2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited Ultimate AWD Review

Building cars is a lot like baking. The underlying philosophies are similar even if the ingredients are completely different. 

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Poll: Dodge Journey or Hyundai Santa Fe?

Which crossover would YOU rather own, the value-focused Dodge Journey or Hyundai’s popular Santa Fe? Vote in our latest poll!

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Ask AutoGuide No. 33 - Dodge Durango Vs. Hyundai Santa Fe Vs. Ford Flex
Whether 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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2014 Kia Sedona Scores Five-Star Crash Rating

Kia’s 2014 Sedona minivan is one of the latest vehicles to earn a five-star crash safety rating.

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Ford Posts $13.6-billion 4Q Net Income: Nobody's Impressed

While 2011 marked Ford‘s biggest profit since 1998, fourth quarter results were still below the estimates of financial analysts. Despite marking Ford’s 11th consecutive quarterly profit, investors showed concern regarding the American automaker’s $190 million loss in Europe and $83 million loss in Asia. Ford stock had fallen 5.5 percent to $12.04 a share in the first half-hour of trading Friday morning.

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Consumer Reports Picks Top 10 Family Vehicles for Travel

Summer vacation may be coming to a close, but that means it’s time for a whole new season of bringing your kids to school, piano lessons and football tryouts. Consumer Reports has put together a list of new cars that are great for transporting the family around, all ranging in price from just under $20,000 to just under $40,000. They all gained good scores in road tests, and have good seating and cargo arrangements.

They’re listed after the jump, listed in order by price, along with a brief description on why they ranked well:

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New Subaru Ad Promotes Brand's Safety; Captures Teen's "First Time Out" Driving Moment

We all have that one commercial that makes us tear up. We may not admit it, but every time it comes on, we stop what we’re doing and reach for a tissue. A new Subaru commercial falls into this category, and if you’re a parent, it will tug on your heartstrings more than just a little bit.

The TV ad, called “Baby Driver,” features a father handing over the car keys to his daughter as she sets off to drive alone for the first time. If you’ve ever watched your son or daughter pull out of the driveway for their first solo ride, we bet this ad will make you choke up. (Interesting side note: the two girls who star in the ad are real-life sisters and the “dad” is the real-life father to both girls.)

The ad starts with a six-year-old girl behind the wheel of a Subaru Legacy, while her father gives her the “safety talk” through the passenger side window. When he passes her the keys, we see that it’s really been a 16-year-old about to take her first ride alone, even though her Dad still sees her as his “little girl.”

And in a situation where life imitates art, Andy Lyons, who plays the concerned father, is experiencing this moment in his own life. “As father to both the girls, portraying those complex emotions on-screen was not a stretch for me. Having my first daughter, Lanna reach driving age and knowing that my second, Georgie, will be there all too soon, I understand the anxiety of handing over the keys for the first time.”

This ad is meant to spotlight the inherent safety of Subaru vehicles and the time in a teen’s life when they are responsible enough to take the family vehicle out on the road, as it tries to authentically portray that big moment. “When we found this family we threw out the script,” said Kevin Mayer, director of marketing communications, Subaru of America, Inc. “We simply asked the dad, what would you tell your daughter before she pulled away? The dad took it from there and he was perfect.”

Watch the video after the jump, and feel free to well up (we promise not to tell).

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