SUVs/Wagons

2010 Hummer H3 And H3T Treading Water Before Real Change
2010 Hummer H3 And H3T Treading Water Before Real Change

Hummer is in the midst of a move—from General Motors to China's Sichuan Tengzhong—but the brand has announced details for its 2010 H3 SUV and H3T pickup, which are slated to go on sale next month. Changes are minimal. The standard engine is still a 239-horsepower, 3.7-liter five-cylinder...Read More»

2010 Acura RDX
Driven: 2010 Acura RDX

Cutting through marketing hype, the Acura RDX is one of relatively few crossover vehicles that actually do feel like agile sport sedans—especially if you'd like to keep the price well under $40k. That is, provided you're one of those people who won't consider wagons like the BMW 328i Sport Wagon...Read More»

2010 Toyota RAV4
2010 Toyota RAV4 Sport: Cleaner Look, More Convenient Layout

Last year the Toyota RAV4 got a little bit of a facelift, with a refreshed front and rear appearance, a stronger and more refined base 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, and an upgraded feature set. But it was a little surprising—as it had been when the RAV4 was last fully redesigned for 2006—that...Read More»

2009 Honda Accord Euro Wagon
Acura Announces TSX Sport Wagon

A couple of months ago, we mentioned that Honda was looking to bring an upscale wagon to American showrooms. Today, it's been made official: in one of the briefest press releases we've received in recent weeks, Honda has announced that an Acura TSX sport wagon will arrive in the U.S. in the fall of...Read More»

2010 Subaru Outback
Driven: 2010 Subaru Outback

In Portland and Seattle, or throughout the coastal or mountain backcountry of the Pacific Northwest, you won't have to look long to find a Subaru Outback. They're every which way you look, in the driveways of everyone from windsurfers to skiers to antiquing empty nesters. And if there's an official...Read More»

2010 Toyota Venza
Bluetooth, iPod Connectivity Expanded In 2010 Toyota Venza

The Venza carries into its second model year with no significant changes. That's the short story, however some people might find the Venza's entertainment system considerably more functional; tech-savvy shoppers will be quick to verify that an USB auxiliary port and iPod connectivity are newly...Read More»

2010 Honda Dog Friendly Element
2010 Honda Element Lives Up To Its Pet Pawtential

Thanks to its easy-clean cargo floor and tall, versatile layout, the Honda Element has been a longtime favorite for dog owners. Yet the number of official pet-friendly accessories for the Element, along with most other popular dog-haulers, has been surprisingly limited, leaving families to search...Read More»

2009 Hummer H2
HUMMER Sale To China's Tengzhong Official

The saga of GM's sale of HUMMER has finally come to a close. With the sudden collapse of the Penske-Saturn deal last week, many feared a similar fate would befall HUMMER, but today's announcement of the sale agreement between GM and China's Tengzhong puts those fears to rest, at least for the...Read More»

Toyota's diagram showing how to properly install floor mats
Toyota's Answer To Deadly Floor Mats: Zip Ties!

In a move almost too strange to be fiction, Toyota is apparently advising its Toyota and Lexus brand dealers to zip tie loose floor mats to the seats in the 3.8 million vehicles affected by the recent safety recall. Of course, it's phrased much more eloquently than that. "We have reviewed with the...Read More»

2010 Honda Accord Crosstour
2010 Honda Accord Crosstour Interior Revealed

Despite a storm of negative comments upon the reveal of the 2010 Honda Accord Crosstour's awkward exterior, Honda has decided to stick with Facebook, today unveiling the car's interior on the popular social networking site. The Accord Crosstour is itself a member of a rapidly burgeoning segment of...Read More»

1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Safety Group Points To Jeep Grand Cherokee Fire Concerns

On Friday, the Center for Auto Safety petitioned NHTSA to initiate a defect investigation that could potentially cover hundreds of thousands of Jeep Grand Cherokee SUVs from model years 1993 through 2004. According to the group, on these older Grand Cherokee models, the plastic fuel tank actually...Read More»

2009 Saturn VUE Hybrid
Saturn Production Halted, Remaining Cars Sold Off Within 4 Months

Last week the sudden breakdown of a planned supply agreement between Penske and Renault/Nissan led to Penske's cancellation of its purchase of the Saturn brand from General Motors. That, in turn, led to GM's immediate start of winding down the brand. Now a time frame for the brand's departure has...Read More»

2010 Dodge Ram 2500
Chrysler Officially Announces New Dodge Ram Brand For Trucks

Last week rumors that Chrysler might split the Dodge brand into separate car and truck divisions emerged, but today the company has confirmed: the Dodge Ram Brand will sell pickups and the Dodge Car Brand will sell passenger cars. The decision is part of Chrysler's ongoing restructuring and...Read More»

2010 Kia Soul
2010 North American Car Of The Year Short List Revealed

It's that time of year again: time to decide the North American Car and Truck of the Year (NACOTY). This time around, our own Executive Editor Marty Padgett is one of the jurors, and we're bringing you the insider's perspective on the process, as well as looking to hear what you have to say on...Read More»

2009 Subaru Tribeca
Preview: 2010 Subaru Tribeca

What is it?: Subaru's largest vehicle The basics: A 7-passenger SUV with Subaru's six-cylinder Boxer engine Pricing: $30,495 and up On sale: Arriving at dealerships "soon" As the rest of the industry floundered in 2008 and 2009, Subaru was one of the few carmakers to post sales increases, thanks...Read More»

2010 Toyota 4Runner
Toyota Reveals Pricing For 2010 4Runner, Land Cruiser And Venza

With the unveiling of the 2010 Toyota 4Runner still fresh in our minds, Toyota today released pricing for the revised SUV, starting from $27,500 for the four-cylinder SR5 4x2, a drop of $1,140 from the 2009 model's base price. Also revealed today are the prices for the 2010 Toyota Land Cruiser...Read More»

2009 Volvo V70 Plug-in Hybrid Demonstrator
Volvo To Sell Diesel-Electric Plug-in Hybrids By 2012

Technology has always been at the core of the automobile, and as tehcnology steps forward, so too does the automotive powetrain--from the realm of pure combustion to electrical power. Today, Volvo announced another step down that road with its intent to have a production diesel-electric plug-in...Read More»

2011 Kia Sorento
First Drive: 2011 Kia Sorento

What is it?: A new crossover aimed between the Honda CR-V and Honda Pilot, among others The basics: A smoothly rounded shape, V-6 power and available all-wheel drive On sale: January 2010 Price: $20,000 base (est.) Earlier this week, TheCarConnection was among the first dozen journalists to drive...Read More»

2010 Toyota 4Runner
Preview: 2010 Toyota 4Runner

What is it?: Toyota's completely redesigned off-road SUV. The basics: Go-anywhere capability, on-road manners, not too pricey. On sale: TBA Price: $29,000 (est.) The 2010 Toyota 4Runner has just made its debut at the Texas State Fair, and as expected, in many ways it's a throwback to the original...Read More»

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