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The Best Car Interiors Of 2015
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»

2016 Infiniti QX50
2016 Infiniti QX50 Video Preview

Look familiar? This luxury crossover’s been with us since 2007, but it’s been through a few names changes on its way to the 2015 New York Auto Show. ALSO SEE: 2016 Lexus RX Video Preview The QX50 isn’t brand-new, not exactly. In its original form, it was launched back in 2007 as...Read More»

2016 Lexus RX 350 F Sport
2016 Lexus RX Video Preview

Back in 1990, Lexus launched with the world-beating LS sedan. Since then, it’s been the RX crossover SUV that’s kept the doors open and the buyers buying. This year, a brand-new RX arrives, ready to take on rivals like the Audi Q5, BMW X3, and Volvo XC60. This is our first look at the...Read More»

2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE 550e Plug-In Hybrid, 2015 New York Auto Show
2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class Video Preview

The Mercedes M-Class was the German automaker’s first American-made vehicle, and over three generations, it’s been a rousing sales success. This year, the M-Class is no more. But there’s a good reason: it’s being renamed and updated while it adds a sleeker new version. This...Read More»

2016 GMC Terrain Denali, 2015 New York Auto Show
2016 GMC Terrain Video Preview

GMC’s known for its big and brawny trucks and SUVs, but its crossovers are booming too. The mid-size Terrain was new for 2010—and this year it’s getting a quick update before an all-new version comes along in a couple of years. We took a first look at the 2016 Terrain at the New...Read More»

2016 Hyundai Tucson  -  2015 NY Auto Show live photos
2016 Hyundai Tucson Video Preview

Here in America, we’re hitting peak crossover. It’s not enough to have one or two family-friendly SUVs—better to have three or four, and one of them better be small. That’s been the job of the Hyundai Tucson since it was new in 2010. It’s the entry into Hyundai’s...Read More»

2016 Kia Sorento
2016 Kia Sorento Video Road Test

There’s no market more hotly contested right now than the mid-size crossover segment, and with popular models like the Ford Edge, Nissan Murano, and Toyota Highlander all recently being new, Kia’s upping its game. For 2016 the Sorento is new, but is it good enough for your family? ALSO...Read More»

2015 Cadillac Escalade Platinum
2015 Cadillac Escalade Video Road Test

For a while in the late Nineties, if you wanted a big, blingy SUV, there was just one ride to roll in: the Lincoln Navigator. Then Cadillac came along and crashed the party with the Escalade. This year, there's a brand-new Escalade and it's more impressive than ever--but is it enough to take on the...Read More»

2015 Subaru Outback
Subaru Outback Vs. Toyota Venza: Compare Cars

If you're looking for a vehicle that's a little taller and more versatile than a sedan or a wagon, but more carlike than most crossovers and sport-utility vehicles, look no further than the Subaru Outback and Toyota Venza. Both blend a tall-wagon body with all-wheel drive in a mid-size package. But...Read More»

2015 Land Rover Range Rover 4WD 4-door HSE Angular Front Exterior View
The Car Connection's Best SUVs To Buy 2015

With dozens of nameplates in the fold, and whole car brands devoted to them, the SUV is more than just a popular vehicle type. The sport-utility vehicle is the station wagon of the modern era, and it's an ever-growing part of new-car sales. Buying a new SUV can be a confusing prospect. Do I really...Read More»

2016 Chevrolet Equinox, 2015 Chicago Auto Show
2016 Chevrolet Equinox Video

The Chevy Equinox has been a surprise hit for General Motors in its second generation, but it's been on sale virtually unchanged since 2010. It's time for some updates--especially now that the CR-V, RAV4, and Santa Fe are all better than ever. For the 2016 model year, Chevrolet is giving the...Read More»

2016 Honda Pilot  -  2015 Chicago Auto Show Live Photos
2016 Honda Pilot Video

The Honda Pilot has been one of the mainstays of the crossover-SUV world since 2003. But Honda stumbled with the second-generation model it introduced in 2009--it gave it blocky styling and a lackluster interior. ALSO SEE: 2016 Honda Pilot Preview For 2016, Honda's ushering in some dramatic change...Read More»

Teaser for 2017 Bentley Bentayga SUV
After Bentayga SUV, A New Continental Is Coming: Five Questions With Bentley's Kevin Rose

The Bentley Bentayga is the British automaker's first SUV. Due early next year, it's arguably the biggest product news from Bentley since the Continental GT first was introduced. The new SUV isn't all Bentley has on its plate, however. Sales are booming in all its major markets, especially China...Read More»

2016 Audi Q7
2016 Audi Q7: First Look

The 2016 Audi Q7 will be unveiled officially at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show, and a major crash diet accompanies the second generation of the popular crossover SUV. READ: 2015 Nissan Murano: First Drive The Q7 is one of the first vehicles to ride on a new "MLB Evo" platform penned for the Volkswagen...Read More»

2015 Cadillac Escalade Platinum
2015 Cadillac Escalade Gets Quickest Refresh Ever, Plus $90,270 Platinum Edition

Before it's even a model year old, the Cadillac Escalade is getting more refined and more efficient, in what's one of the quickest upgrades seen in recent years. The 2015 Escalade will swap out its existing six-speed automatic for a new eight-speed automatic by the fourth quarter of this year, only...Read More»

Retail market share by body style, 2009-2014 (via IHS Automotive)
SUVs & Crossovers Outsell Sedans For The First Time Ever

For many years, SUVs and crossovers have been strong sellers in the U.S. -- heck, they're one of the reasons that Volkswagen hasn't been able to keep up with its competitors. (Though that may soon change.) Still, sales of SUVs and crossovers have never quite managed to outpace those of the reliable...Read More»

2008 Saab 9-7X
GM Extending Warranty On Some Vehicles For Rough V-8 Idle

GM will fix the rough idle on some of its V-8-powered SUVs and pickup trucks. ALSO SEE: 2015 Subaru Outback: First Drive The vehicles involved in this technical service bulletin include the following: 2008 - 2009 Chevy TrailBlazer and GMC Envoy 2008 - 2009 HUMMER H2 2008 - 2009 Saab 9-7X 2008 -...Read More»

2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee
2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee, Dodge Durango TSB Swaps In New Hubs

Chrysler is repairing certain 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango vehicles built during certain manufacture dates for problems with the front hub assemblies. On affected vehicles, drivers may notice steering wheel vibration at speeds above 65 mph. Chrysler has found defective hub/bearing...Read More»

2012 Ford Expedition
Ford Will Service Some F-150s, Expeditions, And Navigators For Rough Idle

Ford has found a problem with some 2004-2010 F-150 and 2006-2008 Lincoln Mark LT pickup trucks, and the 2005-2013 Expedition and Lincoln Navigator SUVs, all equipped with 5.4-liter V-8 engines. The vehicles in question may exhibit intermittent rough idle, and/or a rattle noise while driving...Read More»

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