Category Archives: crossover SUV

2018 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack – Drive Review

Save the wagons! Not everyone wants an SUV. VW’s Golf Alltrack “raised wagon” has lots of room for people and things, has some moderate unpaved road capability and is compact on the outside for ease of big-city living. Here’s some … 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 Audi Q5 – Drive Review

New platform, more performance, more efficient Quattro AWD system, more interior room all define the 2018 Audi Q5. The editors at Autotrader praised the all-new 2018 Q5 for its styling and sportiness in the crossover segment and named it one … Continue reading

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2019 BMW X4 – First Drive

On the invite of BMW I drove the new 2019 BMW X4 through the Carolina Appalachians, got to see it being built in BMW’s Spartanburg, SC assembly plant and had a little fun pushing the limits on the track and … 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 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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