The Car Connection News Feed

The Car Connection News Feed
Latest news, reviews, and more from around the High Gear Media network of sites
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2019 Jaguar XF

Sat, 10/20/2018 - 11:00
The 2019 Jaguar XF mid-size luxury sedan isn’t the jewel of the automaker’s lineup it once was. It’s not the popular crossover nor the groundbreaking electric car that both occupy space on the same lot. By the look of the XF, it doesn’t seem to mind. Available as a sedan or as a head-turning wagon, the XF soldiers on into...
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2019 Dodge Charger

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 16:46
Time marches on. Cars get redesigned once, twice, three times. Most cars do, at least. The 2019 Dodge Charger carries on with the same basic platform it’s had since 2005. A styling update in 2011 gave it more of a Coke-bottle shape, and a 2015 refresh tweaked the front end, but it’s still the same basic Charger we’ve known and...
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Care by Volvo subscription service reaches Canada with some changes

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 15:35
Canadians will now have full access to something they’ve never had before. Well, other than recreational marijuana. As of Tuesday, Volvo’s subscription ownership service, Care by Volvo, will now be available to Canadians—with a couple caveats. The service allows Canadians use of a new Volvo vehicle for two years and up to 15,000...
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2019 Volvo S60, Ford Shelby GT500 leaked, Cheaper Tesla Model 3: What's New @ The Car Connection

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 15:30
2019 Volvo S60 first drive: Sublimely looking beyond SUVs Volvo refuses to ignore sedans—and wagons. Even though about 80 percent of the vehicles that leave the automaker’s showrooms are high-riding crossover SUVs, it’s sedans—and wagons—that put Volvo on the map. GM recalls raft of Cadillac, Chevy, and GMC vehicles...
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2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class preview

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 13:10
The 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class may carry over its predecessors' trademark style, but it's what's underhood that makes it really stand out. For the first time ever, the CLS-Class is a hybrid (though a mild one) tuned both for performance and efficiency. Available initially as the CLS450 with either standard rear- or optional all-wheel drive...
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GM recalls raft of Cadillac, Chevy, and GMC vehicles over noncompliant seatbelts

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 13:00
General Motors on Tuesday said that about 16,000 sedans, SUVs, and hatchbacks may have left its factories with rear seatbelt retractors that do not lock correctly when a child seat is installed. The recall covers certain 2018 and 2019 model year vehicles, including the Chevrolet Suburban, GMC Yukon XL, Cadillac Escalade, Cadillac CT6, and...
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2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 12:41
The 2019 Mercedes C-Class runs deep with upgrades, but a quick glance won’t reveal many of them. Most tuck in under the skin, and that works out beautifully, since the C-Class never met a handsome angle it didn’t like. In C300 or AMG C43 spec (with AMG C63 yet to come), the 2019 C-Class flourishes with a new base engine, and revamped...
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2019 Jaguar XE

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 11:00
The 2019 Jaguar XE catches up to compact luxury sedan shoppers—as many of them start to leave for bigger crossovers. This year, the XE gets a handful of appearance packages, a standard 10-inch touchscreen on all models and optional Apple CarPlay compatibility. We give the XE a 5.8 on our overall scale that’s skewed toward base models...
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2019 Volvo S60 first drive: Sublimely looking beyond SUVs

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 15:35
Volvo refuses to ignore sedans—and wagons. Even though about 80 percent of the vehicles that leave the automaker’s showrooms are high-riding crossover SUVs, it’s sedans—and wagons—that put Volvo on the map. The 2019 Volvo S60 and its V60 wagon sibling may not tip the boat, but it’ll certainly rock it. These are...
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New Goodyear stores, Audi R8 V10 Plus Coupe Competition, Tesla's China bid: What's New @ The Car Connection

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 15:31
Goodyear to sell tires direct to consumers, offer mobile installation The four tire stores in the Washington, D.C., area that Goodyear opened on Monday share little other than the smell of fresh rubber with typical greasy auto repair shops. 2018 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4x4 review update: SUV from the land before time The 2018 Toyota Sequoia's...
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2019 BMW X7 preview

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 14:00
The 2019 BMW X7 is the German automaker's late entry into the three-row luxury crossover SUV arena. That's not to say that BMW hasn't tried before with third-row seating in its X5, but the X7 promises hospitable rearmost seats thanks to a wheelbase that grows about 5 inches and an overall length increased by about 9 inches to 203.3 inches. That...
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2019 Nissan Titan and Titan XD's new Apple, Android compatibility pumps price to $31,785

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 13:10
With its newly standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability, the 2019 Nissan Titan will cost $31,785 to start. That's up $360 over last year and that price includes a mandatory destination charge. MORE: 2019 Chevrolet Silverado’s new turbo-4 rated at 21 mpg combined Moving up to the extended- or crew-cab configurations now brings the...
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2019 Ford Ranger preview

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 12:47
The 2019 Ford Ranger marks Ford's return to the mid-size pickup segment for the first time since 2011. While the Ranger hasn't been available on these shores for the better part of a decade, the truck it is based on has been around internationally for quite some time, but this version is optimized for the North American market. Styling and...
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2019 Lexus LX

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 11:00
The 2019 Lexus LX 570 marries go-anywhere ability with edgy styling. It’s a beast ready for the wilds—even if those wilds are manicured lawns and leafy boulevards. Its styling may not be for everyone, but the LX 570 bests the Land Cruiser in key ways that have made the Lexus more popular than the Toyota. We rate the 2019 LX 570 at 5.8...
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2018 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4x4 review update: SUV from the land before time

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 10:00
The 2018 Toyota Sequoia's design is nearly old enough to start preparing for its bar mitzvah. The second-generation Sequoia full-size SUV bowed in 2007, so long ago that its rivals have all been redesigned. That's not to say the Sequoia hasn't been updated, but it's as old as the trees it's named after. The Sequoia received a raft of active safety...
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Goodyear to sell tires direct to consumers, offer mobile installation

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 15:35
The four tire stores in the Washington, D.C., area that Goodyear opened on Monday share little other than the smell of fresh rubber with typical greasy auto repair shops. The new Roll by Goodyear stores aren't just different looking, with their minimalist, Apple Store-like decor. Goodyear says they're one cog in a series of new ways drivers can...
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NHTSA investigating Ford F-series Super Duty tailgates for opening without warning

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 13:45
Ford F-Series Super Duty pickup truck owners have found their tailgates have been flying open without warning while driving, according to complaints filed to the NHTSA. According to a report published by CarComplaints.com on Tuesday, the NHTSA has received multiple complaints from F-250 and F-350 owners claiming that the tailgate will open on its...
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2019 Lincoln MKC

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 12:12
The 2019 Lincoln MKC is back with a facelift and a nosejob, but not much else has changed for the entry-level luxury SUV. With a more refined, modern look, the MKC finally has the highbrow looks to match its Lincoln street cred. We rate the 2019 MKC 6.6 out of 10 overall for its attractive new design, quality materials, and finishes. (Read more...
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2019 Chrysler Pacifica

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 12:01
The 2019 Chrysler Pacifica is proof that America still knows minivans. The jack-of-all-trades family hauler remains unchanged for 2019, which means it keeps all the things that made Best Car to Buy 2017. The Pacifica elevates the minivan aesthetic with a sleek, attractive design that all but hides its utilitarian underpinnings. The 2019 Pacifica...
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GM recalls its full-size Chevy, GMC vans over fire risk

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 05:01
General Motors on Tuesday said that it will recall about 30,000 full-size vans to trim insulation around electrical components that could catch fire. The recall covers 2016 through 2018 Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana vans fitted with a specific type of rear climate control system. In those vans, GM said that it identified electrical wiring...
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