The 7 most important cars at the 2017 Los Angeles auto show

Swimming pools, movie stars, and lots of brand new cars: that’s Los Angeles in a nutshell. America’s biggest new car market served as the backdrop for more than a dozen new car debuts. With relatively cheap gas and increased consumer interest in high-riding crossovers and SUVs, this year’s show is a reminder that new car […]

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2019 Kia Sorento Review, Ratings, Specs, Prices, and Photos

The 2019 Kia Sorento is a three-row crossover SUV with a subtly revised look and an updated drivetrain for the 2019 model year. You’ll have to squint to see the differences between the 2019 Sorento and the 2018 model—or perhaps you’re better of parking them next to one another. The Sorento will be available in […]

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2018 Hyundai Kona, 2018 Nissan Kicks, 2019 BMW i8 Roadster: What’s New @ The Car Connection

2018 Hyundai Kona small crossover debuts at LA auto show The 2018 Hyundai Kona small crossover utility made its debut Wednesday at the Los Angeles auto show, adding another utility vehicle to the Korean maker’s lineup as buyers snap up SUVs of all sizes. Crossover shoo-in: 2018 Nissan Kicks compact SUV comes to US Small […]

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2018 Jeep Wrangler Review, Ratings, Specs, Prices, and Photos

The Jeep Wrangler has endured on the road and on the trail, decades after it was conceived as a military all-purpose vehicle. It’s spawned its own cult, and still mints money for its parent company. It’s still faintly terrible to drive on public roads, but get some dirt in its squirmy tire treads, and all […]

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Waymo’s self-driving fleet crosses 4-million mile barrier

As Google spinoff Waymo continues its march toward fully self-driving cars, it has reached a significant milepost: four million self-driven miles. On public roads. While that number is impressive—it would take one person three centuries of driving over 13,000 miles annually to match—the distance covered doesn’t tell the whole story of its relevance. With the […]

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2019 INFINITI QX50 Review, Ratings, Specs, Prices, and Photos

The 2019 Infiniti QX50 discards its predecessor’s awkward lines in favor of a new, more comfort-oriented positioning with a cutting-edge, turbocharged engine. It seats five passengers and squares off against the BMW X3, Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class, and Volvo XC60. The 2018 QX50 discards the last model’s V-6 in favor of a new 2.0-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder that […]

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2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class Review, Ratings, Specs, Prices, and Photos

The 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class may carry over its predecessors’ trademark style, but it’s what’s underhood that makes it really stand out. For the first time ever, the CLS-Class is a hybrid (though a mild one) tuned both for performance and efficiency. Available initially as the CLS450 with either standard rear- or optional all-wheel drive (which […]

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2018 Lexus RX Review, Ratings, Specs, Prices, and Photos

The Lexus RX has been standard-issue equipment in mid- to upper-middle class neighborhoods. It’s surprising that it wasn’t sold with an HOA and membership dues. Until now. Two years ago, Lexus struck out of the tract-home mold and wants to attract defectors who’ve left for sport-tuned German crossovers. The 2018 Lexus RX boldly asks you […]

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2018 Jeep Wrangler JK Review, Ratings, Specs, Prices, and Photos

The 2018 Jeep Wrangler is a long-awaited redesign of the iconic, wildly popular off-roader. The 2018 Wrangler, code-named JL (and likely to be referred to as such by the brand’s devotees), will be available in four trims at launch—Sport, Sport S, Sahara, and Rubicon—and will arrive in dealers in January 2018. Jeep designers didn’t get […]

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