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2019 Subaru Forester, Elon Musk, Swiss diesel emissions: What's New @ The Car Connection
2019 Subaru Forester, Elon Musk, Swiss diesel emissions: What's New @ The Car Connection

2019 Subaru Forester compact SUV costs $25,270 to start, about $500 more than outgoing model The 2019 Subaru Forester crossover SUV will cost $25,270 when it goes on sale later this year, the automaker announced Thursday. Top-of-the-line Touring versions will cost $35,270. All prices include a...Read More»

2018 Honda Odyssey in IIHS crash test
Minivan crash-tests, BMW gets sporty again, Eco-car deals: What's New @ The Car Connection

IIHS finds mixed results in latest minivan crash tests Not all minivans provide the best crash protection for their occupants, the IIHS said Thursday. In its testing, the insurance industry-funded group praised the 2018 Honda Odyssey while noting structural deficiencies in the 2019 Toyota Sienna...Read More»

2019 Ram 1500 Limited
2019 Ram 1500, 2019 Toyota Sienna, 2019 Audi RS 5: What's New @ The Car Connection

2019 Ram 1500 Review The 2019 Ram 1500 pickup truck wants to be more than just a trusted hauler. With its roomy, refined interior and its choice of engine options, the 2019 Ram is the most livable full-size pickup on the market today. 2019 Toyota Sienna SE now offers all-wheel drive The sportier...Read More»

2019 Chevrolet Silverado first drive, Wyoming, August 2018
2019 Chevy Silverado, 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata, Fuel-economy standards: What's New @ The Car Connection

2019 Chevrolet Silverado first drive: American work horse Wyoming is the American ideal for truck buyers. The sky is vast, the mountains big, and people have room to spread out. Any drive can pass by amber waves of grain with purple mountains’ majesty as their backdrop. It’s that...Read More»

2019 Acura RDX Advance
2019 Acura RDX safety, Tesla and the Saudis, VW diesel claims: What's New @ The Car Connection

2019 Acura RDX aces IIHS crash tests The IIHS said last week that paying more for fancier headlights doesn't necessarily mean better nighttime visibility. The headlights fitted to the range-topping 2019 Acura RDX luxury crossover SUV earned an "Acceptable" rating, while the standard LED units in...Read More»

2017 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring
Mazda CX-5 diesel, 2019 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro, IIHS on self-driving tech: What's New @ The Car Connection

2018 Mazda CX-5 diesel certified by EPA at 29 mpg combined The 2018 Mazda CX-5 diesel is one step closer to arriving in showrooms. In certifying the 2018 CX-5 diesel for sale in the U.S., the EPA said that it is rated at 28 mpg city, 31 highway, 29 combined with front-wheel drive. Developer derby...Read More»

2019 Ford Expedition
2019 Ford Expedition, Alfa Romeo 8C rebirth, California emissions: What's New @ The Car Connection

New York City Council caps Uber and Lyft vehicles The New York City Council on Wednesday voted to impose a one-year freeze on new licenses granted to Uber, Lyft, and other ride-sharing vehicles. Chilling IIHS video shows dangers of running a red light Over 800 people died in vehicle accidents...Read More»

Volvo S90 Ambience concept
Self-driving tech, Hellcat Redeye driven, Tesla to go private?: What's New @ The Car Connection

Age against the machine: IIHS finds that autonomous safety systems aren’t up to human level, yet In case you needed yet another reason not to tune out when autopilot is active, an IIHS study released on Tuesday has found that advanced driver assist systems aren’t as robust as normal...Read More»

Uber ATG tech
IIHS responds to Uber crash, BMW dual-clutch, Best plug-in cars: What's New @ The Car Connection

IIHS faults Uber for deactivating Volvo's automatic emergency braking in fatal crash In a report Tuesday, the IIHS said that Uber's decision to turn off active safety gear in its Volvo XC90 self-driving test vehicle contributed to the death of a pedestrian in Arizona in March. 2019 Mazda CX-9 to...Read More»

2010 Nissan Versa
Takata airbag recall, Ford Mustang Bullitt driven, GM's first Volt: What's New @ The Car Connection

More Nissan Versas added to Takata airbag recall A handful of 2007-2008 Nissan Versa subcompacts have been added to the growing list of vehicles fitted with faulty Takata airbag inflators. New York City to vote this week on historic cap for Uber, Lyft ride-sharing vehicles New York City officials...Read More»

2018 BMW i3s
BMW subscription, Ferrari F50 prototype, Tesla Autopilot: What's New @ The Car Connection

BMW slices subscription prices to take on Mercedes A BMW subscription just became more than $1,000 cheaper as the luxury automaker seeks to better compete with Mercedes-Benz. 2019 Ram ProMaster Review The 2019 Ram ProMaster pares its available engine lineup down to one this year: a gas-powered V-6...Read More»

2017 Ram 1500 Rebel Blue Streak
Ram pickup recall, Mercedes-Benz CLS driven, Tesla Model 3 trade-ins: What's New @ The Car Connection

1.1M Ram pickup trucks recalled over faulty tailgate latches More than 1.1 million owners of 2015-2017 Ram trucks will soon receive recall notices in the mail to take their pickups into dealers to have their tailgate locking systems modified, the automaker said Thursday. 2019 Volvo XC60 Review The...Read More»

2019 Buick Regal Avenir
2019 Buick Regal Avenir, Aston Martin DBS Superleggera driven, EPA rollbacks: What's New @ The Car Connection

2019 Buick Regal Sportback Avenir: a mid-size, full-luxe...hatchback? The 2019 Buick Regal Sportback Avenir strings together a lot of words that haven't always gone together. The new, range-topping 2019 Regal hatchback that Buick unveiled Tuesday is the latest to get the automaker's aspirational...Read More»

2019 Cadillac ATS-V
2019 Infiniti Q70, 2019 Cadillac ATS-V, Faraday Future FF91: What's New @ The Car Connection

Infiniti Q70 Hybrid dropped for 2019, redesigned model to come If you knew the 2018 Infiniti Q70 Hybrid existed, well, you probably either own one or are in the market for one. This may be the time to finally pick one up though, as Infiniti confirmed Monday that it will be dropping the Q70 Hybrid...Read More»

2018 Lincoln MKZ
2019 Lincoln MKZ, Porsche Taycan specs, Audi e-tron SUV orders: What's New @ The Car Connection

2019 Lincoln MKZ adds safety tech, drops swanky Black Label trim The first signs of Ford's commitment to streamline its lineup are now extending to its Lincoln luxury division. The 2019 Lincoln MKZ mid-size luxury sedan sees its lineup sliced from four to three trim levels, all of which now feature...Read More»

2019 Ford F-150 Limited
2019 Ford F-150 Limited, 2019 Cadillac ATS-V, Nissan Leaf battery tech: What's New @ The Car Connection

2019 Ford F-150 Limited: more power, more luxury A new engine option for the 2019 Ford F-150 Limited makes the luxo-truck a hot-rod among pickups. Ford to spend $11B on its operations to reboot itself, won't say how Ford said Wednesday during a call with investors that it will pump $11 billion to...Read More»

2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class
2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class, Land Rover Road Rover, Tesla Model 3 Performance: What's New @ The Car Connection

2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class revealed: Starting at the bottom The 2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class sedan unveiled Monday at a private event in New York represents a grab for a market Mercedes-Benz has moved away from with its C-Class sedan: a three-pointed star priced for entry-level luxury buyers. 2018...Read More»

Sergio Marchionne
FCA CEO passes away, 2019 Audi Q3, 2019 Porsche Macan: What's New @ The Car Connection

2019 Audi Q3 revealed: flagship style, bite-size dimensions The 2019 Audi Q3 unveiled Wednesday has a face that might look familiar, but only if you've been shopping the high end of the automaker's crossover SUV lineup. That's because the smallest Audi crossover now shares much of its design with...Read More»

2019 Dodge Durango
2018 BMW X2 crash test, 2019 Toyota 86 TRD, California HOV stickers: What's New @ The Car Connection

2018 BMW X2 headrests come under fire from the IIHS The 2018 BMW X2 features headrests that don't protect occupants from whiplash in a rear impact as well as those on nearly every other car on the market, the IIHS said Monday when it issued a rare "Acceptable" rating for the crossover SUV's seats...Read More»

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