Category Archives: crossover SUV

2017 Kia Soul Turbo – Drive Report

Kia added some punch to its Soul with the addition of a new 201-HP turbocharged engine in the Soul Exclaim (!) model. The boxy, 5-passenger compact hatchback/wagon not only has more go-power but better fuel economy too. A 7-speed dual … 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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2017 Nissan Rogue Sport – First Drive

┬áNissan’s new Rogue Sport hits the U.S. market this month, May. It’s a bit smaller and lighter than its sibling Rogue, has seating for five and decent cargo room. Powered by a 141HP 2.0-L 4-cylinder the Rogue Sport is well … Continue reading

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2016/2017 BMW X5 xDrive 40e

This BMW ultimate driving machine will travel for up to 14 miles on battery power alone. And yet, tromp on the throttle and it can go from zero to 60 mph in 6.5 seconds. BMW’s crossover SUV hybrid, the X5 … Continue reading

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2016.5 Mazda CX-5 – Road Trip

Mazda’s CX-5 2-row, 5-passenger crossover SUV got some tweaks with the 2016.5 model. For 2017 the CX-5 will be all-new following in the footsteps of the 7-passenger CX-9. I road tripped the CX-5 and got to see first hand what … Continue reading

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