2016

2016 Honda Pilot long-term road test: wrap up
2016 Honda Pilot long-term road test: wrap up

After one year, nearly 17,000 miles, over 61 fuel fill ups, and dozens of memories, it's time to say goodbye to our long-term 2016 Honda Pilot. We spent the last year with the 2016 Honda Pilot after naming it The Car Connection Best Car To Buy 2016. Why? To get to know it far more intimately with...Read More»

2016 Honda Pilot Touring long-term road test
2016 Honda Pilot long-term road test: final fuel economy check-in

Our time with the long-term 2016 Honda Pilot is nearing an end. The snow is falling and the Pilot's headed back down south toward warmer weather. Over the past six months in the Midwest, the Pilot has endured kids, road trips, the Home Depot run, weekends at the cabin, a service stop, and more. As...Read More»

2016 Honda Pilot Touring long-term road test
2016 Honda Pilot long-term road test: handling winter weather

Our long-term Pilot is safely out of the snow belt now, but its short winter stint in the Great White North was just enough to give it a heavy dose of winter. Spending the summer and fall months in the Midwest gave our Pilot exposure to kids, dogs, family road trips, and of course, the Home Depot...Read More»

2016 Jeep Patriot
2016 Dodge Journey, Jeep Compass, Jeep Patriot recalled to prevent potential stalling

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling nearly 50,000 Dodge Journey, Jeep Compass, and Jeep Patriot vehicles from the 2016 model year. According to a bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, some of those vehicles could be prone to stalling. The underlying problem with the...Read More»

2016 Honda Pilot Touring long-term road test
2016 Honda Pilot long-term road test: how smart is its infotainment system?

As we barrel past 13,000 miles in our long-term 2016 Honda Pilot you might say we've covered quite a bit of ground in the large, three-row crossover SUV. Before this, we spent more than our fair share of time behind the wheel of multiple Pilots in its run-up to being named The Car Connection's Best...Read More»

2016 Honda Pilot (Touring, long-term road test)
2016 Honda Pilot long-term road test: what do our passengers say?

We've now entered the final quarter with our long-term 2016 Honda Pilot, and we've really put it to work over the last 12,500 miles. From hauling kids and dogs to grocery shopping and road trips. The Pilot's lived the life many other Pilots will, that is, shuttling families around constantly while...Read More»

2016 Chevrolet Cruze
2017 Chevrolet Cruze vs. 2017 Hyundai Elantra: Compare Cars

Today's economy cars are do-it-alls. They're practically mid-sizers, with styling that has set trends, and features that sometimes outpoint much more expensive rivals. Two highly-rated four-door sedans fight head to head for shoppers looking for reasonable performance for about $20,000--but between...Read More»

2016 Chevrolet Corvette Z06
2016 Chevrolet Corvette vs. 2016 Mercedes-AMG GT: Compare Cars

Chevrolet's Corvette has been playing the sports car game for more than 50 years. Going head-to-head with it is a daunting proposition, but Mercedes-AMG’s new GT sports car might just have what it takes. The AMG GT and GT S were built to take on the benchmark of the sports car segment: the...Read More»

2018 Audi Q5
2018 Audi Q5 vs. 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class: Compare Cars

The Audi Q5 and Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class are two luxury utility vehicles that seem perfectly sized and designed for couples or smaller families. Both measure around 183 inches long, with mid-size cabins and offer a range of powertrain choices and luxury upgrades. With no effort lost to rugged...Read More»

2016 Honda Pilot Touring long-term road test
2016 Honda Pilot long-term road test: which accessories are worth the price?

In the last 11 months we've talked a lot about our long-term 2016 Honda Pilot. Everything from car seats and diaper bags to the safety tech and its first service stop have been discussed. Now, as we enter the holiday season it only seems fitting we turn our attention to what kind of presents you...Read More»

2016 Honda Odyssey
2016 Toyota Sienna vs. 2016 Honda Odyssey: Compare Cars

Minivans used to be the go-to vehicles for busy families, but today they’ve largely been replaced in that role by larger crossover utility vehicles. So what happened? Well, the truth is, if you can put aside your silly image ideas that SUVs somehow make you look more adventurous, minivans are...Read More»

2016 Honda Odyssey
2016 Honda Odyssey vs. 2016 Nissan Quest: Compare Cars

The minivan is loved and embraced by some parents just as much as it's loathed and shunned by others. Regardless which camp you're in, minivans are still the gold standard for family utility and all-around usefulness. The Nissan Quest and Honda Odyssey are two we've rated highly in the past. Both...Read More»

2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class (Euro-spec)
Mercedes-Benz GLC vs. Lexus NX: Compare Cars

It’s likely that the first time you saw the Lexus NX or the Mercedes-Benz GLC, you took note. And that’s saying something, as the market is flooded with compact crossover offerings nowadays. Leave it to two of the top luxury brands, Mercedes-Benz and Lexus, not just to make good with a...Read More»

2016 Nissan Titan
2016 Nissan Titan Diesel XD recalled for fuel tank flaw

Nissan is recalling select 2016 Titan Diesel XD pickups to address a problem with their fuel tanks. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than 12,000 vehicles registered in the U.S. will need to be repaired. ALSO SEE: 2017 Lexus RX 350 review The XD's problem is...Read More»

2017 Toyota RAV4
2017 Kia Soul vs. 2017 Toyota RAV4: Compare Cars

Crossover SUV, or tall wagon—which suits you best? Both the Toyota RAV4 and Kia Soul offer great packaging and cargo versatility. But that's about where the similarities end. They might not be two you'd typically cross-shop, but they're both great alternatives to basic sedans for...Read More»

2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee
2016 Dodge Dart, Durango, Jeep Grand Cherokee recalled for fuel leaks, wiper woes

This morning, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles issued two recalls that affect nearly 89,000 vehicles from the 2016 model year. The vast majority of those vehicles are registered in the U.S. RECALL #1: 2016 Dodge Durango and Jeep Grand Cherokee UNITS AFFECTED: 30,183 vehicles registered in the U.S., 2,534...Read More»

2015 Ford Fiesta
2016 Ford Fiesta vs. 2016 Hyundai Accent: Compare Cars

Ford's Fiesta and Hyundai's Accent both fall into the subcompact category, which has often included first cars for new drivers or purchased as an extra car by drivers who simply want basic transportation--usually for no more than one person. The Fiesta and the Accent both start between $15,000 and...Read More»

2016 Volvo XC90
2016-2017 Volvo S60, S90, V60, XC60, XC90 recalled: 74,000 U.S. vehicles affected

Volvo has issued recalls for 2016 and 2017 models of the S60, S90, V60, XC60 and XC90. According to Auto News, those vehicles may have a problem with their seat belts that could prevent them from restraining occupants properly during collisions. The problem component is the seat belt buckle, which...Read More»

2016 Kia Sorento
2016 Kia Sorento recalled to fix problem with driver's seats

Kia is recalling the 2016 Sorento crossover to fix a manufacturing flaw associated with its driver's seat. The problem stems from dodgy weld joints on the seatback frame, which could increase the risk of injury to occupants in the event of a crash. This is the second welding-related recall for the...Read More»

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