What is the Honda BR-V?

2022 Honda BR-V

One in a series of articles examining car models not sold in the U.S. market. The Honda BR-V is a sub-compact crossover introduced by the Japanese automotive brand in 2016. Honda took this route since it wanted to infiltrate the lower-end crossover market. So, they added it below the HR-V. … Read more

Small Nissan Crossover SUVs: Kicks, Rogue Sport and Rogue

2021 Nissan Kicks side

Three small crossovers give Nissan a leg up among its competitors. Small Nissan Crossovers In 2007, Nissan didn’t have a single crossover utility vehicle available that was smaller than a midsize model. That deficiency hurt this manufacturer as consumer demand for such established models as the Toyota RAV4, Honda CR-V … Read more

8 Reasons the 2021 Kia Telluride SX Is Worth the Wait

2021 Kia Telluride SX

There is little wonder why the Kia Telluride SX is so popular. What do the mid-engine Chevrolet Corvette and Kia Telluride have in common? Yes, both are made in America, but the most surprising similarity between these otherwise polar opposite vehicles is the fact that both will require extreme patience … Read more

2013 Chevrolet Traverse Overview and Specs

2013 Chevrolet Traverse

GM likes to call its Chevrolet Traverse a midsize model, but this vehicle offers a cavernous interior and room for up to eight people. Yes, it is smaller than the bulky Tahoe, but when it comes to offering the best blend of room, utility and fuel efficiency, the Traverse should … Read more

Honda Introduces 4 Cylinder Engine to 2012 Crosstour

2012 Honda Crosstour

Five passenger hatchback gets fuel efficient engine. TORRANCE, Calif. Honda announced on Wednesday that it is making available a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine for two-wheel-drive versions of its Crosstour crossover. This 16-valve engine will be paired with a 5-speed automatic transmission and is expected to help the 2012 Honda Crosstour achieve … Read more

Ford Says Good-Bye to the EcoSport

Ford Ecosport

It is the end of the line for the Ford EcoSport. The Ford Motor Company is discontinuing the EcoSport, its smallest crossover utility vehicle. Built in India and introduced to the U.S. market in late 2017, the little SUV goes away as the automaker winds down its Indian manufacturing arm. … Read more

Premium SUV: 2018 Kia Sorento Review

2018 Kia Sorento

The Kia Sorento seats 5 or 7, offers 3 engine choices & tows up to 5,000 pounds. The midsize crossover market is awash with competitors, with the Kia Sorento one of the few offering two- and three-row seating capacities. Its elegant looks and available premium features make it a strong … Read more

At a Glance: 2023 Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid

2023 Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid

If Toyota creates an all-new product, a hybrid is certain to follow, right? It almost seems that way. Ever since the Prius rolled out in the late 1990s and was followed by hybrid variants of other Toyota models, it is almost a given that a gas-electric version follows. But there … Read more

Kia Introduces 5th-Generation 2023 Sportage Models

2023 Kia Sportage preview

The Sportage is Kia’s longest-running nameplate, a compact crossover sport utility vehicle. It is also one of the brand’s most popular models, arriving stateside for the 1995 model year. This small vehicle seats five, comes with standard front-wheel drive, and offers available all-wheel drive. It is also one of the … Read more

Compact High Rider: 2018 Toyota C-HR Preview

2018 Toyota C-HR

Previewing Toyota’s latest model. As of this writing, I’m in Austin, Texas, putting on the finishing touches to your review of the 2018 Toyota C-HR. This all-new model rolls into US showrooms in April and will slot just below the RAV4 in Toyota’s SUV product line. But I can’t tell … Read more