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Kicking Tires: March, 2013

Posted at 11:07 AM ET, 03/31/2013

Shelby Raptor: Photo Gallery

If the Ford SVT Raptor pickup is too mild for you, Shelby American has just the truck: the 575-horsepower Shelby Raptor. Shelby calls it the ultimate monster truck and our friends at PickupTrucks.com agree — it's the perfect truck for...

By Cars.com  |  11:07 AM ET, 03/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:01 AM ET, 03/30/2013

Most-Read Car Reviews of the Week

In Cars.com reviewer Kelsey Mays' critique of the 2014 Lexus IS 250, he says the new model's practical improvements are what make it stand out among competing sport sedans, but in a field where being fun to drive is the...

By Cars.com  |  09:01 AM ET, 03/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:58 AM ET, 03/30/2013

2014 Buick Regal Photo Gallery

Buick's attractive Regal gets a more athletic look, more horsepower and more features inside and out for 2014. While cosmetic changes aren't over the top, new headlights and taillights with LED accents are the most noticeable. More 2013 New York...

By Cars.com  |  08:58 AM ET, 03/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:06 PM ET, 03/29/2013

2013 New York Auto Show Winners and Losers: Luxury Cars

There was a heavy concentration of new and redesigned luxury cars at this year's New York International Auto Show, and they spanned the price spectrum from the relatively affordable Acura MDX to the nearly unobtainable Rolls-Royce Wraith. Editors Joe Bruzek,.

By Cars.com  |  04:06 PM ET, 03/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:36 PM ET, 03/29/2013

2013 New York Auto Show Winners and Losers

The New York International Auto Show proved to be one of the busiest of the auto-show season. Its two preview days were overflowing with new and redesigned cars that had Cars.com editors Mike Hanley, Joe Wiesenfelder, Joe Bruzek and Aaron...

By Cars.com  |  03:36 PM ET, 03/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:21 PM ET, 03/29/2013

2014 Chevrolet SS: Up Close

One of the unfortunate effects of Pontiac getting the boot back in 2009 was the G8's premature departure. We don't miss much else of Pontiac, just the V-8-powered, rear-wheel-drive G8 GT. With the 2014 Chevrolet SS, we kind of get...

By Cars.com  |  01:21 PM ET, 03/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:11 PM ET, 03/29/2013

2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible: Up Close

The Corvette Convertible looks like it was designed specifically as a convertible. It was, in fact, co-developed with the coupe and looks that way with nearly perfect body lines and flow that don't detract from the Corvette's overall aggressiveness. Forget.

By Cars.com  |  01:11 PM ET, 03/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:11 PM ET, 03/29/2013

Cars.com Reviews the 2013 Honda Civic

Honda took its compact car back to the drawing room after only one model year, and the much-needed update makes the Civic competitive again, says Cars.com reviewer Joe Bruzek. More standard features, nicer cabin materials and an appealing price tag...

By Cars.com  |  12:11 PM ET, 03/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:08 AM ET, 03/29/2013

2014 Scion tC Photo Gallery

Scion's sporty coupe, the tC, has been redesigned for 2014, and on first glance, you'll notice a front end similar to that of Scion’s newest sports car, the FR-S. A new grille design has Toyota influences, and there are new...

By Cars.com  |  11:08 AM ET, 03/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:36 AM ET, 03/29/2013

2014 Chevrolet Camaro: Up Close

With new front and rear styling, the 2014 Chevrolet Camaro is different up front, but I wouldn't necessarily say it's better or worse. Did Ultimate Fighting Championship fighter Chuck Liddell with his signature mohawk act as inspiration for the hood..

By Cars.com  |  10:36 AM ET, 03/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:52 AM ET, 03/29/2013

2014 Volvo V60 Photo Gallery

Another wagon is heading our way. Volvo plans to bring its V60, based on the midsize S60 sedan, to the U.S. for the 2014 model year. More 2013 New York Auto Show Coverage While we don't know all the details,...

By Cars.com  |  07:52 AM ET, 03/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:26 AM ET, 03/29/2013

2014 Dodge Durango: Up Close

The Durango is related to the Jeep Grand Cherokee. Like the 2014 Grand Cherokee, which was also recently updated, the Durango didn't look so bad to begin with. So like the Jeep, the Durango didn't receive too much of a...

By Cars.com  |  07:26 AM ET, 03/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:13 AM ET, 03/29/2013

2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive Photo Gallery

Not only is this the first time the Mercedes-Benz B-Class will be available on our shores, it will be sold as a plug-in electric that gets an estimated 115 miles of electric driving range. More 2013 New York Auto Show...

By Cars.com  |  07:13 AM ET, 03/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:01 PM ET, 03/28/2013

2013 New York Auto Show, Day 2: What You Missed

Day two of the 2013 New York International Auto Show comes to a close as we wrap up our coverage on the latest vehicles. Mercedes showed off its high-performance CLA45 AMG that’s ready to give Audi’s new 2014 S3 a...

By Cars.com  |  06:01 PM ET, 03/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:36 PM ET, 03/28/2013

2014 Scion tC: Up Close

Since its introduction, the Scion tC has been the brand's top seller, a sporty coupe (but not really a sport coupe) very much in the vein of a Hyundai Veloster, Kia Forte Koup or Honda Civic Coupe. With a more...

By Cars.com  |  05:36 PM ET, 03/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:48 PM ET, 03/28/2013

2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 Photo Gallery

There hasn't been a Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 since 2002. That's changed for 2014 with the track-ready model’s introduction at the New York International Auto Show. More 2013 New York Auto Show Coverage It will join the other Camaro models in...

By Cars.com  |  03:48 PM ET, 03/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:52 PM ET, 03/28/2013

Subaru WRX Concept Photo Gallery

It looks radical and hints at what the next-generation Subaru WRX could look like. In traditional World Rally Blue paint, the WRX Concept looks to once again bring turbocharged performance paired with all-wheel drive to paved and unpaved roads. More..

By Cars.com  |  02:52 PM ET, 03/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:37 PM ET, 03/28/2013

2014 Rolls-Royce Wraith Photo Gallery

Rolls-Royce unveiled a classy — yet gigantic — grand touring vehicle called the Wraith today at the 2013 New York International Auto Show. At first glance it might remind you of Rolls-Royce's much smaller Ghost, but a pronounced, slicked-back roofline,.

By Cars.com  |  01:37 PM ET, 03/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:31 PM ET, 03/28/2013

2014 Honda Odyssey: Up Close

One of the most popular family-hauling vehicles in the land has been given a freshening and shown to the world at the 2013 New York International Auto Show. The 2014 Honda Odyssey minivan gets a mild interior and exterior update,...

By Cars.com  |  01:31 PM ET, 03/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:21 PM ET, 03/28/2013

2014 Volvo V60: Up Close

Wagon enthusiasts rejoice: The Volvo V60 wagon sold elsewhere in the world is coming to the U.S. in early 2014. As a wagon version of the S60, Volvo's V60 is as sleek and classy as its sedan counterpart; it looks...

By Cars.com  |  01:21 PM ET, 03/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:02 PM ET, 03/28/2013

2014 Honda Odyssey at the 2013 New York Auto Show

Competes with: Toyota Sienna, Nissan Quest, Chrysler Town & Country Looks like: Last year's Odyssey had some discrete Botox work Drivetrain: 3.5-liter V-6 engine with six-speed automatic Hits dealerships: Summer 2013 For 2014, the Honda Odyssey gets some minor work.

By Cars.com  |  01:02 PM ET, 03/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:43 PM ET, 03/28/2013

2014 Jeep Cherokee Photo Gallery

The Cherokee is back in the Jeep lineup for the first time in nearly 13 years, and it looks drastically different compared to the tough, boxy appearance of the last generation. Call the styling ugly, unique or — as one...

By Cars.com  |  12:43 PM ET, 03/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:41 PM ET, 03/28/2013

New Subaru Hybrid First Step of Automaker's Electric Vehicle Plans

Subaru's new XV Crosstrek Hybrid can go up to 25 mph on electric power alone before getting an assist from its gas engine, but a fully electric car is also on the horizon. More 2013 New York Auto Show Coverage...

By Cars.com  |  12:41 PM ET, 03/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 03/28/2013

Volvo to Bring V60 Wagon to U.S.

After repeated denials that it would do so, some as recently as last week, Volvo today announced it would in fact be bringing the V60 sports wagon to the U.S. The company didn't reveal many details about the car American...

By Cars.com  |  12:02 PM ET, 03/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:21 AM ET, 03/28/2013

2014 Buick Regal: Up Close

Buick fixed the element of the Regal that was most in need of improvement by revamping the center control panel as part of the car's updates for 2014. In the process, it dramatically simplified the interfaces for the audio and...

By Cars.com  |  11:21 AM ET, 03/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:13 AM ET, 03/28/2013

2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid at the 2013 New York Auto Show

Competes with: Jeep Compass, Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Looks like: A Crosstrek with badges; the hybrid model is available in an exclusive green color Drivetrain: 2.0-liter four-cylinder paired with a 13.4-hp electric motor, a 13.5-kw nickel-metal-hydride battery and a CVT Hits.

By Cars.com  |  11:13 AM ET, 03/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:13 AM ET, 03/28/2013

2014 Buick LaCrosse: Up Close

Much like its smaller sibling, the Regal, Buick's full-size LaCrosse sedan gets updates for the 2014 model year that address the car's worst offenses. Specifically, the center controls for the audio and climate systems have an all-new layout. It's easier.

By Cars.com  |  11:13 AM ET, 03/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:12 AM ET, 03/28/2013

Subaru WRX Concept at the 2013 New York Auto Show

Looks like: The next-generation WRX will look a little more menacing Defining characteristics: All-wheel drive, turbocharged engine, carbon-fiber roof Ridiculous features: Fluorescent-yellow exhaust tips Chance of being mass-produced: Expect the next WRX to look a lot like this The Subaru.

By Cars.com  |  11:12 AM ET, 03/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:47 AM ET, 03/28/2013

2014 Mitsubishi Mirage at the 2013 New York Auto Show

Competes with: Ford Fiesta, Toyota Yaris, Nissan Versa Looks like: A generic version of a Mazda2 Drivetrain: 74 hp, 1.2-liter three-cylinder engine, five-speed manual or CVT Hits dealerships: Fall 2013 There hasn't been much happening at Mitsubishi of late.

By Cars.com  |  10:47 AM ET, 03/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:27 AM ET, 03/28/2013

2014 Scion tC at the 2013 New York Auto Show

Competes with: Hyundai Veloster, Honda Civic Coupe, Kia Forte Koup Looks like: Scion raided the FR-S parts bin Drivetrain: 179-hp, 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine mated to a six-speed manual or automatic transmission, front-wheel drive Hits dealerships: June Toyota's youth brand, Scion,.

By Cars.com  |  10:27 AM ET, 03/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:26 AM ET, 03/28/2013

Scion Series 10 Limited Editions Celebrate Brand's 10th Birthday

Coming to dealers in June will be special editions of Scion's entire lineup, including the just-announced 2014 Scion tC. Marking the brand's 10th anniversary, the Scion 10 Series editions of the xB, xD, iQ, FR-S and tC will all be...

By Cars.com  |  10:26 AM ET, 03/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:17 AM ET, 03/28/2013

2014 Rolls-Royce Wraith: Up Close

Rolls-Royces are not like other cars. This becomes evident upon approaching one, even in the controlled confines of an auto show. It's massive, upright and it feels like it's of an entirely different species than the vehicles in surrounding displays..

By Cars.com  |  10:17 AM ET, 03/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:07 AM ET, 03/28/2013

2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG Photo Gallery

High performance and luxury can be combined in a small package as the new 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG proves. More 2013 New York Auto Show Coverage AMG engineers took the new entry-level subcompact luxury CLA-Class and turned it into a...

By Cars.com  |  10:07 AM ET, 03/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 03/28/2013

2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive: Up Close

The Mercedes-Benz B-Class may look familiar to world travelers, but the all-electric B-Class Electric Drive version is new. The four-door hatchback is not a particularly large car, with overall exterior and interior dimensions similar to Ford's C-Max Hybrid and C-Max.

By Cars.com  |  10:01 AM ET, 03/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:57 AM ET, 03/28/2013

2014 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Photo Gallery

It's orange and it’s back. Today, Land Rover took the wraps off its new 2014 Range Rover Sport, which slots alongside the recently redesigned Range Rover. More 2013 New York Auto Show Coverage Its styling looks as if Land Rover's...

By Cars.com  |  09:57 AM ET, 03/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:01 AM ET, 03/28/2013

2014 Hyundai Equus: Up Close

Hyundai's foray into the premium luxury market with the Genesis was a bigger success than most people expected. The next experiment was the Equus, which has just received an update for the 2014 model year. Unless you're a hardcore Korean...

By Cars.com  |  06:01 AM ET, 03/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:03 AM ET, 03/28/2013

2014 Dodge Durango at the 2013 New York Auto Show

Competes with: Chevrolet Traverse, Ford Explorer, Honda Pilot Looks like: New exterior styling cues tie it more closely with the Dart and Charger Drivetrain: Carryover 290-hp, 3.6-liter V-6 or a 360-hp, 5.7-liter V-8; new eight-speed automatic Hits dealerships: Late 2013.

By Cars.com  |  12:03 AM ET, 03/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:53 PM ET, 03/27/2013

2014 Chevy Camaro SS Photo Gallery

We've detailed the changes for the 2014 Chevy Camaro as well as the new Z/28 trim level. Now you can check out the Camaro SS for yourself. More 2013 New York Auto Show Coverage The big question is whether the...

By Cars.com  |  06:53 PM ET, 03/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:46 PM ET, 03/27/2013

2013 New York Auto Show, Day 1: What You Missed

We're live from the Big Apple and numerous new and redesigned vehicles have made their debuts at the 2013 New York International Auto Show. Today was a busy day on the show floor where manufacturers took the wraps off their...

By Cars.com  |  05:46 PM ET, 03/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:27 PM ET, 03/27/2013

2014 Jeep Cherokee: Up Close

Everyone's been talking about this one since the photos leaked a few weeks ago. It's yet another model that was reflexively labeled "polarizing," which is often code for "ugly." In this case, I can confirm it's legitimately polarizing. Some people,...

By Cars.com  |  05:27 PM ET, 03/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:52 PM ET, 03/27/2013

2014 Chevrolet Camaro: What's Changed

Most significant changes: New front and rear styling updates Price change: TBA On sale: Later this year Which should you buy, 2013 or 2014? They're so similar in every other regard that we suggest you pick the style you prefer....

By Cars.com  |  04:52 PM ET, 03/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:37 PM ET, 03/27/2013

2014 Hyundai Equus at the 2013 New York Auto Show

Competes with: Lexus LS, Audi A8, BMW 7 Series Looks like: The current Equus, almost exactly Drivetrain: 5.0-liter V-8 producing 429 hp and 376 lbs.-ft. of torque, eight-speed automatic transmission Hits dealerships: To be announced Hyundai's flagship sedan gets its.

By Cars.com  |  04:37 PM ET, 03/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:26 PM ET, 03/27/2013

2014 BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo: Up Close

The new BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo is a much sleeker car than its larger sibling, the 5 Series Gran Turismo. Its profile more closely resembles a coupe's, and the car lacks the abrupt finish at the rear that the...

By Cars.com  |  04:26 PM ET, 03/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:11 PM ET, 03/27/2013

2014 Infiniti Q50 Sport Sedan Priced From $37,355, Includes Free iPad Mini

When it hits dealerships this summer, the all-new Infiniti Q50 will have a starting price of $37,355 (including a $905 destination charge). That's $900 less than the base price for the 2013 Infiniti G37 sedan, the car the Q50 replaces...

By Cars.com  |  04:11 PM ET, 03/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:56 PM ET, 03/27/2013

2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG: Up Close

Few automakers succeed in mirroring characteristics of their high-end cars in entry-level offerings. The 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG is the exception and truly appears as a scaled-down version of the almost $100,000 CLS 63 AMG four-door coupe it emulates.

By Cars.com  |  03:56 PM ET, 03/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:53 PM ET, 03/27/2013

2015 Volkswagen GTI: Photo Gallery

We're not likely to see it at the dealership in calendar year 2013, but when the 2015 Volkswagen GTI does arrive, we expect the hot hatch to deliver high performance at a lower cost. That's thanks to production of both...

By Cars.com  |  03:53 PM ET, 03/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:23 PM ET, 03/27/2013

2014 Acura MDX: Photo Gallery

We first saw the new 2014 MDX debut as a prototype at the recent 2013 Detroit Auto Show. Now Acura has given us a glimpse at the sleek, production-ready 2014 MDX set to go on sale this summer. More 2013...

By Cars.com  |  03:23 PM ET, 03/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:17 PM ET, 03/27/2013

2014 Kia Soul: Up Close

The original Soul was nothing less than the first product that suggested Kia was more than just a clone of parent brand Hyundai. (Unfortunately, it might have been the last, too.) Its first redesign, for 2014, maintains the Soul's defining...

By Cars.com  |  03:17 PM ET, 03/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:06 PM ET, 03/27/2013

2014 Land Rover Range Rover Sport: Up Close

If you're a fan of Land Rover's big, posh sport-utility vehicles, you'll be pleased to hear that the company's new and improved versions don't stray from that formula. The latest addition to the line, the 2014 Range Rover Sport, slots...

By Cars.com  |  03:06 PM ET, 03/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:46 PM ET, 03/27/2013

2014 Acura MDX: Up Close

Acura pulled an infamous Porsche move with its all-new MDX: It doesn't look very different than the outgoing model despite being a significant redesign. Under the skin, it's got an all-new lighter platform and fresh engine. Now riding on a...

By Cars.com  |  02:46 PM ET, 03/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:27 PM ET, 03/27/2013

2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 at the 2013 New York Auto Show

Competes with: Ford Mustang, Hyundai Genesis Coupe Looks like: Chevy wants to see how narrow a grille can get Drivetrain: 500-hp, 7.0-liter V-8 with six-speed manual transmission Hits dealerships: Spring 2014 for Z/28, 2013 for rest of Camaro lineup Chevy.

By Cars.com  |  02:27 PM ET, 03/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:27 PM ET, 03/27/2013

2014 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid at the 2013 New York Auto Show

Competes with: Ford Explorer, Dodge Durango and Chevrolet Traverse Looks like: A Pathfinder. Only a badge and LED taillights differentiate the hybrid version from the regular Pathfinder. Drivetrain: Supercharged 2.5-liter gasoline engine and a 15-kW electric motor paired with a.

By Cars.com  |  02:27 PM ET, 03/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:08 PM ET, 03/27/2013

2014 Kia Soul: Photo Gallery

With break-dancing hamsters on the scene, Kia revealed its newly redesigned 2014 Soul at this year's New York International Auto Show. More 2013 New York Auto Show Coverage One of Kia's top-selling models, the Soul is all-new with a restyled...

By Cars.com  |  02:08 PM ET, 03/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:06 PM ET, 03/27/2013

Diesel Engine Coming to BMW 5 Series Lineup

BMW plans to offer a six-cylinder diesel engine in its 5 Series midsize luxury sedan in the second half of 2013. The debut joins a new diesel engine option for the 3 Series. Dubbed 328d, the compact luxury car uses...

By Cars.com  |  02:06 PM ET, 03/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:19 PM ET, 03/27/2013

2014 Kia Forte Koup: Photo Gallery

The sedan and hatchback versions of Kia's compact Forte were redesigned for 2014; a new coupe, or Koup in Kia lingo, also joins the roster this year. The new Forte Koup mirrors its siblings' newfound flashy styling, fitting right into...

By Cars.com  |  01:19 PM ET, 03/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:19 PM ET, 03/27/2013

2014 Toyota Highlander: Photo Gallery

They say it's what's inside that counts — but we all know no self-improvement kick is complete without an image makeover to go with it. And so it goes with the 2014 Toyota Highlander, which the automaker has dutifully spruced...

By Cars.com  |  01:19 PM ET, 03/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:42 PM ET, 03/27/2013

2014 Acura MDX at the 2013 New York Auto Show

Competes with: Infiniti JX35, Lexus GX, BMW X5 Looks like: The 2013 Acura MDX Drivetrain: 3.5-liter V-6 engine with six-speed automatic transmission, front or all-wheel drive Hits dealerships: Summer 2013 It may not look like a radical departure from the.

By Cars.com  |  12:42 PM ET, 03/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 03/27/2013

2015 Volkswagen Golf and GTI: Up Close

There are plenty of significant changes under the all-new Golf's sheet metal, including new powertrains that get 8% to 15% better fuel economy, but you wouldn't know it from the conservative exterior styling. VW fans will be able to spot...

By Cars.com  |  12:36 PM ET, 03/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 03/27/2013

2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive at the 2013 New York Auto Show

Competes with: Nissan Leaf, Mitsubishi i Looks like: Europe's B-Class, electrified Drivetrain: Electric motor capable of 134 hp and 228 pounds-feet of torque and a 28-kwh lithium-ion battery Hits dealerships: Early 2014 The words "electric vehicle" usually aren't synonymous with.

By Cars.com  |  12:02 PM ET, 03/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:37 AM ET, 03/27/2013

2015 Audi S3 Photo Gallery

Audi offers buyers seeking a more engaging driving experience an S model variant of just about every car in its lineup. Joining the new 2015 A3 subcompact sedan is the high-performance 2015 S3. More 2013 New York Auto Show Coverage...

By Cars.com  |  11:37 AM ET, 03/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:17 AM ET, 03/27/2013

2014 Toyota Highlander: Up Close

Toyota's all-new 2014 Highlander has a commanding presence that's not typical of the brand's traditionally conservative styling. At the 2013 New York International Auto Show, Toyota cat-walked the new Highlander down a fashion-show runway; its new Tundra-like front grille and.

By Cars.com  |  11:17 AM ET, 03/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:13 AM ET, 03/27/2013

2014 Cadillac CTS: Photo Gallery

When the 2014 Cadillac CTS rolled out onto the stage at the 2013 New York International Auto Show this week, you could almost hear a faint "gulp!" from its German luxury midsize sedan counterparts. Lower, longer and lighter than its...

By Cars.com  |  11:13 AM ET, 03/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 03/27/2013

2015 Audi A3 Photo Gallery

Audi joins the crowd of other entry-level luxury cars like Cadillac's ATS, the Mercedes-Benz CLA250 and Buick's Verano; packing luxury, sleek styling and class into an all-new subcompact A3 for 2015. More 2013 New York Auto Show Coverage Initially built.

By Cars.com  |  11:02 AM ET, 03/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:52 AM ET, 03/27/2013

2015 Volkswagen Golf and GTI at the 2013 New York Auto Show

Competes with: Ford Focus, Hyundai Elantra, Chevrolet Cruze, Toyota Corolla Looks like: A longer, lower and wider Golf Drivetrain: Choice of three four-cylinder engines in 1.8-liter turbo, 2.0-liter turbo (GTI) or 2.0-liter diesel trim; six-speed manual or dual-clutch automated manual.

By Cars.com  |  10:52 AM ET, 03/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:22 AM ET, 03/27/2013

2014 Kia Soul at the 2013 New York Auto Show

Competes with: Nissan Cube, Scion xB Looks like: A rounder, cuddlier version of the 2013 Soul Drivetrain: 130-hp, 1.6-liter four-cylinder or 164-hp, 2.0-liter four-cylinder both with six-speed manual or automatic transmission Hits dealerships: Fall 2013 Commercials with hamsters, funky looks.

By Cars.com  |  10:22 AM ET, 03/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:21 AM ET, 03/27/2013

2014 Kia Forte Koup at the 2013 New York Auto Show

Competes with: Honda Civic Si, VW GTI, Hyundai Veloster Turbo Looks like: Kia's design language doesn't work on every body style Drivetrain: Front-wheel drive with either 173-hp, 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and six-speed automatic transmission or 201-hp, 1.

By Cars.com  |  10:21 AM ET, 03/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:21 AM ET, 03/27/2013

2014 Kia Optima at the 2013 New York Auto Show

Competes with: Hyundai Sonata, Ford Fusion, Mazda6 Looks like: Updated enough to stay current with the competition Drivetrain: 2.4-liter four-cylinder, 2.4-liter hybrid, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder; six-speed automatic transmission Hits dealerships: Third quarter of 2013 Debuting this week at the 2013.

By Cars.com  |  10:21 AM ET, 03/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:36 AM ET, 03/27/2013

2014 Toyota Highlander at the 2013 New York Auto Show

Competes with: Honda Pilot, Chevrolet Traverse, Ford Explorer Looks like: A sleeker Highlander with bolder proportions Drivetrain: 2.7-liter four-cylinder with front-wheel drive and six-speed automatic transmission; 3.5-liter V-6 with six-speed automatic transmission and front- or all-wheel drive; 3.

By Cars.com  |  09:36 AM ET, 03/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:47 AM ET, 03/27/2013

2015 Audi A3 and S3: Up Close

It's one thing to hear automotive executives liken their entry-level luxury car to their largest luxury car, but it's quite another to, sort of, agree with them. The new Audi A3 sedan is no A8, but it's a heck of...

By Cars.com  |  08:47 AM ET, 03/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:07 AM ET, 03/27/2013

2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG at the 2013 New York Auto Show

Competes with: Audi S4, BMW 135 M Looks like: Honey, I shrunk the $95,900 CLS63 AMG into a compact car Drivetrain: 355-hp, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder; seven-speed dual clutch automatic transmission; all-wheel drive Hits dealerships: November 2013; ordering starts this spring.

By Cars.com  |  07:07 AM ET, 03/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:26 AM ET, 03/27/2013

2014 Cadillac CTS: Up Close

Cadillac's CTS has always set the stage for the brand's overall styling theme, evolving from a controversial, radical new shape when it first appeared to the latest generation's long, low, lean look. The second generation was an improvement, a refinement.

By Cars.com  |  06:26 AM ET, 03/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:31 AM ET, 03/27/2013

Where Are They Now? With New BMW App, You'll Always Know

New in-car location-sharing technology could revolutionize couples' knack for notifying each other that the household is out of milk just as their spouse drives past the supermarket. Then again, it could also make those special-occasion stops at the florist and.

By Cars.com  |  05:31 AM ET, 03/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:08 AM ET, 03/27/2013

2014 Jeep Cherokee at the 2013 New York Auto Show

Competes with: Chevrolet Equinox, Ford Edge, Toyota RAV4 Looks like: What the aliens will be driving when they invade Earth Drivetrain: 184-hp, 2.4-liter four-cylinder or 271-hp, 3.2-liter V-6 with nine-speed automatic transmission; front- or four-wheel drive Hits dealerships: Third quarter.

By Cars.com  |  12:08 AM ET, 03/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:07 AM ET, 03/27/2013

2014 Jeep Cherokee: More Photos

It's been so long since the last time we saw the Jeep Cherokee that we hardly recognized it upon its return. It's not just the absence, of course. The 2014 Cherokee, returning as a Liberty replacement after a dozen-year hiatus,...

By Cars.com  |  12:07 AM ET, 03/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:04 AM ET, 03/27/2013

More 2015 Audi A3, S3 Photos

< We just posted our first look at the upcoming Audi A3 and S3 sedans that debuted at a special preview event on the eve of the New York Auto Show. We didn't want to overload that post with all...

By Cars.com  |  12:04 AM ET, 03/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:42 PM ET, 03/26/2013

2015 Audi A3 and S3 at the 2013 New York Auto Show

Competes with: BMW 1 Series, Buick Verano, Mercedes-Benz CLA250, Acura ILX Looks like: A remarkably nice update of the model that established this growing segment Drivetrain: Turbocharged 1.8-liter and 2.0-liter four-cylinder gas engines and 2.0-liter clean-diesel four-cylinder; six-speed dual-clutch automatic.

By Cars.com  |  11:42 PM ET, 03/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:37 PM ET, 03/26/2013

2014 Land Rover Range Rover Sport at the 2013 New York Auto Show

Competes with: Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG, Porsche Cayenne, Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Looks like: Meaner and leaner with a heavy dose of Evoque-styling cues Drivetrain: 340-hp, supercharged 3.0-liter V-6 or 510-hp, supercharged 5.0-liter V-8; eight-speed automatic transmission Hits dealerships: TBD Base.

By Cars.com  |  07:37 PM ET, 03/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:07 PM ET, 03/26/2013

2014 Cadillac CTS at the 2013 New York Auto Show

Competes with: Mercedes-Benz E-Class, BMW 5 Series, Audi A6 Looks like: A stretched Cadillac ATS with some Mercedes-Benz roofline elements Drivetrain: 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder, 3.6-liter V-6 or a new 3.6-liter twin-turbo V-6 making 420-hp, mated to a six-speed or all-new.

By Cars.com  |  06:07 PM ET, 03/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:06 PM ET, 03/26/2013

Could In-Car Messes Be a Thing of the Past With 2014 Honda Odyssey’s Vacuum?

Parents, rejoice! The 2014 Honda Odyssey will have a first-ever in-vehicle vacuum system. Those Cheerios and cracker crumbs that often litter your car’s second and third rows could be just a temporary problem now that there’s an in-car vacuum to...

By Cars.com  |  05:06 PM ET, 03/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:36 PM ET, 03/26/2013

Toyota to Build 20 New Hybrids Globally by End of 2015

In less than three years, Toyota will have 20 new or redesigned hybrids worldwide — plus a hydrogen fuel-cell car. That's what Bob Carter, who heads automotive operations at Toyota's U.S. arm, told reporters this morning. Carter spoke at a...

By Cars.com  |  02:36 PM ET, 03/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:51 PM ET, 03/26/2013

Toyota Executive: New Scion tC to Draw on FR-S Cues

Toyota won't reveal a restyled tC sports coupe from its Scion division until Thursday, but one executive said to expect styling cues to follow the new FR-S. Bob Carter, senior vice president of automotive operations at Toyota’s U.S. arm, told...

By Cars.com  |  12:51 PM ET, 03/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 03/26/2013

2014 Jaguar XJR at the 2013 New York Auto Show

Competes with: Audi A8, BMW 7 Series, and Mercedes-Benz S-Class Looks like: Some R-specific exterior styling tweaks give Jaguar’s flagship a meaner look Drivetrain: Supercharged 550-hp 5.0-liter V-8 and eight-speed automatic Hits dealerships: TBD Jaguar took the wraps off what.

By Cars.com  |  12:01 PM ET, 03/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 03/26/2013

2014 Jaguar XKR-S GT at the 2013 New York Auto Show

Competes with: Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series, Audi R8 GT Looks like: A track-tuned version of the Jaguar XKR coupe, which it is Drivetrain: 5.0-liter supercharged V-8 making 550-hp and 502 lbs.-ft. of torque, six-speed automatic transmission Hits dealerships: August.

By Cars.com  |  12:01 PM ET, 03/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:37 AM ET, 03/26/2013

2014 Buick Regal, Regal GS at the 2013 New York Auto Show

Competes with: Acura TSX, Volkswagen CC, Audi A4, Volvo S60 Looks like: The current Regal, which isn't a bad thing Drivetrain: eAssist 2.4-liter four-cylinder mild hybrid or turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder, six-speed automatic or manual (GS FWD only) transmission Hits dealerships:.

By Cars.com  |  11:37 AM ET, 03/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:01 PM ET, 03/25/2013

AAA: Gas Prices Fall for First Time in Months

Spring has not yet brought respite from persistent winter weather across much of the country, but as the snowflakes fall, so have gas prices. According to AAA, today's national average price for a gallon of regular gas is just less...

By Cars.com  |  04:01 PM ET, 03/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:36 PM ET, 03/25/2013

Lawmaker Moves to Ban Google Glasses in Cars

Although you can't yet purchase a Google Glass headset, one West Virginia lawmaker is proposing a law that would prohibit driving while wearing one. Republican Gary G. Howell contends that the voice-controlled device, which looks like a pair of futuristic.

By Cars.com  |  03:36 PM ET, 03/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:31 AM ET, 03/25/2013

Recall Alert: 2012-13 Nissan NV Commercial Vans

Nissan is recalling 18,880 model-year 2012 and 2013 NV commercial vans due to a problem with the transmission lever, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Affected vehicles were manufactured from Dec. 20, 2010, through Jan. 4, 2013, and.

By Cars.com  |  11:31 AM ET, 03/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:31 AM ET, 03/25/2013

Recall Alert: 2004-08 Acura TSX

Honda is recalling 76,253 model-year 2004-08 versions of the Acura TSX compact sedan due to electrical problems, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Only cars originally sold in or currently registered in Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky,.

By Cars.com  |  10:31 AM ET, 03/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:06 AM ET, 03/25/2013

Cars.com Reviews the 2014 Lexus IS

With the 2014 redesign of the IS, Lexus made its sports sedan more practical, fun to drive, luxurious inside and a lot hotter looking outside, says Cars.com reviewer Kelsey Mays. The third generation of the rear- or all-wheel-drive IS goes...

By Cars.com  |  09:06 AM ET, 03/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:07 AM ET, 03/25/2013

2014 Buick LaCrosse at the 2013 New York Auto Show

Competes with: Chrysler 300, Hyundai Azera, Toyota Avalon, Ford Taurus Looks like: The current LaCrosse, now with more LEDs! Drivetrain: 2.4-liter eAssist four-cylinder mild hybrid, 3.6-liter V-6, six-speed automatic transmission Hits dealerships: Summer 2013 Buick's largest sedan is getting a.

By Cars.com  |  08:07 AM ET, 03/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:03 AM ET, 03/25/2013

Cars.com's 2013 Honda Civic Photo Gallery

It may not be as exciting a car to photograph as our long-term 2013 Subaru BRZ, but that doesn’t mean we're not documenting our recently purchased 2013 Honda Civic. The base LX model we purchased has wheel covers that most...

By Cars.com  |  07:03 AM ET, 03/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:01 AM ET, 03/24/2013

Most-Read Car Reviews of the Week

In Cars.com reviewer Mike Hanley's critique of the 2014 Chevrolet Impala, he describes the sedan’s triumphant return to a form worthy of its flagship status. That triumph was validated by the review rocketing straight up to No. 2 in its...

By Cars.com  |  09:01 AM ET, 03/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:41 PM ET, 03/22/2013

Cars.com Reviews the 2013 Lexus LS 460

A cushy sense of isolation from the outside world is great when driving the 2013 Lexus LS 460 F-Sport, but it won't change anyone's opinion about the flagship sedan's excitement factor, Cars.com reviewer Aaron D. Bragman says. It's as if...

By Cars.com  |  03:41 PM ET, 03/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:41 PM ET, 03/22/2013

2014 BMW 3 Series Sports Wagon Earns Five Stars From NHTSA

A pickup truck and a compact luxury car are among the latest vehicles crash-tested by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. NHTSA gave the new-for-2014 wagon version of the all-wheel-drive BMW 3 Series (328i xDrive) an overall safety rating of.

By Cars.com  |  02:41 PM ET, 03/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:36 AM ET, 03/22/2013

Hyundai Offers Sneak Peek of Luxury Sports Coupe Concept

Hyundai announced this week that its new luxury sports coupe concept, the HND-9, will make its world debut on Thursday at South Korea's 2013 Seoul Motor Show. The Korean automaker released artist renderings of the concept's sleek, futuristic exterior, hinting.

By Cars.com  |  11:36 AM ET, 03/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 03/22/2013

Kids Cause 12% of Driver Distraction, Study Finds

Ahh, kids. They're your precious cargo when you're running errands in a car, but they can also be the biggest distraction. From breaking up backseat squabbles between siblings to helping a child reach that toy that dropped on the floor,...

By Cars.com  |  10:01 AM ET, 03/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:36 AM ET, 03/22/2013

Used BMW X5, Subaru Impreza Prices Fall in March

Late-model used-car prices saw a very slight decline in March, with the average asking price in Cars.com vehicle listings down $31 to $22,619. Prices for 2010 to 2012 used cars are down just $43 from the beginning of the year,...

By Cars.com  |  07:36 AM ET, 03/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:06 AM ET, 03/22/2013

Cars.com Family Reviews the 2013 Hyundai Veloster

With its three-door setup, the Hyundai Veloster looks like it would be a great car for smaller families, but Cars.com Family reviewer Carrie Kim found that wasn't the case for her family. The driver's side has one door, and the...

By Cars.com  |  07:06 AM ET, 03/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:06 PM ET, 03/21/2013

Government Releases New SaferCar App

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released a new app for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch with five-star crash test ratings from its SaferCar.gov site. Besides providing the ratings, the app allows you to register your vehicles and receive.

By Cars.com  |  01:06 PM ET, 03/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 03/21/2013

Audi Offers Glimpse of A3 Sedan

Actually, it's more than a glimpse — it's the whole car, but you'll have to use your imagination. Audi released a teaser pic of its upcoming A3 sedan but the compact car is under a sheet. It'll make its debut...

By Cars.com  |  12:36 PM ET, 03/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 03/21/2013

Soft-Top, Hard Cash: 2013 Audi RS 5 Cabriolet Prices Announced

If you're a high-performance Audi faithful who's just got to feel more wind through your hair than a lowered window can provide, your 2013 RS 5 Cabriolet awaits. Take note, though: For the price difference of that soft-top compared with...

By Cars.com  |  12:01 PM ET, 03/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:16 AM ET, 03/21/2013

2014 Scion tC to Debut at 2013 New York Auto Show

Scion just announced it will roll out an all-new Scion tC at the 2013 New York International Auto Show next Thursday. There was no additional information on the car but we expect it to remain a more affordable, front-wheel-drive sports...

By Cars.com  |  11:16 AM ET, 03/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 03/21/2013

Honda Accord Still Most Popular Car to Steal

The bad news for Honda Accord owners? It was the most stolen car in 2012. The good news? It was also the most recovered. LoJack Corp., which manufactures the Lojack Stolen Vehicle Recovery System, today released its fourth annual vehicle-theft...

By Cars.com  |  10:02 AM ET, 03/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:36 AM ET, 03/21/2013

Farewell Acura ZDX: Many Gawked, Few Purchased

Depending on whom you ask, Acura's ZDX is either ugly (with an F) or sexy. One fact that isn't up for debate, however, is that the swoopy crossover is a total sales dud and model-year 2013 is its last. With...

By Cars.com  |  07:36 AM ET, 03/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:06 AM ET, 03/21/2013

2013 Honda Civic: Car Seat Check

It's been a busy couple of years for the Honda Civic. The compact sedan was redesigned for the 2012 model year, but it wasn't well-received. This sent Honda back to the drawing board with the freshened 2013 Civic the result....

By Cars.com  |  07:06 AM ET, 03/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:31 PM ET, 03/20/2013

Oops! Presidential Limo Filled With Wrong Fuel

President Barack Obama is in Israel today, but he's not going anywhere. The presidential limo, which was brought from Washington, D.C., for the visit, was disabled because it was accidentally filled with the wrong type of fuel. Multiple sources have..

By Cars.com  |  03:31 PM ET, 03/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:36 PM ET, 03/20/2013

2014 Chevrolet Camaro SS to Debut at 2013 New York Auto Show

GM announced today that the redesigned 2014 Chevrolet Camaro SS will bow March 27 at the 2013 New York International Auto Show. The 2014 model represents the most significant change for the fifth-generation Camaro, according to the automaker. Few details.

By Cars.com  |  02:36 PM ET, 03/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:16 PM ET, 03/20/2013

Detroit EV Maker to Build All-Electric Sports Car in August

Another day, another EV startup. This time it's Detroit Electric, a company that is resurrecting a brand not seen in more than 70 years. Former Lotus executive Albert Lam revived Detroit Electric in 2008, and now the company plans to...

By Cars.com  |  02:16 PM ET, 03/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:36 PM ET, 03/20/2013

Oops! The Presidential Limo Doesn't Run on Diesel

President Obama is in Israel today, but he's not going anywhere. The presidential limo, which was brought from Washington, D.C., for the visit, was disabled because it was accidentally filled with diesel fuel. According to the Guardian, a backup limo.

By Cars.com  |  01:36 PM ET, 03/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:06 PM ET, 03/20/2013

Cars.com Reviews the 2013 Ford C-Max Energi

Ford's C-Max Hybrid is all-new for 2013, and the automaker recently expanded the tall hatchback's lineup with a plug-in model. The C-Max Energi is stylish, comfortable and fun to drive says Cars.com reviewer Aaron Bragman. There are some tradeoffs compared.

By Cars.com  |  01:06 PM ET, 03/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 03/20/2013

Recall Alert: 2013 Volvo S60, XC60

Volvo is recalling just seven model-year 2013 S60 sedans and XC60 crossovers due to identification labels with an incorrect manufacture year, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Affected vehicles were manufactured on Jan. 7.

By Cars.com  |  12:01 PM ET, 03/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:36 AM ET, 03/20/2013

Recall Alert: 2013 Buick LaCrosse and Cadillac SRX

General Motors is recalling 26,582 model-year 2013 versions of the Buick LaCrosse sedan and Cadillac SRX crossover due to a transmission problem, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Affected are LaCrosses manufactured between April 25, 2012, through March.

By Cars.com  |  11:36 AM ET, 03/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:06 AM ET, 03/20/2013

What Does This Outlet Do?

House-style AC outlets are one of those handy "little things that count" new-car convenience features that literally have hundreds of uses. The outlet goes by different names and voltage ratings like 110-,115- and 120-volt AC outlets, though they all serve.

By Cars.com  |  11:06 AM ET, 03/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:06 AM ET, 03/20/2013

Subaru to Debut First Hybrid at 2013 New York Auto Show

Hybrid cars and SUVs have become so commonplace that it can be a surprise when an automaker doesn't have one in its lineup. Today, Subaru announced it will join the rest of the industry by introducing its first hybrid at...

By Cars.com  |  09:06 AM ET, 03/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:36 AM ET, 03/20/2013

Which Three-Row SUVs Offer Second-Row Captain's Chairs?

Most three-row SUVs and crossovers are adept at hauling passengers, child-safety seats and all the baggage families carry, but when two car seats are installed in the second row, accessing the third row becomes an acrobatic feat. If you've ever...

By Cars.com  |  07:36 AM ET, 03/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:06 AM ET, 03/20/2013

Cars.com Family Reviews the 2013 Toyota Land Cruiser

Family reviewer BreAnn Ahara is mom to three young girls and she's already dreaming of ditching her minivan for a three-row SUV like the 2013 Toyota Land Cruiser. This eight-passenger SUV's starting price of $79,550 (including destination) means it's going.

By Cars.com  |  07:06 AM ET, 03/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:31 PM ET, 03/19/2013

Automakers Say EV Noisemakers Too Loud

Two automaker groups are challenging a proposal for hybrids and electric vehicles to make artificial noises at low speeds. Congress authorized the initiative, aimed to keep drivers from pulling an Andy Bernard from "The Office" on nearby pedestrians or bicyclists,.

By Cars.com  |  03:31 PM ET, 03/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:26 PM ET, 03/19/2013

Living Through Winter With a 2013 Subaru BRZ

One of the biggest questions we wanted to answer by purchasing a long-term 2013 Subaru BRZ tester was whether the sports coupe is capable of driving year-round in winter’s ugliest conditions. Our Chicago test location has potential for nasty wintry...

By Cars.com  |  01:26 PM ET, 03/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 03/19/2013

2014 SRT Viper TA (Time Attack) at the 2013 New York Auto Show

Competes with: 2013 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1, 2014 Nissan GT-R Looks like: A Viper competition car endorsed by Dreamsicle Drivetrain: 640-hp, 8.4-liter V-10 engine; six-speed manual transmission; rear-wheel drive Hits dealerships: 33 examples go on sale starting in third quarter 2013.

By Cars.com  |  12:36 PM ET, 03/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:26 AM ET, 03/19/2013

2013 Volkswagen Beetle Earns Five Stars from NHTSA

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration tested another batch of new or redesigned-for-2013 vehicles and out of the four newbies, only one was awarded the agency's highest score. The 2013 Volkswagen Beetle received an overall rating of five stars.

By Cars.com  |  10:26 AM ET, 03/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:36 AM ET, 03/19/2013

2013 New York Auto Show: What to Expect

Billed as the nation's "first and largest-attended" auto show, the 113-year-old New York International Auto Show also may be the most ironic — hosted by the only U.S. city in which more than half the residents don't own a car....

By Cars.com  |  07:36 AM ET, 03/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:07 AM ET, 03/19/2013

2013 Kia Soul: Car Seat Check

Kids — and hamsters — may love the way Kia's compact, quirky Soul looks, but parents won't be impressed with the boxy hatchback's backseat. Stiff seat cushions obstruct its Latch anchors, and the car's tight confines complicated child-seat installation.

By Cars.com  |  07:07 AM ET, 03/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:06 PM ET, 03/18/2013

Recall Alert: 2012 Subaru Outback and Legacy

Subaru is recalling just 14 model-year 2012 Outback wagons and Legacy sedans due to a problem with the moonroof glass that could cause it to detach, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Affected vehicles were manufactured between April.

By Cars.com  |  02:06 PM ET, 03/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:06 PM ET, 03/18/2013

Cars.com Reviews the 2013 Kia Soul

Although popular culture has many convinced that the Kia Soul is only for the younger crowd and hip-hop hamsters, Cars.com reviewer Kristen Varela says the five-seat wagon's 2013 version has just about everything a family with children could want. The.

By Cars.com  |  01:06 PM ET, 03/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:51 AM ET, 03/18/2013

New Twin-Turbo V-6 Coming to 2014 CTS, XTS

When Cadillac takes the wraps off the redesigned 2014 CTS sedan later this month it will feature an all-new engine under the hood. The company announced today that a turbocharged version of its 3.6-liter V-6 engine will power not only...

By Cars.com  |  11:51 AM ET, 03/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:21 AM ET, 03/18/2013

2013 New York Auto Show Preview: Honda and Acura

Honda will be busy during this year's New York International Auto Show. The automaker plans to unveil a freshened version of its Odyssey minivan and the production version of the MDX crossover from its Acura luxury arm. An MDX prototype...

By Cars.com  |  11:21 AM ET, 03/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:36 AM ET, 03/18/2013

Recall Alert: 2013 Dodge Challenger

Chrysler is telling owners of certain V-6-equipped Dodge Challengers to stop driving their cars until a wiring issue can be fixed. The automaker is voluntarily recalling approximately 2,500 model-year 2013 versions of the coupe to address possible short circuiting.

By Cars.com  |  10:36 AM ET, 03/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:06 AM ET, 03/18/2013

Infographic: In an Accident? Follow These Steps

No one plans to be in a car accident, but having a plan for what to do when one happens will make it easier to get through it. After the dust settles, there are several things you need to do....

By Cars.com  |  07:06 AM ET, 03/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:06 PM ET, 03/15/2013

Which Cars Fit Three Car Seats?

UPDATE: Parents are often searching for the automotive holy grail: a car that's not a minivan and can fit three child-safety seats across the backseat. It's a short list. In the more than two years that Cars.com editors have been...

By Cars.com  |  03:06 PM ET, 03/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:51 PM ET, 03/15/2013

Recall Alert: 2007-13 Toyota FJ Cruiser

Toyota is voluntarily recalling 209,000 model-year 2007-13 FJ Cruiser SUVs due to a problem with the driver and front passenger seat belts. According to Toyota, the seat belt retractors for the driver and front passenger are mounted in the vehicle's..

By Cars.com  |  01:51 PM ET, 03/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:06 PM ET, 03/15/2013

Cars.com Reviews the 2014 Chevrolet Impala

Having narrowly avoided becoming something you'd only drive off a rental lot, the Chevrolet Impala is reinvented for 2014 as a full-size sedan to be driven proudly off the dealer lot. Cars.com reviewer Mike Hanley says the Impala subtly intimidates...

By Cars.com  |  01:06 PM ET, 03/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:51 AM ET, 03/15/2013

Volkswagen Could Build Full-Size SUV in Tennessee

Volkswagen could build a new full-size SUV in its 2-year-old Chattanooga, Tenn., plant. The Detroit News reports the automaker is mulling an expansion in Chattanooga, which produced around 180,000 Passat sedans in 2012, to assemble an SUV designed specifically for.

By Cars.com  |  11:51 AM ET, 03/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:41 AM ET, 03/15/2013

Recall Alert: 2012 Subaru Outback and Legacy

Subaru is recalling just 16 model-year 2012 versions of the Outback and Legacy due to a problem with the windshield wiper motor, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. It's an expansion of an earlier recall that affected model-year.

By Cars.com  |  10:41 AM ET, 03/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:36 AM ET, 03/15/2013

Shake, Rattle and Roll: Is Your Car Covered for Earthquake Damage?

A pair of California earthquakes this week that sent tremors from San Diego to Santa Rosa fortunately caused no injuries or substantial damage. They're a good reminder that motorists should think about disaster preparedness, particularly for drivers who live in.

By Cars.com  |  07:36 AM ET, 03/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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Cars.com Family Reviews the 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport

The Hyundai Santa Fe received a major makeover and is now the 2013 Santa Fe Sport, a two-row crossover. Its exterior is sleeker and edgier looking than the previous generation, says Cars.com Family reviewer Carrie Kim. But it really shines...

By Cars.com  |  07:06 AM ET, 03/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:46 PM ET, 03/14/2013

Chevy's Old Impala Gets New Life as Rental Special

Perhaps, like many Americans, you prefer the idea of consistency over novelty. It's that mindset that keeps fast-food chains like McDonald's in existence: They may not serve the best hamburger you can buy, but you know it will be the...

By Cars.com  |  03:46 PM ET, 03/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:02 PM ET, 03/14/2013

2013 Dodge Charger: Car Seat Check

The 2013 Dodge Charger isn't the typical family car, but its wide, roomy backseat means it can easily handle hauling kids in their child-safety seats. Although this is a full-size family sedan, its bolstered seats hampered its ability to fit...

By Cars.com  |  02:02 PM ET, 03/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:06 PM ET, 03/14/2013

IIHS: Despite Guards, Cars Can Still Slide Under Semitrailers

In collisions where passenger cars pile head-on into the rear of semitrailers, the protective steel underride guards required on most tractor-trailers prevent cars from sliding underneath them better than they used to. But in offset collisions, where the impact overlaps.

By Cars.com  |  01:06 PM ET, 03/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 03/14/2013

Recall Alert: 182,800 Honda, Acura Vehicles

Honda is voluntarily recalling 182,800 vehicles due to an electronic stability system malfunction, according to a statement from the automaker. Affected vehicles are 101,000 Honda Pilot crossovers, 60,000 Acura MDX SUVs and 21,000 Acura RL sedans, all from model-year 2005;.

By Cars.com  |  12:01 PM ET, 03/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:36 AM ET, 03/14/2013

Diesel Model Joins BMW 3 Series Lineup

BMW's compact 3 Series lineup continues to grow. A new wagon variant goes on sale this spring, and the swoopy Gran Turismo hatchback will follow this summer. On the heels of those new models is the diesel-powered 2014 328d. It'll...

By Cars.com  |  10:36 AM ET, 03/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:06 AM ET, 03/14/2013

Quarterly Ownership Cost of Cars.com's Subaru BRZ

Prepping our long-term 2013 Subaru BRZ tester for winter wasn't cheap, but it was certainly necessary. Purchased on Dec. 12, 2012, the rear-wheel-drive sports coupe has emptied $1,348.94 from our wallet in the first quarter of ownership with a large..

By Cars.com  |  07:06 AM ET, 03/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:21 PM ET, 03/13/2013

J.D. Power: Lexus, GMC Owners Happiest With Dealer Service

Cars.com may have recently had a string of less-than-pleasant dealership experiences, but according to the results of a J.D. Power study released today, customers are generally happy with the way they're being treated at car dealerships. On top of the.

By Cars.com  |  03:21 PM ET, 03/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:36 PM ET, 03/13/2013

Drivers Dashing for Cash Create Traffic Jam

The sky was literally raining money yesterday in Vernon Hills, Ill. Hundreds of dollars flew through a busy intersection in the Chicago suburb, causing a traffic jam as motorists tried to catch the cash; $100 and $10 bills swirled through...

By Cars.com  |  02:36 PM ET, 03/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:16 PM ET, 03/13/2013

Cars.com Reviews the 2013 GMC Acadia

Right, we get it: You wouldn't be caught dead in a minivan but need the space for your family. The GMC Acadia, updated for 2013 with a new massive grille, continues to be a big, spacious, maneuverable three-row crossover that...

By Cars.com  |  01:16 PM ET, 03/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 03/13/2013

Want to Know Your Blood Alcohol Level? There's an App for That

Breathometer Inc. announced that it has developed the first-ever blood-alcohol-content monitoring device for smartphones. The device, for use with both iPhone and Android phones, is the size of a typical car key and plugs into a smartphone's headphone jack.

By Cars.com  |  12:36 PM ET, 03/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:56 AM ET, 03/13/2013

Recall Alert: 2013 Nissan Altima, Leaf, Pathfinder, Sentra and Infiniti JX35

Nissan is recalling a yet-to-be-determined number of model-year 2013 versions of the Altima sedan, Leaf electric car, Pathfinder crossover and Sentra sedan due to a problem with the front passenger air bag sensor, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety.

By Cars.com  |  11:56 AM ET, 03/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:21 AM ET, 03/13/2013

Recall Alert: 2013 Nissan Sentra

Nissan is recalling 392 model-year 2013 versions of the Sentra compact sedan due to a faulty fuel tank assembly, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The affected vehicles were manufactured from Sept. 11 through Oct. 4, 2012 (check.

By Cars.com  |  11:21 AM ET, 03/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:46 AM ET, 03/13/2013

2013 Toyota Avalon Does Capacitive Touch Controls Right

Touch-sensitive capacitive buttons are a purely aesthetic addition to new car interiors designed to mimic the clean appearance of a personal tablet computer. The controls, which replace traditional physical buttons, have found homes in cars ranging from compacts to luxury.

By Cars.com  |  10:46 AM ET, 03/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:06 PM ET, 03/12/2013

AAA: Smart Keys Can Mean Dumb Mistakes for Drivers

Fostering forehead-slapping situations like forgetting to shut off the car before exiting or not knowing how to kill the engine in an emergency, the convenience of the "smart key" has brought with it new opportunities for motorists to feel stupid....

By Cars.com  |  03:06 PM ET, 03/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:09 PM ET, 03/12/2013

2015 VW Golf to Debut at 2013 New York Auto Show

Volkswagen's updated GTI bowed at the 2013 Geneva International Motor Show earlier this month, and its Golf counterpart will meet the public at the 2013 New York International Auto Show later this month. The 2015 Golf will grow in size...

By Cars.com  |  02:09 PM ET, 03/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:16 PM ET, 03/12/2013

How Do You Know When to Replace Your Shocks?

What we call shock absorbers are really "dampers." The springs in a vehicle's suspension absorb bumps and other road shocks by compressing, and the shock absorbers control the amount of bouncing created when the springs rebound. Several warning signs can.

By Cars.com  |  12:16 PM ET, 03/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:51 AM ET, 03/12/2013

Recall Alert: 2013 Ford C-Max, Focus and Escape

Ford is recalling 5,675 model-year 2013 versions of the C-Max, Focus and Escape due to faulty child safety door locks, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. It's the first recall for Ford's new C-Max hatchback. The affected vehicles.

By Cars.com  |  10:51 AM ET, 03/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:36 AM ET, 03/12/2013

2013 Lexus GX 460: Car Seat Check

Lexus' largest SUV is just that — huge inside and out. The 2013 GX 460 easily accommodates three child-safety seats in its second row, and accessible Latch anchors make them easy to install. Watch out for the GX's third row,...

By Cars.com  |  07:36 AM ET, 03/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:06 AM ET, 03/12/2013

Handy Features Can Aid Limited-Mobility Passengers

Like many of you, I transport my father regularly to and from medical treatments while also managing my usual family-hauling tasks. I've often talked about the importance of finding the proper vehicle for those in the "sandwich generation" caring for.

By Cars.com  |  07:06 AM ET, 03/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:51 PM ET, 03/11/2013

Kia Updates Optima Hybrid for 2013

South Korean automaker Kia has announced some updates to its 2013 Optima Hybrid model; changes to the sedan should make it more fuel efficient and more powerful. Most of the updates are mechanical: The hybrid now has a 47-horsepower electric...

By Cars.com  |  02:51 PM ET, 03/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:36 PM ET, 03/11/2013

Would You Trade Your Privacy for Discounted Auto Insurance?

How much is your privacy worth? According to a new survey from Carinsurance.com, 64% of people polled said they'd allow the installation of a breathalyzer in their car if it meant getting a discount on auto insurance. The auto insurance...

By Cars.com  |  01:36 PM ET, 03/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 03/11/2013

Cars.com Reviews the 2013 Buick Verano Turbo

The addition of a turbocharged four-cylinder engine gives Buick's compact sedan some unexpected muscle. Overall, the new-for-2013 Verano turbo model adds some excitement to the lineup without compromising the car's refinement, Cars.com reviewer Kelsey Mays says.

By Cars.com  |  12:36 PM ET, 03/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:36 AM ET, 03/11/2013

GM's Large Crossovers Earn Five Stars from NHTSA

GM's updated-for-2013 people movers just earned the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's top score. The 2013 Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse and GMC Acadia were awarded an overall rating of five stars. The large crossovers, which share a platform with each.

By Cars.com  |  11:36 AM ET, 03/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:26 AM ET, 03/11/2013

2014 Range Rover Sport to Debut at the 2013 New York Auto Show

If you thought the North American International Auto Show in Detroit was busy, just wait for the New York International Auto Show. Although it's still more than two weeks away, the reveals planned for the show are piling up. The...

By Cars.com  |  10:26 AM ET, 03/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:36 AM ET, 03/11/2013

Cars.com Family Reviews the 2013 Lincoln MKS

The redesigned 2013 Lincoln MKS may look more like an executive's car than a mom mobile, but it handled family duty without any problems, says Cars.com Family reviewer Sara Lacey. Its spacious backseat allowed plenty of room for her two...

By Cars.com  |  07:36 AM ET, 03/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:07 AM ET, 03/11/2013

10 Cars for $10K: The Best Used Cars for $10,000

At Cars.com, we focus on new cars, but when it comes to overall car sales, used cars own the field. CNW Marketing Research reports shoppers bought more than 40 million of them in 2012, the highest total since 2007. For...

By Cars.com  |  07:07 AM ET, 03/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:06 AM ET, 03/10/2013

Most-Read Car Reviews of the Week

The 2013 Toyota RAV4 review refused to budge from the top position, which it has held the entire year. Meanwhile, the 2013 Honda Accord and 2014 Subaru Forester hung onto second and third place, respectively. The balance of the list...

By Cars.com  |  09:06 AM ET, 03/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:06 PM ET, 03/08/2013

Toyota Camry Discounts Remain Amid February Sales Drop

Toyota is staying the course on incentives to keep its popular Camry atop the family-car sales pile. The automaker sold 31,270 Camry sedans in February, marking the nameplate's 16th consecutive month as the No. 1 family sedan. But the lead...

By Cars.com  |  01:06 PM ET, 03/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:04 PM ET, 03/08/2013

2013 Audi RS 5 at Roebling Road Raceway: Photo Gallery

While the draw of the 2013 Audi RS 5 ultimately is the sporty driving experience, says Cars.com reviewer Joe Wiesenfelder, its looks drive the point home. Nowhere is that more evident than the aggressive front end's expansive grille. Other features...

By Cars.com  |  12:04 PM ET, 03/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:06 AM ET, 03/08/2013

2014 Infiniti QX60 Hybrid at the 2013 New York Auto Show

Competes with: Acura MDX, Buick Enclave, Volvo XC90 Looks like: An Infiniti JX35 Drivetrain: supercharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder and lithium-ion battery pack paired with a continuously variable automatic transmission Hits dealerships: Summer of 2013 The Infiniti QX60 name may not sound.

By Cars.com  |  11:06 AM ET, 03/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 03/08/2013

How Long Does a Car Battery in a New Car Last?

Though battery problems are often associated with cold weather, Consumer Reports magazine says heat is a bigger enemy of car batteries and will take a bigger toll on performance and reserve capacity. The magazine recommends that vehicle owners in hotter.

By Cars.com  |  10:01 AM ET, 03/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:38 AM ET, 03/08/2013

2013 Lotus Evora at Roebling Road Raceway: Photo Gallery

Although the 2013 Lotus Evora somewhat resembles the sporty Exige and Elise — and maybe a racecar — make no mistake: It's the automaker's idea of a "daily driver." Cars.com reviewers had their day driving the Evora, the only model-year...

By Cars.com  |  07:38 AM ET, 03/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:06 AM ET, 03/08/2013

Two Big Family Haulers, Lots of Incentives

A good deal can make an ugly car more palatable or a mediocre car more desirable when the end result means a ton of money off the asking price. Maybe the Ford Flex's hearse-like styling becomes acceptable or the Chrysler...

By Cars.com  |  07:06 AM ET, 03/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:44 PM ET, 03/07/2013

2013 SRT Viper at Roebling Road Raceway: Photo Gallery

The third generation of the erstwhile Dodge Viper returned from a three-year hiatus not only a "better car overall," says Cars.com reviewer Joe Wiesenfelder, but no less outrageous. Faithful to its rep, the 2013 SRT Viper boasts showy features like...

By Cars.com  |  03:44 PM ET, 03/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:36 PM ET, 03/07/2013

2014 Hyundai Equus to Debut at 2013 New York Auto Show

Hyundai's premium sedan will get a refresh for 2014. We'll meet the revised Equus later this month at the 2013 New York International Auto Show. Hyundai promises the large sedan will have "more than 30 new and enhanced features" for...

By Cars.com  |  02:36 PM ET, 03/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:06 PM ET, 03/07/2013

Recall Alert: 2004-07 Ford Freestar and Mercury Monterey

Ford is recalling 196,500 model-year 2004-06 versions of the Freestar and Mercury Monterey minivans due to a third-row corrosion issue, according to a Reuters report. In the affected vehicles, corrosion could prevent the third row from locking into place.

By Cars.com  |  01:06 PM ET, 03/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:39 PM ET, 03/07/2013

2013 Chevrolet Camaro 1LE at Roebling Road Raceway: Photo Gallery

Despite Cars.com reviewer Joe Wiesenfelder's affinity for the Ford Mustang Boss 302, he was pleasantly surprised by the 2013 Chevrolet Camaro 1LE when he had a chance to open it up at Roebling Road Raceway in Georgia. Wiesenfelder appreciated the...

By Cars.com  |  12:39 PM ET, 03/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:36 AM ET, 03/07/2013

Five New Cars Earn IIHS Top Safety Pick+

Well, that was a quick turnaround. Just seven months after eight of 11 luxury cars blew the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's new small-overlap frontal test, all five cars in the latest IIHS small-overlap test scored Acceptable or Good —...

By Cars.com  |  11:36 AM ET, 03/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:51 AM ET, 03/07/2013

Recall Alert: Subaru Legacy, Outback, Impreza and XV Crosstrek

Subaru is recalling 47,419 model-year 2010-13 vehicles due to a problem with the remote start system, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The affected vehicles use an Audiovox remote engine starter accessory and either a continuously variable automatic.

By Cars.com  |  10:51 AM ET, 03/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:21 AM ET, 03/07/2013

Tracking the Fuel Economy of Cars.com's 2013 Subaru BRZ

Since our previous update a month ago, Cars.com’s long-term 2013 Subaru BRZ tester accumulated nearly 1,100 miles. The BRZ is rotated among our editors who use the BRZ as a daily driver for commuting, running errands and taking road trips...

By Cars.com  |  07:21 AM ET, 03/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:06 PM ET, 03/06/2013

Collaboration Aims to Get a Handle on Pet Safety Restraints

An automaker and an advocacy group have taken on in-car animal safety as a mutual pet project. Subaru and the Center for Pet Safety, a nonprofit research organization, have teamed up to fund testing of car safety restraints for pets,...

By Cars.com  |  03:06 PM ET, 03/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:07 PM ET, 03/06/2013

2013 Cadillac ATS at Roebling Road Raceway: Photo Gallery

Cadillac's new compact sports sedan is quick and agile — a combination that puts it right at home at the Roebling Road Raceway just outside Savannah, Ga. Cadillac boasts a sub-6-second zero-to-60 time for the 2013 ATS, and Cars.com made...

By Cars.com  |  02:07 PM ET, 03/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:47 AM ET, 03/06/2013

We Bought a 2013 Honda Civic, And It Wasn't Easy

The Cars.com long-term fleet expanded this week with the addition of a brand-new 2013 Honda Civic. We picked the Civic out of dozens of possible new vehicles introduced for 2013 because of the updates that Honda went through to make...

By Cars.com  |  10:47 AM ET, 03/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:08 AM ET, 03/06/2013

2013 Ford Focus ST at Roebling Road Raceway: Photo Gallery

Ford's pocket-rocket is powered by a 252-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder that produces 270 pounds-feet of torque. A manual transmission is standard. With its peppy powertrain, sport-tuned suspension, uprated shocks and springs, and styling that's full of attitude, the 2013 Ford.

By Cars.com  |  09:08 AM ET, 03/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:07 PM ET, 03/05/2013

Spyker B6 Venator Concept: First Look

Looks like: Newest Spyker loses some of the brand's trademark outlandishness Defining characteristics: Aluminum and carbon-fiber construction, expansive glass roof, mid-mounted V-6 engine Ridiculous features: Spyker went a bit overboard on the aircraft-inspired design cues Chance of being mass-produced: Expected.

By Cars.com  |  03:07 PM ET, 03/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:47 PM ET, 03/05/2013

Lamborghini Veneno: First Look

Competes with: Ferrari LaFerrari (giggle), Bugatti Veyron, a Malibu beach house Looks like: A 21st century take on the Lamborghini Countach, with some jet fighter thrown in Drivetrain: 6.5-liter V-12 making 750 hp; seven-speed single-clutch manual transmission; all-wheel drive Hits.

By Cars.com  |  02:47 PM ET, 03/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:07 PM ET, 03/05/2013

2013 Ferrari LaFerrari at the 2013 Geneva Auto Show

Competes with: Bugatti Veyron Looks like: Ferrari's take on the Pagani Zonda Drivetrain: 949-hp (combined) hybrid system with 6.3-liter V-12 and electric motor; seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission; rear-wheel drive Hits dealerships: Early 2014 Witness a hybrid supercar whose name literally.

By Cars.com  |  02:07 PM ET, 03/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:26 PM ET, 03/05/2013

2014 Subaru Forester Earns Top Safety Pick

The redesigned 2014 Subaru Forester has been named a Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. It earned the top score of Good in moderate overlap front, side, roof-strength and rear tests. The Top Safety Pick award...

By Cars.com  |  01:26 PM ET, 03/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:08 PM ET, 03/05/2013

2013 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S at Roebling Road Raceway: Photo Gallery

The Porsche 911 Carrera 4S is among a quartet of new incarnations — along with the Carrera 4 and a corresponding cabriolet for both the 4 and 4S — in the automaker's 2013 911 lineup. A notable addition is the...

By Cars.com  |  01:08 PM ET, 03/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:17 PM ET, 03/05/2013

Rolls-Royce Wraith: First Look

Competes with: Bentley Continental GT, Mercedes-Benz CL600 Looks like: An understated coupe design for an ostentatious vehicle Drivetrain: 624-hp, twin-turbo 6.6-liter V-12, "Satellite-Aided" eight-speed ZF transmission Hits dealerships: Late 2013, in Europe MSRP: 245,000 euros ($319,633 equivalent, US pricing not.

By Cars.com  |  12:17 PM ET, 03/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:01 AM ET, 03/05/2013

Postal Service Stamps Celebrate American Muscle Cars

America's romance with classic muscle cars is rooted in a desire to push the envelope. With the U.S. Postal Service's new "Muscle Cars (Forever)" stamp series — on sale now — people can celebrate that nostalgic notion on an envelope....

By Cars.com  |  08:01 AM ET, 03/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:36 AM ET, 03/05/2013

2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee: Explaining the Trim Levels

The new 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee gets a subtle freshening this year, and with the new face comes some new options. A new diesel engine enters the mix, as well as an additional trim, the top-of-the-line Summit. Add in a...

By Cars.com  |  07:36 AM ET, 03/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:08 AM ET, 03/05/2013

2012 Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 at Roebling Road Raceway: Photo Gallery

It wasn't exactly the stuff of Hemingway, and it didn't take place in a Pamplona, Spain, bullfighting arena. But when Cars.com reviewer Joe Wiesenfelder stepped into the ring at Georgia's Roebling Road Raceway with this Aventador — not the famed...

By Cars.com  |  07:08 AM ET, 03/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:32 PM ET, 03/04/2013

2014 Porsche 911 GT3: First Look

Competes with: Audi R8, Nissan GT-R, Aston Martin V8 Vantage Looks like: A 911 for track-day enthusiasts Drivetrain: 475-hp, 3.8-liter horizontally opposed six-cylinder engine with a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission; rear-wheel drive Hits dealerships: Late 2013 MSRP: $131,350 including $950 destination.

By Cars.com  |  05:32 PM ET, 03/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:07 PM ET, 03/04/2013

Volkswagen Golf Variant: First Look

Competes with: Subaru Impreza, Ford Focus hatchback, Hyundai Elantra GT, Mazda3 Looks like: A new, practical small wagon without much style Drivetrain: Likely turbocharged 1.8-liter and turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder gas engines; turbocharged 2.

By Cars.com  |  03:07 PM ET, 03/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:07 PM ET, 03/04/2013

2013 BMW M6 at Roebling Road Raceway: Photo Gallery

The high-performance version of BMW's 6 Series sports coupe looks aggressive and has the powertrain chops to back it up. The 2013 M6's twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter V-8 is good for 560 horsepower and, BMW claims, a zero-to-62-mph sprint of 4.2 seconds..

By Cars.com  |  01:07 PM ET, 03/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 03/04/2013

Have You Seen Cars.com’s Latest Drama-Deficient Commercials?

If you watched Super Bowl XLVII last month — as more than 108 million people did — you likely caught Cars.com's ad in which a couple seeking a bit of drama in their car-buying experience inadvertently find themselves in possession...

By Cars.com  |  12:36 PM ET, 03/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:37 AM ET, 03/04/2013

Cars.com's Cure for Cabin Fever

Every winter at Cars.com's headquarters in Chicago, we run into cabin fever, not to mention blisteringly cold days. Of course, we still need to bring you great content on the newest cars. What to do? Well, our good friends at...

By Cars.com  |  07:37 AM ET, 03/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:06 AM ET, 03/04/2013

How to Remove Salt Stains From Your Floor Mats

Spring is almost here and for many car owners that means saying goodbye to snow, slush and street salt. All three of those elements can wind up inside your car no matter how careful you are during winter driving. Your...

By Cars.com  |  07:06 AM ET, 03/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:26 AM ET, 03/03/2013

2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible: First Photos

The redesigned Chevy Corvette was one of the big stars of the Detroit Auto Show in January. Now the automaker is staking its claim to wooing folks in Switzerland and this month’s Geneva Motor Show with the convertible take on...

By Cars.com  |  10:26 AM ET, 03/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:06 AM ET, 03/03/2013

Most-Read Car Reviews of the Week

Contrary to popular belief as per Benjamin Franklin, there are actually three certainties now: death, taxes and the RAV4 holding the No. 1 spot on our list of most-read reviews, as it has for all of 2013 so far. Among...

By Cars.com  |  09:06 AM ET, 03/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:51 PM ET, 03/01/2013

Top 10 Best-Selling Cars: February 2013

All the talk these days seems to be on spending cuts and frugality, but you wouldn't know it from looking at February sales. Overall, the market was up more than 4%, with only half of the top automakers posting gains...

By Cars.com  |  03:51 PM ET, 03/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:12 PM ET, 03/01/2013

2013 Geneva International Motor Show: FT-86 Open Concept

Looks like: Yet another FT-86 concept Defining characteristics: It's a convertible version of the Scion FR-S Ridiculous features: Aside from the Milan-inspired interior, none; it looks production-ready Chances of being mass-produced: A Scion FR-S convertible seems likely Toyota will unveil.

By Cars.com  |  03:12 PM ET, 03/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:06 PM ET, 03/01/2013

Jeep to Add Diesel to Wrangler Lineup

The next Jeep in line for a diesel engine is the Wrangler, according to Wards Auto. Jeep CEO Mike Manley told the website that the automaker plans to add the powertrain to the lineup after the Wrangler's 2015-16 redesign. Manley...

By Cars.com  |  01:06 PM ET, 03/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:36 AM ET, 03/01/2013

Cars.com Family Reviews the 2013 Nissan Pathfinder

There was little left untouched in the 2013 Nissan Pathfinder's redesign. Gone is the boxy, beefy SUV, says Cars.com Family reviewer Courtney Messenbaugh. In its place is a curvy crossover that easily hauls seven. The Pathfinder shines when it comes..

By Cars.com  |  09:36 AM ET, 03/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:06 AM ET, 03/01/2013

Mom Must-Have: Conversation Mirror

I'm a mom, but I wouldn't consider myself a minivan person. One look inside the cavernous Chrysler Town & Country I just tested, however, has me changing my tune. Aside from the oodles of room in the van, its list...

By Cars.com  |  07:06 AM ET, 03/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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