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Anti-Tesla ruling overturned in Virginia, company gets a second showroom in the state
Anti-Tesla ruling overturned in Virginia, company gets a second showroom in the state

Virginia has given birth to many things, including Thanksgiving, fraternities, and streaking. Today, the state was also home to some drama in Tesla's never-ending battle to sell its all-electric cars directly to consumers. The stage for the current saga was set back in September, when Tesla applied...Read More»

Otto self-driving truck prototype
Self-driving trucking company, Otto, broke Nevada law, but there aren't any penalties

Self-driving trucking company Otto gambled big in Nevada last spring. According to Auto News, the payoff on that bet has been huge, but it's put Otto in hot water with regulators. Back in October, Otto carried out a 120-mile beer delivery in Colorado. Ordinarily, that would've been no big deal, but...Read More»

2017 Honda CR-V Touring
2017 Honda CR-V, Bentley Bentayga video review, New Smart ForTwo: What's New @ The Car Connection

2017 Honda CR-V first drive: Setting the standard Coming soon to just about every driveway on your block is the crossover you see here: Honda’s latest CR-V. Do you want automatic emergency braking in your next car? Our poll results Bit by bit, self-driving cars are edging into showrooms...Read More»

Lapo Elkann at Garage Italia Customs
Fiat heir Lapo Elkann probably faked his own kidnapping, definitely got arrested

We interrupt your regularly scheduled write-ups of recalls, reader surveys, and Dieselgate news for a story about a poor little rich kid who's in trouble with the law...again. The kid in question is the nattily dressed gent you see above: Lapo Elkann, an heir to the Fiat fortune and brother of Fiat...Read More»

2017 Honda Civic
What's New for 2017: Honda

Deep in the midst of a total lineup revamp, Honda enters 2017 with an all-new version of its hugely popular CR-V crossover, a lot to talk about for its smaller Civic lineup, and the reboot of its pickup truck range. Needless to say, 2017 is a big year for Honda. And all this comes just after the...Read More»

2017 Honda CR-V Touring
2017 Honda CR-V priced from $24,945

Honda's all-new CR-V crossover will hit dealers by the end of December with a lot more value than the outgoing model—but without a major price increase. The entry-level front-wheel drive CR-V LX sees its bottom line increase by just $200, to $24,945 including a mandatory $900 destination...Read More»

2017 Honda CR-V Touring
2017 Honda CR-V first drive: Setting the standard

Coming soon to just about every driveway on your block is the crossover you see here: Honda’s latest CR-V. Yup, this latest redesign for the 2017 model year is that good. It takes what made the last CR-V the best-selling crossover in America and improves on every attribute. There’s more...Read More»

2017 Mazda 3
Volkswagen Golf vs. Mazda 3: Compare Cars

Among the growing plethora of compact hatchbacks, the Volkswagen Golf is the endurance champ, now more than 40 years old over seven generations. While the Mazda 3 is only on its third generation, Mazda has sold other small hatchbacks, so both are contenders of long standing on the sporty end of the...Read More»

2017 Mazda 3
2017 Ford Focus vs. 2017 Mazda 3: Compare Cars

Like to drive, but live on a budget? We have good news. Compact sedan and hatchback models have quickly evolved recently, shedding their staid appearance and miserly demeanor for something much more interesting—including better-trimmed interiors, and feature sets appealing for long-distance...Read More»

2017 Porsche 911
What's New for 2017: Porsche

Rather quickly, Porsche has gone from an automaker that offers an almost entirely turbocharged lineup. Although it's not fair to say that every Porsche is now boosted, the ones that mere mortals are most likely to buy now come standard with the whoosh of a turbocharger. That's because the venerable...Read More»

Automatic Emergency Braking graphic
Do you want automatic emergency braking in your next car? Our poll results

Bit by bit, self-driving cars are edging into showrooms. Lane-keeping assist, adaptive cruise control, and other features have slowly begun to shift the burden of driving away from humans and onto computers. By many estimates, chips and transistors will handle much of the driving in new vehicles...Read More»

If Car Commercials Were Honest (screencap from video by Cracked)
Is this the world's most brutally honest car ad?

The internet has forced all of us to grow up. It's presented us with streaming images of wars around the globe. It's changed our opinions of people we thought we knew. It's made us realize that innocent-sounding videos like "Two Girls, One Cup" may not be all that they seem. The internet has also...Read More»

Handing over car keys
Buying a car from another state? Here's a handy tip

The internet offers some exciting opportunities for automakers and dealerships--for example, Fiat Chrysler's new partnership with Amazon. But with those opportunities come plenty of headaches, and nowhere is that more apparent than when consumers shop across state lines. Of course, interstate...Read More»

2016 Nissan Titan
Nissan Titan XD recall, BMW 5 Wagon spied, Electric emissions: What's New @ The Car Connection

2016 Nissan Titan Diesel XD recalled for fuel tank flaw Nissan is recalling select 2016 Titan Diesel XD pickups to address a problem with their fuel tanks. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than 12,000 vehicles registered in the U.S. will need to be repaired...Read More»

2016 Nissan Titan
2016 Nissan Titan Diesel XD recalled for fuel tank flaw

Nissan is recalling select 2016 Titan Diesel XD pickups to address a problem with their fuel tanks. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than 12,000 vehicles registered in the U.S. will need to be repaired. ALSO SEE: 2017 Lexus RX 350 review The XD's problem is...Read More»

2005 Pontiac Aztek
Average U.S. car is now 11.6 years old, owners holding onto them longer than ever

As you drove over the river and through the woods to grandmother's house on Thanksgiving, did you notice that your car was a little squeakier than it used to be? Did it take longer to get up and going? Did it complain about its sciatica and about today's kids? Hopefully, the answer to all those...Read More»

Jeff Bezos
Will Fiat Chrysler's plan to sell cars on Amazon destroy or update the dealership model?

America's auto dealership model may not be fully broken, but most folks--especially consumers--would agree that it's in need of a 21st century overhaul. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles apparently thinks so, too. The car company recently announced plans to begin selling vehicles on Amazon. Doing so won't...Read More»

Volkswagen TDI 'clean diesel' television ad screencap
VW quits diesel in U.S., New Audi R&D lead, Zero electric motorcycles: What's New @ The Car Connection

Volkswagen chief: VW is done with diesels in the U.S. If you're an Audi fan, you were probably sad to learn that your fave luxury brand plans to offer just one diesel model in its U.S. lineup. But buck up, kiddo: that's one more than fans of Audi's mass-market sibling, VW, will have to choose from...Read More»

2017 Jeep Renegade
Nissan Juke vs. Jeep Renegade: Compare Cars

Believe it or not, the Jeep Renegade and Nissan Juke are in the same category of small SUVs. But they could hardly be more different. The Renegade is Jeep's littlest SUV, with square-cut styling and genuine off-road prowess. The Juke, on the other hand, is a style-first urban warrior whose...Read More»

Herbert Diess
Volkswagen chief: VW is done with diesels in the U.S.

If you're an Audi fan, you were probably sad to learn that your fave luxury brand plans to offer just one diesel model in its U.S. lineup. But buck up, kiddo: that's one more than fans of Audi's mass-market sibling, VW, will have to choose from. That news comes from someone with intimate knowledge...Read More»

2016 Toyota Sienna
2011-2016 Toyota Sienna recalled to fix dodgy doors: 744,000 U.S. vehicles affected

Toyota is recalling the 2011-2016 Toyota Sienna minivan to fix a problem that can affect its sliding doors. According to the automaker, some 744,000 vehicles registered in the U.S. will have to be repaired because of the issue. The Sienna's problem appears to be electrical in nature. Toyota...Read More»

2009 Kia Sportage
Kia Sportage recalled, Mercedes backs off of diesel, Prius Prime takes on Volt: What's New @ The Car Connection

2008-2009 Kia Sportage recalled: nearly 72,000 U.S. vehicles affected Kia has announced a recall of the 2008 and 2009 Kia Sportage crossover. According to documents from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, some of those vehicles may suffer from an electrical problem that could...Read More»

2016 Nissan Leaf
2017 Nissan Leaf Vs. 2017 Ford Focus Electric: Compare Cars

Nissan's Leaf and Ford's Focus Electric represent two very different answers to the same question: What should a compact hatchback electric car look like? For many years, looks took a second place to electric range, where the Leaf had a decisive advantage—but that's no longer the case for...Read More»

2017 Chevrolet Volt
2017 Ford C-Max Energi vs. 2017 Chevrolet Volt: Compare Cars

The Chevrolet Volt and the Ford C-Max Energi are both compact plug-in hybrid hatchbacks. Each is powered by a combination of electricity from the grid, used to charge an on-board battery pack, and a 4-cylinder engine. But the two are very different vehicles in shape, accommodations, and driving...Read More»

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