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First drive: 2022 Volkswagen Taos small SUV shows big promise

2022 Volkswagen Taosby Brian Wong Volkswagen has a big gap where a small SUV should go. Filling that gap will be two compact crossover SUVs in the 2022 Taos and the all-electric ID.4. The electric ID.4 goes on sale early next year and is nearly ready to go. The Taos (pronounced like “house”) has a much longer way to go. But VW gave me the keys to a Taos...

2021 Ford F-150 claims best-in-class towing, max payload of light-duty pickup trucks

2021 Ford F-150The 2021 Ford F-150 pickup truck hybrid made headlines when it was announced in June, but its 3.5-liter turbocharged V-6 gets the attention now with a tow rating and payload capacity that tops rivals such as the Ram 1500 and Chevy Silverado, Ford announced Monday. The 400-horsepower 3.5-liter turbo V-6 that makes 500 pound-feet of torque can tow...

2021 Honda Odyssey aces safety tests, Polestar Precept preview: What's New @ The Car Connection

2021 Honda Odyssey2021 Honda Odyssey earns Top Safety Pick+ award The refreshed minivan earns a Top Safety Pick+ award from the IIHS thanks to its ability to withstand and prevent a crash. GM issues stop-sale: 2020 Corvette, 2021 Trailblazer, Buick and Cadillac models recalled Sales of the 2020 Chevy Corvette and several 2021 models from Chevrolet, Buick, and...

2021 Honda Odyssey earns Top Safety Pick+ award

2021 Honda OdysseyThe 2021 Honda Odyssey minivan aced crash tests and excelled at preventing crashes, earning it a Top Safety Pick+ from the IIHS, the agency announced last week. The non-profit funded by the insurance industry also commended the refreshed minivan's headlights and child safety seat hardware. To earn the agency's highest award, the 2021 Honda Odyssey...

2021 Chevrolet Trax

2021 Chevrolet TraxWhat kind of car is the 2021 Chevy Trax? What does it compare to? The 2021 Trax is a small five-door hatchback with available all-wheel drive. Its rivals include the Nissan Kicks, Honda HR-V, and Buick Encore. Is the 2021 Chevy Trax a good car? The 2021 Chevrolet Trax is short on thrills, design flair, and standout features, but it offers an...