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2020 Ford Explorer rated as high as 24 mpg combined
2020 Ford Explorer rated as high as 24 mpg combined

The 2020 Ford Explorer is frugal for a full-size SUV, even with optional all-wheel drive. EPA ratings indicate it may be the thriftiest of its direct rivals. The EPA last week released its fuel economy estimates for the new SUV and show the 2020 Explorer will return up to 21 mpg city, 28 mpg...Read More»

2019 BMW X5
2019 BMW X5, Porsche's 414-hp Cayman and Boxster GT4, Hummer revival proposed: What's New @ The Car Connection

Review update: Tonight, let’s just 2019 BMW X5 and grille BMW didn’t invent the SUV—they don’t even like to use the term. But they have made some crossovers and SUVs worth loving. Florida will allow autonomous test cars to operate without a human backup driver "Florida man"...Read More»

2019 Honda Passport
Honda Passport crash tested, BMW X3 and X4 M Competition driven, Tesla Model X police car: What's New @ The Car Connection

2019 Honda Passport earns five-star crash-test ratings from the NHTSA The 2019 Honda Passport earned a five-star overall rating in the federal government's crashworthiness tests, the automaker said Wednesday. The five-seat crossover SUV earned four stars for the frontal crash test, five stars in...Read More»

2020 Kia Cadenza (Korean market model)
2020 Kia Cadenza, Aston Martin Valkyrie, Best deals on plug-in cars: What's New @ The Car Connection

2020 Kia Cadenza to get new look next year The 2020 Kia Cadenza has a new look for the new year. The automaker brand an updated version of the big sedan in its home market of South Korea. 1.2M Ford Explorer SUVs recalled to address suspension component About 1.2 million Ford Explorer SUVs have been...Read More»

2020 Kia Cadenza (Korean market model)
2020 Kia Cadenza to get new look next year

The 2020 Kia Cadenza has a new look for the new year. The automaker brand an updated version of big sedan in its home market of South Korea Wednesday. There, it's known as the K7, but we'll likely see the car keep the Cadenza name when it's shown for the U.S. market. Though sedans continue to fall...Read More»

2020 Hyundai Palisade first drive
2020 Hyundai Palisade priced, Lexus LC convertible debut, ChargePoint and Electrify America team up: What's New @ The Car Connection

2020 Hyundai Palisade crossover SUV priced from $32,595, undercuts Kia Telluride The 2020 Hyundai Palisade is ready to battle for families across the U.S. The three-row crossover SUV will arrive on the frontlines with a $32,595 starting price, Hyundai said Tuesday. Nearly 7K BMW SUVs, small cars...Read More»

2019 Mazda 3  -  first drive  -  Los Angeles, January 2019
Mazda 3 recall, 2020 Kia Cadenza updated, Tesla shareholder meeting: What's New @ The Car Connection

2019 Mazda 3 recalled over faulty airbag warning lights The 2019 Mazda 3 has been recalled over airbag warning lights that may not illuminate correctly. Torque-heavy 2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel detailed The 2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel finally made its debut, staking its ground as the light-duty diesel...Read More»

2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel
Torque-heavy 2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel detailed

The 2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel finally made its debut, staking its ground as the light-duty diesel pickup heavyweight. Ram revealed the pickup with the version of its 3.0-liter turbodiesel V-6 engine, which now makes 260 horsepower and 480 pound-feet of torque. The latter figure is often what matters...Read More»

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB-Class
2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB, 2020 Bentley Flying Spur, Audi e-tron recall: What's New @ The Car Connection

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB250 revealed: Room for seven The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB250 that bowed Monday expands the automaker’s current crossover SUV lineup to six models, and yet it has plenty in common with the original M-Class that arrived in 1997. 2019 Mazda 3 recalled over faulty airbag...Read More»

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB-Class
2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB250 revealed: Room for seven

About a third of new Mercedes-Benz vehicles sold aren’t cars at all. They’re crossover SUVs, and it’s hard to imagine that Mercedes could have expected it when its M-Class hit the road about two decades ago. The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB250 that bowed Monday expands the...Read More»

Toyota-Subaru electric vehicle platform
Toyota, Subaru to collaborate on electric car underpinnings

Toyota and Subaru said last week that they will collaborate on an all-wheel-drive electric car. Toyota will supply its electrification vehicle know-how, while Subaru will be responsible for engineering an all-wheel-drive system for the platform. DON'T MISS: 2019 Toyota RAV4 vs. 2019 Subaru...Read More»

2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
2019 Chevrolet Silverado crash tests, Ford Mustang honors WWII flying ace, Karma dealer expansion: What's New @ The Car Connection

2019 Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra score four-star NHTSA crash-test rating The redesigned 2019 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra earned four-star overall ratings in the NHTSA's barrage of crash tests and measurements, a downgrade from the five-star rating the feds bestowed upon last year's...Read More»

2018 Ford Fusion
2020 Ford Fusion, FCA-Renault merger stalls, hydrogen shortage: What's New @ The Car Connection

2020 Ford Fusion lineup trimmed for sedan's last year The 2020 Ford Fusion lineup won't include the powerful Fusion Sport. Volvo says it will tow broken-down cars for life Volvo owners stuck on the side of the road with a broken-down car will never need to worry about arranging a tow truck. GM...Read More»

Renault logo and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles logo
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles puts brakes on proposed merger with Renault, blames French government

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' proposed merger with French automaker Renault quickly came to a halt Wednesday. FCA said after its second day of negotiations with Renault that it would withdraw its merger offer that would have made a combined company the world's third-largest automaker. Renault said...Read More»

Volvo Tow For Life service
Volvo says it will tow broken-down cars for life

Volvo owners stuck on the side of the road with a broken-down car will never need to worry about arranging a tow truck. The luxury brand said Tuesday announcement it will provide free towing for life for Volvo drivers in the U.S.. The program, fittingly called "Tow For Life," extends outside of the...Read More»

2019 Buick Envision
U.S. denies tariff exemption for China-made Buick Envision crossover SUV

As they make the journey across the Pacific Ocean from China to the U.S., Buick Envision crossover SUVs pick up more than just a passport stamp. For nearly a year, they have also been subject to a hefty 25-percent import tariff levied by the Trump Administration as part of an escalating trade war...Read More»

Pump with multiple ethanol/gasoline blends.
EPA OKs more ethanol in gasoline, airless tires, VW sets EV lap record: What's New @ The Car Connection

EPA ups amount of ethanol allowed in summer gas, but read your manual first The EPA last week approved higher amounts of ethanol blended into gasoline to be sold at gas stations in the U.S. during summer months, but many automakers warn against using fuel with more than 10 percent ethanol content...Read More»

Apple CarPlay iOS 13
Apple CarPlay interface updated with latest iOS 13 update

The refreshed Apple CarPlay interface shown Monday at the tech firm's Worldwide Developers Conference marks a major cosmetic and functional overhaul for the in-car smartphone interface and opens up the ability for third-party apps to work with the Siri virtual assistant. The updated CarPlay...Read More»

2014 GMC Acadia
NHTSA investigates GM SUVs, Porsche 909 Bergspyder successor, Hyundai Kona Hybrid: What's New @ The Car Connection

NHTSA begins investigation into GM SUV seat belt failures The NHTSA last week opened an investigation into 1.4 million General Motors crossover SUVs after reports that an earlier recall may not have fixed faulty seat belt cables. British owner puts Greyhound bus line up for sale An icon of the...Read More»

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