Hyundai Adding Up To Four New Crossover SUVs In "Permanent Shift"


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When FCA chairman Sergio Marchionne said last week that crossovers were the future--and killed the Chrysler 200 and Dodge Dart mid-size cars--he wasn't alone in seeing a utility-heavy future. Hyundai Motor America president and CEO Dave Zuchowski also says his company's future lies in crossover SUVs--and agrees that it...Read more

2017 Hyundai Elantra Limited First Drive Video


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The Hyundai Elantra has been a big success story for the South Korean automaker. A decade ago, it wasn't even mentioned in the same breath as Civic and Corolla. Today, it's one of the highest-rated small sedans at The Car Connection, in league with the brilliant new Honda Civic, the Ford Focus, the Mazda 3, and the Sub...Read more

2016 Buick Cascada First Drive Video


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‚Äč It’s been 25 years since Buick last had a convertible in its lineup. You’ve probably forgotten the Reatta, right? It's okay. The Reatta was a set-up, anyway. It was supposed to be Buick's halo car--in-dash CRTs and "Reatta Craft Centre" assembly line and all. Chalk all that up to brave talk. The Reatta ...Read more

Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 Vs. Buick Verano: Compare Cars


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The allure of the Mercedes CLA 250 is difficult to resist — sterling reputation, un-stodgy look and feel, and a pitch-perfect base price. But it also raises plenty of questions -- not the least of which is, what else should I test-drive before I sign the paperwork? Only the Audi A3 comes close to the CLA when pri...Read more

2017 GMC Acadia Preview Video


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Big SUVs have helped the GMC brand to all-time sales highs. But does every SUV it sells have to be so big? Apparently not. For 2017 GMC is downsizing the Acadia, to make it a better fit in the mid-size class that includes the Ford Explorer and Jeep Grand Cherokee. The Acadia's shrinking down to mid-size proportions, an...Read more