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What's New for 2019: Jeep

2019 Jeep WranglerIt'll be hard for Jeep to follow up on last year. For 2019, America's off-road brand redesigned its Wrangler to be more comfortable in town and more capable where there's no cell service. This year, the newsmakers are the popular Cherokee and Renegade crossover SUVs. Both models see newly optional turbo-4 engines added to their lineups—a...

What's New for 2019: Volkswagen

2019 Volkswagen TiguanAfter adding a pair of crossover SUVs to its lineup last year, VW for 2019 reworked its passenger car lineup. A new VW Jetta joins the lineup, now riding on a more advanced platform shared with the Golf. The latest Jetta's 1.4-liter turbo-4 delivers 40 mpg on the highway and decent passing power. After 2019, we'll say goodbye to the VW Beetle. The...

2019 Mazda CX-5, BMW 340i, VW's electric promise: What's New @ The Car Connection

2019 Mazda CX-52019 Mazda CX-5 adds 2.5-liter turbo engine option, new Signature trim level A new 2.5-liter turbocharged inline-4 engine headlines updates to the 2019 Mazda CX-5. The brand's compact crossover also benefits from a new range-topping Signature trim level with softer leather upholstery and real wood trim inside. Mercedes-Benz, Bosch to test...

VW now lets Apple users unlock their cars with Siri

VW Car-Net Siri integrationVW announced on Monday that its smartphone app now supports Siri commands for Apple users. Notably, Apple users can now unlock and lock their Volkswagen with a Siri voice command. After a user logs into the Car-Net app, a handful of new functions will be available with the typical "Hey, Siri" voice command. VW said Apple users can simply say...

2019 GMC Yukon XL Denali review update: Gracefully aging

2019 GMC YukonDig deep into the 2019 GMC Yukon XL Denali and you'll find parts designed to fit trucks from decades past—some from more than 30 years ago. What's incredible is that the Yukon remains relevant and worth serious consideration. GMC has upgraded the Yukon throughout the years with the latest powertrains, safety technology, and even managed to...