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2022 Subaru Ascent adds Onyx Edition for $39,120
2022 Subaru Ascent adds Onyx Edition for $39,120

The 2022 Subaru Ascent three-row SUV climbs into the new model year mostly unchanged except for the addition of the blacked-out Onyx Edition, Subaru announced Monday. First launched for 2019, Subaru's largest vehicle adopts the popular Onyx Edition trim introduced on the 2020 Subaru Outback. The...Read More»

2020 Volvo XC90
Volvo recalls nearly all 2019-2020 vehicles for stall risk

Volvo will be recalling every 2019-2020 vehicle in its lineup except for the XC40 compact crossover, the NHTSA disclosed on Monday. A low-pressure fuel pump can blow a fuse and cause the engine to stall, increasing the risk of a crash. Volvo will upgrade the fuse from a 15-amp fuse to a 20-amp. The...Read More»

2022 Lexus NX 350h
2022 Lexus NX debuts, Tesla Model S Plaid sets speed record, Maserati teases EV: What's New @ The Car Connection

2022 Lexus NX preview The 2022 Lexus NX is a five-seat crossover SUV that’s been revamped for the new model year with a dramatic shape, a plug-in hybrid edition, and massive touchscreen-driven infotainment. GM's recall of 2021 full-size SUVs, cars can be fixed with over-the-air update Flawed...Read More»

2021 Chevrolet Tahoe
GM's recall of 2021 full-size SUVs, cars can be fixed with over-the-air update

General Motors will be recalling 282,429 new vehicles across its four brands, the NHTSA disclosed Monday. In the 2021 vehicles, the airbag malfunction light may not illuminate to warn drivers that there is an issue with the deployment of the airbag in case of a crash. Faulty deployment of the...Read More»

2022 Audi A3
2022 Audi A3 and S3 return with improved engines and technology

The redesigned 2022 Audi A3 compact luxury sedan and S3 sport variant arrive in the U.S. with more potent turbo-4 engines, a mild-hybrid system, a refreshed look outside, and upgraded convenience and safety technology. The 2022 Audi A3 and S3 can be ordered now at a starting price of $34,945 and...Read More»

2022 BMW X3
2022 BMW X3, X4 small SUVs updated with more tech, more torque, modest price increases

The 2022 BMW X3 compact crossover and related X4 compact crossover coupe wear a fresh interior with updated technology and a mild-hybrid powertrain that modestly boosts torque on inline-6 variants, BMW announced Tuesday. Of course, these enhancements come with a price increase that ranges from $200...Read More»

2022 Ford Maverick
Maverick and Santa Cruz compared, 2022 Corvette tweaked, 2022 Jaguar I-Pace updated: What's New @ The Car Connection

2022 Ford Maverick vs 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz: Compare Trucks The 2022 Ford Maverick and 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz small pickup trucks give shoppers an open bed and a more adventurous edge than compact crossover SUVs. 2022 BMW X3, X4 small SUVs updated with more tech, more torque, modest price...Read More»

2022 Nissan Pathfinder
First drive: 2022 Nissan Pathfinder SUV carves a straightforward path

The redesigned 2022 Nissan Pathfinder doesn’t pretend to be a performance SUV or aspire to be an electric tech dynamo. Instead, it excels at what it’s meant to be: a roomy three-row SUV with enough seating flexibility and towing capability to stand out in a crowded class. The base...Read More»

2022 Nissan Pathfinder
2022 Nissan Pathfinder tested, 2022 BMW X3 previewed, Lordstown Motors sputters: What's New @ The Car Connection

2022 Nissan Pathfinder review 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. Review update: 2021 Toyota Sequoia falls behind as it soldiers on The 2021...Read More»

2022 Lexus LS 500h AWD with Teammate
First drive: Lexus Teammate driver-assistance system wants to know you’re there

Lexus’s Teammate driver-assistance system flashed red at me and grew impatient. As I ignored its alerts to take control of the steering wheel, it rang audible alerts in increasing levels of alarm. I wanted to see if I could game the hands-free driving system, but Teammate wouldn’t have...Read More»

2022 Ford Maverick
2022 Ford Maverick hybrid truck debuts, 2023 Kia Sportage preview: What's New @ The Car Connection

2022 Ford Maverick preview With the Maverick, Ford hopes it can lure small-SUV buyers into yet another version of the mechanicals that power its Escape and Bronco Sport, without drawing them away from one of its bigger pickups—the Ranger and F-Series. First drive: Lexus Teammate...Read More»

2022 Ford Maverick
2022 Ford Maverick buzzes the tower for hybrid trucks

The 2022 Ford Maverick touches down as a small pickup truck powered by a standard hybrid engine with an estimated 40 mpg around town, Ford announced Wednesday. Just like "Top Gun: Maverick" returns to the big screen later this year, the 2022 Ford Maverick dusts off its forgettable past as a compact...Read More»

2022 Toyota Corolla Cross
2022 Toyota Corolla Cross looks the part, electric Mustangs make tracks, Tesla Model S Plaid+ canceled, : What's New @ The Car Connection

2022 Toyota Corolla Cross preview Larger than the front-wheel-drive Toyota C-HR and taller than the Corolla sedan, the 2022 Toyota Corolla Cross also borrows its looks from another Toyota—the RAV4. 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz pickup gets crossover-like fuel economy The 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz...Read More»

2021 Tesla Model Y
Tesla announces 3 recalls of Model 3 and Model Y for brake, seat belt issues

Tesla issued three recalls for the Model 3 electric compact sedan and mechanically related Model Y electric compact crossover, the NHTSA disclosed Monday. The largest of the three recalls affects the 2019-2021 Model 3 and 2020-2021 Model Y for a potentially loose brake caliper on 5,974 vehicles...Read More»

2022 Buick Enclave
2022 Buick Enclave SUV comes around with standard safety features

The 2022 Buick Enclave three-row crossover SUV now comes with more standard safety features, the automaker announced Thursday. Buick also freshened the face and tail with new lighting, and added new wheel options. Inside, the seven-seat family hauler has a roomier center console and more available...Read More»

Gabrielle Union in the 2022 Ford Maverick
2022 Ford Maverick bows on June 8

Actor Gabrielle Union will be on hand next Tuesday, June 8, as Ford reveals the next pickup truck in its family of utility vehicles, the 2022 Maverick. Based on the running gear of the new Bronco Sport (which is also shared with the Escape), the '22 Maverick will take a spot below the Ford Ranger...Read More»

2021 Toyota Sequoia Nightshade Special Edition
Review update: 2021 Toyota Sequoia falls behind as it soldiers on

Toyota developed a good, sturdy full-size SUV for the 2008 model year. Based on the body-on-frame platform from the Tundra pickup, the Sequoia got that truck’s robust structure and driveline components, including its muscular 5.7-liter V-8. But that’s about as much engineering as Toyota...Read More»

2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime SE
2021 Ford Escape Plug-In Hybrid vs. 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime: Compare Crossover SUVs

Many plug-in hybrids don’t offer enough driving range for the typical American commute. Two exceptions to that rule are the 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime and 2021 Ford Escape Plug-In Hybrid. Neither of these models stray far from a formula that has made the compact crossover the most popular vehicle...Read More»

2022 Toyota Corolla Cross
2022 Toyota Corolla Cross squeezes into small SUV lineup

The 2022 Toyota Corolla Cross emerges as the right-sized center in Toyota's Venn diagram of small cars. Larger than the Toyota C-HR and taller than the Corolla sedan on which it's based, the 2022 Corolla Cross looks like a small RAV4. Toyota debuted its latest crossover SUV on Wednesday, calling it...Read More»

2022 Kia Carnival
First drive: 2022 Kia Carnival comes to town masked as an SUV

A teenager at the drive-thru said he liked my car. I lowered my sunglasses; he was sincere. Later, a couple stopped me in the Costco parking lot. “What is that?” “It’s a Kia.” I explained how the new badge with futuristic script replaced the circle on the liftgate...Read More»

2022 Kia Carnival
2022 Kia Carnival tested, AMG E53 revisited, 2022 Honda Insight priced: What's New @ The Car Connection

First drive: 2022 Kia Carnival comes to town masked as an SUV The Sedona replacement delivers SUV space with the supreme flex of sliding side doors. 2021 Acura TLX review The TLX is no longer an upscale version of the Honda Accord, and instead uses its own dedicated platform, a pair of new engines...Read More»

2020 Tesla Model 3
Tesla Model 3, Model Y lose top safety ratings after dropping radar

Safety agencies deemed newer Tesla Model 3 and Model Y vehicles less safe due to a Tesla update intended to make the vehicles more safe. The NHTSA, IIHS, and Consumer Reports all downgraded safety ratings following Tesla's announcement earlier this week of its transition away from radar-based...Read More»

2020 Tesla Model 3
Tesla interrupts safety features, 2021 AMG GLB revisited, Texan Tesla fans can't buy Teslas in Texas: What's New @ The Car Connection

Tesla Model 3, Model Y lose top safety ratings after dropping radar With a switch to driver-assist systems based only on cameras, the Tesla Model 3 and Model Y have lost their high safety ratings at least until over-the-air updates restore functionality. Ford recalls more than 200,000 Transit...Read More»

2019 Ford Transit Connect Wagon
Ford recalls more than 200,000 Transit Connect vans for transmission issue

Ford is recalling 2013-2021 Ford Transit Connect cargo and passenger vans equipped with a 6-speed automatic transmission, the automaker announced Thursday. A faulty shift cable could fail to park the car. Operators of the affected vehicles can shift the gear selector into Park, turn off the engine...Read More»

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