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2022 Volkswagen Tiguan costs up to $2,100 more than outgoing model
2022 Volkswagen Tiguan costs up to $2,100 more than outgoing model

The refreshed 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan crossover SUV comes with a new look, updated technology, and a higher price, according to VW pricing announced this week. New wheel sizes and a new nose with an available light bar spanning the grille define the outward changes, and VW has streamlined its four...Read More»

2022 Hyundai Tucson
2022 Hyundai Tucson earns Top Safety Pick+ rating

The 2022 Hyundai Tucson earned a Top Safety Pick+ designation from the IIHS, the nonprofit safety agency announced Wednesday. The redesigned compact crossover earned "Good" ratings in all six crash tests to nab what is considered the industry's most rigorous safety rating. The NHTSA has not tested...Read More»

2022 Genesis GV70
2022 Genesis GV70 driven, 2022 CT4-V Blackwing tracked, 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid tested: What's New @ The Car Connection

2022 Genesis GV70 review The new 2022 Genesis GV70 luxury compact crossover earns a high TCC Rating of 7.6 out of 10 with its balance of comfort, sport, features, and value. Avalon ends in 2022, as Toyota sharpens focus on crossovers and SUVs Toyota will drop its decades-old large four-door due to...Read More»

2021 Toyota Avalon XSE Nightshade
Avalon ends in 2022, as Toyota sharpens focus on crossovers and SUVs

We give the latest Toyota Avalon sedan a high TCC Rating of 7.0 out of 10 for its great interior space and its miserly hybrid edition—but Toyota's giving it the Heisman. A report in Automotive News (subscription required), and Toyota confirms, that the company will cancel the big four-door...Read More»

2022 Lexus ES 350
First drive: 2022 Lexus ES 350 settles into middle life-cycle age

The advantage of aging is you are more comfortable with what you are and care less about what you are not. The refreshed 2022 Lexus ES is comfortable in its role as a quiet, comfy mid-size sedan that doesn’t care to be on the cutting edge of technology, even though it adds a touchscreen this...Read More»

2022 Lexus ES 350
2022 Lexus ES tested, VW ID.5 teased, Tesla capitulates: What's New @ The Car Connection

First drive: 2022 Lexus ES 350 settles into middle life-cycle age The refreshed sedan gets an overdue touchscreen and other standard safety and convenience features, but its best feature remains its ride quality. Mitsubishi Outlander plug-in hybrid to return as three-row SUV The Outlander plug-in...Read More»

Teaser for next-generation Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV
Mitsubishi Outlander plug-in hybrid to return as three-row SUV

The next Mitsubishi Outlander plug-in hybrid will have more range and more seats when it goes in sale in late 2022, the automaker announced last week. Expected to be a 2023 model, the second-generation PHEV will feature a new powertrain with "improved motor output and increased battery capacity"...Read More»

Miles-to-empty fuel meter display, courtesy of AAA
Your mileage may vary: AAA finds mpg meters inaccurate

Fuel economy displays in vehicles and "miles to empty" alerts can vary widely from real world usage, according to a new study by the AAA and Automotive Research Center published this week. In some tests, fuel economy displays showed estimates that were off by more than 2 mpg against controlled...Read More»

Gas pump
MPG meters prove unreliable, Bentley debuts hybrid sedan, Nikola's Milton charged: What's New @ The Car Connection

Your mileage may vary: AAA finds mpg meters inaccurate Fuel economy displays in vehicles and "miles to empty" alerts can vary widely from real world usage, according to AAA. 2022 Hyundai Accent review Good fuel economy boosts the 2022 Hyundai Accent to a TCC Rating of 5.0 out of 10. 2022 Cadillac...Read More»

2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L
First drive: 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L summits three-row SUV peak

The Jeep Grand Cherokee finally comes with a third row. Dubbed L as in large and in charge, the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L offers more space without sacrificing the style that has helped it define the SUV segment since its 1993 launch. Stylish and rugged, sophisticated yet brutish, the timeless...Read More»

2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L
2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L tested, Fisker Ocean prepped to debut, Biden emissions rules challenged: What's New @ The Car Connection

First drive: 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L summits three-row SUV peak The larger variant of the Jeep Grand Cherokee in Summit Reserve top trim offers luxury for the whole family. 2022 Hyundai Sonata review Especially strong as a Hybrid sedan, the 2022 Hyundai Sonata earns a TCC Rating of 7.3 out of...Read More»

2022 Hyundai Palisade
2021 Hyundai Palisade, 2023 Porsche Cayenne Coupe, Biden fuel-economy targets: What's New @ The Car Connection

2022 Toyota Prius review While no longer at the technological leading edge, the 2022 Toyota Prius provides all the right numbers for cost-conscious commuters. 2022 Porsche Macan gets modest upgrades, price jump to $56,250 The 2022 Porsche Macan wears a new look and its price increases $2,800 over...Read More»

2022 Porsche Macan GTS
2022 Porsche Macan gets modest upgrades, price jump to $56,250

The 2022 Porsche Macan compact crossover SUV wears a new look, arrives with more power, and buttons down the suspension even more. It also comes with a performance and price increase ranging from $2,800 on the base Macan model to nearly $8,000 on the top GTS model. The previous top performance...Read More»

2022 Hyundai Tucson Hybrid
RAV4 vs. Tucson, next Toyota Tundra teased, Ford's EV strategy: What's New @ The Car Connection

2022 Hyundai Tucson Hybrid vs. Toyota RAV4 Hybrid: Compare Crossover SUVs Gas-saving versions of bestselling crossover SUVs go head to head, and one’s the clear winner. Ford’s EV strategy shows how much can change in a decade Ford's gotten serious about its electric car strategy and...Read More»

2022 Hyundai Tucson Hybrid
2022 Hyundai Tucson Hybrid vs. Toyota RAV4 Hybrid: Compare Crossover SUVs

Crossover SUVs long ago took over for mid-size sedans as the family car default choice, at least among our crew. With superior space and features, utility vehicles really only suffered in comparison in one way—fuel economy. That’s cured with the arrival of excellent hybrid versions of...Read More»

2022 Ford F-150 Lightning
Ford’s EV strategy shows how much can change in a decade

Ford has gotten serious about its electric car strategy and, subsequently, its future. A $40,000 Ford Focus electric car was never a viable business strategy. A $40,000 Ford F-150 Lightning electric pickup truck is, according to Ford’s crystal ball. “This is a key product to start our...Read More»

Cadillac Super Cruise with automatic lane change
GM expands Super Cruise to 2022 Silverado, 2022 Sierra pickup trucks

GM continues to roll out its Super Cruise hands-free driving system to more vehicles and with more features, the automaker announced Friday. Super Cruise expands to eight vehicles for 2022 and can be used while towing. “The additional Super Cruise-enabled vehicles and new features are an...Read More»

2021 Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid
Review update: 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid Limited delivers well-mannered efficiency

The 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe underwent some plastic surgery and came out with an updated exterior design, revised powertrains with a hybrid option, and a slightly tweaked cabin. The result of this mid-cycle update is a TCC Rating of 6.8 out of 10, which bests its direct competition such as the...Read More»

2021 Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid
2021 Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid driven, Audi E-Tron stress tested, Chevy Bolt recalled: What's New @ The Car Connection

Review update: 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid Limited delivers well-mannered efficiency Hyundai’s refreshed five-seat crossover goes long on fuel economy but comes up short on value. 2022 Subaru BRZ sports coupe costs less than predecessor at $28,955 The 2022 Subaru BRZ returns for a second...Read More»

2022 Subaru BRZ
2022 Subaru BRZ sports coupe costs less than predecessor at $28,955

The redesigned 2022 Subaru BRZ sports coupe costs $28,955, including destination, Subaru announced Thursday. The 2020 model, which was the last model year for the first-generation BRZ, started at $29,745. The cheaper price includes a larger engine, more body stiffness, and a technology overhaul in...Read More»

2022 Ford Maverick
5 things to know about the 2022 Ford Maverick

The 2022 Ford Maverick small pickup truck made its first public appearance at the Chicago Auto Show last week. The Maverick appeared to confirm its bona fides as a small pickup truck, and not just a compact crossover with a bed or a puny pickup from the 1980s and ’90s. We won’t know how...Read More»

2022 Ford Maverick
2022 Ford Maverick first look, Rubicon 392 hits the trail, Mercedes plans all-electric future: What's New @ The Car Connection

5 things to know about the 2022 Ford Maverick The 2022 Ford Maverick is a small pickup with useful space and hauling solutions. Mercedes-Benz headlines a dozen automakers committed to electric vehicle futures Mercedes-Benz joins Honda, Mazda, Lincoln, Ford, GM, Toyota, and Volkswagen in planning a...Read More»

2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS
Mercedes-Benz headlines a dozen automakers committed to electric vehicle futures

Mercedes-Benz joins the chorus of automakers pledging a future of electric vehicles, but with a timeline ramped up to occur this decade, the automaker disclosed Thursday. By 2025, the brand will launch three flexible electric vehicle platforms that will underpin a full lineup of battery electric...Read More»

2022 Hyundai Tucson
What's New for 2022: Hyundai

Hyundai heads into the 2022 model year with an equal balance on electrification and performance, while revitalizing the compact utility vehicle segment. Its bestseller, the Tucson compact crossover, gets redesigned with hybrid and plug-in powertrains and shares its platform with the much...Read More»

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