2022 Toyota RAV4 Off-Road, or Not?

Toyota RAV4 Off Road

The Toyota RAV4 is a compact crossover SUV, a model available in standard, hybrid, and plug-in hybrid configurations. It now outsells the midsize Camry sedan and compact Corolla sedan and hatchback and is one of the best-selling vehicles in America. With such a strong nameplate driving sales, the automaker is … Read more

At a Glance: 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

The Infiniti QX60 Deserves Much Praise

Infiniti has a new QX60 for 2022, a model that finds its place in a crowded segment. This midsize, seven-passenger luxury utility vehicle is back after one-year hiatus. It features a new design from bumper to bumper, an overhauled interior, and an improved powertrain. It scores well on all things … Read more

At a Glance: 2022 Toyota RAV4

Toyota RAV4

The consumer market has certainly changed in recent years and Toyota offers a strong example of that. For years, the Camry midsize sedan and Corolla compact sedan/hatchback were this company’s two top sellers. However, in recent years, the Toyota RAV4 is tops as buyers embrace crossover SUVs. Not only is … Read more

On the Road With a 2022 Hyundai Venue

2022 Hyundai Venue

Finding any new vehicle for under $20,000 is almost impossible these days. Higher prices and expanded tech and safety equipment are among the reasons why. That the Hyundai Venue can still be had for far less than the average cost of a vehicle is one thing. That it is a … Read more

The 2022 Mazda CX-5 Moves Upmarket

2022 Mazda CX-5

We have long kept our eyes on Mazda, one of the smallest of the remaining Japanese automakers. Mazda has grown its brand over the years, thanks to styling flair, quality materials, and reliability. Did we say that they are also fun to drive? In the crushingly competitive compact crossover sport … Read more

2022 Hyundai Santa Fe Review

2022 Hyundai Santa Fe

The 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe gains an XRT trim with blacked-out touches. A few years back, Hyundai trailed its competitors in rolling out crossover models. But within a few years, it filled out its product line and updated its ongoing utility vehicle models, including the midsize, two-row Santa Fe. Now … Read more

About the Mazda CX-50

Mazda CX-50

Mazda has a new model and this one was designed with the US market in mind. In January, Mazda rolled out the CX-50 from an Alabama assembly plant. This five-passenger, compact model updates the brand’s portfolio with a thoroughly modern and competitive utility vehicle. Mazda’s newest model is the first … Read more

Highlights of the Dacia Duster

Dacia Duster

The 2022 Dacia Duster is a subcompact crossover SUV that is also sold as the Renault Duster in some parts of the world. It is now in its second generation, with a facelift as of 2021 reflecting some of Dacia’s new design philosophy. There are multiple engine choices, two gearbox … Read more

Clever by Design: 2022 Nissan Pathfinder

Nissan Pathfinder

The Pathfinder is your three-row family utility vehicle. Family cars were once represented by large sedans and station wagons, with minivans flourishing in the 1980s and 1990s. However, in more recent years, the prevailing trend is crossover utility vehicles, which offer the best fusion of passenger room, cargo space, and … Read more

What is the Dacia Bigster?

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Dacia has ambitious plans for 2025, wanting to extend their cost-efficiency principle in the European market with as many as three new models. One such model is the concept vehicle currently known as the Dacia Bigster. Their goal is simple: to finally introduce a medium-sized people-mover into their current roster. … Read more

2022 Hyundai Kona N Line Review

2022 Hyundai Kona

The available dual-clutch transmission is a hard pass. Hyundai is well represented in the tiny crossover utility vehicle market by a pair of subcompacts: the Venue and Kona. Where the Venue seems more like a tall hatchback than a crossover SUV, the Kona is more muscular and with better features. … Read more

Kia Introduces the Fifth-Generation 2023 Sportage

2023 Kia Sportage

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

VinFast Eyes Entering U.S. Market in 2022

VinFast Sedan

Vietnam’s VinFast intends to market EVs stateside. A relatively new automaker is making plans to sell its cars in the United States. VinFast, the Vietnamese automotive manufacturer, will bring two electric vehicles to the 2021 Los Angeles Auto Show in November. Founded in 2017, VinFast began producing its first models … Read more

New Crossover: 2022 Volkswagen Taos

Volkswagen Taos

The Volkswagen Taos is a sizable entry-level model. Volkswagen has a new crossover and it occupies the entry-level position once held by the VW Tiguan. The 2022 Volkswagen Taos is the latest utility vehicle from this German brand, a subcompact model with room for five. The VW Taos slots beneath … Read more

Ford Says Good-Bye to the EcoSport

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. The EcoSport is also built in Romania for the European market, … Read more

Previewed: 2022 Toyota Corolla Cross

Toyota Corolla Cross

A Corolla Cross model for Toyota’s popular compact car range. The Corolla Cross is the latest model in the Corolla family, the first crossover utility vehicle to share the Corolla badge. The new model rolls out in October 2021 and will sit between the Toyota C-HR and the Toyota RAV4. … Read more

It’s Electric: Introducing the Genesis GV60

Genesis GV60

The GV60 is the first electric-dedicated Genesis model. Five years after introducing its first model, the Genesis brand is ready to move on to its sixth. Three sedans followed by two SUVs have put Hyundai’s luxury marque on solid footing. We knew the sixth model would be electric and that’s … Read more

What is the Honda BR-V?

2022 Honda BR-V

The Honda BR-V is one in a series of articles examining makes and/or 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 … Read more

Is the 2021 Lincoln Corsair a Fancy Ford Escape?

2021 Lincoln Corsair

The Lincoln Corsair makes a bold statement. The Lincoln marque, also known as the Lincoln Motor Company, is the luxury brand for the Ford Motor Company. Founded in 1917, the company was acquired by Ford in 1922 and has survived its parent company’s many ups and downs through the intervening … Read more

Introducing the 2022 Toyota Corolla Cross

Toyota expands the Corolla line with a first-ever crossover model. The Toyota Corolla is one of the most recognized and enduring models in the entire world. For more than 50 years, this compact vehicle has represented an ideal blend of style, value, and affordability. There is little wondering why more … Read more

It’s Electric: Ford Mustang Mach-E

The Mustang line now includes the Mach-E CUV EV. Ford finally did it. The automaker figured out another way to harness the Mustang name to produce an entirely different model. In this case, it is the Mach-E, an all-electric crossover. We’ve long thought that a four-door variant would be an … Read more

10 Thoughts About the Hyundai Venue

  The Hyundai Venue returns for its second year, continuing in its role as the brand’s smallest utility vehicle. It is also Hyundai’s second cheapest model, with only the Accent sedan priced lower. The Venue brings to the market several things besides its diminutive size, including value, affordability, roominess, and … 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

Premium and Elegant: 2021 Mazda CX-9 Review

2021 Mazda CX-9

The Mazda CX-9 remains one of the better models in its class. Mazda doesn’t get the attention some of the bigger automakers receive unless it’s the MX-5 Miata roadster. That’s a shame as this Japanese manufacturer has long been the styling leader in a sea of nondescript models. Even as … Read more