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2020 Lincoln Aviator

2020 Lincoln AviatorThe 2020 Lincoln Aviator is strong evidence that Ford’s luxury bona fides don’t start and end with the full-size Navigator. In base, Reserve, and Black Label, both the Aviator and Aviator Grand Touring hybrid vector off in a luxury lane. We give it 7.0 out of 10. (Read more about how we rate cars.) The 2020 Aviator leaps into the niche...

Power, efficiency, reality all catch up with 2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel

2020 Ram 1500 EcoDieselFor 2020, Ram isn’t letting off the gas—or maybe I should say “accelerator.” The 2020 Ram 1500 marks the return of the EcoDiesel engine under the hood of the automaker’s light-duty pickup truck. With a $4,995 price premium (or $3,000 over the 5.7-liter Hemi V-8 e-Torque mild-hybrid) the burning question for the diesel...

More than 100K 2015 Ford Fusion, Lincoln MKZ sedans recalled for seat belts that can erode

2015 Ford Fusion HybridFord announced last week that it would recall more than 100,000 2015 Ford Fusion and 2015 Lincoln MKZ sedans for seat belt fasteners that could erode and fail to hold occupants in place in a crash. The automaker said it was aware of one injury caused by the faulty seat belts. In a statement, Ford said that 2015 Fusion sedans built between Aug. 1...

Updated 2020 Honda Civic Hatchback is the practical pick with the heart of an enthusiast

2020 Honda Civic HatchbackCompact hatchbacks get a bad wrap as soulless econoboxes. Perhaps that's why fewer Americans buy them each year and run toward crossovers like they're In-N-Out Burger. (Eds note: Crossovers are basically hatchbacks on stilts, but we won't tell anyone else.) The 2020 Honda Civic Hatchback is one of the few remaining dedicated hatchbacks on sale...

2020 Ram 1500 Ecodiesel has a price, Bond car sells for more than $6M, electric VW Buggy driven: What's New @ The Car Connection

2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel pickup trucks priced from $38,585 The turbodiesel is a $3,000 upgrade from V-8-powered trucks, $4,995 upcharge from the V-6. The 2020 Nissan Versa tests the limits of content in a value-driven segment Nissan's subcompact sedan remains less expensive than many rivals, but is that still enough? 2020 Toyota Corolla Nightshade...