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Redesigned 2018 Jeep Wrangler to boast improved fuel economy
Redesigned 2018 Jeep Wrangler to boast improved fuel economy

The all-new 2018 Jeep Wrangler may still have boxy styling that flashes back to World War II, but its fuel economy will improve substantially. Roadshow dug up the 2018 Wrangler's fuel economy figures, which were posted to the EPA's website. The figures released for the Wrangler with a 3.6-liter V-6...Read More»

2018 Jeep Wrangler
2018 Jeep Wrangler reveals its evolutionary design

The 2018 Jeep Wrangler is here—not that we know much about it. What is clear: Jeep invoked an "if it isn't broke, don't fix it" mentality when designing its 2018 Wrangler, which was revealed to the public Tuesday. There are various elements present with a more refined appeal over the outgoing...Read More»

2017 Jeep Compass Trailhawk off-road
2017 Jeep Compass named Top Safety Pick by IIHS

The IIHS said Tuesday that the redesigned 2017 Jeep Compass earned its coveted Top Safety Pick award, albeit with some caveats. To qualify as a Top Safety Pick, the Compass needs to be equipped with an option package that includes some advanced safety tech. MORE: All of the 2017 Top Safety Pick...Read More»

2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee  -  2013 Detroit Auto Show
Recall recalled: FCA to re-inspect 700,000 Dodge Durangos, Jeep Grand Cherokees

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles announced Tuesday that it will recall about 700,000 2011-2014 Dodge Durango and Jeep Grand Cherokee SUVs, again. In 2014, the automaker recalled the same vehicles to rectify a flaw that could let moisture into their brake boosters. At the time, the automaker's fix was to...Read More»

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC Class IIHS crash test
2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV earns Top Safety Pick+ nod by IIHS

A major independent safety rating agency gave the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC Class crossover SUV its top award Monday. The IIHS said the luxury crossover earned its Top Safety Pick+ award, owed to the performance of the Mercedes GLC in multiple crash tests, its automatic emergency braking system, and...Read More»

2018 Nissan Armada Platinum Reserve
Luxo-loaded: 2018 Nissan Armada Platinum Reserve debuts with interior upgrades

The gap between Nissan and its luxury brand, Infiniti just got a little smaller. On Thursday at the State Fair of Texas, the automaker took the wraps off of the new, range-topping Nissan Armada Platinum Reserve. At $62,985 to start with standard rear-wheel drive, the Armada Platinum Reserve does...Read More»

2017 Cadillac Escalade towing
Towing a boat with the 2017 Cadillac Escalade: 6 things you need to know

A day in the life of most Cadillac Escalades starts with dropping the kids off at school followed by a visit to the local Starbucks watering hole, but these big brutes are well-suited to far more strenuous activities. While most of the Escalade's rivals feature car-like unibody construction for...Read More»

2018 Chevrolet Tahoe Custom
2018 Chevrolet Tahoe drops price, loses third row

Facing stiff competition from rivals with all-new models either currently or soon to be on showroom floors, like the Nissan Armada and Ford Expedition, Chevy just took the unusual step of removing features from its 2018 Tahoe. SUV sales are back in a big way—they’re up 7 percent this...Read More»

2018 Chevrolet Traverse
2018 Chevrolet Traverse starts at $30,875, tops out above $53,000

The 2018 Chevrolet Traverse aims for the heart of the three-row crossover SUV market in every way: style, substance, and, as it turns out, pricing. Chevrolet today announced that the cheapest 2018 Traverse will start at $30,875 including a mandatory $945 destination charge. That's for the bare...Read More»

2018 Subaru Crosstrek
Autos for non-majors; what cars we'd take back to school (and where)

Incoming college freshmen, take note: Your roommates should not be your friends, good shower shoes are indispensable, and leaving campus will become mandatory approximately four days after classes start. Reliable transportation comes in handy for 2 a.m. burrito dashes, 4 a.m. jam sessions, and 11...Read More»

2018 Dodge Durango SRT
Worth the weight? Massive 2018 Dodge Durango SRT prices start at $64,090

The 2018 Dodge Durango SRT makes all the right noises to us. Seating for seven? Yup. Standard leather and suede? Yup and yup. Massive 6.4-liter V-8 that makes 475 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque? Oh baby. Would you like a quarter-pounder with your 12.9-second quarter-mile, kiddos? When it...Read More»

ZF's rear-wheel steering concept
Rear-wheel steering could radically change pickup trucks and SUVs

As useful as pickup trucks are, there's one place they don't make much sense: in the city, where urban confines make long, unwieldy cargo haulers challenging to maneuver into tight spaces. German car parts supplier ZF recently showed off a solution that it's marketing to automakers—a...Read More»

SUV sales linked to chilly temps (metro sales chart from Carjojo)
SUV sales soar where temperatures sink

SUV sales are soaring like the mercury in our thermometers. Ironically, though, a new study suggests that utility vehicles are hottest where the temperatures are cool. That study was carried out by the website with the name we love to loathe, Carjojo. Analysts pored over a year's worth of sales...Read More»

2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody
There's the beef: 2018 Dodge Durango, Challenger updated

The 2018 Dodge Durango and 2018 Dodge Challenger are both a little beefier than before. FCA's sporty division announced on Tuesday a few changes for its three-row SUV and two-door, retro-style muscle coupe that are more than just skin deep. For the 2018 Durango, Dodge has made the all-new...Read More»

2018 BMW X3
Meet the new 2018 BMW X3, a lot like the old BMW X3

The next step for BMW’s X3 crossover looks a lot like the last step. On Monday, the automaker finally revealed the 2018 BMW X3 at its Spartanburg, South Carolina, facility where it is produced alongside the X4, X5, and X6. The new BMW X3 takes plenty of cues from the other crossover SUVs...Read More»

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan
2018 Volkswagen Tiguan first drive: close to closure

We’ve paid our respects to “sport” leaving “sport utility vehicle,” but we haven’t yet found closure. We held on to the last vestiges of SUVs to the bitter end. Probably too long. We started calling them “crossovers” so we wouldn’t be reminded...Read More»

2018 Ford Expedition
2018 Ford Expedition will start at $52,890; up $4,570 from last year

Our friends over at CarsDirect.com have sneaked a peek at the order form for the upcoming 2018 Ford Expedition and have reported that the new family hauler will be surprisingly nearer and dearer for interested buyers later this year. The 2018 Ford Expedition will start at $52,890, including...Read More»

2018 Lincoln Navigator L in Black Label Destination trim
2018 Lincoln Navigator Destination still all about the journey

We knew the 2018 Lincoln Navigator—the reboot of the brand's full-size SUV with the Midas touch—would be a big deal. It's even bigger than that. This week, Lincoln announced a new Destination trim, which is part of its upmarket "Black Label" series, and a long-wheelbase option that adds...Read More»

2018 Hyundai Kona
Hyundai will go all-in on crossover SUVs

Hyundai will expand its range of crossover SUVs from today’s three to five, within a couple of years. Today’s lineup includes the Tucson compact and the Santa Fe Sport and Santa Fe mid-size SUVs. The next SUV arrives in March 2018, in the form of the small Hyundai Kona. The fourth...Read More»

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