Cars :: Vehicle Spotlight

2014 Toyota 4Runner

4Runner Keeps Rugged Charm

By Ann M. Job | Apr 4
Thirty years after its U.S. debut as a utilitarian, four-wheel drive truck with a fiberglass cover on the back, the Toyota 4Runner remains a different kind of family sport utility vehicle.

Calling themselves "GM Recall Survivors," families of victims of a General Motors safety defect in small cars hold photos of their loved ones as they gather on the lawn on Capitol Hill in Washington during a news conference.

Auto Safety Chief Says GM Didn’t Share Key Data

Mar 31
A federal safety regulator says General Motors didn’t share key information that might have led to a faster recall of small cars.

Cadillac Takes on Tesla with Plug-In ELR

By Ann M. Job | Mar 27
Finally, there’s an electric car that rivals Tesla’s eye-catching Model S. The sleek, new-for-2014 Cadillac ELR coupe is arguably as sexy looking as the sporty Model S, and like the Tesla, it’s a plug-in vehicle that’s capable of traveling for hours.

2014 Kia Soul

Kia Doesn’t Lose Soul in Improvements for 2014

By Ann M. Job | Mar 20
The animated and dapper hamsters in Kia’s television ads aren’t the only ones who ride comfortably in Kia’s newly revamped Soul five-door hatchback. People of nearly all sizes and budgets can find the five-passenger, 2014 Soul.

2014 Nissan 370Z NISMO

Nissan’s Z Car Appeal Continues

By Ann M. Job | Mar 13
Nissan’s well-known "Z’’ rear-drive sports car that started in the 1970s still pulls at the heart strings of driving enthusiasts with its sporty, two-seat cabin, low-to-the-pavement stance, racetrack-ready stiff ride and strong V-6 power.

2014 Volkswagen Passat

Volkswagen Passat a Fuelish Family Sedan

By Ann M. Job | Mar 7
Don’t be fooled by the mild-looking exterior of the Volkswagen Passat sedan. This mid-size four door comes with a solid, stable ride, European-style handling, exceptional back-seat legroom and superlative fuel economy.

The new Lamborghini Huracan during the media day of the 84th Geneva International Motor Show, Switzerland.

Lamborghini’s Huracan Sleek Throughout

By John Heilprin | Mar 6
Lamborghini’s newest supercar, the Huracan LP-610, already occupies an important place in the company’s lineup as this year’s replacement for the Gallardo, its top-selling model of all time.

Consumer Reports Picks the Top Cars of 2014

Mar 1
Consumer Reports released its list of the best cars for 2014. CBS News’ Jericka Duncan visited the test-driving facility in Colchester, Conn., to take a spin in their top pick.

2011-2014 Toyota Sienna Limited

Toyota Sienna: Roomy Family Vehicle

By Ann M. Job | Feb 28
Remember when Toyota’s quintessential family vehicle, the Sienna, was called a minivan? Today, the Sienna stretches nearly 17 feet in length, and with generous seating for seven or eight people and impressive cargo space, the Sienna no longer is mini.

The Tesla Model S electric sedan sells for around $89,650.

Late-Payment Rate on US Auto Loans Rose in 4Q

By Alex Veiga | Feb 26
U.S. car owners are carrying higher auto loan balances but still making timely monthly payments. Auto loan debt per borrower grew 4.4 percent to $16,769 in the final quarter of 2013 from a year earlier.