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Ford Recalling 154,604 Fiestas

A potential airbag problem is causing Ford to recall more than 150,000 Fiesta subcompacts from the 2011 to 2013 model years. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, "The passenger side curtain air bag will not deploy in the event of a side impact collision when the front passenger seat is empty." What's interesting about this recall, reports Autoblog, is that, "These side curtain airbags were actually designed not to deploy in a scenario where the front ... continue reading»

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2013 Nissan Juke SL Sees Significant Price Increase

Nissan announced last week that the 2013 Nissan Juke’s base price will remain at $19,990, excluding a $780 destination and delivery fee. That’s the same as last year. However, higher trims will see their price tags grow, and some options packages will gain more features as well as a higher price. It’s unusual that the Juke’s base price isn’t changing, since most of the time, price tags grow year over year. The middle-tier SV ... continue reading»

Tags: Nissan Juke, Affordable Small Cars, Affordable Crossover SUVs, Model News, Pricing

2013 Hyundai Accent Pricing Announced

Hyundai has announced that the 2013 Accent will cost $14,545, plus a $775 delivery fee. It’s $2,000 more than the base 2012 Accent, in addition to its main competitors, but the 2013 Accent sedan receives standard features like air conditioning and a USB audio input jack. The base 2013 Hyundai Accent sedan also comes standard with satellite radio, a six-speaker audio system, heated side mirrors and remote keyless entry. A power sunroof is now available on the ... continue reading»

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Pricing Released for 2013 Chevrolet Spark

Chevrolet says that when the 2013 Chevrolet Spark goes on sale later this year, it will start at $12,995, including destination charges. A starting price of less than $13,000 makes the Chevrolet Spark one of the least expensive subcompact cars on the market. It seats four people, and while Chevrolet hasn’t yet released its cargo space, the automaker compares it with the Fiat 500, Smart Fortwo and Scion iQ, none of which are known for having large ... continue reading»

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Hyundai Introduces Elantra Coupe and GT Hatchback at Chicago Auto Show

Coupe and GT hatchback models of the popular Hyundai Elantra debuted at the Chicago Auto Show this week, and will be available this year as 2013 models. The Elantra coupe hits showrooms this spring, while the GT hatchback won’t be available until the summer.   Both the 2013 coupe and GT hatchback share many similarities with the Hyundai Elantra sedan. All have a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 148 horsepower. Both the Elantra coupe and GT hatchback can be ... continue reading»

Tags: Hyundai Elantra, Affordable Small Cars, Model News, Hyundai Elantra coupe, Hyundai Elantra GT, Chicago Auto Show

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