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2014 Subaru Forester XT Six-Month Road Test: Ultimate Guide
2014 Subaru Forester XT Six-Month Road Test: Ultimate Guide

At one month into our 2014 Subaru Forester XT Six-Month Road Test, we're pleased to report we've settled into an easy rhythm with our Best Car To Buy 2014. It's one of the most versatile wagons we've ever driven--a gaping maw to stuff with household goods or charity donations one day, a perky...Read More»

2014 Subaru Forester XT convoy on tour in South Africa
2014 Subaru Forester XT Six-Month Road Test: The Competition

We're a few weeks into our six-month road test with the 2014 Subaru Forester, and now that the snow above has cleared, we're going over the bona fides line by line, re-evaluating some of the vehicles you might also be shopping while contemplating one. We named the Forester our The Car Connection's...Read More»

2015 Lincoln MKC, 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show
2015 Lincoln MKC: LA Auto Show Video And Photos

Three years ago, Lincoln promised a range of new cars and crossovers. The first of six new vehicles to come was a crossover concept introduced at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show--and now, the concept is now a production vehicle headed for showrooms in 2014 as the 2015 Lincoln MKC. The coming MKC is a...Read More»

2014 Volkswagen Touareg R-Line
VW's American-Made SUV Won't Be A Touareg

If Volkswagen decides to build a new crossover SUV in its Tennessee plant--a decision due in the next few weeks--the new ute likely won't be a replacement for the Touareg. Speaking last week at the 2013 LA Auto Show, VW's U.S. chief Jonathan Browning confirmed that a decision on a three-row...Read More»

Ford Edge Concept, 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show
2015 Ford Edge Concept Preview Video

The Ford Edge Concept, the indicator for what will be the second generation of the mid-size crossover, was revealed today just hours ahead of its debut at the 2013 LA Auto Show. The Edge concept is the brand's next take on the family utility vehicle, set to make its way to the market for the 2015...Read More»

2014 Acura MDX  -  First Drive, May 2013
2014 Acura MDX Video Road Test

The MDX crossover SUV is Acura's best seller, and it's been a great family wagon choice for more than a decade. It's new this year--and it's only gotten better. This may be a new MDX, but the styling is so evolutionary, you might not spot the differences. The LED headlights and taillights are the...Read More»

2011 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
2011 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Recalled

The 2011 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport compact crossover is being recalled to fix a potential sunroof defect. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website puts the number of vehicles potentially affected by the recall at 3,181. Affected vehicles were built from August...Read More»

2014 BMW X5
2014 BMW X5 Priced From $53,725: Which Model's Right For Your Family?

BMW recently unveiled the third-generation of its "sports activity vehicle," the X5. With a new look, updated technology, and new drivetrain options, the only question left was price. Today BMW priced the new 2014 X5 from $53,725 including a $925 destination charge. For the first time in the X5's...Read More»

2014 Audi SQ5
2014 Audi SQ5 Priced From $51,900

Audi's SQ5 crossover promised us 354 horsepower earlier this year, and now there's a sticker price attached to the uprated version of the German automaker's pert little urban ute--$51,900. The SQ5 is the first "S"-designated Audi crossover. To earn the alpha tag, it's plumped up with more...Read More»

2014 Subaru Forester XT convoy on tour in South Africa
Subaru Forester Vs Subaru XV Crosstrek: Which Crossover To Buy?

As we've noted before, many automotive journalists seem to own Subarus as their personal cars. We recently spent three days with a new 2014 Subaru Forester XT--the more powerful turbocharged model--driving South Africa's Garden Route along the country's south coast, from Plettenburg Bay to Cape...Read More»

2014 Jeep Cherokee
2014 Jeep Cherokee Priced From $23,990: Familiar Name, Different Path

It's time to put the Jeep Liberty to pasture and for 2014 its replacement brings back a legendary nameplate: the Cherokee. Introduced at the 2013 New York International Auto Show, the Jeep Cherokee is nothing like the vehicle it replaces. It's a crossover that focuses on design, fuel economy, and...Read More»

2013 Cadillac SRX
2013 Cadillac SRX Recalled Due To Loose Wheel Nuts

General Motors is recalling certain 2013 Cadillac SRX luxury crossovers for a problem with wheel nuts that may be loose. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website puts the number of vehicles potentially affected in the U.S. at 18,871. According to Motor...Read More»

2014 GMC Sierra 1500
Better Gas Prices & Housing Sales Give Trucks & SUVs A Boost

Official auto sales stats won't be released until tomorrow, but early signs point to strong numbers for April -- particularly in the truck and SUV segment. Not so long ago, pickups and SUVs seemed to be caught in a death spiral. With fuel prices edging higher and fuel economy the #1 factor for many...Read More»

2011 Acura MDX
Best Used SUV 2013: The Car Connection's Picks

New vehicles with untouched powertrains, mint interiors and intact warranties can be easy purchases. Used vehicles? It's a whole other process, one that's more confusing altogether, with variables of mileage, reliability, quality, and satisfaction all coming into play. No matter what data they have...Read More»

2013 Infiniti JX Three-Month Road Test
2013 Infiniti JX / QX60 Video Road Test

Now that spring is here, we're saying goodbye to our Three-Month Road Test luxury crossover, the 2013 Infiniti JX. We've sent it home, but not before a full video road test--and a last long road trip. The JX has been a terrific vehicle for long road trips, both planned and unplanned. It's nuanced...Read More»

2013 Infiniti JX Three-Month Road Test
2013 Infiniti JX / QX60 Gas Mileage: Three-Month Road Test

As we wrap up our Three-Month Road Test of the 2013 Infiniti JX, it's time to take a look back over the pages of fuel logs, and to report on the gas mileage we earned over its extended stay. First, some background. The JX is rated by the EPA at 18 miles per gallon city, 23 mpg highway, or 20 mpg...Read More»

2014 Kia Sorento
2014 Kia Sorento Video Road Test

The Kia Sorento was new just a couple of years ago--but for 2014 it's being re-engineered pretty extensively under the skin. Will the changes just bring it up to date--or is it ready now to tackle the best-selling seven-passenger crossovers? Kia says the Sorento is 80-percent new, but it doesn't...Read More»

2014 Toyota Highlander Live Photos, 2013 New York Auto Show
2014 Toyota Highlander Video Preview

Toyota has introduced the third-generation Highlander, renewing its lease on the family crossover space with more refinement and updated styling. While the Highlander has indeed grown longer, that extra length isn't found between the wheels, meaning the interior will be about the same size as the...Read More»

2013 Infiniti JX35
2013 Infiniti JX Three-Month Road Test: Five Things We Love (And Three We Don't)

A funny thing happened along the way to our three-month road test of the Infiniti JX--but now, we're back on track. By now, you've probably heard that Infiniti is changing the names of all its models. It doesn't affect many shoppers yet, but the 2013 Infiniti JX we have parked downstairs? Next...Read More»

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