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Tesla Model S P100D gets 0.1 second faster with software update
Tesla Model S P100D gets 0.1 second faster with software update

Remember that episode of The Simpsons where Homer created a makeup gun "for women who only have four-fifths of a second to get ready"? Well, if you're that pressed for time, Tesla's new software update will be an absolute godsend. Earlier this month, Tesla CEO Elon Musk told eager electric-car fans...Read More»

2012 Ram 1500 Express Crew Cab
2007-2012 Dodge Ram diesel owners sue Fiat Chrysler, alleging emissions cover-up

Volkswagen may soon have company in the courtroom: Ram and Dodge Ram owners are suing Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, claiming that nearly 500,000 of the company's diesel trucks fail to meet emissions standards. The lawsuit against Fiat Chrysler and its diesel partner, Cummins, was filed this week in...Read More»

At the groundbreaking for Faraday Future's production facility in North Las Vegas (April 13, 2016)
Faraday (no) Future?; VW e-Golf; Cadillac's first plug-in hybrid: What's New @ The Car Connection

Deathwatch in the desert? Faraday Future halts construction of billion-dollar plant Remember Faraday Future, the electric-car startup backed by Chinese bajillionaire Jia Yueting? The company that hoped to unseat Tesla as America's youngest, hippest manufacturer of zero-emission vehicles? 2017 Mini...Read More»

2017 Volkswagen e-Golf
2017 VW e-Golf ushers in big tech upgrades, increased electric range

You wouldn't think that more power would equate to a greater driving range, but Volkswagen's updated-for-2017 e-Golf boasts just that unlikely combination. The German automaker's electric car sees its battery energy capacity increased from just 24.2 kilowatt-hours to 35.8 kwh, which improves its...Read More»

2017 Mini Countryman, 2016 Los Angeles auto show
2017 Mini Cooper Countryman pushes the compact envelope

Is it fair to say that Mini is all grown up now? Ahead of its formal debut at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show, Mini has taken the wraps off of its all-new 2017 Mini Cooper Countryman, which isn't mini at all. In fact, Mini boasts that the 2017 Countryman is its largest model ever. Stretching 169.8...Read More»

Early Estimate of Motor Vehicle Traffic Fatalities for the First Quarter of 2015 (NHTSA)
Traffic fatalities rise: can we really blame apps?

It'll probably be another week or two before the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration releases its official stats on 2015 traffic fatalities. However, early data suggests a significant uptick from 2014--potentially 7.7 percent or higher. What's to blame for that sharp increase? According...Read More»

At the groundbreaking for Faraday Future's production facility in North Las Vegas (April 13, 2016)
Deathwatch in the desert? Faraday Future halts construction of billion-dollar plant

Remember Faraday Future, the electric-car startup backed by Chinese bajillionaire Jia Yueting? The company that hoped to unseat Tesla as America's youngest, hippest manufacturer of zero-emission vehicles? Well, its plans have hit a snag--a fairly big one, in fact. Is it time for a deathwatch?...Read More»

2016 Tesla Model S with glass roof option
Tesla Model S, Alfa Romeo's first SUV, Chrylser Pacifica Hybrid driven: What's New @ The Car Connection

Tesla Model S is the most-loved car in America How much do you love your new car? And just as importantly, what do you love about it? That's the kind of data that marketing firm Strategic Vision tries to gather for its Customer Love Index. 2004-2008 Mazda RX-8 recalled for fire risk: nearly 70,000...Read More»

2016 Tesla Model S
Tesla Model S is the most-loved car in America

How much do you love your new car? And just as importantly, what do you love about it? That's the kind of data that marketing firm Strategic Vision tries to gather for its Customer Love Index. Strategic Vision polls thousands of Americans about their recently purchased cars. Over the past decade...Read More»

2013 Audi TDI range
Audi dieselgate, Jaguar I-Pace, Ford EcoSport: What's New @ The Car Connection

Volkswagen Dieselgate update: Audi gas models may have defeat devices, too Until last week, Volkswagen's ongoing Dieselgate scandal seemed a lot like the U.S. presidential election. It was contentious, it inflamed passions on both sides, and it was fueled by a never-ending series of leaks and...Read More»

2015 Audi A3 TDI, New York City, Nov 2014
Breaking: Volkswagen reaches deal to fix most 3.0-liter Audi, Porsche, VW diesels

Are you sitting down? We hope so, because the near-impossible has happened. After having its proposals shot down not once, but twice, Volkswagen's plan to repair and/or buy back approximately 80,000 Audi, Porsche, and VW diesels has finally been approved by U.S. regulators. Apparently, the third...Read More»

2017 Honda Civic Hatchback
2017 Honda Civic Hatchback first drive: Doing more with less

It may have a rear liftgate just like the first Honda Civics that migrated to America at just the right time—when gas prices were spiking in the mid-1970s—but the 2017 Civic Hatchback that’s just now arriving in dealers is anything but a dour little runabout. In fact, it’s...Read More»

2017 Chevrolet Spark Activ
2017 Chevrolet Spark Activ: A low-top hiking shoe for the road

Looking ready to hit the trail (or at least the parking lot), the 2017 Chevrolet Spark Activ brings some outdoorsy style to the minicar segment. Debuting this week at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show, the Spark Activ is more about looks than actual capability. Its suspension sits a little under half...Read More»

2013 Audi TDI range
Volkswagen Dieselgate update: Audi gas models may have defeat devices, too

Until last week, Volkswagen's ongoing Dieselgate scandal seemed a lot like the U.S. presidential election. It was contentious, it inflamed passions on both sides, and it was fueled by a never-ending series of leaks and revelations. The difference? The presidential election ended Tuesday night, but...Read More»

2010 Toyota Tacoma
Toyota pays $3.4 billion to resolve rust claims from Sequoia, Tacoma, Tundra owners

Rust can be a problem on nearly any vehicle, but on 1.5 million Toyota trucks and SUVs, it's proven to be especially bad. Now, the Japanese automaker has agreed to pony up $3.4 billion to settle a federal class action lawsuit related to rust. ALSO SEE: Chrysler Pacifica: The Car Connection's Best...Read More»

2017 Buick Envision
Buick, Porsche are tops in J.D. Power sales satisfaction survey

Have you bought a new car lately? How satisfied were you with the process? If you drove home a Buick or Porsche, you're likely to say "very satisfied", according to a new study from J.D. Power. The study in question is the 2016 Sales Satisfaction Index, which "measures the ability of dealerships to...Read More»

2017 Chrysler Pacifica - Best Car to Buy 2017
Best Car to Buy 2017, Mercedes S650, VW/Audi criminal charges : What's New @ The Car Connection

Chrysler Pacifica: The Car Connection's Best Car to Buy 2017 Each year, The Car Connection's editors drive hundreds of vehicles, over thousands of miles, to rate and rank every new car. The Car Connection's Driver's Choice award winners Each year we drive hundreds of new vehicles to bring you...Read More»

2017 Chrysler Pacifica - Best Car to Buy 2017
Chrysler Pacifica: The Car Connection's Best Car to Buy 2017

Each year, The Car Connection's editors drive hundreds of vehicles, over thousands of miles, to rate and rank every new car. We travel around the country and around the world to be among the first to sample new cars. We drive our friends and families around in our hometowns with weekly test drives...Read More»

2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio
The Car Connection's Driver's Choice award winners

Each year we drive hundreds of new vehicles to bring you in-depth reviews. We also tell you which vehicle is the best overall buy, along with the best in each segment. It's not just us though, we want to hear what you think, and that is how The Car Connection's Driver's Choice awards were created...Read More»

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