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2021 Silverado and Tahoe debut, Hyundai Veloster N nominated, Ford Escape Hybrid 41 mpg: What's New @ The Car Connection
2021 Silverado and Tahoe debut, Hyundai Veloster N nominated, Ford Escape Hybrid 41 mpg: What's New @ The Car Connection

Redesigned 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban gain size, screens The 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban full-size SUVs get larger and roomier, while using the same powertrain as the Chevy Silverado pickup truck. First drive: The 2020 Porsche Taycan 4S boosts Porsche into electric era The entry-level...Read More»

2020 Ford Escape
Ford Escape: Best Car To Buy 2020 Nominee

It’s been a long time coming, but the new 2020 Ford Escape has some good reasons for its overdue arrival: a new body and interior, new safety technology and infotainment systems, and new hybrid and plug-in models that soar to new fuel economy heights. While the outgoing model had the heart of...Read More»

2021 Chevrolet Suburban
Redesigned 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban gain size, screens

For anyone who felt the current Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban were small, there's good news: Both SUVs will make gains in new versions coming next year. On Tuesday in Detroit, General Motors unveiled the 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban with a lot more space, optional turbodiesel power, and up to...Read More»

2020 Porsche Taycan 4S
First drive: The 2020 Porsche Taycan 4S boosts Porsche into electric era

Reports of the Porsche Taycan have evoked the kind of superlatives that can only overstate. Porsche’s first electric vehicle has been called game changing, the future, and, of course, a Tesla killer. It’s even been posited that the Taycan (pronounced TIE-khan) will not only outperform...Read More»

2020 Ford Escape
EPA fuel economy ratings show 2020 Ford Escape Hybrid is the most-efficient small SUV

Ford on Tuesday revealed the EPA fuel economy ratings for its redesigned 2020 Escape Hybrid, and they show it is the most-efficient small SUV on the market. With front-wheel drive, the 2020 Escape Hybrid is EPA estimated at 44 mpg city, 37 highway, and 41 combined. That gives the Escape Hybrid a...Read More»

2019 Honda Passport - Best Car To Buy 2020
Honda Passport, BMW 8-Series kickstart Best Car To Buy 2020 nominees: What's New @ The Car Connection

Honda Passport: Best Car To Buy 2020 Nominee The Honda Passport shares much of its goodness with our Best Car To Buy winner from 2016; does that mean the new five-passenger crossover SUV has it in the bag? The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 shorts on cylinders, goes long on satisfaction A downsized...Read More»

2019 Honda Passport - Best Car To Buy 2020
Honda Passport: Best Car To Buy 2020 Nominee

The Honda Passport wears a familiar name, and sports some familiar running gear, too. It’s a shorter, five-seat cousin to the Honda Pilot that we named our Best Car To Buy 2016. It’s a Best Car To Buy nominee almost by default, then. After a few laps on our north Georgia...Read More»

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class
The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 shorts on cylinders, goes long on satisfaction

Turbo-4 engines have taken over for beefy V-6 and inline-6 engines around the car world. The more surprising ones slot into big trucks and SUVs, from this year's Chevy Blazer to the Silverado (!) to the Mercedes SUV that started it all, the 2020 GLE-Class. Powered by V-6 engines since the day it...Read More»

2020 Kia Telluride and 2020 Hyundai Palisade - Best Car To Buy 2020
The Car Connection's Best Car To Buy 2020: The contenders

After test driving more than 100 new vehicles, our editorial team has come to one conclusion during our Best Car To Buy 2020 award season: There are no bad new cars. With an average transaction price at record highs of about $38,000, there better not be. We're close to naming our Best Car To Buy...Read More»

2020 Kia Telluride and 2020 Hyundai Palisade - Best Car To Buy 2020
Best Car To Buy 2020 nominees, Mustang Mach-E from idea to reality: What's New @ The Car Connection

The Car Connection's Best Car To Buy 2020: The contenders Our nominees for Best Car To Buy 2020 range from family-friendly crossovers, to economy-minded hatchbacks, to sedans with style and substance. 2020 Toyota Tundra review Toyota's aging but mighty full-size truck lacks the modern features of...Read More»

2019 Subaru Forester
Best Car To Buy 2020: Past winners

We'll soon announce the nominees for The Car Connection's top award: Best Car To Buy 2020. After spending the year logging tens of thousands of miles test driving more than 100 new 2020 vehicles, our team identified those new vehicles that best handle the realities of everyday life. Through...Read More»

2019 Subaru Forester Sport
Best Car To Buy past winners, CLA35 review, EV battery cost plummets: What's New @ The Car Connection

Best Car To Buy 2020: Past winners From the Subaru Forester to the Hyundai Sonata, a look back at past winners of The Car Connection's Best Car To Buy awards reveals a preference for value, safety, modern style and convenience features. Lincoln appeals to millennials and women with Phone As A Key...Read More»

2020 Lincoln Corsair
Lincoln appeals to millennials and women with Phone As A Key function for Corsair

Forget the fob, use the phone. That’s Lincoln’s message with the Phone As A Key function on the redesigned 2020 Lincoln Corsair. With Android devices and Apple iOS versions 9.0 and higher, owners can unlock doors on approach, start the car, and drive away, while freeing up space in...Read More»

2018 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali
Car thieves prefer Honda sedans, American pickup trucks

Nearly 750,000 vehicles were stolen in 2018, according to the FBI, and very few of them were the high profile vehicles glamorized in films like "Gone in 60 Seconds," "John Wick," or all of the "Fast and Furious" films. The vehicles most prized by car thieves were workaday models easily stolen and...Read More»

2000 Honda Civic DX
Car thieves prefer Honda, Acura SLX retuned for RADwood, Toyota Vs. EVs: What's New @ The Car Connection

Hot take? Honda sedans, pickup trucks top most stolen vehicle list Commuter sedans and pickups topped the list for most stolen cars of 2018. Free and clear: BMW relents on charging for Apple CarPlay Rejoice! BMW is dropping its subscription fee for Apple CarPlay. 2020 Volvo S90 review The luxury...Read More»

BMW's wireless Apple CarPlay integration
Free and clear: BMW relents on charging for Apple CarPlay

Our editorial team doesn't agree on many things, but we were unanimous in calling out BMW for fleecing shoppers by charging a subscription fee for Apple CarPlay. "BMW still irks us with an $80 annual CarPlay user fee that begins a year after purchase," Editorial Director Martin Padgett wrote in his...Read More»

2019 Tesla Model 3  -  IIHS small overlap frontal crash test
New cars are safer but most owners won't have them for decades, says study

Critical life-saving safety features are arriving to new cars quicker but still take decades to trickle down to a majority of car owners. On Tuesday, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety-Highway Loss Data Institute reported that an analysis of cars' crashworthiness and safety systems revealed...Read More»

2020 Buick Regal
Buick Regal ends, 2020 Mercedes GLB review, EVs we're missing: What's New @ The Car Connection

Buick Regal won't return next year as brand shifts to SUV-heavy lineup Buick to discontinue the Regal sedan and Tour X wagon after model year 2020. 2020 BMW 2-Series Gran Coupe costs about the same as the two-door, is still not a coupe 2020 BMW 2-Series Gran Coupe splits the cost difference between...Read More»

2020 BMW 2-Series Gran Coupe
2020 BMW 2-Series Gran Coupe costs about the same as the two-door, is still not a coupe

When it goes on sale next year, base versions of the 2020 BMW 228i xDrive Gran Coupe four-door sedan will cost $38,495, including destination, the automaker announced Wednesday. That's $200 more than a 2020 230i xDrive coupe, which is already on sale, but not related to the upcoming 2-Series...Read More»

2020 Buick Regal
Buick Regal won't return next year as brand shifts to SUV-heavy lineup

The Buick Regal sedan and Regal TourX wagon won't return for 2021, signaling the likely end of Buick's car lineup in the U.S. for now, our colleagues at Motor Authority reported Wednesday. Buick spokesman Stu Fowle confirmed the Regal's demise after model year 2020, which was largely telegraphed by...Read More»

2020 Kia Soul First Drive
2020 Kia Soul vs. 2020 Mazda 3: Compare Cars

If the compact hatchback was the precursor to the small crossover, then the Kia Soul and Mazda 3 took completely different approaches in influencing small crossovers that came after them. The redesigned 2020 Kia Soul is less quirky than when the hamsterbox first launched for 2010, yet it still...Read More»

2019 Mazda 3  -  first drive  -  Los Angeles, January 2019
2020 Kia Soul vs. Mazda 3, 2021 Jaguar F-Type facelift, Audi E-Tron range boost: What's New @ The Car Connection

2020 Kia Soul vs. 2020 Mazda Mazda 3: Compare Cars The 2020 Mazda 3 packs just a bit more sophistication to come out with a 6.7 out of 10 ranking from our editors, compared to a 6.3 for the 2020 Kia Soul. 2020 Chevrolet Equinox earns Top Safety Pick for more standard safety features Uprated...Read More»

2020 Chevrolet Equinox
2020 Chevrolet Equinox earns Top Safety Pick for more standard safety features

The 2020 Chevy Equinox compact crossover SUV earned a Top Safety Pick award, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety reported last month. The insurance-industry funded group recognized the high-beam assist feature standard on the 2020 Equinox for improved ratings on its headlight tests, helped...Read More»

2020 Kia Telluride
Telluride vs. Atlas, Hyundai RM19 review, electric Microbus builds Buzz: What's New @ The Car Connection

2020 Kia Telluride vs. 2020 VW Atlas: Compare Crossover SUVs The two three-row crossovers fight for family buyers, and the all-new Telluride gets the edge, but it's closer than the scores reflect. 2019 Ford Ranger recalled again, this time for defective taillights The 2019 Ford Ranger has been...Read More»

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