Sean Szymkowski, Contributor

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Paint it black: 2020 Honda Pilot arrives with new Black Edition, $100 price increase
Paint it black: 2020 Honda Pilot arrives with new Black Edition, $100 price increase

The 2020 Honda Pilot rolls into its new model year with few changes, save for the range-topping model. Buyers shopping fully loaded Pilots will find a new Black Edition, which as it sounds, is all black. Back at the bottom of the range, the family hauler will start at $32,645. That nets buyers an...Read More»

2020 Jaguar F-Pace 300 Sport
2020 Jaguar F-Pace speeds into new year with special editions, new price

The 2020 Jaguar F-Pace gets two new special edition models this year, along with a modest price increase. The British luxury brand detailed the new F-Pace 300 Sport and Checkered Flag editions last week. Along with the two special models, the brand said the crossover will start at $46,225, up from...Read More»

2019 Mazda 3  -  first drive  -  Los Angeles, January 2019
Mazda recalls more than 9K Mazda3s for poorly fitted front seats

The latest 2019 Mazda 3 is subject to another new recall. According to documents the Japanese brand filed with the NHTSA, Mazda is recalling 9,430 cars for poorly fitted front seats. The documents, published last week, detail an issue with head restraints in the compact cars. In a crash, the head...Read More»

Tesla Autopilot sensor system
Consumer groups call on feds to investigate Tesla's Autopilot

Consumer groups reignited calls to open a probe into Tesla's Autopilot system and accused the Silicon Valley-based automaker of using deceptive practices to market the system as a fully autonomous. The Center for Auto Safety leads the charge and said Thursday it will press the Federal Trade...Read More»

California state capitol, Sacramento
Automakers cut deal with California in blow to new EPA fuel-economy standards

California and a group of automakers undercut the Trump administration this week with a side deal that largely keeps in place fuel economy and emissions goals the White House aims to relax. Ford, Honda, Volkswagen, and BMW joined California in imposing stricter fuel economy standards through 2026;...Read More»

2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 diesel
2020 Chevrolet Silverado Duramax diesel delivers up to 33 mpg highway

The 2020 Chevrolet Silverado and its optional 3.0-liter Duramax inline-6 turbodiesel engine will deliver up to 33 mpg on the highway, according to the EPA. Chevy announced the ratings Thursday. The brand said the diesel-powered light-duty pickup is rated to return 23 mpg in the city as well, but...Read More»

2019 Ford Fiesta
Feds may review possible faulty Ford transmissions

Ford's allegedly flawed transmissions may be in for more scrutiny. The NHTSA said Wednesday it will to review all information involving the potentially faulty transmissions, including customer complaints. The Detroit Free Press reported on the latest action from the government agency after the...Read More»

2018 Nissan Rogue Hybrid
Nissan Rogue Hybrid discontinued for 2020

The thriftier Nissan Rogue Hybrid will not return for the 2020 model year, The Car Connection confirmed this week. A Nissan spokesman confirmed the hybrid crossover's final model year will be 2019. The 2020 Rogue lineup that is on sale at dealers nationwide does not include the frugal-minded model;...Read More»

2020 Nissan Rogue
2020 Nissan Rogue receives the slightest of price increases

For 2020, the Nissan Rogue will cost $180 more than before. The tiny price bump for Nissan's popular crossover brings the starting price for a base Rogue S with front-wheel drive to $26,245. The figure includes a mandatory destination charge of $1,045. The Rogue lineup is unchanged from 2019 to...Read More»

Audi Q3 Sportback
Audi Q3 Sportback revealed, but no US sales planned

The Audi Q3 sub-compact crossover is getting a coupe-styled sibling in the form of the 2020 Audi Q3 Sportback. Alas, it won't make the journey to the U.S., however. Audi's latest crossover SUV model debuted Wednesday with the coupe-like crossover looks we've come to know from Audi, BMW, and...Read More»

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