The Week In Reverse

The Safest Cars, 2016 Honda Pilot, Bentley SUV: The Week In Reverse
The Safest Cars, 2016 Honda Pilot, Bentley SUV: The Week In Reverse

Safety is no longer a back-burner priority for new-car shoppers. Across most types of vehicle shoppers, it’s one of the top concerns. Some vehicles simply don’t make the cut in occupant safety. This week, The Car Connection examined the field of new 2015 models to recommend the safest...Read More»

Jaguar Land Rover 360 Virtual Urban Windscreen transparent pillar technology
Toyota And Nissan Trucks To Detroit, Mercedes Heading To Atlanta? The Week In Reverse

Beware, Chevy, Ford, GMC, and Ram truck fans: Both Nissan and Toyotahave chosen the heart of the domestic auto industry—Detroit—for the world debut of completely new pickups. The two models, to be introduced at the upcoming North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) next month, are...Read More»

2015 BMW X5 M
Car And Truck Of The Year Finalists, X5 Crash Scores; Lots Of Recalls: The Week In Reverse

The finalists for the 2015 North American Car and Truck/Utility of the Year have been announced—and for at least one automaker, the good news comes in threes. The three finalists for the Car of the Year award are the Ford Mustang, the Hyundai Genesis, and the Volkswagen Golf. At the same...Read More»

2007 Chrysler 300-Series Touring
Airbag Recalls, Bond's New Aston, 85-MPH Speed Limits: The Week In Reverse

Japanese airbag maker Takata is resisting the Federal government's call that it replace faulty airbags--and for owners of vehicles like the mid-2000s Chrysler 300, Ford Mustang, and Honda Accord, it spells out confusion. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has looked into the...Read More»

2015 Ford F-150
Ford F-150 Fuel Economy, More Airbag Recalls, Minivans Flunk Crash Tests: The Week In Reverse

Since we first drove the 2015 Ford F-150 this summer, its fuel economy has been an open question. Now that question has been answered: Ford has posted the aluminum truck's EPA gas mileage ratings, and they're a big improvement over the last truck--but not as much a competition-killer in base...Read More»

2015 Subaru Legacy 2.5i, Catskill Mountains, NY, Sep 2014
Best Cars To Buy, LA Auto Show, New Benz Names: The Week In Reverse

We drive hundreds of cars each year, write hundreds of reviews--and it all comes down to this. The Subaru Legacy is The Car Connection's Best Car To Buy 2015. After rating it against all other new and significantly updated vehicles, we picked the 2015 Subaru Legacy for its all-around talents. It's...Read More»

2015 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
Infotainment Woes, Corvette Recalled, Best Car To Buy Nominees: The Week In Reverse

New-car reliability faces the blue screen of death, and it’s not pretty. You probably worry about your car too much, but not enough about your credit score. And what’s the best car to buy? There’s a little bit of everything here in The Week In Reverse, for Friday, October 31...Read More»

2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class
Mercedes GLA Reviewed, Airbag Recall Inflated, GM Blocks Tesla: The Week In Reverse

Mercedes-Benz brings an even smaller utility vehicle to the U.S., and now we've driven it; a minor airbag issue now affects millions more vehicles, and could potentially injure you more than a minor crash itself; and GM takes sides, against Tesla. It's all part of the Week In Reverse, for Saturday...Read More»

2015 Ford F-150
Ford F-150 First Drive, Cadillac ATS And Lincoln MKC Crash Test Scores: The Week In Reverse

This week, we're spending quality seat time in Fords great and small. At the small end: the Fiesta ST. With nearly 200 hp for just 2,700 pounds of city-savvy hatchback goodness, and a base price of $22,195, the Ford Fiesta ST has to be one of the best-value driver's cars available today. Powered by...Read More»

2015 Kia Sedona
Kia Sedona First Drive, NHTSA Studies Ford, Best Pedestrian Cities: The Week In Reverse

We drive the new Kia Sedona; the Feds look into Ford power steering; hands-free calling takes another hit; and Fiat and Chrysler are getting hitched. It's the Week in Reverse, here at The Car Connection. Can a minivan without fold-away middle seats win us over? After a drive in the new 2015 Kia...Read More»

2015 Toyota Camry  -  First Drive, September 2014
Toyota Camry Driving, Cadillac Moving, Tesla Updating, Jetta Crashing: The Week In Reverse

“Can't the Camry look a little more exciting?” That's what Toyota hears often, but it's set out to change that with the 2015 Camry. We went for a first drive of the new Camry in Hawaii, and came away impressed with the major changes Toyota's undertaken just three years after the Camry...Read More»

2015 Lexus RC F
Lexus RC, Fiesta and 500L Recalls, Audi's Self-Driving Permit: The Week In Reverse

Lexus has a new two-door coupe, and this week we drove the 2015 RC lineup for the first time. Our first take? The base V-6 two-door's a pleasant luxury car, and it could be the best-looking Lexus yet. But performance fans are going to skip over the standard versions and race right into the...Read More»

2016 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT S
Jaguar XE, Mercedes AMG GT, Disco In Space: The Week In Reverse

Put away the rumors and illustrations--the 2017 Jaguar XE is now reality. The long-awaited BMW 3-Series fighter promises to be a true sport sedan in every sense, with rear-wheel drive, a lightweight aluminum body and initially, an exciting 340-horsepower supercharged V-6 engine. Coupled to an...Read More»

2016 Volvo XC90
New Volvo XC90, VW e-Golf Pricing, Ford's New Hybrids: The Week In Reverse

Three years and eleven billion dollars later, Volvo is now firmly part of Chinese automaker Geely—and the Swedish automaker is now showing off the first completely new vehicle developed under its new ownership. The new Volvo XC90 comes with a new generation of engines, including a plug-in...Read More»

2015 Subaru Legacy 3.6R
Future Cadillacs, Safe Subarus, And Most Stolen Cars: The Week In Reverse

Crash-test scores are crucial to the success of new cars these days--so things are looking good for the 2015 Subaru Legacy and Outback. The new models have earned the best possible safety ratings from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety — and the organization's 'Top Safety Pick+'...Read More»

2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat
Charger SRT Hellcat, Safest Cars, And A Surge In Prices: The Week In Reverse

There's already a faster Hellcat in Chrysler's lineup, we lay out safest vehicles of 2014, and we have some good news and some bad news about vehicle pricing in general. It's all part of the Week in Reverse, here at The Car Connection. Perhaps the biggest product news of this past week came right...Read More»

2015 Infiniti Q40
Infiniti Q40, Death Cars, NHTSA And GM: The Week In Reverse

Infiniti replaces the G37 with the Q40, we rattle off this year's death cars, and the NHTSA says no one's being fired over the GM recall debacle. This is the Week in Reverse, here at The Car Connection. Infiniti has taken the next step in renaming its entire lineup of cars. Last year, it switched...Read More»

2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat
707-HP Hellcat Priced, Nissan Trims Lineup, Crossovers Surge: The Week In Reverse

Crossover utility vehicles have been surging ahead in the market; and the most powerful muscle car ever gets a surprisingly affordable price. It's The Week In Reverse, for Friday, July 18, 2014, here at The Car Connection. The 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat—has been priced. While its...Read More»

2014 Porsche Panamera Turbo S
Car Quality Drops, Car Theft Rises, GM Recalls More Cars: The Week In Reverse For June 21, 2014

J.D Power say new cars have more problems, America's most stolen cars, and GM recalls more cars for ignition problems--this is the Week in Reverse, here at The Car Connection. J.D. Power's annual Initial Quality Study went live on Wednesday, and it wasn't good news for some car companies. Porsche...Read More»

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