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Toyota, Lexus recall nearly 700,000 new models for fuel pump failure
Toyota, Lexus recall nearly 700,000 new models for fuel pump failure

Toyota is recalling 695,541 new Toyota and Lexus vehicles for a fuel pump that can fail, causing the engine to stall, which can increase the risk of a crash, the NHTSA announced Monday. An impeller in the low-pressure pump in the fuel tank that supplies pressure to the fuel injection system can...Read More»

2020 Hyundai Venue
2020 Hyundai Venue review, worst spin-off models, Audi PHEVs arrive: What's New @ The Car Connection

First drive: The 2020 Hyundai Venue sets a small but splashy stage With the Venue, Hyundai finds a niche below the Kona for first-time crossover buyers who want rugged style and slim prices. But can it pass the utility test? Toyota, Lexus recall nearly 700,000 new models for fuel pump failure...Read More»

2008 BMW 3-Series 328i
Takata airbag recall expands as Nissan, BMW, GM, Ferrari call back already repaired vehicles

More automakers are recalling vehicles already recalled and repaired in the ongoing Takata airbag recall. The latest surge in recalls covers vehicles that had a temporary replacement, or like-for-like repair, while regulators and automakers scrambled to assess the scope of one of the largest...Read More»

2020 Hyundai Venue (Australian spec)
First drive: The 2020 Hyundai Venue sets a small but splashy stage

I struggle with sentience while a hotel clerk tells me there are four Australian accents: university, city, Western Australia, and everywhere else. None of them make sense at 9 a.m., not after a 24-hour ride over the ocean for a first drive in the 2020 Hyundai Venue. Hyundai chose Australia’s...Read More»

2020 Audi A4
2020 Audi A4 returns, Tesla subject to NHTSA safety petition, Honda Clarity PHEV updated: What's New @ The Car Connection

Refreshed 2020 Audi A4 returns to the U.S. with more content for less money Audi is upping the value for a revamped and refreshed A4 sedan and wagon lineup, including next-generation infotainment systems. 2020 Lexus UX review Lexus has a family of crossover SUVs, but the smallest and one of the...Read More»

2020 Audi A4 Allroad
Refreshed 2020 Audi A4 returns to the U.S. with more content for less money

After much delay, the 2020 Audi A4 is officially returning to North America. Audi showed off the facelifted compact sedan and wagon for the European market in May, 2019, but didn't confirm U.S. specs and pricing until Tuesday. The 2020 A4 and S4 sedans, as well as the A4 Allroad wagon, wear a...Read More»

2020 Subaru Ascent
2020 Subaru Ascent review update: 3-row SUV climbs to safety

The 2020 Subaru Ascent is a three-row crossover SUV with standard all-wheel drive and standard active safety features. There is nothing remarkable about it. It doesn’t have the rugged good looks of the Kia Telluride, or the high-performance variants of so many “bromobiles,” or the...Read More»

2020 Subaru Ascent
2020 Subaru Ascent review, 2021 Genesis GV80 review, Porsche Taycan range disappoints: What's New @ The Car Connection

2020 Subaru Ascent review update: 3-row SUV climbs to safety The 2020 Subaru Ascent is a three-row crossover SUV that comes loaded with standard safety features, all-wheel drive, and comfy seating for up to eight passengers. Takata airbag recall expands as Nissan calls back more than 300,000...Read More»

2020 Toyota Highlander XLE
2020 Toyota Highlander vs. Honda Pilot: Compare Crossover SUVs

The 2020 Toyota Highlander and the 2020 Honda Pilot might not have the same rugged good looks as the 2020 Kia Telluride, yet those legacy family haulers excel where it matters most to most families, in comfort and safety. But which one of them does it better? The redesigned 2020 Highlander narrowly...Read More»

2020 Honda Pilot
Highlander vs. Pilot, 2021 GMC Yukon review, Lucid Air to launch in April: What's New @ The Car Connection

2020 Toyota Highlander vs. Honda Pilot: Compare Crossover SUVs The 2020 Toyota Highlander and 2020 Honda Pilot are three-row crossover SUVs with large interiors, standard active safety features, and strong V-6 engines. But the redesigned Highlander gets the edge for features. 2021 GMC Yukon preview...Read More»

2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport
2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport starts at $31,565

The 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport will start at $31,565, including $1,020 destination, when it arrives on dealer lots this quarter, the automaker announced Tuesday. Based on the Volkswagen Atlas three-row crossover SUV, the 2020 Atlas Cross Sport is a two-row, five-seat crossover that is lower...Read More»

2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport
Atlas Cross Sport price, Audi SQ8 comes to US, 2020 Chevy Bolt discounts: What's New @ The Car Connection

2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport starts at $31,565 The 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport will start at $31,565, including $1,020 destination, when it arrives on dealer lots this quarter 2020 Nissan Armada review The 2020 Nissan Armada is a dated full-size SUV that seats eight and is a better value...Read More»

2020 Chevrolet Corvette
Kia Telluride, Chevrolet Corvette, and Jeep Gladiator win Car, Utility, Truck of the Year trophies

The Chevrolet Corvette, Kia Telluride, and Jeep Gladiator have won the 2020 North America Car, Utility, and Truck of the Year awards (NACTOY). Considered the most independent and objective award series in the automotive industry, the NACTOY winners were whittled down from a list of about 30...Read More»

2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray named winner of the 2020 NACOTY Awards' Car category
Corvette wins Car of the Year, 2021 Ford Bronco preview, Nissan Ariya EV concept: What's New @ The Car Connection

Kia Telluride, Chevrolet Corvette, and Jeep Gladiator win Car, Utility, Truck of the Year trophies A panel of about 50 jurors selected the trio for its annual best-of honors in Detroit today. Subaru recalling nearly 500,000 cars for replacement airbag inflators Subaru is recalling vehicles equipped...Read More»

2011 Subaru Legacy
Subaru recalling nearly 500,000 cars for replacement airbag inflators

Subaru will recall 497,922 cars to replace airbag inflators that were previously swapped in for other faulty airbag inflators as part of one of the largest recalls in automotive history. The recall covers many models sold by Subaru from 2003 to 2014, including the 2003-2006 Baja, 2009-2013...Read More»

2020 Nissan Leaf
2020 Nissan Leaf revealed: Electric car offers more tech and better safety features for less money

When it arrived nearly a decade ago, the Nissan Leaf electric hatchback had a bulbous shape, spartan interior, and 73 miles of range. On Friday, Nissan debuted the 2020 Leaf with standard 8.0-inch touchscreen, front and rear automatic emergency braking, and a base range of more than double the Leaf...Read More»

2020 Kia Stinger
Kia Stinger is best hatchback, 2020 BMW M340i review, 2020 Nissan Leaf preview: What's New @ The Car Connection

Kia Stinger: Best Hatchback To Buy 2020 The Stinger's secret? Impressive performance mated to hatchback versatility. 2020 Volvo XC40 review Savvy style and subscription plans give the 2020 Volvo XC40 its crowbar into the world of compact crossovers. We give it a TCC Rating of 6.7 out of 10. 2020...Read More»

2020 Kia Stinger
Kia Stinger: Best Hatchback To Buy 2020

The Kia Stinger is a lot of unexpected things: It's a gorgeous performance car meant to compete with the best German sedans; it's a bargain by comparison; it laid the groundwork for Kia to shock the market with the Telluride three-row SUV; and it is a hatchback. True story. The Stinger is a...Read More»

2020 Honda Civic Coupe in Sport trim
Honda Civic Coupe: Best Coupe To Buy 2020

The field guide to the Honda Civic lists many different subspecies for this entry-level compact. It can be experienced in the wild as a spacious five-door hatchback, or as a thrifty compact sedan or, in Si form, as a sedan with a little sport injected into it, or as a hot hatch Type R. But where it...Read More»

2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Grand Cherokee reigns as Best SUV, GV80 drops soon, AVTR concept points to EV future: What's New @ The Car Connection

Jeep Grand Cherokee: Best SUV To Buy 2020 The venerable Jeep Grand Cherokee is our Best SUV To Buy because it does it all—despite its age. Toyota Avalon: Best Hybrid To Buy 2020 The RAV4 may get all the attention, and the Prius sets a benchmark for gas mileage—but the Avalon Hybrid's...Read More»

2020 Toyota Avalon Hybrid in Limited trim
Toyota Avalon: Best Hybrid To Buy 2020

Believe it. It's not the Prius or the best-selling RAV4 Hybrid that does best what Toyota does best. It is the Toyota Avalon full-size sedan, prized by drivers who prefer life in the slow lane, that tops The Car Connection's rating at 7.0 out of 10 to make it the Best Hybrid To Buy 2020. Redesigned...Read More»

2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Jeep Grand Cherokee: Best SUV To Buy 2020

Familiarity breeds...comfort. The safe choice might be one explanation as to how the Jeep Grand Cherokee is our Best SUV To Buy 2020. In the decade since its last redesign, more SUVs have come to market than ever before, most with three rows, some with blistering track chops like the Grand...Read More»

2019 Tesla Model 3 Performance
Tesla Model 3: Best Electric Car To Buy 2020

Not long after the Tesla Model 3 went on sale in earnest in 2018, something funny happened. Not only did the small electric sedan quickly outsell every other electric car available for that year, it also outsold nearly every luxury car on the road. Almost overnight, "Tesla" became the byword for...Read More»

2020 Porsche Taycan 4S
Porsche Taycan: Best Luxury Car To Buy 2020

The Porsche Taycan is first blood from the German automaker's EV body politic. It's just a taste of the savage speed that electric powertrains can provide in this decade, and the Taycan chums the waters for Porsche's inevitable feast of electrified performance cars. Our luxury car category skips...Read More»

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