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2017 Genesis G90 Preview Video
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»

2016 Honda Civic Sedan (Touring)
2016 Honda Civic First Drive

The tenth-generation Honda Civic drops almost all the economy-car pretense; in Touring trim, it could wear the same "premium" label that Acura's ILX does. Honda's first turbocharged engine appears in EX-T, EX-L, and Touring models Advanced safety technology is available on every trim level Prices...Read More»

2016 Lexus GS 200t
2016 Lexus GS 200t Four-Cylinder Model Joins Hybrid, V-6

The BMW 5-Series, Audi A6, Jaguar XF, and Cadillac CTS are already among the mid-size, premium-brand sport sedans to offer a turbocharged four-cylinder engine. And now the 2016 Lexus GS joins those leagues. ALSO SEE: Refreshed 2016 Lexus LX 570 SUV Bows At Pebble Beach In the 2016 Lexus GS 200t, a...Read More»

2016 Scion iA and 2016 Scion iM
Will Scion iA, iM Be The Hits Toyota Needs?

Scion needs a sales hit, and it needs it quickly. Launched 12 years ago, Toyota's youth-oriented division found initial success with the offbeat personality of its boxy xB hatchback and the Scion tC coupe's sporty style. Other models fared less well with Scion's target market. The conventionally...Read More»

2016 Chevrolet Cruze
Lighter, Longer 2016 Chevrolet Cruze Revealed; Hatchback On The Way? Live Photo Gallery

General Motors [NYSE: GM] has pulled the wraps off a fully redesigned version of its affordable mainstream compact sedan, the 2016 Chevrolet Cruze. While this model gets somewhat longer and more spacious, it also sheds 250 pounds and becomes more fuel-efficient. Its design also keeps with the...Read More»

2016 Nissan Maxima
2016 Nissan Maxima SR First Drive Video

The Nissan Maxima was cocky and cool when it was young—they even called it the four-door sports car. But for the past decade, the Maxima’s been in limbo. Is it a sport sedan with Infiniti influences, or an Altima with attitude? The picture gets a little clearer this year, as the 2016...Read More»

2016 Mercedes-Maybach S-Class
The Best Car Interiors Of 2015

Quality means something a little different to each shopper, so in The Car Connection's reviews, we discuss vehicle quality in every dimension--styling, performance, safety, features, and fuel economy. Nowhere is it more important than in the space available to people and their belongings. That's...Read More»

2015 BMW i3
The Greenest Cars Of 2015

Fuel economy is a broad term in the car world. Back in the day, it just meant gas mileage, and inevitably those numbers were low. Now, it encompasses everything from frugal gas-powered machines, to turbodiesels, to gas-electric hybrids, to plug-in hybrids, to extended-range electric vehicles...Read More»

2016 Scion iA  -  2015 NY Auto Show live photos (preview event)
2016 Scion iA Video Preview

Scion is Toyota's youth brand, but its lineup's grown old over the past few years. It's finally time for a trio of new models Scion promised last year--and this one is the most practical. It's the new 2016 Scion iA sedan. The first thing you’ll note is that the iA is the first sedan ever to...Read More»

2016 Nissan Maxima  -  2015 NY Auto Show live photos
2016 Nissan Maxima Video Preview

For the past decade, the Nissan Maxima has been having an identity crisis. Originally it was Nissan's family sedan, then it became its so-called "four-door sports car." Today it shares most of its running gear with the less expensive Altima. So how does the Maxima move forward? It's all about...Read More»

2016 Kia Optima, 2015 New York Auto Show
2016 Kia Optima Video Preview

The Kia Optima has been a surprise—well, maybe not to Kia, but to the rest of the world. In the past it was an anonymous four-door forever in the shadow of the Camry and Accord. In 2011, a complete rethink made it one of the best-looking values in the family four-door class. This year...Read More»

2016 Cadillac CT6, 2015 New York Auto Show
2016 Cadillac CT6 Video Preview

Cadillac has spent the past 15 years reclaiming its turf as one of the world’s most respected luxury brands. Until now, it’s left the story unfinished at the mid-size CTS. Now it’s time for the ultimate Cadillac—a full-size luxury sedan set to take on the Mercedes S-Class...Read More»

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