2022

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 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
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»

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»

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»

2022 Nissan Pathfinder Platinum 4WD
Review update: 2022 Nissan Pathfinder shifts gears again, and tows with ease

Despite how it may have been marketed, the redesigned 2022 Nissan Pathfinder isn't all-new. But it’s darn close. For 2022 nearly everything you can see, and most of what you can’t, has been overhauled, updated, or replaced to deliver a more refined driving experience and better value...Read More»

2022 Honda Civic
2022 Honda Civic sedan and hatch earn Top Safety Pick+ honors

The redesigned 2022 Honda Civic compact sedan and hatchback earned the highest safety ranking from the IIHS, the insurance-industry funded announced on Thursday. Its Top Safety Pick+ award is not just the top honor awarded by the agency, it is also considered to be the most rigorous safety...Read More»

2022 Honda Passport TrailSport
Refreshed 2022 Honda Passport adds TrailSport trim and burlier styling

The refresh given to the 2022 Honda Passport doesn’t include drastic changes, but it does introduce a new TrailSport trim level that is a bellwether for a more rugged look for future Honda’s other trucks and SUVs. The two-row Passport is the first of Honda’s vehicles to offer a...Read More»

2022 Volkswagen Taos SE
Review update: 2022 Volkswagen Taos goes big on space, short on refinement

The 2022 Volkswagen Taos enters the small crossover segment with a big chip on its shoulder. Sized below the Tiguan, the smallest VW crossover is larger than other competitors such as the Chevy Trailblazer, Ford Bronco Sport, and Hyundai Kona. Yet its new turbo-4 engine and 8-speed automatic...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»

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 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 Kia Sorento X-Line
2022 Kia Sorento SUV costs $30,655; plug-in hybrid has 32-mile range

The 2022 Kia Sorento three-row SUV costs $30,655, including $1,175 destination fee, Kia announced last week. That's a $105 increase from the redesigned 2021 model. The 2022 Sorento Hybrid costs $35,165, which is $400 more than last year. The 2022 Sorento can also be had as a plug-in hybrid (PHEV)...Read More»

2022 Honda CR-V Hybrid
2022 Honda CR-V and CR-V Hybrid increase $400 despite no changes

The 2022 Honda CR-V crossover SUV costs $26,975, including $1,225 destination, the automaker announced late Friday. The price represents a $400 increase over the 2021 model, despite no changes to the brand's bestseller. The top Touring trim comes standard with all-wheel drive, which is a $1,500...Read More»

2022 Toyota Prius Nightshade
2022 Toyota Prius rolls on with same price, high mpg, new Nightshade Edition

The 2022 Toyota Prius hybrid coasts into the new year with virtually the same price as the 2021 model, the same 56 mpg combined, and a new Nightshade Edition meant to add some pop to the world's most famous—or infamous—hybrid. The fourth-generation Prius soldiers into its 21st model...Read More»

2022 Kia Carnival
Review update: 2022 Kia Carnival SX Prestige proves minivans can look cool

The Kia Carnival was in my possession less than a few hours before I received a text from a friend who loves everything from luxurious Audis to fast Mustangs. “If you’re in the neighborhood swing by with the Carnival,” he said “It’s kinda cool.” Two weeks before...Read More»

2022 Honda Civic Touring, blue, and 2021 Hyundai Elantra SEL, red
2022 Honda Civic vs. 2021 Hyundai Elantra: Compare Cars

Compact sedans keep getting better even as small crossovers keep eating away at the segment. Stalwarts of the class, the 2022 Honda Civic and 2021 Hyundai Elantra now come with more standard features and better style that transcends the budget nature of their past. Which one is worth your money? By...Read More»

2022 Kia Carnival
2022 Kia Carnival minivan earns IIHS Top Safety Pick honor

The 2022 Kia Carnival minivan withstands crashes as well as it avoids them, based on crash-test results released by the IIHS Thursday. The non-profit safety agency funded by the insurance industry bestowed a Top Safety Pick award on the Carnival. Redesigned for 2022, the minivan formerly known as...Read More»

2022 Nissan Frontier
2022 Nissan Frontier: Big changes, small price hike to $29,015

The redesigned 2022 Nissan Frontier arrives with modern changes and a modest price increase. At $29,015, including $1,175 destination, the 2022 Frontier S King Cab is $650 more than outgoing model that had been around since 2005. The most significant change in the mid-size pickup truck's 17-year...Read More»

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