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

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»

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