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Review update: 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz packs style and utility in a compact package
Review update: 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz packs style and utility in a compact package

The year is 2022 and Hyundai makes a kind of pickup truck. Watch out world, it’s a whole new era. Hyundai’s not looking to take on the Ford F-150 or Chevrolet Silverado. It’s not even aiming for the Ford Ranger or Honda Ridgeline. With the 2022 Santa Cruz, Hyundai’s circled...Read More»

2015 Ford Fusion
Ford recalls 200,000 cars for phantom brake lights, rollaway risk

That Ford car braking in southern states might not be braking at all. An issue with the brake pedal has prompted Ford to recall nearly 200,000 cars from the 2014-2015 model years, but only in select states, the NHTSA disclosed Monday. The brake pedal bumper stop in affected cars can disintegrate...Read More»

2022 Lexus LX 600
2022 Lexus LX 600 and BMW 3-Series top this week's new car reviews

We test drove the redesigned 2022 Lexus LX 600 in the high desert and concluded that it will make a suitable replacement for the Toyota Land Cruiser with its more powerful and more efficient twin-turbo V-6. Other cars that moved our needle to the red were the BMW 3-Series, Acura TLX, and another...Read More»

Tesla Autopilot suite of features  -  with version 7.0 update
Hands-free safety? IIHS to assess semi-autonomous driving systems

The IIHS will be the first independent safety agency to test the safety of hands-free driving systems, the insurance-industry funded group announced Thursday. The IIHS said that none of the semi-autonomous systems currently offered by automakers meets the criteria to earn a "Good" rating. The...Read More»

2022 Genesis GV70 AWD 3.5T Sport Prestige
Review update: 2022 Genesis GV70 presents chic design in composed package

With the 2022 Genesis GV70, the luxury division of Hyundai has a bullseye circled around the Audi Q5, BMW X3, Mercede-Benz GLC-Class, and even the Acura RDX. It's landed right on target—mostly. With a TCC Rating of 7.6 out of 10, the 2022 GV70 delivers a value with a gorgeous package...Read More»

2022 Lexus LX 600
2022 Lexus LX: Same starting price gives way to $128,000 top price

The redesigned 2022 Lexus LX three-row SUV rides on a new platform, uses a new twin-turbo engine, and upgrades to the latest tech and safety systems, yet it costs the same as the outgoing model at $88,245, including a $1,345 destination charge. But two new trims, including an Ultra Luxury grade...Read More»

2021 Hyundai Santa Fe
Loose windshield prompts recall of Hyundai Santa Fe, Elantra, and Sonata

Newer Hyundai models may have a loose windshield that can let in water and wind, the automaker disclosed to the NHTSA last week. The issue prompted the recall of certain 2020-2021 Santa Fe crossover SUVs, the 2021 Sonata mid-size sedan, and the 2021 Elantra compact sedan. The models are all...Read More»

2022 Mercedes-Benz AMG SL 55
2022 Mercedes SL-Class and 2022 Mazda CX-30 headline this week's new car reviews

We test drive the sublime 2022 Mercedes-Benz AMG SL drop tops and roll through the updates on a slew of other 2022 models, from popular crossovers to heavy duty trucks. Here's what we're covering. 2022 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class review The Mercedes-Benz AMG SL-Class delivers strong V-8 power, better...Read More»

2022 Lexus NX
Review update: 2022 Lexus NX 350 burnishes brand with great tech

Reputations are a hard thing to build and an even harder thing to shake. When the Lexus NX arrived in 2014, the compact crossover was intended to bring some youthful swagger to a brand favored by a quieter, comfier, stay-off-my-lawn kinda owner. Though a strong seller, the technology tried...Read More»

2022 Toyota Tundra Capstone
2022 Toyota Tundra culminates with new Capstone trim exclusive to hybrids

Toyota announced a new top trim exclusive to the 2022 Toyota Tundra hybrid on Tuesday. The Capstone trim loads up more standard features than on the Platinum and 1794 models, but Toyota won't announce hybrid pricing until closer to the spring on-sale date. The hybrid is offered on Limited...Read More»

2020 Tesla Model S
Tesla Model S recalled for risk of hood flying open

Tesla will recall the 2014-2021 Model S electric sedan for a front latch issue that could cause the hood to open while driving, the NHTSA disclosed last week. In some cars, the secondary hood latch that secures the lid of the frunk is misaligned, Tesla said in paperwork filed with the NHTSA. If the...Read More»

2022 Subaru WRX
2022 Subaru WRX and Mercedes' SUVs lead off this year's new car reviews

The voting is done and auto awards season over, with the 2022 Ford Maverick Hybrid compact pickup truck unanimously winning our Best Car To Buy award. Readers agreed, giving it top spot in our Driver's Choice awards for Best Car On A Budget. But we're not done assessing new cars for model year...Read More»

2022 Ford F-150 Lighting vs 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV
2022 Ford F-150 Lightning vs. 2024 Chevy Silverado EV: Compare Electric Trucks

America's bestselling pickup trucks have plugged into the electric age with battery electric variants launching sooner rather than later. Following the lead of the Rivian R1T pickup, the Ford F-150 Lightning and Chevrolet Silverado EV provide all of the full-size truck utility consumers expect with...Read More»

2022 Ford Maverick
Ford Maverick Hybrid: How we'd equip our Best Car To Buy 2022 winner

The 2022 Ford Maverick Hybrid is an automotive unicorn. The compact pickup truck costs less than half of the average new utility vehicle, is more efficient than most cars, and is so sought after that you might have as hard a time locating it as you would a unicorn. Even though Ford's smash hit won...Read More»

2022 Ford F-150
Ford F-150 recalled for two separate issues

Ford announced last month two recalls of the bestselling Ford F-150 pickup truck. The first and larger recall involves new Ford F-150 pickup trucks in crew cab configurations equipped with four-wheel drive and the 5.5-foot short bed. Certain 2021-2022 models equipped with the 302A equipment group...Read More»

2019 Tesla Model 3
Tesla recalls all 2017-2020 Model 3 electric cars

Tesla will recall all 2017-2020 Model 3 electric sedans due to a malfunctioning rearview camera, the NHTSA disclosed Monday. The issue with the country's bestselling electric vehicle stems from the trunk design more than the camera itself. The trunk harness holds a coaxial cable that provides the...Read More»

Ford Maverick: The Car Connection Best Car To Buy 2022
Ford Maverick: The Car Connection's Best Car To Buy 2022

The 2022 Ford Maverick wins The Car Connection's Best Car To Buy 2022 award. The compact pickup truck with a crew cab and a small bed beat out five finalists out of dozens of new or redesigned vehicles we tested in 2021. It met our criteria of costing less than $50,000 and coming standard with...Read More»

2022 Hyundai Elantra N
Hyundai Elantra N: Best Sports Car To Buy 2022

The Car Connection's Best Sports Car To Buy 2022 combines compact sedan practicality with a raucous driving experience that leaves grins in its wake: the 2022 Hyundai Elantra N. The Elantra N is tied with the Honda Civic as our highest scoring affordable performance car with a TCC Rating of 6.8...Read More»

2022 Subaru Outback Wilderness
Subaru Outback: Best Wagon To Buy 2022

Wagon buyers aren't left with many options these days. Even Volvo's moving on. That leaves the best option for those seeking a longroof a vehicle that blurs the lines between crossover SUV and wagons. The Subaru Outback was bested last year by the Volvo V60 and its lifted Cross Country model. But...Read More»

2022 Kia Carnival
Kia Carnival: Best Minivan To Buy 2022

After five years there's a new pecking order in the minivan universe. At some point every king must fall, and that time has come for the Chrysler Pacifica. Formerly known as the Sedona, the Kia Carnival's features, warranty, comfort, and sport-utility style earned it a TCC Rating of 7.5 out of 10...Read More»

2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E Ice White Appearance Package
Ford Mustang Mach-E: Best Electric Car To Buy 2022

Last year there was an upset in the electric car realm when an iconic nameplate evolved and was pushed into the next era. The Ford Mustang Mach-E swept several Best Car To Buy awards from The Car Connection along with sister site Green Car Reports. A year later and the Mustang Mach-E still...Read More»

2022 Kia Telluride
Kia Telluride: Best Family Car To Buy 2022

For the second year in a row the Kia Telluride wins our Best Family Car To Buy award. The three-row crossover SUV built in the state of Georgia continues to surprise and delight after being named The Car Connection's Best Car To Buy 2020 in its inaugural year. Once again, the Kia Telluride earned a...Read More»

2022 Genesis GV70
Genesis GV70: Best Luxury Car To Buy 2022

Genesis has another winner. The newest vehicle from Hyundai's luxury brand, the GV70 compact crossover, claims the top spot in our Best Luxury Car To Buy award, much like the larger Genesis GV80 did for 2021. Like the GV80, the GV70 pulls off the oxymoronic feat of a luxury value. Starting at about...Read More»

2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Jeep Grand Cherokee: Best SUV To Buy 2022

The all-around SUV king has returned to its thrown. After being dethroned in 2021 by the Genesis GV80 over poor crash-test scores and lack of standard automatic emergency braking, the redesigned Jeep Grand Cherokee has returned stronger than ever to win back The Car Connection's Best SUV To Buy...Read More»

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