Ford F-150 Fuel Economy, More Airbag Recalls, Minivans Flunk Crash Tests: The Week In Reverse


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Since we first drove the 2015 Ford F-150 this summer, its fuel economy has been an open question. Now that question has been answered: Ford has posted the aluminum truck's EPA gas mileage ratings, and they're a big improvement over the last truck--but not as much a competition-killer in base versions. The most efficien...Read more

Minivans Get Crushed In Latest IIHS Small-Overlap Tests


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The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has finally put some of the most popular minivans through its newest small-overlap crash test--and for a trio of vans, the scores are not good. The small-overlap test simulates the impact of a vehicle with a narrow object, such as a telephone pole, at a speed of 40 mph....Read more

Chevrolet Colorado Gets ZR2 Concept With Turbodiesel Power: 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show


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The Chevrolet Colorado mid-size pickup is new for 2015, and along with its GMC Canyon twin, it's under consideration for the 2015 North American Truck/Utility of the Year award. Now, GM is showing off a new version--an off-road specialist powered by the upcoming turbodiesel engine due in the trucks by the end of next y...Read more

Best Cars To Buy, LA Auto Show, New Benz Names: The Week In Reverse


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We drive hundreds of cars each year, write hundreds of reviews--and it all comes down to this. The Subaru Legacy is The Car Connection's Best Car To Buy 2015. After rating it against all other new and significantly updated vehicles, we picked the 2015 Subaru Legacy for its all-around talents. It's feature-packed, polis...Read more

2014 Los Angeles Auto Show Preview


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2016 Acura ILX The compact Acura ILX sedan hasn't been what we'd call a runaway success in its three years on the market. The Civic-based sedan has sold slowly, and last year its hybrid edition was dropped--while the Civic itself was quickly refreshed with a better interior, new features, and revised steering and suspe...Read more