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2020 GMC Canyon

2020 GMC CanyonThe 2020 GMC Canyon is a no-nonsense mid-size pickup truck that remains a good choice even against its stiff competition. It’s more comfortable and luxurious than other options in its class especially in top trims, though safety is a concern, so we’ve awarded it 4.8 out of 10 overall. (Read more about how we rate cars.) For 2020, the...

Hyundai, Kia in driver's seat as VW exits its deal with self-driving car startup

Hyundai Nexo with Aurora Innovation self-driving technologyHyundai and Kia last week upped their investment in autonomous car technology startup Aurora Innovation just as Volkswagen stepped away from its partnership with Aurora. Specifically, the investment will expand self-driving technology research to more Hyundai and Kia models and help build a platform suitable for the brands' future autonomous cars...

Honda Passport crash tested, BMW X3 and X4 M Competition driven, Tesla Model X police car: What's New @ The Car Connection

2019 Honda Passport2019 Honda Passport earns five-star crash-test ratings from the NHTSA The 2019 Honda Passport earned a five-star overall rating in the federal government's crashworthiness tests, the automaker said Wednesday. The five-seat crossover SUV earned four stars for the frontal crash test, five stars in the side-impact assessments, and four stars in the...

FCA sued over Jeep Wrangler suspension concerns

2016 Jeep WranglerFiat Chrysler Automobiles has been served a class-action lawsuit over suspension concerns in the Jeep Wrangler, which owners often call the Jeep "death wobble." According to the lawsuit, which The Detroit News reported on last Wednesday, it was filed in Detroit's U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan and alleges FCA knew of the...

2019 GMC Sierra 1500

2019 GMC Sierra 1500With the 2019 Sierra, GMC has a truck that falls shy of maximum capability, but looks to cameras and software to optimize the truck experience. It also counts on a unique, versatile six-way tailgate and a carbon-fiber bed to score tech and utility points away from its stablemate, the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. This year’s Sierra scores...