Category: SUVs

  • 2021 Mazda CX-5 – Coastal Cruise

    2021 Mazda CX-5 – Coastal Cruise

    A visit to Southern California provided a nice opportunity to become reacquainted with the Mazda CX-5 compact crossover. From the western end of Route 66 in Santa Monica and along coastal California Route 1 to Santa Barbara the Mazda CX-5 made for a very nice and also fun-to-drive road trip. Read about the happenings here. […]

  • 2022 Nissan Pathfinder – Drive Review

    2022 Nissan Pathfinder – Drive Review

    For 2022 the Pathfinder is entirely new from the ground up. A new 9-speed transmission combined with the 284-hp V6 gives it good performance and better trailer towing ability. The interior is completely fresh and stylish and loaded with tech. A complete suite of advanced driver-assist safety (ADAS) features including Nissan’s ProPilot Assist are available. Read […]

  • 2022 Infiniti QX60 – Drive Review

    2022 Infiniti QX60 – Drive Review

    Infiniti has redone the QX60 for 2022. An exterior and interior refresh plus a new 9-speed automatic will enable the QX60 to better compete in the premium midsize 3-row utility vehicle segment. Performance from the 295-hp 3.5-L V6 with the new transmission is much improved and there’s a slightly better city fuel economy rating. Read […]

  • 2022 Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer by Jeep

    2022 Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer by Jeep

    The 2022 Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer might just become THE fashionable full-size utility vehicle to have. Rooted in Jeep brand heritage, Wagoneer will become a portfolio of vehicles that defines “American premium” and delivers a unique customer experience. Have a look at these new full-size utility vehicles brought to you by Jeep. Just one click. […]

  • 2022 Jeep Compass – First Drive

    2022 Jeep Compass – First Drive

    Jeep took the cover off the 2022 Compass back in July and recently I had the opportunity to drive it. There’s a new look on the outside and a big appearance upgrade on the inside. And the Compass does what a Jeep does including go off-road if you like. Rear more about the new Compass […]

  • 2021 BMW X5 Drive45e – Drive Review

    2021 BMW X5 Drive45e – Drive Review

    For 2021 the X5 has been updated to its 2nd-genertion PHEV with the new xDrive45e. Total system output is now 389-hp. 0 to 60 mph acceleration time is 5.3 seconds. The X5 xDrive45e delivers higher performance levels of acceleration as well as handling and braking balanced with low fuel consumption. All this is packaged in a […]

  • 2021 Audi Q5 Sportback – Drive Review

    2021 Audi Q5 Sportback – Drive Review

    Audi freshened the Q5’s design for 2021 and also added two new variants, namely the Q5 Sportback and SQ5 Sportback.  Along with the sloping roof, to further differentiate the Sportback from the Q5 UV, standard equipment includes: 19-inch 5-double arm design wheels, deletion of roof rails, S line exterior, panoramic sunroof and sport front seats. […]

  • 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L – First Drive

    2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L – First Drive

    You can now get seating for 6 or 7 in the new Jeep Grand Cherokee L. New designs both inside and out brings a fresh look to this Jeep stalwart. And for the first time ever in any vehicle a McIntosh audio system is now available. Check out this new bigger and better Jeep here. […]

  • 2021 Nissan Armada – drive review

    2021 Nissan Armada – drive review

    The rugged body-on-frame full size Nissan Armada utility vehicle has been extensively updated for 2021. There’s lots of new front and rear sheetmetal and the interior gets a newly designed center stack anchored by a new standard 12.3-inch color display. Read more on the new Armada right here. @1ChicagoCarGuy

  • 2021 Kia Sorento Hybrid – drive review

    2021 Kia Sorento Hybrid – drive review

    The 2021 Sorento is initially available with three powertrains, including its first ever turbo hybrid (HEV). A plug-in hybrid (PHEV) will be introduced in the next model year. With a total system 227-hp the hybrid engine is paired with a 6-speed automatic and is offered only with front-wheel drive. EPA test fuel economy ratings are […]