2016

Maserati Ghibli, Quattroporte recalled for stuck-accelerator issue
Maserati Ghibli, Quattroporte recalled for stuck-accelerator issue

Concerns about a sticking accelerator pedals have led Maserati North America to issue a recall for up to 28,235 vehicles—some of which are still at dealerships or holding lots. In 2014-2016 Maserati Ghibli and 2014-2016 Maserati Quattroporte models, the anchor on the driver-side floor mat...Read More»

2016 Chevrolet Colorado
2016 Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon, Chevrolet Malibu subject of stop-sale order & recall

General Motors has issued a stop-sale and recall of three 2016 models: the Chevrolet Malibu sedan and the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon pickup trucks. The recall is effective across the U.S. and Canada. In a letter to dealers, GM said that the problem with those models involved the airbag...Read More»

2016 Dodge Dart
2015-2016 Dodge Dart recalled for unexpected 'torque event'

The Dodge Dart may be headed for the graveyard (again), but it's not going gently into that good night. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling more than 1,200 Darts from the 2015 and 2016 model-years because of a software issue that could result in an unexpected "torque event". The National Highway...Read More»

2016 MINI Cooper S Convertible
2016 Mini Cooper S Convertible first drive

Gimmickry and retro design cues have always been part of the beguiling formula for Mini—especially ever since the brand was resurrected by BMW earlier last decade, and up to present day and the 2016 Mini Cooper S Convertible we drove around Los Angeles earlier this month. It’s just that...Read More»

2016 Honda Pilot (Touring, long-term road test)
2016 Honda Pilot: our long-term road test begins

Now that awards season is behind us, The Car Connection's editors are ready for some in-depth seat time with one of our highest-rated vehicles from the 2016 model year. Join us in welcoming the 2016 Honda Pilot Touring AWD to the TCC long-term test fleet. The Pilot is a well-known quantity on these...Read More»

2016 Scion FR-S
2013-2016 Scion FR-S Recalled For Rollaway Risk

Toyota has issued a recall for the 2013 - 2016 Scion FR-S (soon to be the Toyota FR-S). According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, some of those vehicles might suffer from a technical glitch that could allow them to roll away when owners think they're parked. Like other...Read More»

2016 GMC Sierra 1500 eAssist
2016 Chevy Silverado, GMC Sierra Get MPG-Boosting Mild-Hybrid Tech

No, the 2016 GMC Sierra 1500 and 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 still aren’t moving to downsized engines, or turbocharging. But if you’re in California, you might soon find new mild-hybrid versions at the dealership. For now, these Sierra 1500 and Silverado 1500 trucks, with what’s...Read More»

2016 Ford F-150
2016 Ford F-150, 2015-2016 Ford Transit Wagon Recalled For Airbag, Seatbelt Problems

Ford Motor Company has issued two recalls this morning that affect roughly 55,000 vehicles, most of which are registered in the U.S. RECALL #1: 2016 Ford F-150 UNITS AFFECTED: 3,683, including 2,894 registered in America, 286 in Canada, and 503 in Mexico This recall is related to the occupant...Read More»

2016 Honda Civic Sedan (Touring)
2016 Honda Civic: Stop-Sale Issued, Recall Looms, Engine Issue To Blame

The all-new Honda Civic raced into showrooms last October, but it's already begun to hit speed bumps. According to Bloomberg, Honda is preparing to recall 2016 Civics registered in the U.S. due to engine problems. The Honda Civic is a hugely popular model. According to current stats, it's the fifth...Read More»

2016 Honda Civic Coupe
2016 Honda Civic Coupe: First Drive

Once upon a time, the Honda Civic was a go-to recommendation for buyers shopping for a compact car. It was rarely the cheapest option, but a Civic offered good quality, economical operation, and a greater degree of sportiness than many rivals. In recent years, however—and particularly with a...Read More»

2016 Jeep Renegade
2016 Jeep Renegade Crash-Tested, To Mixed Safety Results

The Jeep Renegade is already into its second model year; yet it hasn't been given a full set of U.S. crash-test ratings until now. And the results, while mostly good, could definitely be better. The federal government has just released full NCAP safety ratings for the 2016 Jeep Renegade—and...Read More»

2016 Mazda CX-5
2014-2016 Mazda CX-5 Recalled For Fuel Leak: 264,000 Vehicles Affected

Mazda is issuing a recall and stop-sale for 2014, 2015, and 2016 models of the Mazda CX-5 crossover. Documents filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration explain that a part on some of those vehicles may cause a fuel leak and potentially a fire. ALSO SEE: Hyundai Adding Up To...Read More»

2016 Lexus RX 350
2016 Lexus RX 350 and RX 450h Recalled To Replace Faulty Airbags

Toyota has issued a recall for roughly 5,000 Lexus RX 350 and RX 450h crossovers from the 2016 model year. According to the automaker, the driver's knee airbag module on those vehicles may not have been properly manufactured. As a result, the device may not properly deploy during a collision, which...Read More»

2016 Buick Cascada
2016 Buick Cascada First Drive Video

​ It’s been 25 years since Buick last had a convertible in its lineup. You’ve probably forgotten the Reatta, right? It's okay. The Reatta was a set-up, anyway. It was supposed to be Buick's halo car--in-dash CRTs and "Reatta Craft Centre" assembly line and all. Chalk all that up to...Read More»

2016 GMC Sierra 1500 All Terrain X
2016 GMC Sierra All Terrain X: A Stylish, Monochromatic, Off-Roading Option

General Motors' GMC brand is rolling out a slick new version of its Sierra pickup that should appeal to style-conscious off-roaders everywhere: the 2016 GMC Sierra All Terrain X. Thanks to a bed-mounted support bar -- designed to support an LED lighting package -- and its Sierra-branded side...Read More»

2016 Ford F-150 Limited
2016 Ford F-150 Vs. 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Auburn-Alabama, Green Bay-Chicago, Coke-Pepsi, Hatfields-McCoys. These are some history's greatest rivalries, and in the automotive world nothing surpasses F-150 versus Silverado. It's actually been a one-sided fight as the Ford F-150 has been America's best-selling pickup truck for 39 consecutive...Read More»

2016 Honda Civic Sedan (Touring)
Affordable Safety: 2016 Honda Civic Earns IIHS Top Safety Pick+ Rating

The 2016 Honda Civic has been fully tested by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), and it’s earned top ratings in every respect. That includes the best ‘good’ ratings for moderate and small overlap frontal tests, as well as side impact, head restraints and seats...Read More»

2016 Buick Envision, 2016 Detroit Auto Show
2016 Buick Envision Preview Video

Buick has the teensy Encore and the broad-shouldered Enclave in its lineup--but it's missing a big-selling mid-size crossover SUV in its lineup. Not anymore--say hello to my not so little friend, the new 2016 Buick Envision. The Envision fits right in the middle of the Buick SUV lineup, as a rival...Read More»

2016 Honda Civic Sedan (Touring)
2016 North American Car And Truck Of The Year Awards Go To Honda Civic And Volvo XC90

This week is the 2016 Detroit Auto Show and as in past years the event officially got underway with the naming of the winners of the prestigious North American Car And Truck Of The Year awards. For this year’s awards, the winner in the car category was the 2016 Honda Civic. It edged out the...Read More»