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The last 2022 models complete this week's new car reviews
The last 2022 models complete this week's new car reviews

At The Car Connection, we strive to test every new powertrain development, factor in the latest safety ratings, and report on the latest price changes within a model year. Often, we test drive new cars before crash testing is concluded, and other times, automakers delay access to base models or...Read More»

Lincoln boutiques and dealerships
New car prices reach record highs, again, and dealers make record profits

The average transaction price customers have paid for a new car is expected to reach $45,844 this month, according to the latest report from J.D. Power. That's a 14.5% increase from one year ago. At the same time, the constrained supply isn't hurting dealers. Dealer margins on every new car sold is...Read More»

2023 Honda HR-V
2023 Honda HR-V vs. 2022 Subaru Crosstrek: Compare Crossovers

If you want a compact utility vehicle with rugged cues, a little more ride height, and an affordable price—yet with a profile that’s ultimately more carlike than trucklike—the Subaru Outback and Honda HR-V are two great contenders. The Subaru Crosstrek arrived a decade ago...Read More»

2014 Honda Ridgeline Sport
Honda Ridgeline recalled in states that use road salt

Older versions of the Honda Ridgeline pickup truck are being recalled for a potential fuel leak caused by road salt de-icing agents, the NHTSA disclosed on Wednesday. In certain states that use road salt to clear roadways of ice, the salt can accumulate with mud and dirt in the rear part of the...Read More»

2023 Nissan Leaf
2023 Nissan Leaf costs $28,895, could still be cheaper than Chevy Bolt EV

The 2023 Nissan Leaf electric car blooms into another model year with a fresh face but only two trim levels down from five last year. The price increases $520 to $28,895 for the base Leaf S, Nissan announced Tuesday. The longer-range 2023 Leaf SV Plus costs $36,895, which is also an increase of...Read More»

2023 Nissan Pathfinder Rock Creek, left, 2022 Subaru Forester Wilderness, right
Off-road grades: SUV trims muddle the line between off-road intenders and soft-road pretenders

What separates a crossover from an SUV? In the old days, a body-on-frame design along with a 2-speed transfer case for low gearing used to be the litmus test. Now, except for truck-based full-size SUVs, most vehicles in this most popular segment are based on unibody construction. Yet automakers...Read More»

2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Jeep Grand Cherokee, Dodge Durango SUVs recalled for rollaway risk

Certain SUVs produced by the automaker formerly known as Fiat Chrysler Automobiles are being recalled for a false brake reading that may increase the risk of rollaway crashes, the NHTSA disclosed on Monday. The recall encompasses 270,904 SUVs, including the 2018-2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee and...Read More»

 2019 Ram 1500 North Edition
Jeep Grand Cherokee, Ram 1500 Ecodiesels recalled for power loss

Stellantis is recalling 138,645 SUVs and trucks equipped with a 3.0-liter V-6 diesel engine. Dubbed Ecodiesel, the engine has a fuel pump that can block the flow of fuel and lead to power loss while driving, the NHTSA disclosed on Monday. The recall affects the 2014-2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV...Read More»

2023 Genesis GV60 Performance
2023 Genesis GV60, 2023 Toyota Highlander headline this week's new car reviews

We spent some time in the 2023 Genesis GV60, the brand's first electric vehicle, and were pleasantly surprised that Hyundai's luxury arm has a another winner. Automakers kept rolling out prices and updates to 2023 models, and the IIHS finished crash-testing 2022 models. Here are the top reviews...Read More»

2023 Kia Seltos
2023 Kia Seltos price increases by $470 to $24,135

The 2023 Kia Seltos small crossover carries over into the new year with a modest price increase of about $500 and even more modest additions to safety. The entry-level crossover launched for 2021 and offers a taller, roomier alternative to the brand's bestselling Kia Forte. The base LX model with...Read More»

2023 Genesis GV60, left, and 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5, right
2023 Genesis GV60 vs 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5: Compare Electric Cars

I expected the 2023 Genesis GV60 to be the brand’s first crossover dud. Instead, Genesis keeps undermining established luxury brands with arresting style, breathtaking acceleration, and a loaded standard feature set that marinates into that most delicious oxymoron—a luxury value. It...Read More»

2022 Tesla lineup  (Courtesy of Tesla, Inc.)
Tesla hikes prices again, Model Y starts at $67,190

Tesla has increased prices again across nearly its entire lineup of electric vehicles. It's the second increase in three months, and at least the seventh price increase since 2020. The last time Tesla increased prices of its electric vehicles, in March 2022, the prices spiked between $2,500 to...Read More»

2019 Ford Escape
Ford recalls nearly 3 million cars for rollaway risk

Ford will recall 2,952,968 vehicles for a shifter issue that could slip a car out of Park and let the vehicle roll away without the driver's knowledge, the NHTSA disclosed Wednesday. A damaged or missing bushing that attaches the shift cable to the transmission may degrade or detach, Ford revealed...Read More»

2022 Volkswagen Golf R 20 Years
2022 Volkswagen Golf R, GTI earn highest safety ratings

The redesigned 2022 Volkswagen Golf earns the highest safety awards bestowed by the IIHS, the insurance-industry funded non-profit announced Wednesday. The two sporty iterations of the Golf sold in the U.S., the GTI and Golf R, aced all six of the crash tests conducted by the IIHS. Both of the...Read More»

2023 Subaru Ascent
2023 Subaru Ascent SUV refreshed with new lights, upgraded tech

The 2023 Subaru Ascent three-row SUV climbs into the new year with revised front and rear ends, wireless smartphone connectivity, and improved safety technology, Subaru announced Tuesday. Competing with family haulers that eschew sliding doors for SUV style, the refreshed Ascent faces off against...Read More»

2023 Toyota BZ4X
First drive: 2023 Toyota BZ4X eases the shift to electric cars

The 2023 Toyota BZ4X electric crossover eschews cliches. It is not a game changer, nor is it a paradigm shifter or envelope pusher. It’s not revolutionary, evolutionary, or rugged. It is the BZ4X, a bad name for a good car that eases Toyota fans into full electric power, though it comes at...Read More»

2023 Toyota Sequoia SR5
2023 Toyota Sequoia, Nissan Altima headline this week's new car reviews

We took a spin on and off-road in the new 2023 Toyota Sequoia, the first redesign of the full-size SUV in 15 years. We also caught up with 2022 models delayed due to supply shortages, such as the Lincoln Corsair PHEV and the Hyundai Elantra N. In short, it's been a fun week. Here's what else moved...Read More»

2023 Subaru Crosstrek
2023 Subaru Crosstrek costs $1,300 more despite no changes

The 2023 Subaru Crosstrek carries over most everything from last year, except for a new Special Edition and a price increase of $1,300 across the board, Subaru announced Thursday. This year, the small crossover SUV costs $24,870, including a $1,225 destination fee, and the price stretches to...Read More»

2023 Honda HR-V
Redesigned 2023 Honda HR-V starts at $24,895

The 2023 Honda HR-V small crossover arrives with a new engine, a more sophisticated look, a roomier interior, and a vibe like the Honda Civic. The upgrades on the subcompact crossover SUV come at a cost of nearly $2,000 more than the outgoing model. The base LX costs $24,895 (including a $1,245...Read More»

2023 Chevrolet Bolt EV
What is the most affordable electric car? 2023 Chevrolet Bolt at $26,595

GM cut the price of the 2023 Chevrolet Bolt electric car by up to $6,300, the automaker announced last week. The $26,595 starting price, including destination, for the base Bolt EV 1LT is $5,900 less than last year, and makes the Bolt EV to the most affordable electric car on sale today. The larger...Read More»

2023 Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV
Toyota, Lexus, and Mercedes dominate this week's new car news

New cars are coming fast and furious for the 2023 model year. This week, Toyota launched a refreshed Corolla, a new Corolla Cross Hybrid, and the redesigned 2023 Lexus RX. Mercedes stayed busy showing off the breadth of its lineup with the 2023 GLC-Class luxury crossover and the latest electric EQ...Read More»

2023 BMW X1
2023 BMW X1: Standard AWD offsets small price increase of small crossover

BMW redesigned its smallest crossover to make it bigger, flashier, and at least $3,200 more expensive than its predecessor. The 2023 BMW X1 costs $39,595, including a $995 destination fee, the luxury automaker announced this week. The outgoing 2022 BMW X1 sDrive28i cost $36,395, but that was for a...Read More»

2022 Ford F-150 Lightning
2022 Ford F-150 Lightning, 2023 Acura Integra span this week's new car review range

The 2022 Ford F-150 Lighting electric pickup truck lights up this week's new car reviews, and establishes itself as the real deal work truck powered by batteries alone. We also spent time in the newest, hottest 2023 models, including the resurrected Acura Integra and the redesigned 2023 Land Rover...Read More»

2022 Ford Expedition Timberline
First drive: 2022 Ford Expedition Timberline lumbers off-road

The 2022 Expedition Timberline carries Ford’s largest passenger vehicle off the road and onto the trail with more off-road capability. But the trail-blazing edition of the full-size SUV can’t overcome its big and blocky proportions, no matter where it goes. During limited testing...Read More»

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