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2022 Mazda CX-9 SUV costs $800 less than its predecessor, with exceptions

2022 Mazda CX-9Stop the presses! The 2022 Mazda CX-9 three-row SUV starts at $36,505 for the base Sport model, Mazda announced Tuesday. That's $780 less than the 2021 Mazda CX-9 with AWD. It is one of the only 2022 models with a price drop for this inflated model year; the other one was the 2022 Mazda CX-5. Mazda's clever pricing scheme conceals an increase in...

2022 Honda Passport price hike ranges from $1,000 to $2,500

2022 Honda Passport TrailSportThe refreshed 2022 Honda Passport SUV introduces a new TrailSport trim, eliminates the inexpensive Sport trim, and starts at $39,095, including $1,225 destination, the automaker announced Monday. The trim shakeup puts the five-seat Passport on the premium end of the pricing spectrum. Last year, the 2021 Sport model cost less than $34,000. With the...

2022 Subaru Crosstrek

2022 Subaru CrosstrekWhat kind of car is the 2022 Subaru Crosstrek? What does it compare to? The Crosstrek compact SUV seats up to five people. Slotted below the bigger Forester, the hatch-on-stilts rivals vehicles like the Kia Seltos and Jeep Renegade. Is the 2022 Subaru Crosstrek a good car? It puts standard all-wheel drive to the fore, but power’s not its...

Best Car To Buy 2022: The Car Connection names 6 finalists

2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5The Car Connection will name its Best Car To Buy 2022 winner on January 3, 2022—and these cars, trucks, and SUVs have made the list of finalists. To be considered for our award, the starting price must be below $50,000. Additionally, all contenders must come with standard automatic emergency braking, which has proven to reduce rear-end...

Honda recalls Passport, Pilot, and Ridgeline for hoods that can fly open

2020 Honda RidgelineHonda will recall nearly 725,000 newer utility vehicles for hoods that can open while the vehicles are being driven, the NHTSA disclosed Monday. The hood latch can be damaged and can separate from the hood, which can obstruct the driver's view and increase the risk of a crash. Honda also ordered a stop sale on November 29, 2021 for the 2019 Honda...
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