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2012 Family Crossovers And SUVs With Enhanced Stability Control
2012 Family Crossovers And SUVs With Enhanced Stability Control

By new federal regulation, all passenger vehicles manufactured as of September 1, 2011 must have electronic stability control (ESC) as standard equipment. Some taller vehicles, however, now have enhanced versions of ESC, called roll stability control or rollover mitigation. Here we take a look at...Read More»

2012 Chevrolet Traverse
Dads Take To Crossovers For Family Hauling

No disrespect to Chrysler for designing the 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan as a “man van,” but a new survey commissioned by Chevrolet says more dads today are taking to crossovers over minivans for both family hauling and other needs. What’s the skinny on this apparent new trend? Chevy...Read More»

2012 Honda CR-V Concept
2012 Honda CR-V Concept Debuts At SoCal Auto Show

Getting a jump on jazzing up interest in the redesigned fourth-generation 2012 Honda CR-V compact crossover SUV, Honda used the Orange County International Auto Show in Anaheim, California as a venue for the world debut of the 2012 Honda CR-V concept. The Japanese automaker says the 2012 CR-V...Read More»

2012 Honda CR-V Concept
2012 Honda CR-V Concept Debuts In Anaheim

World debuts for new concept and production models typically happen at premier auto shows, like the North American International Auto Show, the Tokyo Motor Show or even the IAA (more commonly known as the Frankfurt Auto Show). The Orange County International Auto Show, held annually in Anaheim...Read More»

2007 Hyundai Santa Fe
2007-2008 Hyundai Santa Fe, Veracruz SUVs: Recall Alert

Hyundai is conducting a voluntary recall of certain 2007-2008 model year Santa Fe and Veracruz SUVs over concerns about a front airbag defect. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) site lists the potential number of affected units at 205,233. Documents from Hyundai...Read More»

2007 Kia Sorento LX
2007-2008 Kia Sorento: Recall Alert

Kia is recalling certain 2007-2008 model year Sorento crossover SUV vehicles over concerns about a faulty sensor in the front passenger airbag control module. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) site lists the number of potential affected units at 10,631. Affected...Read More»

2012 Honda Pilot
2012 Honda Pilot Preview

Promising “sleeker” front end design, the 2012 Honda Pilot eight-passenger three-row mid-size family SUV on sale now also offers improved fuel economy and upgraded interior features. While we previously covered the Pilot’s refresh, now the specifics are in. As we anticipated...Read More»

2012 Lincoln Navigator
2012 Lincoln Navigator Luxury Family SUV Reportedly To Get EcoBoost V-6 Engine

Although the expected redesign of the Lincoln Navigator and Ford Expedition for the 2012 model year has been pushed off for a bit, there’s still good news for the seven-passenger Navigator luxury family SUV for 2012. Along with a mild refresh, or facelift, as it’s often called, the...Read More»

2012 Jeep Wrangler - First Drive
2012 Jeep Wrangler: How Does It Compare To The Original CJ?

The Jeep Wrangler remains one of the most iconic, uniquely American, and instantly recognizable vehicles. Even those who aren't at all vehicle enthusiasts—or small kids—will be able to point it out as a Jeep. And having such a continuous and consistent design heritage are important...Read More»

2012 Ford Explorer
2012 Ford Explorer, Edge EcoBoost: Right For Family Buyers?

Wringing the most fuel economy out of its 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder EcoBoost engine is paying off for Ford as customers are flocking to EcoBoost-powered vehicles. The automaker aims to make EcoBoost available in 90 percent of its lineup by 2013, largely to meet tougher fuel economy...Read More»

Volkswagen Logo
Seven-Seat SUV In Volkswagen’s Future?

Family buyers looking for an alternative seven-seat SUV to what’s currently in the market may have another choice in the near future if German automaker Volkswagen’s possible plans to get into the segment come to fruition. Why bother? The automaker already has the compact Tiguan and...Read More»

2012 Jeep Wrangler - First Drive
2012 Jeep Wrangler: First Drive

Oregon's Coast Range doesn't get very high, but near the top its peaks and ridgelines are so steep and boulder-strewn that all the highways and paved roads follow lower passes. Yep, to get to the great viewpoints, you either have to huff it, or you need a serious off-roader—like a Jeep. This...Read More»

2012 Ford Explorer
2012 Ford Explorer With EcoBoost Engine Priced From $29,990

Family buyers looking for a fuel-efficient, affordable full-size SUV may find what they’re looking for in the 2012 Ford Explorer. The base Explorer with available EcoBoost four-cylinder engine is priced from $29,990, up to $39,560 for the top-of-the-line Limited. Prices include $825...Read More»

2011 Dodge Durango Crew
2011 Dodge Durango Earns IIHS' Top Safety Pick Award

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has just named the new-for-2011 Dodge Durango mid-size SUV a Top Safety Pick. The Durango, a three-row, seven-passenger SUV, earned its status as a result of good performance in all four of the IIHS’s safety evaluations (front, side, rollover...Read More»

2012 Ford Edge
2012 Ford Edge With 2.0-Liter EcoBoost Engine Gets 30 MPG Highway Rating

Ford is reportedly rolling out the highly fuel-efficient 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine into yet another vehicle, the 2012 Edge SUV. When equipped with the optional four-cylinder EcoBoost engine, the 2012 Edge will get 30 mpg on the highway cycle. The EcoBoost option, which requires a front-wheel drive...Read More»

2012 Honda CR-V Concept
BMW's i3 and i8 Electric Cars, 2012 Honda CR-V: This Week In Reverse

Honda has shown a concept of its upcoming 2012 CR-V, which we'll be driving later this year. [TheCarConnection] BMW as we know it is about to change: the company has taken the wraps off its upcoming i3 electric car and i8 plug-in hybrid. [GreenCarReports] Infiniti continues the to tease us by...Read More»

2011 Ford Explorer
2012 Ford Explorer EcoBoost Gets 28 MPG Highway

Families looking for the most fuel-efficient SUV that seats seven passengers should take a look at the 2011 Ford Explorer with the 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine. Thanks to turbocharging and direct fuel injection, the four-cylinder EcoBoost engine manages to achieve class-leading 28 mpg highway fuel...Read More»

2011 Ford Explorer
Ford Explorer With 2.0-Liter EcoBoost Scores 28 MPG Fuel Economy

The 2011 Ford Explorer is now the most fuel-efficient seven-seat SUV on the market thanks to the addition of its four-cylinder EcoBoost engine option, which enables the big SUV to return an EPA rated fuel economy of 20/28 mpg city/highway. This means the Explorer is now 12 percent more fuel...Read More»

2011 Hyundai Equus
Family Vehicles With APEAL: J.D. Power Study

The results of the J.D. Power and Associates 2011 U.S. Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) study are out and family vehicles make up the bulk of the list. The APEAL study takes a look at how “gratifying” a new vehicle is to own and drive and is based on owner comments...Read More»

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