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Toyota and Lexus plan new three-row crossover SUVs, most likely as hybrids
Toyota and Lexus plan new three-row crossover SUVs, most likely as hybrids

Toyota on Wednesday announced plans to build two new three-row crossover SUVs at its Princeton, Indiana, plant. The tease provided just enough information to spur speculation, but both vehicles will seat eight passengers and one of the three-row SUVs will be badged a Lexus. Toyota stopped short of...Read More»

2022 Honda Civic
2022 Honda Civic debuts, 2021 Audi RS 7 driven: What's New @ The Car Connection

2022 Honda Civic preview The redesigned 2022 Honda Civic comes as a sedan or hatchback, in Si or Type R performance models. Toyota and Lexus plan new three-row crossover SUVs The two new SUVs will seat eight and most likely be offered as hybrids. Ford's Onboard Scale: How it works and how much it...Read More»

2021 Ford F-150 tow technology
Ford's Onboard Scale: How it works and how much it costs on the 2021 Ford F-150

Ford is doing to towing what the automatic transmission did to the manual: Make it easy enough for anyone to operate. Three new features announced Wednesday on the 2021 Ford F-150 aim to reduce towing guesswork. One will measure payload; the second measures tongue weight; and the third is the very...Read More»

2022 Toyota Sienna Woodland Special Edition
2022 Toyota Sienna Woodland narrows gap between minivan and SUV

Toyota wants its minivan to be seen as an SUV. The 2022 Toyota Sienna Woodland Special Edition introduced Tuesday comes with distinct styling, standard all-wheel drive, and more ground clearance than the Toyota Sienna minivan redesigned for 2021. It does not come with a winch or knobby 33-inch mud...Read More»

2021 Ford F-150 tow technology
2021 Ford F-150 simplifies towing, AMG GLC63 S debuts, feds seek cheaper battery packs: What's New @ The Car Connection

2021 Ford F-150 simplifies towing with onboard scales that measure payload and tongue weight Soon, the bestselling truck will offer options that measure payload and calculate how much weight you're putting on the tow hitch. 2022 Toyota Sienna Woodland narrows gap between minivan and SUV A new...Read More»

2021 Hyundai Santa Fe
2021 Hyundai Santa Fe and Elantra top trims earn Top Safety Pick awards

The 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe crossover SUV and 2021 Hyundai Elantra compact sedan earn a Top Safety Pick designation from the IIHS when equipped with certain headlights, the automaker announced Tuesday. The Elantra and Santa Fe join seven other 2021 Hyundai models with a TSP recognition. Both vehicles...Read More»

2021 Ford Bronco Badlands
5 things to know about the 2021 Ford Bronco

Hype rarely delivers. The 2021 Ford Bronco might be the exception. It’s the most hyped vehicle of the year, but it appears to exceed its promise. Last Friday, Ford invited media to rove over the most hyped vehicle of the year in a brief static display of two four-door soft-top models. Without...Read More»

2021 Ford Bronco Badlands
2021 Ford Bronco first look, 2022 Hyundai Kona N preview, Musk's big Model Y plans: What's New @ The Car Connection

5 things to know about the 2021 Ford Bronco The 2021 Ford Bronco features a collapsible cloth roof, easy-to-remove doors, and more charm than a bulldog. 2021 Kia Sorento review The redesigned 2021 Kia Sorento three-row crossover SUV gets hybrid powertrains and a more spacious interior; it gets a...Read More»

2020 Volkagen Atlas Cross Sport
How much should I tow with my crossover SUV?

Just because you can tow 5,000 pounds doesn’t mean you should. Many popular three-row crossover SUVs such as the Kia Telluride and Volkswagen Atlas have maximum tow ratings set by their manufacturers of 5,000 pounds, but that doesn’t necessarily mean you should hook up 5,000 pounds of...Read More»

Ford Bronco Sport Tow RZR concept
Crossover towing primer, Shelby GT500 on a diet, Bridgestone lightens tire load: What's New @ The Car Connection

How much should I tow with my crossover SUV? An SUV’s 5,000-pound tow rating depends on many factors, not only what’s on the trailer. 2023 Cadillac Lyriq priced from $59,990, targets 300 miles of range Electric crossover marks Cadillac's first step into its EV future—but it won't...Read More»

2023 Cadillac Lyriq
2023 Cadillac Lyriq priced from $59,990, targets 300 miles of range

Cadillac appears to have hit the right note with the 2023 Cadillac Lyriq electric crossover SUV. It costs less than $60,000, has an expected range above 300 miles, and has enough torque and technology to compete with current and forthcoming luxury electric vehicles. Shown last week and followed...Read More»

2021 Kia Seltos
Kia Soul and Seltos recalled for possible engine stalling and fire issues

The 2021 Kia Seltos and 2020-2021 Kia Soul small utility vehicles are being recalled for an engine issue that leads to stalls and, in rare cases, engine fires, the NHTSA announced on Monday. The affected Seltos and Soul crossovers have oil rings that are too hard. Over time, the excessive hardness...Read More»

2021 Kia Sorento Hybrid EX
Review update: 2021 Kia Sorento Hybrid drives home value and efficiency

My week with the redesigned 2021 Kia Sorento Hybrid was a mixed-use experience that might be familiar to many families. The three-row crossover SUV hauled my two kids and their gear to an array of practices and events, and it carried us away on a long weekend road trip. Several positives stood out...Read More»

2021 Kia Sorento Hybrid EX
2021 Kia Sorento Hybrid tested, 2021 Hyundai Veloster N driven, Mustang Mach-E scores safety win: What's New @ The Car Connection

Review update: 2021 Kia Sorento Hybrid drives home value and efficiency The redesigned three-row crossover SUV offers more value and greater efficiency than either the Ford Explorer Hybrid or Toyota Highlander Hybrid. 2022 Lexus ES upgrades standard features, adds touchscreen The 2022 Lexus ES will...Read More»

2022 Lexus ES
2022 Lexus ES upgrades standard features, adds touchscreen

The refreshed 2022 Lexus ES mid-size sedan will come with more standard safety features, a revised infotainment interface, and some minor cosmetic and suspension upgrades when it goes on sale this fall, Lexus announced this week at the Shanghai auto show. The 2022 ES gets standard LED headlights...Read More»

2021 Mazda CX-30
Review update: 2021 Mazda CX-30 Turbo balances sport and utility

Size matters. Especially with small crossovers. Their popularity has motivated car makers to offer two or sometimes three models differentiated by inches. Take the 2021 Mazda CX-3 as Exhibit A, and the 2021 Mazda CX-30 as Exhibit A0. The CX-30 expands on the fun driving characteristics of the CX-3...Read More»

2021 Mazda CX-30
2021 Mazda CX-30 Turbo tested, Cadillac confirms EV plan, Electric Island opens: What's New @ The Car Connection

Review update: 2021 Mazda CX-30 Turbo balances sport and utility The 2021 Mazda CX-30 Turbo small crossover has the right size and the right power. Ford, Volvo, Audi prove electric vehicles as safe as gas cars: IIHS The IIHS says electric vehicles are as effective at avoiding crashes as gas-powered...Read More»

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E
Ford, Volvo, Audi prove electric vehicles as safe as gas cars: IIHS

Electric vehicles are as safe at withstanding and avoiding crashes as gas cars, and generate fewer injury claims, according to the latest safety report by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). “It’s fantastic to see more proof that these vehicles are as safe as or safer...Read More»

2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge
Volvo earns highest safety marks with sweep of Top Safety Pick+ awards

Every 2021 Volvo model earned a Top Safety Pick+ award, the automaker announced Thursday. The 2021 XC40 Recharge small electric crossover completed the sweep of coveted safety awards. A TSP+ award from the IIHS is considered the most rigorous safety honor in the industry, and reflects a vehicle's...Read More»

2021 Mazda 3 Turbo
2021 Hyundai Elantra vs. 2021 Mazda 3: Compare Cars

Mainstream compact sedans are no longer penalty boxes. We’ve come a long way, baby. Two of the better choices in the compact segment are the Hyundai Elantra and Mazda 3, but both break out of the box for different reasons. The 2021 Mazda 3’s TCC Rating of 6.7 edges the 2021 Hyundai...Read More»

2022 Volkswagen Taos
2022 VW Taos priced, Porsche 911 GT3 tested, 2023 Cadillac Lyriq debuts: What's New @ The Car Connection

2022 Volkswagen Taos small SUV costs $24,190, skimps on standard features The 2022 Volkswagen Taos small crossover starts at $24,190, but buyers will want to spend more to get features and safety equipment that should be standard. 2021 Hyundai Elantra vs. 2021 Mazda 3: Compare Cars These fresh...Read More»

2022 Volkswagen Taos
2022 Volkswagen Taos small SUV costs $24,190, skimps on standard features

The 2022 Volkswagen Taos small crossover SUV will cost between $24,000 and $34,000 when it arrives in dealers this June, Volkswagen announced Wednesday. New for 2022, the Taos fills the gap as the smallest vehicle in Volkswagen's growing SUV family, and joins dozens of small SUV or subcompact...Read More»

2022 Subaru Legacy Touring
2022 Subaru Legacy Sport gets a big price jump to $29,750

The 2022 Subaru Legacy mid-size sedan gets minor price increases for the new model year—except for the Sport trim that increases $1,695 over the 2021 Legacy. That brings the cost of the 2022 Legacy Sport to $29,750, the automaker announced Monday. For 2022 the mid-level Sport adds a power...Read More»

2022 Hyundai Tucson
First drive: 2022 Hyundai Tucson electrifies its looks and powertrain

Automakers, like humans, are creatures of habit. If we find something that works, we tend to stick with it until it doesn’t anymore. Hyundai has done exactly that with the redesigned 2022 Tucson. After the Elantra’s successful update in 2021 that garnered the compact sedan a TCC Best...Read More»

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