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Report: Chevy Sonic, Ford Taurus and Fiesta days numbered in US
Report: Chevy Sonic, Ford Taurus and Fiesta days numbered in US

Domestic automakers will phase out unpopular full-size and compact cars in the U.S. soon, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday. The report, which cites sources within Ford and Chevrolet, said that the Chevy Sonic will be discontinued as early as this year as the factory where it's built...Read More»

2018 Ford Escape in IIHS small-overlap crash test
Passenger-side safety concerns, Jaguar I-Pace driven, Tesla Model 3 production: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Latest crossover SUV crash-tests reveal alarming discrepancy for passenger-side safety The 2018 Ford Escape protects its driver fairly well in a crash, the IIHS revealed Wednesday. For a front-seat passenger? Not so much. Self-driving "drone" cars should be on California roads, except that they're...Read More»

Chevrolet Cruise AV self-driving car
Self-driving "drone" cars should be on California roads, except that they're not

Monday was supposed to be a big day for driverless cars in California that would make history and send fleets of self-driving vehicles onto roadways. Except it wasn't. History will have to wait. April 2 was supposed to be the day that the California DMV would begin issuing permits to the 50 or so...Read More»

2018 Ford Escape in IIHS small-overlap crash test
Latest crossover SUV crash-tests reveal alarming discrepancy for passenger-side safety

The 2018 Ford Escape protects its driver fairly well in a crash, the IIHS revealed Wednesday. For a front-seat passenger? Not so much. The IIHS' latest crash evaluations reveal a big difference in the way some compact crossover SUVs protect front seat passengers. In a passenger-side small-overlap...Read More»

2018 Chevrolet Tahoe Custom Midnight
Chevy Tahoe Custom Midnight Edition, Last Mercedes G-Class, Used Nissan Leaf batteries: What’s New @ The Car Connection

2018 Chevrolet Tahoe Custom Midnight Edition: just say no to chrome With its 2018 Tahoe Custom Midnight Edition, Chevrolet has taken a page out of Jay Z’s lyric book: it’s “all black everything” for the new special edition. Trump’s EPA ready to roll back Obama-era...Read More»

2018 Chevrolet Tahoe Custom Midnight
2018 Chevrolet Tahoe Custom Midnight Edition: just say no to chrome

With its 2018 Tahoe Custom Midnight Edition, Chevrolet has taken a page out of Jay Z’s lyric book: it’s “all black everything” for the new special edition. MORE: Read our 2018 Chevrolet Tahoe review The Tahoe Custom Midnight Edition comes on the heels of the Silverado Custom...Read More»

2018 Chevrolet Tahoe RST
Trump’s EPA ready to roll back Obama-era fuel-economy rules

The Trump administration’s EPA took a final step toward rolling back Obama-era fuel-efficiency regulations in the U.S. EPA chief Scott Pruitt singled out the Obama administration’s push for more stringent emissions and fuel-economy rules in a statement the agency released Monday...Read More»

2018 Lexus RX 350L
Lexus RX 350L, Chinese electric car startup, Jaguar I-Pace: What’s New @ The Car Connection

2018 Lexus RX 350L first drive review: playing catch up in a game it created Sometimes two rows just isn’t enough. 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe: two- and three-row crossover is bigger, squarer, and now has a diesel The New York auto show whose media days ended Thursday saw several debuts of...Read More»

2019 Hyundai Santa Fe
2019 Hyundai Santa Fe: two- and three-row crossover is bigger, squarer, and now has a diesel

The New York auto show whose media days ended Thursday saw several debuts of high-volume crossover utility vehicles. One was a redesigned 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe mid-size crossover, which gained size, new features, and considerably more traditional and upright SUV-like styling. Hyundai said the base...Read More»

2019 Nissan Altima, 2018 New York auto show
2019 Nissan Altima video first look: 2018 New York auto show

All around this year's New York auto show, it's crossover SUVs that have been making news. This vehicle has four doors and all-wheel drive, but what’s up with the body? Is this...a sedan? In fact, it is. It’s the 2019 Nissan Altima, a brand-new family car set to tackle the...Read More»

2019 Subaru Forester, 2018 New York auto show
2019 Subaru Forester first look video

The 2019 Subaru Forester has its priorities in order. Safety first, fun later. Its looks may be derivative, but the latest Forester packs a roomier interior loaded up with a lot more tech. The 2019 Forester stretches about two inches longer than last year’s model and the majority of that new...Read More»

2019 Mercedes-AMG C63, 2018 New York auto show
New York auto show, Lincoln Aviator, Hyundai Kona Electric: What’s New @ The Car Connection

The 9 most important cars of the 2018 New York auto show Pomp and circumstance didn't overrun practicality at the 2018 New York auto show. This year's big debuts at the Jacob Javits center weren't flashy—unless you count the stunning Lincoln Aviator, but even that three-row crossover has an...Read More»

2018 Lexus RX 350L
2018 Lexus RX 350L first drive review: playing catch up in a game it created

Sometimes two rows just isn’t enough. Strollers are getting bigger, car seats are bulkier, and nuclear families may as well need a battleship to go out to the movies for a night. Lexus gets all that. Meet the “U.S.S. 2018 Lexus RX 350L”—or at least it feels that way. With...Read More»

2019 Mazda CX-3, 2018 New York auto show
2019 Mazda CX-3 revealed: small crossover, smaller changes

The 2019 Mazda CX-3 that rolled across the stage at the New York auto show this week should be familiar to new-car shoppers. It’s a mild update on the same small package with a sharp style, frugal fuel consumption, and available all-wheel drive. The biggest changes from last year for the CX-3...Read More»

2019 Toyota RAV4, 2018 New York auto show
2019 Toyota RAV4 video first look

Look at the 2019 Toyota RAV4 and it’s hard not to see the Tacoma pickup and the 4Runner SUV. That’s no accident. The original ‘cute ute’ is ready to get down and dirty. At least a little bit. READ MORE: 2019 Toyota RAV4: looking more SUV than crossover The new RAV4...Read More»

2019 Subaru Forester, 2018 New York auto show
The 9 most important cars of the 2018 New York auto show

Pomp and circumstance didn't overrun practicality at the 2018 New York auto show. This year's big debuts at the Jacob Javits center weren't flashy—unless you count the stunning Lincoln Aviator, but even that three-row crossover has an air of real-world usability that trumps its clean lines...Read More»

2019 Subaru Forester, 2018 New York auto show
2019 Subaru Forester, Maserati Levante Trofeo, Diesel Hyundai Santa Fe What’s New @ The Car Connection

2019 Subaru Forester: the crossover SUV that watches you Like a protective parent, the 2019 Subaru Forester is watching you. The latest crossover SUV is not a helicopter parent, but it certainly blurs the line with a passel of new safety features that nearly steal the headline that this is, in...Read More»

2019 Toyota Corolla hatchback, 2018 New York auto show
2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback: a most international compact car

The 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback has had its passport stamped more than a few times. Debuting next week at the 2018 New York auto show, the 2019 Corolla Hatchback that Toyota previewed Friday is decidedly international. The new Corolla Hatchback replaces the Corolla iM in Toyota’s lineup...Read More»

2019 Kia Optima, 2018 New York auto show
Updates prioritize 2019 Kia Optima over 2019 Sedona for active-safety gear

The 2019 Kia Optima and 2019 Kia Sedona have different stories to tell when it comes to safety gear designed to help drivers avoid a collision, the automaker said Wednesday at the New York auto show. On the 2019 Optima, automatic emergency braking, lane-departure warnings, and active lane control...Read More»

2019 Subaru Forester, 2018 New York auto show
2019 Subaru Forester: the crossover SUV that watches you

Like a protective parent, the 2019 Subaru Forester is watching you. The latest crossover SUV is not a helicopter parent, but it certainly blurs the line with a passel of new safety features that nearly steal the headline that this is, in fact, a brand-new vehicle. The 2019 Forester won’t...Read More»

2019 Toyota RAV4, 2018 New York auto show
2019 Toyota RAV4, Lincoln Aviator, VW's California electric push: What’s New @ The Car Connection

2019 Toyota RAV4: looking more SUV than crossover The 2019 Toyota RAV4 would like to be your outdoorsy companion. It wants to be loaded up with a kayak and a mountain bike on its roof, with mud splashed over its chiseled, 4Runner-like and Tacoma-inspired grille and beefy fenders. It wants to show...Read More»

2019 Toyota RAV4, 2018 New York auto show
2019 Toyota RAV4: looking more SUV than crossover

The 2019 Toyota RAV4 would like to be your outdoorsy companion. It wants to be loaded up with a kayak and a mountain bike on its roof, with mud splashed over its chiseled, 4Runner-like and Tacoma-inspired grille and beefy fenders. It wants to show off its newfound extra half-inch of ground...Read More»

Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport concept, 2018 New York auto show
2020 VW Atlas Cross Sport: Volkswagen’s SUV family affair begins

The Volkswagen Atlas will both shrink and expand in 2019. Volkswagen will add a smaller five-seat Cross Sport model to the Atlas crossover SUV family for the 2020 model year, while it also will study a plug-in hybrid version with no confirmed production date. Volkswagen confirmed the new Atlas...Read More»

2018 Nissan Rogue Sport
2018 Nissan Rogue Sport gains standard automatic emergency braking safety tech

Nissan has quietly rolled out automatic emergency braking and blind-spot monitors as standard equipment on all 2018 Rogue Sport crossover SUVs. The safety tech was previously optional. Evidence of the change was uncovered in order guides by CarsDirect, which reports that Nissan markets the updated...Read More»

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