crossovers

Hyundai VP Says Its Upcoming Products Will Target Families
Hyundai VP Says Its Upcoming Products Will Target Families

Lots of news nuggets get tossed about at the big U.S. auto shows, and the word from Hyundai product planning VP this week at the 2011 New York Auto Show is that the Korean automaker will target families for its upcoming products. Hyundai has already scored big with its redesigned Hyundai Sonata...Read More»

2008 Toyota RAV4
Toyota Recalling Some RAV4, Highlander Models For Airbag Issue

Toyota has announced that it will recall some 2007 and 2008 RAV4 models, along with some 2008 Toyota Highlander and Highlander Hybrid models, to replace a potentially defective airbag sensor assembly. The issue concerns the vehicles' roll-sensing side-curtain airbag system; the failure of one of...Read More»

Mazda Minagi concept
Mazda's New Compact Crossover To Be Called CX-5

In keeping with Mazda’s recent naming conventions for crossover vehicles, the manufacturer has confirmed that the replacement for the outgoing Mazda Tribute will be called the CX-5. Based on the Mazda Minagi concept shown at this year’s Geneva Motor Show, the CX-5 will be the first...Read More»

2011 BMW X3
Watch The Birth Of Your 2011 BMW X3

The problem with filming the birth of a child is this: what do you with the footage after you capture it? Relatives won’t want to see it, and I’d be afraid of any neighbors who voluntarily sit though a screening. Let’s face it: childbirth, though miraculous, isn’t exactly...Read More»

2011 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
2011 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport: Driven

Mitsubishi's idea, last year, of previewing its Outlander Sport by making it the first model ever that could be remotely test driven, live—via a virtual system that promised way more than a tilt-and-pan virtual showroom tour—was the first of its kind. And it's definitely one of the...Read More»

2011 Kia Sportage SX
2011 Kia Sportage SX: First Drive

When we first drove the 2011 Kia Sportage EX we said that it's one of the most svelte crossovers on the market. After being on sale for over a year there is no question that the statement is as true today as it was then. Though you can only get so far on your good looks. Upon taking a closer look...Read More»

2011 Toyota Prius
Toyota, Lexus Big Winners In Intellichoice 2011 Best Overall Value Of The Year Awards

Intellichoice, part of the Motor Trend Market Group, recently announced its 2011 Best Overall Value of the Year Awards. Toyota and its luxury brand Lexus dominate the list with 11 wins (seven for Toyota and four for Lexus) in 21 categories. Why is it important to look at overall value when shopping...Read More»

2011 Kia Sportage
2011 Kia Sportage EX: Driven

At first glance, there's a lot to like about the 2011 Kia Sportage. With its 'hot hatch on steroids' look, it's one of the most svelte crossovers from the outside. An impressive feature set and sporty, richly detailed cabin round out what feels like a very desirable package. Start the Sportage EX's...Read More»

2011 GMC Acadia Denali
Report: GMC Acadia May Be Axed

The GMC Acadia holds a vicarious position within GM, being targeted at SUV buyers but sharing a more car-like crossover platform with two other models in the automaker’s North American lineup. First launched in 2006, the Acadia proved to be a popular model for buyers interested in a full-size...Read More»

2011 Acura ZDX
2011 Acura ZDX: Gorgeous, But Still Pricey And Perplexing

Acura released details regarding its coupe-like 2011 ZDX crossover vehicle just a number of weeks before some automakers think about pulling out early 2012 models. Why the hesitation? It's probably because sales have been glacially slow for the 2010 ZDX and it's arguably become very expensive...Read More»

2011 Lincoln MKX
2011 Lincoln MKX: Driven

Crossover vehicles are so often touted as catch-all solutions for busy families that you can lapse into blind assumptions when shopping. As we learned recently, when we took on a new 2011 Lincoln MKX for a weeklong test, not every crossover fits every family task, and they can be packaged quite...Read More»

2011 Dodge Journey
2011 Dodge Journey: First Drive

In the two years since the Dodge Journey first showed up in showrooms, Chrysler's been through a couple of near-death moments. For all its turmoil with the private-equity crowd and the bankruptcy courts, Chrysler's now churning out a heavily revamped line of 2011 vehicles that includes a Journey...Read More»

TCC Best Car to Buy 2011
TCC's Best Car to Buy 2011 Nominees: SUVs and Crossovers

When SUVs truly ruled the American new-car roost, only a handful of names could be picked out of the best-seller list: Grand Cherokee, Explorer, and the outliers. A decade or so later, it's crossovers that dominate the sales charts, and this year's list of nominees for TheCarConnection's Best Car...Read More»

2011 Ford Edge - first drive in and around Nashville
2011 Lincoln MKX, Ford Edge in First Recall

Ford Motor Company's brand-new family crossovers, the 2011 Ford Edge and the 2011 Lincoln MKX, are being recalled. Only 71 vehicles in all are affected by the recall, issued earlier this week by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). According to the NHTSA, some Edges and MKXs...Read More»

2011 Ford Explorer
2011 Ford Explorer: Inflatable Rear Seat Belts Are Here

It has been just about a year since Ford announced that the company would make available an inflatable rear seat belt that would incorporate airbag technology in a seat-belt application to protect rear passengers. USA Today reported that the restraints that double as air-bags would be an option...Read More»

2011 Honda Element
2011 Honda Element in a Death Spiral?

The 2011 Honda Element returns with fewer options and fewer model lines for the new model year, with no sign of a replacement in sight. The funky, flexible crossover comes back in LX and EX trim--missing the more sporty SC edition introduced with much fanfare a few years ago. The remaining versions...Read More»

2011 Buick Enclave
2011 Buick Enclave: Driven

When the Enclave crossover was introduced for 2008, it not only replaced the half-hearted Rainier and Rendezvous but gave the brand a smooth, class-leading vehicle; it could be seen as the first of a new generation of Buicks. Oh, how times have changed. Normally, three years isn't a big deal; but...Read More»

2011 Nissan Murano
2011 Nissan Murano: Fresh Face, New Trims, Higher Prices

Nissan has announced specs, details, and pricing for its 2011 Murano, and there are indeed a few noteworthy changes versus the 2010 model. The 2011 Murano gets just a few front and rear enhancements: a new grille, reshaped front lower fascia, and new 18-inch wheels on S, SV, and SL models. Of those...Read More»

2011 Honda CR-V
2011 Honda CR-V: Special Edition Added, Family Goodness Intact

Honda's CR-V crossover enters what's likely its final model year before a redesigned 2012 Honda CR-V, with no significant changes—only a new Special Edition (SE) model added to the lineup. Although The Car Connection has not yet driven the 2011 CR-V, our editors have put various CR-V models...Read More»