2019

Crossover alternative: 2019 Volvo V60 station wagon to cost $39,895
Crossover alternative: 2019 Volvo V60 station wagon to cost $39,895

The Volvo V60 station wagon costs $39,895 and is now available for order as a crossover SUV alternative. The V60's base trim level, Momentum, includes a host of high-end features $40,000. Buyers will receive a front-wheel-drive V60 with a 250-horsepower 2.0-liter turbo-4 engine, a suite of active...Read More»

2019 Fiat 500X, 2018 LA Auto Show
2019 Fiat 500X crossover sports new engine, new nose

The 2019 Fiat 500X crossover will get a new smaller, more efficient turbocharged engine when it goes on sale next year. The automaker released details about its bestselling crossover Monday ahead of the 2018 Los Angeles auto show. Powering the small utility vehicle will be a 1.3-liter turbo-4 that...Read More»

2019 Mazda CX-5
2019 Mazda CX-5 nets 25 mpg combined with new turbo engine

Crossover buyers looking for a little more oomph have a new candidate to consider. The 2019 Mazda CX-5 ushers in a 2.5-liter turbocharged inline-4 engine, and its official EPA fuel economy ratings show it will return as high as 25 mpg combined. Front-wheel drive CX-5s with the new engine return 23...Read More»

2019 Nissan Murano, 2018 LA Auto Show
2019 Nissan Murano, Maxima debut with updated look

At the 2018 LA Auto Show Wednesday, updated versions of the Nissan Murano crossover SUV and Nissan Maxima sedan broke cover. The two boast evolutionary styling updates with new LED head- and running lights, revised front and rear bumpers, and new wheel designs. On both, wider availability of active...Read More»

2019 Mazda 3, 2018 LA Auto Show
2019 Mazda 3 bows with new look, upgraded tech

An evolutionary redesign that bowed Wednesday at the 2018 LA Auto Show puts the 2019 Mazda 3 in line with the automaker's larger sedan and its crossover SUVs. Bigger changes come inside and behind the scenes, where the Mazda 3 ushers in a new fuel-saving, high-compression engine, a larger...Read More»

2019 Toyota Prius
2019 Toyota Prius adds new all-wheel-drive option

Following in all four of the 2019 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid's tire tracks, the 2019 Toyota Prius that bowed Wednesday at the 2018 LA Auto Show will offer all-wheel drive as an option for the first time. Toyota expects that about a quarter of Prius shoppers will opt for all-wheel drive. The 2019 Prius'...Read More»

2019 Honda Passport, 2018 LA Auto Show
2019 Honda Passport debuts: Crossover SUV stamps its docs, returns to market

With its 2019 Passport, Honda is back in the SUV game. The automaker revived the long-forgotten Passport name ahead of the 2018 LA auto show Tuesday as a new crossover SUV that slots between its compact CR-V and its three-row Pilot. The 2019 Honda Passport will hit dealers early next year with a...Read More»

2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2.7 first drive review: Daring to be different

Paradigm shifts tend to be either brilliant or disasters. Chevy's made just such a gamble with its full-size pickup line with a new turbo-4 engine for its Chevrolet Silverado truck. The new engine takes over in LT and RST trims where a 4.3-liter V-6 once lived, and it makes the 2019 Silverado the...Read More»

2019 Nissan Kicks
2019 Nissan Kicks price punted to $19,535

The 2019 Nissan Kicks will cost $19,535 when it goes on sale soon, which reflects a $570 price bump over last year's price. The 2019 price includes a $995 destination fee and Nissan said Monday that 2019 Juke models should arrive in dealers soon. Nissan's Kicks replaced the Juke earlier this year...Read More»

2019 Toyota RAV4
2019 Toyota RAV4 first drive review: Reaching new heights

Traffic on California’s winding, tourist-riddled Highway 1 creeps along on a Tuesday morning in November. I’m in a 2019 Toyota RAV4 and I’m stuck behind a wandering Mustang with Nevada plates, almost certainly a rental, and I watch in vain as its occupants snap photos of the...Read More»

2019 GMC Yukon
2019 GMC Yukon XL Denali review update: Gracefully aging

Dig deep into the 2019 GMC Yukon XL Denali and you'll find parts designed to fit trucks from decades past—some from more than 30 years ago. What's incredible is that the Yukon remains relevant and worth serious consideration. GMC has upgraded the Yukon throughout the years with the latest...Read More»

2019 Subaru Forester
Subaru Forester: The Car Connection's Best Car To Buy 2019

Some crossover SUVs have more style, others have more features. The scrappy 2019 Subaru Forester climbed to the top of our ratings with its unbeatable blend of everyday practicality and value. It’s our Best Car To Buy 2019 and it’s our first repeat winner, following up on the 2014...Read More»

2019 Subaru Forester Sport
2019 Subaru Forester Sport review update: Crossover plays the name game

The 2019 Subaru Forester Sport is a new name but not a new concept. The last-generation Subaru Forester XT had more power than it needed from a raucous turbo-4 pulled from the WRX four-door sedan that made 250 horsepower and a wall of torque. In the Forester XT, it propelled the crossover to 60 mph...Read More»

2019 Honda Civic Si
2019 Honda Civic Si updated with tech, priced at $25,195

The 2019 Honda Civic Si's new volume knob—which replaces a widely panned haptic slider—adds $200 to the sporty coupe and sedan's price. But wait, there's more. Regardless of body style, the 2019 Civic Si costs $25,195 including a mandatory $895 destination charge. Honda said last week...Read More»

2019 GMC Sierra
2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500: Best Car To Buy 2019 nominees

Wander through any suburban neigborhood and you'll see plenty of full-size pickups parked in driveways waiting to be loaded up for baseball practice or a run to Safeway. That's why the redesigned 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 are obvious candidates for our top award, Best...Read More»

2019 Subaru Ascent first drive
Subaru Ascent: Best Car To Buy 2019 nominee

Until the 2019 Ascent, Subaru stood by idly watching Outback and Forester owners with growing families trade in their crossover SUVs for Toyota Highlanders and Honda Pilots. The 2019 Subaru Ascent gives those owners reasons to stay loyal to Subaru—and not just because it has seating for eight...Read More»

2019 Volvo XC40
Volvo XC40: Best Car To Buy 2019 nominee

With its 2018 XC40, Volvo steps out of its comfort zone. Not only does the XC40 not look like anything else in the Swedish automaker's lineup, it may turn the entire new-car buying process into something totally different. MORE: Follow all our Best Car To Buy 2019 news as we name a winner The XC40...Read More»

2019 Hyundai Tucson
Active safety tech bumps 2019 Hyundai Tucson crossover SUV price to $24,245

The updated 2019 Hyundai Tucson that's arriving in dealers now costs about $700 more than last year's crossover SUV, the automaker said last week. That price hike isn't without merit, however: Active safety features and smartphone integration are newly standard on the refreshed 2019 Tucson. The...Read More»

2019 Honda Insight
Honda Insight: Best Car To Buy 2019 nominee

The Honda Insight proves that sedans might just have a future after all. This four-door sedan is well-priced, with a spacious interior full of the latest safety and convenience tech, and it's even good looking. Oh, and did we mention that most versions of the 2019 Insight are rated at 52 mpg...Read More»

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