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Refreshed 2020 Audi A4 returns to the U.S. with more content for less money

2020 Audi A4 AllroadAfter much delay, the 2020 Audi A4 is officially returning to North America. Audi showed off the facelifted compact sedan and wagon for the European market in May, 2019, but didn't confirm U.S. specs and pricing until Tuesday. The 2020 A4 and S4 sedans, as well as the A4 Allroad wagon, wear a larger, broader grille, and underneath the standard LED...

2020 Subaru Ascent review update: 3-row SUV climbs to safety

2020 Subaru Ascent The 2020 Subaru Ascent is a three-row crossover SUV with standard all-wheel drive and standard active safety features. There is nothing remarkable about it. It doesn’t have the rugged good looks of the Kia Telluride, or the high-performance variants of so many “bromobiles,” or the fuel economy of the 2020 Toyota Highlander...

2020 Subaru Ascent review, 2021 Genesis GV80 review, Porsche Taycan range disappoints: What's New @ The Car Connection

2020 Subaru Ascent 2020 Subaru Ascent review update: 3-row SUV climbs to safety The 2020 Subaru Ascent is a three-row crossover SUV that comes loaded with standard safety features, all-wheel drive, and comfy seating for up to eight passengers. Takata airbag recall expands as Nissan calls back more than 300,000 vehicles Nissan aims to replace a temporary fix with its...

Takata airbag recall expands as Nissan calls back more than 300,000 vehicles

2001 Nissan Maxima SENissan is recalling more than 300,000 vehicles in the U.S. to replace what had been a temporary fix to defective airbag inflators, according to Automotive News. The recall covers vehicles that were already recalled for airbag inflators that could rupture and shoot metal shrapnel into drivers and passengers. The original supplier, Takata, replaced...

2020 BMW i3

2020 BMW i3The 2020 BMW i3 was a bold choice among plug-in hybrids when launched, but other electric cars have since rendered it a tough sell. For those intrigued by its style and its sublime interior, the 2020 i3 may be worth a look. We rate it at 5.8 out of 10. (Read more about how we rate cars.) This year, the i3 is largely carried over after a modest...