SUVs/Wagons

First drive: 2022 Subaru Outback Wilderness pushes further into the wild
First drive: 2022 Subaru Outback Wilderness pushes further into the wild

It feels like the 2022 Subaru Outback Wilderness was constructed out of the fever dreams of a cooped-up adventurer. Which means that the Wilderness arrives at exactly the right time (and the right price) to become the weapon of choice for Outback buyers who are looking to really get away. This is...Read More»

2022 Subaru Outback Wilderness
2022 Subaru Outback Wilderness costs $38,120 on any terrain

The world has changed and the 2022 Subaru Outback Wilderness promises to change with it. As travel plans switch from overhead to overland, Subaru upgrades its defining vehicle with a new Wilderness variant. It costs $38,120, including $1,125 destination, and goes on sale this summer, Subaru...Read More»

2018 Land Rover Discovery
2018 Land Rover Discovery teased ahead of Paris debut

A long-overdue replacement for the Land Rover LR4 will debut in just a few weeks at the Paris Motor Show, where it will reprise a name that Americans haven't seen in more than a decade: Land Rover Discovery. True, Land Rover dealers have a smaller model called the Discovery Sport, but the SUV set...Read More»

2017 Kia Sportage  -  First Drive
2017 Kia Sportage first drive

Kia made some great choices for its completely redesigned 2017 Sportage—choices that make it a better-driving, more comfortable vehicle than some of its key rivals. One of those key rivals is the Sportage’s corporate cousin, the Hyundai Tucson. Although the Sportage remains closely...Read More»

2017 GMC Acadia
2017 GMC Acadia Trims Down, As GM Plans For Less Product Overlap

General Motors [NYSE: GM] may be attempting to put its days of nearly identical, “brand-engineered” models behind it—especially with respect to the ever-growing crossover utility market. One such example is the new 2017 GMC Acadia that was introduced earlier this month at the...Read More»

2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid
2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid: 33 MPG, Starting Price Under $30k

Toyota has revealed fuel economy and pricing for its new 2016 RAV4 Hybrid models, which are not just the most fuel-efficient models in the RAV4 lineup but the quickest and most powerful. The RAV4 Hybrid gets a version of Toyota’s Hybrid Synergy Drive featuring a 2.5-liter Atkinson cycle...Read More»

2015 Ford Edge
2015 Ford Edge Earns Mostly Good IIHS Scores, Five-Star NCAP Rating

Safety-minded families now have one more reason to consider the much-improved 2015 Ford Edge: It’s achieved a batch of (mostly) top-tier crash-test ratings. In Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) testing, the 2015 Edge earned top 'good' ratings in four out of five IIHS tests, with...Read More»

New Volkswagen Tiguan (European-spec), 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show
2018 VW Tiguan SUV Aims For U.S. With Third Row, Higher MPG

Don’t get too eager to go put an all-new Volkswagen Tiguan, introduced this past week at the Frankfurt Motor Show, in your driveway. You won’t find this new utility vehicle at dealerships this month, this year, or possibly even next year (very late calendar-year 2016 or early 2017 is...Read More»

2016 Lexus LX 570
Refreshed 2016 Lexus LX 570 SUV Bows At Pebble Beach

Lexus has given one of its oldest models a new lease on the high-lux life. With refreshed 2016 versions, the LX 570 sport-utility vehicle gets a new eight-speed automatic and some significant appearance and feature changes. The automaker officially pulled the wraps off both the LX 570 and new turbo...Read More»

2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class  -  Euro-spec Off-Road Package
2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC: U.S. Won't Get Off-Road Package

As part of our recent first drive of the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class, we scrambled up steep slopes, challenged this utility vehicle’s air suspension and traction systems, and momentarily teetered on two wheels at several different points. Then we found out that the automaker has no plans to...Read More»

2015 Honda CR-V
Rough-Idle Complaints Roll In For 2015 CR-V: Honda Working On Fix

Honda has issued an advisory to owners of 2015 Honda CR-V models, after receiving many complaints about a strong vibration at idle and low rpm—one that we experienced earlier this year in a test drive. The 2015 Honda CR-V is one of our favorite compact crossovers on the market—as well...Read More»

2015 Honda CR-V: Driven
2015 Honda CR-V Touring: Quick Drive

Honda says that the CR-V is the best-selling entry SUV of all time, and it’s easy to understand why this model has earned that title. Put simply, it keeps with the times and delivers, in an entirely pragmatic way, all that most families need, with enough personality to not leave them wanting...Read More»

2016 Mitsubishi Outlander  -  First Drive
2016 Mitsubishi Outlander: First Drive

Starting out in the passenger seat is one of the better ways to acquaint oneself with the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander. Car critics tend to fixate on what's new and fast and thrilling from the driver's seat, and here, it pays to 'recalibrate' first—by taking stock of the ride, the ambiance, the...Read More»

2015 Jeep Renegade and 2015 Jeep Cherokee
Jeep Renegade Vs. Jeep Cherokee: How Do They Size Up?

The 2015 Jeep Renegade has only recently started arriving at dealerships; yet it’s already looking like quite a winning complement to another vehicle in Jeep’s lineup that we already like: the Cherokee. The Renegade is 16 inches shorter than the Cherokee, and it’s built on a...Read More»

2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport 2.4 GT
2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Gets Bigger Engine, More HP

For 2015, Mitsubishi Motors is giving some versions of its Outlander Sport small crossover what should prove to be a significant upgrade under the hood. On 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport ES and GT models, a new 2.4-liter in-line four-cylinder engine bumps output to 168 horsepower; that’s 20...Read More»

2016 Kia Sorento
2016 Kia Sorento: First Drive

Stoic. That’s how I’d sum up our first drive of the 2016 Kia Sorento. It’s not just because this completely redesigned, third-generation Sorento felt mostly unfazed, driving through a Sierra Nevada winter "storm of the decade" that brought 100-mile-an-hour wind gusts and made some...Read More»

2015 Nissan Murano
2015 Nissan Murano: First Drive

As we’re getting acquainted with the 2015 Nissan Murano for the first time, it’s eye-opening to note all that this mid-size crossover doesn’t have: There are no multiple drive modes here, no variable steering assist settings, and no steering-wheel shift paddles, no low range or...Read More»

2015 Jeep Renegade, 2014 Geneva Motor Show
2015 Renegade - Jeep Downsizes For World Domination, Geneva Debut: Video And Live Photos

Jeep isn’t just an American brand. It’s a global icon. And suitably, near the one of the headquarters of the United Nations, the Jeep Renegade is making its world debut. The 2015 Jeep Renegade, which will reach dealerships in the U.S. the third quarter of this year—and Europe this...Read More»

2014 Jeep Patriot Latitude
2014 Jeep Patriot Latitude: Does It Drive Better Without the CVT?

The answer, in a word, is 'yes.' Yes, the 2014 Jeep Patriot does drive better with the new six-speed automatic transmission than it ever did with the continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) that it's been saddled with ever since its launch for 2007. Yes, the Patriot drives better than it...Read More»

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