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Review update: 2021 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid hits the family vehicle sweet spot
Review update: 2021 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid hits the family vehicle sweet spot

The Chrysler Pacifica minivan has been our Best Minivan To Buy for five years running. Late in the 2020 model year it got better with the addition of all-wheel drive, then for 2021 it was improved again with a luxurious Pinnacle model and an improved infotainment system. Yet Toyota challenged the...Read More»

2021 Chrysler Pacifica
2021 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid tested, auction bids heating up, 2022 Chevy Bolt EUV driven: What's New @ The Car Connection

Review update: 2021 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid hits the family vehicle sweet spot The Pacifica Hybrid doesn’t have Stow ‘n Go seats or AWD, but it can go up to 32 miles without using any gasoline. Audi expands recall to cover all 2015-2020 A3 sedans and cabriolets Audi is recalling all...Read More»

2021 Nissan Rogue Platinum
Review update: 2021 Nissan Rogue Platinum shifts upmarket

The Nissan Rogue has been playing the value card for well over a decade, but the compact crossover took a sharp upscale turn this year to be more than just your Uber driver’s ride. Redesigned for 2021, the Rogue has stiff competition from the Toyota RAV4, Honda CR-V, Ford Escape, and Mazda...Read More»

2021 Honda Civic Type R Limited Edition
Elantra and Civic compared, 2022 Alpina B8 previewed, Mercedes preps EQS flagship : What's New @ The Car Connection

2021 Honda Civic vs. 2021 Hyundai Elantra: Compare Cars The 2021 Honda Civic and 2021 Hyundai Elantra prove the compact sedan is still a smart buy. 2022 GMC Terrain sports fresh face, rugged AT4 trim The 2022 GMC Terrain compact crossover SUV arrives with a fresh face, more standard safety...Read More»

2022 GMC Terrain AT4
2022 GMC Terrain sports fresh face, rugged AT4 trim

The 2022 GMC Terrain compact crossover SUV arrives with a fresh face, more standard safety features, and an off-road oriented AT4 trim. Even though the mild refresh was delayed by the coronavirus pandemic, GMC didn't reveal many specifics about the 2022 Terrain that will be sold at dealerships...Read More»

2021 Ford Bronco Sport
Bronco Sport faces RAV4, rare Corvette nets millions, Porsche updates Taycan: What's New @ The Car Connection

2021 Ford Bronco Sport vs 2021 Toyota RAV4: Compare Crossover SUVs Are the 2021 Toyota RAV4’s hybrid choices enough to hold off the rugged charm and off-road capability of the 2021 Ford Bronco Sport? 2022 Hyundai Tucson preview The 2022 Hyundai Tucson five-seat compact crossover SUV arrives...Read More»

2021 Toyota Highlander
Palisade edges Highlander, 2022 Infiniti QX55 tested, senators seek end to gas cars: What's New @ The Car Connection

2021 Toyota Highlander vs 2021 Hyundai Palisade: Compare Crossover SUVs The biggest difference in three-row crossover SUVs is how they least resemble the minivan. Traffic and pedestrian fatalities spike despite fewer miles driven due to Covid, safety officials say Top safety agencies estimate road...Read More»

2022 BMW iX xDrive50 (Euro spec)
BMW iX SUV leads next generation of brand's electric vehicles

The BMW iX electric crossover SUV promises to balance performance and efficiency when it arrives in the U.S. in early 2022. Orders for the EV that BMW announced last week open in June. The BMW iX will spearhead the next generation of BMW's electric-vehicle lineup, evolving beyond the quirky i3 city...Read More»

2022 BMW iX xDrive50 (Euro spec)
BMW iX SUV charges EV lineup, Jeep Moab concepts unveiled, Wrangler 4xe rated: What's New @ The Car Connection

BMW iX SUV leads next generation of brand's electric vehicles The BMW iX crossover SUV will spearhead the next generation of BMW's electric-vehicle lineup, evolving beyond the quirky i3 city car and the futuristic i8 near-supercar. Hyundai's fire issues spread to Genesis in latest recall Genesis...Read More»

2022 Volvo C40 Recharge
EV plans ramp up, TLX Type S launched, CR-V Hybrid revisited: What's New @ The Car Connection

GM, Jaguar, Volvo and other automakers to end gas cars, plan EV future Although most automakers see fully electric as the future, only a few have yet committed to a timeline for retiring gas engines. 2022 BMW i4 sedan normalizes brand's electric vehicle lineup The 2022 BMW i4 coming in early 2022...Read More»

2022 BMW i4
2022 BMW i4 sedan normalizes brand's electric vehicle lineup

BMW showed off the 2022 BMW i4 electric sport sedan alongside the iX electric crossover SUV on Wednesday. The Germany luxury brand promises up to 523 hp and a 300-mile range for its new sedan. Set to arrive in 2022, the i4 represents an evolution in the design of BMW's electric vehicle lineup...Read More»

2021 Nissan Leaf
Review update: 2021 Nissan Leaf hatchback falls to newer electric crossover SUVs

When the Nissan Leaf electric hatchback went on sale at the end of 2010 it spearheaded the affordable electric vehicle movement. A decade later, it carries up the rear. The Leaf cost about $7,000 less than the Chevrolet Bolt EV that arrived for 2017. With state incentives, the full federal EV tax...Read More»

2021 Genesis GV80
Genesis GV80 deemed safe, Porsche Macan GTS tested, Lordstown keeps on truckin': What's New @ The Car Connection

2021 Genesis GV80 SUV earns Top Safety Pick+ award The 2021 Genesis GV80 SUV joined every other vehicle from the South Korean luxury brand in earning a Top Safety Pick+ award from the IIHS. Review update: 2021 Nissan Leaf hatchback falls to newer electric crossover SUVs The 2021 Nissan Leaf Plus in...Read More»

2022 Kia Stinger
2022 Kia Stinger refreshed, BMW launches 2022 iX and i4 electrics: What's New @ The Car Connection

2022 Kia Stinger preview The refreshed 2022 Kia Stinger performance sedan comes with a more potent base engine, more standard driver-assist features, and a standard 10.3-inch touchscreen. 2022 Hyundai Tucson costs $26,135, Hybrid at $30,235; PHEV has 32-mile range The 2022 Hyundai Tucson compact...Read More»

2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Mercedes-Benz to pare down packages, trims, and models

Mercedes-Benz has pledged to make the car-buying experience less confusing by paring down its packages and thinning out its lineup, Automotive News reported on Monday. The redesigned 2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class flagship sedan leads the winnowing down by cutting the nine available packages into three...Read More»

2021 Ford F-150 vs 2021 Ram 1500
Bestselling pickup trucks compared, 2021 BMW M3 tested, VW's battery plan: What's New @ The Car Connection

2021 Ford F-150 vs 2021 Ram 1500: Compare Trucks The redesigned 2021 Ford F-150 and its available hybrid powertrain rebuff a strong challenge by the 2021 Ram 1500 for the best pickup truck this year. Mercedes-Benz to pare down packages, trims, and models Coupes, convertibles, and coupe-like sedans...Read More»

2021 Nissan Rogue
2021 Nissan Rogue toys with more efficient turbo-3

The 2021 Nissan Rogue compact crossover SUV will come with a more efficient 1.5-liter turbo-3, Car and Driver reported over the weekend. The smaller 3-cylinder option is at least 3 mpg more efficient than the 2.5-liter inline-4 currently standard in the Rogue, according to official EPA ratings. The...Read More»

2021 Lincoln Nautilus
2021 Lincoln Nautilus driven, Shelby Super Snake spied, Kia EV6 previewed: What's New @ The Car Connection

2021 Lincoln Nautilus review Very good crash-test scores, interior space, and features give the Lincoln Nautilus a leg up on some of its rivals, but performance is mild. We rate it at 7.2 out of 10. 2021 Nissan Rogue toys with more efficient turbo-3 An EPA listing shows Nissan is adding a 1.5-liter...Read More»

2021 Infiniti Q50 Red Sport 400 AWD
Review update: 2021 Infiniti Q50 Red Sport hits the mark, misses the cut

I enjoyed my week in the 2021 Infiniti Q50 Red Sport. The streets were clear of winter, except for the chalk dust residue of road salt, the sun emerged from hibernation, and a 400-hp twin-turbo V-6 provided enough spring zing to forget the long winter’s march of dull crossovers. Yet I...Read More»

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