Articles tagged with: crossover

Ford, Sports Utility Vehicles / Crossovers, Uncategorized »

17 Oct 2020 | No Comment | 50 views

 

By Don Hammonds

If only all SUVs were as distinctive and full of personality as the Ford Edge.

The Edge, which represents the pizzazz side of Ford’s SUV lineup, is  terrific to drive, easy on the eye, truly comfortable and accommodating to passengers, and, especially with the ST-Line version, has a performance personality all its own.  This, ladies and gentlemen, is the SUV for people who cannot stand SUVs, their blandness and awkwardness on the road.

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buyer's guide, Mercedes, Uncategorized »

29 Aug 2020 | No Comment | 107 views

 

By Don Hammonds

Mercedes-Benz, the legendary company that wears the three-pointed star, steeped with history and tradition, is preparing to make model year 2021 another chapter in its storied history, with updates and unveilings in the all-important SUV market, along with new models in its high performance AMG range.

Mercedes-Benz USA enters the 2021 model year with an array of exciting new vehicle debuts and performance and technology upgrades across the vehicle range.

 The SUV lineup:

In a news release, it said, “In the …

Hyundai, Uncategorized »

22 May 2020 | No Comment | 373 views

By Donald Hammonds

Which car company gets the gold for the  best mid-sized SUV?

For many buyers and journalists alike, Hyundai’s Palisade takes it.  It is a vast improvement over the Santa Fe XL,  which I think suffered from identity issues with consumers.

The Palisade is a solid value in its class, and I think one of the biggest selling point for it will be the incredibly lengthy and up to date safety technology and other features which you simply cannot find on …

Compact Cars, Hybrids, Sports Utility Vehicles / Crossovers, Uncategorized »

4 Apr 2019 | No Comment | 720 views

By Don Hammonds

Want something to talk about?

Take a look at Lexus’ all-new UX, its smallest–and most affordable way of putting Toyota’s luxury brand in your driveway.

 

It has a wild look to it that, for some reason, makes me think of the Minecraft stuff that my kid has in his room.  Yes, it’s that wild looking!  But you know, as startling as it is, you really grow to love it.

I happen to like it a lot, but for most people, it …

Kia, Sports Utility Vehicles / Crossovers, Uncategorized »

31 Jan 2018 | No Comment | 849 views

By Don Hammonds

Prepare to be surprised by the 2018 Kia Niro.

First this small front wheel drive crossover is pretty roomy when you see how small it is on the outside.  It can hold an incredible number of boxes with the back seat folded down–ten of the standard boxes used by grocery stores for stocking. It’s economical beyond belief.  And the styling is just about the coolest you will find with a hybrid product.  And did we mention price?  The value …

Honda, Sports Utility Vehicles / Crossovers, Uncategorized »

6 Oct 2017 | No Comment | 756 views

 

 

 

By Don Hammonds

Talk about your big time changes!

Just look at the all-new 2017 Honda CR-V 1.5T AWD Touring!

It’s got all new, tough looking styling that really catapults it to the top in terms of head turning design and a look that truly can’t be mmistaken for anything else.

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And there’s a host of new features and innovations, including an all new engine, marking the first time that there will be a choice of two for …

Uncategorized »

6 Oct 2017 | No Comment | 722 views

By Don Hammonds

Tried, true, familiar–and fun.

Pretty much sums up the Toyota RAV4 compact utility vehicle, don’t you think?

 

We do.  We just finished a test drive of the 2017 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Limited with all wheel drive, and we could not have been more pleased.

The RAV4, in our view, is one of the top contenders in the CUV end of the market, but it especially shines when it comes to sporty, lively driving–especially this Hybrid version.  It’s faster than the conventional …

Hyundai, Sports Utility Vehicles / Crossovers, Uncategorized »

3 May 2017 | No Comment | 797 views

By Don Hammonds

Hyundai’s Santa Fe is a striking example —-for its competitors—of what happens when you don’t pay attention.

For ages, many car brands discounted Hyundai and did not take it seriously aas a possible threat to their own market share.

Now, here comes Santa Fe.  Its a joy to drive, has every conceivable feature you will ever need–and usually as standard equipment, has good looks, plenty of power, really strong handling and plenty of other attributes.

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Kia, Sports Utility Vehicles / Crossovers, Uncategorized »

23 Apr 2017 | No Comment | 826 views
2017 Kia Sportage: Competitors, be warned–it’s better than good

 

By Don Hammonds

 

Kia’s new 2017 Sportage, redesigned for this year, puts everyone competing in its market niche that the Korean brand means business.

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The Sportage, first of all, outdoes just about everybody in the looks department, and the interior is plenty comfortable, non-threatening, and quite easy to get used to as you own it.

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What’s so great about the Sportage?

Just about everything, really.

Start with the little stuff. We …

Sports Utility Vehicles / Crossovers, Uncategorized, Volkswagen »

11 Feb 2017 | No Comment | 1,440 views
2017 VW Golf Alltrack 4Motion: Hitting the off-road in style

 

By Don Hammonds

When it comes to compact SUVs, the word for today is “rugged.”

Thanks to the influence of Subaru’s hotter than hot Crosstrek, every car company seems to be adding some body cladding, raising ground clearance and installing new macho-looking interiors into one or models in their lineup.

Volkswagen is now getting into the act with its cool, sleek new Golf Alltrack,  which is based on the company’s Golf Sportwagen.

It shares some of the advantages of the Sportwagen–simple, intuitive controls, really …

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