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2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe arrives with newfound style
2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe arrives with newfound style

Ahead of its scheduled debut at next month's Detroit auto show, Mercedes-Benz has taken the wraps off of a decidedly stylish 2018 E-Class Coupe. Building on the swoopy design of the current E-Class sedan, the E-Class Coupe will go on sale during the summer of 2018. Initially, Mercedes will launch...Read More»

General Motors Renaissance Center in Detroit, Michigan
Michigan's new self-driving car laws help automakers, hobble Uber

The auto industry is constrained by a patchwork of federal and state laws. This is, in part, why Tesla has had such a tough time selling its vehicles in certain states. It's also made things difficult for automakers who are trying to develop self-driving vehicles: what might be perfectly legal in...Read More»

2017 Hyundai Elantra IIHS crash test
Dangers of driving, Mercedes-AMG G63, Prius Prime driven : What's New @ The Car Connection

Driving in the US is more dangerous than in Kenya, Romania, or Algeria Given America's extensive system of highways and byways, it's easy to forget that many of our roads aren't as safe as they seem. As we've reported many times before, U.S. streets are in a serious state of disrepair--and don't...Read More»

Inflated airbag
Takata airbag recall will take years to complete

The massive, record-breaking recall of Takata's fatally flawed airbags began years ago, but given the size of the task and the irregular availability of replacement parts, it's been slow going. Things could speed up a bit, however, thanks to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and an...Read More»

World rankings of most dangerous countries for drivers (via GPS)
Driving in the US is more dangerous than in Kenya, Romania, or Algeria

Given America's extensive system of highways and byways, it's easy to forget that many of our roads aren't as safe as they seem. As we've reported many times before, U.S. streets are in a serious state of disrepair--and don't get us started on bridges. America isn't alone in that, though. To prove...Read More»

2017 Hyundai Elantra Sport
What's New for 2017: Hyundai

For 2017, the Hyundai lineup may look a little smaller on paper—that's because its Genesis and Equus sedans have now spawned their own division (conveniently called Genesis). That doesn't mean that the rest of the Hyundai lineup has stood pat for 2017, however. The company has focused its...Read More»

Silvercar
Hate the rental-car experience? Silvercar offers an alternative

The list of #firstworldproblems is long: spotty wifi. Chunky iPhone updates. Gluten. Complaining about those woes seems absurd given the life-or-death issues facing many people on the planet--issues like civil war, famine, and antibiotic-resistant disease. But complain we do, because honestly, who...Read More»

2017 Porsche Cayenne
Porsche's diesel woes, Audi V2I, Hybrid and electric deals: What's New @ The Car Connection

Porsche dragged deeper into Dieselgate Volkswagen has taken quite a beating since news of its diesel defeat devices began making headlines nearly 15 months ago. Though the company has been making progress on repairing its vehicles and its brand, it's not out of the woods yet. 2016 Honda Pilot...Read More»

2016 Honda Pilot (Touring, long-term road test)
2016 Honda Pilot long-term road test: what do our passengers say?

We've now entered the final quarter with our long-term 2016 Honda Pilot, and we've really put it to work over the last 12,500 miles. From hauling kids and dogs to grocery shopping and road trips. The Pilot's lived the life many other Pilots will, that is, shuttling families around constantly while...Read More»

2016 Subaru Legacy
In new IIHS headlight ratings, only 7 cars excel

Only seven new cars that the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has tested have lights that meet the independent agency's demanding criteria. That's a pitifully low number, the insurance-funded group based in Virginia says. The mere seven vehicles rated as "good" in its new testing include 2017...Read More»

Theft-enabling device (via the NICB)
Own a car with push-button ignition? Thieves might be able to nab it with this gadget (video)

If you're the sort of person who's worried about hackers stealing your car, please skip to the next article. This isn't going to make you sleep any easier. That's because the National Insurance Crime Bureau has gotten its hands on a handheld "mystery device" that can unlock and start vehicles. The...Read More»

2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio
2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia to list from $38,990

Alfa Romeo has announced pricing for its 2017 Giulia sedan lineup, which officially heralds the brand's full-scale return to the United States after more than two decades away. The Giulia will list from $38,990 including a mandatory $995 destination charge, while the upmarket Giulia Ti starts at...Read More»

2015 Porsche Cayenne Diesel
Porsche dragged deeper into Dieselgate

Volkswagen has taken quite a beating since news of its diesel defeat devices began making headlines nearly 15 months ago. Though the company has been making progress on repairing its vehicles and its brand, it's not out of the woods yet. New reports suggest that Volkswagen has been using...Read More»

2017 Ford Flex
Family trucksters, Lexus LC 500 driven, Trump's EPA chief: What's New @ The Car Connection

What kind of car is best for families? Our poll results Some of you remember the 1970s. Back then, America had one family car: the station wagon. For decades, it had served as the only respectable means for parents and kids to travel together. 2017 Nissan Rogue vs. 2017 Honda CR-V: Compare Cars...Read More»

2016 Hyundai Tucson, IIHS small front overlap crash test
Top Safety Pick+, Jeep Grand Wagoneer, Used batteries: What's New @ The Car Connection

Roundup: All the 2017 IIHS Top Safety Pick+ winners The IIHS has revealed its list of what it considers to be the safest new cars available—those that qualify for its coveted Top Safety Pick+ award. Chevrolet prices diesel Cruze from $24,670 Chevrolet says that opting for its new...Read More»

Ford Sync 3 infotainment system
Bad app-titude: The problem with infotainment is our expectation

For most new car buyers, a functional touchscreen might be the second-most important input on a car—not far behind the steering wheel. (Gas and brake pedals? Meh.) An intuitive, smart infotainment system with all the controls we want—but none of the headache—should be a "gimme" by...Read More»

2016 Chevrolet Cruze
Chevrolet prices diesel Cruze from $24,670

Chevrolet says that opting for its new diesel-fueled Cruze sedan over the gasoline model will add about $2,750 to the bottom line, bringing the price of entry to $24,670. That's the list price for a 2017 Cruze LT with the automaker's 1.6-liter turbodiesel engine and a 6-speed manual gearbox, and it...Read More»

2017 Dodge Challenger GT
2017 Dodge Challenger GT arrives with all-wheel drive, but no V-8

Finally, Dodge has made all-wheel drive available on its stylish Challenger coupe—but we'll stop short of calling it an all-weather muscle coupe. That's because the Challenger GT, as Dodge has christened it, is only available with the base 3.6-liter V-6 engine, and not the muscular V-8s Dodge...Read More»

Ferrari FF plays in the snow
Do you mount winter tires on your car? Our poll results

Millions of Americans got their first taste of winter snow this week, which made us wonder how many of those motorists went to the trouble of putting winter tires on their cars? In some parts of the country, winter tires (also known as snow tires) are considered a must. Their treads are designed to...Read More»

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