Review update: The 2019 Honda Passport is the tweener SUV

18 Sep
2019 Honda PassportIf the Pilot is too large and the CR-V’s too small, then Honda has a “new” mid-size crossover SUV for you: the 2019 Passport. I use the term “new” loosely because the Passport name has been with us before, (remember the ‘90s?) and most of the “new” Passport is ported over from the Pilot, which...

Power, efficiency, reality all catch up with 2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel

20 Aug
2020 Ram 1500 EcoDieselFor 2020, Ram isn’t letting off the gas—or maybe I should say “accelerator.” The 2020 Ram 1500 marks the return of the EcoDiesel engine under the hood of the automaker’s light-duty pickup truck. With a $4,995 price premium (or $3,000 over the 5.7-liter Hemi V-8 e-Torque mild-hybrid) the burning question for the diesel...

2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel pickup trucks priced from $38,585

16 Aug
2020 Ram 1500 EcoDieselWhen the 2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel goes on sale later this year it'll be the most expensive optional engine available in a light-duty truck. On Friday, Ram said the 3.0-liter V-6 EcoDiesel engine option in the 2020 Ram 1500 will command a $4,995 premium over the base V-6 mild-hybrid or a $3,000 premium over the 5.7-liter Hemi V-8 mild-hybrid. That's...

Nissan Titan XD Cummins diesel dead, Titan refreshed for 2020

6 Aug
2018 Nissan TitanThe 2020 Nissan Titan will look and sound dramatically different than it did for the 2019 model year. On Tuesday, Nissan spokeswoman Wendy Orthman confirmed to The Car Connection that the Titan pickup truck will receive a refresh for 2020 and the Cummins turbodiesel currently available in the XD will not return. First reported by The Drive, the...

Review update: The 2020 Kia Telluride is how you change brand perceptions

20 Jul
2020 Kia TellurideThis isn’t the Kia you grew up with. The 2020 Kia Telluride is the final phase of the Korean automaker’s metamorphosis. The Stinger fastback grabbed our attention, but it’s the three-row Telluride crossover SUV that will grab our money. With a TCC Rating of 7.0 the 2020 Kia Telluride hits big with chic design, spacious interior...

Yes, car seats expire and here’s why

15 Jul
2019 Chrysler Pacifica HybridWe hear it all the time: "Car seats don't actually expire. That's just a ploy by the manufacturers to get you to spend more money and buy new stuff." It doesn't matter how many times we hear it; it's still not true. Car seats expire, and your kid's safety could depend on you recognizing that fact. We trust car seats to keep our little ones safe in...

Review Update: The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2.7 is a commuter’s companion

11 Jul
2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500Just as drivers are getting used to turbochargers under the hood of a full-size pickup truck, Chevrolet wants us to get onboard with a turbo-4. Wait, aren’t 4-cylinders for small cars? Not these days. The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 brings new technology, a massive bed, and a turbo-4 to full-size pickup shootout. The 2019 Chevy Silverado...

Review update: 2019 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid is the ultimate family vacation vehicle

3 Jul
2019 Chrysler Pacifica HybridThe 2019 Chrysler Pacifica is so nice we awarded it twice. First, we named the Chrysler Pacifica The Car Connection’s Best Car To Buy 2017, and then our sister site named the gasoline-electric Pacifica Hybrid Green Car Reports’ Best Car To Buy 2018. It deserved both. After a week trekking across the Rockies and the Upper Midwest with...

Review update: 2019 Ford F-150 Limited shows great power comes with great thirst

28 Jun
2019 Ford F-150 LimitedThe 2019 Ford F-150 is wildly popular for a reason. There's one for just about every need, or at least every pickup truck need. From base XL and XLT trucks to the high-zoot King Ranch, Platinum, and Limited models there's an F-150 variant for just about every day of the week. For 2019, the competition is new with the glitzy, high-tech 2019 Ram...