Crossovers are a lot like antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Despite our best efforts, the world is now teeming with them. To be honest, they provide a great value, packing the capaciousness of a larger wagon or SUV with the slight sensibility of a more car-based platform. That great value does not go unrecognized by the public; the car we're talking about today, the Honda CR-V, remains one of the brand's best sellers.
The Hyundai Santa Fe was an unexpected hit for the South Korean automaker. After failing to excite the Asian market, the Santa Fe was brought to America, where it quickly took off-at its peak the Santa Fe was selling faster than Hyundai could manufacture them.
As I was heading out of the office on Good Friday, I was handed a set of keys to what would be my temporary whip for the weekend - Ford's Transit Connect Wagon. The 2014 Wagon is a redesign of Ford's Transit Connect, which until 2010, hadn't made its way to the North American market, as it was developed by Ford Europe where it was predominantly used as a cargo van.
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