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Honda Releases Images of Redesigned 2013 Accord

Honda unveiled photos of its redesigned 2013 Accord sedan and coupe, which are slated to go on sale this fall. In Wednesday’s news release, the automaker says the Accord “delivers an even more spacious and luxurious passenger cabin wrapped in an upscale, sophisticated exterior designed to stand the test of time.” Honda says the Accord sedan and coupe have a new grille, and that their shorter length will make them easier to park and help them deliver sportier performance ... continue reading»

Tags: Redesigns, Honda Accord, Affordable Midsize Cars, Model News, 2013 Honda Accord

Revamped Hyundai Models Coming in 2013 and 2014

The Hyundai Sonata will be updated for 2014, and a redesigned Hyundai Genesis sedan will debut in 2013, Hyundai CEO Kim Choong-ho told Reuters Wednesday. The Sonata debuted in the U.S. in 1989, and the current generation was redesigned in 2011, while the Genesis sedan debuted in the U.S. as a 2009 model and was updated for 2012. The Sonata is Hyundai’s best-selling model in the U.S., making up 35 percent of all Hyundai U.S ... continue reading»

Tags: Model Updates, Hyundai Sonata, Hyundai Genesis, Affordable Midsize Cars, Affordable Large Cars, Model News

Volkswagen Passat Named 2012 Motor Trend Car of the Year

The 2012 Volkswagen Passat was named the 2012 Motor Trend Car of the Year this week. This latest generation of the Passat has only been on sale in the United States for a few months. Motor Trend says the Passat is “less-boring-than-it-looks” and “100-percent-German-driving.” According to Car and Driver, the 2012 Volkswagen Passat that is sold in the U.S. is longer than the outgoing model, and its back seat has more legroom than other affordable midsize cars like the ... continue reading»

Tags: Honda Accord, Toyota Camry, Volkswagen Passat, Affordable Midsize Cars, Model News, Volkswagen Passat TDI

Honda Hosts Surprise Parade for Owner of Million-Mile Accord

Most drivers log about 14,000 miles annually. Joe LoCicero of Maine drives that far in about three months. Honda announced in a press release that it hosted a surprise parade for “Million Mile Joe” to commemorate passing the million-mile landmark in his 1990 Honda Accord. Joe knew he was going to be presented an oversized key to a new 2012 Honda Accord from Ms. Maine, Ashley Marble, at a news conference, but knew nothing of the parade beforehand. “The ... continue reading»

Tags: News, Honda Accord, Affordable Midsize Cars, One Million Miles

Can You Move Across the Country in a Midsize Sedan?

My 2010 Mazda Mazda6 didn’t disappoint on a lengthy road trip recently when I moved from Fort Lauderdale, Fla. to Arlington, Va. The nearly 1,100-mile drive gave me a great opportunity to see how much stuff I could pack in the affordable midsize sedan. The Mazda6’s interior and trunk space are enormous by midsize car standards. I have fit five adults comfortably in the car, and filling the car with my personal belongings was easy. I was ... continue reading»

Tags: Test Drives, Mazda Mazda6, Affordable Midsize Cars

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