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 |  Aug 13 2014, 10:46 AM

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Luxury SUV builder Land Rover is recalling 40,551 of its SUVs because the front passenger side airbag might not deploy.

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 |  Aug 10 2014, 9:23 AM

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This week, good old American muscle was the top pick, followed closely by practical crossovers and the new Mercedes CLA-Class.

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 |  Jul 22 2014, 8:24 AM

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Volvo’s new XC90 will be able to park itself or help its driver maneuver into a tight space more easily.

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 |  Jun 25 2014, 9:15 AM

Cutting 'Edge' Technology


2015 Ford Edge Technology

Whether it’s a base model small car or a flagship luxury sedan, every modern automobile is chockablock with high-end features, some of which seemed like impossibilities just a few years ago.

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 |  Jun 24 2014, 9:35 AM

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Later this year the V6 Jeep Cherokee or four-cylinder Chrysler 200 will both add engine start-stop (ESS) technology to their list of standard equipment.

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 |  Jun 23 2014, 10:29 AM

AutoGuideNow Week of June 23Convertibles and luxury compact crossovers are on the menu this week, and despite the sheer number of cars we’re testing this week, no one is complaining. Here’s AutoGuide Now, where we let you into our garage to see what we’ll be reviewing in the near future. Continue Reading…

 |  Jun 16 2014, 4:23 PM

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Jeep’s upcoming Renegade small crossover is scheduled to arrive in U.S. showrooms late this year as a more rugged alternative to the Chevrolet Trax, Nissan Juke and Kia Soul.

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 |  Jun 13 2014, 2:02 PM

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In an effort to draw attention to its aging three-row crossover, Ford is updating the Explorer with cosmetic enhancements for 2015.

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 |  Jun 12 2014, 12:02 PM

Just Call Them Safety Utility Vehicles


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In the market for a crossover or SUV to shuttle your family around town?

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 |  May 30 2014, 9:32 AM

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Nissan will recall its 2014 Rogue compact crossover because the steering assembly may loosen.

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 |  May 26 2014, 10:02 AM

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The nine-speed automatic transmission that Jeep uses in its new Cherokee compact crossover is still having problems.

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 |  May 13 2014, 2:02 PM

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Fiat’s new crossover is set to debut during the Paris Motor Show according to a report by Australian Motoring.com.au.

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 |  Apr 30 2014, 10:02 AM

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German luxury automaker Audi will likely launch a new flagship SUV, though the four-ring brand has no plans to expand its lineup in the opposite direction below its tiny A1.

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 |  Apr 29 2014, 9:15 AM

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Mercedes might divide its line of utility vehicles in the future to be more clearly geared toward drivers with off-road needs and customers planning to stay on pavement.

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 |  Apr 28 2014, 9:15 AM

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Volkswagen is considering building an MPV that would pay homage to its original bus along with a higher-riding crossover version of the Beetle.

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 |  Apr 16 2014, 3:36 PM

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Remaining recognizably a Murano, Nissan’s style-conscious crossover just debuted at the 2014 New York Auto Show.

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 |  Apr 15 2014, 7:00 PM

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Chevrolet is betting big on something very small at the 2014 New York Auto Show. 

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 |  Apr 08 2014, 8:02 AM

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The latest battery of IIHS crash tests underscores the fact that three-row family haulers aren’t necessarily safe in a crash.

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 |  Apr 07 2014, 3:03 PM

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Jeep’s dirt-loving Renegade runabout is being driven somewhere in Michigan.

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 |  Apr 04 2014, 8:22 AM

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Originally introduced as a 2011 model, MINI will debut a refreshed version of its Countryman crossover at the New York Auto Show in just a few weeks’ time.

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 |  Mar 30 2014, 8:23 PM

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Car enthusiasts worldwide love AutoGuide‘s videos, and this past week we had plenty to share.

For shoppers interested in a three-row crossover, we compiled our comparison test to determine which offers the best bang for the buck. In addition, we took a deeper look at the all-new Chrysler 200S while sports car enthusiasts wanted to see out first drive of the BMW M235i.

Watch the videos below and subscribe to the AutoGuide YouTube channel here.

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 |  Mar 24 2014, 9:33 AM

Next-generation Nissan Murano coming to New York

Nissan’s newest crossover will make its debut next month in New York City.

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 |  Mar 18 2014, 2:02 PM

Should there be More Manual Crossovers?


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It’s a fact: the manual transmission is on its deathbed. Long absent from most family vehicles, one the last bastions of the manual transmission are compact crossovers. These however are becoming harder and harder to find. Most mainstream manufacturers in America have abandoned offering a stick-shift in compact CUVs and only minor players in the segment, like Jeep, Mazda, Subaru and Volkswagen, still allow owners to row their own gears.

If the manual transmission is in critical condition in the USA, it is merely in serious condition in Canada. More vehicles in a greater number of trims are available with a manual transmission in Canada. Want any level Mazda6 with a stick north of the border? No problem. Want a Nissan Versa Note SL with a manual? It’s yours.

See Also: 2014 Hyundai Tucson Review

There are two other crossovers still offered in Canada with a manual transmission that are strictly automatic-only in the U.S: the Kia Sportage and Hyundai Tucson. Curious as to whether or not Americans are missing out, we headed to Hyundai Canada to sample a 2014 Tucson equipped with the six-speed manual. Here is our five-point guide to the stick-shift crossover.

 |  Mar 04 2014, 5:31 AM

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After revealing its new RC350 F Sport and wild GT3 concept cars at the Geneva Motor Show today, Lexus has confirmed its next product will arrive soon at the Beijing Motor Show.

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