Category Archives: compact SUV

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan – Drive Report

Volkswagen has an all-new, longer and roomier, seven-passenger Tiguan for 2018. VW says it’s the new king of the concrete jungle, and it just may be. Prices start at $25,345 and you can get front-drive or all-wheel drive in each … Continue reading

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2017 Jeep Compass – Drive Review

All-new for 2017, the Jeep Compass has been nicely refined over the previous generation.  And yet, it’s very much a Jeep with outstanding off-road creds. For on-road use, and that’s all some drivers do, it comes in front-wheel drive. If … Continue reading

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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.  The 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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