SUVs

2020 Subaru Ascent review update: 3-row SUV climbs to safety
2020 Subaru Ascent review update: 3-row SUV climbs to safety

The 2020 Subaru Ascent is a three-row crossover SUV with standard all-wheel drive and standard active safety features. There is nothing remarkable about it. It doesn’t have the rugged good looks of the Kia Telluride, or the high-performance variants of so many “bromobiles,” or the...Read More»

2020 Toyota Highlander XLE
2020 Toyota Highlander vs. Honda Pilot: Compare Crossover SUVs

The 2020 Toyota Highlander and the 2020 Honda Pilot might not have the same rugged good looks as the 2020 Kia Telluride, yet those legacy family haulers excel where it matters most to most families, in comfort and safety. But which one of them does it better? The redesigned 2020 Highlander narrowly...Read More»

2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Jeep Grand Cherokee: Best SUV To Buy 2020

Familiarity breeds...comfort. The safe choice might be one explanation as to how the Jeep Grand Cherokee is our Best SUV To Buy 2020. In the decade since its last redesign, more SUVs have come to market than ever before, most with three rows, some with blistering track chops like the Grand...Read More»

2020 Kia Telluride - Best Car To Buy 2020
Kia Telluride: The Car Connection's Best Car To Buy 2020

With the Telluride, Kia has its best family car ever. Its best highway car ever. Its best interior ever. Cleverly, it’s all wrapped in a three-row package that’s aimed right at slaking America’s SUV thirst—without acting too thirsty. The 2020 Kia Telluride does what great...Read More»

2020 Ford Explorer family
Ford Explorer: Best Car To Buy 2020 Nominee

After a series of delays, recalls, and repairs, the redesigned 2020 Ford Explorer finally arrived at dealerships late in 2019 with a range of powertrains and loaded with creature comforts for the modern three-row crossover SUV. As the first redesign in nine years in one of the most competitive...Read More»

2020 Toyota Highlander XLE
2020 Toyota Highlander first drive: Crossover SUV juices up with thrifty, 36-mpg hybrid

With the debut of its redesigned 2020 Highlander, Toyota hasn’t built the Prius of three-row crossover SUVs. The automaker’s 36-mpg combined fuel-economy estimate for the base front-drive 2020 Highlander Hybrid comes close, however. That figure is a hefty 8 mpg higher than last...Read More»

2020 Toyota Highlander XLE
2020 Toyota Highlander vs. Kia Telluride: Compare Crossover SUVs

The 2020 Toyota Highlander and the 2020 Kia Telluride pony up the family-carrying virtues of a good old-fashioned station wagon, even if we pronounce it “crossover SUV.” One’s built in Indiana, the other’s built in Georgia—but which one’s built for the win? At a...Read More»

2020 Hyundai Palisade - Best Car To Buy 2020
Hyundai Palisade: Best Car To Buy 2020 Nominee

Though it might be overshadowed by the more muscular, rugged good looks of the Kia Telluride, the 2020 Hyundai Palisade wears the three-row SUV space better on the inside. Our editorial team had plenty of praise for both, and the difference largely comes down to that most subjective element: style...Read More»

2020 Toyota Highlander XLE
Car Prices: 2020 Toyota Highlander debuts at $35,720, tops out above $50,000

The 2020 Toyota Highlander crossover SUV makes its debut with a new platform, new standard technology, and new torque-vectoring all-wheel drive. It also debuts a sticker price for its most expensive models that passes the $50,000 mark. With a base price of $35,720, the 2020 Toyota Highlander L...Read More»

2020 Ford Escape
Ford Escape: Best Car To Buy 2020 Nominee

It’s been a long time coming, but the new 2020 Ford Escape has some good reasons for its overdue arrival: a new body and interior, new safety technology and infotainment systems, and new hybrid and plug-in models that soar to new fuel economy heights. While the outgoing model had the heart of...Read More»

2021 Chevrolet Suburban
Redesigned 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban gain size, screens

For anyone who felt the current Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban were small, there's good news: Both SUVs will make gains in new versions coming next year. On Tuesday in Detroit, General Motors unveiled the 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban with a lot more space, optional turbodiesel power, and up to...Read More»

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class
The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 shorts on cylinders, goes long on satisfaction

Turbo-4 engines have taken over for beefy V-6 and inline-6 engines around the car world. The more surprising ones slot into big trucks and SUVs, from this year's Chevy Blazer to the Silverado (!) to the Mercedes SUV that started it all, the 2020 GLE-Class. Powered by V-6 engines since the day it...Read More»

2019 Honda Passport - Best Car To Buy 2020
Honda Passport: Best Car To Buy 2020 Nominee

The Honda Passport wears a familiar name, and sports some familiar running gear, too. It’s a shorter, five-seat cousin to the Honda Pilot that we named our Best Car To Buy 2016. It’s a Best Car To Buy nominee almost by default, then. After a few laps on our north Georgia...Read More»

2020 Kia Telluride
2020 Kia Telluride vs. 2020 VW Atlas: Compare Crossover SUVs

Three-row crossovers spread out in suburbia like Potbelly franchises and cupcake bakeries. We celebrate all of the above, by the way. The 2020 VW Atlas and 2020 Kia Telluride are two popular family crossover SUVs that wear relatively new names. The Atlas is the automaker’s largest three-row...Read More»

2020 Hyundai Palisade
2019 Honda Pilot vs. 2020 Hyundai Palisade: Compare Crossovers

Family shoppers would do well to consider the Hyundai Palisade and Honda Pilot crossovers when it’s time for a new car. Both are three-row crossovers from well-established automakers. While the Pilot has been available for years, the Palisade may be a new name unfamiliar to new shoppers. The...Read More»

2020 Mazda CX-30, 2019 LA Auto Show
2020 Mazda CX-30 makes room in small crossover SUV lineup

The 2020 Mazda CX-30 that arrived in the U.S. on Wednesday at the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show raises big questions about small crossovers in the Mazda lineup. It would seem as if the larger CX-30 would replace the CX-3 subcompact crossover, but instead it slots between the CX-3 and CX-5, Mazda...Read More»

2020 Subaru Forester
2020 Subaru Forester vs. Honda CR-V: Compare Crossover SUVs

Crossover SUVs have replaced the station wagon—and the minivan—as the family carry-all of the now. Not all crossovers are created equally though, and a pair of best-sellers rank among the top-rated family vehicles at The Car Connection. Which would we steer you into: the 2020 Honda CR-V...Read More»

2019 Chevrolet Suburban
GM recalls 638,000 SUVs and pickups for sudden braking

General Motors is recalling more than 638,000 trucks and SUVs to address a defect that can cause sudden and unexpected braking. The issue stems from the programming of a system designed to protect the driveline from conditions that occur when wheel speeds vary significantly from one wheel on an...Read More»

2019 Ford Flex
The Ford Flex is dead

Ford officially announced the end of the Flex on Monday, a boxy crossover SUV that balanced minivan spaciousness with wagon-like sportiness. Flex production ends the week of Thanksgiving at Ford’s Oakville, Ontario plant, where workers are bracing for layoffs. Ford stopped production of the...Read More»

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