2024 Kia EV9, 2023 Lexus RZ headline this week’s new automotive information
March Insanity has arrived with the debut of a brand new three-row electrical crossover SUV and drive time within the first electrical crossover from Lexus. The 2024 mannequin 12 months vehicles maintain trickling into dealerships, and a pair giant security remembers of newer vehicles additionally crossed our desk this week. The IIHS punctuated the week in security with a brand new crash take a look at that confirmed most SUVs do not defend rear passengers in addition to entrance passengers in a crash.
This is what moved us.
2024 Kia EV9: Swiveling seats put a spin on 3-row electrical SUV
Second-row seats that pivot round to face the rears are going to make it from idea to manufacturing on this electrical SUV.
2023 Lexus RZ evaluation
The Lexus RZ 450e shares know-how with the redesigned 2022 Lexus NX in addition to battery and propulsion techniques from the bZ4X and Subaru Solterra. It earns a TCC Ranking of 8.0 out of 10. (Learn extra about how we fee vehicles.)
2024 Subaru Crosstrek evaluation
The redesigned small crossover with normal all-wheel drive however no hybrid possibility will get extra refined and stays a safety-loaded worth, however the base engine is sluggish. It earns a TCC Ranking of 5.4 out of 10.
IIHS: Most household SUVs fail to guard rear passengers in a crash
Updates to the front-overlap crash take a look at carried out by the IIHS discovered that the majority mid-size and three-row crossover SUVs failed to guard rear passengers.
2024 Subaru Legacy evaluation
Although removed from thrilling, the Legacy mid-size sedan is a strong, well-equipped alternative with the safety of all-weather traction. It’s a 6.7 out of 10.
2024 Mercedes-Benz GLA, GLB refreshed with mild-hybrid tech
The entry-level luxurious crossovers return with a 48-volt mild-hybrid system and up to date infotainment interfaces.
What’s New for 2023: Mercedes-Benz
Mercedes-Benz now has 5 electrical autos, whereas mild-hybrid plug-in-hybrid know-how support the inner combustion choices.
Check drive: 2023 Nissan Pathfinder tackles winter with the household
The three-row SUV proves it nonetheless tackles winter climate with ease.
Honda remembers CR-V, Odyssey, Acura RDX for seat belt subject
An issue that may forestall the entrance seat belts from latching is spurring Honda and Acura to recall 450,000 autos.
2021-2023 Kia K5 mid-size sedans recalled for defective airbags
Defective facet airbags within the 2021-2023 Kia K5 might not deploy as a consequence of improper set up.