Seven-seater SUV

  • 2018 Lexus RX L, 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show

    Lexus invented the idea of a luxury hybrid utility vehicle in a version of its RX crossover well over a decade ago, but sales haven't been strong of late. Cheap gasoline, better fuel efficiency from all types of vehicles due to rising CAFE rules, and a lack of interest in hybrids have all hurt the latest version of the RX Hybrid. Now it has released prices for the 2019 Lexus RX 450hL crossover at the Chicago auto show. DON'T MISS: 2018 Lexus RX L adds third row to fast-selling luxury crossover That's a new seven-seat version of the RX hybrid, with an extended wheelbase and a third-row seat...

  • 2018 Volvo XC90
    2018 Volvo XC90 plug-in hybrid SUV: bigger battery, slight range boost

    It's a shock to realize that the Volvo XC90 large luxury SUV is now in its third model year. The first new Volvo in more than five years when it debuted in 2016, the seven-seat XC90 was an entirely new design that redefined luxury in a Swedish vein and won numerous awards, including North American...

  • Jeep Yuntu concept, 2017 Shanghai auto show    [photo: Ronan Glon]
    Jeep Yuntu Concept for Shanghai may have plug-in hybrid powertrain

    The Jeep Yunto Concept made its debut Wednesday at the Shanghai auto show, and it appears to be a plug-in hybrid. The automaker has been tight-lipped about the concept's drivetrain, but the vehicle on display in China clearly shows "PHEV" badges on the front doors. No surprise there, as the Chinese...

  • 2018 Volkswagen Atlas
    2018 Volkswagen Atlas 7-seat SUV unveiled; plug-in hybrid coming, but when?

    Volkswagen's 7-seat SUV will launch without a plug-in hybrid powertrain.

  • 2017 Toyota Highlander Hybrid, test drive, Ojai, California, Sep 2016
    2017 Toyota Highlander Hybrid: brief drive of updated three-row SUV

    The 2017 Toyota Highlander Hybrid remains the only three-row hybrid crossover utility vehicle sold in the U.S. today. And for the 2017 model year, it's gotten some mild updates. a power increase, and a critical feature for family vehicles: a total of five USB ports. We had a chance to spend half an...

  • 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Touring-L Plus
    2017 Chrysler Pacifica fuel economy review

    They say you never really forget how to ride a bike, but if you're Chrysler, you may temporarily forget how to build a minivan. That's just what happened for the company that invented the multi-purpose vehicle more than 30 years ago. Its last generation of Chrysler Town & Country and Dodge...

  • 2017 Toyota Highlander Hybrid  -  2016 New York Auto Show iive photos

    The refreshed 2017 Toyota Highlander Hybrid will debut at the 2016 New York Auto Show.

  • 2016 Volvo XC90 T8 plug-in hybrid  [photo: Gary Renick, Twin Cities region]
    2016 Volvo XC90 T8 Plug-In Hybrid: An Owner's First 21 Days

    The 2016 Volvo XC90 T8 'Twin Engine' that went on sale last August was only the second plug-in hybrid SUV to be sold in the U.S., after the Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid. Since then it has been joined by the BMW X5 xDrive 40e, and coming up are the Mercedes-Benz GLE 550e, the Mitsubishi Outlander...

  • 2016 Volvo XC90, Catskill Mountains, NY, Aug 2015
    2016 Volvo XC90: Gas Mileage Review Of Luxury Seven-Seat SUV

    For green-car fans, the all-new Volvo XC90 seven-seat luxury crossover is most notable for its upcoming plug-in hybrid model. But that version will be just a small part of its sales, of which a majority in North America will have the company's supercharged and turbocharged Drive-E engine. The...

  • 2014 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid information page on Nissan North America website, Jun 2015
    Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid 'No Longer Available,' Infiniti QX60 Twin Vanishes Too: UPDATED

    Four months ago, we inquired about the fate of the Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid. That version of the popular seven-seat family SUV, with a 2.5-liter four and a mild-hybrid system replacing the usual 3.5-liter V-6, had launched as a 2014 model. We weren't impressed with the car, either in prototype form...

  • 2016 Honda Pilot
    2016 Honda Pilot Seven-Seat SUV Rated At 22 Or 23 MPG Combined

    The 2016 Honda Pilot gets a slight bump in fuel efficiency as part of a ground-up redesign. The new Pilot was unveiled back in February at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show, and we now know that it will achieve an EPA-rated 23 mpg combined (20 mpg city, 27 mpg highway) with front-wheel drive and the...

  • 2014 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid, Irvine, CA, Aug 2013
    Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid: Missing In Action, Or Just Slow-Selling?

    The Nissan Pathfinder crossover utility vehicle seems to be doing well for Nissan, following its 2013 reinvention as a seven-seat family vehicle rather than the tough truck-based 4x4 that had previously defined the Pathfinder name. There's one model of the Pathfinder, however, that seems to be...

  • 2016 Volvo XC90 T8 'Twin Engine' plug-in hybrid, Spain, Feb 2015

    By the end of this year, there will be several luxury SUV models offered in the U.S. with plug-in hybrid powertrains that let them run 12 to 20 miles on electricity alone. We've now driven one of them, the 2016 Volvo XC90 T8 "Twin Engine" model, which will go on sale this fall. And based on our impressions of a pre-production prototype driven 96 miles through the Spanish countryside southwest of Barcelona, we think buyers will be pleased. DON'T MISS: When Will Plug-In Electric SUVs And Crossovers Go On Sale? (Jun 2014) The plug-in XC90's most immediate competitors will be plug-in hybrid...

  • Tesla Model X CES 2015 walkaround by TechVideo screencap
    Tesla Model X Appears At CES: Video Walkaround

    The Tesla Model X makes an appearance at CES 2015.

  • 2014 Tesla Model X all-electric crossover with 'Falcon Doors' open
    Will Tesla Model X Success Depend On Women Buying The Electric SUV?

    There's no denying that SUVs and crossover utility vehicles are popular--and getting more so, if 2014 sales charts are any indication. So the upcoming Tesla Model X all-electric seven-seat SUV should do very well when it finally hits the market this year after numerous delays. Tesla Motors CEO Elon...

  • 2014 Toyota Highlander Hybrid, Palisades Interstate Park, New York, June 2014
    2014 Toyota Highlander Hybrid: Gas Mileage Review

    The Toyota Highlander Hybrid remains the sole seven-seat hybrid vehicle on the market, and it has been redesigned and updated for the 2014 model year. While smaller vehicles--the Prius far ahead of any other model--make up the bulk of U.S. hybrid sales, the 2014 Highlander Hybrid stands at the top...

  • 2014 Chrysler Town & Country
    Chrysler Confirms Plug-In Hybrid Minivan, Big SUV In 2016 And Later

    Five years ago, then-new Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne and a new executive team held a marathon day-long presentation session on the company's future, laying out a product plan in conjunction with Fiat following its government-backed restructuring. Today, what is now Fiat Chrysler Automobiles...

  • 2014 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid, Irvine, CA, Aug 2013
    2014 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid: Is It Hybrid Enough To Matter?

    Last year, we drove a prototype Infiniti JX Hybrid, as it was then called (it's now in production as the 2014 Infiniti QX60 Hybrid). At that point, we wondered whether its mild-hybrid system would be "hybrid enough" to compete against the Lexus RX 450h that spawned the hybrid crossover segment two...

  • 2012 Toyota Highlander Hybrid

    We get asked a lot about hybrids with seven seats. The answer is simple: There's only one, the 2012 Toyota Highlander Hybrid. But the question is really more about fuel efficiency: What family vehicles with a third row of seats that can carry seven people get the best gas mileage? It's a major question for larger families, those with kids on sports teams or other after-school activities ... and even sometimes just people who cart around a lot of people, for whatever reason. If you buy based on EPA gas-mileage ratings, the 2012 Highlander Hybrid is at the top of the list. But we'll focus on...

  • 2011 Honda Odyssey Touring
    Guide: How To Get Good Gas Mileage AND Third Row Seats?

    "We have not yet fully accepted the fact that we need a new car. Some call it denial. But we do need one." That's how our friend Gordon Platt began a note asking our advice on what cars he should consider as he sets out to replace the family's aging 2003 Toyota Sienna minivan. "What are your...

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