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Record high new and used car prices continue in 2022

The Car Connection News Feed - Tue, 02/01/2022 - 13:30
The last time we reported the average new car price in the middle of 2021, it had reached a record high. By the end of 2021, it had risen 10% more, according to a J.D. Power and LMC Automotive report published last week. Constrained supply, unmet demand, and high dealer markups continue to result in the unusual condition of record high new car...
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2022 Lexus UX

The Car Connection News Feed - Tue, 02/01/2022 - 13:00
What kind of vehicle is the 2022 Lexus UX? What does it compare to? The 2022 Lexus UX is a small crossover SUV that competes against the BMW X1 and Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class. Is the 2022 Lexus UX a good car/SUV? The 2022 Lexus UX is a good choice overall, and it earns a TCC Rating of 6.3 out of 10. Its acceleration is leisurely and the touchpad...
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2022 Toyota Tundra

The Car Connection News Feed - Tue, 02/01/2022 - 12:00
What kind of vehicle is the 2022 Toyota Tundra? What does it compare to? The 2022 Tundra is a full-size pickup truck with a new hybrid option, three beds, and two four-door cab sizes. It lacks the myriad configurations and electrification options of the Ford F-150, but embraces a coil spring rear suspension similar to the Ram 1500. Is the 2022...
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2022 Nissan Rogue Sport

The Car Connection News Feed - Tue, 02/01/2022 - 12:00
What kind of vehicle is the 2022 Nissan Rogue Sport? What does it compare to? The 2022 Nissan Rogue Sport is a small crossover SUV which rivals the Subaru Crosstrek and Mazda CX-30, among others. Is the 2022 Nissan Rogue Sport a good car/SUV? It’s an average vehicle with an average TCC Rating of 5.8 out of 10. Competitors offer more power...
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Nissan recalls more than 688,000 Rogue SUVs for increased fire risk

The Car Connection News Feed - Mon, 01/31/2022 - 14:51
Nissan will be recalling a large number of 2014-2016 Rogue compact crossovers for an issue affecting an estimated one one-hundredth of a percent of the vehicles, the NHTSA disclosed Monday. If water and salt intrude in the driver's side footwell, it can deform an electrical connector that controls power features such as seats and windows. A...
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Kia recalls more than 410,000 cars for faulty airbag sensor

The Car Connection News Feed - Mon, 01/31/2022 - 14:50
Kia is recalling 410,619 vehicles for an airbag issue that has nothing to do with airbag supplier Takata, which was responsible for the largest automotive recall in history. In this case, the airbag may not deploy in a crash. The airbag control unit and memory chip may not communicate due to a damaged part in the chip that could result in an open...
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2022 Land Rover Defender

The Car Connection News Feed - Mon, 01/31/2022 - 13:00
What kind of car is the 2022 Land Rover Defender? What does it compare to? The 2022 Land Rover Defender is an off-road-oriented SUV that attacks its mission with a unibody design and more luxury than rivals such as the Ford Bronco, Jeep Wrangler, and Toyota 4Runner. Is the 2022 Land Rover Defender a good SUV? The 2022 Land Rover Defender appeals...
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2022 Hyundai Kona Electric

The Car Connection News Feed - Mon, 01/31/2022 - 12:00
What kind of car is the 2022 Hyundai Kona Electric? What does it compare to? The 2022 Kona Electric is the electrified version of Hyundai’s subcompact crossover, which we review separately. Its high-sided body makes it look more like an SUV than other crossovers of this size. Competition includes other affordable EVs like the Nissan Leaf...
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2022 Kia EV6

The Car Connection News Feed - Mon, 01/31/2022 - 05:01
What kind of car is the 2022 Kia EV6? What does it compare to? The 2022 Kia EV6 is a four-door electric hatchback that Kia is marketing as a crossover. The EV6 offers up to 320 miles of range and is one of the lowest and sleekest-looking of a peer set that includes the Ford Mustang Mach-E, Tesla Model Y, Volkswagen ID.4, and its Hyundai cousin...
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2022 Mazda MX-30

The Car Connection News Feed - Sun, 01/30/2022 - 12:00
What kind of vehicle is the 2022 Mazda MX-30? What does it compare to? The MX-30 is Mazda’s first battery-powered car to be sold in the U.S., but sales are limited to California and its limited range has limited appeal. The small five-seat hatchback compares to electric vehicles like the Kia Niro EV, Mini Cooper SE, and Hyundai Kona...
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2022 Volvo XC90 and Tesla Model Y headline this week's new car reviews

The Car Connection News Feed - Sat, 01/29/2022 - 12:00
We climbed around the three rows of seats in the redesigned 2023 Toyota Sequoia full-size SUV, but were withheld from driving it, so we have to withhold a review. Instead, the Volvo XC90 three-row SUV took the top spot in our ratings this week. Here's what else moved us. 2023 Toyota Sequoia preview The redesigned eight-seater rides on a new...
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2022 Alfa Romeo Giulia

The Car Connection News Feed - Fri, 01/28/2022 - 14:00
What kind of car is the 2022 Alfa Romeo Giulia? What does it compare to? The 2022 Alfa Romeo Giulia brings Italian flair, turbocharged power, and joyful performance to the compact sport sedan class. It takes on accomplished rivals like the Audi A4, BMW 3-Series, Mercedes-Benz C-Class, and Volvo S60. Is the 2022 Alfa Romeo Giulia a good car? The...
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2022 Alfa Romeo Stelvio

The Car Connection News Feed - Fri, 01/28/2022 - 13:00
What kind of car is the 2022 Alfa Romeo Stelvio? What does it compare to? Based on the Giulia sport sedan, the Alfa Romeo Stelvio is a sporty compact crossover with standard rear-wheel drive and optional all-wheel-drive. It takes on excellent crossovers like the Audi Q5, BMW X3, Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class, and Porsche Macan. Is the 2022 Alfa Romeo...
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2022 Tesla Model Y

The Car Connection News Feed - Fri, 01/28/2022 - 12:00
What kind of car is the 2022 Tesla Model Y? What does it compare to? The Model Y is a compact electric SUV that seats up to seven passengers and offers over 300 miles of range, placing it ahead of competitors such as the Ford Mustang Mach-E, Hyundai Ioniq 5, and Volkswagen ID.4. Is the 2022 Tesla Model Y a good car? With impressive performance...
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2023 Toyota Sequoia: A curious case of 3-row seating

The Car Connection News Feed - Thu, 01/27/2022 - 16:30
Toyota unveiled the 2023 Sequoia on Tuesday, marking the first redesign of the full-size SUV since the 2008 model year. Toyota’s largest vehicle without a bed makes a big leap under the hood but that leap causes some challenges in the two rows behind the driver’s seat. A lot has changed in 15 years, and Toyota’s most significant...
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2022 Volvo XC40

The Car Connection News Feed - Thu, 01/27/2022 - 14:00
What kind of car is the 2022 Volvo XC40? What does it compare to? The XC40 pitches Volvo virtues in a compact-crossover footprint. Rivals include the BMW X1, Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class, and the Audi Q3. Is the 2022 Volvo XC40 a good car? It’s perky, unpretentious, and plugs in to the electric-car future: what’s not to love? We give it a...
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2022 Volvo XC60

The Car Connection News Feed - Thu, 01/27/2022 - 13:00
What kind of car is the 2022 Volvo XC60? What does it compare to? The XC60 crossover seats five people and surrounds them with available all-wheel drive, plug-in hybrid technology, placid light-toned interiors, and a touchscreen infotainment system that’s not as useful as prior versions. Competitors include the Audi Q5, Mercedes GLC-Class...
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2022 Volvo XC90

The Car Connection News Feed - Thu, 01/27/2022 - 12:00
What kind of car is the 2022 Volvo XC90? What does it compare to? The XC90 crossover ranks as the biggest Volvo yet, with six or seven seats and a turbo-4 engine with a vast range of power outputs. Rivals include the Audi Q7, Acura MDX, and BMW X7. Is the 2022 Volvo XC90 a good car? It’s spacious, handsome, and well-equipped. In fact, it...
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2022 Volvo S60

The Car Connection News Feed - Wed, 01/26/2022 - 15:00
What kind of car is the 2022 Volvo S60? What does it compare to? The S60 is Volvo’s smaller sedan, with seats for five and a passel of powertrains, including plug-ins; there’s even a V60 Cross Country wagon version, if your weather’s like that in Stockholm. Rivals include the Audi A4 and Allroad, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, and...
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2022 Jeep Gladiator

The Car Connection News Feed - Wed, 01/26/2022 - 14:00
What kind of truck is the 2022 Jeep Gladiator? What does it compare to? The Gladiator is the pickup-bedded companion to the Jeep Wrangler. Both are sort of the IRL version of a can of energy drink, which sets the Gladiator apart from Tacomas and Frontiers and pitches it more in the direction of the new Ford Bronco. Is the 2022 Jeep Gladiator a...
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