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The Car Connection News Feed: 2023 Toyota Camry

The Top Zones - Mon, 05/16/2022 - 11:00
What kind of vehicle is the 2023 Toyota Camry? What does it compare to? The Toyota Camry is a popular mid-size sedan that has been surpassed on freshness and technology by rivals such as the Honda Accord, Hyundai Sonata, and Kia K5. Is the 2023 Toyota Camry a good car? America’s bestselling sedan still puts up a fight against more popular...
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The Car Connection News Feed: 2022 BMW 2-Series

The Top Zones - Sun, 05/15/2022 - 11:00
What kind of car is the 2022 BMW 2-Series? What does it compare to? The 2022 BMW 2-Series is a performance-oriented luxury coupe that emphasizes driving fun and handling. It competes against other small performance cars such as the Mercedes-Benz A-Class, Audi A3, Lexus RC, and Porsche 718 Cayman. Is the 2022 BMW 2-Series a good car? The 2-Series...
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The Car Connection News Feed: 2022 Chevrolet Silverado, 2023 Toyota Venza top this week's new car reviews

The Top Zones - Sat, 05/14/2022 - 11:00
The 2023 model year rolls out from automakers toward dealerships in earnest, but supply remains constrained even as automakers prep their latest models with the newest technology. We spanned both model years this week, finally getting in an updated 2022 Chevrolet Silverado (not the carryover 2022 Silverado LTD) with a much needed refresh inside...
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The Car Connection News Feed: Hyundai Sonata recalled again for fuel leak risk

The Top Zones - Fri, 05/13/2022 - 14:46
Hyundai is recalling certain 2013-2014 Sonata mid-size sedans for a potential fuel hose leak that can increase the risk of a fire, the NHTSA disclosed this week. The 2013-2014 Sonata and 2013-2014 Kia Optima had previously been recalled for a fuel hose that can crack prematurely and leak fuel. The tape and zip-tie remedy for those earlier recalls...
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The Car Connection News Feed: Mercedes issues sweeping recall, urges owners to stop driving

The Top Zones - Thu, 05/12/2022 - 16:01
Mercedes-Benz is urging customers of certain older crossovers to stop driving due a to corroded brake booster that could cause the brakes to fail, the automaker announced Thursday. The request and corresponding recall applies to 292,287 ML-, GL-, and R-Class crossovers and SUVs from the 2006-2012 model years. Recalls are common, but urging...
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The Car Connection News Feed: 2023 Toyota Venza preview

The Top Zones - Thu, 05/12/2022 - 16:00
What kind of car is the 2023 Toyota Venza? What does it compare to? The hybrid Venza compact crossover seats five people and is half a foot longer but no roomier than the related Toyota RAV4. The Venza rivals mid-size crossovers such as the Honda Passport and Chevy Blazer, as well as larger compact crossovers such as the Kia Sportage and...
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The Car Connection News Feed: 2022 Subaru Forester, Toyota Corolla Cross earn Top Safety Pick+ nods

The Top Zones - Thu, 05/12/2022 - 14:00
The 2022 Subaru Forester joins the 2022 Toyota Corolla Cross and 2022 Toyota RAV4 Prime as the latest crossovers to earn a Top Safety Pick+ award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the insurance-industry funded nonprofit announced Thursday. The refreshed Forester once again aced the toughest safety and crash-test criteria in the...
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The Car Connection News Feed: 2022 Toyota Corolla Cross

The Top Zones - Thu, 05/12/2022 - 12:45
What kind of car is the 2022 Toyota Corolla Cross? What does it compare to? The Corolla Cross is the newest, smallest Toyota crossover to sport available all-wheel drive. Larger than the front-wheel-drive Toyota C-HR and taller than the Corolla sedan that lends its name to the effort, the 2022 Corolla Cross also borrows its looks from another...
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The Car Connection News Feed: 2023 Toyota Highlander subs out V-6 for new turbo-4

The Top Zones - Wed, 05/11/2022 - 15:41
The 2023 Toyota Highlander SUV arrives with a smaller but more potent engine, Toyota announced Wednesday. Top trims also come with more standard features and screens. All gas versions of the three-row SUV will be powered by a 2.4-liter turbo-4 engine instead of the outgoing 3.5-liter V-6. The forced induction helps make 265 hp and 309 lb-ft of...
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The Car Connection News Feed: 2023 Land Rover Range Rover Sport

The Top Zones - Tue, 05/10/2022 - 18:00
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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The Car Connection News Feed: 2023 Honda Odyssey: Price increases to $38,635, new Sport trim revs up minivan

The Top Zones - Tue, 05/10/2022 - 15:56
The 2023 Honda Odyssey minivan will cost at least $700 more than the 2022 model, but it will include two years or 24,000 miles of factory scheduled maintenance called Honda Service Pass, Honda announced Tuesday. A new Sport trim shakes up the lineup as well. The base LX model will no longer be offered in 2023. Instead, the EX starts the Odyssey at...
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The Car Connection News Feed: 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

The Top Zones - Tue, 05/10/2022 - 11:30
What kind of vehicle is the 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500? What does it compare to? The 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 full-size pickup truck vies for king of the trucking hill with the bestselling Ford F-150, comfortable Ram 1500, redesigned Toyota Tundra, and value-oriented Nissan Titan. Is the 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 a good truck? Redesigned for...
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The Car Connection News Feed: Test drive: 2022 Subaru Forester Wilderness reports for adventure duty

The Top Zones - Mon, 05/09/2022 - 15:22
Subaru’s embracing its adventure-ready marketing to new heights. Literally. It just lifted its second model. The refreshed 2022 Subaru Forester arrives with a new Wilderness model that applies the lifted right height, all-terrain tires, body cladding, and adventure-ready interior to a smaller package. We’ve seen this before on the 2022...
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The Car Connection News Feed: 2023 Kia Sportage, Toyota BZ4X headlines this week's new car reviews

The Top Zones - Sun, 05/08/2022 - 14:00
The 2023 model year ramps up with Toyota's first dedicated electric vehicle and Kia's first hybrid iteration of its bestselling Kia Sportage. Here's what else moved us this week. 2023 Kia Sportage review The Sportage sizes up for 2023, with sharper, more futuristic styling, a hybrid model, and new rugged X-Pro trims. It earns a TCC Rating of 7.0...
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The Car Connection News Feed: Catalytic converter theft explodes, pickups and hybrids likely targets

The Top Zones - Fri, 05/06/2022 - 15:18
Thieves want your catalytic converters at alarming rates. Claims of catalytic converter theft increased more than 1,200% from 2019 to 2021, according to the most recent data from the National Insurance Crime Bureau as reported by Carfax. In 2021, there were 52,206 reported catalytic converter thefts versus 3,969 thefts in 2019. The number could be...
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The Car Connection News Feed: 2022 Toyota RAV4 vs. 2022 Subaru Forester: Compare Crossover SUVs

The Top Zones - Fri, 05/06/2022 - 14:19
When the pavement stops and the gravel begins, which crossover SUV are you going to want to be in, the 2022 Toyota RAV4 or the 2022 Subaru Forester? On paper, and in reality, these two fierce crossover SUV competitors stack up to be nearly equal in many ways. With the 2022 Subaru Forester’s TCC Rating of 6.8 out of 10 inching ahead of the...
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The Car Connection News Feed: Test drive: 2023 Kia Sportage X-Pro handles off-road better than on road

The Top Zones - Thu, 05/05/2022 - 15:55
The redesigned 2023 Kia Sportage can be had as an efficient hybrid, an off-road hustler, an inexpensive commuter, or a forthcoming plug-in hybrid. But it can’t be all things at once, and Kia’s three powertrain options and seven trim levels reflect the limitations of choice. At the top of the fifth generation’s lineup are three...
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The Car Connection News Feed: 2023 Toyota BZ4X

The Top Zones - Thu, 05/05/2022 - 11:00
What kind of car is the 2023 Toyota BZ4X? What does it compare to? The 2023 Toyota BZ4X is a fully electric SUV that offers more than 250 miles of range in some versions, seating for five, available all-wheel drive, and the ground clearance for modest off-roading. Alternatives include the Volkswagen ID.4, Hyundai Ioniq 5, Kia EV6, Tesla Model Y...
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The Car Connection News Feed: Kia stirs more fun into funky 2023 Soul

The Top Zones - Wed, 05/04/2022 - 17:16
The refreshed 2023 Kia Soul adds more fun to the funky small crossover with the boxed ends. A new front fascia, vibrant new colors, a simplified lineup, and more available safety and convenience features grace the 2023 Soul, Kia announced Wednesday. Originally launched in 2009 and last redesigned for the 2020 model year, the Soul's hallmark shape...
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The Car Connection News Feed: Volvo electrifies entire 2023 lineup, updates XC40 small crossover

The Top Zones - Wed, 05/04/2022 - 15:33
Volvo's promise to electrify its entire lineup begins with the 2023 model year, the automaker announced Wednesday. The last model to get Volvo's mild-hybrid powertrain was the XC40 small crossover that gets other mild updates for 2023. The all-electric XC40 Recharge receives some updates as well. The base powertrain is a 2.0-liter turbo-4 with a...
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