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2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid Video Road Test
2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid Video Road Test

Subaru’s built its reputation as the king of all-wheel-drive wagons, but it hasn’t always been the king of fuel economy. That sticking point has led to the first Subaru gas-electric car, the 2014 XV Crosstrek Hybrid. ALSO READ: 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid: Gas Mileage Review Under...Read More»

2015 Hyundai Genesis  -  First Drive, April 2014
2015 Hyundai Genesis Video Road Test

The Hyundai Genesis has created a lot of skeptics. When it was new in 2009, shoppers weren’t sure if Hyundai could really build a luxury sedan—one that could compete with four-doors from Acura and Infiniti. The first Genesis erased those doubts. Now Hyundai’s setting its sights...Read More»

2014 Honda Accord Hybrid
2014 Honda Accord Hybrid: Reviewed On Video

While Toyota is far better known for hybrids, especially its Prius hatchback, Honda actually beat Toyota to the punch by a few months in launching a hybrid on the U.S. market, way back in 1999. Honda is still the second highest-volume maker of hybrids globally, but the bulk of those have been "mild...Read More»

2014 Kia Soul  -  First Drive, August 2013
2014 Kia Soul Video Road Test

The Kia Soul wasn't supposed to be a hit, but the funky styling and driving hamsters clearly paid off. Today, the Soul is one of Kia's best sellers. For 2014 the Soul gets a major revamp, with better details and better gear. But has it gotten better from behind the wheel? The original Soul is a...Read More»

2015 GMC Yukon Denali first drive
2015 GMC Yukon Video Road Test

The world has changed a lot since the Nineties. Gas costs about three-and-a-half times as much as it did in 1999, and automakers are scrambling to create efficient vehicles. But full-size SUVs are still big business, and GM pretty much owns the market segment with its Chevrolet Tahoe and GMC Yukon...Read More»

2015 Ford Mustang 50 Year Limited Edition
50 Years Of The Ford Mustang: Video

The Ford Mustang has been on the market for a half-century. That's a long time from anyone's perspective, but it's truly remarkable for a car. The newest Mustang promises to usher in the best era of the Mustang yet, though it will take a thorough road test to see if it lives up to its promise...Read More»

2014 Jeep Cherokee
2014 Jeep Cherokee Video Road Test

The Jeep Cherokee is one of the best-known nameplates in the SUV world, but it’s been gone since 2001…until now. It’s back for 2014, and this time, it’s a lot more family-friendly. So does it live up to the legend while spanning on- and off-road worlds more neatly? And how...Read More»

2014 Toyota Highlander Limited Platinum
2014 Toyota Highlander Video Road Test

Toyota has its authentic SUVs--the 4Runner and the Land Cruiser. But let's face it, not everyone's going rock-crawling or going on safari. For families that need the SUV space but not the SUV gear, Toyota has the Highlander. It's new this year, and it's changed a lot. So how does this latest 2014...Read More»

2014 Mazda Mazda3 s Grand Touring  -  First Drive
2014 Mazda 3 Video Road Test

The Mazda 3 has always been one of the best-driving compact cars. It’s never been what we'd call beautiful--but now it has to be, now that it's up against eye-catching shapes like the Hyundai Elantra, Dodge Dart, and especially the Ford Focus and its hot ST edition. Does this year's new Mazda...Read More»

Screencap from 'Mistakes' public service announcement, New Zealand
Go Home, Hollywood: New Zealand Just Won The Award For Best Safe-Driving Video

To some folks, the holiday season ended last week. To others, the fun has just begun. In New Orleans, Venice, and elsewhere around the globe, Carnival season kicked off yesterday. Football fans are gearing up for the playoffs. And movie buffs are eagerly watching actors, directors, and producers...Read More»

2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA Class
The Car Connection's 10 Most Watched Videos Of 2013

This year we've been busy with video. Yes, we said video, because we've had all sorts of new videos hit our YouTube channel in 2013. From new vehicle reviews and first drives to auto-show walkarounds, and even a few videos from our long-term test cars, we've covered it. If you like cars and are...Read More»

Epic drunk-driving prank
What Would It Take To Make You Stop Drinking & Driving? (Video)

Americans love playing pranks. We may be overweight, we may not have the world's highest scores in math and science, but no one can accuse us of not loving an elaborate practical joke. (There's a reason the Jackass phenomenon started here.) We also love stories about disorientation: comas, returns...Read More»

2014 Honda Civic
2014 Honda Civic Gets The Hint, Makes Smartphones Central To The Driving Experience (Video)

There's a three-way battle underway, with each party vying for control of your dashboard. The first contenders are companies like Garmin and TomTom -- device-makers that built their reputations on simple, effective, portable tools for navigation. These folks are clearly on the losing end of the...Read More»

2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250
Mercedes CLA 250, Honda CR-V, Audi A4: TCC's Most-Watched Videos For Sept. 15, 2013

2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA250 Review Earlier this year, we headed to St. Tropez for our first drive of the new Mercedes CLA-Class. Is the front-drive Benz more than a rolling sculpture? 2013 Honda CR-V Review With a best-in-class interior layout, the Honda CR-V has room for the whole family--but does...Read More»

On YouTube, Matthew Cordle confesses to killing Vincent Canzani in a drunk-driving accident
On YouTube, Motorist Zips Around NYC, Another Confesses To Killing A Man While Driving Drunk UPDATE

UPDATE: See below YouTube is not for the timid. It's a cacophony of crap, most of which consists of (a) shaky cell phone footage of stadium concerts shot from nosebleed territory, (b) 12-year-old vloggers yelling inarticulately into their webcams about how their parents just don't understand, and...Read More»

2014 Kia Forte
2014 Kia Forte Video Road Test

The Kia Forte doesn't have the perennial best-seller badge of the Honda Civic or Ford Focus, but there's a new model this year with a new mission--to chase after those class leaders. Does the Forte have what it takes to beat the competition? Good looks now run in the Kia family, and the Forte...Read More»

2013 Kia Optima SXL
2014 Mercedes CLA-Class, 2013 Audi A4, 2013 Kia Optima: Top Sedan Videos Of The Week

We can tell you're excited about the new 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class--once again, it's The Car Connection's most popular video of the week. And why not? With the CLA, Mercedes has a sexy four-door with an expensive look, and a reasonable price tag. The Kia Optima has a similar story. It's number...Read More»

Fuel gauge
Ford Separates Fuel-Economy Fact From Fuel-Economy Fiction: Video

It seems like just yesterday we were celebrating graduations and sprucing up our backyards for Fourth of July barbecues. Now, we've crossed into August, which can only mean one thing: summer is nearly over. But before the kids head back to school and the leaves begin to turn, chances are good...Read More»

2014 Acura MDX  -  First Drive, May 2013
2014 Acura MDX Video Road Test

The MDX crossover SUV is Acura's best seller, and it's been a great family wagon choice for more than a decade. It's new this year--and it's only gotten better. This may be a new MDX, but the styling is so evolutionary, you might not spot the differences. The LED headlights and taillights are the...Read More»

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