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Refreshed 2016 Lexus LX 570 SUV Bows At Pebble Beach
Refreshed 2016 Lexus LX 570 SUV Bows At Pebble Beach

Lexus has given one of its oldest models a new lease on the high-lux life. With refreshed 2016 versions, the LX 570 sport-utility vehicle gets a new eight-speed automatic and some significant appearance and feature changes. The automaker officially pulled the wraps off both the LX 570 and new turbo...Read More»

2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class  -  Euro-spec Off-Road Package
2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC: U.S. Won't Get Off-Road Package

As part of our recent first drive of the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class, we scrambled up steep slopes, challenged this utility vehicle’s air suspension and traction systems, and momentarily teetered on two wheels at several different points. Then we found out that the automaker has no plans to...Read More»

2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class
2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class Video Road Test

Small luxury crossovers are booming these days, and the competition’s stiff. With vehicles like the Audi Q3, BMW X1, and Buick Encore, there’s a slew of pint-sized SUV options, but Mercedes-Benz would like your attention with the new GLA-Class. The smallest ute to wear the three-pointed...Read More»

2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport
2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport Video Road Test

The Land Rover name has always stood for the ultimate in off-roading—but that's changed now that the stylish Evoque is one of their best-sellers. This year Land Rover has a new SUV that applies some of the Evoque's polish to its rugged mid-size SUV. But does the new Discovery Sport have the...Read More»

2016 Mitsubishi Outlander  -  First Drive
2016 Mitsubishi Outlander: First Drive

Starting out in the passenger seat is one of the better ways to acquaint oneself with the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander. Car critics tend to fixate on what's new and fast and thrilling from the driver's seat, and here, it pays to 'recalibrate' first—by taking stock of the ride, the ambiance, the...Read More»

2015 Jeep Renegade Trailhawk  -  at Northwest Automotive Press Association 'Mudfest'
2015 Jeep Renegade Video Road Test

The new wave of small SUVs is here. Even if you haven't seen the new Honda HR-V, Mazda CX-3, or Fiat 500X yet, you've probably seen the toughest-looking baby ute of them all--the Jeep Renegade. The Renegade is Jeep's smallest, most fuel-efficient model yet. But is it worthy of the Jeep badge? From...Read More»

2016 Honda Pilot
2016 Honda Pilot First Drive Video

We’ve been fans of the Honda Pilot since it was brand-new, back in 2003. The first one was a big hit—but the next one had a rugged SUV look that was out of step with its on-road talents. There’s a new Pilot for 2016, and it’s making a big U-turn. But is it big enough to pass...Read More»

2016 Honda HR-V
2016 Honda HR-V First Drive Video

Call it a pint-sized invasion—a slew of small SUVs is hitting the streets. We’ve driven the Jeep Renegade and Chevy Trax, and soon we’ll see the Mazda CX-3 and Fiat 500X. But maybe the most anticipated small SUV is this one--the 2016 Honda HR-V. MORE: Read Our Full 2016 Honda HR-V...Read More»

2016 Mercedes-Maybach S-Class
The Best Car Interiors Of 2015

Quality means something a little different to each shopper, so in The Car Connection's reviews, we discuss vehicle quality in every dimension--styling, performance, safety, features, and fuel economy. Nowhere is it more important than in the space available to people and their belongings. That's...Read More»

2016 Infiniti QX50
2016 Infiniti QX50 Video Preview

Look familiar? This luxury crossover’s been with us since 2007, but it’s been through a few names changes on its way to the 2015 New York Auto Show. ALSO SEE: 2016 Lexus RX Video Preview The QX50 isn’t brand-new, not exactly. In its original form, it was launched back in 2007 as...Read More»

2016 Lexus RX 350 F Sport
2016 Lexus RX Video Preview

Back in 1990, Lexus launched with the world-beating LS sedan. Since then, it’s been the RX crossover SUV that’s kept the doors open and the buyers buying. This year, a brand-new RX arrives, ready to take on rivals like the Audi Q5, BMW X3, and Volvo XC60. This is our first look at the...Read More»

2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE 550e Plug-In Hybrid, 2015 New York Auto Show
2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class Video Preview

The Mercedes M-Class was the German automaker’s first American-made vehicle, and over three generations, it’s been a rousing sales success. This year, the M-Class is no more. But there’s a good reason: it’s being renamed and updated while it adds a sleeker new version. This...Read More»

2016 GMC Terrain Denali, 2015 New York Auto Show
2016 GMC Terrain Video Preview

GMC’s known for its big and brawny trucks and SUVs, but its crossovers are booming too. The mid-size Terrain was new for 2010—and this year it’s getting a quick update before an all-new version comes along in a couple of years. We took a first look at the 2016 Terrain at the New...Read More»

2016 Hyundai Tucson  -  2015 NY Auto Show live photos
2016 Hyundai Tucson Video Preview

Here in America, we’re hitting peak crossover. It’s not enough to have one or two family-friendly SUVs—better to have three or four, and one of them better be small. That’s been the job of the Hyundai Tucson since it was new in 2010. It’s the entry into Hyundai’s...Read More»

2016 Kia Sorento
2016 Kia Sorento Video Road Test

There’s no market more hotly contested right now than the mid-size crossover segment, and with popular models like the Ford Edge, Nissan Murano, and Toyota Highlander all recently being new, Kia’s upping its game. For 2016 the Sorento is new, but is it good enough for your family? ALSO...Read More»

2015 Cadillac Escalade Platinum
2015 Cadillac Escalade Video Road Test

For a while in the late Nineties, if you wanted a big, blingy SUV, there was just one ride to roll in: the Lincoln Navigator. Then Cadillac came along and crashed the party with the Escalade. This year, there's a brand-new Escalade and it's more impressive than ever--but is it enough to take on the...Read More»

2015 Subaru Outback
Subaru Outback Vs. Toyota Venza: Compare Cars

If you're looking for a vehicle that's a little taller and more versatile than a sedan or a wagon, but more carlike than most crossovers and sport-utility vehicles, look no further than the Subaru Outback and Toyota Venza. Both blend a tall-wagon body with all-wheel drive in a mid-size package. But...Read More»

2015 Land Rover Range Rover 4WD 4-door HSE Angular Front Exterior View
The Car Connection's Best SUVs To Buy 2015

With dozens of nameplates in the fold, and whole car brands devoted to them, the SUV is more than just a popular vehicle type. The sport-utility vehicle is the station wagon of the modern era, and it's an ever-growing part of new-car sales. Buying a new SUV can be a confusing prospect. Do I really...Read More»

2016 Chevrolet Equinox, 2015 Chicago Auto Show
2016 Chevrolet Equinox Video

The Chevy Equinox has been a surprise hit for General Motors in its second generation, but it's been on sale virtually unchanged since 2010. It's time for some updates--especially now that the CR-V, RAV4, and Santa Fe are all better than ever. For the 2016 model year, Chevrolet is giving the...Read More»

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