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2019 Subaru Forester, Elon Musk, Swiss diesel emissions: What's New @ The Car Connection
2019 Subaru Forester, Elon Musk, Swiss diesel emissions: What's New @ The Car Connection

2019 Subaru Forester compact SUV costs $25,270 to start, about $500 more than outgoing model The 2019 Subaru Forester crossover SUV will cost $25,270 when it goes on sale later this year, the automaker announced Thursday. Top-of-the-line Touring versions will cost $35,270. All prices include a...Read More»

Nuro self-driving car with Kroger grocery delivery
Kroger supermarkets jump into self-driving car grocery delivery in Arizona

With Waymo, Uber, and more testing all over the state, Arizona is a hotbed (pun intended) of self-driving car activity, and Kroger supermarkets said Thursday that it would be starting self-driving grocery delivery with partner Nuro at a single store in the Phoenix suburb of Scottsdale, Arizona...Read More»

2019 Subaru Forester
2019 Subaru Forester compact SUV costs $25,270 to start, about $500 more than outgoing model

The 2019 Subaru Forester crossover SUV will cost $25,270 when it goes on sale later this year, the automaker announced Thursday. Top-of-the-line Touring versions will cost $35,270. All prices include a mandatory $975 destination fee. Base versions of the new Forester cost $560 more than last year's...Read More»

2019 Nissan Sentra
2019 Nissan Sentra adds Apple CarPlay, Android Auto

The long-servicing 2019 Nissan Sentra gets a few important updates and a slight price bump for the new model year, highlighted by Apple CarPlay and Android Auto on most trim levels. The 2019 Nissan Sentra S now starts at $18,685 including a mandatory $895 destination charge, and comes standard with...Read More»

2018 Honda Odyssey in IIHS crash test
Minivan crash-tests, BMW gets sporty again, Eco-car deals: What's New @ The Car Connection

IIHS finds mixed results in latest minivan crash tests Not all minivans provide the best crash protection for their occupants, the IIHS said Thursday. In its testing, the insurance industry-funded group praised the 2018 Honda Odyssey while noting structural deficiencies in the 2019 Toyota Sienna...Read More»

2018 Toyota Sienna in IIHS crash test
IIHS finds mixed results in latest minivan crash tests

Not all minivans provide the best crash protection for their occupants, the IIHS said Thursday. In its testing, the insurance industry-funded group praised the 2018 Honda Odyssey while noting structural deficiencies in the 2019 Toyota Sienna and 2019 Chrysler Pacifica. The IIHS subjected the three...Read More»

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Ohio senator wants to give car shoppers $3,500 to buy American-made cars

A bill proposed this week in the U.S. Senate aims to give car buyers $3,500 to buy American-made cars, including models from Ford, General Motors, Honda, Toyota, and others, the latest thrust in escalating threats between lawmakers and the auto industry. Democratic Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown...Read More»

2019 Ram 1500 Limited
2019 Ram 1500, 2019 Toyota Sienna, 2019 Audi RS 5: What's New @ The Car Connection

2019 Ram 1500 Review The 2019 Ram 1500 pickup truck wants to be more than just a trusted hauler. With its roomy, refined interior and its choice of engine options, the 2019 Ram is the most livable full-size pickup on the market today. 2019 Toyota Sienna SE now offers all-wheel drive The sportier...Read More»

2017 Ford Expedition
Ford Expedition, Chevrolet Corvette top list of new cars owners keep the longest

According to a new study, Ford Expedition, Chevrolet Corvette, and a variety of Toyota owners are most likely to keep their new vehicles the longest, almost 9 years on average. The study by iSeeCars.com reported that the average length of ownership for both the Expedition and Corvette stood at 9.0...Read More»

2018 Toyota Sienna
2019 Toyota Sienna SE now offers all-wheel drive

The sportier version of Toyota's minivan is ready for snowy road conditions this winter. The 2019 Toyota Sienna SE—a version of the company's minivan with firmer suspension tuning—will offer all-wheel drive as an option for the first time. Previously, the Sienna minivan was available...Read More»

2019 Chevrolet Silverado first drive, Wyoming, August 2018
2019 Chevy Silverado, 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata, Fuel-economy standards: What's New @ The Car Connection

2019 Chevrolet Silverado first drive: American work horse Wyoming is the American ideal for truck buyers. The sky is vast, the mountains big, and people have room to spread out. Any drive can pass by amber waves of grain with purple mountains’ majesty as their backdrop. It’s that...Read More»

2019 Ford Ranger, 2018 Detroit auto show
2019 Ford Ranger pickup truck priced from $25,395

The 2019 Ford Ranger mid-size pickup truck will be priced above most its competition when it goes on sale later this year, the automaker said Tuesday. The automaker said that the least expensive version of the 2019 Ranger will cost $25,395. That price is for the Ranger XL with rear-wheel drive, a...Read More»

Volvo on pothole - flickr user comedy_nose
Infrastructure study: Cold weather states are falling apart

If there’s one thing almost every American can agree on, it’s this: our roads, bridges, tunnels, and dams need some serious renovation going forward. That’s why President Donald Trump proposed a $1 trillion plan to improve the country’s aging infrastructure, though funding...Read More»

2018 Toyota Camry XLE Hybrid
2019 Toyota Camry, Sienna add Apple CarPlay, Amazon Alexa

The Venn diagram overlap between Toyota shoppers, Apple iOS users, and Amazon Prime members now includes the 2019 Toyota Camry mid-size sedan and 2019 Toyota Sienna minivan. According to Cars Direct, the 2019 Camry and 2019 Sienna will come with Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa compatibility when...Read More»

2019 Honda Civic
2019 Honda Civic gets new look, standard active safety features, Sport trim

Big changes are happening to one of America's favorite small cars. The new 2019 Honda Civic made its debut Monday with a slightly revised front and rear bumpers, standard suite of advanced safety features, and a new Sport trim for all body styles that was previously reserved for the Civic...Read More»

2019 Chevrolet Silverado first drive, Wyoming, August 2018
2019 Chevrolet Silverado first drive: American workhorse

Wyoming is the American ideal for truck buyers. The sky is vast, the mountains big, and people have room to spread out. Any drive can pass by amber waves of grain with purple mountains’ majesty as their backdrop. It’s that beautiful. Chevrolet has designed the 2019 Silverado not for...Read More»

2019 Acura RDX Advance
2019 Acura RDX safety, Tesla and the Saudis, VW diesel claims: What's New @ The Car Connection

2019 Acura RDX aces IIHS crash tests The IIHS said last week that paying more for fancier headlights doesn't necessarily mean better nighttime visibility. The headlights fitted to the range-topping 2019 Acura RDX luxury crossover SUV earned an "Acceptable" rating, while the standard LED units in...Read More»

2019 Subaru Ascent first drive
Some 2019 Subaru Ascent crossover SUVs may be replaced for faulty roof welds

Some owners of 2019 Subaru Ascent crossover SUVs may get a second chance at the new car smell. The automaker said in government filings last week that it will recall 293 examples of its new three-row crossover to inspect them for spot welds that may have not been applied at the factory. If Subaru...Read More»

2019 Acura RDX Advance
2019 Acura RDX aces IIHS crash tests

The IIHS said last week that paying more for fancier headlights doesn't necessarily mean better nighttime visibility. The headlights fitted to the range-topping 2019 Acura RDX luxury crossover SUV earned an "Acceptable" rating, while the standard LED units in the base trim level scored "Good." The...Read More»

2017 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring
Mazda CX-5 diesel, 2019 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro, IIHS on self-driving tech: What's New @ The Car Connection

2018 Mazda CX-5 diesel certified by EPA at 29 mpg combined The 2018 Mazda CX-5 diesel is one step closer to arriving in showrooms. In certifying the 2018 CX-5 diesel for sale in the U.S., the EPA said that it is rated at 28 mpg city, 31 highway, 29 combined with front-wheel drive. Developer derby...Read More»

2019 Audi A7, January, 2018 media drive, Cape Town, South Africa,
More style, less money: 2019 Audi A7 priced from $68,995

The 2019 Audi A7 will cost $68,995 when it arrives in the automaker's U.S. showrooms later this year, Audi said Thursday. That's about a $700 savings over the outgoing 2018 model, even though the new A7 features big tech upgrades inside and under its hood. The latest A7 will be offered in Premium...Read More»

Amazon Alexa family
Developer derby: Amazon enters automotive arena with Alexa Auto voice-activated software

Forgot to turn your smart thermostat down at home before leaving? No problem, Amazon said Thursday. Just ask your car to do it. The e-commerce giant released an Alexa Auto Software Development Kit for new vehicles as a way to incorporate key functions of the voice-activated software into vehicle...Read More»

2018 Mazda CX-5
2018 Mazda CX-5 diesel certified by EPA at 29 mpg combined

The 2018 Mazda CX-5 diesel is one step closer to arriving in showrooms. In certifying the 2018 CX-5 diesel for sale in the U.S., the EPA said that it is rated at 28 mpg city, 31 highway, 29 combined with front-wheel drive. With all-wheel drive, the CX-5 diesel is rated at 27/30/28 mpg. Those...Read More»

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan
2018 VW Tiguan crossover recalled over fire risk

About 45,000 2018 VW Tiguan crossover SUVs equipped with panoramic moonroofs will be recalled over an LED ambient light unit that can catch fire, the NHTSA said Tuesday. The affected 2018 Tiguans were built between December 8, 2016, and July 7, 2018. After July 7, the design of the LED ambient...Read More»

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