SUVs

2019 Subaru Forester compact SUV costs $25,270 to start, about $500 more than outgoing model
2019 Subaru Forester compact SUV costs $25,270 to start, about $500 more than outgoing model

The 2019 Subaru Forester crossover SUV will cost $25,270 when it goes on sale later this year, the automaker announced Thursday. Top-of-the-line Touring versions will cost $35,270. All prices include a mandatory $975 destination fee. Base versions of the new Forester cost $560 more than last year's...Read More»

2019 Subaru Ascent first drive
Some 2019 Subaru Ascent crossover SUVs may be replaced for faulty roof welds

Some owners of 2019 Subaru Ascent crossover SUVs may get a second chance at the new car smell. The automaker said in government filings last week that it will recall 293 examples of its new three-row crossover to inspect them for spot welds that may have not been applied at the factory. If Subaru...Read More»

2019 Acura RDX Advance
2019 Acura RDX aces IIHS crash tests

The IIHS said last week that paying more for fancier headlights doesn't necessarily mean better nighttime visibility. The headlights fitted to the range-topping 2019 Acura RDX luxury crossover SUV earned an "Acceptable" rating, while the standard LED units in the base trim level scored "Good." The...Read More»

2018 Mazda CX-5
2018 Mazda CX-5 diesel certified by EPA at 29 mpg combined

The 2018 Mazda CX-5 diesel is one step closer to arriving in showrooms. In certifying the 2018 CX-5 diesel for sale in the U.S., the EPA said that it is rated at 28 mpg city, 31 highway, 29 combined with front-wheel drive. With all-wheel drive, the CX-5 diesel is rated at 27/30/28 mpg. Those...Read More»

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan
2018 VW Tiguan crossover recalled over fire risk

About 45,000 2018 VW Tiguan crossover SUVs equipped with panoramic moonroofs will be recalled over an LED ambient light unit that can catch fire, the NHTSA said Tuesday. The affected 2018 Tiguans were built between December 8, 2016, and July 7, 2018. After July 7, the design of the LED ambient...Read More»

2018 Mazda CX-9
2019 Mazda CX-9 to offer Apple CarPlay, Android Auto

Mazda said Monday that it will add Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, cooled front seats, and a surround-view camera system as options to the 2019 CX-9 crossover SUV, all for a very slight cost increase of just $150 over last year’s model. MORE: Mazda adds Apple CarPlay, Android Auto capability to...Read More»

2019 Buick Envision
GM asks Trump administration for tariff break on China-built Buick Envision SUV

General Motors on Monday sent a letter to the Trump administration asking to exclude its China-made Buick Envision crossover SUV from the new 25-percent import tariff on cars built in China. The Detroit automaker said in the letter to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer that "Envision sales...Read More»

2019 Audi Q3
2019 Audi Q3 revealed: flagship style, bite-size dimensions

The 2019 Audi Q3 unveiled Wednesday has a face that might look familiar, but only if you've been shopping the high end of the automaker's crossover SUV lineup. That's because the smallest Audi crossover now shares much of its design with the company's new Q8 flagship. That's good news for the Q3...Read More»

2018 BMW X2
2018 BMW X2 headrests come under fire from the IIHS

The 2018 BMW X2 features headrests that don't protect occupants from whiplash in a rear impact as well as those on nearly every other car on the market, the IIHS said Monday when it issued a rare "Acceptable" rating for the crossover SUV's seats. Headrests, which function as a safety item designed...Read More»

2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class (GLE43)
Revised headlights help 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class earn IIHS Top Safety Pick+ award

Thanks to strong crash-test performance and improved headlights, the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class garnered a Top Safety Pick+ award from the IIHS last week. The 2018 GLE crossover SUV passed the passenger side small front overlap test with a “Good” rating, the highest score awarded by...Read More»

2018 Toyota C-HR
Toyota C-HR aces IIHS crash tests, faulted for weak headlights

The 2018 Toyota C-HR can't see very well in the dark, the IIHS said last week. Toyota's subcompact crossover SUV earned top marks in all of the insurance industry-funded group's instrumented crash tests, but its weak headlights prevented it from earning a Top Safety Pick award. The IIHS said in a...Read More»

2019 Honda Pilot
2019 Honda Pilot: more safety features for $32,445

Sometimes price hikes are easy to justify. Case-in point: The 2019 Honda Pilot crossover SUV, which features a slew of additional safety gear and an updated infotainment system for about $550 more than last year. Honda announced Monday pricing for the updated 2019 Pilot lineup, which will start at...Read More»

2019 Acura MDX A-Spec
2019 Acura MDX gets modest sporty new trim, even more modest price bump

Three rows, seven or more seats, a 9-speed automatic, and an Acura badge will command at least $100 more Tuesday. The 2019 Acura MDX adds a new modest sporty appearance package, wider availability for its optional adjustable suspension, and a retuned automatic transmission for a humble fee...Read More»

2019 Ford Fusion, 2018 New York auto show
Ford Fusion could morph into crossover SUV to rival Subaru Outback

A new report suggests that even though Ford plans to cut sedans from its lineup, the Ford Fusion name won't going away any time soon. Instead, Bloomberg reported Wednesday that the next Ford Fusion will be a crossover SUV in the vein of the hot-selling Subaru Outback, a tall-riding vehicle that...Read More»

2019 BMW X5
BMW to raise prices on US-built SUVs in response to tariffs imposed after Trump threats

Following an announcement from BMW Group that it will be ramping up production in China to serve its largest market, the German automaker also confirmed Monday that it will raise prices on U.S.-built crossover SUVs in response to President Trump’s proposed foreign-built vehicle tariffs. MORE...Read More»

2019 Subaru Outback
2019 Subaru Outback, Legacy preview: crash-avoidance tech newly standard

Advanced safety tech that can prevent a collision is now standard on the 2019 Subaru Outback crossover and its 2019 Subaru Legacy mid-size sedan sibling, the automaker said Monday. Subaru previously offered its suite of crash-avoidance gear—automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise...Read More»

2019 Ford Edge ST
Hot crossover: 2019 Ford Edge ST to cost $43,350

Ford is going all-out on its commitment to crossover SUVs and trucks instead of sedans, and it is doing it with a little bit of speed. When it goes on sale later this year at a starting price of $43,350, the 2019 Ford Edge ST will be the first high-rider to wear the sporty ST badge. MORE: Honda...Read More»

2018 Ford Ecosport, 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show
2018 Ford EcoSport crossover SUV scores concerning three-star government rollover rating

A version of the pint-size 2018 Ford EcoSport crossover SUV earned four stars overall in the federal government's barrage of crash tests, including an unusual three-star rating for its resistance to rollover. The NHTSA said Thursday that the front-wheel-drive 2018 EcoSport scored three out of five...Read More»

2019 BMW X5
Redesigned 2019 BMW X5 sees price hike to $61,695

The 2019 BMW X5 sports a new look, more power, and a new price: $61,695, including a mandatory $995 destination charge. That's a hefty bump from the 2018 model, which started from $60,495 with all-wheel drive, the automaker said Tuesday. That $1,200 cost increase for the base X5 xDrive40i is...Read More»

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