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Hyundai, Kia recall 591,000 vehicles for possible brake issues that could lead to fire
Hyundai, Kia recall 591,000 vehicles for possible brake issues that could lead to fire

Hyundai and Kia will recall more than 591,000 sedans and crossovers for a faulty anti-lock braking system that can cause an electrical short, which may lead to a fire, the automakers reported to federal safety officials last month. Hyundai announced it will recall 151,205 2013-2015 Hyundai Santa Fe...Read More»

2021 Toyota Venza Limited
What's New for 2021: Toyota

Toyota's aging but robust product line gets a darkened cosmetic makeover called Nightshade for 2021, as well as more standard safety features. Android smartphone users, rejoice—Toyota finally has begun implementing Android Auto compatibility on select vehicles, including the 2021 Toyota...Read More»

2021 Hyundai Elantra N Line
What's New for 2021: Hyundai

Hyundai ramps up the sporty N Line trim across its 2021 sedans, while its crossover SUVs mostly carry over without big changes. The South Korean brand still offers the industry's best warranty and complimentary scheduled service for three years or 36,000 miles. The redesigned 2021 Hyundai Elantra...Read More»

2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe
2021 Jeep Wrangler plugs in, Grand Wagoneer concept makes big mark, GM and Honda pair up: What's New @ The Car Connection

2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe plug-in hybrid SUV first look: Clean, but also dirty The legendary off-roader climbs into the modern age as a plug-in hybrid with a 25-mile electric range and 2.0-liter turbo-4 for stronger, cleaner power. What's New for 2021: Hyundai The 2021 Hyundai Elantra and N Line...Read More»

2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe
2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe plug-in hybrid SUV first look: Clean, but also dirty

For a brand that’s almost 80 years old, change comes slowly. Jeep’s latest evolution also will come silently. On Thursday, the brand unveiled its 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe SUV, which is the first plug-in hybrid Jeep on sale in the U.S. The boxy off-roader will be the first of many, Jeep...Read More»

2021 Kia Seltos
2021 Kia Seltos revisited, 2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class previewed, Lucid makes big promises: What's New @ The Car Connection

Review update: The 2021 Kia Seltos SX puts style with substance The 2021 Kia Seltos small crossover cuts an attractive shape near the boxy Kia Soul, but the uprated powertrain might not be worth the upcharge. 2021 Mazda 6 sedan adds standard Apple CarPlay, bumps price to $25,270 The 2021 Mazda 6...Read More»

2021 Mazda 6 Carbon Edition
2021 Mazda 6 sedan adds standard Apple CarPlay, bumps price to $25,270

Mazda continues its march into the premium segment with the higher trim levels in the 2021 Mazda 6 mid-size sedan. The base price of $25,270 including mandatory destination fee represents an increase of $225 over the 2020 model year. All models increase $225, except for the top Signature trim that...Read More»

2021 Kia Seltos
Review update: The 2021 Kia Seltos SX pairs style with substance

Kia’s on a roll. The Korean automaker can’t build the Telluride three-row SUV fast enough, and now its pint-sized Seltos crossover brings some slick European design to a usually utilitarian segment. The 2021 Kia Seltos small crossover SUV fills a void between the subcompact Niro and the...Read More»

2021 Ram 1500
2021 Ram 1500 reviewed, 2021 Rolls-Royce Ghost previewed, EV rules will wait: What's New @ The Car Connection

2021 Ram 1500 full review Ram's venerable full-sizer nets a 6.0 TCC Rating thanks to its spacious cabin and relatively good safety scorecard. Also: See our full reviews of the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee, 2021 Jeep Cherokee, 2021 Jeep Wrangler, 2021 Jeep Renegade, and 2021 Chrysler 300. Ram recalling...Read More»

2020 Ram 1500
Ram recalling more than 189,000 pickup trucks for faulty floor mats

More than 189,000 2019-2020 Ram 1500 pickups will be recalled for faulty all-weather floor mats that may not clear adjustable gas and brake pedals in those trucks, the automaker announced last week. More than 160,000 trucks in the U.S. are affected by the recall, and additional trucks were sold in...Read More»

2021 Dodge Charger
2021 Dodge Charger commands $31,490 to start, tallies more than $80,000 for top Hellcat

Bragging rights for America's lone muscle sedan won't be cheap for the 2021 model year. On Monday, Dodge announced that the upcoming 2021 Charger four-door sedan will cost more than $30,000 in base trim and run up past $80,000 for this year's new SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody. Base trims of the sedan...Read More»

2021 Toyota Tacoma
2021 Toyota Tacoma reviewed, 2020 Audi A6 Allroad driven, police fleet BMW i3s: What's New @ The Car Connection

2021 Toyota Tacoma full review Two new special editions highlight the changes for Toyota's venerable mid-size pickup, which earns a 5.0 TCC Rating. Volvo XC60 SUV recalled for loose wipers More than 87,000 2018-2020 Volvo XC60 crossovers will be recalled for wipers that weren't properly tightened...Read More»

Wireless Android Auto compatibility
New Android update will add more compatible devices for wireless Android Auto

Google's upcoming update for Android phones will let more drivers use wireless compatibility software with more vehicle infotainment systems, the software developer announced this month. The update to the developer's site was spotted by 9to5Google. When Android 11 is released for the smartphones...Read More»

2020 Volvo XC60
Volvo XC60 SUV recalled for loose wipers

Volvo is recalling the 2018-2020 XC60 mid-size crossover SUV for improperly tightened nuts on the windshield wipers, the automaker announced last week. There wasn't enough torque applied to the nut on the wiper arms at the factory, which caused "poor fixation," Volvo said. The wiper arm could...Read More»

2021 Lexus RX
2021 Lexus RX crossover SUV costs $46,095, adds Black Line edition

Lexus' bestselling crossover SUV will cost $920 more in 2021 than it did last year, but it adds more standard safety equipment to its long list of active safety features, the automaker announced Thursday. New for 2021, the RX 350 and RX 450h F Sport models can be had with a limited edition Black...Read More»

2021 Subaru Outback
2021 Subaru Outback overview, car detailer's pro tips, 2020 GLB250 review: What's New @ The Car Connection

2021 Subaru Outback review With a TCC Rating of 6.8 out of 10, the 2021 Subaru Outback wins the crossover-wagon wars thanks to exceptional safety. 2021 Lexus GX 460 SUV lumbers on with new luxury perks for $54,395 to start The 2021 Lexus GX 460 might be the most unintentionally hardcore off-road...Read More»

Updated Kia Stinger
Kia Stinger previewed with new engine, new looks–and it's coming to US

The new Kia Stinger performance sedan headed to America will offer a new engine option, updated looks, and new tech. Kia in Korea said the new Stinger would go on sale there sometime this fall, and that the updated Stinger would arrive in the U.S. by the end of the year. Kia has already detailed...Read More»

2021 Lexus GX 460
2021 Lexus GX 460 SUV lumbers on with new luxury perks for $54,395 to start

The 2021 Lexus GX 460 might be the most unintentionally hardcore off-road SUV on sale. Just kick your boots off before you enter, please? The three-row luxury hauler will return for 2021 largely unchanged from the year before, with just a handful of new packages to complement the stout drivetrain...Read More»

2020 Toyota Prius Prime Limited
Review update: 2020 Toyota Prius Prime excels at efficiency, little else

The 2020 Toyota Prius Prime is a plug-in electric version of Toyota’s bestselling hybrid. It gets 25 miles of quiet electric range, and when that juice runs out it still gets 54 mpg, according to the EPA. The Prius Prime outdoes the Hyundai Ioniq plug-in to reign as fuel-efficiency champ. For...Read More»

2020 Toyota Prius Prime Limited
2020 Toyota Prius Prime tested, 2021 Nissan GT-R returns, ID.4 targets RAV4: What's New @ The Car Connection

Review update: 2020 Toyota Prius Prime excels at efficiency, little else The 2020 Toyota Prius Prime plug-in hybrid continues to maximize fuel efficiency, but the Toyota RAV4 Prime and other plug-in crossover SUVs are more compelling. 2021 Kia Seltos crossover aces crash-test ratings, falls short...Read More»

2021 Kia Seltos crash test
2021 Kia Seltos crossover aces crash-test ratings, falls short of awards

Kia's newest crossover—and its smallest—aced crash-testing by the insurance industry-funded IIHS but poor headlight efficacy kept the small crossover from climbing the agency's honor roll, safety officials announced Thursday. The 2021 Kia Seltos earned top marks in all crash tests...Read More»

2021 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat
2021 Dodge Durango ranges from $33,260 to $82,490

The refreshed 2021 Dodge Durango three-row SUV goes from affordable to expensive as quickly as its new 710-horsepower Hellcat model goes to 60 mph. The $33,260 starting price for the 2021 Dodge Durango SXT represents a $970 increase over the 2020 model, but at the top of the raging lineup is the...Read More»

2021 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat
2021 Dodge Durango priced, 2021 Polestar 2 driven, Lucid Air economized: What's New @ The Car Connection

2021 Dodge Durango ranges from $33,260 to $82,490 The refreshed 2021 Dodge Durango three-row SUV goes from affordable to expensive as quickly as its new 710-horsepower Hellcat model goes to 60 mph. Review update: The 2020 Nissan Sentra blossoms into a competitor Revisiting the redesigned 2020...Read More»

2020 Nissan Sentra
Review update: The 2020 Nissan Sentra blossoms into a competitor

Everyone knows the story of the ugly duckling and how it ended. In recent years, the Nissan Sentra has been that duckling. Until now. For 2020 the Nissan Sentra was designed with a more flowing European look, higher quality materials, and better driving dynamics. It also kept its trademark: value...Read More»

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