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2019 Jeep Cherokee First Drive Review

For 2019 Jeep updated their compact utility vehicle with a new exterior,  a new engine and the latest uConnect infotainment systems. The new 2.0L turbo engine is one of the most powerful in the segment delivering and the existing 3.2L V6 remains one of the last 6-cylinder options in the segment. In addition to the […]

2018 Compact Crossover Off Road Comparison

Thanks to an event called the Trail Trek Tour I had the opportunity to test a variety of every-day crossovers on some back-country trails in Virginia. The results were about as I expected but there were a few crossovers that did better than I thought. Why no Subaru? Why no Rogue? Why no X? The […]

2019 / 2020 Toyota Sienna | Reliable, But Is It Relevant?

The Toyota Sienna soldiers on with minimal changes for 2019 and 2020 while we wait for a complete redesign expected for the 2021 model year. While we wait for the next gen model, the Sienna is up against tough competition from the inexpensive Grand Caravan (which may be ancient, but it’s also crazy cheap), the […]

2018 Mercedes GLC 43 AMG Review

If you’re looking for one of the most fun compact luxury crossovers money can buy, look no further than the Mercedes GLC43 AMG. It has a more premium feel and more aggressive looks than the X3 or SQ5 and driving dynamics targeted directly at the Porsche Macan. If 4.9 seconds to 60 isn’t quick enough […]

2018 Audi Q5 Review

Audi’s Q5 isn’t just one of the best selling Audi models in the USA, it’s also one of the best selling luxury crossovers in America. Despite the old Q5 being one of the older luxury CUVs on sale the Q5 has always served up an excellent blend of performance, economy, practicality and a long list […]

2016 Mazda CX-9 Child Seat Review

The CX-9 is the family friendly crossover with a touch of Mazda’s handling magic. For 2016 they have also added a new twist: a 2nd row seat that can stay in place with a child seat attached.

2018 Nissan Rogue Sport Review

Nissan’s all-new Rogue Sport is, of course, not all-new at all. Folks in Canada and other world markets have known this sub-compact crossover for years as the Nissan Qashqai. Whatever you want to call it, the Rogue Sport is a “tweener” crossover and in America it’s designed to fill the gap between the smaller Nissan […]

2020 Cadillac XT6 First Look

Cadillac took the cover off their long-awaited three-row crossover in Detroit today. The XT6 is designed to compete with the Audi Q7, Acura MDX and Volvo XC90 while also providing an easier-to-park alternative to their larger Escalade.

2018 MINI Countryman Review

The second generation MINI Countryman is the biggest and most powerful MINI ever built. Quibbles about this MINI not being terribly mini aside, the Countryman is a good value in the subcompact crossover segment if you can control your options selection. Slotting somewhere between the Fiat 500x and Audi Q3 in base form, top end […]