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36,750 people died on US roads in 2018, a slight decline

1998 and 2015 Toyota Corolla crash testIn a year-over-year analysis, vehicle traffic fatalities dropped slightly in 2018 compared to 2017. Although 36,750 people are estimated to have died on U.S. roads last year, the figure is down 1 percent from 2017 figures. The Department of Transportation and NHTSA compiled the statistics and released the report this month, which shows the final...

2020 Ford Explorer

2020 Ford Explorer Limited  -  First Drive  -  Portland OR, June 2019The 2020 Ford Explorer represents more than a mere evolution of the Explorer’s family-meets-outdoors template; with the first major redesign given to this mainstream, mid-size family SUV in nine model years, it follows a completely different game plan. What’s different? Just about everything but a few familiar design cues. With the...

Off-road, safety tech added to rugged 2020 Lexus GX 460

2020 Lexus GX 460The 2020 Lexus GX 460 is treated to a minor styling update that masks its newly standard active safety tech and available off-road features. Under its crisper tuxedo for the new year, the 2020 GX 460 is still a global-market Toyota Land Cruiser Prado. Up front is a new spindle grille that falls better in line with Lexus design as of recent, and a...

2019 Mazda 6 crash tested, Ford Shelby GT500 horsepower, Fiat Ducato Electric van unveiled: What's New @ The Car Connection

2018 Mazda 62019 Mazda 6 crash tested, earns Top Safety Pick award The 2019 Mazda 6 sedan is a Top Safety Pick, according to the insurance industry-funded IIHS. 2020 Cadillac CT6 lineup sliced with fewer options and engines The 2020 Cadillac CT6 will soldier into its final year with a simplified lineup. 2020 Ford Explorer rated as high as 24 mpg combined The...

2020 Cadillac CT6 lineup sliced with fewer options and engines

2019 Cadillac CT6, 2018 New York auto showThe 2020 Cadillac CT6 will soldier into its final year with a simplified lineup. The luxury division has chopped trim to just three with fewer options and engine choices. CarsDirect reported Monday the 2020 CT6 will be available in Luxury, Premium Luxury, and Platinum trims. Those intrigued by a 2.0-liter turbo-4 or even a twin-turbo V-6 won't...

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