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2018 Nissan Murano adds safety tech, priced from $31,525
2018 Nissan Murano adds safety tech, priced from $31,525

The 2018 Nissan Murano's hefty price hike is offset by the addition of far more advanced safety tech than last year's model. The entry-level 2018 Murano S will start at $31,525, a figure that's about $800 more than last year's crossover but now includes automatic emergency braking with...Read More»

2018 Hyundai Kona
Surf's up: Hyundai announces crossover onslaught starting with Kona

Hyundai will bring to market eight new or redesigned crossovers to meet booming demand from buyers by the end of the decade, the automaker announced Wednesday in Detroit. The plan promises to bring to market new body styles, including the subcompact Hyundai Kona that will go on sale in March, but...Read More»

2018 Volvo XC60 T8
Volvo XC60: The Car Connection's Best Crossover to Buy 2018

Each year The Car Connection gives the Best Car To Buy award for vehicles that we'd recommend to anyone. Our overall winner this year was the 2018 Honda Accord. In a very narrow vote, it beat out our Best Crossover To Buy 2018, the Volvo XC60. With its bigger XC90, Volvo reset the notion of what a...Read More»

2016 Kia Soul
340,000 Kia Souls recalled for second time over steering issue

Owners of 2014 through 2016 model year Kia Souls may meet an unwanted notification in their mailbox next month. Kia will recall 342,381 Souls for the second time to rectify a steering issue fix. The brand says the previous fix may not have completely remedied the problem. Specifically, the affected...Read More»

2018 Audi Q5
Audi Q5: Best Car to Buy 2018 Nominee

With its high-tech options and cossetting ride quality, the Audi Q5 is a thoughtful, conservative reinvention of the automaker's compact luxury crossover. The latest Q5 is essentially a tall wagon version of the automaker's Audi A4 sedan, which was a strong contender for last year's Best Car to Buy...Read More»

2017 Jeep Compass Trailhawk off-road
2017 Jeep Compass named Top Safety Pick by IIHS

The IIHS said Tuesday that the redesigned 2017 Jeep Compass earned its coveted Top Safety Pick award, albeit with some caveats. To qualify as a Top Safety Pick, the Compass needs to be equipped with an option package that includes some advanced safety tech. MORE: All of the 2017 Top Safety Pick...Read More»

2018 Chevrolet Traverse Redline
Compromise king: 2018 Chevrolet Traverse RS priced from $42,995

We're not sure that the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse RS knows what it wants to be. At $42,995 including a mandatory $945 destination charge, according to our friends at Cars Direct, the Traverse RS is an odd duck in the automaker's three-row crossover lineup. It's priced toward the upper end of the...Read More»

2018 BMW X3 M40i
Small crossover, big price tag: 2018 BMW X3 priced from $43,445

Compact luxury crossovers don't exactly boast pint-size price tags, and the all-new 2018 BMW X3 is no exception. The redesigned 2018 X3 will hit BMW dealers soon with a $43,445 price of entry—and that's before any of the myriad optional extras are added on. That entry-level figure is for the...Read More»

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC Class IIHS crash test
2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV earns Top Safety Pick+ nod by IIHS

A major independent safety rating agency gave the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC Class crossover SUV its top award Monday. The IIHS said the luxury crossover earned its Top Safety Pick+ award, owed to the performance of the Mercedes GLC in multiple crash tests, its automatic emergency braking system, and...Read More»

2017 Infiniti QX50
Crossover cross-up: 2018 Infiniti QX50 skipped; QX60 Hybrid shelved

Infiniti won't offer an updated QX50 crossover this year and quietly axed its slow-selling hybrid QX60, the automaker confirmed Tuesday. A redesign for the QX50 is expected next year, and according to an Infiniti spokeswoman, should look similar to the QX50 Concept unveiled at the Detroit auto show...Read More»

2018 Volkswagen Atlas, Boerne, Texas
Your Amazon Prime subscription now includes Volkswagen Atlas test drives (sort of)

Volkswagen and Amazon are partnering to provide test drives of VW’s new Atlas crossover. The offer is open to Amazon Prime subscribers living in Los Angeles and Chicago, but only between September 22nd through 24th and the 29th through October 1st. The collaboration is intended to show off...Read More»

2018 Toyota RAV4 Adventure, 2017 Chicago Auto Show
2018 Toyota RAV4 Adventure brings hints of outdoorsiness for $28,695

Toyota’s newest RAV4 variant, named Adventure, is set to start at $28,695, according to a report citing order guides. RAV4 Adventure slots between the XLE and SE, and is designed with active lifestyles in mind with a slightly raised suspension and a beefier look. What's missing is any real...Read More»

2017 Fiat 500X Urbana
Fiat 500X dressed up with new Urbana Edition appearance package

In an effort give potential buyers a fresh option on the 500X crossover, Fiat just released a new appearance package that it’s calling the Urbana Edition. As such packages go, this one’s fairly comprehensive. The 500X Urbana Edition uses the mid-level Trekking trim as its starting...Read More»

Honda CR-V Hybrid prototype, 2017 Frankfurt auto show
Honda CR-V Hybrid prototype goes green(er)

Honda's popular CR-V is about to get a little greener, and we're not talking about its paint. A Honda CR-V Hybrid prototype will bow next week in Germany at the Frankfurt auto show and it may be headed to American dealers. By adding a hybrid option, Honda can compete more fully with both the Toyota...Read More»

2018 Volvo XC60 T8
2018 Volvo XC60 T8 first drive review: The accidental performance crossover

With 400 horsepower on tap, you’d think that the 2018 Volvo XC60 T8 Plug-In Hybrid would be the right choice for carving your way through a winding canyon road. The ingredients are mostly there: a lot of power, a balanced chassis, grippy all-wheel drive, and nicely weighted steering...Read More»

2017 Volkswagen Tiguan Limited
2017 Volkswagen Tiguan Limited: More of the same, only cheaper

An all-new version of the Volkswagen Tiguan with seating for up to seven is in dealers now, but if you've got a hankering for the old model, VW has a value-laden option for you. The German automaker is releasing a low-price version called the 2017 Tiguan Limited available now from $22,860 including...Read More»

2017 Dodge Viper
Death List 2018: The cars that won't be back next year

It's all a popularity contest. If you're a successful car, odds are good that you'll make an appearance the next year. But if you're the kind of car perpetually marked as the "manager's special" with an asking price that's about to become a begging price, you're probably not going to be asked to...Read More»

2018 Chevrolet Traverse
2018 Chevrolet Traverse starts at $30,875, tops out above $53,000

The 2018 Chevrolet Traverse aims for the heart of the three-row crossover SUV market in every way: style, substance, and, as it turns out, pricing. Chevrolet today announced that the cheapest 2018 Traverse will start at $30,875 including a mandatory $945 destination charge. That's for the bare...Read More»

2017 Infiniti QX70 Limited
Infiniti drops quirky QX70 crossover from lineup

The crossover that can be credited with creating an entire niche of sloped-roof, tall-riding vehicles has left the stage. Don't look for a 2018 Infiniti QX70 in your local dealer's showroom. A follow-up may be a few years away, but it will probably be more about getting the look right than adopting...Read More»

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