Category Archives: off-road vehicles

2018 Jeep Midwest Mudfest

Jeeps are designed to get muddy. And that’s exactly what I did. On the invitation of Jeep a bunch of auto writers spent the good part of a day sloshing and spinning through the spring thaw woodlands. We drove the … Continue reading

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2018 Ford Raptor – Drive Report

The 450-horsepower Ford F-150 Raptor is an outstanding performer out in the wilds. Whether it be rock-crawling, trail riding, flying over sand dunes or riding a dry river bed, the Raptor is all about fun. On the other hand, with … Continue reading

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2019 Jeep Cherokee – First Drive

The Jeep Cherokee has been refreshed for 2019 with an all-new front end design, restyling at the rear, and with the choice of three engines including a new 2.0-L turbo four. It’s very capable on- and off-road, upholding the legendary … Continue reading

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2018 Jeep Wrangler – First Drive

For 2018 the Jeep Wrangler is all-new with much improved road manners and even better off-road capabilities. There’s a 285-HP V6 and a 270-HP mild-hybrid 2.0-L 4-cylinder. A Diesel is coming in 2019. Transmission choices are a six-speed manual and … Continue reading

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2017 Land Rover Discovery Td6 – Drive Review

The fifth generation Land Rover Discovery combines a radical new exterior design with a highly versatile interior that’s capable of seating up to seven. It’s a go anywhere, extremely capable on- and off-road SUV. Gas or Diesel power gives you … Continue reading

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2017 Jeep Compass – Drive Review

All-new for 2017, the Jeep Compass has been nicely refined over the previous generation.  And yet, it’s very much a Jeep with outstanding off-road creds. For on-road use, and that’s all some drivers do, it comes in front-wheel drive. If … Continue reading

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2017 Lexus LX570 – Drive Report

The very large and very luxurious Lexus LX 570 can be a bit big for negotiating crowded city streets. But with seating for eight and 7000 lbs. of trailer pulling power the 2017 LX 570 is great for touring the … Continue reading

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