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2019 Honda HR-V

2019 Honda HR-VNot all crossover SUV buyers want a big, lumbering off-roader. And not all compact car buyers seek a low seating position. For those looking for something in the middle, there’s the 2019 Honda HR-V. The 2019 HR-V sees a subtle styling update, new Sport and Touring trim levels, and adds active safety gear to its roster this year. We rate the...

2019 Honda Pilot

2019 Honda PilotThe 2019 Honda Pilot has a few years under its belt, but it wears its age well. This three-row crossover SUV’s exceptional blend of utility, comfort, and safety makes it as essential to family life as Wet Wipes, Costco, and maybe Total Wine. The 2019 Pilot enters the new year with minor changes to its styling, an updated optional...

2019 Honda Pilot first drive: Soft-roading for the whole family

2019 Honda PilotHiking-style boots with knobby soles and Gore-Tex trim can be found just about anywhere, but there’s a reason that mountaineers don’t shop at Macy’s. This becomes evident as I inch a 2019 Honda Pilot Elite along a special course Honda set up on the grounds of a winery in the San Fernando Valley outside of Los Angeles. An off-road...

2019 Chevrolet Silverado

2019 Chevrolet Silverado first drive, Wyoming, August 2018The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado gets a new design this year, and drops up to 450 pounds in the process, but it’s more focused on its mission than ever. Its bed is bigger and offers more features, and its cab gets bigger, making this brawny pickup better at hauling cargo and people. Chevrolet also improves road manners, adds safety features, and...

Audi's manual shift, James Bond's Aston Martin, 2019 Ford Fusion Energi: What's New @ The Car Connection

2018 Audi A5Audi drops manual transmissions from 2019 lineup Fans of three pedals should shift their attention away from Audi showrooms for the 2019 model year. The automaker said Friday that in response to weak demand it will no longer offer a manual transmission model in its U.S.-market lineup beginning next year. 2019 Subaru Forester compact SUV costs...