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Mercedes-Benz Zips Ahead Of BMW In U.S. Luxury Race
Mercedes-Benz Zips Ahead Of BMW In U.S. Luxury Race

Until 2010 or so, Lexus had a firm grip on the U.S. luxury auto market. Then came massive, headline-grabbing recalls from its parent company, Toyota, and Lexus' reputation became tarnished. Though the Toyota brand ultimately bounced back, Lexus' largely ho-hum product line has delayed the upscale...Read More»

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Audi Gets Snippy, Publishes Survey To Prove That Americans Want Diesels, Not Electric Cars

Due to environmental concerns and increasing government regulation, automakers around the globe are working to create vehicles that achieve greater fuel efficiency and reduce emissions. Many automakers are relying on hybrid and electric technology to reach those goals, but not Volkswagen: VW and...Read More»

2015 Audi A3
2015 Audi A3 Sedan Priced

It's October of 2013, and some automakers have yet to roll out their 2014 models. But Audi? Audi just left those guys (and gals) in the dust by announcing pricing for its 2015 A3 sedan. The future is now. You might recall that the 2015 A3 was unveiled in March at the New York Auto Show. Since the...Read More»

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Changing Car Names: Smudging The Past, Blurring The Future?

Would car buyers love the Lincoln MKS if it were more Continental? Should the Acura RLX give in to ego and pronounce, "I Am Legend"? Does an Infiniti G37 by any other name sound as sweet? Car names aren't just clever or memorable. They're a critical piece of multi-million-dollar marketing...Read More»

2014 Audi Allroad
2014 Audi Allroad: What Changes?

If you've kept up with our month-long, up-close coverage of the 2013 Audi Allroad, you probably have a pretty good idea by now of how this stocky wagon fits into the market—and whether it fits you. But with 2014 Allroad models already arriving to dealerships, you might be wondering if you'd...Read More»

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30 Days Of Audi Allroad: Gas Mileage Wrap-Up

Many of the vehicles you see reviews for here at The Car Connection have been tested by our editorial team for a week at a time—at least once, and in many cases several times. But we've done something different with the 2013 Audi Allroad—putting it through the paces for a full month. To...Read More»

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30 Days Of Audi Allroad: Five Things We Don't Like

As you spend more time with a car—as we have with the 2013 Audi Allroad in an extended test—you’re not only more likely to see some additional strengths (which we pointed out in this companion post on our five favorite features) but also see a few more of its flaws. And at the...Read More»

2013 Audi allroad
30 Days Of Audi Allroad: Five Favorite Features

One of the big advantages to testing a vehicle out for an extended period—as we're doing in our 30 Days with the Audi Allroad—is that it puts us in a different mindset. We not only get a little more time to put a car through its paces, but also to do more mundane, routine tasks like...Read More»

2013 Audi Allroad
Looking Back: 30 Days Of The 2013 Audi Allroad

We are nearing the end of our month with the 2013 Audi Allroad, and we now find ourselves reflecting on all the adventures we've had in the capable wagon. From finding out that the optional grocery hooks cost $36 a piece--and that's before the $294 cargo net--to taking a closer look at the...Read More»

2013 Audi Allroad
The Worst Accessories--And The Best: 30 Days Of The 2013 Audi Allroad

As we spend our month with the 2013 Audi Allroad, we've tried to think like an Allroad owners, act like an Allroad owners, and really get into how people would use the Allroad in their daily lives. From hauling cargo to taking the Allroad off the beaten path, we've done it all. Many Allroad owners...Read More»

2013 Audi Allroad
Storage And Versatility: 30 Days Of The 2013 Audi Allroad

As we enter our final week with the 2013 Audi Allroad, we took a moment to ask ourselves, what's one of the most defining characteristics of the Allroad? The answer that immediately came to mind is that the Allroad is a wagon. Wagons are useful vehicles with the storage and versatility of many...Read More»

2013 Audi Allroad
The Ultimate Build: 30 Days Of The 2013 Audi Allroad

We're now in the second half of our 30 days with the 2013 Audi Allroad, and we've covered a lot of ground already--we've taken the Allroad off-road, connected to the Internet while on the go, performed a gas-mileage run and worked out the cost of ownership. But what about the ultimate version? What...Read More»

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30 Days Of Audi Allroad: What's It Really Cost To Own?

As you might have gathered through our extended coverage of the 2013 Audi Allroad, we're quite charmed by this rugged, luxurious wagon. It's sensibly sized, very versatile, perky performing, and surprisingly fuel-efficient. And it has us wondering: What if we actually owned this wagon, over the...Read More»

2014 Audi SQ5
2014 Audi SQ5 Priced From $51,900

Audi's SQ5 crossover promised us 354 horsepower earlier this year, and now there's a sticker price attached to the uprated version of the German automaker's pert little urban ute--$51,900. The SQ5 is the first "S"-designated Audi crossover. To earn the alpha tag, it's plumped up with more...Read More»

2013 Audi allroad
30 Days Of The Audi Allroad: The Competition

Among family-oriented luxury vehicles, the 2013 Audi Allroad isn't—at least yet—a common choice. Crossover models like the Ford Explorer or Acura MDX certainly are; but if you want just some of the ruggedness of those models, paired with an attitude mode along the lines of a sport...Read More»

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30 Days Of The Audi Allroad: Ride And Handling

After spending a few weeks with a 2013 Audi Allroad, we've grown to appreciate how, from choppy, rutted unpaved access roads to nicely surfaced curving blacktop, this stocky wagon manages to handle surprisingly well, without punishing passengers or transmitting too much road noise into the cabin...Read More»

2013 Audi Allroad
The Trip So Far: 30 Days Of The 2013 Audi Allroad

As we hit the halfway point in our month with the 2013 Audi Allroad, we thought it would be a good time to grab some of our editors together on video for a discussion about our experience so far, and about the Allroad in general. Editorial director Marty Padgett gave us a breakdown on what the...Read More»

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30 Days Of Allroad: What We Do (And Don't) Like About Audi MMI

If you're cross-shopping new cars—luxury cars, especially—one thing you might find surprising is that while cars have more features than ever, the number of buttons on the dash has really decreased. That's because, for better or worse, many features—especially audio, but...Read More»

Audi Connect, and its always-on wireless hotspot  -  2013 Audi Allroad
30 Days Of Allroad: Audi Connect Brings The Hotspot Along

If you get a new Audi Allroad, you might find that you're asked to drive a little more often—especially once your friends or family find out that you carry around your own always hotspot. We've already noticed—in drives of various Audi models, and in the 2013 Audi Allroad that we have...Read More»

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