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Car Prices: Honda bumps price, adds features, eliminates trim lines for 2020 Ridgeline

2019 Honda RidgelineThe 2020 Honda Ridgeline costs $510 more than the 2019 model, but it is a better deal because every Ridgeline model now features a 9-speed automatic transmission, an 8.0-inch touchscreen, and a group of active safety features, Honda announced Thursday. The base RT and mid-range RTL-T lines will be eliminated for 2020, leaving the Sport, RTL...

IIHS toughens criteria for Top Safety Pick awards

2019 Ram 1500 crash test, via IIHSThe Insurance Institute for Highway Safety will toughen safety standards for its coveted Top Safety Pick awards, the insurance-funded group announced Wednesday. But those standards include pricier equipment, such as LED headlights, that cost more for new car shoppers. “We’re interested in promoting safety,” Joseph Young, media...

Kia Telluride Best Car To Buy? Porsche Taycan 4S review and EPA rating: What's New @ The Car Connection

2020 Kia Telluride - Best Car To Buy 2020Kia Telluride: Best Car To Buy 2020 Nominee The savvy, stylish new 2020 Kia Telluride scores with a handsome shape, a spacious interior, strong power and scads of features, but can it overtake its kith and kin from Korea to win our Best Car To Buy 2020 award? IIHS toughens criteria for Top Safety Pick awards New cars will need to have LED...

2021 Chevrolet Suburban preview

2021 Chevrolet SuburbanSometimes a barge is better. The 2021 Chevrolet Suburban is the latest in a long-running series of mega-sized family warships, a name that traces back to the early 20th century when people weren’t necessarily smaller—maybe they just needed less stuff. With the Suburban, Chevrolet has an even bigger grocery-getter than the related 2021...

BMW finally adds Android Auto, leaves Lexus as odd one out

2020 BMW Z4 - Best Car To Buy 2020BMW must be angling to be on Santa’s good list. A week after announcing it would no longer charge extra for Apple CarPlay, BMW announced Wednesday that it would finally introduce Android Auto compatibility in its vehicles by July, 2020. BMW’s belated move leaves Lexus as the only major automaker that doesn’t offer Android Auto...