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2021 Nissan Titan performs worse in crash tests: IIHS
2021 Nissan Titan performs worse in crash tests: IIHS

The 2021 Nissan Titan full-size pickup truck took a step backward in crash test ratings, but took a step forward in preventing crashes, according to the latest findings by the IIHS released on Tuesday. The nonprofit safety group funded by the insurance industry found that the Titan crew cab...Read More»

2013 Nissan Pathfinder
Nissan recalls 2013-2015 Pathfinder for brake light issue

The 2013-2015 Nissan Pathfinder three-row SUV is being recalled due to relay switch issue that can leave the brake lights continually illuminated, even when drivers aren't braking, the NHTSA announced on Monday. The recall encompasses 267,276 Pathfinders in the U.S. It is an expansion of a previous...Read More»

2021 BMW 4-Series
2021 BMW 4-Series tested, Dodge doubts V-8 future, Nissan cuts carbon footprint: What's New @ The Car Connection

2021 BMW 4-Series review The redesigned 2021 BMW 4-Series is offered as a coupe or convertible, with technology and performance that will delight. But the new front grille will steal most of the headlines as it dominates the 4-Series' front styling, for better or worse. The 2021 4-Series earns a...Read More»

GM announces new campaign for EVs, revamped brand logo  -  January 2021
GM joins growing number of automakers going electric to reduce emissions

General Motors on Thursday pledged to pursue the goal of eliminating all tailpipe emissions from passenger vehicles by 2035, making it the first traditional domestic automaker to pledge to eliminate a main cause of global warming. GM CEO Mary Barra also announced a plan for the company to achieve...Read More»

2022 Acura MDX
MDX versus Telluride, Toyota tops VW, Lordstown plans electric van: What's New @ The Car Connection

2022 Acura MDX vs. 2021 Kia Telluride: Compare Crossover SUVs Better features and strong safety scores lift a returning champ above a strong contender. GM joins growing number of automakers going electric to reduce emissions GM's goal of eliminating tailpipe emissions by 2035 brings it in line with...Read More»

2021 Kia Telluride
2022 Acura MDX vs. 2021 Kia Telluride: Compare Crossover SUVs

Three-row crossover SUVs pepper the landscape of America like minivans did a generation ago. Many of these seven- and eight-seat crossovers are good—but which of the better efforts really is the best? We’ve driven the 2022 Acura MDX, and found plenty to admire in its suave good looks...Read More»

2021 Tesla Model S Plaid+
Tesla refreshes Model S with 520-mile range, goofy steering wheel

Tesla unveiled the first major refresh of its flagship Model S electric performance sedan on Wednesday, and it was not an over-the-air update. The interior gets a major overhaul with an airplane-inspired steering wheel and the powertrain adds a third motor in some versions. Top-performance versions...Read More»

2022 Acura MDX
2022 Acura MDX tested, Tesla Model S and Model X refreshed: What's New @ The Car Connection

2022 Acura MDX review With a TCC Rating of 7.0 out of 10, the 2022 Acura MDX takes over the flagship role with flourishes of style and technology. 2022 Acura MDX vs. 2021 Lexus RX: Compare Crossover SUVs Three-row family SUVs from Lexus and Acura bring all the right features, but one has all the...Read More»

2022 Acura MDX
2022 Acura MDX vs. 2021 Lexus RX: Compare Crossover SUVs

Japan’s oldest luxury brands serve up big three-row SUVs that bristle with new attitudes and new technology, but one soars higher in handling and appeal. Which wins us over—the 2022 Acura MDX or the 2021 Lexus RX? The 2022 MDX dives even deeper into Acura’s view of luxury in its...Read More»

2022 Mini Cooper Hardtop
2022 Mini Cooper refreshed with new bumpers, $500 price bump

The 2022 Mini Cooper Hardtop and Convertible receive mild updates, new front ends, and more standard technology. The Cooper gets a $500 price increase to start at $23,750, including a destination fee of $850, the automaker announced late Tuesday. The small urban car continues in three body styles...Read More»

2022 Mini Cooper Hardtop
2022 Mini Cooper refreshed, SSC Tuatara sets land-speed record: What's New @ The Car Connection

2022 Mini Cooper refreshed with new bumpers, $500 price bump The 2022 Mini Cooper Hardtop and Convertible receive mild updates with some new front skins and more standard tech. Car thefts spike in 2020 due to pandemic, economy Car thefts were up 9.2% in 2020, according to the National Insurance...Read More»

Stolen car still from NICB
Car thefts spike in 2020 due to pandemic, economy

The number of stolen cars jumped 9.2% over 2019, according to a preliminary report issued by the National Insurance Crime Bureau on Tuesday. There were 878,080 auto thefts in 2020, which is the highest number in more than a decade, and by a significant margin, NICB President David Glawe said in a...Read More»

2021 Honda Odyssey
2022 Honda Odyssey starts at $33,265, loses HondaVac

The 2022 Honda Odyssey minivan is on sale now with a starting price of $33,265, Honda announced earlier this month. The represents a $300 increase over the abbreviated 2021 model, which had a price increase of $1,000 when it went on sale August 3. That's not the only price increase: Mandatory...Read More»

2021 Honda Odyssey
2022 Honda Odyssey arrives, 2021 Acura TLX revisited, EVs attract interest: What's New @ The Car Connection

2022 Honda Odyssey starts at $33,265, loses HondaVac In-van vacuum caught in supplier snafu, so Honda's moved ahead with the '22. Kia cancels K900 and Cadenza sedans for 2021 Two more sedans go down as victims of SUVs as the slow-selling Kia K900 and Cadenza sedans won't return for the 2021 model...Read More»

2020 Kia K900
Kia cancels K900 and Cadenza sedans for 2021

Kia confirmed it is discontinuing the K900 full-size sedan and Cadenza large sedan for the 2021 model year, Car and Driver reported Tuesday. The news follows a week after Kia announced a shortened name (Motors was dropped), a new logo, and plans to launch seven electric vehicles in the next few...Read More»

2020 Nissan Frontier
Nissan confirms Frontier pickup truck will carry over until 2022 redesign

The 2021 Nissan Frontier mid-size pickup truck will be a carry-over model until the redesigned 2022 model debuts early this year, Nissan confirmed to The Car Connection on Monday. "The all-new 2022 Nissan Frontier will debut in early 2021," Nissan spokesperson Kevin Raftery said via email. "A model...Read More»

2021 Nissan Rogue
What's New for 2021: Nissan

Nissan made a lot of news in 2020, but not for all the right reasons. Former CEO Carlos Ghosn's dramatic escape from house arrest in Japan to exile in Lebanon overshadowed the struggling Japanese brand's aggressive overhaul of 10 models in 20 months. But 2020 was all about resiliency, and Nissan...Read More»

2021 Nissan Armada
Nissan brand overview for 2021, Lotus develops new lineup, Tesla Model S chop top: What's New @ The Car Connection

What's New for 2021: Nissan Nissan made plenty of news in 2020 in the midst of a product onslaught, and most 2021 models will come with advanced safety features. Nissan confirms Frontier pickup truck will carry over until 2022 redesign The 2021 Nissan Frontier mid-size pickup truck will be a...Read More»

2022 Buick Enclave
Refreshed 2022 Buick Enclave to launch later this year

The refreshed 2022 Buick Enclave three-row crossover SUV will debut later this year, Buick announced during a brand overview on Thursday. GM's premium automaker was mum on details about its largest vehicle, but in twin teaser images the family hauler sports revised front and rear ends with a new...Read More»

2021 Buick Envision with Sport Touring package
2021 Buick Envision previewed, 2021 Durango Hellcat sold out, 2021 Hyundai Ioniq PHEV review: What's New @ The Car Connection

2021 Buick Envision preview The redesigned 2021 Buick Envision crossover SUV seats five, rides on a new platform with a 2.0-liter turbo engine, and comes with a sharper look, and top Avenir trim. Refreshed 2022 Buick Enclave to launch later this year Buick teased images of the refreshed 2022 Buick...Read More»

25 years of the airbag
Ford forced to recall 3 million vehicles with Takata airbags

Ford must recall 3 million older model vehicles with defective Takata airbags in the latest ruling from the NHTSA, Reuters reported on Tuesday. The NHTSA denied petitions filed by Ford and Mazda in 2017 to avoid the sweeping recall of vehicles from the 2006 to 2012 model years. The largest...Read More»

2009 Ford Ranger XL
Ford recalls millions, Genesis G80 tested, Mercedes EQA range comparison: What's New @ The Car Connection

Ford forced to recall 3 million vehicles with Takata air bags The fallout from faulty Takata airbags continues as the NHTSA forces Ford to recall 3 million more vehicles. 2021 Tesla Model X review With seating for up to seven, stunning performance, and a long driving range, the Tesla Model X is...Read More»

2021 Kia Telluride
2021 Kia Telluride costs $300 more, starts at $33,415

The 2021 Kia Telluride three-row crossover SUV carries over to the new year unchanged, except for a $300 price increase. The Telluride, which won The Car Connection's Best Car To Buy 2020 award, costs $33,415 to start for its second model year. The price reflects a $300 increase and a $55 increase...Read More»

2021 Nissan Armada
2021 Nissan Armada costs at least $1,000 more, starts at $49,895

The refreshed 2021 Nissan Armada full-size SUV costs more across the lineup, but also comes with a new entry-level trim, a new front end, upgraded infotainment system, more standard features, and more power. The upgraded Armada costs $49,895, including the mandatory $1,395 destination fee. That's...Read More»

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