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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

2013 mini countryman

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?


2014 Hyundai Tucson

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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 |  Feb 28 2014, 10:02 AM

Ask AutoGuide No. 38


Ask AutoGuide No 38

Whether they come in the form of a subcompact hatchback or a full-sized pickup, hybrids are some of the most technically advanced vehicles on the road today. Blending the best of internal combustion and electric propulsion these cars and trucks can save drivers major dollars at the filling station thanks to their Star Wars-grade technology that’s advanced enough to make Han Solo jealous. “Traveling through hyperspace ain’t like dusting crops, boy!”

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 |  Feb 27 2014, 10:35 AM

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The 2015 Subaru Forester adopts new standard equipment for the 2015 model year and gets a mild price increase to start at $23,045.

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 |  Feb 10 2014, 11:02 AM

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What might have seemed like the most impractical part of the upcoming Tesla Model X crossover will make it through to series production.

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 |  Feb 07 2014, 1:01 PM

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We hope you brought an appetite because luxury utility vehicles are on the menu this week, and the portion sizes are hard to believe. Hungry for more? Hit the jump and dig in.

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 |  Feb 07 2014, 11:01 AM

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With record sales in 2013, Land Rover will continue its rapid growth through the addition of all new models, targeting a key segment of the market its currently not competing in hints North American VP Kim McCullough.

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 |  Jan 27 2014, 11:33 AM

2015 cadillac escalade reveal

Rumors of a Cadillac branded crossover are being stoked by none other than the man in charge of the luxury automaker, Bob Fergusson.

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 |  Jan 24 2014, 12:01 PM

Ask AutoGuide Main ArtWhether you want a big one a small one a squat one or a tall one, automakers can provide just about any kind of crossover vehicle you desire. These days there’s really something for every person, purse and purpose.

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 |  Jan 08 2014, 10:48 AM

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Volvo just unveiled the second of three concepts meant to preview its future product design based on its new Scalable Product Architecture.

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 |  Dec 20 2013, 5:09 PM

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The 2014 AutoGuide.com Reader’s Choice Crossover of the Year, as chosen by you, is the Jeep Cherokee.

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 |  Dec 13 2013, 3:32 PM

Ask-AutoGuide-No-27-Main-ArtAs you know, (or at least you should) our (usually) weekly feature Ask AutoGuide is all about helping readers in need (or for our own amusement). People require vehicle-buying advice and we provide guidance (it’s in our name after all). Give and receive, that’s how it works; it’s just like Christmas except Old Saint AutoGuide shimmies down the chimney 52 times per year not just once in late December.

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 |  Dec 13 2013, 10:04 AM

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Volkswagen is recalling 62,155 of its Tiguan crossovers from the 2009 to 2011 model years because of a flaw with the exterior lighting. 

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 |  Dec 09 2013, 12:32 PM

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Lexus isn’t interested in following Mercedes-Benz in its downmarket path paved by the new CLA-Class.

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 |  Dec 02 2013, 9:03 AM

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Crossovers may soon overtake sedans as the go-to means of personal transportation around the developed world and Audi is looking to stay at the forefront adding yet another utility vehicle to its ranks.

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 |  Nov 25 2013, 3:01 PM

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It’s been a while since BMW officially unveiled its X4 Concept in China, but the L.A. Auto Show was the first time it reached a U.S. auto show.

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 |  Nov 25 2013, 9:31 AM

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Is there a place on the market for a performance-oriented crossover? Nissan sure thinks so with its Juke NISMO RS.

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 |  Nov 22 2013, 3:01 PM

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With the goal of making its sales chart as steep as a right angle, Porsche has unveiled its second SUV… and a more affordable one at that.

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 |  Nov 20 2013, 5:03 PM

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Nissan markets the Juke as a fun-to-drive crossover and while that is certainly the case, it’s still far from a performance product and the company is hoping to change that. 

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