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2019 Chevrolet Impala

2019 Chevrolet ImpalaThe 2019 Chevrolet Impala delivers muscular style and a spacious, comfortable interior without the land-yacht ride of full-size sedans of yore. It’s a handsome, likeable sedan, but limited standard active safety gear keeps its rating to 5.8 out of 10 on our scale. (Read more about how we rate cars.) The 2019 Impala is much like last...

2019 Nissan Sentra adds Apple CarPlay, Android Auto

2019 Nissan SentraThe long-servicing 2019 Nissan Sentra gets a few important updates and a slight price bump for the new model year, highlighted by Apple CarPlay and Android Auto on most trim levels. The 2019 Nissan Sentra S now starts at $18,685 including a mandatory $895 destination charge, and comes standard with a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine making 124...

Minivan crash-tests, BMW gets sporty again, Eco-car deals: What's New @ The Car Connection

2018 Honda Odyssey in IIHS crash testIIHS finds mixed results in latest minivan crash tests Not all minivans provide the best crash protection for their occupants, the IIHS said Thursday. In its testing, the insurance industry-funded group praised the 2018 Honda Odyssey while noting structural deficiencies in the 2019 Toyota Sienna and 2019 Chrysler Pacifica. Ohio senator wants to...

2019 Ram ProMaster City

2019 Ram ProMaster CityThe 2019 Ram ProMaster City doesn’t have time for our clever analysis—there’s work to do. Normally, it’s a small cargo van (sometimes a small passenger van) destined for a rough-and-tumble life wherever it goes. With seats up front and a box in back, it wasn’t built to shine on our scale that prefers passenger cars...

2019 Chevrolet Volt

2019 Chevrolet VoltThe 2019 Chevrolet Volt is a robust plug-in hybrid that doubles as an all-electric daily driver and gas-aided road trip vehicle, all in the form of a usable compact hatchback. The 2019 Volt had the honor of being the first extended-range electric car, using a small gasoline engine to eliminate the range anxiety associated with other small EVs such...