The 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid may be one of the strongest value plays in the crossover space. For the price of a similarly loaded compact crossover, you get an electrified midsize, two-row instead that's also packed with lots of cool tech features and an efficient powertrain. Hyundai recently refreshed the Santa Fe giving it a new front fascia featuring a new grille and a … [Read more...] about 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid Review: The Midsize, Two-Row Value Play
The 2021 Audi Q5 PHEV may just be the version to get in the lineup. It gives you space, power, and efficiency all in a single package and it's also one of the few plug-in hybrids in the compact luxury crossover class. You won't mistake the Q5 PHEV for anything but a member of the Audi family. It features the brand's trademark trapezoidal grille adorned with the four-ring logo. … [Read more...] about 2021 Audi Q5 PHEV: The Q5 To Get
We don’t blame you for calling the 2021 Lexus LX 570 a dinosaur because it is. This big SUV has seen two facelifts during its current generation, which first appeared as a 2008 model. The most recent one gave the LX, Lexus’ latest corporate look complete with a massive spindle grille and angular new LED headlights. Like the brand’s most recent models, the second refresh for … [Read more...] about 2021 Lexus LX 570 Review: The Relevant Dinosaur?
The 2021 Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S Coupe is marketed as a high-performance crossover but is it really? Take a closer look because if you think hard enough, this rig is just a tall sedan with a hatch instead of a trunk. If you view the GLE Coupe that way, it starts to make sense because what we’re seeing is the reinvention of the typical four-door sedan as we know it. Although it … [Read more...] about 2021 Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S Coupe Review: The New Age Super Sedan?
Instead of emulating the German competition, the 2021 Lincoln Nautilus follows a different path by focusing more on comfort over sportiness. Formerly known as the MKX, the Nautilus is essentially a heavily refreshed version of the old alphanumerically named crossover. This time, it gets a new face to put it right in line with the rest of the Lincoln lineup. Think of the … [Read more...] about 2021 Lincoln Nautilus Review: Beating to its Own Drum
This week’s latest news mainly comes from Europe where several automakers have revealed their electrification plans and latest products. Porsche has revealed the 2022 Macan, which is the last refresh before the all-electric second generation arrives. Every model gets a power boost except for the Turbo, which has been discontinued. Like the outgoing model, Porsche’s smallest … [Read more...] about Weekly News in Review: July 18 to July 24
If you thought the 2022 Volvo C40 Recharge looks familiar, well, it is. This is essentially a coupe-like version of the XC40 Recharge and it's also Volvo's first dedicated battery-electric model. There are key design changes to distinguish the C40, namely the roofline, which is roughly 3.0 inches lower than the XC40, and that dramatic rear end with the cool rear spoiler. … [Read more...] about 2022 Volvo C40 Recharge First Look: The Coupe-Like Swedish EV
If you're looking at entry-level crossover, the 2021 Nissan Kicks should be on your list. As part of its refresh, the Kicks gets a new face complete with a larger grille, thin LED headlights, and taillights connected with a red trim piece. You get more equipment too. Higher trims now come with an 8.0-inch touchscreen instead of a 7.0-inch one and you can now get adaptive cruise … [Read more...] about 2021 Nissan Kicks Review: The Best Inexpensive Crossover?
The 2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is a major refresh for the crossover that slots between the subcompact and compact segments. First revealed for the 2018 model year, the Eclipse Cross is the last all-Mitusbishi model. Since then, the Japanese brand has started using parts from the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance. For 2022, Mitsubishi gave the Eclipse Cross a significant … [Read more...] about 2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross: What’s Changed and What’s Not
This week's news cycle has a lot coming out of Korea and Germany thanks to one automaker dropping a full lineup overview. In addition to a refreshed Kona, a high-performance Kona N, an all-new Tucson, the Santa Cruz, and Ioniq 5, here's what's new for the 2022 Hyundai Lineup: Carryover models include the Elantra, Sonata, Veloster N, Santa Fe, and Santa Fe Hybrid, Accent, … [Read more...] about Weekly News in Review: July 11 to July 17