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2022 Toyota 86 follows path of Subaru BRZ with more power, new features
2022 Toyota 86 follows path of Subaru BRZ with more power, new features

The 2022 Toyota 86 sports coupe lives on another generation, Toyota announced on Monday. The affordable, rear-wheel-drive sports car follows in the same steps as the 2022 Subaru BRZ announced late last year with a larger engine, better tech, and modest exterior updates. Launched for 2013, the...Read More»

2024 GMC Hummer EV SUV
2024 GMC Hummer electric SUV ranges from $79,995 to $110,595

The 2024 GMC Hummer EV SUV updates the past and points to the future. What was once a militarized all-purpose vehicle brought to civilian roads in the '90s is now a fully-electric SUV capable of traveling on road or off it for more than 300 miles, GM announced Saturday. Unlike the massive Hummer H2...Read More»

2022 Kia Carnival
2022 Kia Carnival driven, AMG GLB35 tested, 2024 GMC Hummer EV SUV unpacked: What's New @ The Car Connection

2022 Kia Carnival review Sharing a platform with the K5 mid-size sedan and the Kia Sorento, the 2022 Kia Carnival replaces the Sedona minivan and aims for a slice of the crossover SUV pie. We give it a TCC Rating of 7.2 out of 10. 2024 GMC Hummer electric SUV ranges from $79,995 to $110,595 The...Read More»

2019 Honda Accord
Honda and Acura recall nearly every model for a faulty fuel pump

Honda and its luxury brand Acura are recalling nearly every 2019 model and many 2020 models to replace a faulty fuel pump, the automakers announced this week. A defective impeller in the fuel pump could cause the affected vehicles to lose power or stall, thereby increasing the risk of a crash...Read More»

2022 Porsche 911 GT3
2022 Porsche 911 costs $2,000 more, starts at $102,550

One icon, 15 variants, and a price that no longer hovers below six figures. The 2022 Porsche 911 comes with an upgraded infotainment system and a $2,000 price increase over the 2021 model to start at $101,200, excluding mandatory destination charges of $1,350. That six-figure starting price is a...Read More»

2022 Porsche 911 GT3
2022 Porsche 911 priced, Rolls-Royce Ghost driven, Mustang Mach-E selling: What's New @ The Car Connection

2022 Porsche 911 costs $2,000 more, starts at $102,550 The 2022 Porsche 911 now tops six figures in all versions, but it also gets an upgraded infotainment system. Lincoln Aviator joins millions of other vehicles recalled for faulty rearview camera Lincoln's screens can go blank, which makes the...Read More»

2021 Lincoln Aviator Grand Touring
Lincoln Aviator joins millions of other vehicles recalled for faulty rearview camera

The 2020-2021 Lincoln Aviator is being recalled for a rearview camera that can not display an image when the SUV is in reverse, Ford announced Friday. The intermittent loss of a video feed to the display screen when the vehicle is in reverse violates Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards, though...Read More»

2019 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid
Yes, car seats expire and here's why

We hear it all the time: "Car seats don't actually expire. That's just a ploy by the manufacturers to get you to spend more money and buy new stuff." It doesn't matter how many times we hear it; it's still not true. Car seats expire, and your kid's safety could depend on you recognizing that fact...Read More»

Car seats - NHTSA
How to check child safety seats, Santa Cruz teased, Lucid Air focuses on quality: What's New @ The Car Connection

Yes, car seats expire and here's why Like bike helmets and old milk car seats have an expiration date and it's important to take it seriously. 2022 Kia EV6 preview The 2022 Kia EV6 is a battery electric crossover SUV that seats five and has a 300-mile estimated range. From Motor Authority: US-built...Read More»

2021 Volvo XC90
Volvo sweeps safety awards, 2022 Porsche 911 debuts, Genesis X Concept shown: What's New @ The Car Connection

Volvo earns highest safety marks with sweep of Top Safety Pick+ awards How Swede it is: Automaker posts TSP+ for every 2021 vehicle tested. Review update: 2021 Kia Sorento X-Line bristles with personality The redesigned Sorento three-row crossover SUV stands out in a bland class, and offers a range...Read More»

2021 Kia Sorento X-Line AWD
Review update: 2021 Kia Sorento X-Line bristles with personality

It doesn’t take much to look expressive or exciting in a class that’s comparable to wheat bread. Compared to bland bread like the Nissan Murano, Honda Passport, and Ford Edge, the 2021 Kia Sorento stands out in the bread box. The redesigned 2021 Kia Sorento has a TCC Rating of 6.8 out...Read More»

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Volkswagen of America lied about changing name to "Voltswagen"

Days before April Fools' Day, Volkswagen of America leaked a prank press release stating the company plans to change its name in the U.S. to "Voltswagen." It was a practical joke made on March 29 and debunked on March 30, at least 48 hour before April Fools' Day. Less than 24 hours after CNBC...Read More»

2022 Subaru Outback Wilderness
Subaru debuts Outback Wilderness, 2022 Genesis GV70 previewed, Lexus previews EV future: What's New @ The Car Connection

2022 Subaru Outback Wilderness takes the campground with it The new Wilderness version of the 2022 Subaru Outback SUV adds more ground clearance and other off-road enhancements. Volkswagen of America changing name to "Voltswagen" VW is rebranding itself around its shift to electric...Read More»

2021 Chevrolet Tahoe
2021 Cadillac Escalade, Chevy Tahoe and Suburban, GMC Yukon recalled for seat belt issue

GM is recalling its redesigned full-size SUVs for seat belts in the third row that can become trapped or damaged in the seat-folding mechanism, the NHTSA announced Monday. During assembly, the outboard seat belts in the third row might have been entrapped or misrouted within the seat, making it...Read More»

2021 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid
Review update: 2021 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid hits the family vehicle sweet spot

The Chrysler Pacifica minivan has been our Best Minivan To Buy for five years running. Late in the 2020 model year it got better with the addition of all-wheel drive, then for 2021 it was improved again with a luxurious Pinnacle model and an improved infotainment system. Yet Toyota challenged the...Read More»

2021 Chrysler Pacifica
2021 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid tested, auction bids heating up, 2022 Chevy Bolt EUV driven: What's New @ The Car Connection

Review update: 2021 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid hits the family vehicle sweet spot The Pacifica Hybrid doesn’t have Stow ‘n Go seats or AWD, but it can go up to 32 miles without using any gasoline. Audi expands recall to cover all 2015-2020 A3 sedans and cabriolets Audi is recalling all...Read More»

2020 Audi A3
Audi expands recall to cover all 2015-2020 A3 sedans and cabriolets

The unknown cause of an error with the passenger detection system prompted Audi to recall all A3 models built for the 2015-2020 model years, according to an announcement from parent company Volkswagen Group of America earlier this month. The passenger occupant detection system (PODS) can...Read More»

2021 Nissan Rogue Platinum
Review update: 2021 Nissan Rogue Platinum shifts upmarket

The Nissan Rogue has been playing the value card for well over a decade, but the compact crossover took a sharp upscale turn this year to be more than just your Uber driver’s ride. Redesigned for 2021, the Rogue has stiff competition from the Toyota RAV4, Honda CR-V, Ford Escape, and Mazda...Read More»

2021 Hyundai Elantra
2021 Honda Civic vs. 2021 Hyundai Elantra: Compare Cars

The compact sedan is a great first car, an efficient means of transportation, and a wise choice for the budget-minded. The Honda Civic has been the benchmark in the compact-car segment for years, but the redesigned 2021 Hyundai Elantra aims to take a bite out of the Civic’s turf before the...Read More»

2021 Honda Civic Type R Limited Edition
Elantra and Civic compared, 2022 Alpina B8 previewed, Mercedes preps EQS flagship : What's New @ The Car Connection

2021 Honda Civic vs. 2021 Hyundai Elantra: Compare Cars The 2021 Honda Civic and 2021 Hyundai Elantra prove the compact sedan is still a smart buy. 2022 GMC Terrain sports fresh face, rugged AT4 trim The 2022 GMC Terrain compact crossover SUV arrives with a fresh face, more standard safety...Read More»

2022 GMC Terrain AT4
2022 GMC Terrain sports fresh face, rugged AT4 trim

The 2022 GMC Terrain compact crossover SUV arrives with a fresh face, more standard safety features, and an off-road oriented AT4 trim. Even though the mild refresh was delayed by the coronavirus pandemic, GMC didn't reveal many specifics about the 2022 Terrain that will be sold at dealerships...Read More»

2021 Ford Bronco Sport
2021 Ford Bronco Sport vs 2021 Toyota RAV4: Compare Crossover SUVs

Compact crossovers can be as difficult to distinguish as daytime soap operas. New for 2021, the Ford Bronco Sport bucks that trend with retro-mod styling inspired by the big Bronco yet with the ride quality of the Ford Escape. The RAV4 has been around much longer, and Toyota injected new life with...Read More»

2021 Ford Bronco Sport
Bronco Sport faces RAV4, rare Corvette nets millions, Porsche updates Taycan: What's New @ The Car Connection

2021 Ford Bronco Sport vs 2021 Toyota RAV4: Compare Crossover SUVs Are the 2021 Toyota RAV4’s hybrid choices enough to hold off the rugged charm and off-road capability of the 2021 Ford Bronco Sport? 2022 Hyundai Tucson preview The 2022 Hyundai Tucson five-seat compact crossover SUV arrives...Read More»

2021 Hyundai Palisade Calligraphy
2021 Toyota Highlander vs 2021 Hyundai Palisade: Compare Crossover SUVs

The difference between three-row crossover SUVs such as the 2021 Toyota Highlander and 2021 Hyundai Palisade often boils down to which one least resembles a minivan. Neither of these has the sliding doors maligned by aesthetes and preferred by pragmatists, but both have exceptional safety ratings...Read More»

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