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The Car Connection News Feed: 2023 Subaru Outback gets updated styling, improved smartphone integration, more safety features

The Top Zones - Wed, 04/13/2022 - 16:10
Subaru unveiled a refreshed 2023 Outback at the 2022 New York International Auto Show and though its new face will garner much of the attention, the upgrades inside and to the safety features are the most significant. The updated look will be worn across six of the Outback’s seven trim levels (Base, Premium, Onyx Edition, Limited, and...
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The Car Connection News Feed: 2023 Kia Niro preview

The Top Zones - Wed, 04/13/2022 - 14:10
What kind of vehicle is the 2023 Kia Niro? What does it compare to? The redesigned 2023 Kia Niro is a hatchback marketed as a small crossover that seats five in a pinch. Sold as a hybrid, plug-in hybrid, or battery electric vehicle, the Niro offers an efficient powertrain for customers all along the green spectrum. The related Hyundai Ioniq no...
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The Car Connection News Feed: 2023 Kia Telluride

The Top Zones - Wed, 04/13/2022 - 14:10
What kind of vehicle is the 2023 Kia Telluride? What does it compare to? The 2023 Kia Telluride three-row crossover SUV seats up to eight passengers in minivan-like comfort but with the alluring design of a muscular SUV. Is the 2023 Kia Telluride a good SUV? A perennial Best Car To Buy winner since it launched for 2020, the Telluride balances...
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The Car Connection News Feed: 2023 Hyundai Palisade preview

The Top Zones - Wed, 04/13/2022 - 13:45
What kind of vehicle is the 2023 Hyundai Palisade? What does it compare to? Hyundai’s largest vehicle, the 2023 Palisade gets its first major update since its winning launch into the three-row SUV segment in 2020. It competes against the Kia Telluride, Honda Pilot, Toyota Highlander, Ford Explorer and many, many other three-row family...
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The Car Connection News Feed: Larger 2023 Wagoneer L and Grand Wagoneer L models debut with smaller 6-cylinder engines

The Top Zones - Wed, 04/13/2022 - 04:23
Jeep on Wednesday took the wraps off of two new variants of its Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer full-size SUVs that stretch out its largest vehicle even more. Debuting at the 2022 New York International Auto Show, the 2023 Wagoneer L and Grand Wagoneer L three-row SUVs extend the body-on-frame body by a foot in length for more cargo room. Though...
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The Car Connection News Feed: 2023 BMW X7

The Top Zones - Tue, 04/12/2022 - 23:36
What kind of vehicle is the 2023 BMW X7? What does it compare to? The BMW X7 is a luxury three-row SUV equaling the features and amenities found in the 7-Series sedan flagship. BMW’s largest vehicle competes with large luxury SUVs such as the Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class, Audi Q7, and the Land Rover Range Rover. Is the 2023 BMW X7 a good SUV? We...
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The Car Connection News Feed: 2023 Nissan Pathfinder SUV levels up with off-road Rock Creek grade

The Top Zones - Tue, 04/12/2022 - 20:29
Nissan on Tuesday announced the return of its rugged Rock Creek grade to the Nissan Pathfinder three-row SUV. Redesigned for 2022, the SUV embraces more off-road capability and a more outdoorsy look with the 2023 Pathfinder Rock Creek trim. With its shift last year from a CVT to a 9-speed automatic transmission, the Pathfinder boasted better...
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The Car Connection News Feed: 2023 Nissan Leaf sprouts a new look and pared down lineup

The Top Zones - Tue, 04/12/2022 - 15:45
The 2023 Nissan Leaf blooms into another model year, with a freshened face but a model line pared down to just two trims from five last year, Nissan announced Tuesday in advance of the New York International Auto Show. The changes are mostly cosmetic, with a blacked-out front fascia instead of the chrome wings of its predecessor. Nissan...
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The Car Connection News Feed: Test drive: 2022 Ford Maverick right sizes the pickup truck

The Top Zones - Tue, 04/12/2022 - 12:00
To this day I still remember riding in the back of my buddy’s dad’s red 1980’s Ford Ranger with the red interior. Even as a kid those back seats were small with little to no leg room. Compact pickup trucks used to dot America’s roadways, but they mostly disappeared from showrooms over the last few decades. With the arrival...
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The Car Connection News Feed: 2022 Jeep Wagoneer vs. 2022 Chevrolet Tahoe: Compare SUVs

The Top Zones - Mon, 04/11/2022 - 12:00
It took much longer than it should’ve but Jeep has finally entered the battle of the behemoths, and the off-road brand went big with the Wagoneer. The 2022 Jeep Wagoneer and 2022 Chevrolet Tahoe strike right at the heart of the full-size SUV market with large footprints, hulking exteriors, and cavernous interiors fit for a large family. With...
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The Car Connection News Feed: 2023 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross

The Top Zones - Sun, 04/10/2022 - 11:00
What kind of vehicle is the 2023 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross? What does it compare to? The Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is a small crossover with more interior space than many subcompact rivals. It vies for sales with other entry-level crossovers such as the Kia Seltos, Hyundai Kona, and Nissan Rogue Sport. Is the 2023 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross a good...
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The Car Connection News Feed: What's New for 2022: Volvo

The Top Zones - Fri, 04/08/2022 - 15:30
The biggest news for Volvo in the 2022 model year can't be considered news given the brand's long-lasting reputation for safety. The Swedish brand backed by a Chinese multinational earned 13 IIHS Top Safety Pick+ awards, which many consider to be the most rigorous safety recognition bestowed in the U.S. Every model tested earned the designation...
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The Car Connection News Feed: 2022 Top Safety Pick awards: Volvo, Genesis ace IIHS tests

The Top Zones - Fri, 04/08/2022 - 04:01
For the 2022 model year, more automakers built their cars to better withstand and avoid crashes, according to the latest ratings announced Thursday by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. A total of 69 models earned a 2022 Top Safety Pick+ designation, which is considered the most rigorous independent safety rating in the automotive...
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The Car Connection News Feed: What's New for 2022: Chevrolet

The Top Zones - Thu, 04/07/2022 - 15:00
Chevy sits at a crossroad for the 2022 model year. One avenue stretches into the future with an electric 2024 Silverado and an electric Equinox compact crossover. The other spans into the past to honor performance icons such as the Chevrolet Corvette and Camaro, as well as killing off what was once new with the discontinuation of its most...
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The Car Connection News Feed: Test drive: 2022 Subaru WRX matures into a righteous punk

The Top Zones - Wed, 04/06/2022 - 13:47
The last time I drove the Subaru WRX, in 2017, I complained that it was too loud and I was too old. Something has changed. And it’s not me getting younger. In my week of driving it around town and on the highway, the redesigned 2022 Subaru WRX was never too loud, too stiff, or too cranky, even when I was. It was a pleasure to drive, which is...
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The Car Connection News Feed: GM, Honda partner to make "millions" of affordable electric SUVs by 2027

The Top Zones - Tue, 04/05/2022 - 14:54
GM and Honda have deepened their partnership to develop electric vehicle, with "millions" of affordable crossover SUVs to go on sale as early as 2027, the automakers said in a joint press conference on Tuesday. "By working together, we’ll put people all over the world into EVs faster than either company could achieve on its own,” GM...
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The Car Connection News Feed: 2022 Kia Stinger vs 2022 Genesis G70: Compare Cars

The Top Zones - Tue, 04/05/2022 - 11:00
Two of the more compelling sedans performing under the radar this year continue to be the Kia Stinger and Genesis G70. The related rear-wheel-drive cars offer unassuming but impressive performance at a relative value, and with a warranty and standard feature set that’s far better than other premium or entry-level luxury vehicles. Crafted by...
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The Car Connection News Feed: Redesigned 2023 Honda HR-V kicks off brand's SUV overhaul

The Top Zones - Mon, 04/04/2022 - 13:00
Honda revealed the latest design of the 2023 HR-V subcompact crossover SUV on Monday. The smallest crossover in Honda's lineup presages the forthcoming redesigns of the 2023 Pilot and 2023 CR-V, which are Honda's bestselling SUVs. Details were scant, with Honda revealing only what the second-generation HR-V will look like when it launches this...
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The Car Connection News Feed: GM recalls 680,000 Chevy Equinox, GMC Terrain SUVs for faulty windshield wipers

The Top Zones - Mon, 04/04/2022 - 12:58
General Motors is recalling the 2014-2015 Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain compact crossovers for windshield wipers that inadvertently stop wiping, the NHTSA disclosed Monday. The ball joints in the front wiper modules can corrode and wear down to the point where the ball joint separates from the socket during operation, rendering the wiper arm...
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The Car Connection News Feed: 2022 Genesis G70

The Top Zones - Mon, 04/04/2022 - 11:00
What kind of car is the 2022 Genesis G70? What does it compare to? The 2022 Genesis G70 sedan seats five. It wears a luxury badge and cops to it with luxury features and lots of technology. It’s a legitimate rival for the Mercedes C-Class and BMW 3-Series, more so than dated competition like the Lexus IS and Cadillac CT4. Is the 2022 Genesis...
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