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Review update: The 2020 Lexus ES 300h shelters drivers in the right place
Review update: The 2020 Lexus ES 300h shelters drivers in the right place

Long-distance journeys may have settled into your mind, in this time of sheltering in place. One day we'll be able to drive far, far away—and for that day your shopping list could start and begin with the 2020 Lexus ES 300h Ultra Luxury. If you can avoid the lure of a crossover SUV, the 2020...Read More»

Meals on Wheels
Meals on Wheels delivers connections, Mazda turns 100, GM to build Hondas: What's New @ The Car Connection

Wheel Connections: Meals on Wheels deliver more than food during coronavirus shutdown Kathy Kreidler and her Subaru Forester have delivered thousands of meals to home-bound seniors so far, and the need is only getting greater. When does a three-row small crossover make sense? Grandparents, nannies...Read More»

Meals on Wheels
Wheel Connections: Meals on Wheels deliver more than food during coronavirus shutdown

Rosalee Craig’s small, 92-year-old frame sidles comfortably into her wheelchair. The back of it says “Drive,” advice she’s taken to heart. In her garage is a red 1966 Mustang that she bought new for a little more than $3,000, just down the street. Her grandson and caregiver...Read More»

2020 Volkswagen Tiguan
When does a three-row small crossover make sense?

There aren’t many compact crossovers like the 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan that offer a third-row seat. The Dodge Journey, Tesla Model Y, Mitsubishi Outlander, and Lexus RX 350L squeeze in a third row, but most three-row vehicles are much larger, such as the Volkswagen Atlas. Yet, for the 10% of...Read More»

2020 Mazda CX-30
2020 Mazda CX-30 vs. 2020 Mazda 3 hatchback: Compare Cars

Mazda has presented a curious case with its small cars. Following the evolutionary chart of the Mazda3 hatchback leads to a split in what we can now call the Crossover Era. While the lovable Mazda3 continues on one trajectory, the split presents a new subspecies known as the CX-30 subcompact...Read More»

2019 Mazda 3 - Best Car To Buy 2020
Mazda crossover or hatch? Camry TRD Pro is kid approved, Lucid claims 400-mile range: What's New @ The Car Connection

2020 Mazda CX-30 vs. 2020 Mazda 3 hatchback: Compare Cars Mazda has presented a curious case with its small cars. Following the evolutionary chart of the Mazda3 hatchback leads to a split in what we can now call the Crossover Era. 2021 Genesis G80 preview When it goes on sale late this year, the...Read More»

2021 Volkswagen Atlas with Basecamp package
Basecamp comes to 2021 Atlas, 2021 BMW 5-Series spied, EV Jeeps are coming: What's New @ The Car Connection

2021 Volkswagen Atlas Basecamp off-road add-ons push families further into the wilderness It may not promise the world, but Volkswagen on Wednesday rolled out a list of available off-road upgrades to its 2021 Atlas. The parts, which include appearance items like front and rear bumpers, extra skid...Read More»

2021 Volkswagen Atlas with Basecamp package
2021 Volkswagen Atlas Basecamp off-road add-ons push families further into the wilderness

It may not promise the world, but Volkswagen on Wednesday rolled out a list of available off-road upgrades to its 2021 Atlas. The parts, which include appearance items like front and rear bumpers, extra skid plates for protection, and chunky off-road wheels and tires, add up to more than $3,500...Read More»

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Average gas price in US drops to $1.99: AAA

The national average for a gallon of gasoline dropped to $1.99, AAA announced Tuesday. It's the first time in four years that average prices for gas fell below $2 due to two global problems. The global coronavirus pandemic has suppressed oil demand and a crude oil price war between Saudi Arabia and...Read More»

gas pump
Gas prices drop, as do EPA mileage targets: What's New @ The Car Connection

Average gas price in US drops to $1.99: AAA The global coronavirus pandemic has suppressed oil demand and a crude oil price war between Saudi Arabia and Russia have combined to lower crude oil to less than $20 per barrel, the lowest price since 2002, AAA reports. Review update: 2020 CX-30 is...Read More»

2020 Mazda CX-30
Review update: 2020 CX-30 is Mazda’s better, larger small crossover

If the Mazda 3 hatchback were to grow up, it would become the new 2020 Mazda CX-30 crossover. First, it would have to go through an awkward but small rebellious phase as the CX-3. With the CX-30, Mazda has matured its small crossover to become more practical and responsible, but it still retains...Read More»

2020 Kia Telluride - Best Car To Buy 2020
2020 Kia Telluride vs Sorento, 2021 Genesis G80 preview, electric trains are coming: What's New @ The Car Connection

2020 Kia Sorento vs. 2020 Kia Telluride: Compare Crossover SUVs The 2020 Kia Sorento and 2020 Kia Telluride are both three-row crossover SUVs that share similar missions to get the family to soccer practice on time. Sidewalk Edition returns to 2021 Mini Cooper S convertible 2021 Mini convertible...Read More»

2021 Mini Cooper S Convertible Sidewalk Edition
Sidewalk Edition returns to 2021 Mini Cooper S convertible

The 2021 Mini Cooper S convertible comes with a Sidewalk Edition trim package that will start at $39,250 when it hits dealerships in late April, the automaker announced on Friday. First launched in 2007, the Sidewalk Edition is a puzzler. BMW says it was a popular special edition, but aside from...Read More»

2020 Kia Telluride - Best Car To Buy 2020
2020 Kia Sorento vs. 2020 Kia Telluride: Compare Crossover SUVs

The 2020 Kia Sorento and 2020 Kia Telluride are both three-row crossover SUVs that share similar missions to get the family to soccer practice on time. The biggest question for shoppers: How many players do you need to haul and how many shin guards and cleats do you need to carry in the back? Both...Read More»

2020 Ford Expedition Max Platinum
Review update: The 2020 Ford Expedition Max Platinum poses issue for car seats

The Ford Expedition Max Platinum is nearly 19 feet long with space for up to eight passengers or nearly 122 cubic feet of cargo. It is the definition of a Bed Bath & Beyond runner or family hauler, yet it’s not compatible with some top-rated car seats. With a TCC Rating of 7.0 out of 10...Read More»

A Honda dealership in Erie, Penn.
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»

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