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Crossover SUVs offer the raised seating position and big-hatch versatility of a truck-based SUV, but with superior driving dynamics and fuel economy thanks to lighter, more car-like construction. The compact-crossover category is among the fastest-growing segments in the industry, while 3-row crossovers have become a common suburban shuttle, and in between are a variety of roomy, sporty and/or luxurious options.

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To say Honda has a lot riding on the CR-V would be an understatement akin to noting the sun is hot. Or in the words of a certain fictional anchorman, this little SUV is "kind of a big deal." Backing up that statement are both numbers and buyer sentiment. Regarding the former, Honda touts its compact crossover as the best-selling SUV in American Read more...

2017 Volkswagen Tiguan Buyer's Guide

#12 of 13 in Compact SUV Sales  |  Next Starting Price: $25,860 | Build Above Average: Euro-inspired handling, excellent driving dynamics Below Average: Aging SUV has worse fuel economy, higher base price than rivals Consensus: Like a Volkswagen GTI with more ground clearance, this SUV is a fun-to-drive charmer. The Read more...

As promised, the 2017 Buick Envision family will broaden its offerings beyond the two top models introduced in 2016. Initially offered in Premium I and Premium II trim grades, both powered by a 252-horsepower/2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine and fitted with Buick’s Active Twin Clutch all-wheel drive system, the 2017 version of this 5-passenger Read more...

Speaking to the trade journal Automotive News, Hyundai Motor America CEO Dave Zuchowski confirmed big changes are on the way for the automaker’s SUV crossover lineup with broader and better differentiated models. The move is in response to the rapidly growing segment, which is coming at the expense of traditional sedans. Also: Class of 2017 – New Cars Read more...

I mostly review cars for a living, but occasionally I assist Kelley Blue Book’s marketing department. A recent example involved flying to Fort Worth, Texas, to host a Facebook live chat with hyper-talented, KBB-sponsored NASCAR driver Chase Elliott. Since Texas plus NASCAR equals ‘Murica, a soot-spewing pickup might’ve been a logical conveyance during my Read more...

The Kia Soul was the first "cool" Kia. Uniquely styled, not too expensive, and with enough clever features to make it compelling, the Soul turned into a hit that nobody -- even Kia -- expected. With its second-generation a couple years ago, Kia wisely left the styling alone while giving it a thorough refinement makeover and sales have continued to Read more...