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First drive: 2022 Nissan Pathfinder SUV carves a straightforward path
First drive: 2022 Nissan Pathfinder SUV carves a straightforward path

The redesigned 2022 Nissan Pathfinder doesn’t pretend to be a performance SUV or aspire to be an electric tech dynamo. Instead, it excels at what it’s meant to be: a roomy three-row SUV with enough seating flexibility and towing capability to stand out in a crowded class. The base...Read More»

2022 Nissan Pathfinder
2022 Nissan Pathfinder tested, 2022 BMW X3 previewed, Lordstown Motors sputters: What's New @ The Car Connection

2022 Nissan Pathfinder review Redesigned for the first time since 2013, the 2022 Nissan Pathfinder three-row crossover SUV sports a new look inside and out, and comes loaded with the latest convenience and safety technology. Review update: 2021 Toyota Sequoia falls behind as it soldiers on The 2021...Read More»

2022 Lexus LS 500h AWD with Teammate
First drive: Lexus Teammate driver-assistance system wants to know you’re there

Lexus’s Teammate driver-assistance system flashed red at me and grew impatient. As I ignored its alerts to take control of the steering wheel, it rang audible alerts in increasing levels of alarm. I wanted to see if I could game the hands-free driving system, but Teammate wouldn’t have...Read More»

2022 Ford Maverick
2022 Ford Maverick hybrid truck debuts, 2023 Kia Sportage preview: What's New @ The Car Connection

2022 Ford Maverick preview With the Maverick, Ford hopes it can lure small-SUV buyers into yet another version of the mechanicals that power its Escape and Bronco Sport, without drawing them away from one of its bigger pickups—the Ranger and F-Series. First drive: Lexus Teammate...Read More»

2022 Ford Maverick
2022 Ford Maverick buzzes the tower for hybrid trucks

The 2022 Ford Maverick touches down as a small pickup truck powered by a standard hybrid engine with an estimated 40 mpg around town, Ford announced Wednesday. Just like "Top Gun: Maverick" returns to the big screen later this year, the 2022 Ford Maverick dusts off its forgettable past as a compact...Read More»

2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz
2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz pickup gets crossover-like fuel economy

The 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz bridges the gap between the utility of a small pickup and the convenience and comfort of a compact crossover SUV. Fortunately, its fuel economy figures released Monday lean more toward crossover than pickup. The EPA posted 21 mpg city, 27 highway, 23 combined for the...Read More»

2022 Toyota Corolla Cross
2022 Toyota Corolla Cross looks the part, electric Mustangs make tracks, Tesla Model S Plaid+ canceled, : What's New @ The Car Connection

2022 Toyota Corolla Cross preview Larger than the front-wheel-drive Toyota C-HR and taller than the Corolla sedan, the 2022 Toyota Corolla Cross also borrows its looks from another Toyota—the RAV4. 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz pickup gets crossover-like fuel economy The 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz...Read More»

2021 Tesla Model Y
Tesla announces 3 recalls of Model 3 and Model Y for brake, seat belt issues

Tesla issued three recalls for the Model 3 electric compact sedan and mechanically related Model Y electric compact crossover, the NHTSA disclosed Monday. The largest of the three recalls affects the 2019-2021 Model 3 and 2020-2021 Model Y for a potentially loose brake caliper on 5,974 vehicles...Read More»

2022 Buick Enclave
2022 Buick Enclave SUV comes around with standard safety features

The 2022 Buick Enclave three-row crossover SUV now comes with more standard safety features, the automaker announced Thursday. Buick also freshened the face and tail with new lighting, and added new wheel options. Inside, the seven-seat family hauler has a roomier center console and more available...Read More»

Gabrielle Union in the 2022 Ford Maverick
2022 Ford Maverick bows on June 8

Actor Gabrielle Union will be on hand next Tuesday, June 8, as Ford reveals the next pickup truck in its family of utility vehicles, the 2022 Maverick. Based on the running gear of the new Bronco Sport (which is also shared with the Escape), the '22 Maverick will take a spot below the Ford Ranger...Read More»

2021 Toyota Sequoia Nightshade Special Edition
Review update: 2021 Toyota Sequoia falls behind as it soldiers on

Toyota developed a good, sturdy full-size SUV for the 2008 model year. Based on the body-on-frame platform from the Tundra pickup, the Sequoia got that truck’s robust structure and driveline components, including its muscular 5.7-liter V-8. But that’s about as much engineering as Toyota...Read More»

2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime SE
2021 Ford Escape Plug-In Hybrid vs. 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime: Compare Crossover SUVs

Many plug-in hybrids don’t offer enough driving range for the typical American commute. Two exceptions to that rule are the 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime and 2021 Ford Escape Plug-In Hybrid. Neither of these models stray far from a formula that has made the compact crossover the most popular vehicle...Read More»

2022 Toyota Corolla Cross
2022 Toyota Corolla Cross squeezes into small SUV lineup

The 2022 Toyota Corolla Cross emerges as the right-sized center in Toyota's Venn diagram of small cars. Larger than the Toyota C-HR and taller than the Corolla sedan on which it's based, the 2022 Corolla Cross looks like a small RAV4. Toyota debuted its latest crossover SUV on Wednesday, calling it...Read More»

2022 Kia Carnival
First drive: 2022 Kia Carnival comes to town masked as an SUV

A teenager at the drive-thru said he liked my car. I lowered my sunglasses; he was sincere. Later, a couple stopped me in the Costco parking lot. “What is that?” “It’s a Kia.” I explained how the new badge with futuristic script replaced the circle on the liftgate...Read More»

2022 Kia Carnival
2022 Kia Carnival tested, AMG E53 revisited, 2022 Honda Insight priced: What's New @ The Car Connection

First drive: 2022 Kia Carnival comes to town masked as an SUV The Sedona replacement delivers SUV space with the supreme flex of sliding side doors. 2021 Acura TLX review The TLX is no longer an upscale version of the Honda Accord, and instead uses its own dedicated platform, a pair of new engines...Read More»

2020 Tesla Model 3
Tesla Model 3, Model Y lose top safety ratings after dropping radar

Safety agencies deemed newer Tesla Model 3 and Model Y vehicles less safe due to a Tesla update intended to make the vehicles more safe. The NHTSA, IIHS, and Consumer Reports all downgraded safety ratings following Tesla's announcement earlier this week of its transition away from radar-based...Read More»

2020 Tesla Model 3
Tesla interrupts safety features, 2021 AMG GLB revisited, Texan Tesla fans can't buy Teslas in Texas: What's New @ The Car Connection

Tesla Model 3, Model Y lose top safety ratings after dropping radar With a switch to driver-assist systems based only on cameras, the Tesla Model 3 and Model Y have lost their high safety ratings at least until over-the-air updates restore functionality. Ford recalls more than 200,000 Transit...Read More»

2019 Ford Transit Connect Wagon
Ford recalls more than 200,000 Transit Connect vans for transmission issue

Ford is recalling 2013-2021 Ford Transit Connect cargo and passenger vans equipped with a 6-speed automatic transmission, the automaker announced Thursday. A faulty shift cable could fail to park the car. Operators of the affected vehicles can shift the gear selector into Park, turn off the engine...Read More»

Honda safety demonstration
Pedestrian fatalities spike, Tautara Strike tuned to 2,200 hp, EV battery life addressed: What's New @ The Car Connection

Traffic and pedestrian fatalities hit record levels in 2020 despite fewer miles driven, safety officials say The Governors Highway Safety Association and National Safety Council estimated pedestrian fatalities increased 21% in 2020. 2021 Jaguar XF review The mid-size sedan or wagon earns a 6.2 TCC...Read More»

IIHS automatic emergency braking for pedestrian protection test
Traffic and pedestrian fatalities hit record levels in 2020 despite fewer miles driven, safety officials say

Roadways were less safe even though fewer people were driving in 2020, and pedestrians incurred the brunt of the increase. Pedestrian deaths increased at a record rate, according to estimates projected by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) published last week. There were 6,721...Read More»

2022 Volkswagen Taos
2022 VW Taos driven, 2022 BMW M4 droptop preview, Ford doubles down on EVs: What's New @ The Car Connection

First drive: 2022 Volkswagen Taos small SUV fits the bill Smaller than the Tiguan, the new Taos crossover SUV fights for the light with the new electric ID.4. Review update: 2021 Cadillac Escalade with Super Cruise rides like a first-class road king The redesigned Escalade full-size SUV finally...Read More»

2022 Volkswagen Taos
First drive: 2022 Volkswagen Taos small SUV fits the bill

The new 2022 Volkswagen Taos puts the “good things come in threes” saying to the test, becoming the company’s third compact SUV alongside the Tiguan and the all-electric ID.4. Though the trio might all be in roughly the same class, there’s enough that’s different to...Read More»

2021 Cadillac Escalade 4WD Premium Luxury
Review update: 2021 Cadillac Escalade with Super Cruise rides like a first-class road king

It took more than two decades, but Cadillac finally created one of the best luxury family haulers money can buy. With leather-lined seating for up to eight people, over 38 inches of curved OLED screens on the dashboard, and the ability to drive itself over thousands of miles on certain divided...Read More»

2022 Genesis GV70
2022 Genesis GV70 price undercuts other luxury crossover SUVs

The 2022 Genesis GV70 luxury crossover SUV will start at $42,045, including destination, when it arrives at dealers this summer, the automaker announced Tuesday. The GV70 follows the 2021 GV80 flagship SUV as part of an impressive lineup of value-oriented luxury vehicles from Hyundai's luxury...Read More»

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