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Car shoppers cash in on deals during coronavirus pandemic
Car shoppers cash in on deals during coronavirus pandemic

Americans are taking advantage of historic new car deals thanks to automakers slashing interest rates and letting owners defer payments, among other incentives. “I got a deal with 0% interest, plus 120 days until my first payment, which is crazy,” said Scott Carpenter, 60, from...Read More»

2020 Subaru Crosstrek
Small crossovers compared, factories slated to restart, 2021 BMW 330e preview: What's New @ The Car Connection

2020 Honda HR-V vs. 2020 Subaru Crosstrek: Compare Crossovers Little ‘utes like the 2020 Honda HR-V and 2020 Subaru Crosstrek have low prices but big value. Both flex on versatile interiors and a tall ride height, with some change to spare in the cupholders. Car shoppers cash in on deals...Read More»

2020 Toyota Highlander XLE
2020 Toyota Highlander crossover earns Top Safety Pick award

The redesigned 2020 Toyota Highlander is a Top Safety Pick even with tougher criteria for the latest model year, the IIHS announced Thursday. The three-row crossover SUV aced all six crash tests, and its ability to avoid forward collisions with other vehicles and pedestrians was rated "Superior."...Read More»

2020 Subaru Crosstrek
2020 Honda HR-V vs. 2020 Subaru Crosstrek: Compare Crossovers

Small crossovers with versatile interiors and all-wheel drive come in handy for many shoppers. For many daily needs, they make sense—and they even save dollars and cents compared to bigger rivals. Little ‘utes like the 2020 Honda HR-V and 2020 Subaru Crosstrek have low prices but big...Read More»

Buick and GMC dealership
Automakers slash rates, add deals, offer help to new buyers amid coronavirus slowdown

Automakers across the U.S. are slashing interest rates, assisting with payments, and offering other incentives to buyers and owners as shoppers largely hunker down during the typically busy spring season. Although it's unclear how a prolonged outbreak may impact owners and shoppers, several...Read More»

2020 Toyota Camry
How long can my car sit? Bugatti expands 3D printing, 2021 Honda Insight wins city mpg: What's New @ The Car Connection

Car care during coronavirus Q&A: Should I run my car during lockdown? As the coronavirus pandemic reaches its peak and more states are imposing shelter-in-place restrictions, most vehicles are hibernating in garages or on the street. How long can a car sit before it is negatively affected? What...Read More»

2020 Chevrolet Silverado with turbodiesel engine
Car care during coronavirus Q&A: Should I run my car during lockdown?

As the coronavirus pandemic reaches its peak and more states are imposing shelter-in-place restrictions, most vehicles are hibernating in garages or on the street. How long can a car sit before it is negatively affected? What sort of exercise should it get? Does it matter? Most newer vehicles won't...Read More»

2020 Toyota Camry
2020 Nissan Altima vs. 2020 Toyota Camry: Compare Cars

The 2020 Nissan Altima and 2020 Toyota Camry are workaday commuters, built to chill—not thrill. As such, the expectations for both mid-size sedans are roughly similar to the same expectations we have for our refrigerators: they’re supposed to run without a problem and deliver us our...Read More»

2020 GMC Sierra 1500
Best truck tailgates compared, 2021 Camaro preview, Magna EV boosts I-Pace: What's New @ The Car Connection

Tailgate wars: Comparing GMC’s MultiPro and Ram’s Multifunction tailgates The truck wars trickles down to tailgates, with the 2020 GMC Sierra 1500 offering up the clever MultiPro on certain trims, and the 2020 Ram 1500 Multifunction hinged split tailgate offered across the lineup. Ford...Read More»

2016 Ford Fusion
Ford recalls cars for doors that can open while driving

Ford is recalling select compacts and sedans for an issue that could result in a door opening while the car is moving, the automaker announced Wednesday. The recall includes 248,912 vehicles in the U.S., including the 2014-2015 Ford Fiesta, the 2014-2016 Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ mid-size sedans...Read More»

2019 Ram 1500 with Multifunction Tailgate
Tailgate wars: Comparing GMC’s MultiPro and Ram’s Multifunction tailgates

Now that pickup trucks come with luxurious interiors, soft-riding air suspensions, and enough technology to equip a mobile office, automakers are looking to their beds as the final frontier of innovation. The tailgate is the new differentiator in the cutthroat truck wars, and the leading pioneers...Read More»

2021 Honda Insight
2021 Honda Insight adds new available safety features, costs $23,885 to start

It'll be harder to sneak up on the 2021 Honda Insight when it arrives in dealers this week. The compact hybrid sedan adds to its roster of available safety equipment blind-spot monitors with rear cross-traffic alert, and a new red hue. The 2021 Insight will cost at least $23,885 to start, including...Read More»

2020 Jeep Wrangler and Jeep Gladiator Three O Five Editions
2020 Jeep Gladiator vs. 2020 Jeep Wrangler: Compare Trucks

The 2020 Jeep Gladiator and 2020 Jeep Wrangler serve different market segments—one’s a pickup and the other’s an SUV—but they are very similar. In fact, the Gladiator amounts to a longer version of the Wrangler with a pickup bed. Both cater to buyers looking for adventure...Read More»

2020 Jeep Gladiator Mojave
2020 Gladiator vs. Wrangler, Aston Martin embraces V-6, VW's EV Bus conversion: What's New @ The Car Connection

2020 Jeep Gladiator vs. 2020 Jeep Wrangler: Compare Trucks The 2020 Jeep Gladiator and 2020 Jeep Wrangler serve different market segments—one’s a pickup and the other’s an SUV—but they are very similar. In fact, the Gladiator amounts to a longer version of the Wrangler with...Read More»

2020 Lexus RX
Review update: The 2020 Lexus RX 350 AWD still answers the call

The $46,575 2020 Lexus RX 350 AWD answers a very specific call—the call of the mild. It's been popular for two decades because it's a known entity, never too obtrusive, never one to step out of line. We nailed it in our full review thusly: "Performance isn't its big virtue—virtue is."...Read More»

2020 Lexus RX
2020 Lexus RX review, "Faster" Q&A, Porsche plans Macan EV: What's New @ The Car Connection

Review update: The 2020 Lexus RX 350 AWD still answers the call The $46,575 2020 Lexus RX 350 AWD answers a very specific call—the call of the mild. It's been popular for two decades because it's a known entity, never too obtrusive, never one to step out of line. Volvo recalls all new models...Read More»

2020 Volvo XC60
Volvo recalls all new models for faulty automatic emergency braking

Volvo is recalling all 2019-2020 models equipped with automatic emergency braking (AEB) because the system may not detect obstacles and stop the vehicle as designed, according to paperwork filed by Volvo to the NHTSA on March 12. Without AEB working properly, there is a higher risk of a crash...Read More»

2020 BMW X7
10 beloved new car features, Porsche Taycan Turismo and Kia Sorento Hybrid coming: What's New @ The Car Connection

10 best small but thoughtful new car features Automakers can slip in some little thoughtful touches that make the everyday driving experience a little better. None of these surprise-and-delight features will raise any of our ratings, but we love them and you might, too. Here are ten of our favorite...Read More»

2020 Ford Explorer Limited
2020 Chevrolet Traverse vs. 2020 Ford Explorer: Compare SUVs

The 2020 Ford Explorer and 2020 Chevrolet Traverse are modern-day Lewises and Clarks of the open road, transporting families to every corner of the U.S. with long hours on pencil-straight interstates. Although the Explorer and Traverse aren’t plugging up the banks of the Mississippi or...Read More»

Bentley open-pore veneer
10 best small but thoughtful new car features

Here at The Car Connection, we review more than 250 cars every year. We write those reviews with car buyers in mind. We consider several key criteria based on the six categories in our rating system: Design, Performance, Comfort and Quality, Safety, Features, and Fuel Economy. However, beyond those...Read More»

2020 GMC Sierra 1500 Duramax
2020 Silverado vs. Sierra, Audi preps product blitz, 2020 Niro EV price bump: What's New @ The Car Connection

2020 Chevrolet Silverado vs. 2020 GMC Sierra 1500: Compare Trucks Mechanically, the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and 2020 GMC Sierra 1500 offer the same powertrain options and similar interiors, but the GMC offers slick features that simply can’t be optioned in the Chevy. The Silverado is...Read More»

2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 diesel
2020 Chevrolet Silverado vs. 2020 GMC Sierra 1500: Compare Trucks

The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 have always asked buyers which GM badge they’d rather have in their driveway. Mechanically, the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and 2020 GMC Sierra 1500 offer the same powertrain options and similar interiors, but the GMC offers slick features...Read More»

2021 Kia Sorento
2021 Kia Sorento three-row crossover gets more tech and hybrid engine

Kia has upped the ante again for three-row crossovers, and we don't we don't mean the Kia Telluride. The South Korean automaker debuted the redesigned 2021 Kia Sorento for the European market on Wednesday, and the most significant changes apply globally. The looks of the Sorento have evolved. The...Read More»

2021 Hyundai Elantra
2021 Hyundai Elantra unveiled, Valkyrie hits the road, Elantra Hybrid targets 50 mpg: What's New @ The Car Connection

2021 Hyundai Elantra debuts: More tech, hybrid powertrain, roomier interior The glitzy 2021 Hyundai Elantra compact sedan unveiled Tuesday in Hollywood, California, strayed further from its economy car roots and followed closer the star Sonata mid-size sedan that was unveiled last year. 2020...Read More»

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