• Hyundai Nexo crash test

    The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has tested its first fuel-cell vehicle—the Hyundai Nexo. It earned top "Good" scores in every crash test.

  • 2018 Chevrolet Equinox 2.0T
    Slow-selling Chevrolet Equinox diesel won't return for 2020

    GM has discontinued diesel versions of the Chevrolet Equinox. The Chevy Cruze that offered the same engine is already gone from the market.

  • 2020 Toyota Highlander
    How the 2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid 3-row crossover gets compact-car economy

    The Highlander Hybrid is rated up to 34 mpg and can seat up to eight; that gas mileage beats any other three-row vehicle without a charge port.

  • 2020 Toyota Highlander
    2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid arrives, promises 34 mpg combined

    Facing its first three-row hybrid rival, the 2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid that bowed Thursday at the 2019 New York auto show boasting one big number: 34 mpg combined, according to the automaker’s estimates. That’s 10 mpg higher than early estimates for the 2020 Ford Explorer Hybrid...

  • Ford crossover EV teaser photo
    Ford electric SUV could meet 300-mile target, and then some

    Ford has been teasing—even promising—a new Mustang inspired high-performance electric SUV, perhaps called Mach E or Mach 1, that it says will have a 300-mile range. Now the company has announced that the model has earned a 370-mile range rating in the generous European WLTP driving...

  • 2019 Jaguar I-Pace, photographed outside Tesla Store, Mount Kisco, NY
    Electric crossover charge: These are the rivals to the Tesla Model Y

    As Tesla finds its sea legs as a larger-scale global automaker, the launch of the Model Y small crossover is its most critical test since the California company started in 2003. No other Tesla has faced this much competition. No other Tesla has faced much of any. When Tesla first delivered the...

  • Future Cadillac long-range electric large luxury utility vehicle (rendering), 2019 Detroit auto sho

    On Sunday night, General Motors showed renderings of a future long-range, all-electric SUV to be offered roughly three years hence by its Cadillac luxury brand. The look at the brand's first battery-electric vehicle came as part of the 2019 Detroit auto-show debut for the 2020 Cadillac XT6, a three-row crossover utility vehicle powered by a very conventional 3.6-liter V-6 gasoline engine. Cadillac president Steve Carlisle said the battery-powered utility would be the first vehicle derived from GM's future dedicated electric-vehicle platform. READ THIS: Cadillac to become “lead electric...

  • 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe
    RIP 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe diesel, we never knew ye

    The 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe diesel experiment is over before it began. Brandon Ramirez, a spokesman for Hyundai, confirmed in Korea on Friday that the diesel-powered Santa Fe won't come to the U.S. after all. The move follows Kia's lead earlier this year, when that automaker canceled the 2.2-liter...

  • 2019 Hyundai Nexo, Topanga Canyon, CA, Oct 2018
    2019 Hyundai Nexo: first drive of 380-mile fuel-cell crossover utility

    Pretty much any story on a new vehicle these days notes that new-car buyers are snapping up utility vehicles, while traditional sedans languish on sales lots. That puts Hyundai right on trend with its latest hydrogen-powered entry, the Nexo, which it dubs a crossover utility vehicle. It succeeds...

  • 2019 Jaguar I-Pace, photographed outside Tesla Store, Mount Kisco, NY
    2019 Jaguar I-Pace real-world review: 3 days with the sexy electric crossover

    To the world’s surprise, the first all-electric luxury utility vehicle to follow the Tesla Model X into production did not come from the German makes of Audi, BMW, or Mercedes-Benz. Instead, it arrived from that trio’s smaller, scrappier British rival, Jaguar Land Rover. The 2019 Jaguar...

  • 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV
    2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV gas mileage review: practical and efficient

    The Mitsubishi Outlander plug-in hybrid is something of a missing link in the market for plug-in cars. There are finally plenty of choices for those who want to dispense with gas entirely and buy a small hatchback. Several electric SUVs are coming, but the only one that really lives up to the...

  • 2018 Subaru Crosstrek first drive
    New Subaru Crosstrek plug-in hybrid coming for 2019

    Subaru announced Friday that its long-awaited Crosstrek Hybrid, a plug-in model, will go on sale as a 2019. Last month, Car and Driver reported that Subaru filed the trademark name Evoltis with the U.S. Patent and Trademark office, leading to speculation that the name could be applied to the...

  • 2018 Nissan Rogue Hybrid

    Just as most automakers gear up to announce their 2019 models, the 2018 Nissan Rogue Hybrid is arriving in showrooms scattered across select markets in the U.S. To mark the new year (is it still new?), the Rogue Hybrid's price is up about $800 over last year to $27,995 for the base SV trim level, including a mandatory destination charge. That figure helps account for an updated infotainment system with standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto plus a motion-activated power tailgate. READ MORE: 2017 Nissan Rogue Hybrid: gas mileage review All-wheel drive adds $1,350. Those seeking a few upgrades...

  • 2019 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid
    2019 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid: the subtly earthy type

    The 2019 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid doesn't boast about its plug-in hybrid, eco-friendly credentials. Instead of a big charge port conspicuously placed on one front fender, the Cayenne has matching covers for fuel or electricity on either side of the vehicle. They're part of its dual-nature: one part...

  • 2019 Jeep Cherokee Overland, Hudson Valley, NY, Mar 2018
    2019 Jeep Cherokee gas mileage review

    While plug-in electric cars are steadily growing in sales, they still pale in comparison to the hundreds of thousands of compact crossover utility vehicles sold each year by virtually every major carmaker. In 2017, Toyota's most popular vehicle became the RAV4 small SUV, supplanting the Camry...

  • Teaser for Tesla Model Y electric SUV due for reveal in 2019
    Tesla Model Y production to start Nov 2019 (also, Musk doesn't have time to shower): reports

    Amidst nine months of "production hell" for the Tesla Model 3 electric car, the company's next vehicle has somewhat fallen off the radar. According to a report Wednesday by Reuters, Tesla has now put out requests to suppliers for initial bids on parts for the Tesla Model Y, its high-volume...

  • 2018 Mazda CX-5
    Mazda CX-5 diesel: engine still MIA in compact crossover utility vehicle

    It's the mystery model, the all-but-legendary vehicle still just beyond reach, years after its maker first announced plans to offer diesel engines. Specifically, it's the diesel version of the Mazda CX-5 compact crossover utility vehicle, first revealed in 2016 and later announced as a 2018 model...

  • 2019 Jaguar I-Pace first drive
    2019 Jaguar I-Pace: brief first drive of all-electric luxury crossover

    A parking lot in suburban New Jersey isn’t the first place I’d look for a revolution. According to Jaguar, it’s where ours will start. After just over four minutes behind the wheel of the 2019 Jaguar I-Pace, the electric Jaguar feels like the beginning of something. DON'T MISS...

  • 2019 Hyundai Kona Electric

    It happened again. At this week's New York auto show media days, a manufacturer rolled out yet another vehicle that it calls a "crossover" despite that vehicle having neither the ground clearance nor the all-wheel drive to qualify as a light truck. The car in question was the 2019 Hyundai Kona Electric, a 250-mile battery-electric vehicle more accurately described as a subcompact five-door hatchback. DON'T MISS: 2019 Hyundai Kona Electric US debut: 250 miles of range from small electric car Its gasoline counterpart, the conventional Kona, offers 6.7 inches of ground clearance and optional...

  • 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe, 2018 New York auto show
    2019 Hyundai Santa Fe launched with diesel; hybrid, plug-in hybrid for US or not?

    Along with the 250-mile 2019 Kona Electric hatchback it launched Wednesday at the New York Auto Show, Hyundai unveiled an entirely redesigned version of a much higher-volume vehicle. That's the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe mid-size crossover utility vehicle, which gains size, features, and considerably...

  • 2019 Hyundai Kona Electric, 2018 New York auto show
    2019 Hyundai Kona Electric US debut: 250 miles of range from small electric hatchback

    The biggest question around the 2019 Hyundai Kona Electric has now been answered: it will have a rated range estimated at 250 miles on the U.S. test cycle. Hyundai debuted the U.S. version of the small all-electric hatchback on Wednesday at the New York auto show media days. While the company...

  • Waymo Jaguar I-Pace
    Jaguar I-Pace electric car to join Waymo's self-driving car fleet

    British carmaker Jaguar Land Rover and Waymo said Tuesday the carmaker would sell Google's autonomous-car technology arm up to 20,000 of its new all-electric Jaguar I-Pace SUV to be used in self-driving service by 2020. While last week's news focused entirely on the fatal crash of a Volvo converted...

  • Lincoln Aviator SUV, 2018 New York auto show
    2019 Lincoln Aviator crossover to include plug-in hybrid version

    Ford's premium brand, Lincoln, has started to take on a new confidence, with far more luxurious vehicles and high-end trim levels and vehicles that are more than just restyled mass-market products. On Wednesday, it will draw back the veil from one of the several new SUVs that it hopes will power...

  • 2019 Toyota RAV4, 2018 New York auto show
    Redesigned 2019 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid debuts at New York auto show

    With buyers showing no signs of letup in their enthusiasm for crossovers of all sizes and shapes, the redesigned 2019 Toyota RAV4 couldn't be coming at a better time. The Toyota RAV4 small SUV became the company's single best-selling model in the U.S. last year, surging past its long-time champion...

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