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2019 Ford Explorer

2019 Ford ExplorerThe 2019 Ford Explorer tackles family life well. The popular Explorer makes its way onto just about every three-row crossover SUV shopping list, and with good reason. It’s roomy, rides well, and offers some standout features. Yet the 2019 Explorer’s basic design is showing its age, now nearly a decade into its life cycle. A new model...

2019 Toyota Camry, Sienna add Apple CarPlay, Amazon Alexa

2018 Toyota Camry XLE HybridThe Venn diagram overlap between Toyota shoppers, Apple iOS users, and Amazon Prime members now includes the 2019 Toyota Camry mid-size sedan and 2019 Toyota Sienna minivan. According to Cars Direct, the 2019 Camry and 2019 Sienna will come with Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa compatibility when they go on sale this fall. MORE: Developer derby...

2019 Honda Civic gets new look, standard active safety features, Sport trim

2019 Honda CivicBig changes are happening to one of America's favorite small cars. The new 2019 Honda Civic made its debut Monday with a slightly revised front and rear bumpers, standard suite of advanced safety features, and a new Sport trim for all body styles that was previously reserved for the Civic Hatchback. Honda didn't announce how much the 2019 Civic...

2019 Chevrolet Silverado first drive: American work horse

2019 Chevrolet Silverado first drive, Wyoming, August 2018Wyoming is the American ideal for truck buyers. The sky is vast, the mountains big, and people have room to spread out. Any drive can pass by amber waves of grain with purple mountains’ majesty as their backdrop. It’s that beautiful. Chevrolet has designed the 2019 Silverado not for beauty, but to help Americans get work done. It's now...

2019 Acura RDX safety, Tesla and the Saudis, VW diesel claims: What's New @ The Car Connection

2019 Acura RDX Advance2019 Acura RDX aces IIHS crash tests The IIHS said last week that paying more for fancier headlights doesn't necessarily mean better nighttime visibility. The headlights fitted to the range-topping 2019 Acura RDX luxury crossover SUV earned an "Acceptable" rating, while the standard LED units in the base trim level scored "Good." 2019 Cadillac XT5...