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2019 Nissan Pathfinder

2019 Nissan PathfinderForget its rugged heritage. The only path the 2019 Nissan Pathfinder plans to trudge is the carpool line. And that’s just fine. This big, three-row crossover SUV has a comfortable interior with a versatile second row and lots standard of active safety tech. Its competitors have surpassed it in many ways, but the Pathfinder still rates 6.2...

2019 Hyundai Santa Fe earns top marks in latest crash tests

2019 Hyundai Santa Fe first driveThe insurance industry-funded IIHS said Friday that the redesigned 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe crossover SUV earned its Top Safety Pick+ award when equipped with optional LED headlights. The headlights are standard on the Santa Fe Limited and Ultimate trim levels. Other Santa Fe trims—SE and SEL—have halogen headlights that the IIHS rated...

Tesla Model 3 receives 5-star rating in NHTSA crash tests

2018 Tesla Model 3Tesla’s Model 3 electric car, the company’s newest and arguably most important model, achieved a perfect 5-star crash test rating from the federal government’s NHTSA. The compact electric vehicle received top marks in front driver and passenger protection, front and rear side impact, and rollover tests, making it the latest Tesla...

Flood damage cars, Polestar subscription, VW Microbus concept: What's New @ The Car Connection

Texas Jeep Demonstrates Danger Of Flash FloodsSeven ways to tell if a used car has flood damage Many car shoppers don’t realize just how much damage floodwaters do to a vehicle. That represents a problem—not just to the owner of a car or truck that falls victim to a catastrophic flood, but to prospective buyers unaware of the vehicle’s history. 215,000 Nissan crossover SUVs...

2019 Ford Super Duty F-250

2019 Ford Super Duty F-250The 2019 Ford Super Duty heavy-duty pickup truck family runs the gamut from bare-boned work trucks to luxurious versions with swanky interiors and generously applied tech features. Redesigned in 2017, the Super Duty shares some styling elements with the lighter-duty Ford F-150. Both are aluminum-intensive, but the Super Duty has more steel in its...