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2022 Kia Sedona first look: Family minivan meets SUV style
2022 Kia Sedona first look: Family minivan meets SUV style

The upcoming Kia Sedona minivan looks ready to tackle more than just a steep parking lot. The updated minivan broke cover this week in Korea, ahead of its anticipated debut in the U.S. next week. The Kia Carnival, as it's known in other markets around the world, features a distinctly tougher look...Read More»

2020 Dodge Charger GT AWD
Dodge, Kia have highest owner satisfaction; Tesla has the worst

That new car smell may turn sour for owners of certain brands, according to J.D. Power's annual 2020 Initial Quality Study released Wednesday. Owners of new Tesla models reported the largest number of problems and complaints within 90 days of ownership, while owners of Dodge and Kia models reported...Read More»

2020 Ford Ranger FX2
Ford Ranger, Jeep Cherokee, Tesla Model S have most American content: study

What is the most American car? The Ford Ranger tops the Cars.com 2020 American-Made Index released yesterday, but the answer for other American-made, import-badged vehicles isn't so simple. The annual study found that Honda has a greater percentage of American-made cars than GM or Fiat Chrysler...Read More»

2021 Volkswagen Arteon
2021 VW Arteon refreshed, Jessi Combs honored, 2021 Jaguar I-Pace updated: What's New @ The Car Connection

Updated 2021 VW Arteon shows off a new face for the flagship car The 2021 Volkswagen Arteon flagship sedan gets refreshed with a new front fascia, a revised interior with more available features, and streamlined trim levels. Ford Ranger, Jeep Cherokee, Tesla Model S have most American content...Read More»

2021 Porsche 718 GTS 4.0
2021 Porsche 718 Boxster and Cayman GTS 4.0 may be perfect, but they're not cheap

It's hard to put a price on near bliss but Porsche has a ballpark figure at least. This week, the automaker announced that its 2021 Porsche 718 Cayman and 2021 Porsche 718 Boxster convertible will cost $61,250 and $63,350 respectively, before options but after mandatory destination charges. That's...Read More»

2021 Volkswagen Arteon
Updated 2021 VW Arteon shows off a new face for the flagship car

Volkswagen didn't wait long to update its flagship car that it brought to the U.S. only two years ago. The 2021 VW Arteon will sport a new look and updated interior features when it goes on sale later this year, the automaker announced Tuesday. The five-door hatchback is a slower seller compared to...Read More»

2020 Mazda MX-5 Miata
Beat the heat with these five convertibles that start for less than $35,000

The arrival of summer signals the open season for open-air dining, open-air exercise, and of course, open-air driving. Who doesn't like head room limited only by the lower troposphere? There may be fewer convertibles on the road now than before but the thrill of droptop driving—and a 65-mph...Read More»

2019 BMW 8-Series Convertible - Best Car To Buy 2020
Best affordable convertibles, 2021 Jaguar I-Pace revealed, Nevada to adopt California standards: What's New @ The Car Connection

Beat the heat with these five convertibles that start for less than $35,000 The arrival of summer signals the open season for open-air dining, open-air exercise, and of course, open-air driving. Who doesn't like head room limited only by the lower troposphere? Convertibles just as safe as cars with...Read More»

2021 Mini Cooper S Convertible Sidewalk Edition
Convertibles just as safe as cars with roofs: IIHS

The lack of a roof does not mean a lack of safety when it comes to cars, according to an IIHS study released on Tuesday. Even with cloth tops, modern convertibles don't pose a greater crash and fatality risk than sedans or coupes. In fact, there were fewer crashes and fatalities in convertibles. An...Read More»

Apple CarKey
Apple updates CarPlay, rolls out digital CarKey

The bond between smartphone and connected car continues to strengthen with Apple's latest operating system for iPhone and updates to Apple CarPlay, the tech giant announced Monday at its annual Worldwide Developer Conference. Apple said its latest operating system, iOS 14, gives users a secure way...Read More»

2021 Mini Countryman
What's New for 2021: Mini

Mini continues to charm for the 2021 model year. The British brand owned by BMW returns a 6-speed manual transmission to its small lineup, further enhancing its reputation for quirky urban cars that are fun to drive but offer limited practicality. From the Union Jack taillights and rear barn doors...Read More»

2021 Mini Countryman
2021 Mini updates, Defender roof tent pops up, trucks charge into West Coast EV Highway: What's New @ The Car Connection

What's new for 2021: Mini The small car brand has small changes for its lineup of two- and four-door cars and crossovers. Review update: The 2020 Mazda 6 Signature straddles the divide between mainstream and premium The 2020 Mazda 6 mid-size sedan carries a premium look and feel on par with Lexus...Read More»

2020 Mazda 6
Review update: The 2020 Mazda 6 Signature straddles the divide between mainstream and premium

Could a mainstream family sedan look and feel like a premium vehicle without a big shiny screen protruding from the dashboard, fancy self-parking technology, and supercar-like LED daytime running lights? Despite what the 2020 Hyundai Sonata might have everyone believe, the 2020 Mazda 6 Signature...Read More»

2020 Mazda CX-30
2020 Mazda CX-30 recalled for two issues; Mazda 3 also recalled

The new 2020 Mazda CX-30 subcompact crossover is the subject of two separate recalls, one for a brake issue and the other a fuel leak, the automaker announced to the NHTSA earlier this month. The 2020 Mazda 3 is also being recalled for the brake issue shared with the CX-30. The brake issue affects...Read More»

2020 Lexus GX 460
Review update: 2020 Lexus GX 460 SUV carries a decade of baggage

The Lexus GX 460 is a luxury paradox. The three-row SUV is rugged, capable, and loaded with luxury features, yet it’s loud, inefficient, drives like a truck, and has some odd packaging. The current GX 460 was introduced a decade ago, and has since received a few updates over time to remain...Read More»

2020 Lexus GX 460
2020 Lexus GX reviewed, "The Blues Brothers" revisited, Mustang Mach-E range recognized: What's New @ The Car Connection

Review update: 2020 Lexus GX 460 SUV carries a decade of baggage The 2020 Lexus GX 460 is a luxury three-row SUV with a smooth V-8 and comfy seats, but it is old and lacks competitive features and refinement. New 2021 Ford F-150 promises several surprises When the new 2021 Ford F-150 pickup debuts...Read More»

Teaser for 2021 Ford F-150 debuting on June 25, 2020
New 2021 Ford F-150 promises several surprises

When the new 2021 Ford F-150 pickup debuts online on June 25, it may come with more surprises than a hybrid or all-electric version. The bestselling pickup will add a sleeper-seat, according to Reuters. In addition to the lay-flat passenger seat, the 2021 F-150 is expected to add over-the-air...Read More»

2021 Chevrolet Colorado Z71
2021 Chevrolet Colorado mid-size truck updated with a new trim, new packages, and a heavy-duty look

The 2021 Chevrolet Colorado mid-size pickup truck comes with a new Custom Special Edition, a beefed-up ZR2, the return of the ZR2 Bison, and the return of the 2.8-liter turbodiesel inline-4. All Colorados get cosmetic upgrades to the front and rear, and an 8.0-inch touchscreen is standard on all...Read More»

2020 Honda Passport
2021 VW Atlas Cross Sport vs. 2020 Honda Passport: Compare Crossover SUVs

The 2021 VW Atlas Cross Sport and the 2020 Honda Passport are classic spin-offs. Like “Rhoda” and “The Jeffersons,” they have plenty to recommend them in their own right, even over the three-row SUVs that spawned them. Which one deserves to come back for next season? Both...Read More»

2017 Jeep Cherokee
Jeep Cherokee SUV recalled for transmission issue

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles announced on Thursday the recall of certain Jeep Cherokee SUVs for a transmission issue that could lead to the vehicle rolling away when it is supposed to be in "park." A driveline connection may slip and lead to a loss of a power. The affected car won't be able to go, and...Read More»

2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport
Atlas Cross Sport vs. Honda Passport, AMG E63 wagon returns, Ford launches Active Drive Assist: What's New @ The Car Connection

2021 VW Atlas Cross Sport vs. 2020 Honda Passport: Compare Crossover SUVs The 2021 VW Atlas Cross Sport and the 2020 Honda Passport are classic spin-offs. Like “Rhoda” and “The Jeffersons,” they have plenty to recommend them in their own right, even over the three-row SUVs...Read More»

Ford Mustang Mach-E Active Drive Assist
Hands-free driving system for 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E arriving next year

If the Mustang Mach-E is driving Ford into the future, the all-electric crossover may not require anyone to have their hands on the wheel. On Thursday, Ford detailed its hands-free driver-assist features that will be available on the Mach-E and upcoming vehicles from the Blue Oval. Dubbed Active...Read More»

2021 Honda Pilot Special Edition
2021 Honda Pilot shifts to 9-speed transmission, gets $600 price bump

The 2021 Honda Pilot three-row crossover SUV now comes with a 9-speed automatic across the lineup and a new Special Edition trim. The 9-speed that had exclusively been on top trims now replaces the 6-speed automatic on the outgoing entry-level models and comes with paddle shifters and automatic...Read More»

2020 Mercedes-Benz Weekender
How to be a Covid camper

Got the camping bug? Want to explore these United States but don’t have the best car for it? Don’t fancy a massive RV or a flimsy tent? Then it might be time for a camper van. Camper vans are all the rage, and van life was trending for a few years before spiking in 2020 due to travel...Read More»

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