SUV

Why do people buy SUVs, and why do 76% of shoppers avoid them?
Why do people buy SUVs, and why do 76% of shoppers avoid them?

Here's an interesting irony: according to J.D. Power's 2017 Auto Avoider Study, just 24 percent of U.S. consumers shopped for SUVs last year, and yet SUVs accounted for 42 percent of all vehicles sold, up from 34 percent in 2012. Why are SUVs so popular now? And why have 76 percent of consumers...Read More»

2018 Chevrolet Traverse
2018 Chevrolet Traverse video preview

The Traverse has been conquering the mountain of family duty since it arrived nearly a decade ago. Now, the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse looks the part. The three-row family crossover from Chevrolet is now bigger and more spacious, but the exterior looks are what we're all talking about. WATCH: 2018...Read More»

2016 Ford Expedition
Bronco and more: Ford’s crossover showroom of the future

Ford's confirmation that two iconic nameplates will return to the U.S. on Monday is the latest sign of the brand's efforts to reshuffle its crossover/SUV lineup. “Bronco is one of five all-new global utilities coming by 2020,” Ford Executive Vice President Joe Hinrichs said during...Read More»

2018 Volkswagen Atlas R-Line
2018 Volkswagen Atlas gets sporty R-Line treatment

Volkswagen is spicing up its upcoming Atlas three-row crossover even before the model arrives in dealership showrooms. The automaker announced today that its Tennessee-built Atlas will be offered with an R-Line appearance package that includes a number of interior and exterior styling details plus...Read More»

2017 Honda CR-V Touring
2017 Honda CR-V first drive: Setting the standard

Coming soon to just about every driveway on your block is the crossover you see here: Honda’s latest CR-V. Yup, this latest redesign for the 2017 model year is that good. It takes what made the last CR-V the best-selling crossover in America and improves on every attribute. There’s more...Read More»

2018 Volkswagen Atlas
2018 Volkswagen Atlas video preview

Volkswagen needs a hit these days--and they need more SUVs to compete in America. This year, the German automaker will land a one-two punch with new utility vehicles. Soon, there will be a new Tiguan. First, we'll get this made-in-America, three-row crossover SUV: the new 2018 Volkswagen Atlas...Read More»

2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Jeep Grand Cherokee: The Car Connection's Best SUV to Buy 2017

Crossovers have all but replaced the sport-utility vehicles of a generation ago. Most drivers don't know or care about the distinctions. Why should they? Crossovers get the family job done. They're spun from car platforms, have car-like handling, and don't worry themselves so much about off-road...Read More»

2017 Honda Pilot
Apple CarPlay, Android Auto added to 2017 Honda Pilot

Last year's Best Car to Buy (according to us) has received a noteworthy update for 2017: Apple CarPlay and Android Auto will be standard on most Honda Pilot trim levels. This technology allows a driver to use certain smartphone functions through the vehicle's infotainment screen—text...Read More»

2018 Volkswagen Atlas
2018 Volkswagen Atlas first look

There is some wry irony behind the name given to Volkswagen’s newest SUV, the 2018 Atlas, as Volkswagen’s fate in the United States may indeed rest on its shoulders. The company’s largest-yet sport-ute debuts on the heels of news of the massive buyback settlement, in which the...Read More»

2017 Honda CR-V
Value-packed 2017 Honda CR-V unveiled

Promising as big a leap forward as the last Civic redesign was over its predecessor, the 2017 Honda CR-V that goes on sale soon appears to be a vast upgrade over its rather dowdy—but hugely popular—predecessor. Honda calls its new CR-V bolder, but its profile isn't a big change from...Read More»

Volkswagen CrossBlue Concept - 2013 Detroit Auto Show
Volkswagen's new crossover will be called 'Atlas': can it bear the burden of saving VW?

Volkswagen's got at least 99 problems in the U.S., but the name of its brand-new, mass-market crossover ain't one. According to Auto News, it's going to be called the VW Atlas--which is appropriate, considering the burden it's going to bear. The Atlas crossover--not to be confused with Ford's Atlas...Read More»

2016 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid
Su-bie, or not Su-bie? Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid axed for 2017

Pardon our soliloquy in the eulogy. Subaru confirmed Wednesday that the 2016 Crosstrek Hybrid won't make it in to 2017. According to a Subaru spokesman, the hybrid model accounted for roughly 5,000 sales each year since it was introduced in 2014 (when it was known as the XV Crosstrek Hybrid). Last...Read More»

2018 Chevrolet Equinox
Meet the 40 mpg 2018 Chevrolet Equinox crossover

Ladies and gentlemen, the 40 mpg crossover has arrived—or at least it will early next year, when the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox goes on sale boasting a trio of turbocharged engines designed to squeeze the most out of a gallon of gas. Or diesel, as it turns out. The Equinox will become the first...Read More»

2017 Nissan Rogue Hybrid
2017 Nissan Rogue picks up Hybrid model

Nissan will spread its hybrid technology to another model in its lineup for the 2017 model year, in the form of the Nissan Rogue Hybrid. It's not the only change coming to the Rogue, which gets some sheet metal touch-ups on gas-powered models, too. The Rogue adopts a new front end with a V-shaped...Read More»

2017 Nissan Pathfinder
Updated 2017 Nissan Pathfinder priced at $30,890

The refreshed 2017 Nissan Pathfinder is just now arriving in the automaker's dealership showrooms, where it carries a modest base price increase over the 2016 model—just $160 more for the entry-level Pathfinder S with standard front-wheel drive. That means that the least expensive Pathfinder...Read More»

2017 Nissan Armada, Press Drive, Carmel, California, July 2016
Nissan undercuts Ford Expedition, Chevy Tahoe with 2017 Armada pricing

Nissan's new behemoth of an SUV is just hitting dealership showrooms, where interested buyers will find a lineup (or an Armada, if you will) of choices ranging from $45,395 to over $60,000 for a fully loaded model. That's a big increase over the last Armada sold here—the 2015 version was...Read More»

2016 Ram 1500 HFE, Denver, CO, April 2016
Ram pickup could spawn new full-size SUV

Body-on-frame full-size SUVs may have a future after all, if a new report about Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' next-generation Ram 1500 is to be believed. According to the USA Today, FCA is contemplating a new SUV based on the Ram 1500 that could square off against heavyweights like the Chevrolet Tahoe...Read More»

2017 Toyota 4Runner TRD Off Road
Toyota adds new TRD Off Road package to 4Runner

Toyota is expanding its TRD subbrand's presence with a new TRD Off Road trim level for the 2017 version of its popular 4Runner SUV. Essentially replacing last year's Trail trim level, the TRD Off Road slots in below the more hardcore TRD Pro package. The differences between the two are in the...Read More»

Prototype Volkswagen 7-Seat Crossover
First ride: Volkswagen's new 7-seat, 3-row crossover

By Volkswagen’s own admission, its new seven seat midsize crossover is incomplete. That’s because the upcoming model set to go on sale by year’s end was designed from the start to feature a fuel-sipping diesel engine as its headliner. Well, that’s not happening any time...Read More»

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