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2019 Volvo V60

2019 Volvo V60 R-DesignThe 2019 Volvo V60 station wagon is a key to a club—an exclusive one, at that. It’s a compact luxury wagon for those willing to write off high-riding crossover SUVs as a trend. Count us in that camp, which is why we rate the 2019 V60 at 7.2 out of 10 points. (Read more about how we rate cars.) It turns out that there aren’t many...

Black Friday saw 0% financing return, but don't expect low rates to stick around

Buick and GMC dealershipAs Americans dive deeper into the holiday shopping season, many consumers were tempted with Black Friday new-car deals promoting 0-percent financing. However, buyers shouldn't get too comfortable with interest-free deals again as they continue to evaporate from dealerships' toolboxes to sell new cars. Automotive News (subscription required) said...

2019 Lexus GS

2019 Lexus GSWe should all be as lucky as the 2019 Lexus GS mid-size luxury sedan. Despite the four-door’s relative age among competitors, the Lexus GS still looks handsome, offers reasonable luxury features and safety system, and competes with a lower price than more popular offerings from Mercedes-Benz and BMW. This year, the GS pares its powertrain...

Jeep Wrangler crash test, Mustang adventures, Toyota's hybrid batteries: What's New @ The Car Connection

2018 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon2018 Jeep Wrangler fails European crash test European crash testers gave the 2018 Jeep Wrangler a scathing one-star rating. Europe's New Car Assessment Program said the off-roader earned the poor rating due in part to its lack of modern active safety equipment. Three VWs recalled over lack of warning when key is left in ignition A handful of new...

2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD High Country revealed: Luxury pickup truck goes big

2020 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD High CountryWe learned Tuesday that the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD Z71 does not do subtle. The 2020 Silverado HD High Country unveiled by the automaker Thursday is no quieter about its intentions than the Z71 off-roader, but its more conventional grille gives the big pickup truck a look a hair less polarizing. Or maybe it's because we've grown accustomed to...