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What's new for Audi, Hyundai's large drift machine, Polestar 2 vs. XC40 Recharge: What's New @ The Car Connection

2020 Audi A6 AllroadWhat’s new for 2020: Audi The luxury automaker added two wagons to its A6 lineup and will keep the TT around for another year. What do you get from a connected car app? Connected car apps are becoming more common and more functional in new cars, and automakers such as Ford are making these convenient apps free. NHTSA finally plans to get...

What do you get from a connected car app?

FordPass Home ScreenAs cars themselves get smarter and smarter, the technology on our dashboards is becoming ever more intertwined with the devices we carry in our pockets. From simple maintenance reminders to functions that can turn a smartphone into an advanced key fob, connected car apps vary significantly in terms of capability⁠—and cost. Earlier...

NHTSA finally plans to get 5-star testing up to speed

NHTSA Logo LargeNew vehicles will have to meet more rigorous safety standards to earn five-star safety ratings doled out by federal regulators, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced Wednesday. “American car buyers want safety, and NHTSA wants to help by creating additional market-based incentives for automakers to continue investing...

2020 Toyota Prius

2020 Toyota PriusIt’s hard not to have an opinion on the 2020 Toyota Prius. The car’s expressive shape, impressive fuel economy, and reasonable price have made it a favorite with drivers interested in saving fuel. But gas is cheap, and rivals are catching up, which makes the 2020 Prius less of a stand-out than before. We rate the lineup at 6.0 out of...

What’s new for 2020: Audi

2020 Audi A5The luxury arm of Volkswagen is loading its lineup of stately sedans, capable crossovers, and sporty compacts and wagons with more standard safety equipment and trim options for 2020. This year, for Audi, the base Titanium trim is no longer offered, leaving the core trim levels as Premium, Premium Plus, and Prestige. The biggest news for Audi...