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2012 Honda CR-V Now on Sale

The 2012 Honda CR-V, which underwent a redesign for the 2012 model year, went on sale at Honda dealerships nationwide Thursday. Honda says in a press release that the 2012 CR-V will start at $22,295 for the base LX model with two-wheel drive and $28,295 for the fully-loaded EX-L trim with all-wheel drive, plus $810 for handling and destination. The price of the base CR-V has increased by $400 compared with the 2011 model, while EX-L AWD trims ... continue reading»

Tags: New Cars, Model Updates, Honda, Affordable Compact SUVs, Model News, 2012 Honda CR V

2013 Ford Escape Revealed

The all-new 2013 Ford Escape is debuting at the Los Angeles Auto Show this week, showcasing the most significant redesign of the affordable small SUV since it went on sale in the United States in 2001. In addition to the refreshed styling, the 2013 Ford Escape will feature all-new powertrains. According to a press release, Ford says the new crossover SUV will feature “three fuel-efficient four-cylinder options, including the new 1.6- and 2.0-liter EcoBoost engines and a 2 ... continue reading»

Tags: Ford Escape, Ford Escape Hybrid, Honda CR V, Toyota RAV4, Ford, Affordable Compact SUVs, Model News, LA Auto Show

GMC Terrain: Family Friendliness Depends on Trim

I had a test GMC Terrain this week. The base Terrain is a family-friendly crossover, but the test car, with its $1,295 rear seat DVD player seemed purpose-built for someone with kids. Not having any kids of my own, I asked Jonathan Smith, a producer at NHPR, and his family (including his five- and nine-year-old sons) to take the $38,895 test GMC Terrain AWD SLT-2 for the weekend. Here’s what he thought: Jonathan: The Terrain has a ... continue reading»

Tags: Test Drives, GMC Terrain, Affordable Compact SUVs, Family Cars

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