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Mercedes-Benz issues two recalls for fire risk in SUVs and faulty rearview cameras
Mercedes-Benz issues two recalls for fire risk in SUVs and faulty rearview cameras

Mercedes-Benz will recall its larger new SUVs for an increased fire risk, as well as many newer model sedans, coupes, convertibles, and wagons for a faulty rearview camera projection that can be remedied with a software update, the NHTSA disclosed on Tuesday. Fire recall In many newer Mercedes-Benz...Read More»

2023 Kia Telluride and Hyundai Palisade headline this week's new car reviews post thumbnail
2023 Kia Telluride and Hyundai Palisade headline this week's new car reviews

The 2022 New York International Show gave automakers the stage to reveal updates to some of their most popular and largest SUVs this week. Kia debuted the refreshed 2023 Telluride three-row SUV as well as the redesigned 2023 Kia Niro and its three electrified powertrains. Hyundai launched the 2023...Read More»

Honda discontinues Insight, confirms Civic Hybrid post thumbnail
Honda discontinues Insight, confirms Civic Hybrid

Honda will discontinue production of the Insight hybrid sedan in June, and begin ramping up hybrid variants of the 2023 CR-V compact crossover and 2023 Accord mid-size sedan this year, the automaker announced Thursday. The big news is the announcement of a Civic Hybrid sometime "in the future."...Read More»

Nearly 600,000 Tesla models recalled for Boombox interference post thumbnail
Nearly 600,000 Tesla models recalled for Boombox interference

The NHTSA challenged Tesla's unconventional features yet again for interfering with federal vehicle safety standards. The agency on Tuesday found the pedestrian warning system mandated on all hybrid and electric vehicles to be noncompliant on Tesla models equipped with the Boombox function. Boombox...Read More»

2023 Subaru Outback gets updated styling, improved smartphone integration, more safety features post thumbnail
2023 Subaru Outback gets updated styling, improved smartphone integration, more safety features

Subaru unveiled a refreshed 2023 Outback at the 2022 New York International Auto Show and though its new face will garner much of the attention, the upgrades inside and to the safety features are the most significant. The updated look will be worn across six of the Outback’s seven trim levels...Read More»

Larger 2023 Wagoneer L and Grand Wagoneer L models debut with smaller 6-cylinder engines post thumbnail
Larger 2023 Wagoneer L and Grand Wagoneer L models debut with smaller 6-cylinder engines

Jeep on Wednesday took the wraps off of two new variants of its Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer full-size SUVs that stretch out its largest vehicle even more. Debuting at the 2022 New York International Auto Show, the 2023 Wagoneer L and Grand Wagoneer L three-row SUVs extend the body-on-frame body by...Read More»

2023 Nissan Pathfinder SUV levels up with off-road Rock Creek grade  post thumbnail
2023 Nissan Pathfinder SUV levels up with off-road Rock Creek grade

Nissan on Tuesday announced the return of its rugged Rock Creek grade to the Nissan Pathfinder three-row SUV. Redesigned for 2022, the SUV embraces more off-road capability and a more outdoorsy look with the 2023 Pathfinder Rock Creek trim. With its shift last year from a CVT to a 9-speed automatic...Read More»

Test drive: 2022 Ford Maverick right sizes the pickup truck post thumbnail
Test drive: 2022 Ford Maverick right sizes the pickup truck

To this day I still remember riding in the back of my buddy’s dad’s red 1980’s Ford Ranger with the red interior. Even as a kid those back seats were small with little to no leg room. Compact pickup trucks used to dot America’s roadways, but they mostly disappeared from...Read More»

2022 Jeep Wagoneer vs. 2022 Chevrolet Tahoe: Compare SUVs post thumbnail
2022 Jeep Wagoneer vs. 2022 Chevrolet Tahoe: Compare SUVs

It took much longer than it should’ve but Jeep has finally entered the battle of the behemoths, and the off-road brand went big with the Wagoneer. The 2022 Jeep Wagoneer and 2022 Chevrolet Tahoe strike right at the heart of the full-size SUV market with large footprints, hulking exteriors...Read More»

What's New for 2022: Volvo post thumbnail
What's New for 2022: Volvo

The biggest news for Volvo in the 2022 model year can't be considered news given the brand's long-lasting reputation for safety. The Swedish brand backed by a Chinese multinational earned 13 IIHS Top Safety Pick+ awards, which many consider to be the most rigorous safety recognition bestowed in the...Read More»

What's New for 2022: Chevrolet post thumbnail
What's New for 2022: Chevrolet

Chevy sits at a crossroad for the 2022 model year. One avenue stretches into the future with an electric 2024 Silverado and an electric Equinox compact crossover. The other spans into the past to honor performance icons such as the Chevrolet Corvette and Camaro, as well as killing off what was once...Read More»

Test drive: 2022 Subaru WRX matures into a righteous punk post thumbnail
Test drive: 2022 Subaru WRX matures into a righteous punk

The last time I drove the Subaru WRX, in 2017, I complained that it was too loud and I was too old. Something has changed. And it’s not me getting younger. In my week of driving it around town and on the highway, the redesigned 2022 Subaru WRX was never too loud, too stiff, or too cranky...Read More»

2022 Kia Stinger vs 2022 Genesis G70: Compare Cars post thumbnail
2022 Kia Stinger vs 2022 Genesis G70: Compare Cars

Two of the more compelling sedans performing under the radar this year continue to be the Kia Stinger and Genesis G70. The related rear-wheel-drive cars offer unassuming but impressive performance at a relative value, and with a warranty and standard feature set that’s far better than other...Read More»

GM, Honda partner to make "millions" of affordable electric SUVs by 2027 post thumbnail
GM, Honda partner to make "millions" of affordable electric SUVs by 2027

GM and Honda have deepened their partnership to develop electric vehicle, with "millions" of affordable crossover SUVs to go on sale as early as 2027, the automakers said in a joint press conference on Tuesday. "By working together, we’ll put people all over the world into EVs faster than...Read More»

GM recalls 680,000 Chevy Equinox, GMC Terrain SUVs for faulty windshield wipers post thumbnail
GM recalls 680,000 Chevy Equinox, GMC Terrain SUVs for faulty windshield wipers

General Motors is recalling the 2014-2015 Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain compact crossovers for windshield wipers that inadvertently stop wiping, the NHTSA disclosed Monday. The ball joints in the front wiper modules can corrode and wear down to the point where the ball joint separates from the...Read More»

Test drive: 2022 Nissan Frontier aims for traditionalists post thumbnail
Test drive: 2022 Nissan Frontier aims for traditionalists

My mother, or anyone in my family, will tell you I’m a bit resistant to embracing change. It’s hard. The latest Nissan Frontier is designed for people like me. With a TCC Rating of 5.6 out of 10, the 2022 Nissan Frontier outranks every direct mid-size pickup truck competitor on paper...Read More»

Test drive: 2022 Toyota Corolla Cross treads familiar territory post thumbnail
Test drive: 2022 Toyota Corolla Cross treads familiar territory

The 2022 Toyota Corolla Cross seems familiar, like a new winter jacket that somehow smells like Grandpa. Toyota’s latest model doesn’t do anything new, but it welcomes buyers coming from Toyota sedans or downsizing from larger vehicles with a warm but uninspired greeting. More like a...Read More»

2023 Ford F-150 Rattler presents a more accessible off-road truck post thumbnail
2023 Ford F-150 Rattler presents a more accessible off-road truck

Ford introduced a new Rattler package for the 2023 Ford F-150 pickup truck that bridges the gap between the base XL truck and the FX4 off-road variant, the company announced Tuesday. By adding yet another package option to America's bestselling vehicle, Ford simplifies the most configurable vehicle...Read More»

Test drive: 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander delivers throwback SUV vibes in modern crossover body post thumbnail
Test drive: 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander delivers throwback SUV vibes in modern crossover body

The redesigned 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander suggests it’s new, but the related 2021 Nissan Rogue preceded it a year ago. Mitsubishi reskinned and tweaked the crossover SUV to differentiate itself from its corporate sibling. With a TCC Rating of 6.5 out of 10, the 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander ties...Read More»

GMC recalls 740,000 Terrain SUVs for excessive headlight glare post thumbnail
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 vs. 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5: Compare Electric Cars post thumbnail
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 rated at up to 320 miles of range post thumbnail
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»

Dodge, Ram recall 370,000 Durango and pickup trucks for faulty ESC light  post thumbnail
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, Acura Integra top this week's new car reviews post thumbnail
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»

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