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J.D. Power reports fewer new car problems, Stellantis breaks up SRT, Ford's EV push: What's New @ The Car Connection
J.D. Power reports fewer new car problems, Stellantis breaks up SRT, Ford's EV push: What's New @ The Car Connection

Lexus, Porsche owners report the fewest problems; Jaguar Land Rover the most The latest J.D. Power vehicle-dependability study puts GM brands up high, Tesla and Chrysler down low. Review update: 2021 Kia K5 takes trendy style to the mainstream The redesigned 2021 Kia K5 evolves the Optima into a...Read More»

2022 Hyundai Kona N Line
2022 Hyundai Kona updated with N Line sport variant

The 2022 Hyundai Kona small crossover SUV wears some minor updates that are overshadowed by the introduction of an N Line sport variant. The automaker revealed the changes to the gas and electric models on Tuesday, while touting the expansion of the N performance subbrand and the N Line trim level...Read More»

2022 Mitsubishi Outlander
Mitsubishi launches 2022 Outlander, 2022 McLaren Artura debuts, 2022 Hyundai Kona EV updated: What's New @ The Car Connection

2022 Mitsubishi Outlander preview The redesigned 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander is a seven-seat crossover with an architecture shared by the Nissan Rogue. 2022 Hyundai Kona updated with N Line sport variant A sporty N Line model brings more excitement to the 2022 Hyundai Kona lineup, which gets styling...Read More»

2021 Ford Expedition STX
2021 Ford Expedition STX: Lower $51,690 price can't match Tahoe, Armada

Ford announced on Tuesday a price cut in the form of a new base trim for the 2021 Expedition full-size SUV. The STX Package seats only five but has all the cargo capacity and towing capability of the Expedition in XLT, Limited, King Ranch, and Platinum trims. Last year, Ford offered an STX Special...Read More»

2022 Infiniti QX55
Special FX: 2022 Infiniti QX55 SUV costs $47,525 to start

The new 2022 Infiniti QX55 crossover coupe costs $47,525, including $1,025 destination, Infiniti announced Tuesday. Related to the QX50 compact crossover SUV, the 2022 QX55 seats five and features a roofline with a curved rear end instead of the blocky rear end on most crossover SUVs. The...Read More»

2022 Infiniti QX55
2022 Infiniti QX55 priced, Porsche 911 GT3 previewed, 2022 Chevy Bolt revealed: What's New @ The Car Connection

Special FX: 2022 Infiniti QX55 SUV costs $47,525 to start The crossover-coupe version of the QX50 SUV comes better equipped and with a $7,000 price difference. Mercedes-Benz to fix nearly 1.3M recalled vehicles with software update Mercedes-Benz is recalling almost 1.3 million vehicles for a...Read More»

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class (GLE 63 S AMG)
Mercedes-Benz to fix nearly 1.3M recalled vehicles with software update

Mercedes-Benz is recalling nearly 1.3 million vehicles but owners can skip a trip to the dealer with an over-the-air software update. In paperwork released Monday by the NHTSA, Mercedes said that owners with a "Mercedes Me" subscription service can opt out of a dealer visit by accepting a remote...Read More»

2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
GM confirms 6M trucks and SUVs recalled with Takata passenger airbags

General Motors last week announced the specific model years included in its expanded recall of vehicles equipped with faulty passenger airbags. The contentious recall of nearly 6 million full-size SUVs and pickup trucks equipped with Takata airbag inflators was ordered by the NHTSA in late...Read More»

2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime
Toyota flips switch on electric vehicles, teases new SUV

Toyota plans to sell an electric crossover SUV and electric sedan later this year in the U.S., the automaker announced on Wednesday. After years of touting hydrogen fuel cell technology over battery electric vehicles (BEV), and decades of being the global leader in hybrid vehicle sales, Toyota's...Read More»

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E, left, and 2021 Tesla Model 3, right
Mach-E vs Model 3, C-Class goes 4-cylinder only, Big Oil preps for new energy: What's New @ The Car Connection

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E vs. 2021 Tesla Model 3: Compare Electric Cars The 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E faces the 2021 Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus in a battle of the best affordable electric car. Toyota flips switch on electric vehicles, teases new SUV Toyota plans to introduce two EVs and one...Read More»

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E, left, and 2021 Tesla Model 3, right
2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E vs. 2021 Tesla Model 3: Compare Electric Cars

Ford Mustang Mach-E versus the Tesla Model 3. One of the hottest new cars of 2021 faces off against the hottest automaker of 2021. Legacy versus upstart. But in this case, Tesla is the legacy electric vehicle maker, and Ford is the upstart. The 2021 Tesla Model 3 electric sedan isn’t the...Read More»

Infiniti QX60 Monograph concept
Infiniti QX60 SUV skips 2021 model year for 2022 redesign

Following the path of the 2022 Nissan Pathfinder, the 2022 Infiniti QX60 mid-size SUV will skip the 2021 model year in advance of the 2022 redesign that promises a better ride and a fresh look. Skipping a model year was not uncommon before the pandemic, but it is happening with much greater...Read More»

Teaser for 2022 Infiniti QX60
2022 Infiniti QX60 teased, 2021 Mustang Shelby previewed, Toyota teases EVs: What's New @ The Car Connection

Infiniti QX60 SUV skips 2021 model year for 2022 redesign Following the path of the 2022 Nissan Pathfinder, the 2022 Infiniti QX60 mid-size SUV will skip the 2021 model year in advance of the 2022 redesign that promises more power and a fresh look. 2021 Volkswagen Arteon review The 2021 Volkswagen...Read More»

2021 Chevrolet Blazer in IIHS testing
2021 Chevy Blazer performs well in crash tests, but misses Top Safety Pick

The 2021 Chevrolet Blazer mid-size crossover SUV earned "Good" safety scores across six crash tests performed by the IIHS, but missed out on a Top Safety Pick award due to subpar headlight scores, the IIHS announced Tuesday. It's the first time the Blazer has been crash tested by the...Read More»

2021 Alfa Romeo Stelvio
2021 Alfa Romeo Stelvio and 2021 Ford Ranger Tremor reviewed, Audi E-Tron GT preview: What's New @ The Car Connection

2021 Alfa Romeo Stelvio review The 2021 Alfa Romeo Stelvio is a performance crossover based on the Giulia sedan, and finally gets updated infotainment to balance luxury features with alluring performance. It earns a TCC Rating of 6.6 out of 10. 2021 Chevy Blazer performs well in crash tests, but...Read More»

2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Sport
2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross sports a new look, higher price of $24,590

The refreshed 2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross crossover SUV sports new front and rear styling and an updated interior. Mitsubishi announced Tuesday it also sports a new starting price of $24,590 for the base SE model, which is a $400 increase over the 2020 Eclipse Cross. The compact crossover that...Read More»

2021 Mazda CX-30 2.5 Turbo
2021 Mazda CX-30 driven, Lotus says goodbye, electric Jeep Wrangler teased: What's New @ The Car Connection

First drive: 2021 Mazda CX-30 Turbo cranks up the fun and the price Mazda drops a 2.5-liter turbo-4 in the 2021 CX-30 small crossover, but expects shoppers to pay a pretty premium. 2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross sports a new look, higher price of $24,590 The 2022 Eclipse Cross compact crossover gets...Read More»

2021 Mazda CX-30 Turbo
First drive: 2021 Mazda CX-30 Turbo cranks up the fun and the price

Adding more power is something I’m going to be in favor of in 90% of cases and the 2021 Mazda CX-30 Turbo is the rule, rather than the exception. Prior to the Turbo, the smaller engine in Mazda’s tweener SUV (it’s somewhere between a subcompact and compact SUV) lacked oomph at key...Read More»

2021 Kia Sorento
2021 Kia Sorento reviewed, Porsche 911 GT3 set to launch, Ioniq price hiked: What's New @ The Car Connection

2021 Kia Sorento review The redesigned 2021 Kia Sorento three-row crossover SUV gets hybrid powertrains and a more spacious interior; it gets a TCC Rating of 6.8 out of 10. Jeep Wrangler, Gladiator recalled for increased fire risk Jeep's hallmark SUV and pickup come under NHTSA fire for risk of...Read More»

2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392
Jeep Wrangler, Gladiator recalled for increased fire risk

Newer Jeep Wranglers and Gladiator pickup trucks equipped with a manual transmission have a wonky clutch plate that necessitated a recall, the NHTSA announced Monday. In paperwork filed by Jeep, the affected vehicles are said to have a clutch pressure plate that can overheat and crack. This could...Read More»

2021 Kia Sedona
2022 Kia Sedona minivan to be renamed Kia Carnival

Kia's Carnival is coming to North American towns, and it's bringing the party known as the Kia Sedona minivan. The 2022 Kia Carnival will replace the Sedona minivan in name, following the global name Kia has used almost everywhere else except in North America and a few other countries, MotorTrend...Read More»

2022 Nissan Pathfinder
2022 Pathfinder and Frontier previewed, 2021 Toyota RAV4 revisited: What's New @ The Car Connection

2022 Nissan Pathfinder preview Redesigned for the first time since 2013, the 2022 Nissan Pathfinder three-row crossover SUV sports a new look inside and out, and comes loaded with the latest convenience and safety technology. 2022 Nissan Frontier preview Redesigned for the first time since the 2005...Read More»

2022 Nissan Pathfinder
Nissan launches 2022 Pathfinder, 2022 Frontier with new bods, same bones

Nissan on Thursday debuted the redesigned 2022 Pathfinder SUV and 2022 Frontier mid-size pickup truck. The simultaneous launch comes after pandemic-induced delays that caused the Pathfinder to skip the 2021 model year and for Nissan to move the redesigned Frontier from the 2021 to the 2022 model...Read More»

2017 Tesla Model S
Tesla capitulates in recall of Model X, Model S for touchscreen failure

Tesla relented to the NHTSA's request to recall nearly 135,000 electric vehicles for failures of a 17-inch touchscreen in 2012-2018 Tesla Model S sedan and 2016-2018 Tesla Model X SUV. The interface can fail, resulting in a loss of the rearview camera and other "safety-related vehicle functions,"...Read More»

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