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2021 Dodge Durango SUV updated inside and out
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»

2021 Audi Q5
2021 Audi Q5 revealed, Cadillac electric SUV coming soon, Dodge muscle cars coming sooner: What's New @ The Car Connection

2021 Audi Q5 luxury crossover first look: It's what's inside that matters Audi updated the 2021 compact crossover's infotainment system and added new front and rear bumpers. 2021 Cadillac XT6 luxury crossover gets smaller engine, lower $49,985 starting price The three-row crossover adds a new base...Read More»

2020 Ford Edge ST-Line
Ford announces 1-year return program for new buyers who lose their job

Ford says buyers of new cars who've lost their job within a year of purchasing their new vehicle may be eligible to return that car back to the automaker. Ford announced the program Monday. The program applies to 2019, 2020, and 2021 model-year vehicles purchased or leased through Ford Credit until...Read More»

2021 Cadillac XT6
2021 Cadillac XT6 luxury crossover gets smaller engine, lower $49,985 starting price

The 2021 Cadillac XT6 three-row crossover will add a new, smaller turbo-4 and a lower starting price, the automaker announced Monday. When it goes on sale in the fall, the 2021 XT6 will cost $49,985, including mandatory destination charges, which is $3,705 less than the price for a base 2020...Read More»

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA
New 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA250 crossover grows in size and price

The heavily updated 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA250 is still the most affordable crossover with a three-pointed star in its snout, but not by a wide margin. This week, Mercedes-Benz announced the 2021 GLA250 will cost $37,280 to start, including destination charges. Adding all-wheel drive, which...Read More»

2021 Ford F-150
2021 Ford F-150 revealed, Volvo-Waymo self-driving tie-up, electric trucks; What's New @ The Car Connection

New 2021 Ford F-150 truck uploads as a tech-heavy hybrid ready for the next generation The truckmaker unveiled its 2021 Ford F-150 pickup, which included a hybrid powertrain and onboard generator. Ram 1500 vs. Chevy Silverado 1500 vs. Ford F-150: How the trucks compare on paper We compare the big...Read More»

2021 Subaru Ascent
2021 Subaru Ascent crossover adds more standard safety tech, costs $33,345

Already a top family pick, the 2021 Subaru Ascent three-row crossover announced Friday is aiming for a Top Safety Pick and more. The automaker announced the 2021 Ascent crossover will add adaptive cruise control and active lane control as standard equipment in addition to its automatic emergency...Read More»

2021 Ford F-150
Ram 1500 vs. Chevy Silverado 1500 vs. Ford F-150: How the trucks compare on paper

Full-size trucks are a big deal. The three offerings from Detroit-based truckmakers square off for buyers' interest and money surely, but also loyalty. Among shoppers, truck buyers are some of the most loyal to their chosen brands. Ford, General Motors, and Ram square off in an annual royal rumble...Read More»

2020 Dodge Durango SRT with Redline Stripe and Black packages
Dodge tops JD Power survey, 2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S driven, 500-mile EV myth: What's new @ The Car Connection

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. Toyota Yaris sedan and hatchback won't return for 2021 The slow-selling small cars were...Read More»

2020 Toyota Yaris
Toyota Yaris sedan and hatchback won't return for 2021

Toyota's smallest sedan and hatchback won't return next year, the automaker confirmed this week. The Toyota Yaris sedan and hatchback will be dropped from the automaker's lineup after this year, spokesman Zachary Reed said. The small cars were built by Mazda for Toyota, and were sold in the U.S...Read More»

2022 Kia Sedona
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»

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