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First drive: 2021 Honda Ridgeline bridges crossover comfort with pickup truck capability
First drive: 2021 Honda Ridgeline bridges crossover comfort with pickup truck capability

It feels like the Honda Ridgeline always has something to prove. The mid-size pickup truck rides on a unibody car platform that buffer trucks might shame as soft, even though that’s what makes it so good. I see you, Ridgeline, and I hear the imposter syndrome, but understand this: you are...Read More»

2019 Lincoln Navigator
2021 Cadillac Escalade vs. 2021 Lincoln Navigator: Compare SUVs

Cadillac’s latest Escalade comes out swinging this year with a wall of OLED screens, proven V-8 power, and a fancy air suspension system. Is this all enough to knock the luxurious Lincoln Navigator from its American SUV throne? The difference comes down to how you want your luxury full-size...Read More»

2021 Honda Ridgeline
Honda Ridgeline: Best Pickup Truck To Buy 2021

Just because you can doesn’t mean you will, despite what the ads on television are selling. By our ratings, and the reality most people live in, the Honda Ridgeline is The Car Connection’s Best Pickup Truck To Buy 2021. With a TCC Rating of 7.0 out of 10, the Ridgeline mid-size pickup...Read More»

2021 Lexus RX
NHTSA downgrades 2021 Lexus RX 350 crash-test rating

The 2021 Lexus RX 350 luxury crossover SUV lost a star and lost some of its safety luster, based on recent crash testing conducted by the NHTSA and announced in late February. The 2021 Lexus RX had a five-star safety rating, until Lexus tweaked the front air bags in the middle of the 2021 model...Read More»

2021 Lexus RX
2021 Lexus RX safety downgraded, Aston Martin soldiers ahead, Volvo launches C40 EV: What's New @ The Car Connection

NHTSA downgrades 2021 Lexus RX 350 crash-test rating A change to the airbags in the 2021 Lexus RX has prompted the luxury brand's first four-star federal NCAP rating since 2016. 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander starts at $26,990, peaks at $37,640 The revamped Outlander gets a value-packed base price and a...Read More»

2022 Mitsubishi Outlander
2022 Mitsubishi Outlander starts at $26,990, peaks at $37,640

The redesigned 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander three-row crossover SUV costs $26,990, including $1,195 destination, and tops out below $38,000. The modest price increase of $900 over the outgoing 2020 Outlander (Mitsubishi skipped the 2021 model year of its bestseller) reflects a new platform shared with...Read More»

2021 Hyundai Santa Fe
2021 Hyundai Santa Fe Calligraphy vs. 2021 Kia Sorento SX X-Line: Compare Crossover SUVs

Higher-priced mid-size crossovers now get all the luxury touches, but does the 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe Calligraphy or the 2021 Kia Sorento SX X-Line do premium better? If you’re paying more than $40,000 for a non-prestige-badged crossover, it’s hard to overlook this new duo. Still...Read More»

2021 Hyundai Santa Fe
Santa Fe and Sorento compared, V-8 Defender priced, 2021 Kia Sorento Hybrid reviewed: What's New @ The Car Connection

2021 Hyundai Santa Fe Calligraphy vs. 2021 Kia Sorento SX X-Line: Compare Crossover SUVs Handsomely outfitted and handsomely priced, the Sorento SX X-Line and Santa Fe Calligraphy press the price limits for non-luxury crossovers. Which one’s better? 2021 Ford Bronco Sport recalled twice for...Read More»

2021 Ford Bronco Sport
2021 Ford Bronco Sport recalled twice for suspension goofs

Ford last week announced two recalls for the new 2021 Bronco Sport to tighten some bolts and replace the wrong part with the right part. The most recent recall uncovered that a supplier provided the wrong front lower control arms. A squeak and rattle was detected in testing at Ford's plant in...Read More»

2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L
2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L three-row SUV costs $38,690, crests at $67,000

The large three-row version of the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L SUV costs $38,690, including a steep $1,695 destination fee, parent company Stellantis announced Friday. That's $4,450 more than the two-row 2021 Grand Cherokee that seats five, but the Grand Cherokee L is new and rides on a distinct...Read More»

2021 Chevrolet Tahoe Z71
GM full-size SUVs compared, BMW doubts Tesla, California sets EV pace: What's New @ The Car Connection

2021 Chevrolet Tahoe vs. 2021 GMC Yukon: Compare SUVs GM’s redesigned full-size SUVs share most everything except their fronts and interior upgrades, specifically on Yukon Denali models. 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L three-row SUV costs $38,690, crests at $67,000 The steep destination fee's just...Read More»

2021 GMC Yukon Denali and 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe Z71
2021 Chevrolet Tahoe vs. 2021 GMC Yukon: Compare SUVs

The 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe and 2021 GMC Yukon full-size SUVs are cousins that share their underpinnings, powertrains, features and most options. The chrome-laden Yukon Denali differentiates itself with a slightly tweaked dashboard. The general difference between the two comes down to how much you...Read More»

2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime
2021 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid vs. 2021 Honda CR-V Hybrid: Compare Hybrid Crossover SUVs

Pickups aside, the Toyota RAV4 and Honda CR-V are the two top-selling vehicles in the U.S. And they’re both offered in high-mpg hybrid versions. The CR-V and RAV4 flaunt the compact-crossover goodness—laid out in cargo-friendly layouts, easy seating heights, and all-wheel...Read More»

2021 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid
Hybrid crossovers compared, Defender gets a V-8, Ioniq tops Model 3 in greenness: What's New @ The Car Connection

2021 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid vs. 2021 Honda CR-V Hybrid: Compare Crossover SUVs Two top-selling arch rivals from Toyota and Honda are both at their best when in hybrid form. Look at the way they prioritize styling and space to see which one wins for you. 2021 Mitsubishi Outlander plug-in hybrid gets...Read More»

2021 Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid
2021 Mitsubishi Outlander plug-in hybrid gets more power, same $37,490 price

The 2021 Mitsubishi Outlander plug-in hybrid gets a larger battery pack, a bigger engine, and a price that costs less than the 2020 model when factoring in available federal tax credits. The five-seat crossover SUV has an electric range of 24 miles, up from 22 miles, and a 2.4-liter inline-4...Read More»

2021 Buick Envision
2021 Buick Envision tested, 2021 Cadillac Escalade revisited, Outlander PHEV gets a boost: What's New @ The Car Connection

2021 Buick Envision review The redesigned 2021 Buick Envision crossover SUV seats five, rides on a new platform with a 2.0-liter turbo engine, and comes with a sharper look, and top Avenir trim. Hyundai, Volvo, Mazda, Subaru top 2021 Top Safety Pick awards Volvo, Subaru, Mazda, and...Read More»

2021 Lincoln Corsair Reserve
2021 Buick Envision vs. Lincoln Corsair: Compare Crossover SUVs

Buick’s lovely new Envision crossover bristles with big spec-sheet energy, from its turbo-4 power to its wide-screen infotainment. Is it enough to dethrone the Corsair, Lincoln’s best small SUV yet? The 2021 Buick Envision five-seat crossover SUV enters this model year while it also...Read More»

2021 Hyundai Elantra Hybrid
2021 Hyundai Elantra Hybrid vs. 2021 Toyota Corolla Hybrid: Compare Cars

It’s a tussle between the 2021 Toyota Corolla and the 2021 Hyundai Elantra for big fuel-economy ratings—but which compact sedan wins over drivers once they’ve left the gas station? We have a verdict, but it goes without saying: your mileage may vary. The Corolla has low-key...Read More»

2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid
Compact sedans compared, Lexus resurrects IS F V-8, 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 debuts: What's New @ The Car Connection

2021 Hyundai Elantra Hybrid vs. 2021 Toyota Corolla Hybrid: Compare Cars Two economy sedans with four doors and superior fuel economy duke it out. Can Toyota's longtime best-selling Corolla eke out a win over Hyundai's brash new Elantra? 2021 Nissan Rogue fares poorly in NHTSA passenger-side crash...Read More»

2021 Ford Bronco Sport
Review update: 2021 Ford Bronco Sport overshadows big Bronco

They asked the same question, at the hockey rink, in the school drop-off, in a supermarket parking lot. “Is that the new Bronco?!? How do you like it?” In every case, nearly a dozen times in one weekend, I said, “This is the Bronco Sport—the big Bronco comes out in a couple...Read More»

2021 Ford Bronco Sport
2021 Ford Bronco Sport revisited, C-Class leans into turbo-4s, Karma GS-6 priced: What's New @ The Car Connection

Review update: 2021 Ford Bronco Sport overshadows big Bronco The 2021 Ford Bronco Sport compact crossover steps out of the shadow of its off-road cousin and into the SUV spotlight. 2021 Ford F-150 recalled for loose windshield; F-Series payload overstated Ford has issued two recalls for its...Read More»

2021 Ford F-150 towing
2021 Ford F-150 recalled for loose windshield; F-Series payload overstated

Ford on Monday announced two recalls for its bestselling 2021 F-150 pickup truck and 2020-2021 Ford F-Series Super Duty truck lineup. Redesigned for 2021, Ford F-150 models built in Dearborn from Oct. 27, 2020 to Feb. 3, 2021, are being recalled because the front windshields can come loose. The...Read More»

2021 Lexus ES
2021 Acura TLX vs. 2021 Lexus ES: Compare Cars

Mid-size sedans aren’t the mainstay of American driveways that they used to be, but they still offer practicality and value. We count them among some of the best vehicles on the market, especially in the premium and luxury segments. The 2021 Acura TLX and 2021 Lexus ES both exist in that...Read More»

2018 Porsche 911
Lexus, Porsche owners report the fewest problems; Jaguar Land Rover the most

New cars are more reliable and have fewer frustrations than in years past, according to the latest long-term vehicle dependability study conducted by J.D. Power. Owner complaints dropped 10% compared to last year's study, and the overall rate of problems was at its lowest in the study's 32-year...Read More»

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