SUVs/Wagons

RIP Eddie Bauer, 1991-2010 (Trucks and SUVs, That Is)
RIP Eddie Bauer, 1991-2010 (Trucks and SUVs, That Is)

When the 2011 Ford F-150 goes on sale in October, truck shoppers will be confronted with the usual panic-inducing array of choices: powertrain choices, bed choices, cab choices, audio choices, even trim-level choices. Those F-150 trim packages include stalwarts like the XLT, Harley-Davidson, FX2...Read More»

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Acura ZDX: The Difficulty in Getting In, And Other Fatal Flaws

If you're shopping the 2010 Acura ZDX, you already know it's a curvaceous companion to the bigger, more user-friendly MDX crossover. But exactly how much gets lost in translation from seven-seater to four-seater? This week, I've been driving the ZDX--and by coincidence, so has our senior editor...Read More»

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Chrysler Previews 2011 Jeep Patriot--But What About Compass?

This morning, Chrysler let loose on a new-product assault via Twitter and Facebook. And while it wasn't the long, drawn-out tease that the 2011 Ford Explorer became on Facebook, it lit up the social-media hotline with breaking news on the 2011 Fiat 500, 2011 Jeep Patriot, 2011 Chrysler Town &...Read More»

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2011 Jeep Patriot: First Look

Chrysler's hitting the Twitters this morning with a wave of photos of its new 2011 products--including this first photo of the 2011 Jeep Patriot. The Patriot isn't due for a total overhaul, unlike the brand-new Fiat 500 Sport found today via Twitpic--and unlike the mysterious 2011 Chrysler 200 just...Read More»

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First Drive: 2011 Honda Odyssey

Minivans are great for family duty, but their appliance-like ubiquity has come to be detested by certain types of parents. Of course, most of these people who reject simply reject minivans, and probably mutter something about how they wouldn't be caught dead in one, probably don't know that most...Read More»

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Video: 2011 Dodge Durango Makes Its Debut At Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon

Last week the new 2011 Dodge Durango made its online debut with pictures and some, but not all, specifications. The media sated, Dodge has moved on to consumers. This past weekend some of the general public had the opportunity to see the new Durango in person, and to learn more about the upcoming...Read More»

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Friends With Benefits? Mitsubishi Offers One Facebook Pal A Trip To Japan

Some of us have been fortunate enough to travel to Japan and see the Tokyo Auto Show in person. Others have had to make do with our formidable powers of imagination and hunks of wasabi from Super Asia Buffet II's subpar sushi bar. But now, we too could have a shot at visiting the Far East, thanks...Read More»

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2011 Kia Sportage: An IIHS Top Safety Pick

The 2011 Kia Sportage has been recognized as one of the safest new vehicles on the market; it's earned Top Safety Pick status from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). In order to be named a Top Safety Pick, a model must earn top 'good' ratings in frontal, side, and rear crash tests...Read More»

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Video: A Detailed Look Inside the 2011 Ford Explorer

The 2011 Ford Explorer changes up the formula we've all become familiar with over the past twenty years with a more car-like look and platform, but how different is it on the inside? This video takes you up close for a preview of the new Explorer's cabin, highlighting some of its key features and...Read More»

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Car Compare: 2010 Hyundai Tucson Vs. 2011 Kia Sportage

With the 2011 Sportage, Kia's placed its bets in all the right places. The Sportage has grown up into real-world dimensions, with more cargo space than ever. It's still among the smaller vehicles in its class but it fits adults better in all situations. And though it's a mechanical twin of the 2010...Read More»

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2011 Nissan Rogue: Refreshed Appearance, Higher MPG

A sharpened exterior, interior upgrades, and improved fuel economy are just a few of the improvements Nissan has announced for a modestly revamped 2011 version of its Rogue compact crossover. The 2011 Nissan Rogue will be shown to the public for the first time at the 23rd Annual International Z Car...Read More»

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Driven: 2010 Ford Flex EcoBoost

Among models that go out on the edge with respect to design, there are those that are obviously a little too forced, and others for which the whole package just feels cohesive and complete. The 2010 Ford Flex is one of the latter; its boxy look and bold details might just match to your practical...Read More»

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2011 Ford Explorer: New Niche Approach Fits The Times

In some respects, the Ford Explorer nameplate is one lost in a particular time, when reality shows were fresh and new, Brittany Spears was just not that innocent, and gasoline prices were reliably under two dollars a gallon. Ten years ago, Ford [NYSE:F] sold a dizzying 450,000 Explorer SUVs, and...Read More»

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2011 Ford Explorer: Photo Gallery

This morning, the 2011 Ford Explorer takes its bow across the country. It's not being introduced at an auto show--but on Facebook, on morning TV, and in live events across the country, from New York to Los Angeles. High Gear Media has all the details on the new Explorer today, though--including...Read More»

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2011 Kia Sportage: First Drive Coverage

It's been a busy week here in San Francisco. Today, High Gear Media hit the streets with the 2011 Volkswagen Jetta--but earlier this week, we sampled the new crossover from South Korea, the 2011 Kia Sportage. The Sportage is closely related to the Hyundai Tucson, but parked side by side, it's...Read More»

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2011 Subaru Outback Gets Mobile WiFi

Subaru calls the 2011 Outback a crossover, even though we think it's more of an all-wheel drive wagon (and a fun one at that). Whatever class it sits in, it just got a bit cooler this morning, with the addition of mobile WiFi access linked to the Internet via 3G. The new addition, dubbed simply...Read More»

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Driven: 2010 Hyundai Tucson

From the inside, it’s quite possible to mistake the new 2010 Hyunda Tucson for a Lexus. That’s certainly what Hyundai would like to hear, and it’s true. Over the course of a week with the Tucson, I noticed that its interior elicits a lot more oohs and ahs—especially from those who don’t...Read More»

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Driven: 2010 Buick Enclave

Buick doesn't get its own version of the Chevy Tahoe/GMC Yukon family, but it does get the Enclave crossover--which almost fits the bill, if you're looking for something a little more family-friendly than a fifth wheel and any leg of the Triple Crown. The fact is, unless you tow very often, the...Read More»

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Video: MV-1, The 'First Mobility Vehicle', Launches Nationwide Tour

As July 4 approaches, it's probably a good idea for Americans to take a step back and consider what their country is really about. Freedom? Sure, but it's also about mobility: social, economic, and physical. For people with disabilities, that last one can be difficult to achieve, but the Miami...Read More»

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