2016

2016 Honda Civic video road test
2016 Honda Civic video road test

The Honda Civic is one of the best-selling, most widely recognized car lines in the world. You might say it’s a wee bit important for Honda to get it right when it goes in for a revamp. For 2016 the Civic is new. Is it once again the standard of the compact-car world? With a clean-sheet...Read More»

2016 Buick Cascada  -  second drive report
2016 Buick Cascada second drive review

To a great number of Americans, the quintessential spring break involves cruising a Miami Beach, taking in the sun with the top down, picking up some friends, and maybe heading out to Key West. While the Cascada has the goods to fulfill that fantasy, we’re not entirely convinced that...Read More»

2016 Scion iA  -  second drive review
2016 Scion iA second drive review: sub-$18k sedan extraordinaire

The 2016 Scion iA is one of the best small car picks on the market. It’s quite a turnaround for Scion, which previously had the lackluster xA and xD models in this size category. In all fairness, it’s a turnaround that arrived a bit too late, as the Scion brand, a youth-oriented...Read More»

2016 Nissan Rogue
2014-2016 Nissan Rogue recalled for liftgate corrosion, nearly 109,000 vehicles affected

Nissan is recalling nearly 109,000 Nissan Rogue crossovers from the 2014, 2015, and 2016 model years. According to a bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, some of those vehicles may have problems with their liftgate supports, which could pose a safety hazard. ALSO SEE...Read More»

2016 Toyota RAV4 SE
Brake-related recall widens to include 2016 Toyota RAV4, Lexus RX350, ES350

Yesterday, we told you about the 2016 Nissan Murano and Maxima, which have been recalled to repair an issue with their braking systems. Now, Toyota is recalling the 2016 Toyota RAV4, Lexus RX350, and Lexus ES350 for exactly the same reason. The underlying causes of both recalls are faulty brake...Read More»

2016 Nissan Maxima
2016 Nissan Murano, Maxima recalled for braking problem

Nissan is recalling more than 12,000 Nissan Murano crossovers and Maxima sedans from the 2016 model year. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says that some of those vehicles may have a problem with their braking systems that could boost the risk of accidents. ALSO SEE: Volkswagen...Read More»

2016 Buick Envision
Chinese-built 2016 Buick Envision: priced against BMW, Audi, Mercedes?

GM’s Chinese-assembled vehicle for the U.S. market, the 2016 Buick Envision, faces more than its country of origin when it begins arriving at dealerships by June of this year: Those who encounter some of the first Envision models are bound for a bit of sticker shock. The entry point for the...Read More»

2016 Honda Pilot
Long-Term Test Drive: Which 2016 Honda Pilot trim level should you buy?

Spring finally is here, and for The Car Connection's editors, that typically means it's time to hit the road for miles and days on end. This spring, we've been hitting the road--a lot--in the long-term 2016 Honda Pilot Touring AWD that joined our test fleet earlier in the year. With rivals like the...Read More»

2016 BMW 7-Series
BMW issues recall and stop-sale for 2016 7-Series models

BMW North America has announced a recall and stop-sale of select 7-Series sedans from the 2016 model year. The recall affects more than 6,000 vehicles in the U.S. and stems from a problem with the airbag control module, which was manufactured by Continental. The National Highway Traffic Safety...Read More»

2016 Toyota Avalon
2016 Toyota Camry, Avalon recalled for safety system glitch

Toyota is recalling the 2016 Toyota Camry and 2016 Toyota Avalon to address a problem with the cars' safety systems. The automaker estimates that nearly 59,000 vehicles registered in the U.S. are affected. The issue with the two models is rooted in the Occupant Classification System, which uses...Read More»

2016 Lexus RX 350
2016 Lexus RX video road test

The Lexus RX is a trend-setter. It's been the best-selling vehicle in the luxury brand's lineup since it was new. It convinced other luxury brands that crossover SUVs were the way to big profits. This year, there's a new RX, with more interior space, a more lavish look and feel, and a suite of new...Read More»

2016 Tesla Model X
2016 Tesla Model X SUV recalled for seat problem, 2,700 vehicles affected

Tesla Motors has issued its first recall for the 2016 Model X SUV. According to our colleagues at Green Car Reports, the recall affects 2,700 vehicles, all of which are registered in the U.S. The recall stems from an issue involving the Model X's third-row seats. During tests, a third-row seat back...Read More»

2016 Ram 1500
Ford F-150 tops pickup crash-test ratings; Ram 1500 needs improvement

Full-size pickup trucks, some might argue, have squared up the past few years. The competition is tight, and they're ever closer in profile, appearance, and size, and hauling ability. Yet safety is proving to be an important differentiating factor. There are some very different body structures and...Read More»

2016 Toyota Prius Four Touring
2016 Toyota Prius crash-tested, earns top safety ratings

The fourth generation of the Toyota Prius has only been on sale for a few months. Yet with the release this week of federal crash-test results, and of Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) test results just last week, we now have a pretty good picture of the safety of this new...Read More»

2016 Nissan Frontier
2016 Nissan Frontier recalled for fire risk

Nissan has issued a recall for select 2016 Frontier pickups due to an electrical problem. Slightly more than 1,500 vehicles registered in the U.S. are affected. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that the recall stems from a wiring harness associated with the Frontier's...Read More»

2016 Hyundai Tucson
2016 Hyundai Tucson recalled for lighting glitch

Hyundai is recalling more than 2,200 Tucson crossovers from the 2016 model year to fix a problem with the vehicles' brake lights. The problem is linked to a trailer hitch harness supplied by Mobis Parts America. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, "In the affected...Read More»

2016 Ford Explorer
2016 Ford Explorer, 2015-2016 Lincoln MKC recalled to replace engine block heaters

Ford Motor Company is recalling roughly 5,500 SUVs to fix a problem with their engine block heaters. Affected models include the 2016 Ford Explorer and the 2015-2016 Lincoln MKC. Ford says that the existing heaters on those vehicles can overheat due to the design of the engine block itself...Read More»

2016 Chevrolet Malibu
2016 Chevrolet Malibu recalled twice in one week for airbag issues (but now, Takata's to blame)

On Wednesday, General Motors issued a recall for the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu to fix a problem with the car's airbags. Today, the Detroit automaker announced a second Malibu recall, and again, it's meant to repair the car's airbag system. The previous airbag problem was rooted in the chemicals that...Read More»

2016 Chevrolet Malibu
2016 Chevrolet Colorado, Malibu, GMC Canyon recalled for airbag problem

General Motors is recalling more than 1,500 Chevrolet Colorado, Chevrolet Malibu, and GMC Canyon vehicles from the 2016 model year to fix a problem with their airbag systems. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that some of those systems may not deploy airbags as intended...Read More»

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