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$28,000 Compact SUV Challenge: What the Judges Said

By Patrick Olsen  on May 26, 2015


We set a maximum price of $28,000, including a destination charge, and each car had to get at least 26 mpg in combined city/highway EPA rati… Read More

$28,000 Compact SUV Challenge: What the Judges Said

By Patrick Olsen  on May 26, 2015

We set a maximum price of $28,000, including a destination charge, and each car had to get at least 26 mpg in combined city/highway EPA rati… Read More

Which Compact SUV Gets the Best Mileage?

By Joe Bruzek  on May 26, 2015

Our Challenge judges racked their brains over scoring the quality, driving refinement and comfort of each SUV, but fuel economy observed ove… Read More

Compact SUV Car Seat Checks

By David Thomas  on May 26, 2015

Compact SUVs are a prime target for young families when shopping for a new car. Our certified child passenger safety technicians tested each of the seven compact SUVs in our challenge. $28,000 Compact SUV Challenge Index | Results | What The Judges Said… Read More

NHTSA's Latest Takata Recall Is the Largest Ever

By Kelsey Mays  on May 19, 2015

Update: This story originally published on May 19. You can find more recent information about the recall expansion here. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued what could be the largest consumer product recall ever on Tuesday, demanding that Japanese airbag… Read More

2015 Toyota RAV4: Car Seat Check

By Jennifer Geiger  on May 19, 2015

Toyota's compact crossover carries over relatively unchanged to model-year 2015. Adequate legroom eased the installation of our rear-facing child-safety seats, but tricky top tether anchor placement kept the RAV4 from earning higher grades in our Car Seat Check. More Car… Read More

Recall Alert: 2004-2005 Toyota RAV4

By Jennifer Newman  on May 18, 2015

Vehicles Affected: Approximately 160,000 model-year 2004-05 Toyota RAV4 compact SUVs manufactured between May 13, 2003, and Oct. 25, 2005 The Problem: In the recalled vehicles, the driver-side dual-stage frontal airbag may be susceptible to moisture intrusion, which could cause the… Read More

Toyota, Nissan Expand Takata Airbag Recall Again

By David Thomas  on May 13, 2015

Today, Nissan and Toyota both announced expansions of their recalls over defective Takata airbags, including nearly 1 million vehicles in the North America. Toyota announced it would add approximately 637,000 vehicles in the U.S. to its Takata airbag recall, including… Read More

Top 10 Best-Selling Cars: April 2015

By Kelsey Mays  on May 1, 2015

Parity was the theme for car sales in April. The Detroit Three, Nissan, Toyota and Hyundai-Kia all posted single-digit sales gains over a decent April 2014. Honda was the only loser among the Big Seven this month, falling 1.8 percent… Read More

Which Cars Fit Three Car Seats?

By Jennifer Newman  on April 27, 2015

UPDATED APRIL 27, 2015: Parents are often searching for the automotive holy grail: a car that's not a minivan and can fit three child-safety seats across the backseat. It's a short list. More Car Seat Checks In the more than… Read More

Looking for a Family-Hauler? Get Ready to Compromise

By Jennifer Newman  on April 22, 2015

Life is full of compromises — even more so if yours is filled with three or four kids. With two kids, many cars — even the sportier ones — can work for a family, but add that third child and… Read More