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First drive: Heavy-duty diesel hauls 2020 Chevy Silverado HD to the front of the class
First drive: Heavy-duty diesel hauls 2020 Chevy Silverado HD to the front of the class

In the vast sweep of the country outside of cities, where the deer and the antelope play, Americans use heavy-duty trucks to tow their livelihoods and their toys. They are wealthy, they are working class; they tow fifth-wheel campers and gooseneck trailers; they tow race cars and watercraft, garage...Read More»

2016 Land Rover Range Rover Sport HSE Td6
29K Land Rover SUVs recalled over doors that may open unexpectedly

A batch of 2016 Land Rover Range Rover and Range Rover Sport SUVs are subject to a new recall to fix doors that could open without warning. The British luxury brand filed the recall with the NHTSA in May and the documents were published and made public last week. The problem surrounds driver-side...Read More»

2011 Porsche Cayenne (left) and 2010 Porsche Cayenne S (right)
100K Porsche Cayenne, Panamera models recalled over rollaway risk

Two popular Porsche models have been recalled to fix transmission bushings that could degrade, increasing the risk of the vehicle rolling away while in park. In the meantime, Porsche is telling vehicle owners to use their cars' parking brakes. The recall will begin Aug. 11, according to documents...Read More»

2020 Toyota Corolla XSE
2020 Toyota Corolla crash tests, Audi SQ8 revealed, Mack electric garbage trucks: What's New @ The Car Connection

2020 Toyota Corolla earns IIHS Top Safety Pick award with optional headlights The 2020 Toyota Corolla sedan joins its hatchback counterpart as an IIHS-rated Top Safety Pick, but only with extra-cost headlights equipped. The 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Duramax diesel is the quiet-talking, big bet...Read More»

2020 Hyundai Palisade
Review update: 2020 Hyundai Palisade does family like suppertime

Family vehicles like the 2020 Hyundai Palisade are team buses for a new generation. There’ll be a long list of children soon who will roll their eyes at their parents’ music choices, fall asleep in the bench seats, lose milk money in the cushions, and kick the back of the seats ahead of...Read More»

2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 diesel
The 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Duramax diesel is the quiet-talking, big bet by GM

Chevy’s first light-duty diesel pickup comes just as the truckmaker slides into third place behind Ford and Ram in the lucrative race for more and more truck buyers. Through May 2019, Ram relegated Chevy from its longtime perch at No. 2, a relative blow to the bowtie brand whose second-place...Read More»

Uber
Sick? Uber partners with health-tech startup to drive corporate employees to the doctor for free

For individuals with unreliable transportation to see a doctor, Uber and a health-tech startup that advises major corporations have launched a pilot program to pick them up. There are plenty of catches, Uber said Wednesday as it announced the program with Grand Rounds. The deal currently applies...Read More»

Consumer Reports Tesla Model 3 Navigate on Autopilot ready for right-lane pass [CREDIT: CR]
IIHS says automated car tech confusing to consumers

Systems designed to make driving more automated have created a cloud of confusion for drivers, the IIHS found. The insurance industry-funded IIHS surveyed 2,000 drivers to understand how the branding names of systems affect the technology's perceived effectiveness. The results released Thursday...Read More»

Takata logo (photo by Flickr user jo.schz)
GM asks NHTSA to let it skip recalling 6M trucks with Takata airbags

General Motors is seeking to avoid recalling of millions of trucks and SUVs equipped with Takata airbag inflators that are known to spew shrapnel at drivers and passengers in the event of a crash. The automaker filed its latest petition—it's filed an exemption petition for the same recall...Read More»

2020 Toyota Corolla XSE
2020 Toyota Corolla crash tests, Jeep Wrangler and CJ special editions, 2020 Ford Explorer Hybrid powertrain: What's New @ The Car Connection

2020 Toyota Corolla earns IIHS Top Safety Pick award with optional headlights The 2020 Toyota Corolla sedan joins its hatchback counterpart as an IIHS-rated Top Safety Pick, but only when equipped with extra-cost headlights. 2020 Mercedes-Benz E350 boasts more powerful engine The 2020 Mercedes-Benz...Read More»

2019 Genesis G80
Korean automakers rank highest in latest JD Power quality survey

Three brands that fall under the Hyundai Group umbrella dominated the latest J.D. Power Initial Quality Survey, the results of which were released Wednesday. The rankings this year placed each Korean auto brand in the same spots as last year: Genesis in first, Kia in second, and Hyundai in third...Read More»

2019 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
2020 Mercedes-Benz E350 boasts more powerful engine

The 2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class adds power and features to the renamed entry-level 2020 E350 sedan. Last year's E300 is renamed E350 thanks to a new 2.0-liter turbo-4 engine that puts out 255 horsepower, a boost of 14 hp compared to 2019. Torque stands at 237 pound-feet. The automaker has not...Read More»

2020 Lexus GX 460
2020 Lexus GX 460 bows, Pininfarina Battista reworked, 2020 Ford Explorer Hybrid driven: What's New @ The Car Connection

Off-road, safety tech added to rugged 2020 Lexus GX 460 The 2020 Lexus GX 460 is treated to a minor styling update that masks its newly standard active safety tech and available off-road features. No driver, no problem: Domino's to test out self-driving pizza-delivery van in Houston Order a...Read More»

2020 Toyota Corolla LE
2020 Toyota Corolla earns IIHS Top Safety Pick award with optional headlights

The 2020 Toyota Corolla sedan joins its hatchback counterpart as an IIHS-rated Top Safety Pick, but only with extra-cost headlights equipped. The insurance industry-funded safety group said the 2020 Corolla sedan earned its highest "Good" rating in each of the six crash tests, including the...Read More»

Nuro and Domino's partner for self-driving pizza delivery
No driver, no problem: Domino's to test out self-driving pizza-delivery van in Houston

Order a Domino's pizza this fall in Houston and it may arrive in a futuristic self-driving test van. Autonomous car startup company Nuro said Monday that it will partner with Domino's for self-driving pizza deliveries from one Domino's location in Houston. It's the company's second major delivery...Read More»

1998 and 2015 Toyota Corolla crash test
36,750 people died on US roads in 2018, a slight decline

In a year-over-year analysis, vehicle traffic fatalities dropped slightly in 2018 compared to 2017. Although 36,750 people are estimated to have died on U.S. roads last year, the figure is down 1 percent from 2017 figures. The Department of Transportation and NHTSA compiled the statistics and...Read More»

2020 Lexus GX 460
Off-road, safety tech added to rugged 2020 Lexus GX 460

The 2020 Lexus GX 460 is treated to a minor styling update that masks its newly standard active safety tech and available off-road features. Under its crisper tuxedo for the new year, the 2020 GX 460 is still a global-market Toyota Land Cruiser Prado. Up front is a new spindle grille that falls...Read More»

2018 Mazda 6
2019 Mazda 6 crash tested, Ford Shelby GT500 horsepower, Fiat Ducato Electric van unveiled: What's New @ The Car Connection

2019 Mazda 6 crash tested, earns Top Safety Pick award The 2019 Mazda 6 sedan is a Top Safety Pick, according to the insurance industry-funded IIHS. 2020 Cadillac CT6 lineup sliced with fewer options and engines The 2020 Cadillac CT6 will soldier into its final year with a simplified lineup. 2020...Read More»

2019 Cadillac CT6, 2018 New York auto show
2020 Cadillac CT6 lineup sliced with fewer options and engines

The 2020 Cadillac CT6 will soldier into its final year with a simplified lineup. The luxury division has chopped trim to just three with fewer options and engine choices. CarsDirect reported Monday the 2020 CT6 will be available in Luxury, Premium Luxury, and Platinum trims. Those intrigued by a...Read More»

2020 Ford Explorer hybrid
2020 Ford Explorer rated as high as 24 mpg combined

The 2020 Ford Explorer is frugal for a full-size SUV, even with optional all-wheel drive. EPA ratings indicate it may be the thriftiest of its direct rivals. The EPA last week released its fuel economy estimates for the new SUV and show the 2020 Explorer will return up to 21 mpg city, 28 highway...Read More»

2019 BMW X5
2019 BMW X5, Porsche's 414-hp Cayman and Boxster GT4, Hummer revival proposed: What's New @ The Car Connection

Review update: Tonight, let’s just 2019 BMW X5 and grille BMW didn’t invent the SUV—they don’t even like to use the term. But they have made some crossovers and SUVs worth loving. Florida will allow autonomous test cars to operate without a human backup driver "Florida man"...Read More»

2019 Mazda MAZDA6
2019 Mazda 6 crash tested, earns Top Safety Pick award

The 2019 Mazda 6 sedan is a Top Safety Pick, according to the insurance industry-funded IIHS. Mazda's mid-size sedan earned the accolade when equipped with optional headlights, as is often the case for vehicles that win the award. However, the 6 fell short of the Top Safety Pick+ award because even...Read More»

2019 BMW X5
Review update: Tonight, let’s just 2019 BMW X5 and grille

BMW didn’t invent the SUV—they don’t even like to use the term. But they have made some crossovers and SUVs worth loving. The early X1s were E90s that wore platform shoes, the early X5s had leftover Land Rover DNA tucked below its beltline. The newest X3 is arguably the most...Read More»

Argo AI self-driving car prototype
Florida will allow autonomous test cars to operate without a human backup driver

"Florida man" headlines may be a thing of the past when it comes to cars. The Sunshine State will become home to the nation's least stringent autonomous car legislation come July 1. Governor Ron DeSantis signed legislation into law last Thursday that does not require a self-driving test car to have...Read More»

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