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2011 Ford Explorer: New Niche Approach Fits The Times
2011 Ford Explorer: New Niche Approach Fits The Times

In some respects, the Ford Explorer nameplate is one lost in a particular time, when reality shows were fresh and new, Brittany Spears was just not that innocent, and gasoline prices were reliably under two dollars a gallon. Ten years ago, Ford [NYSE:F] sold a dizzying 450,000 Explorer SUVs, and...Read More»

2010 Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen TDI
2011 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen Won't Join New Jetta Sedan Platform

Love the Jetta SportWagen, but no so enamored of the all-new 2011 Jetta Sedan? Well, you're in luck: straight from the 2011 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan first drive, our Executive Editor Marty Padgett has word from within VW that the SportWagen won't be joining the sedan on the new platform. Instead, it...Read More»

2010 Mitsubishi Ralliart Sportback
Rally-Car Rivalry: 2011 Subaru WRX vs 2010 Mitsubishi Ralliart

With an editorial staff, split across the country and even in Australia, we're often hard-pressed to do the sorts of comparison tests that are very helpful in sorting out rival models. But sometimes the stars align just right, as they recently did when I returned on a flight, fresh from driving the...Read More»

2010 Hyundai Tucson
Driven: 2010 Hyundai Tucson

From the inside, it’s quite possible to mistake the new 2010 Hyunda Tucson for a Lexus. That’s certainly what Hyundai would like to hear, and it’s true. Over the course of a week with the Tucson, I noticed that its interior elicits a lot more oohs and ahs—especially from those who don’t...Read More»

2010 Chevrolet Equinox LTZ
Driven: 2010 Chevrolet Equinox

GM has finally stepped up to the plate with the 2010 Chevy Equinox. It’s been a long time coming. For years, compact crossovers have been the fastest-growing portion of the market, but as sales of rivals like the Toyota RAV4, Hyundai Tucson, and Honda CR-V were picking up pace to a frenzy—and...Read More»

2010 Buick Enclave
Driven: 2010 Buick Enclave

Buick doesn't get its own version of the Chevy Tahoe/GMC Yukon family, but it does get the Enclave crossover--which almost fits the bill, if you're looking for something a little more family-friendly than a fifth wheel and any leg of the Triple Crown. The fact is, unless you tow very often, the...Read More»

2010 Cadillac CTS Wagon 5dr Wagon 3.6L Premium RWD Angular Front Exterior View
What Are Your Favorite Sedans-Turned-Wagons?

Already popular on the other side of the Atlantic, sport wagons have been gaining attention here on U.S. soil in recent years. With attractive styling and agressive performance and handling, the wagon can shed its traditional "family vacation" image and begin to attract enthusiasts. But, why bother...Read More»

2010 Scion xD
2010 Scion xD: Not Cute Or Cool, But Efficient And Reliable

Starting at $15,570 when equipped with the standard five speed manual transmission and 1.8 liter 128 horsepower 4-cylinder engine, the 2010 Scion xD is frankly just totally overpriced. Before the Honda Fit, Nissan Versa and even Toyota Yaris came out, the Scion xA seemed very inexpensive to buyers...Read More»

2010 Toyota Highlander
2010 Toyota Highlander: Now With A Frugal Four-Cylinder

With prices starting at just $25,855, the 2010 Toyota Highlander has always been a wise family SUV choice when equipped with either the reliable 3.5-liter V-6 or efficient 3.3-liter hybrid V-6 powertrain. With the recent addition of the all-new four-cylinder Highlander variants, however, Toyota has...Read More»

2010 Acura ZDX
2010 Acura ZDX Recalled For Potential Airbag Issue

Acura is recalling some 2010 Acura ZDX vehicles for a potential issue with the dashboard surface, which might prevent the passenger-side airbag from deploying properly. According to the automaker, some vehicles don't have the proper scoring on the underside of the dash that would allow the airbag...Read More»

2010 Honda Accord Crosstour
Driven: 2010 Honda Accord Crosstour

The 2010 Honda Crosstour is an unusual beast—so unusual that the first time you see one you'll likely stand back, size it up, and scratch your head a bit, as we saw people do time and time again when we drove one for a week recently. Then you're probably going to say something along the lines of...Read More»

2010 Kia Soul
2010 Kia Soul: Stylish, Safe, And Efficient For Families

When most people think of “family cars” they don’t necessarily think about the 2010 Kia Soul. But this stylishly boxy utility vehicle offers ample room for five, great fuel economy and plenty of cargo room. If that doesn’t add up to a great family car package in this day and age then it’s...Read More»

2010 Acura ZDX
Weeklong Road Test: The Delightfully Sculptural 2010 Acura ZDX

Sometimes you just want a little bit more sport from your sport utility vehicle. If you are the kind of person whose kids have finally gone off to college or like having the luxury and handling prowess of a top notch sports sedan with the added utility of a hatchback Acura might just have the...Read More»

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Already Discounted, HUMMER Models Go On Clearance

Attempts at selling HUMMER to a Chinese company have failed, so GM is officially shutting down the brand. That means putting all remaining 2,200 HUMMER models in national stock on sale, and winding down the franchises for 153 dealerships. To help clear the vehicles out, GM is offering up to $6,000...Read More»

2010 Honda Dog Friendly Element
Subaru Launches Dog Driving Days, To Teach Pets New Skills

In recent years, both Subaru and Honda have marketed special versions of their vehicles to pet owners, including "pet-friendly" accessories to make riding in cars safer for non-human species. Now, Subaru is taking the next step by offering driving lessons to dogs and other pets. The company plans a...Read More»

2011 Kia Sportage
2011 Kia Sportage Preview

With a premiere at the Geneva Motor Show behind it, the 2011 Kia Sportage is headed for U.S. dealers later this year. The Sportage bows today at the 2010 New York Auto Show, and Kia's released this photo in advance of the North American debut. Bearing some cues from the Kia Kue concept car, the...Read More»

2010 Subaru Tribeca
2010 Subaru Tribeca: The Forgotten Seven-Seat SUV

Poor Subaru never has any luck with its really large cars and SUVs. As long as they stick to vehicles no larger than the Legacy and Forester sales are steady, people appreciate the classic styling and they cross shop those models when looking for sedans or five-passenger SUVs. Subaru even managed a...Read More»

2010 Volvo V70
Volvo Slims And Trims: One Fewer Wagon, No More V-8 Engines

While its just-announced $1.8 billion sale by Ford to Geely won't close for many months yet, Volvo carries on selling cars and crossovers in the U.S. But the Swedish make is slimming its model range before its overseas marriage, to focus on high-volume models. Exit the V70 Volvo spokesman Dan...Read More»

2010 Mazda3
Weeklong Road Test: 2010 Mazda3 Is A Friend To All Families

Although there is a less expensive four-door version of the 2010 Mazda3 that makes a sound buy as a first new car, there is just something about the outright utility and family friendly style of the Mazda3 five-door hatchback that makes it truly lovable. Starting at just $20,290 very well equipped...Read More»

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