Crossover

2017 Mazda CX-5 video preview: 2016 LA Auto Show
2017 Mazda CX-5 video preview: 2016 LA Auto Show

Was it just four years ago that the Mazda CX-5 showed up to the crossover party? It was, in fact, and in crossover SUV terms, that's old news. Time for some new news. There's a new Mazda CX-5 for the 2017 model year, and it's here at the Los Angeles auto show. The CX-5 is new, we promise. You might...Read More»

2017 Jeep New Compass
2017 Jeep Compass video preview: 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show

Jeep builds a crossover SUV for just about every size. The Renegade's a small; the Grand Cherokee's the extra-large. The medium label? That's what Jeep will apply to this new utility vehicle, starting next year. Jeep wants you to ignore the Compass that's on showroom floors right now. It's old...Read More»

2017 Honda Pilot
Honda Pilot: The Car Connection's Best Crossover to Buy 2017

You won't have a minivan, something about the stigma of sliding side doors. A traditional off-road-rugged SUV? It's a bit much. Station wagons? Call you when they bring back the Roadmaster, you say? Those vehicles represent the state of the art of family driving, over the past two generations. This...Read More»

2017 Honda Pilot
Apple CarPlay, Android Auto added to 2017 Honda Pilot

Last year's Best Car to Buy (according to us) has received a noteworthy update for 2017: Apple CarPlay and Android Auto will be standard on most Honda Pilot trim levels. This technology allows a driver to use certain smartphone functions through the vehicle's infotainment screen—text...Read More»

2017 Honda CR-V
Value-packed 2017 Honda CR-V unveiled

Promising as big a leap forward as the last Civic redesign was over its predecessor, the 2017 Honda CR-V that goes on sale soon appears to be a vast upgrade over its rather dowdy—but hugely popular—predecessor. Honda calls its new CR-V bolder, but its profile isn't a big change from...Read More»

Volkswagen CrossBlue Concept - 2013 Detroit Auto Show
Volkswagen's new crossover will be called 'Atlas': can it bear the burden of saving VW?

Volkswagen's got at least 99 problems in the U.S., but the name of its brand-new, mass-market crossover ain't one. According to Auto News, it's going to be called the VW Atlas--which is appropriate, considering the burden it's going to bear. The Atlas crossover--not to be confused with Ford's Atlas...Read More»

2018 Chevrolet Equinox
Meet the 40 mpg 2018 Chevrolet Equinox crossover

Ladies and gentlemen, the 40 mpg crossover has arrived—or at least it will early next year, when the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox goes on sale boasting a trio of turbocharged engines designed to squeeze the most out of a gallon of gas. Or diesel, as it turns out. The Equinox will become the first...Read More»

2017 Nissan Rogue Hybrid
2017 Nissan Rogue picks up Hybrid model

Nissan will spread its hybrid technology to another model in its lineup for the 2017 model year, in the form of the Nissan Rogue Hybrid. It's not the only change coming to the Rogue, which gets some sheet metal touch-ups on gas-powered models, too. The Rogue adopts a new front end with a V-shaped...Read More»

2017 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV delayed one more year

Mitsubishi dealers in the United States and Canada won't have the brand's first plug-in hybrid in their showrooms by the end of this year after all, the automaker said today. Instead, they'll have to wait at least another year for the much-delayed, high-efficiency vehicle. “Following a...Read More»

2017 Audi A4 Allroad
Audi confirms new A4 Allroad to list from $44,950

Audi says that its all-new 2017 A4 Allroad will hit dealers in the United States this fall at a base price of $44,950. The new A4 Allroad is based on the latest A4 sedan and wagon, the latter of which Audi says it has not yet confirmed for the American market. Although it shares its body, interior...Read More»

2017 Nissan Pathfinder
2017 Nissan Pathfinder adds power, new look, safety tech

Family crossovers are competitive like late-night arm wrestling tournaments between siblings during summer break. In that regard, the 2017 Nissan Pathfinder just strapped in for the fierce family fracas. Whether it does enough to go over the top will be up to buyers later this year. This year's...Read More»

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»

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