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1.3 million Ford F-150 and Super Duty trucks recalled over door latches
2016 Ford F-150 LimitedFord will recall 1.3 million pickup trucks made between 2015 and 2017 to fix an issue that could prevent their doors from opening or closing correctly in cold weather, the automaker said Wednesday. Affected trucks may have their door latches freeze in cold weather and the automaker says that the doors may appear to be fully closed even though the...
Jeep Compass crashed, Porsche 718 GTS, UAW's job threats: What’s New @ The Car Connection
2017 Jeep Compass Trailhawk off-road 2017 Jeep Compass named Top Safety Pick by IIHS The IIHS said Tuesday that the redesigned 2017 Jeep Compass earned its coveted Top Safety Pick award, albeit with some caveats. What's New for 2018: Alfa Romeo After more than two decades of teasing, Alfa Romeo is back in the U.S.—and with a lineup of cars designed for the real world, not just...
GM's Cruise Automation to test self-driving cars in Big Apple
Chevrolet Bolt EV Cruise Automation test mule in San FranciscoGeneral Motors-owned Cruise Automation is applying to begin testing fully-self driving cars in the Empire State, according to an announcement from New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. The news comes just a month after another Cruise Automation announcement that it intends to test its self-driving technology with members of the public in San Francisco...
2017 Jeep Compass named Top Safety Pick by IIHS
2017 Jeep Compass Trailhawk off-road The IIHS said Tuesday that the redesigned 2017 Jeep Compass earned its coveted Top Safety Pick award, albeit with some caveats. To qualify as a Top Safety Pick, the Compass needs to be equipped with an option package that includes some advanced safety tech. MORE: All of the 2017 Top Safety Pick award winners Confusingly, Jeep offered two versions...
What's New for 2018: Alfa Romeo
2018 Alfa Romeo GiuliaAfter more than two decades of teasing, Alfa Romeo is back in the U.S.—and with a lineup of cars designed for the real world, not just well-heeled folks looking for a track-day toy. The Alfa Romeo Giulia arrived late in the 2017 model year and sees some worthwhile changes for 2018, including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. More importantly...
2018 Subaru Outback
2018 Subaru OutbackDraw a Venn diagram of new vehicles available today and you’ll find the 2018 Subaru Outback in the very center where SUVs, crossovers, and passenger cars intersect. It’s a low-compromise tall wagon that delivers more capability, more capacity, and more comfort than just about any of us will ever need. The 2018 Outback’s 7.6...
2018 Range Rover Velar driven, 2019 Audi A7, Volvo's Polestar concept: What’s New @ The Car Connection
2018 Land Rover Range Rover Velar first driveOne of these will be The Car Connection's Best Car To Buy 2018 It's been a wild year for the new car industry. Self-driving cars are on the horizon—nearer by the day—but we're not ready to give up the driver's seat just yet. 2018 Land Rover Range Rover Velar Review The 2018 Land Rover Range Rover Velar is an implicit admission by the...
2018 Land Rover Range Rover Velar
2018 Land Rover Range Rover Velar first driveThe 2018 Land Rover Range Rover Velar is an implicit admission by the automaker of its customers’ priorities. The new SUV lives up to its Land Rover name in rugged hardware, but its soft wares and daring lines speak to its eventual calling as an urban accessory for many owners. It succeeds as both, which is how we arrive at our 8.2 overall...
Exploding sunroofs, 2018 Jeep Wrangler, Ikea's hybrid truck investment: What’s New @ The Car Connection
2002 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sports CoupeMore cars experience exploding glass sunroofs than ever, study finds Glass sunroofs have become an incredibly popular option in recent years for new-car buyers. However, an unusual side effect to their popularity is more prevalent than ever: cases of exploding glass sunroofs have skyrocketed in recent years. California DMV looks to take the driver...
One of these will be The Car Connection's Best Car To Buy 2018
The Car Connection Best Car To BuyIt's been a wild year for the new car industry. Self-driving cars are on the horizon—nearer by the day—but we're not ready to give up the driver's seat just yet. Over the last year, our team has tested out hundreds of new cars. If it's on sale today, our staff has driven it. We've evaluated it. We've ridden in it. We've sat in the...
Five ways self-driving cars will change the way you get your mail
The United States Postal Service's rendering for a self-driving mail delivery truckThe United States postal service is preparing for a future in which drivers won’t be a required part of mail delivery. It’s has been developing a self-driving mail truck, and now the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) has publicly revealed a quintet of ways in which self-driving mail trucks will change the way you get your mail. In...
2018 Volkswagen Jetta
2018 Volkswagen JettaThe 2018 Volkswagen Jetta is a sensible, roomy compact sedan, although a new model is on the horizon for the 2019 model year. While its basic design is beginning to show its age, the 2018 Jetta has plenty of assets like a roomy interior, a quiet demeanor, and strong turbocharged engines. We’ve rated the Jetta lineup 6.5 out of 10. (Read more...
More cars experience exploding glass sunroofs than ever, study finds
Mercedes-Benz panorama sunroof in E-ClassGlass sunroofs have become an incredibly popular option in recent years for new-car buyers. However, an unusual side effect to their popularity is more prevalent than ever: cases of exploding glass sunroofs have skyrocketed in recent years. Consumer Reports cites National Highway Traffic and Safety Association data that shows 859 cases of...
2018 Lincoln MKC
2018 Lincoln MKCStare at the 2018 Lincoln MKC for too long and you might be fooled. The compact crossover SUV nails all the luxury details inside—but hardly looks the part from the outside. Just like its overall score of 7.0, the MKC is nearly there: the interior is elegant, but the exterior isn’t as daring as its sedans. Its standard equipment is...
2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class (Mercedes-AMG C43 sedan)The 2018 Mercedes C-Class reminds us that while a pretty face and lots of grip can grab our attention, beautiful cars with great all-around performance and utility are the cars we want to drive, and to keep. The C-Class remains among our favorite cars in its pricey segment, whether it’s a convertible, a coupe, or a sedan. There’s no...