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Staff Picks: The Best and Worst Cars We Drove in 2012

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And just like that, we’re closing the book on 2012 and preparing to start 2013. Motor Trend staffers were lucky enough to drive a wide assortment of fantastic cars, with everything from the 74-hp Volkswagen Up! to the 691-hp Lamborghini Aventador passing through our garage. Of the hundreds of cars we’ve driven this year, these ...

July Compact Sales: Honda Civic Continues to Dominate While Hyundai Elantra Gains Ground

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In our monthly compact segment sales report, the Hyundai Elantra made the biggest change, moving from fifth place in June to third in July. The Elantra was no doubt helped by the new Elantra Coupe and Elantra GT hatchback variants. The Honda Civic continues to top the list while the Toyota Corolla maintained its second-place ...

Midsize Sales Roundup: Honda Accord Up, Nissan Altima Down in April

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The midsize sedan segment’s sales order has remained the same over the past few months: the top spot goes to the Toyota Camry while the Nissan Altima earns second place, but only one of those cars had a repeat performance in April. The top spot didn’t change, as the Toyota Camry sold 36,820 units, enough to ...

Your Say: Top 10 Cars That Should Be Renamed

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There was a time when most automakers actually bothered to give their vehicles real names. Cars had elegant names like Continental and Fleetwood, while trucks had tough-sounding names like Bronco and Ram. More often than not nowadays cars get named random alphanumeric characters like FX50 and Z4 sDrive35is. Last week we asked readers in a Thread ...

Midsize Sedan Sales: Chevy Malibu Nearly Topples Toyota Camry in June

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Four of the top ten midsize sedan models will be revamped (or are in the process of being revamped) this year, so there’s a race going on with a few manufacturers to sell through existing inventory. It’s a midsize sedan race with an interesting finishing order, too. Winner: Chevrolet Malibu The Chevrolet Malibu was in seventh place ...

Thread of the Day: What Cars Do You Think Will Be Discontinued Soon?

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Automotive nameplates are discontinued all the time. Just consider the recently departed Dodge Nitro, Ford Ranger, Honda Element, Kia Borrego, Mazda RX-8, and Ram Dakota. Other models on the way out include the Cadillac Escalade EXT, Chevrolet Avalanche, Hyundai Veracruz, and Mazda CX-7. Motor Trend forum member -Dequindre- thinks the Toyota FJ Cruiser may be next ...

2012 Honda Civic Leads Compact Sales in May, Toyota Corolla a Close Second

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The compact sales race saw more jockeying for the lead in the month of May. This time it was the 2012 Honda Civic that beat out the Toyota Corolla for the sales crown, with the Ford Focus coming in a distant third place to the Japanese heavyweights. The Honda Civic earned its first place slot with ...

2013 Nissan Altima Earns Five-Star Safety Rating from NHTSA

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The 2013 Nissan Altima is the latest midsize sedan to earn from the NHTSA a five-star safety rating in New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) testing. The previous-generation Altima only earned four stars from the NHTSA’s NCAP test, which has a five-star maximum rating. Inside, the 2013 Altima has driver and front-passenger seat-mounted side-impact air bags, roof-mounted ...