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Towing a boat with the 2017 Ram Power Wagon: 6 things you need to know
Towing a boat with the 2017 Ram Power Wagon: 6 things you need to know

The 2017 Ram Power Wagon's main mission in life is to slowly pluck its way through treacherous situations, like rock crawling, the woods, and other various off-road situations. But at its core, the Power Wagon is a heavy-duty 2500 Ram pickup truck, which means it's also built to serve all your...Read More»

2017 Mazda CX-5
7 things to know about the new 2017 Mazda CX-5

Small SUVs and crossovers are a big deal. The deluge of all-new crossovers this year from Volkswagen, Honda, and others should be proof enough of that. If you listen to Mazda engineers, the bigger deal is in the small details. The new 2017 Mazda CX-5 is their proof. Although the second-generation...Read More»

Hertz Car Rental
10 rental cars you should avoid, and why

Rolling the dice at a rental car counter requires a strong stomach. You've reserved a "mid-size sedan" and there's a picture of a Ford Focus, but the keys that the friendly folks at Generic Airport Car Rental hand you may be for an entirely different car. After all, none of the major car rental...Read More»

2017 Mazda MAZDA6
The best-looking cars of 2016 (that weren't sports cars)

We're not difficult creatures to understand, really. We all have a Jungian connection to objects that we can identify as "beautiful" before our next breath. Examples? Sure. The Sistine Chapel, orchids, anything written by Vaughan Williams, the KFC Double Down sandwich, and sports cars. All of those...Read More»

2017 Tesla Model X
Greener by the dozen: The 12 most fuel-efficient cars of 2017

In 2017, more was more. For automakers marching toward more fuel-efficient cars, 2017 was a watershed year. It marked the year that nearly every major automaker announced concrete plans to build at least one—if not more—battery electric vehicle by the end of the year. Even Jaguar Land...Read More»

2016 BMW 7-Series
The best new car features of 2017

Though we're well into the Jetsons age of in-car features and technology, automakers have proven that there is still plenty of room for innovation. Collectively, our staff has put countless miles on every new car to hit the market over the past few decades. We hate to sound jaded, but when a car...Read More»

2016 Subaru Legacy
Safe six: TCC's best-performing models for safety in 2017

For most drivers, safety becomes their first priority only moments before they need it. Thankfully, most automakers have taken a proactive approach to vehicle safety and have evolved with more stringent testing, regulations, and consumer expectations. That's the good news. The better news? There...Read More»

2017 Nissan GT-R
The 11 best-performing cars of 2017

Performance cars are the competitive eating challenges of the automotive world. Eating 144 oysters in a single sitting is possible, but perhaps not a good idea every day. Samesies with owning a high-performance car. Over-indulgence is in our DNA, however, and we would be remiss not to stroke our...Read More»

2017 Acura NSX
Stop-traffic gorgeous: Here are the most beautiful cars of 2016

If beauty is pain, there are just some cars worth suffering. Alfa Romeo, Aston Martin, Lotus—we're looking at you. But our list of the best-looking cars for 2016 don't make many sacrifices at the altar of attractive shapes—besides copious amounts of money for some. Have four reasonably...Read More»

2017 Mitsubishi i-MiEV
Not bad meaning good: The lowest-rated cars of 2016

As far as technological achievements measured only between today and 1940 go, there are no bad cars on the road. When you start measuring modern cars against each other, things start to look a little different. We've rated hundreds of 2017 models this year, and our revised ratings model revealed...Read More»

2017 Toyota RAV4
These were the most researched cars of 2016

Shopping for cars has never been more intimidating for buyers. Along with hundreds of models from which to choose, there are countless trims, packages, and options awaiting further scrutiny from car shoppers once they've landed on a model—assuming they've even made it that far. Before...Read More»

2004 Toyota Prius
The 6 most influential green cars in history

For the first 50 years of its life, the auto industry operated entirely free of any regulation. Believe it or not, it wasn’t until the 1950s that all U.S. states even agreed on the size, shape, and mounting holes for license plates. But starting in the 1960s, governments began to face up to...Read More»

2017 Ford Super Duty First Drive
Here's how Ford threw away the old Super Duty and started from scratch

Ford's new 2017 Super Duty range marks the first time since 1999 that the truckmaker started from scratch and built an all-new pickup. For the first three generations of the heavy duty pickup, Ford largely used the same frame it had first developed for the Super Duty range when it split the series...Read More»

Craigslist
12 must-do tips for selling your car on Craigslist

Right now, there's not a better way to reach a huge audience to sell your car than on Craigslist. It's a free website that allows you to list anything from megabuck houses to used tennis shoes to a Ferrari F40, and its format doesn't place significant restrictions on what you can put in your ad...Read More»

2016 Jeep Patriot 75th Anniversary edition
June 2016: Your Best New Car Deals

Don't sweat getting a good deal on a new car. (The scorching summer heat could be another story.) Our partners over at CarsDirect have a great rundown of what's hot on lots right now. Up to 20 percent off of the final price are the hoods of some cars. As always, the best deals are the ones you...Read More»

2016 Cadillac CT6
Takata Recall Grows, Pilot Vs. XC90, 2016 Cadillac CT6 Driven: What’s New @ The Car Connection

From The Car Connection: Takata Recall Grows By 5 Million Vehicles Following First Ford Fatality For a while it seemed as if the long, drawn-out Takata airbag recall might be coming to an end. The complicated patchwork of driver-side and passenger-side airbag replacements, further segmented by...Read More»

2016 Toyota RAV4 SE
The Most Shopped Vehicles Of 2015

One of the ways you’re most likely to find us at The Car Connection, via search, is through our model overview pages, which provide a nice organized hub of information—ideal for when you’re first considering, or “shopping,” a vehicle but not yet sure about particulars...Read More»

2015 Jaguar XKR
The Death List: 17 Cars That Aren't Coming Back For 2016

The best new cars of the 2016 model year are just hitting the streets--cars, crossovers, SUVs, minivans and trucks, like the Honda Civic, Volvo XC90, and Chevy Camaro. Then there's the list of cars headed to their demise--early, or well after their freshness date has expired. Before they're gone...Read More»

2016 Volvo XC90 T6 Inscription  -  Quick Drive, July 2015
2016 Volvo XC90: Five Things That Wow Us, A Couple That Don’t

No doubt about it, the 2016 Volvo XC90 is one of the most important production vehicles to go on sale this year. CHECK OUT: 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 First Look Besides being the all-new, long-anticipated second-generation version of Volvo’s roomy three-row utility vehicle (the brand's...Read More»

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