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2019 BMW X3
2019 BMW X3Go long on the 2019 BMW X3. The new luxury compact crossover gains a lower cost, rear-wheel-drive entry model this year and will also serve as the jumping off point for an electrified crossover due sometime soon. Here and now, the X3 still delivers on our high expectations. We give it a very good 7.0 overall score, which is buoyed by standard...
Trump's aim to forge ahead with auto tariffs could lead to higher car prices, international retaliation
BMW X7 pre-production at plant in Spartanburg, South CarolinaPresident Donald Trump's threat to levy a 20-25 percent tariff on cars imported to the U.S. if a trade deal with the European Union isn't reached next week could result in a dramatic increase in new-car pricing and may lead to international retaliation. EU officials, including European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, and the president...
2019 GMC Canyon
2019 GMC CanyonThe 2019 GMC Canyon is a mid-size pickup with hints of upscale flair, enough for a 5.2 out of 10 on our scale. (Read more about how we rate cars.) Like its platform mate, the Chevrolet Colorado, the 2019 Canyon can’t quite stack up to its full-size companions, but at nearly 19 feet from end to end, it’s no small fry. The Canyon comes...
Ford cuts off compact car production, sales in US ahead of 2020 Focus Active
2020 Ford Focus ActiveFord made a big splash back in April when it announced it would not replace the Fiesta, Fusion, and Taurus with new models in the U.S. Though the 2020 Ford Focus Active will carry on the Focus name as a crossover, it won’t be built here like the current Focus is, as Ford confirmed to us Wednesday. MORE: Ford Fusion could morph into crossover...
Ford recall, Keen Project Safari 911 driven, Tesla profits: What's New @ The Car Connection
2016 Ford FusionFord recalling more than 500K Fusion sedans, Escape crossovers for rollaway risk Ford announced Wednesday that it would recall more than half a million Fusion sedans and Escape crossovers built between 2013 and 2015 because of a faulty shift cable that could fail to park the car. The recall includes 2013-16 Ford Fusions and 2013-14 Ford Escapes...
Ford recalling more than 500K Fusion sedans, Escape crossovers for rollaway risk
2014 Ford FusionFord announced Wednesday that it would recall more than half a million Fusion sedans and Escape crossovers built between 2013 and 2015 because of a faulty shift cable that could fail to park the car. The recall includes 2013-16 Ford Fusions and 2013-14 Ford Escapes. The automaker suggested that drivers use the parking brake in addition to placing...
2019 Hyundai Santa Fe preview
2019 Hyundai Santa FeThe 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe, the fourth generation of Hyundai’s larger crossover SUV, has been redesigned with a larger cabin, more upright design, and an expanded array of safety and comfort features. It’s offered in the standard five-seat version (formerly called Santa Fe Sport) and a longer Santa Fe XL model with a third row...
2019 Hyundai Tucson preview
2019 Hyundai TucsonThe 2019 Hyundai Tucson might have been the infant in the South Korean automaker’s family if it weren’t for the arrival of the new 2018 Kona crossover. Now that it’s firmly in the middle of the SUV lineup at home, the Tucson clamors for attention this year with a new engine offering, some new technology and safety gear, and an...
2019 Hyundai Kona Electric preview
2019 Hyundai Kona ElectricThe 2019 Hyundai Kona Electric is a step in the right direction. The battery electric crossover due toward the end of 2018 offers up to 250 miles of range in a tall-riding vehicle: the right range in the right type of car for many shoppers. So what’s wrong? Initially, the Kona Electric only will be available in a limited number of states...
2019 Hyundai Ioniq
2019 Hyundai IoniqThe 2019 Hyundai Ioniq builds further on the automaker’s green credentials. The Ioniq is relatively unchanged from last year’s car, but Hyundai has added some needed standard active safety features to the Hybrid SEL trim level. We’ve rated the 2019 Ioniq 6.0 out of 10, with extra points awarded for its strong green scores and...
2019 Hyundai Veloster
2019 Hyundai Veloster Turbo R-SpecThe 2019 Hyundai Veloster gives asymmetry a second chance. It’d have been easy to drop the sporty Veloster hatchback from the lineup, as crossovers take over the Hyundai brand. But the Veloster brings in buyers who might find a Civic Coupe alluring, or a VW Golf enticing. It’d have been even easier to add a fourth door to the 2019...
2019 Jaguar I-Pace
2019 Jaguar I-Pace SThe 2019 Jaguar I-Pace marks a moment in time. When the first copies find a home in American garages this fall, the I-Pace will be the first real challenger to the Model S and Model X. And then, Tesla’s control over the future narrative of electric-car adoption will end. We give it an extraordinary 9.4 out of 10, which makes it the...
Mazda adds Apple CarPlay, Android Auto capability to global, but not US models
Mazda Apple CarPlay connectivityMazda said last week that it will add Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability to some of its new cars—but American drivers will have to wait. New and existing global Mazdas fitted with the MZD Connect system will gain compatibility both services as an option beginning next month, but as for when Mazda plans to roll this out in U.S. models...
2019 Jaguar F-Type
2019 Jaguar F-TypeThe 2019 Jaguar F-Type defines beauty without beastliness. This shapely two-door, available as a coupe or as a convertible, has an engine and a transmission for nearly everyone and it splits the line between sports car and touring coupe. We rate the F-Type lineup at 7.0 out of 10 points for its generous customizability, its solid driving dynamics...
2019 Infiniti QX50
2019 Infiniti QX50, first driveThe most advanced gasoline engine on the planet may get lost in the 2019 Infiniti QX50. The luxury crossover SUV likely will be coveted for its good looks, spacious interior, and advanced safety features—none of those are bad things. Buyers will notice its fuel-efficiency without knowing what makes the engine work, and that’s just...