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The ultimate guide to compact crossover SUVs
The ultimate guide to compact crossover SUVs

Shopping for a compact crossover SUV is like looking through the menu at most popular chain restaurants: choices abound. The most popular crossover SUVs come in a few flavors that aren’t always easy to directly compare. To help out, we’ve put our shopping shoes on and picked the...Read More»

2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata
Daytripper: 6 cars and 6 unexpected Labor Day weekend getaways

Labor Day is summer’s last gasp for warm-weather escapades. The final stand for top-down driving, ice-cold road slushies, sunscreen, shorts and T-shirts, the lot. The three-day weekend makes a great time to explore the country. Sure, you could find yourself waiting in line with the masses at...Read More»

2019 Honda Insight
App all-stars: The 10 best vehicles for Uber and Lyft drivers

If you're in New York and you hail an Uber or Lyft, chances are you’ll be picked up in a black Toyota Camry. In California, your driver will likely arrive in a Prius (or at leastsome sort of hybrid). While there are certainly some vehicles that make for more popular choices among Uber and...Read More»

2018 Hyundai Accent
The 10 cheapest new cars with automatic emergency braking

New cars are full of whiz-bang features, but one that's worth seeking out for its ability to prevent a crash is automatic emergency braking. When automatic emergency braking systems detect an impending collision—via radar or cameras, depending on the setup—they first warn audibly and...Read More»

2018 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali
Learn these 8 basics about towing before hitching up

Summer is here, and that means it’s time to break out boats, jet skis, and four wheelers. Those fun machines won’t get to the lake or the trail on their own. GM says that its research indicates about three-quarters of all light-duty pickup owners actually put their trucks to work towing...Read More»

2018 Nissan Kicks
5 things to know about the 2018 Nissan Kicks

The 2018 Nissan Kicks puts the automaker into full crossover mode, even if it stretches the definition of what’s crossing over what. This subcompact five-door is Nissan’s answer to the Kia Soul and the Hyundai Kona. Each forges its own path and the Kicks has its own story to tell. Here...Read More»

6 things to know about the 2019 Subaru Ascent
6 things to know about the 2019 Subaru Ascent

The new 2019 Subaru Ascent does family duty like Sunday chores. It's the biggest consumer vehicle Subaru has ever made, and as we found during our first drive around Portland, Oregon, it's clear that it's here to stay. DON'T MISS: Read our 2019 Subaru Ascent full review The 2019 Ascent skips the...Read More»

2019 Dodge Durango SRT towing
6 things you need to know about towing with the 2018 Dodge Durango SRT

The 2018 Dodge Durango SRT was created to go fast, look mean, and haul a gaggle of people. The muscle truck of three-row crossover SUVs has one more ace up its sleeve—or tucked between its rumbling tailpipes. Shove a massive engine into a vehicle and sometimes it increases its capabilities...Read More»

2018 Nissan Rogue
Nissan ProPilot Assist real-world drive: 6 things to know

We hate to admit it, but it’s true: Sometimes, driving is boring. Whether it’s starting at a stagnant cesspool of cars on the 405, or pencil-straight interstates that never end in Wyoming, there’s just no getting around the boredom that long drives can present. Humanity may never...Read More»

2019 Volkswagen Jetta
6 things to know about the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta

As buyers put their money on crossover SUVs rather than sedans in the game of new-car roulette, the 2019 VW Jetta hopes to be more than just a dapper, quiet observer on the sidelines. The latest Jetta is a mild-mannered four-door that does many things well, which may make it highly appealing to...Read More»

2017 Dodge Viper
Death List 2018: The cars that won't be back next year

It's all a popularity contest. If you're a successful car, odds are good that you'll make an appearance the next year. But if you're the kind of car perpetually marked as the "manager's special" with an asking price that's about to become a begging price, you're probably not going to be asked to...Read More»

2018 Volvo XC60 T8
The 18 most important new cars of 2018

No flip of the calendar passes without a slew of new cars, crossover SUVs, trucks, and even minivans hitting the market. Some are mild rehashes of last year's models, while others are entirely new designs. It's our job to sort through them. For the 2018, we've found at least 18 new vehicles that...Read More»

2018 Mercedes-AMG GT C Edition 50
The 8 best-performing cars of 2018

"Overindulgence is life. The rest is just details." We're paraphrasing here, but you remember those t-shirts that were all the rage in the 1990s. They made everyone into an enthusiast of some kind, at least for a few seconds. Here at The Car Connection, we're car enthusiasts, even as we watch the...Read More»

2018 Acura NSX
The 7 most beautiful cars of 2018

Maybe we're inherently negative since it's easier to describe why a new car is unattractive than it is to put to words just what makes a shape evocative and eye-catching. Beauty is highly subjective, which is why it's a massive challenge for the editorial team at The Car Connection to agree on the...Read More»

2018 Dodge Journey
The lowest-rated cars of 2018

It's true: There's no such thing as a bad car anymore. At least here in the U.S., every new car you can buy comes loaded with at least a quartet of airbags, anti-lock brakes, and some semblance of useful features like air conditioning, multi-adjustable seats, and a decent stereo. But they're not...Read More»

2018 Land Rover Range Rover
The best new car features of 2018

New cars are not simple. They're beginning to look and act more like electronics than basic transportation. Even basic commuter cars available for under $20,000 now boast high-resolution touchscreens with advanced smartphone connectivity and a host of cameras that feed systems that can steer away...Read More»

2018 Ford F-150
These were the 10 best-selling new cars and trucks in the US in 2017

It's official, America. This is the land of crossovers and SUVs. The best-selling vehicles in America are now pickups and crossovers, not sedans—a marked departure from last year when four-doors took home two of the top five positions. In 2017, Americans flip-flopped in favor of crossovers...Read More»

2018 Toyota Sequoia
12 new cars that shouldn't be around any longer

Like day-old pastries, some new cars have stuck around on the shelf long enough that they're starting to grow a little moldy. Long ago, these cars first hit the market—and we were generally excited about them back then. At the time, they represented something close to their makers' latest and...Read More»

2017 Cadillac Escalade towing
Towing a boat with the 2017 Cadillac Escalade: 6 things you need to know

A day in the life of most Cadillac Escalades starts with dropping the kids off at school followed by a visit to the local Starbucks watering hole, but these big brutes are well-suited to far more strenuous activities. While most of the Escalade's rivals feature car-like unibody construction for...Read More»

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