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Roundup: All the 2018 IIHS Top Safety Pick+ winners
Roundup: All the 2018 IIHS Top Safety Pick+ winners

The insurance industry-funded IIHS says that these are the safest cars you can buy today—they're the ones that qualify for its coveted Top Safety Pick+ award. Last year, making the cut became even more difficult thanks to a new headlight effectiveness test performed in addition to a battery...Read More»

2019 Volvo XC40 First Drive
Care By Volvo plans Netflix-style subscriptions for cars; here are the details

When it goes on sale in March 2018, the 2019 Volvo XC40 will boast a pay-by-subscription model that no other mainstream automaker has offered in recent memory. For a flat-rate fee of $600 or $700 per month, depending on configuration, Care By Volvo subscribers can pay for not only their car, but...Read More»

General Motors' Dan Ammann (center) with Lyft's John Zimmer (right) and Logan Green (left)
Uber investor pumps $500 million into Lyft

First, it was Uber’s misfortunes helping to accelerate arch-rival Lyft’s growth. Now it’s Uber’s fortunes. Mutual fund Fidelity will take part in Lyft’s newest round of financing, in which the company is expected to raise $1.5 billion overall. All total, the latest...Read More»

2018 Volvo XC60 first drive, Barcelona
2018 Volvo XC60 video road test

Volvo builds sublime sedans and wagons, but these days, it’s best known for its SUVs. The big XC90 has been a knockout, and there’s a new, tough-looking XC40 compact crossover coming soon. With rivals like Jaguar’s F-Pace, the Benz GLC, and the Audi Q5, the 2018 Volvo XC60 has to...Read More»

2017 Lincoln Continental
2018 Lincoln Continental, Maserati to return to F1?, 15-minute electric charging: What’s New @ The Car Connection

College bars, stadiums top Uber's 2017 most visited destinations Uber has released a list revealing its most popular destination in each state for 2017 (sans South Dakota, since Uber doesn't yet operate there), and the results are equal parts surprising and completely predictable, with a fairly...Read More»

2018 Mazda CX-5
2018 Mazda CX-5, 2018 Jaguar F-Type 2.0T, Jeep Wrangler Plug-In: What’s New @ The Car Connection

2018 Mazda CX-5 Review The 2018 Mazda CX-5 pitches itself as the sportiest compact crossover SUV around, and it shows. This five-seater’s moves are poised and athletic, at least against its competitive set. The downside? Its interior, while beautifully wrought, is tight on space for humans...Read More»

Uber self-driving prototype in San Francisco
College bars, stadiums top Uber's 2017 most visited destinations

Uber has released a list revealing its most popular destination in each state for 2017 (sans South Dakota, since Uber doesn't yet operate there), and the results are equal parts surprising and completely predictable, with a fairly even split between the number of states for which a sports stadium...Read More»

2018 Honda Accord
What's New for 2018: Honda

The mid-size sedan is back, at least as far as we're concerned. So smitten with the 2018 Honda Accord's clean-sheet redesign that we named the four-door our Best Car to Buy this year. It's really that good, with its sinewy shape, its sublime turbo-4 engines, its roomy interior, and a chassis that's...Read More»

2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon
What's New for 2018: Dodge

It's a tale of two Dodges in the automaker's showrooms this year. Dodge continues to invest in its muscular Charger sedan and Challenger coupe while letting its family haulers wither on the vine. Somewhere between the two ends of the spectrum sits the brand's Durango SUV, which adds a lot more...Read More»

Pirelli Winter Driving School, St. Moritz, Switzerland
Winter tires, Range Rover Plug-In, Self-driving Chevy Bolt EV: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Winter tires are smart thinking Don’t call them snow tires. If you live where fall colors give way to snow and ice-covered roads, buying a set of winter tires may be a prudent decision. New 2018 Ford Super Duty pickup claims top torque, power figures–for now Truck guys love feats of...Read More»

Uber logo
Uber's wild ride gives Lyft a lift

To put it mildly, Uber has had a tumultuous year. The company’s highs, which include knocking off the ubiquitous yellow taxi as the most used ride service in New York, have been tempered by scandal after scandal, ultimately leading its CEO, Travis Kalanick, to resign over the summer. Now...Read More»

2018 Ford Super Duty
New 2018 Ford Super Duty pickup claims top torque, power figures–for now

Truck guys love feats of strength, but splitting hairs may not rise to that occasion. Ford announced Tuesday that its new 2018 Ford Super Duty would lay claim to the best available horsepower and torque figures—for now. When equipped with an optional 6.7-liter turbodiesel V-8 engine, the 2018...Read More»

2016 Ford Explorer  -  2014 Los Angeles Auto Show live photos
Ford recalls over 200,000 2016 F-150 pickups, Explorer SUVs

Faulty bolts that secure front seats on certain 2016 Ford F-150 pickups and 2016 Ford Explorer SUVs have prompted the automaker to issue a recall. Owners of more than 200,000 examples of the industry's best-selling pickup and one of its most popular SUVs will receive letters asking them to bring...Read More»

Workers assemble a Fiat 500 in Toluca, Mexico
NAFTA update, Jeep Wrangler plug-in hybrid, Toyota Camry Hybrid video review: What’s New @ The Car Connection

U.S. NAFTA demands “not viable” according to Mexican Economy Minister The Trump administration’s proposal to require 50 percent of the value of vehicles to be produced in the U.S. remains a hotly contested sticking point in ongoing NAFTA negotiations. Mexico’s Economy...Read More»

Michelin X-Ice winter tires
Winter tires are smart thinking

Don’t call them snow tires. If you live where fall colors give way to snow and ice-covered roads, buying a set of winter tires may be a prudent decision. We recently put Michelin’s latest and greatest X-Ice Xi3 winter rubber to the test in a controlled setting—the hockey rink at...Read More»

Workers assemble a Fiat 500 in Toluca, Mexico
U.S. NAFTA demands “not viable” according to Mexican Economy Minister

The Trump administration’s proposal to require 50 percent of the value of vehicles to be produced in the U.S. remains a hotly contested sticking point in ongoing NAFTA negotiations. Mexico’s Economy Minister, Idelfonso Guajardo, underscored that point in front of reporters on Wednesday...Read More»

2018 Lexus RX L, 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show
2018 Lexus RX L video preview

The Lexus RX is a big seller for Toyota's luxury brand. In fact, it's the company's biggest. And here at the Los Angeles auto show, the smooth-riding crossover is getting bigger. Literally. Lexus is stretching the RX to add a third row of seats and create the RX L. The 2018 Lexus RX L is the same...Read More»

2018 Hyundai Kona, 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show
2018 Hyundai Kona video preview

If you're on a budget and looking for a quality ride, Hyundai's been there for you with a good value. Now it's ready to take that formula to subcompact crossover shoppers. Slotted below the compact Tucson in the Hyundai lineup, the 2018 Kona is a small SUV that'll square off against the likes of...Read More»

2018 Nissan Kicks, 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show
LA Auto Show, Tesla Model 3 range, Porsche plug-ins: What’s New @ The Car Connection

The 7 most important cars at the 2017 Los Angeles auto show Swimming pools, movie stars, and lots of brand new cars: that's Los Angeles in a nutshell. America's biggest new car market served as the backdrop for more than a dozen new car debuts. 2018 Hyundai Kona small crossover debuts at LA auto...Read More»

2018 Nissan Kicks, 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show
Crossover to the small side: 2018 Nissan Kicks SUV video preview

Small is big again. The new 2018 Nissan Kicks is here, and it'll be the new small crossover for a massively growing number of buyers. And let's get one thing out of the way first: The Nissan Kicks isn't much of an SUV at all—not that it matters anymore. The Kicks effectively replaces the Juke...Read More»

2018 Hyundai Kona, 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show
2018 Hyundai Kona small crossover debuts at LA auto show

The 2018 Hyundai Kona small crossover utility made its debut Wednesday at the Los Angeles auto show, adding another utility vehicle to the Korean maker's lineup as buyers snap up SUVs of all sizes. Smaller than the Tucson, the 2018 Kona has expressive and extroverted styling like the Toyota C-HR...Read More»

2018 Jeep Wrangler, 2017 Los Angeles auto show
The 7 most important cars at the 2017 Los Angeles auto show

Swimming pools, movie stars, and lots of brand new cars: that's Los Angeles in a nutshell. America's biggest new car market served as the backdrop for more than a dozen new car debuts. With relatively cheap gas and increased consumer interest in high-riding crossovers and SUVs, this year's show is...Read More»

2018 Nissan Kicks, 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show
2018 Hyundai Kona, 2018 Nissan Kicks, 2019 BMW i8 Roadster: What’s New @ The Car Connection

2018 Hyundai Kona small crossover debuts at LA auto show The 2018 Hyundai Kona small crossover utility made its debut Wednesday at the Los Angeles auto show, adding another utility vehicle to the Korean maker's lineup as buyers snap up SUVs of all sizes. Crossover shoo-in: 2018 Nissan Kicks compact...Read More»

2019 Lincoln Nautilus, 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show
2019 Lincoln Nautilus sets sail for luxury crossover SUV market

The 2019 Lincoln Nautilus name may be new for luxury crossover shoppers, but the two-row SUV should be somewhat familiar. This week at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show, Ford's luxury arm unveiled the 2019 Lincoln Nautilus, an updated version of the Lincoln MKX with a new name. The Nautilus adds a new...Read More»

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