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2022 VW Tiguan refreshed, 2022 Bentley Flying Spur debuts, 2022 Bolt EUV rated: What's New @ The Car Connection

Wed, 05/12/2021 - 16:32
2022 Volkswagen Tiguan freshens up with new styling, technology, and touch controls The refreshed compact crossover SUV can still seat seven in a pinch, but comes with upgraded safety and convenience tech. 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan preview The 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan freshens its face and upgrades some features but skimps on the base model. From Motor...
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2022 Volkswagen Tiguan freshens up with new styling, technology, and touch controls

Tue, 05/11/2021 - 23:01
The 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan launched Tuesday gets a standard sort of refresh that updates the compact SUV’s technology and styling but leaves the bones of the vehicle alone. What you see and touch will look a little bit different, but the Tiguan’s mechanical parts and spaciousness remain the same. Though Volkswagen will tell you that...
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2022 Volkswagen Tiguan preview

Tue, 05/11/2021 - 23:01
What kind of vehicle is the 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan? What does it compare to? The refreshed 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan fights in the most hotly contested automotive segment right now: compact SUVs. That puts it up against popular vehicles like the Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4, and Hyundai Tucson. Is the 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan a good SUV? We’ll wait...
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Subaru Solterra rises as brand's first electric SUV

Tue, 05/11/2021 - 16:55
The sun and the earth meet in the naming of Subaru's much-anticipated first electric vehicle, the Subaru Solterra, the brand announced Tuesday. The Latin words converge on an all-wheel-drive SUV powered by batteries and furthering Subaru's earth-friendly image. Subaru revealed little else about the Solterra except that it will arrive in 2022 and...
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Hyundai recalls Elantra, Ford F-150 Lightning and Subaru Solterra EVs teased: What's New @ The Car Connection

Tue, 05/11/2021 - 16:49
Hyundai issues 3 recalls for Elantra, Kona, Santa Fe Sport Three separate recalls highlight increased fire risk in several Hyundai compact sedans and crossovers. Subaru Solterra rises as brand's first electric SUV Subaru's first fully electric vehicle will be a crossover SUV called the Solterra, which is due in 2022. From Motor Authority: Ford...
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Hyundai issues 3 recalls for Elantra, Kona, Santa Fe Sport

Tue, 05/11/2021 - 12:00
Hyundai issued three recalls of varying magnitude and model lines, the NHTSA announced Monday. 2013-2015 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport The largest recall encompasses 151,205 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport from the 2013-2015 model years and represents an expansion of a recall initiated last August in the U.S. A brake fluid leak inside the antilock brake system...
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NHTSA investigates more than 1.1 million Honda Accords for sudden loss of steering

Mon, 05/10/2021 - 16:45
The NHTSA expanded a safety probe into more than 1.1 million Honda Accord mid-size sedans for a sudden loss of steering, according to a Reuters report published on Monday. A safety probe, or open investigation, often precedes a recall as the safety agency gathers evidence and assesses complaints from vehicle owners and legal petitions. The first...
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Honda Accord steering investigated, 2021 Lexus IS driven, Silverado EV targets fleets: What's New @ The Car Connection

Mon, 05/10/2021 - 16:26
NHTSA expands sudden loss of steering investigation to more than 1.1 million Honda Accords In what could lead to an official recall, the NHTSA will study the 2013-2015 Honda Accord for power steering problems. Ford recalls more than 650,000 Explorers for faulty roof rail covers Ford is recalling 661,162 2016-2019 Explorer SUVs in the U.S. and...
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Ford recalls more than 650,000 Explorers for faulty roof rail covers

Mon, 05/10/2021 - 14:41
Ford on Monday announced the recall of certain trims of the 2016-2019 Ford Explorer three-row SUV for a roof rail cover that can detach while driving and create a hazard for other vehicles. Roof rail covers on base, XLT, Police, and Sport models might not be properly seated or the retention pins might not hold down the covers as designed...
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First drive: 2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 proves just how fun nonsense can be

Fri, 05/07/2021 - 16:50
When I was a kid on family road trips, and I wasn’t getting yelled at to stop playing with the damn door lock, I’d daydream of a vehicle that could handle all the terrain passing by my window. One that could trundle through dale and dell, shred the roadside cornfields, launch over hills and splash through rivers, and even rocket off...
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2022 Subaru Legacy rated, Ferrari 812 targa preview, PHEVs gain ground: What's New @ The Car Connection

Fri, 05/07/2021 - 16:30
2022 Subaru Legacy review With a TCC Rating of 7.2 out of 10, the 2022 Legacy needs just a hint of style to top the family-sedan ratings. First drive: 2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 proves just how fun nonsense can be The 2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392, with a 470-hp 6.4-liter V-8, is dangerously fun. From Motor Authority: Open-top Ferrari 812...
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2022 Subaru Legacy

Fri, 05/07/2021 - 13:28
What kind of car is the 2022 Subaru Legacy? What does it compare to? The 2022 Subaru Legacy sedan may give up the foot traffic to the popular Outback wagon across the showroom floor, but it shouldn’t be overlooked. It’s an excellent value, one stacked with features such as standard all-wheel drive, and it’s as composed as an...
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Review update: 2021 Lincoln Aviator Grand Touring charges up luxury SUV hill

Thu, 05/06/2021 - 17:00
The 2021 Lincoln Aviator Grand Touring plug-in hybrid is a luxury three-row crossover SUV that doubles as a mirror. It reflects Lincoln in its present condition, but also forecasts the next iteration of Lincoln while upholding the pillars of Ford’s luxury brand. An electrified 494-hp powertrain joins a stately design and emphasis on comfort...
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2021 Lincoln Aviator PHEV review, 2021 Genesis GV80 revisited, Tesla to lose millions: What's New @ The Car Connection

Thu, 05/06/2021 - 16:37
Review update: 2021 Lincoln Aviator Grand Touring charges up luxury SUV hill The luxury three-row crossover SUV comes as a plug-in hybrid with a 21-mile electric range and all the creature comforts. 2022 Audi R8 review The sleek supercar from Audi earns a 5.8 TCC Rating. From Motor Authority: Review update: 2021 Genesis GV80 is a budget Benz...
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2021 Ford Explorer Timberline debuts, Ford Shelby GT returns, used EV prices jump: What's New @ The Car Connection

Wed, 05/05/2021 - 16:49
2021 Ford Explorer Timberline gets ready to rumble The addition of a 2021 Ford Explorer Timberline model provides another off-road choice for Ford buyers who don’t need the full Bronco capability. 2022 Kia Sportage review The 2022 Kia Sportage compact crossover SUV earns a solid TCC Rating of 6.7 out of 10, thanks to excellent features and...
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2022 Kia Sportage

Wed, 05/05/2021 - 12:54
What kind of vehicle is the 2022 Kia Sportage? What does it compare to? The Sportage is a compact crossover SUV with front- or all-wheel drive, room for up to five people, and a choice of turbo-4 or non-turbo engines. It’s a rival for vehicles like the Hyundai Tucson, Toyota RAV4 and Ford Escape. Is the 2022 Kia Sportage a good crossover...
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2021 Ford Explorer Timberline gets ready to rumble

Wed, 05/05/2021 - 11:00
The 2021 Ford Explorer Timberline aims to take the road less traveled than other crossover SUVs. The new Timberline trim adds a limited-slip rear differential, a higher ground clearance, more skid plates, and other off-road gear to stray from the beaten path, Ford announced Wednesday. The three-row SUV follows the Bronco’s return to the...
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2022 Audi lineup preview, Ken Block on WRX STI models, Bolt EV battery update: What's New @ The Car Connection

Tue, 05/04/2021 - 16:30
What's New for 2022: Audi Audi adds some electric cars and more in-car technology to its 2022 lineup. 2022 Acura MDX earns highest safety honors The 2022 Acura MDX earned top honors from the IIHS with a Top Safety Pick+ award. Newer Audi models recalled for axle and alignment issue Audi cars may have faulty rear suspension, but no U.S. cars have...
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2022 Acura MDX earns highest safety honors

Tue, 05/04/2021 - 15:00
The redesigned 2022 Acura MDX crossover SUV earned a Top Safety Pick+ award from the IIHS for its ability to withstand and avoid a crash with other vehicles and pedestrians, the safety agency announced Tuesday. Considered the most rigorous safety rating of independent and federal testers, a Top Safety Pick+ indicates the vehicle earned top "Good"...
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What's New for 2022: Audi

Tue, 05/04/2021 - 12:00
With its E-Tron series of electric crossover SUVs and sedans, Audi brings the electric vehicles for 2022. Audi also brings more connected car technology and more safety features. Most models arrive with rear side airbags as standard, as well as tire-pressure monitors with individual readouts instead of just generic warnings. Last week, Audi...
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