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2018 Toyota Camry, some Lexus models recalled

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 16:36
Toyota’s redesign of the 2018 Camry was meant to light a fire under the staid mid-size sedan, but this isn't exactly what they meant. The automaker announced Friday that about 11,800 2018 Toyota Camry owners will receive recall notices by late March asking them to return their vehicles to dealers for inspection and repair, if necessary, of...
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2019 Ram 1500 special editions unveiled for Canadians, Texans

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 15:53
At first glance, Canada and Texas don't have that much in common—except that they're both strong markets for full-size pickups. Capitalizing on that, Ram this week unveiled a pair of special edition versions of its new 2019 Ram 1500 trucks. Texans can order up a 2019 Ram 1500 Lone Star, the automaker said Wednesday at the Dallas auto show...
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2019 Subaru Ascent priced, Mercedes-AMG GT Coupe, Tesla Model 3 production: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 15:30
2019 Subaru Ascent undercuts competition with $32,970 base price The 2019 Subaru Ascent will be priced under $33,000 when it goes on sale this summer, the automaker said Thursday. 2018 Tesla Model X Review The 2018 Tesla Model X is the sole all-electric utility vehicle sold in the U.S. this year. Available in five- or seven-seat versions with...
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2018 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 01:29
The 2018 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter commercial van is in the final year of its current configuration before a new model arrives in fall. This year’s van pares down the engine lineup to a 3.0-liter V-6 turbodiesel and 5-speed automatic. Rear-wheel drive is standard and four-wheel drive is available for $7,500. The Sprinter earns a 3.5 on our...
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2018 Tesla Model X

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 21:00
The 2018 Tesla Model X is the sole all-electric utility vehicle sold in the U.S. this year. Available in five- or seven-seat versions with all-wheel drive standard, its rated ranges of 238 to 295 miles should deliver at least 200 miles in most circumstances even at highway speeds. Tesla doesn’t offer traditional trim levels, but the Model X...
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2019 Subaru Ascent undercuts competition with $32,970 base price

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 18:00
The 2019 Subaru Ascent will be priced under $33,000 when it goes on sale this summer, the automaker said Thursday. At $32,970, the 2019 Ascent's base price will be significantly lower than most of its chief rivals—factoring in the standard all-wheel drive on the Subaru. That price compares favorably to the least expensive all-wheel-drive...
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Do-not-drive order for Ford pickups, Toyota Supra racing concept, Elon Musk goes on a road trip: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 15:30
Ford, Mazda issue do-not-drive order for 35,000 compact pickups Drivers of more than 35,000 200 model year Ford Ranger and Mazda B-Series compact pickup trucks should park their vehicles until their faulty Takata airbags can be replaced, officials said Monday. 2018 Honda CR-V vs. 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan: Compare Cars They 2018 Honda CR-V and 2018...
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Death List 2018: The cars that won't be back next year

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 14:16
It's all a popularity contest. If you're a successful car, odds are good that you'll make an appearance the next year. But if you're the kind of car perpetually marked as the "manager's special" with an asking price that's about to become a begging price, you're probably not going to be asked to return for the next year. You've been cut. MORE: 10...
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Ford, Mazda issue do-not-drive order for 35,000 compact pickups

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 13:42
Drivers of more than 35,000 200 model year Ford Ranger and Mazda B-Series compact pickup trucks should park their vehicles until their faulty Takata airbags can be replaced, officials said Monday. Owners of nearly 33,500 2006 Ford Ranger pickups and about 2,000 2006 Mazda B-Series small pickup trucks will be contacted by the two automakers after...
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2018 Fiat 500e

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 20:18
The 2018 Fiat 500e is the battery-powered companion to the Fiat 500 range and is sold in very small numbers in California and Oregon. Our sister-site, Green Car Reports, called the 500e a “compliance car,” which means Fiat only sells it to meet those states’ requirements for sales of zero-emission vehicles. The 2018 Fiat 500e...
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Infrastructure plan, 2019 Mercedes-AMG G63, Buying and leasing electric cars: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 15:30
Nebraska wants in on self-driving car boom Nebraska is eager to become a self-driving car development hub. State legislators presented on Tuesday two measures aimed at creating an environment friendly to driverless cars. 2018 Honda CR-V vs. 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan: Compare Cars They 2018 Honda CR-V and 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan represent two different...
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Nebraska wants in on self-driving car boom

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 11:00
Nebraska is eager to become a self-driving car development hub. State legislators presented on Tuesday two measures aimed at creating an environment friendly to driverless cars. Nebraska has two competing proposals under consideration. The first, championed by Senator Tyson Larson, would allow for state-wide testing of driverless cars, but with a...
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2019 BMW X4 luxury SUV revealed, starts at more than $51,000

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 05:01
BMW's decision to carve a sleeker shape from its X3 crossover once seemed curious but it's now commonplace. Now the 2019 BMW X4 shows that the concept not only endures, but also evolves. When it goes on sale in July, the 2019 BMW X4 will cost more than $51,400, including destination, which is nearly $3,000 more than the model it replaces. The 2019...
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2018 Honda CR-V vs. 2018 Subaru Forester: Compare Cars

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 19:42
They 2018 Honda CR-V and 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan represent two different takes on the people’s crossover. The five-seat Honda CR-V shoots for the mainstream with its versatile cargo area and refined, upmarket interior. With its 2018 Tiguan, VW courts shoppers who might want seating for two more—as long as they’re pint-size. We...
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2018 Honda CR-V vs. 2018 Subaru Forester: Compare Cars

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 17:37
Comparison shopping the 2018 Honda CR-V and the 2018 Subaru Forester is like bringing Aesop’s “The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse” fable to life. These two compact, five-seat crossovers bring lots to the table, but do so with decidedly different personalities. The citified 2018 CR-V rates higher on our scale—a 7.0 out of...
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Infrastructure plan, 2019 Mercedes-AMG G63, Buying and leasing electric cars: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 15:30
President Trump's infrastructure plan includes more tolls, more state control for roads Taking the family on a long road trip could cost drivers more if a proposal unveiled Monday is adopted by Congress. 2018 Hyundai Elantra earns Top Safety Pick+ award for crashworthiness Select versions of the 2018 Hyundai Elantra sedan earned the IIHS' highest...
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2018 Toyota Camry Hybrid vs. 2018 Honda Accord Hybrid: Compare Cars

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 00:22
Driving a hybrid doesn’t mean sacrificing style and space anymore. Hybrid versions of the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord are mid-size sedans with a secret: underneath the plain-jane sheet metal is a remarkably efficient powertrain. The two have come a long way since they were first introduced, and go further in helping convince buyers that...
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2018 Fiat 500

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 00:06
Small cars often are appliances and not much else. We get that feeling, but there’s more out there. The 2018 Fiat 500 hints at more than just a bland penalty box to shuttle passengers to work, home, work, home in an endless cycle. It has ambition that it realizes—and some that it doesn’t. It earns a 4.4 on our overall scale...
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2018 Chevrolet Traverse vs. 2018 Buick Enclave: Compare Cars

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 20:53
We all want a little pampering. Just how much pampering is the question posed by the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse and the 2018 Buick Enclave. Under the skin, these three-row crossovers are the same vehicle. They can be ordered with the same engine and transmission and they accommodate up to eight passengers in comfort that’s above average among...
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President Trump's infrastructure plan includes more tolls, more state control for roads

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 20:02
Taking the family on a long road trip could cost drivers more if a proposal unveiled Monday is adopted by Congress. The Trump administration released its long-awaited infrastructure plan, which seeks to address the nation's crumbling roadways and other aged infrastructure. The 55-page proposal is only a broad-brush overview of the president's...
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