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2012 Honda CR-V

Relativity – it’s not just a concept in physics. It applies to horsepower (and performance) too. On the one hand, the just-updated 2012 Honda CR-V is still a bit underpowered and a bit slow relative to competitors because it still has nothing mightier than a 2.4 liter four-cylinder engine under its hood (same as last…

2012 Honda Ridgeline

Honda’s take on the old Chevy El Camino (and Ford Ranchero) probably came along a few years too soon. In 2006, when the first Ridgeline appeared, real trucks (body-on-frame, rear-wheel-drive with real 4WD, not AWD) were like the pre-Chicxulub crater T-Rexes of the late Cretaceous era: Abundant and dominant. Then came the asteroid – in…

2013 Honda Accord coupe

The two-door layout might just do it. Buyers who in past years would probably have never considered a Kia or Hyundai – much less a Ford or Chevy – over a car as blue chip as the Honda Accord now frequently do consider it. Toyota’s got the same problem as far as the Camry. People…

2012 Toyota Sienna

It’s interesting to note that while all-wheel-drive is spreading to virtually every type of car on the road, it’s becoming a rarity among minivans. In fact, the only traditional minivan that even offers AWD is the 2012 Toyota Sienna. And there’s something else, too. You can buy a four-cylinder Sienna – a potentially more economical…

2012 Toyota Prius

Last week, I reviewed the Prius C – and for the first time, found myself praising a hybrid car’s design and economics. Or at least, not condemning them. The C is reasonably light (about 2,500 lbs.) great on gas – and most relevant of all, price-competitive with non-hybrid economy-minded cars. I’d have liked to see…

2012 Toyota Prius C

Toyota has built a better Prius – a hybrid that is economical to buy as well as operate.  It’s called the Prius C – and it’s 542 pounds lighter than the regular Prius, costs $5,000 less to start than the regular Prius – and is also noticeably more fuel efficient than the regular Prius. It…

2012 Ford Fusion

If you like the current Ford Fusion, now’s the time to get serious about snapping one up. Because an all-new Fusion is on deck for model year 2013 – which will be introduced before calendar year 2012 is over. The ’13 Fusion will be a major re-do and will offer features the ’12 does not…

2012 Chrysler Town & Country

It’s easier to shop minivans now than it was just a few years ago – because there are fewer minivans on the market. GM and Ford no longer sell them at all. And if you want a higher-end van, you’ve only got three models to dissect and compare: The Honda Odyssey, Toyota Sienna – and…

2012 Jeep Patriot

This one’s pretty easy.  Because there’s only one. One compact crossover SUV with a four-cylinder engine and a $15k starting price that’s available with a two-speed transaxle and Low range gearing. One small SUV that has the gear to go off-road – but won’t eat you alive with gas bills on-road. It’s the Jeep Patriot.…

2012 Mitsubishi Lancer

Mitsubishi started it. Or at least, it was one of the first car companies to do it really well, across its model lineup. What’s that? Building economy-minded, affordable cars that were also fun-to-drive cars. The Lancer, for example. It was one of the first cars of its type to be more than just another econobox.…