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Best Car To Buy: The Car Connection's Greenest Cars of 2021
Best Car To Buy: The Car Connection's Greenest Cars of 2021

If you want to make the lightest impact on the planet—and on the air you and your neighbors breathe—it’s time to bypass hybrids and diesels and even lose the economy-car stereotypes of the past. Think charging ports, not gas stations. Electric motors are already fundamentally...Read More»

2020 Tesla Model 3
Most efficient cars of 2021 honored, 2021 E450 Coupe reviewed, used EVs get recharged: What's New @ The Car Connection

Best Car To Buy: The Car Connection's Greenest Cars of 2021 The greenest vehicles of 2021 have charge ports rather than fuel tanks or tailpipes. NHTSA requests Tesla to recall Model X, Model S for touchscreen failure Failure of the touchscreen in Model S and Model X can lead to the loss of rearview...Read More»

2017 Tesla Model S
NHTSA requests Tesla to recall Model X, Model S for touchscreen failure

The NHTSA has asked Tesla to recall about 158,000 electric vehicles for failures of a 17-inch touchscreen in 2012-2018 Tesla Model S sedan and 2016-2018 Tesla Model X SUV. The interface can fail, resulting in a loss of the rearview camera and other "safety-related vehicle functions," the feds said...Read More»

2021 Honda Ridgeline
2021 Honda Ridgeline price jumps nearly $3,000 to start at $37,665

The refreshed 2021 Honda Ridgeline costs up to $2,800 more than the outgoing model, but Honda offsets the increase by equipping every Ridgeline with standard all-wheel drive. The mid-size pickup truck's base Sport model costs $37,665, including $1,175 destination fee. That's an increase of $2,590...Read More»

2021 Honda Ridgeline
2021 Honda Ridgeline priced, 2021 Audi Q5 Sportback preview, Tesla touchscreen recall request: What's New @ The Car Connection

2021 Honda Ridgeline price jumps nearly $3,000 to start at $37,665 The refreshed 2021 Honda Ridgeline is more expensive, but the mid-size pickup now comes standard with all-wheel drive. Review update: 2021 Infiniti QX50 is not worth $60,000 A week with the 2021 Infiniti QX50 Autograph AWD compact...Read More»

2021 Infiniti QX50
Review update: 2021 Infiniti QX50 is not worth $60,000

The 2021 Infiniti QX50 raises that age-old question about the worth of luxury products. Infiniti toes an unsteady line in the sand of the premium segment, which itself has been washed over by luxury-leaning top trims from mass market automakers and new entry-level models from luxury automakers. Ebb...Read More»

2021 Porsche 718 GTS 4.0
Best Car To Buy: The Car Connection's Best-Performing Cars Of 2021

People buy cars for different reasons. For many of us, they provide simple point A to point B transportation. Some of us, though, appreciate how much fun they can be. At The Car Connection, we reflect fun in the performance category of our rating system. Some hard numbers play into our performance...Read More»

2020 Porsche 718 Boxster GTS 4.0
Best performance cars of 2021, Toyota Land Cruiser revisited, Hyundai Ioniq 5 teased: What's New @ The Car Connection

Best Car To Buy: The Car Connection's Best-Performing Cars Of 2021 These six cars scored a perfect 10 in The Car Connection's rating system. Tesla Model Y earns 5-star safety rating from the NHTSA The Tesla electric crossover earns a top rating from the federal government, though it hasn't yet been...Read More»

2020 Tesla Model Y
Tesla Model Y earns 5-star safety rating from the NHTSA

The Tesla Model Y compact crossover SUV aced crash tests performed by the NHTSA, the federal automotive safety agency reported Tuesday. The Model Y electric crossover earned top marks of five stars in every single crash test, including frontal, side, and rollover protection. Most crossover SUVs...Read More»

Jeep Grand Wagoneer Concept
Best Car To Buy: What’s coming for 2022

With so much to look forward to in 2021, we turn our eyes to the most exciting new cars rolling out later this year, most likely as 2022 models. Popular favorites such as the Honda Civic and Jeep Grand Cherokee prepare to rub bumpers with new entrants such as the Rivian R1T and GMC Hummer. 2022...Read More»

Rivian R1T
Looking ahead to 2022 cars, Hyundai Kona N teased, Nio solid-state flagship teased: What's New @ The Car Connection

Best Car To Buy: What’s coming for 2022 The most exciting vehicles for 2022 include popular favorites such as the Honda Civic and Jeep Grand Cherokee rubbing bumpers with new entrants such as the Rivian R1T and GMC Hummer. 2021 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport review The 2021 Outlander Sport gets...Read More»

2021 Lexus LC
The 9 most beautiful cars of 2021

Now that we've handed out this year's Best Car To Buy 2021 awards, it's time to get into the weeds. We've sifted through our data from rating and reviewing more than 200 new cars this year, and looked down the Styling column for the cars, crossovers, and SUVs with the best style. They're...Read More»

2021 Acura NSX
Most beautiful 2021 cars admired, GM lowers new logo, Mach-E range tested: What's New @ The Car Connection

The 9 most beautiful cars of 2021 The most beautiful cars of 2021 range from supercars such as the Acura NSX to sedans and SUVs such as the Genesis GV80. Chevy reintroduces 0% APR, big incentives on 2021 Silverado, 2020 Bolt, others Big deals on electric cars, crossovers, and big pickups could...Read More»

2021 Chevrolet Silverado
Chevy reintroduces 0% APR, big incentives on 2021 Silverado, 2020 Bolt, others

Chevrolet kicked off the year by reintroducing low financing rates, big incentives, and steep discounts across many of its models. Not only has Chevy brought back 84-month loans at 0% APR that it last offered at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, it's also offering cash back of up to $7,000...Read More»

2021 Mazda 3 2.5 Turbo Hatchback
First drive: 2021 Mazda 3 2.5 Turbo Hatchback rekindles an old flame

A few days with the 2021 Mazda 3 2.5 Turbo hatchback reminded me of reuniting with an ex. The strong attachment I once felt for the hatch a few years ago was rekindled with a new shape, a more sophisticated interior, and a powerful new turbocharged engine. The thrills were there, and more exciting...Read More»

2021 Mazda 3 2.5 Turbo Hatchback
2021 Mazda 3 turbo hatch review, Tesla Model Y price drop, Hyundai and Apple to develop self-driving EV: What's New @ The Car Connection

First drive: 2021 Mazda 3 2.5 Turbo Hatchback rekindles an old flame The 2021 Mazda 3 2.5 Turbo hatchback moves upstream but all the impressive performance is offset by annoying features. Genesis GV80: Best SUV To Buy 2021 The first SUV from the upstart luxury brand beats out the Jeep Grand...Read More»

Mazda MX-30
Mazda MX-30 small crossover coming as EV and PHEV

Mazda confirmed its MX-30 small crossover will come to the U.S. in two different forms: an electric vehicle, or a plug-in hybrid with a rotary engine. Mazda hasn't released many details, but the rear-hinged rear doors and sloped roofline give it an almost fastback shape up top, while the lower half...Read More»

Mazda MX-30
Mazda confirms MX-30, 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L debuts, Mercedes launches Hyperscreen interface: What's New @ The Car Connection

Mazda MX-30 small crossover coming as EV and PHEV Mazda confirmed its MX-30 small crossover will come to the U.S. as either an electric vehicle or plug-in hybrid with a rotary engine. Chrysler Pacifica: Best Minivan To Buy 2021 The 2021 Chrysler Pacifica is a great utility vehicle and the Best...Read More»

2021 Chrysler Pacifica
Chrysler Pacifica: Best Minivan To Buy 2021

The best utility vehicle of the year also happens to win The Car Connection's Best Minivan To Buy 2021 award, and for the fifth year in a row, the winner is the Chrysler Pacifica. Prized for its versatility, roominess, refinement, standard features, and superior practicality compared to SUVs, no...Read More»

2021 Nissan Kicks
2021 Nissan Kicks driven, C8 Corvette reimagined, Mazda MX-30 EV confirmed: What's New @ The Car Connection

2021 Nissan Kicks review The 2021 Nissan Kicks subcompact crossover SUV comes with good standard safety and convenience features, but its pokey powertrain underscores its utilitarian purpose. It earns a TCC Rating of 5.2 out of 10. 2021 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport costs $22,090, adds standard safety...Read More»

2021 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
2021 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport costs $22,090, adds standard safety tech

The 2021 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport comes with a new base model with a lower starting price over last year's model, and the compact crossover comes with more standard safety features, the automaker announced Monday. Mitsubishi rejiggered the trim line of its bestselling model, increasing the price...Read More»

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E
Ford Mustang Mach-E: How we'd equip our Best Car To Buy 2021

The Ford Mustang Mach-E beat out nine other finalists out of dozens of contenders to win The Car Connection's Best Car To Buy 2021 competition. The electric crossover SUV won two segment categories, Best Electric Car To Buy and Best Crossover To Buy, as well as being our overall winner. For the...Read More»

2021 Genesis GV80
Driver's Choice awards, why the Corvette reigns, Fisker pickup teased: What's New @ The Car Connection

The Car Connection's Driver's Choice 2021 award winners Readers voted on their Best Car To Buy and it reflected tastes shared by our editors, with the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E winning three of six categories. Ford Mustang Mach-E: How we'd equip our Best Car To Buy 2021 Restricted by our $50,000...Read More»

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E first drive  -  Portland, OR
The Car Connection's Driver's Choice 2021 award winners

As we evolve into the next stage of life the auto industry seems to be doing the same with a legendary nameplate going electric: There's now an electric Ford Mustang, and it's called the Mach-E. It's also taking plenty of honors as the top spot in the automotive award season. The Ford Mustang...Read More»

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