Sedans

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

2021 Kia K5
Review update: 2021 Kia K5 takes trendy style to the mainstream

What is that thing? That’s the biggest question the general public has with Kia’s latest mid-size sedan. Formerly known as the Kia Optima, the 2021 Kia K5 was redesigned with a fast roofline and trendy LED lighting that helps it stand out among other mid-size sedans. The 2021 Kia K5 has...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»

2021 Tesla Model S Plaid+
Tesla refreshes Model S with 520-mile range, goofy steering wheel

Tesla unveiled the first major refresh of its flagship Model S electric performance sedan on Wednesday, and it was not an over-the-air update. The interior gets a major overhaul with an airplane-inspired steering wheel and the powertrain adds a third motor in some versions. Top-performance versions...Read More»

2020 Kia K900
Kia cancels K900 and Cadenza sedans for 2021

Kia confirmed it is discontinuing the K900 full-size sedan and Cadenza large sedan for the 2021 model year, Car and Driver reported Tuesday. The news follows a week after Kia announced a shortened name (Motors was dropped), a new logo, and plans to launch seven electric vehicles in the next few...Read More»

2021 Nissan Rogue
What's New for 2021: Nissan

Nissan made a lot of news in 2020, but not for all the right reasons. Former CEO Carlos Ghosn's dramatic escape from house arrest in Japan to exile in Lebanon overshadowed the struggling Japanese brand's aggressive overhaul of 10 models in 20 months. But 2020 was all about resiliency, and Nissan...Read More»

2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid
Hyundai Sonata Hybrid: Best Sedan and Best Hybrid To Buy 2021

Last year, in this very space, The Car Connection's editors picked a high-powered, expensive luxury car as our favorite four-door. This year, we're going in the opposite direction. The Hyundai Sonata Hybrid is our choice for Best Sedan To Buy 2021. It also won our Best Hybrid To Buy 2021, edging...Read More»

2020 Honda Civic Si media drive, Circuit of the Americas, November, 2019
End of the road: These discontinued cars won't be back for 2021

Murder hornets. Coronavirus. Democracy. The year 2020 has been unkind for many reasons and to many things, including these cars that won’t be coming back for the 2021 model year. Fiat is down to one vehicle left, and there’s only one crossover SUV not carrying on, and it’s an old...Read More»

2021 Genesis G80
Review update: 2021 Genesis G80 carves out a spot at the luxury table

The 2021 Genesis G80 puts to rest any doubts about whether Hyundai’s luxury brand deserves to sit alongside Germany’s heritage brands. Like Genesis, Mercedes-Benz, BMW, and Audi built their reputations for performance and refinement on the backs of their sedans, and carried it over into...Read More»

2020 Volkswagen Passat SEL
Volkswagen to pass on Passat, cease production of sedan by 2023

Volkswagen will discontinue the Passat mid-size sedan in the U.S. once it completes its current product cycle for 2023, according to a report this weekend from Wards Auto. The VW plant that produces the Passat in Chattanooga, Tennessee also makes the more popular 2021 Volkswagen Atlas three-row...Read More»

2021 Nissan Sentra
2021 Nissan Sentra price increases $100 to $20,335

The 2021 Nissan Sentra largely carries over from last year's sporty redesign, but some minor tech upgrades to the base model justify the minor price increase of $100. Available in three trims, the 2021 Sentra's base S model costs $20,335, including $925 destination. It now comes standard with Apple...Read More»

2022 Honda Civic prototype
2022 Honda Civic streams on with sportier look, better features

Honda showed off prototype versions of the 2022 Honda Civic last night on the live stream gaming platform Twitch. The unconventional virtual debut of the 11th-generation compact sedan was sparse on details but big on promise. The sleek sedan will arrive in late spring 2021 and be followed by a...Read More»

2021 Hyundai Elantra
First drive: 2021 Hyundai Elantra has a new wrapper, but old strengths still drive it forward

By Brian Wong The Hyundai Elantra compact sedan has traditionally stood out for its value and not much else. Previous generations of the car were among the most understated vehicles on the road, devoid of style or clear identifying details. I tried to picture an Elantra from before 2010 and I drew...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»

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»

2018 Volkswagen Jetta
Volkswagen recalls 2016-2018 Jetta for increased fire risk

Volkswagen initiated a recall of the 2016-2018 Volkswagen Jetta compact sedan for leaking fuel, the automaker declared in paperwork made public by the NHTSA on Monday. In certain 2016-2018 models with a 1.4-liter turbo-4 built between 2015 and late 2017, improperly tightened fuel rail bolts can...Read More»

2021 Audi A6 Sport 45 TFSI
2021 Audi A6 sedan gets bump in power and price

The 2021 Audi A6 luxury mid-size sedan gets a mid-year makeover that adds more power, more black trim, and more cowbell. The 2021 Audi A6 can be had with a Sport trim exclusive to the mid-year model, Audi confirmed to The Car Connection on Thursday. The Audi A6 Sport costs $56,445, or $500 more...Read More»

2021 Hyundai Elantra
2021 Hyundai Elantra gets modest price bump to start at $20,645

The redesigned 2021 Hyundai Elantra compact sedan comes with fewer trims but more variants, including a hybrid model and performance-oriented N Line. But its overall value carries over, even as the price spectrum has grown alongside the feature set. The 2021 Hyundai Elantra SE base model costs...Read More»

2021 Volkswagen Arteon
2021 Volkswagen Arteon is more expensive to start, but cheaper at the top

The refreshed 2021 Volkswagen Arteon sedan comes with a new look and a new pricing scheme. Volkswagen was quick to update the Arteon flagship sedan that debuted for the 2019 model year. It was also quick to streamline the trim levels and adjust the pricing to undercut the Audi A6 and try to compel...Read More»

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