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2021 Mazda 3 turbo returns, 2021 Elantra N Line preview, Audi Q4 E-Tron preview: What's New @ The Car Connection
2021 Mazda 3 turbo returns, 2021 Elantra N Line preview, Audi Q4 E-Tron preview: What's New @ The Car Connection

2021 Mazda 3 spins out a turbocharged all-wheel-drive compact contender The available engine will make up to 250 horsepower and 320 pound-feet of torque and boost the Mazda 3's performance potential. What's New for 2021: Audi After a robust 2020 that starred performance crossover SUVs and wagons...Read More»

2021 Mazda 3 2.5 Turbo
2021 Mazda 3 spins out a turbocharged all-wheel-drive compact contender

It's been a long time coming, but a turbocharger finally returns to the Mazda 3. Just don't call it a Mazdaspeed 3. The 2021 Mazda 3 2.5 Turbo makes 250 horsepower and 320 pound-feet of torque from its 2.5-liter turbo-4 with 93 octane gas, the automaker announced Wednesday. The torque-rich engine...Read More»

2021 Audi Q5
What's New for 2021: Audi

After a robust 2020 that starred performance crossover SUVs and wagons such as the RS6 Avant, Audi turns its attention to updated volume models such as the Q5 crossover and A3 compact sedan for 2021. Volkswagen's luxury brand also continues to enhance its standard safety equipment and advanced...Read More»

2020 Kia Telluride - Best Car To Buy 2020
Kia has a problem: It can't build the Telluride fast enough

Consumers might be willing to wait five to six months for a $200,000 supercar from Europe, but are they willing to wait that long for a Kia SUV? That’s the question facing Elliott and Nichole Diehm, along with many other 2020 Kia Telluride buyers. In October 2019 the Diehms walked into a Kia...Read More»

2020 Kia Telluride
Kia Telluride can't keep up, 2020 Polaris Slingshot review, 2021 RAV4 Prime compared: What's New @ The Car Connection

Kia has a problem: It can't build the Telluride fast enough Consumers might be willing to wait five to six months for a $200,000 supercar from Europe, but are they willing to wait that long for a Kia SUV? 2021 Kia K5 sedan starts at $24,455, up $100 from outgoing Optima The replacement for the Kia...Read More»

2021 Kia K5
2021 Kia K5 sedan starts at $24,455, up $100 from outgoing Optima

The name may be new, but the price is relatively familiar. The 2021 Kia K5 sedan that's arriving in dealers now costs at least $24,455, including mandatory destination charges, the automaker announced Tuesday. That's $100 more than the base version of the 2020 Kia Optima and $120 less than the...Read More»

2009 Chevrolet Cobalt
More than 600,000 Chevy Cobalt and HHR models investigated for fuel leaks

Federal officials say they're investigating older models of the Chevrolet Cobalt compact car and HHR small wagon for potential fuel leaks after more than 200 owners filed complaints with safety officials. The probe encompasses more than 614,000 Cobalts from 2008-2010 and HHRs from 2008-2009, The...Read More»

2021 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye
5 American cars that are better than fireworks

Organized fireworks during this year's July 4th festivities will be as hard to find as a manual transmission. But the domestic auto industry has plenty of fireworks of its own. America suffers no shortage of pomp and whomp, and American muscle has reached steroidal strength with these...Read More»

Owners drive Corvette C8s at the Ron Fellows school | Ron Fellows Performance Driving School photos
American muscle cars flex 2020, Ford Bronco family revealed, how tires affect EV range: What's New @ The Car Connection

5 American cars that are better than fireworks Organized fireworks during this year's July 4th festivities will be as hard to find as a manual transmission. But the domestic auto industry has plenty of fireworks of its own. Toyota expands recall for Prius hybrid system failures Toyota is expanding...Read More»

2015 Toyota Prius Liftback
Toyota expands recall for Prius hybrid system failures

Toyota is expanding a recall from 2018 on certain Prius models that can stall while driving, according to paperwork filed with the NHTSA last week. A transistor in the power module can fail when accelerating quickly and cause the hybrid system to shut down, which may cause the vehicle to stall and...Read More»

2021 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat
2021 Dodge Durango SUV updated inside and out

The big news roaring through the 2021 Dodge Durango lineup is the addition of a Hellcat model. The 2021 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat joins the Challenger and Charger with a 710-horsepower 6.2-liter supercharged V-8 that makes 645 pound-feet of torque and helps to propel it to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds...Read More»

2020 Mazda CX-9 Signature
Review update: 2020 Mazda CX-9 Signature straddles the SUV class line

The 2020 Mazda CX-9 embraces some contradictions for a three-row crossover SUV. Mazda’s largest vehicle leads the competition by a long nose when it comes to length, yet its shorter height results in less cargo room than the Honda Pilot, Kia Telluride, and the Subaru Ascent. Its sporty design...Read More»

2020 Mazda CX-9 Signature
2020 Mazda CX-9 revisited, 1967 VW Bus reviewed, Mach-E capacity breakdown: What's New @ The Car Connection

Review update: 2020 Mazda CX-9 Signature straddles the SUV class line The 2020 Mazda CX-9 embraces some contradictions for a three-row crossover SUV. BMW rolls out upgraded software, subscription-based convenience features Not much about BMW screams "Pay for what you need," but the automaker will...Read More»

BMW Connected Car
BMW rolls out upgraded software, subscription-based convenience features

Not much about BMW screams "Pay for what you need," but the automaker will test that idea soon. On Wednesday, BMW detailed its comprehensive update to its infotainment system, including updated navigation services, wireless Android Auto compatibility, electric-vehicle charging services, and...Read More»

2020 Lincoln Continental
SUVs instrumental in death of Lincoln Continental

The Lincoln Continental full-size sedan will once again be discontinued at the end of 2020, the automaker confirmed Wednesday. "As the full-size premium sedan segment continues to decline in the U.S., we plan to end production of the Lincoln Continental at the end of this year," Lincoln spokewoman...Read More»

2021 Kia K5
2021 Kia K5 previewed, 2021 Porsche Cayenne GTS and 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime driven: What's New @ The Car Connection

2021 Kia K5 sedan revealed: New name, new look for Kia's old Optima mainstay The 2021 Kia K5 replaces the Optima mid-size sedan in name, and gets significant upgrades inside and out. First look: 2022 VW Tiguan goes digital, touch-sensitive On Tuesday, Volkswagen gave us our first look at the 2022...Read More»

2018 Volvo XC60
Volvo issues largest recall in company history for seat belt issue

Volvo on Wednesday announced the recall of 2.18 million vehicles globally to repair weak front seat belts, Automotive News reported. The largest recall in the Swedish brand's history covers approximately 308,000 vehicles in the U.S. made between 2006-2019. The issue is degradation of a steel cable...Read More»

2022 Volkswagen Tiguan
First look: 2022 VW Tiguan goes digital, touch-sensitive

It's not too early to start planning for next year. On Tuesday, Volkswagen gave us our first look at the 2022 Tiguan crossover that will arrive in the U.S. in fall 2021. Not much is radically different on the small crossover with a big interior, aside from upgraded interior materials, a more...Read More»

2021 Kia K5
2021 Kia K5 sedan revealed: New name, new look for Kia's old Optima mainstay

The name won't be the only new thing for the 2021 Kia K5 when it arrives this summer. On Tuesday, Kia detailed the 2021 K5 mid-size sedan that will replace the Optima in its lineup. In places around the world, the K5 name was applied to the sedan already although Kia didn't ship over the name in...Read More»

2020 Lincoln Corsair first drive
Review update: The 2020 Lincoln Corsair Reserve flies under the radar

Lincoln's SUVs get more subdued as they inch down the price ladder. The Navigator's fabulous—as it had better be, with a six-digit sticker price all too easy to reach. The Aviator's blessed with the same finesse but less bulk. (It's also ever so slightly more environmentally conscious; it has...Read More»

2020 Mazda MX-5 Miata 100th Anniversary Special Edition and R360
100th Anniversary Special Edition MX-5 Miata celebrates Mazda's centennial

What better way to celebrate a 100-year-old birthday of an automaker than by dropping the top and hitting the road in a special edition of Mazda's beloved MX-5 Miata? The limited-run roadster unveiled Monday is based on the 2020 MX-5 Grand Touring model and wears its party hat with red styling...Read More»

2020 Lincoln Corsair first drive
2020 Lincoln Corsair revisited, Porsche Taycan rear-drive dream, Nissan Ariya set for launch: What's New @ The Car Connection

Review update: The 2020 Lincoln Corsair Reserve flies under the radar SUVs run the roost at Lincoln, and even the smallest Lincoln SUV bristles with verve that's all but absent from Cadillac and Infiniti rivals. 100th Anniversary Special Edition MX-5 Miata celebrates Mazda's centennial The...Read More»

2020 Ford Ranger equipped with Ford Performance accessory packages
Built Ford tough, tougher, or toughest? Ranger pickup adds available off-road hardware

New versions of the Ford Ranger mid-size pickup can be fitted with ascending levels of off-road hardware at dealerships, the automaker announced Tuesday. The first two of three off-road packages will be available at dealers in August. The third off-road package won't be available until next summer...Read More»

2021 Audi Q5
2021 Audi Q5 luxury crossover first look: It's what's inside that matters

It’ll take an eagle eye and a steady hand to point to the changes on the 2021 Audi Q5’s exterior, but that same finger may quickly find bigger changes inside. On Monday, Audi unveiled the updated 2021 Q5 compact crossover that will go on sale this fall. When it arrives, it will sport...Read More»

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