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More than 100K 2015 Ford Fusion, Lincoln MKZ sedans recalled for seat belts that can erode

2015 Ford Fusion HybridFord announced last week that it would recall more than 100,000 2015 Ford Fusion and 2015 Lincoln MKZ sedans for seat belt fasteners that could erode and fail to hold occupants in place in a crash. The automaker said it was aware of one injury caused by the faulty seat belts. In a statement, Ford said that 2015 Fusion sedans built between Aug. 1...

Updated 2020 Honda Civic Hatchback is the practical pick with the heart of an enthusiast

2020 Honda Civic HatchbackCompact hatchbacks get a bad wrap as soulless econoboxes. Perhaps that's why fewer Americans buy them each year and run toward crossovers like they're In-N-Out Burger. (Eds note: Crossovers are basically hatchbacks on stilts, but we won't tell anyone else.) The 2020 Honda Civic Hatchback is one of the few remaining dedicated hatchbacks on sale...

2020 Ram 1500 Ecodiesel has a price, Bond car sells for more than $6M, electric VW Buggy driven: What's New @ The Car Connection

2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel pickup trucks priced from $38,585 The turbodiesel is a $3,000 upgrade from V-8-powered trucks, $4,995 upcharge from the V-6. The 2020 Nissan Versa tests the limits of content in a value-driven segment Nissan's subcompact sedan remains less expensive than many rivals, but is that still enough? 2020 Toyota Corolla Nightshade...

2020 Toyota Corolla Nightshade editions turn to the dark side

2020 Toyota Corolla Nightshade EditionToyota reinvented its compact stalwart for 2019, injecting it with much-needed shots of youthful energy and modern sophistication. For 2020, the Toyota Corolla sedan and hatchback will be offered with a new Nightshade package, giving buyers access to an edgier, blacked-out aesthetic. Nightshade models will have gloss-black exterior badges, side...

The 2020 Nissan Versa tests the limits of content in a value-driven segment

2020 Nissan Versa First DriveThe average transaction price for a new car is now more than $37,000. For those with access to low-interest, long-term loans, that's not too difficult to stomach. In the real world, not everybody is in that position. Some need new-car reliability and the peace of mind brought about by the accompanying warranty, and they need to do it for...