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2018 Subaru Forester
2018 Subaru ForesterThe 2018 Subaru Forester blends crossover capability, the handling and ride of a car, and the year-round security of standard all-wheel drive. The compact utility wagon is practical, offers more off-road capability than you’d expect, and remains an excellent choice in a very competitive category. It won our Best Car To Buy 2014 award the...
2017 Maserati Quattroporte
2017 Maserati QuattroporteThe 2017 Maserati Quattroporte is always a surprise. Few spring for the luxe four-door grand tourer, but those who do should be considered public servants. Its stop-traffic curves and Ferrari-sourced heart make the sedan a thrill to see and hear; its pedigree and price tempt only the bravest among us. Sure, there are more logical purchases, but do...
2018 Genesis G80
2018 Genesis G80 SportGenesis’ sophomore year begins by adding a new Sport trim to the 2018 Genesis G80. Beyond that twin-turbocharged version of the Genesis 3.8's Ultimate trim, a series of powertrain tweaks—including a new 8-speed automatic transmission—for the base V-6 and optional 5.0-liter V-8 promise a more responsive, efficient driving...
2018 Audi S7
2018 Audi S7The 2018 Audi S7 and RS 7 are something of a rarity in the automotive marketplace: a pair of high-performance five-door hatchbacks with room for five passengers—and their gear. Its basic design is beginning to age, but it’s doing so remarkably gracefully, which is why we’ve rated this desirable duo an exceptionally high 8.7 out...
2018 Lexus LC
2018 Lexus LC500If you remember the very first days of Lexus, you remember the clever ads: the champagne glasses on the hood of the car, the ball bearing rolling down its hood, the "relentless pursuit of perfection." Forget it all. Now Lexus is chasing after world-class luxury and performance with big power, great handling, and outrageous styling. It...
GM sued over excess emissions in Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra Duramax Diesel
2015 Chevrolet Silverado High Country HDToday's auto news headlines read like a warped version of Oprah Winfrey's infamous car giveaway: "You're getting sued for excess diesel emissions! And you're getting sued for excess diesel emissions! Everyone's getting sued for excess diesel emissions!" We say that because General Motors is now being sued for excess diesel emissions. Fenner et al...
2018 Honda Odyssey priced, 2018 Genesis G80 driven, Hydrogen's future: What’s New @ The Car Connection
2018 Honda Odyssey Elite2018 Honda Odyssey boasts premium pricing, lots of amenities Honda has priced its 2018 Odyssey minivan at $30,890, a figure slightly higher than its arch rival, the Chrysler Pacifica. Study: People don't trust self-driving cars from Uber or Lyft Last September, we reported on a study showing that consumers would be interested in vehicles made by...
2018 Honda Odyssey boasts premium pricing, lots of amenities
2018 Honda Odyssey EliteHonda has priced its 2018 Odyssey minivan at $30,890, a figure slightly higher than its arch rival, the Chrysler Pacifica. That’s the base price for a 2018 Odyssey LX including a mandatory $900 destination charge. By comparision, a 2017 Pacifica LX—the 2018 hasn’t been priced yet—runs $30,090 to start. MORE: Read our 2018...
2018 Cadillac CT6
2018 Cadillac CT6The 2018 Cadillac CT6 is the full-size sedan flagship of GM’s luxury brand. It’s a car GM hopes will move it closer to being viewed as competition for the German luxury trio of Audi, BMW, and of course Mercedes-Benz. With the CT6, Cadillac combines a spare, elegant, and distinctive design with a lightweight body, excellent handling and...
Report: 288,000 U.S. jobs could be affected if EPA efficiency rules change
From Supplying Ingenuity II: U.S. Suppliers of Key Clean, Fuel-Efficient Vehicle TechnologiesIn March, U.S. president Donald Trump authorized a review of a controversial decision made by the Environmental Protection Agency during the final days of the Obama administration. The decision tightened emissions regulations for U.S. automobiles through model year 2025. Environmental groups have been sounding alarms ever since, worried that...
Study: People don't trust self-driving cars from Uber or Lyft
From the INRIX Connected & Autonomous Vehicle Consumer SurveyLast September, we reported on a study showing that consumers would be interested in vehicles made by tech firms like Apple and Google. The gist was that decades-old car companies like Ford, General Motors, and Toyota could soon face stiff competition from auto industry newbies. Now, there's another study to discuss, and if its findings are...
2018 Ford Expedition, 2017 Aston Martin DB11, US sues FCA: What’s New @ The Car Connection
2017 Aston Martin DB11Most capable full-size SUV for towing? The 2018 Ford Expedition, again One of the last provinces for full-size SUVs are its ability to haul, tow, drag, or lug myriad toys up and down interstates, from one campsite to the next. After all, car-based seven-seaters can offer the same interior space with better fuel efficiency and a better ride. 2017...
Most capable full-size SUV for towing? The 2018 Ford Expedition, again
2018 Ford ExpeditionOne of the last provinces for full-size SUVs are its ability to haul, tow, drag, or lug myriad toys up and down interstates, from one campsite to the next. After all, car-based seven-seaters can offer the same interior space with better fuel efficiency and a better ride. Eager to hold the high ground, Ford's new Expedition can lay claim to the...
2017 Ford F-150, Explorer, and other models recalled
2017 Ford F-150This morning, Ford Motor Company issued two recalls affecting roughly 3,000 late-model vehicles. RECALL #1: 2017 Ford F-150, Explorer, and Super Duty UNITS AFFECTED: 2,418, including 2,204 registered in the U.S. and its territories, 39 in Mexico, and 175 in Canada These vehicles are being recalled to fix a problem with their driver's seat frames...
U.S. sues Fiat Chrysler over diesel emissions: $4.6 billion fine possible
2014 Ram 1500 EcoDieselLast Thursday, we reported that after months of back-and-forth between Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the California Air Resources Board, FCA was about to be slapped with a federal lawsuit. The cause? Excess emissions from more than 100,000 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Ram 1500 diesels sold in model years 2014...