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2015 Hyundai Sonata Video Road Test
2015 Hyundai Sonata Video Road Test

Bold styling paid off with the last Sonata--but now Hyundai’s changing course with a new sedan that’s more practical, more refined, and less daring. Is that enough to keep up its strong challenge to the Camry, Accord, Fusion, and Altima? We've taken an in-depth look at the new Sonata in...Read More»

2015 Ford F-150
2015's Most Important New Cars, Chevy Colorado Pricing, Recall Updates: The Week In Reverse

How critical is the new Ford F-150? Is the Acura TLX a real game changer? Will the Porsche Macan be the big newsmaker of 2015? Each year, a bumper crop of new cars ushers in a new model year--but this year that crop is bigger than usual, including a new Ford Mustang, GM's new compact Colorado and...Read More»

2015 Volvo V60
2015 Volvo V60 Video Road Test

Volvo is known for its wagons, but it hasn’t actually sold a station wagon in the U.S. for a while now—just a lot of crossovers. That all changes with the new V60. Is it the return of the tried and true Volvo wagon, or something quite different? From the exterior you’ll...Read More»

2015 Kia K900
2015 Kia K900 Video Road Test

A few years ago, the idea of a luxury sedan from a Kia was, well, let’s say farfetched. Things have changed, and Kia’s now known for stylish, reliable vehicles that you want to be seen in. But still, an expensive luxury sedan from the Korean brand is a new thing. Can the Kia K900 really...Read More»

2015 Chrysler 200
2015 Chrysler 200 Video Road Test

The Chrysler 200 used to be better known as America’s rental car. Can this brand-new version erase that memory and reset Chrysler’s image in mid-size family sedans? The mid-size segment is full of great cars like the Ford Fusion, Mazda 6, and Nissan Altima. Like them, the Chrysler 200...Read More»

2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI SE
2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI Video Road Test

Since the late Seventies, the VW Golf has been been a benchmark for fun-to-drive hatchbacks. Now there’s a new Golf, and it’s never offered so many choices to so many drivers—from hatch to wagon, diesel to EV, dual-clutches to automatics. Of course, it has some stellar competition...Read More»

2014 Toyota Avalon
2014 Toyota Avalon Video Road Test

The Toyota Avalon has been accused by some of stepping into Buick’s old shoes—catering to the crowd shopping for their final car. But Toyota’s given this latest Avalon some ambition. They're calling it a flagship now. Are interesting looks and advanced tech enough to fend off the...Read More»

2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid, Catskill Mountains, NY, March 2014
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»

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