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Updated 2018 Infiniti QX30 adds safety tech, reshuffles trim levels
Updated 2018 Infiniti QX30 adds safety tech, reshuffles trim levels

With just a few months left in the model year, the 2018.5 Infiniti QX30 has been treated to a number of tweaks highlighted by additional standard active-safety gear. CarsDirect reported Monday that the QX30 subcompact luxury crossover SUV now comes standard with automatic emergency braking...Read More»

IIHS passenger-side small-overlap crash test of 2018 Ford Explorer
Jeep Grand Cherokee, Ford Explorer flunk passenger-side crash test

Two of the most popular crossover SUVs for families don't provide nearly the same protection for front-seat passengers as they do for drivers, the IIHS said Tuesday. In its demanding passenger-side small-overlap crash test, the IIHS bestowed "Poor" ratings on the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee and 2018...Read More»

2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross
2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross review update: 8-bit in a 4k world

If you're old enough to remember when Mitsubishi built cars in the U.S., then the very idea of the 2018 Eclipse Cross might seem like heresy. Eclipses are Diamond-Stars, have hatchback bodies and turbo motors and... Wait. The Eclipse Cross has all those things, it's just delivered a couple of feet...Read More»

2018 Nissan Kicks
5 things to know about the 2018 Nissan Kicks

The 2018 Nissan Kicks puts the automaker into full crossover mode, even if it stretches the definition of what’s crossing over what. This subcompact five-door is Nissan’s answer to the Kia Soul and the Hyundai Kona. Each forges its own path and the Kicks has its own story to tell. Here...Read More»

2018 Nissan Kicks
2018 Nissan Kicks first drive: the used-car alternative

Tasked with spending $20,000 on a transportation, most shoppers head to the classifieds. The 2018 Nissan Kicks wants to be the antidote to a used Honda CR-V or Ford Escape. It wafts its eau du voiture nouveau toward budget-conscious shoppers, luring them away from the pre-owned lot to the main...Read More»

2018 GMC Terrain, 2017 Detroit auto show
Faulty airbag sensor prompts 2018 GMC Terrain crossover SUV recall

A defective sensor that may prevent the airbags from deploying in the event of a wreck has prompted General Motors to recall 88,000 2018 GMC Terrain crossover SUVs. The automaker explained that if the sensor fails to activate when the vehicle is started, a "service restraint system" message will...Read More»

Audi Q8
Audi Q8 first look: crossover SUVs über alles

There's a lot to digest with the Audi Q8 that debuted Tuesday in China, a style-oriented flagship that tops the automaker's growing lineup of luxury crossover SUVs. Though it shares its underpinnings with the three-row Audi Q7, the Q8 boasts its own styling inside and out. It previews a more...Read More»

2019 BMW X5
2019 BMW X5 first look: going boldly down the same road

The 2019 BMW X5 that debuted Tuesday doesn't look all that different than the model currently in showrooms—at least until its gaping twin-kidney grille comes into view. The latest version of BMW's signature grille design stands proud, giving the popular luxury crossover SUV a distinctive look...Read More»

Teaser for Maserati Alfieri sports car
Long-term plans for Jeep, Alfa Romeo, Maserati hinge on tech-heavy future

Nearly 15 years after Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne took the reins of the global automaker, the only consistent force within the company has been change. On Friday, Marchionne and other FCA executives outlined a broad plan to focus heavily on worldwide sales of Jeep, Alfa Romeo...Read More»

2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit
Partially self-driving 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee may drive itself to the trailhead

A Level 2 self-driving Jeep Grand Cherokee will be the first in a slew of autonomous cars headed for its U.S. showrooms, the automaker announced Friday. In a wide-ranging presentation for media and investors Jeep's parent company, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, outlined its strategy for new cars, new...Read More»

2017 Jeep Renegade Deserthawk
FCA to dabble in car-sharing, subscriptions with Jeep

FCA will leverage its growing Jeep division for its first trials in car-sharing and vehicle subscriptions, the automaker said Friday at an investor conference in Italy. Initially, the automaker said that it plans to launch a car-share pilot program next year in the Northeastern U.S. targeted at...Read More»

Jeep 2022 roadmap
Jeep pickup, Grand Wagoneer among four new models coming by 2022

FCA's burgeoning Jeep lineup will add two new models a year through 2022: a pint-size model, a three-row crossover, a Wrangler-based pickup truck, and a range-topping Grand Wagoneer, the automaker said at a presentation to investors and the media Friday. A redesigned Jeep Grand Cherokee is also on...Read More»

2018 Volvo XC60
2018 Volvo XC60 vs 2018 Volvo XC90: Compare Cars

Volvo’s compact and mid-size crossover SUVs are like nesting dolls. The three-row 2018 Volvo XC90 looks like it could open up and swallow the five-seat 2018 Volvo XC60. Both are among our favorite family transporters, for mostly the same reasons. Their understated style perks up any driveway...Read More»

2018 Jeep Cherokee
2018 Jeep Cherokee recalled over leaky fuel line

More than 48,000 examples of Jeep's compact crossover SUV—the 2018 Jeep Cherokee—are subject to a recall to address a fuel supply line that could leak. Fuel that leaks into the engine compartment from the potentially faulty supply tube could result in a fire, although Jeep says it is...Read More»

2019 Subaru Ascent first drive
2019 Subaru Ascent first drive: my other family crossover is a canoe

Contrary to common understanding, Subaru did not create the tall-wagon-crossover-hatchback vehicle. Subaru just created six different reasons to buy the same one. Want a wagon? How about an Outback. Want a mid-size crossover? How about an Outback. Want an off-roader? You get the idea. DON'T MISS...Read More»

2018 Volkswagen Atlas
2018 Volkswagen Atlas: A third row worth fighting over

As we hammered out plans for my buddy Doug’s bachelor party––cigars, trap shooting, the usual Minnesota stuff––my main contribution became clear: to procure a massive vehicle to haul a crew of full-grown men who would absolutely act like teenagers. It seemed like the...Read More»

2018 Toyota C-HR
Slice and dice: 2019 Toyota C-HR adds Apple CarPlay plus new LE, Limited trim levels

The 2019 Toyota C-HR subcompact crossover lineup triples in breadth for the new model year and all variants gain standard Apple CarPlay compatibility. Toyota debuted its Apple CarPlay integration on the 2019 Avalon full-size sedan earlier this year and the automaker has been expanding availability...Read More»

2018 Nissan Kicks
2018 Nissan Kicks costs $18,965 to start; Route 66 references still free

When it goes on sale later this spring, the 2018 Nissan Kicks S will cost $18,965, including destination, the automaker announced Tuesday. That's at least $1,000 less than small crossover competitors from Ford, Chevrolet, and Toyota. The Kicks is aimed at the heart of a growing inexpensive...Read More»

2019 Dodge Durango SRT towing
6 things you need to know about towing with the 2018 Dodge Durango SRT

The 2018 Dodge Durango SRT was created to go fast, look mean, and haul a gaggle of people. The muscle truck of three-row crossover SUVs has one more ace up its sleeve—or tucked between its rumbling tailpipes. Shove a massive engine into a vehicle and sometimes it increases its capabilities...Read More»

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