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Best Car To Buy 2021: What didn't make the cut
Best Car To Buy 2021: What didn't make the cut

The Car Connection's annual Best Car To Buy faces the daunting task of winnowing down nearly 50 new or significantly updated cars for 2021 into our top 10 or so most deserving of your consideration. With nearly 100 collective years of test-driving new cars, our editorial team logged thousands of...Read More»

2021 Nissan Sentra
2021 Nissan Sentra revisited, 2021 Volkswagen Arteon debuts: What's New @ The Car Connection

Best Car To Buy 2021: What didn't make the cut Not every car makes it to the final round of voting for our Best Car To Buy awards. These are the also-rans. 2021 Chevy Tahoe diesel gets EPA-rated 28 mpg highway The 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe full-size SUV can get up to 28 mpg highway when equipped with a...Read More»

2021 Chevrolet Tahoe
2021 Chevy Tahoe diesel gets EPA-rated 28 mpg highway

The 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe full-size SUV can get up to 28 mpg highway when equipped with a 3.0-liter turbodiesel inline-6, Chevy announced on Thursday. The turbodiesel gets an EPA-rated 21 mpg city, 28 highway, 24 combined in rear-wheel-drive models. Four-wheel drive drops it to 20/26/22 mpg. Chevy...Read More»

2020 Kia Telluride - Best Car To Buy 2020
Best Car To Buy 2021: Past winners

Next week, our editorial team will finalize and announce the nominees for The Car Connection's top award: Best Car To Buy 2021. After spending the year logging tens of thousands of miles test driving more than 100 new 2021 vehicles (and a few 2020 models that showed up too late to make last year's...Read More»

2021 Kia Telluride
Best Car To Buy revisited, Maybach GLS600 tested, Hyundai/Kia's EV future: What's New @ The Car Connection

Best Car To Buy 2021: Past winners From the Kia Telluride to the Hyundai Sonata, a look back at past winners of The Car Connection's Best Car To Buy awards reveals a preference for value, safety, modern style, and convenient features. 2021 Mazda CX-30 2.5 Turbo costs $2,200 more than the non-turbo...Read More»

2021 Mazda CX-30
2021 Mazda CX-30 2.5 Turbo costs $2,200 more than the non-turbo engine

The new turbo engine in the 2021 Mazda CX-30 small crossover SUV bumps the starting price by $2,200 over the base engine to $31,000, including $1,100 destination. The 2021 Mazda CX-30 2.5 Turbo comes with a 2.5-liter turbo-4 with a 6-speed automatic transmission. It makes 250 horsepower and 320...Read More»

2020 Kia Telluride - Best Car To Buy 2020
Start your engines: The Car Connection's Best Car To Buy 2021 prepares to launch

The calendar year 2020 can't fade in the rearview mirror fast enough for most of us. The view out front looks promising, with nearly 50 new and redesigned cars transporting us to better days ahead in the digital, electrified automotive age. Walls of touchscreens stamp new cars such as the 2021...Read More»

2021 Ford Bronco Sport first ride
Best Car To Buy 2021 coverage begins now, Ford details Mustang Mach-E GT specs: What's New @ The Car Connection

Start your engines: The Car Connection's Best Car To Buy 2021 prepares to launch The Car Connection's Best Car To Buy annual testing commences now for 2021, with winners in each car category as well as an overall winner to be announced in a month. It's time to vote for The Car Connection's 2021...Read More»

2020 Chevrolet Corvette convertible
It's time to vote for The Car Connection's 2021 Driver's Choice Awards

The Car Connection's Best Car To Buy 2021 awards are coming soon, which means it's time to turn your attention to the 2021 Driver's Choice Awards. It's your opportunity to pick the most luxurious, prettiest, best-performing, and greenest cars, trucks, and crossover SUVs that came out in 2020. As in...Read More»

Car seats - NHTSA
Car seats as birth control? A new study explains the decline in three-child families

Could child safety seat regulations act as an unintended form of birth control? That's the assertion of two professors in a study called "Car seats as contraception." First reported by The Economist this week, the study found that increasingly restrictive child car seat laws have led to fewer...Read More»

2021 Genesis G80
Review update: 2021 Genesis G80 carves out a spot at the luxury table

The 2021 Genesis G80 puts to rest any doubts about whether Hyundai’s luxury brand deserves to sit alongside Germany’s heritage brands. Like Genesis, Mercedes-Benz, BMW, and Audi built their reputations for performance and refinement on the backs of their sedans, and carried it over into...Read More»

2021 Genesis G80
2021 Genesis G80 tested, Porsche 911 GT3 preview, illegal diesel trucks blow smoke: What's New @ The Car Connection

Review update: 2021 Genesis G80 carves out a spot at the luxury table The redesigned 2021 Genesis G80 mid-size luxury sedan might not the performance chops of BMW's M models or Mercedes' AMGs, but it's a great alternative to German luxury sedans. Tesla suspension investigated by the NHTSA; Model Y...Read More»

2020 Tesla Model X
Tesla suspension investigated by the NHTSA; Model Y, Model X recalled

Dozens of Tesla owner complaints prompted an investigation into suspension issues for older model Tesla vehicles built in the early half of 2016, the NHTSA announced on Friday. Regulators are investigating the 2015-2017 Tesla Model S sedan and 2016-2017 Model X SUV for a front suspension link issue...Read More»

2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge
Mustang Mach-E, XC40 Recharge, VW ID.4 electric SUVs get official range estimates

The 2021 model year welcomes the first big batch of electric crossover SUVs to be sold nationally with at least a 200-mile electric range. Newbies such as the Ford Mustang Mach-E, Volvo XC40 Recharge, and Volkswagen ID.4 join the ranks of the Chevy Bolt and Nissan Leaf as affordable mass-produced...Read More»

2021 Kia Niro EV
2021 Kia Niro overview, Lego McLaren Senna first look, VW ID.4 range set: What's New @ The Car Connection

2021 Kia Niro EV review The 2021 Kia Niro EV covers all the bases for practicality, and it offers a long driving range plus an engaging driving experience. Here it's a 6.6 out of 10. Mustang Mach-E, XC40 Recharge, VW ID.4 electric SUVs get official range estimates The latest batch of electric...Read More»

2021 Ford F-150
2021 Ford F-150: 5 options worth the charge

The redesigned 2021 Ford F-150 ushers America’s bestselling vehicle into the digital age. An 8.0-inch touchscreen, over-the-air updates, wi-fi hotspot, and a smartphone app that doubles as a key highlight the standard features that will help keep the full-size truck fresh. With a price...Read More»

2021 Ford Bronco Sport first ride
2021 Ford Bronco Sport gets up to 26 mpg combined

The 2021 Ford Bronco Sport gets EPA ratings up to 25 mpg city, 28 highway, 26 combined. The off-road ready compact crossover shares many of the same parts as the 2020 Ford Escape, including the 181-horsepower 1.5-liter turbo-3 base engine that earns those ratings. The larger 245-hp 2.0-liter...Read More»

2021 Ford F-150 Platinum off-road
2021 Ford F-150 optioned, Bugatti launches special Chiron, 2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge driven: What's New @ The Car Connection

5 worthy options on the 2021 Ford F-150 The redesigned 2021 Ford F-150 can be equipped as a basic work truck or an executive mobile office, but these five options make the most sense across the board. 2021 Ford Bronco Sport gets up to 26 mpg combined The 2021 Ford Bronco gets EPA ratings of 25 mpg...Read More»

2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
GM to recall nearly 6M trucks and SUVs with Takata airbags despite disagreement with the NHTSA

The NHTSA is forcing General Motors to recall nearly 6 million full-size SUVs and pickup trucks equipped with Takata airbag inflators, the regulator announced on Monday. The order comes after four years of GM insisting that its airbag inflators were safe, even as the rest of the industry roiled...Read More»

2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
GM capitulates to massive recall, 2020 Corvette convertible reviewed, EV costs compared: What's New @ The Car Connection

GM to recall nearly 6M trucks and SUVs with Takata airbags despite disagreement with the NHTSA The NHTSA is ordering GM to recall almost 6 million trucks and SUVs due to faulty Takata airbags. Volkswagen to pass on Passat, cease production of sedan by 2023 VW to drop its large American-made sedan...Read More»

2020 Volkswagen Passat SEL
Volkswagen to pass on Passat, cease production of sedan by 2023

Volkswagen will discontinue the Passat mid-size sedan in the U.S. once it completes its current product cycle for 2023, according to a report this weekend from Wards Auto. The VW plant that produces the Passat in Chattanooga, Tennessee also makes the more popular 2021 Volkswagen Atlas three-row...Read More»

2021 Lincoln Nautilus
2021 Lincoln Nautilus refreshed with a modern, connected cabin

The 2021 Lincoln Nautilus compact crossover SUV sheds the vestiges of its MKX predecessor with a new interior more in line with the upscale refinements of the larger Lincoln Aviator and Lincoln Navigator. The powertrain carries over, and new color options and a revised front bumper freshen the...Read More»

2021 Lincoln Nautilus
2021 Lincoln Nautilus updated, 2023 Mini Countryman preview, GM's bold EV plan: What's New @ The Car Connection

2021 Lincoln Nautilus refreshed with a modern, connected cabin The 2021 Lincoln Nautilus luxury compact crossover SUV dresses up a new interior headlined by a 13.2-inch touchscreen. 2021 Nissan Sentra price increases $100 to $20,335 The 2021 Nissan Sentra costs $100 more but comes with standard...Read More»

2021 Nissan Sentra
2021 Nissan Sentra price increases $100 to $20,335

The 2021 Nissan Sentra largely carries over from last year's sporty redesign, but some minor tech upgrades to the base model justify the minor price increase of $100. Available in three trims, the 2021 Sentra's base S model costs $20,335, including $925 destination. It now comes standard with Apple...Read More»

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