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2019 Nissan Maxima updated, starts at $34,845

2019 Nissan MaximaThe 2019 Nissan Maxima ushers in a mild refresh for the new model year that'll cost a little more than last year's model, too. Buyers looking at the refreshed Maxima will find the starting price bumped to $34,845, which includes an $895 destination charge, Nissan said Monday. The price reflects a $530 increase over the previous model year...

2020 Hyundai Palisade driven, Morgan's last V-8, Trump's fuel economy standards: What's New @ The Car Connection

2020 Hyundai Palisade first drive2020 Hyundai Palisade first drive review: Enter Sandman Sleep is underrated. Underrated like Vermont as a state, pepper as a spice, or veggie as a pizza. Many of us sleep on, well, sleep. 2019 Nissan Maxima first drive review: Sports sedan subtly reworked Depending on who you ask, 2019 is either the worst time to offer a four-door-sedan—or...

Lidar tech could help make winter road de-icing more effective

Lidar-equipped de-icer truck in Knoxville, TennesseeLidar is a technology that helps self-driving cars "see" the world around them, but researchers in Tennessee s a boon to help treat snow and ice covered roads more effectively. According to a Digital Trends report last week, the city of Knoxville, Tennessee, has introduced a lidar-equipped de-icer truck to test the new technology. The Department...

2019 Hyundai Sonata

2019 Hyundai SonataThe 2019 Hyundai Sonata knows it needs to jazz things up to draw eyes away from the crossover SUVs just across the showroom floor. Sedans have taken a back seat to utility vehicles, so the Sonata now wears a fancy front end, has five different powertrains on its order sheet, and dresses up in Limited leather, if you like. We think it’s worth...

2019 Hyundai Kona

2019 Hyundai KonaThe 2019 Hyundai Kona plumps up its safety offerings, just as it prepares to launch a new battery-electric model. Both are important advances for a compact crossover that battles with the likes of the Subaru Crosstrek and Honda HR-V. With its newly standard automatic emergency braking, the 2019 Kona boosts its overall score here, to 6.2 overall...