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2020 GMC Sierra 1500

2020 GMC Sierra 1500The 2020 GMC Sierra 1500 finds new ways to deliver on an automotive concept older than a century: the pickup truck. This year, the GMC adds to its roster a turbodiesel inline-6 that’s more refined, new trailer cameras, and a handful of added trim levels. The 2020 Sierra gets a 5.6 with an asterisk: Fuel economy ratings aren’t yet in...

2020 Subaru Ascent

2020 Subaru AscentThe 2020 Subaru Ascent isn’t showy or ostentatious. It’s a Subaru, after all. Instead, it strikes an admirable balance as a well-designed family hauler with a spacious interior equipped fitted a high level of safety features for a reasonable price. It’s a highly rational choice, and one that lets its rugged personality shine...

2020 Infiniti QX60

2020 Infiniti QX60The 2020 Infiniti QX60 is yet another luxury crossover that aims to be a jack of all trades. With sleek style, standard safety features, and comfortable driving dynamics, it may have a stake to the claim. We give the 2020 QX60 6.5 out of 10 overall. (Read more about how we rate cars.) For 2020, the QX60 receives no notable changes minus the loss...

ProPilot 2.0 makes its debut, Jag confirms new crossover, VW wants to help cars better listen: What's New @ The Car Connection

2019 Nissan Skyline (Japan spec)Nissan ProPilot 2.0 driver assistance debuts in Japan, but won't be in the US for a while Nissan in Japan debuted the latest generation of ProPilot Assist, but it's not likely to arrive Stateside for a while. King of the garage: Cadillac's app can help find open parking spots A new in-car app for Cadillacs can help drivers find and pay for parking...

Imagine a world without stoplights; IIHS says roundabouts may be safer than intersections

Traffic roundabout Photo: IIHSRoundabouts, traffic circles, rotaries, whatever they're called, the IIHS has delivered good news: they may create safer roads for drivers. A new study from the insurance industry-funded safety group found roundabouts not only helped reduce crashes in areas that would typically employ a traditional intersection but also they nearly eliminate the...