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2023 Kia Sportage

The Car Connection News Feed - Wed, 10/27/2021 - 19:00
What kind of vehicle is the 2023 Kia Sportage? What does it compare to? The Sportage is a compact crossover SUV that grows in size and features for the latest generation. With seating for five and a new off-road-leaning trim, the Sportage rivals vehicles such as the Hyundai Tucson, Toyota RAV4, and Ford Escape. Is the 2023 Kia Sportage a good...
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Review update: 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E evolves an icon

The Car Connection News Feed - Wed, 10/27/2021 - 14:00
As soon as I parked the Rapid Red Mustang Mach-E at my son’s soccer game, my 7-year-old daughter pointed to a black V-6 Mustang convertible in the parking lot and exclaimed, “Dad! It’s the same type of car we’re driving!” Even a 7-year old knows the Mach-E is a Ford Mustang, and it’s exciting to her regardless...
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2022 Lincoln Nautilus

The Car Connection News Feed - Wed, 10/27/2021 - 12:00
What kind of car is the 2022 Lincoln Nautilus? What does it compare to? The 2022 Nautilus crossover SUV goes for quiet luxury, with a knockout interior and top-flight tech features in its five-seat cabin. The mid-size utility vehicle rivals vehicles like the Cadillac XT5, Audi Q5, and Lexus RX. Is the 2022 Lincoln Nautilus a good car? With last...
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IIHS raises Top Safety Pick bar with tougher side crash test

The Car Connection News Feed - Wed, 10/27/2021 - 05:01
The last time the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety updated its side impact crash test GM just rolled out the gas-guzzling Hummer H2 and Lincoln ended production of the Blackwood pickup truck after one ignominious year. A lot has changed when it comes to safety since 2003, but one thing that hasn’t changed is Americans’...
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2022 Hyundai Venue

The Car Connection News Feed - Tue, 10/26/2021 - 12:00
What kind of car is the 2022 Hyundai Venue? What does it compare to? Hyundai might have the 2022 Venue categorized as an SUV, but it’s a boxy five-passenger hatchback to us—and it’s the best way to think of this model, which has no all-wheel drive on its options list. Available in SE, SEL, and Limited models, it compares most...
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First drive: 2022 Subaru Forester Wilderness rings the mountains

The Car Connection News Feed - Mon, 10/25/2021 - 14:00
We almost forgot about weekends, right? Although camping and hiking are undergoing a resurgence, it’s an idea the Pacific Northwest never lost touch with. Look no further than the crawl of caravans of Subaru Foresters and Outbacks covered with dust or caked with mud, and loaded with outdoor gear, rolling back to Portland, Seattle, and other...
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What's New for 2022: Honda

The Car Connection News Feed - Mon, 10/25/2021 - 13:00
Big changes are coming for Honda in the near future, but for the 2022 model year Honda revitalizes its smallest and most recognizable car, the Honda Civic. The brand's longest running nameplate, introduced in 1973, celebrates its 11th generation in sedan, hatchback, Si, and Type R variants, though the coupe has been dropped. The familiar, larger...
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2022 Ford Edge

The Car Connection News Feed - Mon, 10/25/2021 - 12:00
What kind of car is the 2022 Ford Edge? What does it compare to? With the 2022 Edge, Ford fields a five-seat crossover SUV with on-road driving set to the foreground, and SUV-style off-roading put in cold storage. It’s more like a Chevy Blazer in that regard than a Jeep Grand Cherokee or even a Honda Passport, but they’re all fighting...
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2022 Ford Ecosport

The Car Connection News Feed - Sun, 10/24/2021 - 12:00
What kind of car is the 2022 Ford Ecosport? What does it compare to? The 2022 Ecosport takes up the bottom rung in Ford’s crossover ladder. It’s a rival for vehicles like the Hyundai Venue and Honda HR-V, but in reality it’s much less a rival once you’ve test driven those other crossovers. Is the 2022 Ford Ecosport a good...
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2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Preview

The Car Connection News Feed - Sat, 10/23/2021 - 12:00
What kind of vehicle is the 2022 GMC Sierra 1500? What does it compare to? The 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 full-size truck climbs upscale to distinguish itself from the related Chevy Silverado. GM’s twins square off against the Ford F-150, Ram 1500, Toyota Tundra, and Nissan Titan. Is the 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 a good truck? GMC has updated all but...
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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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