Crossovers

 
Lexus UX small crossover may get hybrid version that Toyota C-HR won't

Lexus UX small crossover may get hybrid version that Toyota C-HR won't

For better or worse, many Toyota models ultimately donate their underpinnings to the Japanese automaker's Lexus luxury brand. That may not give certain Lexus models the pedigree some purists desire, but it's a fact of life in the modern auto industry—and an effective way for Toyota to... read more

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2017 Lexus RX 450h, Catskill Mountains, NY, Feb 2017

2017 Lexus RX 450h hybrid gas mileage review

The Lexus RX pretty much invented the luxury mid-size SUV category, and it remains a substantial part of the brand's sales in the U.S. 20 years later. It was also the brand's... read more March 3, 2017 by


 
Honda WR-V (Indian-market version)

Honda WR-V: how to make a crossover from a small hatchback

Crossovers are so popular right now that several automakers are even trying to pass off conventional hatchbacks as high-riding utility vehicles. The latest example of this... read more February 24, 2017 by


 
2017 Ford Escape Titanium 4WD, Kingston, NY, Feb 2017

2017 Ford Escape AWD 1.5-liter gas mileage review

Smaller engines with turbochargers have spread throughout new vehicles as a way to meet the increasingly stringent fuel-efficiency rules that started in 2012. But no maker... read more February 16, 2017 by


 
2017 Nissan Rogue Hybrid

Why aren't there more hybrid crossover utilities and SUVs?

It's one of the most frequent questions asked by shoppers interested in utility vehicles with better gas mileage: why aren't there more hybrid SUVs and crossovers? Following... read more February 8, 2017 by


 
2017 Kia Niro

2017 Kia Niro hybrid 'crossover' wagon priced from $23,800

Almost a year after it was unveiled at the 2016 Chicago Auto Show, the 2017 Kia Niro hybrid is finally going on sale. The Niro is Kia's first dedicated hybrid vehicle, and... read more January 26, 2017 by


 
2017 Nissan Rogue Hybrid, Catskill Mountains, NY, Jan 2017

2017 Nissan Rogue Hybrid: gas mileage review

Last year, Nissan sold almost 330,000 Rogues in the U.S., making it by far the brand's most popular model. For 2017, the compact crossover utility vehicle has added a new... read more January 20, 2017 by


 
Faraday Future FF 91

Why Faraday Future's luxury electric car is named FF 91

Faraday Future unveiled its FF 91 electric car at a special event held during the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last week. It's a crossover-utility vehicle with... read more January 11, 2017 by


 
2017 Kia Niro, San Antonio, Texas, Dec 2016

2017 Kia Niro hybrid: first drive report

According to its maker, the 2017 Kia Niro is the first "crossover hybrid vehicle" sold in the U.S.—but what does that really mean? We drove150 miles in two different... read more December 30, 2016 by


 
Nio EP9

Nio electric SUV, from Chinese NextEV, to have 'Toyota cost' and 'Tesla range'

Among the many startups looking to repeat the success of Tesla Motors, China's NextEV has somewhat flown under the radar. But the company is now discussing concrete plans for... read more December 6, 2016 by


 
Mercedes-Benz Generation EQ concept, 2016 Paris auto show

Audi e-tron vs Jaguar I-Pace vs Mercedes EQ: electric luxury SUVs compared

After sales of 150,000 or more electric luxury cars from Tesla Motors over four years, the first major wave of long-range electric cars from established luxury automakers is... read more December 5, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model X

Consumer Reports' view of Tesla Model X: 'fast but flawed'

Consumer Reports has an interesting relationship with Tesla electric cars: it's complicated. The magazine initially praised the Tesla Model S, but pulled its "recommended"... read more November 29, 2016 by


 
2018 Toyota C-HR

Another tiny SUV? No AWD for 2018 Toyota C-HR subcompact crossover

The 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show was awash in crossover utility vehicles, including a new model from Toyota that stretches the definition of that category. The 2018 Toyota C-HR... read more November 21, 2016 by


 
2017 Mazda CX-5

Mazda diesel to arrive fall 2017, it says, in new CX-5 crossover (updated)

The 2017 Mazda CX-5 compact crossover is an entirely new design, Mazda says, although you might not see it at first glance. The small Japanese maker unveiled the new... read more November 18, 2016 by


 
2017 Jeep New Compass Limited

2017 Jeep Compass launched in LA, new small SUV for growing Jeep lineup

Jeeps are no longer exclusively classic SUVs (and actually haven't been for a while now). Despite some grumbling from fans, the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) division has... read more November 18, 2016 by


 
Jaguar I-Pace Concept, 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show

Jaguar I-Pace electric concept at LA Auto Show: video walkaround

Electric vehicles are hardly a new concept any more, but they've largely been the province of Nissan and Tesla. Add another nameplate to that battery-powered mix. The future... read more November 18, 2016 by


 

 
 

 
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