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2017 Infiniti QX30: With Rugged-Lux Style, Set To Woo Young Urbanites
2017 Infiniti QX30: With Rugged-Lux Style, Set To Woo Young Urbanites

Infiniti is rapidly and dramatically remaking itself, and the upcoming 2017 QX30, as previewed by the QX30 Concept shown this week at the Geneva Motor Show, will be one of the harbingers of this sea change. They’re important agents of youth, too, for a brand that’s taking better aim at...Read More»

2015 Land Rover Range Rover 4WD 4-door HSE Angular Front Exterior View
The Car Connection's Best SUVs To Buy 2015

With dozens of nameplates in the fold, and whole car brands devoted to them, the SUV is more than just a popular vehicle type. The sport-utility vehicle is the station wagon of the modern era, and it's an ever-growing part of new-car sales. Buying a new SUV can be a confusing prospect. Do I really...Read More»

2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport 2.4 GT
2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Gets Bigger Engine, More HP

For 2015, Mitsubishi Motors is giving some versions of its Outlander Sport small crossover what should prove to be a significant upgrade under the hood. On 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport ES and GT models, a new 2.4-liter in-line four-cylinder engine bumps output to 168 horsepower; that’s 20...Read More»

2015 Nissan Murano
2015 Nissan Murano Video Road Test

The Nissan Murano was one of the first mid-size crossovers to hit the streets, back in 2003. It's been a sales star--but so have the Ford Edge, Hyundai Santa Fe, and Chevy Equinox. Can this new 2015 Nissan Murano make you forget all about those other excellent utes? The first thing you’re...Read More»

2016 Fiat 500X
2016 Fiat 500X Priced From $20,900

While we're still absorbing the new-car smell of the 2015 Jeep Renegade, today brings word on pricing for the baby Jeep's baby brother--the 2016 Fiat 500X. Built alongside the Jeep at Fiat's plant in Melfi, Italy, the 500X is due to go on sale by summer here in the U.S., wearing a base price of...Read More»

Volkswagen Cross Coupe GTE concept, 2015 Detroit Auto Show
Volkswagen Cross Coupe GTE: VW’s (American) Future Of Crossovers

Ahead of its debut at the Detroit Auto Show this week, Volkswagen has just given us a first look at the future: a future that’s U.S.-built, aimed directly at America, showcasing an all-new design direction, and sized for American wants and needs. It’s called the Cross Coupe GTE, and it...Read More»

2016 Kia Sorento
2016 Kia Sorento: First Drive

Stoic. That’s how I’d sum up our first drive of the 2016 Kia Sorento. It’s not just because this completely redesigned, third-generation Sorento felt mostly unfazed, driving through a Sierra Nevada winter "storm of the decade" that brought 100-mile-an-hour wind gusts and made some...Read More»

2016 Audi Q7
2016 Audi Q7: First Look

The 2016 Audi Q7 will be unveiled officially at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show, and a major crash diet accompanies the second generation of the popular crossover SUV. READ: 2015 Nissan Murano: First Drive The Q7 is one of the first vehicles to ride on a new "MLB Evo" platform penned for the Volkswagen...Read More»

2015 Nissan Murano
2015 Nissan Murano: First Drive

As we’re getting acquainted with the 2015 Nissan Murano for the first time, it’s eye-opening to note all that this mid-size crossover doesn’t have: There are no multiple drive modes here, no variable steering assist settings, and no steering-wheel shift paddles, no low range or...Read More»

2015 Subaru Outback 2.5i, test drive, Catskill Mountains, NY, July 2014
2015 Subaru Outback Video Road Test

Is the Subaru Outback a tough and brawny station wagon or a lean, mean crossover? In the past we might have said wagon, but now the Outback’s changed. The Outback is new this year, but it doesn’t look all that different. The front end is a little more swept back with a somewhat more...Read More»

Retail market share by body style, 2009-2014 (via IHS Automotive)
SUVs & Crossovers Outsell Sedans For The First Time Ever

For many years, SUVs and crossovers have been strong sellers in the U.S. -- heck, they're one of the reasons that Volkswagen hasn't been able to keep up with its competitors. (Though that may soon change.) Still, sales of SUVs and crossovers have never quite managed to outpace those of the reliable...Read More»

2014 GMC Terrain towing
Towing With Your Crossover SUV: The Basics

Towing a vehicle doesn't have to mean buying a full-size, body-on-frame SUV or truck. Most of today's carlike crossover utility vehicles can handle a fair amount of towing--whether it's jet skis, a small boat, or a small moving trailer. Unlike those big trucks, though, most drivers towing with a...Read More»

2015 Subaru Outback  -  First Drive
2015 Subaru Outback: First Drive

“Gear up!” It's what outdoorsy people often remind each other—whether experienced granola-and-carabiner types or relative newbies—before heading out to the back country. Having the right gear can make a situation that would otherwise be trying or unpleasant turn into an...Read More»

2014 Nissan Rogue SV
2014 Nissan Rogue Recalled For Steering Issue

Nissan is recalling certain 2014 Nissan Rogue crossovers due to a problem with the steering column. On some vehicles during the manufacturing process, the incorrect bolt was installed on the upper portion of the steering column. The bolt in question tightens the clamp on the steering shaft, which...Read More»

2014 Subaru Outback
Squealing On 2013-2014 Subaru Legacy, Outback Gets A Free Fix

Subaru will solve a squealing noise on some of its Outback wagons and Legacy sedans, by replacing the vehicles' serpentine belts. Only those 2013-2014 Legacy and Outback vehicles equipped with 2.5-liter four-cylinder engines are involved in the service action. Those vehicles may be afflicted with a...Read More»

2013 Ford Explorer Sport
2011-2013 Ford Explorer Recalled For Steering Gear Glitch

Ford Motor Company is recalling 2011-2013 Explorer SUVs for a steering problem. On affected vehicles, the power steering may revert to manual steering due to the power steering control module detecting a motor position sensor failure. This is a safety default built into the system, should the...Read More»

2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid, Catskill Mountains, NY, March 2014
2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid Video Road Test

Subaru’s built its reputation as the king of all-wheel-drive wagons, but it hasn’t always been the king of fuel economy. That sticking point has led to the first Subaru gas-electric car, the 2014 XV Crosstrek Hybrid. ALSO READ: 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid: Gas Mileage Review Under...Read More»

2014 Subaru Forester
Some 2011-2014 Subarus To Get New Piston Rings

Subaru will replace the piston rings on some 2011-2014 Outback, Forester, and XV Crosstrek crossovers, and Impreza and Legacy sedans, due to a problem with excessive oil consumption. CHECK OUT: What Car Should You Really Drive? On some of these vehicles, Subaru has found unanticipated wear of the...Read More»

2004 Ford Escape XLT
2001-2004 Ford Escape Recalled for Rust

Ford Motor Company is recalling 2001-2004 Escape crossovers operated in salt-belt-states due to a condition that develops from prolonged exposure to road salt. In affected vehicles, the forward attachment of the car's lower control arm can separate from the front subframe due to corrosion. ALSO...Read More»

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