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GMC recalls 740,000 Terrain SUVs for excessive headlight glare
GMC recalls 740,000 Terrain SUVs for excessive headlight glare

The lights are too bright on 2010-2017 GMC Terrain SUVs, according to a decision made by the NHTSA earlier this month. After nearly three years of assessing GM's request to be exempted from an expensive recall, the NHTSA determined the headlight design was faulty and needs to be remedied. The...Read More»

2023 Subaru Solterra
2023 Subaru Solterra vs. 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5: Compare Electric Cars

Electric cars are no longer niche vehicles, and the new 2023 Subaru Solterra and 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 demonstrate how far the mainstream has swung toward battery-powered crossover SUVs. The duo also represent a trend of automakers partnering up to split costs in a rapidly developing global...Read More»

2022 Ford F-150 Lightning cold-weather testing in Alaska
2022 Ford F-150 Lightning rated at up to 320 miles of range

The EPA has certified the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning electric pickup truck at up to 320 miles of range, the automaker announced Monday. Ford had been expecting the electric version of America's bestselling vehicle for more than 40 years to have a peak range of 300 miles. The 2022 Ford F-150...Read More»

2022 Dodge Durango
Dodge, Ram recall 370,000 Durango and pickup trucks for faulty ESC light

New Dodge Durango SUVs and Ram heavy duty pickup trucks are being recalled for an electronic stability control light that might not illuminate properly, the NHTSA disclosed this week. If the malfunction light doesn't show in the gauge cluster, then the driver can be left unaware that the traction...Read More»

2023 Subaru Solterra
2023 Subaru Solterra, Acura Integra top this week's new car reviews

The new, the old, and the confusing topped this week's new car headlines at The Car Connection. We test drove the 2023 Subaru Solterra, the brand's first global electric car, in the desert beyond Scottsdale, and we got the scoop on what exactly the resurrected Acura Integra will entail when it...Read More»

2022 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport
Volkswagen recalls 220,000 Atlas and Atlas Cross Sport SUVs for airbag issue

Volkswagen will be recalling more than 220,000 newer Atlas and Atlas Cross Sport SUV models for an issue with the side airbag deployment, the NHTSA disclosed on Friday. The Atlas three-row SUV and its related five-seat Atlas Cross Sport has front side airbags that might deploy later than necessary...Read More»

2022 Chevrolet Trax
Chevy Trax, Buick Encore to be discontinued after 2022

The inexpensive small car has become even more endangered in the U.S., with the Chevrolet Trax and Buick Encore as the latest to reportedly end production. GM's smallest and most affordable crossover SUVs will be discontinued at the end of the model year, multiple sources reported this week. GM was...Read More»

2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTD LT Trailboss
Review update: 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTD LT Trailboss delivers tale of two trucks

Chevy has complicated the 2022 Silverado 1500 buying process even more than the usual configurations and options. There will be two trucks sold on dealer lots, both 2022 models, one with updates inside and out, and the other carrying over unchanged from 2021. The carryover 2022 Silverado 1500 will...Read More»

2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTD LT Trailboss
Why buying a 2022 Chevy Silverado is so confusing

Not all 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500s will be built equally or even be the same truck. Some models will wear the refreshed changes for the new model year, while the carryover Silverado will be called an LTD model. Both trucks will be 2022 Chevrolet Silverados. Confused? So are we. Chevrolet...Read More»

2022 Tesla Model 3
Tesla increases prices between $2,500 to $12,500 across its model range

Tesla increased prices across the board of its electric-vehicle lineup on Monday, marking at least the sixth price hike in some models in the past year. The latest price hike reflects a 10% increased on some models, with the base Model 3 rear-wheel-drive version increasing $2,000 to $46,990, and...Read More»

2023 Chevrolet Blazer
2023 Chevy Blazer and 2022 Lincoln Navigator headline this week's new car reviews

Chevy updated the 2023 Blazer mid-size SUV, Volkswagen revealed the production version of the ID.Buzz electric successor to the legendary Microbus, and we revisited the Lincoln Navigator and other 2022 models this week. We took a look at everything that's changed for Genesis for 2022, as well as...Read More»

2013 BMW 3-Series  -  First U.S. Drive, February 2012
BMW recalls nearly 1 million more cars for increased fire risk

BMW is expanding two previous recalls on older models for an increased engine fire risk, the NHTSA disclosed Wednesday. A short circuit in the heater of the positive crankcase ventilation (PCV) valve can cause the heater to overheat, melt, and ignite in cars with BMW's N52 inline-6 engine. If the...Read More»

2022 Infiniti QX60
Review update: 2022 Infiniti QX60 blossoms into something desirable

It only took *checks with father time* nearly a decade, but the Infiniti QX60 three-row SUV has hit its stride. Known originally as the JX35, the QX60’s always been a few pieces of the puzzle behind the competition. The value was there but it wasn’t a compelling luxury family hauler...Read More»

2024 Volkswagen ID.Buzz
Volkswagen ID.Buzz revealed: Electric T1 Microbus successor truckin' into 2024

The Bus is back, and it's electric. It's no secret Volkswagen put a charge into resurrecting its legendary T1 Microbus as the electric ID.Buzz, but details disclosed by Volkswagen on Wednesday finally give the hive something to buzz about. Styled similarly to the Microbus but without the multitude...Read More»

2022 Volvo XC40 Recharge
Review update: 2022 Volvo XC40 Recharge links a gas past to the electric present

The 2022 XC40 Recharge is an electric vehicle caught in the middle of a rapidly developing electric vehicle marketplace. Sharing a platform with the XC40 gas model, the small crossover is only one year old and it’s already been upgraded. This year, the range increases from 208 to 233 miles...Read More»

2022 Genesis GV70
What's New for 2022: Genesis

Genesis keeps laying deeper tracks in the luxury class with sporty sedans and alluring crossover SUVs. They're all loaded with features and undercut the prices of more established automakers while doling out style. That continues for 2022, with the brand's five vehicles coming standard with at...Read More»

2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee
What's New for 2022: Jeep

The Jeep brand continues to roll out electrified models for 2022, with its 4xe plug-in hybrid offered in the Wrangler and redesigned Grand Cherokee. Most of the V-6 and V-8 offerings remain intact, but the biggest news for 2022 is the return of the Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer full-size SUVs, and...Read More»

2022 Dodge Durango
What's New for 2022: Ram, Alfa Romeo, Dodge, and Chrysler

The electric future is starting to come into focus for Chrysler, Ram, and Dodge. The American heritage brands had a slow if not reluctant reception of electrification under the parent company formerly known as Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. The Chrysler Pacifica minivan was the only plug-in hybrid on...Read More»

2022 Rivian R1T
Rivian walks back price increase for reservation holders, CEO apologizes

Rivian on Thursday made an about-face to not raise prices on anyone who had preordered an R1T electric truck or R1S SUV but not yet finalized their transaction. On Tuesday, March 1, Rivian increased prices $12,000 on both vehicles it manufactures. Preorder holders who canceled their order due to...Read More»

2022 BMW X3
Review update: 2022 BMW X3 complements the active lifestyle

Americans tend to overbuy their cars. Anyone south of St. Louis probably doesn’t need all-wheel drive, and yet it’s wildly popular. The space of the SUV itself is seldom needed versus the trunk of a sedan. Anything over 150 hp isn’t necessary to keep up with traffic, but more...Read More»

2014 Kia Soul  -  First Drive, August 2013
2014 Kia Soul recalled for front airbag issue

The 2014 Kia Soul is being recalled for front airbags that may not deploy in a crash, the NHTSA disclosed last week. Communication between the control unit and front impact sensors can be scrambled at the onset of a severe crash, and the airbags won't deploy. The recall covers 128,280 Soul...Read More»

IIHS Top Safety Pick testing
What is an IIHS Top Safety Pick and why does it matter?

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety announced its 2022 Top Safety Picks last week, but what does it mean for new car shoppers? This year marks a critical time in automotive safety assessment as the IIHS plans to toughen its criteria in the wake of record traffic and pedestrian fatalities. As...Read More»

2015 Ford Mustang EcoBoost
Ford Mustang joins millions of other cars recalled for rearview camera issue

The Ford Mustang joins a growing list of cars with rearview camera projections that fail to meet the safety standards of the NHTSA. Certain 2015-2017 Mustangs have loose or damaged wiring that can result in a distorted image or the lack of an image on screen when the car is in reverse, Ford...Read More»

2022 Volkswagen Golf R
First drive: 2022 Volkswagen Golf R weathers the storm

The 2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI and Golf R represent the freshest choices in a withering class of hot hatchbacks. While we await the redesigned Subaru WRX STi and Honda Civic Type R, and hope that Hyundai doesn’t cancel the excellent Veloster N, deciding between the two Golfs reflects a gulf...Read More»

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