Hyundai Tucson — Completely reworked for 2016

By David Finkelstein

MINNEAPOLIS — Hyundai Motors has generated its sales momentum on the building blocks of reliability, attractive pricing and value for the money, its product mix, and an outstanding warranty that blankets their entire line-up. This tradition carry's forward for 2016 with its latest entry, the 2016 Tucson compact crossover SUV.

2016 Mitsubishi Outlander

SAN FRANCISCO — Sales of Mitsubishi's Outlander were up 6 percent in the first half of 2015 compared to 2014. The second half of the year should bring even more success to Mitsubishi's largest vehicle in North America with a considerably refreshed 2016 edition now reaching showrooms. And more good news arrived early in July when Cars.com ranked the compact crossover the most affordable three-row in America based on sales price, fuel cost, and five-year residual value.

Honda HR-V — Family friendly

By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman

We've always preferred smaller vehicles because we like the maneuverability and tossable fun-to-drive nature of them, so we take some measure of pleasure in the exploding small crossover segment and there are some dandy models out there whether it be in the luxury or mainstream ranks. This summer Honda joins the growing list of sub-compact crossovers with its HR-V, which rides on the same platform as the sub-compact Fit hatchback.

Volvo XC90 — An SUV for the modern world

By David Finkelstein

I think it's fair to suggest that the more sophisticated the vehicle, there is an elevated number of operating control and command switches for the driver to use. This pattern has been consistent for many years. A notable illustration occurred the last time I took the time to calculate the interior switches on an upscale Mercedes S-Class.

Kia Sorento — A masterful remake

By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman

Kia has redone its award winning (J.D. Power 2015 IQS) mid-sized Sorento crossover for the 2016 model year. The consensus — Kia has done a masterful job in updating its popular SUV from the standpoint of styling, performance, technology and interior enhancements.

Honda HR-V — Styling of a coupe, space of a utility

By David Finkelstein

A  recent opportunity to drive the all new 2016 Honda HR-V  Crossover telegraphed a resounding takeaway message that there is  finally a vehicle to  compete head-on with the Nissan Juke. The  five passenger, imported,  HR-V  blends the styling of  a coupe, the  toughness, space and utility of an  SUV and overall refinement one would seek in a versatile multi-dimensional  vehicle.

2016 Honda Pilot

CINCINNATI, Ohio — What exactly makes an outstanding family crossover? What traits must it possess in our ever-evolving world in the areas of safety, information, and drivetrain? We pondered this question the other day and came up with a short answer — the 2016 Honda Pilot.
The Pilot is vitally important to Honda, pointed out by the work put into developing an all-new third-generation vehicle that will put the Pilot back in the conversation when discussing which is the best full-sized family crossover on the North American market.

Mazda CX-5 — Stylish and fun to drive

By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman

We discovered first-hand the outstanding attributes the refreshed 2016 Mazda CX-5 compact crossover brings to the market. Not only is the smallish Mazda a great road trip companion, it brings style both inside and out, the latest in safety technology (for a price), a near-sports-car-like handling persona, outstanding fuel economy, a smooth and quiet ride, and comfortable seating accommodations.

2016 Nissan Maxima

DETROIT — Maxima is many things to Nissan. It is Nissan’s longest running, continuously offered nameplate, and the leading large V6-powered sedan (in terms of retail sales) in the U.S. Though referred to as Nissan’s “4-Door Sports Car” (4DSC), it competes with a variety of plain and sporting sedans; everything from the Acura TLX, Audi A4 2.0T, BMW 328i, and Lexus IS to the Buick Lacrosse, Chevy Impala, Chrysler 300, Ford Taurus, and Toyota Avalon.

2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. — With a rolling bed of on-board advanced technologies, Hyundai Motors first took the wraps off of the all new 2016 Sonata hybrid and its sister product, the Sonata Plug-in hybrid, earlier this year at the Detroit International Auto Show. The 2016 version is here now and will soon go on sale representing the seventh generation of the award-winning and attractive sedan, and by far the most fuel efficient.