Crossovers

  • 2010 Acura ZDX Official Production Reveal

    The Acura ZDX was unloved in its short-lived time, but with the market's penchant for crossovers, the nameplate could be in for a revival. That's the word from Car and Driver, which reported Thursday that a new ZDX is under consideration at the Japanese luxury brand. Acura's response to the coupe-like BMW X6, the crossover was based on the Honda Pilot/Acura MDX, but suffered from horrible packaging that created an awful rear seat. It debuted for the 2010 model year, though Acura quickly canned it in 2013 after dismal sales. Less than 10,000 ZDXs were built, and every owner who ever tried to...

  • 2019 Audi Q8 vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class
    Luxury SUV rumble in the Rockies: 2019 Audi Q8 vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE450

    Ask me if I consider luxury crossovers to be vital to the human experience, and I’d say probably not. Ask me again on icy roads, in the middle of a blizzard, on an interstate in the middle of Colorado, while being massaged in my seat? Different answer. Luxury SUVs have a time and place and...

  • Nissan IMQ electric SUV concept
    Nissan IMQ concept previews a compact electric SUV

    Fresh off of the reveal of its IMs sedan concept in January, Nissan revealed the IMQ SUV concept at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show on Tuesday. The design brings us closer to the possibility of Nissan launching an electric compact SUV. The centerpiece of the IMQ is the e-Power electric...

  • 2019 Mazda CX-30 European-spec
    Mazda CX-30 debuts to bridge the gap between CX-3 and CX-5

    With crossover SUVs all the rage, Mazda introduced a new model at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show curiously called the CX-30. The CX-30 naming strategy completely tosses out the idea that the larger number after the CX prefix corresponds with how large the vehicle is. The CX-30 will...

  • Ford crossover EV teaser photo
    Ford says its Mustang-inspired electric crossover will "go like hell"

    Ford's upcoming electric crossover that takes inspiration from the Mustang won't be a simple grocery getter. It's "going to go like hell," according to Bill Ford, Ford Executive Chairman. The executive made the comments at the Crain's Detroit Business Newsmaker of the Year conference, Automotive...

  • 2020 BMW X3 M and X4 M
    2020 BMW X3 M and X4 M arrive with 503 hp and 177 mph top speed

    It's the new reality: A sporty crossover SUV is as important as a sport sedan from an automaker that makes performance one of its talking points. So it was only a matter of time before BMW released M versions of its compact X3 and X4 crossovers. On Tuesday, BMW revealed the 2020 BMW X3 M and X4 M...

  • 2019 Maserati Levante GTS

    Italian cars are known for four things: beauty, speed, noise, and a special feel. Fail on any of these and the car feels authentic like ravioli from a can. Maserati’s Levante is the Italian automaker’s first crossover SUV. It’s beautiful, but base models weren’t fast, didn’t sound good, and hardly felt special. Mamma mia. For 2019, Maserati stuffed a twin-turbo V-8 under the Levante’s hood to create the GTS model. Faster? Yes. Louder? Sure. Special? We’ll get to that. Just look at me The standard Levante’s beautiful to the point of people...

  • 2020 Toytota RAV4 TRD Off-Road, 2019 Chicago Auto Show
    2020 Toyota RAV4 TRD Off-Road is a small crossover scrapper that only Toyota could make

    Back when it was a new thing and the Backstreet Boys were still (mostly) minors, the Toyota RAV4 was a plucky off-roader with potential from an automaker that had a good pedigree for making small 'utes with spunk. Then success, popularity, and age took its toll on the RAV4 (and the Backstreet Boys)...

  • 2019 Hyundai Tucson
    Report: Hyundai Tucson N coming with at least 340 hp

    Hyundai will reportedly bring its high-performance N badge to the crossover segment with a Tucson N. Not only will the compact crossover look the part, it'll have all the go to match, too. Auto Express reported it can confirm the Tucson N is under development and will debut within two years, which...

  • 2019 Audi Q8, Park City to Telluride
    2019 Audi Q8 review update: Luxury crossover lode runner

    Lights flicker underneath champagne-dry powder that dusts the old marquee at the Egyptian Theatre in Park City, Utah. The Egyptian’s been here since the 1920s. Back then, Park City was a glorified, dusty camp attached to a silver lode; a long ride but a world apart from Salt Lake City, which...

  • Lexus LF-1 Limitless, 2018 Detroit auto show
    Help wanted at Lexus: Now seeking Cadillac Escalade fighter, start immediately

    Starved for a newer brute 'ute with curb appeal, Lexus dealers tell the automaker they could use a competitive SUV to fight the literal and figurative juggernaut in the class, the Cadillac Escalade. "I think every dealer would raise their hand for that product, certainly...Right now, we've got a...

  • 2018 Infiniti QX30
    Clock ticking for QX30: Infiniti boss says cute-ute tie-up with Mercedes-Benz won't be renewed

    Infiniti's new president Christian Meunier said Monday that the Infiniti QX30 luxury crossover won't return for a second generation in its current form. "(The QX30 is) not a very successful product. We’ll keep selling it for now...but this is not a product that has a future beyond its current...

  • 2020 Cadillac XT6, 2019 Detroit auto show

    You know the type. The suburban home with Hardie board siding, a gabled garage, and HOA-friendly lawn decorations. If it weren’t for the new 2020 Cadillac XT6 parked in the 2+1 garage, there'd likely be a Denali or Jeep Grand Cherokee parked next to the Escalade instead. Now, there are more options that include a crest. The new, three-row XT6 crossover from Cadillac that debuted Sunday ahead of the 2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit may as well be the big Cadillac Escalade’s newest, and most expensive spend-up accessory and its frequent garage companion. Next...

  • 2020 Ford Explorer
    2020 Ford Explorer revealed: Sleeker, stronger, loaded with tech

    It's been nearly a decade since the Ford Explorer ditched its truck-like roots to become the crossover America knows today. After its debut on Friday in cop car form, the 2020 Ford Explorer arrived Wednesday in civilian trim. With better packaging, new technology, and more capability than before...

  • 2020 Ford Police Interceptor Utility
    2020 Ford Explorer cop car revealed: Memorize these headlights

    Speeders and bad guys beware: There's a new cop car in town. On Friday, the covers came off the 2020 Ford Police Interceptor Utility. Based on the 2020 Ford Explorer, which will make its formal debut next Wednesday, the Police Interceptor brings new technology and better fuel economy to the men and...

  • 2020 Hyundai Palisade, 2018 LA Auto Show
    2020 Hyundai Palisade crossover revealed: Three-row SUV with family matters

    Hyundai's on-again, off-again relationship with crossovers not named "Santa Fe" is complicated. The 2020 Hyundai Palisade that just made its debut for the 2018 LA Auto Show isn't named Santa Fe either, but follows closely the Santa Fe XL that it replaces atop the automaker's lineup. When it goes on...

  • 2019 Honda Passport, 2018 LA Auto Show
    2019 Honda Passport crossover SUV bows at 2018 LA auto show

    The 2019 Honda Passport unveiled Tuesday in Los Angeles shares only its outdoorsy attitude with the last Honda to bare the Passport nameplate. The 2019 Passport's Pilot-sourced underpinnings will be familiar when it goes on sale in early 2019. However, the Passport is six inches shorter than the...

  • 2020 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque
    2020 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque first look: Sleek has a sequel

    When it first arrived in 2012, the Range Rover Evoque was quickly derided by pearl-clutching off-road purists who were still debating the merits of air conditioning, power windows, and fuel-injected engines. The sleek, small, luxury SUV grated those folks because the Evoque didn't have a hulking...

  • 2019 Ford Edge ST

    The 2019 Ford Edge ST pushes the Blue Oval into uncharted territory: placing an "ST" badge on an American crossover. But, that might not be all Ford has in store for the performance crossover SUV segment because it appears a Ford Edge RS has a bit of life inside the automaker. Speaking to Motor Trend, Ed Krenz, Chief Functional Engineer for Ford Performance, told the publication in a Tuesday report that the company has ideas to take the Edge to even loftier performance realms. What began as a hypothetical question quickly turned into a product that got engineers thinking. Krenz said an Edge...

  • 2019 Ford Edge ST
    2019 Ford Edge ST first drive review: Down payment on the future

    Ford’s ST badge hails from Europe, where it’s adorned a couple of decades’ worth of Cougars, Pumas, Mondeos, Focuses and Fiestas. In the U.S. we’ve danced with the Focus ST and Fiesta ST—but as of next year, those Ford cars won’t be sold anymore, as the company...

  • 2019 Lincoln Nautilus first drive review
    2019 Lincoln Nautilus first drive review: Deep dive into crossover luxury

    “Underway on nuclear power!” That was the message from the USS Nautilus following its 1954 launch as the world’s first nuclear-powered submarine. From behind the wheel, the optional 335-horsepower, 380-pound-feet, 2.7-liter twin-turbo V-6 in the 2019 Lincoln Nautilus is silent and...

  • 2019 Lexus UX
    2019 Lexus UX priced $33,025 to start

    Lexus' new entry-level crossover has a price. The Japanese luxury brand announced Wednesday the 2019 UX crossover will start at $33,025, which includes a $1,025 destination fee. The base price will net a UX200 with a 168-horsepoewr 2.0-liter inline-4 under the hood. Power is sent via a continuously...

  • 2019 BMW X5
    2019 BMW X5 costs $61,695 to start, country club membership not included

    When it goes on sale in November, the 2019 BMW X5 will cost $61,695 to start for a turbo-6-powered, all-wheel-drive, Louis Vuitton transportation device, the automaker announced Tuesday. Stepping up to the V-8-powered X5 xDrive50i will add a breathtaking $15,050 to the bottom line this year...

  • 2020 Audi RS Q8 spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Audi RS Q8 to use 680-hp Porsche hybrid powertrain?

    Porsche's V-8 hybrid powertrain will be passed around to Audi when it comes time for the RS Q8 to make its official debut, Autocar reported on Monday It's a change from what we've heard in the past. Previously, it was a thought a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V-8 would reside under the hood minus...

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