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Nebraska wants in on self-driving car boom
Nebraska wants in on self-driving car boom

Nebraska is eager to become a self-driving car development hub. State legislators presented on Tuesday two measures aimed at creating an environment friendly to driverless cars. Nebraska has two competing proposals under consideration. The first, championed by Senator Tyson Larson, would allow for...Read More»

2019 BMW X4
2019 BMW X4 luxury SUV revealed, starts at more than $51,000

BMW's decision to carve a sleeker shape from its X3 crossover once seemed curious but it's now commonplace. Now the 2019 BMW X4 shows that the concept not only endures, but also evolves. When it goes on sale in July, the 2019 BMW X4 will cost more than $51,400, including destination, which is...Read More»

2018 Honda CR-V
2018 Honda CR-V vs. 2018 Subaru Forester: Compare Cars

Comparison shopping the 2018 Honda CR-V and the 2018 Subaru Forester is like bringing Aesop’s “The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse” fable to life. These two compact, five-seat crossovers bring lots to the table, but do so with decidedly different personalities. The citified 2018...Read More»

2017 National Bridge Inventory
Infrastructure plan, 2019 Mercedes-AMG G63, Buying and leasing electric cars: What’s New @ The Car Connection

President Trump's infrastructure plan includes more tolls, more state control for roads Taking the family on a long road trip could cost drivers more if a proposal unveiled Monday is adopted by Congress. 2018 Hyundai Elantra earns Top Safety Pick+ award for crashworthiness Select versions of the...Read More»

2018 Honda Accord Hybrid
2018 Toyota Camry Hybrid vs. 2018 Honda Accord Hybrid: Compare Cars

Driving a hybrid doesn’t mean sacrificing style and space anymore. Hybrid versions of the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord are mid-size sedans with a secret: underneath the plain-jane sheet metal is a remarkably efficient powertrain. The two have come a long way since they were first introduced...Read More»

2018 Chevrolet Traverse
2018 Chevrolet Traverse vs. 2018 Buick Enclave: Compare Cars

We all want a little pampering. Just how much pampering is the question posed by the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse and the 2018 Buick Enclave. Under the skin, these three-row crossovers are the same vehicle. They can be ordered with the same engine and transmission and they accommodate up to eight...Read More»

Interstate Travel
President Trump's infrastructure plan includes more tolls, more state control for roads

Taking the family on a long road trip could cost drivers more if a proposal unveiled Monday is adopted by Congress. The Trump administration released its long-awaited infrastructure plan, which seeks to address the nation's crumbling roadways and other aged infrastructure. The 55-page proposal is...Read More»

2018 Fiat 500X
2018 Fiat 500, Polestar HQ, Eco-friendly tax credits: What’s New @ The Car Connection

2018 Fiat 500 video preview Can frugal be fun? Fiat might have shown us that with cars, it can be. Three-row 2018 Lexus RX 450hL hybrid luxury crossover priced from $51,615 You won't have to pay much more for less with the 2018 Lexus RX 450hL. The luxury automaker announced Thursday at the Chicago...Read More»

2018 Hyundai Elantra
2018 Hyundai Elantra earns Top Safety Pick+ award for crashworthiness

Select versions of the 2018 Hyundai Elantra sedan earned the IIHS' highest accolade for their crash-test performance, the agency announced Friday. The IIHS says that its Top Safety Pick+ award applies to 2018 Elantra compact cars built after December 2017 fitted with optional automatic emergency...Read More»

Uber self-driving prototype in San Francisco
Uber, Google's Waymo reach out-of-court settlement over self-driving car tech

Friday morning in a courtroom in San Francisco, trial lawyers representing Google's Waymo self-driving car technology division accepted a $245 million settlement offer from Uber. The settlement represents an anticlimactic end to what was expected to be a drawn-out trial between the two mobility...Read More»

2018 Fiat 500
2018 Fiat 500 video preview

Can frugal be fun? Fiat might have shown us that with cars, it can be. Unintended consequences may not be a bad thing sometimes. The 2018 Fiat 500 gets a turbocharged engine in the name of efficiency, but the 1.4-liter turbo-4 also adds 33 percent more power. We haven't yet driven it, but the...Read More»

2018 Hyundai Accent
2018 Hyundai Accent, 2018 Lexus RX 450hL, New Stratos: What's New @ The Car Connection

2018 Hyundai Accent Review If you just need a car–not a lust object, not a catapult into the next zip code–the 2018 Hyundai Accent is just a car. Four wheels, four doors, four-plus seats, and a warranty.But it’s better than that. Three-row 2018 Lexus RX 450hL hybrid luxury...Read More»

2018 Lexus RX L
Three-row 2018 Lexus RX 450hL hybrid luxury crossover priced from $51,615

You won't have to pay much more for less with the 2018 Lexus RX 450hL. The luxury automaker announced Thursday at the Chicago auto show that the first three-row version of its hybrid will be priced from $51,615 when it goes on sale in April. That works out to $1,550 more than the all-wheel drive...Read More»

2019 Audi A7, January, 2018 media drive, Cape Town, South Africa,
Subaru turns 50, 2019 Audi A7 driven, 2019 Ford Transit Connect: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Subaru to celebrate its 50th anniversary in US with limited-edition models Subaru doesn't need a cake with 50 candles to celebrate five decades of selling cars and crossovers in the U.S. Instead, the automaker's U.S. arm marked the occasion Thursday at the Chicago auto show with 6,300 specially...Read More»

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan
2018 Volkswagen Tiguan vs. 2018 Subaru Forester: Compare Cars

What a difference a year makes. The roomy, versatile, and fuel-thrifty 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan replaces last year’s model that checked none of those boxes and has emerged as a serious rival for one of the most popular crossovers, the 2018 Subaru Forester. Last year, this wasn’t...Read More»

2018 Subaru 50th Anniversary Editions
Subaru to celebrate its 50th anniversary in US with limited-edition models

Subaru doesn't need a cake with 50 candles to celebrate five decades of selling cars and crossovers in the U.S. Instead, the automaker's U.S. arm marked the occasion Thursday at the Chicago auto show with 6,300 specially badged, limited-edition models swathed in a unique Heritage Blue paint shade...Read More»

2019 Ford Transit Connect Wagon
2019 Ford Transit Connect Wagon mixes diesel power with passenger hauling

The heart of the redesigned 2019 Ford Transit Connect Wagon that bowed Tuesday at the Chicago auto show is a new diesel engine that Ford hopes will boost fuel economy for the commercial-oriented small van. Available across the line for the passenger-friendly Transit Connect Wagon, the new 1.5-liter...Read More»

2018 Honda Accord
2018 Honda Accord vs. 2018 Hyundai Sonata: Compare Cars

A mid-size sedan should be all things to all people: spacious inside, comfortable on a variety of road conditions, fuel efficient, and safe for the entire family. The 2018 Honda Accord and 2018 Hyundai Sonata check all those marks, of course. And why wouldn’t they? Both of these four-doors...Read More»

2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class (Mercedes-AMG E63 S Wagon)
2018 Mercedes E-Class review, Ford Ranger Raptor debuts, Geneva show green car preview: What’s New @ The Car Connection

2018 Mercedes-Benz E Class Review The 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class doesn’t know a body style or powertrain it doesn’t like. 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...Read More»

Chevrolet Bolt EV with Apple CarPlay
Car hacks: how an old iPhone and in-car Wi-Fi gave me free navigation

Car hacks are little ways to make your time in a car easier, quicker, smarter, or more convenient. Auto journalists have a few of their own, but we learn a lot of them from readers. Here's one from Jay Lucas. What follows are his words, lightly edited by The Car Connection for clarity and style. I...Read More»

2018 Toyota Camry Hybrid LE, Willamette Valley, Oregon, June 2017
Most important 2018 cars, 2018 Jaguar E-Pace driven, Hyundai Nexo self-driving car: What’s New @ The Car Connection

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, clean-sheet redesigns. Google takes Uber to court over...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 Volvo XC60 T8
2018 Audi Q5 vs. 2018 Volvo XC60: Compare Cars

Compact crossover buyers are spoiled for choice. If you’ve whittled your shopping list to the 2018 Volvo XC60 and the 2018 Audi Q5, you’re on the right path. Both of these five-seat luxury crossovers benefit from beautiful attention to detail, comfortable interiors, high marks for...Read More»

2020 Mazda 3 prototype
Mazda's new gas engines, Super Bowl ads, Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid gas mileage: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Mazda's future gas engines could be cleaner than electric motors Mazda is already developing a new generation engines that could put internal combustion engines on par with electric vehicles in terms of environmental impact. 2018 GMC Yukon XL Denali vs. 2018 Chevrolet Suburban Premier: Compare Cars...Read More»

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