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2019 Toyota RAV4 vs. 2020 Subaru Outback: Compare Crossovers
2019 Toyota RAV4 vs. 2020 Subaru Outback: Compare Crossovers

Subaru Outback and Toyota RAV4 owners have more in common beyond their Patagonia outwear. The two mega-selling crossovers sell more than an outdoorsy lifestyle ideal. They’re both spacious and comfortable, newly redesigned for buyers who take a hard left off the road. We give the 2020 Outback...Read More»

2019 LA Auto Show Highlights
Coming for 2021: Small crossovers and EVs star at LA Auto Show

If cars had astrological years, 2020 will be the year of the small crossover. That's our takeaway from the unofficial start of the new car year—the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show, which runs through December 1, where precocious 2021 vehicles strut their stuff on the silver floor, and those 2020...Read More»

2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Silverado and Sierra recalled, Nissan GT-R goes Lego, Karma Revero GTS preview: What's New @ The Car Connection

GM recalls more than half a million new Silverado, Sierra pickups for fire risk General Motors is recalling 556,399 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickups from model years 2019-2020 that were built with carpeted floor coverings that can increase a fire risk. 2020 Volkswagen Passat review The...Read More»

2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
GM recalls more than half a million new Silverado, Sierra pickups for fire risk

General Motors is recalling more than half a million pickups in its redesigned Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra lineups due to a potential fire risk, the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration announced last week. The campaign covers 556,399 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra...Read More»

2009 Mazda6
Mazda recalls the recalled, Lambo V12 concept, electric truck priorities: What's New @ The Car Connection

Mazda recalls vehicles already recalled and repaired for faulty airbags Mazda is recalling more than 100,000 vehicles to replace replacement front passenger airbag inflators that can still explode. 2020 Subaru Outback and Legacy earn IIHS safety awards The 2020 Subaru Outback earns a Top Safety...Read More»

2012 Mazda6
Mazda recalls vehicles already recalled and repaired for faulty airbags

Like a Major League Baseball season and the Twitter feeds of narcissists, the Takata airbag fiasco seems never-ending. In paperwork filed with the NHTSA last week, Mazda announced two recalls for cars with passenger front airbag inflators that had already been replaced under a previous recall. The...Read More»

2020 Subaru Outback
2020 Subaru Outback and Legacy earn IIHS safety awards

Subaru's redesigned 2020 Outback wagon and 2020 Legacy sedan both earned safety awards from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the advocacy organization announced Friday. The high-riding Outback was recognized with a Top Safety Pick nod, while the four-door Legacy managed to one-up it with...Read More»

2020 Ford Escape
2020 Toyota RAV4 vs. 2020 Ford Escape: Compare Crossover SUVs

The 2020 Toyota RAV4 and 2020 Ford Escape have evolved over time—once blocky ‘utes with brick-in-wind shapes that gave way to smoother shapes with more mass-appeal than a Taylor Swift concert. The RAV4 and Escape now occupy nearly different ends of the crossover compact segment. The...Read More»

2020 Ford Escape, 2019 New York International Auto Show
2020 RAV4 vs Escape, Tesla's absurd Cybertruck: What's New @ The Car Connection

2020 Toyota RAV4 vs. 2020 Ford Escape: Compare Crossover SUVs Two of the best-selling compact crossovers from the giant automakers compete for attention with very different approaches. Which one is best for you? 2020 Mazda CX-30 makes room in small crossover SUV lineup The crossover with a swoopy...Read More»

2020 Mazda CX-30, 2019 LA Auto Show
2020 Mazda CX-30 makes room in small crossover SUV lineup

The 2020 Mazda CX-30 that arrived in the U.S. on Wednesday at the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show raises big questions about small crossovers in the Mazda lineup. It would seem as if the larger CX-30 would replace the CX-3 subcompact crossover, but instead it slots between the CX-3 and CX-5, Mazda...Read More»

2020 Toyota Camry AWD, 2019 LA Auto Show
2020 Toyota Camry AWD debuts, back after nearly 30 years

Toyota introduced Wednesday an available all-wheel-drive powertrain on the 2020 Camry and 2021 Avalon in a bid to compete with more popular crossovers and SUVs. It’s the first time the Avalon sedan is available with AWD, and the first time AWD has been offered on the best-selling Camry...Read More»

2020 Honda CR-V
2020 Honda CR-V vs. 2020 Toyota RAV4: Compare Crossovers

Shortly after you’ve grabbed your keys, swilled the last gulp of coffee, and made a beeline to the front door on your way to the dealership the question comes. You’ve decided a new crossover is in order, a replacement for the family car, and a new set of keys on the ring in your hand...Read More»

2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer
New SUVs, hot cars top What's New @ The Car Connection

2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer crossover SUV will get tougher, off-road variant The new small Chevy crossover will add RS and Activ editions with big tires and tougher suspension tune for mild off-roading. 2021 Kia Seltos preview Roughly the size of the Hyundai Kona, the 2021 Kia Seltos small crossover...Read More»

2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime, 2019 LA Auto Show
2021 Toyota RAV4 plug-in hybrid revealed: Shocking power from crossover SUV

Toyota on Tuesday confirmed a bit of a shocker, pun intended. The automaker confirmed details for its 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime plug-in hybrid crossover, due next year, which adds a bigger hybrid battery to its hybrid powertrain that can power the crossover up to 39 miles on electric power alone. The...Read More»

2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer, 2019 LA Auto Show
2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer crossover SUV will get tougher, off-road variant

When it arrives at dealerships next year, the 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer crossover SUV will boast more rugged trim levels to help the small SUV live up to its namesake. On Wednesday, Chevrolet detailed parts of the pint-size crossover that will compete against other offerings such as the Nissan...Read More»

2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC
2020 Mercedes-Benz ECQ starts at $68,895

The 2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC will launch at $68,895 (including a $995 destination fee) early next year, the company announced Wednesday. The EQC is the first dedicated EV from the flagship Mercedes brand, and the first of its EQ range of models to be introduced for wide consumption. While the...Read More»

2020 Subaru Outback
2020 Subaru Outback vs. 2020 Subaru Forester: Compare Crossover SUVs

Before the crossover, there was the Subaru Outback. The success of the lifted wagon that could go off-road led to the Subaru Forester in 1998. The crossover craze was on. More than 20 years later, these two crossovers have switched positions in the Subaru family, with the Outback growing into a...Read More»

2021 Toyota RAV4 plug-in hybrid
New and redesigned 2020 and 2021 vehicles lead What's New @ The Car Connection

2021 Toyota RAV4 plug-in hybrid revealed: Shocking power from crossover SUV The 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime plug-in hybrid crossover will have a 39-mile electric range and 302 horsepower in all-wheel drive. 2020 Nissan Sentra gets sportier, sharper, safer The redesigned 2020 Nissan Sentra compact sedan...Read More»

2019 Audi E-tron
2019 Audi E-Tron crashes well, scores five stars from the NHTSA

Now that both sets of crash tests have been performed, the 2019 Audi E-Tron can claim to be one of the safest cars on the road. The NHTSA reports that the 2019 E-Tron has earned a five-star overall rating in its series of crash tests. The SUV scored four-star ratings in both frontal-impact tests...Read More»

2020 Buick Encore GX
2020 Buick Encore GX sets the table for small crossover SUVs to come

Buick revealed more details about its 2020 Encore GX on Tuesday, ahead of the 2019 Los Angeles auto show, and months before the crossover goes on sale in the U.S. With the Encore GX, Buick offers a larger crossover than the pint-size 2020 Encore—although it's unclear if the two will live...Read More»

2020 Honda CR-V
2020 Honda CR-V vs. 2020 Nissan Rogue: Compare Crossover SUVs

Crossovers carry more than passengers and cargo. Crossovers like the 2020 Honda CR-V and 2020 Nissan Rogue carry more technology and safety equipment than many new vehicles on the road and point into new-car shoppers’ priorities better than Christmas wishlists. Heavy buzz and pressure aside...Read More»

2020 Nissan Rogue
2020 CR-V vs Rogue, Bloodhound tracks speed record, EV news: What's New @ The Car Connection

2020 Honda CR-V vs. 2020 Nissan Rogue: Compare Crossover SUVs The two mega-selling crossovers have all the bases covered like a 9-run inning, but which is best for new car buyers? Nissan recalling nearly 400,000 cars for brake defect that could cause fire Nissan recalls newer Murano, Maxima, and...Read More»

2019 Ford F-150
2018-2020 Ford F-Series trucks recalled for battery cable, headlight issues

Ford is recalling its newer F-Series trucks for two separate issues, the company announced Thursday. The 2019-2020 F-150 is being recalled to address improperly secured battery cables; the 2018-2019 Super Duty is being recalled to correct an issue with its headlight control modules. The first...Read More»

2018 Nissan Murano
Nissan recalling nearly 400,000 cars for brake defect that could cause fire

Nissan announced this month that they would recall more than 394,000 vehicles equipped with a faulty brake seal that could leak fluid and potentially cause a fire. In paperwork filed with federal regulators Nov. 8, Nissan said actuators included in the anti-lock braking systems may have a loose...Read More»

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