Category Archives: compact SUV

2019 GMC Terrain – Drive Report

The new-for-2019 Terrain Black Edition is available on SLE & SLT for $795. The package includes: 19-inch gloss black aluminum wheels, darkened grille insert and black surround, black mirror caps, roof rails and additional exterior accents, and black exterior model … Continue reading

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2019 Volvo XC40 – Drive Review

The new Volvo XC40 small SUV has been named the 2018 European Car of the Year ahead of the Geneva Motor Show last March in Switzerland. It is the first win of this prestigious award for Volvo Cars. The XC40 … Continue reading

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2018 BMW X1

The X1 is the entry to BMW’s X-series. Redesigned in 2016, it is unchanged for 2018 except for some option packaging revisions. The only power plant is a 228-horsepower 2.0-L turbocharged I-4 coupled to an 8-speed automatic. Read more on … Continue reading

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2018 BMW X2 – Drive Report

BMW added another Sport Activity Vehicle to their X-Series lineup with the new 2018 X2 xDrive28i. Based on the same platform as the more utilitarian X1, the X2 is very car-like. So much so, I want to refer to it … Continue reading

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2018 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid – Drive Review

Toyota has been a leader in hybrid development as well as in bringing new variations of SUVs to the market. The Toyota RAV4 is one of the original compact SUVs that came to market about twenty years ago. Now, today, … Continue reading

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2018 Nissan Kicks – First Drive

The entirely new 2018 Nissan Kicks is aimed at younger, city-living buyers. Of note is the value story with the Kicks priced to start at $17,990. Also noteworthy is that all Kicks have Automatic Emergency Braking as standard as well as … Continue reading

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2018 Ford EcoSport – Drive Review

Fun, capable and connected, the all-new Ford EcoSport can be customized with 10 available colors, six interior choices and ambient lighting options. EcoSport’s five-passenger interior features available SYNC 3 with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, plus there’s an available … Continue reading

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