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2011 Nissan Murano: Fresh Face, New Trims, Higher Prices
2011 Nissan Murano: Fresh Face, New Trims, Higher Prices

Nissan has announced specs, details, and pricing for its 2011 Murano, and there are indeed a few noteworthy changes versus the 2010 model. The 2011 Murano gets just a few front and rear enhancements: a new grille, reshaped front lower fascia, and new 18-inch wheels on S, SV, and SL models. Of those...Read More»

2011 Honda CR-V
2011 Honda CR-V: Special Edition Added, Family Goodness Intact

Honda's CR-V crossover enters what's likely its final model year before a redesigned 2012 Honda CR-V, with no significant changes—only a new Special Edition (SE) model added to the lineup. Although The Car Connection has not yet driven the 2011 CR-V, our editors have put various CR-V models...Read More»

2011 Toyota Highlander
2011 Toyota Highlander and Hybrid: First Look

After a global debut at the Moscow auto show, the 2011 Toyota Highlander and Highlander Hybrid are making their way back home to the U.S. with new faces, new tails and other updates. For the Highlander Hybrid, there's a meaningful increase in power. The gas-electric crossover's petroleum-drinking...Read More»

2010 Acura ZDX
Driven: 2010 Acura ZDX

A week with a ZDX still wasn't enough to help me make up my mind about a few key questions: Is this a good-looking vehicle? And does the whole package work? Ask me at various points in the week, and depending on the angle I was viewing it from at the moment my responses could be very different...Read More»

2011 Jeep Patriot
2011 Jeep Patriot: First Look

Chrysler's hitting the Twitters this morning with a wave of photos of its new 2011 products--including this first photo of the 2011 Jeep Patriot. The Patriot isn't due for a total overhaul, unlike the brand-new Fiat 500 Sport found today via Twitpic--and unlike the mysterious 2011 Chrysler 200 just...Read More»

2011 Ford Edge
2011 Ford Edge: First Drive Review

As we previewed last Friday with a Madlibs-inspired snippet of edited road test, our driving impressions of the 2011 Ford Edge can now be released. The 2011 Ford Edge five-seat crossover was launched in 2007 and has now sold more than 400,000 units. This is its first major update, and it is not...Read More»

2011 Kia Sportage
2011 Kia Sportage: An IIHS Top Safety Pick

The 2011 Kia Sportage has been recognized as one of the safest new vehicles on the market; it's earned Top Safety Pick status from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). In order to be named a Top Safety Pick, a model must earn top 'good' ratings in frontal, side, and rear crash tests...Read More»

2011 Nissan Rogue
2011 Nissan Rogue Priced From $20,810

For the 2011 model year Nissan has sharpened the exterior, upgraded the interior, and improved the fuel economy of its Rogue crossover, but thankfully pricing has remained almost unchanged. Yes, the 2011 Nissan Rogue comes onto the market with a base price of $20,810, just $350 more than the...Read More»

2011 Nissan Juke
2011 Nissan Juke Pricing Starts At $18,960

Today we have pricing details for one of the most exciting vehicles on the horizon, the all-new 2011 Nissan Juke. The compact five-door crossover with muscular styling and a small turbocharged four-cylinder engine will go on sale across the country this October priced from a very reasonable...Read More»

2011 Kia Sportage
Car Compare: 2010 Hyundai Tucson Vs. 2011 Kia Sportage

With the 2011 Sportage, Kia's placed its bets in all the right places. The Sportage has grown up into real-world dimensions, with more cargo space than ever. It's still among the smaller vehicles in its class but it fits adults better in all situations. And though it's a mechanical twin of the 2010...Read More»

2011 Ford Explorer
High Gear Media Covers the 2011 Ford Explorer

  Today's the big day--the 2011 Ford Explorer has been officially unveiled, and Ford is canvassing the country with live media events, social media Tweets, and just about every other kind of media known to man, to let you know about its new seven-seat crossover. The Explorer once was the...Read More»

2011 Nissan Murano
2011 Nissan Murano Preview

Nissan has updated its popular Murano crossover for the 2011 model year, giving it a fresh new look plus adding the value-packed SV trim. Starting with a redesigned grille, new bumper designs and revised taillights, the 2011 Nissan Murano has a distinctively cleaner appearance overall compared to...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 Ford Flex 4-door SEL FWD Angular Front Exterior View
2010 Ford Flex, Hyundai Tucson are IIHS Top Safety Picks

The latest crash-test ratings are in from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), and the insurance industry-funded research group has added a range of vehicles from Ford, Volkswagen, and Hyundai to its Top Safety Pick List. With these new results, we're updating our 2010 reviews for...Read More»

2011 Kia Sportage
2011 Kia Sportage: First Pics, Preview Info Ahead Of Geneva

Kia has shown us the first pictures of the U.S.-spec 2011 Kia Sportage, several weeks ahead of its March 2 premiere at the Geneva auto show. The new 2011 Kia Sportage, which will share its platform with the 2011 Hyundai Tucson, will have a longer wheelbase, more interior and cargo space, and an...Read More»

2010 Ford Edge SE
2010 Chicago Auto Show Preview: 2011 Ford Edge Gets EcoBoost

Ford is on a roll lately, having unveiled its 2011 Fiesta subcompact and 2012 Focus compact. Now the company turns to refreshing its Edge five-seat crossover, both improving its gas mileage and adding its well-received MyFord Touch instrument panel and switch system. The new 2011 Ford Edge is...Read More»

2010 Suzuki Grand Vitara 2WD 4-door I4 Auto XSport Grille
2010 Geneva Motor Show Debut For Redesigned Suzuki Grand Vitara

Suzuki is determined to make a bigger impact on the U.S. market and is planning a raft of new models it hopes will be able to lure buyers away from current favorites. To do so the automaker is building a range of models decisively sportier than many of its rivals and packed with plenty of standard...Read More»

2010 GMC Granite Concept
2010 Detroit Auto Show: 2010 GMC Granite Concept

The 2010 Detroit Auto Show opens in Detroit today with a new crossover concept from GM, the GMC Granite. The Granite may be on display as a concept car, but it's closely related to a new vehicle already headed to Chevrolet dealers, the 2011 Orlando. It's a safe bet that GMC will get a version of...Read More»

FUSE interface in 2010 Mitsubishi Outlander
Mitsubishi Debuts Sync Rival, Called Fuse, In 2010 Outlander

It's about time that another automaker took on Ford's Sync hands-free communication and entertainment interface. One of the best rival systems—at least in affordable vehicles—comes from an unlikely source: Mitsubishi. The new 2010 Outlander is the first vehicle to get the handy interface. In a...Read More»

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