Aaron Cole, Managing Editor

Aaron Cole is Managing Editor of Internet Brands Automotive Group’s portfolio of car sites. Forced into early retirement before his 1988 debut bout against “Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase for the Intercontinental Championship belt, Aaron was a longtime editor and columnist at newspapers spanning the Louisiana and Gadsden purchases and the Northwest Territories. He’s a proud Colorado native and currently lives in Denver. When he’s not writing about cars, he’s driving them. And when he’s not driving them, he’s probably eating or sleeping because you need to do that too.

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New 2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid crossover debuts with more efficient powertrain for popular utility
New 2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid crossover debuts with more efficient powertrain for popular utility

One of the most popular crossovers now has one of the most efficient powertrain options. Honda announced Wednesday its 2020 CR-V compact crossover would offer a hybrid powertrain and all-wheel drive, making it the first hybrid crossover offered by the automaker in the U.S. and the first...Read More»

2019 Chevrolet Malibu
Last wave: Chevrolet cancels Malibu Hybrid sedan for 2020

The most efficient sedan in Chevrolet's lineup won't return for 2020. The Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid will be discontinued after the 2019 model year, Chevy spokesman Kevin Kelly confirmed to The Car Connection this week. The mid-size Malibu sedan will be offered with a 1.5-liter or 2.0-liter turbo-4...Read More»

2020 Honda Accord
2020 Honda Accord sedan arrives with $150 price bump in most models over last year

On Monday, Honda detailed the 2020 Accord's price and trim levels, which should be familiar to mid-size sedan shoppers. For 2020, the Honda Accord will stand pat in LX, Sport, EX, EX-L, and Touring trim levels, with most models getting a $150 nudge up in price compared to 2019 versions. The...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Volt outside Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant
UAW workers strike at GM plants over contract negotiations for pay, plant closures

Tens of thousands of union auto workers at General Motors plants went on strike Monday, the latest salvo in ongoing negotiations between union officials and management for a new contract. At issue between the two sides are pay for workers, health-care costs, added jobs, and productivity. It's the...Read More»

2020 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class
2020 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class

Others have imitated the look (even some cars sitting across the same showroom) but the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class started the four-door “coupe” trend and it still wears it best. The 2020 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class is mostly unchanged from last year’s version, which was a...Read More»

2020 Land Rover Defender
Land Rover Defender

The Land Rover Defender is a tall-riding SUV known the world over for its capability and durability. The Defender name dates back to the 1980s, but the SUV goes back much further. The Land Rover Defender's spiritual successor, the Series I, dates back to the 1940s when it was developed after World...Read More»

2020 Land Rover Defender
2020 Land Rover Defender preview

After a long hiatus from sales in the U.S., Land Rover’s iconic rough-and-tumble off-roader is back for 2020. The Land Rover Defender is a tall boxy SUV that’s the godfather to many luxury SUVs today. In its newest iteration, the Defender is just as tall, just as boxy, but...Read More»

2020 Ram 1500
Ram 1500 pickup is the first Top Safety Pick+ truck from Detroit

The Ram 1500 is the first full-size pickup from a domestic automaker to earn a Top Safety Pick+ award from the IIHS, the insurance industry-funded agency announced Tuesday. The rating applies to both 2019 and 2020 Ram 1500 pickups, albeit in narrow configurations. The rating applies to specific...Read More»

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC and GLE plug-in hybrids (Euro-spec shown)
Power play: 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC350e plug-in hybrid crossover revealed

Electrified crossovers are luxury-car brass rings now. Not only do they have the size, shape, and tall ride height that many consumers ask for, but also they have the kind of efficiency that green buyers appreciate. (Eds note: And coveted HOV lane access stickers require.) The problem with many of...Read More»

2020 Nissan Versa
2020 Nissan Versa

The 2020 Nissan Versa is a small car for a small price with a lot of news for this year. The Versa is new this year, on a new frame, with a new interior and a sharp new exterior. There’s a lot of “new” if you’re picking up what we’re putting down. Also new...Read More»

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