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Bring out your dead: Here are the cars discontinued for 2020
Bring out your dead: Here are the cars discontinued for 2020

Death is an inevitability for everything, even for the hearses made of the discontinued Lincoln MKT and Cadillac XTS. The list of vehicles that stopped production after 2019 is filled with sedans like the XTS that were sent to the great car lot in the sky—"manager’s special" window...Read More»

2020 Cadillac XT6 Sport
The most important new crossover SUVs for 2020

Crossovers SUVs make up nearly half of all new cars sold in America. And crossovers keep coming for 2020. Some are new, such as the Hyundai Venue and Cadillac XT6, while some are fresh takes on old standards, such as the Ford Escape Hybrid and Toyota Highlander. To be clear, crossovers are...Read More»

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7 ways automakers charge for things now that used to be free

Free is in short supply and cheap is running out for new car shoppers nowadays. Occasional new-car shoppers might be surprised to see charges for items that once were included in the cost of a new car. In some cases, those charges are added because few shoppers ask for items that once seemed...Read More»

2020 Kia Telluride
'Utes will be served: Three-row family crossovers, ranked (briefly)

At The Car Connection our whiteboard is filled with family crossovers and their ratings. We have more than 30 crossovers on that board and everyone’s there: Atlas, Armada, Acadia, and Ascent—and those are just the A’s. Further down the board, we had to dry-erase marker in some new...Read More»

2019 Subaru Forester
The Car Connection's Most Researched Cars of 2019

We the people of the carbuying public, in order to find a more perfect vehicle, shall be heard. Millions of our readers spoke last year and said: “We want a crossover.” We hear you. Last year, the most researched vehicles on The Car Connection—by a wide margin—were...Read More»

2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1
The Car Connection's Best Performing Cars of 2019

Punches were thrown. Names were taken. Integrity, honesty, and parentage were all called into question. The Car Connection’s best-performing cars draws deep divisions among our staff like whether a taco is technically a sandwich. (Eds note: It is and suggesting otherwise should be a felony if...Read More»

Lincoln Continental crash
The Car Connection's Safest New Cars of 2019

Safety isn’t usually the first priority on car buyers’ lists—until it is. Those of us lucky enough to escape a serious crash can’t forget how vital passenger protection can be in a crash. We seek out the safest new cars because we can’t imagine life without them. This...Read More»

2020 Hyundai Ioniq [2020 Euro-spec model]
The Car Connection's Greenest Cars of 2019

Fuel efficiency is so last century. This year, we learned that energy efficiency is the new fuel efficiency, and not all electric cars are equal—even if they’re all zero emissions vehicles. Credit for that falls squarely on the Jaguar I-Pace’s broad shoulders because, although...Read More»

2018 Dodge Journey
The Car Connection's Lowest Rated Cars of 2019

Bad things happen to the best among us. Just ask U2. Automakers are no strangers to bad compositions themselves. Although some of the lowest rated cars on our list for 2019 have withered over time, some were never fruitful in the first place. There’s no common denominator among our...Read More»

2019 Lexus LC500h
The Car Connection's Best Looking Cars of 2019

Beauty isn’t abstract, it’s a formula. For cars, beautiful is measured in the number of heads turned on the street, multiplied by the number of parking lot stares, divided by the number of right angles, which is added to the inverse of its general availability. It’s all very...Read More»

2019 Chevrolet Blazer
The dream of the 1990s is alive in SUVs

SUV showrooms today might not look much like they did 20 years ago, but the rugged names that tempt consumers with outdoorsy aspirations are surprisingly familiar. Automakers from Jeep to Honda to Land Rover have spent the last few years reviving discontinued SUV names we thought were written off...Read More»

2019 Toyota RAV4
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»