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2017 Nissan Leaf
2017 Nissan Leaf  For what's likely to be its last year before a major redesign, the original mass-market electric car largely stands pat. The Nissan Leaf does many things well, but it's certainly starting to show its age—especially as Chevrolet jumps up into the big leagues with its 238-mile range Bolt EV. Still, the Leaf, available in S, SV, and SL trim...
2017 Nissan Frontier
2017 Nissan FrontierMid-size trucks have made a serious comeback in the last few years, with the Toyota Tacoma, GMC Canyon, and Chevrolet Colorado all making news every year with redesigns, refreshes, and major updates. But what about the Nissan Frontier? It's still hanging in there, awaiting an upcoming redesign. Its basic bones date back more than a decade, but...
2017 Nissan GT-R
2017 Nissan GT-R Track EditionThe 2017 GT-R ranks as one of the world's top-performing production cars. With its front-engine, all-wheel-drive layout, it offers immense capability and accessible performance, and it's pretty much a class of one. It gets a 7.4 overall from us based on its remarkable performance and great features. There's room for improvement in styling and...
2017 Nissan 370Z
2017 Nissan 370ZThe 2017 Nissan 370Z is the descendant of what could be the most beloved car in Nissan history. Back when it was Datsun, the Z car gave the Japanese company its name in the U.S. Since then, it's evolved into a grippy, quick two-seater with an instantly recognizable outline. It's well-known, but today's Z has just a few rivals in cars like the Audi...
2017 Nissan Armada
2017 Nissan Armada, Press Drive, Carmel, California, July 2016The second generation of the Nissan Armada has taken its time coming to the U.S. The first version emerged in 2004, a spin-off of the Titan pickup truck, and it lasted through the 2015 model year, an eternity in the dealer showroom. With the 2017 Armada, Nissan has adopted what is basically a U.S. version of the global Nissan Patrol SUV. The new...
Legalizing marijuana causes more crashes...or does it?
marijuanaLegal weed is a big deal these days, with advocates claiming that marijuana has the ability to help those with chronic medical conditions and also raise millions in tax dollars. But is all that high praise really warranted? Two reports issued this week suggest that the answer is a definite "maybe". Buzzkill First, some bad news for the residents...
Takata bankruptcy, Subaru Legacy pricing, electric Aston Martin: What’s New @ The Car Connection
2018 Subaru LegacyTakata swallows pride, files for bankruptcy. So, what's next? After months of hesitation, troubled Japanese supplier Takata finally filed for bankruptcy yesterday. The restructuring clears the way for Takata to be bought by one of its competitors, Michigan.-based Key Safety Systems. Updated 2018 Subaru Outback, Legacy have an updated price too The...
2017 Nissan Titan
2017 Nissan Titan King CabThe 2017 Nissan Titan is the automaker's full-size pickup. A long-overdue successor to a truck that made its debut in 2004, the new Titan is built in Canton, Mississippi, and is offered as either the light-duty Titan or as the near-heavy-duty Titan XD. We rate it at 5.8 out of 10. (Read more about how we rate cars.) Both Titans come in five trim...
2017 Nissan Versa
2017 Nissan Versa NoteFor buyers on a budget who want the comfort of a warranty and that unmistakable new car smell, the 2017 Nissan Versa remains one of the least expensive new vehicles you can buy. While it's pretty sparse in base S configuration, the S Plus, SV, and SL configurations add more features—and more to the bottom line. The Versa is available as...
Updated 2018 Subaru Outback, Legacy have an updated price too
2018 Subaru OutbackThe small differences between the updated 2018 Subaru Outback and Legacy models and the outgoing versions will be easier to spot when they go on sale this summer. Just look at the prices. Subaru announced June 22 that when the updated 2018 Legacy and Outback models go on sale, they'll be up to $200 more expensive for Legacy models and nearly $500...
2017 Tesla Model X
2017 Tesla Model XAfter a rocky launch, the Tesla Model X SUV is seemingly on its (silent) way into many owners' hands. It's too early for 2017 details—the automaker doesn't follow traditional model years like others, and rolls out changes on the fly—but Tesla is finally building 5-seater versions of the Model X and now offers fold-flat rear seats...
2017 Tesla Model S
2017 Tesla Model SThe 2017 Tesla Model S is a relative outlier in the car world, not only because of its all-electric drivetrain, but also because of the way the automaker has approached its business. Every convention was questioned, every convenience was examined, and quite frankly, Tesla doesn't behave in any way like a traditional automaker. That's a recipe for...
2017 Mini Cooper
2017 Mini CooperThe 2017 Mini Cooper is a hatchback with a lot going on. Among all its body styles and kinds, there's the two- or four-door Mini Cooper; a soft-top Mini Convertible; a long-roofed, and a four-door Mini Clubman with side-swinging doors at the rear. It earned a 6.7 out of 10 in our overall score thanks to its unique styling and great handling, with...
2017 Mini Cooper Countryman
2017 Mini Cooper CountrymanIt might share its name with the Mini Cooper Countryman that went on sale half a decade ago as the brand's first foray into the crossover world, but the model is all-new for 2017—and there's more than meets the eye. Beneath its maxi-Mini body, the Countryman shares its engines, its suspension, and its platform with the latest BMW X1. We're...
2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport LEThe 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport is a compact SUV and the automaker's best-selling vehicle in the U.S. It starts at a very thrifty $20,690—and all three of those things are related. It's offered in base ES trim with a 2.0-liter inline-4, or ascending SE, SEL, and GT trims with a 2.4-liter inline-4. Front- or all-wheel drive are available...