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Second Drive: 2009 Toyota Venza

Second Drive: 2009 Toyota Venza

Follow-up drives with a vehicle—when we revisit a new model in our own driveways, following our normal drive routines and familiar roads—almost always prove worthwhile. When we first sample many new vehicles it’s part of product-launch events, with routes cherry-picked by the automaker. You... read more

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2009 Lexus GX 470

2010 Lexus GX: SUVs Get a Ninth Life

When the Lexus GX first hit the streets early in the decade, a truck-based SUV seemed like the ticket to sales success. Now, six years later with a 35.5-mpg federal fuel... read more May 19, 2009 by 1


 
2010 Lincoln MKT at Ford's Romeo, MI Proving Grounds

Driven: 2010 Lincoln MKT With EcoBoost V-6

In the automotive world, the words big and responsive don't normally go together.  The all-new 2010 Lincoln MKT puts those two words comfortably in a curvy shape that stands... read more May 15, 2009 by 1


 
2010 Lincoln MKT at Ford's Romeo, MI Proving Grounds

Ford's EcoBoost Almost Ready For Liftoff

  Yesterday was actually my third time in an EcoBoosted Ford, but this is the first time I can actually tell you what it was like to nail the throttle of an engine that may... read more May 15, 2009 by 2


 
2009 Mercedes-Benz G Class 5.5L AMG

Driven: 2009 Mercedes-Benz G55 AMG

Have you heard? Frugal is the new wretched excess. Target’s Merona house brand is the new Paul Smith, Kia, the new Aston Martin. Should I say it louder? Really, luxe is... read more May 14, 2009 by 1


 
2009 Infiniti QX56

2010 Infiniti QX56: Once More, With Feeling

The 2010 Infiniti QX56 is already in showrooms, and the upscale Japanese brand says the pricetag starts from about $56,050. Not much has changed for the new model year with... read more May 13, 2009 by 2


 
2009 Mercedes-Benz M Class 5.5L

Driven: 2009 Mercedes-Benz ML550

  Mercedes-Benz launched its M-Class back in 1997 as a 1998 model. What followed the blessed event wasn't pleasant for the manufacturer. Along with being panned for its... read more May 11, 2009 by 0


 
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Chrysler-Fiat: We Predict The 2012 Lineup

It's official--Chrysler has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Now the long task of sorting out the good from the bad at the storied automaker, with the added task... read more May 11, 2009 by 17


 
Hyundai HED-6 ix-onic Concept

Coming This Fall: 2010 Hyundai Tucson, 2011 Sonata Hybrid, and Maybe Equus?

It's shaping up to be a banner fall, if you work at one of the automakers that will still be in business in its current shape come September. That's the case at Hyundai... read more May 8, 2009 by 1


 
2009 Volkswagen Touareg TDI

Driven: 2009 Volkswagen Touareg TDI

Last weekend we drove VW's brand-spanking new 3.0-liter turbodiesel V-6 powered Touareg TDI. It's VW's second vehicle in its diesel onslaught for 2009, made possible by the... read more May 7, 2009 by 0


 
2010 BMW 5-Series Gran Turismo

BMW for 2010: 5-Series GT, X1, and Two Hybrids

BMW has a busy year ahead, with introductions of four important new models throughout the rest of 2009 and into 2010. Earlier this year, we showed you the first photos of the... read more May 7, 2009 by 1


 
2008 Saturn Astra XR

Saturn Astra Shuffling Over to Buick? Really?

GM's multi-billion-dollar Saturn experiment hasn't paid off--and in its latest iteration, even a raft of pretty good Opel derivatives couldn't move the needle for the... read more May 6, 2009 by 2


 
2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Gets Price Cut

Mercedes-Benz hopes that an attractive new pricetag on its new 2010 E-Class will help you forget the recession, the bankruptcy of its old pal Chrysler, and will open your... read more April 30, 2009 by 0


 
2010 Kia Soul

Driven: 2010 Kia Soul vs. 2009 Nissan Cube

Less than a week after TheCarConnection.com’s first drive of the new 2009 Nissan Cube, I had “the other new boxy hatch,” the Kia Soul, in my driveway. Naturally, at... read more April 28, 2009 by 1


 
2009 Toyota Highlander

Driven: 2009 Toyota Highlander

TheCarConnection.com's esteemed writers have driven the 2009 Toyota Highlander in V-6 and Highlander Hybrid form. But there's a new game in Highlander town this year, a... read more April 27, 2009 by 1


 
2007 Audi Cross Coupe Concept

2012 Audi Q3 Confirmed

The 2012 Audi Q3 sport-ute is on the way--and it's making a nest in Martorell, Spain. Audi announced this morning that the Q3 would be built at Martorell, and would enter... read more April 22, 2009 by 0


 

 
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