2017

2017 Subaru Impreza recalled to repair backup camera
2017 Subaru Impreza recalled to repair backup camera

Subaru is recalling 25,567 Impreza vehicles from the 2017 model year to repair a problem with their backup cameras. The camera was supplied by Harman, and its problem is rooted in a memory error affecting the component's software. As a result, one of two problems can occur: The glitch may result in...Read More»

2017 Mazda CX-5 First Drive
2017 Mazda CX-5 first drive: Better, but is that good?

Look closely to spot the “all new” in the all new Mazda CX-5. Perhaps you’ve noticed the small differences in the bumpers, or the recurved sheet metal. Maybe it was the little differences in the interior, or the quieter ride? Attention to that kind of detail might make you a...Read More»

2017 Mazda CX-5
7 things to know about the new 2017 Mazda CX-5

Small SUVs and crossovers are a big deal. The deluge of all-new crossovers this year from Volkswagen, Honda, and others should be proof enough of that. If you listen to Mazda engineers, the bigger deal is in the small details. The new 2017 Mazda CX-5 is their proof. Although the second-generation...Read More»

2017 Mazda CX-5
2017 Mazda CX-5 priced from $24,985, which is the same as everyone else

The compact crossover game is one of inches, and no one dare go the extra mile to alienate potential buyers. For that reason, the 2017 Mazda CX-5 is priced exactly the same as a 2017 Honda CR-V and $810 less than a new Toyota RAV4: $24,985, including a mandatory $940 destination charge. With the...Read More»

Cadillac's Vehicle-to-Vehicle communications technology
Awkward: Cadillac launches vehicle-to-vehicle tech as Wikileaks shares docs on CIA car snooping

Vehicle-to-vehicle communications systems are a Very Big Deal that few people are talking about. This week, Cadillac tried to change that by announcing the roll-out of V2V technology on new models. Unfortunately, the timing of Cadillac's news was a little awkward. A recap When we think of major...Read More»

2017 Porsche Macan GTS
2015-2017 Porsche Macan recalled to fix airbag systems: nearly 18,000 SUVs affected

Porsche is recalling nearly 18,000 Macan SUVs from the 2015, 2016, and 2017 model years. According to a bulletin published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the front passenger airbags in some of those vehicles may not deploy during crashes, increasing the risk of injury to...Read More»

2017 Chrysler Pacifica - Best Car to Buy 2017
2017 Chrysler Pacifica Limited long-term road test: the kickoff

The Car Connection picks one or two cars each year to road-test and review for more than the usual week. We grab long-term vehicles when we spot a car, truck, minivan, or SUV that deserves more time behind the wheel, and a more thorough explanation of why we recommend it. In recent years, that...Read More»

2017 Genesis G90
2017 Lincoln Continental vs. 2017 Genesis G90: Compare Cars

The 2017 Lincoln Continental and 2017 Genesis G90 are two different takes on flagship-level luxury. Each provides its own way of pampering the driver—and all passengers along for the ride. But there can only be one winner. It's a close one, but in our eyes the Genesis G90 does the top-end...Read More»

2017 Buick LaCrosse
2017 Buick LaCrosse recalled to fix power steering glitch

General Motors is recalling more than 2,000 Buick LaCrosse vehicles to address a problem with the car's power steering system. Official recall documents from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration explain that the problem is rooted in the electrical connectors associated with the...Read More»

2017 Volvo XC90 Excellence
2017 Volvo XC90, S90, and V90 Cross Country recalled over airbag problems

Volvo is recalling more than 5,500 cars in the U.S. to fix a problem with their airbags. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that some of the inflatable curtain airbags in those vehicles may have been installed using poorly manufactured bolts, which could dramatically...Read More»

2017 Jeep New Compass Trailhawk
2017 Jeep Compass priced from $22,090; delivers 30 mpg plus

At $22,090, the all-new 2017 Jeep Compass is about $1,000 more than its predecessor—but it delivers far more standard features and improved fuel economy ratings. Confusingly, Jeep dealers will have two different 2017 Compass models in their showrooms this spring when the all-new model begins...Read More»

2017 Jeep New Compass
2017 Jeep Compass first drive: fitting in

Finally, with the introduction of the all-new 2017 Jeep Compass, the Jeep lineup has something for everyone, everywhere. The all-new Compass comes as the long-overdue replacement for a pair of crossovers—the classic Cherokee-inspired Patriot and the old, south-pointing Compass—that...Read More»

2017 Subaru Impreza IIHS
2017 Subaru Impreza nabs IIHS Top Safety Pick+ award

Subaru's all-new Impreza lineup has received top marks from the insurance industry-funded IIHS after being subjected to a barrage of crash tests. The 2017 Impreza, Subaru's compact sedan and hatchback range, has been rated as high as Top Safety Pick+ when equipped with optional systems. While the...Read More»

2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class (E300)
2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Series recalled to fix airbag glitch

Mercedes-Benz is recalling roughly 12,500 E-Class vehicles from the 2017 model year to fix a manufacturing problem that could increase the risk of injury during collisions. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration explains that the occupant detection control unit in some 2017 E-Class cars...Read More»

2017 GMC Sierra 2500HD Denali
First drive: 2017 GMC Sierra 2500HD Duramax

It's easy to say that it's not about the score when you're down a few points. In General Motors' case, the new-for-2017 turbodiesel V-8 that's optional on its full-size pickups comes up a little short on torque compared to the equally new Ford F-250. But is there really a difference between the 910...Read More»

2017 Volkswagen Passat
2017 Volkswagen Passat recalled over brake fluid leak

Volkswagen has announced a recall of more than 1,000 Passat vehicles from the 2017 model year. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that some of those vehicles may be losing brake fluid, which could reduce their braking power over time. The issue is rooted in brake-line...Read More»

2017 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel Sedan
2017 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel hits 52 mpg: will anyone buy it?

Here's the good news: According to the Environmental Protection Agency, a new version of the 2017 Chevrolet Cruze earns an estimated 52 mpg on the highway. Chevy notes that that's the best fuel economy Americans can buy without shelling out for a hybrid or electric car. And now, the bad news: The...Read More»

2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon Recon, 2017 Chicago auto show
Jeep builds its most capable Wrangler ever

It seems inevitable that the first stop anyone who buys a 2017 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Recon will make after leaving the dealership is a tire shop. It's not because Jeep doesn't fit its latest special edition with decent tires from the factory—32-inch BFGoodrich Mud Terrains—it's because...Read More»

2017 Hyundai Elantra
2017 Hyundai Elantra recalled over brake problems: nearly 34,000 vehicles affected

Hyundai Motor America is recalling the 2017 Hyundai Elantra to fix a potentially serious problem with the car's brake booster. The recall affects 33,803 Elantra vehicles registered in the U.S. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the Elantra's brake booster was supplied...Read More»

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