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 |  Jun 21 2014, 9:02 AM

These are the most commonly stolen utility vehicles


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Crossovers and SUVs aren’t just rising in popularity with consumers – thieves are noticing them as well. 

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 |  Dec 26 2013, 8:54 AM

10. 2013 Ford Fusion vs. 2014 Mazda6


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This year was a busy year for AutoGuide as we put dozens of vehicles to the test in hopes of making your purchasing decision not only easier, but well informed. As we head into 2014, let’s take a look back at 2013′s most watched videos.

Starting off the list is our comparison video pitting the Ford Fusion against the new Mazda6. Both vehicles are stylish, efficient and fun family sedans that have quite the history together. In 2006, the two automakers were producing the Fusion and Mazda6 on the same platform as Ford held a one-third ownership stake in Mazda. But times have changed and the Mazda6 and Ford Fusion are now standing on their own. How do the two compare against one another?

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 |  Nov 01 2013, 7:31 AM

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Toyota has announced that its 2014 RAV4 will be priced from $24,410 including a destination fee.

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 |  Oct 31 2013, 4:31 PM

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SEMA is often considered the playground for automotive enthusiasts, where car builders and automakers let their imaginations run wild.

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 |  Oct 28 2013, 2:58 PM

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The new small-overlap crash test has forced Consumer Reports to drop its coveted “recommended” badge from a few models, including the popular Toyota Camry. Continue Reading…

 |  Sep 14 2013, 10:01 AM

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Entering its second year, the fourth-generation RAV4 now gets Entune Audio and new advanced safety systems.

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 |  Sep 10 2013, 4:45 PM

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Toyota has announced a recall for its 2006-2011 RAV4 models and 2010 Lexus HS 250h for a rear suspension arm issue.

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 |  Aug 26 2013, 6:27 PM

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Following in the footsteps of other automakers that are now offering discounts for their EVs, Toyota has discounted its RAV4 EV’s lease to $299 a month, for three years.

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 |  Jul 24 2013, 9:02 AM

Which Crossovers and SUVs are the Most Reliable?


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The crossover and SUV segment is one of industry’s fastest growing, and if you’re in the market for one, chances are you’ll want to know which ones are the most reliable out there. J.D. Power has compiled data collected from surveying thousands of vehicle owners to determine this year’s list of most reliable new crossovers and SUVs not in the luxury segment. Here they are listed in alphabetical order.

 |  Jun 24 2013, 11:32 AM

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Toyota is set to bring its first turbocharged four-cylinder engine to the market under the hood of a Lexus, starting in late 2014 or early 2015. 

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 |  Jun 14 2013, 2:01 PM

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It’s a dangerous world out there. Buying a new vehicle has more perils and pitfalls than the Atari game of nearly the same name. Instead of swinging from vines or jumping over obstacles, car shoppers can skip the aerobic workout by simply visiting AutoGuide.com. We’re here to help and we’re glad to do it.

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 |  May 26 2013, 12:01 PM

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Each week, we recap the most popular videos from AutoGuide‘s YouTube channel just in case all seven days passed you by and you missed out. This past week, fans of hot hatches are getting their fix with AutoGuide‘s video pitting the 2013 Ford Focus ST against the 2013 Mazdaspeed3.

2013 Ford Focus ST vs 2013 Mazdaspeed3

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2014 Mazda CX-5 vs. 2013 Toyota RAV4 Comparison

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2013 Toyota Camry vs 2013 Honda Accord

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 |  May 01 2013, 9:31 AM

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The 2013 Toyota RAV4 received an update for the new model year, and has just been named a Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

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 |  Apr 21 2013, 5:02 PM

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Each week, we’ll recap the most popular videos from AutoGuide‘s YouTube channel just in case all seven days passed you by and you missed out. This week, two stylish compact crossovers received the most attention, as AutoGuide compares the Mazda CX-5 to the Toyota RAV4.

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 |  Mar 22 2013, 1:31 PM

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It’s hard to believe but this is the fourth installment of “Ask AutoGuide.” For an entire month now our certified experts have provided the finest motor-vehicle shopping advice available for the price. Our crack team of automotive oracles has been at our readers’ beck and call for 30 straight days, though admittedly it’s been mostly “beck” since they don’t have phones. We’re still trying to sort out the billing situation to get their Jitterbugs connected again.

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 |  Feb 21 2013, 3:01 PM

J.D. Power and Associates has released its 2013 Vehicle Dependability Study, listing the top-rated SUVs from their segments.

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 |  Feb 06 2013, 2:15 PM

10. Nissan Murano - 473 Thefts


The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) has released a list of the top stolen sport utility and crossover vehicles in the United States, compiling data from 2009-2011 model years only. In total, entry-level CUVs were the most stolen with 6,357 thefts while hybrid SUVs were the least with 67 – of course, there aren’t as many hybrid SUVs on the road as there are entry-level CUVs. The information also revealed that California had the most thefts with 3,003 with Texas in second (1,826 thefts) and Florida third (1,784 thefts).

The 10th most stolen SUV/CUV from 2009-2011 model years was the Nissan Murano, with 473 thefts last year. The mid-size crossover from Nissan first hit the market in 2002 as a 2003 model year and was the automaker’s first crossover for the U.S. market. The second-generation Murano began with the 2009 model year and got revised exterior styling that seems to have become a hit with some thieves.

SEE ALSO: 2014 Nissan Murano Previewed in Resonance Concept

 |  Feb 01 2013, 8:12 AM

Toyota has already made a splash announcing that a GT86 convertible will debut at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, but that’s not all the Japanese automaker will be unveiling.

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 |  Jan 28 2013, 3:31 PM

This weekend, those watching the Super Bowl will be in for a treat when Toyota broadcasts its commercial starring Big Bang Theory actress Kaley Cuoco.

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 |  Dec 26 2012, 8:31 AM

As 2012 comes to an end, it’s always interesting to see what vehicles were most popular on everyone’s research list for the year.

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 |  Dec 18 2012, 10:00 AM

Toyota has agreed to pay $17.35 million to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) over claims from the agency that the Japanese automaker failed to report vehicle defects to the federal government in a timely manner. 

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 |  Nov 27 2012, 4:22 PM

It’s getting harder and harder to keep a car under wraps these days, with even more images of the upcoming Toyota RAV4 hitting the internet prematurely, following a few shots that emerged yesterday.

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 |  Nov 26 2012, 10:24 AM

The new facelifted Toyota RAV4 is set to debut in a few days at the 2012 L.A. Auto Show and images showing the new vehicle uncovered just leaked. 

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 |  Nov 15 2012, 2:05 PM

The all-new 2013 Toyota RAV4 crossover SUV will make its world debut at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show, the Japanese automaker confirmed today.

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