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Kicking Tires: April, 2013

Posted at 03:31 PM ET, 04/12/2013

2014 Audi R8 Lands at Dealerships as 'Iron Man 3' Readies Launch

The "Iron Man" movies have an uncanny ability to make you wish you could walk in another man's shoes — or fly in the super suit of "genius, billionaire, playboy, philanthropist" Tony Stark. While it's unlikely Iron Man suits will...

By Cars.com  |  03:31 PM ET, 04/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:06 PM ET, 04/12/2013

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  |  01:06 PM ET, 04/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:16 AM ET, 04/12/2013

Cars.com Reviews the 2013 Lexus GX 460

The 2013 Lexus GX 460 has a comfortable interior and all the gadgets required on a premium vehicle, but it loses major points in the refinement area due to its trucklike ride, says Cars.com reviewer Kristin Varela. Although her family...

By Cars.com  |  11:16 AM ET, 04/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:06 AM ET, 04/12/2013

Summer Gas Prices, Consumption Expected to Drop

If government projections hold true, Americans this year will pay the lowest summer gas prices they have in two years. The U.S. Energy Information Administration reported this week that the price for a gallon of regular gas is expected to...

By Cars.com  |  10:06 AM ET, 04/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:46 AM ET, 04/12/2013

Cars.com Family Reviews the 2013 Toyota Highlander Hybrid

With three rows of seats, the 2013 Toyota Highlander Hybrid seemed like it'd be a perfect fit for Cars.com Family reviewer BreAnn Ahara and her family, but this midsize SUV's small cargo area cramped this family of five's style. BreAnn...

By Cars.com  |  09:46 AM ET, 04/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:06 AM ET, 04/12/2013

Cars.com Family photo by Sara Lacey

With three rows of seats, the 2013 Toyota Highlander Hybrid seemed like it'd be a perfect fit for Cars.com Family reviewer BreAnn Ahara and her family, but this midsize SUV's small cargo area cramped this family of five's style. BreAnn...

By Cars.com  |  07:06 AM ET, 04/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:06 PM ET, 04/11/2013

Toyota, Ford Duke It Out in Sales Number War

Ford said Tuesday that the Focus was the world's No. 1 best-selling car in 2012, with 1.02 million sales — a healthy lead over the second-place Toyota Corolla's 872,774. The automaker cited registration data from well-known consulting firm R.L. Polk..

By Cars.com  |  03:06 PM ET, 04/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:02 PM ET, 04/11/2013

2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited: Car Seat Check

The four-door Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, a five-seat SUV, is often asked to pull family duty over its two-door Jeep Wrangler sibling. While its high ride height means kids will be asking parents for a boost to get into it for...

By Cars.com  |  02:02 PM ET, 04/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:51 PM ET, 04/11/2013

Recall Alert: Airbag Problem Affects Millions of Toyota, Honda, Nissan and Mazda Vehicles

Four Japanese automakers — Toyota, Honda, Nissan and Mazda — have announced a voluntary recall of 3 million vehicles worldwide because of possibly faulty airbags; more than a million of those vehicles are in the U.S. According to the automakers,...

By Cars.com  |  12:51 PM ET, 04/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:36 AM ET, 04/11/2013

How Korean Tensions Could Affect American Car Shoppers

Following a nuclear test and subsequent global sanctions, escalating tensions on the Korean peninsula have North Korea issuing near-daily threats against its southern neighbor and the U.S. — and the latest developments have left nearby nations girding for conflict.

By Cars.com  |  07:36 AM ET, 04/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:08 AM ET, 04/11/2013

2014 Subaru Forester Photo Gallery

Its looks aren't what our editors raved about when the redesigned 2014 Subaru Forester XT was recently in our fleet. Editor David Thomas also didn't call them out when he originally reviewed the popular compact crossover. The Forester instead gets...

By Cars.com  |  07:08 AM ET, 04/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:21 PM ET, 04/10/2013

Cars.com Reviews the 2013 Chrysler Town & Country

The married-with-children set is going to fall fast and hard for the 2013 Chrysler Town & Country's comfort, cargo space and entertainment features, just as Cars.com reviewer Jennifer Geiger did. Performance and handling are notably lackluster, but if you're in.

By Cars.com  |  02:21 PM ET, 04/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:32 PM ET, 04/10/2013

What the Range Rover's 700-Pound Weight Loss Looks Like

Removing weight can improve nearly every dynamic of a car, including gas mileage, acceleration, braking and handling. Shedding pounds isn't easy, however, and often requires a substantial reworking of a car's chassis or body — unless it's a track-oriented trim.

By Cars.com  |  12:32 PM ET, 04/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:21 AM ET, 04/10/2013

Recall Alert: Approximately 215,000 Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram Vehicles

The Chrysler group issued six separate recalls affecting around 215,000 vehicles in the U.S. According to the automaker, the following vehicles are affected: 61,400 model-year 2007-08 Dodge Nitro and Jeep Liberty SUVs. Chrysler has stated that it's recalling two-wheel-drive versions.

By Cars.com  |  11:21 AM ET, 04/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:07 AM ET, 04/10/2013

What We Miss in Our 2013 Honda Civic LX

Cars.com's editorial staff is just getting our feet wet with the newly purchased 2013 Honda Civic LX that joined our long-term test fleet in late February. The Civic is an undeniable powerhouse of standard features for the money with exclusive...

By Cars.com  |  10:07 AM ET, 04/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:36 AM ET, 04/10/2013

Do You Really Need to Change Your Oil Every 3,000 Miles?

No, you don't, according to every auto manufacturer we've talked to. The main advocates of the 3,000-mile oil change schedule are those who would profit by it: repair facilities, quick-lube chains and service departments at some new-car dealers. Years ago.

By Cars.com  |  07:36 AM ET, 04/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:06 AM ET, 04/10/2013

Cars.com Family Reviews the 2013 Kia Forte 5-Door

The 2013 Kia Forte 5-Door delivers a lot of bang for the buck, making it a good choice for small families looking to stretch their budget, says Cars.com Family reviewer Carrie Kim. This five-seat hatchback is lacking in the looks...

By Cars.com  |  07:06 AM ET, 04/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:08 PM ET, 04/09/2013

2013 Buick Encore: Photo Gallery

With its new Encore, Buick is going where very few automakers have tread before: the luxury subcompact crossover class. Outside, the baby Enclave mimics its larger sibling with a version of Buick's familiar waterfall grille and sweeping, blue-accented headlamps.

By Cars.com  |  03:08 PM ET, 04/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:01 PM ET, 04/09/2013

America's 11th Best-Seller Was World's No. 1

The Ford Focus may not have made America's top 10 best-selling cars of 2012 list — it ranked 11th — but Ford says its compact car was No. 1 globally last year. Citing registration data from industry forecaster R.L. Polk,...

By Cars.com  |  02:01 PM ET, 04/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:06 PM ET, 04/09/2013

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

We welcomed a 2013 Honda Civic to Cars.com's long-term test fleet in March to evaluate the unheard of changes Honda made just one year after the Civic's complete redesign. Like our 2013 Subaru BRZ, the one-year ownership experience is tracked...

By Cars.com  |  01:06 PM ET, 04/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:36 AM ET, 04/09/2013

Lawmakers to Jump-Start Backup Camera Mandate

In 2007, Congress and President George W. Bush approved a law mandating that the government set automotive rear-visibility guidelines by the beginning of 2011. In 2010, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration proposed that backup cameras be standard equipment by.

By Cars.com  |  11:36 AM ET, 04/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 04/09/2013

NHTSA Sees No Decline in Distracted Driving

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported startling statistics it hopes will encourage people to pay attention while driving. In 2011, licensed motorists in the U.S. numbered 212 million while the number answering calls on a mobile device was 102.

By Cars.com  |  10:01 AM ET, 04/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:06 AM ET, 04/09/2013

2014 Subaru Forester: Second Take

In my review of the 2014 Subaru Forester I found it a utilitarian and affordable compact crossover that improved on the past model, especially in terms of road noise. Read the full review of the 2014 Subaru Forester Recently a...

By Cars.com  |  07:06 AM ET, 04/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:22 AM ET, 04/09/2013

$46,000 Sport Sedan Challenge: Photo Gallery

What happens when you get five automotive scribes together with six luxury sedans and let them loose on the track? Well, you get the results in our latest comparison, the Cars.com/USA Today/ "MotorWeek" $46,000 Sport Sedan Challenge. But these cars...

By Cars.com  |  06:22 AM ET, 04/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:11 PM ET, 04/08/2013

Detroit Electric SP:01: First Look

Competitors: Pre-owned Tesla Roadster, Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Electric Drive Looks like: A lightly restyled Lotus Exige (basically a Tesla Roadster or Hennessy Venom GT) Drivetrain: Mid-mounted 201-horsepower electric motor, 37-kwh lithium-ion battery pack; choice of four- or five-speed manual or.

By Cars.com  |  03:11 PM ET, 04/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:36 PM ET, 04/08/2013

Cars.com Reviews the 2013 BMW 3 Series

It's simply the best, better than all the rest — better than any car, any car put to the test. That's the sentiment Cars.com reviewer Joe Wiesenfelder expressed toward the BMW 328i after its commanding victory in our $46,000 Sport-Sedan...

By Cars.com  |  02:36 PM ET, 04/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:26 PM ET, 04/08/2013

Fisker Lays Off 75% of Workforce as Bankruptcy Looms

Leonardo DiCaprio may love his Fisker Karma, but the California automaker is listing like the Titanic. Less than a month after founder Henrik Fisker quit, the boutique car company laid off some 160 employees, the Detroit News reports, as it...

By Cars.com  |  01:26 PM ET, 04/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:06 PM ET, 04/08/2013

Cars.com Reviews the 2013 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

The 2013 Mercedes-Benz C-Class' ride is comfortable. Very comfortable. And quiet too — don't forget quiet. But if Cars.com reviewer Kelsey Mays were to stop there out of respect for the virtue of "If you don't have anything nice to...

By Cars.com  |  01:06 PM ET, 04/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:56 AM ET, 04/08/2013

California Outlaws In-Car Smartphone Navigation Systems

If you don't have an in-car navigation system or are annoyed by the one you do have, what do you do? Pull out your smartphone and enable its GPS function, right? Not in California. It's now illegal to use while...

By Cars.com  |  11:56 AM ET, 04/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:41 AM ET, 04/08/2013

Cars.com Reviews the 2013 Acura TL

What's inside counts for a lot, but in the case of the Acura TL, inelegant exterior styling overshadows the sport sedan's powerful engine, roomy interior and convenience features, says Cars.com reviewer David Thomas. If you can look past its garish...

By Cars.com  |  10:41 AM ET, 04/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:07 AM ET, 04/08/2013

$46,000 Sport Sedan Challenge: By the Numbers

It wasn't hard for the 2013 BMW 3 Series to win over our critics at our latest Challenge. The sedan was exceptionally well-balanced on the track and around town and was overall a blast to drive. It was when the...

By Cars.com  |  12:07 AM ET, 04/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:06 AM ET, 04/08/2013

Cars.com, USA Today, 'MotorWeek' $46,000 Sport Sedan Challenge

Cars.com has teamed up with our partners at USA Today and "MotorWeek" for the past three years to compare the most popular car categories on the market. We've tackled compacts, compact crossovers, midsize sedans and even minivans. Finally, we found...

By Cars.com  |  12:06 AM ET, 04/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:01 AM ET, 04/07/2013

Most-Read Car Reviews of the Week

It's like when Rocky made Ivan Drago bleed in "Rocky IV," proving the Soviet boxer was not a machine and could, indeed, be defeated. Although far from symbolizing the fall of Cold War-era communism, the 2013 Toyota RAV4's defeat after...

By Cars.com  |  09:01 AM ET, 04/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:42 PM ET, 04/05/2013

BMW X4 Sport Activity Coupe Concept at 2013 Shanghai Motor Show

Looks like: Honey, I shrunk the X6! Defining characteristics: BMW family face, apparent lack of rear headroom, new headlight pattern Ridiculous features: 21-inch concept-car wheels, naming a five-door hatchback a "coupe" Chance of being mass-produced: Count on it BMW continues.

By Cars.com  |  02:42 PM ET, 04/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:11 PM ET, 04/05/2013

Does Honda's LaneWatch Replace a Blind Spot Warning System?

I recently spent a week in the 2013 Honda Crosstour. While I couldn't get over the aesthetics of this oddball (a fellow mom said it looked like a reincarnated Pinto), it did prove to be a practical family car with...

By Cars.com  |  01:11 PM ET, 04/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 04/05/2013

Cars.com Reviews the 2013 Buick Encore

It may be tiny and awkward looking, but Buick's subcompact crossover packs large levels of refinement and premium features, says Cars.com reviewer Kelsey Mays. The 2013 Encore blends the tall ride height of an SUV with the materials of a...

By Cars.com  |  12:01 PM ET, 04/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:08 AM ET, 04/05/2013

2013 New York Auto Show Favorites: Photo Gallery

With so many new cars and SUVs unveiled last week at the 2013 New York International Auto Show, it's hard to play favorites. Emotions ran high when Jeep raised the curtain on its 2014 Cherokee — the new crossover's extreme...

By Cars.com  |  11:08 AM ET, 04/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:06 AM ET, 04/05/2013

New Audi Wireless Data Plan Averages $15 a Month

Audi announced a new in-vehicle data plan this week, offering customers 2.5 years of wireless internet services at an average cost of $15 a month. Owners of vehicles equipped with the automaker's Audi connect multimedia system can pay $450 for...

By Cars.com  |  10:06 AM ET, 04/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:17 AM ET, 04/05/2013

NHTSA: Car Seat Enforcement Pays Off

Keeping your kids in car seats and booster seats until they're the right size and age can be a struggle for many parents. In my circle of friends and family, as soon as kids reach 8 years old they start...

By Cars.com  |  09:17 AM ET, 04/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:17 AM ET, 04/05/2013

Possible NHTSA 'Silver' Ratings Aim to Protect Older Drivers

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration may turn an eye toward ol' Gramps as it looks to update its crash-test ratings. Bloomberg Businessweek reports NHTSA may implement a "silver" rating system for crash-protection of elderly drivers. Regulators may also pay.

By Cars.com  |  09:17 AM ET, 04/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:17 AM ET, 04/05/2013

March Sales: SUVs Gained, Cars Fell

March was a decent month for the auto industry. New-car sales improved 3.4%, riding a trend that began in late 2012. Since last November, auto sales have reached annualized rates not seen since early 2008, according to Automotive News data....

By Cars.com  |  09:17 AM ET, 04/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:16 AM ET, 04/05/2013

2014 BMW 6 Series: What's Changed

Most significant changes: The introduction of an M6 Gran Coupe; optional six-speed manual, carbon ceramic brakes and all-wheel drive on all non-M6 models Price change: TBA On sale: Early June Which should you buy, 2013 or 2014? An expanded lineup,...

By Cars.com  |  09:16 AM ET, 04/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Cars.com Reviews the 2013 Ford Expedition EL

Suburbanites looking to shuttle families and groceries around without resorting to a minivan will find a suitable alternative in the crossover. But when your honey-do list also includes heavy hauling, towing and terrain conquering, Cars.com reviewer Aaron D.

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

Posted at 02:37 PM ET, 04/03/2013

2014 Porsche Panamera: First Look

Competes with: Audi S8, Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG, BMW Alpina B7, Fisker Karma Looks like: A longer, even more awkward version of last year's Panamera Drivetrain: 3.6-liter V-6, 3.0-liter bi-turbo V-6, 4.8-liter V-8 or plug-in hybrid; seven-speed PDK automatic or eight-speed.

By Cars.com  |  02:37 PM ET, 04/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:47 PM ET, 04/03/2013

Recall Alert: 2013 Buick Encore

General Motors is recalling 144 model-year 2013 versions of its new Buick Encore compact crossover because of a steering wheel malfunction, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The affected vehicles were manufactured from Dec.

By Cars.com  |  01:47 PM ET, 04/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

2014 Acura RDX: What's Changed

Most significant changes: New exterior color Price change: $200 price increase On sale: Today Which should you buy, 2013 or 2014? 2013 Acura's compact crossover was redesigned for 2013, and for 2014 the only big change is its price. The...

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

Posted at 11:41 AM ET, 04/03/2013

Recall Alert: 2011-13 Hyundai Elantra

Hyundai is recalling 186,254 model-year 2011-13 Elantra vehicles due to a problem with the air bags that could cause an injury, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The affected vehicles were manufactured from Nov. 12, 2010, through March.

By Cars.com  |  11:41 AM ET, 04/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:11 AM ET, 04/03/2013

Recall Alert: 1.7 Million Hyundai and Kia Vehicles

Hyundai and Kia are recalling approximately 1.7 million vehicles because of a brake light problem, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports. According to the agency, 1,059,824 Hyundai vehicles are affected, including: 2007-2009 Accent and Tucson 2007-2010 Elantra 2007-2011 Santa.

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

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 04/03/2013

Big Wheels Equal Big Replacement Costs

It's early spring, and pothole season is in full bloom. On your way to work one morning, as you step on the gas to make a green light, you spot a pothole big enough to swallow a Scion iQ —...

By Cars.com  |  10:01 AM ET, 04/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Cars.com Family Reviews the 2013 Audi A5

There are plenty of people who say a coupe isn't a family car, but it can be if the kids are older, like Cars.com Family reviewer Sara Lacey's two school-aged children. Sara found that the 2013 Audi A5 coupe worked...

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

Posted at 04:46 PM ET, 04/02/2013

Top 10 Best-Selling Cars: March 2013

With the top seven automakers reporting numbers — which account for the vast majority of new-car sales — March sales have crept up around 3.2% over year-ago levels. Honda, GM and Ford saw the largest gains, but no major automaker...

By Cars.com  |  04:46 PM ET, 04/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:07 PM ET, 04/02/2013

2014 Subaru Forester: Car Seat Check

Subaru redesigned its Forester crossover for the 2014 model year. The most notable change for families is the Forester's interior is roomier than the previous generation. The compact crossover's backseat's legroom has grown by nearly 4 inches, and the center.

By Cars.com  |  03:07 PM ET, 04/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:06 PM ET, 04/02/2013

What Does the Check-Engine Light Mean?

That is a signal that the onboard diagnostics system (or OBD II) has detected a malfunction in the vehicle's emissions, ignition or fuel systems. It could be something as simple as a loose gas cap or something as severe as...

By Cars.com  |  01:06 PM ET, 04/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:31 PM ET, 04/02/2013

Recall Alert: 2005-09 Subaru Outback, Legacy

Subaru is recalling certain model-year 2005-09 Outback wagons and Legacy sedans due to a problem with the brake lines that could cause corrosion, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. In its April 1 recall report, NHTSA stated that.

By Cars.com  |  12:31 PM ET, 04/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:06 AM ET, 04/02/2013

Study: Economy on the Upswing Means Traffic is Too

The good news is the economy is climbing out of the pit of recession; the bad news is all those people driving to work are clogging the roads. According to a new study by traffic intelligence agency INRIX, drivers in...

By Cars.com  |  11:06 AM ET, 04/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:32 AM ET, 04/02/2013

2014 Porsche 911 GT3 Photo Gallery

911 buyers will once again be able to hit the track in Porsche's new high-performance GT3 that's positioned at the top of the 911 lineup and set to go on sale later this year. More 2013 New York Auto Show...

By Cars.com  |  10:32 AM ET, 04/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:38 AM ET, 04/02/2013

2014 Buick LaCrosse: Photo Gallery

Updated interior materials and a new control panel make the Buick LaCrosse's interior easier on the eyes and more user friendly. The updated exterior styling keeps Buick's midsize sedan fresh looking for 2014. More 2013 New York Auto Show Coverage...

By Cars.com  |  07:38 AM ET, 04/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:06 AM ET, 04/02/2013

March's Fastest- and Slowest-Selling Cars

We won't have March sales results until later today, but the month's fastest- and slowest-selling cars depict that a couple automakers are catching a break. With a faster-charging option, more cargo space and a lower starting price, the 2013 Nissan...

By Cars.com  |  07:06 AM ET, 04/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:31 PM ET, 04/01/2013

Cars.com Reviews the 2013 Lexus CT 200h

The market hasn't been very kind to luxury hybrids, but Lexus should have no trouble making a sales case for its charming CT 200h. The compact hatchback continues to be a fun-to-drive, fuel-efficient hybrid, and an updated grille and athletic...

By Cars.com  |  02:31 PM ET, 04/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:36 PM ET, 04/01/2013

Ford Faces Class-Action Lawsuit Over Unintended Acceleration

Consumers in 14 states have filed a class-action lawsuit against Ford over unintended acceleration in cars built between 2002 and 2010. The suit, which was filed in a West Virginia U.S. District Court on March 28, alleges that Ford models...

By Cars.com  |  01:36 PM ET, 04/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:31 PM ET, 04/01/2013

PickupTrucks.com: GM Releases 2014 Silverado, Sierra Specs

Cars.com's sister site PickupTrucks.com notes that GM's announcement of performance specifications on its new half-ton pickups follows the automaker's tendency to feed us only morsels of info at a time. There's still plenty to chew on for those hungry for.

By Cars.com  |  12:31 PM ET, 04/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:51 AM ET, 04/01/2013

Recall Alert: 3,037 Ford and Lincoln Sedans and SUVs

Ford is recalling 3,037 model-year 2012 Taurus and 2012 Lincoln MKS sedans and 2013 Ford Explorer SUVs due to leaky fuel tanks, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The affected vehicles were manufactured between July 19, 2011, and.

By Cars.com  |  11:51 AM ET, 04/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:11 AM ET, 04/01/2013

Recall Alert: 2013 Nissan Titan, NV Commercial Van

Nissan is recalling 2,180 model-year 2013 versions of the Titan pickup truck and NV commercial van due to a problem with the transmission shift lever, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The affected vehicles were manufactured from Jan.

By Cars.com  |  11:11 AM ET, 04/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:06 AM ET, 04/01/2013

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  |  11:06 AM ET, 04/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:07 AM ET, 04/01/2013

2014 BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo Photo Gallery

BMW adds a hatchback Gran Turismo model to the 3 Series lineup for 2014. Hatchbacks seem to be a growing trend at BMW as the new 3 Series GT is the second such vehicle to join the BMW Gran Turismo...

By Cars.com  |  06:07 AM ET, 04/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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