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Review update: 2021 Mazda CX-9 outhustles the big boys

2021 Mazda CX-9The 2021 Mazda CX-9 defies conventional judgement. Sure, it's a three-row, seven-seat crossover like a Honda Pilot or a Ford Explorer, but with its tailored outfit and its other luxury trappings, it doesn't have much time to worry about fitting kids in its skimpy third-row seat, and it doesn't place much of a premium on fuel economy like a Toyota...

Ford BlueCruise unlocks hands-free driving, replaces Active Drive Assist

Ford BlueCruiseFord has changed the name of its hands-free driving system from Active Drive Assist to BlueCruise, the automaker announced on Wednesday. The release followed 500,000 miles of developmental testing of the Level 2 system set to roll out in the third quarter of this year in the 2021 Ford F-150 pickup truck and 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E electric...

Ford BlueCruise takes off, 2022 Honda Civic teased, 2022 Mazda MX-30 debuts: What's New @ The Car Connection

Ford BlueCruiseFord BlueCruise unlocks hands-free driving, replaces Active Drive Assist Ford BlueCruise is coming later this year on the 2021 F-150 and 2021 Mustang Mach-E to allow hands-free highway driving. 2022 Mazda MX-30 preview The 2022 MX-30 electric crossover goes on sale in fall 2021 hampered by several disadvantages, from battery range to passenger...

2022 Mazda MX-30 preview

2022 Mazda MX-30What kind of vehicle is the 2022 Mazda MX-30? What does it compare to? The MX-30 is Mazda’s first battery-powered car to be sold in the U.S. Available in Japan and Europe already, the small five-seat hatchback compares to electric vehicles like the Kia Niro EV, Mini Cooper SE, and Hyundai Kona Electric. Is the 2022 Mazda MX-30 a good car?...

2022 Honda Civic preview

2022 Honda CivicWhat kind of vehicle is the 2022 Honda Civic? What does it compare to? The 2022 Honda Civic is a compact car that will be in sedan and hatchback body styles. The sedan will be available as a sportier Si model and the hatchback will offer a high-performance Type R. The 11th-generation Civic will not come as a coupe. Other compacts that come as a...