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Boo: These cars won't be back for 2021
Boo: These cars won't be back for 2021

Murder hornets. Coronavirus. Democracy. The year 2020 has been unkind for many reasons and to many things, including these cars that won’t be coming back for the 2021 model year. There’s only one crossover SUV not carrying on, and it’s an old one at that. The rest follow an...Read More»

2020 Lexus GS F
Dead cars for 2021, 2020 Land Rover Defender 110 tested, Cayenne PHEV range boost: What's New @ The Car Connection

Boo: These cars won't be back for 2021 The list of discontinued sedans, hatchbacks, sports cars, and one crossover for 2021 reflects the signs of the times. 2021 Ford F-150 and Mustang Mach-E hands-free driving system priced like Cadillac's Super Cruise Buyers of Ford's Active Drive Assist system...Read More»

Ford Mustang Mach-E Active Drive Assist
2021 Ford F-150 and Mustang Mach-E hands-free driving system priced like Cadillac's Super Cruise

Ford's hands-free driving system launches on the 2021 Ford F-150 for $1,595 and on the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E for $3,200, Ford announced Friday. Called Active Drive Assist, the technology uses a camera and radar sensors to drive the vehicles without driver intervention on more than 100,000 miles...Read More»

2021 Audi A6 Sport 45 TFSI
2021 Audi A6 sedan gets bump in power and price

The 2021 Audi A6 luxury mid-size sedan gets a mid-year makeover that adds more power, more black trim, and more cowbell. The 2021 Audi A6 can be had with a Sport trim exclusive to the mid-year model, Audi confirmed to The Car Connection on Thursday. The Audi A6 Sport costs $56,445, or $500 more...Read More»

2020 Nissan Sentra
Nissan's Safety Shield explained, 2022 Genesis GV70 preview, EV truck compare: What's New @ The Car Connection

What is Nissan's Safety Shield 360? We delve into what safety and driver-assistance features are included in the Safety Shield 360 system found in Nissans and Infinitis. 2021 Audi A6 sedan gets bump in power and price The 2021 Audi A6 comes with a Sport trim featuring black trim elements and an...Read More»

Nissan Safety Shield 360 suite of advanced driver assistance systems
What is Nissan's Safety Shield 360?

Nissan and Infiniti offer Safety Shield 360, which is a suite of advanced driver-assistance systems that use electronic aids to provide drivers with more comfort and safety. Using cameras, radar units, and other sensors, a vehicle with Safety Shield 360 can maintain the speed of traffic and stay...Read More»

Cadillac Super Cruise
Cadillac's Super Cruise is the best driver assist system, says Consumer Reports

When it comes to helping you drive, one system guides better than all the rest and it is Cadillac's Super Cruise, Consumer Reports announced on Wednesday. The non-profit consumer advocacy group tested 17 advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) to determine which ones best helped the driver on...Read More»

2021 Ford Edge
2021 Ford Edge SUV reboots with more tech features

The 2021 Ford Edge mid-size crossover SUV reboots with a larger touchscreen, a new infotainment system with over-the-air updates, and more USB ports, Ford announced Wednesday. The biggest change comes with the largest touchscreen in the class, Ford says. The Edge competes with other mid-size...Read More»

2021 Ford Edge
2021 Ford Edge updated, 2021 Jaguar E-Pace previewed, Fisker Ocean maps a plan: What's New @ The Car Connection

2021 Ford Edge SUV reboots with more tech features The 2021 Ford Edge gets a larger infotainment screen with over-the-air updates and more USB ports. 2021 Toyota Sienna review The redesigned 2021 Toyota Sienna minivan is a hybrid with available all-wheel drive netting an estimated 36 combined. It...Read More»

2021 Toyota Sienna Platinum
2021 Toyota Sienna hybrid minivan: Price and mpg increase

The redesigned 2021 Toyota Sienna minivan costs nearly $3,000 more than last year's model, but it comes standard as a hybrid loaded with more features. It goes from getting 20 mpg combined to an EPA-estimated 36 mpg combined. The base 2021 Toyota Sienna starts at $35,635, including $1,175...Read More»

2021 Toyota Sienna XSE
2021 Toyota Sienna priced and driven, 2020 GLS 580 tested: What's New @ The Car Connection

2021 Toyota Sienna hybrid minivan: Price and mpg increase The redesigned 2021 Toyota Sienna gets a price increase as it changes to a hybrid minivan. 2021 Toyota Venza, RAV4 Prime earn Top Safety Pick awards The 2021 Toyota Venza and RAV4 Prime siblings earned Top Safety Pick awards from the IIHS...Read More»

2021 Toyota Venza Limited
2021 Toyota Venza, RAV4 Prime earn Top Safety Pick awards

The reborn 2021 Toyota Venza brings top crash-test ratings and a Top Safety Pick award, the IIHS announced last week. The hybrid crossover SUV last sold for the 2015 model year as a crossover/wagon, and the new version gets a five-star safety rating from the NHTSA, as well as a coveted TSP...Read More»

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class
Illuminated Mercedes-Benz logo triggers recall of 2020 GLE and GLS SUVs

The three-pointed star may not guide the way after all. The illuminated Mercedes-Benz logo that can appear in the grille of the 2020 GLE Class SUV and 2020 GLS Class SUV has triggered a safety recall, the automaker revealed in paperwork made public by the NHTSA on Monday. The recall of 12,799 SUVs...Read More»

2021 Genesis G80
2021 Genesis G80 tested, VW plans spinoff, Toyota hybrids last long: What's New @ The Car Connection

2021 Genesis G80 review The redesigned 2021 Genesis G80 mid-size luxury sedan sports a new look, two powertrain options, and comes loaded with standard features. GM expands recall of 2018 Escalade, Tahoe, Yukon SUVs, and Silverado and Sierra pickups Brakes problems compel a recall of big GM SUVs...Read More»

2018 GMC Sierra 1500
GM expands recall of 2018 Escalade, Tahoe, Yukon SUVs, and Silverado and Sierra pickups

General Motors is recalling certain 2018 full-size SUVs and pickup trucks equipped with either a 5.3-liter V-8 or 6.2-liter V-8. A faulty vacuum pump in the affected vehicles could cause a loss in braking, increasing the risk of a crash, General Motors reported in paperwork filed with the NHTSA on...Read More»

2021 Hyundai Elantra
2021 Hyundai Elantra priced, 2021 Ram TRX driven, wireless EV charging overview: What's New @ The Car Connection

2021 Hyundai Elantra gets modest price bump to start at $20,645 The dollars go up, but so does the content in Hyundai's versatile compact four-door. 2021 Mini Cooper 1499 GT and Mini Countryman Oxford headline even more special editions Another day, another pair of special editions for the...Read More»

2021 Mini Cooper 1499 GT
2021 Mini Cooper 1499 GT and Mini Countryman Oxford headline even more special editions

Mini may have more special and limited editions than movie cameos. For 2021, there will be two more, bringing its total of specials to nearly the same number of years since Mini launched in 1959. The 2021 Mini Cooper 1499 GT celebrates the brand's potent past, while the 2021 Mini Countryman Oxford...Read More»

2021 Hyundai Elantra
2021 Hyundai Elantra gets modest price bump to start at $20,645

The redesigned 2021 Hyundai Elantra compact sedan comes with fewer trims but more variants, including a hybrid model and performance-oriented N Line. But its overall value carries over, even as the price spectrum has grown alongside the feature set. The 2021 Hyundai Elantra SE base model costs...Read More»

2022 GMC Hummer EV
Where are the affordable electric pickup trucks?

Electric pickup trucks are coming, but they may not be coming for all of us. The much ballyhooed return of the Hummer as an electric pickup truck by GMC suggests that the Age of Electrification might just be for the wealthy, to start. Of all the numbers announced during the Tuesday launch, the most...Read More»

2022 GMC Hummer EV
Seeking affordable electric trucks, Ford Bronco first responder imagined, Hummer's production question: What's New @ The Car Connection

Where are the affordable electric pickup trucks? The GMC Hummer launched an expensive line of electric pickup trucks, but the Tesla Cybertruck, Rivian R1T, and Ford F-150 electric should be more affordable. 2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge priced at $53,990 Volvo's first electric vehicle goes on sale in...Read More»

2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge
2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge priced at $53,990

The electric version of the Volvo XC40 small crossover SUV starts at $53,990 excluding destination, Volvo announced Wednesday. Volvo's first electric vehicle, the 2021 XC40 Recharge comes with all-wheel drive thanks to a motor on either axle powered by a 78-kwh battery pack. The system makes 402...Read More»

2021 Genesis G90
2021 Genesis G90 review, It's GMC Hummer time: What's New @ The Car Connection

2021 Genesis G90 review The 2021 Genesis G90 flagship sedan earns a TCC Rating of 7.0 out of 10 for its excellent standard safety and convenience features, potent powertrains with a smooth ride, and stately style. 2021 Volkswagen Arteon is more expensive to start, but cheaper at the top The...Read More»

2021 Volkswagen Arteon
2021 Volkswagen Arteon is more expensive to start, but cheaper at the top

The refreshed 2021 Volkswagen Arteon sedan comes with a new look and a new pricing scheme. Volkswagen was quick to update the Arteon flagship sedan that debuted for the 2019 model year. It was also quick to streamline the trim levels and adjust the pricing to undercut the Audi A6 and try to compel...Read More»

2021 Honda Accord Hybrid
What's New for 2021: Honda

Honda refreshes key players in its 2021 lineup, though its crossover SUVs and the Civic compact sedan and hatchback largely stay the same. The big changes revolve around the 2021 Honda Odyssey minivan, the 2021 Honda Accord mid-size sedan, and the 2021 Honda Ridgeline mid-size pickup truck. On...Read More»

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