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Honda Pilot vs Toyota Highlander: Which three-row SUV is better?

Mon, 06/05/2023 - 15:55
Toyota has a response to the larger Honda Pilot: a longer version of the Highlander dubbed the Grand Highlander. The 2024 Toyota Grand Highlander and 2023 Honda Pilot represent the latest redesigns in the popular three-row crossover SUV class, but they go about it differently. The 2023 Honda Pilot channels a retro, rugged look and offers an...
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Lincoln MKC recalled for engine fire risk while parked

Mon, 06/05/2023 - 14:59
Owners of certain Lincoln MKC crossover SUVs have been advised to park outside away from other buildings and vehicles due to an increased risk of engine fire, the NHTSA disclosed Monday. The known fires have occurred when the vehicle is off and parked. The recall encompasses 142,734 Lincoln MKCs from the 2015-2019 model year. Related to the Ford...
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2024 Alfa Romeo Giulia

Mon, 06/05/2023 - 12:00
What kind of vehicle is the 2024 Alfa Romeo Giulia? What does it compare to? The 2024 Alfa Romeo Giulia is a small luxury sedan with a wide range of performance. Competitors include the Audi A4 and BMW 3-Series. Is the 2024 Alfa Romeo Giulia a good car? Despite its flaws, the Giulia can be a blast to drive and exudes charm. With competitive...
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2024 Toyota Grand Highlander tops this week's new car reviews

Sat, 06/03/2023 - 15:40
The Bus is back, finally, and other people movers took center stage this week at The Car Connection. We test drove the new 2024 Toyota Grand Highlander and compared it with the smaller, older Toyota Highlander. We also pit other popular three-row crossovers against each other. Here's what moved us this week. News 2025 Volkswagen ID.Buzz preview...
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2025 Volkswagen ID.Buzz preview

Fri, 06/02/2023 - 08:01
What kind of vehicle is the 2025 Volkswagen ID.Buzz? What does it compare to? The 2025 Volkswagen ID.Buzz is a modern take on the iconic VW Bus as an electric minivan with no real direct competition. Its rivals could include three-row electric crossover SUVs such as the Kia EV9 as well as traditional minivans. Is the 2025 Volkswagen ID.Buzz a good...
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2023 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV earns Top Safety Pick honor

Thu, 06/01/2023 - 15:00
Mitsubishi's flagship vehicle is now a beacon for safety. On Thursday, the IIHS bestowed a Top Safety Pick designation on the redesigned 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander plug-in hybrid. To qualify for either the Top Safety Pick or the Top Safety Pick+ designation, 2023 model year vehicles such as the Outlander PHEV had to meet tougher IIHS criteria...
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MDX vs Telluride: Mid-size SUV Comparison

Thu, 06/01/2023 - 13:00
Three-row SUVs substitute for the minivan for many American families. They have the space and carrying capacity needed for runs to grocery stores and soccer games without the nerdy stigma of the minivan. As everyday transportation, many buyers want luxury in their SUVs, and the Acura MDX and Kia Telluride are two fine options in that regard. The...
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GMC Terrain vs. Chevy Equinox: Compare Crossover SUVs

Thu, 06/01/2023 - 12:50
Although the 2023 Chevy Equinox and 2024 GMC Terrain are assembled in the same plant, share similar powertrains, and may even share the same floor space at the dealership, these two compact crossovers from General Motors have more than just daylight separating them. The two compact crossovers have mass appeal. They’re both tall-riding...
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2024 Alfa Romeo Stelvio

Thu, 06/01/2023 - 12:00
What kind of vehicle is the 2024 Alfa Romeo Stelvio? What does it compare to? A five-passenger crossover SUV with sporty tuning and luxury pricing, the 2024 Stelvio faces off against vehicles like the Audi Q5, BMW X3, and Mercedes GLC. Is the 2024 Alfa Romeo Stelvio a good SUV? It’s neither particularly frugal nor especially practical, but...
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2023 Toyota Corolla Cross

Thu, 06/01/2023 - 04:09
What kind of car is the 2023 Toyota Corolla Cross? What does it compare to? The Corolla Cross SUV takes economy-car running gear and blends it with an upright crossover body. It’s offered with all-wheel drive, and has more room than the front-drive-only Toyota C-HR though it shares much of its shape with the bigger and more capable RAV4...
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Toyota Grand Highlander vs Toyota Highlander: Compare 3-row SUVs

Wed, 05/31/2023 - 16:45
With the launch of the 2024 Toyota Grand Highlander, Toyota now has as many three-row SUVs as they have rows: three. Add the Sienna minivan to the full-size Sequoia, the Grand Highlander, and the smaller Highlander, and Toyota offers a family of vehicles for shoppers in the family way. The Grand Highlander might be the best. Larger, wider, taller...
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2024 Toyota Highlander

Tue, 05/30/2023 - 22:30
This review includes impressions of both the new 2024 Toyota Grand Highlander and the smaller carryover 2024 Toyota Highlander. What kind of car is the 2024 Toyota Highlander? What does it compare to? The 2024 Grand Highlander rights the wrongs of the three-row Highlander with more passenger room in all three rows, giving it the utility of the...
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2021-2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee recalled for steering fail

Tue, 05/30/2023 - 16:29
Newer Jeep Grand Cherokee models are being recalled for a potential loss of steering control, the NHTSA disclosed Monday. The recall encompasses 89,372 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Grand Cherokee L models from the 2021-2023 model years. An error on the assembly line led to the incorrect installation of a steering column shaft, Jeep uncovered. The...
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Test drive: 2023 Jeep Wagoneer L goes bigger

Tue, 05/30/2023 - 16:02
The 2023 Jeep Wagoneer L joined Jeep’s full-size SUV lineup this year to take on the Chevrolet Suburban, GMC Yukon XL, and longer Ford Expedition L. It does so by stretching the wheelbase, lengthening the body, and adding more space to the third row and cargo area. Yet, it has more power and uses fewer cylinders than the smaller Wagoneer...
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2024 GMC Terrain

Mon, 05/29/2023 - 13:00
What kind of vehicle is the 2024 GMC Terrain? What does it compare to? The 2024 Terrain is the smallest SUV in the GMC lineup. Compare it to the related Chevrolet Equinox plus the Honda CR-V and the Toyota RAV4. Is the 2024 GMC Terrain a good car/SUV? The Terrain is a decent choice overall, though it’s hampered by inefficient powertrains and...
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2024 Cadillac XT4

Sun, 05/28/2023 - 14:00
What kind of vehicle is the 2024 Cadillac XT4? What does it compare to? The 2024 XT4 is a compact luxury SUV. Shop it against the BMW X1 and Audi Q3. Is the 2024 Cadillac XT4 a good car/SUV? A solid overall choice, the 2024 XT4 benefits from slick styling, an approachable infotainment system, and decent pricing so long as you don’t stray far...
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2023 Toyota Prius

Sat, 05/27/2023 - 20:40
What kind of vehicle is the 2023 Toyota Prius? What does it compare to? The 2023 Toyota Prius is a five-door hatchback reimagined for a new and perhaps last generation of hybrid cars. A hybrid once so dominant it became an icon, the Toyota Prius and Prius Prime plug-in hybrid compete against everything from hybrid versions of the Kia Niro and...
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2024 Ford Ranger, best cars for teens top TCC's new car news

Sat, 05/27/2023 - 12:00
Safety and affordability frequently top the most common priorities of car shoppers, and that's even more pronounced when it comes to shopping for a teen driver. This week, Consumer Reports and the IIHS helped our cause by releasing their annual list of the safest and most affordable cars for teens, but it applies to any driver, really. This year...
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2024 Honda Pilot preview

Wed, 05/24/2023 - 13:17
What kind of vehicle is the 2024 Honda Pilot? What does it compare to? The 2024 Honda Pilot is a three-row crossover SUV with a big interior and decent V-6 power. Shop it against the Ford Explorer, Toyota Highlander, and Kia Telluride. Is the 2024 Honda Pilot a good SUV? Big and reasonably stylish for a three-row crossover SUV, the 2024 Pilot...
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What are the safest newer cars for teens under $20,000?

Tue, 05/23/2023 - 05:01
Looking for a newer car that's safe, reliable, and inexpensive? That might seem like an automotive unicorn in this time of record high new car prices and equally obstinate used car prices. Fret not, the IIHS and Consumer Reports have teamed up on Tuesday to update their annual list of recommended new and used cars targeted for teen safety. With...
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