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2019 Subaru Outback

2019 Subaru OutbackThe 2019 Subaru Outback splits the difference between passenger car and crossover SUV and it does so exceptionally well. With the Outback, Subaru has created a vehicle that meets the needs of most drivers while neglecting few. Thought the 2019 Outback is begging to sprout some gray hairs, it still rates highly in our eyes—and additional...

Trump's trade deal, 2019 Genesis G70 driven, VW ID electrics: What's New @ The Car Connection

BMW vehicles in production at the Spartanburg, South Carolina plantTrump trade tirade threatens BMW, Mercedes-Benz business on a global scale In the growing trade standoff between the U.S., China, and Europe, spearheaded by President Trump, a number of automakers that manufacture thousands of vehicles in the U.S. are facing threats to their business on a global scale. German manufacturers BMW and Mercedes-Benz...

2019 Acura MDX gets modest sporty new trim, even more modest price bump

2019 Acura MDX A-SpecThree rows, seven or more seats, a 9-speed automatic, and an Acura badge will command at least $100 more Tuesday. The 2019 Acura MDX adds a new modest sporty appearance package, wider availability for its optional adjustable suspension, and a retuned automatic transmission for a humble fee, according to the automaker. The 2019 Acura MDX will start...

2019 Kia Sportage

2019 Kia SportageThe 2019 Kia Sportage may lack some of the spunky visual appeal of the related Kia Soul hatchback, but it’s just as well. It sells and performs well based on its crossover-SUV credentials, not on an on-point shape. The Sportage does more than the Soul with its available turbo-4 drivetrain, too—and it offers all-wheel drive to boot. We...

2019 Kia Soul

2019 Kia SoulThe 2019 Kia Soul cruises into the latest model year with all its charm intact, with its sole glaring fault still on the order sheet. The 2019 Soul, Soul Plus, and Soul Exclaim continue to dole out impeccably youthful style, decent economy-car bona fides, and excellent interior space, not to mention a strong warranty. What the Soul still...