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2014 Jeep Cherokee Video Road Test
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»

2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250
2014 Mercedes CLA250, 2013 Honda CR-V, 2013 Kia Optima: Top Videos Of The Week

Mercedes-Benz's new CLA-Class is one hot little number, and so it comes as no surprise to us that our review of the 2014 CLA250 is our most watched video of the week. Also making the list this week is our video road test of the 2014 Honda CR-V, in which we find it boring, but well-packaged. We...Read More»

2014 Chevrolet Impala, test drive in Hell, Michigan
2014 Chevrolet Impala Video Road Test

The Chevrolet Impala has been so mediocre for so long, it's nearly impossible to imagine it as new. Towards the end of the last generation, it became the darling of rental fleets everywhere. Meanwhile the competition stepped up its game with the updated Chrysler 300, Toyota Avalon, and even a new...Read More»

2014 Mazda 6  -  First Drive, February 2013
2014 Mazda 6, 2014 BMW M4, 2013 Smart Electric: Top Videos Of The Week

There's no question the 2014 Mazda 6 is one of the best-looking mid-size family sedans on the market, and that's why we aren't surprised that our video road test of this bodacious vehicle is our most watched video of the week. Also making the list this week is our spy video of the 2014 BMW M4...Read More»

Full-Size Family Sedans: The Fight Is On
Full-Size Family Sedans: The Fight Is On

A lot has changed in the full-size family sedan class in the last few years. Most of the major players have been refreshed with new styling, updated powertrains, and more technology. There are even some new vehicles in the class, and the Chevrolet Impala just finally joined the 21st Century. So how...Read More»

2014 Mazda Mazda6
2013 Smart Electric, 2014 Mercedes CLA45 AMG, 2014 Mazda 6: Top Videos Of The Week

Electric cars are going more mainstream, and so we aren't shocked to see our video test drive of the 2013 Smart Electric Drive as our number one most watched video of the week. Also making the list this week is our video adventure driving the new 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG around the track, and...Read More»

2014 BMW M6 Gran Coupe First Drive--Circuit of the Americas, Austin, Texas
Mercedes CLA45 AMG, BMW M6 Gran Coupe, Smart Electric Drive: Top Videos Of The Week

Want a CLS63 AMG four-door coupe but don't have the cash? Not to worry, because Mercedes-Benz is prepping the new 2014 CLA45 AMG, and it's every bit the baby brother to the AMG CLS we'd hoped it would be. It's also the subject of our most popular videos this week. The rest of the best find us...Read More»

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