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2017 Ford C-Max vs. 2017 Toyota Prius: Compare Cars
2017 Ford C-Max vs. 2017 Toyota Prius: Compare Cars

Hybrid hatchbacks are some of the most fuel-efficient cars on the road today—but when it comes down to buying one, should you opt for green credentials or fun-to-drive qualities? In other words, which should you buy: the new Toyota Prius, or the latest Ford C-Max? MORE: Read our 2017 Toyota...Read More»

The founders of Google and one of their autonomous Toyota Prius hybrids
Google's self-driving car program is now Waymo: what does that mean, exactly?

Almost exactly one year ago, we reported that Google's parent company, Alphabet, planned to spin off Google's self-driving car program in 2016. With about two weeks to go on the calendar, Alphabet has finally announced that it's doing just that. The new company is called Waymo, which could mean...Read More»

Department of Transportation vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) program
Vehicle-to-vehicle communication may finally be mandatory on new cars

Vehicle-to-vehicle communications promises to be a very big deal. Allowing automobiles to "talk" to one another could dramatically improve traffic flow and slash the number of car crashes by more than half. Working hand-in-hand with self-driving systems, the benefits could be even bigger. Engineers...Read More»

2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe
Mercedes E Coupe, 2018 Volvo XC60, Fisker EMotion: What's New @ The Car Connection

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. Michigan's new self-driving car laws help automakers, hobble Uber The auto industry is...Read More»

2017 Chevrolet Camaro 1LE
What's New for 2017: Chevrolet

As American as apple pie and... well, Chevrolet, the bowtie brand has a few things to note for the 2017 model year. The big newsmaker is undoubtedly the brand's first fully electric vehicle, the Bolt EV. Leapfrogging the Nissan Leaf at about the same price point, the Bolt is a dedicated electric...Read More»

2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe
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»

2017 GMC Sierra 1500
2017 GMC Sierra vs. 2017 Ram 1500: Compare Trucks

Full-size pickup trucks draw some of the most loyal vehicle shoppers of all. But now that the perennially popular GMC Sierra and Ram 1500 have added new trims and editions, is there reason for the faithful to switch sides? MORE: Read our reviews of the 2017 GMC Sierra 1500 and 2017 Ram 1500 We've...Read More»

2016 Ram 1500
2017 Ram 1500 vs. 2017 Toyota Tundra: Compare Trucks

If you are looking for a luxury car, a German vehicle is probably your best bet. If you want efficiency of both space and fuel economy, Japan usually delivers. And if you want a full-size pickup, look to the good ol' U.S. of A. A comparison of the Ram 1500 and Toyota Tundra is a perfect example of...Read More»

2017 Ford F-150
2017 Ford F-150 vs. 2017 Ram 1500: Compare Trucks

In this golden age of pickup trucks, from fuel economy to crash safety, the workhorses of the automotive world have never done a better job of doubling as passenger cars. Likewise, with tow and payload ratings at all-time highs, today's light-duty, full-size trucks are the brute-strength...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 MINI Cooper Hardtop
VW Beetle vs. Mini Cooper: Compare Cars

The Volkswagen Beetle and Mini Cooper are both perky, fun-to-drive small cars that have far more of a focus on the design statement—and the suggested lifestyle that goes with it, perhaps—than other models in such an affordable price range. Both of these models were born out of the...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»

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