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2020 Mercedes-Benz E350 boasts more powerful engine

2019 Mercedes-Benz E-ClassThe 2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class adds power and features to the renamed entry-level 2020 E350 sedan. Last year's E300 is renamed E350 thanks to a new 2.0-liter turbo-4 engine that puts out 255 horsepower, a boost of 14 hp compared to 2019. Torque stands at 237 pound-feet. The automaker has not released fuel economy estimates for its updated engine...

2020 Toyota Corolla

2020 Toyota Corolla SEThe 2020 Toyota Corolla shows how serious the company remains about small sedans and hatchbacks, even as rivals drop theirs in favor of crossover SUVs. The latest Corolla sedan adds luster to one of the longest-lived nameplates in the business, and while it doesn’t bristle with some of the verve of the new RAV4—really—it’s...

2020 Lexus GX 460 bows, Pininfarina Battista reworked, 2020 Ford Explorer Hybrid driven: What's New @ The Car Connection

2020 Lexus GX 460Off-road, safety tech added to rugged 2020 Lexus GX 460 The 2020 Lexus GX 460 is treated to a minor styling update that masks its newly standard active safety tech and available off-road features. No driver, no problem: Domino's to test out self-driving pizza-delivery van in Houston Order a Domino's pizza this fall in Houston and it may arrive in...

2020 Toyota Corolla earns IIHS Top Safety Pick award with optional headlights

2020 Toyota Corolla LEThe 2020 Toyota Corolla sedan joins its hatchback counterpart as an IIHS-rated Top Safety Pick, but only with extra-cost headlights equipped. The insurance industry-funded safety group said the 2020 Corolla sedan earned its highest "Good" rating in each of the six crash tests, including the passenger-side small overlap front test. READ THIS: First...

2019 Mazda 6

2019 Mazda MAZDA6The 2019 Mazda 6 doesn’t make a bad step. This year, the mid-size sedan returns mostly unchanged from last year’s version, albeit with standard safety hardware that was optional last year. We give the sedan a 6.3 that belies our feelings about it: full safety information isn’t yet in that could raise its score, and base models...