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Broad and Tall

A case in point is the 2009 Chevrolet Traverse, GM's fourth crossover on the Lambda platform. With a base price of $41,075 ($44,880 as tested), the 2009 Chevy Traverse AWD LTZ arrives with a 3 year/36,000 mile basic warranty, a 5 year/100,000 mile powertrain warranty and EPA estimates of 16 mpg

Jeep Lift Kits: What You Need and Why You Need It

Learn about the different types of Jeep lift kits, and why you should use each of them. You will also learn about what other Jeep modifications you may need to make to the vehicle. Most importantly you will become more informed about the entire process.

Using a Car Dealer to Buy 4WD or SUV 4x4

Four wheel drive vehicles can be a very enjoyable and safe driving experience. If a person is in the market for a new or pre-owned 4WD, one of the best places to find and buy ...

Seating for 7 or 8

The latest example is the new 2008 Buick Enclave crossover vehicle, which will do its part to bring back all the luster -- and the market share -- to General Motors. The 2008 Buick Enclave comes in two trim levels, CX, which starts at $32,790, and the CXL at a base of $34,990. Tested, analyzed and p

Ford Explorer

SUVs, crossovers and minivans were among the featured vehicles at the 2011 Los Angeles International Auto Show (LAIAS). Here's a photo gallery from Jeffrey Zurschmeide, one of the experts on sport utility vehicles at

2007 Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon 4x4

Every year, the auto manufacturers haul a bunch of vehicles out to Willow Springs International Raceway in Rosamund, California for the Motor Press Guild's members to drive around the track, on closed courses and on the surrounding streets for an event called "MPG Track Days." Here ar

Second Row

The 2011 Volkswagen Routan is a minivan built by Chrysler and badged as a VW. Jason Fogelson,'s Guide to SUVs, crossovers and minivans, photographed the 2011 VW Routan for this photo gallery.

Where To Go Off-road

This ever-growing list of backroad trails includes maps, detailed directions to the trailheads, current weather reports, color pictures from the trails, and even some trip reports from fellow four-wheelers.

29.2 cubic feet

A lot has changed at Saturn since the original VUE was introduced in 2002, and the all-new 2008 Saturn Vue reflects that. The general size and the name remain the same -- actually even the name is different; Saturn has dropped the all-caps spelling -- and all of the improvements are for the better.

How to Detail Your SUV

Your SUV represents a big investment. You know that you have to maintain it in order to keep it in top condition. Detailing your vehicle is another form of maintenance, and while it won't make your SUV run any better, it will certainly make it look better and can ultimately have a big impact on

2006 Mercury Mariner Hybrid Rear

The 2006 Mercury Mariner Hybrid is a more luxurious version of the Ford Escape Hybrid. Like its sibling, the 2006 Mercury Mariner Hybrid excels at everything most owners require of a compact SUV, and does so while using less fuel and producing less pollution. $29,840 base, $34,220 as tested, EPA fue

Rogue Interior

Large models continue to serve a need, though the ranks are being fleshed out by efficient alternatives like the 2009 Nissan Rogue. This useful little rig won't tow your Chris-Craft, yet it does achieve 22 mpg in the city and up to 27 mpg on the highway, and is backed by a 3-year/36,000-mile ba

Adult-friendly Second Row

On a beautiful California day in February, Saturn invited a group of journalists to Newport Beach to drive the new 2007 Saturn Outlook Crossover Sport Utility Vehicle. Here's a selection of photographs and impressions of the vehicle from Jason Fogelson, your Guide to Sport Utility Vehicles and

Seperate controls for front and rear

Bringing a decidedly Teutonic approach to the SUV, the 2007 VW Touareg is a slick, technically impressive vehicle that competes in the luxury segment of the market. The Touareg V6 has a base price of $37,990 ($49,710 as tested), and comes with VW's 5 year/60,000 mile powertrain warranty and an

Front Cabin

The 2013 Nissan Xterra PRO-4X arrives with a base price of $30,490 ($31,925 as tested), 36-month/36,000-mile basic warranty and a 5-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty. The EPA estimates that the 4-wheel drive, 5-speed automatic Xterra will achieve 15 mpg city/20 mpg city. Driven, tested and photog

2007 Jeep Compass

With high gas prices here to stay, sport utility vehicle and crossover vehicles that get good gas mileage are more in demand than ever. Here's a photo gallery of the Top Ten Fuel Efficient SUVs and Crossovers from the sport utility vehicle experts at About SUVs.

The Jeep Grand Cherokee Attracts Attention

There is no doubt that Jeep wants its customers to have an extreme experience. Having said that, it should come as no surprise that Jeep Grand Cherokee has received more than a scintilla of attention ...

Big glass

Patriot is now my official favorite Jeep, and may be one of my favorite small SUVs. The 2007 Jeep Patriot Sport 4x2 carries a $14,425 base price ($18,785 as tested), along with 3 year/36,000 mile basic warranty, a lifetime powertrain warranty for the original owner and an EPA estimate of 26 mpg city