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GM issues stop-sale: 2020 Corvette, 2021 Trailblazer, Buick and Cadillac models recalled
GM issues stop-sale: 2020 Corvette, 2021 Trailblazer, Buick and Cadillac models recalled

GM has ordered dealers to stop selling several new models, and it issued a recall for the same models already in owners' possession, for potential brake failure. A defect in the electronic brake boost system affects certain 2020 Chevrolet Corvette, 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer, 2020-2021 Buick Encore...Read More»

2021 Ford Ranger STX Special Edition
Considering the 2021 Ford Ranger STX Special Edition? Get the XLT

The 2021 Ford Ranger mid-size pickup truck now comes with another available package for the base XL model. It's called the STX Special Edition package and Ford announced it this week. That's not to be confused with the STX Appearance package, or maybe it is. The STX Special Edition costs $995, but...Read More»

Jeep Grand Wagoneer Concept
Jeep Grand Wagoneer walkaround, 2022 Infiniti QX60 preview, Canoo bares all: What's New @ The Car Connection

5 things to know about the Jeep Grand Wagoneer concept The Jeep Grand Wagoneer full-size SUV is an eyeful. In our first real-life walkaround, removed from the sheen of the virtual world, the opulent interior of the new flagship luxury SUV impressed more than the cinder block exterior disappointed...Read More»

2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer concept
5 things to know about the Jeep Grand Wagoneer concept

The Jeep Grand Wagoneer full-size SUV is an eyeful. In our first real-life walkaround, removed from the sheen of the virtual world, the opulent interior of the new flagship luxury SUV impressed more than the cinder block exterior disappointed. Resurrected after a near 30-year absence and slated for...Read More»

2021 Volkswagen ID.4
2021 VW ID.4 debuts, 2021 Acura TLX driven, California bans gas car sales: What's New @ The Car Connection

2021 Volkswagen ID.4 electric crossover SUV has 250-mile range, starts at $41,190 Volkswagen begins its long road to mass electrification with a new crossover, eventually to be built in the U.S. 2021 Hyundai Sonata gears up with N Line performance trim The 2021 Hyundai Sonata mid-size sedan speeds...Read More»

2021 Hyundai Sonata N Line
2021 Hyundai Sonata gears up with N Line performance trim

The 2021 Hyundai Sonata mid-size sedan speeds into the new year with the N Line performance treatment, the South Korean automaker announced this week. Redesigned for 2020, the Sonata sported a sleek new look and sophisticated technological and creature comforts that nudged the top trims into the...Read More»

2021 GMC Yukon and Hurricane Sally
First drive: The 2021 GMC Yukon weathers Hurricane Sally

When the test-car fleet crew drops the 2021 GMC Yukon to me on Tuesday, September 15, I’m still optimistic. “I think you made it just in time,” I joke. Sally is a tropical storm much further down the Gulf Coast at that point, but I’m aware of it. I track it on my phone all...Read More»

2021 Kia Sorento
2021 Kia Sorento SUV debuts, 2021 BMW M3 preview, 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 revealed: What's New @ The Car Connection

2021 Kia Sorento three-row SUV flexes a new bod and hybrid engines The redesigned 2021 Kia Sorento crossover SUV comes with new engines, including a hybrid and plug-in hybrid, and more safety and convenience features. First drive: The 2021 GMC Yukon weathers Hurricane Sally In a tense few hours of...Read More»

2021 Volkswagen ID.4
2021 Volkswagen ID.4 electric crossover SUV has 250-mile range, starts at $41,190

Volkswagen flashed its electric vehicle credentials by launching the ID.4 electric crossover SUV on Wednesday. It's the first member of the ID electric family to come to the U.S. The 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 compact crossover seats five, is sized similarly to the Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4, and has an...Read More»

2021 Kia Sorento
2021 Kia Sorento three-row SUV flexes a new bod and hybrid engines

The 2021 Kia Sorento three-row crossover SUV shakes off its portly minivan shape for a slimmer, stronger look. Equipped with four new engine choices, including a hybrid and a plug-in hybrid coming later in 2021, the redesigned Sorento is lighter, roomier, more powerful, and more efficient. The...Read More»

2021 Ford F-150
5 things to consider on the all-electric Ford F-150

The redesigned 2021 Ford F-150 pickup truck goes on sale in November, but the ongoing development of the all-electric Ford F-150 foretells the trends shaping what we drive and how we drive for the next decade. For the first time, the bestselling vehicle in America and one that accounts for nearly...Read More»

2020 Ford Explorer Limited
2020 Ford Explorer aces safety test, Jordan and Wallace team up, Tesla's Battery Day unfolds: What's New @ The Car Connection

2020 Ford Explorer SUV earns Top Safety Pick+; Lincoln Aviator nabs TSP award After a change to their subframes, the 2020 Ford Explorer and Lincoln Aviator earned safety awards from the IIHS. 5 things to consider on the all-electric Ford F-150 When the all-electric Ford F-150 launches in mid-2022...Read More»

2020 Ford Explorer Hybrid
2020 Ford Explorer SUV earns Top Safety Pick+; Lincoln Aviator nabs TSP award

The 2020 Ford Explorer three-row SUV has earned a Top Safety Pick+, which is the highest safety rating from the insurance company-funded IIHS, the automaker announced Monday. The mechanically related 2020 Lincoln Aviator earned a Top Safety Pick award. Both three-row crossover SUVs failed to earn...Read More»

2021 Chevrolet Silverado tailgate
2021 Chevrolet Silverado gets 6-way tailgate, more towing capacity, and diesel price drop

The 2021 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck adopts some new features borrowed from its GMC Sierra kin, Chevy announced on Monday. The most noteworthy addition is a six-way tailgate that GM originally rolled out for the 2019 GMC Sierra and was exclusive to the tony AT4 trim. Called the Multipro...Read More»

2021 GMC Yukon XL Denali
2021 GMC Yukon review, Toyota GR Super Sport debuts, Polestar clears air on EVs: What's New @ The Car Connection

2021 GMC Yukon review The newest big SUV from GMC earns a TCC Rating of 7.0 out of 10—and it's not done yet. What's New for 2021: Ford Ford prepares for a busy 2021 model year with a major overhaul of the Ford F-150 pickup truck, the launch of the all-electric Ford Mustang Mach-E crossover...Read More»

2021 Ford Bronco two-door first ride
What's New for 2021: Ford

Ford prepares for a busy 2021 model year with a major overhaul of the Ford F-150 pickup truck, the launch of the all-electric Ford Mustang Mach-E crossover SUV, and the return of the Ford Bronco and its many iterations. Those three models point Ford forward and also reflect the broader future...Read More»

2021 Mazda CX-30 2.5 Turbo
What's New for 2021: Mazda

Mazda's small but robust lineup reaches higher into the premium segment this year with a new Carbon Edition and fully loaded Signature trims on select models. There are no new models for 2021, but some of the smaller Mazdas have some of the largest changes. The CX-3 small crossover marches on...Read More»

2021 Mazda CX-30 2.5 Turbo
2021 Mazda updates, Ford tests manual Bronco, VW's big EV plans: What's New @ The Car Connection

What's New for 2021: Mazda The lineup includes a new turbocharged engine on two models, standard Apple CarPlay, and new Carbon Edition trims on some cars. 2020 Volkswagen Arteon sedan earns Top Safety Pick award The curvy sedan at the top of the VW lineup aced its crash-test battery from the IIHS...Read More»

2020 Volkswagen Arteon
2020 Volkswagen Arteon sedan earns Top Safety Pick award

The 2020 Volkswagen Arteon full-size sedan earned a Top Safety Pick award from the IIHS, the automaker announced this week. The Arteon previously earned top "Good" ratings on all six crash tests conducted by the IIHS, but until now did not qualify for the award due to headlights that rated "Poor."...Read More»

Volkswagen Taos teaser
Volkswagen Taos enters as small crossover SUV

Volkswagen's forthcoming small crossover SUV will be known as Taos, the automaker announced Thursday. After stringing together a series of teasers throughout the year, as well as rampant speculation over whether the small crossover model sold in Europe will be imported here, the Volkswagen Taos...Read More»

2021 Subaru Crosstrek Sport
First drive: 2021 Subaru Crosstrek Sport inspires rallycross dreams

On trips out to the country as a kid, I’d daydream about four-wheelers running over rutted muddy hills or spitting up chalk dust clouds on gravel roads. I was surprised to revisit that fantasy on Appalachian Ohio’s country roads in the 2021 Subaru Crosstrek Sport. Typically, the Subaru...Read More»

2021 Subaru Crosstrek Sport
2021 Subaru Crosstrek Sport tested, Rolls-Royce Dawn Black Badge review, 2022 Ford F-150 Electric truck preview: What's New @ The Car Connection

First drive: 2021 Subaru Crosstrek Sport inspires rallycross dreams The 2021 Subaru Crosstrek small crossover SUV comes with a new Sport trim with a larger 2.5-liter flat-4 engine, new water-repellent upholstery, and a bit more fun. 2021 Mazda CX-30 small SUV adds turbo engine from the Mazda 3 The...Read More»

2021 Mazda CX-30 2.5 Turbo
2021 Mazda CX-30 small SUV adds turbo engine from the Mazda 3

Mazda finally confirmed on Thursday that the 2021 Mazda CX-30 small SUV will get a more potent turbocharged engine. Like the Mazda 3 sedan and hatchback upon which it is based, the 2021 CX-30 now comes with an available 2.5-liter turbo-4 that makes 250 horsepower and 320 pound-feet of torque when...Read More»

Highway Lights from Drive Change consumer survey
Road death rate higher despite fewer miles driven due to Covid, safety officials say

Through the first six months of 2020, when much of the country was under shelter-in-place restrictions due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the rate of traffic fatalities jumped 20% from 2019, according to a report released Tuesday by the National Safety Council. The estimated increase in the death rate...Read More»

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