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2022 Honda CR-V price increased, 2022 Subaru BRZ tracked, Alpha Motors deconstructed: What's New @ The Car Connection
2022 Honda CR-V price increased, 2022 Subaru BRZ tracked, Alpha Motors deconstructed: What's New @ The Car Connection

2022 Honda CR-V and CR-V Hybrid increase $400 despite no changes It's still down on touchscreen size, but Honda's bestselling crossover SUV returns with excellent space and fuel economy. 2022 Toyota Avalon review Still one of our favorite large cars, the 2022 Toyota Avalon says goodbye this year...Read More»

2022 Kia Niro Hybrid
2022 Kia Niro Hybrid and PHEV price reduced on higher trims

The 2022 Kia Niro Hybrid hatchback wears the brand's new badge but otherwise carries over unchanged, Kia disclosed Thursday. At $25,865, including destination, the base price remains the same as the 2021 Niro, but trim reshuffling cuts nearly $1,000 off the top EX Premium trim. The plug-in hybrid...Read More»

2022 Toyota Prius Nightshade
2022 Toyota Prius rolls on with same price, high mpg, new Nightshade Edition

The 2022 Toyota Prius hybrid coasts into the new year with virtually the same price as the 2021 model, the same 56 mpg combined, and a new Nightshade Edition meant to add some pop to the world's most famous—or infamous—hybrid. The fourth-generation Prius soldiers into its 21st model...Read More»

2022 Toyota Prius Nightshade
Cheap hybrids priced for 2022, Camaro Blackwing rumored, Hyundai promotes fuel cells: What's New @ The Car Connection

2022 Toyota Prius rolls on with same price, high mpg, new Nightshade Edition A blacked-out Nightshade Edition is the biggest piece of news for the 2022 Prius lineup, offering EPA ratings up to 56 mpg combined. 2022 Kia Niro Hybrid price reduced on higher trims The 2022 Kia Niro Hybrid pricing is...Read More»

2021 Lincoln Nautilus
2021 Lincoln Nautilus Black Label earns Top Safety Pick designation

Improved headlights guided the 2021 Lincoln Nautilus to a Top Safety Pick recognition from the IIHS, the non-profit safety organization announced Thursday. The coveted safety award only applies to top trims. All versions of the 2021 Nautilus earned "Good" ratings in all six crash tests, and its...Read More»

2021 Ford F-150
2021 Ford F-150 extended cab recalled for seat belt issue

Ford will recall of certain models of the 2021 F-150 for a misrouted seat belt that may not restrain a passenger in a crash, the NHTSA announced today. The recall is limited only to extended cab body styles that Ford calls SuperCab. The regular cab and crew cab (SuperCrew) body styles are not...Read More»

2021 Ford F-150
2021 Ford F-150 recalled, Aston Martin DBX future foretold, Lucid dreams of 500-mile range: What's New @ The Car Connection

2021 Ford F-150 extended cab recalled for seat belt issue Misrouted front seat belts on the redesigned 2021 Ford F-150 may not restrain passengers, increasing the risk of injury in a crash. 2022 Volkswagen Jetta preview Easy to overlook but never bad, the five-seat Jetta and its sporty GLI...Read More»

2022 Ford Explorer ST-Line
2022 Ford Explorer expands ST lineup

The 2022 Ford Explorer three-row SUV will add more affordable options for shoppers interested in the ST performance model or a new ST-Line appearance model, the automaker announced last week. Additionally, minor updates occur throughout the Explorer lineup, which was redesigned for 2020. The ST...Read More»

2020 Ram 1500
Stellantis recalls 212,373 Ram pickup trucks for airbag issue

Ruptured airbag inflators prompted the recall of 212,373 Ram pickup trucks, according to paperwork filed last week by parent company Stellantis to the NHTSA. The brand formerly known as Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is aware of only one customer issue with the side-curtain airbag inflator rupturing...Read More»

2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV
GM expands recall to every Chevy Bolt EV and Bolt EUV for fire risk

GM expanded the recall of the Chevrolet Bolt EV and Bolt EUV to include every Bolt electric vehicle made in the U.S. since it launched for 2017, the automaker confirmed Friday. Two manufacturing defects in the battery cell could cause the electric hatchback and electric crossover to catch fire. The...Read More»

2022 Infiniti QX80
2022 Infiniti QX80 updated, 2022 Hyundai Kona N previewed, ID.4 moves to America: What's New @ The Car Connection

2022 Infiniti QX80 follows Armada with larger touchscreen, more standard features Updates to the full-size SUV fall in line more with the interior of the refreshed 2021 Nissan Armada. Love it or hate it? Genesis GV60 EV stirs the pot As the third crossover from the luxury brand, and the third EV...Read More»

Genesis GV60 prototype
Love it or hate it? Genesis GV60 EV stirs the pot

Genesis pulled the sheet off its latest model, the GV60 electric SUV, late Wednesday in Seoul, Korea. The battery electric small crossover will share a dedicated EV platform with the Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Kia EV6. Genesis didn't disclose specs or many details aside from the design, but its platform...Read More»

Lincoln boutiques and dealerships
Average new car price exceeds $41,000, hits record high

It has never been more expensive to buy a new car than right now, according to the latest sales forecast from J.D. Power and LMC Automotive. The average transaction price of new cars sold in July 2021 reached a record of $41,044. That beat the previous high of $39,942 set the month before. A rare...Read More»

Audi City showroom
New car price hits record high, 2023 Cadillac Lyriq sings, Genesis GV60 EV debuts: What's New @ The Car Connection

Average new car price exceeds $41,000, hits record high A rare confluence of factors continues to drive up new and used car prices due to strong demand and constrained supply, as dealer inventory turns around in record time. Review update: 2022 Kia Carnival SX Prestige proves minivans can look cool...Read More»

2022 Kia Carnival
Review update: 2022 Kia Carnival SX Prestige proves minivans can look cool

The Kia Carnival was in my possession less than a few hours before I received a text from a friend who loves everything from luxurious Audis to fast Mustangs. “If you’re in the neighborhood swing by with the Carnival,” he said “It’s kinda cool.” Two weeks before...Read More»

2022 Lincoln Navigator
2022 Lincoln Navigator previewed, 2023 Nissan Z debuts in blue, 2023 Cadillac Lyriq first look: What's New @ The Car Connection

2022 Lincoln Navigator preview The full-size SUV comes with tech and convenience upgrades such as hands-free driving and massaging second-row seats. 2022 Nissan Frontier review Redesigned for the first time since the 2005 model year, the 2022 Nissan Frontier earns a TCC Rating of 5.2 with strong...Read More»

2023 Nissan Z
2023 Nissan Z sports coupe arrives with modern technology, turbocharged power

Nissan's affordable sports car isn't dead yet. On Tuesday, the 2023 Nissan Z debuted with more power, more convenience and safety technology, and a retro design that arrives at U.S. dealers in the spring of 2022. The new Z is simply called the Z, dropping the numerical prefixes of the old...Read More»

2022 Nissan Armada
2022 Nissan Armada unchanged except for $500 price bump

The 2022 Nissan Armada full-size SUV costs $50,395 for the new model year, which is a $500 increase from when the refreshed 2021 Armada launched. If scouring the web for a deal, you won't find the less expensive 2021 price; it was updated this year to be the same as the 2022 model. Though well...Read More»

2022 Jeep Wagoneer
2022 Jeep Wagoneer tested, 2022 Toyota 86 tracked, BMW 530e PHEV falls short: What's New @ The Car Connection

2022 Jeep Wagoneer review Jeep’s new full-size SUVs represent a sub-brand poised for luxury and comfort. The Wagoneer twins earn a TCC Rating of 7.2 out of 10. What's New for 2022: Lexus A new touchscreen interface and hands-free driving system represent the most significant developments for...Read More»

2021 Tesla Model S Plaid
NHTSA investigates safety of Tesla Autopilot

The U.S. auto safety agency NHTSA on Monday announced a probe to investigate Tesla Autopilot and the driver-assistance system's involvement in nearly a dozen crashes with emergency vehicles. The probe encompasses 765,000 vehicles made from 2014-2021, covering nearly every Tesla model, including the...Read More»

Tesla Model 3 dashboard in Autopilot testing with IIHS [CREDIT: IIHS]
Tesla's Autopilot under investigation, 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer driven, teardrop camper can charge EVs : What's New @ The Car Connection

NHTSA investigates safety of Tesla Autopilot The NHTSA safety agency has opened an investigation into Tesla vehicles using Autopilot hitting emergency vehicles. Hyundai/Kia recall more than 600,000 sedans for a trunk malfunction Sonata, Forte, Rio and Accent could have faulty emergency-release...Read More»

2018 Hyundai Sonata Limited
Hyundai/Kia recall more than 600,000 sedans for a trunk malfunction

Hyundai and Kia cars are being recalled for a faulty trunk latch, increasing the risk of trapping a person inside the trunk, the NHTSA disclosed Monday. In high-temperature conditions, a crack can develop in the trunk latch emergency release function. If a person gets stuck in the trunk, they would...Read More»

2022 Honda Civic Touring, blue, and 2021 Hyundai Elantra SEL, red
2022 Honda Civic vs. 2021 Hyundai Elantra: Compare Cars

Compact sedans keep getting better even as small crossovers keep eating away at the segment. Stalwarts of the class, the 2022 Honda Civic and 2021 Hyundai Elantra now come with more standard features and better style that transcends the budget nature of their past. Which one is worth your money? By...Read More»

2022 Kia Carnival
2022 Kia Carnival minivan earns IIHS Top Safety Pick honor

The 2022 Kia Carnival minivan withstands crashes as well as it avoids them, based on crash-test results released by the IIHS Thursday. The non-profit safety agency funded by the insurance industry bestowed a Top Safety Pick award on the Carnival. Redesigned for 2022, the minivan formerly known as...Read More»

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