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Rating 70/100 Background Entering its ninth model year without a major redesign, the 2011 Honda Element compact crossover looks and performs pretty much as it did back when it debuted in 2003. For many vehicles, such a length of time would result in a bottom-of-the-barrel status for its respective car segment. But the long-lived Element …

Rating 57/100 Background When the Honda Element debuted seven years ago, its target demographic was primarily active 20-something-year-olds interested in outdoor recreation. As it turned out, a lot of older people bought Elements. And why not? With a tidy footprint and room inside for four adults and their cargo, the boxy, space-efficient Element certainly has …

Rating 72/100 Background One definition of “element” is a small but significant presence of an abstract quality; another is a substance or primary constituent that can’t be broken down into a simpler form. Both meanings describe the spirit of the 2009 Honda Element compact crossover SUV, a back-to-basics interpretation of the compact crossover genre. Having …

Rating 48/100 Background Upon its debut in 2003, the Honda Element was a novelty among compact crossover SUVs. Its chunky body, tall profile and surprisingly stubby dimensions set it apart on the road, and its suicide rear doors were downright daring. While this quirky cube-on-wheels has had limited appeal for the young, active types Honda …

Some say it was the coolest concept vehicle to debut at the 2017 Shanghai Auto Show. It’s the Chevrolet FNR-X and it was developed by General Motor’s Pan Asia Technical Automotive Center. The plug-in hybrid sports concept vehicle follows the Chevrolet-FNR (Find News Roads) concept vehicle that was previously showcased at the 2015 Shanghai Auto …

Infiniti debuted its preview of the potential design for its next-generation QX80 SUV at the New York International Auto Show. It’s called the QX80 Monograph. Infiniti says it gave the concept vehicle the “Monograph” name because the word stands for a focused and detailed study. “The QX80 Monograph represents a detailed study into our expertise …

Toyota says its latest concept vehicle was designed with adventurous urbanites in mind. It’s called the FT-4X and it comes with some pretty interesting features that are unlikely to make it to a production vehicle. Toyota does, however, seem to be pretty proud of the concept so you really never know. Some of the small, …

It’s almost that time of year again! Jeep enthusiasts from across the country will soon descend on Moab, Utah for the annual Easter Jeep Safari. It’s a popular event with a long history. It all started back in 1967. The Moab Chamber of Commerce organized it. Back then, it was just a one-day trail ride. …

It’s not quite an SUV, but it’s definitely a concept vehicle for SUV fans to pay attention to. That’s because the Volkswagen Group plans on drawing design aspects from it in the future. It’s called Sedric (short for self-driving car). It’s the first concept car from the Volkswagen Group and it was unveiled at the 2017 …

GMC unveiled its second-generation Terrain SUV. The all-new compact SUV features a bold exterior design, offers a range of new turbocharged powertrains and has more available active safety technologies. “GMC’s strong growth over the past decade is due in large part to Terrain,” said Duncan Aldred, vice president of global sales and marketing for GMC. …

It’s that time of year again. The Geneva International Motor Show is fast approaching and as it does, excitement continues to build for the vehicles that will be unveiled there. At least two sports utility vehicles will make their debut at the annual show. Mitsubishi Motors Corporation will debut its new compact SUV at the …

Several concept sport utility vehicles made a major splash at the 2017 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Here at SUVs.com, we reported on the Infiniti QX50 and Audi Q8 concepts, which both debuted at the show. There were at least two other SUV concepts on display, however, that also deserve some attention. While …