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2019 Honda Pilot, Ridgeline recalled over airbag issue
2019 Honda Pilot, Ridgeline recalled over airbag issue

The 2019 Honda Ridgeline and 2019 Honda Pilot are subject to a new recall over concerns that their side-curtain airbags may not deploy properly. In documents filed with the NHTSA in late November and published this week, the automaker said the pillar mounting holes in both the Pilot and Ridgeline...Read More»

2019 Ford Ranger
2019 Ford Ranger mpg, 2019 BMW 3-Series driven, VW and Audi electric cars: What's New @ The Car Connection

2019 Ford Ranger pickup truck to be rated as high as 23 mpg combined, Ford says According to Ford, the 2019 Ranger mid-size pickup truck will return best-in-class fuel economy for gasoline-powered trucks. The automaker said on Tuesday the 2019 Ranger is estimated to return 21 mpg city, 26 mpg...Read More»

2019 Ford Ranger
2019 Ford Ranger pickup truck to be rated as high as 23 mpg combined, Ford says

According to Ford, the 2019 Ranger mid-size pickup truck will return best-in-class fuel economy for gasoline-powered trucks. The automaker said on Tuesday the 2019 Ranger is estimated to return 21 mpg city, 26 mpg highway, and 23 mpg combined. Those figures are for a two-wheel-drive Ranger, while...Read More»

2017 Ford Focus
Three-cylinder powered Ford Focus recalled for clutch slip and transmission fluid leak

Ford Focus models powered by the automaker's inline-3 engine and mated to a 6-speed manual transmission are subject to a new recall. In documents filed with the NHTSA in late November and published this week, Ford said the models could experience a clutch fracture, which can cause a transmission...Read More»

2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class (C43 Coupe)
Mercedes-Benz recalls number of models over non-functioning seatbelt tensioners

Mercedes-Benz has recalled some of its new models to address faulty sensors that may cause seatbelt tensioners to fail. In documents filed with the NHTSA last month published this week, Mercedes-Benz said it will recall 5,433 vehicles to fix seatbelts that may not register when an occupant buckles...Read More»

GM & Lyft launch Express Drive program
Lyft's awards, Porsche Macan driven, Tesla self-driving cars: What's New @ The Car Connection

Lyft recognizes its most popular destinations in major cities Ride-share giant Lyft is keeping track of where its customers go. On Monday, it released a list of the most popular destinations in some of America's biggest cities. Meet the woman who drove a 2013 Hyundai Elantra 1 million miles Most...Read More»

Lyft's most-popular destinations Lyftie Awards
Lyft recognizes its most popular destinations in major cities

Ride-share giant Lyft is keeping track of where its customers go. On Monday, it released a list of the most popular destinations in some of America's biggest cities. Called the "Lyftie" awards, the ride-share company delved into its data to find the most visited bar, gym, concert venue, brunch...Read More»

Uber app
Uber, Lyft reportedly filed for IPOs, expect to go public in 2019

The two largest ride-sharing companies reportedly filed for initial public offerings as of last week. Lyft and Uber are said to debut as public companies as soon as the first quarter of 2019. The New York Times reported on Friday that Uber filed for its IPO the day before, the same day rival Lyft...Read More»

2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class (C43 Coupe)
Mercedes airbag recall, 2020 VW Passat driven, Electric car drivetrains: What's New @ The Car Connection

Mercedes-Benz recalls 104,000 cars over false airbag status error An computer error that may not tell owners when the passenger-side airbag has been deactivated prompted Mercedes-Benz to issue a new recall for 104,663 vehicles. Black Friday saw 0% financing return, but don't expect low rates to...Read More»

2013 Hyundai Elantra goes 1 million miles
Meet the woman who drove a 2013 Hyundai Elantra 1 million miles

Most owners celebrate when their car's odometer turns over 100,000 miles, but for Farrah Haines that was a mere early footnote in the life of her 2013 Hyundai Elantra. Haines' Elantra recently clocked 1 million miles—in just five years. She's a delivery who puts on about 200,000 annually...Read More»

2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class (Mercedes-AMG C63 S Cabriolet)
Mercedes-Benz recalls 104,000 cars over false airbag status error

An computer error that may not tell owners when the passenger-side airbag has been deactivated prompted Mercedes-Benz to issue a new recall for 104,663 vehicles. A software and signal error could show that the airbag is on and active when it's actually dormant. Owners who aren't aware of the airbag...Read More»

Buick and GMC dealership
Black Friday saw zero-percent financing return, but don't expect low rates to stick around

As Americans dive deeper into the holiday shopping season, many consumers were tempted with Black Friday new-car deals promoting zero-percent financing. However, buyers shouldn't get too comfortable with interest-free deals again as they continue to evaporate from dealerships' toolboxes to sell new...Read More»

2018 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon
Jeep Wrangler crash test, Mustang adventures, Toyota's hybrid batteries: What's New @ The Car Connection

2018 Jeep Wrangler fails European crash test European crash testers gave the 2018 Jeep Wrangler a scathing one-star rating. Europe's New Car Assessment Program said the off-roader earned the poor rating due in part to its lack of modern active safety equipment. Three VWs recalled over lack of...Read More»

2020 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD High Country
2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD High Country revealed: Luxury pickup truck goes big

We learned Tuesday that the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD Z71 does not do subtle. The 2020 Silverado HD High Country unveiled by the automaker Thursday is no quieter about its intentions than the Z71 off-roader, but its more conventional grille gives the big pickup truck a look a hair less...Read More»

2018 Jeep JL Wrangler Euro NCAP crash test
2018 Jeep Wrangler fails European crash test

European crash testers gave the 2018 Jeep Wrangler a scathing one-star rating Wednesday. Europe's New Car Assessment Program said the off-roader earned the poor rating due in part to its lack of modern active safety equipment. The new Jeep Wrangler didn't offer automatic emergency braking on 2018...Read More»

Uber driver (photo by Uber)
NYC sets a minimum wage for Uber, Lyft drivers

The New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission voted to approve a minimum wage for drivers of ride-sharing services such as Lyft and Uber. At the end of this year, drivers will be paid a mandated $17.22 per hour, which accounts for expenses, the Washington Post reported Tuesday. The Commission's...Read More»

Waymo self-driving car
Waymo details self-driving taxi service for Arizona

Waymo promised it would launch a public self-driving ride-share service by the end of 2018, but instead, it will start with a limited-scale service for screened riders. Google's self-driving car subsidiary unveiled Waymo One on Wednesday, which provides self-driving taxis to a few hundred riders...Read More»

Rivian S1T, 2018 LA Auto Show
Future dealers, Bullitt's Broadway, VW moves away from gas and diesel: What's New @ The Car Connection

Startup electric-car builder Rivian's CEO sees a different future for dealerships Rivian made a splash at the 2018 LA Auto Show after it debuted the R1T electric pickup truck and R1S electric SUV. Although the startup automaker plans for two vehicles that are far outside the norm of legacy...Read More»

Rivian R1T electric pickup concept
Startup electric-car builder Rivian's CEO sees a different future for dealerships

Rivian made a splash at the 2018 LA Auto Show after it debuted the R1T electric pickup truck and R1S electric SUV. Although the startup automaker plans for two vehicles that are far outside the norm of legacy automakers, the company's CEO still sees a future for dealerships, albeit a modified one...Read More»

2019 Land Rover Range Rover Velar
What's New for 2019: Land Rover

Tradition runs deep and Land Rover. Unfortunately, that tradition meant—until this year–that advanced smartphone compatibility wasn't something the British off-roaders did. That's all changed this year. Every Land Rover adds Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. Additionally...Read More»

2012 Audi Q5
Audi recalls previously repaired Q5, Q7 for proper fixes

Audi is ready to properly repair a group of Q5 and Q7 crossover SUVs that received an interim fix over a year ago. The brand filed documents in November with the NHTSA, which released information this week regarding the recall that covers 2009 through 2012 Audi Q5s and 2007 through 2012 Audi Q7s...Read More»

2019 Volkswagen Atlas
Three VWs recalled over lack of warning when key is left in ignition

A handful of new Volkswagen cars and crossovers are subject to a new recall from the German brand. In documents filed with the NHTSA last month and released this week, VW will recall the Atlas, Jetta, and Tiguan over no warning that the key has been left in the ignition. The recall applies to 2018...Read More»

2020 Volvo V60 Cross Country
2019 Volvo V60, Ford Mustang iconology, Toyota Prius AWD-e: What's New @ The Car Connection

Crossover alternative: 2019 Volvo V60 station wagon to cost $39,895 The Volvo V60 station wagon costs $39,895 and is now available for order as a crossover SUV alternative. What's New for 2019: GMC General Motors' truck and SUV brand has big news this year. The 2019 GMC Sierra arrived in showrooms...Read More»

2019 Volvo XC40 T5 AWD R-Design
California car dealers take on Volvo over subscription service

California new-car dealers have asked Volvo to cease its Care by Volvo subscription service and allege the program violates the law. According to a letter from Brian Maas, President of the California New Car Dealers Association, the service may illegally engage in the practice of "payment packing"...Read More»

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