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2019 Lexus GS

2019 Lexus GSWe should all be as lucky as the 2019 Lexus GS mid-size luxury sedan. Despite the four-door’s relative age among competitors, the Lexus GS still looks handsome, offers reasonable luxury features and safety system, and competes with a lower price than more popular offerings from Mercedes-Benz and BMW. This year, the GS pares its powertrain...

Jeep Wrangler crash test, Mustang adventures, Toyota's hybrid batteries: What's New @ The Car Connection

2018 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon2018 Jeep Wrangler fails European crash test European crash testers gave the 2018 Jeep Wrangler a scathing one-star rating. Europe's New Car Assessment Program said the off-roader earned the poor rating due in part to its lack of modern active safety equipment. Three VWs recalled over lack of warning when key is left in ignition A handful of new...

2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD High Country revealed: Luxury pickup truck goes big

2020 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD High CountryWe learned Tuesday that the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD Z71 does not do subtle. The 2020 Silverado HD High Country unveiled by the automaker Thursday is no quieter about its intentions than the Z71 off-roader, but its more conventional grille gives the big pickup truck a look a hair less polarizing. Or maybe it's because we've grown accustomed to...

2018 Jeep Wrangler fails European crash test

2018 Jeep JL Wrangler Euro NCAP crash testEuropean crash testers gave the 2018 Jeep Wrangler a scathing one-star rating Wednesday. Europe's New Car Assessment Program said the off-roader earned the poor rating due in part to its lack of modern active safety equipment. The new Jeep Wrangler didn't offer automatic emergency braking on 2018 versions. The rating comes even after 2018 Wrangler...

NYC sets a minimum wage for Uber, Lyft drivers

Uber driver (photo by Uber)The New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission voted to approve a minimum wage for drivers of ride-sharing services such as Lyft and Uber. At the end of this year, drivers will be paid a mandated $17.22 per hour, which accounts for expenses, the Washington Post reported Tuesday. The Commission's vote makes New York the first U.S. city to require...