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2019 BMW X5 named Top Safety Pick+ with optional headlights
2019 BMW X5 named Top Safety Pick+ with optional headlights

The insurance industry-funded IIHS last week named the 2019 BMW X5 the latest recipient of its coveted Top Safety Pick+ award. The luxury SUV aced all six crash tests and scored top-rated "Good" marks in each category, including the trickier passenger-side small overlap front test. Vehicles must...Read More»

2020 Toyota Highlander, 2019 New York International Auto Show
2020 Toyota Highlander unveiled: Crossover SUV juices up with thrifty, 34-mpg hybrid

With the 2019 New York auto show debut Wednesday of its redesigned 2020 Highlander, Toyota hasn’t built the Prius of three-row crossover SUVs. The automaker’s 34-mpg combined fuel-economy estimate for the 2020 Highlander Hybrid comes close, however. That figure is a hefty 6 mpg higher...Read More»

2020 Subaru Outback, 2019 New York International Auto Show
2020 Subaru Outback unveiled: Crossover SUV laces up with more tech, turbo power

The redesigned 2020 Subaru Outback hits the road, trail, mountain, river crossing, or middle-of-nowhere in late 2019. Its styling is largely carried over—think tall station wagon with chunky roof rack, unpainted side cladding, and a stack of LED fog lights on most trims. Inside, the upgrades...Read More»

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS, 2019 New York International Auto Show
The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class stretches into Maybach territory, almost

Opulence and space take the driver’s seat in the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class, the three-row SUV that made its debut Wednesday at the 2019 New York auto show. With the new GLS, Mercedes blocks and tackles to defend its turf from new arrivals such as the BMW X7 and Lincoln Navigator. MORE...Read More»

2020 Ford Escape, 2019 New York International Auto Show
2020 Ford Escape revealed: Crossover SUV brings plug-in hybrid tech to mainstream

There's nothing faux-rugged about the 2020 Ford Escape that was unveiled Tuesday ahead of the 2019 New York International Auto Show. Its soft lines channel Tesla—not the chunky Toyota RAV4 that outsold all other crossover SUVs in the U.S. last year. With a revived Bronco on the way to beef up...Read More»

2019 Volkswagen Atlas
2019 VW Atlas expands turbo-4 engine availability, again

More versions of the 2019 Volkswagen Atlas are again available with a turbo-4 base engine. Cars Direct reported Wednesday that VW introduced an Atlas SE 2.0T trim with a starting price of $35,090. For buyers, it offers them a way to add in more premium features while skipping the more powerful but...Read More»

2019 Subaru Forester
2019 Toyota RAV4 vs. 2019 Subaru Forester: Compare Cars

A road in the woods diverges, and compact crossovers take the one more traveled. At least, some of them do. The 2019 Toyota RAV4 and 2019 Subaru Forester both hook a left and head up dusty trails with truckier-looking soft-roaders compared to their rivals. Both crossover SUVs are mega-popular among...Read More»

2020 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque
2020 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque rated at 23 mpg combined

The redesigned 2020 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque is rated at 23 mpg combined, but some of its rivals are thriftier. EPA fuel economy estimates released earlier this month rate the 2020 Range Rover Evoque at 20 mpg city, 27 highway, and 23 combined. A 2.0-liter turbo-4 engine powers the luxury SUV...Read More»

2020 Kia Sportage
Updated 2020 Kia Sportage fuel economy climbs to 26 mpg combined

The refreshed 2020 Kia Sportage crossover SUV is more fuel efficient in every configuration than last year's model, according to fuel-economy ratings released last week by the EPA. That's better than before, but the 2020 Sportage still trails many of its rivals. The thriftiest version of the new...Read More»

2020 Porsche Cayenne Coupe
2020 Porsche Cayenne Coupe debuts, stretches expectations for a crossover SUV

The 2020 Porsche Cayenne Coupe that broke cover Thursday blurs the already fuzzy line between crossover SUVs and sports cars. With its standard active rear spoiler that extends at highway speeds to increase downforce and available carbon fiber roof, the Cayenne Coupe has as much in common with the...Read More»

2019 Hyundai Kona
2019 Ford EcoSport vs. 2019 Hyundai Kona: Compare Cars

Small crossovers are a big deal. The 2019 Ford EcoSport and 2019 Hyundai Kona are entry-level crossovers for new buyers or empty-nesters looking for a tall ride height with a low price. Both cost less than $20,000 to start and offer all-wheel drive, a sizable cargo area, and room for up to five...Read More»

2020 Hyundai Palisade first drive
2020 Hyundai Palisade rated at 21 mpg combined

The EPA last week released fuel-economy estimates for the 2020 Hyundai Palisade. At 19 mpg city, 24 highway, 21 combined with optional all-wheel drive, its estimates match that of its Kia Telluride cousin, but neither is not thrifty as some of their rivals. The 2020 Palisade uses a 3.8-liter V-6...Read More»

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class Coupe
2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class Coupe debuts with more power, tech, and updated looks

The updated 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class Coupe bowed Monday ahead of its formal unveiling at the 2019 New York International Auto Show in April. Like the standard 2020 GLC-Class that debuted earlier this year, the GLC Coupe features refreshed styling with a new infotainment system and a more...Read More»

Tesla Model Y
2020 Tesla Model Y: $48,200 electric crossover SUV debuts

The 2020 Tesla Model Y that debuted Thursday night is the electric-car builder's most mainstream model yet. With up to three rows of seats, room for seven passengers, and 66 cubic feet of cargo space, the $41,200 2020 Model Y is more in line with crossover SUVs popular with consumers than the less...Read More»

2019 Volvo XC60
Volvo XC60 crossover SUV recalled over faulty tailgate arms

The 2018-2019 Volvo XC60 is subject to a recall over the crossover SUV's tailgate, which may house faulty lifting arms. Volvo filed the recall information with the NHTSA in January and the documents were made public last week. In total, 45,990 XC60 models are included in the recall. The company...Read More»

2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee
2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs 2019 Chevrolet Blazer: Compare crossover SUVs

Nobody told Jeep and Chevrolet that it’s not the 1990s all over again. Two of the most popular SUV names of the ‘90s are rivals once again. The 2019 Chevrolet Blazer reboots after a lengthy absence as a car-like crossover with inline-4 or V-6 power and either front- or all-wheel drive...Read More»

2019 Chevrolet Blazer
2019 Chevrolet Blazer vs. 2019 Honda Passport: Compare Cars

We’ll spare you the frosted-tipped, rap-rock, slap-bracelet nostalgia from the 1990s. We’ve all seen the pictures. The 2019 Chevrolet Blazer and 2019 Honda Passport are two names from near-history that expired, revived for 2019 and reapplied to new SUVs. This time, both names apply to...Read More»

2019 Ford Edge
2019 Chevrolet Blazer vs 2019 Ford Edge: Compare Crossover SUVs

With crossover SUVs like the 2019 Chevrolet Blazer and 2019 Ford Edge, their makers cater to shoppers who want a high seating position and a flexible, spacious interior, but not three rows of seats. In updating its 2019 Edge, Ford takes on the revived Chevy Blazer. Unlike past Blazer SUVs that were...Read More»

2019 Ford Edge
2019 Ford Edge vs. 2019 Nissan Murano: Compare Cars

For crossover SUV buyers not interested in three rows of seats, the 2019 Ford Edge and 2019 Nissan Murano are solid, stylish choices. On our scale, the 2019 Edge is the victor with its 6.7 overall rating. The 2019 Murano earns 6.0 out of 10, hampered by its cumbersome infotainment system and poorer...Read More»

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