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2018 Volvo XC60 vs 2018 Volvo XC90: Compare Cars
2018 Volvo XC60 vs 2018 Volvo XC90: Compare Cars

Volvo’s compact and mid-size crossover SUVs are like nesting dolls. The three-row 2018 Volvo XC90 looks like it could open up and swallow the five-seat 2018 Volvo XC60. Both are among our favorite family transporters, for mostly the same reasons. Their understated style perks up any driveway...Read More»

Workers assemble a Fiat 500 in Toluca, Mexico
US considers tariff on imported cars

In a move that analysts say is designed to put pressure on Mexico as NAFTA talks ramp up, U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said Wednesday that President Donald Trump has ordered an investigation into car imports to determine if a protectionist measure such as an import duty should be invoked...Read More»

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Uber’s app now reminds riders to buckle up

Under the direction of its new CEO, Uber is on a mission to clean up its reputation. The latest step? The cellphone app that summons its ride-share service now reminds both drivers and passengers to buckle up for safety. Uber drivers will receive a notice asking them to ensure that passengers are...Read More»

Uber’s Volvo XC90 autonomous car prototype
Self-driving Uber test vehicle spotted pedestrian 6 seconds before fatal crash (Updated)

A preliminary report by the National Transportation Safety Board released Thursday concluded that Uber's self-driving technology fitted a Volvo XC90 driving in Tempe, Arizona, spotted a woman 6 seconds before fatally striking her, but didn't automatically brake because that feature was disabled...Read More»

Original Volkswagen Microbus and the 2016 Transporter
Apple's self-driving VW van, Porsche 718 GTS driven, Electric car buying: What's New @ The Car Connection

Report: Apple, VW to collaborate on self-driving car project After shelving plans to develop its own self-driving car, Apple will begin shuttling workers between two of its California campuses in Volkswagen vans fitted with its autonomous technology, a report said Wednesday. Fatal crash prompts...Read More»

Original Volkswagen Microbus and the 2016 Transporter
Report: Apple, VW to collaborate on self-driving car project

After shelving plans to develop its own self-driving car, Apple will begin shuttling workers between two of its California campuses in Volkswagen vans fitted with its autonomous technology, a report said Wednesday. The New York Times reported that a deal inked between the two firms will see VW...Read More»

2018 GMC Terrain Denali, 2017 Detroit auto show
Running update to 2018 GMC Terrain, 2018 Chevy Equinox bolstered side-impact crash safety

General Motors made an uncommon running update to its popular 2018 GMC Terrain and 2018 Chevrolet Equinox crossovers to bolster side-impact crash safety last year. The update, which consumers won't be able to spot by looking at the crossovers' exteriors, was applied to 2018 GMC Terrains built after...Read More»

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Fatal crash prompts Uber to shut down Arizona self-driving car trial

Two months after one of its vehicles was involved in a fatal crash with a pedestrian, Uber said Wednesday that it will formally cease self-driving car testing and development in Arizona. Uber's announcement comes after Arizona Governor Doug Ducey suspended the ride-sharing company from testing...Read More»

2019 Hyundai Veloster, 2018 Detroit auto show
2019 Hyundai Veloster Turbo driven, 2018 Porsche 911 Carrera T, 2-cylinder Silverado: What's New @ The Car Connection

2019 Hyundai Veloster Turbo first drive: the benefits of bodybuilding Austin, Texas, may have weaponized food trucks in our culture wars, and turned weirdness into a commodity, but it can’t take away one thing. 2018 Jeep Cherokee recalled over leaky fuel line More than 48,000 examples of...Read More»

2018 Hyundai Kona first drive
5 hidden ways automakers keep new cars affordable

A cheap car used to feel like what it was: a cheap car. That’s no longer the case, and it’s due in part to exceptionally careful cost-cutting. Car manufacturers trim pennies here and dollars there in ways not always obvious to consumers. Here’s a look at a few tricks automakers...Read More»

2018 Jeep Cherokee
2018 Jeep Cherokee recalled over leaky fuel line

More than 48,000 examples of Jeep's compact crossover SUV—the 2018 Jeep Cherokee—are subject to a recall to address a fuel supply line that could leak. Fuel that leaks into the engine compartment from the potentially faulty supply tube could result in a fire, although Jeep says it is...Read More»

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Survey finds public trust in self-driving cars declined after fatal crashes

Consumer confidence in self-driving cars is on the decline, according to a new survey. Nearly three-quarters of 1,014 Americans polled by AAA last month said that they’re afraid to ride in a self-driving vehicle. Willingness to ride in a self-driving car dropped from 64 percent late last year...Read More»

2019 Hyundai Veloster Turbo R-Spec
2019 Hyundai Veloster Turbo first drive: the benefits of bodybuilding

Austin, Texas, may have weaponized food trucks in our culture wars, and turned weirdness into a commodity, but it can’t take away one thing. It can’t take away the 2019 Hyundai Veloster Turbo’s asymmetrical doors. We know, because we just spent a day driving the Veloster in a big...Read More»

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Senate committee hits brakes on new NHTSA administrator vote

The federal agency that oversees new car safety and emissions standards may go even longer without an official leader. On Tuesday, a Senate committee pushed back a vote on the Trump administration's new NHTSA administrator nominee over concerns about how she plans to handle an ongoing airbag recall...Read More»

6 things to know about the 2019 Subaru Ascent
2019 Subaru Ascent review, VW's enthusiast push, Tesla Model 3 not recommended: What's New @ The Car Connection

2019 Subaru Ascent Review Don’t call the 2019 Subaru Ascent just an Outback with a dad bod. 2019 Subaru Ascent first drive: my other family crossover is a canoe Contrary to common understanding, Subaru did not create the tall-wagon-crossover-hatchback vehicle. Subaru just created six...Read More»

6 things to know about the 2019 Subaru Ascent
6 things to know about the 2019 Subaru Ascent

The new 2019 Subaru Ascent does family duty like Sunday chores. It's the biggest consumer vehicle Subaru has ever made, and as we found during our first drive around Portland, Oregon, it's clear that it's here to stay. DON'T MISS: Read our 2019 Subaru Ascent full review The 2019 Ascent skips the...Read More»

2019 Subaru Ascent first drive
2019 Subaru Ascent driven, AWD Tesla Model 3 specs, Sweden's electric-car charging: What's New @ The Car Connection

2019 Subaru Ascent first drive: my other family crossover is a canoe Contrary to common understanding, Subaru did not create the tall-wagon-crossover-hatchback vehicle. Subaru just created six different reasons to buy the same one. 2018 Tesla Model 3 scores "Superior" rating for its crash-avoidance...Read More»

2019 Subaru Ascent first drive
2019 Subaru Ascent first drive: my other family crossover is a canoe

Contrary to common understanding, Subaru did not create the tall-wagon-crossover-hatchback vehicle. Subaru just created six different reasons to buy the same one. Want a wagon? How about an Outback. Want a mid-size crossover? How about an Outback. Want an off-roader? You get the idea. DON'T MISS...Read More»

2018 Tesla Model 3
Tesla Model 3 safety, Volkswagen California camper, Bitcoin vs. Tesla: What's New @ The Car Connection

2018 Tesla Model 3 scores "Superior" rating for its crash-avoidance tech Though it hasn't yet been subjected to instrumented crash-testing, the Tesla Model 3 has aced its first safety assessment. Proposal to roll back fuel economy standards could reach White House next week The U.S. Department of...Read More»

2018 Tesla Model 3
2018 Tesla Model 3 scores "Superior" rating for its crash-avoidance tech

Though it hasn't yet been subjected to instrumented crash-testing, the Tesla Model 3 has aced its first safety assessment. On Tuesday, the IIHS said that it gave the Model 3 electric car its highest rating of "Superior" in its front crash prevention tests and an “Acceptable” rating for...Read More»

2018 Toyota Prius
Proposal to roll back fuel economy standards could reach White House next week

The U.S. Department of Transportation could make its proposal to soften new car fuel economy standards public by the end of the month, two officials briefed on the matter said Tuesday. The Transportation Department's proposal, which Reuters says could reach President Donald Trump's desk next week...Read More»

2019 Hyundai Veloster, 2018 Detroit auto show
2019 Hyundai Veloster priced, Ford Mustang GT Performance Package Level 2, Volvo drops diesel: What's New @ The Car Connection

2019 Hyundai Veloster price announced: Three doors for $19,385 The redesigned three-door (or is it four?) 2019 Hyundai Veloster costs $19,385 and will go on sale this summer, the automaker said Tuesday. That price represents a $400 hike over the 2017 model, but it nets buyers more power, updated...Read More»

2018 Volkswagen Atlas
2018 Volkswagen Atlas: A third row worth fighting over

As we hammered out plans for my buddy Doug’s bachelor party––cigars, trap shooting, the usual Minnesota stuff––my main contribution became clear: to procure a massive vehicle to haul a crew of full-grown men who would absolutely act like teenagers. It seemed like the...Read More»

Handing over car keys
Keyless ignition, Aston Martin DB11 Volante, Tesla's Autopilot: What's New @ The Car Connection

Despite government efforts, keyless ignitions linked to carbon monoxide deaths Keyless ignition systems that use start buttons to let drivers to leave key fobs in their pockets provide a lot of convenience, but a new report sheds light on a failed government effort to prevent users from...Read More»

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