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General Motors introduces 9-speed automatic to take over for 6-speed
General Motors introduces 9-speed automatic to take over for 6-speed

General Motors will replace most of its 6-speed automatic transmissions with newer, more efficient 9-speed units starting with some trims of the 2017 Chevrolet Malibu, the automaker announced Tuesday. The new 9-speed transmission will be available in at least 10 cars by the end, including the...Read More»

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE Class
2017 BMW X6 vs. 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class: Compare Cars

When the kids head off to college, you might not mind making the move to something that flaunts your affluence a little more—something just a little bit more ostentatious. That move used to be made by putting a big touring coupe in the garage; but times have changed, and it’s now more...Read More»

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE Class
2017 BMW X5 vs. 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class: Compare Cars

The BMW X5 and Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class are mid-size luxury sport-utility vehicles that both manage to straddle many of the sometimes-conflicting priorities of SUV shoppers. The X5 and M-Class, which is what the GLE was called up until this past year, were two of the market’s first luxury...Read More»

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE Class
2017 Porsche Cayenne vs. 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class: Compare Cars

The Porsche Cayenne and Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class both aim to seduce busy, affluent parents with premium ambiance, real luxury-vehicle cabins, and performance that might help them forget the grind of the commute and child ferrying. At the same time, and in some ways, they’re both rugged minivan...Read More»

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Apple finally, kinda-sorta says that it wants to build self-driving cars

The will it/won't it debate around Apple's not-so-secret desire to build self-driving cars has taken an interesting turn. In a recent letter to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the company gave its biggest hint yet that autonomous vehicles are on its radar. The five-page letter...Read More»

2016 Honda Pilot Touring long-term road test
2016 Honda Pilot long-term road test: which accessories are worth the price?

In the last 11 months we've talked a lot about our long-term 2016 Honda Pilot. Everything from car seats and diaper bags to the safety tech and its first service stop have been discussed. Now, as we enter the holiday season it only seems fitting we turn our attention to what kind of presents you...Read More»

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CAFE rules, Ferrari SP275 RW, Buick Velite: What's New @ The Car Connection

EPA sticks to its guns, keeps 2025 emissions goals No doubt about it: 2016 has been the Year of WTF. The latest proof comes in the form of an announcement from the Environmental Protection Agency that it plans to maintain its current auto emissions goals for 2025. What's New for 2017: Chrysler It...Read More»

2017 Ford Fusion
Ford recalls 2013-17 Ford Fusion, 2013-15 Lincoln MKZ for seatbelt, seat back problems

Ford has issued two recalls affecting nearly 681,000 late-model Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ sedans. The majority of those vehicles may have problems that affect their seatbelts, while a small number could have issues with their seat backs. Both problems increase the risk of injury to occupants...Read More»

2017 Honda Ridgeline Black Edition
2017 Honda Ridgeline vs. 2017 Chevrolet Colorado: Compare Trucks

Pickup trucks can be the most useful hardware in your garage. Just ask any friend who needs help moving this weekend. That truck doesn't need to be a mega truck to come in handy. When flexibility and an open bed are more important than payload and towing, a mid-size pickup like the Honda Ridgeline...Read More»

2017 Honda Civic
2017 Hyundai Elantra vs. 2017 Honda Civic: Compare Cars

The classic compact car isn't so compact any more. Across the set of nameplates usually thought of as small cars—Civic, Corolla, Elantra—most of them now qualify as mid-size four-doors. Two of the newest entries not only amp up their interior space, they set new benchmarks for ride and...Read More»

2017 Honda Fit
2017 Chevrolet Sonic vs. 2017 Honda Fit: Compare Cars

The Honda Fit has been one of the highest-rated small cars at The Car Connection--but the Chevy Sonic has done very well, too. Which one should you buy? We rate the Sonic higher than the Fit, mostly because we think it's better-looking and is more interesting to drive. (Read more about how we rate...Read More»

2017 Honda Civic
2017 Honda Civic vs. 2017 Toyota Corolla: Compare Cars

The Toyota Corolla and Honda Civic are two of the best-selling compact sedans in the U.S., and each nameplate has been with us for more than 40 years now. The 2017 Civic is only a year old in its current form, while the 2017 Corolla is in its fourth model year of the current generation and is...Read More»

2016 Honda Odyssey
2016 Toyota Sienna vs. 2016 Honda Odyssey: Compare Cars

Minivans used to be the go-to vehicles for busy families, but today they’ve largely been replaced in that role by larger crossover utility vehicles. So what happened? Well, the truth is, if you can put aside your silly image ideas that SUVs somehow make you look more adventurous, minivans are...Read More»

2017 Toyota Prius Prime Premium
2017 Toyota Prius vs. 2017 Honda Fit: Compare Cars

The Toyota Prius hybrid remains the most fuel-efficient vehicle sold in the U.S. without a plug: 52 mpg combined for this year's all-new model. Every facet of every Prius reflects the car's designers and engineers striving for maximal efficiency from every drop of fuel. But the smaller Honda Fit...Read More»

2017 Honda Fit
2017 Honda Fit vs. 2017 Hyundai Accent: Compare Cars

Both the Honda Fit and the Hyundai Accent are economy cars, but each has some distinct appeal for buyers. The question is, which one fits you best? We rate one of them higher by a wide margin, but before we divulge the winner, some basics. Both are sold as hatchbacks, but the Fit doesn't also offer...Read More»

2016 Honda HR-V
2017 Honda HR-V vs. 2017 Jeep Renegade: Compare Cars

A burgeoning number of small crossover utility vehicles is giving buyers more options than every before. Two of the most popular smaller SUVs are likely to be the Honda HR-V and the Jeep Renegade. The HR-V is a smaller sibling to the immensely popular CR-V compact crossover, while the Renegade...Read More»

2017 Toyota Camry
2017 Toyota Camry vs. 2017 Honda Accord: Compare Cars

Though never all that stylish, Honda's Accord and Toyota's Camry always have been smart and sensible. The Camry and Accord hit their stride in the 1980s, when they became the epitome of the American mid-size sedan. Since then, both have evolved to keep pace with excellent new family sedans from...Read More»

2017 Mazda CX-3
2017 Honda HR-V vs. 2017 Mazda CX-3: Compare Cars

We're in the midst of a small-SUV explosion. Big-name automakers are slotting new utility vehicles at the entry position in their lineups, blending hatchback bodies with tall-wagon rooflines and SUV-style all-wheel drive. Two of the most interesting new offerings are from automakers with a...Read More»

2017 Chevrolet Trax
2017 Chevrolet Trax vs. 2017 Honda HR-V: Compare Cars

We're in the midst of a small-SUV explosion, with new entry-level vehicles arriving every year from major automakers. They blend tall hatchback bodies with the all-wheel drive that qualifies them as crossover SUVs. Both the Chevrolet Trax and the Honda HR-V are recent new entries in the niche, and...Read More»

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