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We've followed up our original coverage of the 2010 Honda Accord Crosstour by spending a week with this new crossover.
Here's a roll call of the hottest sports cars and sports coupes coming our way in the next year--and a few of them are already here.
The 2010 Honda Accord Crosstour is further proof that there's no automotive segment that can't be cut into even smaller pieces. The Crosstour is a 4-door hatchback version of the Accord, and with its slightly raised ride height and available all-wheel drive, Honda gets to call it a crossover. Aimed at empty nesters and young families, do its merits as a roomy, cargo-centric and more-refined Accord outweigh its ungainly shape? Honda invited us for a test drive to find out.
The leaves are turning shades of gold and red, and the holiday season is closer than you'd like to think. While this time of year traditionally brings together friends, family and food, it also brings most manufacturers' newest model year cars to dealer lots -- often with more incentives.
Volkswagen simplifies the 2009 Passat sedan by nixing the manual transmission and whittling the available trims down to one, Komfort, now with standard heated seats and heated washer nozzles.
The much-anticipated 2009 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 is big news for fans of the Corvette, Chevy's legendary flagship sportscar. Along with the introduction of the ZR1, there's another 2009 change that they like a lot. Chevrolet now offers a less expensive 2009 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible. New this year, the Convertible can be ordered as a base 1LT model that costs about $3,000 less than the 2LT "base" model that used to be the least expensive drop-top. Today the difference between a Corvette Coupe and Convertible is around $5,000, down from about $8,000 in 2008
America's love affair with the Mustang continues 45 years after the original car made its debut in 1964. And the 2010 Ford Mustang is much improved, with a thorough overhaul that will help it take on the new Dodge Challenger and Chevrolet Camaro. The 2010 Mustang has rear-wheel drive and is offered in two body styles: a 2+2 fastback coupe and a 2+2 soft-top convertible . The coupe may be had with a unique all-glass roof.
Despite a number of small refreshes over the years, the 2009 Mitsubishi Galant is essentially identical to the 2004 model, and that's one of its downfalls. It's a fine-looking car, but in the past four years the Nissan Altima , Chevrolet Malibu , and Honda Accord have raised the bar with hot new styles that make the new Galant look like, well, a used car.
When we were offered the opportunity to live with the new 2010 Camaro 2SS (Inferno Orange on Inferno Orange!) for an entire week, we thought it was the perfect opportunity to examine a car in the context of daily life -- from the mundane (like sitting in traffic) to the minute (how is the Bluetooth?).
The 2010 Lexus RX 350 arrives in showrooms completely revamped—yet completely familiar to anyone who's driven the previous two editions of the five-seat crossover vehicle.
Today's family sedan needs to raise at least a few eyebrows, and that's just what the 2010 Ford Taurus has been designed to accomplish.