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Family Car Guide: SUV Names That Start With "E"
Family Car Guide: SUV Names That Start With "E"

How automakers name their vehicles has always fascinated me. It would appear that some go for alliteration, while others dream up some pretty crazy names. Actually, it’s a difficult process to name a new product. After coming up with about 100 names, there’s the whole process of...Read More»

2011 Toyota Highlander
2011 Toyota Highlander and Hybrid: First Look

After a global debut at the Moscow auto show, the 2011 Toyota Highlander and Highlander Hybrid are making their way back home to the U.S. with new faces, new tails and other updates. For the Highlander Hybrid, there's a meaningful increase in power. The gas-electric crossover's petroleum-drinking...Read More»

2010 Acura ZDX
Driven: 2010 Acura ZDX

A week with a ZDX still wasn't enough to help me make up my mind about a few key questions: Is this a good-looking vehicle? And does the whole package work? Ask me at various points in the week, and depending on the angle I was viewing it from at the moment my responses could be very different...Read More»

2011 Jeep Patriot
2011 Jeep Patriot: First Look

Chrysler's hitting the Twitters this morning with a wave of photos of its new 2011 products--including this first photo of the 2011 Jeep Patriot. The Patriot isn't due for a total overhaul, unlike the brand-new Fiat 500 Sport found today via Twitpic--and unlike the mysterious 2011 Chrysler 200 just...Read More»

2010 Chevrolet Malibu
Safe Family Cars: Mid-Size 2011 Top Safety Picks

In the mid-size car segment so popular with families, safety ratings play an increasingly important factor in the decision to purchase a particular model. When the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) added a roof strength test to measure protection in the event of a rollover for the 2010...Read More»

MyLincoln Touch - 2011 Lincoln MKX
iTunes Tagging Comes to HD Radio in the 2011 Lincoln MKX

Back in the days of the Walkman, we longed for a single device that would hold all our music, slip easily into our cars, integrated with their audio systems--all without scratching like compact discs, or getting lost in an annoying way in the clutter of jewel cases and console storage. (Secretly...Read More»

2011 Ford Edge
2011 Ford Edge: First Drive Review

As we previewed last Friday with a Madlibs-inspired snippet of edited road test, our driving impressions of the 2011 Ford Edge can now be released. The 2011 Ford Edge five-seat crossover was launched in 2007 and has now sold more than 400,000 units. This is its first major update, and it is not...Read More»

2011 Ford Edge Sport
2011 Ford Edge: An [Adjective] [Noun] That Really [Verb]

We drove various models of the 2011 Ford Edge five-seat crossover on Wednesday. In fact, we've already written a full drive report on the newly restyled, re-equipped, and re-engined 2011 Edge. But we can't show it to you until 12:01 am (Eastern time) on Monday. Why? Because many automakers, Ford...Read More»

2011 Kia Sportage
2011 Kia Sportage: An IIHS Top Safety Pick

The 2011 Kia Sportage has been recognized as one of the safest new vehicles on the market; it's earned Top Safety Pick status from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). In order to be named a Top Safety Pick, a model must earn top 'good' ratings in frontal, side, and rear crash tests...Read More»

2011 Nissan Rogue
2011 Nissan Rogue Priced From $20,810

For the 2011 model year Nissan has sharpened the exterior, upgraded the interior, and improved the fuel economy of its Rogue crossover, but thankfully pricing has remained almost unchanged. Yes, the 2011 Nissan Rogue comes onto the market with a base price of $20,810, just $350 more than the...Read More»

2011 Nissan Juke
2011 Nissan Juke Pricing Starts At $18,960

Today we have pricing details for one of the most exciting vehicles on the horizon, the all-new 2011 Nissan Juke. The compact five-door crossover with muscular styling and a small turbocharged four-cylinder engine will go on sale across the country this October priced from a very reasonable...Read More»

2010 Honda Element
2010 Honda Element Recalled for Shift Problem

The 2010 Honda Element is being recalled for a problem with its shifter. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued the recall for the Element and ordered that Honda stop selling the vehicle until August 13, 2010, so that repairs can be made to vehicles coming off...Read More»

2011 Kia Sportage
Car Compare: 2010 Hyundai Tucson Vs. 2011 Kia Sportage

With the 2011 Sportage, Kia's placed its bets in all the right places. The Sportage has grown up into real-world dimensions, with more cargo space than ever. It's still among the smaller vehicles in its class but it fits adults better in all situations. And though it's a mechanical twin of the 2010...Read More»

2010 Volkswagen GTI 4-door HB DSG PZEV Angular Front Exterior View
Top 5 Volkswagen GTI Commercials: Practicality Inspired

I spent last weekend hanging out with my best friend, doing what we do best: napping where possible to regain our strength from the long grind that is daily work, eating unholy amounts of very tasty food, and perhaps our favorite sport, watching car shows and discussing cars. Unless I am mistaken...Read More»

2011 Ford Explorer
High Gear Media Covers the 2011 Ford Explorer

  Today's the big day--the 2011 Ford Explorer has been officially unveiled, and Ford is canvassing the country with live media events, social media Tweets, and just about every other kind of media known to man, to let you know about its new seven-seat crossover. The Explorer once was the...Read More»

2011 Nissan Murano
2011 Nissan Murano Preview

Nissan has updated its popular Murano crossover for the 2011 model year, giving it a fresh new look plus adding the value-packed SV trim. Starting with a redesigned grille, new bumper designs and revised taillights, the 2011 Nissan Murano has a distinctively cleaner appearance overall compared to...Read More»

2010 Buick Enclave
Driven: 2010 Buick Enclave

Buick doesn't get its own version of the Chevy Tahoe/GMC Yukon family, but it does get the Enclave crossover--which almost fits the bill, if you're looking for something a little more family-friendly than a fifth wheel and any leg of the Triple Crown. The fact is, unless you tow very often, the...Read More»

2010 Ford Flex 4-door SEL FWD Angular Front Exterior View
2010 Ford Flex, Hyundai Tucson are IIHS Top Safety Picks

The latest crash-test ratings are in from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), and the insurance industry-funded research group has added a range of vehicles from Ford, Volkswagen, and Hyundai to its Top Safety Pick List. With these new results, we're updating our 2010 reviews for...Read More»

2010 Honda Accord Crosstour 2WD 5dr EX Open Doors
Honda Accord Crosstour: The New Family Car

While your inner soccer mom might push you to buy a Toyota Sienna or some other minivan, you sacrifice quite a deal of upfront capital as well as gas mileage. But with the 2010 Honda Crosstour, affordability along with a great deal of cargo room opens the door to a variety of family activities that...Read More»

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