SUVs

2021 Ford Explorer Timberline gets ready to rumble
2021 Ford Explorer Timberline gets ready to rumble

The 2021 Ford Explorer Timberline aims to take the road less traveled than other crossover SUVs. The new Timberline trim adds a limited-slip rear differential, a higher ground clearance, more skid plates, and other off-road gear to stray from the beaten path, Ford announced Wednesday. The three-row...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»

2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime
Toyota and Lexus plan new three-row crossover SUVs, most likely as hybrids

Toyota on Wednesday announced plans to build two new three-row crossover SUVs at its Princeton, Indiana, plant. The tease provided just enough information to spur speculation, but both vehicles will seat eight passengers and one of the three-row SUVs will be badged a Lexus. Toyota stopped short of...Read More»

2021 Ford Bronco Badlands
5 things to know about the 2021 Ford Bronco

Hype rarely delivers. The 2021 Ford Bronco might be the exception. It’s the most hyped vehicle of the year, but it appears to exceed its promise. Last Friday, Ford invited media to rove over the most hyped vehicle of the year in a brief static display of two four-door soft-top models. Without...Read More»

2021 Kia Sorento Hybrid EX
Review update: 2021 Kia Sorento Hybrid drives home value and efficiency

My week with the redesigned 2021 Kia Sorento Hybrid was a mixed-use experience that might be familiar to many families. The three-row crossover SUV hauled my two kids and their gear to an array of practices and events, and it carried us away on a long weekend road trip. Several positives stood out...Read More»

2021 Mazda CX-30
Review update: 2021 Mazda CX-30 Turbo balances sport and utility

Size matters. Especially with small crossovers. Their popularity has motivated car makers to offer two or sometimes three models differentiated by inches. Take the 2021 Mazda CX-3 as Exhibit A, and the 2021 Mazda CX-30 as Exhibit A0. The CX-30 expands on the fun driving characteristics of the CX-3...Read More»

2022 Volkswagen Taos
2022 Volkswagen Taos small SUV costs $24,190, skimps on standard features

The 2022 Volkswagen Taos small crossover SUV will cost between $24,000 and $34,000 when it arrives in dealers this June, Volkswagen announced Wednesday. New for 2022, the Taos fills the gap as the smallest vehicle in Volkswagen's growing SUV family, and joins dozens of small SUV or subcompact...Read More»

2022 Hyundai Tucson
First drive: 2022 Hyundai Tucson electrifies its looks and powertrain

Automakers, like humans, are creatures of habit. If we find something that works, we tend to stick with it until it doesn’t anymore. Hyundai has done exactly that with the redesigned 2022 Tucson. After the Elantra’s successful update in 2021 that garnered the compact sedan a TCC Best...Read More»

2022 Subaru Outback Wilderness
2022 Subaru Outback costs a bit more, starts at $28,070

The 2022 Subaru Outback will cost between $50 and $150 more than the 2021 Outback, but all models will come standard with LED fog lights, the automaker announced Monday. The LED fog lights can't improve the Outback's stellar safety ratings. The Outback comes standard with all-wheel drive, hill...Read More»

2022 Subaru Outback Wilderness
2022 Subaru Outback Wilderness costs $38,120 on any terrain

The world has changed and the 2022 Subaru Outback Wilderness promises to change with it. As travel plans switch from overhead to overland, Subaru upgrades its defining vehicle with a new Wilderness variant. It costs $38,120, including $1,125 destination, and goes on sale this summer, Subaru...Read More»

2021 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat
The best 2021 crossover SUVs for towing are true family haulers

Towing is no longer a job only for pickup trucks. There are plenty of SUVs up for the task of towing the boat or any of the family toys in more comfort than a truck. Even though pickup trucks keep making inroads into family vehicle territory, the SUVs listed here can tow more than 5,000 pounds and...Read More»

2021 Mazda CX-9
Review update: 2021 Mazda CX-9 outhustles the big boys

The 2021 Mazda CX-9 defies conventional judgement. Sure, it's a three-row, seven-seat crossover like a Honda Pilot or a Ford Explorer, but with its tailored outfit and its other luxury trappings, it doesn't have much time to worry about fitting kids in its skimpy third-row seat, and it doesn't...Read More»

2021 Lincoln Nautilus Black Label
Review update: 2021 Lincoln Nautilus crossover SUV comes around to luxury

The 2021 Lincoln Nautilus has finally come around. The refreshed interior finally shed the vestiges of its MKX skin with an interior befitting Lincoln’s upward class mobility. This poses a problem for me. My dad likes Lincolns. Even since the Town Cars of our youth, my brother and I have...Read More»

2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392
2021 Jeep Wrangler vs. 2021 Toyota 4Runner: Compare SUVs

Off-roading and adventure seeking is a lifestyle. Not everyone cares, but those who do inevitably consider the Toyota 4Runner and Jeep Wrangler as their overlander of choice. The decision becomes a crossroads. These two legendary icons created cult followings long before Tesla made such a thing...Read More»

2021 Kia Telluride Nightfall Edition
2021 Kia Telluride vs. 2021 VW Atlas: Compare Crossover SUVs

Three-row crossovers have become the hottest thing in suburbia since Five Guys spread across the nation. The 2021 VW Atlas and 2021 Kia Telluride are two large popular family crossover SUVs with lots of space for families. The former keeps things simple while the latter punches above its price...Read More»

2021 Lincoln Aviator Grand Touring
2022 Lincoln Aviator SUV price cut to $52,090

The 2022 Lincoln Aviator three-row SUV will get a price cut when it arrives in dealers this summer, a Lincoln spokesperson confirmed to The Car Connection on Wednesday. The price of the luxury SUV drops between $105 on base models to more than $1,000 on plug-in hybrid models from the 2021 Aviator...Read More»

2021 Ford Explorer Enthusiast ST
2021 Ford Explorer offers less expensive ST and Platinum variants

The most expensive version of the 2021 Ford Explorer three-row SUV now comes with more accessible variants, Ford announced on Thursday. The performance-oriented Ford Explorer ST that launched in 2020 gets a new entry point with the Explorer Enthusiast ST. It uses the same 3.0-liter twin-turbo V-6...Read More»

2022 Mitsubishi Outlander
First drive: 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander SUV looks different, feels Roguish

The 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander arrives with a unique redesign that finds the compact crossover SUV sporting new styling on the surface, but a familiar platform underneath shared with the Nissan Rogue. This is the first Mitsubishi produced in conjunction with Nissan, and that closeness conveys a...Read More»

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