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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 …

When the National Aeronautics and Space Administration unveils a concept vehicle, people pay attention. The agency recently revealed its new Mars rover concept at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. The complex commissioned the construction of the vehicle without use of taxpayer dollars. NASA says it was unveiled, “with a goal of inspiration and education …

Road trips personify Americana. There’s nothing more liberating than getting behind the wheel of your favorite SUV and exploring America’s vast attractions. With summer upcoming, it represents a time where many will step behind the wheel and do just that. If you plan to join these road warriors, it’s important you prepare ahead of time …

Subaru has redesigned its Crosstrek for 2018. The all-new Crosstrek is the second Subaru model to be built on the new Subaru Global Platform which enhances the vehicle’s handling as well as its ride comfort. It also improves crash energy absorption by 40 percent. That helps make the 2018 Crosstrek even safer than the outgoing …

Hyundai vehicles seem like a smart bet on the surface. They come with a durable warranty of 10 years or 100,000 miles, overshadowing offerings by comparable manufacturers like Chevrolet or Honda. Additionally, the brand is known for building quality vehicles that come with a full complement of great safety, technology, and convenience features. With these …

The Chevrolet Trax is the personification of what has made compact SUVs so popular. It’s cute, delivers agile performance, and comes equipped with a wealth of safety and technological features modern buyers will love. Best of all, with a low starting price of $21,000 it is one of the most affordable models in its segment. …

Jeep has a rich tradition of crafting vehicles more than capable of handling off-road challenges dating back to World War 2. After the war, servicemen and women loved the Jeeps so much the manufacturer decided to make some back home for everyday use. 75 years later, the Jeep brand is still synonymous with quality and …

Subaru debuted an updated version of its best-selling model, the Outback, at the 2017 New York International Auto Show as well as the design concept for its upcoming three-row crossover. The new SUV will be called the Ascent and will be sold exclusively in the North American market beginning in 2018. The 2018 Outback, meanwhile, arrives …

Lexus says when it introduced its Lexus NX crossover to the world in 2014, it couldn’t have predicted how popular it would become. The brand even went as far as to say the vehicle became a worldwide sensation as it outperformed sales forecasts in every one of its markets including North America, Europe and China. …