Category Archives: crossover SUV

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 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 Range Rover Velar

The 2018 Range Rover Velar has been judged the most beautifully designed vehicle on the planet, winning the World Car Design of the Year title at the 2018 World Car Awards. The new Velar is based on the same architecture as … Continue reading

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2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio TI – Drive Report

The Stelvio is an SUV from Alfa Romeo that is made for the track. Of course, most all will never be driven on the track. With 280-HP, an 8-speed automatic and Alfa’s rear -biased Q4 all-wheel drive system, the Stelvio … Continue reading

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2018 Subaru Crosstrek – Drive Report

Subaru has become a bigger player in the U.S. market selling just about 648,000 vehicles last year. They’ve gone from being the darling of the New England states to a bi-coastal player. The Crosstrek compact-ute is all-new for 2018 with … Continue reading

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2018 Toyota C-HR – Drive Report

Toyota’s C-HR compact crossover is very much a car-like 5-door hatchback. It’s front-drive only and has car-like ground clearance. That said, I think it’s a great choice for a new, young teen driver. The C-HR offers good value for the … Continue reading

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