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2016 Lexus RX video road test
2016 Lexus RX video road test

The Lexus RX is a trend-setter. It's been the best-selling vehicle in the luxury brand's lineup since it was new. It convinced other luxury brands that crossover SUVs were the way to big profits. This year, there's a new RX, with more interior space, a more lavish look and feel, and a suite of new...Read More»

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe, 2016 New York International Auto Show
2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC43 AMG and GLC Coupe video preview

Mercedes has a hit on its hands with its new GLC crossover SUV. And even though it’s just a year old, the GLC is already growing more offshoots, and adding the vaunted AMG badge. At the New York auto show, audiences got a first look at the GLC43 and the new GLC Coupe. The GLC Coupe...Read More»

2017 Acura MDX, 2016 New York Auto Show
2017 Acura MDX video preview

The Acura MDX is one of the standouts in the luxury crossover SUV class, with great room for passengers and strong performance. What’s it missing? How about a hybrid version? That's what Acura unveiled at the 2016 New York auto show. MORE: Read about the Acura MDX The big news for the 2017...Read More»

2017 Buick Encore, 2016 New York Auto Show
2017 Buick Encore video preview

The Buick Encore has been a surprise hit for GM’s premium nameplate. It’s turning four years old this year—and that means it’s time for an update. At the 2016 New York Auto Show, Buick gave the world its first look at the 2017 Encore. The Encore is still Buick’s...Read More»

2017 Cadillac XT5  -  First Drive
2017 Cadillac XT5 first drive

Why again is Cadillac walking away from its best-selling nameplate, the SRX? We’ll leave that one hanging; but much of what Cadillac’s doing at the moment is very big-picture—and the new XT5 nameplate fits into that picture, as part of a lineup of several “XT”...Read More»

2016 Honda Pilot (Touring, long-term road test)
2016 Honda Pilot: our long-term road test begins

Now that awards season is behind us, The Car Connection's editors are ready for some in-depth seat time with one of our highest-rated vehicles from the 2016 model year. Join us in welcoming the 2016 Honda Pilot Touring AWD to the TCC long-term test fleet. The Pilot is a well-known quantity on these...Read More»

2017 Nissan Armada
2017 Nissan Armada Preview Video

With gas prices low, big SUVs are back in vogue. At this year's Chicago auto show, Nissan is showing off its latest large sport-utility vehicle--one with a global reputation for toughness--as it unveils the 2017 Nissan Armada. MORE: Read Our 2017 Nissan Armada Preview Until now, the Armada has been...Read More»

2016 Hyundai Tucson
Hyundai Adding Up To Four New Crossover SUVs In "Permanent Shift"

When FCA chairman Sergio Marchionne said last week that crossovers were the future--and killed the Chrysler 200 and Dodge Dart mid-size cars--he wasn't alone in seeing a utility-heavy future. Hyundai Motor America president and CEO Dave Zuchowski also says his company's future lies in crossover...Read More»

2016 Jeep 75th Anniversary edition complete model lineup
Fiat Chrysler Kills Chrysler 200 & Dodge Dart, Puts Brakes On Alfa Romeo, Ramps Up Jeep

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has updated its current business plan, and...well, let's just say that changes are afoot at FCA, but none of them will catch anyone off-guard. The new plan stems from changes in the global marketplace that position some FCA products for greater success than others. Such...Read More»

2017 GMC Acadia
2017 GMC Acadia Trims Down, As GM Plans For Less Product Overlap

General Motors [NYSE: GM] may be attempting to put its days of nearly identical, “brand-engineered” models behind it—especially with respect to the ever-growing crossover utility market. One such example is the new 2017 GMC Acadia that was introduced earlier this month at the...Read More»

2017 GMC Acadia  -  2016 Detroit Auto Show live photos
2017 GMC Acadia Preview Video

Big SUVs have helped the GMC brand to all-time sales highs. But does every SUV it sells have to be so big? Apparently not. For 2017 GMC is downsizing the Acadia, to make it a better fit in the mid-size class that includes the Ford Explorer and Jeep Grand Cherokee. The Acadia's shrinking down to...Read More»

2016 Buick Envision, 2016 Detroit Auto Show
2016 Buick Envision Preview Video

Buick has the teensy Encore and the broad-shouldered Enclave in its lineup--but it's missing a big-selling mid-size crossover SUV in its lineup. Not anymore--say hello to my not so little friend, the new 2016 Buick Envision. The Envision fits right in the middle of the Buick SUV lineup, as a rival...Read More»

2016 Honda Pilot
Honda Pilot: The Car Connection's Best Car To Buy 2016

The 2016 Honda Pilot is a turnaround success story. When it was new in 2003, it was one of the best family vehicles of its day--but a 2009 redesign turned it into a trucky and less refined crossover SUV. That's all in the past now. The 2016 Pilot is suave, slick, with great utility and safety to...Read More»

2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8
2011-2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee, Dodge Durango Recalled For Fire Risk

If you’ve already brought your 2011 or 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee or Dodge Durango in for a repair of the headliner or vanity mirror, you might need to have it done once again. The recall is a subset of the one that was announced back in July 2014—that one covering a wider range of...Read More»

2015 Ford Edge
2015 Ford Edge Video Road Test

Everyone knows the Ford Explorer--and after a decade and a half on the road, everyone knows the Ford Escape, too. But what about the Ford Edge? Ford's mid-size crossover SUV has been a good performer and a strong seller, but it's gone about it all in stealth mode. Will that change with a new...Read More»

2016 Mazda CX-9, 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show
2016 Mazda CX-9 Video Preview

What's a sporty car company like Mazda doing in the three-row SUV business? Maybe they're making big crossovers into something fun to drive? That's what we're hoping for with the CX-9, the three-row family wagon coming for the 2016 model year. WATCH: 2017 Cadillac XT5 Video Preview The CX-9 joined...Read More»

2017 Infiniti QX30, 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show
2017 Infiniti QX30 Video Preview

Infiniti has been on a new-car binge. Just last week we had our first drive in the new Q30 hatchback, and earlier this year we saw the concept version of its crossover cousin. Now, at the Los Angeles Auto Show, Infiniti's given us a first look at that hatchback SUV—the 2017 Infiniti QX30. It...Read More»

2017 Cadillac XT5
2017 Cadillac XT5 Video Preview

Cadillac wants to take over the luxury world, but it's missing a truly great crossover SUV in its lineup. Well now, It's time to forget the lackluster SRX because at the LA Auto Show, Cadillac has unveiled its new 2017 Cadillac XT5. The XT5 goes for drama with its crisply folded body. With Le...Read More»

2017 Ford Escape
2017 Ford Escape Video Preview

The Ford Escape is one of the best-selling crossover SUVs, and one of the best handling utility vehicles, too. It's due this year for a mid-life refresh--and that updated crossover was introduced at the LA Auto Show before it goes on sale next year. The 2017 Ford Escape's good looks are still in...Read More»

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