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Survey: Most parents don't enforce teen driver safety laws
Survey: Most parents don't enforce teen driver safety laws

A new survey shows almost a quarter of parents don't enforce teen driver safety laws, better known as Graduated Drivers Licensing (GDL) restrictions. Insure.com produced the results of its 2018 study last month, which showed 17 percent of parents said they sometimes don't enforce the laws. Five...Read More»

Waymo Jaguar I-Pace
Google’s Waymo gets approval to test self-driving cars on California roads

California granted Waymo a-driving car division a permit to test its driverless cars on public roads without a driver present, according to a post by the Google subsidiary Tuesday on Medium. Waymo is the first company to receive a permit of this kind from the California Department of Motor...Read More»

2019 Honda Civic Si
2019 Honda Civic Si, JLR turnaround, Tesla Autopilot crash: What's New @ The Car Connection

2019 Honda Civic Si updated with tech, priced at $25,195 The 2019 Honda Civic Si's new volume knob—which replaces a widely panned haptic slider—adds $200 to the sporty coupe and sedan's price. But wait, there's more. Hyundai Ioniq recalled over electrical fault An electrical component...Read More»

2019 Hyundai Ioniq Electric
Hyundai Ioniq recalled over electrical fault

An electrical component that many not have been installed properly and could lead to the risk of a fire prompted Hyundai on Tuesday to recall about 10,600 hybrid and plug-in vehicles. The recall covers 2017 and 2018 Hyundai Ioniq hybrids and 2018 Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid vehicles. MORE: Read our 2019...Read More»

2019 Honda Civic Si
2019 Honda Civic Si updated with tech, priced at $25,195

The 2019 Honda Civic Si's new volume knob—which replaces a widely panned haptic slider—adds $200 to the sporty coupe and sedan's price. But wait, there's more. Regardless of body style, the 2019 Civic Si costs $25,195 including a mandatory $895 destination charge. Honda said last week...Read More»

2019 Subaru Ascent first drive
Subaru Ascent: Best Car To Buy 2019 nominee

Until the 2019 Ascent, Subaru stood by idly watching Outback and Forester owners with growing families trade in their crossover SUVs for Toyota Highlanders and Honda Pilots. The 2019 Subaru Ascent gives those owners reasons to stay loyal to Subaru—and not just because it has seating for eight...Read More»

2019 GMC Sierra
2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500: Best Car To Buy 2019 nominees

Wander through any suburban neigborhood and you'll see plenty of full-size pickups parked in driveways waiting to be loaded up for baseball practice or a run to Safeway. That's why the redesigned 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 are obvious candidates for our top award, Best...Read More»

2018 Toyota Sienna in IIHS crash test
Active safety repair costs, Porsche Panamera GTS driven, GM's EV push: What's New @ The Car Connection

Study: active safety tech increases collision repair costs A new study from the American Automobile Association (AAA) last week found that vehicles equipped with advanced driver assistance systems such as automatic emergency braking can cost twice as much to repair following a collision than those...Read More»

The windshield-mounted sensors of Volvo's City Safety system.
Study: active safety tech increases collision repair costs

A new study from the American Automobile Association (AAA) last week found that vehicles equipped with advanced driver assistance systems such as automatic emergency braking can cost twice as much to repair following a collision than those without the technologies. Even minor accidents that damage...Read More»

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE Class
Feds probe Mercedes-Benz over recall notice delays

The NHTSA said that it launched an inquiry into the timeliness of how Mercedes-Benz alerted owners of about 1.4 million vehicles it recalled in 2017. Last week, the government agency sent a letter to the automaker's U.S. office asking why the automaker took longer than the required 60 days to alert...Read More»

2020 Kia Forte GT
Bite-size sports sedan: 2020 Kia Forte GT unveiled

With the Tuesday unveiling in Las Vegas of its 2020 Forte GT, Kia's new four-door has insider knowledge of its closest rival. That's because the 2019 Kia Forte GT is identical under its skin to the Hyundai Elantra Sport. The two compact sedans built by the same parent company share a 201-horsepower...Read More»

Subaru EyeSight safety system
Active safety study, Ford GT Carbon Series, Fisker's investment: What's New @ The Car Connection

Study finds drivers trust active safety tech but are unaware of limitations A study by the American Automobile Association Foundation for Traffic Safety in September found that drivers of vehicles with advanced driver assistance system technologies in their vehicles found them to be generally...Read More»

Tesla Enhanced Autopilot
Study finds drivers trust active safety tech but are unaware of limitations

A study by the American Automobile Association Foundation for Traffic Safety in September found that drivers of vehicles with advanced driver assistance system technologies in their vehicles found them to be generally helpful and trustworthy, but failed to understand the limitations of the system...Read More»

2019 Volvo XC40
Volvo XC40: Best Car To Buy 2019 nominee

With its 2018 XC40, Volvo steps out of its comfort zone. Not only does the XC40 not look like anything else in the Swedish automaker's lineup, it may turn the entire new-car buying process into something totally different. MORE: Follow all our Best Car To Buy 2019 news as we name a winner The XC40...Read More»

Cohda Wireless self-driving Lincoln MKZ sedans
Autonomous vehicle testing with V2X technology reaches Australian roads

A self-driving car reached Australian roads for the first time, where it was operated in Adelaide Sunday by Cohda Wireless as a demonstration of its “vehicle-to-everything” (V2X) technology. According to ABC (the Australian one), the government blocked off roads in a certain section of...Read More»

2018 Kia Rio
Reliability survey, 2019 Kia Rio, VW XL1 eco car: What's New @ The Car Connection

American brands take 11 of bottom 12 spots in Consumer Reports reliability survey American brands such as General Motors, Ford, Fiat Chrysler, and even Tesla had a rough showing in the results of Consumer Reports’ annual reliability survey released last week, which gathered data on half a...Read More»

2019 Hyundai Tucson
Active safety tech bumps 2019 Hyundai Tucson crossover SUV price to $24,245

The updated 2019 Hyundai Tucson that's arriving in dealers now costs about $700 more than last year's crossover SUV, the automaker said last week. That price hike isn't without merit, however: Active safety features and smartphone integration are newly standard on the refreshed 2019 Tucson. The...Read More»

2019 Buick Enclave
American brands take 11 of bottom 12 spots in Consumer Reports reliability survey

American brands such as General Motors, Ford, Fiat Chrysler, and even Tesla had a rough showing in the results of Consumer Reports’ annual reliability survey released last week, which gathered data on half a million vehicles this year. Volvo was dead last in 29th place, but every American...Read More»

2019 Honda Insight
Honda Insight: Best Car To Buy 2019 nominee

The Honda Insight proves that sedans might just have a future after all. This four-door sedan is well-priced, with a spacious interior full of the latest safety and convenience tech, and it's even good looking. Oh, and did we mention that most versions of the 2019 Insight are rated at 52 mpg...Read More»

2018 Kia Rio
2019 Kia Rio lineup sliced, diced, priced from $16,195

Shoppers looking at the pint-size 2019 Kia Rio won't have as many choices to make this year. The 2019 Rio lineup shrinks from six to three trim levels, and last year's standard manual transmission is no longer part of the picture. Priced from $16,195, including a mandatory $895 destination charge...Read More»

2017 Ford Focus
Ford Focus recalled, McLaren Speedtail, Tesla Model 3 Mid Range model: What's New @ The Car Connection

1.3M Ford Focus compact cars recalled over stall risk Ford on Wednesday said that it plans to recall nearly 1.3 million compact cars to address an emissions system component that can cause engines to stall. Hyundai Santa Fe: Best Car To Buy 2019 nominee With its sharp styling, the 2019 Hyundai...Read More»

2018 Tesla Model S
Tesla Model S, Honda Odyssey and more lose Consumer Reports recommendation

A few new cars that have been regulars on Consumer Reports' list of recommended models didn't make the cut for 2018 due to quality issues, the publication said Wednesday. Tesla’s Model S, usually a darling of CR’s rating system has lost its recommended status for problems with the...Read More»

2018 Ford Focus
1.3M Ford Focus compact cars recalled over stall risk

Ford on Wednesday said that it plans to recall nearly 1.3 million compact cars to address an emissions system component that can cause engines to stall. The recall applies to 2012 through 2018 Ford Focus compact cars with a 2.0-liter inline-4 engine. Ford discontinued the Focus compact car in the...Read More»

2017 BMW X3
BMW to recall 44,000 diesel cars, crossover SUVs in U.S.

A coolant leak that could lead to a fire prompted BMW to recall about 1.5 million cars globally, including about 44,000 in the U.S. The recall addresses a faulty exhaust gas recirculation component that's part of the emissions and cooling system in diesel-fueled BMWs. In South Korea, officials...Read More»

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