SUVs/Wagons

Driven: 2010 Ford Flex EcoBoost
Driven: 2010 Ford Flex EcoBoost

Among models that go out on the edge with respect to design, there are those that are obviously a little too forced, and others for which the whole package just feels cohesive and complete. The 2010 Ford Flex is one of the latter; its boxy look and bold details might just match to your practical...Read More»

2011 Ford Explorer
2011 Ford Explorer: New Niche Approach Fits The Times

In some respects, the Ford Explorer nameplate is one lost in a particular time, when reality shows were fresh and new, Brittany Spears was just not that innocent, and gasoline prices were reliably under two dollars a gallon. Ten years ago, Ford [NYSE:F] sold a dizzying 450,000 Explorer SUVs, and...Read More»

2011 Ford Explorer Police Interceptor
2011 Ford Explorer: Photo Gallery

This morning, the 2011 Ford Explorer takes its bow across the country. It's not being introduced at an auto show--but on Facebook, on morning TV, and in live events across the country, from New York to Los Angeles. High Gear Media has all the details on the new Explorer today, though--including...Read More»

2011 Kia Sportage
2011 Kia Sportage: First Drive Coverage

It's been a busy week here in San Francisco. Today, High Gear Media hit the streets with the 2011 Volkswagen Jetta--but earlier this week, we sampled the new crossover from South Korea, the 2011 Kia Sportage. The Sportage is closely related to the Hyundai Tucson, but parked side by side, it's...Read More»

Kia UVO - 2011 Kia Sorento
2011 Kia Sportage Techs Up with Uvo, WiFi, Real-Time Traffic

Kia's new Sportage gets a heavy dose of technology in its 2011 edition, with a trio of technologies the company thinks will appeal to a whole new set of buyers. The new Sportage is being tasked with moving out of the crossover bargain basement and into a richer market segment filled with...Read More»

2011 Kia Sportage
2011 Kia Sportage Priced Higher; Turbo Coming Under...$30K?

The 2011 Kia Sportage is heading to showrooms with a pricetag of $18,995 -- a significant jump up from the last edition, and just the first step on a pricing ladder that could find the Sportage sporting a pricetag of more than $30,000. The base price of the wedgy new crossover also is the same as...Read More»

2011 Subaru Outback
2011 Subaru Outback Gets Mobile WiFi

Subaru calls the 2011 Outback a crossover, even though we think it's more of an all-wheel drive wagon (and a fun one at that). Whatever class it sits in, it just got a bit cooler this morning, with the addition of mobile WiFi access linked to the Internet via 3G. The new addition, dubbed simply...Read More»

2010 Hyundai Tucson
Driven: 2010 Hyundai Tucson

From the inside, it’s quite possible to mistake the new 2010 Hyunda Tucson for a Lexus. That’s certainly what Hyundai would like to hear, and it’s true. Over the course of a week with the Tucson, I noticed that its interior elicits a lot more oohs and ahs—especially from those who don’t...Read More»

2010 Chevrolet Equinox LTZ
Driven: 2010 Chevrolet Equinox

GM has finally stepped up to the plate with the 2010 Chevy Equinox. It’s been a long time coming. For years, compact crossovers have been the fastest-growing portion of the market, but as sales of rivals like the Toyota RAV4, Hyundai Tucson, and Honda CR-V were picking up pace to a frenzy—and...Read More»

2010 Buick Enclave
Driven: 2010 Buick Enclave

Buick doesn't get its own version of the Chevy Tahoe/GMC Yukon family, but it does get the Enclave crossover--which almost fits the bill, if you're looking for something a little more family-friendly than a fifth wheel and any leg of the Triple Crown. The fact is, unless you tow very often, the...Read More»

MV-1 Wheelchair-Accessible Mobility Vehicle
Video: MV-1, The 'First Mobility Vehicle', Launches Nationwide Tour

As July 4 approaches, it's probably a good idea for Americans to take a step back and consider what their country is really about. Freedom? Sure, but it's also about mobility: social, economic, and physical. For people with disabilities, that last one can be difficult to achieve, but the Miami...Read More»

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Driven: 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee

There's a clash of titans set for the end of this year, when the 2011 Ford Explorer makes its public debut after an endless teaser campaign on Facebook. Yes, that campaign, the one we're all over on our social-media-for-cars site. What's the other mythical creature being tossed in the ring? The...Read More»

2011 Ford Explorer Leaked?
Like Or Unlike? 2011 Ford Explorer Will Debut On Facebook

The live-streamed rollout: we've seen it in other industries -- in fashion, for example -- and it's even happened a few times in the auto world, when an automaker has posted live video of a model's debut on the auto show floor. Now, Ford has decided to skip the auto show altogether and premiere the...Read More»

Ad for the GMC Terrain using the likeness of Albert Einstein
Today In Lawsuits: General Motors Is No Einstein. No, Really.

General Motors has a problem. Not its recent bailout. Or its endless personnel shakeups. Or even the public's lingering doubts about GM production quality. No, GM has a problem with its marketing, and it's very, very serious. When GM entered bankruptcy court last summer for its quickie...Read More»

Screencap from Land Rover LR4 "Sword" commercial
Video: Land Rover Gets Cocky, Tries Comedy

Land Rover has plenty of reason to smile these days. Despite car buyers' interest in smaller vehicles like the Ford Fiesta, the MINI Cooper, and the maybe here/maybe not Audi A1, Land Rover's lineup of SUVs is doing very well in showrooms. In fact, as of April, the company's year-to-date sales were...Read More»

2010 Scion xD
2010 Scion xD: Not Cute Or Cool, But Efficient And Reliable

Starting at $15,570 when equipped with the standard five speed manual transmission and 1.8 liter 128 horsepower 4-cylinder engine, the 2010 Scion xD is frankly just totally overpriced. Before the Honda Fit, Nissan Versa and even Toyota Yaris came out, the Scion xA seemed very inexpensive to buyers...Read More»

2010 Toyota Highlander
2010 Toyota Highlander: Now With A Frugal Four-Cylinder

With prices starting at just $25,855, the 2010 Toyota Highlander has always been a wise family SUV choice when equipped with either the reliable 3.5-liter V-6 or efficient 3.3-liter hybrid V-6 powertrain. With the recent addition of the all-new four-cylinder Highlander variants, however, Toyota has...Read More»

2010 Acura ZDX
2010 Acura ZDX Recalled For Potential Airbag Issue

Acura is recalling some 2010 Acura ZDX vehicles for a potential issue with the dashboard surface, which might prevent the passenger-side airbag from deploying properly. According to the automaker, some vehicles don't have the proper scoring on the underside of the dash that would allow the airbag...Read More»

2010 Honda Accord Crosstour
Driven: 2010 Honda Accord Crosstour

The 2010 Honda Crosstour is an unusual beast—so unusual that the first time you see one you'll likely stand back, size it up, and scratch your head a bit, as we saw people do time and time again when we drove one for a week recently. Then you're probably going to say something along the lines of...Read More»

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