CUV/SUV

  • 2017/2018 Jeep Compass Review

    For 2017 Jeep is replacing the long-suffering Compass and Patriot with an all-new and considerably more capable model dubbed “Compass” around the world. (In 2017 the “new Compass” will be sold at the same time as the 2017 old Compass, 2018 will be a full model year for the new Compass.) The new model sits

  • 2017 Cadillac XT5 Review

    Why did Cadillac decide to make a mid-sized FWD crossover like the Lexus RX instead of a RWD BMW X3 fighter? Because Lexus sells twice as many RX 350s as BMW sells X3s. While the XT5 is not as much fun to drive as the X3 or the new Q5, the Cadillac delivers more passenger

  • 2017 Nissan Rogue Hybrid Review

    Nissan’s Rogue gains an all-new hybrid model for 2017. Unlike Toyota’s RAV4 Hybrid, the Rogue Hybrid uses a mechanical AWD system for superior traction in inclement weather or mild off-roading. The two-clutch hybrid system boosts fuel economy to 34 MPG combined for the two wheel drive model and 33 MPG for the all wheel drive

  • 2017 Kia Niro First Drive Review

    The Niro hybrid is the first in an oncoming barrage of high efficiency vehicles from Kia. With combined fuel economy numbers ranging from 43 to 50 MPG, the Niro is the most efficient vehicle in it’s class whether you want to call it a crossover or an upright hatchback. Inside you’ll find passenger room comparable

  • 2017 Buick Encore Review

    It is not hard to see why the Encore accounts for more than 1/3 of the entire Buick brand sales in America: it is my favorite subcompact crossover. The Buick Encore also manages to be the only premium subcompact CUV in America priced between the mainstream options like the Honda HR-V and Mazda CX-3 and

  • 2017 Volvo XC90 T8 Plug In Hybrid Review

    T8 is Volvo-speak for an XC90 that is turbocharged, supercharged, AWD *and* a plug-in hybrid. All at the same time. It’s also Volvo’s answer to shoppers looking for more pep in their three row luxury crossover. Volvo’s new plug in system is also the first step in a full electric future for the Swedish brand.