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The Car Connection's Safest New Cars of 2019

Lincoln Continental crashSafety isn’t usually the first priority on car buyers’ lists—until it is. Those of us lucky enough to escape a serious crash can’t forget how vital passenger protection can be in a crash. We seek out the safest new cars because we can’t imagine life without them. This year, the top cars on our list for safety all have...

Chrysler Pacifica recalled, 2020 Land Rover Discovery Sport unveiled, Tesla value comparison: What's New @ The Car Connection

2019 Chrysler PacificaNearly 200K Chrysler Pacifica minivans recalled over power steering loss risk Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said Friday that it will recall almost 200,000 2017-2019 Chrysler Pacifica minivans to remedy an electrical wiring fault that may affect the vehicles' power steering systems. Michigan lawmaker proposes taking parallel parking out of driving test...

2019 Kia Sorento adds high-value S, EX Sport trim levels

2019 Kia SorentoThe 2019 Kia Sorento enters summer with two new trim levels packed with features that could make the crossover SUV appealing to shoppers comparing it to the automaker's larger Telluride. Cars Direct reported last week that two new high-value trims designed to jazz up the vehicle for shoppers on a budget. The first is a Sorento S trim, which will...

2020 Toyota Sienna

2020 Toyota Sienna Nightshade special editionThe 2020 Toyota Sienna minivan is an older design that hasn’t changed much in a decade, but it remains a good choice for its value and its optional all-wheel drive. This year we’ve scored the 2020 Sienna at 5.5 out of 10. (Read more about how we rate cars.) The Sienna carries over unchanged after last year’s addition of Apple...

Michigan lawmaker proposes taking parallel parking out of driving test

Baltimore parking meter  -  flickr user daquella_maneraStudent drivers in Michigan may soon no longer have to learn how to parallel park a car in order to pass the state driving test if a lawmaker gets her way. According to local ABC News affiliate ABC 13, Republican State Rep. Sarah Lightner unveiled a new bill last week to ditch parallel parking from the driver's test curriculum. In the bill's...