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Used car prices spike to more than $21,500 on average in July
Used car prices spike to more than $21,500 on average in July

Used car prices skyrocketed in July due to factors related to the coronavirus pandemic, Edmunds found in a study published Wednesday. The average used car price for 2017 model year vehicles jumped $708 from June to $21,558 to July. Listing prices typically decrease with depreciation at this time of...Read More»

2021 Hyundai Kona
2021 Hyundai Kona overview, special edition 'Vette rumors, Audi E-Tron price drop: What's New @ The Car Connection

2021 Hyundai Kona review The 2021 Hyundai Kona would like your attention, please. Now. Used car prices spike to more than $21,500 on average in July The average transaction price for a used car ticked up in July, led by pickups and overall demand. 2021 Audi E-Tron SUV starts for $8,800 less, gets...Read More»

2021 Audi E-Tron
2021 Audi E-Tron SUV starts for $8,800 less, gets more range

The 2021 Audi E-Tron electric SUV will be available in a less expensive base model with more electric range compared to last year, the automaker announced Wednesday. New for 2021 is an entry-level Premium trim that matches the trim hierarchy of other Audi vehicles. It starts at $66,995 including...Read More»

2021 Honda Odyssey
What's New for 2021: Honda

The biggest changes for 2021 Honda models are as much about what's being removed as what's being added. The family haulers get upgraded with a refreshed 2021 Honda Odyssey minivan and special editions of the 2021 Honda Pilot three-row SUV, but the Honda Fit and Civic Coupe join other small cars in...Read More»

2021 Hyundai Palisade
2021 Hyundai Palisade overview, Gordon Murray's superlative car, 2021 Toyota Venza first drive: What's New @ The Car Connection

2021 Hyundai Palisade review With a TCC Rating of 7.3 out of 10, the 2021 Hyundai Palisade picks up points for value, comfort, and style. What's New for 2021: Honda The biggest changes for 2021 Honda models are as much about what's being removed as what's being added. Honda recalls 608,000 newer...Read More»

2020 Honda Odyssey
Honda recalls 608,000 newer Odyssey, Pilot, Passport crossovers and minivans for multiple issues

Honda announced Tuesday it would recall three of its more popular models for four issues. Honda is recalling the 2018-2020 Honda Odyssey minivan, 2019-2020 Honda Passport mid-size crossover SUV, 2019-2021 Honda Pilot three-row crossover SUV. The four recalls encompass 608,000 vehicles, but since...Read More»

2020 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro
Review update: 2020 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro rocks, rolls its way into the wild

Endearing is not the same as good. Ask anyone who’s had a puppy and they’ll tell you as much. Endearing is puppy smells and wagging tails, the spots on the carpet? Another thing entirely. The 2020 Toyota 4Runner is endearing. It’s also objectively good—and I mean that in the...Read More»

2021 Kia Telluride
2021 Kia Telluride overview, best flaws of the C8 Corvette, fading the Kia Soul EV: What's New @ The Car Connection

2021 Kia Telluride review With excellent safety ratings and strong value, the 2021 Kia Telluride earns a TCC Rating of 7.5 out of 10. Review update: 2020 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro rocks, rolls its way into the wild Endearing is not the same as good. Ask anyone who’s had a puppy and they’ll...Read More»

2021 Mazda 3 2.5 Turbo
2021 Mazda 3 starts just over $20,000, but top Turbo can cost nearly $40,000

The 2021 Mazda 3 compact sedan and hatchback gets simultaneously cheaper and more expensive with a broader lineup that includes a new entry-level model and a new range-topping turbocharged model. The 2021 Mazda 3 2.0 sedan with the small 155-horsepower 2.0-liter inline-4 new for 2021 starts at...Read More»

2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime
4 fast facts about the 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime plug-in hybrid

The police officers stopped where I was parked on the sidewalk in front of one of Chicago’s landmark attractions. I hustled to get one last picture of the 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime plug-in hybrid, and told them I’d be on my way. “Is that the electric one?” One officer asked. I...Read More»

2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime
2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime driven, Shelby GT500 gets 800 hp, Tesla Model Y raises the bar: What's New @ The Car Connection

4 fast facts about the 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime plug-in hybrid The 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime plug-in hybrid crossover SUV uses an efficient has engine and two motors to make it the most powerful and most efficient RAV4 yet. First drive: 2020 GMC Sierra 3500 Denali eclipses its former self Until the GMC...Read More»

2020 GMC Sierra 3500 Denali
First drive: 2020 GMC Sierra 3500 Denali eclipses its former self

Until the GMC Hummer EV makes its debut in the fall, the 2020 GMC Sierra Denali Heavy Duty pickup truck totes the truckmaker’s banner as a flagship. It’s suited to the task. Up to three tons of anything can be heaved into its boxy rear bed, or it can tow up to 15 tons—roughly...Read More»

2020 Lincoln Navigator
Review update: The 2020 Lincoln Navigator reserves its best for the highway

Since air travel ranks with drinking molten gold on my want-to-do list this year, I've piled on thousands more interstate miles than I'd planned in January. Some 1,200 of them happened this month in a 2020 Lincoln Navigator Reserve, which easily beat down the existential dread of I-85 with square...Read More»

2020 Tesla Model Y
First drive: 2020 Tesla Model Y charts an electric crossover-SUV course

The Model Y compact crossover might not be the best Tesla, but it’s the one that best advances Elon Musk’s goal of the mass adoption of electric vehicles. With a sporty crossover profile that’s all the rage, strong performance, plenty of range, and an advanced but simplified...Read More»

2021 Toyota 4Runner Trail
2021 Toyota 4Runner SUV starts at $37,515, gets new lights

The 2021 Toyota 4Runner SUV gets brighter with LED headlights and fog lights, and the price gets stronger to boot. The average price increase for the 4Runner is about $300, boosted by an increase in the mandatory destination charge from $1,120 in 2020 to $1,175 in 2021. Toyota announced the...Read More»

2020 Tesla Model Y
2020 Tesla Model Y driven, electric trucks get a boost: What's New @ The Car Connection

First drive: 2020 Tesla Model Y charts an electric crossover-SUV course The Model Y compact crossover might not be the best Tesla, but it’s the one that best advances Elon Musk’s goal of the mass adoption of electric vehicles. Safe used cars for teens can be had for under $20,000 The...Read More»

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB 250 4Matic
Review update: 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB250 nails the right luxury notes

Roy Orbison and compact crossovers are growing on me as I age. A consequence of achy knees and feels that comes with many years and many more miles, perhaps. I wish I could say the same about my smarts, though. The wisdom in compact crossovers like the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB-Class certainly...Read More»

2019 Toyota Corolla hatchback, 2018 New York auto show
Safe used cars for teens can be had for under $20,000

The safest cars don't need to be expensive and teen drivers don't need to be driving old beaters, according to a new analysis. The IIHS teamed up with Consumer Reports to develop a list of the 65 safest cars that are valued between $5,300 and $19,600. This is the first time the two organizations...Read More»

2021 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro
2021 Toyota Tundra pickup truck gets small price bump, no changes

The 2021 Toyota Tundra pickup truck gets a $100 price bump over the 2020 model to start at $35,270, including $1,595 destination fee, the automaker announced Thursday. Despite marginal price increases throughout the lineup, the 2021 Tundra is identical to the 2020 version, which was last...Read More»

2021 Audi Q5
2021 Audi Q5 review, BMW updates M5, Kandi makes EVs affordable: What's New @ The Car Connection

2021 Audi Q5 review A new face and improved tech are just the start for the 2021 Audi Q5. As the automaker’s ‘tweener crossover between the smaller (but still big) Q3 and bigger (and even bigger) three-row Q7, the Q5 is a segue to electrification-curious shoppers, and even some...Read More»

2020 Honda Ridgeline
Review update: 2020 Honda Ridgeline pickup is stuck in the middle

Pickup trucks should be an extremely rational purchase. Like, garbage bag- and skim milk-type rational. But the most rational pickup of them all doesn’t get a second thought. Why? The 2020 Honda Ridgeline is our highest rated mid-size pickup—by a large margin, actually. That’s in...Read More»

2021 Honda Odyssey
2021 Honda Odyssey Touring price drop, 2021 Lexus LC driven, Hyundai Kona EV plans: What's New @ The Car Connection

2021 Honda Odyssey minivan starts at $32,910, Touring trim drops $2,560 from 2020 version The refreshed 2021 Honda Odyssey minivan comes with more standard safety equipment and a $1,000 increase over the 2020 base model to start at $32,910. Review update: 2020 Honda Ridgeline pickup is stuck in the...Read More»

2021 Honda Odyssey
2021 Honda Odyssey minivan starts at $32,910, Touring trim drops $2,560 from 2020 version

The refreshed 2021 Honda Odyssey minivan comes with more standard safety equipment and a $1,000 increase over the 2020 base model to start at $32,910, including $1,120 destination, the automaker announced Wednesday. Like last year, the 2021 Odyssey comes in LX, EX, EX-L, Touring, and Elite trims...Read More»

2020 Jeep Gladiator
Review update: 2020 Jeep Gladiator Sport makes for a more useful Wrangler

The Jeep Gladiator is like a Wrangler, except it has a bed and enough towing capacity to haul a boat. And it’s only slightly less capable off-road than the Jeep Wrangler. Set to square off with the Ford Ranger, Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon, and Nissan Frontier, the Gladiator’s...Read More»

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