News

ProPilot 2.0 makes its debut, Jag confirms new crossover, VW wants to help cars better listen: What's New @ The Car Connection
ProPilot 2.0 makes its debut, Jag confirms new crossover, VW wants to help cars better listen: What's New @ The Car Connection

Nissan ProPilot 2.0 driver assistance debuts in Japan, but won't be in the US for a while Nissan in Japan debuted the latest generation of ProPilot Assist, but it's not likely to arrive Stateside for a while. King of the garage: Cadillac's app can help find open parking spots A new in-car app for...Read More»

Traffic roundabout Photo: IIHS
Imagine a world without stoplights; IIHS says roundabouts may be safer than intersections

Roundabouts, traffic circles, rotaries, whatever they're called, the IIHS has delivered good news: they may create safer roads for drivers. A new study from the insurance industry-funded safety group found roundabouts not only helped reduce crashes in areas that would typically employ a traditional...Read More»

Cadillac Marketplace ParkWhiz parking app
King of the garage: Cadillac's app can help find open parking spots

Cadillac owners can now find parking and pay for a spot even before they arrive. General Motors' luxury brand said Friday that ParkWhiz will be availalbe in the Cadillac Marketplace in-car app system. Marketplace provides owners a digital mall of apps to order food, reserve tables, and now pay for...Read More»

2019 Nissan Skyline (Japan spec)
Nissan ProPilot 2.0 driver assistance debuts in Japan, but won't be in the US for a while

Nissan's ProPilot driver assistance system received a few notable upgrades in Japan, though it may be some time before the system is ready for a road trip in the U.S. According to an Automotive News (subscription required), the Japanese automaker needs to do quite a bit of work before ProPilot 2.0...Read More»

2020 Kia Telluride
Review update: The 2020 Kia Telluride is how you change brand perceptions

This isn’t the Kia you grew up with. The 2020 Kia Telluride is the final phase of the Korean automaker’s metamorphosis. The Stinger fastback grabbed our attention, but it’s the three-row Telluride crossover SUV that will grab our money. With a TCC Rating of 7.0 the 2020 Kia...Read More»

2020 Subaru Legacy
2020 Chevy Corvette costs less than $60K, 2020 Legacy costs less than $24K, Livewire specs revealed: What's New @ The Car Connection

2020 Subaru Legacy price undercuts competition at $23,645 The new Legacy arrives later this year with standard all-wheel drive, active safety features, and a price lower than most of its competitors. 2019 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid earns coveted Top Safety Pick+ The small, plug-in hybrid crossover won...Read More»

2019 Hyundai Veloster Turbo
Shifting away: Hyundai drops manual transmissions for 2020 Veloster Turbo, Elantra trims

Two more Hyundai vehicles will be offered solely with automatic transmissions for the 2020 model year. The South Korean brand said this week for the 2020 Hyundai Elantra and Veloster Turbo, their available 6-speed manual transmissions have been discontinued for both vehicles. The end of the manual...Read More»

2020 Subaru Legacy
2020 Subaru Legacy price undercuts competition at $23,645

Sedan shoppers looking for all-wheel drive land at Subaru dealerships often. The Japanese brand will give rivals a run for their money as the 2020 Subaru Legacy will start at $23,645 when it goes on sale this year. All prices include a mandatory destination charge. The base price reflects a minor...Read More»

2019 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid  -  First Drive, Santa Barbara CA, Nov. 2019
2019 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid earns coveted Top Safety Pick+

The 2019 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid did all the right things for the IIHS to name it a Top Safety Pick+ this week, its highest honor. Unlike the Top Safety Pick award, the Top Safety Pick+ requires a "Good" rating in each of the insurance industry-funded safety group's crash tests. The 2019 Crosstrek...Read More»

2020 Subaru Outback
New 2020 Outback gets price bump, Lexus GX gets tough, mild hybrids get a jolt? What's New @ The Car Connection

2020 Subaru Outback costs $27,655, and the adventure is free The new 2020 Outback costs $300 more than the outgoing model but features more tech and a quieter cabin. 2020 Cadillac CT5 costs $37,890 to start, more than $10,000 less than CTS The new mid-size Cadillac sedan will undercut nearly every...Read More»

2019 Honda Passport with RoofNest tent for camping
We RoofNested in a 2019 Honda Passport and loved it

Tired: Sleeping in your car. Wired: Sleeping ON your car. I know because I’ve slept a lot in my cars, for various reasons. And because I spent a long weekend in a car outfitted with a RoofNest tent. The RoofNest ends up being a pricey way to avoid sleeping on the ground—and a good one...Read More»

2020 Cadillac CT5 Luxury
2020 Cadillac CT5 costs $37,890 to start, more than $10,000 less than CTS

Cadillac's latest luxury sedan has a comparatively affordable price. The 2020 Cadillac CT5 will hit dealers with a $37,890 price to start, including mandatory destination charges, which is far less than the CTS that it replaces, which costs $47,990 to start. The sub-$40,000 cost will put buyers...Read More»

2020 Subaru Outback
2020 Subaru Outback costs $27,655, and the adventure is free

Subaru's biggest seller, the Outback, showed off its updated looks at the 2019 New York International Auto Show earlier this year and now we know the price. Stepping into a 2020 Subaru Outback will set buyers back $27,655 to start and that includes a $1,010 destination charge, which is a $300...Read More»

2020 Mercedes-AMG GLC 43
2020 Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 crossover and coupe put a new face on entry-level performance

The Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 is a 'tweener performance crossover—stuffed between the GLC-Class and ultra-hot GLC63—and now looks the part. With a round of updates, shoppers looking for a speedier SUV will have a few more reasons to put the AMG-tuned vehicles on their test drive lists. Both...Read More»

2019 Acura MDX
2020 Acura MDX price increase, Lotus Evija electric hypercar, Lexus in-wheel electric motors: What's New @ The Car Connection

Acura MDX luxury crossover is $100 more expensive for 2020 For the 2020 model year, everything stays the same for the Acura MDX crossover, except the price. Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross earns IIHS award The IIHS has given consumers one more reason to consider the 2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross...Read More»

2019 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack
Wagon woes: VW Golf Alltrack, SportWagen to end production

The end is nigh for two niche Volkswagen models. In a Wednesday announcement, VW said it will end production of the Golf Alltrack and SportWagen models for the U.S. market. Both models are currently made at the automaker's Puebla, Mexico, factory where production of the Beetle ended last week. VW...Read More»

2019 Acura MDX
Acura MDX luxury crossover is $100 more expensive for 2020

For the 2020 model year, everything stays the same for the Acura MDX crossover, except the price. Buyers will need to shell out just a little more to step into a base MDX. Honda's luxury brand said in a Tuesday release the 2020 MDX will cost $45,395 after a $995 destination charge. Those looking...Read More»

2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross
Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross earns IIHS award

The IIHS has given consumers reason to consider the 2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross crossover: its safety. The Eclipse Cross walked away from the insurance industry-funded safety group's barrage of tests with a Top Safety Pick award, though that's shy of the Top Safety Pick+ honor. To earn a Top...Read More»

2019 Honda Insight
2020 Insight gets a small price bump, 2020 Corvette gets Stingray name, Tesla drops base models: What's New @ The Car Connection

2020 Honda Insight hybrid sedan gets $135 price bump, efficiency stays the same The new Honda Insight sedan will cost incrementally more in base versions, but its estimated fuel economy won't change at all. Sticking around, VW redesigns 6-speed manual transmission VW redesigned its 6-speed manual...Read More»

2019 Honda Insight
2020 Honda Insight hybrid sedan gets $135 price bump, efficiency stays the same

The mighty frugal Honda Insight returns for the 2020 model year, though shoppers will be met with a $135 price hike. Honda said on Monday the hybrid sedan will cost $23,860 after a $930 destination charge. Aside from a new Platinum White Pearl exterior color available, no options or standard...Read More»

VW MQ281 6-speed manual transmission
Sticking around, VW redesigns 6-speed manual transmission

Volkswagen isn't prepared to say goodbye to the manual transmission and debuted its redesigned 6-speed unit Monday. The brand said the redesigned manual transmission focuses on efficiency and shaving carbon dioxide production while driving. Total, the gearbox will help save up to 5 grams per...Read More»

2019 Subaru Outback
2019 Subaru Outback and Legacy models recalled for faulty welds

A small number of 2019 Subaru Outback and its sedan cousin, the Subaru Legacy, will be recalled. According to information Subaru filed with the NHTSA on July 11, the Japanese automaker is recalling 2,107 Outback and Legacy models. Legacy sedans and Outback wagons share a similar skeleton and are...Read More»

2020 Chrysler Voyager
2020 Chrysler Voyager starts low, Aston Martin Valkyrie aims high, classic Mini with an EV twist: What's New @ The Car Connection

2020 Chrysler Voyager van will cost $28,480 The revived Chrysler Voyager minivan costs less than rivals from Toyota and Honda, but lacks standard active safety features found on many other vans. 2020 Lincoln Navigator adds smartphone key, active safety features to luxury SUV Lincoln's luxury hauler...Read More»

2019 Ford Ranger
Ford recalling 8K Ranger pickups for seat belt defect

Some 2019 Ford Ranger pickups will be recalled for a seat belt defect. The automaker said Friday it will recall 7,580 Ranger extended-cab models for a right-front seat belt assembly issue. The recall only affects Ranger SuperCab models. Trucks that feature the faulty seat belts may not hold...Read More»

The Car Connection Daily Headlines
I agree to receive emails from the site. I can withdraw my consent at any time by unsubscribing.
Thank you! Please check your email for confirmation.