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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

Test Drive: 2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

After a week driving the Chevrolet Volt, I tested the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid. I’ve also driven the Kia Optima Hybrid in the past and there’s one thing that’s the same with all three cars – they lack power. To be fair, hybrids are meant to conserve fuel and be more eco-friendly than their gas-only versions, although some luxury hybrids from BMW, Porsche, Lexus and Infiniti are more powerful than their base gas-only counterparts. I didn’t miss the ... continue reading»

Tags: Test Drives, Analysis, Hyundai Sonata, Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, Hybrids

Hyundai to Fix Newer Sonatas for Steering Problem

Hyundai USA announced on its Twitter page Monday that it will fix newer Sonata sedans for a problem with their steering. “Good news for Sonata drivers who feel their cars ‘pull left’ - owners soon will be told how to get their cars inspected and fixed for free,” the automaker Tweeted. Hyundai will fix about 41,000 Sonata cars from the 2011 model year built between September 2010 and April 2011, CNNMoney reports. If you own one of these Sonatas, Hyundai ... continue reading»

Tags: Hyundai Sonata, Model News

Is Going Green Worth It? Hybrids vs. Conventional Models

It’s a question we get a lot here at U.S. News Cars. Given that hybrids and other green cars often cost more than their gas-only counterparts, does it make financial sense to buy one? The answer depends on which cars you’re comparing. Car Price EPA-Estimated Annual Fuel Costs Better Deal? 2012 Honda Civic Sedan EX $20,505 $1,917 Civic saves $3,545 at dealership; would take over six years to match that in gas savings 2012 ... continue reading»

Tags: Tips and Advice, Gas Prices, Honda Civic, Honda Civic Hybrid, Hyundai Sonata, Chevrolet Cruze, Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, Hybrids, Saving Money

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