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2017 Chicago auto show: What we liked, and what we didn't
2017 Chicago auto show: What we liked, and what we didn't

Big is back in style, at least if the 2017 Chicago auto show is anything to go by. There's always a little less news in Chicago than in Detroit, held a few weeks earlier, but this year several automakers took the wraps off of notable new cars under the bright lights at McCormick Place. Leading the...Read More»

2018 Hyundai Elantra GT, 2017 Chicago auto show
2018 Hyundai Elantra GT video preview

It was just a few years ago, here in Chicago, that Hyundai took the wraps off the Elantra GT. Now, history is repeating itself as the Korean automaker just unveiled a new version of its stylish little hatchback. The new Elantra GT is a smart-looking five-door, with a low, wide stance and nice...Read More»

2018 Subaru Legacy, 2017 Chicago auto show
2018 Subaru Legacy video preview

The current Subaru Legacy made its debut to critical acclaim for the 2015 model year. In fact, it was so good we named it The Car Connection Best Car To Buy 2015. But time moves on and so does the competition--the Malibu, Accord, and Camry are all new since then. That means it's time for Subaru to...Read More»

2018 Ford Expedition
2018 Ford Expedition video preview

Big SUVs are still here—in fact, they never really went away. The Ford Expedition has been a strong seller since it was new in the 1990s, but it's aged while other big SUVs have been redesigned. It's time for change. Big change. This is the brand-new 2018 Ford Expedition, the result of a full...Read More»

2017 Nissan Maxima SR Midnight Edition
Nissan adds Midnight Edition package to 5 more models

Nissan says that the Midnight Edition package has been enough of an early hit with its Maxima sedan that it is spreading the trim level's special styling features to five additional models within its lineup. The lucky recipients? There are five more for 2017, bringing the total to six with the...Read More»

2017 Kia Optima Hybrid
2017 Kia Optima Hybrid Preview Video

The future is electric at Kia. The South Korean automaker introduced the new Niro hybrid at this year's Chicago auto show--and also showed off the brand's first plug-in hybrid vehicle, the 2017 Kia Optima Hybrid. Kia says it wants its cars to be far more efficient by the year 2020, and the Optima...Read More»

2017 Nissan Armada
2017 Nissan Armada Preview Video

With gas prices low, big SUVs are back in vogue. At this year's Chicago auto show, Nissan is showing off its latest large sport-utility vehicle--one with a global reputation for toughness--as it unveils the 2017 Nissan Armada. MORE: Read Our 2017 Nissan Armada Preview Until now, the Armada has been...Read More»

2017 Kia Niro, 2016 Chicago Auto Show
2017 Kia Niro Preview Video

Small-SUV shoppers have never had more choice. The streets are practically teeming with new utility vehicles like the Honda HR-V, the Jeep Renegade, and the Mazda CX-3. But what if you're also looking for a utility vehicle without the all-wheel drive, and with hybrid power? At the 2016 Chicago auto...Read More»

2016 Hyundai Elantra GT, 2015 Chicago Auto Show
2016 Hyundai Elantra GT Video

The Elantra GT may share its name with Hyundai's best-selling compact sedan--but in reality, it's a different vehicle, one that comes originally from Europe. And that's why it attracts competition from cars like the VW Golf and Ford Focus. ALSO READ: 2016 Hyundai Elantra GT Preview This year, the...Read More»

2016 Acura ILX  -  First Drive, February 2015
2016 Acura ILX Video

With shiny new entries to the compact segment in the form of the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class and Audi A3, Acura must be feeling the crunch. For 2016 the automaker’s given the ILX some pretty significant enhancements to become more focused and fortified. ALSO READ: 2016 Acura ILX Review Visually...Read More»

2016 Toyota Avalon launch at 2015 Chicago Auto Show
2016 Toyota Avalon Video

The Toyota Avalon may be the cousin of the best-selling Camry--but for many drivers it's the better choice. Since it was redesigned in 2013, the Avalon's been the better-looking of the duo, with more cabin space and premium features to boot. ALSO READ: 2016 Toyota Avalon Preview The Avalon gets a...Read More»

2016 Chevrolet Equinox, 2015 Chicago Auto Show
2016 Chevrolet Equinox Video

The Chevy Equinox has been a surprise hit for General Motors in its second generation, but it's been on sale virtually unchanged since 2010. It's time for some updates--especially now that the CR-V, RAV4, and Santa Fe are all better than ever. For the 2016 model year, Chevrolet is giving the...Read More»

2016 Honda Pilot  -  2015 Chicago Auto Show Live Photos
2016 Honda Pilot Video

The Honda Pilot has been one of the mainstays of the crossover-SUV world since 2003. But Honda stumbled with the second-generation model it introduced in 2009--it gave it blocky styling and a lackluster interior. ALSO SEE: 2016 Honda Pilot Preview For 2016, Honda's ushering in some dramatic change...Read More»

Mitsubishi Montero teaser lead for 2015 Chicago Auto Show (thumbnail)
Mitsubishi Hints At A New Montero For The U.S.: Chicago Show Debut?

Is the Mitsubishi Montero coming back to the U.S. market? Based on hints dropped by the company in advance of next month’s Chicago Auto Show, showing a utility vehicle with an upright profile, and the wording “the return of a legend,” the brand is at the least seriously...Read More»

All-New 2016 Honda Pilot SUV to Make Global Debut at 2015 Chicago Auto Show
2016 Honda Pilot Teased Before Chicago Auto Show Debut

When you look at the Honda Pilot, "graceful" isn't the first word that comes to mind -- and that's okay. The Pilot's blocky, somewhat awkward styling has helped it stand out from the increasing number of crossovers littering American showrooms. But that may soon change. Honda has published a teaser...Read More»

2015 Subaru Legacy launch at 2014 Chicago Auto Show
Redesigned 2015 Subaru Legacy Bows At Chicago Auto Show: Live Photos

Subaru has revealed a completely redesigned 2015 Legacy lineup at the Chicago Auto Show. And while the all-new version of Subaru's mid-size sedan is by no means radical in its design, a quieter, more refined ride, improved gas mileage, leading-edge active-safety features, and some serious...Read More»

2014 Toyota Tundra
2014 Toyota Tundra Full Details: 2013 Chicago Auto Show

The full-size pickup truck market still makes up a large portion of vehicle sales in the U.S., from the job site to the boat landing, American's rely on their trucks. Toyota made a serious play in the American pickup truck industry back in 2007, but a lot has changed since then, and Toyota knows...Read More»

2013 Acura ILX
All-New 2013 Acura ILX Sedan, Redesigned 2013 RDX Crossover: 2012 Chicago Auto Show

Acura teased with concepts of its all-new 2013 ILX compact luxury sedan and redesigned 2013 RDX compact luxury crossover at the Detroit Auto Show in January. Now, the automaker has unveiled the final production versions at the 2012 Chicago Auto Show. The two Acura models launch this spring. 2013...Read More»

2012 Toyota Prius C, drive event, La Jolla, CA, Feb 2012
2012 Toyota Prius C Driven, 2013 GMC Acadia Revealed: Today's Car News

Acura finally revealed the refreshed RDX at the 2012 Chicago Auto Show. We drove the 2012 Toyota Prius C, and liked it. Hyundai introduced the 2013 Elantra Coupe to go up against the Honda Civic Coupe. Better get your order in for the Aston Martin One-77, as there's only one left. The 2013 Acura...Read More»

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