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Review update: 2020 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro rocks, rolls its way into the wild
Review update: 2020 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro rocks, rolls its way into the wild

Endearing is not the same as good. Ask anyone who’s had a puppy and they’ll tell you as much. Endearing is puppy smells and wagging tails, the spots on the carpet? Another thing entirely. The 2020 Toyota 4Runner is endearing. It’s also objectively good—and I mean that in the...Read More»

2021 Kia Telluride
2021 Kia Telluride overview, best flaws of the C8 Corvette, fading the Kia Soul EV: What's New @ The Car Connection

2021 Kia Telluride review With excellent safety ratings and strong value, the 2021 Kia Telluride earns a TCC Rating of 7.5 out of 10. Review update: 2020 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro rocks, rolls its way into the wild Endearing is not the same as good. Ask anyone who’s had a puppy and they’ll...Read More»

2021 Mazda 3 2.5 Turbo
2021 Mazda 3 starts just over $20,000, but top Turbo can cost nearly $40,000

The 2021 Mazda 3 compact sedan and hatchback gets simultaneously cheaper and more expensive with a broader lineup that includes a new entry-level model and a new range-topping turbocharged model. The 2021 Mazda 3 2.0 sedan with the small 155-horsepower 2.0-liter inline-4 new for 2021 starts at...Read More»

2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime
4 fast facts about the 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime plug-in hybrid

The police officers stopped where I was parked on the sidewalk in front of one of Chicago’s landmark attractions. I hustled to get one last picture of the 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime plug-in hybrid, and told them I’d be on my way. “Is that the electric one?” One officer asked. I...Read More»

2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime
2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime driven, Shelby GT500 gets 800 hp, Tesla Model Y raises the bar: What's New @ The Car Connection

4 fast facts about the 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime plug-in hybrid The 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime plug-in hybrid crossover SUV uses an efficient has engine and two motors to make it the most powerful and most efficient RAV4 yet. First drive: 2020 GMC Sierra 3500 Denali eclipses its former self Until the GMC...Read More»

2020 GMC Sierra 3500 Denali
First drive: 2020 GMC Sierra 3500 Denali eclipses its former self

Until the GMC Hummer EV makes its debut in the fall, the 2020 GMC Sierra Denali Heavy Duty pickup truck totes the truckmaker’s banner as a flagship. It’s suited to the task. Up to three tons of anything can be heaved into its boxy rear bed, or it can tow up to 15 tons—roughly...Read More»

2020 Lincoln Navigator
Review update: The 2020 Lincoln Navigator reserves its best for the highway

Since air travel ranks with drinking molten gold on my want-to-do list this year, I've piled on thousands more interstate miles than I'd planned in January. Some 1,200 of them happened this month in a 2020 Lincoln Navigator Reserve, which easily beat down the existential dread of I-85 with square...Read More»

2020 Tesla Model Y
First drive: 2020 Tesla Model Y charts an electric crossover-SUV course

The Model Y compact crossover might not be the best Tesla, but it’s the one that best advances Elon Musk’s goal of the mass adoption of electric vehicles. With a sporty crossover profile that’s all the rage, strong performance, plenty of range, and an advanced but simplified...Read More»

2021 Toyota 4Runner Trail
2021 Toyota 4Runner SUV starts at $37,515, gets new lights

The 2021 Toyota 4Runner SUV gets brighter with LED headlights and fog lights, and the price gets stronger to boot. The average price increase for the 4Runner is about $300, boosted by an increase in the mandatory destination charge from $1,120 in 2020 to $1,175 in 2021. Toyota announced the...Read More»

2020 Tesla Model Y
2020 Tesla Model Y driven, electric trucks get a boost: What's New @ The Car Connection

First drive: 2020 Tesla Model Y charts an electric crossover-SUV course The Model Y compact crossover might not be the best Tesla, but it’s the one that best advances Elon Musk’s goal of the mass adoption of electric vehicles. Safe used cars for teens can be had for under $20,000 The...Read More»

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB 250 4Matic
Review update: 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB250 nails the right luxury notes

Roy Orbison and compact crossovers are growing on me as I age. A consequence of achy knees and feels that comes with many years and many more miles, perhaps. I wish I could say the same about my smarts, though. The wisdom in compact crossovers like the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB-Class certainly...Read More»

2019 Toyota Corolla hatchback, 2018 New York auto show
Safe used cars for teens can be had for under $20,000

The safest cars don't need to be expensive and teen drivers don't need to be driving old beaters, according to a new analysis. The IIHS teamed up with Consumer Reports to develop a list of the 65 safest cars that are valued between $5,300 and $19,600. This is the first time the two organizations...Read More»

2021 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro
2021 Toyota Tundra pickup truck gets small price bump, no changes

The 2021 Toyota Tundra pickup truck gets a $100 price bump over the 2020 model to start at $35,270, including $1,595 destination fee, the automaker announced Thursday. Despite marginal price increases throughout the lineup, the 2021 Tundra is identical to the 2020 version, which was last...Read More»

2021 Audi Q5
2021 Audi Q5 review, BMW updates M5, Kandi makes EVs affordable: What's New @ The Car Connection

2021 Audi Q5 review A new face and improved tech are just the start for the 2021 Audi Q5. As the automaker’s ‘tweener crossover between the smaller (but still big) Q3 and bigger (and even bigger) three-row Q7, the Q5 is a segue to electrification-curious shoppers, and even some...Read More»

2020 Honda Ridgeline
Review update: 2020 Honda Ridgeline pickup is stuck in the middle

Pickup trucks should be an extremely rational purchase. Like, garbage bag- and skim milk-type rational. But the most rational pickup of them all doesn’t get a second thought. Why? The 2020 Honda Ridgeline is our highest rated mid-size pickup—by a large margin, actually. That’s in...Read More»

2021 Honda Odyssey
2021 Honda Odyssey Touring price drop, 2021 Lexus LC driven, Hyundai Kona EV plans: What's New @ The Car Connection

2021 Honda Odyssey minivan starts at $32,910, Touring trim drops $2,560 from 2020 version The refreshed 2021 Honda Odyssey minivan comes with more standard safety equipment and a $1,000 increase over the 2020 base model to start at $32,910. Review update: 2020 Honda Ridgeline pickup is stuck in the...Read More»

2021 Honda Odyssey
2021 Honda Odyssey minivan starts at $32,910, Touring trim drops $2,560 from 2020 version

The refreshed 2021 Honda Odyssey minivan comes with more standard safety equipment and a $1,000 increase over the 2020 base model to start at $32,910, including $1,120 destination, the automaker announced Wednesday. Like last year, the 2021 Odyssey comes in LX, EX, EX-L, Touring, and Elite trims...Read More»

2020 Jeep Gladiator
Review update: 2020 Jeep Gladiator Sport makes for a more useful Wrangler

The Jeep Gladiator is like a Wrangler, except it has a bed and enough towing capacity to haul a boat. And it’s only slightly less capable off-road than the Jeep Wrangler. Set to square off with the Ford Ranger, Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon, and Nissan Frontier, the Gladiator’s...Read More»

2020 Cadillac CT4
2020 Cadillac CT4 and CT5-V driven, Lucid's semi-autonomous system explained: What's New @ The Car Connection

2020 Cadillac CT4 review The 2020 Cadillac CT4 compact luxury sedan and CT4-V performance sedan provide a compelling powertrain in an otherwise staid design. The 2020 Jeep Gladiator Sport makes for a more useful Wrangler A Jeep Wrangler with a pickup truck bed, the 2020 Jeep Gladiator makes the...Read More»

2008 Ford Escape Hybrid
Average US car age reaches record high, according to study

The average car on the road in the U.S. is nearly 12 years old, roughly one month older than the national average for last year and the oldest in the history of a study conducted by IHS Markit. The study, which was released Tuesday, showed that car owners were holding on to their cars for 11.9...Read More»

2021 Kia K5
2021 Kia K5 vs. 2020 Hyundai Sonata: Compare Cars

The 2021 Kia K5 wears a new badge like it’s the first day on the job at Best Buy. The four-door family sedan’s an upgrade from the former Optima, Kia tells us. It looks the part, but is it different enough to put its kith and kin, the 2020 Hyundai Sonata, in its rearview mirror? If you...Read More»

2021 Kia K5
K5 and Sonata compared, Mercedes to ax some cars, German automakers mark Tesla: What's New @ The Car Connection

2021 Kia K5 vs. 2020 Hyundai Sonata: Compare Cars The 2021 Kia K5 has a new name and a new look; has it risen in the ratings above its in-country cousin? Review update: 2020 Chevy Traverse High Country climbs suburban peaks and valleys The 2020 Chevy Traverse High Country handles domestic errands...Read More»

2020 Toyota Tundra 1794 edition
2018-2020 Toyota Tundra full-size pickups recalled for dull turn signals

The 2018-2020 Toyota Tundra full-size pickup truck has been recalled for an issue with the LED headlights, the automaker announced in paperwork filed with the NHTSA earlier this month. The front turn signal bulbs in the headlight assembly were designed incorrectly, resulting in the wrong filament...Read More»

2020 Chevrolet Traverse High Country
Review update: 2020 Chevy Traverse High Country climbs suburban peaks and valleys

The 2020 Chevy Traverse High Country handles domestic errands as capably as a shared calendar and as comfortably as a rec room when the kids are in bed. Bigger than a Blazer but not quite as large as a Tahoe, the Traverse three-row crossover SUV makes its slow swan song before a refreshed model...Read More»

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