Tiny Crossover Segment Poised to Explode

2015 Nissan Juke NISMO RS

It wasn’t all that long ago when Nissan introduced its Juke crossover, what had some analysts scratching their heads in wonder. Sure, the styling itself was polarizing, but the segment the diminutive Nissan occupied was virtually nonexistent. Until now. One year after the Juke’s 2011 arrival, Chevrolet introduced the fleet-only … Read more

First Look: 2016 Lexus RX 350

2016 Lexus RX 350

Lexus has introduced to the world an all-new RX series, the latest rendition of its popular two-row, midsize SUV. The new model, available in gasoline and gasoline-electric hybrid configurations, follows other Lexus vehicles by adopting a more masculine visage. Its all part of a plan to demonstrate a more assertive … Read more

Overview of the 2015 Ford Edge

2015 Ford Edge

The new Ford Edge delivers improvements over the previous model with two new engines, standard all-wheel drive, and new technologies, all while holding pricing steady. A whirlwind media trip rarely gives us the time we need to properly assess a new model. Nevertheless, spending three hours with two 2015 Ford … Read more

The Chevy Blazer is Back in 2019, But in Name Only?

2019 Chevy Blazer preview

When you think of the Chevy Blazer name, an image of a burly full-size SUV may come to mind. That representation would be correct, especially if you had in mind the first model sporting the Blazer inscription. Indeed, when the Chevrolet K5 Blazer rolled out in 1969, it immediately made … Read more

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

2014 Infiniti QX70 Review

2014 Infiniti QX70

Youngsters the world over are fascinated with LEGO toys, those colorful, inter-locking plastic bricks that can be crafted into virtually any design. My two sons are no exception, so when my oldest boy found out about a show featuring LEGO artist, Nathan Sawaya, being held in Alamance County, NC, we … Read more

2013 Buick Encore Review

2013 Buick Encore

Buick Encore: Premium, subcompact crossover SUV. Most Buick and GMC vehicles are sold under one roof, part of a strategy that GM put forth more than two decades ago. Pontiac was included in that directive, one that made it possible for consumers to shop across three brands and inspect numerous … Read more

2013 Nissan Juke NISMO Review

2013 Nissan Juke Nismo

There is nothing ordinary about the Nissan Juke NISMO. Take one part SUV and another part rally car and what you have are the makings of a highly unusual vehicle. About as unusual as the Nissan Cube, but one that provides a far superior driving experience than its quadrate platform … Read more

2014 Buick Encore Review

2014 Buick Encore

It isn’t too often that the same model shows up in my driveway within three or four months, but when one does there is usually a different engine or drivetrain layout that sets these vehicles apart. In the case of the Buick Encore, it was a model year change that … Read more