The Nissan Kicks Gets a Big “V” for Value

Silly Wabbit, Kicks Is For Kids! The 2018 Nissan Kicks is an all-new subcompact crossover utility vehicle, which was designed for one of the hottest and most competitive passenger vehicle segments. Its arrival this past spring enables Nissan to double-down in a market where consumers continue to move away from … Read more

Robust SUV: 2018 Land Rover Discovery

The Land Rover Discovery simply gets the job done. If you’re shopping for a highly capable luxury sport utility vehicle, the 2018 Land Rover Discovery is certainly worth a look. This medium-to-large SUV offers strong engine choices and pairs them with an eight-speed automatic transmission. However, your cost can quickly … Read more

Jeep Wrangler: There’s Only One

The fourth-generation Jeep Wrangler is a worthy successor to the original. How do you update one of the most iconic models from one of the most recognized automotive brands in the world? If you are Jeep, you do so with extreme caution. After all, you risk tampering with a product … Read more

SUV Eruption: 2018 Hyundai Kona

Hyundai’s smallest SUV is big on surprises. Let it be known that Hyundai arrived late to the subcompact SUV game. Let it also be known that despite its late entry, the 2018 Kona ranks up there with the very best models available. Indeed, the 2018 Hyundai Kona may have been … Read more

The Next-Generation Chevrolet Equinox

Momentum continues with the third-generation Chevy Equinox. How do you make an already competitive product better? By carefully starting anew, particularly through a clean sheet design, but without forgetting what made the product appealing in the first place. That’s exactly what Chevrolet has done with the 2018 Equinox, an all-new … Read more

Cute Ute: 2018 Ford EcoSport

Behind the wheel of Ford’s EcoSport crossover. The 2018 EcoSport gives Ford a critically needed crossover, a new model that fills a hole in the brand’s product lineup. The new-to-North-America vehicle is Ford’s smallest SUV yet, a product it has offered for years in countries such as Brazil and India, … Read more

Generation Two: 2018 Buick Enclave

The second-generation Buick Enclave takes a bow. It took 10 years, but the long wait for the second-generation Buick Enclave may have been worth it. Buick’s midsize, three-row SUV is all-new for 2018, delivering a look that is sleeker and more polished than the model it replaces. Its expressive design, … Read more

Grand SUV: Ford Expedition Platinum

Extra power accompanies the top-trim Expedition Platinum. Inasmuch as crossovers dominate the SUV segment, traditional models such as the Ford Expedition have an enduring appeal. Quite frankly, there are no other vehicles possessing the passenger carrying capabilities and towing power of full-size SUVs. The 2018 Ford Expedition launches the fourth … Read more

New! 2018 Lincoln Navigator Black Label

Lincoln Black Label in the land of the $100K SUV. The Lincoln brand is one in transition, a luxury marque that once outsold the likes of Cadillac, BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Lexus. But that was 1998 and the segment was far different from what it is today, with more brands competing … Read more

Rolling Classic: 2018 Chevrolet Suburban

The Chevy Suburban hits all the right notes. The Chevrolet Suburban makes an important claim to fame and it doesn’t have anything to do with its size. Yes, the Suburban is one of the largest passenger vehicles you can purchase, but what’s significant about this model is that it is … Read more

Luxury Elevated: Range Rover Velar

Velar brings unparalleled luxury to the Range Rover line. Land Rover continues to make a name for itself, seemingly more so these days with its Range Rover line versus its Discovery range. That’s due mostly to an all-new Range Rover Velar model that simply rewrites the definition of what a … Read more

Premium Midsize SUV: 2018 Toyota Highlander

The Highlander family SUV for those who don’t want a family minivan. Midsize, three-row sport utility vehicles are the conveyance of choice for millions of American families. Indeed, in large part, SUVs have supplanted minivans in the people-carrying department, which itself displaced station wagons from an earlier era. Toyota, however, … Read more

Highlights of the 2018 Jeep Wrangler (JL)

Jeep’s venerable Wrangler enters it fourth generation. Think “Jeep” and invariably a picture of the Wrangler comes to mind. And as it should: the Jeep Wrangler is the spiritual successor to the original GP or Government Purposes vehicle that came to fame during the Second World War. The Wrangler name … Read more

Bestseller: 2018 Nissan Rogue

Fresh off yet another record-setting year, the Nissan Rogue presses on. Nissan’s most popular vehicle is no longer its midsize Altima sedan. That honor belongs to the Rogue, a stylish compact sport utility vehicle now its second generation. The Rogue may have arrived late to the market, but it is … Read more

All Terrain and the 2018 GMC Acadia

2018 GMC Acadia

Multiple seating options come to the All Terrain. GMC is in the enviable position of serving exclusively as a truck brand in a market where trucks and related utility vehicles are the desired choice for most new vehicle customers. Even as brands such as Buick and Cadillac play “catch up” … Read more

New Safety Tech Accompanies 2018 Chevrolet Tahoe Pursuit Vehicle

Tahoe police pursuit vehicle gains crash mitigation technologies. Police departments across the nation have their choice of Chevrolet, Dodge and Ford models to choose from. All three manufacturers vie to serve our men and women in blue as well as other emergency service personnel. Available Enhanced Driver Assist Package The … Read more

Driven: 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

Mitsubishi’s smallest SUV makes a statement. Straddling the white space between subcompact and compact SUV is the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, a model big on value in a segment where prices continue to rise. The 2018 Outlander Sport comes in three grades, has available all-wheel drive, and provides two engine choices. … Read more

Dodge Durango SRT: High-End Performance for the Family

A 2017 WAPA Rally first look at Dodge’s hot SUV. High-end performance SUVs are nothing new. In the early 1990s, the GMC Typhoon lifted the fun quotient considerably by delivering a turbocharged 4.3-liter V6 engine, Garrett intercooler, BorgWarner transfer case, and a self-leveling rear suspension. It rivaled the performance of … Read more

Crossing Over With the
2018 Hyundai Santa Fe

Revised Feb. 10, 2018, to reflect latest safety rating. Hyundai’s largest SUV in Ultimate form. Hyundai is just a few months away from welcoming a fourth SUV to its product line, the subcompact Kona. And it can’t come soon enough. Indeed, with sales of its compact Tucson up 26.8 percent … Read more

Behind the Wheel: 2018 Volkswagen Atlas

Made-in-Tennessee SUV offers a longer bumper-to-bumper warranty. An atlas may describe a collection of maps, but in Greek mythology, he is the titan condemned to hold up the sky for eternity. More commonly, we see statues of Atlas holding up the earth, including the one on display in front of … Read more

About the 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio

Stelvio expands Alfa’s North American product line to three. The 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio will soon arrive in dealer showrooms, the third US model for this premium Italian brand. The Stelvio joins the 4C sports car and the compact Giulia sedan, expanding Alfa’s reach into unchartered territory. Indeed, that dominion … Read more

First Impressions of the Second-Generation Volkswagen Tiguan

The 2018 VW Tiguan debuts in late July. Volkswagen’s rejuvenation continues apace, with its second all-new SUV this year set to arrive later this summer. The 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan launches this compact SUV’s second generation, a model that is larger, updated and offers the latest technologies. The 2018 Tiguan (pronounced … Read more

Big-Time Hit: 2018 Volkswagen Atlas SUV

The Atlas brings strength to Volkswagen’s product line. The 2018 Volkswagen Atlas is a midsize, three-row crossover SUV, the first model of its kind from this German automaker. Sure, the Volkswagen Group has produced sizable SUVs before, but Audi and Porsche claimed them. For reasons not quite known, the eponymous … Read more