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Genesis tops dependability study, 2021 Toyota Supra gets a boost, 2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid MPG: What's New @ The Car Connection
Genesis tops dependability study, 2021 Toyota Supra gets a boost, 2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid MPG: What's New @ The Car Connection

Genesis, Lexus, and Buick top most dependable brands: J.D. Power Hyundai's upstart luxury brand out-Lexuses Lexus in its first full year on a noted dependability survey. New crossover SUVs starting under $30,000 Although nearly every automaker has a new or significantly updated crossover on the...Read More»

2020 Genesis G70
Genesis, Lexus, and Buick top most dependable brands: J.D. Power

The most dependable new vehicles are made by Genesis, Lexus, and Buick, according to J.D. Power's annual vehicle dependability study released on Wednesday. The premium brands received far fewer complaints by owners in the first three years of ownership than from owners of other makes...Read More»

2019 Tesla Model 3  -  IIHS small overlap frontal crash test
Safest 2020 vehicles, Genesis wins big, Model X recall: What's New @ The Car Connection

IIHS awards safest cars for 2020 The bar has been raised for vehicle safety in 2020. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety announced Thursday stricter criteria in awarding its Top Safety Pick and Top Safety Pick+ honors to 2020 models. Here are the affordable new crossovers on their way in...Read More»

2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer
Here are the affordable new crossovers on their way in 2020

Death, taxes, and new crossovers. Few things are as certain as the deluge of tall-riding hatchbacks on the way this year for new-car shoppers. This year, many new crossovers from several automakers will make their way to dealer lots to give buyers even more decisions to make. Although crossovers...Read More»

2018 Ford Taurus
Ford recalling more than 225,000 vehicles for faulty suspension

Ford said Wednesday that it would recall more than 225,000 Taurus sedans, Flex crossovers, and Lincoln MKT crossovers for a faulty suspension component that could crack under heavy use. Police vehicles are also included in the recall. According to the automaker, the vehicles' rear suspension toe...Read More»

2020 Top Safety Pick+ award from the IIHS
IIHS awards safest cars for 2020

The bar has been raised for vehicle safety in 2020. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety announced Thursday stricter criteria in awarding its Top Safety Pick and Top Safety Pick+ honors to 2020 models. Of the 219 new models evaluated, only 64 earned TSP ratings, and only 23 of those earned...Read More»

2020 Honda CR-V vs. 2020 Mazda CX-5
2020 Honda CR-V vs. 2020 Mazda CX-5: Compare Crossover SUVs

The 2020 Honda CR-V and 2020 Mazda CX-5 sell two different flavors of practical: hardcore and softcore. The refreshed 2020 Honda CR-V goes by the numbers, whether they’re fuel economy or interior room; it provides one of the roomiest interiors in the class and trades on Honda’s...Read More»

2020 Honda CR-V vs. 2020 Mazda CX-5
2020 Honda CR-V vs Mazda CX-5, 2021 Jaguar F-Type review, Nikola Badger pickup overview: What's New @ The Car Connection

2020 Honda CR-V vs. 2020 Mazda CX-5: Compare Crossover SUVs The 2020 Honda CR-V and 2020 Mazda CX-5 sell two different flavors of practical: hardcore and softcore. The refreshed CR-V is roomier and more efficient, but the CX-5 gets the edge on performance and style. 2020 Audi Q7 three-row crossover...Read More»

2020 Audi Q7
2020 Audi Q7 three-row crossover costs $55,795

The updated 2020 Audi Q7 three-row crossover will come standard with a 2.0-liter turbo-4 engine and a smaller price tag compared to the 3.0-liter turbo-6 that has already been announced for the family-size SUV, the automaker announced this week. The 2020 Audi Q7 with a 248-horsepower, 2.0-liter...Read More»

2021 Chevrolet Tahoe
Larger 2021 Chevy Tahoe comes with larger, $50,295 starting price

The redesigned 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe full-size SUV will cost at least $50,295 when it goes on sale later this year, which represents a $1,000 increase over the outgoing model. GM announced the pricing scheme to dealers and confirmed with The Car Connection on Monday. More than half a foot longer...Read More»

2021 Chevrolet Tahoe
2021 Chevy Tahoe pricing, Lexus debuts self-driving system, NYC to go EV: What's New @ The Car Connection

Larger 2021 Chevy Tahoe comes with larger, $50,295 starting price The redesigned 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe full-size SUV will cost at least $50,295 when it goes on sale later this year, which represents a $1,000 increase over the outgoing model. The top High Country model starts at $70,895. Hyundai...Read More»

2011 Hyundai Elantra
Hyundai recalls more than 425,000 Elantras for fire risk

Hyundai is recalling certain 2006-2011 Elantra compact sedans and 2007-2011 Elantra Touring wagons due to a short circuit that may occur in the anti-lock braking system (ABS), the South Korean automaker announced Feb. 6. The recall covers 429,686 models. Moisture can enter the ABS module, which can...Read More»

2020 Ram 2500
Ram pickups recalled, Navigator vs. Escalade, EV frunks: What's New @ The Car Connection

Ram recalling nearly 85,000 new heavy-duty pickups for fire risk The truckmaker says a fault with transmissions in the pickup could cause fluid to spill into the engine and cause a fire. Smaller VW SUV on the way, but more may be coming VW's newest chief of operations says the automaker may roll...Read More»

2021 Volkswagen Atlas, 2020 Chicago Auto Show
Smaller VW SUV on the way, but more may be coming

Volkswagen's newest chief of operations says the automaker's upcoming small crossover may not be the only SUV the automaker adds to its growing lineup. VW Chief Operating Officer Johan De Nysschen told The Car Connection last week at the 2020 Chicago Auto Show that there may be room for more...Read More»

2020 Ram 2500
Ram recalling nearly 85,000 new heavy-duty pickups for fire risk

Ram will recall 84,978 2019-2020 heavy-duty pickups for an issue that may cause their transmissions to leak fluid, which can lead to an increased fire risk, the company announced this month. At issue are 2019 and 2020 Ram 2500 and 3500 trucks equipped with a 6-speed automatic transmission, which...Read More»

2020 Genesis GV80, 2020 Chicago Auto Show
2021 Genesis GV80 luxury crossover SUV deserves attention

Genesis aims to put luxury automakers on notice with the launch of its first luxury SUV, the 2021 GV80 three-row crossover. The automaker introduced the GV80 last week. Hyundai’s luxury brand has been quietly making great cars that have won the respect of peers and critics, but have suffered...Read More»

2020 Chicago Auto Show
Best of the 2020 Chicago Auto Show, GM's electric future: What's New @ The Car Connection

Best of the 2020 Chicago Auto Show: TCC picks the posh and practical Six vehicles new car buyers should consider from the 2020 Chicago Auto Show. 2021 Volkswagen Atlas preview 2021 Volkswagen Atlas three-row crossover and two-row Atlas Cross Sport expand on spaciousness and get an updated face and...Read More»

2020 Chicago Auto Show
Best of the 2020 Chicago Auto Show: TCC picks the posh and practical

The 2020 Chicago Auto Show kicked off auto show season and gave car shoppers a preview of what they can expect on dealer lots later this year. The new cars shown off on Thursday's media day ranged from pure performance to posh and practical. We'll stick with the latter, even though the $750,000...Read More»

2021 Chrysler Pacifica, 2020 Chicago Auto Show
2021 Chrysler Pacifica arrives with all-wheel drive, standard active safety tech

Minivan buyers in wet and winter weather states, Chrysler has heard your pleas. The refreshed 2021 Chrysler Pacifica minivan comes with optional all-wheel drive, more standard safety equipment, and more technology, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles revealed Thursday at the 2020 Chicago Auto Show. All-wheel...Read More»

2020 Ford GT Liquid Carbon Edition
2020 Chicago Auto Show debuts: What's New @ The Car Connection

2021 Chrysler Pacifica arrives with all-wheel drive, standard active safety tech The updated minivan adds all-wheel drive to its powertrain menu and a top trim package. 2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid is a 54-mpg green-tech highway machine The latest version of the Sonata Hybrid could end up with the...Read More»

2020 Hyundai Sonata
2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid is a 54-mpg green-tech highway machine

If you drive a lot on the highway and think mileage really matters, yet you’re still not ready to turn in your gas card for a charging-network app, the 2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid might prove the perfect choice when it arrives in a few months. With the Sonata Hybrid’s debut at the 2020...Read More»

2021 Cadillac Escalade
2021 Cadillac Escalade debuts, Electrify America fast charges growth: What's New @ The Car Connection

2021 Cadillac Escalade preview The redesigned 2021 Cadillac Escalade full-size SUV gets longer to better accommodate third-row passengers and increase cargo volume, and also comes loaded with features befitting the luxury class. 2020 Alfa Romeo Stelvio review The 2020 Alfa Romeo Stelvio is a...Read More»

2021 Genesis GV80
2021 Genesis GV80 debuts, Dodge Durango Hellcat confirmed, EV pickups charge up: What's New @ The Car Connection

2021 Genesis GV80 luxury crossover SUV deserves attention The 2021 Genesis GV80 will take on luxury three-row crossover SUVs with a combination of style, quality, and value. 2020 Infiniti QX50 review The 2020 Infiniti QX50 luxury compact crossover uses a cutting-edge turbocharged four-cylinder...Read More»

2020 Ram 1500
Pickup truck prices reach record highs

Passenger vehicles have never been more expensive, and the most expensive of the bunch are pickup trucks. The erstwhile symbol of the blue collar working class now averages a sticker price above $50,000. Edmunds called its $49,543 estimate of the average transaction price for pickup trucks in 2019...Read More»

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