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New cars are safer but most owners won't have them for decades, says study

2019 Tesla Model 3  -  IIHS small overlap frontal crash testCritical life-saving safety features are arriving to new cars quicker but still take decades to trickle down to a majority of car owners. On Tuesday, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety-Highway Loss Data Institute reported that an analysis of cars' crashworthiness and safety systems revealed that automakers are about three times quicker to...

Buick Regal ends, 2020 Mercedes GLB review, EVs we're missing: What's New @ The Car Connection

2020 Buick RegalBuick Regal won't return next year as brand shifts to SUV-heavy lineup Buick to discontinue the Regal sedan and Tour X wagon after model year 2020. 2020 BMW 2-Series Gran Coupe costs about the same as the two-door, is still not a coupe 2020 BMW 2-Series Gran Coupe splits the cost difference between the X1 and X2 AWD crossovers. 2020 BMW 4-Series...

2020 BMW 4-Series

2020 BMW 4-SeriesThe 2020 BMW 4-Series has us all tied up, and that’s before we’ve taken any turns. What’s likely to be its last year in the current iteration, the two-door coupe and convertible, and five-door hatchback (which BMW calls a Gran Coupe) earn a 6.0 on our overall scale. That rating is based on the 430i coupe, which is the most...

2020 BMW 2-Series Gran Coupe costs about the same as the two-door, is still not a coupe

2020 BMW 2-Series Gran CoupeWhen it goes on sale next year, base versions of the 2020 BMW 228i xDrive Gran Coupe four-door sedan will cost $38,495, including destination, the automaker announced Wednesday. That's $200 more than a 2020 230i xDrive coupe, which is already on sale, but not related to the upcoming 2-Series. That's because the new Gran Coupe is based on a...

Buick Regal won't return next year as brand shifts to SUV-heavy lineup

2020 Buick RegalThe Buick Regal sedan and Regal TourX wagon won't return for 2021, signaling the likely end of Buick's car lineup in the U.S. for now, our colleagues at Motor Authority reported Wednesday. Buick spokesman Stu Fowle confirmed the Regal's demise after model year 2020, which was largely telegraphed by U.S. buyers' increasing preference for crossovers...

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