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2020 Hyundai Sonata adds drama to the mid-size sedan
2020 Hyundai Sonata adds drama to the mid-size sedan

The 2020 Hyundai Sonata unveiled online Wednesday ahead of an expected debut at next month's 2019 New York International Auto Show is anything but a boring four-door sedan. Its dramatic, coupe-esque lines draw from Audi and Genesis' playbook. The new Sonata looks wider with a short front overhang...Read More»

2019 Ford Edge
2019 Ford Edge vs. 2019 Nissan Murano: Compare Cars

For crossover SUV buyers not interested in three rows of seats, the 2019 Ford Edge and 2019 Nissan Murano are solid, stylish choices. On our scale, the 2019 Edge is the victor with its 6.7 overall rating. The 2019 Murano earns 6.0 out of 10, hampered by its cumbersome infotainment system and poorer...Read More»

Uber Rewards program
Uber extends rewards program across the US

Uber launched its rewards program in nine U.S. cities this past January and on Monday the ride-share company extended the program nationwide. Uber Rewards will be available in over 100 U.S. cities for all riders to take advantage of, and those who do will be rewarded accordingly. The program...Read More»

2020 Volvo V60 Cross Country
Volvo to limit its future cars to 112 mph top speed

Volvo on Monday said that it will limit the top speed of its future cars to 112 mph as part of an effort to reduce car-crash fatalities. Volvo called the move the beginning of a discussion about whether automakers should actively alter or limit a human's behavior behind the wheel in the name of...Read More»

Hyundai phone-as-key technology
Hyundai smartphone key, Shape-shifting Aston Martin, VW Buggy returns: What's New @ The Car Connection

Hyundai wants to turn your smartphone into a car key Hyundai on Monday unveiled a smartphone-based digital key that is capable of functions such as unlocking and locking the doors, starting the car, and more. The automaker said it may begin introducing near-filed communication on its cars as s soon...Read More»

Hyundai phone-as-key technology
Hyundai wants to turn your smartphone into a car key

Hyundai on Monday unveiled a smartphone-based digital key that can unlock and lock the doors, start the car, and more. The automaker said it may begin introducing near-filed communication on its cars as soon as this year in some markets. The digital key tech is part of Hyundai's move toward...Read More»

2019 Honda Insight
2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid vs. 2019 Honda Insight: Compare Cars

Sometime, around the moment we found nutrition labels and no longer considered Thursdays to be part of the weekend, frugal and inexpensive commuter cars began to make sense. It’s cool, we all grow up. For us olds, the 2019 Honda Insight and 2019 Toyota Corolla Hybrid are adulting like...Read More»

2018 Kia Sedona
Kia Sedona minivan recalled for sensor that could keep airbag from deploying

The Kia Sedona minivan has been recalled over a faulty wiring harness that may not detect a child or child seat in the passenger front seat, which could affect the airbag's ability to deploy. The NHTSA released documents last week that indicate the fault only affects 2015 through Sedona with...Read More»

2019 Lincoln Nautilus first drive review
2019 Lincoln Nautilus recalled to remind drivers to keep hands on the wheel

A small number of 2019 Lincoln Nautilus models have been recalled to remedy a driver-assist system that won't remind drivers to keep their hands on the wheel. Documents filed by Lincoln in January and published last week by the NHTSA show Ford issued a recall for 2,276 Nautilus crossover SUVs to...Read More»

2018 Ford Taurus
Ford builds its last Taurus sedan

The Ford Taurus, once a beacon of American sedan supremacy, went out of production Friday. The last Taurus, a silver sedan with a moonroof, rolled off the automaker's Chicago assembly line, marking the end of full-size four-doors from Ford. Ford has ended production of the Taurus before, however...Read More»

Uber-owned Jump electric bike-share
Uber bikes, Mercedes-AMG GT R Roadster, Tesla price cuts: What's New @ The Car Connection

Uber's bikes proving more popular than its cars One U.S. city actually prefers Uber's eBikes to traditional ride-hailing, and the results came as a shock to the company itself. 2012-2016 Kia Soul models recalled over fire risk Hyundai and Kia last month widened a fire risk recall to include nearly...Read More»

2016 Kia Soul
2012-2016 Kia Soul models recalled over fire risk

Hyundai and Kia last month widened a fire risk recall to include nearly 380,000 Kia Soul hatchbacks. In documents filed with the NHTSA Feb. 22 and released last week, Kia said that 378,967 2012 to 2016 Soul models with a 1.6-liter inline-4 engine are included in the recall. The NHTSA has been...Read More»

2019 Toyota RAV4
2019 Toyota RAV4 vs. 2019 Honda CR-V: Compare Cars

It doesn’t have the ring of “Frazier-Ali”—or even Todd Bridges-Vanilla Ice—but the 2019 Toyota RAV4 and 2019 Honda CR-V are automotive heavyweights that square off daily on dealer lots. They’re among the most popular crossover SUVs on sale today and it shows: the...Read More»

BMW and Mercedes-Benz self-driving car concepts
BMW and Daimler team up for self-driving car development

BMW and Daimler, the German automaker that owns Mercedes-Benz on Thursday tied the knot by cooperating on advanced next-generation driver-assistance technologies to pave the way for self-driving cars. Long term, the partnership between the two former foes will help bring Level 3, 4, and 5...Read More»

2014 Subaru Forester
Subaru to recall 1.3M Impreza, Crosstrek, Forester cars and crossovers in U.S.

Subaru will recall about 1.3 million compact cars and crossover SUVs built in Japan between 2008 and 2017 to rectify an issue that could prevent their brake lights from illuminating. The recall covers certain Impreza, Crosstrek, and Forester models built during that time period, although not every...Read More»

Flock of pelicans flying over 2019 Nissan Leaf Plus, San Diego area, Feb 2019
2019 Nissan Leaf Plus boasts 226-mile range, costs $37,445

The new longer-range 2019 Nissan Leaf Plus is predictably more expensive than the standard electric car, Nissan said Friday. The 2019 Leaf S Plus costs $37,445, which puts it at about $6,500 more than the base Leaf. However, the Leaf Plus' 226-mile range leapfrogs the 150-mile rating for the...Read More»

2013 Hyundai Tucson
Hyundai, Kia expand fire-risk recall to include 150K Tucson and Sportage models

Hyundai and Kia expanded to 150,000 additional crossover SUVs recalls related to leaking oil pans that could lead to a fire risk or engine stall, according to documents filed with the NHTSA earlier this month. The recall stems from previous troubles surrounding the 2.4-liter inline-4 engine found...Read More»

2020 Ford Super Duty F-250 King Ranch
Big power, big choices: Tips for buying a new heavy-duty truck

With great towing comes great power. When Minneapolis resident Jesse Rask upgraded his camper to a 12,000-pound, 37-foot trailer, his beloved 2007 Nissan Titan just wasn’t up to the task. “I loved that truck, loved it,” he said. “But it just couldn’t tow.” His...Read More»

2019 Tesla Model 3 Performance
$35,000 Tesla is here, 2019 Geneva Motor Show, Self-driving Tesla: What's New @ The Car Connection

$35,000 Tesla Model 3 arrives with 220-mile range, and a $1,200 asterisk The long-promised $35,000 Tesla Model 3 electric car was unveiled Thursday, albeit with a host of asterisks attached to that number. Additionally, the automaker said that it will switch to online-only sales. Americans are...Read More»

2003 Ford Mustang V-6 Convertible
Utah lawmakers consider "cash for clunkers" bill that could offer up to $5,500 for jalopies

Utah could offer owners of older, higher-mile cars as much as $5,500 to trade in for new cars. The program proposed under State House Bill 295 that advanced with an 8-4 vote Wednesday is known as the the Vehicle Emissions Reduction Program. It isn't unlike the $3 billion federal "cash for clunkers"...Read More»

Teen driver - busy street- AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety
Americans are spending more time than ever behind the wheel

Since 2014, Americans have collectively increased the amount of time spent behind the wheel. On Wednesday, AAA, reported the results of a study showing that Americans spend 20 more minutes on average driving than they did in 2014. Americans spent 70 billion hours driving in 2017, the latest year...Read More»

Tesla Model 3  -  Portland, OR  -  January 2019
$35,000 Tesla Model 3 arrives with 220-mile range, and a $1,200 asterisk

The long-promised $35,000 Tesla Model 3 electric car was unveiled Thursday, albeit with a host of asterisks attached to that number. Additionally, the automaker said that it will switch to online-only sales. The California-based automaker said that the least-expensive Tesla will have a 220-mile...Read More»

Uber-owned Jump electric bike-share
Uber's bikes proving more popular than its cars

One U.S. city actually prefers Uber's eBikes to traditional ride-hailing, and the results came as a shock to the company itself. Sacramento, California, residents are more likely to rent Uber's Jump bikes than hail its cars by a 53 to 47 percent margin, The Sacramento Bee reported Monday. Uber said...Read More»

2019 Ram 2500 Heavy Duty
2019 Ram 2500 and 3500 driven, 2019 VW Jetta GLI priced, Audi plug-in hybrids: What's New @ The Car Connection

First Drive: 2019 Ram 2500 and 3500 heavy duty puts 1,000 lb-ft of torque to work with confidence The 2019 Ram 2500 and 3500 heavy-duty trucks can tow up to 35,100 pounds and can boast a turbodiesel with 1,000 pound-feet of torque, but they do even more than those massive numbers indicate. UAW...Read More»

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