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Coolest crossovers for 2021, Tesla Cheetah Stance, and cheaper EV charging: What's New @ The Car Connection
Coolest crossovers for 2021, Tesla Cheetah Stance, and cheaper EV charging: What's New @ The Car Connection

Ford Bronco, Genesis GV80 lead the coolest crossover SUVs for 2021 With so many things to look forward to—the outdoors; non-rationed toilet tissue; our normal lives—our impatience for the forthcoming crop of crossover SUVs is particularly acute. Updated 2022 Chevrolet Traverse, Equinox...Read More»

2021 Genesis GV80
Ford Bronco, Genesis GV80 lead the coolest crossover SUVs for 2021

With so many things to look forward to—the outdoors; non-rationed toilet tissue; our normal lives—our impatience for the forthcoming crop of crossover SUVs is particularly acute. The Ford Bronco returns this year after a 25-year hiatus, and a slew of electric crossover SUVs angle for...Read More»

2021 Chevrolet Equinox, 2020 Chicago Auto Show
Updated 2022 Chevrolet Traverse, Equinox crossovers delayed until 2021

The updated Chevrolet Traverse and Equinox crossovers won't arrive in the fall as 2021 models, the automaker announced Wednesday. Instead, the revised version of Chevy's popular two- and three-row crossovers will be delayed until next year, when they'll be sold as 2022 models. Both delays are...Read More»

2020 Audi Q3
Review update: 2020 Audi Q3 Premium Plus is punk-rock practical

The 2020 Audi Q3 is a small luxury crossover engineered for mass appeal like Wonder Bread—and I discovered that I like both. I like Wonder Bread and American cheese and bologna with yellow mustard, and I’m not being ironic. Don't ask me why, I don't understand it myself. I wasn’t...Read More»

2020 Audi Q3
2020 Audi Q3 review, Polestar Precept deep dive, Model Y range extender?: What's New @ The Car Connection

Review update: 2020 Audi Q3 Premium Plus is punk-rock practical The 2020 Audi Q3 is a small luxury crossover engineered for mass appeal like Wonder Bread—and I discovered that I like both. 2021 Mercedes-Benz EQC preview The 2021 Mercedes-Benz EQC is an all-electric crossover that’s the...Read More»

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2020 Mazda CX-9 earns Top Safety Pick+ award

The 2020 Mazda CX-9 earned a Top Safety Pick+ award for not only withstanding crash tests, but also preventing them, the IIHS announced Monday. Mazda's largest vehicle earned "Good" ratings on all six crash tests, and its automatic emergency braking system excelled at avoiding collisions with other...Read More»

Dean Winters as 'Mayhem' in Allstate ad campaign
Auto insurers give cash back, Nissan Juke-R for sale, Mercedes EQS preview: What's New @ The Car Connection

Allstate and other auto insurers giving money back to drivers Allstate plans to return $600 million to auto insurance policyholders over the next two months due to the coronavirus pandemic. 2020 Mazda CX-9 earns Top Safety Pick+ award The 2020 Mazda CX-9 earned a Top Safety Pick+ award for not only...Read More»

2020 Ford F-150
2020 Ford F-150, Ford Ranger pickups recalled for faulty shift cable

Ford is recalling certain 2020 trucks and full-size SUVs equipped with a 10-speed automatic transmission, the automaker announced Tuesday. A locking clip on the shift cable may not be fully seated during assembly. If a driver puts the vehicle in park, shuts off the engine, and walks away the truck...Read More»

Dean Winters as 'Mayhem' in Allstate ad campaign
Allstate and other auto insurers giving money back to drivers

Allstate plans to return $600 million to auto insurance policyholders over the next two months due to the coronavirus pandemic. "This crisis is pervasive," Tom Wilson, President and CEO of Allstate, said in a statement on Monday. "Given an unprecedented decline in driving, customers will receive a...Read More»

2020 Subaru Forester
2020 Volkswagen Tiguan vs. 2020 Subaru Forester: Compare Crossover SUVs

Just like every culture has a distinct take on a stuffed dough ball—empanada, pierogi, panzarotti—every automaker has a distinct take on a compact crossover. The 2020 Subaru Forester is the steamed bun of this analogy, and the 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan is the lesser known bierocks. Both...Read More»

2020 Subaru Forester
Forester vs. Tiguan, Koenigsegg Gemera deconstructed, 2020 BMW 745e review: What's New @ The Car Connection

2020 Volkswagen Tiguan vs. 2020 Subaru Forester: Compare Crossover SUVs The 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan and 2020 Subaru Forester are boxy compact crossovers with all-wheel drive and good safety ratings. Our comparison finds the Tiguan is larger and the Forester is a better value. Nissan adds large...Read More»

2015 Nissan Armada
Nissan adds large vehicles to Takata airbag recall

Nissan is recalling large vans, SUVs, and trucks for a faulty driver-side airbag inflator that could rupture and spray metal fragments into the cabin and cause injury or death, the automaker announced last week. In paperwork filed with the NHTSA, Nissan said 216,678 vehicles were affected but there...Read More»

2020 Lexus ES 300h
Review update: The 2020 Lexus ES 300h shelters drivers in the right place

Long-distance journeys may have settled into your mind, in this time of sheltering in place. One day we'll be able to drive far, far away—and for that day your shopping list could start and begin with the 2020 Lexus ES 300h Ultra Luxury. If you can avoid the lure of a crossover SUV, the 2020...Read More»

Meals on Wheels
Meals on Wheels delivers connections, Mazda turns 100, GM to build Hondas: What's New @ The Car Connection

Wheel Connections: Meals on Wheels deliver more than food during coronavirus shutdown Kathy Kreidler and her Subaru Forester have delivered thousands of meals to home-bound seniors so far, and the need is only getting greater. When does a three-row small crossover make sense? Grandparents, nannies...Read More»

Meals on Wheels
Wheel Connections: Meals on Wheels deliver more than food during coronavirus shutdown

Rosalee Craig’s small, 92-year-old frame sidles comfortably into her wheelchair. The back of it says “Drive,” advice she’s taken to heart. In her garage is a red 1966 Mustang that she bought new for a little more than $3,000, just down the street. Her grandson and caregiver...Read More»

2020 Volkswagen Tiguan
When does a three-row small crossover make sense?

There aren’t many compact crossovers like the 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan that offer a third-row seat. The Dodge Journey, Tesla Model Y, Mitsubishi Outlander, and Lexus RX 350L squeeze in a third row, but most three-row vehicles are much larger, such as the Volkswagen Atlas. Yet, for the 10% of...Read More»

2020 Mazda CX-30
2020 Mazda CX-30 vs. 2020 Mazda 3 hatchback: Compare Cars

Mazda has presented a curious case with its small cars. Following the evolutionary chart of the Mazda3 hatchback leads to a split in what we can now call the Crossover Era. While the lovable Mazda3 continues on one trajectory, the split presents a new subspecies known as the CX-30 subcompact...Read More»

2019 Mazda 3 - Best Car To Buy 2020
Mazda crossover or hatch? Camry TRD Pro is kid approved, Lucid claims 400-mile range: What's New @ The Car Connection

2020 Mazda CX-30 vs. 2020 Mazda 3 hatchback: Compare Cars Mazda has presented a curious case with its small cars. Following the evolutionary chart of the Mazda3 hatchback leads to a split in what we can now call the Crossover Era. 2021 Genesis G80 preview When it goes on sale late this year, the...Read More»

2021 Volkswagen Atlas with Basecamp package
Basecamp comes to 2021 Atlas, 2021 BMW 5-Series spied, EV Jeeps are coming: What's New @ The Car Connection

2021 Volkswagen Atlas Basecamp off-road add-ons push families further into the wilderness It may not promise the world, but Volkswagen on Wednesday rolled out a list of available off-road upgrades to its 2021 Atlas. The parts, which include appearance items like front and rear bumpers, extra skid...Read More»

2021 Volkswagen Atlas with Basecamp package
2021 Volkswagen Atlas Basecamp off-road add-ons push families further into the wilderness

It may not promise the world, but Volkswagen on Wednesday rolled out a list of available off-road upgrades to its 2021 Atlas. The parts, which include appearance items like front and rear bumpers, extra skid plates for protection, and chunky off-road wheels and tires, add up to more than $3,500...Read More»

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Average gas price in US drops to $1.99: AAA

The national average for a gallon of gasoline dropped to $1.99, AAA announced Tuesday. It's the first time in four years that average prices for gas fell below $2 due to two global problems. The global coronavirus pandemic has suppressed oil demand and a crude oil price war between Saudi Arabia and...Read More»

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Gas prices drop, as do EPA mileage targets: What's New @ The Car Connection

Average gas price in US drops to $1.99: AAA The global coronavirus pandemic has suppressed oil demand and a crude oil price war between Saudi Arabia and Russia have combined to lower crude oil to less than $20 per barrel, the lowest price since 2002, AAA reports. Review update: 2020 CX-30 is...Read More»

2020 Mazda CX-30
Review update: 2020 CX-30 is Mazda’s better, larger small crossover

If the Mazda 3 hatchback were to grow up, it would become the new 2020 Mazda CX-30 crossover. First, it would have to go through an awkward but small rebellious phase as the CX-3. With the CX-30, Mazda has matured its small crossover to become more practical and responsible, but it still retains...Read More»

2020 Kia Telluride - Best Car To Buy 2020
2020 Kia Telluride vs Sorento, 2021 Genesis G80 preview, electric trains are coming: What's New @ The Car Connection

2020 Kia Sorento vs. 2020 Kia Telluride: Compare Crossover SUVs The 2020 Kia Sorento and 2020 Kia Telluride are both three-row crossover SUVs that share similar missions to get the family to soccer practice on time. Sidewalk Edition returns to 2021 Mini Cooper S convertible 2021 Mini convertible...Read More»

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