2020

Review update: 2020 Subaru Outback Onyx Edition XT moves more than I expected
Review update: 2020 Subaru Outback Onyx Edition XT moves more than I expected

It’s hard to imagine a go-anywhere, do-anything vehicle that does it all better than a Subaru Outback. If it must carry four adults and a kayak on a regular basis, the Outback makes for an easy choice. What’s not easy? Picking out the right trim. There are seven trim levels for the 2020...Read More»

2020 Hyundai Tucson
2020 Hyundai Tucson vs. 2020 Hyundai Kona: Compare Crossover SUVs

Walk into a Hyundai showroom and it’s not a question of whether the Korean automaker has the right crossover SUV, it’s a matter of which size crossover is for you. Do you need small or smaller? If the mid-size Hyundai Santa Fe is too large and the subcompact Venue is too small, then the...Read More»

2019 Ford Ranger and F-150 with self-leveling kit
2020 Ford Ranger vs. 2020 Ford F-150: Compare Trucks

In most places, bigger is considered better. This should apply to pickup trucks, too, but half-ton trucks like the 2020 Ford F-150 are America’s preferred vehicle of choice over massive heavy duties. While the F-150 might be the right-size truck, the 2020 Ford Ranger mid-size truck presents...Read More»

2020 Nissan Titan Pro-4X
Review update: 2020 Nissan Titan Pro-4X off-road pickup truck is lost and that's good

Get lost isn’t the worst thing I’ll hear all day, not by a long shot. Thirty-one minutes from my doorstep in Colorado is nowhere. I like that. Off-road pickups like the 2020 Nissan Titan Pro-4X tell me to “get lost.” Done deal. There’s a small but growing sub-set of...Read More»

2020 Toyota Camry
2020 Toyota Camry vs. 2020 Chevrolet Malibu: Compare Cars

There are flashier sedans on the lots, for sure, but when it comes down to size, price, features, and fuel economy, the 2020 Toyota Camry and 2020 Chevrolet Malibu should be tops on the list for value. That’s a rare commodity among cars, even rarer among new cars. But we’re guessing you...Read More»

2020 Honda Civic Hatchback
2020 Honda Civic vs. 2020 Hyundai Elantra: Compare Cars

You newly minted graduates will head out into the workforce this spring under all sorts of trying circumstances. One of the small but daunting challenges you will face: finding that first commuter car. It’s tougher than a 7 a.m. final. Been there. We have your back. The 2020 Honda Civic and...Read More»

2020 Hyundai Tucson
2020 Ford Ecosport vs. 2020 Hyundai Tucson: Compare Crossovers

We’re suckers for conveniences. Our kitchens are cramped with enough gadgets as proof. Two pint-size crossovers, the 2020 Hyundai Tucson and 2020 Ford Ecosport, promise efficiency and practicality at a relatively low price—the one-pot pressure/sauté/rice/slow cookers of the car...Read More»

2020 Volkswagen Passat SEL
Review update: 2020 Volkswagen Passat SEL is a chucker

The 2020 Volkswagen Passat is a mid-size sedan caught between two times. Even though it has a fresh design and the necessary safety upgrades, it rides on an old platform and is powered by an outdated powertrain. It’s what I feel like when I lace up new basketball shoes, then step onto the...Read More»

2020 Hyundai Sonata
2020 Hyundai Sonata nets top safety ratings from the NHTSA and IIHS

The redesigned 2020 Hyundai Sonata earned a five-star safety rating from the NHTSA to complement the Top Safety Pick accolade from the IIHS, the automaker announced Monday. The mid-size sedan in both gas and hybrid versions earned five stars in all but the front driver side crash test. It earned...Read More»

2020 Hyundai Santa Fe
2020 Hyundai Santa Fe vs. 2020 Hyundai Tucson: Compare Crossovers

Tucson and Santa Fe are separated by 510 miles of interstate that winds through dusty stretches of desert and mountains in the Southwestern U.S. The 2020 Hyundai Tucson and 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe? Well, they’re a few feet apart on dealers’ lots and even closer on our TCC Rating scale...Read More»

2020 Chevrolet Blazer
2020 Chevy Blazer vs. 2020 Chevrolet Equinox: Compare Crossover SUVs

Some decisive new-car shoppers make it look easy to pick a new crossover SUV. This size, that brand—done. What happens if you’re wishy-washy like us—when the usual factors aren’t so clear-cut? Allow us to introduce you to the quandary that exists between the 2020 Chevrolet...Read More»

2020 Toyota Highlander Platinum AWD
Review update: 2020 Toyota Highlander Platinum is a $50,000 proposition

The redesigned 2020 Toyota Highlander is better than its predecessor in almost every category: it’s roomier, comfier, quieter, smoother, more efficient, and more evolved. Evolution comes at a price, and of all the superlatives attached to the Highlander, “most expensive” might be...Read More»

2019 Mazda 3 - Best Car To Buy 2020
2020 Honda Civic vs. 2020 Mazda 3: Compare Cars

The Mazda 3 and Honda Civic stand above and beyond much of the compact-car class for how they prioritize the driving experience itself. Neither one forgets that cost-conscious compact-car shoppers want a car that’s inherently practical, frugal, and packed with features for the money. These...Read More»

2020 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro
2020 Ford Ranger vs. 2020 Toyota Tacoma: Compare Trucks

Mid-size pickup trucks are the new sport utility vehicles. Owning one also makes you one of the most popular people in the neighborhood. The 2020 Ford Ranger and 2020 Toyota Tacoma fulfill their sporting utility in similar ways and earn an identical TCC Ratings of 5.0 out of 10. But that’s...Read More»

2020 Hyundai Sonata
2020 Hyundai Sonata recalled for faulty smart parking system

Hyundai will recall more than 11,000 2020 Sonata sedans and 2020 Nexo crossovers equipped with a remote parking system that may operate even if the vehicles are in a "fail-safe" mode that should disable the parking system, the automaker announced this month. In documents filed with federal safety...Read More»

2020 Fiat 500X Sport
Review update: 2020 Fiat 500X Sport misses the mark

The 2020 Fiat 500X represents the best of what was once a promising reintroduction of the Italian brand to American soil about a decade ago. It’s no secret Americans prefer crossovers over small city cars, no matter how round and cute and Italian. With the Fiat 124 Spider on life support...Read More»

2020 Toyota Corolla XSE
Review update: The 2020 Toyota Corolla XSE rejects its bland heritage

The Toyota Corolla is known for being a mild, mass-market sedan that packs value into a bland package. But the sporty elements on the 2020 Toyota Corolla XSE model add some whole grain texture to this whitest of white breads. The 2020 Corolla XSE sedan wears more aggressive front and rear bumpers...Read More»

2020 Nissan Pathfinder SV Rock Creek Edition
Review update: 2020 Nissan Pathfinder Rock Creek treks into familial, familiar territory

The 2020 Nissan Pathfinder SV Rock Creek Edition prefers the pavement. This is not a controversial comment. The Nissan Pathfinder three-row crossover reaches back to a macho name once affixed to a sturdy SUV from the 1990s and even appends a special edition moniker that somehow isn’t a name...Read More»

2020 Jeep Gladiator Mojave and 2020 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro
Rock of ages: 2020 Jeep Gladiator Mojave challenges the 2020 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro in a gravel pit

It’s a story as old as time, of young upstarts ranging from Oedipus Rex to Lightning McQueen, aiming to unseat the wily but fading veteran. So it is with the 2020 Jeep Gladiator Mojave and the 2020 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro. Launched for 2020, the Jeep Gladiator brings off-road bona fides with...Read More»

The Car Connection Daily Headlines
I agree to receive emails from The Car Connection. I understand that I can unsubscribe at any time. Privacy Policy.
Thank you! Please check your email for confirmation.