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2020 Lexus RX earns Top Safety Pick due to improved headlights
2020 Lexus RX earns Top Safety Pick due to improved headlights

The 2020 Lexus RX has received a Top Safety Pick nod from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety thanks to some strategic improvements to its crash structure and an updated set of headlights. For the first time, the 2020 RX swept the insurance watchdog's crashworthiness tests, receiving a...Read More»

2020 BMW X1 xDrive25e
What’s New for 2020: BMW

BMW has an onslaught of new product for 2020 with an updated or new powertrain, body style, and performance package for each of its many models. With Gran Coupe four-doors and Competition performance trims, not to mention the M performance sub-brand and the M Sport appearance packages, BMW offers a...Read More»

2020 Ford F-150
2020 Ford F-150 review, 2020 Honda Civic Si first drive, Karma Revero PHEV plans: What's New @ The Car Connection

2020 Ford F-150 review The best-selling pickup gets a 6.2 on our overall scale. 2020 Hyundai Sonata has a modest price bump for a big jump in content The redesigned 2020 Hyundai Sonata starts at only $750 more than the outgoing model, but the mid-size sedan is better equipped and more capable. 2020...Read More»

2020 Hyundai Ioniq Electric (European spec)
Hyundai set to lead the charge on hybrid, plug-in, fuel cell, and electric vehicles

Hyundai plans to launch 13 more alternatively-fueled vehicles by 2022, bringing its total number of hybrid, plug-in hybrid, hydrogen fuel cell, and electric vehicles to 16. With the announcement on Thursday, the South Korean automaker is poised to lead all Asian automakers and compete with luxury...Read More»

2020 Hyundai Sonata
2020 Hyundai Sonata has a modest price bump for a big jump in content

The 2020 Sonata will start at $24,330 (including a $930 destination fee), Hyundai announced Thursday. That's $750 more than the base price of the outgoing sedan—an increase Hyundai claims is offset by additional standard equipment. Hyundai redesigned the Sonata for 2020, making the price bump...Read More»

2020 Nissan Rogue
2020 Nissan Rogue review, rare supercar auction, Tesla pickup courts geekdom: What's New @ The Car Connection

2019 Ford Edge earns the automaker its first IIHS Top Safety Pick of 2019 Ford hadn't scored a safety award from the IIHS for the 2019 model year until the agency rated the latest Edge crossover SUV. 2020 Chrysler Voyager earns top 5-star safety rating from feds Based on the Pacifica minivan, the...Read More»

2019 Ford Edge
2019 Ford Edge earns the automaker its first IIHS Top Safety Pick of 2019

The 2019 Ford Edge crossover SUV earned a Top Safety Pick rating from the IIHS when equipped with certain headlights, marking the first time a Ford vehicle has received the coveted safety distinction for the 2019 model year. “We are really pleased the insurance industry places such a high...Read More»

2020 Chrysler Voyager
2020 Chrysler Voyager earns top 5-star safety rating from feds

The 2020 Chrysler Voyager minivan earned a top five-star crash test safety rating from the NHTSA, the automaker announced Tuesday. The minivan earned top marks in crash testing that included front impact, side impact, and a battery of other tests. Of the eight tests, the Voyager only scored one...Read More»

2020 Hyundai Venue (Australian spec)
2020 Hyundai Venue price, Vette delayed, electric pickups: What's New @ The Car Connection

2020 Hyundai Venue subcompact crossover starts at $18,345 The smallest crossover in Hyundai's lineup will go on sale at the end of November. 2020 Ram 1500 "Built To Serve Edition" pickup trucks honor US military The special edition trucks honor each branch of the US military. 2020 Kia Sedona...Read More»

Ram 1500 "Built to Serve" Edition
2020 Ram 1500 "Built To Serve Edition" pickup trucks honor US military

Ram will honor veterans and active-duty servicemembers of the five branches of the U.S. military with special edition trucks, the truckmaker announced Wednesday. The 2020 Ram 1500 "Built To Serve Edition" trucks will go on sale later this month and Ram will build a different version of the special...Read More»

2020 Hyundai Venue (Australian spec)
2020 Hyundai Venue subcompact crossover starts at $18,345

The 2020 Hyundai Venue subcompact crossover starts at $18,345 including destination, the automaker announced Wednesday. The new model is the smallest in Hyundai's crossover lineup, smaller than the Hyundai Kona and comparable to the Chevy Trax, Ford Ecosport, and Nissan Kicks. The entry-level Venue...Read More»

2020 Polestar 1 first drive
2020 Honda CR-V costs more, 2020 Polestar 1 driven, 1,200-hp Hennessey Resurrection Camaro shows: What's New @ The Car Connection

Honda raises price of CR-V crossover SUV for 2020: $26,145 base, or $600 more than last year's version The 2020 Honda CR-V compact crossover starts at $600 more than the 2019 model, but comes equipped with more standard active safety features. What's New for 2020: Lexus Android Auto compatibility...Read More»

2020 Lexus NX
What's New for 2020: Lexus

Lexus followed its onslaught of new crossover SUVs over the past few years with a renewed commitment to sedans and sports coupes. For 2020 the major updates for Toyota’s luxury brand are muted, with a significant update of its best-selling RX350 mid-size crossover. Its large SUVs soldier on...Read More»

2020 Honda CR-V
New 2020 Honda CR-V crossover will cost $26,145 to start, $600 more than last year's version

It's a big year for the updated 2020 Honda CR-V crossover. The mega-selling utility vehicle gets a new face and headlights, new hybrid model due later, and an engine overhaul across the model line. On Monday, Honda announced how much the 2020 CR-V would cost when it goes on sale this month. Honda...Read More»

Ford Police Interceptor Utility Front Interior Visor Light Bar
Breathalyzer tests scrutinized, Lotus Elan comeback, Infiniti electrification plans: What's New @ The Car Connection

Thousands of arrests are being thrown out over unreliable Breathalyzer results Breathalyzer machines cannot be relied upon in drunken driving cases, according to a New York Times investigation. Ram recalls more than 100,000 diesel pickups for fire risk Ram 1500 EcoDiesel pickup trucks from model...Read More»

Breathalyzer
Thousands of arrests are being thrown out over unreliable Breathalyzer results

The Breathalyzer has become a necessary staple of DUI enforcement, but analyses have shown time and again that this equipment is unreliable, prompting some states to consider their results inadmissible. A new exposé by The New York Times reveals just how little transparency and consistency...Read More»

2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel, Bear Mountain, May 2014
Ram recalls more than 100,000 diesel pickups for fire risk

More than 100,000 diesel-powered Ram pickups will be recalled for an increased risk of fire, the truckmaker announced last month. Ram says it will recall 2014-2019 Ram 1500 trucks equipped with a 3.0-liter turbodiesel engine for an issue with the engine that could lead to a fire. Ram said 107,979...Read More»

2020 Ford Explorer ST  -  First Drive  -  Portland OR, June 2019
What's New for 2020: Ford

Ford Motor Company is in the midst of a product shift from cars to crossovers. The Fiesta and Focus subcompacts are no longer sold in North America, and neither is the Taurus full-size sedan. The Fusion mid-size sedan soldiers on, as do the many high-performance iterations of the Mustang...Read More»

2018 Aston Martin Vanquish S
2020 dead car list, Bronco's spring launch, Fisker Ocean electric SUV: What's New @ The Car Connection

Bring out your dead: Here are the cars discontinued for 2020 Discontinued cars that will no longer be made for model year 2020 include compacts, sedans, convertibles, and city cars. What's New for 2020: Ford The Blue Oval's shift from cars to crossovers continues with redesigns of the 2020 Ford...Read More»

Dead Cars for 2020
Bring out your dead: Here are the cars discontinued for 2020

Death is an inevitability for everything, even for the hearses made of the discontinued Lincoln MKT and Cadillac XTS. The list of vehicles that stopped production after 2019 is filled with sedans like the XTS that were sent to the great car lot in the sky—"manager’s special" window...Read More»

2019 Chevrolet Suburban
GM recalls 638,000 SUVs and pickups for sudden braking

General Motors is recalling more than 638,000 trucks and SUVs to address a defect that can cause sudden and unexpected braking. The issue stems from the programming of a system designed to protect the driveline from conditions that occur when wheel speeds vary significantly from one wheel on an...Read More»

2019 Ford Ranger
Review update: The 2019 Ford Ranger hauls more than cabbage

The Ford Ranger returned to the U.S. in 2019 after a seven-year hiatus, but it’s not a new truck. The 2019 Ford Ranger sitting on Blue Oval dealership lots across the U.S. is a refreshed version of the global truck that has been sold in developing countries for nearly a decade. Yet, the...Read More»

2020 Mazda CX-9 Signature
2020 Mazda CX-9's big price bump, FCA and Peugeot merge, electric turbos: What's New @ The Car Connection

2020 Mazda CX-9 gets small updates, big price bump Mazda's three-row crossover SUV gets a host of convenience and comfort upgrades, as well as a $1,510 price jump in the 2020 CX-9. The 2019 Ford Ranger hauls more than cabbage The return of the Ford Ranger doesn't mean a new truck, yet it feels a...Read More»

2020 Mazda CX-9 Signature
2020 Mazda CX-9 gets small updates, big price bump

The 2020 CX-9 is getting a handful of new creature comforts, Mazda announced Tuesday, including available second-row captain's chairs—a first for Mazda's three-row family hauler. The starting price is also new, rising $1,510 to $34,835 (including a $1,045 destination fee) for the 2020 Mazda...Read More»

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