SUVs/Wagons

Frugal Shopper: For Cost-Conscious Commuters, Sedans Make Sense
Frugal Shopper: For Cost-Conscious Commuters, Sedans Make Sense

We've recently reported that there are a lot of deals to be had on new vehicles this season—especially on SUVs and trucks. But the flip side is that the costs of vehicle ownership are up significantly this year, and those very same aspects that are making some SUVs looking like such a steal at...Read More»

2010 Kia Soul
2010 Kia Soul: Stylish, Safe, And Efficient For Families

When most people think of “family cars” they don’t necessarily think about the 2010 Kia Soul. But this stylishly boxy utility vehicle offers ample room for five, great fuel economy and plenty of cargo room. If that doesn’t add up to a great family car package in this day and age then it’s...Read More»

2010 Acura ZDX
Weeklong Road Test: The Delightfully Sculptural 2010 Acura ZDX

Sometimes you just want a little bit more sport from your sport utility vehicle. If you are the kind of person whose kids have finally gone off to college or like having the luxury and handling prowess of a top notch sports sedan with the added utility of a hatchback Acura might just have the...Read More»

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Already Discounted, HUMMER Models Go On Clearance

Attempts at selling HUMMER to a Chinese company have failed, so GM is officially shutting down the brand. That means putting all remaining 2,200 HUMMER models in national stock on sale, and winding down the franchises for 153 dealerships. To help clear the vehicles out, GM is offering up to $6,000...Read More»

2011 Kia Sorento SX
2010 New York Auto Show: 2011 Kia Sorento SX

Kia's Sorento crossover--while a clean and attractive design--doesn't exactly deliver the aggressive image some buyers are looking for, or at least it didn't until now. Shown this morning at the 2010 New York Auto Show, the 2011 Kia Sorento SX puts a new face on the CUV. Flared headlamps...Read More»

2011 Kia Sportage
2011 Kia Sportage Preview

With a premiere at the Geneva Motor Show behind it, the 2011 Kia Sportage is headed for U.S. dealers later this year. The Sportage bows today at the 2010 New York Auto Show, and Kia's released this photo in advance of the North American debut. Bearing some cues from the Kia Kue concept car, the...Read More»

2010 Subaru Tribeca
2010 Subaru Tribeca: The Forgotten Seven-Seat SUV

Poor Subaru never has any luck with its really large cars and SUVs. As long as they stick to vehicles no larger than the Legacy and Forester sales are steady, people appreciate the classic styling and they cross shop those models when looking for sedans or five-passenger SUVs. Subaru even managed a...Read More»

2010 Volvo V70
Volvo Slims And Trims: One Fewer Wagon, No More V-8 Engines

While its just-announced $1.8 billion sale by Ford to Geely won't close for many months yet, Volvo carries on selling cars and crossovers in the U.S. But the Swedish make is slimming its model range before its overseas marriage, to focus on high-volume models. Exit the V70 Volvo spokesman Dan...Read More»

2010 Mazda3
Weeklong Road Test: 2010 Mazda3 Is A Friend To All Families

Although there is a less expensive four-door version of the 2010 Mazda3 that makes a sound buy as a first new car, there is just something about the outright utility and family friendly style of the Mazda3 five-door hatchback that makes it truly lovable. Starting at just $20,290 very well equipped...Read More»

2009 Dodge Journey AWD 4-door SXT Angular Front Exterior View
Ask TCC: How Can I Empower My 2009 Dodge Journey Keys?

  We're all about empowerment here at TheCarConnection. We give you a voice in the car world by asking you to write for High Gear Media Web sites--and we're also here to answer the questions that come up while you're researching, shopping and driving your new car. Which brings us to the Dodge...Read More»

2010 Cadillac CTS Wagon
Driven: 2010 Cadillac CTS Wagon

The Cadillac CTS Wagon offers just as much, if not more, day-to-day utility as most SUVs or crossovers while being a heckuvalot more fun to drive. It's easy to feel like an old nag when saying this, because nearly all of the High Gear Media editorial staff, and nearly every new-car reviewer and...Read More»

2007 Jeep Commander 2WD 4-door Limited Angular Front Exterior View
Ask TCC: What's With the Seats in My 2007 Jeep Commander?

  The 2007 Jeep Commander can be one luxurious, well-equipped, and comfortable SUV. In our review of the current 2010 Commander, we praise its front seats for support and space. At least one owner we know is having problems with their Commander. TheCarConnection reader Bob Schumann wrote to Ask...Read More»

2009 Mahindra Pik Up
Mahindra Pickup On Track For Late Spring, Insists U.S. Distro

Despite some reports that the automaker might be lagging in its certification of its upcoming compact pickup model, the TR20 and TR40, the U.S. distributor for Mahindra reassures that U.S. plans are proceeding as planned. "Timing stays the same," insisted Global Vehicles USA spokesman Mike Geylin...Read More»

Dodge Compact car preview
New Dodge Compact Previewed, To Use Fiat-Sourced Platform

Last week's Chicago Auto Show didn't hold a lot of surprise concepts or glamorous supercars, but there were a few key developments for car shoppers, including a hint at a new Dodge Compact car. The preview, given at the Economic Club of Chicago toward the end of the media days, reveals a new small...Read More»

2011 Ford Edge
Preview: 2011 Ford Edge

The 2011 Ford Edge doesn't look much edgier than its predecessor, but lying just beneath the skin, there's quite a bit that's new, including Ford's MyTouch system and a new EcoBoost four-cylinder turbocharged engine. Ford calls the new Edge a "refresh" of the previous model, which has been on the...Read More»

2010 Lexus RX 450h
Driven: 2010 Lexus RX 450h

In addition to the new Lexus HS 250, Lexus has an entire line of hybrids that are almost indiscernible from a distance from their gasoline-only counterparts. Of those, the bestseller is by far the RX 450h, which brings a hybrid halo to this very popular luxury crossover. We've had a number of...Read More»

MusiCares 'Car of the Year' The 2010 Acura ZDX
Video: 2010 Acura ZDX Customized For MusiCares Auction (Ends Today!)

A musician's life isn't easy. Like other entrepreneurs, the musician has to hustle, piecing together jobs to make a living, but the earnings can be slim and the competition tough. Putting aside cash for healthcare and personal emergencies is often difficult, if not impossible. That's why in 1989...Read More»

2011 Kia Sportage
2011 Kia Sportage: First Pics, Preview Info Ahead Of Geneva

Kia has shown us the first pictures of the U.S.-spec 2011 Kia Sportage, several weeks ahead of its March 2 premiere at the Geneva auto show. The new 2011 Kia Sportage, which will share its platform with the 2011 Hyundai Tucson, will have a longer wheelbase, more interior and cargo space, and an...Read More»

2010 Ford Edge SE
2010 Chicago Auto Show Preview: 2011 Ford Edge Gets EcoBoost

Ford is on a roll lately, having unveiled its 2011 Fiesta subcompact and 2012 Focus compact. Now the company turns to refreshing its Edge five-seat crossover, both improving its gas mileage and adding its well-received MyFord Touch instrument panel and switch system. The new 2011 Ford Edge is...Read More»

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