Crossover

Will The 2012 Honda CR-V Be Best-In-Class? #YouTellUs
Will The 2012 Honda CR-V Be Best-In-Class? #YouTellUs

Honda is set to launch the new 2012 CR-V later this year. Earlier this morning it previewed the new CR-V with an image of a concept. While this concept may look a little too aggressive to be the new CR-V, strip away the large wheels, dark window tint and fender flares, and you have a good look at...Read More»

2012 Honda CR-V Concept
2012 Honda CR-V: Once Again The CUV Leader? #YouTellUs

Earlier this morning, Honda previewed the upcoming 2012 CR-V in concept form. While the aggressive window tint, oversized wheels, and aggressive front skid plate may not make production, the sculpted sheet metal and swept-back headlights will be on the finished product. Honda currently sells nearly...Read More»

2011 Dodge Durango Citadel Black & Tan
Which Crossover Is Better: 2011 Dodge Durango or 2011 Ford Explorer? #YouTellUs

With the 2011 Dodge Durango spending the last week in the TCC garage, we can't think of a better #YouTellUs question than pitting the new three-row CUV from Dodge against the completely redesigned 2011 Ford Explorer. Both the Durango and Explorer were aging, and not gracefully, but now each...Read More»

2012 Lincoln MKT
Lincoln Drops Price on 2012 MKT Crossover, Simplifies Ordering

Focusing on its fuel-efficient leaders seems to be Lincoln’s strategy—made all the more evident by its latest announcement to drop the price on the upper-level trim of the 2012 MKT luxury family crossover and simplifying ordering by dropping two-thirds of the combinations. It’s no...Read More»

2011 Lincoln MKT
2012 Lincoln MKT Price Cut, Ordering Simplified

It’s no secret that the current Lincoln MKT is the worst-selling vehicle in Lincoln’s product catalog. Through June, the automaker moved just 2,507 units, an average of less than 418 units per month. Worse, sales in 2011 are down nearly 37 percent compared to sales in 2010, which are...Read More»

2011 Saab 9-4X
2011 Saab 9-4X Earns IIHS Top Safety Pick

When it comes to family safety, top crash test scores and a Top Safety Pick designation from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) mean a lot. The 2011 Saab 9-4X, a mid-size luxury crossover SUV just earned Top Safety Pick status. In a July 5th announcement, the IIHS noted that the Saab...Read More»

2011 Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet
2011 Nissan CrossCabriolet Arriving Late For Convertible Season

Supply and production interruptions due to the March earthquake in Japan (and the resulting tsunami) have left the new 2011 Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet in short supply—and from the sound of it, some shoppers might not even see Nissan's quirky new soft top crossover in showrooms until after...Read More»

2011 MINI Countryman
2011 MINI Countryman: Safe, Sporty, Fun-To-Drive Four-Seater

Who doesn’t love a MINI? Ever since the diminutive MINI came out, eager customers have been snapping them up. MINI’s latest new model, the 2011 MINI Countryman, a compact crossover that easily seats four adults, is attracting even more attention – if that’s possible...Read More»

2012 Cadillac SRX
Cadillac SRX Plug-In Hybrid Gets Plug Pulled: Report

Citing high production costs, a GM source revealed that the automaker had cancelled plans to build a plug-in hybrid version of the popular Cadillac SRX crossover. Back in January, GM CEO Dan Akerson indicated that launch of a plug-in hybrid SRX was likely, and that he expected electrified vehicles...Read More»

2011 Kia Sorento SX
2012 Kia Sorento On Sale, Gets Direct Injection

Kia has been unaffected by the parts jam that's slowing down the launches of some Japanese cars like the 2012 Honda Civic. In fact, the 2012 Kia Sorento, built in the company's new assembly plant in West Point, Georgia, has already started streaming out to dealers with a few upgrades under the...Read More»

2012 Mazda MAZDA5
Third Row Seats: The 6 Smallest, Easiest-Parking Vehicles With Them

If you require seating for six or seven, you'll probably need a third row. But at the moment that you realize you need more than five seating positions, your entire range of vehicle possibilities becomes much more limited. Getting a third row often involves settling for a much larger vehicle that's...Read More»

2012 Hyundai Accent
Hyundai VP Says Its Upcoming Products Will Target Families

Lots of news nuggets get tossed about at the big U.S. auto shows, and the word from Hyundai product planning VP this week at the 2011 New York Auto Show is that the Korean automaker will target families for its upcoming products. Hyundai has already scored big with its redesigned Hyundai Sonata...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Traverse
GM, Honda, MINI: Five New Additions To IIHS 2011 Top Safety Picks

Anytime family cars receive top safety accolades is good news for consumers looking for safe family transportation choices. As part of continuing testing, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has added five vehicles to its list of 2011 Top Safety Picks. The additions include a trio of...Read More»

2012 Toyota Prius V
Toyota Prius Hybrid Wagon Coming Soon to U.S. Market

While it may be remarkably similar to the Prius V concept vehicle shown at the 2011 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in January, the production version of the new Toyota Prius hybrid wagon – as yet unnamed – will be heading to the U.S. sometime after the model launches in...Read More»

2011 Jeep Patriot
Report: Jeep Working On A New Compact Crossover/SUV

Just yesterday we chased up rumors of a diesel-powered Wrangler for the U.S., and today, the Jeep whispers are circulating again, this time with a compact B-segment crossover at the center. Based on a Fiat platform and leveraging Fiat's small 1.3-liter and 1.6-liter diesels and 1.4-liter Multiair...Read More»

2011 Jeep Compass
2011 Jeep Compass Preview

Chrysler's revised-model onslaught continues with the 2011 Jeep Compass, restyled and with several new standard features to better position itself in the fuel-efficient crossover segment. Borrowing some of its new looks from the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee, the Compass should have a broader appeal...Read More»

2011 Ford Explorer
2011 Ford Explorer: First Drive

Reinvention has become something of a specialty among the domestic automakers. GM's kicked its reputation as being electric-car killers with the 2011 Volt, and Chrysler's axed battalions of quality demons from its lineup with the likes of the new Dodge Durango and Jeep Grand Cherokee. It's Ford...Read More»

2011 Honda Element
Honda Announces End Of Element Production With 2011 Model

After a nearly 10-year run, the Honda Element is dead, its quirky, boxy thunder stolen by the more conventional CR-V. Honda today announced its plans to cease Element production after the 2011 model year. In total 325,000 units of the Element sold over its tenure, though of late sales figures have...Read More»

2011 Dodge Journey
2011 Dodge Journey Preview

Going up against the likes of the Honda CR-V, Ford Escape, Subaru Forester and Toyota RAV4 isn't an easy task. That's why Dodge has significantly upgraded the Journey for the 2011 model year, from powertrain to infotainment and most areas between. The biggest mechanical change to the new Journey is...Read More»

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