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Hyundai Sonata recall indicates wrong direction

The Car Connection News Feed - Mon, 10/04/2021 - 16:35
Certain Hyundai Sonata mid-size sedans are being recalled for a faulty turn signal indicating the opposite direction than intended, the NHTSA disclosed on Monday. A software malfunction mixes up the turn signal, so vehicles of drivers intending to turn right might indicate the sedan is turning left. The malfunction affects more than 466,000...
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2022 GMC Hummer EV preview

The Car Connection News Feed - Mon, 10/04/2021 - 16:03
GM will revive the Hummer nameplate in the 2022 model year with the GMC Hummer EV, an all-electric pickup truck with a 0-60 mph time in the three-second range and a price tag of more than $100,000. Lower priced models will follow for subsequent model years and so will an SUV. The Hummer brand became part of the GM lineup at the turn of the...
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Review update: 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L Summit Reserve grows for the family

The Car Connection News Feed - Sun, 10/03/2021 - 13:00
After nearly 30 years, the Jeep Grand Cherokee has finally grown to accommodate those who have grown up with it. The fifth-generation Grand Cherokee introduces a new model to the lineup known as the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L. With a longer wheelbase and an adult-sized third row, the larger “L” variant is aimed squarely at families...
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2022 Rivian R1T, 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee headline this week's new car reviews

The Car Connection News Feed - Fri, 10/01/2021 - 16:30
Electric pickup trucks and redesigned iterations of classic SUVs filled The Car Connection's week of new car test drives and previews of forthcoming vehicles. Here's a look at the highlights. 2022 Rivian R1T review The R1T is the next iteration of the pickup truck, and its blend of futuristic yet traditional styling, on- and off-road performance...
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Skip the dealer: How to buy a Rivian R1T or R1S

The Car Connection News Feed - Fri, 10/01/2021 - 14:54
The first Rivian R1T electric pickup trucks finally started rolling off the factory floor in Normal, Illinois, in mid-September, but they won't be heading to dealerships, now or later. Instead, Rivian follows a similar path as Tesla, Polestar, and other electric vehicle companies by forgoing the franchised dealer model and selling direct to...
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2022 Genesis GV70 and G70 earn Top Safety Pick+ honors

The Car Connection News Feed - Fri, 10/01/2021 - 13:00
The 2022 Genesis GV70 luxury compact crossover and G70 luxury compact sedan both earned Top Safety Pick+ awards from the IIHS, the insurance-industry funded safety agency announced on Thursday. A Top Safety Pick+ is considered to be the most rigorous safety recognition in the industry, and vehicles that qualify must earn top "Good" marks in all...
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What's New for 2022: Infiniti

The Car Connection News Feed - Thu, 09/30/2021 - 14:00
Infiniti adds wireless Apple CarPlay to most of its 2022 lineup, and ditches the base Pure trim in many models to streamline its trim offerings. Nissan's luxury arm also had updated its big seller with a redesigned version of the 2022 QX60 three-row SUV, which follows the introduction of a coupe-like QX55 version of the QX50 compact crossover. It...
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Review update: 2022 Nissan Pathfinder shifts gears again, and tows with ease

The Car Connection News Feed - Thu, 09/30/2021 - 13:00
Despite how it may have been marketed, the redesigned 2022 Nissan Pathfinder isn't all-new. But it’s darn close. For 2022 nearly everything you can see, and most of what you can’t, has been overhauled, updated, or replaced to deliver a more refined driving experience and better value. With a TCC Rating of 6.8 out of 10, the 2022 Nissan...
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2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee preview

The Car Connection News Feed - Wed, 09/29/2021 - 16:41
What kind of vehicle is the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee? What does it compare to? The 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee is a five-seat SUV while the related Grand Cherokee L lengthens the SUV to fit a third row for seven seats of passengers. The five-seater competes with the Chevy Blazer, Ford Edge, and Honda Passport, while the seven-seater rivals the Chevy...
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2022 Rivian R1T

The Car Connection News Feed - Tue, 09/28/2021 - 14:00
What kind of vehicle is the 2022 Rivian R1T? What does it compare to? The 2022 Rivian R1T is an electric pickup truck sized between a full-size truck, such as the Ford F-150 Lightning, and a mid-size truck, such as a Ford Ranger. The luxurious R1T lives its best life with sporty on-road acceleration and no-compromises off-road capability, as if a...
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Hyundai expands fire risk recall to Tucson and Sonata Hybrid

The Car Connection News Feed - Mon, 09/27/2021 - 15:21
Add the 2017 Hyundai Tucson crossover SUV and 2017 Sonata Hybrid sedan to the growing list of vehicles affected by Hyundai engine fires. More than 95,000 models will be recalled, the NHTSA disclosed on Monday, adding to prior recalls for increased risk of engine fires. The expanded recall includes 82,268 Tucson and 13,247 Sonata Hybrid models...
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Ford recalls all 2021 Mustang Mach-E SUVs for two issues

The Car Connection News Feed - Mon, 09/27/2021 - 13:33
The 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E electric crossover SUV is being recalled for two issues related to bonding on the windshield and panoramic glass roof, the NHTSA disclosed Monday. In both cases, inadequate bonding can cause the roof glass to separate from the roof while driving, and the front windshield can loosen in a crash, increasing the risk of...
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Refreshed 2022 Acura RDX adds wireless CarPlay, updated drive modes

The Car Connection News Feed - Fri, 09/24/2021 - 16:30
The 2022 Acura RDX five-seat crossover SUV comes with more standard tech, a quieter cabin, and retuned drive mode dynamics, Acura announced this week. Subtle styling updates include a thinner chrome surround on the grille, larger front air intakes, and, in back, rectangular dual exhaust tips. The refresh is meant to follow the redesigned 2022...
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2022 Ford Expedition cashes in, Bugatti Super Sport takes off, EV tax credit explainer: What's New @ The Car Connection

The Car Connection News Feed - Fri, 09/24/2021 - 16:15
2022 Ford Expedition SUV adds off-road and performance versions, updates tech The Timberline model appeals to off-road enthusiasts and the Stealth performance package improves on-road dynamics. Refreshed 2022 Acura RDX adds wireless CarPlay, updated drive modes The updated 2022 RDX will be quieter inside, and it adds standard blind-spot monitors;...
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2022 Ford Expedition SUV adds off-road and performance versions, updates tech

The Car Connection News Feed - Fri, 09/24/2021 - 15:25
The 2022 Ford Expedition full-size SUV comes with new versions aimed at off-roading and performance, an upgraded suspension, a larger touchscreen, and a limited hands-free driver-assist system for its mid-cycle refresh. The front and rear get a makeover as well, Ford announced this week. Standard LED headlights highlight the changes to the broad...
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2022 Honda Civic sedan and hatch earn Top Safety Pick+ honors

The Car Connection News Feed - Thu, 09/23/2021 - 16:30
The redesigned 2022 Honda Civic compact sedan and hatchback earned the highest safety ranking from the IIHS, the insurance-industry funded announced on Thursday. Its Top Safety Pick+ award is not just the top honor awarded by the agency, it is also considered to be the most rigorous safety acknowledgement in the industry. Both the four-door and...
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What's new for Cadillac, BMW Z8 reimagined, Prologue's big plans: What's New @ The Car Connection

The Car Connection News Feed - Thu, 09/23/2021 - 16:19
What's New for 2022: Cadillac Cadillac embarks on a large-scale transformation toward all-electric this year—before its transformation to SUVs is complete. 2022 Honda Civic sedan and hatch earn Top Safety Pick+ honors Civic duty accomplished: Honda's latest earns the IIHS' kudos. Refreshed 2022 Honda Passport adds TrailSport trim and burlier...
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Refreshed 2022 Honda Passport adds TrailSport trim and burlier styling

The Car Connection News Feed - Wed, 09/22/2021 - 14:00
The refresh given to the 2022 Honda Passport doesn’t include drastic changes, but it does introduce a new TrailSport trim level that is a bellwether for a more rugged look for future Honda’s other trucks and SUVs. The two-row Passport is the first of Honda’s vehicles to offer a TrailSport variant and will eventually spawn a whole...
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2022 Honda Passport preview

The Car Connection News Feed - Wed, 09/22/2021 - 14:00
What kind of vehicle is the 2022 Honda Passport? What does it compare to? The Passport is the mid-size, two-row cousin of the three-row Pilot, with more rugged styling that hints at its greater off-road capability thanks to a raised suspension and greater approach/departure angles. Is the 2022 Honda Passport a good car/SUV? Last year’s...
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2021 Volkswagen ID.4

The Car Connection News Feed - Wed, 09/22/2021 - 12:00
What kind of vehicle is the 2021 Volkswagen ID.4? What does it compare to? The 2021 VW ID.4 is a fully electric compact crossover with space for up to five and a range of up to 250 miles. The ID.4 compares to the Tesla Model Y and Ford Mustang Mach-E, but it’s priced lower to compete with bestselling compact crossovers such as the Honda...
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