Edmunds Drive-Thru: April 21, 2017

Edmunds Drive-Thru: April 21, 2017 Every week the Edmunds Drive-Thru serves up the best car reviews, long-term vehicle updates, and industry insights from Edmunds and around the web. Latest Car ReviewsThe latest expert car reviews from the Edmunds editors, designed to help you find your perfect car.Volvo has a history with wagons. The newest is the 2018 V90, a thoroughly modern, classy and functional luxury vehicle. The New York International Auto Show, which closes Sunday, delivered a fleet of cars for the viewing, from the pragmatic to the full-on insane. Check out our video of the hottest reveals and read a sampling of our first looks. Evolutionary, not revolutionary. That’s the 2018 Toyota Sienna minivan. The 2018 Hyundai Sonata gets a full cosmetic makeover from nose to tail. Starting later this year, the 2017 Honda Clarity lineup will expand beyond its limited-availability hydrogen fuel cell powerplant to include two new versions: an all-electric model and a plug-in hybrid. When is too much just enough? When it’s the 2018 Mercedes-AMG GLC 63. Car NewsOur editors zero in on topics that car shoppers care about and write news stories that help them make smart buying choices. We also provide insights on industry events and shifts that affect shoppers.To mark Earth Day, here are some myths about hybrids, EVs and fuel economy. See if you can pass with flying (green) colors. Speaking of things electric: Elon Musk announced via Twitter that Tesla will introduce a pickup truck within the next two years. Hyundai’s out with the news that all 2018 Hyundai models, as well as the 2017 Ioniq lineup, will come standard with Blue Link connected services, which now include Google Assistant compatibility. Research, Tips & AdviceOur research articles, written by editors who really know their way around the car-shopping process, help you with every aspect of finding and buying the car, truck or SUV that’s perfect for you. Here are this week’s picks, bringing you great tips for less fuss — and maybe even some fun — in car shopping. Here’s how to get preapproved for a car loan. Before you say "yes" to a car purchase, ask these five questions. Edmunds is a unique company that’s always doing something innovative and interesting. Our company culture consistently wins accolades, too. Here’s the latest on Edmunds as an organization, including our analysts’ industry insights.New vehicles sat on dealer lots an average of 74 days in February, the longest "days to turn" period since 2009, according to Edmunds’ monthly sales analysis. —> Edmunds in the NewsEdmunds is an authority on everything automotive, so some of the biggest names in the news business often call on us to offer helpful tips for car shoppers and share insights on emerging trends. Here are just a few of the latest examples:Soft-Roaders, Mashups and Beacons: Toyota’s FT-4X and What People Are Saying (Automotive News)The Safest Off-Lease Used Cars and Crossovers (Forbes)Should You Buy a Collector Car? These Models Are Winners (Yahoo Finance) Auto News From Around the WebThere’s a lot going on in the car business, so it pays to stay on top of things. Here are just a few of the top stories that caught our eye this week:In-car payments were a big deal at this year’s CES, but they might be risky for automakers if security measures are not taken into account. (Corporate Counsel) Envisioning a time when we don’t own cars, AAA has launched a car-sharing pilot project. (Fast Company) Drivers on 88 percent of trips used their phone at least some of the time, with the average driver spending 3.5 minutes per hour on a device, according to a new analysis by Zendrive. (Axios Login) Nobody agrees about how the screen in your dashboard should work. (The Verge)

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