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2017 Mazda CX-5 video preview: 2016 LA Auto Show
2017 Mazda CX-5 video preview: 2016 LA Auto Show

Was it just four years ago that the Mazda CX-5 showed up to the crossover party? It was, in fact, and in crossover SUV terms, that's old news. Time for some new news. There's a new Mazda CX-5 for the 2017 model year, and it's here at the Los Angeles auto show. The CX-5 is new, we promise. You might...Read More»

2017 Jeep Compass
2017 Jeep Compass video preview: 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show

Jeep builds a crossover SUV for just about every size. The Renegade's a small; the Grand Cherokee's the extra-large. The medium label? That's what Jeep will apply to this new utility vehicle, starting next year. Jeep wants you to ignore the Compass that's on showroom floors right now. It's old...Read More»

2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV, road test, California coastline, Sep 2016
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV video road test: Car first, electric second

It's difficult to assess just how far General Motors has come with the 2017 Chevy Bolt EV. That's not to say that the 238-mile rated electric car from a major domestic automaker isn't an achievement. At less than the average cost for a new car in the U.S., the Bolt EV represents a significant...Read More»

2017 Kia Sorento
Kia Sorento rated Top Safety Pick+ by IIHS

The addition of an optional automatic emergency braking system has elevated the Kia Sorento to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's highest crash test assessment level, Top Safety Pick+. The 2016 Sorento earned top marks in terms of its crashworthiness, but it only qualified for Top Safety...Read More»

IIHS crash tests 2016 Ford Mustang
Crash-test results mixed for Mustang, Camaro, Challenger

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) took America's three iconic performance coupes and, instead of hustling them down a curvy road or heading to the drag strip, the crash testing agency smashed them into a wall. The findings may surprise you. CHECK OUT: Ford Mustang Vs. Chevrolet...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 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 Honda Ridgeline
2017 Honda Ridgeline first drive review

Some of the best pickup trucks are full-sizers, but how big is big enough? If you’re not pulling a big horse trailer or building a big house, a mid-size truck might be the right tool to get the job done. That’s especially true if the mid-size truck does all the good things accomplished...Read More»

2017 Kia Sportage  -  First Drive
2017 Kia Sportage video road test

Kia has made quite a name for itself with its Soul compact hatchback, Optima mid-size sedan, and Sorento crossover; yet one must not forget the Sportage compact crossover. With the 2011 update, the Sportage traded off-roader looks for more sophisticated crossover styling with hints of European hot...Read More»

2016 Lexus RX 350
2016 Lexus RX video road test

The Lexus RX is a trend-setter. It's been the best-selling vehicle in the luxury brand's lineup since it was new. It convinced other luxury brands that crossover SUVs were the way to big profits. This year, there's a new RX, with more interior space, a more lavish look and feel, and a suite of new...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 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»

2017 Nissan Armada
2017 Nissan Armada Preview Video

With gas prices low, big SUVs are back in vogue. At this year's Chicago auto show, Nissan is showing off its latest large sport-utility vehicle--one with a global reputation for toughness--as it unveils the 2017 Nissan Armada. MORE: Read Our 2017 Nissan Armada Preview Until now, the Armada has been...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 GMC Acadia  -  2016 Detroit Auto Show live photos
2017 GMC Acadia Preview Video

Big SUVs have helped the GMC brand to all-time sales highs. But does every SUV it sells have to be so big? Apparently not. For 2017 GMC is downsizing the Acadia, to make it a better fit in the mid-size class that includes the Ford Explorer and Jeep Grand Cherokee. The Acadia's shrinking down to...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»

2018 Lexus LC 500, 2016 Detroit Auto Show
2018 Lexus LC 500 Preview Video

Jaguar has the F-Type, Mercedes has the AMG GT. A truly great sports car is a must-have for any luxury car brand. Lexus agrees--and it's aiming for greatness with its stunning new 2018 LC 500. Remember the LF-LC concept car from four years ago? The LC 500 is that car, made ready for the streets...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»

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