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Hyundai Sonata: Best Car To Buy 2021 nominee
Hyundai Sonata: Best Car To Buy 2021 nominee

Our winner in the first competition in 2011, a finalist in 2015, the Hyundai Sonata hopes the third time's a charm in our Best Car To Buy 2021 run-offs. A late arrival for 2020, the Sonata's included this year and brings with it a trio of contenders ranging from a well-priced base car to a...Read More»

2021 Land Rover Defender 90
2021 Land Rover Defender overview, 911 Turbos race against time, what green cars mean today: What's New @ The Car Connection

2021 Land Rover Defender review The 2021 Land Rover Defender works as an adventure seeker and daily driver. It earns a TCC Rating of 6.6 out of 10 overall. 2021 Nissan Altima and 2021 Nissan Sentra earn Top Safety Pick awards The 2021 Nissan Sentra compact sedan earned a Top Safety Pick in certain...Read More»

2021 Hyundai Elantra
Hyundai Elantra: Best Car To Buy 2021 nominee

The redesigned 2021 Hyundai Elantra has a new platform, new technology, flashy exterior styling, and two new models—a Hybrid and the performance focused N-Line. The Elantra has long been one of the best bargains among compact sedans, but these additions give it some excitement as well and...Read More»

2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime
Toyota RAV4 Prime: Best Car To Buy 2021 nominee

Quicker, more powerful, more efficient, and more capable, the 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime plug-in hybrid makes the compact crossover's winning formula even better. The RAV4 offers what consumers want. It's the bestselling non-truck in the U.S., and last year the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid and its 39 combined...Read More»

2021 Toyota Venza
2021 Toyota Venza revisited, Land Cruiser exits US, lessons from the Nissan Leaf: What's New @ The Car Connection

Review update: 2021 Toyota Venza Limited delivers on broken Lexus RX dreams The return of the 2021 Toyota Venza corrects a wrong turn taken by the Lexus RX a decade ago. Hyundai Elantra: Best Car To Buy 2021 nominee The 2021 Hyundai Elantra’s comprehensive redesign augments the compact...Read More»

2021 Toyota Venza
Review update: 2021 Toyota Venza Limited delivers on broken Lexus RX dreams

The Venza nameplate returned to the Toyota showroom as a sleek two-row crossover SUV with a hybrid powertrain that looks and feels as much like a Lexus as it does a Toyota. The 2021 Toyota Venza would fit in a Lexus showroom if the Japanese automaker’s luxury division hadn’t gotten ugly...Read More»

2021 Ford Bronco Sport
Ford Bronco Sport: Best Car To Buy 2021 nominee

The 2021 Ford Bronco Sport stands out from all the other new small crossovers new that were not good enough to qualify for The Car Connection's Best Car To Buy 2021. This dual-natured crossover SUV honors its namesake with the ability to hustle around town and get there efficiently on the highway...Read More»

2021 Acura TLX Advance SH-AWD
Acura TLX: Best Car To Buy 2021 Nominee

Sedans still sell in large numbers, and the redesigned 2021 Acura TLX gives shoppers plenty of reasons to look away from crossovers to something fun to drive. The mid-size premium sedan evolves from the Honda Accord's shadow with its own platform, a racier design, two potent turbocharged engines...Read More»

2021 Fiat 500X
Fiat down to one model, Camaro delayed, 2021 Hyundai Elantra Hybrid review: What's New @ The Car Connection

Fiat kills 124 Spider and 500L crossover, leaving 500X as the last Fiat standing In a pricing announcement for the 2021 500X, Fiat announced that the 124 Spider and 500L won't return for 2021, leaving Fiat with a one-vehicle lineup. GM recalls Chevy Malibu, Buick Regal, Buick Lacrosse for...Read More»

2021 Fiat 500X
Fiat kills 124 Spider and 500L crossover, leaving 500X as the last Fiat standing

After a decade of renewed sales in the U.S., Fiat has pared down its offerings to just one model for the 2021 model year. The Fiat 124 Spider and 500L small crossover won't be coming back, leaving the Fiat 500X as the only new Fiat to be sold for 2021. The small cars join a long and growing list of...Read More»

2021 Toyota Sienna
2021 Toyota Sienna aces safety test, McLaren Sabre storms US, Mach-E nominated: What's New @ The Car Connection

2021 Toyota Sienna earns Top Safety Pick+ award The 2021 Toyota Sienna ticks another box for family practicality with a Top Safety Pick+ rating to go with its standard hybrid powertrain and optional all-wheel drive. 2021 Subaru WRX review With a TCC Rating of 6.0 out of 10, the 2021 Subaru WRX...Read More»

2021 Acura TLX Advance SH-AWD
Acura TLX earns top safety rating, Genesis GV80 nominated, Apple car planned: What's New @ The Car Connection

2021 Acura TLX earns Top Safety Pick+ Acura's new flagship sedan gets the IIHS' top honor. 2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata review The MX-5 Miata is a two-seat convertible available with a soft top or power hard top that is a blast to drive even though it doesn't have the space or conveniences of most modern...Read More»

2021 Toyota Sienna, left, and 2021 Chrysler Pacifica, right
AWD minivans compared, Shelby GT500 and Polestar 2 make the Best Car To Buy cut: What's New @ The Car Connection

2021 Chrysler Pacifica vs 2021 Toyota Sienna: Compare Minivans The redesigned 2021 Toyota Sienna hybrid squares off against the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica in a battle of all-wheel-drive minivans with excellent fuel economy and incomparable interior room. Report: Traffic fatalities drop to lowest rate...Read More»

IIHS tests pedestrian detection in 2020 Nissan Maxima
Report: Traffic fatalities drop to lowest rate since 2014, despite increase in miles driven

Traffic fatalities dropped 2% in 2019 despite a 1% increase in miles driven, the NHTSA confirmed last week. Pedestrian and cyclist fatalities caused by cars dropped significantly, while drunk driving related fatalities dropped to their lowest levels since 1982. The 36,096 traffic fatalities in 2019...Read More»

2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime
Review update: 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime makes the perfect stopgap

A lot of America isn’t ready to make the move to a fully electric car. With fast charging networks in their infancy and many people driving farther than across town in middle America, a stopgap is needed on the road to electric cars. The 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime plug-in hybrid is the perfect...Read More»

2021 Nissan Armada
2021 Nissan Armada, 2021 Audi SQ5, and Q5 PHEV driven: What's New @ The Car Connection

2021 Nissan Armada review The 2021 Nissan Armada is a dated full-size SUV that seats eight and is a better value than the mechanically similar Infiniti QX80. The technology is old, but the V-8 makes for powerful towing capacity. It earns a TCC rating of 5.8 out of 10. Toyota Venza: Best Car To Buy...Read More»

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E first drive  -  Portland, OR
Ford Mustang Mach-E and Acura TLX vie for the prize, 2021 Toyota Mirai driven: What's New @ The Car Connection

Ford Mustang Mach-E: Best Car To Buy 2021 nominee The Mach-E electric SUV starts at $43,995. It's affordable, easy to operate, fun to drive, and stays relevant with over-the-air updates. Honda, Acura issue 3 recalls totaling more than 1.4M cars Honda has issued three recalls affecting 1.4 million...Read More»

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E
2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E first drive: Ford is not horsing around with electric SUV

The 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E is an impressive electric crossover SUV that goes beyond its stylish looks and curious name to deliver practicality and zero-emissions fun. Like the Mustang, the Mach-E has only one Ford logo on the entire vehicle (at the top of windshield). But in other ways it’s...Read More»

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E
2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E gets all the headlines: What's New @ The Car Connection

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E review The 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E is an electric crossover SUV that balances quick and agile performance with up to a 300-mile range to earn a TCC Rating of 8.6 out of 10. Toyota Sienna: Best Car To Buy 2021 nominee The 2021 Toyota Sienna goes hybrid to deliver 36 mpg...Read More»

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