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What's New for 2022: BMW
What's New for 2022: BMW

BMW keeps two rear wheels in the past as it expands its electric vehicle lineup for the future. For 2022, the Bavarian automaker embraces gas-powered rear-wheel-drive sport coupes such as the 2022 BMW 2-Series and 4-Series Gran Coupe, while introducing forward-looking electric vehicles such as the...Read More»

2022 BMW iX xDrive50
2022 BMW lineup previewed, 2022 Bentley Continental GT Speed excels, RAV4 Prime succeeds off-road: What's New @ The Car Connection

What's New for 2022: BMW BMW adds the i4 and iX electric vehicles while keeping its gas-powered cars up to date for 2022. Ford Ecosport discontinued, leaving nothing but an echo in small crossover history The uninspired Ford Ecosport will leave the U.S. market by the middle of 2022. 2022 Chevrolet...Read More»

2019 Ford Ecosport
Ford Ecosport discontinued, leaving nothing but an echo in small crossover history

The Ford Ecosport small crossover will be discontinued in the U.S. market by the middle of 2022, according to a report last week from the Detroit Free Press. The lackluster import with the swinging rear tailgate never caught on like it did in other global markets since its 2018 arrival in the U.S...Read More»

2022 Mazda CX-5
2022 Mazda CX-5 refreshed; AWD standard on all 2022 CX SUVs

The 2022 Mazda CX-5 compact crossover rolls into the new model year with a new standard feature that will spread to most Mazda crossover SUVs: all-wheel drive. Mazda announced Tuesday that standard AWD will apply to its bestseller as well as the 2022 Mazda CX-30 small crossover and 2022 Mazda CX-9...Read More»

2022 Mazda CX-5
2022 Mazda CX-5 updated, GT-R T-Spec rains purple, Elio blusters on: What's New @ The Car Connection

2022 Mazda CX-5 refreshed; AWD standard on all 2022 CX SUVs All-wheel drive is standard on the 2022 Mazda CX-5, and a facelift along with seat and suspension updates are among other updates. 2021-2022 Chevy Trailblazer and Buick Encore GX earn Top Safety Pick awards Smallest GM SUVs get the nod...Read More»

2022 Chevrolet Trailblazer
2021-2022 Chevy Trailblazer and Buick Encore GX earn Top Safety Pick awards

A pair of GM's small crossovers earned top marks for safety, the IIHS announced Tuesday. The 2021-2022 Buick Encore GX earned a Top Safety Pick designation, while the 2021-2022 Chevrolet Trailblazer one-upped its cousin with a Top Safety Pick+ award, considered by many to be the industry's toughest...Read More»

2019 Toyota Tundra
2018-2021 Toyota Tundra recalled for increased fire risk

The 2018-2021 Toyota Tundra full-size pickup truck has been recalled for halogen headlights that can overheat and increase the risk of fire to other parts of the truck, Toyota disclosed in paperwork to the NHTSA made public on Monday. The recall affects 158,489 trucks equipped with halogen...Read More»

2022 GMC Acadia AWD 4-door Denali Angular Front Exterior View
2022 GMC Acadia tested, Land Rover considers Defender family, best affordable EVs listed: What's New @ The Car Connection

2022 GMC Acadia review The Acadia three-row crossover SUV strikes a good balance between comfort, style, and good standard features, earning it a TCC Rating of 6.2 out of 10. 2018-2021 Toyota Tundra recalled for increased fire risk Headlights can get too hot in Toyota's full-size truck; a recall...Read More»

2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS first drive (EQS 450+)
Mercedes-Benz expands EV portfolio with EQE, EQB

Mercedes-Benz showed off the new electric vehicles that will help it become an all-electric automaker by 2030 this week at the IAA Mobility auto show in Munich. Mercedes debuted the EQB electric SUV, EQE electric sedan, and EQG concept SUV based on the G-Class. Those vehicles will join the EQS...Read More»

2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 ZR2
2022 Chevy Silverado updated, 2022 Lexus IS 500 tracked, Outlander PHEV revisited: What's New @ The Car Connection

2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 refreshed Most trims of the pickup truck spruce up their faces, update their interiors with a 13.4-inch touchscreen, add standard safety features, and offer GM’s Super Cruise limited hands-free driver-assist system. First ride: Redesigned 2022 Subaru WRX tries to...Read More»

2022 Subaru WRX and WRX GT
First ride: Redesigned 2022 Subaru WRX tries to spell fun with C-V-T

The Subaru WRX holds a unique place in the hearts of driving enthusiasts with its rally-inspired heritage and all-wheel-drive performance credo. For 2022, the sedan gets a complete redesign that introduces the fifth generation of the car. The updates touch every part of the WRX, which joins the...Read More»

2022 Toyota Corolla Cross
2022 Toyota Corolla Cross and 2022 Polestar 2 tested, Model S Plaid reruns the 'Ring: What's New @ The Car Connection

2022 Toyota Corolla Cross review Larger than the front-wheel-drive Toyota C-HR and taller than the Corolla sedan, the 2022 Toyota Corolla Cross also borrows its looks from another Toyota—the RAV4. We give it a TCC Rating of 6.2 out of 10. 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan review The 2022 Volkswagen...Read More»

2022 Toyota Corolla Cross
2022 Toyota Corolla Cross costs $23,410, but be ready to spend more

With the 2022 Corolla Cross, Toyota ventures even deeper into crossover territory—going smaller in both size and price, in the hopes of making its SUV sales get bigger. The Corolla Cross joins the C-HR, RAV4, Venza, and Highlander in the brand's crossover lineup. Built from running gear...Read More»

2022 Infiniti QX60 Autograph
First drive: 2022 Infiniti QX60 finds its path with style and flair

Looks matter. One look of the brown grass, parched hillsides, and depleted reservoirs of California’s Napa Valley shows me something. One look at the redesigned 2022 Infiniti QX60 shows me something else, specifically, how it differs from its cheaper sibling, the Nissan Pathfinder. Infiniti...Read More»

2022 Infiniti QX60 Autograph
2022 Infiniti QX60 driven, 2021 Lotus Evora tested, Toyota to cut EV costs: What's New @ The Car Connection

First drive: 2022 Infiniti QX60 finds its path with style and flair Upscale amenities and elegant looks separate the 2022 QX60 three-row SUV from its more pedestrian Nissan Pathfinder sibling. 2022 Genesis G80 brings Sport back, raises price to $63,450 The 2022 Genesis G80 mid-size luxury sedan...Read More»

2022 Genesis G80 Sport
2022 Genesis G80 brings Sport back, raises price to $63,450

The 2022 Genesis G80 mid-size luxury sedan adds a Sport trim for its 3.5T engine, and the rest of the lineup sees a modest price hike of at least $300 over the 2021 model. The base 2.5T with rear-wheel drive costs $49,045, or all-wheel drive adds $3,150, the automaker announced Wednesday. The 2022...Read More»

2022 Mitsubishi Outlander
2022 Mitsubishi Outlander shines with Top Safety Pick+ honor

The redesigned 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander crossover SUV earned a Top Safety Pick+ designation from the IIHS, the non-profit safety agency announced Tuesday. Like other automakers, Mitsubishi adjusted the standard LED reflector lights in the middle of the model year's production to attain the...Read More»

2022 Mitsubishi Outlander
2022 Mitsubishi Outlander gets safer, Mercedes rolls out EV lineup: What's New @ The Car Connection

2022 Mitsubishi Outlander shines with Top Safety Pick+ honor The 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander joins 71 other vehicles in the 2021 calendar year to earn the auto industry's top safety rating. Honda TrailSport trim elbows into off-road segment The Passport mid-size SUV is the first vehicle expected to...Read More»

Honda TrailSport logo
Honda TrailSport trim elbows into off-road segment

A new TrailSport trim will buff up Honda's light trucks by the end of the year, the automaker announced Tuesday. The cosmetic appearance package will be followed in subsequent years by increased ground clearance and off-road suspensions, unlike any Honda passenger vehicle on sale today. The...Read More»

2021 IIHS TSP+ winners, Volvo XC40, left, and Kia K5, right
2021 Top Safety Pick awards: More automakers commit to safer cars

Volvo, Subaru, Mazda, and Hyundai/Kia/Genesis led all other automakers in earning Top Safety Pick awards bestowed by the IIHS, the non-profit safety group announced Wednesday. On average, safety ratings improved and the number of Top Safety Pick+ winners more than doubled from 2020. “With...Read More»

Genesis GV60 prototype
From V-8 to EV in a decade: Genesis to launch only electric vehicles starting in 2025

Genesis announced on Thursday that all new Genesis vehicles launched starting in 2025 will be electric. Battery electric vehicles (BEV) and hydrogen fuel-cell electric vehicles (FCEV) will represent a two-pronged approach to getting Hyundai's luxury brand to sell only zero-emission vehicles by...Read More»

2021 Nissan Armada
Review update: 2021 Nissan Armada attacks big SUVs with small upgrades

The Nissan Armada has always had a gem of a V-8 engine and a big tow rating, but its technology has been stuck a decade behind for years. The Armada’s glaring issue has been fixed for 2021. The 2021 Nissan Armada arrives with a modest refresh that adds an infotainment system that’s from...Read More»

2022 Subaru Forester Wilderness
2022 Subaru Forester goes wild with $400 price hike and new Wilderness model

The 2022 Subaru Forester arrives with a fresh face, a $400 price increase, and a new Wilderness model, Subaru announced Thursday. All six trim levels come with a new grille and revised fog light garnishes. Up top, and standard on Premium trims and above, a new ladder roof-rail system can carry up...Read More»

2022 Subaru Forester Wilderness
2022 Subaru Forester Wilderness debuts, 2022 Genesis G70 driven, Genesis plans EV future: What's New @ The Car Connection

2022 Subaru Forester goes wild with $400 price hike and new Wilderness model New sub-brand spreads the love to Subaru's most practical (!) wagon. 2022 Infiniti QX80 follows Armada with larger touchscreen, higher price A price hike and feature upgrade freshen the full-size SUV. 2022 Audi TT review...Read More»

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