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Review update: 2021 Volkswagen Arteon presents premium vibe despite mainstream badge
Review update: 2021 Volkswagen Arteon presents premium vibe despite mainstream badge

Look deep inside yourself and ask: Do I want a luxury hatchback without the luxury badge? For those few who answered yes, the Volkswagen Arteon exists. For 2021, the sleek VW flagship gets refreshed with more prominent badging, updated LED lighting, and an upgraded infotainment system with new...Read More»

2021 Honda Ridgeline HPD, left, and 2022 Nissan Frontier Pro-4X, right
2022 Nissan Frontier vs. 2021 Honda Ridgeline: Compare Trucks

There are big changes to this year’s small pickup segment. After a 17-year run, Nissan redesigned the 2022 Frontier pickup truck to groom its rugged good looks with modern conveniences, and Honda refreshed the 2021 Ridgeline by chiseling some machismo into its soft-riding, well-mannered dad...Read More»

2019 Tesla Model 3
Tesla OTA triggers false emergency braking, causes recall fixed by another OTA

Tesla's latest over-the-air update can activate the automatic emergency braking system without any need for braking, increasing the risk of a rear-end collision, the NHTSA disclosed Monday. The 11,704 affected vehicles across the electric car maker's lineup came equipped with its misnamed...Read More»

2022 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing
2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E and 2022 Cadillac CT5 span the performance spectrum in this week's new car reviews

This week's new car reviews cover the usual crossover SUVs and an unusual pickup, but the highlight was two models that represent the best of the old and the new. We revisit last year's Best Car To Buy and find ourselves still smitten with the 2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E, and we give the new GT model...Read More»

2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz
2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz vs. 2022 Subaru Outback: Compare Utility Vehicles

The Hyundai Santa Cruz small pickup truck and Subaru Outback wagon-like SUV are utility vehicles serving as a complement for owners’ recreational activities and outdoorsy image. Sharing a platform with the Tucson compact crossover, the Santa Cruz might seem like a direct competitor to pickup...Read More»

2022 Lexus LC Convertible
What's New for 2022: Lexus

Lexus is almost there when it comes to modern technology. It debuts a new touchscreen infotainment system and user interface on the redesigned 2022 Lexus NX that will spread to all Lexus models and replace a dated mishmash of multimedia iterations. In more other 2022 models, the current interface...Read More»

2021 Mazda 6
Bring out your dead: Automakers discontinued these cars for 2022

With low inventories, car shortages, and steep new car prices, it would seem automakers would think thrice before discontinuing any cars for 2022. But the grim reaper’s fickle sickle—the profit motive—comes for all cars, at some time or another. Compact sedans continue to shrink...Read More»

2022 Honda Civic Hatchback
2022 Honda Civic hatch, 2022 Jeep Compass headline this week's new car reviews

We got some seat time in the redesigned Honda Civic hatchback that impressed us more than the already impressive sedan, and enjoyed the sharp new interior of the refreshed Jeep Compass. GMC showed off its new Sierra 1500 pickup truck, but we withhold ratings until we test the freshest and newest...Read More»

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E
Review update: 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E evolves an icon

As soon as I parked the Rapid Red Mustang Mach-E at my son’s soccer game, my 7-year-old daughter pointed to a black V-6 Mustang convertible in the parking lot and exclaimed, “Dad! It’s the same type of car we’re driving!” Even a 7-year old knows the Mach-E is a Ford...Read More»

2021 Mazda CX-5 in IIHS side-crash test
IIHS raises Top Safety Pick bar with tougher side crash test

The last time the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety updated its side impact crash test GM just rolled out the gas-guzzling Hummer H2 and Lincoln ended production of the Blackwood pickup truck after one ignominious year. A lot has changed when it comes to safety since 2003, but one thing that...Read More»

2009 Volvo S60 2.5T
Volvo expands recall of older sedans and wagons for airbag issue

Volvo will be recalling 194,546 more vehicles as part of a growing airbag recall affecting its older sedans and wagons, the NHTSA disclosed on Monday. Two weeks ago, Volvo announced the recall of 259,383 older sedans for an exploding airbag risk. The issue is similar to the Takata airbag recall...Read More»

2022 Subaru Forester Wilderness
First drive: 2022 Subaru Forester Wilderness rings the mountains

We almost forgot about weekends, right? Although camping and hiking are undergoing a resurgence, it’s an idea the Pacific Northwest never lost touch with. Look no further than the crawl of caravans of Subaru Foresters and Outbacks covered with dust or caked with mud, and loaded with outdoor...Read More»

2022 Honda Civic Si
What's New for 2022: Honda

Big changes are coming for Honda in the near future, but for the 2022 model year Honda revitalizes its smallest and most recognizable car, the Honda Civic. The brand's longest running nameplate, introduced in 1973, celebrates its 11th generation in sedan, hatchback, Si, and Type R variants, though...Read More»

2022 Ford Maverick Lariat Hybrid
2022 Ford Maverick Hybrid pickup truck gets 42 mpg

The 2022 Ford Maverick Hybrid pickup truck has exceeded Ford's earlier fuel economy estimates, with an "EPA-estimated" 42 mpg city rating, the automaker announced Thursday—indicating that the numbers aren't yet finalized, but nearly so. Ford had previously targeted 40 mpg city. Not only is...Read More»

2022 Toyota Tundra
2022 Toyota Tundra and 2022 Audi A3 headline this week's new car reviews

Toyota launched its first new Tundra pickup truck in 15 years and the hybrid leader expands its leadership into the pickup truck segment. Audi revitalized the entry-level luxury segment with the always good A3 and even better S3 sport sedans. Those two vehicles aren't all we tested in the past...Read More»

2022 Acura RDX
What's New for 2022: Acura

Acura enters the 2022 model year at an inflection point. Honda's luxury arm redesigned the MDX three-row crossover SUV and refreshed the RDX compact crossover—its two bestsellers—but sold out the last iteration of its rare NSX supercar in hours. The comfy utility vehicles support the...Read More»

2022 Acura RDX
Refreshed 2022 Acura RDX costs $900 more but adds wireless CarPlay, updated drive modes

The 2022 Acura RDX five-seat crossover SUV costs $900 more than the 2021 RDX but the compact crossover comes with more standard tech, a quieter cabin, and retuned drive mode dynamics. On Monday, Acura announced pricing and a November 2 on-sale date for its most popular model. The base 2022 RDX with...Read More»

2022 Ford Maverick
2022 Ford Maverick vs 2022 Nissan Frontier vs 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz: A tale of 3 trucks

Three new small pickup trucks have launched over the past three months, and we drove them all. Together, they tell us a lot about the U.S. market’s headlong scramble into trucks of all sizes and types. We think the 2022 Ford Maverick will be a smash hit, the 2022 Nissan Frontier should...Read More»

2022 Infiniti Q60
Free wireless Apple CarPlay: Infiniti retrofits several 2020-2021 models

Infiniti doubled down on equipping its new cars with wireless Apple CarPlay by offering owners of older cars the same convenience feature, the automaker announced Tuesday. Wireless Apple CarPlay may lure customers into dealerships to overcome the perennial problem of frustrating infotainment...Read More»

2022 Toyota Tundra
First drive: 2022 Toyota Tundra tackles a Texas-sized problem of old age with a good new truck

The state of Texas proudly plants one boot in its independent past and its other boot in a future built on individual freedoms. It’s a fitting setting to drive the new 2022 Toyota Tundra full-size pickup truck. Beyond San Antonio, not far from the backyard of Toyota Motor North American...Read More»

2021 Ford F-150 Platinum off-road
2021 Ford F-150 joins Ram 1500 with Top Safety Pick

The redesigned 2021 Ford F-150 full-size pickup truck earned a Top Safety Pick from the IIHS, the insurance-industry funded safety agency announced Tuesday. The award applies for crew and extended cab models, but not the regular cab. The bestselling vehicle in the U.S. earned top "Good" marks on...Read More»

2022 Mazda MX-30
What's New for 2022: Mazda

Mazda's expansion continues in North America for 2022, with larger iterations of its crossover SUVs and more available sizes. The biggest news for Mazda in 2022 has the smallest impact: Sales of the Japanese brand's first electric vehicle, the MX-30, will be limited to California, initially, in...Read More»

2022 Ford Maverick
2022 Ford Maverick, 2022 Lexus NX showcase this week's new car reviews

A hybrid pickup truck that costs only $20,000, a plug-in hybrid first from Lexus, and new flagship electric sedans highlight the latest new cars coming soon to dealer lots. It's an impressive crop of vehicles, with a broad spectrum in price, powertrains, and capability. Here's what we've been...Read More»

2022 Alfa Romeo Stelvio
What's New for 2022: Alfa Romeo

Alfa Romeo may just be getting started. Not long after the Italian performance brand returned to the U.S. in 2014, it seemed like its revival would be short-lived. Last year, the Italian luxury brand discontinued the 4C Spider, and speculation on the future of the Giulia sedan and related Stelvio...Read More»

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