SUVs/Wagons

Compared: 2010 Lincoln MKT Vs. Acura MDX
Compared: 2010 Lincoln MKT Vs. Acura MDX

Big seven-seat crossovers with near-luxury nameplates: who can keep track of them all? TheCarConnection.com, that's who. In the past few weeks, we've spent time in nearly all the vehicles in this niche promising lots of personal space, lots of longing stares and lots of passenger-distracting...Read More»

2010 Mazda CX-7 s Grand Touring
First Drive: 2010 Mazda CX-7

Whether you have a growing family and are stepping up from a small, sporty car or looking to downsize a little bit, either from a minivan, or from a truck-like SUV, it's likely you'll have vehicles such as the 2010 Mazda CX-7 on your list. Really tall station wagons with cargo-friendly...Read More»

2010 Hyundai Tucson
Spy Shots: 2010 Hyundai Tucson

Britain's Autocar magazine has spied the 2010 Hyundai Tucson. The new crossover vehicle is due in the U.S. later this year, but uncloaked versions have been undergoing testing all year. In April, Hyundai showed a Tucson-related concept car at the 2009 New York auto show. The production version will...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Volt
Future Cars: 2012 Chevrolets Get Smaller, Greener

Two weeks ago, TheCarConnection toured GM's design studios for a sneak preview of the future cars and crossovers planned for Chevrolet, Cadillac, GMC and Buick. We've shared the Buick 2012 and Cadillac 2012 portfolios with you, but what's in store for GM's moneymaker? At its core, the 2012...Read More»

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Chrysler Dumps Lifetime Powertrain Warranty

Chrysler's lifetime powertrain warranty won't be a part of the new Fiat-owned operation, but there's a new warranty poised to take its place: a 5-year, 100,000-mile offer that sticks with the car. The warranty change is effective with all 2010 model-year cars and trucks. There's a strong argument...Read More»

Hummer in Sage, Arkansas, after February 2008 tornado - Weather Channel photo by bsusi1031
Whatever You Did To Your Car, Mother Nature Did Worse

We have friends who are weather fans, or weather fiends. They reload storm maps obsessively, and converse in the language of descending fronts and scattered sprinkles. We are not those people. We just get rained on occasionally. But even we were drawn into the Weather Channel's website by its...Read More»

Chery Tiggo in Ukraine
WTF Tuesday, Special Edition: Evil Russkies Poaching Cheerful Chery Tiggos!

Just when you think the auto world is ending in an onslaught of grim grey Korean econoboxes ... life gets better. And sometimes you just can't make this [stuff] up. Take last Friday's little news item from WardsAuto, for example. A Russian company that was supposed to assemble copies of a Japanese...Read More»

2010 Hyundai Tucson Teaser
Frankfurt Teasers: Hyundai Previews 2010 Tucson

From the Genesis to the Equus, Hyundai has been leaping and bounding forward in its quality, design and marketing, and now its next generation of SUVs and crossovers is getting ready to hit the show floor at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show as part of its preparation for a very busy 2010. The first up...Read More»

2009 Ford Edge Sport
2011 Ford Explorer Won't Replace Ford Edge

There's a 2011 Ford Explorer in the pipeline for America's largest independent automaker. Does that mean the Ford Edge is edging toward history? Not according to Ford. A spokesman confirms to TheCarConnection that the 2011 Ford Explorer due next year will be joined by a revamped Ford Edge not too...Read More»

2010 Cadillac CTS Sport Wagon
First Drive: 2010 Cadillac CTS Sport Wagon

The 2010 Cadillac Sport Wagon may be the GM brand's first car with a built-in family-planning moment. "Honey, do we really want more than one kid?" Still, it's far from the horrifying prospect that, say, a Chevrolet Venture might have been, back in the days when GM wasn't very serious about...Read More»

Lexus Premium Compact Concept official teaser
2009 Frankfurt Auto Show: Lexus Teases New Compact

That new small Lexus hatchback that's been rumored for months has now been confirmed by Toyota itself, with the release of this sketch. Toyota plans to show the new compact luxury car at next month's 2009 Frankfurt auto show. The latest round of speculation may throw cold water on Lexus fans in the...Read More»

2011 Hyundai Equus (Korean-market vehicle)
Hyundai Gets Busy in 2010: Tucson, Equus, Sonata and More

The next 18 months will be busy ones at Hyundai, where four brand-new products are headed to dealers as part of a plan to have the newest, freshest cars and crossovers on the American market. Here's what's in the product plan, according to TCC's sources: Tucson: First up comes a new 2010 Hyundai...Read More»

2010 Hyundai Elantra Touring
Hyundai Cuts 2010 Elantra Touring Price By $1,800

With all the talk about the ongoing cash for clunkers program and the cars that are being purchased, a lot of people that might have been in the market for a used car are now looking at more fuel-efficient and inexpensive new cars - with a $4,500 rebate, some new cars aren't much more expensive...Read More»

GM Labs Bare Necessities Truck Concept
GM Bare Necessities Concepts Push Minimalist Limits

What do you need in your next new car? No, really, what do you actually need? That's a question the designers over at GM's The Lab blog have been asking themselves, with the vehicles you see here being some of the interesting answers they've come up with. The Bare Necessities Concepts are based...Read More»

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2012 Buick: Is GM Building an American Lexus?

If you're reading this article in 2012, congratulations. Thanks to the miracle of Google search, Web longevity and ultra-fast fiber-optics, you already know if the renaissance that started in the summer of 2009 at Buick was successful. From our perspective, here in the dark ages of 2009, Buick has...Read More»

GM's eBay Motors Deal Goes Live Tomorrow

After a premature post-bankruptcy announcement in July, the real General Motors-eBay Motors deal is going live tomorrow, offering car buyers the chance to purchase a new car fresh off the lot straight from their living room sofa. GM hopes that tapping eBay Motors' 12 million monthly visits through...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Volt
Tweeted: GM Showing Buick Compact, New Cadillac Tomorrow

  Sometimes, General Motors is just a big tease. Last week, we had the first drive of the 2010 Cadillac SRX Turbo--and later this week, we'll bring you something special on the 2010 Cadillac CTS Sport Wagon, too. Today, GM's giving some bloggers a look at future products in its design studio--an...Read More»

General Motors' mysterious 230 logo
GM's Mysterious '230' Ad Graphic Leads To Wild Speculation

It's fairly rare in these days of digital distribution that a secret stays secret until it's intended to be told, but General Motors appears to be doing a bang-up job with its mysterious '230' campaign. Speculation across the web on the meaning of the 230 number in the graphic - which uses a...Read More»

2010 Cadillac SRX
First Drive: 2010 Cadillac SRX Turbo

Let's get this straight, out of the gate: there's no Cadillac SRX-V in the works, and even though this car we're looping around GM's Milford Proving Grounds is following in the well-worn tracks of Corvettes, it's not the chest-thumping Corvette challenger that, say, Cadillac's own CTS-V might be...Read More»

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