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2023 Hyundai Kona Electric

The Car Connection News Feed - Sun, 08/14/2022 - 12:00
What kind of vehicle is the 2023 Hyundai Kona Electric? What does it compare to? The 2023 Hyundai Kona Electric is, as its name implies, an EV version of the automaker’s small crossover SUV. It’s worth shopping against the Kia Niro EV and the Chevrolet Bolt EV, among others. Is the 2023 Hyundai Kona Electric a good SUV? Overall, the...
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2023 GMC Canyon, 2023 Cadillac XT6 top this week's new car news and reviews

The Car Connection News Feed - Sat, 08/13/2022 - 12:00
More 2023 models roll into dealer lots, and automakers this week disclosed the pricing on new and carryover models. Without exception and as news to no one, prices are up year over year, ranging from only $500 on the 2023 Ford Ranger to more than $7,000 on the 2023 Ford F-150 Lightning. GM followed up the launch of the redesigned 2023 Chevrolet...
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2023 Nissan Titan price increases to $41,495, adds Midnight Edition

The Car Connection News Feed - Fri, 08/12/2022 - 17:00
The 2023 Nissan Titan full-size and XD heavy-duty pickup trucks now offer a blacked-out Midnight Edition package and sport slightly higher prices across the board. But the trucks remain among the more reasonable values with a price delta between $41,000 and $65,000, Nissan disclosed Thursday. Sold in a choice of extended cab or crew cab bodies...
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2023 Mini Cooper

The Car Connection News Feed - Fri, 08/12/2022 - 12:00
What kind of vehicle is the 2023 Mini Cooper? What does it compare to? The Mini Cooper name applies to a bunch of models: two- and four-door hatchbacks, a long-roof model with spilt rear doors called Clubman, and a convertible. Shop these fun cars against the Kia Soul and BMW X1, among myriad others. Is the 2023 Mini Cooper a good car? As long as...
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2022 Top Safety Pick awards: Which cars are safest?

The Car Connection News Feed - Thu, 08/11/2022 - 21:30
For the 2022 model year, more automakers built their cars to better withstand and avoid crashes, according to the latest ratings announced Thursday by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. More than 70 models earned a 2022 Top Safety Pick+ designation, which is considered the most rigorous independent safety rating in the automotive...
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2022 Volkswagen Tiguan

The Car Connection News Feed - Thu, 08/11/2022 - 17:20
What kind of vehicle is the 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan? What does it compare to? The refreshed 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan fights in the most hotly contested automotive segment right now: compact SUVs. That puts it up against popular vehicles like the Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4, and Hyundai Tucson. Is the 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan a good SUV? The Tiguan’s...
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2023 Ford Bronco Sport channels 1960s with retro Heritage Editions

The Car Connection News Feed - Thu, 08/11/2022 - 16:47
The 2023 Ford Bronco Sport follows the path of its big brother Bronco once again with two new Heritage editions inspired by the original Ford Bronco that first launched in 1966. The compact crossover SUV based on the Ford Escape benefits more from its Bronco brand partner, Ford suggested Thursday. “Bronco Sport has been a hit with compact...
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2023 GMC Canyon preview

The Car Connection News Feed - Thu, 08/11/2022 - 16:00
What kind of vehicle is the 2023 GMC Canyon? What does it compare to? The redesigned 2023 GMC Canyon mid-size pickup truck shares its bones with the Chevy Colorado and its beating heart with the larger GMC Sierra, but GM has positioned the Canyon as the more off-road ready truck. We’ll see how it stacks up against the Toyota Tacoma, Jeep...
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2023 GMC Sierra 2500HD

The Car Connection News Feed - Thu, 08/11/2022 - 14:00
What kind of vehicle is the 2023 GMC Sierra 2500HD? What does it compare to? The 2023 GMC Sierra HD is a full-size, heavy-duty pickup that compares well with the Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD, Ram 2500, and Ford F-Series Super Duty. Is the 2023 GMC Sierra 2500HD a good truck? Capable, comfortable, and somewhat stylish, the GMC Sierra 2500HD and...
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2023 Ford Ranger stands pat with modest price increase

The Car Connection News Feed - Wed, 08/10/2022 - 18:06
The 2023 Ford Ranger mid-size pickup truck carries over into the new year, contrary to speculation that a new model was due for North America. The carryover model has a price increase of up to $430, Ford disclosed in a dealer order guide released this week. A redesigned Ranger was expected for the 2023 model year but has been delayed for the U.S...
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2023 Ford F-150 Lightning price increases $7,000, tops out near $100,000

The Car Connection News Feed - Tue, 08/09/2022 - 16:55
The 2023 Ford F-150 Lightning pickup truck receives its first price increase since launching last May, and it's a steep one. Base Lightning Pro models jump from $41,669 to $48,769, including a $1,795 destination fee, while top Platinum grades with an extended-range battery increase $6,100 to $98,669, Ford disclosed Tuesday. Steep price increases...
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2023 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD

The Car Connection News Feed - Tue, 08/09/2022 - 16:43
What kind of vehicle is the 2023 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD? What does it compare to? The full-size, heavy-duty 2023 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 and 3500HD are worth shopping against the Ford F-Series Super Duty and heavy duty trucks from Ram HD, as well as the related GMC Sierra 2500HD. Is the 2023 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD a good truck? For...
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Older Kia Optima sedans recalled for falling ceiling plates

The Car Connection News Feed - Tue, 08/09/2022 - 15:41
For drivers of the 2012-2013 Kia Optima sedan, it may seem like the sky is falling. On certain models, a ceiling plate above the driver or front passenger can detach from the headliner when the side curtain airbag is deployed. The plate can strike an occupant, as it has in one case that prompted a lawsuit, and has now prompted Kia to recall...
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Mercedes-Benz E-Class, CLS, AMG GT recalled for increased fire risk

The Car Connection News Feed - Mon, 08/08/2022 - 16:33
Newer versions of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, CLS-Class, and AMG GT are being recalled for a short circuit that increases the risk of fire, the NHTSA disclosed last week. A corroded connector in the transmission wiring harness of all-wheel-drive vehicles (4Matic, in Mercedes-speak) could cause a seal to loosen and water to enter the electrical...
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2023 Cadillac XT6

The Car Connection News Feed - Mon, 08/08/2022 - 15:30
What kind of vehicle is the 2023 Cadillac XT6? What does it compare to? The 2023 Cadillac XT6 is a roomy three-row SUV that compares well with the Volvo XC90 and Hyundai Palisade. Is the 2023 Cadillac XT6 a good SUV? It’s a very good overall choice, though the competition is worth an extra look. We like the 2023 XT6 for its big interior and...
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2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee, 2022 Tesla Model S top this week's new car reviews

The Car Connection News Feed - Sat, 08/06/2022 - 12:00
The 2023 model year cars keep rolling into dealer lots, albeit in limited supply, and the most visited review we posted this week was the 2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee. A perennial Best SUV To Buy at The Car Connection, the Grand Cherokee has minor changes limited mostly to the 4xe plug-in hybrid model after last year's redesign. We finally found some...
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Affordable electric cars? Here's the best EV SUVs under $50,000

The Car Connection News Feed - Fri, 08/05/2022 - 16:55
The names might be new but the spin is the same: automakers keep introducing new crossover SUVs, but now, they're electric. Volkswagen just undercut the competition with a new base model of the ID.4 that costs $38,790. Announced Aug. 4, the 2023 Volkswagen ID.4 Standard is powered by a 201-hp motor at the rear wheels, and fed by a smaller 62-kwh...
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2023 Buick Envision

The Car Connection News Feed - Fri, 08/05/2022 - 16:50
What kind of car is the 2023 Buick Envision? What does it compare to? The Envision compact crossover SUV has a similar footprint as the Chevy Equinox but is as roomy as the Cadillac XT4 in GM’s crossover family. It competes with premium compact crossovers such as the Volvo XC60, Lincoln Corsair, and Lexus NX. Is the 2023 Buick Envision a...
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Most mid-size cars fail new side crash test instituted by the IIHS

The Car Connection News Feed - Thu, 08/04/2022 - 16:55
Mid-size cars don't hold up as well as crossover SUVs in a new side impact test conducted by the IIHS, the insurance industry-funded nonprofit announced Thursday. Only the 2022 Subaru Outback earned a top "Good" rating in a new crash test meant to reflect what happens when a car gets hit on the driver's side by a heavier vehicle at high speeds...
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Nissan Maxima ends in 2023, could be reborn as electric car

The Car Connection News Feed - Thu, 08/04/2022 - 15:20
The Nissan Maxima joins the growing list of sedans driving off into the automotive sunset, Nissan spokesperson Dan Passe confirmed Thursday. "The current-generation Maxima will end production in the middle of 2023," Passe said when contacted by The Car Connection for comment. For decades, the Maxima served as Nissan's flagship vehicle, positioned...
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