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NY Auto Show Roundup: Live Photos Of 11 Production Models That Matter
NY Auto Show Roundup: Live Photos Of 11 Production Models That Matter

The New York International Auto Show has the the best-attended public days of any of the nation’s car shows. It’s also the end of what we call “auto-show season,” and it leads into the typically busier springtime, when dealerships and auto malls bustle with shoppers. The NY...Read More»

2015 Ford Edge
Six Points: Twin-Scroll Turbo Tech In The 2015 Ford Edge

The 2015 Ford Edge, for which we posted our first driving impressions this past week, has been fully redesigned to fit right in with Ford’s latest lineup of cars and crossovers, and reengineered to have a far more refined yet responsive freel from the driver’s seat. Two of the three...Read More»

2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class (S500)
The Car Connection's Best Sedans To Buy 2015

For decades, sedans were choice family vehicles for Americans. Then that role was largely passed over to crossover utility vehicles and minivans And that's left sedans with more latitude in terms of design and styling. And it's definitely brought a new generation of sedans that are more...Read More»

2015 Subaru Outback
The Car Connection's Best Wagons To Buy 2015

Wagons, perhaps even more than minivans, are among the most polarizing vehicles on the market. While we see them as sensible, sporty, and even sexy, the American market has met most wagons of recent years with a collective shrug. And while sport-wagon and rugged-wagon twists on the familiar formula...Read More»

2015 BMW 7-Series
The Car Connection's Best Hybrids To Buy 2015

Over the past fifteen years, hybrids have evolved, graduating from standalone, far-out models exhibiting maximum gas mileage to what's now the more common way to see a hybrid badge: on a special variant of an existing model. Yes, the Prius remains a hybrid icon today, but there are plenty of other...Read More»

2015 BMW 7-Series
The Car Connection's Best Diesels To Buy 2015

If you have long-distance commuting needs, tend to do a lot of highway trips, or have towing needs, chances are a diesel vehicle would be a very good fit for your household. And after a dearth of diesels earlier this decade, there are now at last plenty of choices on the market—especially if...Read More»

2015 Tesla Model S P85D Supercharging in Rocklin, California, Feb 2015
The Car Connection's Best Electric Cars To Buy 2015

Electric cars are a revolution in motoring; they're clean and quiet, and the driving experience can be unbelievably fun and perky. Yet they're certainly not viable for every household. If you've decided to narrow the field of prospects to all-electric vehicles, it's likely you've done a lot of...Read More»

2015 Volkswagen Golf R
Six Reasons To Pick The VW Golf R Over The Subaru WRX STI

The 2015 Volkswagen Golf R might very well be the most accessible, livable car to offer both all-weather traction from all-wheel drive, plus 0-60 mph acceleration in less than five seconds—especially if you limit the contenders to those with an under-$40,000 price tag. What it starts with is...Read More»

New Ford GT, 2015 Detroit Auto Show
Six Vehicles With The Most Eye-Catching Lighting

Old-style filament bulbs, ancient technology as they are, are finally being given notice in new cars. They’re being replaced at a rapid rate by light-emitting diodes (LEDs), which are bringing not just better efficiency and an improved service life, as well as one other welcome benefit...Read More»

2015 Toyota Highlander
Five Most Fuel-Efficient Vehicles With Third-Row Seating

Let’s just go ahead and say it: There’s a dearth of high-efficiency vehicles on the U.S. market that offer a third row of seating. There are plenty of good hybrid, plug-in hybrid, or electric vehicles that could work well for families and still gas mileage (or MPGe, if you’re...Read More»

Cadillac dealership
What The Top Automotive Stories Of 2014 Mean For You In 2015

If you stop by an auto dealership this week, it’s likely you’ll find it bustling. The week between Christmas and New Year’s is always one of the busiest of the year. As sales continue to reach record levels, it’s a good time take stock of how far the economy and our consumer...Read More»

2015 Dodge Grand Caravan
Six Most Affordable Vehicles With Third-Row Seating

If you want a new vehicle with three rows of seating, and you’re on a tight budget, your options can become surprisingly limited. ALSO SEE: Is The Ford F-150 America's Favorite Luxury Vehicle? Affordability is the issue. There's no dearth of vehicles offering a handy third row and seating for...Read More»

diesel filling nozzle
Five Vehicles That Cost Less To Own As Diesels

Opting for the fuel-efficient diesel version of some cars or trucks could save you a lot of money. Or not at all. Vincentric, a company that specializes in assessing total cost of ownership, just made those calculations, and found that diesels as a whole cost more over the long run (considering...Read More»

2015 Toyota Land Cruiser
Out Of Their League: 6 Vehicles With Shocking Sticker Prices

If you’re not headed to the dealership intending to buy a brand-new Toyota Land Cruiser, you might find it quite shocking to see that it costs more than most of the Lexus lineup. What the Land Cruiser, as well as a lot of vehicles that might seem priced unusually high, has is a well-respected...Read More»

2015 Lexus GS 450h
Eight Vehicles That Cost Less To Own As Hybrids

If you like the Lexus GS 350, but you feel compelled to ‘go green’ with a hybrid, picking the GS 450h hybrid version instead isn’t going to save you money. In fact, it’ll cost you an estimated $8,155 more to own over the course of five years. That’s because paying...Read More»

The Car Connection Best Car To Buy 2015
The Car Connection's Best Car To Buy 2015: The Nominees

It's been another frantic new year in the auto industry--record recalls haven't slowed down a record number of introductions this year, with automakers rolling out redesigned versions of familiar nameplates, as well as plenty of all-new entries. From that pool of new and restyled vehicles, it's our...Read More»

2015 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ
SUVs With Captain's Chairs Plus Third-Row Seats: Shopper's Shortlist

In vehicles with three rows of seating, it's often hard to make everyone happy. And while fitting three across in a second row before trying to fit people in a third row probably makes the most sense, from a design standpoint (with many vehicles narrowing near the back for wheel wells or other...Read More»

2014 Jaguar XJR  -  First Drive  -  August 2013
Six Car Styling Cliches Of 2014

Automotive styling tastes can be more fickle than fashion; and it only takes a quick look at how cars are seen as a sort of extended fashion statement here in the U.S. to understand why. ALSO SEE: 2015 GMC Yukon Video Road Test Most shoppers want a vehicle that fits in, yet one that stands out just...Read More»

2014 Toyota Corolla S  -  Driven, February 2014
2014 Toyota Corolla S: Five Things We Like

Toyota has, for at least a couple of decades and several generations of modest, evolutionary change, played it safe with the best-selling Corolla. But with the all-new 2014 Corolla, the automaker has gotten smart; realizing that it was losing too many sales to stylish, sportier models like the Ford...Read More»

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