2019

2019 BMW Z4 first look: Back in the roadster game
2019 BMW Z4 first look: Back in the roadster game

BMW's on-again, off-again flirtation with topless driving changed its status back to "in a relationship" Tuesday when the German automaker detailed its 2019 Z4 roadster. The latest Z4 will come in two configurations—sDrive30i and M40i—with a choice of turbo-4 or turbo-6 power. An...Read More»

2019 Subaru Ascent first drive
2019 Subaru Ascent crossover SUV crashes well, scores Top Safety Pick+

The 2019 Subaru Ascent earned top marks from the IIHS, the insurance industry-funded crash testers said Tuesday. In its barrage of crash tests, the IIHS said that the 2019 Ascent earned "Good" marks in every test. Additionally, the IIHS said that the Ascent's child-seat anchors rated "Good" and...Read More»

2019 Nissan Pathfinder
More features bump 2019 Nissan Pathfinder price to $32,225

The 2019 Nissan Pathfinder costs about $200 more than last year's model, but it now includes rear parking sensors and USB Type C ports. At $32,225 to start including a mandatory $995 destination charge, the front-wheel-drive 2019 Pathfinder S undercuts rivals such as the Toyota Highlander, Ford...Read More»

2019 Cadillac XT4
2019 Cadillac XT4 first drive review: Fashionably late, but a crossover to consider

Cadillac can’t turn back time to capitalize on shoppers who’ve left sedans for tall-riding crossover SUVs. It can’t take back the bad bet on a diesel powertrain in lieu of hybrid batteries. Perhaps it’ll rethink its plan to keep from the XT4 its SuperCruise driver-assist...Read More»

2019 Subaru BRZ
Limited-edition 2019 Subaru BRZ Series.Gray looks to the clouds for $31,025

The 2019 Subaru BRZ Series.Gray announced Thursday borrows its cloudy day-inspired Cool Gray Khaki paint scheme from the automaker's rough-and-tumble Crosstrek. For $31,025, the new limited edition tops the automaker's sports car lineup and is the latest in a long line of limited-edition BRZ...Read More»

2019 Volkswagen Beetle Final Edition
2019 VW Beetle Final Edition writes icon's final chapter

The up-and-down saga of the Volkswagen Beetle finally has a conclusion—at least for now. The 2019 VW Beetle Final Edition the automaker announced Thursday signals the end of the line for the iconic coupe and convertible's second reboot. Production of the Beetle will end in July at VW's...Read More»

2019 Nissan Rogue
2019 Nissan Rogue adds safety tech, costs $25,795

In the face of increased compact crossover SUV competition, the 2019 Nissan Rogue adds a few safety features but still costs the same as last year. A front-wheel drive Rogue S costs $25,795 including a mandatory $995 destination charge, and now includes a rear door alert system in addition to...Read More»

2019 Lexus UX (UX250h E-Four hybrid)
2019 Lexus UX first drive review: Small-minded, but not like that

When SUVs first bubbled up from the primordial ooze, size truly mattered. From Wagoneers to Land Cruisers to Suburbans, the most popular sport-utility vehicles dwarfed the passenger cars that shared the road. Eventually, they bullied many of them off the streets entirely. Now size is less a...Read More»

2019 Audi Q8, Atacama Desert, Chili, media drive, June 2018
Style-oriented 2019 Audi Q8 to cost $68,395

On Thursday, Audi said that its 2019 Q8 crossover SUV will cost $68,395 to start when it goes on sale later this year. That price puts the Q8 between its cheaper BMW X6 and costlier Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class Coupe rivals. The 2019 Audi Q8 will be available in Premium, Premium Plus, and Prestige trim...Read More»

2019 Nissan Armada
2019 Nissan Armada SUV's price climbs to $48,185 thanks to new active safety tech

The full-size 2019 Nissan Armada SUV that's just now arriving in the automaker's dealers costs $2,095 more than last year's model, Nissan said Tuesday. Its higher price is justified by newly standard active safety tech on all trims. The least costly 2019 Armada, the SV trim with rear-wheel drive...Read More»

2019 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison
2019 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison goes through the river and into the woods

The 2019 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison pickup truck unveiled Thursday takes off-roading to extremes. Chevy and an aftermarket outfitter best known for its modified Jeep Wranglers teamed up to create the ZR2 Bison, which will go on sale next January. Michigan-based American Expedition Vehicles (AEV)...Read More»

2019 Mini Oxford Edition
High-value 2019 Mini Oxford Edition targets students, recent grads

Mini said Wednesday that its dealers soon will offer a hatchback available only to a small audience: students and recent graduates. The 2019 Mini Oxford Edition will be available to those who can prove eligibility in two- and four-door hatchback configurations with a price that undercuts anything...Read More»

2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter
Amazon ups order for US-built Mercedes-Benz Sprinter delivery vans

Online retail giant Amazon said Wednesday at the opening of Mercedes-Benz's new Sprinter assembly plant in North Charleston, South Carolina, that it will order 20,000 vans for its delivery service. Amazon had initially said that it would order 4,500 Sprinter delivery vans. Dave Clark, Amazon Senior...Read More»

2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter
Redesigned 2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van to cost $34,985

Mercedes-Benz on Wednesday said that its new, U.S.-built full-size cargo and passenger vans will cost slightly less than the model they replace. The 2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter will cost $34,985 to start in cargo van configuration, $5 less than the outgoing model, but its price will climb fast...Read More»

2019 Acura ILX
With 2019 Acura ILX, the starter luxury sedan finally gets sporty life it needed

The 2019 Acura ILX made its debut Wednesday, finally sporting the beak-less face, sporty A-Spec appearance package, and updated touchscreens it needs to woo back buyers. Although Acura didn't say how much the sedan would cost when it goes on sale in October, the ILX has been the most affordable car...Read More»

2018 Volkswagen Passat
2019 VW Passat lineup pared, V-6 and GT dropped

The 2019 VW Passat mid-size sedan will come in just two trim levels, a third of what dealers were able to stock last year, and it will no longer be available with a V-6 engine upgrade. VW told The Car Connection last week that the Chattanooga, Tennessee-built Passat will be available in Wolfsburg...Read More»

2019 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen
2019 VW Golf downsizes engine in fuel-economy bid

Front-wheel-drive versions of the 2019 VW Golf should be more fuel-efficient than they were last year, but they won't be any quicker. VW said Thursday that the 2019 Golf lineup will use a 1.4-liter turbo-4 rated at 147 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque in the hatchback and SportWagen station...Read More»

2019 Kia Forte
2019 Kia Forte first drive: Compact car blues wiped away

Even though they are divisions of the same company, the divide between Kia and Hyundai has never been wider than with the 2019 Kia Forte. Under its clean styling suite of standard active safety tech sits the automaker’s first continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT). Don’t go...Read More»

2019 Nissan Frontier
2019 Nissan Frontier pickup truck turns 15, adds more standard features

A lot can happen in a decade and a half—unless you're the 2019 Nissan Frontier. Largely identical to the 2005 pickup truck, the Frontier enters its 15th model year with a newly standard 7.0-inch touchscreen for infotainment and not a lot else. At $19,985 including a mandatory $995 destination...Read More»

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