2019 Subaru Legacy - 1日前  High Gear Media

It’s hard to be an underdog in an unappreciated market. Just ask the 2019 Subaru Legacy, the mid-size sedan that does almost everything right yet barely registers a spot on most shoppers’ lists. The 2019 Legacy is worth a lengthy look, we say, and it rightfully earns its 6.3 out of 10 rating. (Read more about how we rate cars.) With...
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Trump's trade woes, 2019 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320, Electric-car chargers: What's New @ The Car Connection - 2日前  High Gear Media

Trump's aim to forge ahead with auto tariffs could lead to higher car prices, international retaliation President 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...
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Trump's aim to forge ahead with auto tariffs could lead to higher car prices, international retaliation - 3日前  High Gear Media

President 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...
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Ford cuts off compact car production in US ahead of 2020 Focus Active - 3日前  High Gear Media

Ford dealers in the U.S. will be light on compact cars to sell for a while as the automaker gears up to build the 2020 Ford Focus Active in China. The automaker confirmed to The Car Connection that the 2018 Ford Focus sedan and hatchback ceased production in May and that their replacement is still a ways off. The automaker made a big splash in...
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Ford recalling more than 500K Fusion sedans, Escape crossovers for rollaway risk - 4日前  High Gear Media

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. The automaker suggested that drivers use the parking brake in addition to placing...
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2019 Hyundai Tucson preview - 4日前  High Gear Media

The 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...
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2019 Hyundai Ioniq - 4日前  High Gear Media

The 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...
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2019 Jaguar I-Pace - 4日前  High Gear Media

The 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...
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2019 Jaguar F-Type - 4日前  High Gear Media

The 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...
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BMW goes after Uber, expands ReachNew car-share app to include ride-sharing - 4日前  High Gear Media

BMW said Tuesday that its ReachNow car-sharing app will add the ability to book an Uber or Lyft-like ride-share, making it the first to merge the two services. The app allows members to reserve a car, snag a ride, or schedule a pick-up for later. MORE: Trump trade tirade threatens BMW, Mercedes-Benz business on a global scale “From day one...
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2018 Hyundai Sonata Plug-In Hybrid price cut to $34,135 - 2日前  High Gear Media

In an effort to spur sales amidst the onslaught of crossover SUVs, Hyundai on Thursday sliced the cost of its 2018 Sonata Plug-In Hybrid sedan by $1,350 to $34,135. MORE: 2018 Hyundai Accent, 2018 Kia Rio pass stringent IIHS crash test The top-tier Limited trim gets a price bump of $250 to $39,750 before adding that same freight charge, but...
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2019 BMW X3 - 3日前  High Gear Media

Go 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...
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2019 GMC Canyon - 3日前  High Gear Media

The 2019 GMC Canyon is a mid-size pickup with hints of upscale flair, enough for a 5.8 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...
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Ford recall, Keen Project Safari 911 driven, Tesla profits: What's New @ The Car Connection - 3日前  High Gear Media

Ford 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...
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2019 Hyundai Santa Fe preview - 4日前  High Gear Media

The 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...
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2019 Hyundai Veloster - 4日前  High Gear Media

The 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...
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2019 Hyundai Kona Electric preview - 4日前  High Gear Media

The 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...
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Mazda adds Apple CarPlay, Android Auto capability to global, but not US models - 4日前  High Gear Media

Mazda 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...
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2019 Infiniti QX50 - 4日前  High Gear Media

The 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...
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2019 Honda Pilot, Goodwood Festival parking lot, Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV driven: What's New @ The Car Connection - 4日前  High Gear Media

2019 Honda Pilot: more safety features for $32,445 Sometimes price hikes are easy to justify. Case-in point: The 2019 Honda Pilot crossover SUV, which features a slew of additional safety gear and an updated infotainment system for about $550 more than last year. 2019 Subaru Outback Review The 2019 Subaru Outback splits the difference between...
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