Category Archives: compact SUV

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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2018 GMC Terrain Denali -Drive Report

Entirely new for 2018, the compact GMC Terrain is a bit shorter, just about as roomy as the former model and now powered by a 252-HP turbo 2.0-L four-cylinder mated to a nine-speed automatic. 2018 GMC Terrain Denali prices start at … Continue reading

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2018 BMW X3 – Drive Report

 New for 2018, the BMW X3 is a bit longer and roomier and available with a full contingent of driver-assistance safety features. Two engine choices go from mild to wild. Whether you’re an urban or suburban dweller, the X3 offers … Continue reading

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