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2021 Hyundai Elantra tested, 2021 Sonata N Line driven, 2021 Elantra Hybrid reviewed: What's New @ The Car Connection
2021 Hyundai Elantra tested, 2021 Sonata N Line driven, 2021 Elantra Hybrid reviewed: What's New @ The Car Connection

First drive: 2021 Hyundai Elantra has a new wrapper, but old strengths still drive it forward The redesigned 2021 Hyundai Elantra compact sedan grows in size and gets more upscale features, but its sporty look can't disguise that value is prioritized over performance. Toyota expands fuel pump...Read More»

2020 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro
Toyota expands fuel pump recall to 1.5M newer Toyota and Lexus cars

Toyota is expanding the scope of the fuel pump recall it initiated earlier this year with an additional 1.5 million newer Toyota and Lexus vehicles, the NHTSA announced Monday. That brings the total number of vehicles recalled since January to 2.7 million vehicles, representing nearly every model...Read More»

2021 Audi Q3
2021 Audi Q3 SUV gets new trim, costs $35,095

The 2021 Audi Q3 compact crossover SUV comes with a new entry-level trim, a lower starting price, and a less potent engine than the 2020 version, Audi announced this week. The new Q3 40 slides in under the Q3 45 and shaves $700 off of last year's starting price to cost $35,095, including $1,095...Read More»

2021 Mazda CX-5
2021 Mazda CX-5 review, Porsche Carrera GT revisited, Toyota expands FCEV stations: What's New @ The Car Connection

2021 Mazda CX-5 review With a TCC Rating of 6.7 out of 10, the 2021 Mazda CX-5 handles very well, but it's smaller than rivals and has distracting infotainment. 2021 Audi Q3 SUV gets new trim, costs $35,095 A new version of the 2021 Audi Q3 trades off some acceleration time for a lower price and...Read More»

2021 Ford F-150
2021 Ford F-150 Hybrid rated, Ferrari drops top on SF90, Rivian specs and prices revealed: What's New @ The Car Connection

2021 Ford F-150 Hybrid gets 24 mpg, besting the Ram 1500 and Chevy Silverado The 2021 Ford F-150's 24/24/24 mpg EPA ratings make it the most efficient gasoline-powered four-wheel-drive pickup. Hyundai expands lineup of plug-in SUVs, hybrid cars Hyundai is adding more hybrid and plug-in hybrid...Read More»

2022 Hyundai Tucson
Hyundai expands lineup of plug-in SUVs, hybrid cars

Hyundai plans to expand its electrified lineup from a couple hybrid cars to five plug-in hybrid and battery electric crossover SUVs by the end of 2022, the South Korean automaker announced Wednesday. Its electrified lineup of 10 vehicles will roll out to consumers throughout 2021 and 2022. In...Read More»

2021 Hyundai Palisade Calligraphy
Review update: 2021 Hyundai Palisade Calligraphy takes it beyond the limit

The 2021 Hyundai Palisade might have been overshadowed by the ruggedly attractive Kia Telluride when the three-row crossover SUVs launched last year, but Hyundai didn’t let its sister company outshine it for long. For 2021, Hyundai introduced a new top trim called Calligraphy to make the top...Read More»

2021 Hyundai Palisade
2021 Hyundai Palisade revisited, 2022 BMW iX electric SUV debuts: What's New @ The Car Connection

Review update: 2021 Hyundai Palisade Calligraphy takes it beyond the limit Hyundai's big three-row SUV piles up the hits, but are its minor visual tweaks a miss? We drive the new 2021 Palisade for a new take on its appeal. Lexus cuts price on refreshed 2021 LS F Sport sedan The 2021 Lexus LS500...Read More»

2021 Lexus LS
Lexus cuts price on refreshed 2021 LS F Sport sedan

The 2021 Lexus LS flagship sedan gets a new touchscreen, a more refined interior, an updated suspension and engine enhancements, and a higher starting price for the mid-cycle refresh, Lexus announced Wednesday. The price of the F Sport gets cut, however. The 2021 Lexus LS500 starts at $77,025...Read More»

Hyundai Santa Cruz Crossover Truck Concept
2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz small pickup truck coming along with 12 new Hyundai SUVs

The 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz small pickup truck shifts from concept to reality in the next year, along with a dozen other updated or new utility vehicles, Hyundai announced Monday. Expected to be based on the redesigned 2022 Hyundai Tucson, the Santa Cruz will have a unibody construction like the...Read More»

Hyundai Santa Cruz Crossover Truck Concept, 2015 Detroit Auto Show
2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz confirmed, 2021 Land Rover Discovery preview, 2021 Honda Accord Hybrid review: What's New @ The Car Connection

2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz small pickup truck coming along with 12 new Hyundai SUVs The 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz small pickup is coming next year and Hyundai is planning a dozen new crossover SUVs, many of them electrified and with sportier N Line models. Mercedes-Benz issues 4 recalls for new E-Class...Read More»

2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class (AMG C63 S)
Mercedes-Benz issues 4 recalls for new E-Class, GLA, GLE, and Sprinter vans

Mercedes-Benz issued four recalls for new vehicles spanning from the E-Class mid-size car to the Sprinter work van, the NHTSA announced Monday. None of the problems are the same but neither are they widespread. The largest of the four recalls involves the 2020-2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class...Read More»

2021 Lexus IS300
2021 Lexus IS tested, TRX vs. Raptor, Biden's forecast for EVs: What's New @ The Car Connection

2021 Lexus IS review The new-look compact sedan sports familiar hardware under the hood and earns a TCC Rating of 6.2 out of 10. 2021 Nissan Versa remains one of the cheapest cars to buy at $15,855 A slight price increase keeps Nissan's smallest sedan in the smallest-sticker-price bunch. GM recalls...Read More»

2021 Nissan Versa
2021 Nissan Versa remains one of the cheapest cars to buy at $15,855

The 2021 Nissan Versa subcompact sedan gets a $100 price bump to cost $15,855, including $925 destination. Not much changes from the 2020 redesign of Nissan's budget car, though more available safety features can be had on the base S model. It comes reasonably well equipped for the class, with a...Read More»

2019 Chevrolet Cruze
GM recalls newer sedans, SUVs for oil leak

GM is recalling 194,105 vehicles across its Chevrolet, GMC, Buick, and Cadillac brands, the NHTSA announced on Monday. The vast majority of the recalled vehicles are the 2018 Chevrolet Malibu mid-size sedan, 2018-2019 Chevrolet Cruze compact sedan and 2018-2019 Buick LaCrosse full-size sedan. Other...Read More»

2021 Nissan Maxima 40th Anniversary Edition
2021 Nissan Maxima celebrates 40th anniversary with fewer trims, higher price

The 2021 Nissan Maxima sedan celebrates its birthday with a limited run 40th Anniversary Edition, fewer trims, and a higher price than the 2020 model, Nissan announced Thursday. Larger, sportier, and nicer than the 2021 Nissan Altima, the Maxima competes with the Volkswagen Arteon and Mazda 6. The...Read More»

2021 Volvo XC60
2021 Volvo XC60 overview, 2020 McLaren GT tested, 2022 Audi E-Tron GT previewed: What's New @ The Car Connection

2021 Volvo XC60 review With a TCC Rating of 7.7 out of 10, the 2021 Volvo XC60 telegraphs its cool, collected style, and puts safety in the driver's seat. 2021 Nissan Maxima celebrates 40th anniversary with fewer trims, higher price Nissan cuts the base S and SV models from the 2021 Maxima lineup...Read More»

2020 Audi Q7
Audi Q7 recalled for insufficient padding

Audi last week announced the recall of certain 2018-2020 Audi Q7 three-row crossover SUVs for an issue with the padding in the cabin. During routine testing, Audi discovered there might not be enough padding on the C-pillar to absorb the impact of rear passengers who are not wearing seat belts in...Read More»

2021 Subaru Crosstrek Sport, left, and Limited, right
What's New for 2021: Subaru

Subaru's small but robust lineup continues to make inroads with shoppers of crossover SUVs. Standard all-wheel drive on all but the low-volume BRZ sports coupe gets complemented with more standard safety features on most 2021 models. With the Subaru Outback wagon and Legacy sedan redesigned for...Read More»

2021 Subaru Crosstrek Sport
Subaru upgrades standard safety gear, 2022 Golf R preview, EVs charge ahead in Europe: What's New @ The Car Connection

What's New for 2021: Subaru Subaru improves the safety-feature set for much of its lineup in 2021, and introduces a substantial refresh in the Crosstrek Sport. Ford Explorer recalled for improper fix of earlier recall The Explorer goes back into the recall bay, this time for a fix of a problem it...Read More»

2017 Ford Explorer XLT Sport Appearance Package
Ford Explorer recalled for improper fix of earlier recall

Ford is recalling select 2013-2017 Explorer SUVs that had already been recalled, the automaker announced Wednesday. The fix didn't take. The rear suspension toe link can fracture, which can significantly diminish steering control, and increase the risk of a crash. The recall encompasses 350,000...Read More»

2022 Genesis GV70
Genesis shows off the attractive 2022 GV70 crossover SUV

Genesis plans to expand its lineup with the launch of the 2022 GV70 crossover SUV, the automaker announced last week. The GV70 follows the 2021 GV80 flagship SUV, which is rolling out to dealers in the next month. Both crossover SUVs complement an impressive lineup of value-oriented luxury sedans...Read More»

2021 Audi A6 Allroad
2021 Audi A6 Allroad vs 2021 Mercedes-Benz E450 All-Terrain: Compare Wagons

Wagon versions of the 2021 Audi A6 and 2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class mid-size luxury sedans provide the cargo versatility of an SUV with fold-flat seats, but retain the sharper driving characteristics of lower-riding sedans. If adulthood is all about compromise, then the A6 Allroad and E450...Read More»

2021 Mercedes-Benz E450 All-Terrain
All-Terrain and Allroad wagon duel, Jeep launches Gladiator Willys, Ford's affordable EV plans: What's New @ The Car Connection

2021 Audi A6 Allroad vs 2021 Mercedes-Benz E450 All-Terrain: Compare wagons The Audi A6 Allroad and Mercedes-Benz E450 All-Terrain wagons provide an antidote from crossover fatigue with handling like a sedan and cargo room like an SUV. Genesis shows off the attractive 2022 GV70 crossover SUV The...Read More»

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