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2022 Genesis GV70

Tue, 08/03/2021 - 17:00
What kind of vehicle is the 2022 Genesis GV70? What does it compare to? The 2022 Genesis GV70 might be the most impressive Genesis model yet, with its balance of comfort, sport, features, and value. It needs to impress to keep pace with popular luxury compact crossovers ranging from the Acura RDX and Lincoln Nautilus to the Alfa Romeo Stelvio and...
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2022 Genesis GV70 driven, 2022 CT4-V Blackwing tracked, 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid tested: What's New @ The Car Connection

Tue, 08/03/2021 - 16:59
2022 Genesis GV70 review The new 2022 Genesis GV70 luxury compact crossover earns a high TCC Rating of 7.6 out of 10 with its balance of comfort, sport, features, and value. Avalon ends in 2022, as Toyota sharpens focus on crossovers and SUVs Toyota will drop its decades-old large four-door due to drooping sales. 2022 Hyundai Veloster N review...
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2022 Hyundai Veloster N

Tue, 08/03/2021 - 15:28
What kind of car is the 2022 Hyundai Veloster? What does it compare to? Like our worst-best friend, the 2022 Hyundai Veloster N goads us to drive faster and corner harder. We’re a sucker for it, every time. It’s quirky, quick, and quintessentially...something. It’s still a lovable oddball after all these years, which means the...
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Avalon ends in 2022, as Toyota sharpens focus on crossovers and SUVs

Tue, 08/03/2021 - 13:33
We give the latest Toyota Avalon sedan a high TCC Rating of 7.0 out of 10 for its great interior space and its miserly hybrid edition—but Toyota's giving it the Heisman. A report in Automotive News (subscription required), and Toyota confirms, that the company will cancel the big four-door after the 2022 model year, leaving the Camry as the...
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2022 Lexus ES tested, VW ID.5 teased, Tesla capitulates: What's New @ The Car Connection

Mon, 08/02/2021 - 15:58
First drive: 2022 Lexus ES 350 settles into middle life-cycle age The refreshed sedan gets an overdue touchscreen and other standard safety and convenience features, but its best feature remains its ride quality. Mitsubishi Outlander plug-in hybrid to return as three-row SUV The Outlander plug-in hybrid will join the Lincoln Aviator Grand Touring...
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2022 Toyota Tacoma

Mon, 08/02/2021 - 15:54
What kind of vehicle is the 2022 Toyota Tacoma? What does it compare to? The Tacoma is a popular mid-size pickup truck, and it squares off against the Nissan Frontier, Ford Ranger,and Jeep Gladiator. Is the 2022 Toyota Tacoma a good car/SUV? The Tacoma may be the top-selling mid-size truck in the U.S., but that doesn’t make it the best at...
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Mitsubishi Outlander plug-in hybrid to return as three-row SUV

Mon, 08/02/2021 - 14:00
The next Mitsubishi Outlander plug-in hybrid will have more range and more seats when it goes in sale in late 2022, the automaker announced last week. Expected to be a 2023 model, the second-generation PHEV will feature a new powertrain with "improved motor output and increased battery capacity" over the 2021 Outlander hybrid that was just...
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First drive: 2022 Lexus ES 350 settles into middle life-cycle age

Mon, 08/02/2021 - 13:00
The advantage of aging is you are more comfortable with what you are and care less about what you are not. The refreshed 2022 Lexus ES is comfortable in its role as a quiet, comfy mid-size sedan that doesn’t care to be on the cutting edge of technology, even though it adds a touchscreen this year. The updates are incremental if not grudging...
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Your mileage may vary: AAA finds mpg meters inaccurate

Fri, 07/30/2021 - 16:47
Fuel economy displays in vehicles and "miles to empty" alerts can vary widely from real world usage, according to a new study by the AAA and Automotive Research Center published this week. In some tests, fuel economy displays showed estimates that were off by more than 2 mpg against controlled testing with a dynamometer, which AAA says acts as a...
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MPG meters prove unreliable, Bentley debuts hybrid sedan, Nikola's Milton charged: What's New @ The Car Connection

Fri, 07/30/2021 - 16:24
Your mileage may vary: AAA finds mpg meters inaccurate Fuel economy displays in vehicles and "miles to empty" alerts can vary widely from real world usage, according to AAA. 2022 Hyundai Accent review Good fuel economy boosts the 2022 Hyundai Accent to a TCC Rating of 5.0 out of 10. 2022 Cadillac XT4 review With a TCC Rating of 6.5 out of 10, the...
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2022 Hyundai Accent

Fri, 07/30/2021 - 12:56
What kind of car is the 2022 Hyundai Accent? What does it compare to? The 2022 Hyundai Accent wrings economy-car fuel economy out of an equally efficient subcompact shape. The four-door sedan rivals economy cars like the related Kia Rio, the Nissan Versa, and the newer Kia Seltos crossover and Hyundai Venue hatchback. Is the 2022 Hyundai Accent a...
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First drive: 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L summits three-row SUV peak

Thu, 07/29/2021 - 16:45
The Jeep Grand Cherokee finally comes with a third row. Dubbed L as in large and in charge, the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L offers more space without sacrificing the style that has helped it define the SUV segment since its 1993 launch. Stylish and rugged, sophisticated yet brutish, the timeless design of the Grand Cherokee has helped make it a...
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2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L tested, Fisker Ocean prepped to debut, Biden emissions rules challenged: What's New @ The Car Connection

Thu, 07/29/2021 - 16:36
First drive: 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L summits three-row SUV peak The larger variant of the Jeep Grand Cherokee in Summit Reserve top trim offers luxury for the whole family. 2022 Hyundai Sonata review Especially strong as a Hybrid sedan, the 2022 Hyundai Sonata earns a TCC Rating of 7.3 out of 10. 2022 Toyota Supra review The 2022 Toyota Supra...
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2022 Hyundai Sonata

Thu, 07/29/2021 - 15:45
What kind of car is the 2022 Hyundai Sonata? What does it compare to? The 2022 Hyundai Sonata sedan mates an expressive body with a spacious and finely finished interior to tackle the top rivals in the mid-size family four-door niche: the Toyota Camry, Nissan Altima, Kia K5, and Honda Accord. Is the 2022 Hyundai Sonata a good car? With the Sonata...
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2021 Hyundai Palisade, 2023 Porsche Cayenne Coupe, Biden fuel-economy targets: What's New @ The Car Connection

Wed, 07/28/2021 - 15:21
2022 Toyota Prius review While no longer at the technological leading edge, the 2022 Toyota Prius provides all the right numbers for cost-conscious commuters. 2022 Porsche Macan gets modest upgrades, price jump to $56,250 The 2022 Porsche Macan wears a new look and its price increases $2,800 over the 2021 model justified by an increase in...
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2022 Porsche Macan gets modest upgrades, price jump to $56,250

Wed, 07/28/2021 - 15:02
The 2022 Porsche Macan compact crossover SUV wears a new look, arrives with more power, and buttons down the suspension even more. It also comes with a performance and price increase ranging from $2,800 on the base Macan model to nearly $8,000 on the top GTS model. The previous top performance variant for the Macan, the Turbo, will not return for...
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2022 Hyundai Palisade

Wed, 07/28/2021 - 13:44
What kind of car is the 2022 Hyundai Palisade? What does it compare to? The 2022 Hyundai Palisade marries three rows of seats with digital technology to create a tech-forward family wagon with available all-wheel drive. It’s a rival for vehicles such as the Kia Telluride, Ford Explorer, and Honda Pilot. Is the 2022 Hyundai Palisade a good...
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2022 Toyota Prius

Wed, 07/28/2021 - 12:00
What kind of vehicle is the 2022 Toyota Prius? What does it compare to? The 2022 Toyota Prius is a paragon of fuel-efficient driving. Although Toyota has for most of this green-car icon’s two decades positioned the Prius as the greenest, most technology-advanced vehicle in the Toyota fold, that status has faded a bit as environmentally aware...
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RAV4 vs. Tucson, next Toyota Tundra teased, Ford's EV strategy: What's New @ The Car Connection

Tue, 07/27/2021 - 15:43
2022 Hyundai Tucson Hybrid vs. Toyota RAV4 Hybrid: Compare Crossover SUVs Gas-saving versions of bestselling crossover SUVs go head to head, and one’s the clear winner. Ford’s EV strategy shows how much can change in a decade Ford's gotten serious about its electric car strategy and future. GM expands Super Cruise to 2022 Silverado...
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2022 Hyundai Tucson Hybrid vs. Toyota RAV4 Hybrid: Compare Crossover SUVs

Tue, 07/27/2021 - 15:25
Crossover SUVs long ago took over for mid-size sedans as the family car default choice, at least among our crew. With superior space and features, utility vehicles really only suffered in comparison in one way—fuel economy. That’s cured with the arrival of excellent hybrid versions of some of today’s most popular crossovers, the...
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