Crossover

2011 Jeep Compass Preview
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»

2011 Lincoln MKX
2011 Lincoln MKX is Seeking Geek-Friendly Women

Lincoln is launching a new ad campaign aimed at urban women, called "Touch Me All Over", focusing on the technology, luxury and style of the 2011 Lincoln MKX crossover. Depending on whose statistics you believe, women buy or influence 75% to 95% of all vehicle purchases, so targeting women is...Read More»

2010 Hyundai Tucson
Captivating 2011 Crossovers, Part Two

In part one of Captivating 2011 Crossovers, we covered two from Honda (CR-V and Accord Crosstour), and one each from Ford (the Edge) and MINI (the all-new Countryman, arriving in January 2011). Here, again in no particular order, are a few more too-cute-and-more 2011 crossovers to check out. Note...Read More»

2010 Honda CR-V
Captivating 2011 Crossovers, Part 1

Back in 1995 when Toyota introduced the RAV4 as a 1996 model, there wasn’t such a word as “crossover.” Then, the Honda CR-V and Subaru Outback came out and met with consumer interest. Over the years, more and more automakers joined the fray with entries that were more car-like...Read More»

2011 Mercedes-Benz R-Class
2011 Mercedes-Benz R-Class: Posh Crossover or Pricey Alt-Minivan?

Consumers today, especially those with families, want it all: style, performance, versatility, space, comfort, fuel economy, safety, and as much technology they can get without spending a fortune. To carry adults, kids, assorted friends, pets, and stuff – comfortably, that is -- you either...Read More»

2011 Nissan Murano
2011 Nissan Murano Preview

With Ford's 2011 Edge making the first-drive rounds, it's no surprise Nissan has let loose the first images and details on the 2011 Murano, though it won't be on sale until mid-October. The new Murano gets a mild facelift and some new features for the 2011 model year, though we'll have to wait...Read More»

2010 Lincoln MKT
Spy Shots: 2010 Lincoln MKT

It's days away from a world premiere at the 2009 Detroit auto show, but the 2010 Lincoln MKT is already running around naked on the streets of Detroit--in winter cold, at that. We just caught prototypes for Lincoln's MKT devoid of its heavy camouflage, revealing the concept-inspired styling that...Read More»

2010 Chevrolet Equinox
2010 Chevrolet Equinox Unveiled; Next Up, Detroit Show

TheCarConnection.com is proud to present continuing coverage of the new models coming to the Detroit Auto Show. Next on the catwalk?  Well, it's something that General Motors just showed us, the 2010 Chevrolet Equinox. This is a good news/bad news story. First, since everybody could use a little...Read More»

2008 Cadillac Provoq Concept
GM-Volt.com Spreads Cadillac E-REV Rumor

According to GM-Volt.com, the most likely vehicle to next roll forth on electric power alone from GM's studios is a Cadillac of some sort, perhaps based on the next-gen SRX Crossover. GM-Volt.com's sources have told them GM has a new E-Flex E-REV vehicle up its sleeve and intends to unveil it in...Read More»

Mercedes Concept BlueZero
Mercedes BlueZero for Detroit Auto Show: Three Concepts

Over at the Mercedes display in January in Detroit's Cobo Hall, the luxury brand will be displaying its new BlueZero concept cars, according to WorldCarFans. One concept relies exclusively on electricity for propulsion, and the other two add gasoline and hydrogen to the electric motivation...Read More»

2010 Lexus RX 350
2010 Lexus RX 350, RX 450h Hit the Road

The newest editions of the best-selling Lexuses on the planet have arrived--and for the 2010 Lexus RX 350 and hybrid 2010 Lexus RX 450h, the buzzwords are "don't rock the boat." The new crossover's shape is clearly related to the outgoing model, though the faster rear pillar and more creased...Read More»

2009 Toyota Venza
2009 Toyota Venza: The Inside Story

Earlier this week, executive editor Marty Padgett posted TheCarConnection.com’s Bottom Line for the 2009 Toyota Venza, a vehicle that more or less takes the place of the long-absent Camry Wagon and triangulates somewhere between the Camry, RAV4, and Highlander. Though it shares some common pieces...Read More»

2010 Hyundai Portico
2010 Hyundai Portico a Chicago Show Go?

TheCarConnection.com's spies caught the new 2010 Hyundai Portico crossover testing in the California desert earlier this year--now, it's becoming clearer that the Portico is headed for a debut at the 2009 Chicago auto show. It would be the crossover's second Chicago appearance; the original Portico...Read More»

2008 Infiniti EX35
Infiniti Launches Winter Sales Event Early

Infiniti launched its annual Limited Engagement Winter Event sales event yesterday, a month earlier than usual. Despite reduced availability of credit to many consumers, Infiniti assures that "financing is readily available at Infiniti retailers." To help spur sales in a down market, Nissan's...Read More»

Ford Flex - Customized By Nelly
Hip-Hop Star Nelly Shows Customized 2009 Ford Flex at SEMA

Wow, Ford is really pulling out all the stops in attempts to sell station wagons crossovers to a whole new set of playas. In a cleverly eponymous marketing move, Ford had already partnered with DJ/producer Funkmaster Flex on--you guessed it--a Ford Flex. Flex's buddy Nelly saw the new Ford vehicle...Read More»

2009 Toyota Venza
Pricing Announced on 2009 Toyota Venza

Today, Toyota announced pricing on its new 2009 Venza crossover, a vehicle that basically takes the place of the Camry wagon that hasn't been sold in years. It also fills a (microscopic) niche left behind after a recent upsizing of the Highlander. Toyota has an exhaustive lineup of not-quite-a-car...Read More»

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