Category: Auto

  • 2024 Mercedes-Benz GLS 580 coddles the family

    2024 Mercedes-Benz GLS 580 coddles the family

    If there’s one vehicle my children begged, and wished, we were taking on a road trip to the lake it’s the Mercedes-Benz GLS three-row SUV. The 2024 Mercedes-Benz GLS has a segment-leading TCC Rating of 7.2 out of 10 for a host of reasons, ranging from its comfortable cabin to its terrific powertrain lineup. Dads…

  • 2024 Kia EV9 remains a winner

    2024 Kia EV9 remains a winner

    Consumers looking for a three-row crossover SUV for the family will struggle to top the 2024 Kia EV9. The EV9 electric SUV took top honors this year and was named The Car Connection Best Car To Buy 2024 and Best Family Car To Buy 2024. Months later, I have no regrets about the way we…

  • 2024 Genesis G70 retains sport sedan value

    2024 Genesis G70 retains sport sedan value

    Enthusiasts feeling like BMW has lost its way can take comfort in knowing Genesis seemingly remains committed to the compact sport sedan cause and at a value to boot. The 2024 Genesis G70 may have a lower TCC Rating of 6.5 out of 10 than the BMW 3-Series’ 7.2 out of 10 rating, but it…

  • 2025 Subaru Forester, Hyundai Sonata top this week’s reviews

    2025 Subaru Forester, Hyundai Sonata top this week’s reviews

    Happy Mother’s Day! We won’t bother with a nonsensical Best Cars for Mom list, but we wish that your flowers are in bloom, your brunches are mimosaed, and your loved ones are loved. This week we hunkered down and dug deep on a few of the most popular new cars sold, and looked into why…

  • Kia, Hyundai sedans top most stolen car list of 2023

    Kia, Hyundai sedans top most stolen car list of 2023

    For the first time in a long time, Kia and Hyundai sedans outpaced full-size trucks as the most stolen vehicles in America, according to an annual report released Thursday by the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB). The Hyundai Elantra, Hyundai Sonata, and Kia Optima took the top three spots for the most stolen vehicles in…

  • 2024 Chevrolet Trailblazer aims for all-weather value

    2024 Chevrolet Trailblazer aims for all-weather value

    Car shoppers looking for a cost-conscious small crossover SUV with all-wheel drive shouldn’t sleep on the latest Chevy Trailblazer. Checking in after a light design nip and technology tuck for 2024 with a TCC Rating of 5.8 out of 10, the 2024 Chevrolet Trailblazer wins with a spunky turbo-3, surprisingly roomy interior, and great tech…

  • 2024 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport takes two steps forward, one back

    2024 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport takes two steps forward, one back

    Volkswagen is its own worst enemy.  The automaker gave the three-row Atlas and two-row Atlas Cross Sport a refresh that enhances the duo with better materials, a gem of a new engine, and kept all the wonderful stretch-out space. This all improved the Atlas’ TCC Rating from 5.8 out of 10 to a very competitive…

  • 2024 Nissan Sentra recalled for potential loss of drive power

    2024 Nissan Sentra recalled for potential loss of drive power

    The 2024 Nissan Sentra compact sedan is being recalled for a missing clip that can result in a loss of engine power while the car is being driven, the NHTSA disclosed Monday.  The issue pertains to the driver’s side front driveshaft on the front-wheel drive sedan. It may not be properly connected with the continuously…

  • Updated 2025 Genesis GV80 costs $59,050, Coupe price unknown

    Updated 2025 Genesis GV80 costs $59,050, Coupe price unknown

    The refreshed 2025 Genesis GV80 SUV arrives with a new dash display, a new Coupe model, and a new starting price of $59,050, including a $1,350 destination fee, Hyundai’s luxury brand announced Friday.  That’s only about a $400 increase from the 2024 Genesis GV80, but it factors in modest updates to the front fascia and…

  • Ford recalls 242,000 Maverick pickups for bum taillights

    Ford recalls 242,000 Maverick pickups for bum taillights

    The 2022-2024 Ford Maverick small pickup truck is being recalled for taillights that may not illuminate at night, the NHTSA disclosed on Monday.  The brake lights and turn signals still illuminate, but the control module might read the currents wrong and inadvertently deactivate the taillights while the truck is being driven. It’s possible the module…