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5 worthy options on the 2021 Ford F-150
5 worthy options on the 2021 Ford F-150

The redesigned 2021 Ford F-150 launched at dealerships last week with a host of upgrades that usher America’s bestselling vehicle into the digital age. An 8.0-inch touchscreen, over-the-air updates, wi-fi hotspot, and a smartphone app that doubles as a key highlight the standard features that...Read More»

2021 Ford Bronco Sport first ride
2021 Ford Bronco Sport gets up to 26 mpg combined

The 2021 Ford Bronco Sport gets EPA ratings up to 25 mpg city, 28 highway, 26 combined. The off-road ready compact crossover shares many of the same parts as the 2020 Ford Escape, including the 181-horsepower 1.5-liter turbo-3 base engine that earns those ratings. The larger 245-hp 2.0-liter...Read More»

2021 Ford F-150 Platinum off-road
2021 Ford F-150 optioned, Bugatti launches special Chiron, 2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge driven: What's New @ The Car Connection

5 worthy options on the 2021 Ford F-150 The redesigned 2021 Ford F-150 can be equipped as a basic work truck or an executive mobile office, but these five options make the most sense across the board. 2021 Ford Bronco Sport gets up to 26 mpg combined The 2021 Ford Bronco gets EPA ratings of 25 mpg...Read More»

2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
GM to recall nearly 6M trucks and SUVs with Takata airbags despite disagreement with the NHTSA

The NHTSA is forcing General Motors to recall nearly 6 million full-size SUVs and pickup trucks equipped with Takata airbag inflators, the regulator announced on Monday. The order comes after four years of GM insisting that its airbag inflators were safe, even as the rest of the industry roiled...Read More»

2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
GM capitulates to massive recall, 2020 Corvette convertible reviewed, EV costs compared: What's New @ The Car Connection

GM to recall nearly 6M trucks and SUVs with Takata airbags despite disagreement with the NHTSA The NHTSA is ordering GM to recall almost 6 million trucks and SUVs due to faulty Takata airbags. Volkswagen to pass on Passat, cease production of sedan by 2023 VW to drop its large American-made sedan...Read More»

2020 Volkswagen Passat SEL
Volkswagen to pass on Passat, cease production of sedan by 2023

Volkswagen will discontinue the Passat mid-size sedan in the U.S. once it completes its current product cycle for 2023, according to a report this weekend from Wards Auto. The VW plant that produces the Passat in Chattanooga, Tennessee also makes the more popular 2021 Volkswagen Atlas three-row...Read More»

2021 Lincoln Nautilus
2021 Lincoln Nautilus refreshed with a modern, connected cabin

The 2021 Lincoln Nautilus compact crossover SUV sheds the vestiges of its MKX predecessor with a new interior more in line with the upscale refinements of the larger Lincoln Aviator and Lincoln Navigator. The powertrain carries over, and new color options and a revised front bumper freshen the...Read More»

2021 Lincoln Nautilus
2021 Lincoln Nautilus updated, 2023 Mini Countryman preview, GM's bold EV plan: What's New @ The Car Connection

2021 Lincoln Nautilus refreshed with a modern, connected cabin The 2021 Lincoln Nautilus luxury compact crossover SUV dresses up a new interior headlined by a 13.2-inch touchscreen. 2021 Nissan Sentra price increases $100 to $20,335 The 2021 Nissan Sentra costs $100 more but comes with standard...Read More»

2021 Nissan Sentra
2021 Nissan Sentra price increases $100 to $20,335

The 2021 Nissan Sentra largely carries over from last year's sporty redesign, but some minor tech upgrades to the base model justify the minor price increase of $100. Available in three trims, the 2021 Sentra's base S model costs $20,335, including $925 destination. It now comes standard with Apple...Read More»

2022 Subaru BRZ
2022 Subaru BRZ returns to vie for best affordable sports car title

The redesigned 2022 Subaru BRZ sports coupe returns for a second generation, but it still won't have a turbocharger. Instead, Subaru will fit it with a larger and more potent 2.4-liter flat-4, the automaker announced Wednesday. The 2.4-liter makes 228 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque...Read More»

2021 Ford F-150 Platinum off-road
2021 Ford F-150 review, 2021 Maybach S-Class preview, California EV rebate begins: What's New @ The Car Connection

2021 Ford F-150 review The redesigned 2021 Ford-F-150 pickup offers a hybrid powertrain and cutting-edge tech, safety, and convenience features. 2021 Kia Sorento SUV gets big price increase on base model only The redesigned 2021 Kia Sorento drops its base L model and gets a $2,450 price increase...Read More»

2021 Kia Sorento
2021 Kia Sorento SUV gets big price increase on base model only

The redesigned 2021 Kia Sorento three-row crossover SUV gets a new look, new engines, and a new base model that is $2,450 more expensive than the outgoing model, according to CarsDirect. The 2021 Kia Sorento starts at $30,560, including a mandatory destination charge of $1,170. But the price...Read More»

2022 Honda Civic prototype
2022 Honda Civic debuts, 2022 Subaru BRZ preview, Rivian R1T price premium: What's New @ The Car Connection

2022 Honda Civic preview The redesigned 2022 Honda Civic comes as a sedan or hatchback, in Si or Type R performance models. Special FX: 2022 Infiniti QX55 SUV honors crossover coupe past The 2022 Infiniti QX55, a variant of the QX50 with a coupe-like roofline, is coming next spring. 2021 Mazda...Read More»

2022 Infiniti QX55
Special FX: 2022 Infiniti QX55 SUV honors crossover coupe past

The 2022 Infiniti QX55 debuted last night with a crossover-coupe-style design that looks as much like the BMW X4 and the Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe as it does the Infiniti FX that helped launch the coupe-like roofline on sporty SUVs nearly two decades ago. Related to the QX50 compact crossover SUV...Read More»

2022 Honda Civic prototype
2022 Honda Civic streams on with sportier look, better features

Honda showed off prototype versions of the 2022 Honda Civic last night on the live stream gaming platform Twitch. The unconventional virtual debut of the 11th-generation compact sedan was sparse on details but big on promise. The sleek sedan will arrive in late spring 2021 and be followed by a...Read More»

2021 GMC Canyon AT4 Off-Road Performance Edition
2021 GMC Canyon AT4 Off-Road Performance Edition climbs into rugged territory

For buyers who didn't find the 2021 GMC Canyon AT4 capable enough to conquer off-road terrain, GMC will offer a Canyon AT4 Off-Road Performance Edition, the automaker announced Monday. The 2021 Canyon AT4 Off-Road Performance Edition adds a suspension leveling kit, removes the front air dam to...Read More»

2021 Genesis GV80
2021 Genesis GV80 review, Jeep Rubicon 392 revealed, Tesla cuts cheap Model 3: What's New @ The Car Connection

2021 Genesis GV80 review The 2021 Genesis GV80 is the luxury brand's first SUV and features a gorgeous design, a wealth of standard comfort and safety features, sumptuous seats, and a choice of two capable turbo engines. It earns a high TCC Rating of 7.8 out of 10. 2021 GMC Canyon AT4 Off-Road...Read More»

2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV
2017-2019 Chevy Bolt EV recalled for battery fire risk

General Motors is recalling the 2017-2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV because the battery could catch fire when it's fully charged, the automaker announced last week. The recall encompasses 50,925 Bolt EVs in the U.S., or 68,667 worldwide. If the battey is charged to full or near capacity, the battery could...Read More»

2021 Hyundai Elantra
First drive: 2021 Hyundai Elantra has a new wrapper, but old strengths still drive it forward

By Brian Wong The Hyundai Elantra compact sedan has traditionally stood out for its value and not much else. Previous generations of the car were among the most understated vehicles on the road, devoid of style or clear identifying details. I tried to picture an Elantra from before 2010 and I drew...Read More»

2021 Hyundai Elantra
2021 Hyundai Elantra tested, 2021 Sonata N Line driven, 2021 Elantra Hybrid reviewed: What's New @ The Car Connection

First drive: 2021 Hyundai Elantra has a new wrapper, but old strengths still drive it forward The redesigned 2021 Hyundai Elantra compact sedan grows in size and gets more upscale features, but its sporty look can't disguise that value is prioritized over performance. Toyota expands fuel pump...Read More»

2020 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro
Toyota expands fuel pump recall to 1.5M newer Toyota and Lexus cars

Toyota is expanding the scope of the fuel pump recall it initiated earlier this year with an additional 1.5 million newer Toyota and Lexus vehicles, the NHTSA announced Monday. That brings the total number of vehicles recalled since January to 2.7 million vehicles, representing nearly every model...Read More»

2021 Audi Q3
2021 Audi Q3 SUV gets new trim, costs $35,095

The 2021 Audi Q3 compact crossover SUV comes with a new entry-level trim, a lower starting price, and a less potent engine than the 2020 version, Audi announced this week. The new Q3 40 slides in under the Q3 45 and shaves $700 off of last year's starting price to cost $35,095, including $1,095...Read More»

2021 Mazda CX-5
2021 Mazda CX-5 review, Porsche Carrera GT revisited, Toyota expands FCEV stations: What's New @ The Car Connection

2021 Mazda CX-5 review With a TCC Rating of 6.7 out of 10, the 2021 Mazda CX-5 handles very well, but it's smaller than rivals and has distracting infotainment. 2021 Audi Q3 SUV gets new trim, costs $35,095 A new version of the 2021 Audi Q3 trades off some acceleration time for a lower price and...Read More»

2021 Ford F-150
2021 Ford F-150 Hybrid gets 24 mpg, besting the Ram 1500 and Chevy Silverado

The 2021 Ford F-150 Hybrid gets 24 mpg combined, according to data posted by the EPA this week. The bestselling pickup truck also gets 24 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway. That rating falls short of the 25 mpg combined of the rear-wheel-drive 2020 F-150 diesel, and the EPA hasn't announced...Read More»

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