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    2021 Hyundai Palisade

    The cramped battle wagons and cruddy minivans of the past have been passed. Enter plush crossovers like the 2021 Hyundai Palisade, with digital screens and wireless technology and quilted leather, all meant to cosset up to eight people in style. With the Palisade, Hyundai has built one of its...
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    Honda recalls 608,000 newer Odyssey, Pilot, Passport crossovers and minivans for multiple issues

    Honda announced Tuesday it would recall three of its more popular models for four issues. Honda is recalling the 2018-2020 Honda Odyssey minivan, 2019-2020 Honda Passport mid-size crossover SUV, 2019-2021 Honda Pilot three-row crossover SUV. The four recalls encompass 608,000 vehicles, but since...
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    2021 Hyundai Palisade overview, Gordon Murray's superlative car, 2021 Toyota Venza first drive: What's New @ The Car Connection

    2021 Hyundai Palisade review With a TCC Rating of 7.3 out of 10, the 2021 Hyundai Palisade picks up points for value, comfort, and style. What's New for 2021: Honda The biggest changes for 2021 Honda models are as much about what's being removed as what's being added. Honda recalls 608,000 newer...
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    What's New for 2021: Honda

    The biggest changes for 2021 Honda models are as much about what's being removed as what's being added. The family haulers get upgraded with a refreshed 2021 Honda Odyssey minivan and special editions of the 2021 Honda Pilot three-row SUV, but the Honda Fit and Civic Coupe join other small cars...
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    2021 Kia Telluride

    The 2021 Kia Telluride blocks out a distinct place in the crossover SUV realm—as our Best Car To Buy 2020. With the 2020 Telluride, Kia can tote up to eight passengers, with available all-wheel drive and all the luxury fittings it applies to some of its most expensive sedans. It’s an excellent...
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    2021 GMC Sierra 2500HD

    The 2021 GMC Sierra Heavy Duty pickup hog mollies are back this year—how could you miss them? Mechanically related to the Chevrolet Silverado HD twins, the GMC versions are comparatively a little more rock ‘n’ roll. New this year are versions of the pickup that take it further off-road (X31) and...
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    2021 Mazda 3 starts just over $20,000, but top Turbo can cost nearly $40,000

    The 2021 Mazda 3 compact sedan and hatchback gets simultaneously cheaper and more expensive with a broader lineup that includes a new entry-level model and a new range-topping turbocharged model. The 2021 Mazda 3 2.0 sedan with the small 155-horsepower 2.0-liter inline-4 new for 2021 starts at...
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    2021 Kia Telluride overview, best flaws of the C8 Corvette, fading the Kia Soul EV: What's New @ The Car Connection

    2021 Kia Telluride review With excellent safety ratings and strong value, the 2021 Kia Telluride earns a TCC Rating of 7.5 out of 10. Review update: 2020 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro rocks, rolls its way into the wild Endearing is not the same as good. Ask anyone who’s had a puppy and they’ll tell you...
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    Review update: 2020 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro rocks, rolls its way into the wild

    Endearing is not the same as good. Ask anyone who’s had a puppy and they’ll tell you as much. Endearing is puppy smells and wagging tails, the spots on the carpet? Another thing entirely. The 2020 Toyota 4Runner is endearing. It’s also objectively good—and I mean that in the way that pretty much...
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    4 fast facts about the 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime plug-in hybrid

    The police officers stopped where I was parked on the sidewalk in front of one of Chicago’s landmark attractions. I hustled to get one last picture of the 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime plug-in hybrid, and told them I’d be on my way. “Is that the electric one?” One officer asked. I explained it was a...
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    2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime driven, Shelby GT500 gets 800 hp, Tesla Model Y raises the bar: What's New @ The Car Connection

    4 fast facts about the 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime plug-in hybrid The 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime plug-in hybrid crossover SUV uses an efficient has engine and two motors to make it the most powerful and most efficient RAV4 yet. First drive: 2020 GMC Sierra 3500 Denali eclipses its former self Until the...
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    First drive: 2020 GMC Sierra 3500 Denali eclipses its former self

    Until the GMC Hummer EV makes its debut in the fall, the 2020 GMC Sierra Denali Heavy Duty pickup truck totes the truckmaker’s banner as a flagship. It’s suited to the task. Up to three tons of anything can be heaved into its boxy rear bed, or it can tow up to 15 tons—roughly equivalent to the...
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    Review update: The 2020 Lincoln Navigator reserves its best for the highway

    Since air travel ranks with drinking molten gold on my want-to-do list this year, I've piled on thousands more interstate miles than I'd planned in January. Some 1,200 of them happened this month in a 2020 Lincoln Navigator Reserve, which easily beat down the existential dread of I-85 with...
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    Review update: 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB250 nails the right luxury notes

    Roy Orbison and compact crossovers are growing on me as I age. A consequence of achy knees and feels that comes with many years and many more miles, perhaps. I wish I could say the same about my smarts, though. The wisdom in compact crossovers like the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB-Class certainly...
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    2020 Tesla Model Y driven, electric trucks get a boost: What's New @ The Car Connection

    First drive: 2020 Tesla Model Y charts an electric crossover-SUV course The Model Y compact crossover might not be the best Tesla, but it’s the one that best advances Elon Musk’s goal of the mass adoption of electric vehicles. Safe used cars for teens can be had for under $20,000 The safest cars...
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    2021 Toyota 4Runner SUV starts at $37,515, gets new lights

    The 2021 Toyota 4Runner SUV gets brighter with LED headlights and fog lights, and the price gets stronger to boot. The average price increase for the 4Runner is about $300, boosted by an increase in the mandatory destination charge from $1,120 in 2020 to $1,175 in 2021. Toyota announced the...
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    First drive: 2020 Tesla Model Y charts an electric crossover-SUV course

    The Model Y compact crossover might not be the best Tesla, but it’s the one that best advances Elon Musk’s goal of the mass adoption of electric vehicles. With a sporty crossover profile that’s all the rage, strong performance, plenty of range, and an advanced but simplified interface, the Model...
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    Safe used cars for teens can be had for under $20,000

    The safest cars don't need to be expensive and teen drivers don't need to be driving old beaters, according to a new survey. The IIHS teamed up with Consumer Reports to develop a list of the 65 safest cars that are valued between $5,300 and $19,600. This is the first time the two organizations...
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    2021 Audi Q5

    A new face and improved tech are just the start for the 2021 Audi Q5. As the automaker’s ‘tweener crossover between the smaller (but still big) Q3 and bigger (and even bigger) three-row Q7, the Q5 is a segue to electrification-curious shoppers, and even some performance-leaning shoppers...
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    2021 Audi Q5 review, BMW updates M5, Kandi makes EVs affordable: What's New @ The Car Connection

    2021 Audi Q5 review A new face and improved tech are just the start for the 2021 Audi Q5. As the automaker’s ‘tweener crossover between the smaller (but still big) Q3 and bigger (and even bigger) three-row Q7, the Q5 is a segue to electrification-curious shoppers, and even some...
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