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2016 Kia Optima video road test
2016 Kia Optima video road test

The Kia Optima has officially arrived. Before 2011, it had lurked in the shadows of better mid-size sedans, but a big redesign gave it plenty of punch, and panache. Since then it's been one of the more value-packed family four-doors. But the new Chevrolet Malibu is a great car, and so are the...Read More»

2016 Cadillac CT6
2016 Cadillac CT6 first drive review

Cadillac is on a quest. It wants to be the next Benz, the new BMW, the up and coming Audi. It has some truly excellent cars that put it in contention, with the compact ATS and the mid-size CTS.
 Now it wants some of the full-size respect that gets heaped on the S-Class, the 7-Series, and the A8...Read More»

2016 Honda Civic Sedan (Touring)
2016 Honda Civic video road test

The Honda Civic is one of the best-selling, most widely recognized car lines in the world. You might say it’s a wee bit important for Honda to get it right when it goes in for a revamp. For 2016 the Civic is new. Is it once again the standard of the compact-car world? With a clean-sheet...Read More»

2017 Audi A4
2017 Audi A4 first drive

The sport-sedan niche is full of great cars. It’s not just a 3-Series game anymore, not with the ATS, the C-Class, and the Q50 grabbing plenty of laurels of their own. Count the 2017 Audi A4 in that crew, too. Over the past decade, it’s gained a luster all its own, with taut styling...Read More»

2017 Subaru Impreza 5-Door, 2016 New York Auto Show
2017 Subaru Impreza video preview

Subaru is best known for its all-wheel-drive wagons, and for its racy WRX. But what about mainstream economy cars? That’s where this car comes in. It’s the 2017 Subaru Impreza, the Japanese automaker’s compact sedan and hatchback, and it’s taking a bow this week before it...Read More»

2016 Maserati Ghibli
Maserati Ghibli, Quattroporte recalled for stuck-accelerator issue

Concerns about a sticking accelerator pedals have led Maserati North America to issue a recall for up to 28,235 vehicles—some of which are still at dealerships or holding lots. In 2014-2016 Maserati Ghibli and 2014-2016 Maserati Quattroporte models, the anchor on the driver-side floor mat...Read More»

2017 Kia Optima Hybrid
2017 Kia Optima Hybrid Preview Video

The future is electric at Kia. The South Korean automaker introduced the new Niro hybrid at this year's Chicago auto show--and also showed off the brand's first plug-in hybrid vehicle, the 2017 Kia Optima Hybrid. Kia says it wants its cars to be far more efficient by the year 2020, and the Optima...Read More»

2016 Hyundai Tucson
Hyundai Adding Up To Four New Crossover SUVs In "Permanent Shift"

When FCA chairman Sergio Marchionne said last week that crossovers were the future--and killed the Chrysler 200 and Dodge Dart mid-size cars--he wasn't alone in seeing a utility-heavy future. Hyundai Motor America president and CEO Dave Zuchowski also says his company's future lies in crossover...Read More»

2017 Hyundai Elantra
2017 Hyundai Elantra Limited First Drive Video

The Hyundai Elantra has been a big success story for the South Korean automaker. A decade ago, it wasn't even mentioned in the same breath as Civic and Corolla. Today, it's one of the highest-rated small sedans at The Car Connection, in league with the brilliant new Honda Civic, the Ford Focus, the...Read More»

2017 Lincoln Continental, 2016 Detroit Auto Show
2017 Lincoln Continental Preview Video

A decade ago, Lincoln decided to make big changes. It broomed its collection of classic nameplates, and gave almost all its cars and trucks European-sounding codes for names. Now it's turning back time and bringing back its best-known badge. The 2017 Continental replaces the big MKS sedan. It's a...Read More»

2017 Volvo S90
2017 Volvo S90 Preview Video

Volvo is prepping for big change. The XC90 crossover SUV is its first all-new vehicle in a decade--and there are more cars and crossovers to come. Next up: a brand-new S90 luxury sedan with lots of the XC90's goodness inside. The car world got its first look at the new 2017 Volvo S90 at the 2016...Read More»

2017 Genesis G90
2017 Genesis G90 Preview Video

Hyundai already has a reputation for value--even with its current Genesis and Equus luxury sedans. Now it's taking things a step further by elevating Genesis to become a luxury brand. We took our first look at the 2017 Genesis G90 at the 2016 Detroit auto show. CHECK OUT: 2017 Lincoln Continental...Read More»

2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class (E400)
2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Preview Video

The latest S-Class and C-Class are some of the highest-rated cars at The Car Connection--so how can Mercedes-Benz top itself? With a new car that it calls its most intelligent yet. The world got its first look at that car--the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class--at the 2016 Detroit auto show. ALSO SEE...Read More»

2016 Chrysler 200
Nearly All Domestic-Brand Vehicles Miss 2016 IIHS Top Safety Cut

Domestic brands—like Chevy, Ford, GMC, Dodge, and others—aren’t making the cut for safety. So says the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), in the latest version of its Top Safety Pick+ list, which helps separate the best from the rest, by considering occupant safety and...Read More»

2016 BMW 3-Series
2016 BMW 3-Series Crash-Tested: Maintains ‘Marginal’ Rating

Luxury sport sedans like the BMW 3-Series may wrap in more safety-technology features than mainstream models the same size; yet you can’t necessarily count on better occupant safety. That’s what a new set of crash-test results from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) helps...Read More»

2017 Hyundai Elantra
2017 Hyundai Elantra Video Preview

Is less really more? Hyundai's out to prove the adage with a new sedan that trades some of its famous flourishes for other priorities. The new 2017 Hyundai Elantra represents a big departure from today's model. The body's lost most of the dramatic curves of the outgoing model, in favor of a much...Read More»

Honda Clarity Fuel Cell, 2015 Tokyo Motor Show
2017 Honda Clarity Preview Video

​ Will hydrogen really be the fuel of the future? Honda thinks it might, so it's putting down some serious money to develop its second fuel-cell powered production car--but it's also hedging its bets for electric cars and plug-in hybrids at the same time. We got our first look at the Clarity at...Read More»

2017 Lincoln MKZ, 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show
2017 Lincoln MKZ Video Preview

Lincoln is in a battle for its future. Is it going to be a premium nameplate, with just-above Ford features and prices? Or will it be a true luxury brand, with its own powertrains and technology? The 2017 Lincoln MKZ answers some of those questions. MORE: Follow all our 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show...Read More»

2016 Kia Optima
2016 Kia Optima First Drive

The 2016 Kia Optima has a tough act to follow. Forget the two generations of the Optima that preceded the outgoing model; it was the 2011 Optima that was Kia’s big break in the U.S.—the model with which the brand really blew past an era of forgettable, derivative mainstream attempts and...Read More»

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