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New 2021 Mazda 3 compact car upgrades to three available engines

The 2021 Mazda 3 compact car will offer three available engines when it goes on sale, including a new entry-level inline-4. Following the news of the return of a larger turbocharged engine, Mazda revealed a smaller 155-horsepower 2.0-liter inline-4 to complement the 2.5-liter engines available in the sedan and hatchback, the automaker announced...

2021 Toyota 4Runner updated, Lambo Sian roadster previewed, RAV4 Prime marked up: What's New @ The Car Connection

2021 Toyota 4Runner updated, Trail editions return, and TRD Pros get spacey The 2021 Toyota 4Runner will get sharper eyes, fleeter feet, a new edition, and a fresh paint job in a bid to keep the aging SUV fresh. Another small car goes boom; Chevy Sonic won't return Chevrolet will shelve the slow-selling Sonic after the 2020 model year, the...

2021 Toyota 4Runner updated, Trail editions return, and TRD Pros get spacey

The 2021 Toyota 4Runner will get sharper eyes, fleeter feet, a new edition, and a fresh paint job in a bid to keep the aging SUV fresh. Those changes also will include a new Lunar Rock color across the TRD Pro off-road lineup and the return of the Trail edition to the Tacoma and Tundra pickups, as well as to the 2021 4Runner, Toyota announced...

Another small car goes boom; Chevy Sonic won't return

Chevrolet will shelve the slow-selling Sonic after the 2020 model year, the automaker confirmed this week. The small compact will make way at the automaker's Orion Township plant for an electric vehicle that Chevy plans to produce next year, according to a spokesman for Chevy. Dealers were notified last month that the Sonic wouldn't return and...

2021 Corvette stays under $60,000 and earns its racing stripes

The 2021 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray has the same starting price of $59,995 as when the redesigned C8 mid-engine Vette launched for 2020. The 2021 Corvette convertible also stays the same at $67,495, including destination, the automaker announced Wednesday. For the same price as 2020, the 2021 mid-engine Vette comes with a bit more standard...

2021 Mazda 3 turbo returns, 2021 Elantra N Line preview, Audi Q4 E-Tron preview: What's New @ The Car Connection

2021 Mazda 3 spins out a turbocharged all-wheel-drive compact contender The available engine will make up to 250 horsepower and 320 pound-feet of torque and boost the Mazda 3's performance potential. What's New for 2021: Audi After a robust 2020 that starred performance crossover SUVs and wagons such as the RS6 Avant, Audi turns its attention to...

2021 Mazda 3 spins out a turbocharged all-wheel-drive compact contender

It's been a long time coming, but a turbocharger finally returns to the Mazda 3. Just don't call it a Mazdaspeed 3. The 2021 Mazda 3 2.5 Turbo makes 250 horsepower and 320 pound-feet of torque from its 2.5-liter turbo-4 with 93 octane gas, the automaker announced Wednesday. The torque-rich engine doesn't match the 263-hp Mazdaspeed 3 that was...

What's New for 2021: Audi

After a robust 2020 that starred performance crossover SUVs and wagons such as the RS6 Avant, Audi turns its attention to updated volume models such as the Q5 crossover and A3 compact sedan for 2021. Volkswagen's luxury brand also continues to enhance its standard safety equipment and advanced driver-assistance systems across the lineup. The core...

Kia Telluride can't keep up, 2020 Polaris Slingshot review, 2021 RAV4 Prime compared: What's New @ The Car Connection

Kia has a problem: It can't build the Telluride fast enough Consumers might be willing to wait five to six months for a $200,000 supercar from Europe, but are they willing to wait that long for a Kia SUV? 2021 Kia K5 sedan starts at $24,455, up $100 from outgoing Optima The replacement for the Kia Optima arrives for the 2021 model year with only a...

2021 Kia K5 sedan starts at $24,455, up $100 from outgoing Optima

The name may be new, but the price is relatively familiar. The 2021 Kia K5 sedan that's arriving in dealers now costs at least $24,455, including mandatory destination charges, the automaker announced Tuesday. That's $100 more than the base version of the 2020 Kia Optima and $120 less than the related 2020 Hyundai Sonata sedan. The 2021 K5 will be...

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