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Toyota adds important safety tech to 2018 Sequoia, Tundra
Toyota adds important safety tech to 2018 Sequoia, Tundra

Toyota's two biggest vehicles are set to gain some important collision-avoidance tech as standard for 2018. The automaker announced at the 2017 Chicago Auto Show a number of modest updates for the Sequoia SUV and the Tundra full-size pickups. They're not quite full redesigns or even mid-cycle...Read More»

2016 Honda Pilot Touring long-term road test
2016 Honda Pilot long-term road test: wrap up

After one year, nearly 17,000 miles, over 61 fuel fill ups, and dozens of memories, it's time to say goodbye to our long-term 2016 Honda Pilot. We spent the last year with the 2016 Honda Pilot after naming it The Car Connection Best Car To Buy 2016. Why? To get to know it far more intimately with...Read More»

2016 Honda Pilot Touring long-term road test
2016 Honda Pilot long-term road test: final fuel economy check-in

Our time with the long-term 2016 Honda Pilot is nearing an end. The snow is falling and the Pilot's headed back down south toward warmer weather. Over the past six months in the Midwest, the Pilot has endured kids, road trips, the Home Depot run, weekends at the cabin, a service stop, and more. As...Read More»

2017 Nissan Rogue
Is the third row in a crossover worth it?

Just because something says on its package that it can do something doesn't always mean that it should. That's just the case with many three-row crossover and SUV vehicles. They're advertised as seven-seat vehicles, which sounds like enough room for your entire family—plus maybe the dog and a...Read More»

2017 Nissan Murano
2017 Nissan Murano gets a mid-year update, adds Apple CarPlay

In a somewhat unusual move, the 2017 Nissan Murano has been updated halfway through the year to offer some popular—and worthwhile—features. The mid-year update to the Murano, also called a "2017.5 Nissan Murano," was spotted by our eagle-eyed colleagues at CarsDirect.com. Notably, the...Read More»

2017 Ford Explorer XLT Sport Appearance Package
Why do people buy SUVs, and why do 76% of shoppers avoid them?

Here's an interesting irony: according to J.D. Power's 2017 Auto Avoider Study, just 24 percent of U.S. consumers shopped for SUVs last year, and yet SUVs accounted for 42 percent of all vehicles sold, up from 34 percent in 2012. Why are SUVs so popular now? And why have 76 percent of consumers...Read More»

2018 Chevrolet Traverse
2018 Chevrolet Traverse video preview

The Traverse has been conquering the mountain of family duty since it arrived nearly a decade ago. Now, the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse looks the part. The three-row family crossover from Chevrolet is now bigger and more spacious, but the exterior looks are what we're all talking about. WATCH: 2018...Read More»

2016 Ford Expedition
Bronco and more: Ford’s crossover showroom of the future

Ford's confirmation that two iconic nameplates will return to the U.S. on Monday is the latest sign of the brand's efforts to reshuffle its crossover/SUV lineup. “Bronco is one of five all-new global utilities coming by 2020,” Ford Executive Vice President Joe Hinrichs said during...Read More»

2018 Volkswagen Atlas R-Line
2018 Volkswagen Atlas gets sporty R-Line treatment

Volkswagen is spicing up its upcoming Atlas three-row crossover even before the model arrives in dealership showrooms. The automaker announced today that its Tennessee-built Atlas will be offered with an R-Line appearance package that includes a number of interior and exterior styling details plus...Read More»

2017 Honda CR-V Touring
2017 Honda CR-V first drive: Setting the standard

Coming soon to just about every driveway on your block is the crossover you see here: Honda’s latest CR-V. Yup, this latest redesign for the 2017 model year is that good. It takes what made the last CR-V the best-selling crossover in America and improves on every attribute. There’s more...Read More»

2018 Volkswagen Atlas
2018 Volkswagen Atlas video preview

Volkswagen needs a hit these days--and they need more SUVs to compete in America. This year, the German automaker will land a one-two punch with new utility vehicles. Soon, there will be a new Tiguan. First, we'll get this made-in-America, three-row crossover SUV: the new 2018 Volkswagen Atlas...Read More»

2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Jeep Grand Cherokee: The Car Connection's Best SUV to Buy 2017

Crossovers have all but replaced the sport-utility vehicles of a generation ago. Most drivers don't know or care about the distinctions. Why should they? Crossovers get the family job done. They're spun from car platforms, have car-like handling, and don't worry themselves so much about off-road...Read More»

2017 Honda Pilot
Apple CarPlay, Android Auto added to 2017 Honda Pilot

Last year's Best Car to Buy (according to us) has received a noteworthy update for 2017: Apple CarPlay and Android Auto will be standard on most Honda Pilot trim levels. This technology allows a driver to use certain smartphone functions through the vehicle's infotainment screen—text...Read More»

2018 Volkswagen Atlas
2018 Volkswagen Atlas first look

There is some wry irony behind the name given to Volkswagen’s newest SUV, the 2018 Atlas, as Volkswagen’s fate in the United States may indeed rest on its shoulders. The company’s largest-yet sport-ute debuts on the heels of news of the massive buyback settlement, in which the...Read More»

2017 Honda CR-V
Value-packed 2017 Honda CR-V unveiled

Promising as big a leap forward as the last Civic redesign was over its predecessor, the 2017 Honda CR-V that goes on sale soon appears to be a vast upgrade over its rather dowdy—but hugely popular—predecessor. Honda calls its new CR-V bolder, but its profile isn't a big change from...Read More»

Volkswagen CrossBlue Concept - 2013 Detroit Auto Show
Volkswagen's new crossover will be called 'Atlas': can it bear the burden of saving VW?

Volkswagen's got at least 99 problems in the U.S., but the name of its brand-new, mass-market crossover ain't one. According to Auto News, it's going to be called the VW Atlas--which is appropriate, considering the burden it's going to bear. The Atlas crossover--not to be confused with Ford's Atlas...Read More»

2016 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid
Su-bie, or not Su-bie? Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid axed for 2017

Pardon our soliloquy in the eulogy. Subaru confirmed Wednesday that the 2016 Crosstrek Hybrid won't make it in to 2017. According to a Subaru spokesman, the hybrid model accounted for roughly 5,000 sales each year since it was introduced in 2014 (when it was known as the XV Crosstrek Hybrid). Last...Read More»

2018 Chevrolet Equinox
Meet the 40 mpg 2018 Chevrolet Equinox crossover

Ladies and gentlemen, the 40 mpg crossover has arrived—or at least it will early next year, when the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox goes on sale boasting a trio of turbocharged engines designed to squeeze the most out of a gallon of gas. Or diesel, as it turns out. The Equinox will become the first...Read More»

2017 Nissan Rogue Hybrid
2017 Nissan Rogue picks up Hybrid model

Nissan will spread its hybrid technology to another model in its lineup for the 2017 model year, in the form of the Nissan Rogue Hybrid. It's not the only change coming to the Rogue, which gets some sheet metal touch-ups on gas-powered models, too. The Rogue adopts a new front end with a V-shaped...Read More»

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