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Volkswagen updates 2022 models, Ford GT honors GT40, 2022 Polestar 2 priced: What's New @ The Car Connection
Volkswagen updates 2022 models, Ford GT honors GT40, 2022 Polestar 2 priced: What's New @ The Car Connection

What's New for 2022: Volkswagen Volkswagen's smallest vehicles showcase the biggest changes for model year 2022. 2022 Nissan Frontier: Big changes, small price hike to $29,015 The redesigned 2022 Nissan Frontier arrives with modern changes and a modest price increase. From Motor Authority: 2022...Read More»

2022 Volkswagen Golf R and Golf GTI
What's New for 2022: Volkswagen

Volkswagen enters the 2022 model year with its smallest vehicles set to make the biggest impact. The eighth generation Golf GTI and Golf R heat up the dwindling hot hatchback segment, and the 2022 Taos enters as the smallest crossover in VW's growing lineup of SUVs. The 2021 ID.4 electric crossover...Read More»

2022 Hyundai Tucson Hybrid
Review update: 2022 Hyundai Tucson Limited Hybrid grabs attention despite underachieving fuel economy

The 2022 Hyundai Tucson compact crossover SUV stands out, but not always for the right reasons. With a TCC Rating of 7.2 out of 10, the 2022 Hyundai Tucson bests the Toyota RAV4 and Nissan Rogue thanks to a roomy back seat, bold design, and smooth hybrid powertrain. But its real-world fuel economy...Read More»

2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz
2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz driven, 2022 Cadillac CT-5 Blackwing tracked, Santa Fe PHEV priced: What's New @ The Car Connection

2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz review The 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz crossover pickup steps out of the crossover fray with sharp looks, compelling maneuverability, and a bed to separate the cargo from the cabin. It earns a TCC Rating of 6.4 out of 10 pending a safety rating. Review update: 2022 Hyundai...Read More»

2022 Toyota Tundra
Redesigned 2022 Toyota Tundra teases a modern truck

Toyota continues the art of seduction with its latest teaser for the redesigned 2022 Toyota Tundra. The pickup truck is a big deal, not just in terms of size but for Toyota to stay relevant in a segment that ranges from near six-figure luxury landships to electric beacons of the near future. The...Read More»

Jeep Wrangler Magneto concept
Stellantis plans plug-in Dodge, electric Jeep, all-electric Alfa Romeo models

Even Dodge is getting in on the industry charge to electric vehicles. Last week, a day before President Biden issued an Executive Order targeting 50% of all new car sales to be zero-emission vehicles by 2030, parent company Stellantis announced sweeping plans to overhaul its Jeep, Dodge, and Alfa...Read More»

Dodge EV muscle car and platform  -  2021 Stellantis EV Day
Stellantis joins EV party, Biden hints at EV Corvette, EV trailer hauls a range remedy: What's New @ The Car Connection

Stellantis plans plug-in Dodge, electric Jeep, all-electric Alfa Romeo models Both Jeep and Dodge plan new fully electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids in the next several years, while Alfa Romeo shifts to all-electric. BMW issues two recalls affecting X3, 3-Series, 5-Series, Supra BMW has issued...Read More»

2020 BMW X3
BMW issues two recalls affecting X3, 3-Series, 5-Series, Supra

BMW issued two recalls to fix a fuel pump on older diesel models and run a software update on newer models, the NHTSA disclosed Monday. Brake boost recall The larger of the two recalls encompasses 50,024 new performance-oriented models with engine management software that can cause a loss of...Read More»

2021 Chevrolet Traverse in IIHS testing
2021 Chevy Traverse earns Top Safety Pick; 2021 GMC Acadia does not

The 2021 Chevrolet Traverse three-row SUV earns a Top Safety Pick from the IIHS, the nonprofit safety agency announced Friday. Completed crash-test scores and improved LED headlights on the top Premier and High Country trims qualified the Traverse this year, but it still doesn't come standard with...Read More»

2021 Chevrolet Traverse in IIHS testing
2021 Chevy Traverse earns TSP, 2022 Lexus GX debuts, EV sales on record pace: What's New @ The Car Connection

2021 Chevy Traverse earns Top Safety Pick; 2021 GMC Acadia does not The Acadia did not earn the safety accolade because its standard and available headlights rated at "Marginal." Cheapest EV: 2022 Nissan Leaf price cut $4,170, could cost less than $21,000 With an available $7,500 federal tax...Read More»

2022 Nissan Leaf
Cheapest EV: 2022 Nissan Leaf price cut $4,170, could cost less than $21,000

Nissan cut the price of the 2022 Leaf electric compact car by $4,170, the automaker announced this week. With an available $7,500 federal tax credit, the 2022 Nissan Leaf could be purchased for $20,875, including a $975 destination fee. That makes it one of the most affordable new cars on the...Read More»

The open road
Automakers commit to President Biden's ambitious plan for electric vehicle adoption

President Biden today signed an Executive Order targeting half of all new vehicles sold in 2030 to be zero-emission vehicles, such as battery-electric vehicles and hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles. Seven major automakers and the United Auto Workers union released statements supporting the ambitious plan...Read More»

GM and EVgo expand major-metro fast charging
EV future takes shape, Audi RS 3 hits the 'Ring, 2022 Nissan Leaf price cut: What's New @ The Car Connection

Automakers commit to Biden's Build Back Better plan for electric vehicle adoption Ford, Honda, Volkswagen Group, BMW, Volvo, GM, and Stellantis pledge support and demand incentives for widespread EV adoption plan under President Biden's plan. Subaru recalls 165,000 newer SUVs and cars for fuel pump...Read More»

2020 Subaru Outback - Best Car To Buy 2020
Subaru recalls 165,000 newer SUVs and cars for fuel pump issue

Subaru is recalling more than 165,000 newer models for a fuel pump issue that could cause the engine to stall, the automaker and the NHTSA disclosed late last month. The recall encompasses every model made by Subaru except for the Crosstrek, and includes the Toyota 86 made in tandem with the Subaru...Read More»

2022 Volkswagen Tiguan
2022 Volkswagen Tiguan costs up to $2,100 more than outgoing model

The refreshed 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan crossover SUV comes with a new look, updated technology, and a higher price, according to VW pricing announced this week. New wheel sizes and a new nose with an available light bar spanning the grille define the outward changes, and VW has streamlined its four...Read More»

2022 Hyundai Tucson
2022 Hyundai Tucson earns Top Safety Pick+ rating

The 2022 Hyundai Tucson earned a Top Safety Pick+ designation from the IIHS, the nonprofit safety agency announced Wednesday. The redesigned compact crossover earned "Good" ratings in all six crash tests to nab what is considered the industry's most rigorous safety rating. The NHTSA has not tested...Read More»

2022 Genesis GV70
2022 Genesis GV70 driven, 2022 CT4-V Blackwing tracked, 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid tested: What's New @ The Car Connection

2022 Genesis GV70 review The new 2022 Genesis GV70 luxury compact crossover earns a high TCC Rating of 7.6 out of 10 with its balance of comfort, sport, features, and value. Avalon ends in 2022, as Toyota sharpens focus on crossovers and SUVs Toyota will drop its decades-old large four-door due to...Read More»

2021 Toyota Avalon XSE Nightshade
Avalon ends in 2022, as Toyota sharpens focus on crossovers and SUVs

We give the latest Toyota Avalon sedan a high TCC Rating of 7.0 out of 10 for its great interior space and its miserly hybrid edition—but Toyota's giving it the Heisman. A report in Automotive News (subscription required), and Toyota confirms, that the company will cancel the big four-door...Read More»

2022 Lexus ES 350
First drive: 2022 Lexus ES 350 settles into middle life-cycle age

The advantage of aging is you are more comfortable with what you are and care less about what you are not. The refreshed 2022 Lexus ES is comfortable in its role as a quiet, comfy mid-size sedan that doesn’t care to be on the cutting edge of technology, even though it adds a touchscreen this...Read More»

2022 Lexus ES 350
2022 Lexus ES tested, VW ID.5 teased, Tesla capitulates: What's New @ The Car Connection

First drive: 2022 Lexus ES 350 settles into middle life-cycle age The refreshed sedan gets an overdue touchscreen and other standard safety and convenience features, but its best feature remains its ride quality. Mitsubishi Outlander plug-in hybrid to return as three-row SUV The Outlander plug-in...Read More»

Teaser for next-generation Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV
Mitsubishi Outlander plug-in hybrid to return as three-row SUV

The next Mitsubishi Outlander plug-in hybrid will have more range and more seats when it goes in sale in late 2022, the automaker announced last week. Expected to be a 2023 model, the second-generation PHEV will feature a new powertrain with "improved motor output and increased battery capacity"...Read More»

Miles-to-empty fuel meter display, courtesy of AAA
Your mileage may vary: AAA finds mpg meters inaccurate

Fuel economy displays in vehicles and "miles to empty" alerts can vary widely from real world usage, according to a new study by the AAA and Automotive Research Center published this week. In some tests, fuel economy displays showed estimates that were off by more than 2 mpg against controlled...Read More»

Gas pump
MPG meters prove unreliable, Bentley debuts hybrid sedan, Nikola's Milton charged: What's New @ The Car Connection

Your mileage may vary: AAA finds mpg meters inaccurate Fuel economy displays in vehicles and "miles to empty" alerts can vary widely from real world usage, according to AAA. 2022 Hyundai Accent review Good fuel economy boosts the 2022 Hyundai Accent to a TCC Rating of 5.0 out of 10. 2022 Cadillac...Read More»

2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L
First drive: 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L summits three-row SUV peak

The Jeep Grand Cherokee finally comes with a third row. Dubbed L as in large and in charge, the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L offers more space without sacrificing the style that has helped it define the SUV segment since its 1993 launch. Stylish and rugged, sophisticated yet brutish, the timeless...Read More»

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