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2019 BMW X4
2019 BMW X4

This 2019 BMW X4 is not simply a curvier version of the X3. Underneath its raked sheet metal, the 2019 X4 crossover SUV has a taut suspension to make it more fun to drive than the X3 as well. We rate the redesigned 2019 X4 at 6.2 overall, for the way it pushes the norms of crossover...Read More»

2019 Cadillac XTS
2019 Cadillac XTS

The 2019 Cadillac XTS builds on the brand’s reputation for comfortable, modern big-car luxury. Unchanged from the 2018 model year, the 2019 XTS remains a capable full-size sedan that carries plenty of heritage without the stale nostalgia. We rate the 2019 XTS at 6.8 out of 10...Read More»

Jabra TOUR Bluetooth In-Car Speakerphone
Bluetooth For Your Car: 3 Great Options

So you have a car that either didn't come with a Bluetooth hands-free phone setup, or maybe it was built before Bluetooth was even around? Don't worry--it's easy and inexpensive to add the system to nearly any car. Some models of Bluetooth receivers offer their own speakers; others use the car's...Read More»

Rhys Millen's 2013 Formula Drift Hyundai Genesis Coupe
What Does It Mean When Cars 'Drift'?

You've seen the Fast & Furious movies, maybe you've even caught some professional drift competitions on television or the web. But what does it mean when cars "drift?" At it's most basic, a "drift" is movement of a car along some direction other than its steered trajectory, involving a slip...Read More»

Bugatti Veyron Super Sport
What Is The Fastest Car In The World?

It might sound like a simple question, but the matter of which car is the fastest in the world requires some exploration. First, are you after the fastest production car in the world, the fastest modified car in the world, the fastest road-legal car in the world, the fastest racing car in the...Read More»

Money and car keys
How To Buy A Car With Bad Credit

If your credit has been hurt by issues with job loss, mortgage payments, or the economic conditions of the past several years, there’s far more hope than in the past to get into a new car—or at the very least, a late-model used one. There’s actually never been a better time. The...Read More»

car on fire
How Do Cars Burn Gas?

Gasoline engines are not subtle machines. They take in air and an already volatile fuel (gasoline) to form a vaporous mixture, which is then compressed and lit with a spark. The resulting explosion is violent. It pushes outward with great force, pushing a piston, which in turn rotates a shaft...Read More»

Mercedes-Benz’s 9G-TRONIC nine-speed automatic transmission
How Does My Car's Transmission Work?

There are many parts to any car, thousands in fact, but some of the systems that control what your car does and how it does it can be more important than others. The transmission is one of the most important, as without it, the power from the engine could never reach the wheels, and your car...Read More»

Oil cap
How to Change Your Car's Oil: 7 Simple Steps

Here’s the bummer: Your car needs periodic maintenance, which means, you have to do more than just fill it up with gas every other day and vacuum it out before a big date. Now, for the good news. The most basic maintenance of all — the oil change — is simple enough for the average...Read More»

2013 Aston Martin DB9
The Most Beautiful Cars of 2013

What makes a car beautiful? Sometimes it's undeniable--a lissome look, a crushworthy stance, a peerless cabin. In other cases, it's a purity of form that's as close to ideal as possible, given the chosen duty. We define it both ways at The Car Connection. As we review more than 250 new vehicles...Read More»

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