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GM, Honda partner to make "millions" of affordable electric SUVs by 2027

The Car Connection News Feed - Tue, 04/05/2022 - 15:54
GM and Honda have deepened their partnership to develop electric vehicle, with "millions" of affordable crossover SUVs to go on sale as early as 2027, the automakers said in a joint press conference on Tuesday. "By working together, we’ll put people all over the world into EVs faster than either company could achieve on its own,” GM...
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2022 Kia Stinger vs 2022 Genesis G70: Compare Cars

The Car Connection News Feed - Tue, 04/05/2022 - 12:00
Two of the more compelling sedans performing under the radar this year continue to be the Kia Stinger and Genesis G70. The related rear-wheel-drive cars offer unassuming but impressive performance at a relative value, and with a warranty and standard feature set that’s far better than other premium or entry-level luxury vehicles. Crafted by...
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Redesigned 2023 Honda HR-V kicks off brand's SUV overhaul

The Car Connection News Feed - Mon, 04/04/2022 - 14:00
Honda revealed the latest design of the 2023 HR-V subcompact crossover SUV on Monday. The smallest crossover in Honda's lineup presages the forthcoming redesigns of the 2023 Pilot and 2023 CR-V, which are Honda's bestselling SUVs. Details were scant, with Honda revealing only what the second-generation HR-V will look like when it launches this...
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GM recalls 680,000 Chevy Equinox, GMC Terrain SUVs for faulty windshield wipers

The Car Connection News Feed - Mon, 04/04/2022 - 13:58
General Motors is recalling the 2014-2015 Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain compact crossovers for windshield wipers that inadvertently stop wiping, the NHTSA disclosed Monday. The ball joints in the front wiper modules can corrode and wear down to the point where the ball joint separates from the socket during operation, rendering the wiper arm...
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2022 Genesis G70

The Car Connection News Feed - Mon, 04/04/2022 - 12:00
What kind of car is the 2022 Genesis G70? What does it compare to? The 2022 Genesis G70 sedan seats five. It wears a luxury badge and cops to it with luxury features and lots of technology. It’s a legitimate rival for the Mercedes C-Class and BMW 3-Series, more so than dated competition like the Lexus IS and Cadillac CT4. Is the 2022 Genesis...
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2022 Kia Stinger

The Car Connection News Feed - Mon, 04/04/2022 - 12:00
What kind of vehicle is the 2022 Kia Stinger? What does it compare to? The 2022 Kia Stinger is a five-door hatchback refreshed for 2022 to seat five in more comfort and with the latest tech. Is the 2022 Kia Stinger a good car? The Stinger is part of a rare and dying breed of rear-wheel-drive based sedans, but it makes an excellent case for their...
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2022 Jeep Cherokee

The Car Connection News Feed - Sat, 04/02/2022 - 12:00
What kind of vehicle is the 2022 Jeep Cherokee? What does it compare to? The Jeep Cherokee is a five-seat compact crossover easily overshadowed in Jeep’s supersized SUV lineup, which now features the 2022 Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer full-size SUVs, as well as a three-row variant of the Grand Cherokee SUV. The Cherokee tries to keep the...
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2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS

The Car Connection News Feed - Fri, 04/01/2022 - 15:00
What kind of car is the 2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS? What does it compare to? Mercedes swings big with the EQS electric vehicle that’s billed as the eventual successor to the ultra-posh S-Class sedan, with a fully electric powertrain and a futuristic interior. Rivals at this level of electric luxury (and price) are few, and include the Lucid Air...
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Test drive: 2022 Nissan Frontier aims for traditionalists

The Car Connection News Feed - Thu, 03/31/2022 - 15:15
My mother, or anyone in my family, will tell you I’m a bit resistant to embracing change. It’s hard. The latest Nissan Frontier is designed for people like me. With a TCC Rating of 5.6 out of 10, the 2022 Nissan Frontier outranks every direct mid-size pickup truck competitor on paper thanks to a fresh design and great dimensions...
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Test drive: 2022 Toyota Corolla Cross treads familiar territory

The Car Connection News Feed - Wed, 03/30/2022 - 15:13
The 2022 Toyota Corolla Cross seems familiar, like a new winter jacket that somehow smells like Grandpa. Toyota’s latest model doesn’t do anything new, but it welcomes buyers coming from Toyota sedans or downsizing from larger vehicles with a warm but uninspired greeting. More like a smaller RAV4 than an upsized Corolla hatch, the...
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2023 Ford F-150 Rattler presents a more accessible off-road truck

The Car Connection News Feed - Tue, 03/29/2022 - 15:48
Ford introduced a new Rattler package for the 2023 Ford F-150 pickup truck that bridges the gap between the base XL truck and the FX4 off-road variant, the company announced Tuesday. By adding yet another package option to America's bestselling vehicle, Ford simplifies the most configurable vehicle on the market with a bundle of popular features...
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GMC recalls 740,000 Terrain SUVs for excessive headlight glare

The Car Connection News Feed - Mon, 03/28/2022 - 15:24
The lights are too bright on 2010-2017 GMC Terrain SUVs, according to a decision made by the NHTSA earlier this month. After nearly three years of assessing GM's request to be exempted from an expensive recall, the NHTSA determined the headlight design was faulty and needs to be remedied. The low-beam headlights have a housing that can refract a...
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Test drive: 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander delivers throwback SUV vibes in modern crossover body

The Car Connection News Feed - Mon, 03/28/2022 - 14:44
The redesigned 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander suggests it’s new, but the related 2021 Nissan Rogue preceded it a year ago. Mitsubishi reskinned and tweaked the crossover SUV to differentiate itself from its corporate sibling. With a TCC Rating of 6.5 out of 10, the 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander ties the Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4’s ratings...
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2023 Subaru Solterra vs. 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5: Compare Electric Cars

The Car Connection News Feed - Tue, 03/22/2022 - 15:00
Electric cars are no longer niche vehicles, and the new 2023 Subaru Solterra and 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 demonstrate how far the mainstream has swung toward battery-powered crossover SUVs. The duo also represent a trend of automakers partnering up to split costs in a rapidly developing global marketplace shaped by emissions regulations. The Ioniq 5...
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2022 Ford F-150 Lightning rated at up to 320 miles of range

The Car Connection News Feed - Mon, 03/21/2022 - 14:45
The EPA has certified the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning electric pickup truck at up to 320 miles of range, the automaker announced Monday. Ford had been expecting the electric version of America's bestselling vehicle for more than 40 years to have a peak range of 300 miles. The 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning comes with a choice of two battery packs, sized...
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Dodge, Ram recall 370,000 Durango and pickup trucks for faulty ESC light

The Car Connection News Feed - Sun, 03/20/2022 - 11:00
New Dodge Durango SUVs and Ram heavy duty pickup trucks are being recalled for an electronic stability control light that might not illuminate properly, the NHTSA disclosed this week. If the malfunction light doesn't show in the gauge cluster, then the driver can be left unaware that the traction control system is not performing as intended...
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2023 Subaru Solterra, Acura Integra top this week's new car reviews

The Car Connection News Feed - Sat, 03/19/2022 - 11:00
The new, the old, and the confusing topped this week's new car headlines at The Car Connection. We test drove the 2023 Subaru Solterra, the brand's first global electric car, in the desert beyond Scottsdale, and we got the scoop on what exactly the resurrected Acura Integra will entail when it launches later this spring. GM was coy about the end...
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Volkswagen recalls 220,000 Atlas and Atlas Cross Sport SUVs for airbag issue

The Car Connection News Feed - Fri, 03/18/2022 - 15:30
Volkswagen will be recalling more than 220,000 newer Atlas and Atlas Cross Sport SUV models for an issue with the side airbag deployment, the NHTSA disclosed on Friday. The Atlas three-row SUV and its related five-seat Atlas Cross Sport has front side airbags that might deploy later than necessary in the event of a side crash. VW believes the...
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2023 Subaru Solterra

The Car Connection News Feed - Fri, 03/18/2022 - 13:00
What kind of vehicle is the 2023 Subaru Solterra? What does it compare to? Manufactured in partnership with Toyota, the 2023 Solterra electric crossover shares many mechanicals with the related Toyota BZ4X. Other rivals include the Volkswagen ID.4, Ford Mustang Mach-E, Hyundai Ioniq 5, Kia EV6, and Tesla Model Y. Is the 2023 Subaru Solterra a good...
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Chevy Trax, Buick Encore to be discontinued after 2022

The Car Connection News Feed - Thu, 03/17/2022 - 13:49
The inexpensive small car has become even more endangered in the U.S., with the Chevrolet Trax and Buick Encore as the latest to reportedly end production. GM's smallest and most affordable crossover SUVs will be discontinued at the end of the model year, multiple sources reported this week. GM was characteristically coy about the reports. "Chevy...
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