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2016 Honda HR-V Video
2016 Honda HR-V Video

The market for small crossovers is booming, and Honda won’t be left out of it. They’re jumping on the bandwagon with the new HR-V crossover, seen for the first time here at the 2014 LA Auto Show. ALSO SEE: 2015 Ford F-150: Top Full-Size Truck Gas Mileage--Not Counting Diesel The HR-V is...Read More»

2016 Ford Explorer Platinum  -  2014 Los Angeles Auto Show preview
2016 Ford Explorer Video

The Explorer has been a Ford mainstay for more than two decades, and this year, it’s getting a refresh midway through its first stint as a family-oriented crossover vehicle. The first thing you’ll notice about the refreshed Explorer is the updated front end. Ford says rugged is the word...Read More»

2016 Toyota Mirai
L.A. Auto Show Roundup: Smaller Crossovers, Hydrogen Redux

At the Los Angeles Auto Show this past week, the luxury and performance cars that seemed to steal some of the early attention at press previews proved to be a distraction from two real market trends that elbowed their way into the spotlight: Subcompact crossovers are becoming a major market...Read More»

2015 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Concept, 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show
Chevrolet Colorado Gets ZR2 Concept With Turbodiesel Power: 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show

The Chevrolet Colorado mid-size pickup is new for 2015, and along with its GMC Canyon twin, it's under consideration for the 2015 North American Truck/Utility of the Year award. Now, GM is showing off a new version--an off-road specialist powered by the upcoming turbodiesel engine due in the trucks...Read More»

2016 Ford Explorer
2016 Explorer Platinum Elevates Ford Badge, Takes Aim At Denali

The Ford Explorer, an iconic utility-vehicle nameplate now in its 25th year, and the best-selling three-row SUV in the U.S., gets revamped for 2016. While a more powerful 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine option and a new look are part of it—and you no longer have to step up to a V-6 to...Read More»

Teaser for 2016 Acura ILX
2014 Los Angeles Auto Show Preview

2016 Acura ILX The compact Acura ILX sedan hasn't been what we'd call a runaway success in its three years on the market. The Civic-based sedan has sold slowly, and last year its hybrid edition was dropped--while the Civic itself was quickly refreshed with a better interior, new features, and...Read More»

Audi TT Sportback concept, 2014 Paris Auto Show
2014 Paris Auto Show Highlights

Audi TT Sportback The Audi TT has been a style icon since it was new—so, how would it look as a sedan? The Audi TT Sportback concept puts a four-seat, five-door spin on the TT coupe—and it just might give Audi something to pitch against the Mercedes CLA or even the BMW 4-Series Gran...Read More»

Jeep Renegade Zi You Xia design concept
Big In China: Jeep Brings Four Concepts To The Beijing Auto Show

Looking to make a splash in the Chinese market, Jeep showed up to the Beijing Auto Show with a quartet of vehicles showing a variety of design concepts inspired by the country’s culture. Aside from the paint jobs and interior designs, these are just production versions of the Renegade...Read More»

2015 Toyota Camry, 2014 New York Auto Show
2015 Toyota Camry Video: New York Auto Show

The mid-size sedan market is brutal. It’s rife with excellent cars like the Ford Fusion and Honda Accord. So even if you’re the best selling car in America, you might not be the best. That’s what Toyota is setting out to change with the 2015 Toyota Camry, with what it calls a...Read More»

2015 Hyundai Sonata, 2014 New York Auto Show
2015 Hyundai Sonata Video: New York Auto Show

The Hyundai Sonata has been a bold move—a bold move that has paid off. Still, it’s time for change after four years. That brings us to this car—the 2015 Hyundai Sonata coming later this year after a world debut at the 2014 New York auto show. ALSO SEE: 2015 Toyota Camry Video: New...Read More»

2015 Ford Focus, 2014 New York Auto Show
2015 Ford Focus Video: New York Auto Show

The Ford Focus is the world’s best selling car—and it was The Car Connection’s Best Car To Buy 2012. After a few years, the Focus is still one of our favorite compact cars, either as a hatchback or a sedan. It handles well, looks great, and has one of the sportiest compact models...Read More»

2015 BMW X4, 2014 New York Auto Show
2015 BMW X4 Video: New York Auto Show

BMW’s SUV lineup is growing again this year, and so is its lineup of coupes. Well, sort of. This is the BMW X4, the automaker's shapely new crossover-coupe-ish utility vehicle. You probably know the bigger X6—that’s the more coupe-like version of BMW’s X5 utility vehicle...Read More»

2015 Dodge Charger at 2014 New York Auto Show
2015 Dodge Charger Video: New York Auto Show

The Dodge Charger has had a secret hiding under its four-door skin. It looks like a family sedan--but equipped with the right powertrain, it has the heartbeat of a massively powerful muscle car. This year, it’s a little more forward about its performance roots, with a brash new look unveiled...Read More»

2015 Volkswagen Jetta TDI, 2014 New York Auto Show
2015 VW Jetta Video: New York Auto Show

The Jetta has been the best-selling VW in America since it was redesigned in 2011, and it keeps getting better. Just last year we drove an updated version with a great new turbocharged four-cylinder—and of course there’s the TDI, one of the most popular Jettas of all--and by far, the...Read More»

2015 Kia Sedona
2015 Kia Sedona Video: New York Auto Show

It’s not often that a new minivan hits the streets, but this year the Kia Sedona is fresh from a world debut at the New York auto show. It goes on sale later this year, and Kia thinks it’s ready to take on the Chrysler minivans, the Toyota Sienna, and the Honda Odyssey. The new Sedona...Read More»

2015 Nissan Murano launch, 2014 New York Auto Show
2015 Nissan Murano Video: New York Auto Show

The Nissan Murano has always been one of the more stylish family crossovers—and if anything, the latest edition has more resonance. Now, when we say resonance, it’s not a fancy design word—it’s the name of the Nissan Resonance concept from last year that really predicted the...Read More»

2015 Subaru Outback introduction at 2014 New York Auto Show
2015 Subaru Outback Video: New York Auto Show

For about 20 years, the Subaru Outback has given wagon fans a third choice—it's not as frumpy as a conventional station wagon, or as tall or imposing as a crossover SUV. It’s a formula that works—and this year it’s sticking with that formula with the introduction of the new...Read More»

2014 Audi A3 Sportback
Audi A3 Is 2014 World Car Of The Year

Now in its tenth year, the World Car of the Year awards recognize the top new cars around the world. Voted on by a jury made up of 69 automotive journalists representing 22 countries, each year's winners are announced at the New York Auto Show. To be eligible for consideration for the 2014 WCOTY...Read More»

2015 Dodge Charger at 2014 New York Auto Show
2015 Dodge Charger First Look: Live Photos

It doesn’t seem like the current Dodge Charger is as old as it is, but the big sedan has been on the market in its current form since 2011. As seen at the New York Auto Show, the full-size Dodge will be getting an even bigger overhaul for 2015 with a new look inside and out and even a few...Read More»

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