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The Car Connection News Feed: The last 2022 models complete this week's new car reviews

The Top Zones - Sat, 06/25/2022 - 11:00
At The Car Connection, we strive to test every new powertrain development, factor in the latest safety ratings, and report on the latest price changes within a model year. Often, we test drive new cars before crash testing is concluded, and other times, automakers delay access to base models or roll out new variants such as the Bronco Raptor we...
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The Car Connection News Feed: New car prices reach record highs, again, and dealers make record profits

The Top Zones - Fri, 06/24/2022 - 15:07
The average transaction price customers have paid for a new car is expected to reach $45,844 this month, according to the latest report from J.D. Power. That's a 14.5% increase from one year ago. At the same time, the constrained supply isn't hurting dealers. Dealer margins on every new car sold is on pace to hit $5,123 profit per unit, the same...
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The Car Connection News Feed: 2022 Nissan Rogue

The Top Zones - Fri, 06/24/2022 - 05:01
What kind of vehicle is the 2022 Nissan Rogue? What does it compare to? The 2022 Nissan Rogue compact crossover SUV seats up to five passengers and competes with bestsellers such as the Toyota RAV4, Honda CR-V, and Ford Escape. Is the 2022 Nissan Rogue a good car? It has moved up slightly in our rankings, with a solid TCC Rating of 6.8 out of 10...
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The Car Connection News Feed: 2023 Honda HR-V vs. 2022 Subaru Crosstrek: Compare Crossovers

The Top Zones - Thu, 06/23/2022 - 12:00
If you want a compact utility vehicle with rugged cues, a little more ride height, and an affordable price—yet with a profile that’s ultimately more carlike than trucklike—the Subaru Outback and Honda HR-V are two great contenders. The Subaru Crosstrek arrived a decade ago, following the success of the Outback Sport. It delivered...
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The Car Connection News Feed: 2022 Volkswagen Jetta

The Top Zones - Thu, 06/23/2022 - 12:00
What kind of vehicle is the 2022 Volkswagen Jetta? What does it compare to? The five-seat Jetta and its sporty GLI counterpart compete in a shrinking but value-loaded compact sedan class along with the Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla, Mazda 3 and other imports. There’s not a bad one in the bunch, and this year the Jetta adds more standard safety...
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The Car Connection News Feed: Honda Ridgeline recalled in states that use road salt

The Top Zones - Wed, 06/22/2022 - 14:33
Older versions of the Honda Ridgeline pickup truck are being recalled for a potential fuel leak caused by road salt de-icing agents, the NHTSA disclosed on Wednesday. In certain states that use road salt to clear roadways of ice, the salt can accumulate with mud and dirt in the rear part of the truck's frame where the fuel tank is located. Over...
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The Car Connection News Feed: 2023 Nissan Leaf costs $28,895, could still be cheaper than Chevy Bolt EV

The Top Zones - Tue, 06/21/2022 - 20:45
The 2023 Nissan Leaf electric car blooms into another model year with a fresh face but only two trim levels down from five last year. The price increases $520 to $28,895 for the base Leaf S, Nissan announced Tuesday. The longer-range 2023 Leaf SV Plus costs $36,895, which is also an increase of $520 over the 2022 Nissan Leaf. The fresh look on the...
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The Car Connection News Feed: Off-road grades: SUV trims muddle the line between off-road intenders and soft-road pretenders

The Top Zones - Tue, 06/21/2022 - 15:30
What separates a crossover from an SUV? In the old days, a body-on-frame design along with a 2-speed transfer case for low gearing used to be the litmus test. Now, except for truck-based full-size SUVs, most vehicles in this most popular segment are based on unibody construction. Yet automakers continue to hark back to those days with trim lines...
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The Car Connection News Feed: 2023 Honda HR-V

The Top Zones - Tue, 06/21/2022 - 13:00
What kind of car is the 2023 Honda HR-V? What does it compare to? The Honda HR-V epitomizes the crossover segment by straddling the style difference between a hatchback and SUV, while prioritizing affordability. The small crossover competes against the Volkswagen Taos, Subaru Crosstrek, and Hyundai Venue. Is the 2023 Honda HR-V a good car? We give...
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The Car Connection News Feed: Jeep Grand Cherokee, Dodge Durango SUVs recalled for rollaway risk

The Top Zones - Mon, 06/20/2022 - 15:07
Certain SUVs produced by the automaker formerly known as Fiat Chrysler Automobiles are being recalled for a false brake reading that may increase the risk of rollaway crashes, the NHTSA disclosed on Monday. The recall encompasses 270,904 SUVs, including the 2018-2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee and 2018-2019 Dodge Durango. A faulty antilock brake circuit...
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The Car Connection News Feed: 2022 Ford Bronco

The Top Zones - Mon, 06/20/2022 - 14:38
What kind of vehicle is the 2022 Ford Bronco? What does it compare to? The 2022 Ford Bronco is an off-road SUV with standard 4x4 capability on a pickup truck frame. Available in two-door or four-door, soft-top or hard-top configurations, the Bronco tries to buck the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon from its off-road throne. Is the 2022 Ford Bronco a good...
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The Car Connection News Feed: 2023 Chevrolet Tahoe

The Top Zones - Mon, 06/20/2022 - 13:54
What kind of vehicle is the 2023 Chevrolet Tahoe? What does it compare to? With the Tahoe, Chevrolet has a big – but not gargantuan – SUV capable of seating as many as nine passengers while towing a hefty trailer. It’s a rival to the Ford Expedition and GMC Yukon. Is the 2023 Chevrolet Tahoe a good SUV? If you can justify its...
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The Car Connection News Feed: Jeep Grand Cherokee, Ram 1500 Ecodiesels recalled for power loss

The Top Zones - Mon, 06/20/2022 - 13:52
Stellantis is recalling 138,645 SUVs and trucks equipped with a 3.0-liter V-6 diesel engine. Dubbed Ecodiesel, the engine has a fuel pump that can block the flow of fuel and lead to power loss while driving, the NHTSA disclosed on Monday. The recall affects the 2014-2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV (that make up about 30,000 of the affected units) and...
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The Car Connection News Feed: 2023 Toyota 4Runner

The Top Zones - Sun, 06/19/2022 - 11:00
What kind of vehicle is the 2023 Toyota 4Runner? What does it compare to? With the 4Runner, Toyota offers a relatively inexpensive and highly capable SUV that emphasizes off-road ability over on-road plushness. The 4Runner squares off against the Ford Bronco and Jeep Wrangler, plus the Honda Passport and Subaru Outback. Is the 2023 Toyota 4Runner...
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The Car Connection News Feed: 2023 Genesis GV60, 2023 Toyota Highlander headline this week's new car reviews

The Top Zones - Sat, 06/18/2022 - 15:30
We spent some time in the 2023 Genesis GV60, the brand's first electric vehicle, and were pleasantly surprised that Hyundai's luxury arm has a another winner. Automakers kept rolling out prices and updates to 2023 models, and the IIHS finished crash-testing 2022 models. Here are the top reviews, previews, and news on The Car Connection this week...
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The Car Connection News Feed: 2023 Chevrolet Trailblazer

The Top Zones - Sat, 06/18/2022 - 12:46
What kind of vehicle is the 2023 Chevrolet Trailblazer? What does it compare to? With the Trailblazer, Chevy has a city-friendly crossover SUV with a relatively low price of entry and expressive styling. It’s a good rival to the Jeep Renegade and Kia Seltos. Is the 2023 Chevrolet Trailblazer a good car/SUV? While refined and stylish, the...
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The Car Connection News Feed: 2023 Chevrolet Bolt EV and EUV

The Top Zones - Fri, 06/17/2022 - 15:59
What kind of vehicle is the 2023 Chevrolet Bolt EV? What does it compare to? What kind of vehicle is the 2023 Chevrolet Bolt EV? What does it compare to? An electric hatchback offered in smaller and larger body styles, the Chevrolet Bolt EV competes against EVs such as the Ford Mustang Mach-E, Tesla Model Y and Model 3, Nissan Leaf, and Hyundai...
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The Car Connection News Feed: 2023 Kia Seltos price increases by $470 to $24,135

The Top Zones - Fri, 06/17/2022 - 15:55
The 2023 Kia Seltos small crossover carries over into the new year with a modest price increase of about $500 and even more modest additions to safety. The entry-level crossover launched for 2021 and offers a taller, roomier alternative to the brand's bestselling Kia Forte. The base LX model with standard all-wheel drive starts the bidding at...
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The Car Connection News Feed: 2022 Audi E-Tron GT

The Top Zones - Thu, 06/16/2022 - 16:05
What kind of vehicle is the 2022 Audi E-Tron GT? What does it compare to? The Audi E-Tron GT is a sleek electric vehicle that doubles as a grand tourer and a performance car. It competes against a range of luxury electrics such as the Porsche Taycan, Tesla Model S, and the forthcoming BMW i4. Is the 2022 Audi E-Tron GT a good car? The E-Tron GT...
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The Car Connection News Feed: Tesla hikes prices again, Model Y starts at $67,190

The Top Zones - Thu, 06/16/2022 - 15:27
Tesla has increased prices again across nearly its entire lineup of electric vehicles. It's the second increase in three months, and at least the seventh price increase since 2020. The last time Tesla increased prices of its electric vehicles, in March 2022, the prices spiked between $2,500 to $12,500. This time, the lower priced models get the...
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