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2019 Chevrolet Volt
2019 Chevrolet VoltThe 2019 Chevrolet Volt is a robust plug-in hybrid that doubles as an all-electric daily driver and gas-aided road trip vehicle, all in the form of a usable compact hatchback. The 2019 Volt had the honor of being the first extended-range electric car, using a small gasoline engine to eliminate the range anxiety associated with other small EVs such...
IIHS finds mixed results in latest minivan crash tests
2018 Toyota Sienna in IIHS crash testNot all minivans provide the best crash protection for their occupants, the IIHS said Thursday. In its testing, the insurance industry-funded group praised the 2018 Honda Odyssey while noting structural deficiencies in the 2019 Toyota Sienna and 2019 Chrysler Pacifica. The IIHS subjected the three minivans to its small-overlap test on both the...
2019 Ford Escape
2019 Ford EscapeThe 2019 Ford Escape lives in a household full of bro-dozers and brute-utes, and somehow it thrives. The sleek, hatchback-ish crossover sells hundreds of thousands of copies a year, and we think we know why. Sold in S, SE, SEL, and Titanium trim, the 2019 Escape can and wants to be driven like a hot hatch, so long as you order the frothy engine...
Ohio senator wants to give car shoppers $3,500 to buy American-made cars
GM Lordstown OhioA bill proposed this week in the U.S. Senate aims to give car buyers $3,500 to buy American-made cars, including models from Ford, General Motors, Honda, Toyota, and others, the latest thrust in escalating threats between lawmakers and the auto industry. Democratic Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown proposed the legislation this week and said the measure...
2019 Ram 1500, 2019 Toyota Sienna, 2019 Audi RS 5: What's New @ The Car Connection
2019 Ram 1500 Limited2019 Ram 1500 Review The 2019 Ram 1500 pickup truck wants to be more than just a trusted hauler. With its roomy, refined interior and its choice of engine options, the 2019 Ram is the most livable full-size pickup on the market today. 2019 Toyota Sienna SE now offers all-wheel drive The sportier version of Toyota's minivan is ready for snowy road...
Ford Expedition, Chevrolet Corvette top list of new cars owners keep the longest
2017 Ford ExpeditionAccording to a new study, Ford Expedition, Chevrolet Corvette, and a variety of Toyota owners are most likely to keep their new vehicles the longest, almost 9 years on average. The study by iSeeCars.com reported that the average length of ownership for both the Expedition and Corvette stood at 9.0 years, almost 21 percent longer than the average...
2019 Ford F-150
2019 Ford F-150The 2019 Ford F-150 proves that the title of “best-selling” doesn’t have to mean “sellout.” The F-150 makes few compromises on its way to excellent towing, comfort, and safety; it’s the best among full-size trucks in those regards. It didn’t choose the luxury-wagon life, but in King Ranch and Limited trim...
2019 Ford EcoSport
2019 Ford EcosportThe 2019 Ford EcoSport is the smallest of six crossover SUVs sold with the blue oval badge. Distinct from the compact Escape, the EcoSport doesn’t offer very good value compared to that larger, slightly more expensive vehicle. The EcoSport’s a dated design sold around the world long before it made it to the U.S., and it shows in its...
2019 Toyota Sienna SE now offers all-wheel drive
2018 Toyota SiennaThe sportier version of Toyota's minivan is ready for snowy road conditions this winter. The 2019 Toyota Sienna SE—a version of the company's minivan with firmer suspension tuning—will offer all-wheel drive as an option for the first time. Previously, the Sienna minivan was available with all-wheel drive in the LE, XLE, and Limited...
2019 Ram 1500
2019 Ram 1500The 2019 Ram 1500 pickup truck wants to be more than just a trusted hauler. With its roomy, refined interior and its choice of engine options, the 2019 Ram is the most livable full-size pickup on the market today. We rate it 5.8 out of 10 overall, with some caveats. For one, we haven’t driven the new mild-hybrid V-6 and V-8 engines. For...
2019 Chevy Silverado, 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata, Fuel-economy standards: What's New @ The Car Connection
2019 Chevrolet Silverado first drive, Wyoming, August 20182019 Chevrolet Silverado first drive: American work horse Wyoming is the American ideal for truck buyers. The sky is vast, the mountains big, and people have room to spread out. Any drive can pass by amber waves of grain with purple mountains’ majesty as their backdrop. It’s that beautiful. Infrastructure study: Cold weather states are...
2019 Honda Civic
2019 Honda CivicThe 2019 Honda Civic injects more personality into the driving experience than we’re used to with most compact cars. For 2019, the Civic also adds standard active safety gear to the equation. It’s hard to make a great car even better, but with the 2019 Civic, Honda has done so. We rate the entire Civic range at 6.4 out of 10. (Read...
2019 Ford Ranger pickup truck priced from $25,395
2019 Ford Ranger, 2018 Detroit auto showThe 2019 Ford Ranger mid-size pickup truck will be priced above most its competition when it goes on sale later this year, the automaker said Tuesday. The automaker said that the least expensive version of the 2019 Ranger will cost $25,395. That price is for the Ranger XL with rear-wheel drive, a 2.3-liter turbo-4 engine, an extended-cab body, and...
Infrastructure study: Cold weather states are falling apart
Volvo on pothole - flickr user comedy_noseIf there’s one thing almost every American can agree on, it’s this: our roads, bridges, tunnels, and dams need some serious renovation going forward. That’s why President Donald Trump proposed a $1 trillion plan to improve the country’s aging infrastructure, though funding the project has proven difficult given the...
2019 Ford Explorer
2019 Ford ExplorerThe 2019 Ford Explorer tackles family life well. The popular Explorer makes its way onto just about every three-row crossover SUV shopping list, and with good reason. It’s roomy, rides well, and offers some standout features. Yet the 2019 Explorer’s basic design is showing its age, now nearly a decade into its life cycle. A new model...