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The 8 most exciting new cars at the 2019 Chicago Auto Show
The 8 most exciting new cars at the 2019 Chicago Auto Show

The world's automakers gathered under the bright lights at the 2019 Chicago Auto Show on Thursday to show off some off their latest and greatest new cars, trucks, and SUVs. Though there weren't many major debuts, this year's show is notable in that nearly all of the flashy new cars unwrapped in...Read More»

2020 Nissn Rogue Sport, 2019 Chicago Auto Show
2020 Nissan Rogue Sport unveiled: Crossover SUV adds active safety features

Every version of the 2020 Nissan Rogue Sport will be sold with active safety features designed to prevent a collision, the automaker said Thursday at the 2019 Chicago Auto Show. All three trim levels of the 2020 Rogue Sport will come standard with forward-collision warnings, automatic emergency...Read More»

2020 Toytota RAV4 TRD Off-Road, 2019 Chicago Auto Show
2020 Toyota RAV4 TRD Off-Road revealed: Crossover SUV with off-road potential

The butch, new-look Toyota RAV4 is getting some hardware to help match. The 2020 Toyota RAV4 TRD Off-Road that was revealed Thursday at the 2019 Chicago Auto Show is the automaker's first TRD treatment for the popular, small crossover SUV. When it goes on sale in the fall, the RAV4 TRD Off-Road...Read More»

2020 Subaru Legacy, 2019 Chicago Auto Show
2020 Subaru Legacy revealed: AWD sedan hits the big screen

There’s more to the 2020 Subaru Legacy than just its Tesla-like vertical 11.6-inch touchscreen and a new turbo-4 engine. Squint and it’s easy enough to imagine the Legacy morphed into a wagon body, some chunky side cladding, and a taller ride height. The 2020 Legacy unveiled Thursday at...Read More»

2020 Toyota Sequoia TRD Pro
2020 Toyota upgrades pickup trucks, SUVs with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay

At the 2019 Chicago Auto Show on Thursday, Toyota took the wraps off of updated versions of its pickup trucks and SUVs. Sure, they may have new headlights and wheels, but the big news comes inside where the 2020 Tacoma, Tundra, Sequoia, and 4Runner finally feature an infotainment system with Apple...Read More»

2019 Ram 1500 Multifunction Tailgate, 2019 Chicago Auto Show
All aboard: 2019 Ram 1500 debuts new "barn door" tailgate

Pickup truck tailgates no longer simply open, close, lock, and unlock. The 2019 Ram 1500 soon will be available with a tailgate that can either drop down or be opened in a 60/40 split, similar to barn doors. The truckmaker debuted the new tailgate setup Wednesday ahead of the 2019 Chicago Auto...Read More»

2018 Fiat 500
2018 Fiat 500 video preview

Can frugal be fun? Fiat might have shown us that with cars, it can be. Unintended consequences may not be a bad thing sometimes. The 2018 Fiat 500 gets a turbocharged engine in the name of efficiency, but the 1.4-liter turbo-4 also adds 33 percent more power. We haven't yet driven it, but the...Read More»

2017 Chicago Auto Show
2017 Chicago auto show: What we liked, and what we didn't

Big is back in style, at least if the 2017 Chicago auto show is anything to go by. There's always a little less news in Chicago than in Detroit, held a few weeks earlier, but this year several automakers took the wraps off of notable new cars under the bright lights at McCormick Place. Leading the...Read More»

2018 Hyundai Elantra GT, 2017 Chicago auto show
2018 Hyundai Elantra GT video preview

It was just a few years ago, here in Chicago, that Hyundai took the wraps off the Elantra GT. Now, history is repeating itself as the Korean automaker just unveiled a new version of its stylish little hatchback. The new Elantra GT is a smart-looking five-door, with a low, wide stance and nice...Read More»

2018 Subaru Legacy, 2017 Chicago auto show
2018 Subaru Legacy video preview

The current Subaru Legacy made its debut to critical acclaim for the 2015 model year. In fact, it was so good we named it The Car Connection Best Car To Buy 2015. But time moves on and so does the competition--the Malibu, Accord, and Camry are all new since then. That means it's time for Subaru to...Read More»

2018 Ford Expedition
2018 Ford Expedition video preview

Big SUVs are still here—in fact, they never really went away. The Ford Expedition has been a strong seller since it was new in the 1990s, but it's aged while other big SUVs have been redesigned. It's time for change. Big change. This is the brand-new 2018 Ford Expedition, the result of a full...Read More»

2017 Nissan Maxima SR Midnight Edition
Nissan adds Midnight Edition package to 5 more models

Nissan says that the Midnight Edition package has been enough of an early hit with its Maxima sedan that it is spreading the trim level's special styling features to five additional models within its lineup. The lucky recipients? There are five more for 2017, bringing the total to six with the...Read More»

2017 Kia Optima Hybrid
2017 Kia Optima Hybrid Preview Video

The future is electric at Kia. The South Korean automaker introduced the new Niro hybrid at this year's Chicago auto show--and also showed off the brand's first plug-in hybrid vehicle, the 2017 Kia Optima Hybrid. Kia says it wants its cars to be far more efficient by the year 2020, and the Optima...Read More»

2017 Nissan Armada
2017 Nissan Armada Preview Video

With gas prices low, big SUVs are back in vogue. At this year's Chicago auto show, Nissan is showing off its latest large sport-utility vehicle--one with a global reputation for toughness--as it unveils the 2017 Nissan Armada. MORE: Read Our 2017 Nissan Armada Preview Until now, the Armada has been...Read More»

2017 Kia Niro, 2016 Chicago Auto Show
2017 Kia Niro Preview Video

Small-SUV shoppers have never had more choice. The streets are practically teeming with new utility vehicles like the Honda HR-V, the Jeep Renegade, and the Mazda CX-3. But what if you're also looking for a utility vehicle without the all-wheel drive, and with hybrid power? At the 2016 Chicago auto...Read More»

2016 Hyundai Elantra GT, 2015 Chicago Auto Show
2016 Hyundai Elantra GT Video

The Elantra GT may share its name with Hyundai's best-selling compact sedan--but in reality, it's a different vehicle, one that comes originally from Europe. And that's why it attracts competition from cars like the VW Golf and Ford Focus. ALSO READ: 2016 Hyundai Elantra GT Preview This year, the...Read More»

2016 Acura ILX  -  First Drive, February 2015
2016 Acura ILX Video

With shiny new entries to the compact segment in the form of the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class and Audi A3, Acura must be feeling the crunch. For 2016 the automaker’s given the ILX some pretty significant enhancements to become more focused and fortified. ALSO READ: 2016 Acura ILX Review Visually...Read More»

2016 Toyota Avalon launch at 2015 Chicago Auto Show
2016 Toyota Avalon Video

The Toyota Avalon may be the cousin of the best-selling Camry--but for many drivers it's the better choice. Since it was redesigned in 2013, the Avalon's been the better-looking of the duo, with more cabin space and premium features to boot. ALSO READ: 2016 Toyota Avalon Preview The Avalon gets a...Read More»

2016 Chevrolet Equinox, 2015 Chicago Auto Show
2016 Chevrolet Equinox Video

The Chevy Equinox has been a surprise hit for General Motors in its second generation, but it's been on sale virtually unchanged since 2010. It's time for some updates--especially now that the CR-V, RAV4, and Santa Fe are all better than ever. For the 2016 model year, Chevrolet is giving the...Read More»

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