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Hyundai Sonata: Best Car To Buy 2021 nominee
Hyundai Sonata: Best Car To Buy 2021 nominee

Our winner in the first competition in 2011, a finalist in 2015, the Hyundai Sonata hopes the third time's a charm in our Best Car To Buy 2021 run-offs. A late arrival for 2020, the Sonata's included this year and brings with it a trio of contenders ranging from a well-priced base car to a...Read More»

2021 Land Rover Defender 90
2021 Land Rover Defender overview, 911 Turbos race against time, what green cars mean today: What's New @ The Car Connection

2021 Land Rover Defender review The 2021 Land Rover Defender works as an adventure seeker and daily driver. It earns a TCC Rating of 6.6 out of 10 overall. 2021 Nissan Altima and 2021 Nissan Sentra earn Top Safety Pick awards The 2021 Nissan Sentra compact sedan earned a Top Safety Pick in certain...Read More»

2020 Nissan Sentra SR, left, and SV, right, trim
2021 Nissan Altima and 2021 Nissan Sentra earn Top Safety Pick awards

New headlights illuminated the path for two of Nissan's bestselling sedans to earn at least a Top Safety Pick award from the IIHS, the automaker announced last week. The 2021 Nissan Sentra compact sedan earned a Top Safety Pick in certain trims, while the 2021 Nissan Altima mid-size sedan earned...Read More»

2021 Hyundai Elantra
Hyundai Elantra: Best Car To Buy 2021 nominee

The redesigned 2021 Hyundai Elantra has a new platform, new technology, flashy exterior styling, and two new models—a Hybrid and the performance focused N-Line. The Elantra has long been one of the best bargains among compact sedans, but these additions give it some excitement as well and...Read More»

2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime
Toyota RAV4 Prime: Best Car To Buy 2021 nominee

Quicker, more powerful, more efficient, and more capable, the 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime plug-in hybrid makes the compact crossover's winning formula even better. The RAV4 offers what consumers want. It's the bestselling non-truck in the U.S., and last year the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid and its 39 combined...Read More»

2021 Toyota Venza
2021 Toyota Venza revisited, Land Cruiser exits US, lessons from the Nissan Leaf: What's New @ The Car Connection

Review update: 2021 Toyota Venza Limited delivers on broken Lexus RX dreams The return of the 2021 Toyota Venza corrects a wrong turn taken by the Lexus RX a decade ago. Hyundai Elantra: Best Car To Buy 2021 nominee The 2021 Hyundai Elantra’s comprehensive redesign augments the compact...Read More»

2021 Toyota Venza
Review update: 2021 Toyota Venza Limited delivers on broken Lexus RX dreams

The Venza nameplate returned to the Toyota showroom as a sleek two-row crossover SUV with a hybrid powertrain that looks and feels as much like a Lexus as it does a Toyota. The 2021 Toyota Venza would fit in a Lexus showroom if the Japanese automaker’s luxury division hadn’t gotten ugly...Read More»

2021 Ford Bronco Sport
Ford Bronco Sport: Best Car To Buy 2021 nominee

The 2021 Ford Bronco Sport stands out from all the other new small crossovers new that were not good enough to qualify for The Car Connection's Best Car To Buy 2021. This dual-natured crossover SUV honors its namesake with the ability to hustle around town and get there efficiently on the highway...Read More»

2021 Acura TLX Advance SH-AWD
Acura TLX: Best Car To Buy 2021 Nominee

Sedans still sell in large numbers, and the redesigned 2021 Acura TLX gives shoppers plenty of reasons to look away from crossovers to something fun to drive. The mid-size premium sedan evolves from the Honda Accord's shadow with its own platform, a racier design, two potent turbocharged engines...Read More»

2021 Fiat 500X
Fiat down to one model, Camaro delayed, 2021 Hyundai Elantra Hybrid review: What's New @ The Car Connection

Fiat kills 124 Spider and 500L crossover, leaving 500X as the last Fiat standing In a pricing announcement for the 2021 500X, Fiat announced that the 124 Spider and 500L won't return for 2021, leaving Fiat with a one-vehicle lineup. GM recalls Chevy Malibu, Buick Regal, Buick Lacrosse for...Read More»

2012 Buick LaCrosse
GM recalls Chevy Malibu, Buick Regal, Buick Lacrosse for suspension issue

General Motors is recalling select older model sedans with suspensions that were coated with extra corrosion protection in states where road salt is used to melt ice. The recall encompasses 213,128 vehicles, including the 2012-2013 Buick Regal, 2010-2013 Buick Lacrosse, and 2013 Chevrolet Malibu...Read More»

2021 Fiat 500X
Fiat kills 124 Spider and 500L crossover, leaving 500X as the last Fiat standing

After a decade of renewed sales in the U.S., Fiat has pared down its offerings to just one model for the 2021 model year. The Fiat 124 Spider and 500L small crossover won't be coming back, leaving the Fiat 500X as the only new Fiat to be sold for 2021. The small cars join a long and growing list of...Read More»

2021 Toyota Sienna XSE
2021 Toyota Sienna earns Top Safety Pick+ award

The redesigned 2021 Toyota Sienna hybrid minivan improves not only on fuel economy and standard features, it can withstand crashes better than the outgoing model, too, the IIHS announced Tuesday. The non-profit institute honored the 2021 Toyota Sienna with its top accolade in a Top Safety Pick+...Read More»

2021 Toyota Sienna
2021 Toyota Sienna aces safety test, McLaren Sabre storms US, Mach-E nominated: What's New @ The Car Connection

2021 Toyota Sienna earns Top Safety Pick+ award The 2021 Toyota Sienna ticks another box for family practicality with a Top Safety Pick+ rating to go with its standard hybrid powertrain and optional all-wheel drive. 2021 Subaru WRX review With a TCC Rating of 6.0 out of 10, the 2021 Subaru WRX...Read More»

2021 Acura TLX
2021 Acura TLX earns Top Safety Pick+

The redesigned 2021 Acura TLX earned a Top Safety Pick+ from the IIHS, which is the non-profit safety organization's highest honor. The IIHS cited "Good" ratings on all six crash tests, and "Superior" ratings for the mid-size sedan's ability to avoid or mitigate a crash. The 2021 Acura TLX got...Read More»

2021 Acura TLX Advance SH-AWD
Acura TLX earns top safety rating, Genesis GV80 nominated, Apple car planned: What's New @ The Car Connection

2021 Acura TLX earns Top Safety Pick+ Acura's new flagship sedan gets the IIHS' top honor. 2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata review The MX-5 Miata is a two-seat convertible available with a soft top or power hard top that is a blast to drive even though it doesn't have the space or conveniences of most modern...Read More»

2021 Toyota Sienna, left, and 2021 Chrysler Pacifica, right
2021 Chrysler Pacifica vs 2021 Toyota Sienna: Compare Minivans

Despite the unabated rise in popularity of SUVs, the minivan is the ultimate suburban utility vehicle. With seating for up to eight, cargo volume like a box van, incomparably easy sliding doors, and versatile seating arrangements, the minivan lacks only the powertrain options of SUVs. No longer...Read More»

2021 Toyota Sienna, left, and 2021 Chrysler Pacifica, right
AWD minivans compared, Shelby GT500 and Polestar 2 make the Best Car To Buy cut: What's New @ The Car Connection

2021 Chrysler Pacifica vs 2021 Toyota Sienna: Compare Minivans The redesigned 2021 Toyota Sienna hybrid squares off against the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica in a battle of all-wheel-drive minivans with excellent fuel economy and incomparable interior room. Report: Traffic fatalities drop to lowest rate...Read More»

IIHS tests pedestrian detection in 2020 Nissan Maxima
Report: Traffic fatalities drop to lowest rate since 2014, despite increase in miles driven

Traffic fatalities dropped 2% in 2019 despite a 1% increase in miles driven, the NHTSA confirmed last week. Pedestrian and cyclist fatalities caused by cars dropped significantly, while drunk driving related fatalities dropped to their lowest levels since 1982. The 36,096 traffic fatalities in 2019...Read More»

2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime
Review update: 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime makes the perfect stopgap

A lot of America isn’t ready to make the move to a fully electric car. With fast charging networks in their infancy and many people driving farther than across town in middle America, a stopgap is needed on the road to electric cars. The 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime plug-in hybrid is the perfect...Read More»

2021 Nissan Armada
2021 Nissan Armada, 2021 Audi SQ5, and Q5 PHEV driven: What's New @ The Car Connection

2021 Nissan Armada review The 2021 Nissan Armada is a dated full-size SUV that seats eight and is a better value than the mechanically similar Infiniti QX80. The technology is old, but the V-8 makes for powerful towing capacity. It earns a TCC rating of 5.8 out of 10. Toyota Venza: Best Car To Buy...Read More»

Toyota Research Institute simulation of actual 3-car crash, to test Guardian active-safety system
IIHS, Consumer Reports put BMW, Mazda, Subaru on safety's nice list; FCA, GM remain naughty

A joint effort by the IIHS and Consumer Reports to encourage the adoption of automatic emergency braking found that most automakers have implemented the life-saving technology on their vehicles. Some automakers, though, remain on a list of those that have not equipped most of their vehicles with...Read More»

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E first drive  -  Portland, OR
Ford Mustang Mach-E and Acura TLX vie for the prize, 2021 Toyota Mirai driven: What's New @ The Car Connection

Ford Mustang Mach-E: Best Car To Buy 2021 nominee The Mach-E electric SUV starts at $43,995. It's affordable, easy to operate, fun to drive, and stays relevant with over-the-air updates. Honda, Acura issue 3 recalls totaling more than 1.4M cars Honda has issued three recalls affecting 1.4 million...Read More»

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Honda, Acura issue 3 recalls totaling more than 1.4M cars

Honda announced on Tuesday the recall of approximately 1,450,000 cars ranging from old to new models for three separate issues. Body Control Module recall The largest recall of 737,000 cars affects the newest models. The 2018-2020 Honda Accord and Accord Hybrid, as well as certain 2019-2020 Honda...Read More»

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