Category Archives: midsize SUV

2021 Toyota Venza – Drive Review

The Venza nameplate is back in the Toyota model mix for 2021. Now, the Venza midsize 2-row, 5-seater is offered only in all-wheel drive (AWD) and only with a hybrid drivetrain. Positioned as the “ultimate urban crossover,” the Venza offers … Continue reading

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2021 Hyundai Palisade – Drive Review

For 2021 Hyundai Palisade has undergone significant content repackaging to give buyers of all trim levels added comfort & convenience while streamlining shopper trim selections. A new upscale Calligraphy trim has been added. Read about what’s new for 2021 here. … Continue reading

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2021 Volkswagen Atlas – Drive Report

VW’s Atlas is a great value and delivers on what you buy an SUV for….plenty of room for people and cargo. The 2021 Atlas seven-seat SUV has an upgraded interior and an exterior with bolder front and rear styling. VW … Continue reading

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2020 Cadillac XT6 – Road Trip

My wife and I recently took a road trip in the 2020 Cadillac XT6 on a long weekend getaway, like so many Americans will be doing this summer. It’s important to have the right vehicle to make for a not … Continue reading

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2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport – Drive Review

 VW has jumped into the 5-seat midsize SUV game with its new Atlas Cross Sport. It’s urban friendly and will fit the needs of many a household. It shares its platform with the larger 7-seat Atlas, offers either a four … Continue reading

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2020 Lincoln Navigator – Drive Review

The new Lincoln Aviator was named the 2020 MAMA Luxury Family Vehicle of the Year. The new 2020 Aviator 3-row midsize SUV is quite refined and luxurious while at the same time delivering excellent overall dynamic performance. Read a bit … Continue reading

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2020 Toyota Highlander – First Drive

On the invite of Toyota I participated in the line-off celebration of the new Highlander at Toyota’s Princeton, Indiana plant were it is produced. Then I spent time behind the wheel of both the Highlander with the V6 engine and … Continue reading

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2020 Mazda CX-9 – Drive Review

Mazda has upped its game and has moved a bit more into the premium space with the Signature trim level. The 2020 Mazda CX-9 3-row midsize SUV now has increased engine torque, a new off-road traction assist, new available center … Continue reading

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2020 Ford Explorer – Drive Review

 All-new again. The 2020 Ford Explorer has been redone and now is based on a rear-drive platform. There’s new engines including a hybrid plus a 10-speed automatic. Most everything is better, as of course it should be. Read more here … Continue reading

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2020 Cadillac XT6 – Drive Review

Cadillac’s new for 2020 XT6 3-row SUV has a 310-HP V6 that helps make it a great family hauler. Premium Luxury or Sport trims help suit varied tastes and styles. Check out more on the XT6 right here. @1ChicagoCarGuy

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