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2022 VW Tiguan refreshed, 2022 Bentley Flying Spur debuts, 2022 Bolt EUV rated: What's New @ The Car Connection
2022 VW Tiguan refreshed, 2022 Bentley Flying Spur debuts, 2022 Bolt EUV rated: What's New @ The Car Connection

2022 Volkswagen Tiguan freshens up with new styling, technology, and touch controls The refreshed compact crossover SUV can still seat seven in a pinch, but comes with upgraded safety and convenience tech. 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan preview The 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan freshens its face and upgrades some...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»

Teaser for Subaru Solterra electric crossover due in mid-2022
Subaru Solterra rises as brand's first electric SUV

The sun and the earth meet in the naming of Subaru's much-anticipated first electric vehicle, the Subaru Solterra, the brand announced Tuesday. The Latin words converge on an all-wheel-drive SUV powered by batteries and furthering Subaru's earth-friendly image. Subaru revealed little else about the...Read More»

2020 Hyundai Elantra
Hyundai recalls Elantra, Ford F-150 Lightning and Subaru Solterra EVs teased: What's New @ The Car Connection

Hyundai issues 3 recalls for Elantra, Kona, Santa Fe Sport Three separate recalls highlight increased fire risk in several Hyundai compact sedans and crossovers. Subaru Solterra rises as brand's first electric SUV Subaru's first fully electric vehicle will be a crossover SUV called the Solterra...Read More»

2020 Hyundai Elantra
Hyundai issues 3 recalls for Elantra, Kona, Santa Fe Sport

Hyundai issued three recalls of varying magnitude and model lines, the NHTSA announced Monday. 2013-2015 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport The largest recall encompasses 151,205 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport from the 2013-2015 model years and represents an expansion of a recall initiated last August in the U.S. A...Read More»

2013 Honda Accord Sport sedan
NHTSA investigates more than 1.1 million Honda Accords for sudden loss of steering

The NHTSA expanded a safety probe into more than 1.1 million Honda Accord mid-size sedans for a sudden loss of steering, according to a Reuters report published on Monday. A safety probe, or open investigation, often precedes a recall as the safety agency gathers evidence and assesses complaints...Read More»

2013 Honda Accord EX-L
Honda Accord steering investigated, 2021 Lexus IS driven, Silverado EV targets fleets: What's New @ The Car Connection

NHTSA expands sudden loss of steering investigation to more than 1.1 million Honda Accords In what could lead to an official recall, the NHTSA will study the 2013-2015 Honda Accord for power steering problems. Ford recalls more than 650,000 Explorers for faulty roof rail covers Ford is recalling...Read More»

2019 Ford Explorer
Ford recalls more than 650,000 Explorers for faulty roof rail covers

Ford on Monday announced the recall of certain trims of the 2016-2019 Ford Explorer three-row SUV for a roof rail cover that can detach while driving and create a hazard for other vehicles. Roof rail covers on base, XLT, Police, and Sport models might not be properly seated or the retention pins...Read More»

2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392
First drive: 2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 proves just how fun nonsense can be

When I was a kid on family road trips, and I wasn’t getting yelled at to stop playing with the damn door lock, I’d daydream of a vehicle that could handle all the terrain passing by my window. One that could trundle through dale and dell, shred the roadside cornfields, launch over hills...Read More»

2022 Subaru Legacy
2022 Subaru Legacy rated, Ferrari 812 targa preview, PHEVs gain ground: What's New @ The Car Connection

2022 Subaru Legacy review With a TCC Rating of 7.2 out of 10, the 2022 Legacy needs just a hint of style to top the family-sedan ratings. First drive: 2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 proves just how fun nonsense can be The 2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392, with a 470-hp 6.4-liter V-8, is dangerously...Read More»

2021 Lincoln Aviator Grand Touring
Review update: 2021 Lincoln Aviator Grand Touring charges up luxury SUV hill

The 2021 Lincoln Aviator Grand Touring plug-in hybrid is a luxury three-row crossover SUV that doubles as a mirror. It reflects Lincoln in its present condition, but also forecasts the next iteration of Lincoln while upholding the pillars of Ford’s luxury brand. An electrified 494-hp...Read More»

2021 Lincoln Aviator Grand Touring
2021 Lincoln Aviator PHEV review, 2021 Genesis GV80 revisited, Tesla to lose millions: What's New @ The Car Connection

Review update: 2021 Lincoln Aviator Grand Touring charges up luxury SUV hill The luxury three-row crossover SUV comes as a plug-in hybrid with a 21-mile electric range and all the creature comforts. 2022 Audi R8 review The sleek supercar from Audi earns a 5.8 TCC Rating. From Motor Authority...Read More»

2021 Ford Explorer Timberline
2021 Ford Explorer Timberline gets ready to rumble

The 2021 Ford Explorer Timberline aims to take the road less traveled than other crossover SUVs. The new Timberline trim adds a limited-slip rear differential, a higher ground clearance, more skid plates, and other off-road gear to stray from the beaten path, Ford announced Wednesday. The three-row...Read More»

2021 Ford Explorer Timberline
2021 Ford Explorer Timberline debuts, Ford Shelby GT returns, used EV prices jump: What's New @ The Car Connection

2021 Ford Explorer Timberline gets ready to rumble The addition of a 2021 Ford Explorer Timberline model provides another off-road choice for Ford buyers who don’t need the full Bronco capability. 2022 Kia Sportage review The 2022 Kia Sportage compact crossover SUV earns a solid TCC Rating of...Read More»

2021 Audi Q5 plug-in hybrid
What's New for 2022: Audi

With its E-Tron series of electric crossover SUVs and sedans, Audi brings the electric vehicles for 2022. Audi also brings more connected car technology and more safety features. Most models arrive with rear side airbags as standard, as well as tire-pressure monitors with individual readouts...Read More»

2022 Audi R8
2022 Audi lineup preview, Ken Block on WRX STI models, Bolt EV battery update: What's New @ The Car Connection

What's New for 2022: Audi Audi adds some electric cars and more in-car technology to its 2022 lineup. 2022 Acura MDX earns highest safety honors The 2022 Acura MDX earned top honors from the IIHS with a Top Safety Pick+ award. Newer Audi models recalled for axle and alignment issue Audi cars may...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»

2021 IIHS TSP+ winners, Volvo XC40, left, and Kia K5, right
2021 Top Safety Pick awards: Volvo, Subaru, Mazda top IIHS list

Volvo, Subaru, Mazda, and Hyundai/Kia/Genesis led all other automakers in earning Top Safety Pick awards bestowed by the IIHS, the non-profit safety group announced Wednesday. On average, safety ratings improved and the number of Top Safety Pick+ winners more than doubled from 2020. “With...Read More»

2021 Audi Q7
Newer Audi models recalled for axle and alignment issue

Audi is recalling several new models for a lock nut issue on the rear suspension that can cause the vehicle to lose control and crash, the NHTSA announced Monday. Certain lock nuts on the trailing arm of the rear axle can break due to corrosion, which can change the wheel alignment on the rear...Read More»

2022 Genesis G70
Refreshed 2022 Genesis G70 price increase to $38,570 includes more features and trims

The refreshed 2022 Genesis G70 expands into the compact luxury sedan segment with more features, trim options, and a higher price. The 2022 G70 costs $38,570 to start and tops out at $55,545 (including $1,045 destination), Genesis announced Friday. The base 2022 Genesis G70 2.0 Standard with...Read More»

2022 Genesis G70
2022 Genesis G70 priced, Superleggera goes mid-engine, Ford to revive Lightning: What's New @ The Car Connection

Refreshed 2022 Genesis G70 price increase to $38,570 includes more features and trims The refreshed 2022 Genesis G70 luxury compact sedan gets a new look and more standard features. 2021 Ford Bronco Sport review The new Ford Bronco Sport small crossover SUV bridges the gap between the around-town...Read More»

2021 Volkswagen ID.4  -  First drive, Portland OR
First drive: 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 plays catchup to Ford Mustang Mach-E, Tesla Model Y

The 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 is a good car that needs a better interface and minor controls. It and the forthcoming dual-motor all-wheel-drive ID.4 need to work out the kinks before the arrival of other electric compact crossovers, such as the Nissan Ariya, Hyundai Ioniq 5, Kia EV6, and many more...Read More»

2021 Volkswagen ID.4 1st Edition
2021 Volkswagen ID.4 tested, 2021 Jeep Wrangler 392 driven, Wrangler 4xe lift kit is a first: What's New @ The Car Connection

First drive: 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 plays catchup to Ford Mustang Mach-E, Tesla Model Y VW's first mass produced electric vehicle has fundamentals that check out, but the ID.4’s touchy controls need a reboot. 2021 Ford Bronco Sport earns Top Safety Pick+ The 2021 Ford Bronco earned top safety...Read More»

2021 Ford Bronco Sport
2021 Ford Bronco Sport earns Top Safety Pick+

The 2021 Ford Bronco Sport compact crossover earned a Top Safety Pick+ award from the IIHS, the nonprofit, insurance company-funded safety agency announced Friday. The baby cousin of the forthcoming Ford Bronco, the Ford Bronco Sport earned the highest marks in the industry's toughest safety tests...Read More»

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