There's nothing wrong with minivans; however, if you don't want to put up with all the baggage that comes with driving a minivan, a crossover is a good way to get the practicality you need and the style you want.
In the mid-1990s the term "crossover vehicle" hadn't been invented yet, but the car-based utility vehicle had. Buyers wanted off-road ruggedness, but didn't necessarily want to sacrifice the comfort of a passenger car.
While crossovers have become sales leaders fairly recently, the vehicles themselves aren't an entirely novel idea. Actually, several early two-wheel and four-wheel-drive wagons and SUVs fit into that category.
The sleek lines, powerful engines and machine strength of muscle cars have attracted us since the late 1960s, when performance and design filtered down into the realm of the attainable. So what are the most wanted classic muscle cars today?
By using a car-based platform, crossovers avoid most of the shortcomings associated with SUVs. In fact, there are a number of benefits to crossover vehicle design. What makes shoppers willing to make the tradeoff?
Even today, the Porsche 917 ranks among the most powerful racecars ever to compete. It also makes a pretty good case for itself to be the greatest racecar of all time; however, success was not immediate.
Take a look back to an extravagant and optimistic time when outrageous cars ruled the world. A time when automobiles weren't just about simple transportation -- they were about bold statements and high style.
Sport bike manufacturer KTM is well known for its racing bikes. But now, the Austrian company has produced its first car: the KTM X-Bow. Is this street-legal go-kart worthy of its nearly six-figure price tag?
In many ways, a propeller-driven car is much simpler than our modern autos, but its drivetrain has potential for peril. Spinning propeller blades present a considerable hazard to the driver and pedestrians.
Some vehicles are armored at the factory; however, most armored vehicles get their extra protection from specialists. Find out what it takes to protect world leaders, military personnel and other valuables.
The hybrid cars that we're familiar with use nickel metal hydride battery packs. But the next generation of hybrids, like the Chevy Volt and Fisker Karma, will use Li-ion battery cells. What's the difference?
For more than a decade now, people have debated the economic impact of hybrid vehicles. Will the fuel savings offset the difference in sticker price? What about expensive repair bills? What's the answer?