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Review update: 2021 Honda Odyssey does not abhor a vacuum
Review update: 2021 Honda Odyssey does not abhor a vacuum

This is the strange case of the 2021 Honda Odyssey minivan. The crime? A missing vacuum cleaner. The culprit? The pandemic. In January, after just five months of sales, Honda pulled the plug on the 2021 Odyssey so it could roll out the 2022 Odyssey. Why so soon? Supply constraints caused the...Read More»

2021 Honda Odyssey
2021 Honda Odyssey driven, 2022 Kia Stinger previewed, electric bus boosts safety: What's New @ The Car Connection

Review update: 2021 Honda Odyssey does not abhor a vacuum The 2021 Honda Odyssey minivan in Elite trim gets tested with the HondaVac no longer offered on 2022 models. 2021 Kia K5 aces crash tests, earns Top Safety Pick+ The 2021 Kia K5 performed well enough in all NHTSA and IIHS crash tests to earn...Read More»

2022 Kia Carnival
2022 Kia Carnival priced, Audi SQ8 snow tested, Porsche Tacan Cross Turismo previewed: What's New @ The Car Connection

2022 Kia Carnival costs $33,275, or $1,700 more than outgoing Sedona minivan Kia switches the red rocks of Sedona for the Carnival big top, and the change of venue comes with a premium. Honda Ridgeline: Best Pickup Truck To Buy 2021 With a TCC Rating of 7.0 out of 10, the 2021 Honda Ridgeline...Read More»

2021 Nissan Rogue
Nissan pledges to update 2021 Rogue that fared poorly in NHTSA crash test

The 2021 Nissan Rogue has earned a four-star overall rating from the NHTSA for crash protection, but it fared considerably worse for its front-passenger score. The Rogue earned just two stars for its front-impact protection for the passenger, a very low score that's unheard of for a new passenger...Read More»

2021 Nissan Rogue
Nissan plans Rogue safety update, Aston Martin AMR21 revealed, Volvo's electric path: What's New @ The Car Connection

Nissan pledges to update 2021 Rogue that fared poorly in NHTSA crash test New crossover SUV gets a rare two-star rating for passenger-side impact protection, but Nissan promised to update the poorly performing vehicles. First drive: 2021 Honda Ridgeline bridges crossover comfort with pickup truck...Read More»

2021 Honda Ridgeline
Honda Ridgeline: Best Pickup Truck To Buy 2021

Just because you can doesn’t mean you will, despite what the ads on television are selling. By our ratings, and the reality most people live in, the Honda Ridgeline is The Car Connection’s Best Pickup Truck To Buy 2021. With a TCC Rating of 7.0 out of 10, the Ridgeline mid-size pickup...Read More»

2021 Lexus RX
2021 Lexus RX safety downgraded, Aston Martin soldiers ahead, Volvo launches C40 EV: What's New @ The Car Connection

NHTSA downgrades 2021 Lexus RX 350 crash-test rating A change to the airbags in the 2021 Lexus RX has prompted the luxury brand's first four-star federal NCAP rating since 2016. 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander starts at $26,990, peaks at $37,640 The revamped Outlander gets a value-packed base price and a...Read More»

2021 Hyundai Santa Fe
Santa Fe and Sorento compared, V-8 Defender priced, 2021 Kia Sorento Hybrid reviewed: What's New @ The Car Connection

2021 Hyundai Santa Fe Calligraphy vs. 2021 Kia Sorento SX X-Line: Compare Crossover SUVs Handsomely outfitted and handsomely priced, the Sorento SX X-Line and Santa Fe Calligraphy press the price limits for non-luxury crossovers. Which one’s better? 2021 Ford Bronco Sport recalled twice for...Read More»

2021 Chevrolet Tahoe Z71
GM full-size SUVs compared, BMW doubts Tesla, California sets EV pace: What's New @ The Car Connection

2021 Chevrolet Tahoe vs. 2021 GMC Yukon: Compare SUVs GM’s redesigned full-size SUVs share most everything except their fronts and interior upgrades, specifically on Yukon Denali models. 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L three-row SUV costs $38,690, crests at $67,000 The steep destination fee's just...Read More»

2021 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid
Hybrid crossovers compared, Defender gets a V-8, Ioniq tops Model 3 in greenness: What's New @ The Car Connection

2021 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid vs. 2021 Honda CR-V Hybrid: Compare Crossover SUVs Two top-selling arch rivals from Toyota and Honda are both at their best when in hybrid form. Look at the way they prioritize styling and space to see which one wins for you. 2021 Mitsubishi Outlander plug-in hybrid gets...Read More»

2021 Buick Envision
2021 Buick Envision tested, 2021 Cadillac Escalade revisited, Outlander PHEV gets a boost: What's New @ The Car Connection

2021 Buick Envision review The redesigned 2021 Buick Envision crossover SUV seats five, rides on a new platform with a 2.0-liter turbo engine, and comes with a sharper look, and top Avenir trim. Hyundai, Volvo, Mazda, Subaru top 2021 Top Safety Pick awards Volvo, Subaru, Mazda, and...Read More»

2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid
Compact sedans compared, Lexus resurrects IS F V-8, 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 debuts: What's New @ The Car Connection

2021 Hyundai Elantra Hybrid vs. 2021 Toyota Corolla Hybrid: Compare Cars Two economy sedans with four doors and superior fuel economy duke it out. Can Toyota's longtime best-selling Corolla eke out a win over Hyundai's brash new Elantra? 2021 Nissan Rogue fares poorly in NHTSA passenger-side crash...Read More»

2021 Ford Bronco Sport
Review update: 2021 Ford Bronco Sport overshadows big Bronco

They asked the same question, at the hockey rink, in the school drop-off, in a supermarket parking lot. “Is that the new Bronco?!? How do you like it?” In every case, nearly a dozen times in one weekend, I said, “This is the Bronco Sport—the big Bronco comes out in a couple...Read More»

2021 Ford Bronco Sport
2021 Ford Bronco Sport revisited, C-Class leans into turbo-4s, Karma GS-6 priced: What's New @ The Car Connection

Review update: 2021 Ford Bronco Sport overshadows big Bronco The 2021 Ford Bronco Sport compact crossover steps out of the shadow of its off-road cousin and into the SUV spotlight. 2021 Ford F-150 recalled for loose windshield; F-Series payload overstated Ford has issued two recalls for its...Read More»

2018 Porsche 911
Lexus, Porsche owners report the fewest problems; Jaguar Land Rover the most

New cars are more reliable and have fewer frustrations than in years past, according to the latest long-term vehicle dependability study conducted by J.D. Power. Owner complaints dropped 10% compared to last year's study, and the overall rate of problems was at its lowest in the study's 32-year...Read More»

2021 Kia K5
Review update: 2021 Kia K5 takes trendy style to the mainstream

What is that thing? That’s the biggest question the general public has with Kia’s latest mid-size sedan. Formerly known as the Kia Optima, the 2021 Kia K5 was redesigned with a fast roofline and trendy LED lighting that helps it stand out among other mid-size sedans. The 2021 Kia K5 has...Read More»

2021 Lexus ES
J.D. Power reports fewer new car problems, Stellantis breaks up SRT, Ford's EV push: What's New @ The Car Connection

Lexus, Porsche owners report the fewest problems; Jaguar Land Rover the most The latest J.D. Power vehicle-dependability study puts GM brands up high, Tesla and Chrysler down low. Review update: 2021 Kia K5 takes trendy style to the mainstream The redesigned 2021 Kia K5 evolves the Optima into a...Read More»

2022 Hyundai Kona N Line
2022 Hyundai Kona updated with N Line sport variant

The 2022 Hyundai Kona small crossover SUV wears some minor updates that are overshadowed by the introduction of an N Line sport variant. The automaker revealed the changes to the gas and electric models on Tuesday, while touting the expansion of the N performance subbrand and the N Line trim level...Read More»

2022 Mitsubishi Outlander
Mitsubishi launches 2022 Outlander, 2022 McLaren Artura debuts, 2022 Hyundai Kona EV updated: What's New @ The Car Connection

2022 Mitsubishi Outlander preview The redesigned 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander is a seven-seat crossover with an architecture shared by the Nissan Rogue. 2022 Hyundai Kona updated with N Line sport variant A sporty N Line model brings more excitement to the 2022 Hyundai Kona lineup, which gets styling...Read More»

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