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Eco-cheap: New 2017 Toyota Prius One trims hybrid price
Eco-cheap: New 2017 Toyota Prius One trims hybrid price

Toyota has quietly made a few changes to its 2017 Prius, including a new base model that's $1,210 cheaper than the base model offered just a few months ago. At $24,360, including a mandatory $885 destination charge, the 2017 Prius One is well-equipped but is missing a few key items that helps lower...Read More»

2018 Acura TLX A-Spec
2018 Acura TLX video preview

The NSX has generated real excitement for Acura, but can that trickle down to some of its other cars? The first hints arrived at the New York Auto Show in the form of the updated 2018 Acura TLX. No, it's no NSX, but the new Acura TLX does take on some of the flashy new style Acura's applied to that...Read More»

2018 Buick Enclave
2018 Buick Enclave video preview

When you think of Buick, you probably think of big, plush sedans. But it's crossover SUVs that have resurrected the brand here in the U.S. And now it's time for Buick's best-selling vehicle to be renewed. At the 2017 New York Auto Show, the world got its first look at the 2018 Buick Enclave. MORE...Read More»

2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid debuts at 2017 New York auto show
Roundup: Here's what debuted 2017 New York auto show

Whether you want to burn rubber, stretch out in a sumptuous leather-lined interior, or bypass every gas station, the 2017 New York auto show offers some serious extremes this year. There's a lot of optimism in the air this year as some automakers are flexing their muscles with robust performance...Read More»

Nissan Rogue Dogue
Nissan Rogue goes to the dogs (in the best possible way)

Dog-lovers from coast to coast lamented the loss of the Honda Element. To some, its boxy design might've felt awkward or too "early aughts", but the Element's relatively low stance (at least for a crossover) and easy-to-clean interior made traveling with Charley, Fido, and Fifi a breeze. As...Read More»

2016 Mercedes-Benz E250 BlueTec
Mercedes-Benz may stop selling diesels in U.S.

In the wake of the Dieselgate crisis, selling diesels has become a dicey proposition--and not just for Volkswagen. The debate around diesels has been especially heated in the U.S., which has some of the planet's strictest emissions regulations and where diesels have never really caught on anyway...Read More»

Toyota Mirai emissions-scrubbing billboard
Emissions showdown, Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk, Genesis GV80: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Sensing trouble, automakers prepare to bargain with EPA, CARB on emissions For most new-car buyers, haggling is a necessary evil. Now, car companies themselves are learning just how unpleasant haggling can be, as they try to find common ground with the Environmental Protection Agency and the...Read More»

2018 Subaru Outback, 2017 Detroit auto show
2018 Subaru Outback video preview

No matter where they live, or what they eat, people who live in cold-weather states across the country all know two words by heart. Subaru Outback. That’s right, the car that should practically be on Colorado and Vermont’s state seal is here at the 2017 New York Auto Show and...Read More»

2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI, 2017 New York Auto Show
2018 VW Golf lineup gets a facelift and some new eyeliner

Volkswagen showed off its new Golf family on Monday, just two days ahead of its appearance at the 2017 New York auto show. The updated interiors and revised faces for the compact car touch them all; the Golf, GTI, SportWagen, Golf R, and Alltrack models get the new goods—the new e-Golf was...Read More»

2018 Subaru Outback, 2017 Detroit auto show
2018 Subaru Outback is heavy on capability, light on refresh

Subaru just revealed the 2018 Subaru Outback, lightly refreshed from last year's bestseller with a new grille, new headlights, and interior amenities. And we mean lightly—if it ain't broke, you know. The same trim levels from last year will be available this year: standard, Premium, Limited...Read More»

2016 Chevrolet Camaro’s exhaust tips
Sensing trouble, automakers prepare to bargain with EPA, CARB on emissions

For most new-car buyers, haggling is a necessary evil. Now, car companies themselves are learning just how unpleasant haggling can be, as they try to find common ground with the Environmental Protection Agency and the California Air Resources Board on the subject of auto emissions. A recap One...Read More»

2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT
Another lawsuit filed over shifter used in Chrysler, Dodge, and Jeep models

Good product design is easy to overlook. When a product is truly well crafted, the design becomes invisible because it's so intuitive. We think, "Well, of course it looks like that. How could it look any other way?" On the other hand, bad design--or sometimes, a radical redesign--can often...Read More»

2018 Toyota Yaris, 2017 New York auto show
Tale of two hatches: New 2018 Toyota Sienna and 2018 Toyota Yaris unveiled

Oh, sensibility. How we've missed you. Toyota on Wednesday gave us a glimpse at the next versions of two of its most practical offerings in the lineup, the 2018 Toyota Sienna and the 2018 Toyota Yaris Hatchback. We're the first to admit that neither one gets many hearts racing, but when it comes to...Read More»

2018 Lincoln Navigator
2018 Lincoln Navigator, 840 horsepower Dodge Demon, Chevy Bolt EV leasing: What’s New @ The Car Connection

2018 Lincoln Navigator Preview With its 2018 Navigator, Lincoln is looking to take back the large luxury SUV crown—something it held briefly when the first Navigator arrived two decades ago. GM swings back at Tesla with Super Cruise self-driving software Yesterday, Tesla slipped past General...Read More»

Volvo Drive Me autonomous car pilot project in Gothenburg, Sweden
Study: Within 15 years, 25 percent of travel will be in shared, electric, self-driving cars

If you follow car news at all, you've heard plenty about electrification, self-driving software, and shared vehicles. The three are on a collision course that could upend the auto industry and dramatically affect the way we get around in the near future. In fact, analysts at the Boston Consulting...Read More»

2018 Cadillac CT6 with Super Cruise
GM swings back at Tesla with Super Cruise self-driving software

Yesterday, Tesla slipped past General Motors to become America's most highly valued automaker. Now, GM says that it's planning to equip one of its luxury sedans, the Cadillac CT6, with "the industry’s first true hands-free driving technology"--a not-so-subtle jab at Tesla's well-known...Read More»

Engineering Explained asks if a big hill can recharge a Tesla
Tesla overtakes GM, 2018 Lincoln Navigator, Climate change: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Sorry, GM: Tesla is now America's most highly valued automaker Tesla has set a new record: this morning, it passed General Motors to become the most highly valued automaker in America. 2018 Ford Explorer update: squint to see the changes With its Explorer beginning to gray at its temples, Ford has...Read More»

2018 Ford Explorer, 2017 New York auto show
2018 Ford Explorer update: squint to see the changes

With its Explorer beginning to gray at its temples, Ford has given it the gentlest of touchups—and some new in-cabin technologies—to keep it on shoppers' radar. You'll have to look closely to see how the Explorer has changed for 2018 Lightly revised front and rear bumpers feature new...Read More»

2017 Tesla Model X
Sorry, GM: Tesla is now America's most highly valued automaker

Tesla has set a new record: this morning, it passed General Motors to become the most highly valued automaker in America. That won't surprise anyone who's been watching Tesla's stock price in recent weeks. Shares have been on a mostly upward trajectory since last December--around the time that CEO...Read More»

2017 Ram 1500
Ram is nipping at Chevrolet Silverado sales (but the Ford F-Series is still king)

The race to be America's top-selling pickup has never been much of a race: the Ford F-Series, starring the super-popular F-150, has dominated the field for decades. But the battle for second place has become much more interesting in recent weeks. The perennial third-place finisher, Ram, has...Read More»

2017 Nissan Rogue Sport
Nissan Rogue is selling like hotcakes. Cars, not so much.

It's hard out there for a car. In fact, car sales last month were 10.6 percent lower than they were in March 2016. Year-to-date, they're off 11.5 percent. There is, however, one exception: crossovers, which are built on car platforms. (Their close cousins, SUVs, are built like trucks.) In the U.S...Read More»

2013 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid drive event, NYC area, April 2013
Latest recalls, Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk, Ford Fusion Hybrid police car: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Hyundai, Kia recall 1.2 million vehicles to prevent premature engine failure Hyundai and its South Korean sibling, Kia, are recalling nearly 1.2 million cars and crossovers from the 2011 to 2014 model years. Documents from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration show that the engines in...Read More»

2003 Honda Accord Coupe Factory Package
2003 Honda Accord Coupe recalled to replace Takata airbag inflators

Honda has announced a recall of more than 37,000 Honda Accord Coupes from the 2003 model year. The automaker reports that some of those vehicles may be equipped with Takata's fatally flawed airbag inflators, which have been linked to at least 16 deaths and more than 100 injuries worldwide. They're...Read More»

Free2Move car-sharing service
Peugeot & Citroen begin their (long awaited?) return with car-sharing service

In April of last year, PSA Group announced plans to bring Peugeot and Citroen back to the U.S. market, along with the newer, more upscale DS brand. The first step of PSA's grand scheme was to take on car-sharing and ride-sharing giants like Uber and Zipcar. One year later, PSA has begun putting its...Read More»

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