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2012 Ford Expedition, 2012 Lincoln Navigator: Recall Alert
2012 Ford Expedition, 2012 Lincoln Navigator: Recall Alert

Ford is conducting a voluntary recall of certain 2012 model year Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator full-size SUVs over concerns about potentially improperly welded head restraint support brackets in the second row. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) site...Read More»

2013 Mazda CX-5 compact crossover on test drive, Southern California, Nov 2011
2013 Mazda CX-5 Crossover Priced

Mazda has a lot riding on the success of its CX-5 crossover, which replaces the aging Mazda Tribute in the automaker’s lineup. Unlike the Tribute, which was nothing more than a badge-engineered Ford Escape, the CX-5 is an all new compact crossover that benefits from Mazda’s suite of...Read More»

2011 Toyota RAV4
2011 Toyota RAV4: Recall Alert

Toyota is conducting a voluntary safety recall of certain 2011 model year RAV4 compact SUVs over concerns about a defect in curtain shield airbags. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) site lists the potential number of affected units at 427. Affected vehicles were...Read More»

2002 Mazda Tribute SUV DX
2001-2002 Mazda Tribute: Recall Alert

Mazda is recalling certain 2001-2002 model year Tribute compact SUVs equipped with an anti-lock brake system (ABS) over concerns that a leaking brake master cylinder reservoir cap could cause a fire. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) site lists the number of...Read More»

2002 Ford Escape XLS Value
Ford Recalls 2001-2002 Escape Crossover

Ford is conducting a voluntary safety recall involving certain 2001-2002 model year Ford Escape compact SUVs equipped with anti-lock brake systems (ABS) over concerns that the brake master cylinder reservoir cap could leak brake fluid. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration...Read More»

2013 Lexus LX 570
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»

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