SUVs/Wagons

GM Planning New Full-Size SUVs for 2014
GM Planning New Full-Size SUVs for 2014

GM is planning a major overhaul of its full-size SUV fleet for the 2014 model year. The automaker said today that it will spend $331 million to renovate its assembly plant in Arlington, Texas, home to its current crop of GMT900-family SUVs, including the GMC Yukon, Yukon Hybrid and Yukon XL; the...Read More»

2011 Volvo XC90 FWD 4-door I6 Angular Front Exterior View
Recall Alert: 2010 - 2011 Volvo XC90

Volvo has issued a recall for up to 350 vehicles. This recall affects 2010 and 2011 Volvo XC90s with a manufacture date between January 29, 2010 and August 16, 2010. The recall documentation states that the power steering hose connecting to the steering gear valve housing could begin leaking. This...Read More»

2011 Hyundai Tucson FWD 4-door Auto GLS PZEV Open Doors
2011 Hyundai Tucson GLS: Quick Drive

All images by Anne Proffit Hyundai's smaller crossover, the handsome Tucson was redesigned in 2010 and needed few if any upgrades for the 2011 sales season. Based on a unibody design, the Tucson is very car-like in its responses and very easy to drive and enjoy. After spending a week with a 2011...Read More»

2011 Lincoln MKX FWD 4-door Angular Front Exterior View
2011 Lincoln MKX Is a Top Safety Pick

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has kind words for the 2011 Lincoln MKX today, calling it a Top Safety Pick. The Top Safety Pick award goes to vehicles that earn "good" ratings in the insurance industry-funded group's own crash tests. The award only goes to vehicles that have...Read More»

2011 Honda CR-V
2012 Honda CR-V Delayed in Japan Quake Aftermath

A replacement for the current Honda CR-V crossover will be delayed, as Honda struggles to regain parts production in earthquake-ravaged Japan. The Wall Street Journal says Honda will push back the launch of the 2012 CR-V by at least one month. Honda has said it would produce the new crossover...Read More»

2011 Cadillac Escalade ESV
2011 Cadillac Escalade ESV: Driven

When driving the Cadillac Escalade—even in the context of the same trip—it's quite easy to feel both reverence and revulsion. At close to 19 feet long, the Cadillac Escalade ESV is one of the longest normal passenger vehicles you can buy. It's a couple of inches longer than the longer...Read More»

2012 Mazda MAZDA5
Third Row Seats: The 6 Smallest, Easiest-Parking Vehicles With Them

If you require seating for six or seven, you'll probably need a third row. But at the moment that you realize you need more than five seating positions, your entire range of vehicle possibilities becomes much more limited. Getting a third row often involves settling for a much larger vehicle that's...Read More»

2013 Chevrolet Malibu
Is There A Malibu Wagon In Chevy’s Future?

Journalists paying attention to comments made by Mark Reuss, GM’s North American President, during the 2011 New York Auto Show – in particular, Automotive News – are pretty keen on the idea that Chevy ought to add a wagon variant to the Malibu lineup. Make that also a Buick, per...Read More»

2002 Infiniti QX4 Luxury
Recall Alert: Nissan Pathfinder, Infiniti QX4

Nissan is issuing a recall for nearly 200,000 sport-utility vehicles sold in the U.S. under both its Nissan and Infiniti brands. The vehicles affected include 195,991 copies of the 1996-2004 Nissan Pathfinder and the 1997-2003 Infiniti QX4. Only vehicles sold or currently registered in...Read More»

2011 Dodge Nitro 2WD 4-door Heat Side Exterior View
2011 Dodge Nitro: High on Image

Quite frankly, I find the 2011 Dodge Nitro Shock 4X4 a polarizing machine. I don't know whether I like it or hate it. Sometimes it's both, all at once. The Nitro Shock 4X4 is, essentially, the top of the line for this model, and is priced accordingly, topping out at $32,905 from $28,995...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»

2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8
2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 Preview: 2011 New York Auto Show

One of the not-so-secret weapons lurking in the Jeep arsenal gets launched at the 2011 New York Auto Show--the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8, the version with Chrysler's headiest HEMI V-8 tucked under the hood. More Jeep Cherokee Coverage: MotorAuthority from NY | Cherokee Diesel? | Cherokee Spy...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 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»

2012 Mazda MAZDA5
2012 Mazda5: A Smart Pick, But Lean Feature Set Might Limit Appeal

For most of the time that it's been on sale in the U.S. market—nearly five years—the Mazda5 has been an odd one out in the market—and a niche vehicle, despite its conventional minivan silhouette. As Mazda points out, compared to the Dodge Caravan, which kicked off the U.S. minivan...Read More»

2012 Mazda MAZDA5
2012 Mazda Mazda5: First Drive

There's a certain charming simplicity about the 2012 Mazda5. Yes, it's a minivan. Yes, it's a little lower, sportier, and more fun to drive. And yes, it's configured for the needs of small families—simple, lean, and value-priced. You can easily open or close the non-power sliding doors with...Read More»

2000 Honda Passport LX
1998-2002 Honda Passport Recalled For Suspension Rust

Honda has announced that it will recall nearly 36,000 Passport utility vehicles in the U.S. market, for a potentially serious safety issue due to rusting at brackets for the rear suspension. If these brackets corrode to an extreme, it could lead to the lower-link bracket to separate from the frame...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 Ford Explorer
2011 Ford Explorer: First Drive

Reinvention has become something of a specialty among the domestic automakers. GM's kicked its reputation as being electric-car killers with the 2011 Volt, and Chrysler's axed battalions of quality demons from its lineup with the likes of the new Dodge Durango and Jeep Grand Cherokee. It's Ford...Read More»