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Illuminated Mercedes-Benz logo triggers recall of 2020 GLE and GLS SUVs
Illuminated Mercedes-Benz logo triggers recall of 2020 GLE and GLS SUVs

The three-pointed star may not guide the way after all. The illuminated Mercedes-Benz logo that can appear in the grille of the 2020 GLE Class SUV and 2020 GLS Class SUV has triggered a safety recall, the automaker revealed in paperwork made public by the NHTSA on Monday. The recall of 12,799 SUVs...Read More»

2021 Genesis G80
2021 Genesis G80 tested, VW plans spinoff, Toyota hybrids last long: What's New @ The Car Connection

2021 Genesis G80 review The redesigned 2021 Genesis G80 mid-size luxury sedan sports a new look, two powertrain options, and comes loaded with standard features. GM expands recall of 2018 Escalade, Tahoe, Yukon SUVs, and Silverado and Sierra pickups Brakes problems compel a recall of big GM SUVs...Read More»

2018 GMC Sierra 1500
GM expands recall of 2018 Escalade, Tahoe, Yukon SUVs, and Silverado and Sierra pickups

General Motors is recalling certain 2018 full-size SUVs and pickup trucks equipped with either a 5.3-liter V-8 or 6.2-liter V-8. A faulty vacuum pump in the affected vehicles could cause a loss in braking, increasing the risk of a crash, General Motors reported in paperwork filed with the NHTSA on...Read More»

2021 Hyundai Elantra
2021 Hyundai Elantra priced, 2021 Ram TRX driven, wireless EV charging overview: What's New @ The Car Connection

2021 Hyundai Elantra gets modest price bump to start at $20,645 The dollars go up, but so does the content in Hyundai's versatile compact four-door. 2021 Mini Cooper 1499 GT and Mini Countryman Oxford headline even more special editions Another day, another pair of special editions for the...Read More»

2021 Mini Cooper 1499 GT
2021 Mini Cooper 1499 GT and Mini Countryman Oxford headline even more special editions

Mini may have more special and limited editions than movie cameos. For 2021, there will be two more, bringing its total of specials to nearly the same number of years since Mini launched in 1959. The 2021 Mini Cooper 1499 GT celebrates the brand's potent past, while the 2021 Mini Countryman Oxford...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»

2022 GMC Hummer EV
Where are the affordable electric pickup trucks?

Electric pickup trucks are coming, but they may not be coming for all of us. The much ballyhooed return of the Hummer as an electric pickup truck by GMC suggests that the Age of Electrification might just be for the wealthy, to start. Of all the numbers announced during the Tuesday launch, the most...Read More»

2022 GMC Hummer EV
Seeking affordable electric trucks, Ford Bronco first responder imagined, Hummer's production question: What's New @ The Car Connection

Where are the affordable electric pickup trucks? The GMC Hummer launched an expensive line of electric pickup trucks, but the Tesla Cybertruck, Rivian R1T, and Ford F-150 electric should be more affordable. 2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge priced at $53,990 Volvo's first electric vehicle goes on sale in...Read More»

2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge
2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge priced at $53,990

The electric version of the Volvo XC40 small crossover SUV starts at $53,990 excluding destination, Volvo announced Wednesday. Volvo's first electric vehicle, the 2021 XC40 Recharge comes with all-wheel drive thanks to a motor on either axle powered by a 78-kwh battery pack. The system makes 402...Read More»

2021 Genesis G90
2021 Genesis G90 review, It's GMC Hummer time: What's New @ The Car Connection

2021 Genesis G90 review The 2021 Genesis G90 flagship sedan earns a TCC Rating of 7.0 out of 10 for its excellent standard safety and convenience features, potent powertrains with a smooth ride, and stately style. 2021 Volkswagen Arteon is more expensive to start, but cheaper at the top The...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»

2021 Honda Accord Hybrid
What's New for 2021: Honda

Honda refreshes key players in its 2021 lineup, though its crossover SUVs and the Civic compact sedan and hatchback largely stay the same. The big changes revolve around the 2021 Honda Odyssey minivan, the 2021 Honda Accord mid-size sedan, and the 2021 Honda Ridgeline mid-size pickup truck. On...Read More»

2021 Honda Ridgeline
2021 Honda changes, SSC Tuatara deep dive, Tesla recall reveals strength: What's New @ The Car Connection

What's New for 2021: Honda Here's what's new throughout the 2021 Honda lineup from refreshed vehicles to minor changes. 2021 Infiniti QX50 SUV gets more expensive, starts at $38,975 The 2021 Infiniti QX50 compact crossover SUV starts at $38,975, which is a $700 increase over the 2020 model. From...Read More»

2021 Infiniti QX50
2021 Infiniti QX50 SUV gets more expensive, starts at $38,975

The 2021 Infiniti QX50 compact crossover SUV starts at $38,975, which is a $700 increase over the 2020 model. All listed prices include a mandatory destination fee of $1,025. Available in the same five trim levels that sound like spa packages—Pure, Luxe, Essential, Sensory, and...Read More»

2021 Nissan Rogue
2021 Nissan Rogue vs. 2021 Ford Escape: Compare Crossover SUVs

The 2021 Nissan Rogue and 2021 Ford Escape represent the newest versions of compact crossovers that are some of the most popular cars on the road. Both five-seat SUVs prioritize safety and value without skimping on the latest features or premium options. That makes either one of these best sellers...Read More»

2021 Cadillac Escalade
2021 Cadillac Escalade reviewed, 2021 Genesis GV80 tested, Tesla range boost: What's New @ The Car Connection

2021 Cadillac Escalade review The redesigned 2021 Cadillac Escalade full-size SUV gets longer to better accommodate third-row passengers and increase cargo volume, and also comes loaded with features befitting the luxury class. 2021 Nissan Rogue vs. 2021 Ford Escape: Compare Crossover SUVs When it...Read More»

2020 Ford F-350 Super Duty Tremor
Review update: The 2020 Ford F-350 Super Duty Tremor aims for work and play

Ford finally introduced a heavy duty pickup with real off-road chops. The real question is what took so long? The Ford Super Duty is capable out of the box as a work truck, but the $3,975 Tremor off-road package adds serious capability thanks to 18-inch alloy wheels wrapped in 35-inch Goodyear...Read More»

2020 Kia Forte GT
Review update: 2020 Kia Forte GT rocks a sporty value

Get the manual. Three-word reviews don’t justify my job, but if you’re considering the 2020 Kia Forte GT, the manual can make the difference between enjoyment and aggravation. The 2020 Kia Forte GT is a sporty addition to the affordable compact sedan segment, which is diminishing as...Read More»

2020 Kia Forte GT
2020 Kia Forte GT driven, 2020 Charger R/T reviewed, Fisker Ocean's new partner: What's New @ The Car Connection

Review update: 2020 Kia Forte GT rocks a sporty value The sporty 2020 Kia Forte GT presents a better value than the Honda Civic Si and Volkswagen Jetta GLI, but the 7-speed dual-clutch automatic is a problem. 2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross refreshes interior, reworks rear end The 2022 Eclipse Cross...Read More»

2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Sport
2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross refreshes interior, reworks rear end

The 2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross compact crossover SUV gets restyled inside and out, Mitsubishi announced Thursday. The updates follow the refresh of the 2020 Outlander Sport, which is shorter in length and height than the Eclipse Cross and is more of the budget play. Mitsubishi also makes the...Read More»

2022 Acura MDX Prototype
2022 Acura MDX unveiled, 2021 Rolls-Royce Ghost driven, Mercedes EQS leads the charge: What's New @ The Car Connection

2022 Acura MDX preview With the 2022 MDX, Acura reinvents its largest vehicle along the lines of the smaller RDX SUV and TLX sedan. Nissan bumps price on 2021 Altima turbo, shuffles trim levels The Altima loses all but one turbo-4 trim while prices creep up on all but base and SL trims. 2021 Toyota...Read More»

2021 Nissan Altima
Nissan bumps price on 2021 Altima turbo, shuffles trim levels

The 2021 Nissan Altima mid-size sedan goes virtually unchanged from last year's model, yet Nissan has cut the price on some versions while increasing the cost of others, reduced the powertrain options, and reordered the trim levels to make for one confusing carryover model. The biggest difference...Read More»

2021 Honda CR-V (CR-V Hybrid)
2021 Nissan Rogue vs. 2021 Honda CR-V: Compare Crossover SUVs

The redesigned 2021 Nissan Rogue prioritizes creature comforts and standard safety features. The 2021 Honda CR-V soldiers on with good fuel economy and a reputation for roominess. Neither one of these compact crossover SUVs excites the heart, but they do appease the budget. Neither attractive nor...Read More»

2022 Volkswagen Taos
2022 Volkswagen Taos debuts, Bentley Flying Spur preview, Lucid Air priced: What's New @ The Car Connection

2022 Volkswagen Taos preview The 2022 Volkswagen Taos small crossover SUV slots below the Tiguan but is roomy enough to seat five. 2021 Nissan Rogue vs. 2021 Honda CR-V: Compare Crossover SUVs The 2021 Nissan Rogue and 2021 Honda CR-V compact crossovers are more alike than different, but the Rogue...Read More»

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