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2021 Honda Odyssey driven, 2022 Kia Stinger previewed, electric bus boosts safety: What's New @ The Car Connection

Review update: 2021 Honda Odyssey does not abhor a vacuum The 2021 Honda Odyssey minivan in Elite trim gets tested with the HondaVac no longer offered on 2022 models. 2021 Kia K5 aces crash tests, earns Top Safety Pick+ The 2021 Kia K5 performed well enough in all NHTSA and IIHS crash tests to earn top marks from both agencies. 2021 Volkswagen...

Review update: 2021 Honda Odyssey does not abhor a vacuum

This is the strange case of the 2021 Honda Odyssey minivan. The crime? A missing vacuum cleaner. The culprit? The pandemic. In January, after just five months of sales, Honda pulled the plug on the 2021 Odyssey so it could roll out the 2022 Odyssey. Why so soon? Supply constraints caused the elimination of the HondaVac on the top 2022 Elite trim...

2021 Kia K5 aces crash tests, earns Top Safety Pick+

The 2021 Kia K5 mid-size sedan earned top crash-test ratings from both the NHTSA and the IIHS, and the insurance-industry funded IIHS gave it highest honors with a Top Safety Pick+ award. The redesigned sedan formerly known as the Optima earned five stars in the NHTSA's test cycle despite a four-star front passenger crash rating. That test...

2021 Kia Niro hybrid gets modest price bump to $25,865, plug-in hybrid to $30,765

The 2021 Kia Niro Hybrid and plug-in hybrid get minor upgrades and a minor price increase, the automaker announced Wednesday. New standard features on the efficient small crossover include rear occupant alerts and the standard 8.0-inch touchscreen that cuts the cord with wireless smartphone compatibility. The other upgrades are limited to...

2022 Kia Carnival priced, Audi SQ8 snow tested, Porsche Tacan Cross Turismo previewed: What's New @ The Car Connection

2022 Kia Carnival costs $33,275, or $1,700 more than outgoing Sedona minivan Kia switches the red rocks of Sedona for the Carnival big top, and the change of venue comes with a premium. Honda Ridgeline: Best Pickup Truck To Buy 2021 With a TCC Rating of 7.0 out of 10, the 2021 Honda Ridgeline mid-size pickup truck puts everyday needs over...

2022 Kia Carnival costs $33,275, or $1,700 more than outgoing Sedona minivan

The 2022 Kia Carnival minivan will cost $33,275, including destination, when it arrives at dealers in the second quarter, Kia announced this week. The successor to the 2021 Kia Sedona will cost $1,700 more, but comes loaded with new standard safety and convenience features, a fresh look, and a tony Prestige trim. Sharing a platform with the K5...

Nissan plans Rogue safety update, Aston Martin AMR21 revealed, Volvo's electric path: What's New @ The Car Connection

Nissan pledges to update 2021 Rogue that fared poorly in NHTSA crash test New crossover SUV gets a rare two-star rating for passenger-side impact protection, but Nissan promised to update the poorly performing vehicles. First drive: 2021 Honda Ridgeline bridges crossover comfort with pickup truck capability The 2021 Honda Ridgeline's unibody...

First drive: 2021 Honda Ridgeline bridges crossover comfort with pickup truck capability

It feels like the Honda Ridgeline always has something to prove. The mid-size pickup truck rides on a unibody car platform that buffer trucks might shame as soft, even though that’s what makes it so good. I see you, Ridgeline, and I hear the imposter syndrome, but understand this: you are enough, you belong, and you are great. The refreshed...

2021 Cadillac Escalade vs. 2021 Lincoln Navigator: Compare SUVs

Cadillac’s latest Escalade comes out swinging this year with a wall of OLED screens, proven V-8 power, and a fancy air suspension system. Is this all enough to knock the luxurious Lincoln Navigator from its American SUV throne? The difference comes down to how you want your luxury full-size SUV to coddle you. While the 2021 Lincoln Navigator...

2021 Lexus RX safety downgraded, Aston Martin soldiers ahead, Volvo launches C40 EV: What's New @ The Car Connection

NHTSA downgrades 2021 Lexus RX 350 crash-test rating A change to the airbags in the 2021 Lexus RX has prompted the luxury brand's first four-star federal NCAP rating since 2016. 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander starts at $26,990, peaks at $37,640 The revamped Outlander gets a value-packed base price and a sterling warranty to go with its rugged looks...

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