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Honda Pilot: The Car Connection's Best Car To Buy 2016
Honda Pilot: The Car Connection's Best Car To Buy 2016

The 2016 Honda Pilot is a turnaround success story. When it was new in 2003, it was one of the best family vehicles of its day--but a 2009 redesign turned it into a trucky and less refined crossover SUV. That's all in the past now. The 2016 Pilot is suave, slick, with great utility and safety to...Read More»

2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8
2011-2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee, Dodge Durango Recalled For Fire Risk

If you’ve already brought your 2011 or 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee or Dodge Durango in for a repair of the headliner or vanity mirror, you might need to have it done once again. The recall is a subset of the one that was announced back in July 2014—that one covering a wider range of...Read More»

2015 Ford Edge
2015 Ford Edge Video Road Test

Everyone knows the Ford Explorer--and after a decade and a half on the road, everyone knows the Ford Escape, too. But what about the Ford Edge? Ford's mid-size crossover SUV has been a good performer and a strong seller, but it's gone about it all in stealth mode. Will that change with a new...Read More»

2016 Mazda CX-9, 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show
2016 Mazda CX-9 Video Preview

What's a sporty car company like Mazda doing in the three-row SUV business? Maybe they're making big crossovers into something fun to drive? That's what we're hoping for with the CX-9, the three-row family wagon coming for the 2016 model year. WATCH: 2017 Cadillac XT5 Video Preview The CX-9 joined...Read More»

2017 Infiniti QX30, 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show
2017 Infiniti QX30 Video Preview

Infiniti has been on a new-car binge. Just last week we had our first drive in the new Q30 hatchback, and earlier this year we saw the concept version of its crossover cousin. Now, at the Los Angeles Auto Show, Infiniti's given us a first look at that hatchback SUV—the 2017 Infiniti QX30. It...Read More»

2017 Cadillac XT5
2017 Cadillac XT5 Video Preview

Cadillac wants to take over the luxury world, but it's missing a truly great crossover SUV in its lineup. Well now, It's time to forget the lackluster SRX because at the LA Auto Show, Cadillac has unveiled its new 2017 Cadillac XT5. The XT5 goes for drama with its crisply folded body. With Le...Read More»

2017 Ford Escape
2017 Ford Escape Video Preview

The Ford Escape is one of the best-selling crossover SUVs, and one of the best handling utility vehicles, too. It's due this year for a mid-life refresh--and that updated crossover was introduced at the LA Auto Show before it goes on sale next year. The 2017 Ford Escape's good looks are still in...Read More»

2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class (Euro-spec)
2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300: Quick Drive

The kids use the phrase “on fleek” to describe something that’s on trend, and almost nothing fits its definition as well as the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC300. Any way you describe it—compact, luxury, crossover—this redesigned SUV is firing on all trendiness cylinders...Read More»

New Volkswagen Tiguan (European-spec), 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show
2017 Volkswagen Tiguan Preview Video

Small SUVs are big business in America, but for Volkswagen there's a lot of room to grow. The current VW Tiguan hasn't been a big seller--but with a new version, all that could change. At the 2015 Frankfurt auto show, VW gave us a first look at the 2017 Tiguan. ALSO SEE: 2017 Bentley Bentayga...Read More»

2016 Lexus LX 570
Refreshed 2016 Lexus LX 570 SUV Bows At Pebble Beach

Lexus has given one of its oldest models a new lease on the high-lux life. With refreshed 2016 versions, the LX 570 sport-utility vehicle gets a new eight-speed automatic and some significant appearance and feature changes. The automaker officially pulled the wraps off both the LX 570 and new turbo...Read More»

2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class  -  Euro-spec Off-Road Package
2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC: U.S. Won't Get Off-Road Package

As part of our recent first drive of the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class, we scrambled up steep slopes, challenged this utility vehicle’s air suspension and traction systems, and momentarily teetered on two wheels at several different points. Then we found out that the automaker has no plans to...Read More»

2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class
2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class Video Road Test

Small luxury crossovers are booming these days, and the competition’s stiff. With vehicles like the Audi Q3, BMW X1, and Buick Encore, there’s a slew of pint-sized SUV options, but Mercedes-Benz would like your attention with the new GLA-Class. The smallest ute to wear the three-pointed...Read More»

2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport
2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport Video Road Test

The Land Rover name has always stood for the ultimate in off-roading—but that's changed now that the stylish Evoque is one of their best-sellers. This year Land Rover has a new SUV that applies some of the Evoque's polish to its rugged mid-size SUV. But does the new Discovery Sport have the...Read More»

2016 Mitsubishi Outlander  -  First Drive
2016 Mitsubishi Outlander: First Drive

Starting out in the passenger seat is one of the better ways to acquaint oneself with the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander. Car critics tend to fixate on what's new and fast and thrilling from the driver's seat, and here, it pays to 'recalibrate' first—by taking stock of the ride, the ambiance, the...Read More»

2015 Jeep Renegade Trailhawk  -  at Northwest Automotive Press Association 'Mudfest'
2015 Jeep Renegade Video Road Test

The new wave of small SUVs is here. Even if you haven't seen the new Honda HR-V, Mazda CX-3, or Fiat 500X yet, you've probably seen the toughest-looking baby ute of them all--the Jeep Renegade. The Renegade is Jeep's smallest, most fuel-efficient model yet. But is it worthy of the Jeep badge? From...Read More»

2016 Honda Pilot
2016 Honda Pilot First Drive Video

We’ve been fans of the Honda Pilot since it was brand-new, back in 2003. The first one was a big hit—but the next one had a rugged SUV look that was out of step with its on-road talents. There’s a new Pilot for 2016, and it’s making a big U-turn. But is it big enough to pass...Read More»

2016 Honda HR-V
2016 Honda HR-V First Drive Video

Call it a pint-sized invasion—a slew of small SUVs is hitting the streets. We’ve driven the Jeep Renegade and Chevy Trax, and soon we’ll see the Mazda CX-3 and Fiat 500X. But maybe the most anticipated small SUV is this one--the 2016 Honda HR-V. MORE: Read Our Full 2016 Honda HR-V...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»

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»

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