Category Archives: off-road vehicles

2021 Jeep Gladiator – Drive Review

New on the 2021 Jeep Gladiator is the availability of a 260-hp 3.0-L EcoDiesel V6 with a 442 lb.ft. torque rating.  EPA fuel economy ratings are 24 combined mpg with 22 city mpg and 28 highway mpg. The V6 EcoDiesel … Continue reading

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2021 Land Rover Defender – Drive Review

For 2021 this British legend Land Rover Defender 110 is joined by the short wheelbase Defender 90. The three-door 90 seats five or six with an available front center seat. The five-door 110 has the option of five, six or … Continue reading

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2020 Land Rover Defender 110 – First Drive

A favorite of adventurers, the Land Rover Defender first appeared in 1983, was sold in the U.S. from 1993 to 1997, and now has returned to the scene with an all-new architecture and more capabilities than ever. Six different trims. … Continue reading

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2021 Ram 1500 TRX – Drive Review

The Ram 1500 TRX has raised the bar for extreme performance pickups. The TRX with its 702-hp Hemi V8 is designed with extreme capabilities and features a unique suspension designed for high-speed off-road driving as well as wheels and tires … Continue reading

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2021 Subaru Outback – Drive Review

The Subaru Outback was all-new for 2020 and has received a few upgrades for 2021. The station wagon-like all-wheel drive Outback is very utilitarian for urban or suburban living and is also designed for off-road driving with impressive trail capability. … Continue reading

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2020 Jeep Compass – Drive Report

The 2020 Jeep Compass has been updated with new colors and added equipment Compass pricing starts at $22,280. With the four models Jeep offers a broad selection of options that allow for personalization for every customer to equip his or … Continue reading

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2020 Ford Ranger – Drive Review

There’s no vehicle more American than the Ford Ranger. The 2020 Ford Ranger is ranked Number One in the Cars.com’s 2020 American-Made Index. Now, three new dealer-installed Ford Performance accessory packages are available for the Ranger, adding off-road capability and … Continue reading

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2020 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro – Drive Report

The Tacoma TRD Pro for 2020 has been given the once over by Toyota Racing Development. With a strong cachet among off-roaders I drove it in the dirt and on the road. It’s one of the best for hitting the … Continue reading

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2019 Range Rover Sport HSE MHEV – First Drive

With five different trims and as many different engines, the Range Rover Sport has something for everyone. Engine output is from 254hp to 575hp. A mild hybrid as well as a plug-in hybrid are offered. Plus there’s a diesel and … Continue reading

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2019 Ford Ranger – Drive Review

The Ford Ranger is back for 2019. Another entry in the midsize pickup market to meet the needs of those who don’t really need a full size pickup. The Ranger is offered in one wheelbase and in two body-styles, the … Continue reading

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