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Where have all the $20,000 cars gone?
Where have all the $20,000 cars gone?

If you’re looking for an inexpensive new car, you might have missed your window. The number of new vehicles that start below $20,000 is at a low point, and it appears to be getting worse. “As automakers have abandoned that space (of new vehicles under $20,000), sales have basically...Read More»

2020 Kia Soul - Best Car To Buy 2020
Seeking cheap new cars, Czinger American hypercar debuts, best winter plug-in vehicles: What's New @ The Car Connection

Where have all the $20,000 cars gone? If you’re looking for an inexpensive new car, you might have missed your window. The number of new vehicles that start below $20,000 is at a low point, and it appears to be getting worse. Review update: The 2020 Volvo S60 looks more expensive than it is...Read More»

2020 Volvo S60
Review update: The 2020 Volvo S60 looks more expensive than it is

Redesigned for 2019, the 2020 Volvo S60 rolls into the new decade with a swagger built on sophisticated style, advanced safety, and easy-to-use technology. The luxury sedan needs every advantage to compete with German stalwarts such as the BMW 3-Series, Audi A4, Mercedes-Benz C-Class, as well as...Read More»

2021 Kia Sorento
2021 Kia Sorento three-row crossover detailed: More space, more style, more efficient

Kia this week set a high bar for its new three-row crossover coming to the U.S. later this year—and we don't mean the Kia Telluride. The 2021 Kia Sorento will sport new looks, a new engine, and a new skeleton when it comes to the States. The crossover will make its formal debut at the Geneva...Read More»

2021 Kia Sorento
2021 Kia Sorento unveiled, 2020 Nissan GT-R first drive, 2020 RAV4 Hybrid issues: What's New @ The Car Connection

2021 Kia Sorento three-row crossover detailed: More space, more style, more efficient The redesigned 2021 Kia Sorento comes as a hybrid for improved efficiency and promises more space in the three-row family hauler. Get a grip: These all-wheel-drive vehicles handle ice and snow For drivers in cold...Read More»

2020 Dodge Charger GT AWD kicks up snow at the Winter Driving Encounter in Winter Park, CO.
Get a grip: These all-wheel-drive vehicles handle ice and snow

For drivers in cold and wet weather states, the availability of all-wheel drive can drive car shopping decisions. Is AWD worth the upcharge over front- or rear-wheel-drive vehicles? And are crossover SUVs the only option? We tested six popular models in a snow-filled parking lot at 9,000 feet above...Read More»

Nissan Switch
From Altima to Rogue to GT-R in a week: Nissan rolls out car subscription plan

Drivers may be able to drive a new and different Nissan every day of the week as part of a new subscription plan the automaker detailed Wednesday. The program, which will cost at least $699 per month, has one big caveat: for now, it's only limited to the Houston area within 20 miles of the South...Read More»

2020 Ram 1500
2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 vs. 2020 Ram 1500: Compare Trucks

The 2020 Chevrolet Silverado and 2020 Ram 1500 pickups are a far cry from their agrarian ancestors that were less comfortable and less fashionable than the hay bales they could haul. Now, full-size pickups are family-vehicle replacements and SUV surrogates with enough tech to not only get the job...Read More»

2020 Ram 1500
Silverado vs. Ram 1500, 2021 AMG GLE63 preview, Bill Gates on Porsche Taycan: What's New @ The Car Connection

2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 vs. 2020 Ram 1500: Compare Trucks The 2020 Chevrolet Silverado and 2020 Ram 1500 pickups are a far cry from their agrarian ancestors that were less comfortable and less fashionable than the hay bales they could haul. Now, full-size pickups are family-vehicle...Read More»

2019 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid - Best Car To Buy 2020
Toyota recalls certain 2020 sedans, crossovers, and hybrids for engine coolant leak

Toyota is recalling certain new hybrid and gas models equipped with a 2.5-liter inline-4 engine due to an engine coolant leak that can cause the cars to stall, which can increase the risk of a crash. Toyota announced the recall of certain 2020 Toyota and Lexus models on Feb. 6, and ordered dealers...Read More»

2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid
SUVs with best MPG, F-250 Harley costs big bucks, Tesla boosts range again: What's New @ The Car Connection

Top 5 most efficient 2020 three-row crossover SUVs Though nearly every automaker offers a three-row crossover SUV, only a select few of these large family vehicles can be considered fuel efficient. The most efficient SUVs can be had as electric, plug-in hybrids, or traditional hybrids. Toyota...Read More»

2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid
Top 5 most efficient 2020 three-row crossover SUVs

Though nearly every automaker offers a three-row crossover SUV, only a select few of these large family vehicles can be considered fuel efficient. Electrification raises expectations for efficiency without sacrificing performance or size. Just five years ago, when there were no plug-in hybrid or...Read More»

2020 Toyota Camry XSE AWD
First drive review: 2020 Camry AWD adds confidence but not performance

The front tires of the 2020 Toyota Camry XSE are sliding sideways in the snow. Usually, that could be dangerous, but it’s all right this time because I’m causing the slide. I’m on an autocross covered in ice and snow in a field outside of Park City, Utah, and I’m sliding the...Read More»

2017 Genesis G90
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»

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