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2018 Ford Fusion
2018 Ford FusionThe Ford Fusion’s a winner. Want proof? Look at our Best Car To Buy 2013 page and tell us we’re wrong. We picked it as our favorite new car that year, and today the Fusion still brims with confident ride and handling, pretty proportions, and lots of tech gadgetry. Now in the 2018 model year, it’s still a winner, though...
2018 Acura MDX
2018 Acura MDXThe 2018 Acura MDX is a seven- or eight-seat crossover SUV that can’t be missed for well-heeled families. It hits in all the right places: superlative safety, standout comfort, and a relatively fuel-efficient hybrid model offered at a tempting price. Its overall rating of 7.5 on our scale reflects its nearly perfect safety scorecard and...
2018 Ford Edge
2018 Ford Edge with SEL Sport Appearance PackageFord’s crossover SUV lineup has some of the most familiar badges. The Ford Edge is one of the newer names in the bunch. Introduced in 2007, it’s now in its second generation, an unqualified success carved out of the slim space between the small Escape and the three-row Explorer. The Edge satisfies more than a few needs. It’s...
2018 Nissan Leaf
2018 Nissan LeafThe 2018 Nissan Leaf is a restyled version of the world’s best-selling electric car. This year it adopts new designs for the exterior and interior, more battery range, a host of active-safety features, and a price slightly lower than last year’s model. The heavily revised electric car comes in three trim levels: base Leaf S, mid-level...
2018 Honda Odyssey vs. 2018 Chrysler Pacifica: Compare Cars
2018 Chrysler PacificaMinivans hardly get the recognition they deserve as functional family utensils. They're big, comfortable, relatively frugal, and can take toddler temper tantrums in stride. Two of the biggest names in the minivan world are fresh from complete overhauls and ready to vie for families attentions. The Honda Odyssey boasts new interior tech and an...
Leasing deals, Mitsubishi Evo returns, Electric cars in China: What’s New @ The Car Connection
2018 Chevrolet CruzeStudy: Cheap cars don't always make great lease deals If you’re looking for a great lease deal on a new car, you might want to avoid the bottom tier of the market. That’s CarsDirect's conclusion after analyzing over 560 leases to see which ones stood out as supremely bad deals. Crossover cross-up: 2018 Infiniti QX50 skipped; QX60...
2017 Mazda 6 gains more standard safety tech
2017 Mazda MAZDA6According to dealer spec sheets obtained by Cars Direct, the 2017 Mazda 6 will gain a few important standard safety features in the middle of its production run. The changes amount to different option combinations, rather than entirely new features, and are likely intended to make Mazda’s mid-sized sedan a more enticing value proposition in...
2018 Infiniti QX60
2018 Infiniti QX60The 2018 Infiniti QX60 is clear about its intentions, which is relatively refreshing from a luxury automaker. From the outside, the three-row crossover doesn’t hide its elegant interior with a plunging roofline or bulging fenders. Its big doors are designed for easy entry/exit, especially in the third row, and its big hatch is excellent in...
2018 GMC Canyon
2018 GMC CanyonThe 2018 GMC Canyon is a mid-size pickup with aspirations for greatness. It comes pretty darn close to succeeding, in our eyes, so we’ve rated it a solid 6.0 out of 10. (Read more about how we rate cars.) Like its Chevrolet Colorado kissing cousin, the 2018 Canyon is on the small end for a pickup. But at nearly 19 feet from bumper-to-bumper...
494,000 diesel-fueled Ram Heavy Duty pickups recalled over faulty water pump
2013 Ram 2500 HDNearly half a million 2013-2017 Ram Heavy Duty pickup trucks are subject to a new recall designed to correct a faulty water pump bearing, the automaker's parent company said on Tuesday. The recall covers 494,000 Ram 2500 and 3500 pickups, as well as 3500, 4500, and 5500 chassis cab configurations, built with a 6.7-liter turbodiesel engine. The...
Crossover cross-up: 2018 Infiniti QX50 skipped; QX60 Hybrid shelved
2017 Infiniti QX50Infiniti won't offer an updated QX50 crossover this year and quietly axed its slow-selling hybrid QX60, the automaker confirmed Tuesday. A redesign for the QX50 is expected next year, and according to an Infiniti spokeswoman, should look similar to the QX50 Concept unveiled at the Detroit auto show this year. The 2019 Infiniti QX50 should go on...
Study: Cheap cars don't always make great lease deals
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric cars outside dealership    [photo: Patrick Reid]If you’re looking for a great lease deal on a new car, you might want to avoid the bottom tier of the market. That’s CarsDirect's conclusion after analyzing over 560 leases to see which ones stood out as supremely bad deals. While at face value, logic would seem to dictate that cheap cars translate to cheap leases, the reality is very...
GM's self-driving car test, Dodge Challenger and Charger makeover, VW's next Golf: What’s New @ The Car Connection
Chevrolet Bolt EV Cruise Automation test mule in San FranciscoGM looking to let public test its self-driving cars GM’s Cruise Automation plans on letting members of the general public test its self-driving cars, pending regulatory approval. Cruise Anywhere is its ride-hailing service, which is currently limited to GM employees in the San Francisco area. 2018 Ford Escape Review The 2018 Ford Escape does...
BMW: Keys to be replaced by smartphone apps
Car keysThe car key is set to follow in the path of the window crank, carburetor, and mother-in-law seat on the road to extinction. At least, that’s the word from BMW board member Ian Robertson, who told Reuters that the marque is considering using a smartphone app-based system to replace the traditional key. As smartphones have achieved ubiquity in...
2018 Ford Escape
2018 Ford EscapeThe 2018 Ford Escape does its best to deny its company’s sterling truck credentials. It’s a crossover SUV in mission, but the Escape wants to be driven like a sporty hatchback. Ford sells the Escape in S, SE, SEL, and Titanium trim. All offer all-wheel drive, and Ford fits a range of powertrains that range from frugal to frothy...