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2016 Honda Civic video road test
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»

2017 Genesis G90
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 Infiniti Q60, 2016 Detroit Auto Show
2017 Infiniti Q60 Preview Video

Just a few years ago here in Detroit, Infiniti unveiled the Q50 sedan--a stunning car with great road manners. Now, it’s time to follow it up with a coupe version. We took a a first look at the new 2017 Infiniti Q60 at this year's 2016 Detroit auto show. MUST SEE: 2018 Lexus LC 500 Preview...Read More»

2017 Honda Ridgeline, 2016 Detroit Auto Show
2017 Honda Ridgeline Preview Video

The first Honda Ridgeline was a tweener pickup truck--not a compact, and definitely not a full-sizer. It also wasn't a big sales hit, but Honda's hoping to change that the second time around with the new 2017 Ridgeline. ALSO SEE: 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Preview Video Back after a two-year hiatus...Read More»

2016 Buick Envision, 2016 Detroit Auto Show
2016 Buick Envision Preview Video

Buick has the teensy Encore and the broad-shouldered Enclave in its lineup--but it's missing a big-selling mid-size crossover SUV in its lineup. Not anymore--say hello to my not so little friend, the new 2016 Buick Envision. The Envision fits right in the middle of the Buick SUV lineup, as a rival...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»

2017 Chrysler Pacifica
2017 Chrysler Pacifica Preview Video

Chrysler pioneered the minivan, and it still sells the most flexible, utility-minded vans on the road today. But for 2017, it's reinventing its minivans, with a more luxurious and more efficient driving experience in mind. Here's a first look at the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica. ALSO SEE: 2017 Honda...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»

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