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Tesla Model 3 finally earns brand's IIHS Top Safety Pick+ award
Tesla Model 3 finally earns brand's IIHS Top Safety Pick+ award

The Tesla Model 3 has earned a Top Safety Pick+ award in crash-test ratings from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The Model 3 electric vehicle earned top “Good” ratings on all six crash tests, as well as a “Good” rating for its headlights from the nation's...Read More»

2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid
2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid arrives, Jeep Gladiator recall, 5-star rating decoded: What's New @ The Car Connection

2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid crossover debuts with more efficient powertrain Honda offers a new hybrid in the 2020 CR-V compact crossover to compete with the 2020 Ford Escape Hybrid and 2019 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid. Jeep tells dealers to stop selling certain 2020 Gladiator models until driveshaft fixed...Read More»

2020 Jeep Gladiator
Jeep tells dealers to stop selling certain 2020 Gladiator models until driveshaft fixed

Consumers looking to buy a 2020 Jeep Gladiator pickup may have to wait. Parent company Fiat Chrysler Automobiles issued a recall for the popular new model and told dealers to stop selling certain Gladiators until a fix can be made on the rear driveshaft. On Sept. 5, FCA issued a voluntary recall...Read More»

2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid
New 2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid crossover debuts with more efficient powertrain for popular utility

One of the most popular crossovers now has one of the most efficient powertrain options. Honda announced Wednesday its 2020 CR-V compact crossover would offer a hybrid powertrain and all-wheel drive, making it the first hybrid crossover offered by the automaker in the U.S. and the first...Read More»

2020 Ford Escape
2020 Ford Escape vs. 2019 Honda CR-V: Compare Cars

Shoppers flock to compact crossover SUVs like the 2020 Ford Escape and the 2019 Honda CR-V for good reason. They’re right-sized for daily commutes and long-distance getaways alike. They’re right-priced, too, and efficient and flexible. They’re outfitted with excellent safety and...Read More»

2019 Honda Passport
Review update: The 2019 Honda Passport is the tweener SUV

If the Pilot is too large and the CR-V’s too small, then Honda has a “new” mid-size crossover SUV for you: the 2019 Passport. I use the term “new” loosely because the Passport name has been with us before, (remember the ‘90s?) and most of the “new”...Read More»

2020 Nissan Pathfinder
Nissan forges the same path with 2020 Pathfinder

The 2020 Nissan Pathfinder will lumber down the same path it's been on since 2017, when it was last updated. While other automakers have ushered in new models to compete for three-row buyers—redesigns and new launches for 2020 alone include the new Kia Telluride, Hyundai Palisade, Ford...Read More»

2020 Ford Escape
2020 Ford Escape review, Tesla Model S Plaid on Nurburgring, VW's electric vehicles: What's New @ The Car Connection

2020 Ford Escape first drive With turbocharged and hybrid powertrains in its lineup, the redesigned 2020 Ford Escape asks drivers to choose their fighter. We surprised ourselves by preferring the Hybrid. Compare: 2020 Ford Escape versus 2019 Toyota RAV4 The redesigned 2020 Ford Escape and Toyota...Read More»

2016 Ford Edge
Ford recalls sedans and crossovers affected by road salt

Road salt can corrode the electric power steering mechanism in certain Ford and Lincoln models, Ford announced in a recall. The 2013-2016 Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ mid-size sedans, as well as the 2015-2016 Ford Edge and 2016 Lincoln MKX five-seat crossovers were listed in the recall. The recall...Read More»

2019 Chevrolet Malibu
Last wave: Chevrolet cancels Malibu Hybrid sedan for 2020

The most efficient sedan in Chevrolet's lineup won't return for 2020. The Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid will be discontinued after the 2019 model year, Chevy spokesman Kevin Kelly confirmed to The Car Connection this week. The mid-size Malibu sedan will be offered with a 1.5-liter or 2.0-liter turbo-4...Read More»

2018 Chevrolet Malibu
GM recalls 2018 Chevy Malibu with turbo engine

General Motors is recalling certain 2018 Chevy Malibu mid-size sedans equipped with 1.5-liter turbo-4 engines. A software error can prevent the engine from starting and, in rare cases, the car can stall while running and increase the risk of a crash. The software error in the engine control module...Read More»

2020 Ford Escape
2020 Ford Escape vs. 2019 Toyota RAV4: Compare Cars

Compact crossover SUVs are today’s do-it-all family cars. They’re tasked with everything from daily commutes to weekend adventures—and they have to do it all with space for people and cargo in mind. In the case of the 2020 Ford Escape and Toyota RAV4, they also have to do it with...Read More»

2020 Ford Escape
First drive: The 2020 Ford Escape you want is the Hybrid

The 2020 Ford Escape may look like one compact crossover SUV, but like the English language, it’s really three different things wearing one trenchcoat. The 2020 Escape comes with a choice of four trim levels, three engines, two transmissions, and a choice of front- or all-wheel drive...Read More»

2020 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class
UAW strikes, ownership costs hit record highs, Mercedes makes the news: What's New @ The Car Connection

2020 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class overview The 2020 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class coupe-like sedan is graceful and serene with impressive performance available. Car ownership costs hit record high Not only are new vehicle prices near record highs, but the cost to own a new car over time has hit a new record...Read More»

A Honda dealership in Erie, Penn.
Car ownership costs hit record high

Not only are new vehicle prices near record highs, but the cost to own a new car over time has hit a new record, according to AAA. While most costs to own a vehicle have increased, financing costs in particular have spiked, causing the annual cost to own a vehicle in 2019 to $9,282, which is the...Read More»

2020 Honda Accord
2020 Honda Accord sedan arrives with $150 price bump in most models over last year

On Monday, Honda detailed the 2020 Accord's price and trim levels, which should be familiar to mid-size sedan shoppers. For 2020, the Honda Accord will stand pat in LX, Sport, EX, EX-L, and Touring trim levels, with most models getting a $150 nudge up in price compared to 2019 versions. The...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Volt outside Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant
UAW workers strike at GM plants over contract negotiations for pay, plant closures

Tens of thousands of union auto workers at General Motors plants went on strike Monday, the latest salvo in ongoing negotiations between union officials and management for a new contract. At issue between the two sides are pay for workers, health-care costs, added jobs, and productivity. It's the...Read More»

2017 Nissan Rogue Sport
Nissan Rogue investigated over sudden braking

An investigation into sudden, unnecessary emergency braking by Nissan's compact Rogue crossover will continue, NHTSA announced Tuesday, after an automotive safety advocacy group petitioned the agency to advise Nissan to conduct a recall campaign. According to the original defect petition submitted...Read More»

2020 Cadillac CT4
What's wrong with the 2020 Ford Explorer? 2020 Chevy Silverado 2500HD review, and 2020 Cadillac CT4 preview: What's New @ The Car Connection

What is wrong with the 2020 Ford Explorer and Lincoln Aviator? Ford is repairing the redesigned 2020 Ford Explorer and Lincoln Aviator after it leaves the plant, creating lengthy delivery delays. 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD review Heavy-duty towing capability and overall size and spaciousness...Read More»

2020 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD
2020 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD vs. 2020 Ram 2500HD: Compare heavy-duty trucks

Pickup trucks have been the best-selling vehicles in America for a long time, but heavy-duty trucks are king of the hill. They can tow more than 35,000 pounds, carry more than 7,000 pounds, and the redesigned 2020 Chevy Silverado 2500/3500 HD and 2020 Ram 2500/3500HD have the kind of creature...Read More»

2017 Ford Explorer XLT Sport Appearance Package
2017 Ford Explorer recalled for sharp seat edges

Ford is recalling nearly 335,000 model year 2017 Explorers equipped with power-adjustable seats due to sharp edges on the frames which can result in hand injuries. The company said it has received 31 reports of injuries from customers reaching between the seat and the center console and coming into...Read More»

2020 Ford Explorer ST  -  First Drive  -  Portland OR, June 2019
What is wrong with the 2020 Ford Explorer and Lincoln Aviator?

Deliveries of the redesigned 2020 Ford Explorer and Lincoln Aviator are being hampered by extensive quality control problems which have forced the company to divert thousands of vehicles to secondary facilities for inspection and repair. Ford's corporate office will not comment on the nature of the...Read More»

2020 Cadillac CT4
2020 Cadillac CT4 luxury sedan revealed: Turbo-4 power, available Super Cruise

Cadillac revealed its new 2020 CT4 sedan Thursday, detailing its replacement for the now-gone ATS and giving us an idea of what to expect from its premium compact offering going forward. Cadillac says the CT4 will capture buyers who never warmed up to the ATS with improved cabin materials and a...Read More»

Lego Land Rover Defender
Safety features are worth it, used cars offer big deals, and Lego makes a cool Defender: What's New @ The Car Connection

2019 Nissan Murano review The 2019 Nissan Murano five-seat crossover is plush inside, smartly styled outside, and fitted with the most up to date safety systems. Used cars offer big deals for car shoppers As new cars get more expensive with options packages, used cars with similar options represent...Read More»

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