SUV

2015 Ford Expedition Getting Turbo V-6 For Higher Power, MPG
2015 Ford Expedition Getting Turbo V-6 For Higher Power, MPG

Ford Motor Co. [NYSE: F] has announced that it will be ditching the V-8 in a refreshed 2015 Expedition lineup, and instead using its 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged EcoBoost V-6 engine in its largest, body-on-frame sport-utility vehicle. The automaker says that the EcoBoost 3.5-liter produces more...Read More»

2014 Subaru Forester XT Six-Month Road Test
2014 Subaru Forester XT: Six-Month Road Test

We may sound like a broken CD here, but the 2014 Subaru Forester is one of the most versatile, safest vehicles you can buy--which is why we named it The Car Connection's Best Car To Buy 2014. It's a perfect example of the "utility" part of "sport-utility vehicle," even though, yes, we know it's...Read More»

Volkswagen CrossBlue
Volkswagen Finally Green-Lights SUV For U.S., But Can It Salvage VW's Sales Goals?

In 2007, Volkswagen announced its intention to become the world's biggest automaker by 2018, but talking the talk has proven easier than walking the walk. Can a new SUV aimed at Americans help VW stay on-task and on-time? HURDLES TO OVERCOME When VW made its bold announcement seven years ago...Read More»

Ford Edge Concept, 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show
2015 Ford Edge Concept Preview Video

The Ford Edge Concept, the indicator for what will be the second generation of the mid-size crossover, was revealed today just hours ahead of its debut at the 2013 LA Auto Show. The Edge concept is the brand's next take on the family utility vehicle, set to make its way to the market for the 2015...Read More»

2013 Cadillac SRX
2013 Cadillac SRX Recalled Due To Loose Wheel Nuts

General Motors is recalling certain 2013 Cadillac SRX luxury crossovers for a problem with wheel nuts that may be loose. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website puts the number of vehicles potentially affected in the U.S. at 18,871. According to Motor...Read More»

2011 Acura MDX
Best Used Luxury Car 2013: The Car Connection's Picks

Luxury cars offer a little more—of what matters to nearly everyone but the most dedicated misers. Whether it's the reputation of the brand and the image it carries; the cabin comforts and interfaces; the innovations behind the wheel; the more refined driving experience; or the extra assurance...Read More»

2014 GMC Sierra 1500
Better Gas Prices & Housing Sales Give Trucks & SUVs A Boost

Official auto sales stats won't be released until tomorrow, but early signs point to strong numbers for April -- particularly in the truck and SUV segment. Not so long ago, pickups and SUVs seemed to be caught in a death spiral. With fuel prices edging higher and fuel economy the #1 factor for many...Read More»

2011 Acura MDX
Best Used SUV 2013: The Car Connection's Picks

New vehicles with untouched powertrains, mint interiors and intact warranties can be easy purchases. Used vehicles? It's a whole other process, one that's more confusing altogether, with variables of mileage, reliability, quality, and satisfaction all coming into play. No matter what data they have...Read More»

2013 Toyota FJ Cruiser
Toyota FJ Cruiser Recall Affects 209,000 SUVs

Toyota is voluntarily recalling about 209,000 of its FJ Cruiser sport utility vehicles from the 2007 through 2013 model years because of a problem involving seat belt retractors. Toyota said on its website that the seat belts for the driver and front passenger are mounted on the rear doors of the...Read More»

2014 Jeep Cherokee
Jeep Cherokee Returns For 2014

Jeep has revived its lauded Cherokee nameplate after more than a decade, with the new generation of the popular mid-size SUV set to be launched on the market in the third quarter of the year following a debut in New York late next month. In line with the times, the new Jeep Cherokee adopts the...Read More»

2011 Ford Escape
5 Crossovers & SUVs That Car Thieves Love

Crossovers and sport-utility vehicles are big business in the U.S. -- not just among shoppers, but also with car thieves. Could your ride be targeted next? The National Insurance Crime Bureau has sifted through nearly five years of data to identify the most-stolen models and the areas of the...Read More»

2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee  -  2013 Detroit Auto Show
2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Video Preview

The Jeep Grand Cherokee was all-new for 2011 but it's already getting a heavy refresh to keep the sales momentum going. With more gears, more engine choices, and updated styling, the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee is ready to take on the competition. The biggest change for the refreshed Grand Cherokee is...Read More»

2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT
2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT: 2013 Detroit Auto Show

From a strictly logical perspective, it’s awfully hard to build a case for buying the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT. It’s blessed with all-wheel drive, but its massive wheels, performance-oriented tires and minimal ground clearance make it useless off-road. Its cabin is luxurious and...Read More»

2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee  -  2013 Detroit Auto Show
2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee: High-MPG Diesel, Eight Speeds, And A Facelift

Since its last redesign for 2011, the Jeep Grand Cherokee has held a unique spot in the American family SUV market. While models such as the Ford Explorer and Nissan Pathfinder have found softer shapes and more carlike powertrains, the Grand Cherokee is refreshingly different: handsomely rugged...Read More»

2012 Jeep Liberty Arctic
Jeep’s Liberty Replacement May Revive Cherokee Nameplate: Report

The replacement for the aging Jeep Liberty will likely be the first all-new Jeep model launched under Fiat’s ownership of the storied brand, and word is that the Cherokee nameplate may be revived for the new SUV. As Autocar reports, the model that replaces the Liberty will be built on a...Read More»

2013 Dodge Durango
2013 Dodge Durango Recalled For Incorrect Seating Capacity Labels

Chrysler is recalling certain 2013 model-year Dodge Durango crossover SUVs that may have incorrect seating capacity information labels. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website puts the number of vehicles potentially affected at 734. The 2013 Dodge Durangos...Read More»

Honda's Urban SUV Concept teaser - image: Honda
Honda Teases 'Urban SUV' Concept Ahead Of Detroit Auto Show

Billing it as “a global concept model combining a sporty and dynamic SUV profile with a spacious, functional interior,” Honda has teased a new, compact “Urban SUV Concept” that it will debut at the Detroit Auto Show in January 2013. Though Honda failed to release any details...Read More»

2013 Volkswagen Tiguan
Volkswagen Plans New SUV For The U.S. Market

Volkswagen has seen substantial sales growth in the U.S. market this year , which is needed if it’s to achieve a stated goal of 800,000 sales per year by 2018. The current product line isn’t diverse enough to get it there, and a new VW SUV has been rumored since 2011. Now, The Detroit...Read More»

2013 Nissan Pathfinder  -  First Drive  -  10/2012
2013 Nissan Pathfinder: First Drive

Have you reshuffled your priorities in a family vehicle over the past few years? Most busy parents have, and those who might have opted for a full-fledged SUV a few years ago probably aren't quite as smitten over the idea of a musclebound off-road truck. Meanwhile, rakish, crossover utility...Read More»

The Car Connection Daily Headlines
I agree to receive emails from the site. I can withdraw my consent at any time by unsubscribing.
Thank you! Please check your email for confirmation.