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Best Car To Buy: What’s coming for 2022
Best Car To Buy: What’s coming for 2022

Humanity and automakers welcome 2021 with red-hot car sales in the first quarter and even more exciting cars to come. Chip shortages and supply-constrained delays have pushed some 2021 models back in the calendar year, but the class of 2022 is shaping up to be sharp. Popular favorites such as the...Read More»

2021 Ford Ranger Tremor
Review update: 2021 Ford Ranger Tremor shakes up the doldrums

If only we lived in the world car marketers are trying to sell us. We could be the boldest, most capable, most all-new-first-ever versions of ourselves. Instead, after a weekend schlepping my kids around the Midwest, I felt like the baldest, most incapable, tired-ass version of myself. That was...Read More»

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E and 1967 Ford Mustang coupe
2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E vs. 1967 Ford Mustang: Compare Eras

In 1964, Ford introduced a car that made style and sport affordable and desirable to the masses. In 2020, Ford launched an electric car that made style and sport affordable and desirable to the masses. This is why 56 years and six generations later, Ford bequeaths the Mustang—it’s...Read More»

2021 Ford Bronco two-door first ride
2021 Ford Bronco: Power up, but inefficient

The 2021 Ford Bronco rumbles into dealers soon with even more power under the hood than what was originally expected, Motor Authority reported on Tuesday. The boost in power comes at the expense of efficiency, however, as the Bronco maxes out at just 21 mpg combined. The base 2.3-liter turbo-4...Read More»

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E and 1967 Ford Mustang coupe
Mustang Mach-E vs. '67 Mustang, Porsche vies with Ferrari, Chevy Bolt EV range report: What's New @ The Car Connection

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E vs. 1967 Ford Mustang: Compare Eras As the internal combustion era reaches its peak the electric era starts to hit its stride. 2021 Ford Bronco: Power up, efficiency down The 2021 Ford Bronco makes more power than originally quoted, but fuel economy isn't high for either...Read More»

2022 Volkswagen Tiguan
2022 VW Tiguan refreshed, 2022 Bentley Flying Spur debuts, 2022 Bolt EUV rated: What's New @ The Car Connection

2022 Volkswagen Tiguan freshens up with new styling, technology, and touch controls The refreshed compact crossover SUV can still seat seven in a pinch, but comes with upgraded safety and convenience tech. 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan preview The 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan freshens its face and upgrades some...Read More»

2022 Volkswagen Tiguan
2022 Volkswagen Tiguan freshens up with new styling, technology, and touch controls

The 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan launched Tuesday gets a standard sort of refresh that updates the compact SUV’s technology and styling but leaves the bones of the vehicle alone. What you see and touch will look a little bit different, but the Tiguan’s mechanical parts and spaciousness remain...Read More»

Teaser for Subaru Solterra electric crossover due in mid-2022
Subaru Solterra rises as brand's first electric SUV

The sun and the earth meet in the naming of Subaru's much-anticipated first electric vehicle, the Subaru Solterra, the brand announced Tuesday. The Latin words converge on an all-wheel-drive SUV powered by batteries and furthering Subaru's earth-friendly image. Subaru revealed little else about the...Read More»

2020 Hyundai Elantra
Hyundai recalls Elantra, Ford F-150 Lightning and Subaru Solterra EVs teased: What's New @ The Car Connection

Hyundai issues 3 recalls for Elantra, Kona, Santa Fe Sport Three separate recalls highlight increased fire risk in several Hyundai compact sedans and crossovers. Subaru Solterra rises as brand's first electric SUV Subaru's first fully electric vehicle will be a crossover SUV called the Solterra...Read More»

2020 Hyundai Elantra
Hyundai issues 3 recalls for Elantra, Kona, Santa Fe Sport

Hyundai issued three recalls of varying magnitude and model lines, the NHTSA announced Monday. 2013-2015 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport The largest recall encompasses 151,205 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport from the 2013-2015 model years and represents an expansion of a recall initiated last August in the U.S. A...Read More»

2013 Honda Accord Sport sedan
NHTSA investigates more than 1.1 million Honda Accords for sudden loss of steering

The NHTSA expanded a safety probe into more than 1.1 million Honda Accord mid-size sedans for a sudden loss of steering, according to a Reuters report published on Monday. A safety probe, or open investigation, often precedes a recall as the safety agency gathers evidence and assesses complaints...Read More»

2013 Honda Accord EX-L
Honda Accord steering investigated, 2021 Lexus IS driven, Silverado EV targets fleets: What's New @ The Car Connection

NHTSA expands sudden loss of steering investigation to more than 1.1 million Honda Accords In what could lead to an official recall, the NHTSA will study the 2013-2015 Honda Accord for power steering problems. Ford recalls more than 650,000 Explorers for faulty roof rail covers Ford is recalling...Read More»

2019 Ford Explorer
Ford recalls more than 650,000 Explorers for faulty roof rail covers

Ford on Monday announced the recall of certain trims of the 2016-2019 Ford Explorer three-row SUV for a roof rail cover that can detach while driving and create a hazard for other vehicles. Roof rail covers on base, XLT, Police, and Sport models might not be properly seated or the retention pins...Read More»

2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392
First drive: 2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 proves just how fun nonsense can be

When I was a kid on family road trips, and I wasn’t getting yelled at to stop playing with the damn door lock, I’d daydream of a vehicle that could handle all the terrain passing by my window. One that could trundle through dale and dell, shred the roadside cornfields, launch over hills...Read More»

2022 Subaru Legacy
2022 Subaru Legacy rated, Ferrari 812 targa preview, PHEVs gain ground: What's New @ The Car Connection

2022 Subaru Legacy review With a TCC Rating of 7.2 out of 10, the 2022 Legacy needs just a hint of style to top the family-sedan ratings. First drive: 2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 proves just how fun nonsense can be The 2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392, with a 470-hp 6.4-liter V-8, is dangerously...Read More»

2021 Lincoln Aviator Grand Touring
Review update: 2021 Lincoln Aviator Grand Touring charges up luxury SUV hill

The 2021 Lincoln Aviator Grand Touring plug-in hybrid is a luxury three-row crossover SUV that doubles as a mirror. It reflects Lincoln in its present condition, but also forecasts the next iteration of Lincoln while upholding the pillars of Ford’s luxury brand. An electrified 494-hp...Read More»

2021 Lincoln Aviator Grand Touring
2021 Lincoln Aviator PHEV review, 2021 Genesis GV80 revisited, Tesla to lose millions: What's New @ The Car Connection

Review update: 2021 Lincoln Aviator Grand Touring charges up luxury SUV hill The luxury three-row crossover SUV comes as a plug-in hybrid with a 21-mile electric range and all the creature comforts. 2022 Audi R8 review The sleek supercar from Audi earns a 5.8 TCC Rating. From Motor Authority...Read More»

2021 Ford Explorer Timberline
2021 Ford Explorer Timberline gets ready to rumble

The 2021 Ford Explorer Timberline aims to take the road less traveled than other crossover SUVs. The new Timberline trim adds a limited-slip rear differential, a higher ground clearance, more skid plates, and other off-road gear to stray from the beaten path, Ford announced Wednesday. The three-row...Read More»

2021 Ford Explorer Timberline
2021 Ford Explorer Timberline debuts, Ford Shelby GT returns, used EV prices jump: What's New @ The Car Connection

2021 Ford Explorer Timberline gets ready to rumble The addition of a 2021 Ford Explorer Timberline model provides another off-road choice for Ford buyers who don’t need the full Bronco capability. 2022 Kia Sportage review The 2022 Kia Sportage compact crossover SUV earns a solid TCC Rating of...Read More»

2021 Audi Q5 plug-in hybrid
What's New for 2022: Audi

With its E-Tron series of electric crossover SUVs and sedans, Audi brings the electric vehicles for 2022. Audi also brings more connected car technology and more safety features. Most models arrive with rear side airbags as standard, as well as tire-pressure monitors with individual readouts...Read More»

2022 Audi R8
2022 Audi lineup preview, Ken Block on WRX STI models, Bolt EV battery update: What's New @ The Car Connection

What's New for 2022: Audi Audi adds some electric cars and more in-car technology to its 2022 lineup. 2022 Acura MDX earns highest safety honors The 2022 Acura MDX earned top honors from the IIHS with a Top Safety Pick+ award. Newer Audi models recalled for axle and alignment issue Audi cars may...Read More»

2022 Acura MDX
2022 Acura MDX earns highest safety honors

The redesigned 2022 Acura MDX crossover SUV earned a Top Safety Pick+ award from the IIHS for its ability to withstand and avoid a crash with other vehicles and pedestrians, the safety agency announced Tuesday. Considered the most rigorous safety rating of independent and federal testers, a Top...Read More»

2021 IIHS TSP+ winners, Volvo XC40, left, and Kia K5, right
2021 Top Safety Pick awards: Volvo, Subaru, Mazda top IIHS list

Volvo, Subaru, Mazda, and Hyundai/Kia/Genesis led all other automakers in earning Top Safety Pick awards bestowed by the IIHS, the non-profit safety group announced Wednesday. On average, safety ratings improved and the number of Top Safety Pick+ winners more than doubled from 2020. “With...Read More»

2021 Audi Q7
Newer Audi models recalled for axle and alignment issue

Audi is recalling several new models for a lock nut issue on the rear suspension that can cause the vehicle to lose control and crash, the NHTSA announced Monday. Certain lock nuts on the trailing arm of the rear axle can break due to corrosion, which can change the wheel alignment on the rear...Read More»

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