2025 Kia K4, Nissan Kicks headline the week’s new car reviews

The 2024 New York auto show kicked off this week with a media preview before opening to the public this weekend, and one of the new car kickers was the redesigned 2025 Nissan Kicks. It preceded Nissan’s announcement of its electrified vehicle plan with more hybrids and plug-in hybrids added to the mix in the next few years.

There were a half-dozen new, redesigned, and refreshed models that bit the big apple this weekend. Here’s everything that moved us.

2025 Kia K4 preview

The fourth-generation compact sedan from Kia is mostly new, but it looks nothing like the Forte.

2025 Hyundai Tucson preview

Hyundai refreshed its bestselling Tucson with a streamlined front end, a more user-friendly interface, and more standard convenience features, including wireless smartphone compatibility across the lineup. 

2025 Hyundai Santa Cruz preview 

Small improvements could make big differences in everyday usability for the 2025 Hyundai Santa Cruz pickup truck. 

2025 Nissan Kicks preview

Larger, more powerful, and now with all-wheel drive, the second-generation Nissan Kicks grows into the American market. 

Nissan launching 7 new hybrids, PHEVs, EVs in U.S. by 2028

Nissan plans to overhaul its lineup with hybrid and plug-in hybrid powertrains, while launching new EVs in the next few years. 

2025 Polestar 4 preview

The 2025 Polestar 4 boasts a coupe-like roofline, pretends to be a crossover SUV, but it’s really a hatchback with an electric powertrain and loaded with standard features.

2025 Honda Pilot review

As long as you budget for plenty of fuel, the 2025 Honda Pilot is a spacious and practical family hauler.

Hyundai Ioniq, Kia EV6, Genesis EVs recalled for 12-volt battery fail

A software update can remedy the loss of power in these electric vehicles, but owners must still take the cars into the dealer. 

Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram recall 322,000 cars for airbag issue

Two separate airbag recalls affect the American brands in the Stellantis family.