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First drive: 2022 Subaru Forester Wilderness rings the mountains
First drive: 2022 Subaru Forester Wilderness rings the mountains

We almost forgot about weekends, right? Although camping and hiking are undergoing a resurgence, it’s an idea the Pacific Northwest never lost touch with. Look no further than the crawl of caravans of Subaru Foresters and Outbacks covered with dust or caked with mud, and loaded with outdoor...Read More»

2022 Honda Civic Si
What's New for 2022: Honda

Big changes are coming for Honda in the near future, but for the 2022 model year Honda revitalizes its smallest and most recognizable car, the Honda Civic. The brand's longest running nameplate, introduced in 1973, celebrates its 11th generation in sedan, hatchback, Si, and Type R variants, though...Read More»

2022 Ford Maverick Lariat Hybrid
2022 Ford Maverick Hybrid pickup truck gets 42 mpg

The 2022 Ford Maverick Hybrid pickup truck has exceeded Ford's earlier fuel economy estimates, with an "EPA-estimated" 42 mpg city rating, the automaker announced Thursday—indicating that the numbers aren't yet finalized, but nearly so. Ford had previously targeted 40 mpg city. Not only is...Read More»

2022 Toyota Tundra
2022 Toyota Tundra and 2022 Audi A3 headline this week's new car reviews

Toyota launched its first new Tundra pickup truck in 15 years and the hybrid leader expands its leadership into the pickup truck segment. Audi revitalized the entry-level luxury segment with the always good A3 and even better S3 sport sedans. Those two vehicles aren't all we tested in the past...Read More»

2022 Acura RDX
What's New for 2022: Acura

Acura enters the 2022 model year at an inflection point. Honda's luxury arm redesigned the MDX three-row crossover SUV and refreshed the RDX compact crossover—its two bestsellers—but sold out the last iteration of its rare NSX supercar in hours. The comfy utility vehicles support the...Read More»

2022 Lexus NX 450h
What's New for 2022: Lexus

Lexus is almost there when it comes to modern technology. It debuts a new touchscreen infotainment system and user interface on the redesigned 2022 Lexus NX that will spread to all Lexus models and replace a dated mishmash of multimedia iterations. In more other 2022 models, the current interface...Read More»

2022 Acura RDX
Refreshed 2022 Acura RDX costs $900 more but adds wireless CarPlay, updated drive modes

The 2022 Acura RDX five-seat crossover SUV costs $900 more than the 2021 RDX but the compact crossover comes with more standard tech, a quieter cabin, and retuned drive mode dynamics. On Monday, Acura announced pricing and a November 2 on-sale date for its most popular model. The base 2022 RDX with...Read More»

2022 Ford Maverick
2022 Ford Maverick vs 2022 Nissan Frontier vs 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz: A tale of 3 trucks

Three new small pickup trucks have launched over the past three months, and we drove them all. Together, they tell us a lot about the U.S. market’s headlong scramble into trucks of all sizes and types. We think the 2022 Ford Maverick will be a smash hit, the 2022 Nissan Frontier should...Read More»

2022 Infiniti Q60
Free wireless Apple CarPlay: Infiniti retrofits several 2020-2021 models

Infiniti doubled down on equipping its new cars with wireless Apple CarPlay by offering owners of older cars the same convenience feature, the automaker announced Tuesday. Wireless Apple CarPlay may lure customers into dealerships to overcome the perennial problem of frustrating infotainment...Read More»

2022 Toyota Tundra
First drive: 2022 Toyota Tundra tackles a Texas-sized problem of old age with a good new truck

The state of Texas proudly plants one boot in its independent past and its other boot in a future built on individual freedoms. It’s a fitting setting to drive the new 2022 Toyota Tundra full-size pickup truck. Beyond San Antonio, not far from the backyard of Toyota Motor North American...Read More»

2021 Ford F-150 Platinum off-road
2021 Ford F-150 joins Ram 1500 with Top Safety Pick

The redesigned 2021 Ford F-150 full-size pickup truck earned a Top Safety Pick from the IIHS, the insurance-industry funded safety agency announced Tuesday. The award applies for crew and extended cab models, but not the regular cab. The bestselling vehicle in the U.S. earned top "Good" marks on...Read More»

2022 Mazda MX-30
What's New for 2022: Mazda

Mazda's expansion continues in North America for 2022, with larger iterations of its crossover SUVs and more available sizes. The biggest news for Mazda in 2022 has the smallest impact: Sales of the Japanese brand's first electric vehicle, the MX-30, will be limited to California, initially, in...Read More»

2009 Volvo S60 2.5T
Volvo recalls older S80, S60 sedans for airbag issue

Volvo will be recalling 259,383 older sedans for an exploding airbag risk, the NHTSA disclosed on Monday. The issue is similar to the Takata airbag recall that has roiled the automotive industry and affected more than 67 million vehicles as the largest automotive recall in history. The Volvo...Read More»

2022 Ford Maverick
2022 Ford Maverick, 2022 Lexus NX showcase this week's new car reviews

A hybrid pickup truck that costs only $20,000, a plug-in hybrid first from Lexus, and new flagship electric sedans highlight the latest new cars coming soon to dealer lots. It's an impressive crop of vehicles, with a broad spectrum in price, powertrains, and capability. Here's what we've been...Read More»

2022 Alfa Romeo Stelvio
What's New for 2022: Alfa Romeo

Alfa Romeo may just be getting started. Not long after the Italian performance brand returned to the U.S. in 2014, it seemed like its revival would be short-lived. Last year, the Italian luxury brand discontinued the 4C Spider, and speculation on the future of the Giulia sedan and related Stelvio...Read More»

2022 Lexus NX
First drive: 2022 Lexus NX goes greener, techier

Driving the redesigned 2022 Lexus NX 450h+ F Sport on a 40-mile loop into the Arizona desert quickly reveals what’s new about the brand’s compact crossover. For starters, I’m in the new NX 450h+ plug-in hybrid model—the brand’s first—that shares its powertrain...Read More»

2021 Tesla Model Y
Tesla hikes price of Model 3, Model Y by $2,000

Tesla increased the price of the Model 3 compact sedan and related Model Y compact crossover this week. The base price of each electric vehicle increases by $2,000, and that follows a $1,000 price hike in July. The Performance trims of each model also increase by $1,000. The Model 3 Standard Range...Read More»

2021 Ford Ranger Tremor, left, and 2021 Honda Ridgeline HPD, right
2021 Honda Ridgeline vs 2021 Ford Ranger: Compare Trucks

The redesigned Honda Ridgeline squares off against an old foe in the 2021 Ford Ranger. The challenge in deciding between these two mid-size trucks might be all the other new trucks coming to market, ranging from the small 2022 Ford Maverick hybrid to the electric 2022 Rivian R1T. The difference...Read More»

2022 Ford Maverick
2022 Ford Maverick vs 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz: Compare Trucks

The 2022 Ford Maverick and 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz resurrect a small truck segment that had been dormant for more than a decade. Both of these crossover-based vehicles give shoppers an open bed and a more adventurous edge than compact crossover SUVs that fill roads like construction zones in...Read More»

2017 Hyundai Sonata
Hyundai Sonata recall indicates wrong direction

Certain Hyundai Sonata mid-size sedans are being recalled for a faulty turn signal indicating the opposite direction than intended, the NHTSA disclosed on Monday. A software malfunction mixes up the turn signal, so vehicles of drivers intending to turn right might indicate the sedan is turning...Read More»

2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L Summit Reserve 4x4
Review update: 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L Summit Reserve grows for the family

After nearly 30 years, the Jeep Grand Cherokee has finally grown to accommodate those who have grown up with it. The fifth-generation Grand Cherokee introduces a new model to the lineup known as the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L. With a longer wheelbase and an adult-sized third row, the larger...Read More»

2022 Rivian R1T
2022 Rivian R1T, 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee headline this week's new car reviews

Electric pickup trucks and redesigned iterations of classic SUVs filled The Car Connection's week of new car test drives and previews of forthcoming vehicles. Here's a look at the highlights. 2022 Rivian R1T review The R1T is the next iteration of the pickup truck, and its blend of futuristic yet...Read More»

2022 Rivian R1T
Skip the dealer: How to buy a Rivian R1T or R1S

The first Rivian R1T electric pickup trucks finally started rolling off the factory floor in Normal, Illinois, in mid-September, but they won't be heading to dealerships, now or later. Instead, Rivian follows a similar path as Tesla, Polestar, and other electric vehicle companies by forgoing the...Read More»

2022 Genesis GV70
2022 Genesis GV70 and G70 earn Top Safety Pick+ honors

The 2022 Genesis GV70 luxury compact crossover and G70 luxury compact sedan both earned Top Safety Pick+ awards from the IIHS, the insurance-industry funded safety agency announced on Thursday. A Top Safety Pick+ is considered to be the most rigorous safety recognition in the industry, and vehicles...Read More»

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