crossovers

Crossover vs Traditional SUV: Which is Best?
Crossover vs Traditional SUV: Which is Best?

Gone are the days of straightforward words that describe the types of vehicles we drive. Car. Truck. Van. Wagon. Over the years, the marketing-speak of the auto industry has successfully permeated our vocabulary. Terms like “crossover” and “sports activity vehicle” are thrown around at...Read More»

2011 Kia Sportage
2011 Kia Sportage: First Pics, Preview Info Ahead Of Geneva

Kia has shown us the first pictures of the U.S.-spec 2011 Kia Sportage, several weeks ahead of its March 2 premiere at the Geneva auto show. The new 2011 Kia Sportage, which will share its platform with the 2011 Hyundai Tucson, will have a longer wheelbase, more interior and cargo space, and an...Read More»

2010 Ford Edge SE
2010 Chicago Auto Show Preview: 2011 Ford Edge Gets EcoBoost

Ford is on a roll lately, having unveiled its 2011 Fiesta subcompact and 2012 Focus compact. Now the company turns to refreshing its Edge five-seat crossover, both improving its gas mileage and adding its well-received MyFord Touch instrument panel and switch system. The new 2011 Ford Edge is...Read More»

2010 Suzuki Grand Vitara 2WD 4-door I4 Auto XSport Grille
2010 Geneva Motor Show Debut For Redesigned Suzuki Grand Vitara

Suzuki is determined to make a bigger impact on the U.S. market and is planning a raft of new models it hopes will be able to lure buyers away from current favorites. To do so the automaker is building a range of models decisively sportier than many of its rivals and packed with plenty of standard...Read More»

2010 GMC Granite Concept
2010 Detroit Auto Show: 2010 GMC Granite Concept

The 2010 Detroit Auto Show opens in Detroit today with a new crossover concept from GM, the GMC Granite. The Granite may be on display as a concept car, but it's closely related to a new vehicle already headed to Chevrolet dealers, the 2011 Orlando. It's a safe bet that GMC will get a version of...Read More»

FUSE interface in 2010 Mitsubishi Outlander
Mitsubishi Debuts Sync Rival, Called Fuse, In 2010 Outlander

It's about time that another automaker took on Ford's Sync hands-free communication and entertainment interface. One of the best rival systems—at least in affordable vehicles—comes from an unlikely source: Mitsubishi. The new 2010 Outlander is the first vehicle to get the handy interface. In a...Read More»

2010 Mitsubishi Outlander GT
Driven: 2010 Mitsubishi Outlander GT

In the three years since the second-generation Mitsubishi Outlander first went on sale, Mitsubishi has gone through a sort of identity crisis here in the U.S. market. While the Japanese automaker’s compact Lancer models—especially the high-performance Evolution and Ralliart—have...Read More»

2010 Mazda CX-9
Driven: 2010 Mazda CX-9

Mazda's CX-9 can be more than a little deceiving. Get caught up in the driving experience—as you actually can in the somewhat nimble-feeling CX-9—and you might actually think you're driving a tall but reasonably compact wagon. That is, until you look back from the front seat at the spacious...Read More»

2010 Acura RDX
Driven: 2010 Acura RDX

Cutting through marketing hype, the Acura RDX is one of relatively few crossover vehicles that actually do feel like agile sport sedans—especially if you'd like to keep the price well under $40k. That is, provided you're one of those people who won't consider wagons like the BMW 328i Sport Wagon...Read More»

2010 Toyota RAV4
2010 Toyota RAV4 Sport: Cleaner Look, More Convenient Layout

Last year the Toyota RAV4 got a little bit of a facelift, with a refreshed front and rear appearance, a stronger and more refined base 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, and an upgraded feature set. But it was a little surprising—as it had been when the RAV4 was last fully redesigned for 2006—that...Read More»

2010 Subaru Outback
Driven: 2010 Subaru Outback

In Portland and Seattle, or throughout the coastal or mountain backcountry of the Pacific Northwest, you won't have to look long to find a Subaru Outback. They're every which way you look, in the driveways of everyone from windsurfers to skiers to antiquing empty nesters. And if there's an official...Read More»

2010 Nissan Murano
Compared: 2010 Lexus RX 350 vs 2010 Nissan Murano LE

TheCarConnection.com has just updated our full review of the Murano for 2010 and thought it would be the perfect time for a little match-up...against the 2010 Lexus RX 350. When the Nissan Murano was first redesigned for 2009, we wrote, "The 2009 Murano is just as smooth as the RX, definitely...Read More»

2010 Toyota Venza
Bluetooth, iPod Connectivity Expanded In 2010 Toyota Venza

The Venza carries into its second model year with no significant changes. That's the short story, however some people might find the Venza's entertainment system considerably more functional; tech-savvy shoppers will be quick to verify that an USB auxiliary port and iPod connectivity are newly...Read More»

2010 Nissan Murano
Preview: 2010 Nissan Murano

• What is it? Nissan’s powerful and well-equipped mid-sized crossover • The basics: V-6 and front- and all-wheel drive • On sale: Now • Price: $28,050 to $38,180 Nissan today announced pricing for the 2010 Nissan Murano crossover, which is on sale now across the...Read More»

2010 Lexus RX 350
Driven: 2010 Lexus RX 350

The RX was one of the first crossovers and arguably the first luxury crossover when it was introduced for 1998. Since then it’s become the long-time bestseller for the brand, and it’s easy to see why. The 2010 Lexus RX 350 is nearly as practical as a minivan and more fuel-efficient than an...Read More»

2010 Mitsubishi Outlander
Preview: 2010 Mitsubishi Outlander

• What is it? The facelifted version of Mitsubishi’s versatile crossover. • The basics: Four- and six-cylinder engines and two- and four-wheel drive modes • On sale: Later this year • Price: $20,580 - $25,980 (est.) Though the first-generation Outlander was often...Read More»

2010 GMC Acadia
Preview: 2010 GMC Acadia Denali

Moving away from gas-guzzling SUVs and toward their hybrid and crossover variants is a hot trend once again. As buyers move to lighter and often smaller vehicles, however, they don't necessarily want to give up comfort or features. Recognizing this trend, GMC has decided to fit its GMC Acadia with...Read More»

2009 Hyundai ix-Metro concept car
Hyundai Unveils 2009 ix-Metro Hybrid Crossover Concept

Following on from the Blue-Will plug-in hybrid concept car rolled out at April’s Seoul auto show, South Korean automaker Hyundai has now unveiled the all-new ix-Metro hybrid concept that’s set to appear later this month at the Frankfurt auto show. The latest model in Hyundai’s...Read More»

2010 Honda Crosstour
2010 Honda Accord Crosstour Revealed

It’s been official since early July that the 2010 Honda Accord Crosstour will arrive in showrooms this fall, but today the automaker finally lifted the covers off its newest model addition after weeks of drip-fed teasers. Toyota has had the Venza, a similar crossover-wagon hybrid design, on...Read More»

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