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2022 Ford Escape

The Car Connection News Feed - Fri, 10/22/2021 - 12:00
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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2022 Honda Civic

The Car Connection News Feed - Thu, 10/21/2021 - 14:25
What kind of vehicle is the 2022 Honda Civic? What does it compare to? The 2022 Honda Civic is one of the bestselling and best-known compact cars on the planet. Emerging now in sedan and hatchback body styles, it’s offered as a Civic LX, Sport, EX, or Touring. The hatchback swaps the EX trim for EX-L, and the Touring for Sport Touring. It...
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2022 Honda Ridgeline

The Car Connection News Feed - Thu, 10/21/2021 - 12:00
What kind of car is the 2022 Honda Ridgeline? What does it compare to? The 2022 Honda Ridgeline finds familiar footing in a resurgent mid-size pickup segment that attracts shoppers from crossover SUVs as well as utilitarian trucks. Sharing a platform with the Honda Pilot three-row SUV, the Ridgeline squares off against traditional pickups such as...
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2022 Ford Maverick Hybrid pickup truck gets 42 mpg

The Car Connection News Feed - Thu, 10/21/2021 - 11:00
The 2022 Ford Maverick Hybrid pickup truck has exceeded Ford's earlier fuel economy estimates, with an "EPA-estimated" 42 mpg city rating, the automaker announced Thursday—indicating that the numbers aren't yet finalized, but nearly so. Ford had previously targeted 40 mpg city. Not only is the new Maverick the most efficient gas pickup...
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2022 Toyota Tundra and 2022 Audi A3 headline this week's new car reviews

The Car Connection News Feed - Wed, 10/20/2021 - 16:47
Toyota launched its first new Tundra pickup truck in 15 years and the hybrid leader expands its leadership into the pickup truck segment. Audi revitalized the entry-level luxury segment with the always good A3 and even better S3 sport sedans. Those two vehicles aren't all we tested in the past week, but they represent two ends of the spectrum of...
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2022 Kia K5

The Car Connection News Feed - Wed, 10/20/2021 - 13:00
What kind of car is the 2022 Kia K5? What does it compare to? A five-seat sedan with a new face and a new name (formerly, it was the Optima), the 2022 Kia K5 competes with cars like the Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, and Hyundai Sonata. Is the 2022 Kia K5 a good car? Sold in LX, LXS, GT-Line, EX, and GT models, the K5’s especially good at...
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2022 Jeep Compass

The Car Connection News Feed - Wed, 10/20/2021 - 05:01
What kind of vehicle is the 2022 Jeep Compass? What does it compare to? The 2022 Jeep Compass is a five-seat crossover SUV slotting between the slightly smaller Renegade and larger Cherokee. Its rivals include small crossovers such as the Subaru Crosstrek, Hyundai Kona, and Kia Seltos. Is the 2022 Jeep Compass a good car? The coarse powertrain is...
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What's New for 2022: Acura

The Car Connection News Feed - Tue, 10/19/2021 - 16:45
Acura enters the 2022 model year at an inflection point. Honda's luxury arm redesigned the MDX three-row crossover SUV and refreshed the RDX compact crossover—its two bestsellers—but sold out the last iteration of its rare NSX supercar in hours. The comfy utility vehicles support the brand as it tries to reassert its affordable...
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2022 Audi A3

The Car Connection News Feed - Tue, 10/19/2021 - 14:00
What kind of car is the 2022 Audi A3? What does it compare to? A subcompact sedan from a luxury automaker, the A3 reaches toward the mainstream like the BMW 2-Series and Mercedes-Benz A-Class and CLA-Class. Is the 2022 Audi A3 a good car? The A3 is a fun little sedan with good looks, plenty of safety and interior technology, and peppy engines. We...
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2022 Ford Bronco Sport

The Car Connection News Feed - Mon, 10/18/2021 - 13:22
What kind of vehicle is the 2022 Ford Bronco Sport? What does it compare to? The Bronco Sport compact crossover SUV fills the space between the curvy car-adjacent Escape and the bricklike, truck-based Bronco. It’s a rival for vehicles like the Jeep Compass and Cherokee and the Subaru Crosstrek. Is the 2022 Ford Bronco Sport a good SUV?...
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2022 Kia Forte

The Car Connection News Feed - Sun, 10/17/2021 - 12:00
What kind of vehicle is the 2022 Kia Forte? What does it compare to? The Forte has a big cargo hold and room for five, but it’s not a crossover. The four-door rivals other sedans hanging on during the SUV onslaught; it’s aimed at cars like the Hyundai Elantra, Honda Civic, and Toyota Corolla. Is the 2022 Kia Forte a good car? Yes...
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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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