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2019 Ram 1500 eTorque first drive: The silent assassin of pickup trucks
2019 Ram 1500 eTorque first drive: The silent assassin of pickup trucks

The USS Seawolf attack submarine is said to be so quiet that the only way to discover it is to listen for the absence of sound. That’s a pretty tall order, and one we remembered while attempting to discern the activity of the mild hybrid electric assist motor in the 2019 Ram 1500 eTorque...Read More»

2018 Hyundai Kona first drive
2018 Hyundai Kona aces IIHS crash testing, earns Top Safety Pick+ nod in top trim

Versions of the 2018 Hyundai Kona built after May earned the top award from independent testers, the IIHS announced Friday. The small crossover earned top "Good" scores on all crash tests, including the new passenger-side small overlap test, and its headlights on Limited and Ultimate trims were...Read More»

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Americans holding onto their cars, 2019 Acura NSX, Chevy Cruze CVT: What's New @ The Car Connection

Americans are holding onto cars longer, according to federal study This might not be good news for car dealers: Americans appear to be keeping their cars longer than ever. The results of a study released Tuesday by the Federal Highway Administration indicate that the average vehicle age has...Read More»

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Americans are holding onto cars longer, according to federal study

This might not be good news for car dealers: Americans appear to be keeping their cars longer than ever. The results of a study released Tuesday by the Federal Highway Administration indicate that the average vehicle age has increased significantly since 2009 to 10.5 years. Back then, the average...Read More»

2019 Kia Forte
2019 Kia Forte tops 40 mpg on highway in EPA estimates

EPA estimates for the redesigned 2019 Kia Forte show that the new compact sedan won't be a favorite of gas station owners. What will likely be the most popular 2019 Forte—the sedan with the optional continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT)—is rated at 30 mpg city, 40 highway...Read More»

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Poll: Fewer than a third of new-car shoppers agree with Trump's emissions rollback

Fewer than one-third of new-car shoppers agree with the Trump administration's plan to freeze fuel-economy targets for the next five years, according to a survey released Tuesday by Autolist. Just 29 percent of more than 1,000 respondents said that they agreed with the president's plan to freeze...Read More»

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Hold your hailing: AAA study finds using ride-sharing apps over twice the annual cost of car ownership

Thinking of ditching your car to save money now that you live in an urban area? Think again. A study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety published Tuesday found that using ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft instead of owning a car would cost over twice as much annually on average. The...Read More»

2018 Hyundai Sonata Sport 2.0T
2019 Hyundai Sonata Sport, Lamborghini Aventador SVJ, Honda Insight crash tests: What's New @ The Car Connection

Not so sporty: 2019 Hyundai Sonata Sport drops turbo What’s in a name? Everything but a turbocharged engine, according to Hyundai. The 2019 Hyundai Sonata Sport+ will unfortunately no longer be offered with a turbo, according to a report by CarsDirect. 154,000 Dodge, Jeep crossover SUVs and...Read More»

2019 Jeep Cherokee
154,000 Dodge, Jeep crossover SUVs and minivans recalled over brake issue

An improperly manufactured brake system prompted Fiat Chrysler Automobiles on Thursday to recall about 154,000 minivans and crossover SUVs in order to replace their brake fluid. The recall affects two Jeeps and two Dodges built in the spring of 2018: the 2018-2019 Dodge Grand Caravan, 2018 Dodge...Read More»

2018 Hyundai Sonata Sport 2.0T
Not so sporty: 2019 Hyundai Sonata Sport drops turbo

What’s in a name? Everything but a turbocharged engine, according to Hyundai. The 2019 Hyundai Sonata Sport+ will unfortunately no longer be offered with a turbo, according to a report by CarsDirect. The 2.0-liter turbo-4 engine fitted to the 2018 Sonata Sport, rated at 245 horsepower, will...Read More»

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Lyft, Aptiv reach 5,000 paid ride milestone in self-driving BMWs

The race to the autonomous ride-sharing finish line just got a little bit tighter, as Lyft and self-driving tech company Aptiv said Tuesday that their Las Vegas-based taxis have completed 5,000 paid rides. Lyft and Aptiv's trial is the first commercial, for-profit self-driving ride-share, although...Read More»

2019 Honda Pilot
2019 Honda Pilot, 2019 Honda Insight earn Top Safety Pick+ awards

The 2019 Honda Pilot and 2019 Honda Insight all but aced their crash test evaluations, the IIHS said Wednesday. The ratings are the first assigned to the 2019 Insight and the Pilot's rating marks an improvement over last year's version of the crossover SUV. There's no such thing as a better report...Read More»

2019 Hyundai Santa Fe
What's in a name? Hyundai's crossover SUV lineup shuffles names, seats

Getting the sizes right for Hyundai's range of crossover SUVs is hard enough, and its turntable of names isn't any easier. This month and next month, Hyundai will begin selling the 2019 Santa Fe and 2019 Santa Fe XL at dealers across the country. Those names should sound vaguely familiar, even the...Read More»

2019 Hyundai Elantra
2019 Hyundai Elantra, Lyft's profitable self-driving taxi, EPA rolls back emissions: What's New @ The Car Connection

2019 Hyundai Elantra debuts: Compact car adds safety tech, gets edgier look The 2019 Hyundai Elantra bowed at a media event in Park City, Utah, on Tuesday night. With updated styling, larger standard wheels, and more safety gear, the 2019 Elantra is a more conservative approach to a sedan that...Read More»

2019 Audi A6
2019 Audi A6 priced at $59,895, higher than BMW 5-Series, Mercedes-Benz E-Class

With its totally redesigned A6 sedan, it’s clear Audi is attempting to move the model upmarket in the face of the competition. The 2019 Audi A6 starts at $59,895 including a mandatory $995 destination charge, over $5,000 more its chief rivals, the BMW 5 Series and Mercedes-Benz E-Class...Read More»

2019 Hyundai Elantra
2019 Hyundai Elantra debuts: Compact car adds safety tech, gets edgier look

The 2019 Hyundai Elantra bowed at a media event in Park City, Utah, on Tuesday night. With updated styling, larger standard wheels, and more safety gear, the 2019 Elantra is a more conservative approach to a sedan that broke the mold for others in its segment only a few years ago. All trims above...Read More»

2019 Hyundai Kona Electric
2019 Hyundai Kona Electric nearly matches Tesla with its 258-mile range

The 2019 Hyundai Kona Electric will go almost as far on a charge as a Tesla Model S—and for a lot less money. The EPA said Tuesday that the 2019 Kona Electric will boast a 258-mile range, which gives it the longest electric range of cars offered by full-line automakers. The 2018 Chevrolet...Read More»

2019 Honda Pilot
2019 Honda Pilot driven, $100,000 Lincoln Navigator, Hyundai Kona Electric range: What's New @ The Car Connection

2019 Honda Pilot first drive: Soft-roading for the whole family Hiking-style boots with knobby soles and Gore-Tex trim can be found just about anywhere, but there’s a reason that mountaineers don’t shop at Macy’s. US, foreign automakers spar over Trump's NAFTA rework Talks between...Read More»

First 2018 Nissan Leaf produced at assembly plant in Smyrna, Tennessee, Dec 2017
US, foreign automakers spar over Trump's NAFTA rework

Talks between the U.S., Canada, and Mexico are expected to resume Tuesday on President Donald Trump's efforts to rework the 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) between the three countries. No matter what U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Mexican Economy Minister Ildefonso...Read More»

2019 Honda Pilot
2019 Honda Pilot first drive: Soft-roading for the whole family

Hiking-style boots with knobby soles and Gore-Tex trim can be found just about anywhere, but there’s a reason that mountaineers don’t shop at Macy’s. This becomes evident as I inch a 2019 Honda Pilot Elite along a special course Honda set up on the grounds of a winery in the San...Read More»

2018 Audi A5
Audi's manual shift, James Bond's Aston Martin, 2019 Ford Fusion Energi: What's New @ The Car Connection

Audi drops manual transmissions from 2019 lineup Fans of three pedals should shift their attention away from Audi showrooms for the 2019 model year. The automaker said Friday that in response to weak demand it will no longer offer a manual transmission model in its U.S.-market lineup beginning next...Read More»

2017 Audi A4
Audi drops manual transmissions from 2019 lineup

Fans of three pedals should shift their attention away from Audi showrooms for the 2019 model year. The automaker said Friday that in response to weak demand it will no longer offer a manual transmission model in its U.S.-market lineup beginning next year. Audi confirmed to Car and Driver that it...Read More»

2019 Subaru Forester, 2018 New York auto show
2019 Subaru Forester, Elon Musk, Swiss diesel emissions: What's New @ The Car Connection

2019 Subaru Forester compact SUV costs $25,270 to start, about $500 more than outgoing model The 2019 Subaru Forester crossover SUV will cost $25,270 when it goes on sale later this year, the automaker announced Thursday. Top-of-the-line Touring versions will cost $35,270. All prices include a...Read More»

Nuro self-driving car with Kroger grocery delivery
Kroger supermarkets jump into self-driving car grocery delivery in Arizona

With Waymo, Uber, and more testing all over the state, Arizona is a hotbed (pun intended) of self-driving car activity, and Kroger supermarkets said Thursday that it would be starting self-driving grocery delivery with partner Nuro at a single store in the Phoenix suburb of Scottsdale, Arizona...Read More»

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