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The Car Connection News Feed: 2023 Genesis GV60 vs 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5: Compare Electric Cars

The Top Zones - Thu, 06/16/2022 - 12:00
I expected the 2023 Genesis GV60 to be the brand’s first crossover dud. Instead, Genesis keeps undermining established luxury brands with arresting style, breathtaking acceleration, and a loaded standard feature set that marinates into that most delicious oxymoron—a luxury value. It almost seems unfair. The 2022 GV70 compact crossover...
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The Car Connection News Feed: 2022 Volkswagen Golf

The Top Zones - Wed, 06/15/2022 - 16:30
What kind of car is the 2022 Volkswagen GTI? What does it compare to? The more pedestrian versions of the Golf have disappeared from the U.S. market for 2022, leaving only the performance oriented GTI and Golf R to carry the torch. Both of those cars get a full redesign for 2022 and compete against the performance versions of other compact...
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The Car Connection News Feed: 2022 Volkswagen Golf R, GTI earn highest safety ratings

The Top Zones - Wed, 06/15/2022 - 15:30
The redesigned 2022 Volkswagen Golf earns the highest safety awards bestowed by the IIHS, the insurance-industry funded non-profit announced Wednesday. The two sporty iterations of the Golf sold in the U.S., the GTI and Golf R, aced all six of the crash tests conducted by the IIHS. Both of the hatchbacks come well equipped with standard...
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The Car Connection News Feed: Ford recalls nearly 3 million cars for rollaway risk

The Top Zones - Wed, 06/15/2022 - 12:28
Ford will recall 2,952,968 vehicles for a shifter issue that could slip a car out of Park and let the vehicle roll away without the driver's knowledge, the NHTSA disclosed Wednesday. A damaged or missing bushing that attaches the shift cable to the transmission may degrade or detach, Ford revealed in documents filed to the NHTSA. The damaged...
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The Car Connection News Feed: 2023 Genesis GV60

The Top Zones - Wed, 06/15/2022 - 11:00
What kind of vehicle is the 2023 Genesis GV60? What does it compare to? The Genesis GV60 is an all-electric, compact luxury SUV that is brand new for 2023. It competes against a growing field that for now includes the Tesla Model Y and Volvo XC40/C40, as well as the Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Kia EV6, which share a platform with the GV60. Is the 2023...
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The Car Connection News Feed: 2022 Jeep Compass

The Top Zones - Tue, 06/14/2022 - 16:00
What kind of vehicle is the 2022 Jeep Compass? What does it compare to? The 2022 Jeep Compass is a five-seat crossover SUV slotting between the slightly smaller Renegade and larger Cherokee. Its rivals include small crossovers such as the Subaru Crosstrek, Hyundai Kona, and Kia Seltos. Is the 2022 Jeep Compass a good car? The coarse powertrain is...
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The Car Connection News Feed: 2023 Toyota Highlander preview

The Top Zones - Tue, 06/14/2022 - 15:25
What kind of car is the 2023 Toyota Highlander? What does it compare to? The 2023 Highlander handles minivan duty in SUV form, and the available hybrid is one of the most efficient 8-person vehicles without a plug. Large but not really lovely, the flexible family hauler competes against a congress of three-row models, ranging from the lovely Kia...
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The Car Connection News Feed: 2023 Subaru Ascent SUV refreshed with new lights, upgraded tech

The Top Zones - Tue, 06/14/2022 - 15:06
The 2023 Subaru Ascent three-row SUV climbs into the new year with revised front and rear ends, wireless smartphone connectivity, and improved safety technology, Subaru announced Tuesday. Competing with family haulers that eschew sliding doors for SUV style, the refreshed Ascent faces off against recently updated models ranging from the 2023...
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The Car Connection News Feed: First drive: 2023 Toyota BZ4X eases the shift to electric cars

The Top Zones - Mon, 06/13/2022 - 12:00
The 2023 Toyota BZ4X electric crossover eschews cliches. It is not a game changer, nor is it a paradigm shifter or envelope pusher. It’s not revolutionary, evolutionary, or rugged. It is the BZ4X, a bad name for a good car that eases Toyota fans into full electric power, though it comes at the expense of freshness. The BZ part of the name...
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The Car Connection News Feed: 2023 Toyota Sequoia, Nissan Altima headline this week's new car reviews

The Top Zones - Sat, 06/11/2022 - 11:00
We took a spin on and off-road in the new 2023 Toyota Sequoia, the first redesign of the full-size SUV in 15 years. We also caught up with 2022 models delayed due to supply shortages, such as the Lincoln Corsair PHEV and the Hyundai Elantra N. In short, it's been a fun week. Here's what else moved us: 2023 Toyota Sequoia review With a strong but...
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The Car Connection News Feed: 2023 Subaru Crosstrek costs $1,300 more despite no changes

The Top Zones - Fri, 06/10/2022 - 12:00
The 2023 Subaru Crosstrek carries over most everything from last year, except for a new Special Edition and a price increase of $1,300 across the board, Subaru announced Thursday. This year, the small crossover SUV costs $24,870, including a $1,225 destination fee, and the price stretches to $38,070 for the Crosstrek plug-in hybrid. A moonroof...
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The Car Connection News Feed: 2023 Kia Soul

The Top Zones - Fri, 06/10/2022 - 11:00
What kind of car is the 2023 Kia Soul? What does it compare to? The spacey five-seat Soul brings a dash of style to a class of efficient and affordable hatchbacks that include the Nissan Kicks, Hyundai Venue, and Toyota C-HR. Is the 2023 Kia Soul a good car? Its good scores for styling and features offset a poorer showing in safety, for a TCC...
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The Car Connection News Feed: 2023 Nissan Altima

The Top Zones - Thu, 06/09/2022 - 11:00
What kind of car is the 2023 Nissan Altima? What does it compare to? It’s a four-door, five-seat sedan that squares off against perennial favorites like the Toyota Camry, Hyundai Sonata, and Honda Accord. Is the 2023 Nissan Altima a good car? In terms of safety and value, it has few peers. Performance is mild, and a thrifty base model...
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The Car Connection News Feed: 2023 Toyota Sequoia

The Top Zones - Wed, 06/08/2022 - 11:00
What kind of vehicle is the 2023 Toyota Sequoia? What does it compare to? The 2023 Toyota Sequoia is a full-size SUV that shares its hybrid powertrain with the Toyota Tundra full-size pickup truck. Last redesigned in 2008, the Sequoia represents the largest passenger vehicle in the Toyota family and competes with other large three-row SUVs such as...
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The Car Connection News Feed: 2022 Hyundai Elantra

The Top Zones - Tue, 06/07/2022 - 22:00
What kind of car is the 2022 Hyundai Elantra? What does it compare to? The 2022 Hyundai Elantra compact four-door casts a long styling shadow over rivals like the Toyota Corolla and Mazda 3. It’s brash on the outside, underbaked inside, but has a welter of powertrain choices that include a fun Hybrid with stellar EPA ratings and an N model...
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The Car Connection News Feed: 2022 Lincoln Corsair

The Top Zones - Tue, 06/07/2022 - 18:01
What kind of car is the 2022 Lincoln Corsair? What does it compare to? The 2022 Corsair packs its compact crossover body with luxurious style and features, and brings plug-in hybrid power to play this year, too. It rivals vehicles like the BMW X3 and Acura RDX. Is the 2022 Lincoln Corsair a good car? For its quiet ride, cargo space, and front-seat...
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The Car Connection News Feed: Redesigned 2023 Honda HR-V starts at $24,895

The Top Zones - Tue, 06/07/2022 - 15:00
The 2023 Honda HR-V small crossover arrives with a new engine, a more sophisticated look, a roomier interior, and a vibe like the Honda Civic. The upgrades on the subcompact crossover SUV come at a cost of nearly $2,000 more than the outgoing model. The base LX costs $24,895 (including a $1,245 destination charge), Honda announced Tuesday. The...
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The Car Connection News Feed: What is the most affordable electric car? 2023 Chevrolet Bolt at $26,595

The Top Zones - Mon, 06/06/2022 - 15:26
GM cut the price of the 2023 Chevrolet Bolt electric car by up to $6,300, the automaker announced last week. The $26,595 starting price, including destination, for the base Bolt EV 1LT is $5,900 less than last year, and makes the Bolt EV to the most affordable electric car on sale today. The larger 2023 Bolt EUV costs $28,195, down from $34,495...
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The Car Connection News Feed: 2022 Toyota Tacoma

The Top Zones - Mon, 06/06/2022 - 12:51
What kind of vehicle is the 2022 Toyota Tacoma? What does it compare to? The Tacoma is a popular mid-size pickup truck, and it squares off against the Nissan Frontier, Ford Ranger,and Jeep Gladiator. Is the 2022 Toyota Tacoma a good car/SUV? The Tacoma may be the top-selling mid-size truck in the U.S., but that doesn’t make it the best at...
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The Car Connection News Feed: Toyota, Lexus, and Mercedes dominate this week's new car news

The Top Zones - Sun, 06/05/2022 - 15:30
New cars are coming fast and furious for the 2023 model year. This week, Toyota launched a refreshed Corolla, a new Corolla Cross Hybrid, and the redesigned 2023 Lexus RX. Mercedes stayed busy showing off the breadth of its lineup with the 2023 GLC-Class luxury crossover and the latest electric EQ model, the 2023 EQS three-row SUV. Just like the...
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