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2013 Lexus LX 570 Preview: Detroit Auto Show
2013 Lexus LX 570 Preview: Detroit Auto Show

After a skipped 2012 model year, the 2013 Lexus LX 570 returns with an ever more luxurious interior, some new tech gadgetry, and a front end brought into line with the rest of the latest Lexus lineup. The bruising SUV, which shares a platform with the 2013 Toyota Land Cruiser, now wears a grille...Read More»

2012 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
2012 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport: Recall Alert

Mitsubishi is recalling certain 2012 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport compact crossover SUVs over concerns about a defective turn signal. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) site lists the potential number of affected units at 21. Affected vehicles were manufactured...Read More»

2013 Toyota Land Cruiser (European model pictured)
2013 Toyota Land Cruiser Gets New Styling, More Features

The Toyota Land Cruiser hasn’t exactly been flying out of showrooms, which is not surprising since the vehicle’s starting price is more than $70k. However, after skipping the 2012 model year Toyota has sweetened its big SUV for 2013, changing up the styling just a bit and adding more...Read More»

2012 Dodge Durango
Six 2012 Mid-Size Crossovers Under $30,000

When it comes to transporting the family, tending to various lifestyle wants and needs, not every household can make do with a sedan as an all-purpose vehicle, especially if it’s a family consisting of five or more members. Looking at the number of alternate transportation choices available...Read More»

2012 Detroit Auto Show
Family Car Preview: 2012 Detroit Auto Show

Who doesn’t love a sneak peek at new production and concept vehicles prior to the start of a major auto show? In the case of the upcoming 2012 Detroit Auto Show, a number of automakers are fueling this anticipation by releasing glimpses of some family cars and SUVs they’ll showcase...Read More»

2012 Honda CR-V
Eleven 2012 Crossovers Under $25,000

Consumers in the market for an all-purpose family vehicle that looks good, gets great fuel economy and offers more than bare-bones features would do well to check out the following list of 2012 crossover SUVs, all of which carry a base price, including destination charge, of under $25,000. Note...Read More»

2012 Toyota Camry XLE
Family Vehicles Dominate IIHS 2012 Top Safety Pick Awards

With the record number of 115 vehicles winning 2012 Top Safety Pick status from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), there’s good news for consumers and families looking for the safest vehicles to buy. Among the list of winners, all but seven can arguably be classified as family...Read More»

2012 Chrysler 200
2012 Family Vehicles: 20 Under $20,000

With the end of the year in sight, families that are in urgent need of a new vehicle, but don’t want to spend more than $20,000, have a number of choices available. True, the ones that meet that price-point are the base models, and most come equipped with a manual transmission, but there can...Read More»

Anne Proffit photo
What To Do With The 2012 Infiniti FX50S AWD?

The 2012 Infiniti FX50S AWD has something for everyone: it has sports car capabilities wrapped around an SUV's clothing, feels just as comfortable going off-road as it does hurtling through upscale shopping mall parking lots and allows the technoid in the family to enjoy every possible gadget one...Read More»

2012 Toyota Highlander Hybrid
2012 Family Vehicles: The Most People, The Most Mileage

Large families of seven or eight looking for a vehicle that can carry them all and also get the best mileage have quite a few choices among 2012 product offerings. Here we take a look at seven- or eight-passenger SUVs, crossovers and minivans that carry the most people and get the most mileage. Of...Read More»

2012 Chevrolet Suburban
Four Family Vehicles With The Longest Continuous Production

We don’t generally think about history when it comes to family vehicles. Maybe we should. Here we take a look at four family vehicles with the longest continuous production. Besides weathering the whims of the marketplace, myriad design changes, economic booms and busts, these family vehicles...Read More»

2013 Chevrolet TrailBlazer
2013 Chevrolet TrailBlazer Revealed At Dubai Motor Show

Yesterday brought us the first glimpse of the 2013 Chevrolet TrailBlazer as revealed at the Dubai International Motor Show, and today, GM has released the full details. There's no confirmation of the model for North America as yet, but it seems a likely candidate given our affinity for midsize...Read More»

2013 Chevrolet Trailblazer Concept
2013 Chevrolet TrailBlazer Concept Breaks Cover

Chevrolet has already announced it is bringing the TrailBlazer nameplate back to production for 2013 as a global SUV model, and now we can see what the thinly veiled concept version looks like. These images were taken by an outlet in India that was attending a Chevrolet press event. The new...Read More»

2013 Ford Flex
2013 Ford Flex: New Nose, Now MyFord-Touched

Getting ahead of the media frenzy at next week’s 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show, Ford has smartly chosen to release photos and details of the 2013 Ford Flex crossover before the show opening. One guess why is the debut of the all-new 2013 Ford Escape small crossover that will grab much of the...Read More»

2013 Ford Flex
2013 Ford Flex: 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show Preview

The 2013 Ford Flex will be seen in public for the first time in two weeks at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show, but the first photos are out--and if you thought the Flex couldn't get any more edgy, you would be wrong. First and foremost, the 2013 Flex wears a new nose that channels its inner geek...Read More»

Ford Kuga Concept
2013 Ford Escape Debuts Hands-Free Liftgate Using Motion-Sensing Technology

When the all-new 2013 Ford Escape small SUV debuts at the Los Angeles Auto Show in two weeks, it will showcase a handy feature that many busy parents can appreciate: a hands-free power liftgate. Who among us hasn’t fumbled in purse or pocket looking for the key fob to open the trunk while...Read More»

2012 Ford Explorer
Ford Explorer Hits The 100,000-Sales Milestone In Early October

As milestones go, achieving 100,000 sales of a redesigned vehicle is pretty impressive. Now that the new Ford Explorer has reached that pinnacle, the Dearborn, Michigan automaker is touting that the Explorer is the fastest-growing mid-size utility in the country. This may be some comfort to the...Read More»

2012 Fisker Karma
2012 Chevy Cruze, Nissan Juke-R Concept, Fisker Fiasco: Today's Car News

Today at High Gear Media we review the 2012 Chevy Cruze while Ford shows off its SEMA wares. Nissan debuts the 2012 Juke-R Concept and we look into the Fisker fiasco. All this and more in today's car new, right here at High Gear Media. We take a look at the Fisker fiasco and how shoddy reporting is...Read More»

2011 Ford Explorer
2011 Ford Explorer Hits 100,000 Sales In 2011

When Ford introduced the new 2011 Explorer in July 2010, the automaker knew it had a potential sales hit on its hands. What Ford didn’t know was how many customers would quickly take to the completely revised mid-size SUV. The answer is in, and it turns out that over 100,000 Explorers have...Read More»

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