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Ford Escape Hybrid review, BMW X7 review, GCR's car of the decade: What's New @ The Car Connection
Ford Escape Hybrid review, BMW X7 review, GCR's car of the decade: What's New @ The Car Connection

Review update: The 2020 Ford Escape Hybrid nears 49 mpg on our watch The 2020 Ford Escape Hybrid compact crossover excels in efficiency in Eco mode, and outpaces the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid and sets the bar for the forthcoming Honda CR-V Hybrid. The Car Connection's Best Car To Buy 2020 contenders Our...Read More»

2020 Ford Escape Hybrid
Review update: The 2020 Ford Escape Hybrid nears 49 mpg on our watch

Ford touts the sky-high fuel economy of its 2020 Escape Hybrid and compares it directly with vaunted names from Toyota—but just how good is it? We've already told you that we prefer the Hybrid head and shoulders above other 2020 Escape crossovers. What we haven't seen are numbers like the...Read More»

2020 Kia Telluride and 2020 Hyundai Palisade - Best Car To Buy 2020
The Car Connection's Best Car To Buy 2020: The contenders

After test driving more than 100 new vehicles, our editorial team has come to one conclusion during our Best Car To Buy 2020 award season: There are no bad new cars. With an average transaction price at record highs of about $38,000, there better not be. We're close to naming our Best Car To Buy...Read More»

2019 Subaru Forester
Best Car To Buy 2020: Past winners

We'll soon announce the nominees for The Car Connection's top award: Best Car To Buy 2020. After spending the year logging tens of thousands of miles test driving more than 100 new 2020 vehicles, our team identified those new vehicles that best handle the realities of everyday life. Through...Read More»

2020 Nissan Altima
Review update: The 2020 Nissan Altima packs value

The mid-size sedan segment isn’t where one usually looks for excitement, but that’s changed quickly. Toyota came out swinging with an aggressively styled Camry lineup while the Honda Accord’s European flair should make a consumer pause on their way to lease a BMW 3-Series...Read More»

2019 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack Widebody
Duffer: The only prescription is more Challenger

There is an unusual but growing affliction among certain Americans who suffer from too much of a good thing, commonly known as “Dodge Challenger Fatigue.” Those affected by Dodge Challenger Fatigue no longer notice the gorgeous muscle car and can no longer distinguish the dozens of...Read More»

2020 Ford Explorer family
Ford Explorer: Best Car To Buy 2020 Nominee

After a series of delays, recalls, and repairs, the redesigned 2020 Ford Explorer finally arrived at dealerships late in 2019 with a range of powertrains and loaded with creature comforts for the modern three-row crossover SUV. As the first redesign in nine years in one of the most competitive...Read More»

2019 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid - Best Car To Buy 2020
Toyota RAV4 Hybrid: Best Car To Buy 2020 Nominee

The Toyota RAV4 is the best-selling non-truck in America due to its practicality, reliability, AWD capability, and easy-to-use if not outdated technology. More than anything, it is familiar, like the Camry mid-size sedan a decade before it. For the 2019 redesign (which we weren’t able to...Read More»

2019 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid - Best Car To Buy 2020
RAV4 Hybrid Best Car To Buy? EV speed record broken, 2020 Honda Clarity updated: What's New @ The Car Connection

Toyota RAV4 Hybrid: Best Car To Buy 2020 Nominee At 39 mpg combined, the 2020 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid is one of the most fuel-efficient crossover SUVs and a Best Car To Buy 2020 Nominee. Jeep and Chrysler will merge with Peugeot; which vehicles will America get? A massive transatlantic merger folds...Read More»

2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 diesel
GM recalling more than 800,000 new Chevy, GMC trucks and Cadillac sedans for fire risk, brake issues

General Motors announced Thursday it would recall more than 800,000 pickups and sedans for two separate issues affecting brake software and battery cables that could start a fire. According to paperwork filed with federal regulators, more than 350,000 Chevy Silverado 1500 and GMC 1500 pickups from...Read More»

PSA Group and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles logos
Jeep and Chrysler will merge with Peugeot; which vehicles will America get?

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and PSA Groupe officially signed a 50/50 merger between the European and American automakers Wednesday, making the as-yet-unnamed automaker the fourth largest in the world behind Volkswagen AG, Renault Nissan Mitsubishi, and Toyota. It remains to be seen which vehicles...Read More»

2019 Mazda 3 - Best Car To Buy 2020
Mazda 3: Best Car To Buy 2020 Nominee

Redesigned for 2019, the 2020 Mazda 3 makes our 2020 list because drive opportunities weren’t available until earlier this year. It was worth the wait. The Mazda 3 compact sedan and hatchback is one of our perennial Best Cars due to its sporty handling and available features list. Mazda...Read More»

2020 Toyota Highlander XLE
2020 Toyota Highlander vs. Kia Telluride: Compare Crossover SUVs

The 2020 Toyota Highlander and the 2020 Kia Telluride pony up the family-carrying virtues of a good old-fashioned station wagon, even if we pronounce it “crossover SUV.” One’s built in Indiana, the other’s built in Georgia—but which one’s built for the win? At a...Read More»

2020 Toyota Highlander XLE
2020 Toyota Highlander first drive: Crossover SUV juices up with thrifty, 36-mpg hybrid

With the debut of its redesigned 2020 Highlander, Toyota hasn’t built the Prius of three-row crossover SUVs. The automaker’s 36-mpg combined fuel-economy estimate for the base front-drive 2020 Highlander Hybrid comes close, however. That figure is a hefty 8 mpg higher than last...Read More»

IIHS tests pedestrian detection in 2020 Nissan Maxima
Automatic emergency braking is standard on more cars, but domestic automakers lag

Some of the world’s top automakers have made life-saving technology known as automatic emergency braking (AEB) standard equipment on new vehicles in the U.S., three years early. The rare voluntary cooperation among 20 automakers was announced in 2015 with a target to make AEB standard on most...Read More»

2020 Hyundai Palisade - Best Car To Buy 2020
Hyundai Palisade, BMW Z4 nominated for Best Car To Buy, EV tax credit not extended: What's New @ The Car Connection

Hyundai Palisade: Best Car To Buy 2020 Nominee A spacious three-row crossover SUV with luxury-leaning interior defines the 2020 Hyundai Palisade, but is it enough to take down other contenders for our Best Car To Buy 2020? Automatic emergency braking is standard on more cars, but domestic...Read More»

2020 Hyundai Palisade - Best Car To Buy 2020
Hyundai Palisade: Best Car To Buy 2020 Nominee

Though it might be overshadowed by the more muscular, rugged good looks of the Kia Telluride, the 2020 Hyundai Palisade wears the three-row SUV space better on the inside. Our editorial team had plenty of praise for both, and the difference largely comes down to that most subjective element: style...Read More»

2020 Nissan Sentra SR, left, and SV, right, trim
First drive: 2020 Nissan Sentra balances sport with value

The redesigned 2020 Nissan Sentra is lower, wider, sportier, and loaded with more standard features, without much of an upcharge over the 2019 model. Starting at $20,015 (including $925 destination), the compact sedan appeals to a still-significant slice of shoppers who don’t need a bulky...Read More»

2017 Volvo S60 and V60 Polestar
2011-2017 Volvo S60 and V60 recalled for doors that can open unintentionally

Volvo is recalling certain S60 and V60 sedans and wagons for doors that can unintentionally open while the vehicle is moving. The recall covers 144,937 vehicles from model years 2011 through 2017 for a weakened door latch that can break, which can make a door appear to be securely closed when it is...Read More»

2020 Nissan Sentra
2020 Nissan Sentra review, Toyota Supra could win, Best Green Car To Buy? What's New @ The Car Connection

First drive: 2020 Nissan Sentra balances sport with value The 2020 Sentra does what it needs to do, which is providing a good value, while not skimping on style or features. Kia Soul: Best Car To Buy 2020 Nominee The practical and funky hatch returns to vie for our top spot as the Best Car To Buy...Read More»

2020 Kia Soul - Best Car To Buy 2020
Kia Soul: Best Car To Buy 2020 Nominee

What’s in the box? With the Soul, Kia’s always had a stylish answer, and not just a bunch of goop. The 2020 Kia Soul is the latest in the line of roomy, practical hatchbacks for first-time buyers and penny pinchers. This year, the Soul has us thinking style on a budget like...Read More»

2020 Subaru Legacy - Best Car To Buy 2020
Subaru Legacy: Best Car To Buy 2020 Nominee

Sedans may be passé, but value never goes out of style. The 2020 Subaru Legacy is the less-popular sibling to the other Best Car To Buy 2020 nominee: the 2020 Subaru Outback. The Legacy skips the hand-me-downs. It has a mature sedan look that’s understated. The interior is anything...Read More»

2020 Mazda CX-30
First drive: 2020 Mazda CX-30 small crossover is driven by details

As a carmaker, Mazda’s proudly majored in the minors. They’ll tell you as much, too. With the 2020 CX-30, Mazda’s American-sized small crossover is full of minutiae that defines the cars they make. Want details? The front passenger gets a perfectly placed grab handle that’s...Read More»

2020 Subaru Outback - Best Car To Buy 2020
Subaru Outback nominated for top award, 2020 Genesis G90 first drive, Cadillac's EV push: What's New @ The Car Connection

Subaru Outback: Best Car To Buy 2020 Nominee The Subaru Outback goes long on versatility and usability, but is it enough to be our Best Car To Buy 2020? Car Prices: 2020 Toyota Highlander debuts at $35,720, tops out above $50,000 The redesigned 2020 Toyota Highlander three-row SUV comes with a new...Read More»

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