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2022 Mazda CX-9 SUV costs $800 less than its predecessor, with exceptions
2022 Mazda CX-9 SUV costs $800 less than its predecessor, with exceptions

Stop the presses! The 2022 Mazda CX-9 three-row SUV starts at $36,505 for the base Sport model, Mazda announced Tuesday. That's $780 less than the 2021 Mazda CX-9 with AWD. It is one of the only 2022 models with a price drop for this inflated model year; the other one was the 2022 Mazda CX-5...Read More»

2022 Honda Passport TrailSport
2022 Honda Passport price hike ranges from $1,000 to $2,500

The refreshed 2022 Honda Passport SUV introduces a new TrailSport trim, eliminates the inexpensive Sport trim, and starts at $39,095, including $1,225 destination, the automaker announced Monday. The trim shakeup puts the five-seat Passport on the premium end of the pricing spectrum. Last year, the...Read More»

2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5
Best Car To Buy 2022: The Car Connection names 6 finalists

The Car Connection will name its Best Car To Buy 2022 winner on January 3, 2022—and these cars, trucks, and SUVs have made the list of finalists. To be considered for our award, the starting price must be below $50,000. Additionally, all contenders must come with standard automatic emergency...Read More»

2020 Honda Ridgeline
Honda recalls Passport, Pilot, and Ridgeline for hoods that can fly open

Honda will recall nearly 725,000 newer utility vehicles for hoods that can open while the vehicles are being driven, the NHTSA disclosed Monday. The hood latch can be damaged and can separate from the hood, which can obstruct the driver's view and increase the risk of a crash. Honda also ordered a...Read More»

2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS first drive (EQS 450+)
2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS and Subaru WRX highlight this week's new car reviews

This week, we tested the future with the 2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS electric sedan that will eventually succeed the S-Class. Gas engines didn't get ignored, yet, anyway. The Kia Stinger still has it, and the redesigned Subaru WRX promises a rally good time. Here's a look at what else moved us. 2022...Read More»

2021 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Limited
Review update: 2021 Toyota Avalon Hybrid’s swan song still resonates

The 2021 Toyota Avalon Hybrid enters its last year with sound fundamentals but an inability to stand out. The full-size sedan joins so many other sedans discontinued after 2022. Like the wily veteran cut from your favorite ballclub, the Avalon is appreciated but no longer essential. About three...Read More»

2022 Mazda CX-5
2022 Mazda CX-5 can cost $800 less or $1,200 more than outgoing model

The refreshed 2022 Mazda CX-5 compact crossover SUV comes with a $1,200 price increase on higher end models or an unusual $820 price decrease on similarly equipped base models, based on pricing released by Mazda on Tuesday. The popular crossover that bridges the mainstream and premium classes faces...Read More»

2022 Mercedes-Benz AMG SL
What's New for 2022: Mercedes-Benz

The 2022 model year could be the inflection point for Mercedes-Benz. For more than 135 years, the automaker has been developing the internal combustion engine, with Benz cited for developing the world's first practical ICE car—a three-wheel tricycle. Now, the engineering wizards in Germany...Read More»

2023 Kia Sportage
2023 Kia Sportage and full-size SUVs headline this week's car reviews

This week we glimpsed the hybrid version of the 2023 Kia Sportage, though we have yet to test the redesigned compact crossover. A slew of full-size SUVs fell under our gaze, as well as the 2022 Ram 1500, which is our second-highest rated gas pickup truck behind the Ford F-150. The Nissan Sentra...Read More»

2022 Subaru Outback Wilderness
Review update: 2022 Subaru Outback Wilderness gives the people what they want

The year is 2021, and Subaru gets it. The Japanese automaker has delivered a fully-engineered example of what many outdoor enthusiasts dream about, or simply build themselves, in the form of the 2022 Subaru Outback Wilderness. With a TCC Rating of 6.8 out of 10, the 2022 Subaru Outback lineup is a...Read More»

2019 Mazda CX-5
Mazda recalls most models for faulty fuel pump

A fuel pump failure has prompted Mazda to recall 121,038 vehicles across its lineup, the NHTSA disclosed on Monday. The impeller in low-pressure fuel pumps can deform, causing the pump to fail and the affected vehicles to not start or to stall at low speeds and, in rare instances, at high speeds...Read More»

2021 Volkswagen ID.4
Review update: 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 lays ground game for brand’s EV future

Mark this moment as the turning point in Volkswagen’s history. The iconic Beetle is the past and the ID.4 foretells VW’s future. The electric crossover SUV is arguably the people’s EV with a base price of $41,190, a 250-mile range, and a roomy design. With a TCC Rating of 7.0 out...Read More»

2022 Nissan Pathfinder Platinum 4WD
What's New for 2022: Nissan

The big news for Nissan in the 2022 model year is the redesigned Pathfinder three-row SUV. The overdue family hauler overshadows a brand in transition, like much of the automotive industry. On one end of the product spectrum, Nissan honors its motorsports past with a return of the Z sports coupe...Read More»

2019 Toyota Camry
Toyota Camry recalled for braking issue

A faulty vacuum pump can cause certain Toyota Camry sedans to lose braking power and increase the risk of a crash, the NHTSA disclosed on Monday. Toyota will recall 227,490 Camrys from the 2018-2019 model years to fix the problem. A vane cap in the vacuum pump can degrade prematurely in vehicles...Read More»

2023 Mazda CX-50
2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee and 2022 Mazda CX-50 preview this week's new car reviews

The Los Angeles auto show previewed many new electric vehicles coming for 2023, as well as some electrified updates of existing cars and crossovers. The 2023 Fisker Ocean, 2023 Nissan Ariya, 2023 Subaru Solterra, and related 2023 Toyota BZ4X electric crossovers took the spotlight, but this week...Read More»

2023 Fisker Ocean
2023 Fisker Ocean makes waves as $37,500 electric SUV

The Fisker Ocean promises something few other automakers have yet to accomplish: a luxury-leaning electric SUV that starts at less than $40,000. Unveiled in prototype form Wednesday at the Los Angeles auto show, the first vehicle by the hometown electric car maker will start at $37,499 for the base...Read More»

2022 Nissan Rogue
2022 Nissan Rogue: Smaller, stronger engine matched by higher price

Nissan introduced a new engine and a $1,050 price increase on the 2022 Nissan Rogue compact crossover, the brand announced on Wednesday at the Los Angeles auto show. Just one year after redesigning the Rogue, Nissan swapped out engines in its bestseller to better compete with hybrid offerings in...Read More»

2022 Ford Ranger
What's New for 2022: Ford

Ford enters the 2022 model year riding a wave of new product that champions the past while steering the brand forward. The Ford Mustang Mach-E electrified the iconic pony car, and this year it gets the GT juice that exceeds the performance of the venerable 5.0-liter V-8. An electric version of...Read More»

2022 Mitsubishi Outlander
2022 Honda Accord and redesigned Mitsubishi Outlander highlight this week's new car reviews

The Car Connection reviews the most popular sedans, and they're as good as they've ever been, even if they're selling in fewer numbers. The redesigned Mitsubishi Outlander seven-seat crossover improves in most regards, except for the emergency third row seats. Here's what else we assessed this...Read More»

2021 Volkswagen Arteon 2.0T SEL Premium R-Line
Review update: 2021 Volkswagen Arteon presents premium vibe despite mainstream badge

Look deep inside yourself and ask: Do I want a luxury hatchback without the luxury badge? For those few who answered yes, the Volkswagen Arteon exists. For 2021, the sleek VW flagship gets refreshed with more prominent badging, updated LED lighting, and an upgraded infotainment system with new...Read More»

2021 Honda Ridgeline HPD, left, and 2022 Nissan Frontier Pro-4X, right
2022 Nissan Frontier vs. 2021 Honda Ridgeline: Compare Trucks

There are big changes to this year’s small pickup segment. After a 17-year run, Nissan redesigned the 2022 Frontier pickup truck to groom its rugged good looks with modern conveniences, and Honda refreshed the 2021 Ridgeline by chiseling some machismo into its soft-riding, well-mannered dad...Read More»

2019 Tesla Model 3
Tesla OTA triggers false emergency braking, causes recall fixed by another OTA

Tesla's latest over-the-air update can activate the automatic emergency braking system without any need for braking, increasing the risk of a rear-end collision, the NHTSA disclosed Monday. The 11,704 affected vehicles across the electric car maker's lineup came equipped with its misnamed...Read More»

2022 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing
2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E and 2022 Cadillac CT5 span the performance spectrum in this week's new car reviews

This week's new car reviews cover the usual crossover SUVs and an unusual pickup, but the highlight was two models that represent the best of the old and the new. We revisit last year's Best Car To Buy and find ourselves still smitten with the 2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E, and we give the new GT model...Read More»

2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz
2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz vs. 2022 Subaru Outback: Compare Utility Vehicles

The Hyundai Santa Cruz small pickup truck and Subaru Outback wagon-like SUV are utility vehicles serving as a complement for owners’ recreational activities and outdoorsy image. Sharing a platform with the Tucson compact crossover, the Santa Cruz might seem like a direct competitor to pickup...Read More»

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