Category Archives: SUVs

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 Alfa Romeo Stelvio TI – Drive Report

The Stelvio is an SUV from Alfa Romeo that is made for the track. Of course, most all will never be driven on the track. With 280-HP, an 8-speed automatic and Alfa’s rear -biased Q4 all-wheel drive system, the Stelvio … Continue reading

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2018 BMW X3 – Drive Report

 New for 2018, the BMW X3 is a bit longer and roomier and available with a full contingent of driver-assistance safety features. Two engine choices go from mild to wild. Whether you’re an urban or suburban dweller, the X3 offers … Continue reading

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2018 Dodge Durango SRT – Drive Report

 This is the 475-horspower Hemi-powered 2018 Dodge Durango SRT 392 that will go from zero to 60-mph in 4.4 seconds and cover the 1/4 mile in 12.9 seconds. It also has three rows of seating, can tow 8,700 pounds and … 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 Subaru Crosstrek – Drive Report

Subaru has become a bigger player in the U.S. market selling just about 648,000 vehicles last year. They’ve gone from being the darling of the New England states to a bi-coastal player. The Crosstrek compact-ute is all-new for 2018 with … Continue reading

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2018 Mazda CX-9 – Drive Report

Mazda is moving into the premium space with more luxurious interiors and delivering on overall owner satisfaction. The 2018 CX-9 has added semi-automated safety features and G-Vectoring Control for enhanced handling. Prices start at $32,130 and go up into the … Continue reading

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