crossovers

SUVs & Crossovers Outsell Sedans For The First Time Ever
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»

2013 Nissan Pathfinder
2013 Nissan Pathfinder: All-New, But Priced Below Previous Model

When it goes on sale later this month, the fourth-generation 2013 Nissan Pathfinder three-row, seven-passenger crossover will be priced from $29,085, including an $825 destination charge. Six versions of the Pathfinder are available, including the base Pathfinder S, SV, SL, SL Premium, Platinum and...Read More»

2006 Honda CR-V
2002-2006 Honda CR-V Recall Issued For Fire Risk

Honda is recalling certain 2002-2006 model year CR-V compact crossovers for a faulty driver’s-side power window switch that may malfunction and start a fire. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) site lists the number of CR-Vs potentially affected at 268,655...Read More»

2013 Ford Escape
2013 Ford Escape Recalled For Braking Issue

Ford is conducting a voluntary safety recall of certain 2013 model-year Escape compact crossovers over concerns that carpet padding mispositioned during installation may interfere with braking. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) site lists the number of vehicles...Read More»

2013 Lexus RX 350
2013 Lexus RX Luxury Crossover Preview

Among the product introductions making news at the Geneva Motor Show, the full reveal of the redesigned 2013 Lexus RX luxury crossover line includes the RX 350, RX 450h, and a new model, the RX 450h F-Sport. Our sister publication MotorAuthority has the straight scoop direct from the show floor in...Read More»

2013 Buick Encore
2013 Buick Encore: All-New Compact Luxury Crossover

What began as a progressive reveal using Buick’s Facebook fan page is now complete with the debut of the 2013 Buick Encore compact luxury crossover at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show. Entering into a hotly-competitive field, Buick’s all-new five-passenger Encore is after family buyers who...Read More»

2013 Mazda CX-5 compact crossover on test drive, Southern California, Nov 2011
2013 Mazda CX-5: First Drive Of All-New Compact Crossover

The Los Angeles Auto Show, which opened this weekend, was definitely the show of compact crossovers. Both the 2012 Honda CR-V and the 2013 Ford Escape were unveiled to the public there, but we think a third crossover deserves equal billing despite being from a smaller carmaker. The 2013 Mazda CX-5...Read More»

2011 Nissan Murano
2012 Murano and Murano CrossCabriolet Pricing Announced

We have good news and bad news. The good news is that Nissan has just announced pricing for the 2012 edition of the popular Murano crossover. The bad news is that the automaker has also announced pricing for the 2012 Murano CrossCabriolet, which is perhaps the most-hated vehicle on the American...Read More»

2012 Mazda CX-5
2012 Mazda CX-5: First Look

Mazda is giving consumers an advance look at its brand-new compact crossover, the 2012 CX-5, ahead of its world debut at next month’s 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show. For family buyers, there’s a lot to like. For starters, the styling of the CX-5, which is the replacement for the current Mazda...Read More»

2012 Volkswagen Tiguan
2012 Volkswagen Tiguan First Drive

Blending new elements with an existing look is tough, and often fails. You should have seen the 70-something gentleman trying to rock 30-something "hair" aboard my recent flight to Munich. Once in Bavaria and on a drive to Austria courtesy of Volkswagen, updates to the 2012 Tiguan proved more...Read More»

2011 GMC Acadia Denali
GM's Full-Size Crossovers Get Minor Changes For 2013

If you’re looking for a major redesign on the 2013 Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse or GMC Acadia, it appears that you have a bit longer to wait. The Lambda-platform crossovers are getting a few improvements and updates for the 2013 model year, but big changes to the product line...Read More»

2011 MINI Rocketman Concept live photos
Gas Prices, Gas Taxes, MINI Rocketman and Taco Bell: Today's Car News

A production version of the MINI Rocketman concept is coming by 2014, by which time we hope MINI learns how to stage its show cars effectively. [MotorAuthority] Need a family crossover with 30-mpg fuel economy? We've found four of them for you. [FamilyCarGuide] Three things need to be settled...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Equinox LTZ
Four For 30: Family Crossovers With 30-MPG Fuel Economy

Fluctuating prices at the pump don’t need to cause consumers angst with these fuel-efficient, five-passenger family crossovers that each get at least 30 mpg highway fuel economy. Chevrolet Equinox The compact 2011 Chevrolet Equinox (LS, FWD), with an EPA rating of 32 mpg highway fuel economy...Read More»

2011 Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet
2011 Nissan CrossCabriolet Arriving Late For Convertible Season

Supply and production interruptions due to the March earthquake in Japan (and the resulting tsunami) have left the new 2011 Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet in short supply—and from the sound of it, some shoppers might not even see Nissan's quirky new soft top crossover in showrooms until after...Read More»

2011 Kia Sorento
2012 Kia Sorento Zooms In Residual Value

Sales figures don’t lie. The Kia Sorento has been a runaway hit for the brand ever since Kia launched the compact crossover in January 2010. That’s 16 months and counting as Kia’s best-selling model with total sales of 148,031 (through April). It’s about to get even better...Read More»

2012 Volkswagen Tiguan 2WD 4-door Auto S Mirror
2012 VW Tiguan: Beat The Crap Out It, I Dare You

Volkswagen built their reputation in North America on cars and trucks that were simple, robust, fun, practical and had a strong whiff of German engineering and design. They were clearly not Japanese cars -- far more solid and heavy-feeling. And compared to their other European counterparts, they...Read More»

2011 Buick Enclave
The Stories New (Buick Enclave) Tires Could Tell

Ever wonder how the original equipment tires wind up on your family vehicle? It’s not that they were a bargain and the automaker thought they’d save a few coins here and there by snapping up huge lots. Of course, car companies do have their buyers negotiate the best deals possible with...Read More»

2011 Hyundai Tucson FWD 4-door Auto GLS PZEV Open Doors
2011 Hyundai Tucson GLS: Quick Drive

All images by Anne Proffit Hyundai's smaller crossover, the handsome Tucson was redesigned in 2010 and needed few if any upgrades for the 2011 sales season. Based on a unibody design, the Tucson is very car-like in its responses and very easy to drive and enjoy. After spending a week with a 2011...Read More»

2011 Honda CR-V
2012 Honda CR-V Delayed in Japan Quake Aftermath

A replacement for the current Honda CR-V crossover will be delayed, as Honda struggles to regain parts production in earthquake-ravaged Japan. The Wall Street Journal says Honda will push back the launch of the 2012 CR-V by at least one month. Honda has said it would produce the new crossover...Read More»

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