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What's New for 2018: Volkswagen
What's New for 2018: Volkswagen

This year, the VW lineup grows upward and outward with the introduction of two new crossovers both available with seating for the entire family. The long-anticipated VW Atlas is the brand's first true three-row crossover. It's especially roomy in row three and its driving dynamics make it something...Read More»

2018 Jeep Wrangler
What's New for 2018: Jeep

For 2018, Jeep reinvents its icon: the Wrangler. That's no small feat, and not one that comes often. Fortunately, the off-road brand didn't merely slap lipstick on the dated outgoing model and it didn't bow to regulators in search of massive fuel economy gains. Instead, it's more capable than ever...Read More»

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Apps are changing how traffic engineers design roads

The days of engineers simply figuring out the most efficient way to control the flow of traffic are long gone. Apps influence the decision-making process of drivers so greatly that engineers must now take into account how the likes of Google Maps and Waze will alter traffic congestion on non-major...Read More»

2018 Jeep Wrangler first drive, Tucson, Arizona
2018 Jeep Wrangler, 2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class, Swedish electric car: What’s New @ The Car Connection

2018 Jeep Wrangler price climbs to $28,190 The redesigned 2018 Jeep Wrangler will see a hefty price hike to $28,190 when it goes on sale early next year. What's New for 2018: Subaru You're not the only one seeing more and more Subarus popping up. The automaker is on a roll, largely fueled by strong...Read More»

2018 Subaru Outback
What's New for 2018: Subaru

You're not the only one seeing more and more Subarus popping up. The automaker is on a roll, largely fueled by strong demand for its crossovers and tall wagons—the Outback, Forester, and Crosstrek. This year, there's an all new Crosstrek on offer. It might look a lot like last year's model...Read More»

2018 Jeep Wrangler
2018 Jeep Wrangler price climbs to $28,190

The redesigned 2018 Jeep Wrangler will see a hefty price hike to $28,190 when it goes on sale early next year. That's the base price of a two-door Wrangler Sport and it includes a mandatory $1,195 destination charge that's among the highest charged by any automaker. The four-door Wrangler Unlimited...Read More»

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Uber's Chinese rival, Dutch Tesla wagon, Honda Clarity Plug-In driven: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Uber's Chinese rival coming to North America Didi Chuxing, the rideshare giant that drove Uber out of China, is turning its attention to Mexico in a bid to gain a foothold on North American soil. The move marks Didi’s first attempt at international expansion. What's New for 2018: Mini Mini's...Read More»

2018 Mini Countryman
What's New for 2018: Mini

Mini's lineup isn't quite as maxi as it was a couple of years ago. That's a good thing since it has allowed the BMW-owned British icon to dial down overlap between models that didn't really have a mission. Today's lineup is more focused on what consumers really want—the standard Cooper in...Read More»

2018 Volvo XC60 T8
What's New for 2018: Volvo

Volvo's full lineup transformation continues for 2018 with several new models. The highlight this year is arguably the brand's XC60 compact crossover. If you're familiar with the groundbreaking XC90 that debuted a couple of years ago, you can take that idea and leave it in the dryer for too long...Read More»

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Red light cameras, 2019 Volkswagen Jetta prototype driven, Electric VW Thing: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Oregon cedes freedom of speech case against red light camera critic It is, perhaps, human nature to harbor grandiose dreams of fighting a traffic ticket, even to the point of arguing before a local judge. For the past four years, however, an Oregon man has taken that fantasy to extreme levels...Read More»

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Uber's Chinese rival coming to North America

Didi Chuxing, the rideshare giant that drove Uber out of China, is turning its attention to Mexico in a bid to gain a foothold on North American soil. The move marks Didi’s first attempt at international expansion. The company has already met with Mexican trade and investment officials, and...Read More»

red light runners in los angeles
Oregon cedes freedom of speech case against red light camera critic

It is, perhaps, human nature to harbor grandiose dreams of fighting a traffic ticket, even to the point of arguing before a local judge. For the past four years, however, an Oregon man has taken that fantasy to extreme levels, ultimately resulting in the state’s senior assistant attorney...Read More»

2018 Volvo XC60 T8
Volvo XC60 road test, Jaguar skipping V-8s, Volkswagen ID electric car: What’s New @ The Car Connection

2018 Volvo XC60 video road test Volvo builds sublime sedans and wagons, but these days, it’s best known for its SUVs. The big XC90 has been a knockout, and there’s a new, tough-looking XC40 compact crossover coming soon. Uber investor pumps $500 million into Lyft First, it was...Read More»

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC Class IIHS crash test
Roundup: All the 2018 IIHS Top Safety Pick+ winners

The insurance industry-funded IIHS says that these are the safest cars you can buy today—they're the ones that qualify for its coveted Top Safety Pick+ award. Last year, making the cut became even more difficult thanks to a new headlight effectiveness test performed in addition to a battery...Read More»

2019 Volvo XC40 First Drive
Care By Volvo plans Netflix-style subscriptions for cars; here are the details

When it goes on sale in March 2018, the 2019 Volvo XC40 will boast a pay-by-subscription model that no other mainstream automaker has offered in recent memory. For a flat-rate fee of $600 or $700 per month, depending on configuration, Care By Volvo subscribers can pay for not only their car, but...Read More»

General Motors' Dan Ammann (center) with Lyft's John Zimmer (right) and Logan Green (left)
Uber investor pumps $500 million into Lyft

First, it was Uber’s misfortunes helping to accelerate arch-rival Lyft’s growth. Now it’s Uber’s fortunes. Mutual fund Fidelity will take part in Lyft’s newest round of financing, in which the company is expected to raise $1.5 billion overall. All total, the latest...Read More»

2018 Volvo XC60 first drive, Barcelona
2018 Volvo XC60 video road test

Volvo builds sublime sedans and wagons, but these days, it’s best known for its SUVs. The big XC90 has been a knockout, and there’s a new, tough-looking XC40 compact crossover coming soon. With rivals like Jaguar’s F-Pace, the Benz GLC, and the Audi Q5, the 2018 Volvo XC60 has to...Read More»

2017 Lincoln Continental
2018 Lincoln Continental, Maserati to return to F1?, 15-minute electric charging: What’s New @ The Car Connection

College bars, stadiums top Uber's 2017 most visited destinations Uber has released a list revealing its most popular destination in each state for 2017 (sans South Dakota, since Uber doesn't yet operate there), and the results are equal parts surprising and completely predictable, with a fairly...Read More»

2018 Mazda CX-5
2018 Mazda CX-5, 2018 Jaguar F-Type 2.0T, Jeep Wrangler Plug-In: What’s New @ The Car Connection

2018 Mazda CX-5 Review The 2018 Mazda CX-5 pitches itself as the sportiest compact crossover SUV around, and it shows. This five-seater’s moves are poised and athletic, at least against its competitive set. The downside? Its interior, while beautifully wrought, is tight on space for humans...Read More»

Uber self-driving prototype in San Francisco
College bars, stadiums top Uber's 2017 most visited destinations

Uber has released a list revealing its most popular destination in each state for 2017 (sans South Dakota, since Uber doesn't yet operate there), and the results are equal parts surprising and completely predictable, with a fairly even split between the number of states for which a sports stadium...Read More»

2018 Honda Accord
What's New for 2018: Honda

The mid-size sedan is back, at least as far as we're concerned. So smitten with the 2018 Honda Accord's clean-sheet redesign that we named the four-door our Best Car to Buy this year. It's really that good, with its sinewy shape, its sublime turbo-4 engines, its roomy interior, and a chassis that's...Read More»

2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon
What's New for 2018: Dodge

It's a tale of two Dodges in the automaker's showrooms this year. Dodge continues to invest in its muscular Charger sedan and Challenger coupe while letting its family haulers wither on the vine. Somewhere between the two ends of the spectrum sits the brand's Durango SUV, which adds a lot more...Read More»

Pirelli Winter Driving School, St. Moritz, Switzerland
Winter tires, Range Rover Plug-In, Self-driving Chevy Bolt EV: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Winter tires are smart thinking Don’t call them snow tires. If you live where fall colors give way to snow and ice-covered roads, buying a set of winter tires may be a prudent decision. New 2018 Ford Super Duty pickup claims top torque, power figures–for now Truck guys love feats of...Read More»

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Uber's wild ride gives Lyft a lift

To put it mildly, Uber has had a tumultuous year. The company’s highs, which include knocking off the ubiquitous yellow taxi as the most used ride service in New York, have been tempered by scandal after scandal, ultimately leading its CEO, Travis Kalanick, to resign over the summer. Now...Read More»

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