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2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid arrives, Jeep Gladiator recall, 5-star rating decoded: What's New @ The Car Connection
2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid arrives, Jeep Gladiator recall, 5-star rating decoded: What's New @ The Car Connection

2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid crossover debuts with more efficient powertrain Honda offers a new hybrid in the 2020 CR-V compact crossover to compete with the 2020 Ford Escape Hybrid and 2019 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid. Jeep tells dealers to stop selling certain 2020 Gladiator models until driveshaft fixed...Read More»

2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid
New 2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid crossover debuts with more efficient powertrain for popular utility

One of the most popular crossovers now has one of the most efficient powertrain options. Honda announced Wednesday its 2020 CR-V compact crossover would offer a hybrid powertrain and all-wheel drive, making it the first hybrid crossover offered by the automaker in the U.S. and the first...Read More»

2019 Honda Passport
Review update: The 2019 Honda Passport is the tweener SUV

If the Pilot is too large and the CR-V’s too small, then Honda has a “new” mid-size crossover SUV for you: the 2019 Passport. I use the term “new” loosely because the Passport name has been with us before, (remember the ‘90s?) and most of the “new”...Read More»

2020 Nissan Pathfinder
Nissan forges the same path with 2020 Pathfinder

The 2020 Nissan Pathfinder will lumber down the same path it's been on since 2017, when it was last updated. While other automakers have ushered in new models to compete for three-row buyers—redesigns and new launches for 2020 alone include the new Kia Telluride, Hyundai Palisade, Ford...Read More»

2020 Ford Escape
2020 Ford Escape review, Tesla Model S Plaid on Nurburgring, VW's electric vehicles: What's New @ The Car Connection

2020 Ford Escape first drive With turbocharged and hybrid powertrains in its lineup, the redesigned 2020 Ford Escape asks drivers to choose their fighter. We surprised ourselves by preferring the Hybrid. Compare: 2020 Ford Escape versus 2019 Toyota RAV4 The redesigned 2020 Ford Escape and Toyota...Read More»

2019 Chevrolet Malibu
Last wave: Chevrolet cancels Malibu Hybrid sedan for 2020

The most efficient sedan in Chevrolet's lineup won't return for 2020. The Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid will be discontinued after the 2019 model year, Chevy spokesman Kevin Kelly confirmed to The Car Connection this week. The mid-size Malibu sedan will be offered with a 1.5-liter or 2.0-liter turbo-4...Read More»

2020 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class
UAW strikes, ownership costs hit record highs, Mercedes makes the news: What's New @ The Car Connection

2020 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class overview The 2020 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class coupe-like sedan is graceful and serene with impressive performance available. Car ownership costs hit record high Not only are new vehicle prices near record highs, but the cost to own a new car over time has hit a new record...Read More»

A Honda dealership in Erie, Penn.
Car ownership costs hit record high

Not only are new vehicle prices near record highs, but the cost to own a new car over time has hit a new record, according to AAA. While most costs to own a vehicle have increased, financing costs in particular have spiked, causing the annual cost to own a vehicle in 2019 to $9,282, which is the...Read More»

2020 Honda Accord
2020 Honda Accord sedan arrives with $150 price bump in most models over last year

On Monday, Honda detailed the 2020 Accord's price and trim levels, which should be familiar to mid-size sedan shoppers. For 2020, the Honda Accord will stand pat in LX, Sport, EX, EX-L, and Touring trim levels, with most models getting a $150 nudge up in price compared to 2019 versions. The...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Volt outside Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant
UAW workers strike at GM plants over contract negotiations for pay, plant closures

Tens of thousands of union auto workers at General Motors plants went on strike Monday, the latest salvo in ongoing negotiations between union officials and management for a new contract. At issue between the two sides are pay for workers, health-care costs, added jobs, and productivity. It's the...Read More»

2020 Cadillac CT4
What's wrong with the 2020 Ford Explorer? 2020 Chevy Silverado 2500HD review, and 2020 Cadillac CT4 preview: What's New @ The Car Connection

What is wrong with the 2020 Ford Explorer and Lincoln Aviator? Ford is repairing the redesigned 2020 Ford Explorer and Lincoln Aviator after it leaves the plant, creating lengthy delivery delays. 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD review Heavy-duty towing capability and overall size and spaciousness...Read More»

2020 Ford Explorer ST  -  First Drive  -  Portland OR, June 2019
What is wrong with the 2020 Ford Explorer and Lincoln Aviator?

Deliveries of the redesigned 2020 Ford Explorer and Lincoln Aviator are being hampered by extensive quality control problems which have forced the company to divert thousands of vehicles to secondary facilities for inspection and repair. Ford's corporate office will not comment on the nature of the...Read More»

2020 Cadillac CT4
2020 Cadillac CT4 luxury sedan revealed: Turbo-4 power, available Super Cruise

Cadillac revealed its new 2020 CT4 sedan Thursday, detailing its replacement for the now-gone ATS and giving us an idea of what to expect from its premium compact offering going forward. Cadillac says the CT4 will capture buyers who never warmed up to the ATS with improved cabin materials and a...Read More»

Lego Land Rover Defender
Safety features are worth it, used cars offer big deals, and Lego makes a cool Defender: What's New @ The Car Connection

2019 Nissan Murano review The 2019 Nissan Murano five-seat crossover is plush inside, smartly styled outside, and fitted with the most up to date safety systems. Used cars offer big deals for car shoppers As new cars get more expensive with options packages, used cars with similar options represent...Read More»

2020 Land Rover Defender
2020 Land Rover Defender returns to the US, 2020 Toyota Camry TRD review, Mercedes new flagship electric sedan: What's New @ The Car Connection

2020 Land Rover Defender preview The Land Rover Defender off-road SUV returns to the U.S. as either a two or four door, with seating for up to seven. 2020 Toyota Camry TRD and Avalon TRD review The TRD sport treatment for the 2020 Toyota Camry and Avalon adds a mean look and welcome handling...Read More»

2020 Nissan Versa First Drive
2020 Nissan Versa review, Volkswagen ID 3 preview, 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC 350e preview: What's New @ The Car Connection

The 2020 Nissan Versa is a small car for a small price with a lot of news The redesigned Nissan Versa isn't the cheapest subcompact car anymore, and that's a good thing. Ram expands recall to 2M pickup trucks for power tailgate that can open while driving In total, 2013-2018 Ram 1500, 2500, 3500...Read More»

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC and GLE plug-in hybrids (Euro-spec shown)
Power play: 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC350e plug-in hybrid crossover revealed

Electrified crossovers are luxury-car brass rings now. Not only do they have the size, shape, and tall ride height that many consumers ask for, but also they have the kind of efficiency that green buyers appreciate. (Eds note: And coveted HOV lane access stickers require.) The problem with many of...Read More»

2020 Ford Escape
2020 Ford Escape Hybrid preview, 2020 Volkswagen Atlas, more 2020 Porsche Taycan goodies: What's New @ The Car Connection

Survey says? Tesla Model S preferred over the new Porsche Taycan Survey of potential electric vehicle consumers finds that the Model S is still more popular over the new 2020 Porsche Taycan. 2020 Ford Explorer Hybrid swings and misses at Toyota Highlander Hybrid The battle of hybrid three-row...Read More»

GM Google Assistant UI
GM embraces Google voice, maps

General Motors announced Friday that it is moving toward a more connected in-car experience with the upcoming integration of Google Assistant and embedded Google applications, including navigation via Google Maps. With this announcement, GM joins automakers such as Volvo in expanding in-car...Read More»

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