SUVs/Wagons

Acura ZDX: The Difficulty in Getting In, And Other Fatal Flaws
Acura ZDX: The Difficulty in Getting In, And Other Fatal Flaws

If you're shopping the 2010 Acura ZDX, you already know it's a curvaceous companion to the bigger, more user-friendly MDX crossover. But exactly how much gets lost in translation from seven-seater to four-seater? This week, I've been driving the ZDX--and by coincidence, so has our senior editor...Read More»

2011 Mercedes-Benz R-Class
2011 Mercedes-Benz R-Class: Posh Crossover or Pricey Alt-Minivan?

Consumers today, especially those with families, want it all: style, performance, versatility, space, comfort, fuel economy, safety, and as much technology they can get without spending a fortune. To carry adults, kids, assorted friends, pets, and stuff – comfortably, that is -- you either...Read More»

2010 Jeep Compass
Chrysler Previews 2011 Jeep Patriot--But What About Compass?

This morning, Chrysler let loose on a new-product assault via Twitter and Facebook. And while it wasn't the long, drawn-out tease that the 2011 Ford Explorer became on Facebook, it lit up the social-media hotline with breaking news on the 2011 Fiat 500, 2011 Jeep Patriot, 2011 Chrysler Town &...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»

2011 Honda Odyssey Touring
First Drive: 2011 Honda Odyssey

Minivans are great for family duty, but their appliance-like ubiquity has come to be detested by certain types of parents. Of course, most of these people who reject simply reject minivans, and probably mutter something about how they wouldn't be caught dead in one, probably don't know that most...Read More»

2011 Dodge Durango
Video: 2011 Dodge Durango Makes Its Debut At Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon

Last week the new 2011 Dodge Durango made its online debut with pictures and some, but not all, specifications. The media sated, Dodge has moved on to consumers. This past weekend some of the general public had the opportunity to see the new Durango in person, and to learn more about the upcoming...Read More»

2011 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
Friends With Benefits? Mitsubishi Offers One Facebook Pal A Trip To Japan

Some of us have been fortunate enough to travel to Japan and see the Tokyo Auto Show in person. Others have had to make do with our formidable powers of imagination and hunks of wasabi from Super Asia Buffet II's subpar sushi bar. But now, we too could have a shot at visiting the Far East, thanks...Read More»

Honda Element Dog-Friendly package
Tested: 2010 Honda Element, Dog-Friendly Package

We've always thought of the Honda Element as one of the best vehicles for dog owners. Thanks to its tall cabin, easy-clean cargo floor, and versatile seating arrangement, it's long been a favorite among active folks with dogs. For 2010, Honda finally took advantage of the Element's usefulness—or...Read More»

2010 Jeep Liberty
2011 Jeep Liberty: Price Drop And Interior Details Add Appeal

The 2011 Jeep Liberty won't look much different than the 2010 Liberty on the outside, but there will be a few key changes inside—including an all-new nav system. Although Chrysler hasn't yet put out a release on what's different on the Liberty for 2011, Allpar reports that a few trim and...Read More»

2010 Kia Rondo
Kia Rondo Discontinued: Rest In Peaceful Cabinosity

One of the most space-efficient vehicles on the market, the Kia Rondo, won't be back for 2011. So confirms Kia on its official U.S. website, where it uses the saying that "all good things must come to an end." Truthfully, you probably remember the weird, new-agey 'Rondoism' ad campaign—with...Read More»

Screencap from Australian Kia Sportage ad with Grandmaster Melle Mel and Scorpio
Kia Punches Gen-X Men Squarely In Their Middle-Aged Guts

This morning, we planned out a great post about the milestone Google Maps' reached yesterday: over 100 million people are now using its mobile app, which could mean Very Bad Things for Garmin and other makers of aftermarket GPS hardware. Then we saw this Australian commercial for the Kia Sportage...Read More»

2010 Nissan Pathfinder
Four Nissan, Toyota SUVs Offer Lackluster Rollover Protection

Several popular mid-size SUVs from Nissan and Toyota—the 2010 Nissan Xterra, Toyota FJ Cruiser, Toyota 4Runner, and Nissan Pathfinder—have earned only lackluster rollover ratings in the latest round of testing from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). But these ratings, just...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»

2010 Nissan Titan
2011 Nissan Titan, Armada Priced

Nissan says its 2011 full-size truck and sport-utility vehicle are available now, and the company's released pricing for both vehicles. The big 2011 Nissan Armada SUV returns unchanged for the new model year. It's offered in three different models--SV, SL and Platinum, joining the heavy-metals...Read More»

2010 Hyundai Azera 4-door Sedan Limited Angular Front Exterior View
Five Cars That Lose Value Fast

  Korean automakers Hyundai and Kia have made giant strides in recent years.  Some of their 2010 and 2011 cars are among the best they've ever made, and are rated near the top of TheCarConnection's lists for best family sedans and small crossovers. It's showing in their sales numbers--the...Read More»

2011 Ford Explorer
Video: A Detailed Look Inside the 2011 Ford Explorer

The 2011 Ford Explorer changes up the formula we've all become familiar with over the past twenty years with a more car-like look and platform, but how different is it on the inside? This video takes you up close for a preview of the new Explorer's cabin, highlighting some of its key features and...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 Toyota 4Runner
2011 Toyota 4Runner: Four-Cylinder Engine Dropped, Again

Toyota has revealed prices and information for the 2011 4Runner. While the model, which was completely redesigned for 2010, carries into 2011 with no significant changes, notably absent from the lineup is the base four-cylinder model. Four-cylinder 4Runners were very rare, and it's possible Toyota...Read More»

2011 Nissan Rogue
2011 Nissan Rogue: Refreshed Appearance, Higher MPG

A sharpened exterior, interior upgrades, and improved fuel economy are just a few of the improvements Nissan has announced for a modestly revamped 2011 version of its Rogue compact crossover. The 2011 Nissan Rogue will be shown to the public for the first time at the 23rd Annual International Z Car...Read More»

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