With the ascendancy of the crossover SUV (or CUV), auto designers have a new category to play with. While the crossover segment was originally accepted to refer to unibody platform, car-based vehicles with better handling and fuel economy than traditional SUVs, the term has been increasingly used as a catchall. From vehicles such as the Subaru Forester, which would have been called a station wagon 10 years ago, to the Mazda CX-9, which is an SUV in all but name, we have seen our fair share of crossovers here at CNET Car Tech over the past year; here is our roundup.
CNET has pictures of the process of getting custom earphones, tech for summer road trips, and crossover SUVS.
The 2014 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk 4x4 brings off-road capability to a class dominated by soft-road wannabes, but its daily drivability suffers slightly for it.
As the U.S. auto market moves toward SUV, CUVs, SAVs, and XUVs, CNET Car Tech ponders the world's best station wagons.
2007 Ford Escape Hybrid first look
As tested, our 2.4-liter 2011 Kia Sorento EX is a pretty good value, with lots of space, acceptable performance, and a surprisingly good array of cabin technology; the 3.5-liter V-6 model has more power and a few more cabin niceties.