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2013 Ford Escape: First Drive
2013 Ford Escape: First Drive

When you think "Ford," you probably think of several brands--F-150, Explorer, Mustang, Taurus. Shame on you if that list is missing the Ford Escape. Last year, Ford sold more than 250,000 copies of its compact crossover, capping an eleven-year run on sale with the ute's best year ever, and with...Read More»

2013 Chevrolet Traverse
2013 Chevrolet Traverse: Walkthrough Video

Chevrolet’s full-size crossover, the Traverse, gets a bit of a makeover, both inside and out, for the 2013 model year. The updates are evolutionary and tasteful, although shoppers expecting radical changes to styling are likely to be disappointed. On the outside, the Traverse now wears a...Read More»

2012 Dodge Journey
2012 Dodge Journey Family Crossover: Free Third-Row Seating Through March

Families in search of a comfortable, roomy and safe seven-passenger crossover have another reason to look at the 2012 Dodge Journey. Billed as the most affordable seven-passenger vehicle in America, the Dodge Journey mid-size crossover is available for a limited time with a no-charge third row. The...Read More»

2013 Buick Enclave teaser
2013 Buick Enclave: A Teaser Photo That’s Just That

Consumers may be somewhat used to teaser photos released by automakers in advance of major auto show debuts of new products, but the latest in this nebulous array of “sneak peeks,” that of the 2013 Buick Enclave, is anything but revealing. And that’s probably the point. With the...Read More»

2013 Infiniti JX - job one at Nissan's Smyrna, TN vehicle assembly plant
2013 Infiniti JX Production Begins

It was a very important day for the employees of the Nissan Smyrna (Tennessee) Vehicle Assembly Plant as the first luxury vehicle and the first Infiniti to be built in the state, the all-new 2013 Infiniti JX seven-passenger luxury family crossover, decked out in a rich Emerald Green, rolled off the...Read More»

2012 Nissan Pathfinder concept
2012 Nissan Pathfinder Concept: 2012 Detroit Auto Show Video

The devil's in the details--and Nissan had few of those details to divulge when it came to the Nissan Pathfinder concept it showed at the 2012 Detroit auto show. While it wasn't talking hardcore horsepower figures or exact fuel economy numbers, Nissan did introduce the Pathfinder with a few talking...Read More»

2013 Acura RDX Prototype
2013 Acura RDX: 2012 Detroit Auto Show

With the launch of the 2012 CR-V crossover underway, Honda's now prepping its alter ego for its own date with showrooms. The 2013 Acura RDX is expected to go into production early this year, but Honda showed a prototype of the new compact luxury crossover at the 2012 Detroit auto show along with...Read More»

2012 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
2012 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport: Recall Alert

Mitsubishi is recalling certain 2012 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport compact crossover SUVs over concerns about a defective turn signal. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) site lists the potential number of affected units at 21. Affected vehicles were manufactured...Read More»

2011 Cadillac SRX
2010-2011 Cadillac SRX: Recall-Alert

General Motors is recalling certain 2010-2011 model year Cadillac SRX crossover vehicles over concerns about a transmission defect that may allow parked vehicles to move. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) site lists the number of potential affected units at...Read More»

2011 Nissan Rogue
2011 Nissan Rogue: Recall Alert

Nissan is conducting a safety recall on certain 2011 Nissan Rogue compact crossover SUVs because the circuit board on some electric power steering (EPS) control units may have been incorrectly installed. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) site lists the number of...Read More»

2012 Ford Mustang GT
Best Car To Buy 2012 Nominees: Mustang, Civic, CR-V, Accent, Veloster

Next week, High Gear Media will announce our trio of Best Car To Buy 2012 award winners. Here at TheCarConnection, the field includes 25 eligible cars, crossovers and SUVs--a great field of new vehicles heavy on sedans and hatchbacks, and somewhat lighter on green machines and minivans than in the...Read More»

2013 Infiniti JX
2013 Infiniti JX: All-New Seven-Seat, Three-Row Luxury Crossover

Families looking for another alternative in a seven-seat, three-row luxury crossover have a new contender to consider: the 2013 Infiniti JX, which just debuted at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show. But what is it about this all-new entry in the competitive luxury crossover segment that family buyers...Read More»

2013 Ford Escape
At The L.A. Auto Show, It's SUVs and Sedans--Not Sportscars--That Rule

L.A. is the epicenter of luxury-car sales. But if you're looking for exotic roadsters, super-luxury saloons and hand-built sportscars at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show, you'll have to look to find them. For the most part, they're tucked away in a sunken gallery, under the walkway that connects the...Read More»

2013 Infiniti JX
2013 Infiniti JX Priced From $41,300

The 2013 Infiniti JX will be priced from $41,300 when it arrives in showrooms next spring. Infiniti released pricing and details on its first seven-seat crossover at the 2011 Los Angeles auto show, promising that the JX would "shake up the status quo" that currently counts the Acura MDX, Audi Q7...Read More»

2012 Nissan Rogue
2012 Nissan Rogue: Around View Monitor Makes Parallel Parking Easier

How often do drivers pass up a parking space because it looks a little too hard to get into? It isn’t only younger drivers that have a problem with parallel parking, either; sometimes we all just need a little help. Nissan has a solution: the Around View Monitor now available in the 2012...Read More»

2012 Honda CR-V Concept
Redesigned 2012 Honda CR-V To Launch On Schedule

Good news for family buyers waiting for the new 2012 Honda CR-V small crossover SUV: Honda plans to launch the redesigned CR-V on schedule. This comes just a week after Honda warned that supply shortages caused by Thai floods could delay the debut of the popular crossover. As reported in Automotive...Read More»

2013 Ford Flex
2013 Ford Flex: New Nose, Now MyFord-Touched

Getting ahead of the media frenzy at next week’s 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show, Ford has smartly chosen to release photos and details of the 2013 Ford Flex crossover before the show opening. One guess why is the debut of the all-new 2013 Ford Escape small crossover that will grab much of the...Read More»

2013 Ford Flex
2013 Ford Flex: 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show Preview

The 2013 Ford Flex will be seen in public for the first time in two weeks at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show, but the first photos are out--and if you thought the Flex couldn't get any more edgy, you would be wrong. First and foremost, the 2013 Flex wears a new nose that channels its inner geek...Read More»

2011 Ford Explorer
2011 Ford Explorer Hits 100,000 Sales In 2011

When Ford introduced the new 2011 Explorer in July 2010, the automaker knew it had a potential sales hit on its hands. What Ford didn’t know was how many customers would quickly take to the completely revised mid-size SUV. The answer is in, and it turns out that over 100,000 Explorers have...Read More»

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