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These Sedans Wipe Out When It Comes to Skis in the Trunk


By Sara Lacey Finding a car that can accommodate all the gear that goes with your hobbies and sports is a tall order. An especially tall order is a sedan that can handle inflexible skis and poles. Related: Sedan Buying

These Sedans Wipe Out When It Comes to Skis in the Trunk

March 27, 2015

By Sara Lacey Finding a car that can accommodate all the gear that goes with your hobbies and sports is a tall order. An especially tall order is a sedan that can handle inflexible skis and poles. Related: Sedan Buying

Recall Alert: 2014-2015 Volkswagen Sedans and Hatchbacks

By Jen Burklow  on February 2, 2015

Vehicles Affected: Approximately 44,660 model-year 2014-15 Volkswagen Jetta sedans manufactured between March 28 and Nov. 24, 2014; model-year 2014-15 Passat sedans manufactured between April 7 and Nov. 18, 2014; model-year 2015 Golf and GTI hatchbacks manufactured between July 1 and

Recall Alert: Nearly 38,000 Volkswagen Cars

By Jennifer Newman  on December 31, 2014

Vehicles Affected: Volkswagen is recalling some model-year 2014-15 Jetta sedans manufactured March 28 to Nov. 24, 2014, model-year 2014-15 Passat sedans manufactured April 7 to Nov. 18, 2014, model-year 2014-15 Beetle coupes and convertibles manufactured March 31 to Nov. 27,

2015 Volkswagen Passat Review

By Bill Jackson  on December 15, 2014

"Three model years after winning Cars.com's Best of 2012 Award, the 2015 Volkswagen Passat remains a compelling family sedan, offering above-average space, mileage, drivability and quality," says reviewer Joe Wiesenfelder. Check out his review for more, and click here to see how

What Midsize Sedan Gets the Best Mileage?

By Joe Wiesenfelder  on November 17, 2014

Part of the scoring in our big 10-car $27,000 Midsize Sedan Challenge comes from observed mileage over a drive route that consisted of close to 180 miles of both city and highway driving in and around Baltimore. The winner, the

$27,000 Midsize Sedan Challenge: What the Judges Said

By Patrick Olsen  on November 17, 2014

To evaluate our midsize sedans, we put them through a battery of tests in and around Baltimore: We took all 10 cars on a mileage drive of about 180 miles to judge real-world fuel economy. The experts drove all 10

What's the Best Midsize Sedan for $27,000?

By Patrick Olsen  on November 17, 2014

Midsize sedans remain the best-selling category of cars in the U.S. With this class remaining hot, the competitors have more to offer than ever before, with advances in technology, features and mileage making them more desirable and livable. $27,000 Midsize

2015 Volkswagen Passat Photo Gallery

By Matt Schmitz  on November 16, 2014

The 2015 Volkswagen Passat finished third in our $27,000 Midsize Sedan Challenge. "The oldest design in this group is still a leader in space and handling," said one of our judges. Check out our Passat photo gallery below. Click on

Recall Alert: 2015 Volkswagen Jetta, Passat

By Matt Schmitz  on November 14, 2014

Vehicles Affected: Nearly 400 model-year 2015 Volkswagen Jetta and Passat sedans manufactured between Sept. 23 and Oct. 9 and equipped with manual front seatback recliners The Problem: The seatback recliner retaining bracket may not engage correctly, resulting in unexpected movement

$27,000 Midsize Sedan Challenge: Features Video

By Matt Schmitz  on November 14, 2014

"When you spend $35,000 or more on a midsize family sedan, you expect it's going to come packed with all kinds of technology and safety goodies, but when you're a little bit more budget-friendly, around $27,000 … can you get