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Apple CarPlay, Android Auto added to 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»

2017 Nissan Pathfinder
Updated 2017 Nissan Pathfinder priced at $30,890

The refreshed 2017 Nissan Pathfinder is just now arriving in the automaker's dealership showrooms, where it carries a modest base price increase over the 2016 model—just $160 more for the entry-level Pathfinder S with standard front-wheel drive. That means that the least expensive Pathfinder...Read More»

2017 Nissan Armada, Press Drive, Carmel, California, July 2016
Nissan undercuts Ford Expedition, Chevy Tahoe with 2017 Armada pricing

Nissan's new behemoth of an SUV is just hitting dealership showrooms, where interested buyers will find a lineup (or an Armada, if you will) of choices ranging from $45,395 to over $60,000 for a fully loaded model. That's a big increase over the last Armada sold here—the 2015 version was...Read More»

2016 Ram 1500 HFE, Denver, CO, April 2016
Ram pickup could spawn new full-size SUV

Body-on-frame full-size SUVs may have a future after all, if a new report about Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' next-generation Ram 1500 is to be believed. According to the USA Today, FCA is contemplating a new SUV based on the Ram 1500 that could square off against heavyweights like the Chevrolet Tahoe...Read More»

2017 Toyota 4Runner TRD Off Road
Toyota adds new TRD Off Road package to 4Runner

Toyota is expanding its TRD subbrand's presence with a new TRD Off Road trim level for the 2017 version of its popular 4Runner SUV. Essentially replacing last year's Trail trim level, the TRD Off Road slots in below the more hardcore TRD Pro package. The differences between the two are in the...Read More»

2017 Nissan Pathfinder
2017 Nissan Pathfinder adds power, new look, safety tech

Family crossovers are competitive like late-night arm wrestling tournaments between siblings during summer break. In that regard, the 2017 Nissan Pathfinder just strapped in for the fierce family fracas. Whether it does enough to go over the top will be up to buyers later this year. This year's...Read More»

2016 Honda Pilot Touring long-term road test
2016 Honda Pilot: Our long-term fuel economy so far

Summer is finally here, and naturally that means it's time for some road trips. Our long-term 2016 Honda Pilot Touring AWD that joined the TCC test fleet earlier this year finished up its duty in the mid-Atlantic states and has migrated north to the Midwest to report for family duty. Family cars...Read More»

2016 Honda Pilot Touring long-term road test
2016 Honda Pilot Touring long-term road test: what we'd change

Last week, we picked 7 things that keep us grabbing the keys to our long-term 2016 Honda Pilot Touring AWD for long road trips. Now it's time for the nitpicking. Granted, the Pilot does many things very well--well enough to earn our Best Car To Buy 2016 award. Some things could stand improvement...Read More»

2017 Mazda CX-3
2017 Mazda CX-3 changes little in sophomore year

The Mazda CX-3 crossover hatchback returns for its sophomore year, little changed. Mazda announced yesterday that the 2017 CX-3 goes on sale in July, sporting the same base price tag as last year. For $20,860, the CX-3 comes standard with the 146-horsepower 2.0-liter inline-4, a 6-speed automatic...Read More»

2016 Honda Pilot Touring long-term road test
2016 Honda Pilot long-term road test: 7 reasons to buy one

We're entering month four with our long-term 2016 Honda Pilot Touring AWD, and the miles continue to roll up without a hitch. That's as we expected. We spent a lot of time with the Pilot last year in its run-up to our Best Car To Buy 2016 award. It was just about a year ago we took it for a first...Read More»

2016 Lincoln MKX
2016 Lincoln MKX scores Top Safety Pick+ in IIHS crash test

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has slammed a Lincoln MKX against a wall a few times and declared it a Top Safety Pick+, the agency's highest rating. Of course, the actual testing is a lot more complicated than that, and it factors in such important safety features as the availability of...Read More»

2017 GMC Acadia
2017 GMC Acadia first drive review

When GMC released the Acadia for the 2007 model year, it showed that the automaker was starting to get it. Instead of limiting families to large truck-based SUVs like the Yukon that could double as tow vehicles and break the family fuel budget, GMC, along with Saturn, Buick, and eventually...Read More»

2017 Kia Sportage  -  First Drive
2017 Kia Sportage video road test

Kia has made quite a name for itself with its Soul compact hatchback, Optima mid-size sedan, and Sorento crossover; yet one must not forget the Sportage compact crossover. With the 2011 update, the Sportage traded off-roader looks for more sophisticated crossover styling with hints of European hot...Read More»

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