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Six Life-Saving Tips About Tires
Six Life-Saving Tips About Tires

Tires aren't just treads we replace once every few years. They help us maneuver safely and avoid accidents; and the grip and security they provide is not to be taken lightly. Each year, there are nearly 11,000 tire-related crashes, and nearly 200 people die each year from those crashes. And...Read More»

IIHS shows how it documents crash tests
Lights, Camera, Crash: Agency Shows How They Film Vehicle Tests

It's like making a movie. Vehicle crash tests are over in a fraction of a second. And while it's useful to study the aftermath of a crash—and to know from advanced crash-test dummies about the forces on occupants—what gives a greater depth of information and understanding about how well...Read More»

2014 Toyota Yaris
Toyota, Audi, Chevrolet: Best-Value Brands By Ownership Cost

Toyota sells the passenger cars with the lowest operating costs, on a brand basis, while Audi offers the best value among luxury cars; meanwhile Chevrolet tops all other truck brands for value-conscious shoppers. ALSO SEE: Idaho & Wyoming Join Texas & Utah In The 80 MPH Club These are all...Read More»

2015 Audi A3 Sedan
2015 Audi A3: Crash Results Show It's A Very Safe Small Sedan

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has released crash-test results for the new 2015 Audi A3, and the new compact luxury sedan takes one of the top positions among all vehicles tested—with the agency's Top Safety Pick Plus (TSP+) rating. As the IIHS points out, the A3 is the...Read More»

2014 Nissan Rogue
2014 Nissan Rogue Named A Top Safety Pick Plus—But Not Rogue Select

The redesigned 2014 Nissan Rogue crossover utility vehicle hasn't been on the market long; but it's already earned a top-tier score from one of the major U.S. safety organizations—in this case, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The 2014 Rogue managed the insurance-funded...Read More»

LGBT-inclusive ad for the Chevrolet Traverse (debuted during the Sochi Winter Olympics)
Chevrolet Launches Two LGBT-Inclusive Ads During Winter Olympics Broadcast From Sochi, Russia

At noon Eastern, Chevrolet unveiled two commercials on YouTube: one for the all-new Chevy Traverse, the other for Chevrolet, the brand. "Why should that matter?", you ask. "Don't automakers post clips to the web on a daily basis?" They do, but these are special: they're intended for TV, and they...Read More»

Bob Dylan Chrysler ad
Super Bowl 2014 Ads: The Good, The Bad, And Bob Dylan (Video)

The television has been dusted, the batteries in the remote have been changed, and the Rotel is bubbling quietly in a crock pot: the Super Bowl is here, featuring Queen Latifah, an opening-seconds safety, and Audi apparently losing its mind on Snapchat. Of course, football fans aren't the only...Read More»

Audi A3 'Doberhuahua' commercial for Super Bowl 2014
Audi, Volkswagen Debut Official Super Bowl Ads, With Mixed Results

Last week, Audi and its parent company, Volkswagen, posted teasers for their upcoming Super Bowl ads. Now, the automakers have revealed their official game-day spots, and though the two aren't technically competing against one-another, there's still a very clear winner. Undoubtedly, that winner is...Read More»

2015 Chrysler 200  -  2014 Detroit Auto Show
2015 Chrysler 200 Video Preview: 2014 Detroit Auto Show

Chrysler has been on the big comeback trail, but that comeback won't be complete until it has a great mid-size sedan to compete with cars like the excellent Ford Fusion and Honda Accord. We think it may have one with the 2015 Chrysler 200. We took a first look at the new mid-size Chrysler sedan...Read More»

The Navia shuttle, the world's first commercially available autonomous car
Navia, The World's First Autonomous Car, Is Now On Sale (Video)

The world is changing more rapidly than you think. How rapidly? Consider this: 1. The world's first commercially available, fully autonomous car has arrived. 2. It didn't launch in Detroit, Tokyo, Frankfurt, or Beijing. It launched in Las Vegas at the Consumer Electronics Show. As a certain mermaid...Read More»

2014 Toyota Tundra 4x4  -  Driven, December 2013
2014 Toyota Tundra 4x4 Limited: Driven

Is Toyota at odds with itself with its huge Tundra pickups? We recently revisited the 2014 Toyota Tundra, in CrewMax form with the TRD Off-Road Package, at High Gear Media's Portland, Oregon outpost and found ourselves weighing this Texas-assembled model's strengths on one hand, and its flaws on...Read More»

2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA Class
The Car Connection's 10 Most Watched Videos Of 2013

This year we've been busy with video. Yes, we said video, because we've had all sorts of new videos hit our YouTube channel in 2013. From new vehicle reviews and first drives to auto-show walkarounds, and even a few videos from our long-term test cars, we've covered it. If you like cars and are...Read More»

2014 Maserati Ghibli
Italian Safety Stallion: Maserati Ghibli Aces IIHS Tests

The 2014 Ghibli is the first Maserati ever to be run through one of the major U.S. crash-test systems. And now in its first set of tests—from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)—it's been named a Top Safety Pick. It's unusual for a couple of reasons. One of them is that...Read More»

2014 Volvo XC90
2014 Volvo XC90: After All These Years, Still A Top Safety Achiever

As of 2014, the Volvo XC90 crossover has been on the market for a dozen years; and its structure hasn't seen any extensive reengineering during that time. Yet the 2014 Volvo XC90 managed a top-tier performance in the tough new Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) small overlap frontal...Read More»

2014 Subaru Impreza 5dr Auto 2.0i Headlight
2014 Subaru Impreza, XV Crosstrek Given Top Safety Nod

Both the 2014 Subaru Impreza and the 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek have earned the top nod from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The new results apply to both the sedan and hatchback versions of the Impreza—and to the XV Crosstrek, which is only offered as a hatchback. In the...Read More»

30 Days of the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250
Mercedes CLA 250, Honda CR-V, Audi A4: TCC's Most-Watched Videos For Nov. 2, 2013

2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA250 Review The CLA-Class is more than just a pretty face: it's a potent performer with excellent gas mileage. 2013 Honda CR-V Review The latest CR-V is a relaxed performer--maybe too relaxed--but it's spacious and safe. 2013 Audi A4 Review With beautiful Google Earth maps and...Read More»

More than ten percent have participated in sexual activity while driving
Survey: 25 Percent Would Give Up Sex To Be Traffic-Free

The daily wear and tear of traffic really gets to us. So much, it seems, that we're willing to give up some things we treasure—and perhaps some stress relievers—in order to be free of the grasp of gridlock. In a recent survey, more than a quarter of those polled said that they would...Read More»

2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250
Mercedes CLA 250, Honda CR-V, Audi A4: TCC's Most-Watched Videos For Sept. 21, 2013

2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA250 Review We're preparing to spend 30 days with the new Mercedes CLA-Class--but on our first drive earlier this year we wondered whether the front-drive Benz is more than a rolling sculpture. 2013 Honda CR-V Review The latest CR-V is a spacious choice for families, but does...Read More»

2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250
Mercedes CLA 250, Honda CR-V, Audi A4: TCC's Most-Watched Videos For Sept. 15, 2013

2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA250 Review Earlier this year, we headed to St. Tropez for our first drive of the new Mercedes CLA-Class. Is the front-drive Benz more than a rolling sculpture? 2013 Honda CR-V Review With a best-in-class interior layout, the Honda CR-V has room for the whole family--but does...Read More»

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