Pilot Vs. Highlander, 2016 Ford F-150, 2016 Audi Q7: What’s New @ The Car Connection

May 21, 2015

From The Car Connection:

Honda Pilot Vs. Toyota Highlander: Compare Cars

If you're the type of driver that cringes at the thought of a minivan, the roomiest seven- and eight-passenger crossovers are good substitutes. And if your escape from sliding doors brought you to either the Honda Pilot or the Toyota Highlander, you're on the right path.

2016 Ford F-150 Adds Fuss-Free Auto-Steering For Trailer Backup

If you’ve ever had to back a vehicle and trailer up into a tight space like a driveway, loading dock, or boat launch, you know that it really isn’t as easy as it looks.

2015 Ford Edge Earns Five-Star Federal Safety Rating

Safety-minded families now have one more reason now to consider the much-improved 2015 Ford Edge: It’s achieved some truly impressive crash-test ratings.

2016 Audi Q7 first drive

2016 Audi Q7 first drive

From Motor Authority:

2016 Audi Q7 First Drive

Don’t worry, America, it’s not a wagon. It just drives like one, is as useful as one, and, if you squint at it the right way, kinda looks like one. But it’s still one of God’s Own Vehicles: a fully Merkuh-approved crossover.

2016 BMW M4 GTS Shows Up In U.S. Dealership Ordering System

BMW has been testing a hardcore version of its M4 coupe for several months that we suspected might end up reviving the GTS designation last used on an M3 coupe back in 2010. We now have some semi-official confirmation that the car will in fact be an M4 GTS and that it will be available in the U.S. by early next year.

Muppets, Murder And Mayhem: Our 13 Best Road Trip Movies

The United States is an amazing piece of real estate. The sprawling landscapes between the Atlantic and Pacific have always proved inspirational for artists, and our homegrown autos have generally been designed with road trips in mind.

2015 Tesla Model S 70D in new Ocean Blue color

2015 Tesla Model S 70D in new Ocean Blue color

From Green Car Reports:

Tesla Model S Door-Handle Failures Still Plague Electric Car, As Consumer Reports Learns

It is one of the more remarkable features of the Tesla Model S electric luxury sedan: door handles that retract flush with the body until needed. But the retracting door handles proved tricky in practice; owner of early Model S cars reported that quite a lot of them had to be replaced under warranty.

Sexy BMW i8 Plug-In Hybrid Falls To Sticker Price As Dealer Markups Wane

Any insanely alluring, attractive, enticing car will likely see dealer markups when it first goes on sale. Ask any potential buyer of a new Chevy Corvette or Dodge Hellcat model how much their dealership added to the sticker price for the first ones on the lot.

IMF: Fossil Fuels Subsidies Are $5.3 Trillion A Year If Climate Costs Included

Climate change doesn't just present an environmental threat to human populations, it also has a tangible economic impact. Governments must invest in measures to combat climate change, and deal with its effects as well as the general consequences of societies that depend on the combustion of fossil fuels to run their economies.

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