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2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz, 2022 Mercedes EQS, 2022 Audi Q4 E-Tron debut: What's New @ The Car Connection
2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz, 2022 Mercedes EQS, 2022 Audi Q4 E-Tron debut: What's New @ The Car Connection

2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz preview The 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz offers compact SUV space and a small pickup bed with up to 5,000 pounds of towing capacity. Review update: 2021 Mazda CX-9 outhustles the big boys The CX-9 slips to the back of the pack in third-row space and in value—and let's not...Read More»

2021 Mazda CX-9
Review update: 2021 Mazda CX-9 outhustles the big boys

The 2021 Mazda CX-9 defies conventional judgement. Sure, it's a three-row, seven-seat crossover like a Honda Pilot or a Ford Explorer, but with its tailored outfit and its other luxury trappings, it doesn't have much time to worry about fitting kids in its skimpy third-row seat, and it doesn't...Read More»

Ford BlueCruise
Ford BlueCruise unlocks hands-free driving, replaces Active Drive Assist

Ford has changed the name of its hands-free driving system from Active Drive Assist to BlueCruise, the automaker announced on Wednesday. The release followed 500,000 miles of developmental testing of the Level 2 system set to roll out in the third quarter of this year in the 2021 Ford F-150 pickup...Read More»

Ford BlueCruise
Ford BlueCruise takes off, 2022 Honda Civic teased, 2022 Mazda MX-30 debuts: What's New @ The Car Connection

Ford BlueCruise unlocks hands-free driving, replaces Active Drive Assist Ford BlueCruise is coming later this year on the 2021 F-150 and 2021 Mustang Mach-E to allow hands-free highway driving. 2022 Mazda MX-30 preview The 2022 MX-30 electric crossover goes on sale in fall 2021 hampered by several...Read More»

2021 Audi Q5 Sportback
2021 Audi Q5 and Q5 Sportback earn Top Safety Pick+ award

The 2021 Audi Q5 luxury crossover SUV and the 2021 Q5 Sportback earned Top Safety Pick+ awards, which is the most rigorous honor for automotive safety in the U.S. The insurance-industry funded IIHS said in a statement released Tuesday that improved headlights improved the vehicles' safety ratings...Read More»

2021 Lincoln Nautilus Black Label
Review update: 2021 Lincoln Nautilus crossover SUV comes around to luxury

The 2021 Lincoln Nautilus has finally come around. The refreshed interior finally shed the vestiges of its MKX skin with an interior befitting Lincoln’s upward class mobility. This poses a problem for me. My dad likes Lincolns. Even since the Town Cars of our youth, my brother and I have...Read More»

2021 Lincoln Nautilus
2021 Lincoln Nautilus tested, Bentley GT Speed blows minds, 2021 Karma GS-6 driven: What's New @ The Car Connection

Review update: 2021 Lincoln Nautilus crossover SUV comes around to luxury The Nautilus carries a refined interior, plush ride, and great performance but fumbles on value. 2021 Kia Telluride vs. 2021 VW Atlas: Compare Crossover SUVs The three-row crossover SUVs fight for family buyers, but which is...Read More»

2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392
2021 Jeep Wrangler vs. 2021 Toyota 4Runner: Compare SUVs

Off-roading and adventure seeking is a lifestyle. Not everyone cares, but those who do inevitably consider the Toyota 4Runner and Jeep Wrangler as their overlander of choice. The decision becomes a crossroads. These two legendary icons created cult followings long before Tesla made such a thing...Read More»

2020 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro
Wrangler or 4Runner, 2021 VW Arteon rocks, a hybrid pioneer revisited: What's New @ The Car Connection

2021 Jeep Wrangler vs. 2021 Toyota 4Runner: Compare SUVs The two boxy off-roaders square off in our competition; which one is best for you? 2015 Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon recalled again for power steering issue GM's smaller pickups have flawed steering; recall begins soon. 2021 Ford Explorer...Read More»

2015 Chevrolet Colorado Z71
2015 Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon recalled again for power steering issue

GM has expanded an earlier recall of the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and 2015 GMC Canyon mid-size pickup trucks, the NHTSA announced Monday. A poor electrical connection subject to corrosion in the power steering system can cause the affected vehicles to lose power steering assist and make steering...Read More»

2021 Kia Telluride Nightfall Edition
2021 Kia Telluride vs. 2021 VW Atlas: Compare Crossover SUVs

Three-row crossovers have become the hottest thing in suburbia since Five Guys spread across the nation. The 2021 VW Atlas and 2021 Kia Telluride are two large popular family crossover SUVs with lots of space for families. The former keeps things simple while the latter punches above its price...Read More»

2020 Toyota Avalon TRD
Review update: 2021 Toyota Avalon TRD refills the fountain of youth

When we first drove it on the track, we wondered out loud whether a car like the 2021 Toyota Avalon really needed the TRD sport-sedan treatment. The Avalon's prime directive has always been to coddle its passengers in a cocoon of sound deadening and sensory deprivation, without costing them too...Read More»

2020 Toyota Avalon TRD
Toyota Avalon TRD revisited, Ghost bankrolls options, Polestar 2 retested: What's New @ The Car Connection

Review update: 2021 Toyota Avalon TRD refills the fountain of youth The TRD treatment for the 2020 Toyota Camry and Avalon adds a mean look and welcome handling upgrades. Lexus Teammate debuts as hands-free driving system on 2022 LS 500h The 2022 Lexus LS500h will be the first vehicle to get the...Read More»

2022 Lexus LS 500h with Lexus Teammate
Lexus Teammate debuts as hands-free driving system on 2022 LS 500h

Lexus throws its hat into the ring of driver-assist systems that let drivers take their hands off the wheel with its new Lexus Teammate hands-free driving system, Toyota's luxury brand announced Thursday. Lexus joins other hands-free driving systems such as GM's Super Cruise and Tesla's Autopilot...Read More»

2022 Kia Carnival
2022 Kia Carnival vs. 2022 Honda Odyssey: Compare Minivans

Who’d have guessed minivans would lead the 2022 new-vehicle parade? With the 2022 Honda Odyssey already on sale—now joined by the Sedona-replacing 2022 Kia Carnival—the early jump on the new model year brings more features, great value, and strong safety for both. Still, one...Read More»

2022 Kia Carnival
Odyssey or Carnival? 911 GT3 tested, tougher emissions coming: What's New @ The Car Connection

2022 Kia Carnival vs. 2022 Honda Odyssey: Compare Minivans Kia’s Sedona replacement outpoints Honda’s road-trip special by a few inches and a few thousand miles. 2021 Ford Explorer offers less expensive ST and Platinum variants This summer, 2021 Ford Explorer buyers can get the ST's...Read More»

2021 Lincoln Aviator Grand Touring
2022 Lincoln Aviator SUV price cut to $52,090

The 2022 Lincoln Aviator three-row SUV will get a price cut when it arrives in dealers this summer, a Lincoln spokesperson confirmed to The Car Connection on Wednesday. The price of the luxury SUV drops between $105 on base models to more than $1,000 on plug-in hybrid models from the 2021 Aviator...Read More»

2021 Ford Explorer Enthusiast ST
2021 Ford Explorer offers less expensive ST and Platinum variants

The most expensive version of the 2021 Ford Explorer three-row SUV now comes with more accessible variants, Ford announced on Thursday. The performance-oriented Ford Explorer ST that launched in 2020 gets a new entry point with the Explorer Enthusiast ST. It uses the same 3.0-liter twin-turbo V-6...Read More»

2022 Kia Carnival
2022 Kia Carnival vs. 2021 Chrysler Pacifica: Compare Minivans

New minivans don’t emerge very often—and while the 2022 Kia Carnival is new and replaces the fuddy old Sedona, it’s no groundbreaker. It does throw a fastball right at our favorite minivan, the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica. The eight-passenger carry-alls score identically at a TCC...Read More»

2022 Kia Carnival
Carnival and Pacifica compared, 2022 Mercedes CLS-Class previewed, Hummer EV precedes Silverado EV: What's New @ The Car Connection

2022 Kia Carnival vs. 2021 Chrysler Pacifica: Compare Minivans When you come for the king, you better have fold-away seats and plug-in powertrains. Chevy Silverado electric pickup truck planned with 400-mile range Straight out of Hamtramck: GM's planning a battery-powered pickup for Chevy. From...Read More»

2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Chevy Silverado electric pickup truck planned with 400-mile range

General Motors confirmed on Tuesday that the Chevrolet Silverado full-size pickup truck will get an all-electric version based on the Hummer EV pickup truck due by the end of this year. An electric version of GM's bestselling vehicle would be built and sold concurrently with the gas- or...Read More»

2022 Mitsubishi Outlander
First drive: 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander SUV looks different, feels Roguish

The 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander arrives with a unique redesign that finds the compact crossover SUV sporting new styling on the surface, but a familiar platform underneath shared with the Nissan Rogue. This is the first Mitsubishi produced in conjunction with Nissan, and that closeness conveys a...Read More»

2021 Nissan Murano
2021 Nissan Murano upgrades to Top Safety Pick+

New safety technology and better headlights earned the 2021 Nissan Murano a Top Safety Pick+ from the IIHS, the safety agency announced Tuesday. To earn the automotive industry's highest safety honor, a vehicle must earn "Good" marks on all six crash tests and earn at least "Advanced" ratings on...Read More»

2022 Mitsubishi Outlander
2022 Mitsubishi Outlander tested, Mustang Mach 1 driven, 2022 Mercedes EQS previewed: What's New @ The Car Connection

First drive: 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander SUV looks different, feels Roguish The Mitsubishi Outlander returns for 2022 after a year off with bold styling and a platform shared with the Nissan Rogue. 2021 Nissan Murano upgrades to Top Safety Pick+ Mid-size crossover touches all the bases for some of...Read More»

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