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Review update: 2021 Honda Odyssey does not abhor a vacuum
Review update: 2021 Honda Odyssey does not abhor a vacuum

This is the strange case of the 2021 Honda Odyssey minivan. The crime? A missing vacuum cleaner. The culprit? The pandemic. In January, after just five months of sales, Honda pulled the plug on the 2021 Odyssey so it could roll out the 2022 Odyssey. Why so soon? Supply constraints caused the...Read More»

2021 Honda Odyssey
2021 Honda Odyssey driven, 2022 Kia Stinger previewed, electric bus boosts safety: What's New @ The Car Connection

Review update: 2021 Honda Odyssey does not abhor a vacuum The 2021 Honda Odyssey minivan in Elite trim gets tested with the HondaVac no longer offered on 2022 models. 2021 Kia K5 aces crash tests, earns Top Safety Pick+ The 2021 Kia K5 performed well enough in all NHTSA and IIHS crash tests to earn...Read More»

2021 Kia K5
2021 Kia K5 aces crash tests, earns Top Safety Pick+

The 2021 Kia K5 mid-size sedan earned top crash-test ratings from both the NHTSA and the IIHS, and the insurance-industry funded IIHS gave it highest honors with a Top Safety Pick+ award. The redesigned sedan formerly known as the Optima earned five stars in the NHTSA's test cycle despite a...Read More»

2021 Kia Niro
2021 Kia Niro hybrid gets modest price bump to $25,865, plug-in hybrid to $30,765

The 2021 Kia Niro Hybrid and plug-in hybrid get minor upgrades and a minor price increase, the automaker announced Wednesday. New standard features on the efficient small crossover include rear occupant alerts and the standard 8.0-inch touchscreen that cuts the cord with wireless smartphone...Read More»

2022 Kia Carnival
2022 Kia Carnival priced, Audi SQ8 snow tested, Porsche Tacan Cross Turismo previewed: What's New @ The Car Connection

2022 Kia Carnival costs $33,275, or $1,700 more than outgoing Sedona minivan Kia switches the red rocks of Sedona for the Carnival big top, and the change of venue comes with a premium. Honda Ridgeline: Best Pickup Truck To Buy 2021 With a TCC Rating of 7.0 out of 10, the 2021 Honda Ridgeline...Read More»

2022 Kia Carnival
2022 Kia Carnival costs $33,275, or $1,700 more than outgoing Sedona minivan

The 2022 Kia Carnival minivan will cost $33,275, including destination, when it arrives at dealers in the second quarter, Kia announced this week. The successor to the 2021 Kia Sedona will cost $1,700 more, but comes loaded with new standard safety and convenience features, a fresh look, and a tony...Read More»

2021 Nissan Rogue
Nissan pledges to update 2021 Rogue that fared poorly in NHTSA crash test

The 2021 Nissan Rogue has earned a four-star overall rating from the NHTSA for crash protection, but it fared considerably worse for its front-passenger score. The Rogue earned just two stars for its front-impact protection for the passenger, a very low score that's unheard of for a new passenger...Read More»

2021 Nissan Rogue
Nissan plans Rogue safety update, Aston Martin AMR21 revealed, Volvo's electric path: What's New @ The Car Connection

Nissan pledges to update 2021 Rogue that fared poorly in NHTSA crash test New crossover SUV gets a rare two-star rating for passenger-side impact protection, but Nissan promised to update the poorly performing vehicles. First drive: 2021 Honda Ridgeline bridges crossover comfort with pickup truck...Read More»

2021 Honda Ridgeline
First drive: 2021 Honda Ridgeline bridges crossover comfort with pickup truck capability

It feels like the Honda Ridgeline always has something to prove. The mid-size pickup truck rides on a unibody car platform that buffer trucks might shame as soft, even though that’s what makes it so good. I see you, Ridgeline, and I hear the imposter syndrome, but understand this: you are...Read More»

2019 Lincoln Navigator
2021 Cadillac Escalade vs. 2021 Lincoln Navigator: Compare SUVs

Cadillac’s latest Escalade comes out swinging this year with a wall of OLED screens, proven V-8 power, and a fancy air suspension system. Is this all enough to knock the luxurious Lincoln Navigator from its American SUV throne? The difference comes down to how you want your luxury full-size...Read More»

2021 Honda Ridgeline
Honda Ridgeline: Best Pickup Truck To Buy 2021

Just because you can doesn’t mean you will, despite what the ads on television are selling. By our ratings, and the reality most people live in, the Honda Ridgeline is The Car Connection’s Best Pickup Truck To Buy 2021. With a TCC Rating of 7.0 out of 10, the Ridgeline mid-size pickup...Read More»

2021 Lexus RX
NHTSA downgrades 2021 Lexus RX 350 crash-test rating

The 2021 Lexus RX 350 luxury crossover SUV lost a star and lost some of its safety luster, based on recent crash testing conducted by the NHTSA and announced in late February. The 2021 Lexus RX had a five-star safety rating, until Lexus tweaked the front air bags in the middle of the 2021 model...Read More»

2021 Lexus RX
2021 Lexus RX safety downgraded, Aston Martin soldiers ahead, Volvo launches C40 EV: What's New @ The Car Connection

NHTSA downgrades 2021 Lexus RX 350 crash-test rating A change to the airbags in the 2021 Lexus RX has prompted the luxury brand's first four-star federal NCAP rating since 2016. 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander starts at $26,990, peaks at $37,640 The revamped Outlander gets a value-packed base price and a...Read More»

2022 Mitsubishi Outlander
2022 Mitsubishi Outlander starts at $26,990, peaks at $37,640

The redesigned 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander three-row crossover SUV costs $26,990, including $1,195 destination, and tops out below $38,000. The modest price increase of $900 over the outgoing 2020 Outlander (Mitsubishi skipped the 2021 model year of its bestseller) reflects a new platform shared with...Read More»

2021 Hyundai Santa Fe
2021 Hyundai Santa Fe Calligraphy vs. 2021 Kia Sorento SX X-Line: Compare Crossover SUVs

Higher-priced mid-size crossovers now get all the luxury touches, but does the 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe Calligraphy or the 2021 Kia Sorento SX X-Line do premium better? If you’re paying more than $40,000 for a non-prestige-badged crossover, it’s hard to overlook this new duo. Still...Read More»

2021 Hyundai Santa Fe
Santa Fe and Sorento compared, V-8 Defender priced, 2021 Kia Sorento Hybrid reviewed: What's New @ The Car Connection

2021 Hyundai Santa Fe Calligraphy vs. 2021 Kia Sorento SX X-Line: Compare Crossover SUVs Handsomely outfitted and handsomely priced, the Sorento SX X-Line and Santa Fe Calligraphy press the price limits for non-luxury crossovers. Which one’s better? 2021 Ford Bronco Sport recalled twice for...Read More»

2021 Ford Bronco Sport
2021 Ford Bronco Sport recalled twice for suspension goofs

Ford last week announced two recalls for the new 2021 Bronco Sport to tighten some bolts and replace the wrong part with the right part. The most recent recall uncovered that a supplier provided the wrong front lower control arms. A squeak and rattle was detected in testing at Ford's plant in...Read More»

2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L
2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L three-row SUV costs $38,690, crests at $67,000

The large three-row version of the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L SUV costs $38,690, including a steep $1,695 destination fee, parent company Stellantis announced Friday. That's $4,450 more than the two-row 2021 Grand Cherokee that seats five, but the Grand Cherokee L is new and rides on a distinct...Read More»

2021 Chevrolet Tahoe Z71
GM full-size SUVs compared, BMW doubts Tesla, California sets EV pace: What's New @ The Car Connection

2021 Chevrolet Tahoe vs. 2021 GMC Yukon: Compare SUVs GM’s redesigned full-size SUVs share most everything except their fronts and interior upgrades, specifically on Yukon Denali models. 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L three-row SUV costs $38,690, crests at $67,000 The steep destination fee's just...Read More»

2021 GMC Yukon Denali and 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe Z71
2021 Chevrolet Tahoe vs. 2021 GMC Yukon: Compare SUVs

The 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe and 2021 GMC Yukon full-size SUVs are cousins that share their underpinnings, powertrains, features and most options. The chrome-laden Yukon Denali differentiates itself with a slightly tweaked dashboard. The general difference between the two comes down to how much you...Read More»

2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime
2021 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid vs. 2021 Honda CR-V Hybrid: Compare Hybrid Crossover SUVs

Pickups aside, the Toyota RAV4 and Honda CR-V are the two top-selling vehicles in the U.S. And they’re both offered in high-mpg hybrid versions. The CR-V and RAV4 flaunt the compact-crossover goodness—laid out in cargo-friendly layouts, easy seating heights, and all-wheel...Read More»

2021 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid
Hybrid crossovers compared, Defender gets a V-8, Ioniq tops Model 3 in greenness: What's New @ The Car Connection

2021 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid vs. 2021 Honda CR-V Hybrid: Compare Crossover SUVs Two top-selling arch rivals from Toyota and Honda are both at their best when in hybrid form. Look at the way they prioritize styling and space to see which one wins for you. 2021 Mitsubishi Outlander plug-in hybrid gets...Read More»

2021 Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid
2021 Mitsubishi Outlander plug-in hybrid gets more power, same $37,490 price

The 2021 Mitsubishi Outlander plug-in hybrid gets a larger battery pack, a bigger engine, and a price that costs less than the 2020 model when factoring in available federal tax credits. The five-seat crossover SUV has an electric range of 24 miles, up from 22 miles, and a 2.4-liter inline-4...Read More»

2021 Buick Envision
2021 Buick Envision tested, 2021 Cadillac Escalade revisited, Outlander PHEV gets a boost: What's New @ The Car Connection

2021 Buick Envision review The redesigned 2021 Buick Envision crossover SUV seats five, rides on a new platform with a 2.0-liter turbo engine, and comes with a sharper look, and top Avenir trim. Hyundai, Volvo, Mazda, Subaru top 2021 Top Safety Pick awards Volvo, Subaru, Mazda, and...Read More»

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