Category Archives: crossover SUV

2021 BMW X5 Drive45e – Drive Review

For 2021 the X5 has been updated to its 2nd-genertion PHEV with the new xDrive45e. Total system output is now 389-hp. 0 to 60 mph acceleration time is 5.3 seconds. The X5 xDrive45e delivers higher performance levels of acceleration as well … Continue reading

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2021 Nissan Kicks – Drive Report

The 2021 Nissan Kicks has been freshened with new front and rear styling, new wheels, new colors including five two-tone choices and updated and enhanced interior trim. Sales are up for the Kicks and it’s a popular choice among younger … Continue reading

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2021 Audi Q5 Sportback – Drive Review

Audi freshened the Q5’s design for 2021 and also added two new variants, namely the Q5 Sportback and SQ5 Sportback.  Along with the sloping roof, to further differentiate the Sportback from the Q5 UV, standard equipment includes: 19-inch 5-double arm … Continue reading

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2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz – First Drive

The all-new 5-passenger 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz with its open cargo bed is designed to appeal to utility vehicle owners.  Hyundai describes the typical Santa Cruz buyer as a tech-savvy single male in the age range of 35 to 45 … Continue reading

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2021 Subaru Crosstrek – Drive Review

The Subaru Crosstrek is a practical choice for a good value compact utility. The 2021 Crosstrek got a few updates the most important of which is an available new 182-hp 2.5-L 4-cylinder Boxer engine. There’s also a new Sport trim … Continue reading

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2022 Volkswagen Taos – First Drive

Volkswagen has a new model. It’s the entirely new 2022 Taos subcompact utility vehicle. Call if the new Golf for the U.S. because the Golf is no longer, except fo the GTI and Golf R. Taos seats five, has decent … Continue reading

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2022 Infiniti QX55 – Drive Review

The all-new Infiniti QX55 is dramatically styled and comes standard with 20-inch wheels, all-wheel drive, a 268-HP turbo engine and wireless Apple CarPlay. With a starting price of $46,500, the five-seat QX55 offers car-like looks and style with decent versatility. … Continue reading

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2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E – Drive Review

The 2021 Mustang Mach-E has a starting price of $42,895 plus a $1,100 destination charge. Depending on model and battery choice, rear-drive configurations have either 230 or 305 miles of range. All-wheel drive configurations have either 211 or 270 miles … Continue reading

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2021 Mazda CX-30 Turbo – Drive Review

Mazda has upped its game for 2021 and added a new 250-hp turbo engine to the CX-30. This upscale powertrain brings more peak power while delivering a direct and connected driving experience. Additionally, the new turbo-charged engine delivers better traction … Continue reading

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2021 Hyundai Santa Fe – Drive Review

The fourth generation Hyundai Santa Fe has gotten a mid-cycle refresh with design changes and many new features for the 2021 model. A new, range-topping Calligraphy trim which has more content and differentiation has been added. Changes have occurred both … Continue reading

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