Crossovers

2001-2004 Mazda Tribute Recalled For Rust
2001-2004 Mazda Tribute Recalled For Rust

Mazda will recall its former Tribute crossover for problems with corrosion. Mazda says that 2001-2004 Tributes that operate in salt-belt-states for extended time periods are prone to excessive corrosion of the front subframe. Over time, exposure to road rock salt, calcium and magnesium chloride as...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Traverse
Big GM Crossovers Recalled for Seat Belt Anchor Cables

GM will recall its large crossover vehicles for a problem with the seat belt anchor cable. In the 2009-2014 Buick Enclave, Chevy Traverse, GMC Acadia, and the former 2009-2010 Saturn Outlook, the flexible steel cable that connects to the seat belt anchor on the outboard seating can fatigue and...Read More»

2014 Subaru Forester XT Six-Month Road Test, Catskill Mountains, New York
2014 Subaru Forester: Five Things We Liked, Five We Didn't

Our 2014 Subaru Forester 2.0XT long-term test car is now back in Atlanta, and we've had a chance to sort through our notes and think about the experience of living with it in the hills of upstate New York for a month. Like any car, we found some things we loved and some things we didn't. We remain...Read More»

2014 Subaru Forester XT Six-Month Road Test, Catskill Mountains, New York
2014 Subaru Forester: SUV, Crossover, Or Wagon? We Try To Define

Language matters, as you'll hear from everyone from scholars to activists. And the way we describe cars matters too--but that's where it can get complicated. We conventionally call our 2014 Subaru Forester 2.0XT six-month test car a "crossover," short for crossover utility vehicle. But others call...Read More»

2011 Toyota Sienna SE: photo by Todd Allen
510,000 Toyota, Lexus Models Recalled for Rust, Brake, Airbag Issues

Another day, another half million vehicles being recalled. This time, according to CBS Detroit, it’s a trio of vehicles from Toyota and Lexus, which are being recalled for various issues. The largest of this batch is for the 2004-2011 Toyota Sienna, which is being recalled again for an issue...Read More»

2014 Subaru Forester 2.0XT with 2000 Subaru Outback, Catskill Mountains, NY, May 2014
2014 Subaru Forester: Today's Compact Crossover Was Mid-Size In 2000

If you haven't shopped for a car recently, you may not have noticed the trend: Every car segment is getting larger. Our long-term test car, a 2014 Subaru Forester 2.0XT, is considered a compact crossover utility vehicle. So are the Toyota RAV4, Honda CR-V, Ford Escape, Chevy Equinox, Nissan Rogue...Read More»

2014 Subaru Forester XT Six-Month Road Test, Catskill Mountains, New York
2014 Subaru Forester: High-End XT Vs Base Model, Pros & Cons

Our long-term 2014 Subaru Forester 2.0XT test car is now in its fourth month, and in a new venue--New York state's Catskill Mountains, rather than the suburbs of Atlanta. That's taken it into new roads and terrain, and posed some new questions too. Today, we've been mulling over which we'd prefer...Read More»

2014 Subaru Forester XT Six-Month Road Test, upstate New York
2014 Subaru Forester XT Six-Month Road Test: So Far

Three months ago, a Subaru Forester XT showed up in the nick of time to help us navigate Atlanta's worst winter storm in 20 years. And then another. And one more. Think it deserves a break? We do too. Now at its halfway point in our Six-Month Road Test, the Forester's spending a month at our New...Read More»

2015 BMW X4, 2014 New York Auto Show
2015 BMW X4 Video: New York Auto Show

BMW’s SUV lineup is growing again this year, and so is its lineup of coupes. Well, sort of. This is the BMW X4, the automaker's shapely new crossover-coupe-ish utility vehicle. You probably know the bigger X6—that’s the more coupe-like version of BMW’s X5 utility vehicle...Read More»

2015 Nissan Murano launch, 2014 New York Auto Show
2015 Nissan Murano Video: New York Auto Show

The Nissan Murano has always been one of the more stylish family crossovers—and if anything, the latest edition has more resonance. Now, when we say resonance, it’s not a fancy design word—it’s the name of the Nissan Resonance concept from last year that really predicted the...Read More»

2015 Subaru Outback introduction at 2014 New York Auto Show
2015 Subaru Outback Video: New York Auto Show

For about 20 years, the Subaru Outback has given wagon fans a third choice—it's not as frumpy as a conventional station wagon, or as tall or imposing as a crossover SUV. It’s a formula that works—and this year it’s sticking with that formula with the introduction of the new...Read More»

2014 Nissan Rogue Smart Rearview Mirror
2014 Nissan Rogue Moves Forward in Reverse With Smart Rearview Mirror

Nissan was one of the first automakers to introduce a 360-degree camera system to make parking easier, and it now offers this technology on its entry-level hatchback, the Nissan Versa Note. Nissan’s next big camera technology is the all-new Smart Rearview Mirror that will be on display in the...Read More»

2015 Lexus NX 200t F Sport
2015 Lexus NX Compact Crossover Coming With Turbo, Hybrid Power

Small cars and crossovers are getting to be a big business among luxury automakers, and Lexus is finally ready to get in on the action with its new 2015 Lexus NX. Lexus will reveal its new compact crossover on April 20th at the Beijing Auto Show, and the 2015 NX will be tasked with taking on rivals...Read More»

2014 Subaru Forester 2.0 XT
2014 Subaru Forester XT Six-Month Road Test: What's New For 2015

We're just starting our third month behind the wheel of our 2014 Subaru Forester 2.0XT, and change is in the air--not just the change from snow and slush to epic layers of pollen. The Forester's headed to our upstate New York bureau for an extended look at spring--and Subaru's already issued...Read More»

2014 Jeep Cherokee
2014 Jeep Cherokee Video Road Test

The Jeep Cherokee is one of the best-known nameplates in the SUV world, but it’s been gone since 2001…until now. It’s back for 2014, and this time, it’s a lot more family-friendly. So does it live up to the legend while spanning on- and off-road worlds more neatly? And how...Read More»

Kia MPV teaser, 2014 New York Auto Show
Kia Teases New MPV: 2014 New York Auto Show

The Kia Sedona has been an off-and-on part of the South Korean automaker's lineup for more than a decade. Recently, Kia dropped the Sedona from its lineup for the 2013 model year, then brought it back with minor updates for 2014. Will the Sedona return for 2015? Maybe yes, maybe no. For 2015, Kia...Read More»

2014 Toyota Highlander Limited Platinum
2014 Toyota Highlander Video Road Test

Toyota has its authentic SUVs--the 4Runner and the Land Cruiser. But let's face it, not everyone's going rock-crawling or going on safari. For families that need the SUV space but not the SUV gear, Toyota has the Highlander. It's new this year, and it's changed a lot. So how does this latest 2014...Read More»

2011 Ford Explorer Police Interceptor
The Best-Selling Cop Car Is Actually An SUV

It's not your imagination: those flashing lights in your rearview mirror are a bit higher than they used to be. That's because America's best-selling police car is actually an SUV: the Police Interceptor Utility, based on the Ford Explorer. Technically speaking, the Explorer is more of a crossover...Read More»

2014 Subaru Forester XT convoy on tour in South Africa
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»

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