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Best Car To Buy 2020: Past winners
Best Car To Buy 2020: Past winners

We'll soon announce the nominees for The Car Connection's top award: Best Car To Buy 2020. After spending the year logging tens of thousands of miles test driving more than 100 new 2020 vehicles, our team identified those new vehicles that best handle the realities of everyday life. Through...Read More»

2019 Subaru Forester Sport
Best Car To Buy past winners, CLA35 review, EV battery cost plummets: What's New @ The Car Connection

Best Car To Buy 2020: Past winners From the Subaru Forester to the Hyundai Sonata, a look back at past winners of The Car Connection's Best Car To Buy awards reveals a preference for value, safety, modern style and convenience features. Lincoln appeals to millennials and women with Phone As A Key...Read More»

2020 Lincoln Corsair
Lincoln appeals to millennials and women with Phone As A Key function for Corsair

Forget the fob, use the phone. That’s Lincoln’s message with the Phone As A Key function on the redesigned 2020 Lincoln Corsair. With Android devices and Apple iOS versions 9.0 and higher, owners can unlock doors on approach, start the car, and drive away, while freeing up space in...Read More»

2018 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali
Car thieves prefer Honda sedans, American pickup trucks

Nearly 750,000 vehicles were stolen in 2018, according to the FBI, and very few of them were the high profile vehicles glamorized in films like "Gone in 60 Seconds," "John Wick," or all of the "Fast and Furious" films. The vehicles most prized by car thieves were workaday models easily stolen and...Read More»

2000 Honda Civic DX
Car thieves prefer Honda, Acura SLX retuned for RADwood, Toyota Vs. EVs: What's New @ The Car Connection

Hot take? Honda sedans, pickup trucks top most stolen vehicle list Commuter sedans and pickups topped the list for most stolen cars of 2018. Free and clear: BMW relents on charging for Apple CarPlay Rejoice! BMW is dropping its subscription fee for Apple CarPlay. 2020 Volvo S90 review The luxury...Read More»

BMW's wireless Apple CarPlay integration
Free and clear: BMW relents on charging for Apple CarPlay

Our editorial team doesn't agree on many things, but we were unanimous in calling out BMW for fleecing shoppers by charging a subscription fee for Apple CarPlay. "BMW still irks us with an $80 annual CarPlay user fee that begins a year after purchase," Editorial Director Martin Padgett wrote in his...Read More»

2019 Tesla Model 3  -  IIHS small overlap frontal crash test
New cars are safer but most owners won't have them for decades, says study

Critical life-saving safety features are arriving to new cars quicker but still take decades to trickle down to a majority of car owners. On Tuesday, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety-Highway Loss Data Institute reported that an analysis of cars' crashworthiness and safety systems revealed...Read More»

2020 Buick Regal
Buick Regal ends, 2020 Mercedes GLB review, EVs we're missing: What's New @ The Car Connection

Buick Regal won't return next year as brand shifts to SUV-heavy lineup Buick to discontinue the Regal sedan and Tour X wagon after model year 2020. 2020 BMW 2-Series Gran Coupe costs about the same as the two-door, is still not a coupe 2020 BMW 2-Series Gran Coupe splits the cost difference between...Read More»

2020 BMW 2-Series Gran Coupe
2020 BMW 2-Series Gran Coupe costs about the same as the two-door, is still not a coupe

When it goes on sale next year, base versions of the 2020 BMW 228i xDrive Gran Coupe four-door sedan will cost $38,495, including destination, the automaker announced Wednesday. That's $200 more than a 2020 230i xDrive coupe, which is already on sale, but not related to the upcoming 2-Series...Read More»

2020 Buick Regal
Buick Regal won't return next year as brand shifts to SUV-heavy lineup

The Buick Regal sedan and Regal TourX wagon won't return for 2021, signaling the likely end of Buick's car lineup in the U.S. for now, our colleagues at Motor Authority reported Wednesday. Buick spokesman Stu Fowle confirmed the Regal's demise after model year 2020, which was largely telegraphed by...Read More»

2020 Kia Soul First Drive
2020 Kia Soul vs. 2020 Mazda 3: Compare Cars

If the compact hatchback was the precursor to the small crossover, then the Kia Soul and Mazda 3 took completely different approaches in influencing small crossovers that came after them. The redesigned 2020 Kia Soul is less quirky than when the hamsterbox first launched for 2010, yet it still...Read More»

2019 Mazda 3  -  first drive  -  Los Angeles, January 2019
2020 Kia Soul vs. Mazda 3, 2021 Jaguar F-Type facelift, Audi E-Tron range boost: What's New @ The Car Connection

2020 Kia Soul vs. 2020 Mazda Mazda 3: Compare Cars The 2020 Mazda 3 packs just a bit more sophistication to come out with a 6.7 out of 10 ranking from our editors, compared to a 6.3 for the 2020 Kia Soul. 2020 Chevrolet Equinox earns Top Safety Pick for more standard safety features Uprated...Read More»

2020 Chevrolet Equinox
2020 Chevrolet Equinox earns Top Safety Pick for more standard safety features

The 2020 Chevy Equinox compact crossover SUV earned a Top Safety Pick award, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety reported last month. The insurance-industry funded group recognized the high-beam assist feature standard on the 2020 Equinox for improved ratings on its headlight tests, helped...Read More»

2020 Kia Telluride
Telluride vs. Atlas, Hyundai RM19 review, electric Microbus builds Buzz: What's New @ The Car Connection

2020 Kia Telluride vs. 2020 VW Atlas: Compare Crossover SUVs The two three-row crossovers fight for family buyers, and the all-new Telluride gets the edge, but it's closer than the scores reflect. 2019 Ford Ranger recalled again, this time for defective taillights The 2019 Ford Ranger has been...Read More»

2019 Ford Ranger
2019 Ford Ranger recalled again, this time for defective taillights

The 2019 Ford Ranger has been recalled for defective taillights that reduce the visibility of the mid-size pickup truck and can increase the risk of a crash, according to a statement by the NHTSA released Monday. A misaligned connector in the right and left rear taillight terminals is the cause of...Read More»

2020 Kia Telluride
2020 Kia Telluride vs. 2020 VW Atlas: Compare Crossover SUVs

Three-row crossovers spread out in suburbia like Potbelly franchises and cupcake bakeries. We celebrate all of the above, by the way. The 2020 VW Atlas and 2020 Kia Telluride are two popular family crossover SUVs that wear relatively new names. The Atlas is the automaker’s largest three-row...Read More»

2020 Hyundai Palisade
2019 Honda Pilot vs. 2020 Hyundai Palisade: Compare Crossovers

Family shoppers would do well to consider the Hyundai Palisade and Honda Pilot crossovers when it’s time for a new car. Both are three-row crossovers from well-established automakers. While the Pilot has been available for years, the Palisade may be a new name unfamiliar to new shoppers. The...Read More»

2020 Nissan Rogue Sport
Refreshed 2020 Nissan Rogue Sport starts at $24,335, adds active safety features

The 2020 Nissan Rogue Sport will cost $24,335 to start—a $900 increase over last year's base version—the automaker announced Tuesday. The reason for the price increase is a standard suite of active safety features that's now included on every model, which wasn't included last year. For...Read More»

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E, 2019 LA Auto Show
New 2021 cars, Aston Martin Valkyrie flies, Lincoln partners up for electric SUV: What's New @ The Car Connection

Coming for 2021: Small crossovers and EVs star at LA Auto Show A mid-engine American supercar and an electric flourish from Germany may have led the headlines, but the 2019 LA Auto Show delivered more crossovers than a fall TV schedule. 2019 Toyota RAV4 vs. 2020 Subaru Outback: Compare Crossovers...Read More»

2020 Cadillac CT5-V
Cadillac prices high-performance 2020 CT5 from $45,190

Cadillac has announced pricing for the higher-performance variants of its 2020 CT5 sedan. The CT5 Premium Luxury with the twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter engine will start at $45,190; the sportier CT5-V at $48,690, the company said Tuesday. This caps off the pricing of Cadillac's replacement for its...Read More»

2020 Subaru Outback
2019 Toyota RAV4 vs. 2020 Subaru Outback: Compare Crossovers

Subaru Outback and Toyota RAV4 owners have more in common beyond their Patagonia outwear. The two mega-selling crossovers sell more than an outdoorsy lifestyle ideal. They’re both spacious and comfortable, newly redesigned for buyers who take a hard left off the road. We give the 2020 Outback...Read More»

2019 LA Auto Show Highlights
Coming for 2021: Small crossovers and EVs star at LA Auto Show

If cars had astrological years, 2020 will be the year of the small crossover. That's our takeaway from the unofficial start of the new car year—the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show, which runs through December 1, where precocious 2021 vehicles strut their stuff on the silver floor, and those 2020...Read More»

2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Silverado and Sierra recalled, Nissan GT-R goes Lego, Karma Revero GTS preview: What's New @ The Car Connection

GM recalls more than half a million new Silverado, Sierra pickups for fire risk General Motors is recalling 556,399 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickups from model years 2019-2020 that were built with carpeted floor coverings that can increase a fire risk. 2020 Volkswagen Passat review The...Read More»

2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
GM recalls more than half a million new Silverado, Sierra pickups for fire risk

General Motors is recalling more than half a million pickups in its redesigned Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra lineups due to a potential fire risk, the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration announced last week. The campaign covers 556,399 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra...Read More»

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