Category Archives: compact SUV

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan – First Drive

VW has an all-new second-generation Tiguan for 2018. It’s longer, roomier and can carry up to seven. ┬áThe current Tiguan will be rebadged as the Tiguan Limited and both of these compact SUVs join VW’s new midsize 3-row Atlas SUV. … Continue reading

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2017 Kia Niro – Drive Report

The Kia Niro is all-new. It’s new to the market having made its global debut at the 2016 Chicago Auto Show. The Niro is hybrid-powered and EPA-rated at 50mpg. Looking more like a hatchback than an SUV, the Niro is … Continue reading

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2017 Infiniti QX30 – Drive Report

The very coupe-like QX30 from Infiniti with its bold styling certainly sets itself apart from other compact crossover SUVs. Priced starting around $30K it’s the entry into the luxury Infiniti brand. It seats five and has a fairly spacious cargo … Continue reading

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2017 Honda CR-V – Drive Report

Honda completely redesigned the CR-V for 2017 making this class-leading compact SUV even better. Restyled and sculpted on the outside, more modern and upscale on the inside, and a new 1.5-L turbo engine pushing you down the road make the … Continue reading

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2017 Mercedes AMG GLC43 – Drive Report

AMG did its thing with the GLC. Biturbo 3.0-L V6 with 362 HP; enhanced nine-speed automatic; performance 4Matic all-wheel drive; mixed-size tires with 255/45 R 20 on 8 x 20 up front and 285/40 R 20 on 9.5 x 20 … Continue reading

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2017 Nissan Rogue Sport – First Drive

┬áNissan’s new Rogue Sport hits the U.S. market this month, May. It’s a bit smaller and lighter than its sibling Rogue, has seating for five and decent cargo room. Powered by a 141HP 2.0-L 4-cylinder the Rogue Sport is well … Continue reading

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2017 Ford Escape – Drive Report

The Escape is celebrating its sixteenth birthday and got a mid-cycle refresh along with some powertrain improvements. In the crowded compact SUV market, with many really good offerings for the buyer today, the Escape is one that should be given … Continue reading

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