Crossover

2014 Audi SQ5 Priced From $51,900
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»

2011 Ford Escape
5 Crossovers & SUVs That Car Thieves Love

Crossovers and sport-utility vehicles are big business in the U.S. -- not just among shoppers, but also with car thieves. Could your ride be targeted next? The National Insurance Crime Bureau has sifted through nearly five years of data to identify the most-stolen models and the areas of the...Read More»

Honda's Urban SUV Concept
Honda Urban SUV Concept: 2013 Detroit Auto Show

A new subcompact Honda crossover due in 2014 will take its cues from the Urban SUV Concept, shown for the first time at the 2013 Detroit auto show. The concept SUV is just 169.3 inches long, making it nine inches shorter than the compact Honda CR-V crossover. It's styled without any overt SUV...Read More»

2013 Lincoln MKC Concept
Lincoln MKC Concept: 2013 Detroit Auto Show

The Lincoln MKC concept crossover could be the brand's next shot at relevance, but it likely will have to wait another year--until at least spring of 2014--to make the transition from Detroit Auto Show dream to showroom reality. The MKC is the Ford Motor Company brand's version of the compact...Read More»

2013 Infiniti JX35
2013 Infiniti JX35 Three-Month Road Test: The Competition

The 2013 Infiniti JX is in our driveway for the winter, handling a complex array of duties for The Car Connection's Three-Month Road Test fleet--fetching the world's best ribs chief among them. While we're evaluating it more in depth, our first stop is a little online cross-shopping. Before we put...Read More»

2013 Toyota RAV4
2013 Toyota RAV4: First Drive and Video Road Test

It's been a rough year for fans of white bread. The last oven timer's gone off at Hostess. Justin Bieber's sprouted chin hair number two. Mitt Romney is just Mitt Romney, no President prefix. The Mayans may as well be right--could any river of lava be worse? All hope is not lost. For proof, here we...Read More»

2013 Infiniti JX 35 Three-Month Road Test
2013 Infiniti JX 35: TCC's Three-Month Road Test

We've just returned our first two "Six-Month Road Test" vehicles, and it's time for another--and while we're doing so, we're tweaking our formula for evaluating new vehicles over a longer period of time. The 2013 Infiniti JX is our first Three-Month Road Test. Why half the time? In our experience...Read More»

2013 Ford Escape
2013 Ford Escape Video Road Test

The Ford Escape is new for 2013, and this time, it's no carryover crossover SUV. It's more like a sporty hatchback with great handling and turbo power. But is that what you need? We take a look in our latest video road test. Take one look at the new Escape and you'd hardly recognize it. Gone is the...Read More»

2013 BMW X1
2013 BMW X1 Video First Drive

When it finally lands on U.S. shores this winter, the BMW X1 will have maneuvered itself into a tight parking spot--wedged narrowly between the most feature-rich mass-market crossovers, and BMW's own more practical, more expensive X3 ute. The X1's been on sale for a few years around the world, but...Read More»

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