Right now, Volkswagen offers three SUVs for the American market: the Touareg (dead), the Atlas and the Tiguan. And as you already know, Americans can’t get enough of these SUV things. So why doesn’t Volkswagen seem like it has plans to offer the new, 2018 Volkswagen T-Roc compact SUV/crossover to us Americans?
There’s already a small but burgeoning resistance against Mercedes-Benz (and other automakers) filling lineups with ugly melted sloping “coupe” crossovers that don’t make any damn sense. Today there is victory, for Mercedes has ruled out any form of convertible crossover, at least for now.
Cadillac president Johan de Nysschen debunked rumors about the luxury CT6 sedan being on the chopping block earlier, and said the company is actually reconfiguring its sedan lineup. But it’s the crossovers that are taking over the car market, and de Nysschen said Cadillac has plans for that.
American car buyers have been flocking to the crossover body style over the traditional sedan. While car sales are slowing down and automakers are getting desperate to offload their inventory, the deals on quality sedans are absolutely bonkers.
I’m close to accepting the crossover takeover. I’m close. Like with the revival in high-waisted pants, I’ve accepted that I have no control over the matter. But damn do cars like the 2017 Jaguar E-Pace make it hard.
If you need a vehicle for moving the family, the minivan is simply the superior tool. But if you think getting a minivan means dooming yourself to three rows of slow, uninspired driving, the current crop of vans could probably dust the sport compact you had as a teenager.
The 2018 BMW X3 wasn’t supposed to be in front of your eyes until Monday, but the manufacturer’s local website in Hong Kong seems to have dropped the truly riveting new compact SUV a few days early. Yes, it’s hard to care about, but now the top X3 actually gets a decent amount of power.
When Volkswagen announced than an all-new, all-bigger 2018 Tiguan would be coming our way, I know many of you were very nervous about the fate of the current model. Fear not, fans of mediocre crossovers! The Tiguan you know and love will live on, as the Tiguan Limited.
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The real answer for pretty much any car buyer’s situation is not Miata, it’s the Subaru Outback. Few other vehicles that can be everything to everyone like the Outback. For 2018 Subaru’s best-selling car gets a little bit better with upgraded technology and styling.
When Acura stuffed the NSX’s hybrid system into its three-row MDX people mover, they did what few rarely achieve: they made a big luxury crossover fun to drive. Not only is the MDX Sport Hybrid one of the most fun factory sleepers you can buy, it’s cheaper than most of its cushy hybrid crossover rivals, too.
Everyone’s getting into crossovers.
Crossovers are completely swallowing up car sales across the American auto market, and nowhere is that more dramatic than at Cadillac, where the mall-core XT5 is now outselling the brand’s entire sedan range.
You can scrape a basic crossover off the floor of a used car lot or spend a fortune on a fresh one with your favorite luxury badge. So where exactly does this high-end Hyundai Santa Fe fit in, and is it really worth BMW money?
Hey did you hear? You no longer have a three pedal option in a front-wheel-drive crossover that you didn’t want to buy anyway. That’s right Mazda, purveyor of zoom-zoom will no longer let you row your own on the all new 2017 CX-5. Trust me, you aren’t missing anything.
Abandon all faith, ye who read this post. The Mitsubishi Eclipse name is, in fact, returning—as a crossover called the Eclipse Cross, per Automotive News. It’s an Eclipse I wish was a mirage, but not a Mirage, because for the love of all things holy, don’t do this to the Mirage nameplate, too.
Everyone is buying crossovers, and folks are spending some good money on fully loaded models that usually max out around $35,000. But a lot of buyers don’t realize there are some great, used luxury models that can be had for that price without giving up much warranty.