2024 Lincoln Nautilus, Lexus RX headline the week of reviews

This week, we drove the redesigned 2024 Lincoln Nautilus and admired its quiet comfort and calm embrace of the latest technology. We also revisited its main rival, and tested the plug-in hybrid version of the 2024 Lexus RX.

We also tracked price changes on the latest EVs, previewed a new Kia compact sedan, and reported on why one safety agency found nearly every hands-free driving system to be unsafe. 

Here’s what moved us at The Car Connection. 

Reviews

2024 Lincoln Nautilus review

Larger, roomier, and loaded with tech for the electrified future, the redesigned crossover SUV earns a TCC Rating of 7.2 out of 10.

2024 Lexus RX review

One gas, two hybrid, and one plug-in hybrid version give the popular crossover SUV quite a range. 

News

Unsafe at hands-free speed: IIHS faults driver-assist systems

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety urges automakers to add more safeguards to hands-free driving systems. 

2025 Kia K4 to replace Kia Forte compact sedan

As the K5 replaced the Optima, the K4 takes the place of the Forte in Kia’s small car lineup. 

Kia recalls Stinger, K900 sedans for increased fire risk

Kia models with a twin-turbocharged V-6 can catch fire due to a leaky oil hose.

2025 Polestar 3 EV price cut by $10,500, starts at $74,800

The Polestar 3 electric crossover arrives a year later than expected but with a hefty price cut. 

2024 Audi Q4 E-Tron: $5,400 more for greater power, range

Despite a higher entry price, Audi’s entry-level electric crossover is a better deal with improvements to range and performance. 

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