Average US car age reaches record high, according to study

The average car on the road in the U.S. is nearly 12 years old, roughly one month older than the national average for last year and the oldest in the history of a study conducted by IHS Markit.

The study, which was released Tuesday, showed that car owners were holding on to their cars for 11.9 years and keeping them on the road for more years, even before the slowdown caused by the coronavirus. Longer vehicle loans, more reliable cars, and fewer new cars sold in 2019 and 2020 should push the average age higher, according to researchers.


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Honda Fit unfit for US next year, joins growing small car cemetery

The Honda Fit small wagon won’t be coming back for 2021, leaving the Honda HR-V subcompact crossover as the smallest Honda available in the U.S.

Honda confirmed last week that it would also discontinue the Honda Civic coupe and would no longer offer the Honda Accord mid-size sedan with a manual transmission.

The end of the Honda Fit in the U.S. as other markets ready for a redesigned model reflects a larger trend of larger cars gaining popularity at the expense of small and more fuel-efficient subcompacts. In 2021, the Fit joins the Toyota Yaris and Chevrolet Sonic in the

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New 2021 Mazda 3 compact car upgrades to three available engines

The 2021 Mazda 3 compact car will offer three available engines when it goes on sale, including a new entry-level inline-4. Following the news of the return of a larger turbocharged engine, Mazda revealed a smaller 155-horsepower 2.0-liter inline-4 to complement the 2.5-liter engines available in the sedan and hatchback, the automaker announced Wednesday.

The smaller 2.0-liter inline-4 that makes 155-hp and 150 pound-feet of torque will come with front-wheel drive on the sedan only. A similar engine tuned to 148 hp powers the 2020 Mazda CX-3 small crossover. It likely will be the base engine offering in the Mazda

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2021 Ford F-150 revealed, Volvo-Waymo self-driving tie-up, electric trucks; What’s New @ The Car Connection

New 2021 Ford F-150 truck uploads as a tech-heavy hybrid ready for the next generation

The truckmaker unveiled its 2021 Ford F-150 pickup, which included a hybrid powertrain and onboard generator.

Ram 1500 vs. Chevy Silverado 1500 vs. Ford F-150: How the trucks compare on paper

We compare the big three trucks from Detroit-based automakers too see how they fare.

2021 Subaru Ascent crossover adds more standard safety tech, costs $33,345 

The new Ascent adds better headlights, adaptive cruise control, and a rear-seat reminder as standard equipment.

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2020 Volvo S60

Volvo to use Waymo tech for

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