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2018 Kia Stinger sport sedan costs $32,800 to start; your move, big guys
Motor Authority Best Car To Buy 2018 Kia's first salvo into sport sedan territory will start at thousands less than its likely competitors. The 2018 Kia Stinger will cost $32,800, including destination, at its base trim level and will run up to $52,300 for a Kia Stinger GT2 equipped with all-wheel drive, the automaker announced Friday. The Stinger will arrive in dealerships near the...
2018 Nissan Murano adds safety tech, priced from $31,525
2018 Nissan MuranoThe 2018 Nissan Murano's hefty price hike is offset by the addition of far more advanced safety tech than last year's model. The entry-level 2018 Murano S will start at $31,525, a figure that's about $800 more than last year's crossover but now includes automatic emergency braking with forward-collision warnings. MORE: Read our 2017 Nissan Murano...
Best wagon, Tesla Roadster returns, Tesla Semi unveiled: What’s New @ The Car Connection
2018 Volkswagen Golf SportWagenVolkswagen Golf SportWagen: The Car Connection's Best Wagon to Buy 2018 Wagons firmly live in the middle of a Venn diagram between practical and comfortable. California to allow human-less self-driving car testing Following a year of self-driving cars legally testing on public roads, California is ready to take things a step further by relaxing...
Honda Civic: The Car Connection's Best Economy Car to Buy 2018
2018 Honda CivicFrugal doesn't have to be dreary. Case in point: the 2018 Honda Civic, our Best Economy Car to Buy 2018. Admittedly, it doesn't entirely feel right for us to call the Civic an economy car any more since it's essentially a scaled-down version of our overall Best Car to Buy 2018, the Honda Accord. Sure, it still checks the boxes in terms of being...
Mazda MX-5 Miata: The Car Connection's Best Convertible to Buy 2018
2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata RFConvertibles usually are the auto industry paragons of bloatware. Cut down a coupe but add in more weight for bracing, throw in some leather, don't forget ventilated seats, and hey, how about a big engine to overcome all that added mass? The Mazda MX-5 Miata chuckles at all that frippery as you chuck it into corners. No one loves a ragtop Mustang...
Chrysler Pacifica: The Car Connection's Best Family Car to Buy 2018
2017 Chrysler Pacifica Long Term Fall GalleryOur praise for the Chrysler Pacifica this year—and last—has been prolific and effusive. From Green Car Report's Best Car to Buy 2018 for the hybrid variant, to our Best Minivan to Buy 2018 and Best Hybrid to Buy 2018, we're not shy in admitting our fondness for the Pacifica. But perhaps more than the rest, the Pacifica earned its...
California to allow human-less self-driving car testing
Audi A7 autonomous car prototypeFollowing a year of self-driving cars legally testing on public roads, California is ready to take things a step further by relaxing the rules surrounding testing. Soon, companies will be able to test their autonomous car prototypes on public roads without a driver, even as backup. That’s good news for companies like Waymo, which until now...
Volkswagen Golf SportWagen: The Car Connection's Best Wagon to Buy 2018
2018 Volkswagen Golf SportWagenWagons firmly live in the middle of a Venn diagram between practical and comfortable. Perhaps that's why more automakers are paying attention to the unusually small segment and offering high-zoot wagons that coddle buyers with luxurious amenities—at a significantly higher price. One wagon manages to stay true to those roots by offering the...
Hyundai crossovers, Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro, Volkswagen e-Golf driven: What’s New @ The Car Connection
2018 Hyundai KonaSurf's up: Hyundai announces crossover onslaught starting with Kona Hyundai will bring to market eight new or redesigned crossovers to meet booming demand from buyers by the end of the decade, the automaker announced Wednesday in Detroit. Forget HOV lanes, get ready for self-driving vehicle lanes Now, with the dawn of the autonomous vehicle well...
Honda Accord: The Car Connection's Best Sedan to Buy 2018
2018 Honda AccordIf the 2018 Honda Accord is the sedan's last hurrah as the industry flocks toward crossovers, it's a phenomenal parting shot. Not only did we name this redesigned four-door our Best Car to Buy 2018, it's also our Best Sedan to Buy 2018. A clean-sheet redesign for 2018 sees the Accord lineup lose its slow-selling coupe and its thirst V-6 in favor...
Chevrolet Camaro: The Car Connection's Best Performance Car to Buy 2018
2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LEIn the performance-car world, a big V-8 and rear-wheel drive go a long way toward activating our salivary glands. Anyone can do that for more than $50,000. There's one car that delivers thundering power and amazing rear-drive handling, and slips it in under the $40,000 wire. It's a car that MotorAuthority named its Best Car To Buy for 2016. Our...
Forget HOV lanes, get ready for self-driving vehicle lanes
Prototype for Nissan and Infiniti’s ProPilot self-driving systemNow, with the dawn of the autonomous vehicle well within sight and plans for its Wisconsin plant progressing at full speed, Foxconn, which is perhaps best known as Apple's iPhone supplier, has suggested creating interstate lanes specifically for self-driving vehicles. Taiwan-based Foxconn made headlines earlier this year when it first announced...
2018 Lincoln MKT
2018 Lincoln MKTThe 2018 Lincoln MKT is a three-row luxury crossover that has become a popular choice for limo services—for its utility and comfort, not for its looks. It’s sold through Lincoln’s dealer network to retail customers, who may like its comfortable interior with good room for up to six passengers, as well as its decent value...
2018 Mazda 6 treated to power boost, more features
2018 Mazda 6The 2018 Mazda 6 will offer underhood muscle to match its sporty driving dynamics, the automaker said Wednesday ahead of the mid-size sedan's unveiling later this month at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show. A turbocharged 2.5-liter inline-4 lifted from the larger CX-9 crossover will be slotted under the 2018 6's hood. Mazda hasn't detailed...
2018 Lincoln MKX
2018 Lincoln MKXThe 2018 Lincoln MKX is a luxurious five-seat crossover available with a strong, but thirsty twin-turbocharged engine. We like the MKX’s comfortable ride, its composed handling, and its intuitive infotainment system, even if its price can skyrocket with options and the most advanced safety tech is optional. Overall, we’ve rated it 6.8...