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Mazda 6 sees chassis, interior enhancements for 2017
Mazda 6 sees chassis, interior enhancements for 2017

High on the list of "cars that should sell better, but do not" sits the Mazda 6 mid-size sedan, which the Japanese automaker has refreshed for the 2017 model year. Mazda put most of its focus on updating the 6's interior and its safety equipment, but its chassis hasn't gone untouched. Outside, the...Read More»

2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class (E300)
2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class (E300) first drive review

It can steer for you, brake for you, it can even entertain you. Is the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class the smartest car on the road today? By Mercedes' reckoning, it is. As a rival for vehicles like the Audi A6, BMW 5-Series, Cadillac CTS, Lexus GS, and Jaguar XF, the E-Class has its plate full just...Read More»

Honda Accord 40th Anniversary
Honda Accord's turns 40, somehow still looks better than the rest of us

Mine was a gray 1986 Accord Hatchback that overheated up the hill on my way home, and didn't have the brakes to stop me going down the hill on my way to high school. I loved it. Over 40 years, there have been 12.7 million stories or more like mine across the U.S. ALSO SEE: NHTSA to 300,000 Honda...Read More»

2017 Honda Accord Sport Special Edition
The 2017 Honda Accord Sport becomes Special when you add leather, we agree

The new Accord Sport seems to be doing well for Honda. After making its bow last year, the appearance package for the new Accord that heaps on body sills, a rear spoiler and chrome dual exhaust tips gets a sibling that will add two more tricks for 2017: heated leather seats with red stitching and...Read More»

2016 Chevrolet Malibu  -  First Drive  -  Palo Alto, CA
2016 Chevrolet Malibu video road test

The Chevrolet Malibu is one of the longest-running nameplates in the brand's history, but history hasn't always been kind to it. The last Malibu wasn't Chevy's best effort. It was small for its class, and its gas mileage didn't keep pace. Today's Malibu changes all that, and more. With great style...Read More»

2016 Kia Optima SXL
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»

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