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2017 Kia Sportage first drive
2017 Kia Sportage first drive

Kia made some great choices for its completely redesigned 2017 Sportage—choices that make it a better-driving, more comfortable vehicle than some of its key rivals. One of those key rivals is the Sportage’s corporate cousin, the Hyundai Tucson. Although the Sportage remains closely...Read More»

2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid
2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid: 33 MPG, Starting Price Under $30k

Toyota has revealed fuel economy and pricing for its new 2016 RAV4 Hybrid models, which are not just the most fuel-efficient models in the RAV4 lineup but the quickest and most powerful. The RAV4 Hybrid gets a version of Toyota’s Hybrid Synergy Drive featuring a 2.5-liter Atkinson cycle...Read More»

2015 Ford Edge
2015 Ford Edge Earns Mostly Good IIHS Scores, Five-Star NCAP Rating

Safety-minded families now have one more reason to consider the much-improved 2015 Ford Edge: It’s achieved a batch of (mostly) top-tier crash-test ratings. In Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) testing, the 2015 Edge earned top 'good' ratings in four out of five IIHS tests, with...Read More»

New Volkswagen Tiguan (European-spec), 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show
2018 VW Tiguan SUV Aims For U.S. With Third Row, Higher MPG

Don’t get too eager to go put an all-new Volkswagen Tiguan, introduced this past week at the Frankfurt Motor Show, in your driveway. You won’t find this new utility vehicle at dealerships this month, this year, or possibly even next year (very late calendar-year 2016 or early 2017 is...Read More»

2016 Audi Q3
2016 Audi Q3 Aces Crash Tests, Earns Top Safety Pick Rating

The U.S. luxury-vehicle market is changing—and downsizing—rapidly; and the Audi Q3, the Mercedes-Benz GLA, and the upcoming, redesigned 2016 BMW X1 are some of the best examples of this trend. With any of these vehicles, you can get luxurious vehicle that’s probably a better fit...Read More»

2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class  -  Euro-spec Off-Road Package
2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC: U.S. Won't Get Off-Road Package

As part of our recent first drive of the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class, we scrambled up steep slopes, challenged this utility vehicle’s air suspension and traction systems, and momentarily teetered on two wheels at several different points. Then we found out that the automaker has no plans to...Read More»

2015 Honda CR-V
Rough-Idle Complaints Roll In For 2015 CR-V: Honda Working On Fix

Honda has issued an advisory to owners of 2015 Honda CR-V models, after receiving many complaints about a strong vibration at idle and low rpm—one that we experienced earlier this year in a test drive. The 2015 Honda CR-V is one of our favorite compact crossovers on the market—as well...Read More»

2015 Honda CR-V: Driven
2015 Honda CR-V Touring: Quick Drive

Honda says that the CR-V is the best-selling entry SUV of all time, and it’s easy to understand why this model has earned that title. Put simply, it keeps with the times and delivers, in an entirely pragmatic way, all that most families need, with enough personality to not leave them wanting...Read More»

2016 Mitsubishi Outlander  -  First Drive
2016 Mitsubishi Outlander: First Drive

Starting out in the passenger seat is one of the better ways to acquaint oneself with the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander. Car critics tend to fixate on what's new and fast and thrilling from the driver's seat, and here, it pays to 'recalibrate' first—by taking stock of the ride, the ambiance, the...Read More»

2015 Jeep Renegade and 2015 Jeep Cherokee
Jeep Renegade Vs. Jeep Cherokee: How Do They Size Up?

The 2015 Jeep Renegade has only recently started arriving at dealerships; yet it’s already looking like quite a winning complement to another vehicle in Jeep’s lineup that we already like: the Cherokee. The Renegade is 16 inches shorter than the Cherokee, and it’s built on a...Read More»

2015 Volkswagen Tiguan
Next Volkswagen Tiguan To Arrive In 2017, With Third-Row Seating

Volkswagen has announced that in about two years it will launch a three-row version of its Tiguan compact crossover, for sale in the U.S. market and built in Mexico. To achieve that, the company is investing another one billion dollars into its Puebla plant, and for tooling that will be used by the...Read More»

Infiniti QX30 Concept
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»

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