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The 16 Plug-In Electric Cars You Can Buy (Or Can't) For 2014
The 16 Plug-In Electric Cars You Can Buy (Or Can't) For 2014

Electric cars may still seem futuristic, but there are actually 16 different plug-in models you can buy today. Availability depends a lot on where you live, though. Several of them are so-called compliance cars, offered only in California and a handful of other locations to meet that state's...Read More»

The 10 New Rules of Car Buying
Buying A New Car: The 10 New Rules

You're in the market for a new car, but it's been a while? It's time for a refresher course. Car shopping and buying have changed in dramatic ways, and you need to know the new rules. Your budget and your needs are still the most important factors when it comes to buying a new car--but these days...Read More»

2013 Toyota Avalon
The Worst New-Car Features Of 2013

For better or worse, automakers and suppliers are getting inventive, pushing some innovative features into new vehicles. Some of them hit the mark, making our time in vehicles easier, safer, or more efficient, while other features leave us asking, “Seriously, why?” Today, convenience...Read More»

Nissan Altima Tire Pressure Assistant
The Best New-Car Features Of 2013

Some of the best ideas need no explanation, and many are relatively simple—things that make you ask, why didn't anyone come up with this before? That’s probably what you’re going to beam after first encountering a couple of our best features for 2013—Nissan’s Easy-Fill...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»

2013 Audi allroad
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»

2013 Audi allroad
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
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»

The Car Connection's Used Car Finds
The Car Connection's Best Used Car Finds For June 15, 2013

Are you anxious at the thought of finding a new or used vehicle? Don't fret, The Car Connection's here for you. With thousands of new vehicle reviews, and millions of used-car listings, The Car Connection is your one-stop shop for all your car research and shopping needs. Our used-car listing tool...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»

2013 Audi allroad
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 Ram 1500 Off Road: 30 Days Of Ram
Looking Back At Our 30 Days With The 2013 Ram 1500: Video

Through tornado warnings and thunderstorms, off-road parks and long road trips, our month with the 2013 Ram 1500 has seen it put to just about every use you'd see with a typical pickup truck. So how do we feel about it at the end of our 30 Days? The video above puts it all on the table, but, the...Read More»

Audi MMI controller  -  in 2013 Audi Allroad
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»

2013 Audi Allroad
30 Days Of Audi Allroad: The Gas Mileage Run

Our 2013 Audi Allroad arrived with EPA ratings of 20 mpg city, 27 highway, and the way we’ve been driving it, we didn’t seriously think we’d come close to meeting them. Yet in 462 miles so far—mostly rapid, short suburban and urban errands—we’ve averaged an...Read More»

2013 Audi allroad
30 Days Of Audi Allroad: The Past, Present, And Future Of Quattro AWD

To a certain kind of automotive enthusiast, Audi Quattro is one thing first and foremost: a rally-bred, high-performance four-wheel-drive performance car from the 1980s—and a performance icon to this day. But to the rest of us—and especially here in the U.S.—quattro [note the...Read More»

2014 Kia Optima
Kia Optima Ultimate Guide: What You Need To Know

The Kia Optima hasn't always been a model name you'd think to include on the same shopping list as the Honda Accord, Ford Fusion, Chevrolet Malibu, Volkswagen Passat, Toyota Camry, or Nissan Altima. Just a few model years ago, the Kia Optima, like its cousin the Hyundai Sonata, had value going for...Read More»

The Car Connection's Used Car Finds
The Car Connection's Best Used Car Finds For June 1, 2013

As we head into the weekend you or someone you know may be planning to purchase a vehicle. Perhaps you are just starting your search. No matter what type of vehicle you're looking for, The Car Connection is here to help. With over millions of used car listings and thousands of new vehicle reviews...Read More»

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