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2023 BMW i4

The Car Connection News Feed - 6 hours 38 min ago
What kind of vehicle is the 2023 BMW i4? What does it compare to? The BMW i4 is an electric sedan that mostly retains the conventional style of the 4-Series, but swaps in an electric powertrain. It competes against other electric vehicles, ranging from the Tesla Model 3 to the Genesis GV60 and Kia EV6. Is the 2023 BMW i4 a good car? If you can get...
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2023 Cadillac Lyriq, Toyota Venza top this week's new car reviews

The Car Connection News Feed - Sat, 07/02/2022 - 12:00
The 2023 Cadillac Lyriq electric SUV appears to be the harbinger GM's luxury brand needed to chart the right course on the dawn of its electric era. The 2023 Toyota Venza represents a more traditional approach to electrification with a standard hybrid powertrain and a rating of 39 mpg combined. Those fuel-saving options headline this week's new...
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2023 Buick Encore GX

The Car Connection News Feed - Fri, 07/01/2022 - 12:00
What kind of vehicle is the 2023 Buick Encore GX? What does it compare to? Small in stature but big on style, the 2023 Buick Encore GX is a compact crossover SUV worth shopping against the Hyundai Tucson, Kia Sportage, and even the Volvo XC40. Is the 2023 Buick Encore GX a good car/SUV? The Encore GX splits the difference between mainstream and...
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Hyundai shuffles 2023 lineup, discontinues Accent, Veloster N, Ioniq

The Car Connection News Feed - Thu, 06/30/2022 - 17:29
The small car segment lost more members on Thursday, with Hyundai announcing the end of production of the entry-level Accent compact car and the N vestige of the Veloster hatchback. The original Ioniq hybrid also ended production this year, ceding ground to a suite of electric vehicles with an Ioniq sub-brand. The three cars will not be back for a...
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2022 Toyota Tundra recalled for rear axle issue

The Car Connection News Feed - Thu, 06/30/2022 - 14:28
The redesigned 2022 Toyota Tundra pickup truck has been recalled for a rear axle housing that can separate from the shaft and increase the risk of a crash, the NHTSA disclosed on Wednesday. The recall applies to trucks with either the 3.5-liter twin-turbo V-6 or the hybrid version of that powertrain. Toyota is unsure how many vehicles are...
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2023 Chevrolet Traverse

The Car Connection News Feed - Thu, 06/30/2022 - 12:00
What kind of vehicle is the 2023 Chevrolet Traverse? What does it compare to? The 2023 Chevrolet Traverse is a big—but not overwhelmingly large—three-row crossover SUV with chunky styling and a comfortable cabin. It’s a bit bigger than most rivals, including the Kia Telluride and Honda Pilot. Is the 2023 Chevrolet Traverse a good...
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Apple CarPlay connectivity continues to be biggest problem for new car owners

The Car Connection News Feed - Wed, 06/29/2022 - 16:15
Dropped connections. Frustrating interfaces. Intrusive driver-assist systems. Such is the new car experience for many owners. The number of reported problems in the first 90 days of car ownership has never been higher than in the 36-year history of the J.D. Power Initial Quality Survey, the consultancy group announced Tuesday. As a whole, new car...
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Nissan Pathfinder recalled for hood that can fly open

The Car Connection News Feed - Wed, 06/29/2022 - 14:55
Nissan is recalling the 2013-2016 Pathfinder SUV for a faulty latch that can cause the hood to fly open, the NHTSA disclosed Wednesday. The recall encompasses 322,671 Pathfinders. The lever on the secondary hood latch can bind and be left in the open position due to contamination and corrosion. The primary hood latch works fine, unless it is...
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2023 Honda Odyssey

The Car Connection News Feed - Wed, 06/29/2022 - 12:00
What kind of vehicle is the 2023 Honda Odyssey? What does it compare to? The 2023 Honda Odyssey minivan seats eight with more room than most three-row SUVs. It plays catch-up with the fresh Kia Carnival, and AWD and hybrid variants of the Chrysler Pacifica and Toyota Sienna. Is the 2023 Honda Odyssey a good minivan? The Honda Odyssey earns top...
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Infiniti boosts price of 2023 QX55 crossover coupe nearly $3,000

The Car Connection News Feed - Tue, 06/28/2022 - 16:55
The 2023 Infiniti QX55 crossover coupe comes with a more few features for a few thousand dollars more than when it launched new in 2022. The tweener crossover costs $50,345 to start, including a $1,195 destination fee, Infiniti announced Tuesday. That's an increase of $2,820 from the initial 2022 model year. New standard features include leather...
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2023 Acura MDX exceeds $50,000 with $2,320 price hike

The Car Connection News Feed - Mon, 06/27/2022 - 16:06
Acura has hiked the price of the 2023 Acura MDX by $2,320 more than last year's model. The three-row crossover SUV now starts at $50,245, including a $1,195 destination fee, the automaker announced last week. Adding all-wheel drive adds another $2,200 on base and Technology package models, which is a $200 increase over last year. To offset some of...
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Infiniti, Acura join other automakers in including complimentary scheduled maintenance

The Car Connection News Feed - Mon, 06/27/2022 - 15:58
Every 2023 Infiniti vehicle now comes with three years of complimentary scheduled maintenance, the automaker announced last week. Acura did the same for the 2023 Acura MDX three-row crossover, which now comes with two years or 24,000 miles of included maintenance. The premium brands join a chorus of luxury and mainstream automakers including...
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The last 2022 models complete this week's new car reviews

The Car Connection News Feed - Sat, 06/25/2022 - 12:00
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 roll out new variants such as the Bronco Raptor we...
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New car prices reach record highs, again, and dealers make record profits

The Car Connection News Feed - Fri, 06/24/2022 - 16:07
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 on pace to hit $5,123 profit per unit, the same...
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2022 Nissan Rogue

The Car Connection News Feed - Fri, 06/24/2022 - 06:01
What kind of vehicle is the 2022 Nissan Rogue? What does it compare to? The 2022 Nissan Rogue compact crossover SUV seats up to five passengers and competes with bestsellers such as the Toyota RAV4, Honda CR-V, and Ford Escape. Is the 2022 Nissan Rogue a good car? It has moved up slightly in our rankings, with a solid TCC Rating of 6.8 out of 10...
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2023 Honda HR-V vs. 2022 Subaru Crosstrek: Compare Crossovers

The Car Connection News Feed - Thu, 06/23/2022 - 13:00
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, following the success of the Outback Sport. It delivered...
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2022 Volkswagen Jetta

The Car Connection News Feed - Thu, 06/23/2022 - 13:00
What kind of vehicle is the 2022 Volkswagen Jetta? What does it compare to? The five-seat Jetta and its sporty GLI counterpart compete in a shrinking but value-loaded compact sedan class along with the Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla, Mazda 3 and other imports. There’s not a bad one in the bunch, and this year the Jetta adds more standard safety...
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Honda Ridgeline recalled in states that use road salt

The Car Connection News Feed - Wed, 06/22/2022 - 15:33
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 truck's frame where the fuel tank is located. Over...
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2023 Nissan Leaf costs $28,895, could still be cheaper than Chevy Bolt EV

The Car Connection News Feed - Tue, 06/21/2022 - 21:45
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 $520 over the 2022 Nissan Leaf. The fresh look on the...
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Off-road grades: SUV trims muddle the line between off-road intenders and soft-road pretenders

The Car Connection News Feed - Tue, 06/21/2022 - 16:30
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 continue to hark back to those days with trim lines...
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