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Honda, Acura recall 65,000 crossover SUVs, minivans for faulty brake components

2019 Acura MDX A-SpecThree Acura and Honda crossover SUVs and a minivan are subject to a new recall to address a problem with their braking system. Honda filed paperwork with the NHTSA earlier this month, according to documents released Monday, that covers a recall for the Acura MDX, MDX Sport Hybrid, Honda HR-V, and Odyssey minivan. The recall surrounds insufficient...

2019 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque

2019 Land Rover Range Rover EvoqueThe Range Rover Evoque enters its eighth and final model year in its debut body, and it’s a look that stays on trend while other luxury crossover SUVs refuse to age well. The Evoque story begins and ends with its pointed, wedge-tastic shape, and could end there, for all we care. It’s essentially Land Rover’s fastback sedan, low...

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE first drive review: Bellwether luxury crossover SUV

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE-ClassThe 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class that I rushed through a washed-out road on a steamy October afternoon didn’t seem to mind that when it rains in Central Texas, it pours. For Mercedes-Benz, the GLE has become a beacon of stability. It’s a middle child in a lineup of crossover SUVs stretching from around $35,000 for the GLA-Class to...

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE-ClassWith the 2020 GLE, Mercedes-Benz sheds the crossover SUV’s occasionally compromised past. Set to go on sale in the spring of 2019, the 2020 Mercedes GLE-Class is as much a high-riding E-Class wagon as it is an off-roader. For most buyers, that’ll be just fine. The GLE sets the standard for mid-size crossover SUV luxury. Accordingly, we...

2019 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid priced at $35,970 ahead of LA auto show debut

2019 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid  -  First Drive, Santa Barbara CA, Nov. 2019Subaru's first plug-in hybrid has a price tag. The 2019 Crosstrek Hybrid will start at $35,970 (including a $995 destination fee) when it goes on sale. The brand said Monday that the Crosstrek Hybrid will make its formal debut at the 2018 Los Angeles auto show in a week. The powertrain combines Subaru's 2.0-liter flat-4 engine and all-wheel drive...