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 |  Apr 17 2014, 10:28 AM

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BMW’s new X4 Sport Activity Coupe debuted in New York, showing the world a slightly sexier looking compact crossover. Continue Reading…

 |  Apr 16 2014, 11:24 AM

2015 BMW X4

Like an angry chef armed with a Ginsu BMW is slicin’ and dicin’ the automotive market. It seems like there’s no niche too small, no white space worth leaving alone. In the interest of filling every possible product category, the German automaker revealed their new X4 Sports Activity Coupe in New York.

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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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 |  Jan 23 2014, 11:58 AM

2014 Ford Escape PictureFord’s Escape small crossover is hot in more ways than one but this popular model is getting a modest price increase for 2014, which could cool things off.

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 |  Sep 23 2013, 8:32 AM

2015 GMC Yukon XL SLT

General Motors might offer off-road versions of the next-generation SUVs unveiled earlier this month.

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 |  Jun 06 2013, 5:15 PM

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Fiat’s dominion over Chrysler will soon send another Italian product to North America.

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2014 Mercedes Sprinter: Product Preview

From a moving van to moving the stars

 |  May 07 2013, 11:02 AM

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What does Mercedes-Benz have in common with facial tissue and soda pop?

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 |  Apr 23 2013, 10:14 AM

Five-Point Inspection


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It’s unwise to purchase a home without having a qualified expert give it a thorough going over, why should new cars be any different? Top-to-bottom, front-to-back, inside-and-out, the 2014 Subaru Forester is on the receiving end of AutoGuide’s weekly Five-Point Inspection.

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 |  Jul 11 2012, 3:32 PM

Pricing will increase for the Hyundai Tucson with the 2013 model year, though it will still be cheaper than the competition. 

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