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2022 Ford F-150 Lightning

Mon, 05/23/2022 - 14:25
What kind of vehicle is the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning? What does it compare to? The F-150 Lightning is a battery electric version of Ford’s bestselling pickup truck. Shoppers might consider it over hybrid versions of the F-150, but it’s the only electric work truck on the market for now. An electric Silverado arrives in 2024, and the...
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2022 Hyundai Kona

Sun, 05/22/2022 - 13:00
What kind of vehicle is the 2022 Hyundai Kona? What does it compare to? The Hyundai Kona is a small crossover that offers a wide range of models, from the high-performance Kona N to the value-minded Kona. It competes against other small crossovers like the Kia Seltos, Honda HR-V, and Subaru Crosstrek. Is the 2022 Hyundai Kona a good SUV? The Kona...
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2023 Nissan Z, Cadillac Lyriq headline this week's new car news and reviews

Sat, 05/21/2022 - 12:00
The past and the future collide this week with our coverage of excellent sports coupes and the latest 2023 redesigned and electric models. The new normal is pretty exciting. Here's what else moved us. 2023 Nissan Z review The rear-wheel-drive coupe with a standard 6-speed manual honors the past while adapting to the present with an eye-catching...
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2022 Volvo XC40 Recharge vs 2022 Volvo C40 Recharge: Compare Electric Cars

Fri, 05/20/2022 - 13:00
Volvo’s decisive march toward offering only electric vehicles by 2030 has begun as indecisively as eggs hatching in a nest. Volvo and Polestar sell three new related electric birdies, the Volvo XC40 Recharge, C40 Recharge, and Polestar 2. The triplets share an electric vehicle platform, propulsion system, and battery pack. But aren’t...
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2022 Kia Sorento

Thu, 05/19/2022 - 22:34
What kind of car is the 2022 Kia Sorento? What does it compare to? With the Sorento, Kia gambles that a small third-row seat will set it apart from its platform-mate, the Hyundai Santa Fe, as well as some of today’s best-selling family wagons—including the Ford Explorer and Lexus RX. Is the 2022 Kia Sorento a good car? The extra seats...
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2022 Hyundai Santa Fe

Thu, 05/19/2022 - 22:17
What kind of vehicle is the 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe? What does it compare to? The Santa Fe spans the mid-size crossover SUV range with seating for five, a fuel-sipping Hybrid model, and turbo-4 Calligraphy luxury edition. Its competition ranges from the similar Kia Sorento to the Honda Passport, Nissan Murano, and Jeep Grand Cherokee. Is the 2022...
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Hyundai Ioniq 5, Kia EV6 electric cars recalled for rollaway risk

Thu, 05/19/2022 - 14:38
Hyundai and Kia are recalling their first mass-produced electric cars for the U.S. due to an increased rollaway risk. A software error can cause the parking mechanism to disengage, allowing the vehicle to roll away on uneven ground, the NHTSA disclosed this week. The recall encompasses 10,729 Hyundai Ioniq 5 and 9,014 Kia EV6 models from the 2022...
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Traffic fatalities in 2021 increased by largest rate in history

Wed, 05/18/2022 - 15:28
The number of people killed in car crashes in the U.S. increased by 10.5% from 2020 to 2021, representing the largest percentage increase in the history of crash fatality data keeping, the NHTSA disclosed in preliminary estimates on Tuesday. The NHTSA estimates 42,915 people died in motor vehicle crashes in 2021, the most since 2005. In 2020...
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2023 Genesis GV60 EV costs $10,000 more than related Hyundai Ioniq 5

Tue, 05/17/2022 - 17:00
The 2023 Genesis GV60 electric car costs $59,980, including a $1,090 destination charge, the luxury automaker announced Tuesday, the same day it went on sale. Initially, sales of the battery electric crossover will be limited to California, Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York, but Genesis promises to expand availability later in the year for its...
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2023 Nissan Z

Tue, 05/17/2022 - 14:30
What kind of vehicle is the 2023 Nissan Z? What does it compare to? The 2023 Nissan Z is a two-seat sports coupe with classic proportions wrapped in a stunning new silhouette. Starting at about $41,000, it competes with American muscle cars as well as the Toyota GR Supra, the Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ twins, and Hyundai N models. Is the 2023 Nissan...
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2022 Ford Escape

Mon, 05/16/2022 - 23:01
What kind of car is the 2022 Ford Escape? What does it compare to? The 2022 Escape five-seat compact crossover SUV takes on bestsellers such as the Toyota RAV4, Hyundai Tucson, and Honda CR-V, not to mention Ford’s own Bronco Sport. Is the 2022 Ford Escape a good SUV? The Escape posts stellar safety ratings and fuel economy, on its way to a...
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2023 Cadillac Lyriq preview

Mon, 05/16/2022 - 18:02
What kind of vehicle is the 2023 Cadillac Lyriq? What does it compare to? The 2023 Cadillac Lyriq SUV illuminates the electric future of GM’s luxury brand. It rivals other such vehicles ranging from the Tesla Model X and Audi E-Tron to the forthcoming Genesis GV60. Is the 2023 Cadillac Lyriq a good SUV? It looks promising, but we’ll...
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2023 Subaru Legacy sedan updated with fresh face, improved tech

Mon, 05/16/2022 - 16:49
The 2023 Subaru Legacy rolls into the new model year with a fresh face, updated safety features, and a larger single-unit touchscreen, the automaker announced last week. Modesty defines the mid-cycle refresh of the mid-size sedan as Subaru tries to keep pace with the 2023 Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, and Hyundai Sonata. Subaru expands the grille...
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2023 Toyota Camry

Mon, 05/16/2022 - 12:00
What kind of vehicle is the 2023 Toyota Camry? What does it compare to? The Toyota Camry is a popular mid-size sedan that has been surpassed on freshness and technology by rivals such as the Honda Accord, Hyundai Sonata, and Kia K5. Is the 2023 Toyota Camry a good car? America’s bestselling sedan still puts up a fight against more popular...
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2022 BMW 2-Series

Sun, 05/15/2022 - 12:00
What kind of car is the 2022 BMW 2-Series? What does it compare to? The 2022 BMW 2-Series is a performance-oriented luxury coupe that emphasizes driving fun and handling. It competes against other small performance cars such as the Mercedes-Benz A-Class, Audi A3, Lexus RC, and Porsche 718 Cayman. Is the 2022 BMW 2-Series a good car? The 2-Series...
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2022 Chevrolet Silverado, 2023 Toyota Venza top this week's new car reviews

Sat, 05/14/2022 - 12:00
The 2023 model year rolls out from automakers toward dealerships in earnest, but supply remains constrained even as automakers prep their latest models with the newest technology. We spanned both model years this week, finally getting in an updated 2022 Chevrolet Silverado (not the carryover 2022 Silverado LTD) with a much needed refresh inside...
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Hyundai Sonata recalled again for fuel leak risk

Fri, 05/13/2022 - 15:46
Hyundai is recalling certain 2013-2014 Sonata mid-size sedans for a potential fuel hose leak that can increase the risk of a fire, the NHTSA disclosed this week. The 2013-2014 Sonata and 2013-2014 Kia Optima had previously been recalled for a fuel hose that can crack prematurely and leak fuel. The tape and zip-tie remedy for those earlier recalls...
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Mercedes issues sweeping recall, urges owners to stop driving

Thu, 05/12/2022 - 17:01
Mercedes-Benz is urging customers of certain older crossovers to stop driving due a to corroded brake booster that could cause the brakes to fail, the automaker announced Thursday. The request and corresponding recall applies to 292,287 ML-, GL-, and R-Class crossovers and SUVs from the 2006-2012 model years. Recalls are common, but urging...
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2023 Toyota Venza preview

Thu, 05/12/2022 - 17:00
What kind of car is the 2023 Toyota Venza? What does it compare to? The hybrid Venza compact crossover seats five people and is half a foot longer but no roomier than the related Toyota RAV4. The Venza rivals mid-size crossovers such as the Honda Passport and Chevy Blazer, as well as larger compact crossovers such as the Kia Sportage and...
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2022 Subaru Forester, Toyota Corolla Cross earn Top Safety Pick+ nods

Thu, 05/12/2022 - 15:00
The 2022 Subaru Forester joins the 2022 Toyota Corolla Cross and 2022 Toyota RAV4 Prime as the latest crossovers to earn a Top Safety Pick+ award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the insurance-industry funded nonprofit announced Thursday. The refreshed Forester once again aced the toughest safety and crash-test criteria in the...
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