Yes, Drivers Do Want Apple CarPlay, Android Auto...When They Know What It Is


The Car Connection
Why wouldn’t new-car buyers want to take their familiar smartphone interface and apps into their vehicle? It’s an open question asked in the wake of results released this past week by J.D. Power, mentioning Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as among the 14 technology features that 20 percent or more of owners ...Read more

2016 Subaru BRZ Sports Car Gets Lower Price, More Equipment


The Car Connection
Sometimes prices really do go down—even on sports cars. Subaru has cut prices by $300 across its BRZ model line for 2016. And versus the 2015 BRZ, Subaru has also added standard equipment. The base-model 2016 Subaru BRZ Premium is now priced at $26,190, including the typical $795 destination and delivery fee. CHE...Read more

Supplier ZF: Intriguing EV Ideas, But No Plans To Get In The Battery Business


Green Car Reports
The supplier ZF has designed and engineered a city-sized EV. Yet it has no plans to build such a model; the one-off prototype is just a means for the German supplier, touting its combined capabilities with TRW Automotive, which it finished acquiring earlier this spring, to flex its muscle on safety and efficiency initi...Read more

Toyota RAV4 Vs. Honda CR-V: Compare Cars


The Car Connection
If you need a vehicle that can tackle all the family business, yet be good on gas, fit easily in parking sports, and not cost too much, a compact crossover ends up figuring in as the best choice. Among those, the Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4 are two of the more popular entries on the market. Which is the better pick of t...Read more

2016 Honda HR-V Achieves (Mostly) Five-Star Safety Scores


The Car Connection
The 2016 Honda HR-V has earned a five-star rating, overall, in federal New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) crash-testing. However its results aren’t quite top-tier. In frontal crash testing (35 mph into a fixed barrier), the HR-V was able to achieve just four stars for both male-size occupants in the driver’s...Read more