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2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia review, Drako GTE supercar glimpse, Uber pushed to go electric: What's New @ The Car Connection
2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia review, Drako GTE supercar glimpse, Uber pushed to go electric: What's New @ The Car Connection

2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia review The 2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia gets an infotainment upgrade to match its uniquely Italian styling that is both sporty and sensuous. It also delivers the goods: agile handling, strong engines, and a thrilling performance model. It gets a 6.8 TCC Rating. 2020 Subaru WRX...Read More»

2020 Jeep Gladiator leaked via Jeep Gladiator Forum
2020 Jeep Gladiator vs. 2020 Toyota Tacoma: Compare Trucks

The 2020 Toyota Tacoma and 2020 Jeep Gladiator are closely rated mid-size pickups. The Tacoma is the established rival and the longest continuous mid-size pickup on sale stretching back to the 1980s—before it was called a Tacoma. The Gladiator, by contrast, is the newest mid-size pickup on...Read More»

2020 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro
2020 Gladiator vs Tacoma, 2021 Mercedes E-Class preview, Volvo XC40 Recharge on sale: What's New @ The Car Connection

2020 Jeep Gladiator vs. 2020 Toyota Tacoma: Compare Trucks The two mid-size pickups vie for outdoors-ready buyers looking to hit the trails. But which is best? Toyota recalls 20-year-old cars for airbag defect Toyota is recalling older Celicas, Supras, RAV4s and RAV4 EVs for a defective airbag...Read More»

2000 Toyota RAV4
Toyota recalls 20-year-old cars for airbag defect

Toyota is recalling older model RAV4, Celica, and Supra models for an airbag defect that could cause the inflators to rupture or the airbag to underinflate, thereby increasing the risk of injury in a crash. The automaker's announcement on Monday echoed one from Honda, who last week recalled 2.4...Read More»

2020 Jeep Gladiator, 2018 LA Auto Show
2020 Jeep Gladiator vs. 2020 Ford Ranger: Compare Trucks

Mid-size pickup buyers have big decisions to make. The 2020 Ford Ranger and 2020 Jeep Gladiator are relatively new mid-size trucks available to buyers after a nearly decade of mid-size pickup delinquency from both Ford and Jeep-parent Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. The two trucks go about their...Read More»

2020 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon
2020 Gladiator vs Ranger, Capone's Caddy for sale, Mercedes EQC issues: What's New @ The Car Connection

2020 Jeep Gladiator vs. 2020 Ford Ranger: Compare Trucks The two new mid-size pickups vie for new buyers, but which one is best? GM develops system to make towing behind pickup trucks safer The system would use trailers equipped with disc brakes and ABS to stop faster. 2020 BMW X2 review The...Read More»

2020 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD first drive
GM develops system to make towing behind pickup trucks safer

A deer leaps into the road. It freezes in your pickup truck's lights. The impulse is to slam on the brakes, but the heavy trailer you're towing could buckle and crash into the truck or flip them both. What do you do? GM is developing an advanced trailer braking system that will let pickup truck...Read More»

2019 Toyota Avalon
Toyota and Honda recall millions, Vanderall Edison 2 review, Prius's limited future? What's New @ The Car Connection

Toyota recalls 2.9 million newer vehicles for airbag and seat belt defects The cars may have a faulty sensor that could malfunction in a crash. Honda recalls 2.4 million vehicles for a separate Takata airbag issue The automaker says defective airbags may not properly inflate if the car is involved...Read More»

2019 Toyota Corolla
Toyota recalls 2.9 million newer vehicles for airbag and seat belt defects

Toyota is recalling 2.9 million hatchbacks and sedans from a defective electronic control unit that can malfunction during a crash, the automaker announced Tuesday. The signal from crash sensors might not be read, leading to incomplete deployment of airbags and seat belt pretensioners. This can...Read More»

2000 Honda Accord Sdn DX
Honda recalls 2.4 million vehicles for a separate Takata airbag issue

Honda is recalling 2.4 million older model Honda and Acura vehicles to inspect and replace airbag inflators supplied by Takata, Honda announced Tuesday. The recall affects 1996-2003 model years, but Honda said it was not related to prior Takata airbag inflator recalls. Last week, BMW, Nissan, GM...Read More»

2020 Hyundai Sonata Limited
Review update: 2020 Hyundai Sonata Limited is the best mid-size sedan

The redesigned 2020 Hyundai Sonata is the best mid-size sedan on the road. As someone who avoids superlatives and exaggeration (like the plague), I can hardly believe it myself. The new Sonata sheds the dull skin of its predecessor with a subtle fastback design and loads the interior with the kind...Read More»

2020 Hyundai Sonata
2020 Hyundai Sonata review, 2020 BMW M8 first drive, Cruise Origin debuts the future: What's New @ The Car Connection

Review update: 2020 Hyundai Sonata Limited is the best mid-size sedan The redesigned 2020 Hyundai Sonata wears a striking fastback style and has a luxury-leaning interior. The Limited trim blends power, grace, sophistication, roominess, and value to make the Sonata the best mid-size sedan on the...Read More»

2021 Kia Seltos, 2019 LA Auto Show
2021 Kia Seltos crossover nets up to 31 mpg combined rating, starts at $23,110

When it arrives this winter, the 2021 Kia Seltos small crossover will net up to 31 mpg combined, according to the EPA, and cost $2,000 less than the compact Sportage—even with all-wheel drive on the base model, which other automakers usually charge more for. Kia this week announced the 2021...Read More»

2020 Audi A4
2020 Audi A4 review, behind the scenes of TV's best car show, Tesla fires back: What's New @ The Car Connection

2020 Audi A4 review The refreshed 2020 Audi A4 sedan, Allroad wagon, and S4 performance variant get technology upgrades and a fresh look to stay competitive in the luxury compact sedan segment. It earns a TCC rating of 7 out of 10. 2020 Ford Super Duty review With the 2020 Super Duty, Ford’s...Read More»

2019 Toyota Camry
Toyota, Lexus recall nearly 700,000 new models for fuel pump failure

Toyota is recalling 695,541 new Toyota and Lexus vehicles for a fuel pump that can fail, causing the engine to stall, which can increase the risk of a crash, the NHTSA announced Monday. An impeller in the low-pressure pump in the fuel tank that supplies pressure to the fuel injection system can...Read More»

2020 Hyundai Venue
2020 Hyundai Venue review, worst spin-off models, Audi PHEVs arrive: What's New @ The Car Connection

First drive: The 2020 Hyundai Venue sets a small but splashy stage With the Venue, Hyundai finds a niche below the Kona for first-time crossover buyers who want rugged style and slim prices. But can it pass the utility test? Toyota, Lexus recall nearly 700,000 new models for fuel pump failure...Read More»

2008 BMW 3-Series 328i
Takata airbag recall expands as Nissan, BMW, GM, Ferrari call back already repaired vehicles

More automakers are recalling vehicles already recalled and repaired in the ongoing Takata airbag recall. The latest surge in recalls covers vehicles that had a temporary replacement, or like-for-like repair, while regulators and automakers scrambled to assess the scope of one of the largest...Read More»

2020 Hyundai Venue (Australian spec)
First drive: The 2020 Hyundai Venue sets a small but splashy stage

I struggle with sentience while a hotel clerk tells me there are four Australian accents: university, city, Western Australia, and everywhere else. None of them make sense at 9 a.m., not after a 24-hour ride over the ocean for a first drive in the 2020 Hyundai Venue. Hyundai chose Australia’s...Read More»

2020 Audi A4
2020 Audi A4 returns, Tesla subject to NHTSA safety petition, Honda Clarity PHEV updated: What's New @ The Car Connection

Refreshed 2020 Audi A4 returns to the U.S. with more content for less money Audi is upping the value for a revamped and refreshed A4 sedan and wagon lineup, including next-generation infotainment systems. 2020 Lexus UX review Lexus has a family of crossover SUVs, but the smallest and one of the...Read More»

2020 Audi A4 Allroad
Refreshed 2020 Audi A4 returns to the U.S. with more content for less money

After much delay, the 2020 Audi A4 is officially returning to North America. Audi showed off the facelifted compact sedan and wagon for the European market in May, 2019, but didn't confirm U.S. specs and pricing until Tuesday. The 2020 A4 and S4 sedans, as well as the A4 Allroad wagon, wear a...Read More»

2020 Subaru Ascent
2020 Subaru Ascent review update: 3-row SUV climbs to safety

The 2020 Subaru Ascent is a three-row crossover SUV with standard all-wheel drive and standard active safety features. There is nothing remarkable about it. It doesn’t have the rugged good looks of the Kia Telluride, or the high-performance variants of so many “bromobiles,” or the...Read More»

2020 Subaru Ascent
2020 Subaru Ascent review, 2021 Genesis GV80 review, Porsche Taycan range disappoints: What's New @ The Car Connection

2020 Subaru Ascent review update: 3-row SUV climbs to safety The 2020 Subaru Ascent is a three-row crossover SUV that comes loaded with standard safety features, all-wheel drive, and comfy seating for up to eight passengers. Takata airbag recall expands as Nissan calls back more than 300,000...Read More»

2020 Toyota Highlander XLE
2020 Toyota Highlander vs. Honda Pilot: Compare Crossover SUVs

The 2020 Toyota Highlander and the 2020 Honda Pilot might not have the same rugged good looks as the 2020 Kia Telluride, yet those legacy family haulers excel where it matters most to most families, in comfort and safety. But which one of them does it better? The redesigned 2020 Highlander narrowly...Read More»

2020 Honda Pilot
Highlander vs. Pilot, 2021 GMC Yukon review, Lucid Air to launch in April: What's New @ The Car Connection

2020 Toyota Highlander vs. Honda Pilot: Compare Crossover SUVs The 2020 Toyota Highlander and 2020 Honda Pilot are three-row crossover SUVs with large interiors, standard active safety features, and strong V-6 engines. But the redesigned Highlander gets the edge for features. 2021 GMC Yukon preview...Read More»

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