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Chevrolet Unveils Full 2013 Malibu Lineup

Chevrolet introduced the full lineup of the redesigned 2013 Malibu Thursday, highlighting the model’s new powertrains and technology. Chevrolet says in a press release that the 2013 Malibu uses technologies like direct injection and turbocharging to be more fuel-efficient. The new Malibu is in a highly competitive midsize car class, and will go up against the recently redesigned 2012 Toyota Camry and Volkswagen Passat and upcoming 2013 Ford Fusion and Honda Accord. The redesigned 2013 Malibu is on sale ... continue reading»

Tags: Chevrolet Malibu, Honda Accord, Hyundai Sonata, Volkswagen Passat, Model News, 2012 Toyota Camry, 2013 Chevrolet Malibu Eco, 2013 Ford Fusion

Best Car Ads of Super Bowl 2012

Advertisers paid an average of $3.5 million for a 30-second spot during Super Bowl 2012, according to ESPN.com. That means Chrysler’s two minute-long “Halftime in America” ad starring Clint Eastwood cost about $14 million, and that doesn’t even include production costs. But what does that money really buy? Did that commercial affect consumer consideration?  We won’t know for a few weeks whether these ads translate to real-world sales, making the high price worth taking. But ... continue reading»

Tags: News, Chevrolet Silverado 1500, Hyundai Veloster, Cadillac ATS, 2012 Toyota Camry, FIAT 500 Abarth, Super Bowl car commercials

2012 Toyota Camry Named Consumer Reports Recommended Buy

Consumer Reports has named the 2012 Toyota Camry a CR Recommended Buy. According to USA Today, Consumer Reports tested the base four-cylinder Camry LE, the V6 Camry XLE and the Hybrid XLE. The Camry lineup earned the Consumer Reports recommendation because of its improved interior quality, good handling and outstanding fuel economy. The Camry Hybrid’s highest EPA-estimated ratings are 43/29 mpg city/highway, and the base Camry has the highest non-hybrid, non-diesel fuel economy ratings of 25/35 ... continue reading»

Tags: Model News, 2012 Toyota Camry, Consumer Reports, 2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid

Test Drive: 2012 Toyota Camry

After a week in the redesigned 2012 Toyota Camry, I could not get over how big this midsize sedan is. My test car was a 2012 Camry XLE, which is the highest trim level of the new Camry lineup, excluding the Camry Hybrid. Toyota says it increased interior space in the 2012 Camry, and if you need lots of room in your next midsize sedan, the Camry has it. Not only is the back seat enormous, but the trunk is ... continue reading»

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New Toyota Camry Earns Five-Star Safety Rating

Though it doesn’t earn a perfect score, the redesigned 2012 Toyota Camry received an overall crash safety rating of five out of five stars from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Last year, the outgoing 2011 Camry earned an overall rating of just three out of five stars in early models, though models manufactured later in the year raised that score to four out of five. The 2012 Toyota Camry earned four out of five stars in NHTSA’s ... continue reading»

Tags: Safety, NHTSA, Model News, 2012 Toyota Camry

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