Tag archives for Crossover/SUV

Addicted to Torque: Top 10 Diesels We Want in the U.S. Now

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Just a decade ago, the consumer diesel market in America was practically nonexistent. Aside from domestic full-sized trucks, Volkswagen was one of the only automakers catering to diehard diesel loyalists. Those Volkswagen TDI drivers may have been oil-burning oddballs, but they also lead the way to the resurgence of modern and clean diesel cars in ...

Top 10 Vehicles that Deserve Two-Door Coupe Variants

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Not as many two-door coupes are available today as there once were, and we think that’s a shame. From a subcompact four-door hatchback to a pricey and powerful luxury SUV, we’ve found 10 gaps in the new car market where we’d like to see two-door variants of four-door sedans, hatchbacks, and SUVs. While a handful ...

Ford Escape King of June Crossover Sales, Honda CR-V Leads Year-to-Date

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June was a good month for compact crossovers, as all automakers reported CUV sales gains. Crossovers from the home team were the most popular, with the Ford Escape taking the title for best sales in June. The Honda CR-V followed closely behind, while the Chevrolet Equinox rounded out the top three. With a combination of 2012 ...

Recalls: 54,686 Chevrolet, GMC, Cadillac Trucks and SUVs for Steering Column Issue

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GM is recalling 55,000 2013-model-year Chevrolet, GMC, and Cadillac trucks and SUVs for a potential problem relating to the steering column. The Problem: On certain General Motors trucks and SUVs built in November and December 2012, the parking-lock cable may be fractured or the lock actuator may not have been built correctly. That means that a ...

Top 10 Best-Selling Vehicles in February 2013

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After an explosive end to 2012, the Ford F-Series continues its reign as the bestselling vehicle line (F-Series includes F-150 and Super Duty models) vehicle in the U.S. and is the only vehicle to surpass 100,000 units by the end of February, with 101,330 units sold so far this year and 54,487 units sold in ...

Lexus Leads J.D. Power’s 2012 Initial Quality Study – Jaguar, Porsche Not Far Behind

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For the second consecutive year, Lexus is the highest-ranked brand in J.D. Power and Associates’ annual Initial Quality Survey (IQS). The automaker scored an average of 73 problems per 100 vehicles (73 PP100). The report also showed that initial quality increased by 5 percent across the industry, though audio, entertainment, ...

Updated Chevrolet Captiva to Debut in Geneva, New Cruze Wagon Appears

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A refreshed Chevrolet Captiva crossover makes its global debut next week at the Geneva Motor Show. Joining it in the European Chevy lineup will be the Chevrolet Cruze wagon, the latest Cruze variant we won’t get here in the U.S. The Geneva debut of the updated Captiva represents isn’t the first update Chevy’s given the crossover ...

Chevrolet Cruze and Silverado are GM’s Best-Sellers; GM Sales Up To 195,764 Units

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Thanks to all of its brands being up, General Motors saw its sales rise 4.7 percent year-over-year to 195,764 units in October 2012. Interestingly, the two mass-market brands Chevrolet and GMC both stayed relatively flat – the former rising 2.7 percent to 135,305 units and the latter rising 6.2 percent to 33,570 – while both of ...

Nov. Compact Crossover Sales: Honda CR-V On Top, RAV4 Slips Below Rogue

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The Honda CR-V took the lead in the November sales battle in the compact crossover segment with 22,333 units sold, beating the second-place Ford Escape by a margin of more than 1300. The CR-V edged out the Escape by less than 1000 units during the month of October. Meanwhile, the Chevrolet Equinox, with 16,821 units ...

Top 10 Weirdest and Wildest Custom Cars of SEMA 2012

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The best part about SEMA isn’t the new concepts from the major automakers or the introduction of new go-fast aftermarket parts. Rather, it’s the weird and wonderfully quirky custom cars created by smaller operations. Based on our time roaming the auto show floor, we’ve collected our top 10 picks of the weirdest and most wonderfully ...
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