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2022 Land Rover Range Rover

The Car Connection News Feed - Sat, 10/16/2021 - 12:00
What kind of vehicle is the 2022 Land Rover Range Rover? What does it compare to? The Range Rover created the luxury-SUV niche now filled with vehicles such as the Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class, BMW X7, and Cadillac Escalade. The Range Rover remains at the pinnacle; you’d have to spec out a Bentayga or a Cullinan to come close to its prestige, and...
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2022 Audi E-Tron

The Car Connection News Feed - Fri, 10/15/2021 - 12:00
What kind of car is the 2022 Audi E-Tron? What does it compare to? The 2022 Audi E-Tron electric crossover SUV seats five. Offered in SUV or Sportback body styles, it’s a rival for the Tesla Model X. Is the 2022 Audi E-Tron a good car? Yes, just make sure you’re good with its range limitations. The E-Tron achieves the highest possible...
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2022 Hyundai Elantra

The Car Connection News Feed - Thu, 10/14/2021 - 13:00
What kind of car is the 2022 Hyundai Elantra? What does it compare to? The 2022 Hyundai Elantra compact four-door casts a long styling shadow over rivals like the Toyota Corolla and Mazda 3. It’s brash on the outside, underbaked inside, but has a welter of powertrain choices that include a Hybrid with stellar EPA ratings. Is the 2022 Hyundai...
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2022 Ford Maverick vs 2022 Nissan Frontier vs 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz: A tale of 3 trucks

The Car Connection News Feed - Wed, 10/13/2021 - 15:00
Three new small pickup trucks have launched over the past three months, and we drove them all. Together, they tell us a lot about the U.S. market’s headlong scramble into trucks of all sizes and types. We think the 2022 Ford Maverick will be a smash hit, the 2022 Nissan Frontier should continue to sell the way it always has, and the new 2022...
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Free wireless Apple CarPlay: Infiniti retrofits several 2020-2021 models

The Car Connection News Feed - Wed, 10/13/2021 - 12:00
Infiniti doubled down on equipping its new cars with wireless Apple CarPlay by offering owners of older cars the same convenience feature, the automaker announced Tuesday. Wireless Apple CarPlay may lure customers into dealerships to overcome the perennial problem of frustrating infotainment systems, according to successive annual surveys...
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2021 Ford F-150 joins Ram 1500 with Top Safety Pick

The Car Connection News Feed - Tue, 10/12/2021 - 15:00
The redesigned 2021 Ford F-150 full-size pickup truck earned a Top Safety Pick from the IIHS, the insurance-industry funded safety agency announced Tuesday. The award applies for crew and extended cab models, but not the regular cab. The bestselling vehicle in the U.S. earned top "Good" marks on all six crash tests conducted by the IIHS. The...
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First drive: 2022 Toyota Tundra tackles a Texas-sized problem of old age with a good new truck

The Car Connection News Feed - Tue, 10/12/2021 - 12:00
The state of Texas proudly plants one boot in its independent past and its other boot in a future built on individual freedoms. It’s a fitting setting to drive the new 2022 Toyota Tundra full-size pickup truck. Beyond San Antonio, not far from the backyard of Toyota Motor North American headquarters in Plano, I drove the new Tundra off-road...
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What's New for 2022: Mazda

The Car Connection News Feed - Mon, 10/11/2021 - 17:25
Mazda's expansion continues in North America for 2022, with larger iterations of its crossover SUVs and more available sizes. The biggest news for Mazda in 2022 has the smallest impact: Sales of the Japanese brand's first electric vehicle, the MX-30, will be limited to California, initially, in limited numbers capped at 560 units. The model's...
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Volvo recalls older S80, S60 sedans for airbag issue

The Car Connection News Feed - Mon, 10/11/2021 - 14:40
Volvo will be recalling 259,383 older sedans for an exploding airbag risk, the NHTSA disclosed on Monday. The issue is similar to the Takata airbag recall that has roiled the automotive industry and affected more than 67 million vehicles as the largest automotive recall in history. The Volvo airbags in question, however, came from a different...
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2022 Audi A4

The Car Connection News Feed - Sat, 10/09/2021 - 13:00
What kind of vehicle is the 2022 Audi A4? What does it compare to? The 2022 A4 is a compact sedan and wagon lineup with plenty of high-tech luxury features and stellar turbocharged performance. Its traditional rivals include the BMW 3-Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class, though shoppers are equally likely to compare it to the Audi Q5 crossover SUV...
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2022 Ford Maverick, 2022 Lexus NX showcase this week's new car reviews

The Car Connection News Feed - Fri, 10/08/2021 - 16:40
A hybrid pickup truck that costs only $20,000, a plug-in hybrid first from Lexus, and new flagship electric sedans highlight the latest new cars coming soon to dealer lots. It's an impressive crop of vehicles, with a broad spectrum in price, powertrains, and capability. Here's what we've been driving, and what's been moving us. 2022 Ford Maverick...
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What's New for 2022: Alfa Romeo

The Car Connection News Feed - Fri, 10/08/2021 - 16:35
Alfa Romeo may just be getting started. Not long after the Italian performance brand returned to the U.S. in 2014, it seemed like its revival would be short-lived. Last year, the Italian luxury brand discontinued the 4C Spider, and speculation on the future of the Giulia sedan and related Stelvio compact crossover was bearish at best. Then parent...
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Tesla hikes price of Model 3, Model Y by $2,000

The Car Connection News Feed - Thu, 10/07/2021 - 15:34
Tesla increased the price of the Model 3 compact sedan and related Model Y compact crossover this week. The base price of each electric vehicle increases by $2,000, and that follows a $1,000 price hike in July. The Performance trims of each model also increase by $1,000. The Model 3 Standard Range Plus with a single motor, rear-wheel drive, and...
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First drive: 2022 Lexus NX goes greener, techier

The Car Connection News Feed - Thu, 10/07/2021 - 15:29
Driving the redesigned 2022 Lexus NX 450h+ F Sport on a 40-mile loop into the Arizona desert quickly reveals what’s new about the brand’s compact crossover. For starters, I’m in the new NX 450h+ plug-in hybrid model—the brand’s first—that shares its powertrain with the Toyota RAV4 Prime. The other major...
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First drive review: 2022 Lexus NX goes greener, techier

The Car Connection News Feed - Thu, 10/07/2021 - 05:30
Driving the redesigned 2022 Lexus NX 450h+ F Sport on a 40-mile loop into the Arizona desert quickly reveals what’s new about the brand’s compact crossover. For starters, I’m in the new NX 450h+ plug-in hybrid model—the brand’s first—that shares its powertrain with the Toyota RAV4 Prime. The other major...
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2022 Lexus NX review

The Car Connection News Feed - Thu, 10/07/2021 - 05:30
What kind of car is the 2022 Lexus NX? What does it compare to? 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 model, and a massive touchscreen-driven infotainment system. It’s a competitor for vehicles like the Acura RDX, Infiniti QX50, and Cadillac...
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2021 Honda Ridgeline vs 2021 Ford Ranger: Compare Trucks

The Car Connection News Feed - Wed, 10/06/2021 - 13:00
The redesigned Honda Ridgeline squares off against an old foe in the 2021 Ford Ranger. The challenge in deciding between these two mid-size trucks might be all the other new trucks coming to market, ranging from the small 2022 Ford Maverick hybrid to the electric 2022 Rivian R1T. The difference between the Ridgeline and Ranger seems simple: If you...
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2022 Ford Maverick vs 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz: Compare Trucks

The Car Connection News Feed - Tue, 10/05/2021 - 11:00
The 2022 Ford Maverick and 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz resurrect a small truck segment that had been dormant for more than a decade. Both of these crossover-based vehicles give shoppers an open bed and a more adventurous edge than compact crossover SUVs that fill roads like construction zones in summertime. Despite their similarities—seating for...
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2022 Ford Maverick

The Car Connection News Feed - Tue, 10/05/2021 - 11:00
What kind of vehicle is the 2022 Ford Maverick? What does it compare to? The 2022 Ford Maverick joins Ford’s pickup family as its smallest, newest member. There’s not an ounce of feigned utility in the new Mav: it may be the only vehicle that can lure drivers out of other trucks and out of economy cars. With running gear shared by the...
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Hyundai Sonata recall indicates wrong direction

The Car Connection News Feed - Mon, 10/04/2021 - 16:35
Certain Hyundai Sonata mid-size sedans are being recalled for a faulty turn signal indicating the opposite direction than intended, the NHTSA disclosed on Monday. A software malfunction mixes up the turn signal, so vehicles of drivers intending to turn right might indicate the sedan is turning left. The malfunction affects more than 466,000...
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