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2020 Subaru Outback costs $27,655, and the adventure is free
2020 Subaru Outback costs $27,655, and the adventure is free

Subaru's biggest seller, the Outback, showed off its updated looks at the 2019 New York International Auto Show earlier this year and now we know the price. Stepping into a 2020 Subaru Outback will set buyers back $27,655 to start and that includes a $1,010 destination charge, which is a $300...Read More»

2020 Mercedes-AMG GLC 43
2020 Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 crossover and coupe put a new face on entry-level performance

The Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 is a 'tweener performance crossover—stuffed between the GLC-Class and ultra-hot GLC63—and now looks the part. With a round of updates, shoppers looking for a speedier SUV will have a few more reasons to put the AMG-tuned vehicles on their test drive lists. Both...Read More»

2019 Acura MDX
2020 Acura MDX price increase, Lotus Evija electric hypercar, Lexus in-wheel electric motors: What's New @ The Car Connection

Acura MDX luxury crossover is $100 more expensive for 2020 For the 2020 model year, everything stays the same for the Acura MDX crossover, except the price. Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross earns IIHS award The IIHS has given consumers one more reason to consider the 2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross...Read More»

2019 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack
Wagon woes: VW Golf Alltrack, SportWagen to end production

The end is nigh for two niche Volkswagen models. In a Wednesday announcement, VW said it will end production of the Golf Alltrack and SportWagen models for the U.S. market. Both models are currently made at the automaker's Puebla, Mexico, factory where production of the Beetle ended last week. VW...Read More»

2019 Acura MDX
Acura MDX luxury crossover is $100 more expensive for 2020

For the 2020 model year, everything stays the same for the Acura MDX crossover, except the price. Buyers will need to shell out just a little more to step into a base MDX. Honda's luxury brand said in a Tuesday release the 2020 MDX will cost $45,395 after a $995 destination charge. Those looking...Read More»

2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross
Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross earns IIHS award

The IIHS has given consumers reason to consider the 2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross crossover: its safety. The Eclipse Cross walked away from the insurance industry-funded safety group's barrage of tests with a Top Safety Pick award, though that's shy of the Top Safety Pick+ honor. To earn a Top...Read More»

2019 Honda Insight
2020 Honda Insight hybrid sedan gets $135 price bump, efficiency stays the same

The mighty frugal Honda Insight returns for the 2020 model year, though shoppers will be met with a $135 price hike. Honda said on Monday the hybrid sedan will cost $23,860 after a $930 destination charge. Aside from a new Platinum White Pearl exterior color available, no options or standard...Read More»

VW MQ281 6-speed manual transmission
Sticking around, VW redesigns 6-speed manual transmission

Volkswagen isn't prepared to say goodbye to the manual transmission and debuted its redesigned 6-speed unit Monday. The brand said the redesigned manual transmission focuses on efficiency and shaving carbon dioxide production while driving. Total, the gearbox will help save up to 5 grams per...Read More»

2019 Subaru Outback
2019 Subaru Outback and Legacy models recalled for faulty welds

A small number of 2019 Subaru Outback and its sedan cousin, the Subaru Legacy, will be recalled. According to information Subaru filed with the NHTSA on July 11, the Japanese automaker is recalling 2,107 Outback and Legacy models. Legacy sedans and Outback wagons share a similar skeleton and are...Read More»

2019 Ford Ranger
Ford recalling 8K Ranger pickups for seat belt defect

Some 2019 Ford Ranger pickups will be recalled for a seat belt defect. The automaker said Friday it will recall 7,580 Ranger extended-cab models for a right-front seat belt assembly issue. The recall only affects Ranger SuperCab models. Trucks that feature the faulty seat belts may not hold...Read More»

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