2022

2022 Ford Maverick vs 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz: Compare Trucks
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
First drive: 2022 Nissan Pathfinder SUV carves a straightforward path

The redesigned 2022 Nissan Pathfinder doesn’t pretend to be a performance SUV or aspire to be an electric tech dynamo. Instead, it excels at what it’s meant to be: a roomy three-row SUV with enough seating flexibility and towing capability to stand out in a crowded class. The base...Read More»

2022 Ford Maverick
2022 Ford Maverick buzzes the tower for hybrid trucks

The 2022 Ford Maverick touches down as a small pickup truck powered by a standard hybrid engine with an estimated 40 mpg around town, Ford announced Wednesday. Just like "Top Gun: Maverick" returns to the big screen later this year, the 2022 Ford Maverick dusts off its forgettable past as a compact...Read More»

2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz
2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz pickup gets crossover-like fuel economy

The 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz bridges the gap between the utility of a small pickup and the convenience and comfort of a compact crossover SUV. Fortunately, its fuel economy figures released Monday lean more toward crossover than pickup. The EPA posted 21 mpg city, 27 highway, 23 combined for the...Read More»

2022 Kia Carnival
First drive: 2022 Kia Carnival comes to town masked as an SUV

A teenager at the drive-thru said he liked my car. I lowered my sunglasses; he was sincere. Later, a couple stopped me in the Costco parking lot. “What is that?” “It’s a Kia.” I explained how the new badge with futuristic script replaced the circle on the liftgate...Read More»

2022 Volkswagen Taos
First drive: 2022 Volkswagen Taos small SUV fits the bill

The new 2022 Volkswagen Taos puts the “good things come in threes” saying to the test, becoming the company’s third compact SUV alongside the Tiguan and the all-electric ID.4. Though the trio might all be in roughly the same class, there’s enough that’s different to...Read More»

2022 Subaru Outback Wilderness
First drive: 2022 Subaru Outback Wilderness pushes further into the wild

It feels like the 2022 Subaru Outback Wilderness was constructed out of the fever dreams of a cooped-up adventurer. Which means that the Wilderness arrives at exactly the right time (and the right price) to become the weapon of choice for Outback buyers who are looking to really get away. This is...Read More»

2022 Volkswagen Tiguan
2022 Volkswagen Tiguan freshens up with new styling, technology, and touch controls

The 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan launched Tuesday gets a standard sort of refresh that updates the compact SUV’s technology and styling but leaves the bones of the vehicle alone. What you see and touch will look a little bit different, but the Tiguan’s mechanical parts and spaciousness remain...Read More»

2022 Acura MDX
2022 Acura MDX earns highest safety honors

The redesigned 2022 Acura MDX crossover SUV earned a Top Safety Pick+ award from the IIHS for its ability to withstand and avoid a crash with other vehicles and pedestrians, the safety agency announced Tuesday. Considered the most rigorous safety rating of independent and federal testers, a Top...Read More»

2022 Honda Civic
Redesigned 2022 Honda Civic appeals to its base with “something” more

The redesigned 2022 Honda Civic arrives with “something,” in Honda’s own words. The Civic’s revamped interior was created with Honda’s latest—and this name is real—“simplicity and ‘something’” design philosophy. As amorphous as that...Read More»

2022 Volkswagen Taos
2022 Volkswagen Taos small SUV costs $24,190, skimps on standard features

The 2022 Volkswagen Taos small crossover SUV will cost between $24,000 and $34,000 when it arrives in dealers this June, Volkswagen announced Wednesday. New for 2022, the Taos fills the gap as the smallest vehicle in Volkswagen's growing SUV family, and joins dozens of small SUV or subcompact...Read More»

2022 Hyundai Tucson
First drive: 2022 Hyundai Tucson electrifies its looks and powertrain

Automakers, like humans, are creatures of habit. If we find something that works, we tend to stick with it until it doesn’t anymore. Hyundai has done exactly that with the redesigned 2022 Tucson. After the Elantra’s successful update in 2021 that garnered the compact sedan a TCC Best...Read More»

2022 Subaru Outback Wilderness
2022 Subaru Outback costs a bit more, starts at $28,070

The 2022 Subaru Outback will cost between $50 and $150 more than the 2021 Outback, but all models will come standard with LED fog lights, the automaker announced Monday. The LED fog lights can't improve the Outback's stellar safety ratings. The Outback comes standard with all-wheel drive, hill...Read More»

2022 Subaru Outback Wilderness
2022 Subaru Outback Wilderness costs $38,120 on any terrain

The world has changed and the 2022 Subaru Outback Wilderness promises to change with it. As travel plans switch from overhead to overland, Subaru upgrades its defining vehicle with a new Wilderness variant. It costs $38,120, including $1,125 destination, and goes on sale this summer, Subaru...Read More»

2022 Volkswagen Taos
First drive (again): The 2022 Volkswagen Taos shows off its handling, unwraps interior

Though the 2022 Volkswagen Taos is named after a town in New Mexico, I find myself in the middle of the desert outside of Phoenix at Volkswagen’s proving grounds. “Proving grounds” are the two words that excite me more than “free food,” but I’m not sure what it...Read More»

2022 Kia Carnival
2022 Kia Carnival vs. 2022 Honda Odyssey: Compare Minivans

Who’d have guessed minivans would lead the 2022 new-vehicle parade? With the 2022 Honda Odyssey already on sale—now joined by the Sedona-replacing 2022 Kia Carnival—the early jump on the new model year brings more features, great value, and strong safety for both. Still, one...Read More»

2022 Mitsubishi Outlander
First drive: 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander SUV looks different, feels Roguish

The 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander arrives with a unique redesign that finds the compact crossover SUV sporting new styling on the surface, but a familiar platform underneath shared with the Nissan Rogue. This is the first Mitsubishi produced in conjunction with Nissan, and that closeness conveys a...Read More»

2022 Toyota 86
2022 Toyota 86 follows path of Subaru BRZ with more power, new features

The 2022 Toyota 86 sports coupe lives on another generation, Toyota announced on Monday. The affordable, rear-wheel-drive sports car follows in the same steps as the 2022 Subaru BRZ announced late last year with a larger engine, better tech, and modest exterior updates. Launched for 2013, the...Read More»

2022 Hyundai Tucson Plug-In Hybrid
2022 Hyundai Tucson costs $26,135, Hybrid at $30,235; PHEV has 32-mile range

The redesigned 2022 Hyundai Tucson comes with a larger engine, hybrid and plug-in hybrid options, a sharp new design, more standard tech, and a new trim hierarchy that's $400-$2,500 more expensive than the 2021 Tucson. The automaker announced details of the forthcoming N-Line and plug-in hybrid on...Read More»

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