News: 2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid

What Took You So Long, Toyota? Gee, Toyota, you introduced that little thing you called RAV4 to the U.S. in 1995. It ushered in what we now call a crossover vehicle—the combining of some of the attributes of a sport-utility vehicle with the underpinnings of an automobile. Of course we didn’t know then ... Read More...

Top 10 Best MPG AWD SUVs/Crossovers

The Wheels You Need with the Fuel Economy You Crave So the scientists announced this last week (ed note: we originally wrote this two years ago--and updated it since--but the climate change news has not gotten any brighter in the intervening years) that the world has hit another milestone with the ... Read More...

Road Test: 2016 Honda HR-V AWD

Magic Seats and Borrowed Technology Build a Smaller Honda CUV Add the 2016 Honda HR-V to the growing list of subcompact crossover sport utility vehicles, a category that came from nowhere but will tally close to 270,000 units sold by the end of 2015. The versatile little HR-V is also ... Read More...

Road Test: 2016 Fiat 500X

The Best-Looking and Most Versatile Fiat Introduced in 2015, the 2016 Fiat 500X is the fourth model to come from the storied Italian company, joining the 500, 500C Abarth and 500L. The 500X shares a platform with the Jeep Renegade (or maybe it’s vice versa), both of which are built in ... Read More...

First Drive: 2016 Nissan Titan XD

The All-new Cummins Diesel-Powered 2016 Nissan Titan XD Carves a Pickup Market Niche Nissan’s been selling its full-size Titan pickup for more than a decade without much success, so it took another look at the truck market and found what it calls a “white space” between half-ton and three-quarter ton pickups. Their ... Read More...

Road Test: 2016 Kia Sorento Limited AWD

Kia’s Feature-loaded Midsize CUV The all-new and completely redesigned 2016 Kia Sorento fits nicely, size-wise, between a compact CUV (Crossover Utility Vehicle) like the Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4 and a midsize SUV (Sport Utility Vehicle) such as the Toyota Highlander or Jeep Grand Cherokee. Price wise, when considering the standard and ... Read More...

Road Test: 2015 Buick Encore FWD Premium

Buick’s Luxury Sub-compact Crossover Buick was a brand that many thought would be dumped during General Motors’ bankruptcy last decade, but the brand has done a remarkable turn-around and has become a big part of GM’s resurgence. It's now building models that are attracting a younger demographic. Buick’s expanded lineup now ... Read More...

First Drive: 2015 Jeep Renegade

The New Little Jeep Let’s tackle the big thing first—is the 2015 Jeep Renegade really a Jeep? It’s got the seven-slot grille and little Jeep “Easter eggs” all over the place and even carries a “Trail-rated” badge on some models. But it’s made in Italy by Fiat and comes in a two-wheel ... Read More...

First Drive: 2016 Honda HR-V

The Most Popular Compact Crossover Gets a Baby Brother Gas may be relatively cheap in mid-2015, but many of the polls show car buyers still remember the recent days when gasoline looked like it would top $5/gallon and keep on climbing. Meanwhile, the automakers have vehicles coming into the market that were ... Read More...