Some small SUVs may stint front passengers on safety: IIHS

Some small SUVs may stint front passengers on safety: IIHS

In a recent test of small crossover-utility vehicles, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) found that front-seat passengers may not be as well protected as drivers. In 2012, the IIHS implemented its small front overlap crash test, which involves only 25 percent of the front of a... read more

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2017 Ford Escape, Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, May 2016

2017 Ford Escape quick drive review

The Ford Escape has been a hugely popular small crossover SUV since its 2001 debut, and after a quick drive in the updated 2017 model, we're reminded why. While it's not the... read more June 7, 2016 by

2016 BMW X1 xDrive 28i, Bear Mountain, NY, May 2016

2016 BMW X1 quick drive review

It looks like a BMW, offers relatively sporty roadholding for an SUV, and delivers a quiet, solid ride. The 2016 BMW X1 is so cleverly proportioned, in fact, that many buyers... read more June 6, 2016 by

2016 Tesla Model X

Tesla Model X door-control software to be updated, Musk says

Given Elon Musk's habit of revealing snippets of information when he talks, electric-car advocates, owners, and industry analysts pore over any live event at which the Tesla... read more June 6, 2016 by

2016 BMW i3 4-door HB Grille

BMW i5 electric crossover SUV in 2019: latest rumor-mill roundup

The next electric BMW has been the subject of intense interest and discussion for many months. Now, we think we've pieced together a rough idea of the car, its timing, its... read more May 31, 2016 by

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS Class

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS diesel on hold, facing further EPA scrutiny

Sales of the 2017 Mercedez-Benz GLS350d are on hold in the U.S. while it awaits a certificate of compliance from the EPA, a Mercedes-Benz spokesman said this week. The diesel... read more May 18, 2016 by

2016 Volvo XC60 T6 AWD Drive-E

2016 Volvo XC60 T6 AWD Drive-E: gas mileage review

Volvo is in the process of reinventing itself as a luxury brand with a practical focus, but such transitions don't happen overnight. While many reviewers and owners have... read more April 28, 2016 by

2016 Hyundai Veloster 3dr Coupe Man Turbo Rally Edition Grille

Hyundai to launch all-electric SUV in 2018 with 200-mile range

Carmakers need to launch more plug-in electric vehicles to meet global regulations on emission reduction and energy efficiency. And small to mid-size SUVs are the... read more April 26, 2016 by

2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, Catskill Mountains, NY, Feb 2016

All-wheel-drive hybrid cars, SUVs: why are there so few?

Fifty years ago, a now-forgotten British luxury coupe called the Jensen FF went into production, offering the first modern all-wheel drive system on any passenger car in the... read more April 25, 2016 by

2017 Porsche Macan

VW diesel fallout: hot-selling Porsche Macans finally certified by EPA

It may not be sold in the U.S. with a diesel engine after all, but the 2017 Porsche Macan was recently ensnared in the Volkswagen diesel scandal. Shipments of the small... read more April 14, 2016 by

2016 Tesla Model X

Tesla Model X gets new 75D base version, replacing 70D that was never built

With a restyled Model S released yesterday and more than 300,000 reservations globally for its $35,000 Model 3 coming in 2018, Tesla Motors has had a busy, busy month. Almost... read more April 13, 2016 by

2016 Tesla Model X launch in Fremont, California

Tesla Model X recall to replace third-row seat backs after European safety test

Tesla Motors will recall 2,700 Model X electric crossover utility vehicles to replace seat backs in the third row after a recliner unexpectedly slipped during seat-strength... read more April 12, 2016 by

2015 Chrysler 200, Catskill Mountains, NY, Dec 2014

Chrysler throws in towel on sedans: 200, Dart to die for SUVs, trucks (updated)

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is the only U.S. maker to release five-year business plans to the media--and offer updates when things change. That's just what it did yesterday... read more April 11, 2016 by

2016 Tesla Model X with 2011 Tesla Roadster Sport, photographed by owner Bonnie Norman

Today you can spec any Tesla Model X version online

Once again Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk has released some new product information, this time on the 2016 Tesla Model X electric crossover utility vehicle. And he did it via his... read more April 11, 2016 by

Nissan Sway Concept  -  2015 Geneva Motor Show live photos

Next Nissan Leaf to be followed by electric SUV, sports car?

While the Tesla Model 3 and Chevrolet Bolt EV have gotten the lion's share of electric-car press lately, the Nissan Leaf remains the best-selling plug-in vehicle in history... read more April 8, 2016 by

2016 Tesla Model X owned by Ron Merkord, March 2016  [photo: David Noland]

2016 Tesla Model X electric SUV first drive by Model S owner

Its maker is doing a great job these days of quarantining the new 2016 Tesla Model X electric crossover SUV from unwanted prying eyes. The only folks lucky enough to get up... read more April 7, 2016 by


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