Review update: 2021 Volvo XC60 Recharge plug-in hybrid deserves a closer look
Review update: 2021 Volvo XC60 Recharge plug-in hybrid deserves a closer look

It would be a mistake to overlook the 2021 Volvo XC60 crossover SUV. A friend in the market for a luxury-leaning five-seat crossover considered Tesla, Jaguar, and Lincoln, until I showed up in the 2021 Volvo XC60 Recharge plug-in hybrid. Volvo may lack the flash and cachet of its German rivals, yet...Read More»

2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer
Buick Encore GX and Chevy Trailblazer recalled for plastic jack

General Motors will recall the 2020-2022 Buick Encore GX and 2021-2022 Chevrolet Trailblazer small crossover SUVs for an emergency jack that can fracture in use, the NHTSA disclosed Monday. The plastic emergency jack that comes on 135,400 of the recalled vehicles could fail when not properly...Read More»

2022 Mini Cooper Hardtop
What's New for 2022: Mini

It's easy to overlook Mini on American roads, where bigger often gets muddled with better. The small British brand owned by BMW still makes cute if not compelling city cars and small SUVs. From the Union Jack taillights and rear barn doors to the circular design features adorning the inside and...Read More»

2022 Ford Maverick
2022 Ford Maverick vs 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz: Compare Trucks

The 2022 Ford Maverick and 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz resurrect a small truck segment that had been dormant for more than a decade. Both of these crossover-based vehicles give shoppers an open bed and a more adventurous edge than compact crossover SUVs that fill roads like construction zones in...Read More»

2022 BMW X3
2022 BMW X3, X4 small SUVs updated with more tech, more torque, modest price increases

The 2022 BMW X3 compact crossover and related X4 compact crossover coupe wear a fresh interior with updated technology and a mild-hybrid powertrain that modestly boosts torque on inline-6 variants, BMW announced Tuesday. Of course, these enhancements come with a price increase that ranges from $200...Read More»

2022 Nissan Pathfinder
First drive: 2022 Nissan Pathfinder SUV carves a straightforward path

The redesigned 2022 Nissan Pathfinder doesn’t pretend to be a performance SUV or aspire to be an electric tech dynamo. Instead, it excels at what it’s meant to be: a roomy three-row SUV with enough seating flexibility and towing capability to stand out in a crowded class. The base...Read More»

2022 Ford Maverick
2022 Ford Maverick buzzes the tower for hybrid trucks

The 2022 Ford Maverick touches down as a small pickup truck powered by a standard hybrid engine with an estimated 40 mpg around town, Ford announced Wednesday. Just like "Top Gun: Maverick" returns to the big screen later this year, the 2022 Ford Maverick dusts off its forgettable past as a compact...Read More»

2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz
2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz pickup gets crossover-like fuel economy

The 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz bridges the gap between the utility of a small pickup and the convenience and comfort of a compact crossover SUV. Fortunately, its fuel economy figures released Monday lean more toward crossover than pickup. The EPA posted 21 mpg city, 27 highway, 23 combined for the...Read More»

2022 Buick Enclave
2022 Buick Enclave SUV comes around with standard safety features

The 2022 Buick Enclave three-row crossover SUV now comes with more standard safety features, the automaker announced Thursday. Buick also freshened the face and tail with new lighting, and added new wheel options. Inside, the seven-seat family hauler has a roomier center console and more available...Read More»

2022 Toyota Corolla Cross
2022 Toyota Corolla Cross squeezes into small SUV lineup

The 2022 Toyota Corolla Cross emerges as the right-sized center in Toyota's Venn diagram of small cars. Larger than the Toyota C-HR and taller than the Corolla sedan on which it's based, the 2022 Corolla Cross looks like a small RAV4. Toyota debuted its latest crossover SUV on Wednesday, calling it...Read More»

2022 Genesis GV70
2022 Genesis GV70 price undercuts other luxury crossover SUVs

The 2022 Genesis GV70 luxury crossover SUV will start at $42,045, including destination, when it arrives at dealers this summer, the automaker announced Tuesday. The GV70 follows the 2021 GV80 flagship SUV as part of an impressive lineup of value-oriented luxury vehicles from Hyundai's luxury...Read More»

2022 Chevrolet Equinox
2022 Chevrolet Equinox cuts trims, prices, engine offerings

The 2022 Chevy Equinox compact crossover arrives at dealers this summer with a higher initial starting price, but a lower cost for the same trim levels from the 2021 Equinox. Chevrolet eliminated the base L trim, according to a dealer guide uncovered by CarsDirect, so the LS trim becomes the base...Read More»

2022 Volkswagen Tiguan
2022 Volkswagen Tiguan freshens up with new styling, technology, and touch controls

The 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan launched Tuesday gets a standard sort of refresh that updates the compact SUV’s technology and styling but leaves the bones of the vehicle alone. What you see and touch will look a little bit different, but the Tiguan’s mechanical parts and spaciousness remain...Read More»

Teaser for Subaru Solterra electric crossover due in mid-2022
Subaru Solterra rises as brand's first electric SUV

The sun and the earth meet in the naming of Subaru's much-anticipated first electric vehicle, the Subaru Solterra, the brand announced Tuesday. The Latin words converge on an all-wheel-drive SUV powered by batteries and furthering Subaru's earth-friendly image. Subaru revealed little else about the...Read More»

2020 Hyundai Elantra
Hyundai issues 3 recalls for Elantra, Kona, Santa Fe Sport

Hyundai issued three recalls of varying magnitude and model lines, the NHTSA announced Monday. 2013-2015 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport The largest recall encompasses 151,205 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport from the 2013-2015 model years and represents an expansion of a recall initiated last August in the U.S. A...Read More»

2022 Acura MDX
2022 Acura MDX earns highest safety honors

The redesigned 2022 Acura MDX crossover SUV earned a Top Safety Pick+ award from the IIHS for its ability to withstand and avoid a crash with other vehicles and pedestrians, the safety agency announced Tuesday. Considered the most rigorous safety rating of independent and federal testers, a Top...Read More»

2021 Volkswagen ID.4  -  First drive, Portland OR
First drive: 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 plays catchup to Ford Mustang Mach-E, Tesla Model Y

The 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 is a good car that needs a better interface and minor controls. It and the forthcoming dual-motor all-wheel-drive ID.4 need to work out the kinks before the arrival of other electric compact crossovers, such as the Nissan Ariya, Hyundai Ioniq 5, Kia EV6, and many more...Read More»

2020 Volkagen Atlas Cross Sport
How much should I tow with my crossover SUV?

Just because you can tow 5,000 pounds doesn’t mean you should. Many popular three-row crossover SUVs such as the Kia Telluride and Volkswagen Atlas have maximum tow ratings set by their manufacturers of 5,000 pounds, but that doesn’t necessarily mean you should hook up 5,000 pounds of...Read More»

2023 Cadillac Lyriq
2023 Cadillac Lyriq priced from $59,990, targets 300 miles of range

Cadillac appears to have hit the right note with the 2023 Cadillac Lyriq electric crossover SUV. It costs less than $60,000, has an expected range above 300 miles, and has enough torque and technology to compete with current and forthcoming luxury electric vehicles. Shown last week and followed...Read More»

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