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2020 Subaru Outback and Legacy earn IIHS safety awards
2020 Subaru Outback and Legacy earn IIHS safety awards

Subaru's redesigned 2020 Outback wagon and 2020 Legacy sedan both earned safety awards from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the advocacy organization announced Friday. The high-riding Outback was recognized with a Top Safety Pick nod, while the four-door Legacy managed to one-up it with...Read More»

2020 Ford Escape
2020 Toyota RAV4 vs. 2020 Ford Escape: Compare Crossover SUVs

The 2020 Toyota RAV4 and 2020 Ford Escape have evolved over time—once blocky ‘utes with brick-in-wind shapes that gave way to smoother shapes with more mass-appeal than a Taylor Swift concert. The RAV4 and Escape now occupy nearly different ends of the crossover compact segment. The...Read More»

2020 Ford Escape, 2019 New York International Auto Show
2020 RAV4 vs Escape, Tesla's absurd Cybertruck: What's New @ The Car Connection

2020 Toyota RAV4 vs. 2020 Ford Escape: Compare Crossover SUVs Two of the best-selling compact crossovers from the giant automakers compete for attention with very different approaches. Which one is best for you? 2020 Mazda CX-30 makes room in small crossover SUV lineup The crossover with a swoopy...Read More»

2021 Mazda CX-30, 2019 LA Auto Show
2020 Mazda CX-30 makes room in small crossover SUV lineup

The 2020 Mazda CX-30 that arrived in the U.S. on Wednesday at the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show raises big questions about small crossovers in the Mazda lineup. It would seem as if the larger CX-30 would replace the CX-3 subcompact crossover, but instead it slots between the CX-3 and CX-5, Mazda...Read More»

2020 Toyota Camry AWD, 2019 LA Auto Show
2020 Toyota Camry AWD debuts, back after nearly 30 years

Toyota introduced Wednesday an available all-wheel-drive powertrain on the 2020 Camry and 2021 Avalon in a bid to compete with more popular crossovers and SUVs. It’s the first time the Avalon sedan is available with AWD, and the first time AWD has been offered on the best-selling Camry...Read More»

2020 Honda CR-V
2020 Honda CR-V vs. 2020 Toyota RAV4: Compare Crossovers

Shortly after you’ve grabbed your keys, swilled the last gulp of coffee, and made a beeline to the front door on your way to the dealership the question comes. You’ve decided a new crossover is in order, a replacement for the family car, and a new set of keys on the ring in your hand...Read More»

2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer
New SUVs, hot cars top What's New @ The Car Connection

2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer crossover SUV will get tougher, off-road variant The new small Chevy crossover will add RS and Activ editions with big tires and tougher suspension tune for mild off-roading. 2021 Kia Seltos preview Roughly the size of the Hyundai Kona, the 2021 Kia Seltos small crossover...Read More»

2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime, 2019 LA Auto Show
2021 Toyota RAV4 plug-in hybrid revealed: Shocking power from crossover SUV

Toyota on Tuesday confirmed a bit of a shocker, pun intended. The automaker confirmed details for its 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime plug-in hybrid crossover, due next year, which adds a bigger hybrid battery to its hybrid powertrain that can power the crossover up to 39 miles on electric power alone. The...Read More»

2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer, 2019 LA Auto Show
2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer crossover SUV will get tougher, off-road variant

When it arrives at dealerships next year, the 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer crossover SUV will boast more rugged trim levels to help the small SUV live up to its namesake. On Wednesday, Chevrolet detailed parts of the pint-size crossover that will compete against other offerings such as the Nissan...Read More»

2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC
2020 Mercedes-Benz ECQ starts at $68,895

The 2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC will launch at $68,895 (including a $995 destination fee) early next year, the company announced Wednesday. The EQC is the first dedicated EV from the flagship Mercedes brand, and the first of its EQ range of models to be introduced for wide consumption. While the...Read More»

2020 Subaru Outback
2020 Subaru Outback vs. 2020 Subaru Forester: Compare Crossover SUVs

Before the crossover, there was the Subaru Outback. The success of the lifted wagon that could go off-road led to the Subaru Forester in 1998. The crossover craze was on. More than 20 years later, these two crossovers have switched positions in the Subaru family, with the Outback growing into a...Read More»

2021 Toyota RAV4 plug-in hybrid
New and redesigned 2020 and 2021 vehicles lead What's New @ The Car Connection

2021 Toyota RAV4 plug-in hybrid revealed: Shocking power from crossover SUV The 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime plug-in hybrid crossover will have a 39-mile electric range and 302 horsepower in all-wheel drive. 2020 Nissan Sentra gets sportier, sharper, safer The redesigned 2020 Nissan Sentra compact sedan...Read More»

2019 Audi E-tron
2019 Audi E-Tron crashes well, scores five stars from the NHTSA

Now that both sets of crash tests have been performed, the 2019 Audi E-Tron can claim to be one of the safest cars on the road. The NHTSA reports that the 2019 E-Tron has earned a five-star overall rating in its series of crash tests. The SUV scored four-star ratings in both frontal-impact tests...Read More»

2020 Buick Encore GX
2020 Buick Encore GX sets the table for small crossover SUVs to come

Buick revealed more details about its 2020 Encore GX on Tuesday, ahead of the 2019 Los Angeles auto show, and months before the crossover goes on sale in the U.S. With the Encore GX, Buick offers a larger crossover than the pint-size 2020 Encore—although it's unclear if the two will live...Read More»

2020 Honda CR-V
2020 Honda CR-V vs. 2020 Nissan Rogue: Compare Crossover SUVs

Crossovers carry more than passengers and cargo. Crossovers like the 2020 Honda CR-V and 2020 Nissan Rogue carry more technology and safety equipment than many new vehicles on the road and point into new-car shoppers’ priorities better than Christmas wishlists. Heavy buzz and pressure aside...Read More»

2020 Nissan Rogue
2020 CR-V vs Rogue, Bloodhound tracks speed record, EV news: What's New @ The Car Connection

2020 Honda CR-V vs. 2020 Nissan Rogue: Compare Crossover SUVs The two mega-selling crossovers have all the bases covered like a 9-run inning, but which is best for new car buyers? Nissan recalling nearly 400,000 cars for brake defect that could cause fire Nissan recalls newer Murano, Maxima, and...Read More»

2019 Ford F-150
2018-2020 Ford F-Series trucks recalled for battery cable, headlight issues

Ford is recalling its newer F-Series trucks for two separate issues, the company announced Thursday. The 2019-2020 F-150 is being recalled to address improperly secured battery cables; the 2018-2019 Super Duty is being recalled to correct an issue with its headlight control modules. The first...Read More»

2018 Nissan Murano
Nissan recalling nearly 400,000 cars for brake defect that could cause fire

Nissan announced this month that they would recall more than 394,000 vehicles equipped with a faulty brake seal that could leak fluid and potentially cause a fire. In paperwork filed with federal regulators Nov. 8, Nissan said actuators included in the anti-lock braking systems may have a loose...Read More»

2020 Ford F-150
2020 Ford F-150 vs. 2020 Chevrolet Silverado: Compare Trucks

Pickup trucks move more metal at Chevy and Ford in any given year than any other vehicle on the road. The 2020 F-150 and 2020 Silverado regularly top sales charts—and in their latest versions, they can tow and haul more than any full-size light-duty pickups in history. Which one’s...Read More»

2020 Kia Telluride
Vote for the best 2020 cars, Mustang Mach-E update, BMW i4 range: What's New @ The Car Connection

Vote for our 2020 Driver's Choice Awards Submit your vote for Driver's Choice Awards in these categories: Best Performance Car, Best Green Car, Best Luxury Car, Best-Looking Car, Best Car on a Budget, and Best Car For Families. 2020 Ford F-150 vs. 2020 Chevrolet Silverado: Compare Trucks Two truck...Read More»

2020 Lincoln Corsair first drive
2020 Ford Escape and Lincoln Corsair earn Top Safety Pick nods

Both the 2020 Ford Escape and 2020 Lincoln Corsair have been recognized by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety as Top Safety Picks in crashworthiness and collision avoidance testing, the organization announced Friday. The two models aced all of the IIHS crashworthiness tests, earning "Good"...Read More»

2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1
It's time to vote for The Car Connection's 2020 Driver's Choice Awards

The Car Connection's Best Car To Buy 2020 awards are coming soon—and that means it's time for you to turn your attention to the 2020 Driver's Choice Awards, where you get to pick the prettiest, most practical, and most exciting new cars, trucks, and crossover SUVs for the new year. As in...Read More»

2020 Lexus LC 500 Inspiration
Asian automakers dominate Consumer Reports' most reliable cars list

Lexus, Mazda, and Toyota once again took the top spots for the most reliable car brands, according to Consumer Reports’ annual study released on Thursday. The Lexus IS compact sedan ranked highest on the list, followed by the Mazda MX-5 Miata roadster. Mazda and Toyota tied for second place...Read More»

2020 Subaru Forester
2020 Forester vs CR-V, Ford Mustang Mach-E revealed: What's New @ The Car Connection

2020 Subaru Forester vs. Honda CR-V: Compare Crossover SUVs Two of the most popular family vehicles for 2020 comes from Subaru and Honda, but only one nails all the basics, from styling to comfort to safety performance. Asian automakers dominate Consumer Reports' most reliable cars list The...Read More»

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