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Restyled 2019 Nissan Murano price rises to $32,315
Restyled 2019 Nissan Murano price rises to $32,315

The 2019 Nissan Murano hauls its updated looks and now costs $32,315, a price that includes a $1,045 mandatory destination fee. That's about $270 more than the outgoing model. Nissan announced full pricing for the refreshed mid-size crossover on Monday, which pegs the vehicle squarely in the sights...Read More»

2019 Ford Ranger
2019 Ford Ranger driven, Buick Enspire, 350-kW fast-charger: What's New @ The Car Connection

2019 Ford Ranger first drive review: The global pickup truck goes American The 2019 Ford Ranger looks all-American, but it waves more flags than just the stars and stripes. 2019 Lincoln Continental Coach Edition ushers in the return of suicide doors Lincoln on Monday announced that suicide doors...Read More»

2019 GMC Sierra AT4 with off-road performance package
2019 GMC Sierra AT4 receives optional off-road performance package

2019 GMC Sierra AT4 enters winter with the option of some extra underhood oomph. On Monday, GMC debuted its new Off-Road Performance Package available for the Sierra AT4. With the optional package, the most rugged of Sierras makes 435 horsepower and 469 pound-feet of torque. That's up 15 hp and 9...Read More»

Lyft self-driving car communication system
Lyft patents pedestrian notification system for self-driving cars

Self-driving cars pose a variety of challenges for automakers and technology companies, and Lyft has patented new technology to help make pedestrians more comfortable around autonomous vehicles. The ride-sharing company received a patent for technology that turns the windows into screens to display...Read More»

2019 Ford Ranger
2019 Ford Ranger first drive review: The global pickup truck goes American

The 2019 Ford Ranger looks all-American, but it waves more flags than just the stars and stripes. Its chunky looks blend Detroit swagger with southeast Asian swoopiness because it was initially designed for places like Thailand where workhorse trucks sized like the Ranger make sense. Underhood, the...Read More»

2019 Lincoln Continental Coach Door Edition
2019 Lincoln Continental Coach Edition ushers in the return of suicide doors

Lincoln on Monday announced that suicide doors are back—at least for the 80 2019 Lincoln Continental Coach Edition sedans the automaker commissioned a coach builder to create next year. At around $100,000 each, the cars are more than double the price of a base 2019 Continental, but they...Read More»

2019 BMW X5 M Performance parts
US-China trade war, Lincoln Continental Coach Edition, VW electric dune buggy: What's New @ The Car Connection

China to temporarily cut on tariffs for US-made cars China confirmed it will cut tariffs on American-built cars as part of a ceasefire temporary agreement in the ongoing trade war between the two countries. 2019 Nissan Murano first drive review: Steady as she goes Way back in 2003, Nissan brought...Read More»

Ford Mustang in China
China to temporarily cut on tariffs for US-made cars

China confirmed it will cut tariffs on American-built cars as part of a ceasefire temporary agreement in the ongoing trade war between the two countries. The country's Ministry of Finance said Friday that the temporary reductions will take effect on Jan. 1, 2019. China will slice the tariff from...Read More»

2019 Nissan Murano
2019 Nissan Murano first drive review: Steady as she goes

Way back in 2003, Nissan brought out the first Murano, a nimble car-based crossover that banked on style as much as it did substance. It was different from most SUVs because it was car-based and avoided the trucklike ride of its body-on-frame competitors while still retaining a commanding view from...Read More»

2019 Toyota Tacoma
Toyota Tacoma recalled for brake fluid leak; Land Cruiser and Lexus LX 570 for seatbelt sensor error

Toyota on Thursday issued two new recalls for its pickup truck and its largest SUVs. The recalls affect the Toyota Tacoma pickup truck, and the Toyota Land Cruiser and its Lexus LX 570 twin. The recalls are separate from one another; the Tacoma recall involves leaking brake fluid, while the Land...Read More»

2017 Mercedes-Benz Metris
Mercedes-Benz Metris van recalled for leaky fuel hoses

Mercedes-Benz issued a new recall for the Metris van over leaky fuel hoses due to the improper use of a tool to affix the clamp during production. In documents filed with the NHTSA in late November and published this week, the German brand said 12,383 Mercedes-Benz Metris vans from the 2016-2017...Read More»

Waymo self-driving prototype
Waymo's self-driving cars, Lincoln Continental revives suicide doors, Hyundai Santa Fe diesel dead: What's New @ The Car Connection

Arizona tallies 21 assault cases against Waymo self-driving cars Not everyone is completely in love with Waymo's self-driving cars zipping around local Arizona roads. Study: Mazda least expensive automaker when it comes to check engine light problems A new study from CarMD found Mazda is the lest...Read More»

Waymo self-driving prototype
Arizona tallies 21 assault cases against Waymo self-driving cars

Not everyone is completely in love with Waymo's self-driving cars zipping around local Arizona roads. The Arizona Republic reported Monday that the state has seen 21 cases in which an individual has assaulted a Waymo self-driving car over the past two years. According to the report, people have...Read More»

2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF
Study: Mazda least expensive automaker when it comes to check engine light problems

A new study from CarMD found Mazda is the lest expensive car to repair when a check engine light surfaces on the dashboard. The findings, released on Wednesday, showed the average repair for a Mazda vehicle cost $285.70 for check engine light-related repairs. The company looked at 10 makes and 100...Read More»

2005 Toyota Corolla CE
Toyota to replace 65,000 defective Takata airbag inflators

Toyota on Wednesday issued a follow-up recall to replace defective Takata airbag inflators—again—on 65,000 vehicles. This time, however, Toyota said that it will replace the inflators with new units produced by another third-party supplier. The automaker announced the recall on...Read More»

2019 Honda Pilot
Honda Pilot recall, Millennials and classic cars, 2019 Toyota Prius e-AWD driven: What's New @ The Car Connection

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. US DoT grants $25M to help BMW's South Carolina plant A new grant from the U.S. Department of...Read More»

BMW X7 pre-production at plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina
US DoT grants $25M to help BMW's South Carolina plant

A new grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation will directly benefit logistics at BMW's South Carolina production plant. Automotive News (subscription required) reported on Wednesday that $25 million will be funneled into an intermodal project in Greer, South Carolina, to expand the Port...Read More»

Hertz introduces Clear for quicker car rentals
Hertz partners with Clear to streamline car rentals

Car rental giant Hertz and TSA PreCheck rival Clear have partnered to make the rental car counter a less stressful stop for travelers. On Tuesday, the two companies announced the Hertz Fast Lane powered by Clear to speed up the rental process with facial recognition. Clear has rolled out its facial...Read More»

2019 Honda Pilot
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»

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