, rolling roof Ridiculous features: Floor made of broken skateboards and tiny tailgate Chance of being mass-produced: Hyundai hasn’t said, but we think it’s unlikely Think Hyundai is targeting a.

By Cars.com  |  12:40 PM ET, 11/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:17 PM ET, 11/28/2012

2014 Mitsubishi Outlander at the 2012 L.A. Auto Show

Competes with: Ford Edge, Kia Sorento, Toyota Highlander Looks like: Outlander loses some weight and gets a spruced-up interior Drivetrain: 2.4-liter four-cylinder or 3.0-liter V-6; CVT or six-speed automatic transmission Hits dealerships: TBD The clunky, chunky Mitsubishi Outlander is one.

By Cars.com  |  12:17 PM ET, 11/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:31 AM ET, 11/28/2012

2014 Subaru Forester: Photo Gallery

At first glance, the redesigned 2014 Subaru Forester, making its debut at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show, might not seem to have outstanding looks, but don't be too hasty in dismissing this compact SUV. More L.A. Auto Show Coverage...

By Cars.com  |  11:31 AM ET, 11/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:53 AM ET, 11/28/2012

John Cooper Works GP Model Joins Mini Lineup

A new limited-edition Mini model is joining the lineup, and the automaker is calling it the "sportiest road-registered Mini ever made." The 2013 Mini John Cooper Works GP is a sport-tuned, race-inspired version of the two-door hatchback. It builds off.

By Cars.com  |  10:53 AM ET, 11/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:43 AM ET, 11/28/2012

2014 Subaru Forester: Up Close

When the first photos of the redesigned 2014 Subaru Forester leaked, my colleagues, in typical fashion, didn't hesitate to deem it ugly. (We are unfamiliar with the "people in glass houses" proverb.) I think I perceived it as unexciting, but...

By Cars.com  |  10:43 AM ET, 11/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:38 AM ET, 11/28/2012

2013 Mini Paceman Starts at $23,900

Mini's lineup continues to grow: The brand’s seventh vehicle will start at $23,900, including a $700 destination charge, when it goes on sale in March. The squat-looking 2013 Paceman is based off the Mini Cooper Countryman crossover, but it has...

By Cars.com  |  10:38 AM ET, 11/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 11/28/2012

2014 Ford Fiesta ST at the 2012 L.A. Auto Show

Competes with: Chevrolet Sonic RS, Mini Cooper S Looks like: The Fiesta ST Concept that graced last year's L.A. Auto Show Drivetrain: 197-hp, turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder with six-speed manual transmission; front-wheel drive Hits dealerships: Spring 2013 The 2014 Ford Fiesta.

By Cars.com  |  10:02 AM ET, 11/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:53 AM ET, 11/28/2012

2013 Fiat 500c Abarth at the 2012 L.A. Auto Show

Competes with: Mini Cooper S and Volkswagen Beetle Turbo Looks like: A 2012 500 Abarth with a cloth top Drivetrain: 160-hp, turbocharged 1.4-liter four-cylinder Hits dealerships: First-quarter of 2013 With the new Fiat 500c Abarth, the Italian automaker aims to.

By Cars.com  |  09:53 AM ET, 11/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:11 AM ET, 11/28/2012

2013 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 10th Anniversary at the 2012 L.A. Auto Show

Competes with: Toyota FJ Cruiser, Nissan Xterra Looks like: A beefier Wrangler Rubicon Drivetrain: 3.6-liter V-6; six-speed manual or automatic transmissions Hits dealerships: Spring 2013 To celebrate 10 years as the Jeep Wrangler's roughest, toughest variant, the Rubicon gets a.

By Cars.com  |  12:11 AM ET, 11/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:09 AM ET, 11/28/2012

2013 Fiat 500e at the 2012 L.A. Auto Show

Competes with: Nissan Leaf, Mitsubishi i, Smart ForTwo Electric Drive Looks like: Fiat is entering the electric-car fray Drivetrain: 111-hp electric motor and 24-kWh lithium-ion battery pack with one-speed transmission; front-wheel drive Hits dealerships: Second quarter of 2013 in California.

By Cars.com  |  12:09 AM ET, 11/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:08 AM ET, 11/28/2012

2014 Fiat 500L at the 2012 L.A. Auto Show

Competes with: Mini Cooper Countryman, Volkswagen Tiguan, Ford Focus hatchback Looks like: Fiat's take on the Mini Cooper Countryman Drivetrain: 160-hp, turbocharged 1.4-liter four-cylinder with six-speed manual or six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmissions; front-wheel drive Hits dealerships: Mid-2013 Fiat may not.

By Cars.com  |  12:08 AM ET, 11/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:37 PM ET, 11/27/2012

2014 Ford Fiesta at the 2012 L.A. Auto Show

Competes with: Chevrolet Sonic, Honda Fit, Hyundai Accent Looks like: Ford loaned some of the Fusion’s new looks to the Fiesta Drivetrain: New 123-hp, turbocharged 1.0-liter EcoBoost three-cylinder engine Hits dealerships: Next year Ford's smallest car is updated for 2014,.

By Cars.com  |  04:37 PM ET, 11/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:01 PM ET, 11/27/2012

2014 Nissan GT-R at the 2012 L.A. Auto Show

Competes with: Porsche 911, Chevrolet Corvette ZR1, BMW M6 Looks like: Nissan is obsessed with continuous improvement of its supercar Drivetrain: 545-hp, twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter V-6 with six-speed dual-clutch transmission; all-wheel drive Hits dealerships: January 2013 Nissan has been steadily increasing.

By Cars.com  |  04:01 PM ET, 11/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:36 PM ET, 11/27/2012

iPhone's Siri makes its way to the Spark and Sonic

Drivers of Chevrolet's two youth-oriented models, the Spark and Sonic, will be able to use the iPhone's virtual assistant, Siri, through the help of the standard Chevrolet MyLink multimedia system. Coming in 2013 to the Spark 1LT and 2LT and...

By Cars.com  |  01:36 PM ET, 11/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 11/27/2012

Audi to Bring More Diesel Models to the U.S. Market

Diesel variants of Audi's A8, A7, A6 and Q5 models are expected to go on sale for the 2014 model year. With a full lineup of new diesel vehicles joining the recently upgraded Q7 TDI, Audi hopes to continue making...

By Cars.com  |  12:36 PM ET, 11/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:47 AM ET, 11/27/2012

2014 Chevrolet Spark EV at the 2012 L.A. Auto Show

Competes with: Mitsubishi i-MiEV, Nissan Leaf Looks like: This Spark won't go anywhere near a gas station Drivetrain: Lithium-ion battery pack and electric motor make a total of 130 hp Hits dealerships: Limited quantities this summer in California and Oregon.

By Cars.com  |  11:47 AM ET, 11/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:36 AM ET, 11/27/2012

Cars.com Launches New Auto Show App

Do you love our auto show coverage? Do you want to have it with you wherever you go? Now you can. Head over to the iPhone or Google Play app store and download the free Cars.com Auto Shows smartphone app,...

By Cars.com  |  07:36 AM ET, 11/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:07 AM ET, 11/27/2012

Mercedes-Benz Ener-G-Force Concept at the 2012 L.A. Auto Show

Looks like: What the city of Malibu will use to hunt zombies in the year 2025 Defining characteristics: G-Class gets curves and a police light bar Ridiculous features: A fuel-cell powertrain and color-changing side skirts that indicate charge status Chances.

By Cars.com  |  07:07 AM ET, 11/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:09 PM ET, 11/26/2012

2013 Mazda CX-9 at the 2012 L.A. Auto Show

Competes with: Honda Pilot, Chevy Traverse, Nissan Pathfinder Looks like: Mazda's biggest crossover isn't giving up the sporty look Drivetrain: 273-hp, 3.7-liter V-6; six-speed automatic transmission; front or all- wheel drive Hits dealerships: On sale now Mazda's CX-9 has been.

By Cars.com  |  02:09 PM ET, 11/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:06 PM ET, 11/26/2012

2014 Chevrolet Impala Priced at $27,535

Chevrolet's redesigned 2014 Impala will cost about 3% more than the 2013 model. The new model will start at $27,535, including an $810 destination fee, Chevy says. The 2013 Impala started at $26,685 with an $825 destination fee. For the...

By Cars.com  |  01:06 PM ET, 11/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:07 AM ET, 11/26/2012

Selling Our Nissan Leaf Was, Well, Weird

After 19 months of testing, Cars.com has sold its 2011 Nissan Leaf electric car. In my original review, I questioned how much a used EV would be worth once the second generation came out. Would it be as undesirable as...

By Cars.com  |  07:07 AM ET, 11/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:02 AM ET, 11/26/2012

2013 Dodge Charger Daytona at the 2012 L.A. Auto Show

Competes with: Chevrolet SS, Ford Taurus SHO, Chrysler 300C Looks like: A Charger R/T with matte-black stickers Drivetrain: Same as Charger R/T — 370-hp, 5.7-liter V-8 with five-speed automatic transmission Hits dealerships: First quarter of 2013 Dodge revives the classic.

By Cars.com  |  12:02 AM ET, 11/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:02 AM ET, 11/26/2012

2013 Chrysler Town and Country S at the 2012 L.A. Auto Show

Competes with: Honda Odyssey, Toyota Sienna, Nissan Quest Looks like: If a minivan can ever be called stylish, it's this one Drivetrain: 283-horsepower, 3.6-liter V-6 Hits dealerships: Summer 2013 For parents who think driving a minivan is the opposite of.

By Cars.com  |  12:02 AM ET, 11/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:06 AM ET, 11/23/2012

How to Transport Your Christmas Tree Safely

You survived Thanksgiving dinner. Let's make sure the same is true when it comes time to bring home your Christmas tree. Don't pull a Clark Griswold; start planning how to get your tree and the Family Truckster home without becoming...

By Cars.com  |  07:06 AM ET, 11/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:06 PM ET, 11/21/2012

Recall Alert: 2001-04 Toyota Tacoma

Toyota is voluntarily recalling about 150,000 Tacoma pickup trucks to inspect and possibly replace the spare-tire carrier assembly, the automaker announced. The recalled vehicles were originally sold or are currently registered in 20 cold-climate states and the District of Columbia.

By Cars.com  |  03:06 PM ET, 11/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:16 PM ET, 11/21/2012

NHTSA Adds Six Models to Five-Star Award List

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released a crop of new crash-test scores for several all-new or recently redesigned vehicles. Audi's A4 sedan earned five stars across the board, including in front, side and rollover crash tests. Other vehicles earning.

By Cars.com  |  02:16 PM ET, 11/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:46 PM ET, 11/21/2012

Cars.com Reviews the 2013 Chevrolet Impala

Before Chevrolet redesigns its large sedan for 2014, we wanted to give the 2013 model another look. Ample power combined with decent fuel economy impressed Cars.com reviewer Mike Hanley, but uncomfortable seats and a budget cabin reminded us why the..

By Cars.com  |  12:46 PM ET, 11/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:32 PM ET, 11/21/2012

Jaguar to Show Off Three Models at 2012 L.A. Auto Show

Jaguar and Land Rover plan to unveil a trio of vehicles at next week's L.A. Auto Show, and we've already seen two of them. Jaguar's all-new F-type was unveiled at the Paris Motor Show and goes on sale next spring....

By Cars.com  |  12:32 PM ET, 11/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 11/21/2012

Jaguar to Show Off Three Models to 2012 L.A. Auto Show

Jaguar and Land Rover plan to unveil a trio of vehicles at next week's L.A. Auto Show, and we've already seen two of them. Jaguar's all-new F-type was unveiled at the Paris Motor Show and goes on sale next spring....

By Cars.com  |  11:02 AM ET, 11/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:36 AM ET, 11/21/2012

2012 L.A. Auto Show: What to Expect

Right about the time America is getting its collective belt back to the notch it was on before Thanksgiving, visitors to the 2012 L.A. Auto Show will be feasting their eyes on a cornucopia of innovations and ideas that automakers...

By Cars.com  |  07:36 AM ET, 11/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:06 AM ET, 11/21/2012

Cars.com Family Reviews the 2013 Suzuki Grand Vitara

Suzuki's recent Chapter 11 bankruptcy woes could benefit budget-conscious families who check out the 2013 Grand Vitara, which starts at $20,799, says Cars.com Family reviewer Carrie Kim. This affordable five-seat SUV has off-roading chops and an impressive list of standard.

By Cars.com  |  07:06 AM ET, 11/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:07 PM ET, 11/20/2012

Study: More People Are Surfing the Web While Driving

Motorists can add a new term to the distracted-driving dictionary: webbing. Smartphone ownership is on the rise, and so too is surfing the internet while driving, according to State Farm. During a four-year study, the insurer polled nearly 4,000 drivers.

By Cars.com  |  01:07 PM ET, 11/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:36 AM ET, 11/20/2012

Recall Alert: 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS550

Mercedes-Benz is recalling 23 model-year 2012 CLS550 and CLS550 4Matic vehicles because of a problem with the hood-latching mechanism, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. In the affected vehicles, which were built between Dec.

By Cars.com  |  11:36 AM ET, 11/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:52 AM ET, 11/20/2012

Recall Alert: 2012-2013 Volkswagen Beetle

Volkswagen is recalling 2,471 model-year 2012 and 2013 versions of the Beetle coupe because of problems with the airbag occupant sensor, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The affected vehicles were manufactured from February through August 2012 and.

By Cars.com  |  10:52 AM ET, 11/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:38 AM ET, 11/20/2012

How to: Get Rid of Tree Sap on Your Car

I like to keep my car clean, all the time, and nothing is more frustrating than finding drops of sticky sap all over your car's windows or paint. My cherished Rally Red 2001 Chevrolet Camaro stands out like a matador...

By Cars.com  |  07:38 AM ET, 11/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:06 AM ET, 11/20/2012

Black Friday: Best Cars for Serious Shoppers

A successful Black Friday shopping trip is all in the planning. Bargain hunters study store ads and websites as though they're cramming for a test, and now they have less time to do so as several major chains — Sears,...

By Cars.com  |  07:06 AM ET, 11/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:06 PM ET, 11/19/2012

Cars.com Reviews the 2013 BMW 650 Gran Coupe

Love at first sight is a tricky proposition: Others might treat you better, but this one's just so darn pretty. Such is the risk of handing your heart too hastily to the comely 2013 BMW 650 Gran Coupe. It looks...

By Cars.com  |  03:06 PM ET, 11/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:07 PM ET, 11/19/2012

2013 Honda Crosstour: First Look

Competes with: Toyota Venza, Subaru Outback, Nissan Murano Looks like: A more-lovable-looking Crosstour with some Accord design influence Drivetrain: New 3.5-liter V-6 with automatic six-speed transmission Hits dealerships: Tuesday, Nov. 20 Perhaps the most remarkable thing about the 2013 Honda.

By Cars.com  |  01:07 PM ET, 11/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:08 PM ET, 11/19/2012

2013 Nissan Murano: What's Changed

Most significant changes: Newly available safety systems Price change: None on base models, but small increases on other trims On sale: Now Which should you buy, 2012 or 2013? If Nissan's new safety features appeal, the 2013. Just like the...

By Cars.com  |  12:08 PM ET, 11/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:52 AM ET, 11/19/2012

2013 Honda CR-Z: More Power, Increased Efficiency

The CR-Z is Honda's attempt at blending sportiness and efficiency, but it does neither very well and sales of the hybrid are tanking. A 2013 update, however, adds more power, increased fuel efficiency and additional features; is it enough to...

By Cars.com  |  10:52 AM ET, 11/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:07 AM ET, 11/19/2012

Third-Row Access: Captain's Chairs Save the Day

I recently test-drove a luxurious, comfortable car that got decent gas mileage and came standard with a roomy third row. However, there was a problem: My son had to vault over the second row to get to his car seat...

By Cars.com  |  07:07 AM ET, 11/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:07 AM ET, 11/17/2012

Most-Read Car Reviews of the Week

For the first time in weeks, a new review sits atop our most-read list. Subaru’s new-for-2013 XV Crosstrek crossover has dethroned the Ford Fusion, which slips to second place this week. New to the list this week are Nissan’s redesigned...

By Cars.com  |  09:07 AM ET, 11/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:06 PM ET, 11/16/2012

GM Aims for 500,000 Vehicles With Electrification by 2017

Call it a power play in the electric-car market: GM projects that by 2017 it will have as many as half a million vehicles on the road with some form of electrification. Its next plug-in vehicle will be the Chevrolet...

By Cars.com  |  12:06 PM ET, 11/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:27 AM ET, 11/16/2012

2013 Cadillac ATS: Car Seat Check

With its striking good looks, nimble handling and tech-centric CUE multimedia system, Cadillac's new ATS should appeal to gadget-savvy car shoppers looking for a just-right blend of luxury and performance. Will some of those shoppers be families? Sure.

By Cars.com  |  10:27 AM ET, 11/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:37 AM ET, 11/16/2012

Cars.com Family Reviews the 2012 Volkswagen Golf R

The higher-performance 2012 Volkswagen Golf R is for anyone who loves to drive, says Cars.com reviewer Sara Lacey. With a standard six-speed manual transmission paired to a turbocharged four-cylinder engine, this car is made for zipping around town and highway.

By Cars.com  |  07:37 AM ET, 11/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:07 AM ET, 11/16/2012

2013 Suzuki Kizashi: Get to Know it Before it's Gone

The Suzuki Kizashi isn't the most familiar name when talking family cars. Like most, I'd never even heard of a Kizashi, and I was expecting a cheaply made budget car that's similar to an off-brand DVD player you'd find at...

By Cars.com  |  07:07 AM ET, 11/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:08 AM ET, 11/16/2012

It's Electric! Fiat Teases the 500e

Fiat is again expanding the lineup of its tiny 500 coupe. The battery-electric 500e will join coupe, convertible and sport-tuned Abarth versions of the subcompact when it goes on sale in 2013. Details are slim, but we know California will...

By Cars.com  |  12:08 AM ET, 11/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:36 PM ET, 11/15/2012

2014 Mitsubishi Outlander, 2013 Outlander Sport Limited Edition to Bow at L.A. Auto Show

A pair of Mitsubishi crossovers are set to make their North American debuts later this month at the 2012 L.A. Auto Show: the 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander and the 2013 Outlander Sport Limited Edition. Full specs haven't been released, but Mitsubishi...

By Cars.com  |  03:36 PM ET, 11/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:01 PM ET, 11/15/2012

Car Talk: Have You Thanked Your Mechanic Today?

Car Talk has declared Nov. 15 as Thank a Mechanic Day. Do you know a great mechanic who deserves some recognition? The Tappett brothers have a few ideas for how to thank that mechanic who goes the extra mile. Click...

By Cars.com  |  02:01 PM ET, 11/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:06 PM ET, 11/15/2012

2013 Toyota RAV4 Debuting at L.A. Auto Show

The 2012 L.A. Auto Show is still two weeks away, but it's already shaping up to be a significant event packed with reveals. The latest automaker to tease its show plans is Toyota; the fourth-generation RAV4 compact SUV will meet...

By Cars.com  |  01:06 PM ET, 11/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:31 PM ET, 11/15/2012

Chevrolet Teases 2014 Corvette's Aerodynamics

Without giving too much away, Chevrolet's latest teaser of the 2014 Corvette shows engineers testing the sports car's aerodynamics in a wind tunnel. The new Corvette's aerodynamics are said to be influenced by Chevrolet's numerous years of racing Corvettes in.

By Cars.com  |  12:31 PM ET, 11/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:23 AM ET, 11/15/2012

2014 Subaru Forester: More Pictures

You may not notice it, but Subaru’s compact crossover is redesigned for 2014. The exterior styling update to the popular Forester is subtle and conservative. There's a more sloping rear roofline, revised headlamp design, tweaked grille and unique wheels.

By Cars.com  |  11:23 AM ET, 11/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:46 AM ET, 11/15/2012

Recall Alert: 2013 Cadillac XTS

General Motors is recalling 12,626 model-year 2013 versions of the new Cadillac XTS sedan due to problems with the rear seat head restraints, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The affected vehicles were manufactured from Oct.

By Cars.com  |  10:46 AM ET, 11/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:06 AM ET, 11/15/2012

Tips For Transporting Holiday Foods Safely in the Car

At some point, we've all been tasked with the thankless Thanksgiving job of holding a casserole dish overflowing with piping-hot buttery potatoes on our laps while speeding down the highway over the hills and through the woods to Grandmother's house..

By Cars.com  |  07:06 AM ET, 11/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:33 PM ET, 11/14/2012

Cars.com Reviews the 2013 Ford Focus ST

The ST version injects some performance into the 2013 Ford Focus lineup. Not only is it fast, but it's also really fun to drive, building off of the regular Focus' already-nimble handling, says Cars.com reviewer Joe Bruzek. Torque-steer is an...

By Cars.com  |  02:33 PM ET, 11/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:38 PM ET, 11/14/2012

NTSB: Make Collision-Avoidance Systems Standard

The National Transportation Safety Board's 2013 Most Wanted safety list includes a recommendation for standard collision-avoidance systems on all cars, the first time the technology has made the agency's list. To the board, systems like lane departure warning, forward collision.

By Cars.com  |  01:38 PM ET, 11/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:26 PM ET, 11/14/2012

Recall Alert: 2012 Buick Verano and Chevrolet Cruze, Sonic

GM is recalling 2,949 model-year 2012 Buick Verano, Chevrolet Cruze and Chevrolet Sonic vehicles because the airbags could fail, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The recall involves the driver-side front airbag, which contains a shorting bar that.

By Cars.com  |  12:26 PM ET, 11/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:37 AM ET, 11/14/2012

AAA: More Travelers Expected This Thanksgiving

While the number of people traveling during the Thanksgiving holiday is expected to increase for the fourth consecutive year, projections indicate that recession-weary Americans remain tentative about straying too far or spending too much. According to AAA, 43.

By Cars.com  |  11:37 AM ET, 11/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:32 AM ET, 11/14/2012

Steering, Coolant Issues Trigger Massive Toyota Prius Recall

Steering and water pump problems in Toyota's popular Prius have caused the automaker to issue two recalls affecting 670,000 of the hybrids in the U.S. and 2.8 million worldwide. Faulty steering components in certain Prius vehicles from the 2004 to...

By Cars.com  |  10:32 AM ET, 11/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:37 AM ET, 11/14/2012

Cars.com Family Reviews the 2012 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Wagon

The 2012 Mercedes-Benz E350 wagon might be the ultimate family hauler with its roomy interior, including seating for seven and a spacious cargo area, says Cars.com Family reviewer Carrie Kim. It even has an optional massaging driver's seat that makes.

By Cars.com  |  07:37 AM ET, 11/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:07 AM ET, 11/14/2012

The Cars.com Redesign Index

It can cost up to $1 billion or more to develop a new or redesigned car, so sales success — and not just a little bit of it — matters. Determining which of those new cars hit the mark with...

By Cars.com  |  07:07 AM ET, 11/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:36 PM ET, 11/13/2012

Chevrolet Spark EV to Debut at L.A. Auto Show

Chevrolet is hoping to spark some interest in its new minicar when an electric version of the Spark makes its debut later this month at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show. So far, Chevy's smallest car has been a sales...

By Cars.com  |  01:36 PM ET, 11/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 11/13/2012

2013 Ford Escape, Fusion Get Big Incentives

We've complained loudly that no matter how good Ford's new products may be the price on the window sticker is generally higher than the competition. The competition these days happens to be pretty darn good, too. Perhaps that's why Ford...

By Cars.com  |  12:36 PM ET, 11/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:24 AM ET, 11/13/2012

Cars.com Reviews the 2013 Chrysler 200 Convertible

In bettering the Chrysler 200 for 2013, you might say the automaker has adopted a top-down strategy. Cars.com reviewer Jennifer Geiger says a European-market-inspired suspension update — available only on the soft-top convertible — improves the car's handling.

By Cars.com  |  11:24 AM ET, 11/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:23 AM ET, 11/13/2012

2014 Ford Transit Connect Wagon: First Look

Competes with: Minivans and larger vans like the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter and Nissan NV passenger van Looks like: Minivans may be out, but Ford’s all-in with another seven-passenger people mover Drivetrain: 2.5-liter four-cylinder and an optional turbocharged 1.

By Cars.com  |  11:23 AM ET, 11/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:37 AM ET, 11/13/2012

BMW's Matte Paint Requires Sharp Attention

Few factory exterior paints turn heads like BMW's collection of "frozen" matte colors; a pink Chevrolet Spark we drove earlier in the year is a close runner-up. The dull finish of BMW's frozen paints are easily mistaken for a high-end,...

By Cars.com  |  07:37 AM ET, 11/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:08 AM ET, 11/13/2012

2013 Audi A4: Car Seat Check

For 2013, the Audi A4 received fresh-looking exterior styling. This luxurious five-seat sedan can make the most mundane of family errands fun with its 211-horsepower, turbocharged four-cylinder. For those looking for an even better time, there's also the performance-oriented S4.

By Cars.com  |  07:08 AM ET, 11/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:09 PM ET, 11/12/2012

Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 Roadster: Photo Gallery

Lamborghini's luxury super-coupe is getting a droptop version, the Aventador LP700-4 Roadster. It should be just as fast as its sibling: The convertible borrows the coupe's 700-horsepower, 6.5-liter V-12. Lamborghini says it's good for a zero-to-62-mph run in three seconds.

By Cars.com  |  02:09 PM ET, 11/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:36 PM ET, 11/12/2012

Hurricane Sandy Recovery: Automakers Pitch In

Million-dollar donations to Hurricane Sandy-relief efforts from high-wattage celebrities like Lady Gaga are guaranteed to make headlines, but automakers are also making major contributions to help those impacted by the storm. Many automakers have made contributions of as much as.

By Cars.com  |  01:36 PM ET, 11/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 11/12/2012

AAA: Young Drivers More Likely to Fall Asleep at the Wheel

Now that the sun is setting earlier, drivers are spending much more time in the dark. According to AAA, younger drivers are much more likely to fall asleep at the wheel than older motorists. The group's study found that one...

By Cars.com  |  12:36 PM ET, 11/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:51 AM ET, 11/12/2012

2013 Honda Civic Hits L.A. Auto Show With New Look

Many of the reviews on the last Honda Civic — which debuted as a 2012 model — weren't kind to the popular compact sedan and coupe. While Cars.com said it would still recommend the Civic that didn’t stop Executive Editor...

By Cars.com  |  09:51 AM ET, 11/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:06 AM ET, 11/12/2012

Cars.com Reviews the 2013 Nissan Pathfinder

As Nissan hustles to catch up to competitors like Ford, Honda and Toyota in the growing three-row crossover market, the stylishly reimagined 2013 Pathfinder helps the automaker make up some ground by striking a balance between drivability and efficiency.

By Cars.com  |  07:06 AM ET, 11/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:06 AM ET, 11/10/2012

Most-Read Car Reviews of the Week

Ford’s redesigned-for-2013 Fusion is again at the top of Cars.com’s most-read reviews list this week. In second place, replacing the sporty Subaru BRZ, is the brand’s new XV Crosstrek crossover. Check out what else was popular this week: 1. 2013...

By Cars.com  |  09:06 AM ET, 11/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Mazda-Based Toyota Subcompact on the Way

Combined with its Scion brand, Toyota has a pretty strong small-car portfolio — and it's about to grow. The automaker announced today it is partnering with Mazda to produce a Toyota-brand subcompact for the U.S. market. The vehicle will be...

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

Posted at 12:27 PM ET, 11/09/2012

Recall Alert: 2002-03 Jeep Liberty, 2002-04 Grand Cherokee

Chrysler is recalling 744,822 model-year 2002 and 2003 Jeep Liberty vehicles and model-year 2002-04 Jeep Grand Cherokees due to a problem with the airbag-control module, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The recall affects Liberty vehicles manufactured between.

By Cars.com  |  12:27 PM ET, 11/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 11/09/2012

2014 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series Gallery

Because the gull-wing doors of the 2013 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT aren't exotic enough and 583 horsepower isn't enough, there's the 2014 SLS AMG Black Series. Inspired by the SLS AMG GT3 racecar, the SLS AMG Black Series is the...

By Cars.com  |  11:35 AM ET, 11/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:12 AM ET, 11/09/2012

Porsche to Introduce Two Vehicles at L.A. Auto Show

Since the U.S. is Porsche's largest market, it's no surprise the luxury automaker plans to show off two new vehicles at the L.A. Auto Show later this month. The 2013 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 was unveiled at the Paris International...

By Cars.com  |  10:12 AM ET, 11/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:37 AM ET, 11/09/2012

Cars.com Family Reviews the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8

The top-of-the-line Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 seems to have it all, says Cars.com Family reviewer Courtney Messenbaugh. The exterior looks sporty and athletic while the interior is luxurious and comfortable. The showstopper is its 470-horsepower, 6.4-liter V-8 engine that roars.

By Cars.com  |  07:37 AM ET, 11/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:06 AM ET, 11/09/2012

Mustang Boss 302 Discontinued after 2013

When Ford revived the Mustang's Boss 302 moniker for 2012, it was far more than a throwback sticker and wheel package. The Boss 302 is a dedicated track car with manually adjustable shock absorbers, limited options and side pipes with...

By Cars.com  |  07:06 AM ET, 11/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:02 PM ET, 11/08/2012

Recall Alert: 2010-2012 Jaguar XF

Jaguar is recalling 4,195 model-year 2010-12 XF sedans because of a potential cracking problem in the fuel system, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The recall affects vehicles equipped with a 5.0-liter gasoline engine. A fuel-tank fuel-outlet flange.

By Cars.com  |  02:02 PM ET, 11/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:12 PM ET, 11/08/2012

Big Families Find Choices are Limited for Full-Size Vans

What do you do when your family gets really big — bigger than a minivan can handle? With more than five kids, your vehicle choices narrow so quickly your head will spin. There are options for families of eight or...

By Cars.com  |  12:12 PM ET, 11/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:32 AM ET, 11/08/2012

2013 Ford Fusion Named IIHS Top Safety Pick

Ford's redesigned-for-2013 Fusion earned the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's top honors, the Top Safety Pick designation. The midsize sedan received the top score of Good in the agency's frontal, side, rollover and rear impact evaluations. The previous-generation Fusion was.

By Cars.com  |  10:32 AM ET, 11/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:36 AM ET, 11/08/2012

Cars.com Reviews the 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In

Leery about putting all your chips down on either the efficiency of a pure-electric or the acceleration of an extended-range car? Cars.com reviewer Joe Wiesenfelder explains how the 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In lets you hedge your hybrid bets. But while.

By Cars.com  |  07:36 AM ET, 11/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:07 AM ET, 11/08/2012

Does the World Need the 2013 Ford Escape's Hand-Free Liftgate?

Ford has a recent history of focusing on technology. Some of it has been successful like the first Sync multimedia system application and some a bit less so, see MyFord Touch. The 2013 Ford Escape offers some useful high-tech features...

By Cars.com  |  07:07 AM ET, 11/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:07 PM ET, 11/07/2012

Automakers to Scrap Thousands of Sandy-Damaged Cars

As East Cost dealerships continue to regroup after Hurricane Sandy, Bloomberg News is reporting that automakers will have to scrap around 15,000 storm-damaged new vehicles. Hurricane Sandy was the biggest Atlantic storm in U.S. history, causing at least 100 deaths.

By Cars.com  |  03:07 PM ET, 11/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:21 PM ET, 11/07/2012

Recall Alert: 2012-2013 Scion iQ

Toyota is recalling 11,200 of its small Scion iQ cars from the 2012 and 2013 model years because of a potential problem with the weight sensor cables, which are part of the safety system that deploys airbags and seat belt...

By Cars.com  |  02:21 PM ET, 11/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:08 PM ET, 11/07/2012

High-End Safety Features Make Way Into 2013 Nissan Altima

The redesigned 2013 Nissan Altima has impressed us with its efficient powertrain and comfortable cabin, and it's already selling well. But one story we haven't told about the car is the sheer amount of safety equipment a buyer can get...

By Cars.com  |  01:08 PM ET, 11/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:31 AM ET, 11/07/2012

Experts: Used-Car Prices to Rise in Wake of Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy will cost the East Cost billions in loss and repairs, and used-car shoppers will have to open their wallets even wider to buy a replacement vehicle. The storm took out thousands of vehicles, and the National Automobile Dealers...

By Cars.com  |  11:31 AM ET, 11/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:11 AM ET, 11/07/2012

Cars.com Family Reviews the 2013 Cadillac Escalade

This summer, Cars.com Family reviewer BreAnn Ahara's family grew from four to five with the birth of her daughter. With three little ones in child-safety seats, BreAnn was looking forward to spending some quality automotive time in the 2013 Cadillac..

By Cars.com  |  10:11 AM ET, 11/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:08 AM ET, 11/07/2012

2013 Mazda2: Car Seat Check

There are some small cars — the Honda Fit and Nissan Versa — that are a lot roomier inside than they look outside. The Mazda2 is not one of those cars. The subcompact hatchback has lots of style and is...

By Cars.com  |  07:08 AM ET, 11/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:19 PM ET, 11/06/2012

Suzuki Bankruptcy: What You Need to Know

Suzuki filed for bankruptcy Monday, officially eliminating its automotive arm in the U.S. That leaves current and potential owners with a lot of questions. We answer the most significant ones below, but if you have a question, please ask it...

By Cars.com  |  01:19 PM ET, 11/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:18 PM ET, 11/06/2012

Should You Buy a New Suzuki?

If you've checked out our story on What You Need to Know about the Suzuki bankruptcy, you might consider buying a new Suzuki if the deal is right. Below, we break down what we like and what we don't about...

By Cars.com  |  01:18 PM ET, 11/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:37 PM ET, 11/06/2012

James Bond Cars You Can Afford

The newest James Bond movie, "Skyfall," hits theaters Nov. 9 and marks 50 years of Bond coolness in motion pictures. The epitome of James Bond impersonation goes to a car collector in Ohio who dropped $4.6 million for the actual...

By Cars.com  |  12:37 PM ET, 11/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:09 PM ET, 11/06/2012

Maserati to Unveil Updated Quattroporte at 2013 Detroit Auto Show

A larger, revised version of Maserati's flagship sedan will meet the public in Detroit this January. Maserati is calling the new Quattroporte the sixth-generation of the sedan, though the changes appear minor. The automaker says the car is "more generous.

By Cars.com  |  12:09 PM ET, 11/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:07 AM ET, 11/06/2012

Recall Alert: 55,455 Britax Convertible Child-Safety Seats

Child-safety-seat manufacturer Britax is recalling 55,455 convertible child-safety seats because they were made with incorrect chest pad material, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The recalled car seats were manufactured between June 11 and Aug.

By Cars.com  |  11:07 AM ET, 11/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:25 AM ET, 11/06/2012

Cars.com Undercover: Texting While Driving Rampant

As an automotive journalist, I rarely get to use hidden cameras or go on undercover stings for stories like you see on “60 Minutes” and other TV news programs. But the trend of texting while driving has reached such a...

By Cars.com  |  10:25 AM ET, 11/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:26 PM ET, 11/05/2012

Suzuki Files Bankruptcy, Stops Selling Cars in U.S.

Suzuki filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in California today for its U.S. automobile operations. American Suzuki Motor Corporation will stop marketing and selling cars in the U.S. while focusing on its motorcycle, ATV and marine portfolios. Suzuki will continue to.

By Cars.com  |  10:26 PM ET, 11/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Cars.com Reviews the 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek

Subaru's new XV Crosstrek has off-road-ready looks and the goods to back it up, says Cars.com reviewer Mike Hanley. Its 8.7-inch ground clearance and capable all-wheel-drive system appeal, but the limited cargo room is a disappointment, Hanley says. 2013 Subaru.

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

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

Loopholes and Fuzzy Math: The Tangled Science of MPG Ratings

In the wake of the revelations that Hyundai's and Kia's EPA mileage ratings were overstated, it's more important than ever for consumers to understand that mileage ratings are not always what they seem. On every new-car window sticker, shoppers will..

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

Posted at 12:06 PM ET, 11/05/2012

Car Talk: Top 20 Signs You Should Avoid a Garage

What's the worst thing you could imagine seeing when you bring your car in for service? Car Talk's Tom and Ray Magliozzi have seen a lot of things that would make most people turn and run. There's so many, in...

By Cars.com  |  12:06 PM ET, 11/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:16 AM ET, 11/05/2012

Mazda Plans New RX-7 for 2017

Although Mazda's RX-8 sports coupe was discontinued after 2011, the automaker is already planning its successor. According to Left Lane News, Mazda is resurrecting the RX-7 name for a new lightweight sports coupe. Don’t get too excited, though; it likely.

By Cars.com  |  11:16 AM ET, 11/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:06 AM ET, 11/05/2012

October's Fastest- and Slowest-Selling Cars

It appears shoppers clamored more aggressively for incoming 2013s last month. Cars for the 2013 model year averaged just 23 days to sell from the day they hit lots while 2012s averaged 121 days. Combined, the group averaged 73 days...

By Cars.com  |  10:06 AM ET, 11/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:21 AM ET, 11/05/2012

How to Know if You're Buying a Flood-Damaged Car

Hurricane Sandy unleashed her wrath on East Coast communities and people this week. Those of us in the rest of the country were lucky to escape the direct effects of this superstorm. However, cars damaged by Sandy's storm surge could...

By Cars.com  |  07:21 AM ET, 11/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:06 AM ET, 11/03/2012

Most-Read Car Reviews of the Week

The redesigned-for-2013 Ford Fusion is on a roll; it's once again Cars.com's most-read review this week. Creeping up to second place is Subaru's sporty new coupe, the 2013 BRZ. New to the list this week are two other Subarus: the...

By Cars.com  |  09:06 AM ET, 11/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:28 PM ET, 11/02/2012

Hyundai, Kia Mileage Mishap: How It Happened

How did Hyundai-Kia get its estimated mileage ratings so wrong that it had to offer reimbursement to some 900,000 owners? The truth is complicated, and it gets to the complexities of EPA testing. Hyundai-Kia's Sung Hwan Cho told reporters this...

By Cars.com  |  03:28 PM ET, 11/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:11 PM ET, 11/02/2012

Is a Flooded Car Junk?

As East Coast residents recover from Hurricane Sandy, they'll be surveying their businesses, homes and cars and trying to decide what's salvageable. Here are some tips from Car Talk hosts Tom and Ray Magliozzi about whether that flooded car is...

By Cars.com  |  03:11 PM ET, 11/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:03 PM ET, 11/02/2012

Cars.com's Mileage Tests of Hyundai and Kia Vehicles In Line With EPA Results

In the wake of today's news that Hyundai and Kia will reimburse owners for bad mileage estimates, we've compiled the results of our mileage tests from Shootouts and other challenges we've conducted over the past few years that involved the...

By Cars.com  |  12:03 PM ET, 11/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:31 AM ET, 11/02/2012

Hyundai, Kia to Pay 900,000 Owners for Bad MPG Estimates

Hyundai and Kia announced today they would reimburse owners of about 900,000 vehicles for misstated mileage ratings. The news came after an investigation by the EPA into complaints from consumers that the two companies' mileage claims were inflated. As a.

By Cars.com  |  10:31 AM ET, 11/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:07 AM ET, 11/02/2012

2013 Mini Countryman: What's Changed

Most significant changes: A slightly revised interior Price change: TBA On sale: Later this month in Europe and shortly after in the U.S. Which should you buy, 2012 or 2013? Prices haven't been released yet, but if the control panel...

By Cars.com  |  09:07 AM ET, 11/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:36 AM ET, 11/02/2012

Cars.com Family Reviews the 2013 Audi Allroad

For years, Cars.com Family reviewer Sara Lacey wanted an Audi Allroad, but it disappeared after the 2005 model year. Thankfully, the Allroad wagon has returned for 2013 with a turbo four-cylinder that makes it a joy to drive. However, it’s...

By Cars.com  |  07:36 AM ET, 11/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:06 AM ET, 11/02/2012

Daylight Savings Means More Driving in the Dark

So you're probably getting ready to change your car's clock in preparation for daylight saving time this weekend, but have you prepared yourself for the new drive time? Turning the clocks back an hour means commuters will be spending much...

By Cars.com  |  07:06 AM ET, 11/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:06 PM ET, 11/01/2012

What To Do If Your Car Has Been Flooded

East Coast residents are reeling in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. As they begin the difficult task of cleaning up from the storm surge, they may be wondering what to do with their flooded cars. Car Talk hosts Tom and...

By Cars.com  |  05:06 PM ET, 11/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:22 PM ET, 11/01/2012

Top 10 Best-Selling Cars: October 2012

We reported Wednesday on Hurricane Sandy's impact to October car sales, with car shoppers across 13 states potentially delaying a purchase in the final week of the month while they assessed damage. One analyst noted that while some drivers would...

By Cars.com  |  03:22 PM ET, 11/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:43 PM ET, 11/01/2012

2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid: First Drive

By Thom Blackett for Cars.com In recent years, the Volkswagen Jetta — and other VWs — has been recognized for, among other things, its varied selection of gas and diesel engines. There have been four-cylinders, a proven five-cylinder, turbocharged gas.

By Cars.com  |  01:43 PM ET, 11/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:21 AM ET, 11/01/2012

2014 Subaru Forester: First Look

Competes with: Honda CR-V, Mazda CX-5, Ford Escape Looks like: Subaru is staying conservative Drivetrain: 2.5-liter four-cylinder, 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder, CVT or six-speed manual transmission, standard all-wheel drive Hits dealerships: Next year Subaru does a lot of things right.

By Cars.com  |  10:21 AM ET, 11/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:36 AM ET, 11/01/2012

Vote for Cars.com's 2013 Shoppers' Choice Award

Cars.com's editors pick our annual "best of" awards, but that doesn't mean you can't make your voice heard. Our Shoppers' Choice award is selected by our Facebook fans, and last year the Dodge Challenger took home the title. This year,...

By Cars.com  |  09:36 AM ET, 11/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:06 AM ET, 11/01/2012

Volkswagen Beetle Fender Edition Starts at $25,235

Listen up, audiophiles: When the 2013 Volkswagen Beetle Fender Edition goes on sale in the next couple of weeks, it'll start at $25,235, including a $795 destination fee. Apart from the upgraded Fender sound system, additional equipment includes Deep Black.

By Cars.com  |  07:06 AM ET, 11/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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