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First drive: Heavy-duty diesel hauls 2020 Chevy Silverado HD to the front of the class

2020 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD first driveIn the vast sweep of the country outside of cities, where the deer and the antelope play, Americans use heavy-duty trucks to tow their livelihoods and their toys. They are wealthy, they are working class; they tow fifth-wheel campers and gooseneck trailers; they tow race cars and watercraft, garage queens and showboats; they tow prized livestock...

2019 Volkswagen Tiguan

2019 Volkswagen TiguanAmong crossover SUVs, the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan stands out for its spacious interior—so long as every seat isn’t filled in seven-seat versions. The VW Tiguan aces real-world utility with its excellent outward vision, comfortable interior, available active safety gear, and good infotainment system. It’s less thrifty than some...

29K Land Rover SUVs recalled over doors that may open unexpectedly

2016 Land Rover Range Rover Sport HSE Td6 A batch of 2016 Land Rover Range Rover and Range Rover Sport SUVs are subject to a new recall to fix doors that could open without warning. The British luxury brand filed the recall with the NHTSA in May and the documents were published and made public last week. The problem surrounds driver-side doors that could open even after closed...

100K Porsche Cayenne, Panamera models recalled over rollaway risk

2011 Porsche Cayenne (left) and 2010 Porsche Cayenne S (right)Two popular Porsche models have been recalled to fix transmission bushings that could degrade, increasing the risk of the vehicle rolling away while in park. In the meantime, Porsche is telling vehicle owners to use their cars' parking brakes. The recall will begin Aug. 11, according to documents released last week by the NHTSA. Both the Porsche...

2020 Toyota Corolla crash tests, Audi SQ8 revealed, Mack electric garbage trucks: What's New @ The Car Connection

2020 Toyota Corolla XSE2020 Toyota Corolla earns IIHS Top Safety Pick award with optional headlights The 2020 Toyota Corolla sedan joins its hatchback counterpart as an IIHS-rated Top Safety Pick, but only with extra-cost headlights equipped. The 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Duramax diesel is the quiet-talking, big bet by GM Chevy’s first light-duty diesel pickup...