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Tesla hikes price of Model 3, Model Y by $2,000
Tesla hikes price of Model 3, Model Y by $2,000

Tesla increased the price of the Model 3 compact sedan and related Model Y compact crossover this week. The base price of each electric vehicle increases by $2,000, and that follows a $1,000 price hike in July. The Performance trims of each model also increase by $1,000. The Model 3 Standard Range...Read More»

2021 Honda Ridgeline vs 2021 Ford Ranger: Compare Trucks post thumbnail
2021 Honda Ridgeline vs 2021 Ford Ranger: Compare Trucks

The redesigned Honda Ridgeline squares off against an old foe in the 2021 Ford Ranger. The challenge in deciding between these two mid-size trucks might be all the other new trucks coming to market, ranging from the small 2022 Ford Maverick hybrid to the electric 2022 Rivian R1T. The difference...Read More»

2022 Ford Maverick vs 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz: Compare Trucks post thumbnail
2022 Ford Maverick vs 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz: Compare Trucks

The 2022 Ford Maverick and 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz resurrect a small truck segment that had been dormant for more than a decade. Both of these crossover-based vehicles give shoppers an open bed and a more adventurous edge than compact crossover SUVs that fill roads like construction zones in...Read More»

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Hyundai Sonata recall indicates wrong direction

Certain Hyundai Sonata mid-size sedans are being recalled for a faulty turn signal indicating the opposite direction than intended, the NHTSA disclosed on Monday. A software malfunction mixes up the turn signal, so vehicles of drivers intending to turn right might indicate the sedan is turning...Read More»

Review update: 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L Summit Reserve grows for the family post thumbnail
Review update: 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L Summit Reserve grows for the family

After nearly 30 years, the Jeep Grand Cherokee has finally grown to accommodate those who have grown up with it. The fifth-generation Grand Cherokee introduces a new model to the lineup known as the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L. With a longer wheelbase and an adult-sized third row, the larger...Read More»

2022 Rivian R1T, 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee headline this week's new car reviews post thumbnail
2022 Rivian R1T, 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee headline this week's new car reviews

Electric pickup trucks and redesigned iterations of classic SUVs filled The Car Connection's week of new car test drives and previews of forthcoming vehicles. Here's a look at the highlights. 2022 Rivian R1T review The R1T is the next iteration of the pickup truck, and its blend of futuristic yet...Read More»

Skip the dealer: How to buy a Rivian R1T or R1S post thumbnail
Skip the dealer: How to buy a Rivian R1T or R1S

The first Rivian R1T electric pickup trucks finally started rolling off the factory floor in Normal, Illinois, in mid-September, but they won't be heading to dealerships, now or later. Instead, Rivian follows a similar path as Tesla, Polestar, and other electric vehicle companies by forgoing the...Read More»

2022 Genesis GV70 and G70 earn Top Safety Pick+ honors post thumbnail
2022 Genesis GV70 and G70 earn Top Safety Pick+ honors

The 2022 Genesis GV70 luxury compact crossover and G70 luxury compact sedan both earned Top Safety Pick+ awards from the IIHS, the insurance-industry funded safety agency announced on Thursday. A Top Safety Pick+ is considered to be the most rigorous safety recognition in the industry, and vehicles...Read More»

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2021 Top Safety Pick awards: More automakers commit to safer cars

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»

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What's New for 2022: Infiniti

Infiniti adds wireless Apple CarPlay to most of its 2022 lineup, and ditches the base Pure trim in many models to streamline its trim offerings. Nissan's luxury arm also had updated its big seller with a redesigned version of the 2022 QX60 three-row SUV, which follows the introduction of a...Read More»

Review update: 2022 Nissan Pathfinder shifts gears again, and tows with ease post thumbnail
Review update: 2022 Nissan Pathfinder shifts gears again, and tows with ease

Despite how it may have been marketed, the redesigned 2022 Nissan Pathfinder isn't all-new. But it’s darn close. For 2022 nearly everything you can see, and most of what you can’t, has been overhauled, updated, or replaced to deliver a more refined driving experience and better value...Read More»

Hyundai expands fire risk recall to Tucson and Sonata Hybrid post thumbnail
Hyundai expands fire risk recall to Tucson and Sonata Hybrid

Add the 2017 Hyundai Tucson crossover SUV and 2017 Sonata Hybrid sedan to the growing list of vehicles affected by Hyundai engine fires. More than 95,000 models will be recalled, the NHTSA disclosed on Monday, adding to prior recalls for increased risk of engine fires. The expanded recall includes...Read More»

Ford recalls all 2021 Mustang Mach-E SUVs for two issues post thumbnail
Ford recalls all 2021 Mustang Mach-E SUVs for two issues

The 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E electric crossover SUV is being recalled for two issues related to bonding on the windshield and panoramic glass roof, the NHTSA disclosed Monday. In both cases, inadequate bonding can cause the roof glass to separate from the roof while driving, and the front...Read More»

2022 Ford Expedition cashes in, Bugatti Super Sport takes off, EV tax credit explainer: What's New @ The Car Connection post thumbnail
2022 Ford Expedition cashes in, Bugatti Super Sport takes off, EV tax credit explainer: What's New @ The Car Connection

2022 Ford Expedition SUV adds off-road and performance versions, updates tech The Timberline model appeals to off-road enthusiasts and the Stealth performance package improves on-road dynamics. Refreshed 2022 Acura RDX adds wireless CarPlay, updated drive modes The updated 2022 RDX will be quieter...Read More»

2022 Ford Expedition SUV adds off-road and performance versions, updates tech post thumbnail
2022 Ford Expedition SUV adds off-road and performance versions, updates tech

The 2022 Ford Expedition full-size SUV comes with new versions aimed at off-roading and performance, an upgraded suspension, a larger touchscreen, and a limited hands-free driver-assist system for its mid-cycle refresh. The front and rear get a makeover as well, Ford announced this week. Standard...Read More»

2022 Honda Civic sedan and hatch earn Top Safety Pick+ honors post thumbnail
2022 Honda Civic sedan and hatch earn Top Safety Pick+ honors

The redesigned 2022 Honda Civic compact sedan and hatchback earned the highest safety ranking from the IIHS, the insurance-industry funded announced on Thursday. Its Top Safety Pick+ award is not just the top honor awarded by the agency, it is also considered to be the most rigorous safety...Read More»

What's new for Cadillac, BMW Z8 reimagined, Prologue's big plans: What's New @ The Car Connection post thumbnail
What's new for Cadillac, BMW Z8 reimagined, Prologue's big plans: What's New @ The Car Connection

What's New for 2022: Cadillac Cadillac embarks on a large-scale transformation toward all-electric this year—before its transformation to SUVs is complete. 2022 Honda Civic sedan and hatch earn Top Safety Pick+ honors Civic duty accomplished: Honda's latest earns the IIHS' kudos. Refreshed...Read More»

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What's New for 2022: Cadillac

Cadillac is in the midst of a transformation, starting before the luxury brand's last transformation ever completed. The last one consisted of discontinuing sedans in favor of crossover SUVs of all sizes. That merges with the latest transformation announced early this year of making GM's luxury...Read More»

NHTSA probes 30 million more vehicles with Takata airbags post thumbnail
NHTSA probes 30 million more vehicles with Takata airbags

The largest automotive recall in history could get larger still, based on the NHTSA's latest investigation into vehicles equipped with Takata airbags. The NHTSA is investigating the safety of an estimated 30 million vehicles from the 2001 to 2019 model years, according to an internal government...Read More»

2022 Toyota Tundra debuts, Porsche Macan GTS tested, 300-mile EVs listed: What's New @ The Car Connection post thumbnail
2022 Toyota Tundra debuts, Porsche Macan GTS tested, 300-mile EVs listed: What's New @ The Car Connection

2022 Toyota Tundra preview The redesigned 2022 Toyota Tundra takes a big leap forward with a hybrid powertrain, a coil-spring rear suspension, and the latest tech. NHTSA probes 30 million more vehicles with Takata airbags A safety issue that has already spanned 67 million vehicles from nearly two...Read More»

Review update: 2021 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara 4xe moves an icon into the future post thumbnail
Review update: 2021 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara 4xe moves an icon into the future

With the Wrangler 4xe, Jeep has just taken something simple and made it complicated without sacrificing capability or features. The 2021 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara 4xe plug-in hybrid makes running around town in a rolling brick as efficient as possible without losing what makes a Wrangler a...Read More»

Review update: 2022 Volkswagen Taos goes big on space, short on refinement post thumbnail
Review update: 2022 Volkswagen Taos goes big on space, short on refinement

The 2022 Volkswagen Taos enters the small crossover segment with a big chip on its shoulder. Sized below the Tiguan, the smallest VW crossover is larger than other competitors such as the Chevy Trailblazer, Ford Bronco Sport, and Hyundai Kona. Yet its new turbo-4 engine and 8-speed automatic...Read More»

2022 Volkswagen Taos revisited, Hennessey Venom targets TRX, Lucid Air tops EV range: What's New @ The Car Connection post thumbnail
2022 Volkswagen Taos revisited, Hennessey Venom targets TRX, Lucid Air tops EV range: What's New @ The Car Connection

Review update: 2022 Volkswagen Taos goes big on space, short on refinement The Taos impresses the family with comfort and versatility, but the driver might not be so charmed. Lucid Air outlasts Tesla with 520-mile electric range The Lucid Air officially takes the crown as the longest-range electric...Read More»

Lucid Air outlasts Tesla with 520-mile electric range post thumbnail
Lucid Air outlasts Tesla with 520-mile electric range

The 2022 Lucid Air tops all electric vehicles with an EPA-rated 520-mile range, the EPA confirmed on Thursday. That's at least 100 miles more than the next longest range electric vehicle, the Tesla Model S Long Range that has an EPA-rated 405-mile range. The 2022 Lucid Air has the most range of any...Read More»

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