Category Archives: off-road vehicles

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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2017 Jeep Wrangler Sahara – Drive Report

If you feel the need to climb a big snowy hill, a large sand dune or a steep mountain trail the 2017 Jeep Wrangler is the one to help get it done. This classic has changed over the years but still … 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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2017 Ford F-150 Raptor – in the Desert

It’s the only purpose-built, high-performance off-road truck on the market. The Ford F-150 Raptor is back for 2017. With its all-aluminum body and stronger and stiffer high-strength steel frame, it’s now driven by a 450HP 3.5-L twin turbo V6 that … Continue reading

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2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack – First Drive

If you’re heading for an outdoorsy weekend and need a vehicle to haul all your gear, carry your bikes or a kayak, and get you down a dusty trail to your campsite, the 2017 VW Golf Alltrack may be the … Continue reading

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