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2023 Mitsubishi Outlander

The Car Connection News Feed - Tue, 09/27/2022 - 16:00
What kind of vehicle is the 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander? What does it compare to? The 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander shares a platform with the Nissan Rogue, but with seven seats, it sits on the larger end of the spectrum, similar to a Volkswagen Tiguan. Is the 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander a good SUV? Between the gas and plug-in hybrid versions, it’s...
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2023 Kia Sorento

The Car Connection News Feed - Tue, 09/27/2022 - 12:00
What kind of vehicle is the 2023 Kia Sorento? What does it compare to? The 2023 Kia Sorento is a three-row crossover SUV that splits the difference between compacts such as the Nissan Rogue and mid-sizers such as the Ford Explorer. Is the 2023 Kia Sorento a good SUV? This rational choice serves up a big interior and the allure of 30 mpg-plus fuel...
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Kia expands tow hitch fire recall to Sorento and Sportage SUVs

The Car Connection News Feed - Mon, 09/26/2022 - 15:03
Kia has expanded the recall of a tow hitch harness that can catch fire due to an electrical short, the NHTSA disclosed Monday. The more extensive recall includes newer Kia Sorento and Kia Sportage crossover SUVs equipped with a tow hitch harness. Moisture or debris on the circuit board in the harness module can cause a short circuit and increase...
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2023 Nissan Maxima

The Car Connection News Feed - Mon, 09/26/2022 - 12:00
What kind of vehicle is the 2023 Nissan Maxima? What does it compare to? A four-door sedan that gives off premium-car vibes, the 2023 Maxima compares best with the Lexus ES, VW Arteon, and the related Nissan Altima. Is the 2023 Nissan Maxima a good car? This full-size sedan has sporty styling and a big V-6 engine, though its mission seems muddy...
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2023 Honda CR-V, Range Rover Sport top this week's new car reviews

The Car Connection News Feed - Sat, 09/24/2022 - 12:00
We test drive the redesigned Honda CR-V and Land Rover Range Rover Sport, and revisit sedans, SUVs, and sports cars with minor updates for 2023. 2023 Land Rover Range Rover Sport review Swift, sleek, and more like a Range Rover than ever, the 2023 Range Rover Sport earns a TCC Rating of 7.2 out of 10. 2023 Lexus ES review With its plush ride and...
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2023 Jeep Wrangler

The Car Connection News Feed - Fri, 09/23/2022 - 12:00
What kind of vehicle is the 2023 Jeep Wrangler? What does it compare to? It’s a rugged convertible SUV with throwback style and no shortage of tech. The 2023 Jeep Wrangler compares with the Ford Bronco and Toyota 4Runner. Is the 2023 Jeep Wrangler a good SUV? For what it is, the 2023 Wrangler remains a great choice thanks to its impressive...
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Tesla recalls nearly 1.1M vehicles due to safety issue, remote fix planned

The Car Connection News Feed - Thu, 09/22/2022 - 16:05
Tesla issued a recall for nearly 1.1M vehicles, but plans to fix all the cars remotely. On Monday, the automaker issued the recall for 1,096,762 vehicles. The problem? Faulty power-window automatic-reversal action. The recall notice posted by NHTSA notes the window's safety system may not react as it should when an obstruction has been detected...
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2023 Lexus ES

The Car Connection News Feed - Thu, 09/22/2022 - 12:00
What kind of vehicle is the 2023 Lexus ES? What does it compare to? The 2023 Lexus ES is a mid-size luxury sedan with a big, well-outfitted cabin. It can be shopped against the Cadillac CT5 and the Acura TLX. Is the 2023 Lexus ES a good car? If you can resist the SUV allure, the Lexus ES stands out as a highly rational choice. It’s a 7.0 out...
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2023 Chevrolet Corvette

The Car Connection News Feed - Wed, 09/21/2022 - 13:00
What kind of vehicle is the 2023 Chevrolet Corvette? What does it compare to? An American exotic, the Corvette is a mid-engine sports car available as a coupe or convertible. Competitors include the Audi R8, Jaguar F-Type, Nissan GT-R, and Porsche 911 and 718. Is the 2023 Chevrolet Corvette a good car? It’s a great sports car with...
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Test drive: 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe plug-in hybrid hits at home, misses on the highway

The Car Connection News Feed - Wed, 09/21/2022 - 13:00
The 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe plug-in hybrid is easy to overlook in the paradigm shift from internal-combustion engines to full battery electric vehicles. A bridge spans these two automotive eras, and Hyundai has a representative on both sides. In addition to a gas-powered Santa Fe, there is a Santa Fe hybrid, and, on the electric side, a Santa Fe...
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2023 Nissan Pathfinder

The Car Connection News Feed - Wed, 09/21/2022 - 12:00
What kind of vehicle is the 2023 Nissan Pathfinder? What does it compare to? The 2023 Pathfinder is a three-row crossover SUV. Shop it against the Ford Explorer and Toyota Highlander, among myriad others. Is the 2023 Nissan Pathfinder a good SUV? While not perfect, the 2023 Nissan Pathfinder makes a strong case for itself with its big, versatile...
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2023 Land Rover Range Rover Sport

The Car Connection News Feed - Tue, 09/20/2022 - 15:08
What kind of car is the 2023 Land Rover Range Rover Sport? What does it compare to? The Land Rover Range Rover Sport is a luxury SUV that is the slightly smaller (but still rather expensive) sibling to the full-fledged Range Rover. It competes against other mid-size luxury SUVs including the BMW X5, Mercedes-Benz GLE Class, Lexus GX, and Porsche...
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Mercedes-Benz recalls 161,000 newer GLE and GLS SUVs

The Car Connection News Feed - Tue, 09/20/2022 - 11:00
Mercedes-Benz is recalling GLE and GLS SUVs for window trim that can detach from the rear windows while driving, the NHTSA disclosed last week. The recall covers 161,000 GLE-Class, GLS-Class, and Maybach GLS-Class models from the 2020-2022 model years. The fasteners securing trim bars on the rear door windows may not hold, causing the trim bar to...
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Porsche recalls nearly 200,000 vehicles for possible headlight glare

The Car Connection News Feed - Mon, 09/19/2022 - 14:37
Porsche is recalling more than 193,000 cars and SUVs spanning nearly two decades for a missing screw cap on the headlight housing that can cause excessive glare for oncoming drivers. The recalls encompasses the Macan and Cayenne crossover SUVs, the Panamera sedan and wagon, and the Cayman S sport coupe, the NHTSA disclosed on Monday. What sounds...
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2023 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

The Car Connection News Feed - Sun, 09/18/2022 - 12:00
What kind of vehicle is the 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport? What does it compare to? The 2023 Outlander Sport is a small crossover SUV. Compare it to the Subaru Crosstrek and Kia Seltos. Is the 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport a good SUV? It’s far from our top choice. This dated design feels cheap inside, offers middling fuel economy, and...
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2023 Dodge Challenger, Infiniti QX60 headline this week's new car reviews

The Car Connection News Feed - Sat, 09/17/2022 - 16:46
The media preview day of the Detroit auto show came and went this week with little fanfare, aside from the launch of the 2024 Ford Mustang. Chrysler showed off the last iteration of the 300C full-size sedan before it follows the Dodge Challenger and Charger into the automotive great beyond, Jeep unveiled new 4xe plug-in hybrid models, and Chevy...
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2023 Subaru Impreza

The Car Connection News Feed - Sat, 09/17/2022 - 12:00
What kind of vehicle is the 2023 Subaru Impreza? What does it compare to? Either a small sedan or hatchback, the 2023 Impreza squares off against the Mazda 3, Toyota Corolla, and Volkswagen Jetta. Is the 2023 Subaru Impreza a good car? It’s a solid, if not exactly thrilling, choice. We set its TCC Rating at 6.2 out of 10 thanks to great...
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Nissan expands recall to 203,000 trucks for rollaway risk

The Car Connection News Feed - Fri, 09/16/2022 - 16:45
The Nissan Titan and Nissan Frontier pickup trucks equipped with a 9-speed automatic transmission are being recalled because the trucks can slip out of "Park" and roll away, the NHTSA disclosed this week. This is an expansion of a previous recall. An issue with the transmission can prevent the parking pawl from being engaged, so when a driver...
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What's New for 2023: Jeep

The Car Connection News Feed - Fri, 09/16/2022 - 13:00
The Jeep Wrangler 4xe was the bestselling plug-in hybrid in the U.S. over the first half of 2022, and no other plug-in hybrid came close. At nearly double the sales of the production-limited Toyota RAV4 Prime, it only accounts for about 20% of new Wrangler sales. Yet its success has an outsized influence as the brand bridges its combustion-engine...
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2023 Infiniti QX60

The Car Connection News Feed - Fri, 09/16/2022 - 12:00
What kind of vehicle is the 2023 Infiniti QX60? What does it compare to? The QX60 is a luxury three-row crossover SUV with a well-equipped interior. Shop it against the Buick Enclave, the Acura MDX, and its Nissan Pathfinder platform mate. Is the 2023 Infiniti QX60 a good SUV? With its family-friendly interior and good set of driver-assistance...
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