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Should I Buy a Used Chevrolet Equinox?

Good Value, But Not Problem Free

 |  Aug 28 2014, 3:21 PM

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Vehicle Overview

The first generation Equinox bowed in the 2005 model year. Although the Equinox was similar in size to many mid-size crossover of the same era, Chevrolet officially classified the vehicle as a compact crossover. As a five-seater, it lacked the third row seating option found in many mid-size crossovers and even a few compact ones.

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 |  Aug 13 2014, 10:12 AM

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Rolls-Royce has already started an internal SUV project and the creation of high-riding Rolls seems like more of an inevitability than a dream hints the company’s CEO.

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 |  Aug 08 2014, 9:20 AM

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Compact crossovers are BIG business these days and Mazda is apparently hard at work on a small utility vehicle that will slot in under their compact CX-5 model.

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 |  Jul 14 2014, 8:53 AM

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Volkswagen announced today that it will build its new seven-seat crossover at its Chattanooga, Tenn. plant.

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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 12 2014, 10:45 AM

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Rolls-Royce is reportedly code-naming its SUV after the world’s largest diamond.

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 |  Jun 03 2014, 10:02 AM

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Mercedes is planning a plug-in hybrid ML-Class crossover that will likely arrive in U.S. showrooms late next year.

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 |  May 27 2014, 10:15 AM

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The Bentley SUV is being teased again ahead of its official debut.

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 |  May 20 2014, 5:02 PM

Bentley SUV Teaser Shot

Storied British brand Bentley is adding 140 employees to its payroll. The new hires will be put to work at their headquarters in Crewe, England.

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 |  Apr 30 2014, 10:02 AM

Audi Q7

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 28 2014, 3:58 PM

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McLaren won’t be following in the footsteps of its competitors Lamborghini and Bentley.

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 |  Apr 16 2014, 7:06 PM

Land Rover Discovery Vision Concep

Land Rover is synonymous with off roading the way McDonalds is to fast food or the airline industry is to terrible service. This rough-and-tumble British brand revealed its cutting-edge Discovery Vision concept right here in the urban jungle of Manhattan.

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 |  Apr 09 2014, 10:42 AM

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Based on the Mulsanne, Bentley will showcase a plug-in hybid concept car during the Beijing Auto Show on April 20. 

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 |  Apr 04 2014, 11:02 AM

Ask AutoGuide No. 42


Ask AutoGuide No. 42

Apparently family values matter. Conservative politicians tap-dance around these issues, pundits prognosticate about their demise and segments of the driving population make them a central issue when it’s time to purchase a new vehicle. Not surprisingly they play a starring role in this week’s installment of Ask AutoGuide.

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 |  Apr 01 2014, 10:08 AM

More than Just a Badge and Cheese Grater Grille


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What should you do if a regular Tahoe isn’t enough, but the Cadillac Escalade is a bit over the top?

The answer is the in-between GMC Yukon Denali. With more power and luxury than regular Yukons, the Denali is for those who want to treat themselves to a nicer truck without going full-hog into the flashy Escalade.

See Also: 2015 GMC Yukon XL Review

According to GM, the average age of a full-size SUV still on the road today is 11 years. That is as much of a testament to the longevity of these big ‘utes as it is to how much people love them. So it is understandable that GMC didn’t exactly go wild this year when re-thinking the Yukon Denali. This SUV is a complete redesign from the ground-up, but it will be wholly familiar to current customers. Here are five main areas GMC has improved the 2015 Denali compared to last year’s model.

 |  Mar 31 2014, 3:02 PM

A Family Affair


Cadillac Escalade Generations

While not its top seller, the Escalade is still a hugely important part of Cadillac’s lineup. Adore it or abhor it, this high-brow hauler has brought in a lot of money for the company over the years and helped raise its profile among wealthy clientele.

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 |  Mar 31 2014, 9:45 AM

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Aston Martin’s plans for an SUV in the future might end up relying on a Mercedes-Benz platform, but the final decision has yet to be passed down. 

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 |  Mar 27 2014, 5:01 PM

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The world’s top luxury auto maker will announce plans to build a seven-seat utility vehicle tomorrow.

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 |  Mar 26 2014, 11:32 AM

The Kings of the Big Family Haulers


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Until the mid-1980s, those with large families usually bought station wagons with a who-cares-about-safety rearward facing third row of seats. But then the minivan was introduced and everything changed. For the next fifteen years, troops of kids were transported here and there in these pragmatic boxes on wheels. As is often the case though, consumer taste’s changed.

Today the three-row station wagons rival the mountain gorilla on the critically endangered species list while the minivan has become more passé than bridge clubs. Now there is a new king of big family transport – the three-row crossover utility vehicle (CUV).

And the Crossover Takes Over

After a brief foray with three-row body-on-frame SUVs in the early 2000s, the vast majority of auto manufacturers have settled on unibody crossovers to handle passenger duties of six or more. Last year, more than 1.7 million of these CUVs were sold in the U.S. compared to less than 525,000 minivans.

With nearly two million annual sales up for grabs, manufacturers are constantly tweaking their products to entice customers. Over the last year alone, all-new versions of the Hyundai Santa Fe, Nissan Pathfinder and Toyota Highlander hit the market while the Kia Sorento and Dodge Durango received significant updates. To see which CUV is the best value for the money, we gathered these five crossovers along with three older models; the large Chevrolet Traverse, the best-selling Ford Explorer and the eight-passenger Honda Pilot. Which one emerged as the victor in this stacked field? Read on to find out.

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 |  Mar 22 2014, 10:03 AM

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Is there really a market for an ultra-luxury SUV from Rolls-Royce?

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 |  Mar 19 2014, 8:38 AM

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Bentley released fresh information about its upcoming SUV today during a press conference at its Crewe, England headquarters.

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 |  Feb 06 2014, 11:44 AM

2015 Lincoln Navigator

Love it or not the Lincoln Navigator has finally received some much-needed attention for the 2015 model year. Despite getting an early reveal on the Interwebz not long ago the refreshed full-size luxury SUV was formally introduced to the public right here at the Chicago Auto Show.

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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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