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2022 Honda Civic sedan and hatch earn Top Safety Pick+ honors
2022 Honda Civic sedan and hatch earn Top Safety Pick+ honors

The redesigned 2022 Honda Civic compact sedan and hatchback earned the highest safety ranking from the IIHS, the insurance-industry funded announced on Thursday. Its Top Safety Pick+ award is not just the top honor awarded by the agency, it is also considered to be the most rigorous safety...Read More»

2023 Cadillac Lyriq
What's new for Cadillac, BMW Z8 reimagined, Prologue's big plans: What's New @ The Car Connection

What's New for 2022: Cadillac Cadillac embarks on a large-scale transformation toward all-electric this year—before its transformation to SUVs is complete. 2022 Honda Civic sedan and hatch earn Top Safety Pick+ honors Civic duty accomplished: Honda's latest earns the IIHS' kudos. Refreshed...Read More»

2022 Honda Passport TrailSport
Refreshed 2022 Honda Passport adds TrailSport trim and burlier styling

The refresh given to the 2022 Honda Passport doesn’t include drastic changes, but it does introduce a new TrailSport trim level that is a bellwether for a more rugged look for future Honda’s other trucks and SUVs. The two-row Passport is the first of Honda’s vehicles to offer a...Read More»

2022 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing
What's New for 2022: Cadillac

Cadillac is in the midst of a transformation, starting before the luxury brand's last transformation ever completed. The last one consisted of discontinuing sedans in favor of crossover SUVs of all sizes. That merges with the latest transformation announced early this year of making GM's luxury...Read More»

25 years of the airbag
NHTSA probes 30 million more vehicles with Takata airbags

The largest automotive recall in history could get larger still, based on the NHTSA's latest investigation into vehicles equipped with Takata airbags. The NHTSA is investigating the safety of an estimated 30 million vehicles from the 2001 to 2019 model years, according to an internal government...Read More»

2022 Toyota Tundra
2022 Toyota Tundra debuts, Porsche Macan GTS tested, 300-mile EVs listed: What's New @ The Car Connection

2022 Toyota Tundra preview The redesigned 2022 Toyota Tundra takes a big leap forward with a hybrid powertrain, a coil-spring rear suspension, and the latest tech. NHTSA probes 30 million more vehicles with Takata airbags A safety issue that has already spanned 67 million vehicles from nearly two...Read More»

2021 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara 4xe
Review update: 2021 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara 4xe moves an icon into the future

With the Wrangler 4xe, Jeep has just taken something simple and made it complicated without sacrificing capability or features. The 2021 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara 4xe plug-in hybrid makes running around town in a rolling brick as efficient as possible without losing what makes a Wrangler a...Read More»

2022 Volkswagen Taos SE
Review update: 2022 Volkswagen Taos goes big on space, short on refinement

The 2022 Volkswagen Taos enters the small crossover segment with a big chip on its shoulder. Sized below the Tiguan, the smallest VW crossover is larger than other competitors such as the Chevy Trailblazer, Ford Bronco Sport, and Hyundai Kona. Yet its new turbo-4 engine and 8-speed automatic...Read More»

2022 Volkswagen Taos SE
2022 Volkswagen Taos revisited, Hennessey Venom targets TRX, Lucid Air tops EV range: What's New @ The Car Connection

Review update: 2022 Volkswagen Taos goes big on space, short on refinement The Taos impresses the family with comfort and versatility, but the driver might not be so charmed. Lucid Air outlasts Tesla with 520-mile electric range The Lucid Air officially takes the crown as the longest-range electric...Read More»

2021 Lucid Air Dream Edition
Lucid Air outlasts Tesla with 520-mile electric range

The 2022 Lucid Air tops all electric vehicles with an EPA-rated 520-mile range, the EPA confirmed on Thursday. That's at least 100 miles more than the next longest range electric vehicle, the Tesla Model S Long Range that has an EPA-rated 405-mile range. The 2022 Lucid Air has the most range of any...Read More»

2022 BMW i4 M50i
What's New for 2022: BMW

BMW keeps two rear wheels in the past as it expands its electric vehicle lineup for the future. For 2022, the Bavarian automaker embraces gas-powered rear-wheel-drive sport coupes such as the 2022 BMW 2-Series and 4-Series Gran Coupe, while introducing forward-looking electric vehicles such as the...Read More»

2022 BMW iX xDrive50
2022 BMW lineup previewed, 2022 Bentley Continental GT Speed excels, RAV4 Prime succeeds off-road: What's New @ The Car Connection

What's New for 2022: BMW BMW adds the i4 and iX electric vehicles while keeping its gas-powered cars up to date for 2022. Ford Ecosport discontinued, leaving nothing but an echo in small crossover history The uninspired Ford Ecosport will leave the U.S. market by the middle of 2022. 2022 Chevrolet...Read More»

2019 Ford Ecosport
Ford Ecosport discontinued, leaving nothing but an echo in small crossover history

The Ford Ecosport small crossover will be discontinued in the U.S. market by the middle of 2022, according to a report last week from the Detroit Free Press. The lackluster import with the swinging rear tailgate never caught on like it did in other global markets since its 2018 arrival in the U.S...Read More»

2022 Mazda CX-5
2022 Mazda CX-5 refreshed; AWD standard on all 2022 CX SUVs

The 2022 Mazda CX-5 compact crossover rolls into the new model year with a new standard feature that will spread to most Mazda crossover SUVs: all-wheel drive. Mazda announced Tuesday that standard AWD will apply to its bestseller as well as the 2022 Mazda CX-30 small crossover and 2022 Mazda CX-9...Read More»

2022 Mazda CX-5
2022 Mazda CX-5 updated, GT-R T-Spec rains purple, Elio blusters on: What's New @ The Car Connection

2022 Mazda CX-5 refreshed; AWD standard on all 2022 CX SUVs All-wheel drive is standard on the 2022 Mazda CX-5, and a facelift along with seat and suspension updates are among other updates. 2021-2022 Chevy Trailblazer and Buick Encore GX earn Top Safety Pick awards Smallest GM SUVs get the nod...Read More»

2022 Chevrolet Trailblazer
2021-2022 Chevy Trailblazer and Buick Encore GX earn Top Safety Pick awards

A pair of GM's small crossovers earned top marks for safety, the IIHS announced Tuesday. The 2021-2022 Buick Encore GX earned a Top Safety Pick designation, while the 2021-2022 Chevrolet Trailblazer one-upped its cousin with a Top Safety Pick+ award, considered by many to be the industry's toughest...Read More»

2019 Toyota Tundra
2018-2021 Toyota Tundra recalled for increased fire risk

The 2018-2021 Toyota Tundra full-size pickup truck has been recalled for halogen headlights that can overheat and increase the risk of fire to other parts of the truck, Toyota disclosed in paperwork to the NHTSA made public on Monday. The recall affects 158,489 trucks equipped with halogen...Read More»

2022 GMC Acadia AWD 4-door Denali Angular Front Exterior View
2022 GMC Acadia tested, Land Rover considers Defender family, best affordable EVs listed: What's New @ The Car Connection

2022 GMC Acadia review The Acadia three-row crossover SUV strikes a good balance between comfort, style, and good standard features, earning it a TCC Rating of 6.2 out of 10. 2018-2021 Toyota Tundra recalled for increased fire risk Headlights can get too hot in Toyota's full-size truck; a recall...Read More»

2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS first drive (EQS 450+)
Mercedes-Benz expands EV portfolio with EQE, EQB

Mercedes-Benz showed off the new electric vehicles that will help it become an all-electric automaker by 2030 this week at the IAA Mobility auto show in Munich. Mercedes debuted the EQB electric SUV, EQE electric sedan, and EQG concept SUV based on the G-Class. Those vehicles will join the EQS...Read More»

2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 ZR2
2022 Chevy Silverado updated, 2022 Lexus IS 500 tracked, Outlander PHEV revisited: What's New @ The Car Connection

2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 refreshed Most trims of the pickup truck spruce up their faces, update their interiors with a 13.4-inch touchscreen, add standard safety features, and offer GM’s Super Cruise limited hands-free driver-assist system. First ride: Redesigned 2022 Subaru WRX tries to...Read More»

2022 Subaru WRX and WRX GT
First ride: Redesigned 2022 Subaru WRX tries to spell fun with C-V-T

The Subaru WRX holds a unique place in the hearts of driving enthusiasts with its rally-inspired heritage and all-wheel-drive performance credo. For 2022, the sedan gets a complete redesign that introduces the fifth generation of the car. The updates touch every part of the WRX, which joins the...Read More»

2022 Toyota Corolla Cross
2022 Toyota Corolla Cross and 2022 Polestar 2 tested, Model S Plaid reruns the 'Ring: What's New @ The Car Connection

2022 Toyota Corolla Cross review Larger than the front-wheel-drive Toyota C-HR and taller than the Corolla sedan, the 2022 Toyota Corolla Cross also borrows its looks from another Toyota—the RAV4. We give it a TCC Rating of 6.2 out of 10. 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan review The 2022 Volkswagen...Read More»

2022 Toyota Corolla Cross
2022 Toyota Corolla Cross costs $23,410, but be ready to spend more

With the 2022 Corolla Cross, Toyota ventures even deeper into crossover territory—going smaller in both size and price, in the hopes of making its SUV sales get bigger. The Corolla Cross joins the C-HR, RAV4, Venza, and Highlander in the brand's crossover lineup. Built from running gear...Read More»

2022 Infiniti QX60 Autograph
First drive: 2022 Infiniti QX60 finds its path with style and flair

Looks matter. One look of the brown grass, parched hillsides, and depleted reservoirs of California’s Napa Valley shows me something. One look at the redesigned 2022 Infiniti QX60 shows me something else, specifically, how it differs from its cheaper sibling, the Nissan Pathfinder. Infiniti...Read More»

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