Reviews

Rating 62/100 Background The 2014 Ford Escape stands out as one of the best small crossovers in a segment full of worthy entries. Completely redesigned last year, the Ford Escape remains one of our favorite compact crossover SUVs. It has sharp handling, handsome styling and high-end interior touches that help justify its marginally higher price …

Rating 75/100 Background When it comes right down to it, shopping for a new crossover SUV is a lot like trying on clothes. Three-row, seven-passenger models can feel way too big, while compact crossovers may seem a little too confining. That brings us to the 2014 Ford Edge, a five-passenger midsize crossover that splits the …

Rating 77/100 Background Large crossover SUVs have become the car of choice for many large families. And it’s easy to see why, as these crossovers offer plenty of room for passengers and their belongings, as well as the availability of all-wheel drive to get them confidently to their destinations in foul weather conditions. Among these …

Rating 70/100 Background The 2014 Dodge Journey is a roomy, versatile crossover SUV that straddles the divide between compact and midsize utility vehicles. It’s one of the few remaining crossovers in its price range that offers both an available V6 engine and a third-row seat. In addition, its interior is pleasant, well-trimmed and comfortable. However, …

Rating 67/100 Background If you’re shopping for a utility car primarily to haul around people, a crossover is the obvious choice. However, if you want a car that can handle several passengers but also haul a boat or camper, you’re probably going to need a traditional full-size SUV designed for heavier-duty use. And few SUVs …

Rating 62/100 Background The 2014 Dodge Durango is one of our favorite options for a six- or seven-passenger SUV. The current generation not only has the roomy seating and polished drive that you’d expect in a family-oriented, three-row utility vehicle, it also has an optional V8 engine and extraordinary haul ratings that you typically see …

Rating 73/100 Background When you need an ultimate family hauler, something that can accommodate the whole brood while also pulling your biggest toys, it’s hard to beat the 2014 Chevrolet Suburban. With its burly truck-based architecture and brawny powertrain, the Suburban has long been the go-to rig for large, active families, or anyone needing a …

Rating 72/100 Background Small and midsize crossover SUVs are now among the best-selling vehicles in any luxury automaker’s lineup, and that’s certainly the case with the 2014 Cadillac SRX. It’s easy to see the appeal of crossovers like the SRX, which combines roomy accommodations for five with an attractive interior and refined drive and handling …

Rating 60/100 Background Crossover SUVs come in all sizes and capability levels, but so far only a few automakers make truly small utility vehicles aimed at consumers who drive in crowded cities. The Buick Encore is one of these crossovers. At only 168 inches long, it’s 10 inches shorter than the compact Honda CR-V. The …

Rating 73/100 Background Over the last decade, Cadillac designers and engineers have done a remarkable job of transforming the brand’s image from over-the-hill to up-and-coming. Now, however, the very nameplate that helped propel this transformation, the Cadillac Escalade, feels like an anachronism. To its credit, the 2014 Cadillac Escalade maintains the attributes that made it …