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2019 Toyota RAV4 preview

2019 Toyota RAV4An overdue redesign gives the 2019 Toyota RAV4 mini-SUV looks, but peel back its angular styling cues and it remains a pavement-pounding crossover more adept at taming the Target parking lot than climbing to base camp. With the 2019 RAV4, Toyota has a solidly competitive crossover SUV, albeit one that doesn’t outdo its competitors in some...

2019 BMW i3

2019 BMW i3Rear engine, carbon fiber, and an exotic shape might get hearts soaring, but the 2019 BMW i3 takes a different tack. This year, the small electric BMW gets a bigger battery over last year’s version by nearly one-third, but its 42.2-kwh battery and 153-mile range still fall short of competitors. We give the 2019 BMW i3 a 5.6 on our overall...

Scooter renter Lime gets into the car-share business

Lime launches car-share service in SeattleLime, best known for bicycle and scooter rentals, wants to try its hand at the car-share business. The company will launch a fleet of Fiat 500 models across Seattle in a bid to expand its business. The company announced the car-share service will begin this week with the Fiat 500s spread out across the city. Lime users will see the cars marked as...

2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Trackhawk floor mats recalled

2019 Jeep Grand CherokeeA minor floor mat imperfection could cause the accelerator pedal to become stuck in certain 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Trackhawk models. Parent automaker Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles issued a recall for the high-performance SUV last month, according to government filings released Thursday. The driver's side floor mat may not have sufficient...

2020 Toyota Corolla, Toyota Camry and Avalon TRD, Tesla Autopilot: What's New @ The Car Connection

2020 Toyota Corolla2020 Toyota Corolla unveiled: More power, style for compact sedan With the 2020 Corolla Toyota unveiled Thursday at simultaneous events in China and the U.S., the automaker makes its most dramatic effort yet to shed the small car's stodgy image. 2019 Honda Passport crossover SUV teased ahead of LA revival After rumors swirled at the start of 2018...