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2022 Lexus ES upgrades standard features, adds touchscreen

2022 Lexus ESThe refreshed 2022 Lexus ES mid-size sedan will come with more standard safety features, a revised infotainment interface, and some minor cosmetic and suspension upgrades when it goes on sale this fall, Lexus announced this week at the Shanghai auto show. The 2022 ES gets standard LED headlights, new wheel designs, and a new mesh pattern on the...

Review update: 2021 Mazda CX-30 Turbo balances sport and utility

2021 Mazda CX-30Size matters. Especially with small crossovers. Their popularity has motivated car makers to offer two or sometimes three models differentiated by inches. Take the 2021 Mazda CX-3 as Exhibit A, and the 2021 Mazda CX-30 as Exhibit A0. The CX-30 expands on the fun driving characteristics of the CX-3 with more space for passengers and gear. Mazda was...

2021 Mazda CX-30 Turbo tested, Cadillac confirms EV plan, Electric Island opens: What's New @ The Car Connection

2021 Mazda CX-30Review update: 2021 Mazda CX-30 Turbo balances sport and utility The 2021 Mazda CX-30 Turbo small crossover has the right size and the right power. Ford, Volvo, Audi prove electric vehicles as safe as gas cars: IIHS The IIHS says electric vehicles are as effective at avoiding crashes as gas-powered vehicles and have fewer injury claims. Volvo...

Ford, Volvo, Audi prove electric vehicles as safe as gas cars: IIHS

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-EElectric vehicles are as safe at withstanding and avoiding crashes as gas cars, and generate fewer injury claims, according to the latest safety report by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). “It’s fantastic to see more proof that these vehicles are as safe as or safer than gasoline- and diesel-powered cars,” IIHS...

Volvo earns highest safety marks with sweep of Top Safety Pick+ awards

2021 Volvo XC40 RechargeEvery 2021 Volvo model earned a Top Safety Pick+ award, the automaker announced Thursday. The 2021 XC40 Recharge small electric crossover completed the sweep of coveted safety awards. A TSP+ award from the IIHS is considered the most rigorous safety honor in the industry, and reflects a vehicle's ability to withstand six crash tests, avoid or...