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Feds investigating Ford Explorers over exhaust leaking into cabin
Feds investigating Ford Explorers over exhaust leaking into cabin

The number of complaints the NHTSA has received from owners of 2011 through 2015 Ford Explorers about exhaust fumes reaching the passenger compartment has increased considerably since the federal agency first launched its. Back in July, the federal agency had received just over 150 complaints from...Read More»

Volvo Drive Me autonomous car pilot project in Gothenburg, Sweden
Self-driving cars, Mitsubishi Eclipse, Tesla maintenance: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Congress taking up bills to speed testing for self-driving cars A "patchwork" of conflicting state and federal regulations for self-driving car testing could be ironed out in Congress this year as two senators and House representatives take up bills to address testing. 18 car companies petition...Read More»

Continental gets Nevada approval to test autonomous cars
Congress taking up bills to speed testing for self-driving cars

A "patchwork" of conflicting state and federal regulations for self-driving car testing could be ironed out in Congress this year as two senators and House representatives take up bills to address testing. Sens. Jim Thune, a Republican from South Dakota, and Gary Peters, a Democrat from Michigan...Read More»

Exhaust tips
18 car companies petition Trump team to review EPA's efficiency rules

Just before Donald Trump was sworn into office, the Environmental Protection Agency did something a little unusual. It finalized emissions rules for U.S. vehicles through the 2025 model-year, and it did so much faster than expected. Now, 18 car companies are asking Trump and his team to review and...Read More»

2017 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel Sedan
2017 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel hits 52 mpg: will anyone buy it?

Here's the good news: According to the Environmental Protection Agency, a new version of the 2017 Chevrolet Cruze earns an estimated 52 mpg on the highway. Chevy notes that that's the best fuel economy Americans can buy without shelling out for a hybrid or electric car. And now, the bad news: The...Read More»

2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon Recon, 2017 Chicago auto show
Wrangler Rubicon Recon, 2018 Nissan Leaf, self-driving Chevy Bolt EV: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Jeep builds its most capable Wrangler ever It seems inevitable that the first stop anyone who buys a 2017 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Recon will make after leaving the dealership is a tire shop. Consumers want to buy cars online and prefer dealers who offer it, so what's the holdup? These days, you can...Read More»

2017 Subaru Impreza with EyeSight
California grants Subaru permit to test self-driving cars

Subaru joined an increasingly large pool of automakers looking to the Golden State as a test bed for a driverless future. The California Department of Motor Vehicles granted Subaru a permit February 9 to test self-driving cars in that state, Engadget reported. That made Subaru the 22nd company to...Read More»

2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon Recon, 2017 Chicago auto show
Jeep builds its most capable Wrangler ever

It seems inevitable that the first stop anyone who buys a 2017 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Recon will make after leaving the dealership is a tire shop. It's not because Jeep doesn't fit its latest special edition with decent tires from the factory—32-inch BFGoodrich Mud Terrains—it's because...Read More»

2017 Chicago Auto Show
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»

Teaser for 2018 Hyundai Accent debuting at 2017 Canadian auto show
2018 Hyundai Accent to make debut next week

The littlest car in Hyundai's lineup is set to get some big car features for 2018, if a teaser video the automaker released is any indication. The 2018 Hyundai Accent will make its debut next week at the Toronto auto show. If you've been following the auto show circuit, that might seem a bit odd...Read More»

2018 Volvo V90
2017 Volvo V90 to sticker from $50,945

With its 2018 V90, Volvo is back in the large wagon game—but before you take home your nearly $51,000 family-hauler, you'll have to wait for it be delivered. That's not chump change for a wagon; it's upwards of $15,000 more than the last big wagon Volvo sold here, the 2010 V70. But the V90...Read More»

GM's Shop-Click-Drive online car-shopping program sends users to local dealers to complete the sale
Consumers want to buy cars online and prefer dealers who offer it, so what's the holdup?

These days, you can buy just about anything online: clothing, food, sexytime accessories, even booze. One of the few things you can't purchase online, however, is a new car. According to a survey conducted by marketing firm Root & Associates, that's a real frustration for shoppers, and it could...Read More»

2018 Hyundai Elantra GT
Hyundai Elantra GT, Audi RS 3 Sportback, Plug-in buying guide: What’s New @ The Car Connection

The 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT went to finishing school in Europe The Hyundai Elantra GT nameplate returns to the automaker's lineup for the 2018 model year with a decidedly more Continental flair than the comparatively workaday Elantra sedan. The 2018 Dodge Durango SRT is a ferocious family hauler...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»

2018 Dodge Durango SRT, 2017 Chicago auto show
The 2018 Dodge Durango SRT is a ferocious family hauler

Forget all our advice about nice, practical minivans. What your family really needs, is a 475-horsepower, three-row SUV that can sprint to 60 mph in just 4.4 seconds. Enter the 2018 Dodge Durango SRT. Ignore the inevitably lousy fuel economy (it hasn't officially been rated by the EPA, but the...Read More»

Mercedes-Benz F015 Luxury in Motion concept, 2015 Consumer Electronics Show
Survey: People plan to read, work, have sex, and pray in self-driving cars

Like washing machines, typewriters, sporks, and other technological marvels, self-driving cars are supposed to make life easier for us poor, beleaguered human beings. They promise to cut traffic accidents and fatalities, offer independence to the elderly and disabled, dial down travel times...Read More»

2009 Pontiac Solstice
2006-2010 Pontiac Solstice, 2007-2010 Saturn Sky recalled to fix airbag glitch

General Motors has announced plans to recall some 91,007 Pontiac Solstice and Saturn Sky Roadsters built for the 2006-2010 model years. Documents from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reveal that one the airbags in those vehicles may be disabled, increasing the risk of injury to...Read More»

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