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Review update: 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTD LT Trailboss delivers tale of two trucks

The Car Connection News Feed - Wed, 03/16/2022 - 13:00
Chevy has complicated the 2022 Silverado 1500 buying process even more than the usual configurations and options. There will be two trucks sold on dealer lots, both 2022 models, one with updates inside and out, and the other carrying over unchanged from 2021. The carryover 2022 Silverado 1500 will be the same truck introduced in 2019, but...
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Why buying a 2022 Chevy Silverado is so confusing

The Car Connection News Feed - Wed, 03/16/2022 - 12:00
Not all 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500s will be built equally or even be the same truck. Some models will wear the refreshed changes for the new model year, while the carryover Silverado will be called an LTD model. Both trucks will be 2022 Chevrolet Silverados. Confused? So are we. Chevrolet spokesperson Shad Balch told The Car Connection there...
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A tale of two 2022 trucks: Why buying a new Chevy Silverado is confusing

The Car Connection News Feed - Wed, 03/16/2022 - 12:00
Not all 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500s will be built equally or even be the same truck. Some models will wear the refreshed changes for the new model year, while the carryover Silverado will be called an LTD model. Both trucks will be 2022 Chevrolet Silverados. Confused? So are we. Chevrolet spokesperson Shad Balch told The Car Connection there...
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Tesla increases prices between $2,500 to $12,500 across its model range

The Car Connection News Feed - Tue, 03/15/2022 - 15:31
Tesla increased prices across the board of its electric-vehicle lineup on Monday, marking at least the sixth price hike in some models in the past year. The latest price hike reflects a 10% increased on some models, with the base Model 3 rear-wheel-drive version increasing $2,000 to $46,990, and the top Model X increasing $12,500 to $138,990. On...
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Tesla increases prices again, marking a 23% spike for the Model 3 since 2021

The Car Connection News Feed - Tue, 03/15/2022 - 15:31
Tesla increased prices across the board of its electric-vehicle lineup on Monday, marking at least the sixth price hike in some models in the past year. The latest price hike reflects a 10% increased on some models, with the base Model 3 rear-wheel-drive version increasing $2,000 to $46,990, and the top Model X increasing $12,500 to $138,990. On...
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2023 Acura Integra

The Car Connection News Feed - Tue, 03/15/2022 - 11:00
What kind of vehicle is the 2023 Acura Integra? What does it compare to? Dusting off a nameplate last used in the 1990s, Acura resurrects the Integra as a five-door hatchback. It shares mechanicals with the Honda Civic Si, but rivals range from the Volkswagen Golf GTI to the Mazda 3. Is the 2023 Acura Integra a good car? We won’t know until...
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2023 Chevy Blazer and 2022 Lincoln Navigator headline this week's new car reviews

The Car Connection News Feed - Sat, 03/12/2022 - 16:55
Chevy updated the 2023 Blazer mid-size SUV, Volkswagen revealed the production version of the ID.Buzz electric successor to the legendary Microbus, and we revisited the Lincoln Navigator and other 2022 models this week. We took a look at everything that's changed for Genesis for 2022, as well as the Stellantis brands in the U.S., including Jeep...
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BMW recalls nearly 1 million more cars for increased fire risk

The Car Connection News Feed - Fri, 03/11/2022 - 12:00
BMW is expanding two previous recalls on older models for an increased engine fire risk, the NHTSA disclosed Wednesday. A short circuit in the heater of the positive crankcase ventilation (PCV) valve can cause the heater to overheat, melt, and ignite in cars with BMW's N52 inline-6 engine. If the valve heater short circuits, it could overheat...
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Review update: 2022 Infiniti QX60 blossoms into something desirable

The Car Connection News Feed - Thu, 03/10/2022 - 16:31
It only took *checks with father time* nearly a decade, but the Infiniti QX60 three-row SUV has hit its stride. Known originally as the JX35, the QX60’s always been a few pieces of the puzzle behind the competition. The value was there but it wasn’t a compelling luxury family hauler. That ends now. It’s not all new, but...
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Volkswagen ID.Buzz revealed: Electric T1 Microbus successor truckin' into 2024

The Car Connection News Feed - Wed, 03/09/2022 - 17:20
The Bus is back, and it's electric. It's no secret Volkswagen put a charge into resurrecting its legendary T1 Microbus as the electric ID.Buzz, but details disclosed by Volkswagen on Wednesday finally give the hive something to buzz about. Styled similarly to the Microbus but without the multitude of windows on the 1960s Type 2, the ID.Buzz looks...
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Review update: 2022 Volvo XC40 Recharge links a gas past to the electric present

The Car Connection News Feed - Wed, 03/09/2022 - 16:15
The 2022 XC40 Recharge is an electric vehicle caught in the middle of a rapidly developing electric vehicle marketplace. Sharing a platform with the XC40 gas model, the small crossover is only one year old and it’s already been upgraded. This year, the range increases from 208 to 233 miles, and a surround-view camera system comes standard...
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2022 Toyota C-HR

The Car Connection News Feed - Wed, 03/09/2022 - 12:00
What kind of car is the 2022 Toyota C-HR? What does it compare to? The C-HR plays the part of a compact crossover, according to Toyota’s dealer websites, but it’s a front-drive hatchback by our measure, one with an exaggerated style that isn’t backed up with hyper performance. Rivals include the Nissan Kicks and Hyundai Kona. Is...
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What's New for 2022: Genesis

The Car Connection News Feed - Tue, 03/08/2022 - 16:45
Genesis keeps laying deeper tracks in the luxury class with sporty sedans and alluring crossover SUVs. They're all loaded with features and undercut the prices of more established automakers while doling out style. That continues for 2022, with the brand's five vehicles coming standard with at least a 10.3-inch touchscreen and driver-assist...
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2022 Ford Ranger

The Car Connection News Feed - Tue, 03/08/2022 - 14:24
What kind of car is the 2022 Ford Ranger? What does it compare to? The 2022 Ford Ranger mid-size pickup truck may not have a toothpick or a bottle opener, but it’s as close as Michigan gets to building a Swiss Army knife. Right-sized for daily driving, its pickup bed and off-road add-ons upconvert it into an open-sky adventure toolkit...
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2022 Cadillac XT4

The Car Connection News Feed - Tue, 03/08/2022 - 14:21
What kind of vehicle is the 2022 Cadillac XT4? What does it compare to? The XT4 is Cadillac’s smallest SUV, and it’s a good choice among a competitive set that includes the Audi Q3, Mercedes-Benz GLB, and Volvo XC40. Is the 2022 Cadillac XT4 a good car/SUV? In our rankings, the XT4 scores well. It earns a TCC Rating of 6.5 out of 10...
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2022 Audi Q5

The Car Connection News Feed - Mon, 03/07/2022 - 15:14
What kind of car is the 2022 Audi Q5? What does it compare to? The Q5 is Audi’s mid-size, five-seat crossover SUV, flanked by the smaller Q3 and the bigger Q7/Q8 duo. With its hybrid and sporty editions, the Q5’s an all-around player that rivals vehicles like the BMW X3, Benz GLC, Volvo XC60, and Acura RDX. Is the 2022 Audi Q5 a good...
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2022 Toyota RAV4

The Car Connection News Feed - Mon, 03/07/2022 - 14:30
What kind of car is the 2022 Toyota RAV4? What does it compare to? With the RAV4, Toyota hits a bulls-eye for compact crossover SUV styling and features, though interior space misses some key marks by mere inches. Its Prime plug-in is a gem, and that makes it a rival for the Ford Escape as well as the Honda CR-V and Subaru Forester. Is the 2022...
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What's New for 2022: Jeep

The Car Connection News Feed - Mon, 03/07/2022 - 13:00
The Jeep brand continues to roll out electrified models for 2022, with its 4xe plug-in hybrid offered in the Wrangler and redesigned Grand Cherokee. Most of the V-6 and V-8 offerings remain intact, but the biggest news for 2022 is the return of the Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer full-size SUVs, and Jeep's return to the luxury grade. Jeep remains the...
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What's New for 2022: Ram, Alfa Romeo, Dodge, and Chrysler

The Car Connection News Feed - Fri, 03/04/2022 - 15:55
The electric future is starting to come into focus for Chrysler, Ram, and Dodge. The American heritage brands had a slow if not reluctant reception of electrification under the parent company formerly known as Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. The Chrysler Pacifica minivan was the only plug-in hybrid on the block. Until now. That old company merged with...
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2023 Chevrolet Blazer

The Car Connection News Feed - Thu, 03/03/2022 - 16:45
What kind of car is the 2023 Chevy Blazer? What does it compare to? Setting aside the rough-and-tumble trucky Blazer of the 1990s, the Blazer resurrected in 2019 sports a sharp design in an anodyne class populated by the Ford Edge, GMC Acadia, Honda Passport, and Hyundai Santa Fe. Is the 2023 Chevy Blazer a good car? Sold in 2LT, 3LT, RS, and...
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