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  • 2018 Fiat 500X

    The Fiat 500X is a compact crossover that’s entertaining to drive comes with a choice of front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. The 2018 Fiat 500X offers more standard equipment than 2017,...

  • 2018 Chevrolet Trax

    Chevrolet’s smallest utility vehicle, launched as a 2015 model, doesn’t qualify as fancy. Most entrants in the small-crossover category strive for and achieve a degree of stylistic flair, but Chevrolet took...

  • 2018 Toyota 4Runner

    The Toyota 4Runner is an old-school, body-on-frame SUV, not a crossover like its kin the Highlander. It’s in the fifth year of its generation, unchanged since 2016, although for 2018 three...

  • 2018 Lexus GX 460

    The Lexus GX 460 might look like a luxury SUV, but behind its big spindle grille and under its fancy wrap it’s built for heavy duty. Sharing its basic structure with...

  • 2018 Nissan Pathfinder

    The Nissan Pathfinder is a front-wheel-drive midsize crossover with an optional (and relatively roomy) third row, and available all-wheel drive. Last redesigned for 2014, it was substantially freshened for 2017 with...

  • 2018 Land Rover Range Rover Velar

    Introduced for 2018, Range Rover Velar follows a fresh design path and winds up as a stunning rendition of the authentic SUV. A sleek, gorgeous shape reveals a long hood, sloping...

  • 2018 Honda Pilot

    The Honda Pilot is a hit among full-size crossovers. With seating for eight, it’s Honda’s most versatile vehicle. It works for some as a family vehicle for buyers priced out of...

  • 2018 Ford Explorer

    The Ford Explorer, about the same size as a Honda Pilot or Chevy Traverse, has made a graceful transition to from a rear-wheel-drive to a front-wheel-drive family hauler (with all-wheel drive...

  • 2018 Honda HR-V

    The Honda HR-V is subcompact crossover back for its third year, with only changes to the wheels and paint colors for 2018. It’s based on the versatile and economical Honda Fit,...

  • 2018 Land Rover Discovery Sport

    Land Rover Discovery Sport was created for 2015 as an entry-level model, replacing the LR2, and it’s been upgraded a bit each year. Smaller than the Discovery, it’s a highly capable...

  • 2018 Honda CR-V

    The Honda CR-V, a compact crossover SUV with room for passengers and cargo, was all new for 2017; so for 2018 it’s unchanged. CR-V’s driving dynamics are appealing and it’s relatively...

  • 2018 Nissan Rogue

    Nissan Rogue is a small crossover. Now in its fifth year of production, the Nissan Rogue has tough competition with updated rivals like the Honda CR-V, Subaru Forester, Toyota RAV4, Ford...

  • 2018 Mini Countryman

    A new plug-in hybrid model joins the 2018 Mini Countryman lineup. The five-seat Countryman was a new design for 2017, so it hasn’t changed for the 2018 model year otherwise. Though...

  • 2018 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque

    The Range Rover Evoque is a unique car, tiny yet sophisticated, luxurious and stylish. For the mountain traveler, it offers four-wheel drive and offroad capability, sort of an offroad sports car....

  • 2018 Porsche Panamera

    Launched as a 2010 model, the Panamera brought Porsche into a new vehicle category. Created to complement the German automaker’s illustrious sports-car heritage, the Panamera was a masterfully stylish four-door luxury...

  • 2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia

    The 2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia is a new entry into the U.S., a luxury sports sedan that competes with the BMW 3 Series, Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Jaguar XE, and Acura TLX, among...

  • 2018 Fiat 124

    The Fiat 124 Spider was reborn as a 2017 model, from the sweet little 1966-1986 roadster of the same name. However, this time around it’s more Japanese than Italian, as a...

  • 2018 BMW 7 Series

    The 2018 BMW 7 Series comes with more semi-autonomous driving features than before. Otherwise, the BMW 7 Series carries over unchanged for the 2018 model year. 2016 brought an engineering leap,...

  • 2018 Audi A8

    Audi A8’s laurels are led by its aluminum space frame, stiff and light. It’s a very refined sedan, a strong and sometimes favored contender against whatever Mercedes-Benz or BMW want to...

  • 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee

    Handsome and capable, the Jeep Grand Cherokee can easily pull off luxury for the family, with refined handling and ride. It’s also a wilderness trekker for adventuresome people and a tow...

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