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2023 BMW X4

The Car Connection News Feed - Sun, 10/30/2022 - 11:00
What kind of vehicle is the 2023 BMW X4? What does it compare to? The 2023 BMW X4 is a style-forward small SUV with seating for five. Shop it against the Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe and the Audi Q5 Sportback. Is the 2023 BMW X4 a good SUV? Between its polarizing looks and its ferocious turbocharged engines matched with terrific handling, the BMW X4 is...
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2023 Toyota Crown, Corvette Z06 top this week's new car reviews

The Car Connection News Feed - Sat, 10/29/2022 - 16:35
We test drove two ends of the automotive spectrum this week, and reported on the pricing of the last and final 2023 Dodge Challenger and Dodge Charger muscle cars, as well as their special Last Call editions. We tracked the 2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06, the 670-hp high-performance edition of America's supercar, on road and track. And checked out...
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Tesla Model 3 recalled for faulty seat belts

The Car Connection News Feed - Fri, 10/28/2022 - 15:30
The 2017-2022 Tesla Model 3 compact electric sedan is being recalled for rear seat belt anchors that may have been improperly reattached after service, the NHTSA disclosed Friday. The issue applies to the rear seat belt buckle on the driver's side, and the rear center seat belt anchor. The loose anchor can increase the risk of injury to rear seat...
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2023 Mazda CX-30

The Car Connection News Feed - Fri, 10/28/2022 - 12:00
What kind of vehicle is the 2023 Mazda CX-30? What does it compare to? The CX-30 is a small five-seat crossover SUV. Shop it against the Hyundai Kona and Subaru Crosstrek. Is the 2023 Mazda CX-30 a good SUV? The CX-30 is a stylish choice with great road manners and lots of safety tech, though its kludgy infotainment system is a sore spot. We rate...
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2023 Dodge Charger costs $34,240, Last Call model tops $100K

The Car Connection News Feed - Fri, 10/28/2022 - 12:00
The last run of the 2023 Dodge Charger four-door sedan muscle car comes with a run-up in prices, especially with the limited-run Last Call models, according to a Dodge pricing announcement on Wednesday. The two extra doors and roomier rear seat of the Charger result in prices that are about $2,000-$3,000 more than the 2023 Dodge Challenger. The...
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2023 Dodge Challenger costs $32,140; Last Call passes $100K

The Car Connection News Feed - Thu, 10/27/2022 - 16:45
The final year of the Dodge Challenger brings with it higher prices, especially with the brand's limited-run "Last Call" models, Dodge disclosed Wednesday. The base 2023 Dodge Challenger SXT costs $32,140, including a $1,595 destination fee. That's $865 more expensive than the 2022 Dodge Challenger. Aside from the special-edition models, changes...
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Genesis GV60 earns top safety rating, brand sweeps TSP+ honors

The Car Connection News Feed - Thu, 10/27/2022 - 15:43
The 2023 Genesis GV60 has earned a Top Safety Pick+, the IIHS announced Thursday. The TSP+ is the highest safety rating issued by the insurance-industry funded agency. The nod marks a rare sweep for the brand, with every model tested in 2022 earning the designation intended to standardized safety ratings and simplify the car-shopping process...
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2023 Dodge Challenger starts at $32,140, Last Call models tip $100,000

The Car Connection News Feed - Thu, 10/27/2022 - 14:00
The final year of the Dodge Challenger brings with it higher prices, especially with the brand's limited-run "Last Call" models, Dodge disclosed Wednesday. The base 2023 Dodge Challenger SXT costs $32,140, including a $1,595 destination fee. That's $865 more expensive than the 2022 Dodge Challenger. Aside from the Special Edition models, changes...
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Older Kia Sportage recalled for engine fire risk, again

The Car Connection News Feed - Wed, 10/26/2022 - 16:07
The 2008-2009 Kia Sportage is being recalled for an increased engine fire risk, and owners are being advised to park outside away from other structures, the NHTSA disclosed Wednesday. The recall for the faulty electronic control unit addresses a 2016 recall for the same issue in the same cars. Evidently, the fix did not take. On the recall issued...
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2023 Volkswagen GTI

The Car Connection News Feed - Wed, 10/26/2022 - 13:50
What kind of vehicle is the 2023 Volkswagen GTI? What does it compare to? The 2023 VW Golf GTI and Golf R are two takes on a sporty hatchback with impressive turbocharged power and real-world utility thanks to a spacious cabin. Shop it against the Subaru WRX and the Hyundai Elantra and Kona N models. Is the 2023 VW GTI a good car? It’s a...
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2023 Ford Escape refreshed with new tech and ST-Line trim

The Car Connection News Feed - Tue, 10/25/2022 - 16:45
The 2023 Ford Escape compact crossover sports a new ST-Line grade and more standard and available connected car technology, Ford announced Tuesday. The big change for 2023 is the cosmetic upgrades of the ST-Line and a new Active trim replacing SE and SEL trims. Offered on all but the Escape plug-in hybrid, the ST-Line sports a black mesh grille...
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2023 Honda Civic

The Car Connection News Feed - Tue, 10/25/2022 - 12:00
What kind of vehicle is the 2023 Honda Civic? What does it compare to? The Civic comes in hatchback and sedan forms. Shop this compact car against the Toyota Corolla and Mazda 3, among others. Is the 2023 Honda Civic a good car? The 2023 Honda Civic is a highly rational choice, with its crisp styling matched by balanced moves over the road and...
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2023 Toyota Crown priced from $41,045, targets 41 mpg

The Car Connection News Feed - Tue, 10/25/2022 - 12:00
The 2023 Toyota Crown usurps the full-size sedan throne formerly held by the faded Toyota Avalon, and costs a bit more as well, Toyota disclosed on Tuesday. Standard with all-wheel drive and the choice of two hybrid systems, the new 2023 Toyota Crown arrives from Japan with a starting price of $41,045, including a $1,095 destination fee. Sold in...
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2022-2023 Jeep Wrangler 4xe recalled for battery power failure

The Car Connection News Feed - Mon, 10/24/2022 - 15:40
The 2022-2023 Jeep Wrangler 4xe plug-in hybrid is being recalled for a loss of battery power that increases the risk of a crash, the NHTSA disclosed Monday. The high-voltage battery pack in the 2022-2023 Jeep Wrangler 4xe has incorrect fasteners to secure the 200-amp fuse. The wrong fastener can cause high resistance in the fuse interface...
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Jeep Wrangler, Gladiator, Ram 1500 diesels in recall for stall

The Car Connection News Feed - Mon, 10/24/2022 - 14:44
Newer models of the Jeep Wrangler, Jeep Gladiator, and Ram 1500 equipped with diesel engines are being recalled by parent company Stellantis, the NHTSA disclosed Monday. The high pressure fuel pump in the Ecodiesel-branded 3.0-liter V-6 engine can fail and cause the engine to stall, thereby increasing the risk of a crash. The diesel recall marks...
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2023 Infiniti QX80

The Car Connection News Feed - Mon, 10/24/2022 - 12:00
What kind of vehicle is the 2023 Infiniti QX80? What does it compare to? The QX80 is a three-row luxury SUV that compares with the Cadillac Escalade and Lincoln Navigator. Is the 2023 Infiniti QX80 a good SUV? It’s not our top choice among big SUVs, though its $74,000-or-so price tag can undercut most direct competitors. The QX80 has its...
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2023 Kia Rio

The Car Connection News Feed - Sun, 10/23/2022 - 12:00
What kind of vehicle is the 2023 Kia Rio? What does it compare to? The Rio is the cheapest Kia model and one of the least-expensive subcompact cars on the market. Compare it to the Hyundai Venue and Nissan Versa. Is the 2023 Kia Rio a good car? It’s a nice enough small car for those who want the comfort of a big warranty. If it came with...
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2023 Mercedes EQE SUV, Ford Maverick top this week's news and reviews

The Car Connection News Feed - Sat, 10/22/2022 - 14:30
Mercedes-Benz this week unveiled the 2023 EQE SUV, a mid-size electric crossover positioned to be the volume model in the brand's growing EQ electric family. We tested the new turbo-4 in the 2023 Toyota Highlander and though it lacks some low-end torque, it's a relatively seamless replacement for the outgoing V-6. 2023 Mercedes EQE SUV preview...
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Test drive: 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning marks the turning point

The Car Connection News Feed - Fri, 10/21/2022 - 15:17
Of the dozens of vehicles I’ve tested this year, the F-150 Lightning electric pickup truck generated some of the greatest interest from both car and non-car people. The question they had was always: Should I get one? If you’re asking, the short answer is yes. With a TCC Rating of 8.4 out of 10, the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is the...
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2023 Mazda CX-9

The Car Connection News Feed - Fri, 10/21/2022 - 12:00
What kind of vehicle is the 2023 Mazda CX-9? What does it compare to? With three rows of seats, the 2023 Mazda CX-9 can square off against the Toyota Highlander and Honda Pilot, among many other three-row crossover SUVs. Is the 2023 Mazda CX-9 a good SUV? It’s a driver-focused crossover SUV, which may or may not be what your family needs...
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