The 18 most important new cars of 2018

No flip of the calendar passes without a slew of new cars, crossover SUVs, trucks, and even minivans hitting the market. Some are mild rehashes of last year's models, while others are entirely new designs. It's our job to sort through them. For the 2018, we've found...

Trademark filings indicate AMG will revive its “73” series

There was a time when the biggest and baddest AMG you could buy came with a 7.3-liter V-12 and a “73” badge on its trunk lid. The car was the SL73, and it was sold in the 1990s in both coupe and convertible forms. Its engine, which delivered 525 horsepower, would...

Why a Fiat 500e driver got a Honda Clarity Fuel Cell as his next green car: low cost

When marketing executive Chris Baccus leased a 2015 Fiat 500e three years ago, he intended to keep his 2007 BMW 335i as a "fun car," and use the electric Fiat just for commuting. Within six months, he'd sold the BMW altogether.  Part of his interest in the Fiat, he...

Waymo-Uber court battle gets underway over self-driving car technologies

A high-profile legal battle begins to play out in San Francisco on Monday as Alphabet's self-driving car division, Waymo, meets Uber in court. The court will ultimately decide which company will forge ahead as a leader in self-driving cars and autonomous technology....

Nissan Armada Snow Patrol ready to tackle any frozen tundra

Nissan revived the Armada for the 2017 model year based on the global Patrol nameplate. At the Chicago Auto Show, the brand wants to show just how capable the SUV can be—especially in wintry conditions. Ahead of its debut in Chicago, Nissan revealed the Armada Snow...

Lotus planning two new sports car for 2020, then an SUV

In the spring of 2017, 51 percent of Lotus was acquired by Chinese automaker Geely. Since that time, rumblings about some much-needed fresh product have been trickling out of Lotus HQ. Now, according to a report today from Automotive News (subscription required), two...

2018 Jaguar E-Pace first drive review: small crossover with big ideas

The afternoon sun in Corsica melts into the 2018 Jaguar E-Pace’s sumptuous lines. The E-Pace needs a lot of light. After all, it’s instantly familiar. Its shapes raid Jaguar’s closet and wrap them around a compact crossover—none of this is a bad idea. The running gear...

Hyundai Nexo hydrogen fuel-cell prototype drives itself 118 miles without human input

As it does in every other aspect of the auto industry, Korean carmaker Hyundai-Kia has set itself an aggressive goal and a fast pace for rollout of self-driving vehicles. The Korean carmaker has said it would offer a vehicle capable of Level 4 autonomy—meaning a car...

Time flies: 10th anniversary editions of Lexus RC F, GS F coming this summer

The "F" doesn't stand for "fast," but that's sure how it feels. This year, 10 years after Lexus launched its performance sub-brand with the Lexus IS F, the automaker is celebrating the anniversary of the F brand, named after the Fuji Speedway in Japan, where much of...
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Ford F-150 Review

Ford F-150 Review For over forty years, the Ford Motor Company has been America’s full-size truck leader. Year after year, Ford sells more full-size pickup trucks than any other automaker, and the Ford F-150 is its best-selling model. Four decades of dominance does...

Mercedes-Benz C-Class Review

Mercedes-Benz C-Class Review An icon of the entry-level luxury class, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class is one of the German luxury brand’s best-selling models. First introduced in 1993, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class helped usher in the modern age of luxury sedans as...

Honda Accord Review

Honda Accord Review One of America’s best-selling midsize family sedans for over 30 years, the Honda Accord was first introduced to the United States market in 1976 as a small, fuel efficient and front-wheel drive four-door sedan and hatchback. Its popularity was...

Toyota Camry Review

Toyota Camry Review Some cars are popular. The Toyota Camry is a juggernaut. The four-door sedan is America’s best-selling car and the Camry is Toyota’s best-selling model in the United States. The Toyota Camry’s popularity has grown over decades as several...

Mazda CX-5 Review

Mazda CX-5 Review The Mazda CX-5 is Mazda’s best-selling model. And by a sizable margin. It’s a favorite for those looking for a stylish, fuel efficient five-passenger compact crossover SUV with a comfortable, high-quality interior and family ready features. But the...

Nissan Rogue Review – Nissan Rogue History

Nissan Rogue Review Nissan offers an expansive line up cars, coupes, sedans, SUVs and pickups, but its most popular model by far is the Nissan Rogue. The compact crossover SUV was first introduced in America in 2013. Built at Nissan’s massive assembly plant in Smyrna,...

BMW 3 Series Review – Vehicle History

BMW 3 Series Review With its sporty design, luxurious interior and fun-to-drive dynamics, the BMW 3 Series has defined the small luxury sedan class for decades. First introduced in the 1970s, the BMW 3 Series remains the brand’s best-selling model in America and...

2018 Ford Explorer

One of America’s best-selling SUVs, the 2018 Ford Explorer defines the midsize crossover class with upscale design, luxurious appointments and seating for seven. Popular with active families from California’s hottest surf spots to Colorado’s best ski resorts and the...

2018 Lincoln Navigator

All-new for 2018, the Lincoln Navigator redefines the full-size luxury SUV class. Available in two sizes, regular and extended, and powered by a 450 horsepower twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 backed by a 10-speed automatic transmission, the new Navigator is perfectly...

2018 Ford F-150

America’s best-selling vehicle for the past 41 years, Ford’s F-Series of pickup trucks continues to win awards and the redesigned 2018 Ford F-150 has just been named Motor Trend’s Truck of the Year. With prices starting around $27,000, the Ford F-150 is equipped with...

2018 Ford Escape

Sporty, spacious and fun-to-drive, with advanced safety systems and powerful, fuel efficient engines, the 2018 Ford Escape is extremely popular with families and active young professionals. One of America’s best-selling compact crossover SUVs, the new Ford Escape is...

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The 18 most important new cars of 2018

No flip of the calendar passes without a slew of new cars, crossover SUVs, trucks, and even minivans hitting the market. Some are mild rehashes of last year's models, while others are entirely new designs. It's our job to sort through them. For the 2018, we've found...

America is developing a gap in driver’s ed

According to various studies, the U.S. is developing something of a driver’s education gap. Not to other countries—though driver training regimens in other countries compared to those in the United States is surely a conversation worth having—but between...

The 8 best-performing cars of 2018

"Overindulgence is life. The rest is just details." We're paraphrasing here, but you remember those t-shirts that were all the rage in the 1990s. They made everyone into an enthusiast of some kind, at least for a few seconds. Here at The Car Connection, we're car...

2019 Toyota Avalon video preview

If you're going to have a flagship, it had better be your best and brightest. Enter the 2019 Toyota Avalon, which further blurs the line between mainstream and luxury. The 2019 Avalon is available with either V-6 or a hybrid engine options and it's still a large...

2019 Kia Forte video preview

There is big value in small sedans for new car shoppers. Few cars pack as many features with as much space, for such a low price. Now the 2019 Kia Forte adds a whole lot of style. The Forte raided the closet of its bigger brother Stinger for its looks. The Forte’s...

2018 VW Atlas sees price hike

Just days after it lowered pricing on its compact crossover, Volkswagen is doing the opposite for its largest and most expensive crossover. The 2018 VW Atlas sees a modest $250 price increase across the board. That stands in marked contrast to the price-slashing the...

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Trademark filings indicate AMG will revive its “73” series

There was a time when the biggest and baddest AMG you could buy came with a 7.3-liter V-12 and a “73” badge on its trunk lid. The car was the SL73, and it was sold in the 1990s in both coupe and convertible forms. Its engine, which delivered 525 horsepower, would...

The Nissan Z may not be dead after all

Don't write the obituary for the Nissan Z just yet. A source at Nissan told Motor Authority on Monday that the current Z car will be updated to meet regulatory guidelines for safety, and while no successor has been confirmed "there's strong interest within the company...

Infiniti’s first electric car coming in 2021

Infiniti may have been one of the early pioneers of electrification in the luxury segment, having introduced the M35h hybrid sedan as early as 2010, but the brand has been slow when it comes to electric car technology, which is a bit odd since parent company Nissan is...

5 things to know about the 2019 Ram 1500

Behind the 2019 Ram 1500’s muted styling update lies a wholesale rethink of the full-size pickup. We’ve already previewed the Ram 1500, but we sat down at the 2018 Detroit auto show after the new truck’s debut with some of the automaker’s engineers and spokespeople to...

2018 Ford F-150 diesel video preview

Long haulers know that there's nothing quite like an oil-burner under the hood. The instant torque and long-legged nature of diesel trucks has endeared itself to heavy-duty buyers for a long time. But a diesel powertrain has escaped the most popular light-duty pickup...

2019 Hyundai Veloster N video preview

Hyundai has pulled off the surprise of the 2018 Detroit auto show, introducing the first North American member of its N performance line. The most-powerful Veloster ever, the N’s stats read like an enthusiast’s dream—a turbocharged 275-horsepower 2.0-liter 4-cylinder...

2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt video preview

Fifty years ago a car chase on the streets of San Francisco between a Mustang and a Charger made movie history—at least for gearheads. That movie was "Bullitt" starring the ultra-cool Steve McQueen.  In the years since, Ford has released two special edition Mustang...

Mercedes-Benz delivers 2.3M cars in 2017

It's been record sales almost across the board for luxury car brands in the past 12 months, and none have been doing it better than Mercedes-Benz. The Three-Pointed Star delivered a record 2,289,344 vehicles in 2017, an impressive 9.9 percent rise on the previous...

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