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2019 Ford F-150

2019 Ford F-150The 2019 Ford F-150 proves that the title of “best-selling” doesn’t have to mean “sellout.” The F-150 makes few compromises on its way to excellent towing, comfort, and safety; it’s the best among full-size trucks in those regards. It didn’t choose the luxury-wagon life, but in King Ranch and Limited trim...

2019 Toyota Sienna SE now offers all-wheel drive

2018 Toyota SiennaThe sportier version of Toyota's minivan is ready for snowy road conditions this winter. The 2019 Toyota Sienna SE—a version of the company's minivan with firmer suspension tuning—will offer all-wheel drive as an option for the first time. Previously, the Sienna minivan was available with all-wheel drive in the LE, XLE, and Limited...

2019 Ram 1500

2019 Ram 1500The 2019 Ram 1500 pickup truck wants to be more than just a trusted hauler. With its roomy, refined interior and its choice of engine options, the 2019 Ram is the most livable full-size pickup on the market today. We rate it 5.8 out of 10 overall, with some caveats. For one, we haven’t driven the new mild-hybrid V-6 and V-8 engines. For...

2019 Chevy Silverado, 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata, Fuel-economy standards: What's New @ The Car Connection

2019 Chevrolet Silverado first drive, Wyoming, August 20182019 Chevrolet Silverado first drive: American work horse Wyoming is the American ideal for truck buyers. The sky is vast, the mountains big, and people have room to spread out. Any drive can pass by amber waves of grain with purple mountains’ majesty as their backdrop. It’s that beautiful. Infrastructure study: Cold weather states are...

2019 Honda Civic

2019 Honda CivicThe 2019 Honda Civic injects more personality into the driving experience than we’re used to with most compact cars. For 2019, the Civic also adds standard active safety gear to the equation. It’s hard to make a great car even better, but with the 2019 Civic, Honda has done so. We rate the entire Civic range at 6.4 out of 10. (Read...