The 2023 Cadillac Lyriq electric SUV appears to be the harbinger of GM’s luxury brand needed to chart the right course at the start of its electric era. The 2023 Toyota Venza represents a more traditional approach to electrification with a standard hybrid powertrain and a combined output of 39 mpg. Those fuel-saving options are in the new car reviews this week as we head into the mid-year holiday weekend.
In other news, Hyundai has dropped the Accent and new car owners are still frustrated with the integration of Apple CarPlay. This is what moved us and what moved readers.
2023 Cadillac Lyriq review
Sensational style and strong performance take the Cadillac Lyriq SUV to a TCC score of 8.8 out of 10.
2023 Toyota Venza Review
With excellent fuel economy, good standard features, and a Lexus-like fit and finish, the Venza midsize crossover earns a TCC rating of 7.2 out of 10.
2023 Honda Odyssey Review
Dropping the bland side of its lineup, the 2023 Odyssey remains a standout in terms of safety and great value, despite back-of-the-pack mpg. It earns a TCC rating of 6.2 out of 10.
2023 Chevrolet Traverse Review
Exciting? No, but the 2023 Chevy Traverse impresses with plenty of passenger space. We give it a TCC rating of 6.2 out of 10.
2023 Buick Encore GX
The Encore GX deserves kudos for its safety and infotainment, but fuel economy and performance lag. We give it a TCC score of 5.7 out of 10.
Hyundai shakes 2023 lineup, quits Accent, Veloster N, Ioniq
Say goodbye to more small cars as Hyundai kills off the Accent subcompact, Veloster hatchback and Ioniq hybrid sedan.
Apple CarPlay connectivity remains the biggest problem for new car owners
New car owners are reporting more problems, most of them related to car manufacturer apps and broken smartphone connections.
Infiniti, Acura joins other automakers, including free scheduled maintenance
The Acura MDX now comes with free oil and filter changes, tire rotations and multi-point inspections for two years or 24,000 miles, and Infiniti offers even more free services across its range for three years.