2016 Toyota Avalon, X5 Vs. XC90, new VW Touareg: What’s New @ The Car Connection

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2016 Toyota Avalon review

The 2016 Toyota Avalon isn’t the type of car that begs you to own it or drive it. It’s not sexy or sporty. But it has luxury, comfort, and quiet down pat, it’s as comfortable as a pillow-top bed, and it does a fair job of convincing us out of the lower-priced Lexus sedans.

Volvo XC90 vs. BMW X5: Compare Cars

The 2016 Volvo XC90 and the 2016 BMW X5 are large luxury utility vehicles for buyers offering European cachet with all-wheel-drive hauling capacity. Each was its maker’s first-ever crossover SUV years ago, and both have refinement, handling, and features unimaginable in older SUVs.

85 million Takata airbags haven’t been recalled–but that could change

On, and on, and on the Takata airbag recall goes. Where it stops, nobody knows–but according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, things may get much, much worse before they get better.

Teaser for Volkswagen SUV concept debuting at 2016 Beijing Auto Show

Teaser for Volkswagen SUV concept debuting at 2016 Beijing Auto Show

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From Motor Authority: VW to preview new Touareg with 2016 Beijing Auto Show concept

Volkswagen has released a few teaser shots of an SUV concept it plans to unveil at next week’s 2016 Beijing Auto Show. VW says the concept shows the high-tech direction it plans to take in the premium SUV segment.

Second Aston Martin Vulcan arrives in the U.S.

Of the 24 Aston Martin Vulcans destined to be built, three are earmarked for the United States. The second of those three cars has now arrived, a beautiful navy blue example.

2017 Subaru WRX and WRX STI preview

Subaru’s Impreza has been completely redesigned for the 2017 model year but new versions of the WRX and WRX STI are still some years off. That means the current performance duo, introduced for 2015, will remain on sale for the time being, albeit with some updates.

From Green Car Reports: 2017 Subaru Forester gas mileage inches up

The 2017 Subaru Forester compact crossover enters the new model year with some small updates that include a slight increase in fuel economy. At least when it comes to models with the base 2.5-liter boxer-four engine, optional CVT automatic transmission, and obligatory all-wheel drive, that is.

Finally, auto industry starts to admit: electric vehicles are better

Electric cars are often touted for their financial and environmental benefits, but there’s another major perk they offer to consumers. They’re very nice to drive.

Geek Squad switches to Toyota Prius C hybrids from VW Beetles

Best Buy’s Geek Squad tech-support unit is getting a makeover. Since the service launched nationwide in 2004, it has primarily used a fleet of black-and-white Volkswagen Beetles, known as “Geekmobiles.”

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