Another small car bites the dust and another automaker makes driver-assist safety tech standard across its lineup. Those were the big stories this week on The Car Connection, and we’re tracking the year-over-year changes for popular 2024 models.
Here’s what moved us this week.
2024 Chevy Colorado drops engine option, boosts cabin tech
A year after the redesign of the midsize pickup truck, Chevy has streamlined engine choices and upgraded the instrument cluster.
Kia Rio ends in 2024, endangering the sub-$20,000 car
Kia’s entry-level Rio subcompact car and hatchback will not return for 2024, leaving only the Mitsubishi Mirage and Nissan Versa as new cars costing less than $20,000.
What’s New for 2024: Volkswagen
Pricing and changes for all 2024 Volkswagen models includes newly standard IQ Drive suite of driver safety systems.
2024 Lexus ES review
The 2024 Lexus ES sedan offers efficiency and luxury across its lineup with a fuel-sipping hybrid and a smooth ride.
2024 Cadillac XT5 review
With good V-6 power and a composed ride, the Cadillac XT5 remains an appealing five-seat luxury SUV choice with a TCC Rating of 6.3 out of 10.
2024 Nissan Pathfinder review
The three-row SUV’s massive family-friendly cabin and smooth V-6 powertrain offer compelling value, and good safety tech to elevate it to a TCC Rating of 7.0 out of 10.
2024 Mazda CX-5 review
Mazda discontinued the base S trim, so the CX-5 lineup now starts with the S Select, making the cheapest CX-5 $2,600 more than it was last year.
2024 Nissan Altima review
While light on thrills in most configurations, the 2024 Altima is spacious, well-equipped, and safe. It’s a 6.0 of 10 on the TCC scale.