If you thought the 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander was just a three-row Nissan Rogue with a different skin, you'd be forgiven. Underpinned by the CMF-C/D platform from the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance parts bin and powered by the same 2.5-liter four-cylinder paired to a CVT, it's easy to think the Mitsubishi is just a reskin. Thankfully that's not the case because the Outlander … [Read more...] about 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander Review: Not a 3-Row Rogue
It's no secret that the 2021 Kia Telluride and 2021 Hyundai Palisade are mechanically identical. Both are on the same platform, they use a 3.8-liter V6 with 291 hp and 262 lb-ft of torque, and they have an eight-speed automatic transmission. Even their optional AWD drive systems are eerily similar with the only difference being the availability of hill descent control on the … [Read more...] about 2021 Kia Telluride and 2021 Hyundai Palisade: Similarities and Differences
This week's news revolves around new trims that give you rugged looks and updates to venerable models that have been in the market for a while. Hyundai has announced the 2022 Santa Fe XRT. This is the rugged-looking trim based on the SEL trim equipped with the convenience package. You get 18-inch black alloy wheels, black side mirror covers and side moldings, side steps, a … [Read more...] about Weekly News in Review: August 1 to August 7
If you're in the market for a midsize, five-seat crossover, chances are you have both the 2021 Subaru Outback and 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe on your test-drive list. Both vehicles are among the most popular in their respective class and offer a nice blend of practicality, space, and drivability. The 2021 Subaru Outback and 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe couldn't be more different in terms … [Read more...] about 2021 Subaru Outback vs 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid: Which One is the Best?
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
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 Toyota Prius e-AWD is the latest evolution of the hybrid icon that started it all. Without it, the electrification revolution wouldn’t have started. Toyota proved that you can make reliable, smooth, and drivable (and now no-compromise) hybrid vehicles with the Prius and it helped the brand establish itself as an electrification pioneer. Sure, Toyota currently doesn’t … [Read more...] about 2021 Toyota Prius e-AWD review: The Most Efficient Gas-Powered AWD Car?
This week's news sees more commitments to electrification, more SUVs and trucks, and the first teaser for a rally-bred icon. Honda has officially revealed the name of its first battery-electric vehicle: the Prologue. Scheduled to debut in 2024, the Honda Prologue will be the first in a lineup of EVs and is part of a greater plan to electrify the entire Honda U.S. model … [Read more...] about Weekly News in Review: June 27 to July 3
Although there are four key entries in the minivan segment, there are others that aren't as prominent. The Chrysler Voyager, for instance, is the least expensive one you can buy at just under $28,000 but there's a caveat. It's essentially a pre-refresh Pacifica that isn't available with all the features you can get on its sibling. You can also get vehicles like the Ford Transit … [Read more...] about Finding the Best Minivan Episode 5: Pricing and the Verdict
The way each of the four minivan models currently on sale drives differs because of the powertrains they use. You have two hybrids and two strictly internal combustion models. To no one's surprise, the Toyota Sienna is the least powerful and the slowest of the bunch, putting it in the same ballpark as your average crossover. The Sienna also creates more engine noise when you … [Read more...] about Finding the Best Minivan Episode 4: Which One is the Best to Drive?