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2019 Honda Civic adds active safety tech, price climbs to $20,345

2019 Honda CivicAt $20,345 to start, the 2019 Honda Civic costs about $500 more than last year's model thanks to a suite of active safety tech that's newly standard, the automaker said Monday. Every 2019 Civic includes automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, and active lane control—features that cost about $1,000 last year. That's good news...

Toyota and Android, 2019 Mercedes A-Class driven, Flooded electric cars: What's New @ The Car Connection

2019 Toyota Land CruiserToyota reportedly will add Android Auto to its cars Good news, Android fans. A Bloomberg report Monday said that Toyota and Google have reached an agreement that will see Android Auto compatibility appear in the automaker's cars in the future. Mitsubishi recalls 67,000 crossover SUVs to fix faulty active safety tech Mitsubishi last week issued two...

2019 Fiat 124 Spider

2019 Fiat 124 SpiderWith the 124 Spider, Fiat grabs bits of its sports-car heritage from the 1960s and applies them lightly to a Mazda MX-5 Miata chassis. Drop in a turbo-4, tune the handling just so and–ecco!–the Spider’s reborn. Built in Japan, massaged via remote from Italy, the 2019 Fiat 124 Spider does what the Miata does, with slight...

Toyota reportedly will add Android Auto to its cars

2019 Toyota SiennaGood news, Android fans. A Bloomberg report Monday said that Toyota and Google have reached an agreement that will see Android Auto compatibility appear in the automaker's cars in the future. The report cited, but did not name, a Toyota representative who said the automaker could announce Android Auto compatibility as soon as next month. It's not...

Used car sales skyrocket as high prices drive down new car sales

Lance Treankler receives his replacement Certified Pre-owned 2008 Escalade (source: gm)If you think new cars are getting too expensive, you’re certainly not alone. According to a report Monday by The Wall Street Journal, the gap between the price of the average new and used vehicle is as wide as it’s been in five years, pushing buyers away from dealerships and towards used car lots and classified ads. However, demand for...