crossovers

BMW News: MINI Crossover Delayed, Isetta Based On Toyota iQ?
BMW News: MINI Crossover Delayed, Isetta Based On Toyota iQ?

There's been a lot of chatter about the MINI Roadster (also known as the MINI Speedster) which is set to debut at the Frankfurt Auto Show in just a couple of weeks. That's not surprising: everyone likes a roadster, and the sporty renderings popping up on the web have sparked the interest of...Read More»

2010 Lincoln MKT Vs. Acura MDX
Compared: 2010 Lincoln MKT Vs. Acura MDX

Big seven-seat crossovers with near-luxury nameplates: who can keep track of them all? TheCarConnection.com, that's who. In the past few weeks, we've spent time in nearly all the vehicles in this niche promising lots of personal space, lots of longing stares and lots of passenger-distracting...Read More»

2009 teaser shot of Buick crossover plug-in hybrid, a rebadged Saturn Vue quickly dubbed the 'Vuick'
GM Cancels Plug-in Buick Based On Vue, Announces Replacement

The web has spoken, and GM listened. Or at least that's part of the story behind the cancellation of the Saturn Vue-based 2011 Buick plug-in crossover hybrid previewed during GM's technology event a couple weeks ago. According to many sources, including Christopher Barger, GM's social media guru...Read More»

2010 Hyundai Tucson Teaser
Frankfurt Teasers: Hyundai Previews 2010 Tucson

From the Genesis to the Equus, Hyundai has been leaping and bounding forward in its quality, design and marketing, and now its next generation of SUVs and crossovers is getting ready to hit the show floor at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show as part of its preparation for a very busy 2010. The first up...Read More»

2009 Ford Edge Sport
2011 Ford Explorer Won't Replace Ford Edge

There's a 2011 Ford Explorer in the pipeline for America's largest independent automaker. Does that mean the Ford Edge is edging toward history? Not according to Ford. A spokesman confirms to TheCarConnection that the 2011 Ford Explorer due next year will be joined by a revamped Ford Edge not too...Read More»

2009 teaser shot of Buick crossover plug-in hybrid, a rebadged Saturn Vue quickly dubbed the 'Vuick'
GM Reveals New, Smaller 2011 Buick Crossover (Nee Saturn Vue)

General Motors announced today that Buick will launch a five-passenger crossover next year, with a plug-in hybrid version to follow in 2011. And it looks to us like the Saturn Vue is getting a three-shields makeover. GM released an image of the new Buick crossover's grille. Which looks a whole lot...Read More»

Volvo XC60 R
Volvo XC60 R-Design: Big Wheels Keep On Turning

The 2010 Volvo XC60 is a handsome, comfortable crossover vehicle--and a highly rated one, scoring an 8.2 in TheCarConnection.com's road test rating. And yet, even though its out-of-the-box good looks are just hitting showrooms around the U.S., Volvo's tweaking the XC60's appearance and handling...Read More»

2009 Audi Q5
2009 Audi Q5: An IIHS Top Safety Pick

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) says the 2009 Audi Q5 is among the safest vehicles on the road. The IIHS--an insurance industry-funded testing body that crash-tests new vehicles--says the 2009 Q5 earns "good" ratings in all three of its tests. The agency uses front-end...Read More»

2009 Chevrolet Traverse
Driven: 2009 Chevrolet Traverse

The best vehicles exude character befitting the vehicle's brand. Character doesn't magically appear by some accidental assemblage of parts. A vehicle's character comes from engineers and designers who know, systemically, what the vehicle should look and feel like. This is why luxury drips from the...Read More»

2010 Volvo XC60
Quick Drive: 2010 Volvo XC60

Last week, I spent a long day's journey touring Napa wine country behind the leather-wrapped wheel of the 2010 Volvo XC60. Before you get any smart ideas, there was no wine involved--and only one prison breakout. Volvo hosted TheCarConnection just over the Golden Gate Bridge at Sausalito's low-key...Read More»

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